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Cavaliers have Heat collapse

Local Sports

MIAMI — The Miami Heat were a worthy warmup act for Dwyane Wade’s jersey retirement Saturday night, breaking a 23-year-old franchise record for points in the first half en route to a 124-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Miami shot 77 percent in the first half and then turned the ...

South Range accelerates early past East Palestine

High School Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — South Range came out of the gate with its foot firmly on the gas, putting together a dominant first quarter to push them to a 55-34 win Saturday over East Palestine in a Division III sectional bracket final matchup. “That’s the reason that we play the schedule that we ...

Ups and downs of YSU game Saturday

Sports Columns

Jason Slay looked around as the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team began to warm up with some stretching exercises. The YSU associate coach glanced around and started clapping. He observed his players — some stretching, others dunking. The group gathered around the basket. ...

Pens fall flat against Sabres

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jack Eichel scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres jumped on the Pittsburgh Penguins early in a 5-2 victory on Saturday. Eichel, Zemgus Girgensons and Sam Reinhart all beat Tristan Jarry during an early three-goal outburst and Connor Hutton turned away 41 shots as the Sabres earned ...

Clippers overcome Ursuline

High School Sports

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Clippers made a crucial attitude adjustment this past week. Having a week off allowed them to refocus following a disappointing three-game losing streak to finish the regular season. “It was actually nice not to have a game,” Clippers coach David Crismon ...

Rally falls short

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — YSU coach Jerrod Calhoun described it as a tale of two halves. The Penguins were coming fresh off the heels of a victory on Thursday over first-place Wright State and they looked to pick up ground in the Horizon League standings on Saturday afternoon against second-place ...

JACKETS FALL IN SHOOTOUT:

Local Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rocco Grimaldi scored in the eighth round of the shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3. Colton Sissons, Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund each scored, and Filip Forsberg had two assists for Nashville. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Forsberg ...

Leetonia’s season ended by Newton Falls

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls girls basketball team won a Division IV sectional bracket final, 60-33, against Leetonia on Saturday. The victory propels the Tigers into the District semifinals at Mineral Ridge, where they will meet Western Reserve on Wednesday at 6. “ I thought we were a ...

Better-seeded teams move on to districts

High School Sports

¯ WESTERN RESERVE 58, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 42: BERLIN CENTER — Danielle Vuletich had a huge double-double and the second-seeded Blue Devils rolled past the 10th-seeded Eagles in a Division IV sectional bracket final. The 6-foot-2 southpaw scored 33 points, snagged 19 rebounds and totally ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ≤ Wellsville 89, East Palestine 56 ≤ Western Reserve Academy 76, Bristol 65 Around Ohio ¯ Ashland Mapleton 42, Mansfield St. Peter’s 40 ¯ Cle. St. Ignatius 60, Tol. St. John’s 37 ¯ Cols. Cristo Rey 56, Mansfield Temple ...