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Falling short in 2OT

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YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been nearly a month since Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team played host after a five-game road trip, and the Penguins were ready to play their first contest at the Beeghly Center in 2020. YSU’s January homecoming was spoiled by the Green Bay Phoenix, a ...

Struthers holds off Poland in Northeast-8 battle

High School Sports

POLAND — It may not have gone into overtime, but the first-place battle in the Northeast-8 Conference between Struthers and Poland was just as dramatic as their first encounter with it going right down to the final buzzer. With 9 seconds remaining in the contest, Wildcats junior guard ...

Learning to select the right spinner

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In the millennia that have passed since anglers first started tinkering with pieces of shiny metal to add flash and vibration to their fishing lures, spinners have accounted for uncountable numbers of fish catches. Like most of us here in northeastern Ohio, I have caught hundreds of fish on ...

AP source: Vikings’ Paton withdraws from Browns’ GM job hunt

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MINNEAPOLIS — George Paton wasn’t about to leave Minnesota’s comfort for Cleveland’s chaos. The Vikings assistant general manager withdrew his candidacy Friday for the Browns’ general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who told The Associated ...

NFL: Hunt cited for speeding, pot

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CLEVELAND — Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation, and police say they found marijuana in his car. He was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Rocky River, Ohio — on Cleveland’s west side — while driving on Interstate 90. An incident report said officers ...

McDonald falls short, but Rasile passes Ohio great

High School Sports

McDONALD — On a night when Zach Rasile surpassed one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he took a similar stance as that same icon. Rasile moved into fifth place in OHSAA history, as he now has 2,651 career points, surpassing LeBron James on the all-time list, but similar to ...

Carlin returns to Scrappers

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NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians player development staff, announced Luke Carlin as manager of the Scrappers for the 2020 season. Carlin was at the helm in 2017 for the Scrappers, leading them to a 44-29 record and a Pinckney Division Title. ...

Boardman, S. Range, VC notch wins

High School Sports

¯ BOARDMAN 63, EAST 50: BOARDMAN — The host Spartans continued to roll, using a 32-17 scoring advantage in the middle quarters to down the Golden Bears in a non-league contest and improve 12-1. Derrick Anderson scored 21 points, Tommy Fryda scored 11 and Ethan Anderson continued nine for ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Friday’s games Boys basketball ¯ Howland 58, Austintown Fitch 52 ¯ Boardman 63, East 50 ¯ Warren G. Harding 61, Canfield 51 ¯ Hubbard 62, Niles 57 ¯ Struthers 36, Poland 35 ¯ South Range 65, Lakeview 46 ¯ Jefferson 63, Girard 47 ¯ Champion 51, Crestview 49 ¯ ...

Struthers promotes Bayuk to head coach

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — The committee formed to seek out the next Struthers High School football coach didn’t have to go far to find what it was looking for. The Struthers Board of Education on Thursday approved the recommendation to hire John Bayuk as the new leader of the Wildcats football ...