Phantoms set for home opener

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YOUNGSTOWN — With the Youngstown Phantoms’ yearly USHL Fall Classic trip in the books, the team shifts its eyes toward the home opener. Despite walking away from Pittsburgh with two losses, the young Phantoms squad has shown promise. The team has a Clark Cup-sized target on its back, and ...

Champion stays perfect with 8-2 win at Springfield

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Champion might be the Golden Flashes, but the team is red hot. After Springfield scored two goals in the span of three minutes to tie the game back up at 2-all, Champion put its foot on the gas and powered its way to an 8-2 victory. “We knew this was going to be a ...

Pirates top Phillies 3-2

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PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Schwarber went deep, Bryce Harper went off on an umpire and was ejected and Trea Turner went from second to home on a stolen base in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Schwarber launched his 46th homer, matching last ...

In Terry Francona’s home finale, Guardians top Cincinnati 4-3

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CLEVELAND — As the Cleveland crowd chanted for him like never before, Terry Francona tipped his cap to salute their 11 years together. This was goodbye. A perfect send-off. Shane Bieber shut down Cincinnati for six innings and the Guardians sent Francona, their beloved manager, off with a ...

Campbell defeated by Champion

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CAMPBELL — Two of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference’s youngest teams are also two of its best. Champion and Campbell squared off Wednesday with league implications on the line. The rising Red Devils struck first, but Champion responded with two unanswered goals, the first coming ...