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Young Eagles see work pay off in victory

High School Sports

WARREN — Alex Desalvo saw the play developing. St. Thomas Aquinas had one more chance after John F. Kennedy’s first penalty of the game, a 10-yard pass interference penalty. The only thing motivating the Knights was scoring their first points on this untimed down from inside the 20. ...

Donaldson, Indians power past Royals

Local Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is the Josh Donaldson the Cleveland Indians were hoping for after rolling the dice in an Aug. 31 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson, a former AL MVP, hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Indians past the Kansas City Royals ...

Raiders rout Lakeside; Boardman, Mooney next

High School Sports

ASHTABULA — With two of their most pivotal games of the season lurking ahead, it could have been easy for the Warren G. Harding Raiders to overlook a Week 6 matchup with Lakeside. The Dragons were 1-4, with four straight defeats and didn’t appear to be a threat to the Raiders, who play ...

Champion routs Falls for 1st win since 2016

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — The Champion Golden Flashes got their first victory since 2016 in dominant fashion, beating the Newton Falls Tigers, 34-14, Friday night. “We’ve been through a gauntlet the last five weeks,” Golden Flashes coach Tim McGlynn said. “Our thing this week was, we have to ...

Hubbard blanks Dragons for sixth in a row

High School Sports

HUBBARD — On a night when Hubbard High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen, the Hubbard football team showed Niles who truly owned the crown. Hubbard conquered Niles, 37-0, Friday night on its home turf. “Defensively, we played a really sound game,” Hubbard coach Brian ...

Bombers bounce back, blank Mathews

High School Sports

VIENNA — It was homecoming Friday night for Mathews High School. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the Windham Bombers did all the celebrating in a 43-0 triumph. “Last week was a tough one for us losing to Garfield,” Windham coach Jake Eye said. “We knew Mathews wasn’t going to be ...

Devils, Chalker stay hot; Ridge earns 1st win

High School Sports

≤ MCDONALD 55, JACKSON-MILTON 14: McDONALD — The Blue Devils continued their perfect season with a methodical rout of another Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference opponent. Alex Cintron ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter and added one more in the third. Josh Celli ran for two ...

Lakeview ends skid; Girard keeps rolling

High School Sports

≤ LAKEVIEW 39, JEFFERSON 14: JEFFERSON — Lakeview built a 26-0 lead on the way to ending a four-game losing streak. The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 All-American Conference White Tier) led 10-0 at halftime on a short scoring run by Dakota Whitt and a Brendon Kilpatrick field goal. Whitt and Tony ...

Brookfield dominates D3

High School Sports

BRACEVILLE — Brookfield put together a dominating performance in winning the Division III boys golf sectional Thursday at Riverview Golf Course, leading a sweep by Trumbull County teams of the top three places which result in a trip to the district tournament next week. Conner Stevens was ...

Taylor returns, but still injured

Local Sports

BEREA — Tyrod Taylor’s first days as a backup for the Browns have been difficult. And not just because he lost his job. Taylor, who was replaced as Cleveland’s starter by rookie Baker Mayfield earlier this week, was cleared from concussion protocol and returned to practice Thursday, ...

Girard boys stop Niles, 3-1

High School Sports

GIRARD — The Girard Indians are crawling themselves back into the Northeast 8 Conference boys soccer race. That climb continued with a 3-1 victory over Niles (1-10-1) Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Girard went into the second half with a 2-0 lead and didn’t let up. That’s ...

Upstart Brookfield defeats N. Falls

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — Field conditions were less than admirable for the Newton Falls-Brookfield soccer game Wednesday night. Mud and water jumped off the field with every foot that planted into the ground. “(It’s) soft,” Newton Falls coach Rick Giuliano said. “Considering how much rain ...

Road warrior

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Shane Bieber remained perfect on the road with six scoreless innings, Francisco Lindor led off the game with a home run and the Cleveland Indians beat up the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Wednesday night. Edwin Encarnacion finished 3 for 4 with a three-run homer and drove in four runs ...

Mooney, Trumbull trio advance

High School Sports

HUBBARD — The Cardinal Mooney girls team had all five golfers place in the top 10 as the Cardinals dominated Wednesday’s Division II sectional at Pine Lakes Golf Club with 363. Hadley Spielvogel was the co-medalist with Springfield’s Madison Horvath. Each shot 81. The other three ...

Mayfield brings his brash edge to Browns franchise

Local Sports

BEREA — Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top. He hasn’t changed much. And that’s what the Browns love about their rookie starting quarterback, ...

3 in a row times 2

High School Sports

VERNON — Vinny Mauri sprinted out to the lead on a course he just familiarized himself with the night before. Miranda Stanhope has maneuvered around this course many times. Badger High School’s cross country path has been run by the junior distance runner many times over her career. The ...

Bauer takes another step, but Tribe loses

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Trevor Bauer took a step toward returning to Cleveland’s rotation for the postseason by tossing four effective innings, but the Chicago White Sox overcame a two-run, ninth-inning deficit and beat the Indians 5-4 Tuesday night. Carlos Carrasco (16-10) followed Bauer with his ...

Penguins find themselves in ‘do or die’ mode

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s only Week 4 for the Youngstown State football team, but in the eyes of the Penguins, “it’s do or die” time. YSU begins Missouri Valley Football Conference play with a 1-2 record and can ill afford another loss after suffering an embarrassing upset to Butler in the ...

Howland girls, McDonald boys finish as team champs

High School Sports

VERNON — The flowing hair and the anguish in each facial expression were visible as the girls in orange tank tops and black shorts passed through the last 50 meters before the finish line. Each Howland girls cross country runner made those final steps toward the end where they stepped on a ...

Sense of urgency evident in Monday night win

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald insists he wasn’t sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay’s Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night. It was a show of force that sprung McDonald for ...