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Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Cleveland St. Ignatius 47, Warren G. Harding 35 ¯ Canfield 35, Poland 33 ¯ South Range 52, Salem 38 ¯ Columbiana 48, Liberty 36 ¯ Mineral Ridge 60, Rittman 42 ¯ McDonald 65, John F. Kennedy 62 ¯ Badger 59, Heartland ...

Fund-raising event scheduled Feb. 1

Local Sports

As racetracks sit silent across our region many race-related things are happening. Beacon of the Valley is having a Night with the Racers Feb. 1 at the Yankee Lake Ballroom on Route 7 in Brookfield. Special guests include 2019 Talladega winner Ryan Blaney. Other drivers will be announced and ...

Fish bite on any lure – if presented properly

Local Sports

Take a stroll around the marina at Mosquito Lake State Park most any day, weather permitting, and you will notice anglers employing a variety of fishing techniques. Some will be dunking minnows. Some will be pitching plastics. Some will be dancing jigs. The interesting thing about the ...

Flying Falcons

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — Two quick fouls messed with Todd Simons’ head. He cleared his mind at halftime. The Austintown Fitch standout dominated the third quarter and helped the Falcons pull away from Canfield, 65-51, in a rivalry matchup at Fitch High School. Simons scored 12 of his game-high 26 ...

Gritty wins define these Penguins

Sports Columns

Quiet. Michael Akuchie could hear the sounds of silence inside the confines of the Beeghly Center after basketball games. His squeaking shoes echoed. The sound of the bounces of the inflated, leather basketball, or as it grazed nylon baskets or clanked off the metallic rim reverberated in the ...

Indians avoid arbitration

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star. Lindor received the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second ...

Chaney overwhelms Valley Christian

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — With four new starters in the lineup from last season, coach Dolph Carroll knew it would take some time for his Valley Christian boys basketball team to grow this season. No matter how much growth they have made as players, the Eagles faced a much taller task when they ...

Shorthanded Penguins lose at CSU

YSU Sports

CLEVELAND — Youngstown State had a tough task ahead of them going into Friday night’s contest against Cleveland State. The Penguins had to go into the Wolstein Center and square off against one of the better teams in the Horizon League, as Cleveland State came into the game with an overall ...

Pirates bump Bell’s salary

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell’s breakout season earned him a hefty pay bump going into 2020. Bell will make $4.8 million this season after agreeing to a deal ahead of Friday’s arbitration deadline. The 27-year-old hit .277 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while ...

Mooney defeats Ursuline

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — This edition of the Holy War had a little bit of everything. Three ties and 10 lead changes in the first half. A half-court shot that got Ursuline seemingly back into the game with all the momentum. And a fight that broke out in the stands with 53 seconds to go. As if ...