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Local swimmers in hunt for state titles

High School Sports

CANTON — Howland junior Jared Mindek and West Branch senior Jamyson Robb are in line for 100-yard breaststroke state championships in Division II after Thursday’s state preliminaries at the state swim meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Robb, who is committed to Liberty University, broke ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Pymatuning Valley 73, Maplewood 40 Around Ohio Division III tournaments ¯ Anna 71, N. Lewisburg Triad 28 ¯ Day. Christian 40, Jamestown Greeneview 38 Division IV tournaments ¯ Cols. Grandview Hts. 72, Danville 32 ¯ Newark ...

Cleveland turns to NBA vet as coach

Local Sports

INDEPENDENCE — John Beilein didn’t make it through one NBA season. Another college coaching dropout. Wildly successful at Michigan and other stops in his coaching career, Beilein resigned Wednesday after just 54 games with the rebuilding Cavaliers, who can’t seem to find the right ...

Upset special

High School Sports

LOWELLVILLE — Believe it or not, it’s tournament time. The Division IV Mineral Ridge District kicked off its opening slate of games on Wednesday evening, and a pair of local teams partook in a thrilling contest that went down to the wire. Valley Christian, the 10th seed in the bracket, ...

It comes down to final four for Penguins

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — They play tonight against Wright State with a tipoff at 7 p.m. On Saturday, YSU hosts Northern Kentucky at 2 p.m. Next week, the Penguins have games Feb. 27 at Green Bay and Feb. 29 at Milwaukee, both starting at 8 p.m. And that is it for the 2019-20 season for the Youngstown ...

Ex-Browns tackle Robinson arrested following drug stop

Local Sports

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...

J-M beats illness, Southern

High School Sports

NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton High School girls basketball team is beginning to put the pieces back together after a bit of some uneven play brought on by sickness. The fifth-seeded Blue Jays worked on pieces of their game against visiting Southern Local in a Division IV first-round ...

Pirates’ Reyes suspended

Local Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games on Wednesday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose ...

Mineral Ridge blasts GV after slow start

High School Sports

MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge is used to slow starts. In addition, there were 36 turnovers between the teams — in the first half. The eighth-seeded Rams didn’t let either factor bother them in the second half Wednesday as they surged past ninth-seeded Grand Valley, 59-22, in a ...

Irish, EP, Leetonia advance

High School Sports

¯ URSULINE 62, CAMPBELL 18: YOUNGSTOWN — Ursuline took a 29-4 first-quarter lead and cruised past Campbell in a Division III sectional first round matchup. The Irish (9-14) had three players in double figures, led by Anisah Moorman’s 18 points. Rachel Fabry and Paris Gilmore added 13 ...