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Perry has advantage this time against Girard

High School Sports

PERRY — There won’t be a return trip to the Division IV state championship game for the Girard Indians. The Indians ran into a buzzsaw against the Perry Pirates Saturday night at Alumni Stadium on the campus of Perry High School, as they fell 48-7 in the opening round of the Division IV, ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Football SATURDAY’S SCORES REGIONAL FIRST ROUND Division IV Region 13 ¯ Poland 31, Struthers 0 ¯ Wintersville Indian Creek 35, Hubbard 29 ¯ Perry 48, Girard 7 ¯ Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 40, Salem 8 Region 14 ¯ Clyde 28, LaGrange Keystone 20 ¯ Ottawa-Glandorf 28, Galion ...

Browns’ Tretter happy to call Cleveland home

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — While they wait for quarterback Baker Mayfield to develop, the Browns are confident they have the right guy giving him the ball every play. Cleveland signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension on Friday, locking him up before he considered ...

Tigers get defensive

High School Sports

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The old saying is that “defense wins championships.” But having a good punter doesn’t hurt either. Springfield’s Clayton Medvec put up a strong birthday performance to guide the Tigers to Friday’s 34-7 victory over Western Reserve. “Our defense is crazy, ...

Area fisherman sees bright future for northeast Ohio lakes

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National champion walleye fisherman Sammy Cappelli of Poland sees a bright future for Lake Erie and Ohio’s inland lakes. Cappelli knows walleyes. He’s won dozens of tournaments on Pymatuning, Mosquito, Berlin, Milton, Lake Erie and elsewhere in the U.S. and shared the 2017 Cabela’s ...

Cavs handles Wizards

Local Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 Friday night to end a three-game skid. Seven Cavaliers scored at least 10 points, and Cleveland improved to 3-5 with ...

Struthers looks forward to another chance at Bulldogs

High School Sports

Curt Kuntz knows his Struthers High School football team all too well. The Wildcats knew their opportunities in Week 10 at Dave Pavlansky Stadium in Poland and were very salty at the outcome — a two-point defeat to nearby rival Poland. Struthers players, coaches and fans quickly searched ...

DE Young sidelined; OSU looks into ‘possible issue’

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COLUMBUS — No. 3 Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland today amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a “family friend.” The surprising move was disclosed in the team’s status ...

SR returns to postseason

High School Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The South Range High School football team will be making its 17th playoff appearance when it plays host to Bellaire in a Division V, Region 17 quarterfinal tonight. After finishing 3-7 last season, the Raiders will take a 7-3 mark into the contest against Bellaire, which ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Friday’s scores Regional first round Division I Region 1 ¯ Can. McKinley 29, Solon 25 ¯ Euclid 28, Massillon Jackson 19 ¯ Lakewood St. Edward 73, Medina 38 ¯ Mentor 48, Cle. Hts. 7 Region 2 ¯ Dublin Coffman 45, Perrysburg 14 ¯ Dublin Jerome 38, Springboro 31, ...