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Kapanen scores two in Penguins win

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for the first time in almost a year, as state coronavirus restrictions were eased at the beginning of the month and ...

McDonald squeaks past Valley Christian

High School Sports

McDONALD — Right before the biggest shot of the season for the McDonald Blue Devils coach Jimmy Franceschelli drew up a play with 4.7 seconds left in overtime and told senior guard Eli Street he’s going to make it. The situation was that the Blue Devils trailed the Valley Christian ...

Pelini hits milestone in victory

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Top of the 3-point arc with 5:04 left in the contest. Cardinal Mooney senior Mike Pelini takes the ball, and fires it as he did all Tuesday evening. Nothing but net. It’s money, and also his 1,000th career point. Needing 35 points going into a district semifinal at home ...

Rockets eliminated at Bristol

High School Sports

BRISTOLVILLE — Lowellville’s Anthony Lucente pounded his chest and let out a roar as the Rockets came back up court after forcing a Bristol turnover in a Division IV District semifinal. In a game of runs, Lowellville was enjoying its biggest of the game, cutting what was a 13-point lead ...

Blue Jackets win with fans

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COLUMBUS — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves, Columbus scored three second-period goals, and the Blue Jackets won their first game played in front of home fans in more than a year. Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored ...

Springfield on to final; J-M stopped by Kennedy

High School Sports

Staff report ¯ SPRINGFIELD 54, CHAMPION 41: NEW MIDDLETOWN — The top-seeded Tigers rode a 20-point fourth quarter to pull away from Champion in a Division III district semifinal matchup. Alex Rothwell and Beau Brungard led Springfield (16-4) with 14 points each, Adam Wharry tacked on ...

Bellino chosen by Lakeview

High School Sports

Hubbard graduate — and the Eagles’ defensive coordinator for the past five seaons — Sam Bellino is expected to be approved next Monday as the sixth football head coach at Lakeview High School. Bellino will replace Tom Pavlansky who coached the Bulldogs for the past 22 seasons before ...

Bieber finds positives in rough outing

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Shane Bieber’s final start last season was rough. His first one in 2021 wasn’t too much better. The AL Cy Young winner gave up four runs and didn’t make it through his scheduled two innings on Monday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-6 in Goodyear, Arizona. But ...

Poland hopes to clean up vs Perry

High School Sports

Coming into the season, Poland coach Nick Blanch has had a successful 11 years at the helm of the program. With league titles, a district title and multiple 1,000-point scorers during his tenure, Blanch’s Bulldog teams have accomplished quite a bit. In addition to winning the fifth ...

YSU men aim for final four spot

YSU Sports

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team rode a balanced attack to victory in the opening round of the Horizon League tournament last week. Tonight, with two major differences, the sixth-seeded Penguins hope to use that same balance and add a win in the quarterfinal round, thus claiming ...