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Mangapora, Kaleel power Canfield victory

While some couples were getting engaged on Valentine’s Day evening, Canfield and Liberty were engaged in another way: a one-sided game.

Lake Ridge Academy posts dominant victory over East

The bus that brought the Lake Ridge Academy Lions from North Ridgeville definitely had something to protect: a tall, strong and rangy roster of mostly former South Euclid Regina players.

Howland wins EOWL tourney crown

Howland came out on top at the conclusion of the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League tournament on Saturday at Salem High School.

Struthers’ hot shooting is too much for Poland

Staggering numbers. Satisfying numbers. For the home team, that is.

Canfield edges Howland for titles

The scoreboard read 103, which could have represented Fahrenheit during Anthony Spencer’s match against Nico Lucarelli.

Hartford driver revved up for NASCAR start

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com “Blaytona,” here he comes. The sound of his voice was an

Thirty teams at Fitch tourney

Boardman will be a first-time Josh Hephner Memorial Invitational participant when the 30-team event is held Friday and Saturday at Austintown Fitch High.

WGH junior Waite award finalist

Tray Waite’s nomination for the high school football Rudy Awards is fueled by online votes from supporters.

Irish hold off spirited Boardman rally

The clock ran out as Ursuline’s girls basketball team weathered the Spartans for a 51-45 victory Wednesday night.

Jackson-Milton wrestlers battle CVCA

A sign in the Jackson-Milton gym says “Santa is Coming.” Following a 48-21 loss to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Wednesday, there will be no present for the Bluejays’ wrestling team.

Football coaches McElroy, Saunders resign

Two high school football coaches, Struthers’ Dallas Saunders and Lisbon’s Jeremy McElroy, resigned recently.

Penguins pull away

NAIA Division II-member Malone gave YSU a tough test for the first 25 minutes.


Ursuline’s Akise Teague (26) scores a touchdown in the second quarter while breaking the tackles of Coldwater’s Drew Feltz (20) and Ross Wermert (8).

Jeff Podolsky: Irish's unsung hero

Senior Jeff Podolsky may not be a household name, but he is a key component to Ursuline’s success


Ursuline's Akise Teague was named Ohio’s Mr. Football for 2010.

QB Kempe has poise, leadership of senior

Ursuline quarterback Paul Kempe wants another Division V state title.

Turnovers are Irish concern

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com ASHLAND The Ursuline High football team may need a wake-up

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Familiar ground

Ursuline football reaches Division V state semifinals for fourth consecutive year

Ursuline dominates Kirtland in Div. V

Ursuline dominates Kirtland in Div. V By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com AURORA It was No.

Irish are no stranger to Hornets

Kirtland coach talks about the tough task that is Ursuline By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com

Ursuline coach expects tough game

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Whether it’s on film on or on the field, Dan

Mooney healthy, feeling good

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A close finish in a playoff game doesn’t help a

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Zappa ready to go

Ursuline and Mooney vie for regional football championships on Saturday By JOHN BASSETTI

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Teague’s 170 sends Ursuline to Week 13

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com GREEN It was all-Teague pretty much all the time. Akise

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QB Parana key for Howland O

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com HOWLAND When people think of Howland offense, they think

Zembillas takes his knee injury in stride

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com CAMPBELL Skevo Zembillas’ season won’t end like it started

Hubbard’s comeback falls short against Akron SVSM

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com Hubbard Hubbard didn’t end its season with a bang or a

Playoff football is uncharted territory for Southern High

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com SALINEVILLE First-year head coach Mike Skrinjar had quite

Fitch advances to D1 district final against Howland

Fitch defeats Canfield to advance to Division I district final against Howland By John Bassetti

Boardman volleyball team hangs with Hoover

Boardman hangs with Hoover By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com BOARDMAN Going against an

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Quick start carries Reserve over Southern

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com berlin center On the surface, the David vs. Goliath

Lakeview rallies for AAC White win over Hubbard

By john bassetti bassetti@vindy.com CORTLAND When Hubbard used the wind to its advantage

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Hubbard dominates Salem in AAC game

By JoHN BASSETTI bassetto@vindy.com Hubbard As part of his video/broadcasting classes at

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Howland edges Harding in thriller

Howland edges Harding in thriller By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com HOWLAND Acronyms are

Canfield’s shutout streak continues through four

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com cAnfield Baseball has the Boys of Summer. Kenny Chesney

Replay confirms: Officials erred

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com MINERAL RIDGE Mineral Ridge football coach Joe Stevens

LaBrae’s fast lead holds up against Ridge’s rally

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com MINERAL RIDGE LaBrae held Mineral Ridge scoreless for

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Crowd Control

Why can’t — or won’t — schools schedule more games with the potential for a big gate?

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Rams have Devil of a time in opener

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com mineral ridge If not two firsts, then at least one first

For Blaney, NASCAR is twice as nice now

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com HIGH POINT, N.C. Dave Blaney thought his NASCAR Sprint

Macker backer promotes having good time at event

By john bassetti bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN It was quite a sight. Flags, colors, music

Rain, then pain

Roth Bros. sidelined from state tournament with 8-5 loss By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com

Organizers of TOTV aim higher

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN In addition to holding his 6-month-old daughter

Rosskopf triumphs in downtown race

Rosskopf triumphs in downtown race By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The 2010

Cyclist makes impact on pace car

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Cat 4-5 Men’s rider in the Tour of the Valley

NY cyclers dominate Cat 3 race

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Steven Wells arrived from Buffalo on Saturday

Spokin’ word: Tour of Valley begins today

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN As executive director of the Mahoning County

Femme of rpm

By day, Francey McCall grooms animals at her pet salon in Niles. By night, she zooms around the

Stateline stars prepare for June 25

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com EAST PALESTINE Sorelle Cope may have said it best as she

County pride again at stake in annual MVCA grid game

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com HUBBARD Could it be? Seems like yesterday when Girard’s


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