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Getting healthy

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YOUNGSTOWN — Devin Morgan was driving down a two-lane road near his hometown of Chester, Virginia, just south of Richmond. The Youngstown State University senior guard had both hands on the wheel, focused on the road. But something wasn’t right, his muscle memory failed. Morgan’s eyes ...

South Range likes fit in Northeast-8

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After playing as an independent for the past two years, South Range is enjoying life as a member of the Northeast-8 Conference. Despite being the small fish in the big pond, Raiders coach Dan Yeagley couldn’t be happier with the new setup. “It’s a great league, and our coaches, players ...

Soccer, volleyball in district games this week

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Girls soccer teams get the 2019 fall sports district week started today with all three divisions playing semifinal games. Today’s winners will be back in action on Thursday evening for district championship games. Those winners will advance to the regional level of play as one of just 16 ...

Ohio State leapfrogs Clemson in AP poll

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Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU ...

Penguins drubbed by SIU

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — The month of October went from scary to downright frightening for the Youngstown State football team. The 18th-ranked Penguins lost their third straight in a shocking rout by unranked Southern Illinois, who scored early and often in a 35-10 drubbing at Saluki Stadium on ...

Cardinals clipped

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YOUNGSTOWN — A sharp, crisp game was what Warren G. Harding football coach Steve Arnold emphasized all week leading into Saturday night’s game with Cardinal Mooney at Stambaugh Stadium. His troops did exactly that in a 31-7 win over the Cardinals. “Starting with last week, we’ve ...

Idle Browns realize QB Mayfield is key to success

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield has gone from No. 1 pick to No. 1 in picks. A record-setting rookie quarterback who pulled the Browns back from their darkest despair while re-energizing a fan base last season, Mayfield has been error-prone, inaccurate and inconsistent for a team that has ...

Late goal lifts Poland boys over Canfield, 2-1

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POLAND — Regardless what sport it is, what the teams records are, or where the game is at, when Canfield and Poland play each other, you know it’s going to be a hard-fought battle. Saturday afternoon’s boys soccer Division II sectional bracket final between the Cardinals and Bulldogs ...

Steelers dealing with injury woes at quarterback position

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. “Seriously, guys?” the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL’s ...

Dogged determination lifts Poland

High School Sports

BAZETTA — Geno Gallo looked back and saw his brother Tony, who pumped his arm at the halfway point around the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Geno finished near his teammate Logan Flament. The Poland boys cross country team started to trickle through the chute, better known as the finish ...