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Clean sheet

High School Sports

HOWLAND — Sometimes it’s the one team that hiccups at the wrong time that ends up on the short end of the stick. Wednesday’s girls soccer match between Canfield and Howland proved just that, as the schools were locked in a defensive duel until the Cardinals took advantage of an ...

Dragons hold off Hubbard

High School Sports

NILES — Father knows best. Or maybe his program is currently on a little better footing than his son’s program. The Niles girls soccer team held off visiting Hubbard, 2-1, on Wednesday at Bo Rein Stadium, as Red Dragons’ coach Scott MacMillan improved to 4-0 when coaching against his ...

Games of the week

High School Sports

Austintown Fitch (3-0) at Warren G. Harding (1-2) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren LAST MEETING: 2018, Harding won, 49-14 LAST WEEK: Fitch 49, GlenOak 27; Massillon 49, Harding 7 COACHES: Jon Elliot, Fitch; Steve Arnold, Harding ABOUT FITCH: The Falcons ...

2019 area league standings

High School Sports

All-American Conference Independent Tier Team All games W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 3-0 124 60 Canfield 2-1 97 54 Boardman 1-2 48 104 Harding 1-2 90 81 Howland 1-2 51 70 Friday ¯ Austintown Fitch at Warren G. Harding, 7 ≤ Howland at Boardman, 7 ≤ ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Volleyball POLAND 3, NILES 0 Poland 25 28 25 Niles 18 26 14 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: N – Jenna Melius 6. ¯ ACES: P – Maddie Wesson 3; N – Melius 1. ¯ ASSISTS: P – Wesson 25; N – Melius 20. ¯ KILLS: P – Morgan Kuchar 13; N – Taylor Shaner 12. ¯ BLOCKS: N – ...

Man ruled competent in murder case

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — After four evaluations, a judge in Mahoning County has found Johnnathen D. Figueroa, 21, of Sherwood Avenue, competent to stand trial Nov. 4 in a murder case. Figueroa is one of three men charged in the July 2017 murder of Marion Bugdal, 52, on Bennington Avenue. The others are ...

Plutko, Mercado pace Tribe past Tigers

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Adam Plutko pitched six effective innings, rookie Oscar Mercado homered and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 7-2 on Tuesday night for their 15th straight victory against the Tigers. Cleveland has won 16 of 17 in the season series, with Detroit’s only win coming on April 10 ...

Two of the best

High School Sports

HOWLAND — Tuesday night’s volleyball match between the Howland Tigers and Canfield Cardinals pitted two of the Valley’s better teams against each other in a rivalry match at Howland High School. The match was hard fought by both sides, but unbeaten Howland walked away with a 3-0 sweep ...

YSU ‘grit’ campaign has its positives

Sports Columns

YOUNGSTOWN — A little lumberjack, a little grit and maybe even a little swag. That’s the best way to describe the new sideline props of the Youngstown State football team, and if that doesn’t also accurately depict the Mahoning Valley, I don’t know what does. Maybe you caught a ...