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Future for Ben up in air

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Mooney girls win Terlesky D-II title

High School Sports

POLAND — Cardinal Mooney and Canton GlenOak were the team winners and Hubbard’s Jackie Adler was Division II medalist Monday in the fourth annual Christine Terlesky Girls Golf Invitational at The Lake Club. GlenOak, led by Maddie Reemsnyder with a 72, won the Division I competition by 19 ...

Girard, Springfield lead locals in poll

High School Sports

COLUMBUS — The initial Associated Press Ohio Football Prep Poll was announced Monday, with several area teams earning accolades. The Girard Indians, last year’s state runner-up in Division IV, are ranked fourth in D-IV after a 3-0 start. Cincinnati Wyoming, which beat the Indians in the ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Football Associated Press poll (First-place votes in parentheses) DIVISION I 1, Mentor (10) 3-0 146 2, Cin. St. Xavier (2) 3-0 113 3, Pickerington Central (2) 3-0 108 4, Cin. Elder (3) 3-0 85 5, Dublin Coffman 3-0 78 6, Lakewood St. Edward 2-1 65 7, Hilliard ...

Storylines abound in tonight’s Browns-Jets MNF contest

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Well, this isn’t quite how the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets expected to start the season. Both are coming off opening losses and look to avoid going 0-2 with tonight’s matchup loaded with juicy storylines, surprising twists and a slight hint of ...

Leetonia starters have yet to play four complete quarters

High School Sports

Leetonia coach Paul Hulea constantly preaches to his team the importance of giving maximum effort for an entire four quarters. In back-to-back weeks, Hulea has had to settle for three quarters of hard work. It’s not that his players haven’t been willing to give the effort. They just ...

What next for Steelers?

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger shook his right arm once. Then twice. And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers found their season at a crossroads just two weeks in. While Mason Rudolph filled in capably in the second half after Roethlisberger left with an unspecified right elbow injury ...

Springfield’s Kosek gets a kick out of sport

High School Sports

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Justin Kosek looks around his huddle as he’s done so many times before. One face in the Springfield girls soccer gathering is more familiar than the rest, his daughter Kylee. Seeing her looking up in the huddle has changed like the line of sight between the father and ...

Indians hang in AL Central race, beat Twins

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CLEVELAND — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They’re not finished yet. “We’re going to keep fighting,” said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the ...