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Team USA stops Phantoms, 5-2

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — In the last home game of 2019, the Youngstown Phantoms found themselves on the wrong end of a physical battle, falling 5-2 to the U.S. National Team Development Program. Goaltender Dominic Basse faced a peppering of shots all night from the Team USA attack. The Phantoms ...

One step short

High School Sports

CANTON — It was the one moment Springfield coach Sean Guerriero wasn’t ready for at the Division VI Football State Championship on Friday. He and the Tigers were well aware of the star-studded backfield of Anna High School. Guerriero knew the Rockets’ defense was going to blitz from all ...

Valley’s football continues to shine

Sports Columns

CANTON For the second year in a row, things didn’t end well for the Mahoning Valley in the high school football state championship. Don’t let that fool you. Football is alive and well in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Springfield and Poland solidified that point in the playoffs ...

East teammates stand out for Penguins

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The YSU Track and Field program has a tradition of excellence. Both the men’s and women’s teams won conference titles in both the indoor and outdoors seasons, and the Penguins started off their 2019-20 indoor track season by hosting the YSU Icebreaker Saturday afternoon at ...

First-year coach Day has Buckeyes right on target

Local Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State coach Ryan Day mapped everything out months ago. He expected to finish the Big Ten season with three straight top-10 games. He anticipated seeking an unprecedented third straight outright league crown. And he believed the Buckeyes would return to the College ...

Liberty tops Niles in OT

High School Sports

LIBERTY — On Friday night, the communities of Niles and Liberty wrecognized Liberty freshmen Zak Stevens who has battled kidney disease most of his life and is currently undergoing dialysis. The teams came together to wear green Zak Strong shirts. That camaraderie came together in an ...

Ross, Magic beat Cavaliers

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Terrence Ross scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 18 and Aaron Gordon had a big dunk in the final 20 seconds to lead the Orlando Magic to their fourth straight win, 93-87 Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have dropped four in a row and 11 of 12. Orlando, which ...

Scrappy SR beats Canfield

High School Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Eli Taylor stole the ball in the waning seconds of the first half, raced to the top of the key and connected on a 3-pointer just before the halftime horn to double South Range’s lead over visiting Canfield. While they were his only points of the game, the three points ...

Penguins blank Coyotes

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Tristan Jarry spoiled Phil Kessel’s return to Pittsburgh, turning aside all 33 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night. Kessel helped Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 before being ...

Chaney, Cardinal Mooney, Ursuline post victories

High School Sports

¯ CHANEY 74, KNOCH (Pa.) 67: KNOCK, Pa. — Cameron Lawrence had a team-high 20 points to lead four double-figure scorers for the Cowboys. Shamarr Taylor added 19 points, while Travis Easterly added 16 and Quincy Jones put in 12 for Chaney (2-0). Scott Fraser paced Knoch (0-1) with 22 ...