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Big second half carries South Range

High School Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Fourth-seeded South Range and fifth-seeded Bellaire both went into Friday night’s Division V, Region 17 playoff game with a record of 7-3, and they looked evenly matched throughout much of the game, but the Raiders used a second-half attack to walk away with a 30-7 victory ...

Women lose in OT to Kent

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Taylor Petit led four Youngstown State women’s basketball players in double figures with 17 points, but Kent State rallied to force overtime and beat the Penguins, 82-73, on Saturday at Beeghly Center. In a hard-fought battle between Northeast Ohio rivals who both played in ...

Rams, Donald invade chilly Pittsburgh today

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Aaron Donald is losing his edge. Kind of. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle spent his team’s bye week back home in Pittsburgh working out in the facility at the University of Pittsburgh that bears his name . It was cold. Well, cold to a guy who’s spent the last few ...

Hubbard beaten by TD with 12 seconds left

High School Sports

WINTERSVILLE — The wait is finally over, and it ended with one fantastic finish. Senior Sam Mazur sprinted 31 yards to pay dirt with just 12 seconds remaining Saturday as Indian Creek derailed Hubbard 35-29 in a Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal inside a jam-packed Kettlewell ...

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

Sports Columns

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 ...