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Coombs returns to Ohio State

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COLUMBUS — Kerry Coombs is returning to the Ohio State coaching staff, this time as defensive coordinator. Coombs spent 2012-2017 on the Ohio State staff as cornerbacks coach and has spent the past two seasons in the NFL as cornerbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans. Coombs moves into the ...

Poland holds off Tigers in postseason tune-up

High School Sports

POLAND — The middle of January is typically the midpoint for the boys basketball season. Most teams know what they’re capable of achieving and are refining it for the tournament. Poland and Springfield have a head start on their development. The two teams hoped to get a step closer to ...

Tua, Young among juniors granted eligibility for NFL draft

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor were among 99 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft. The NFL on Tuesday released the official list of 120 players who gave up college eligibility to enter the ...

East cannot hold off rally by Kennedy

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YOUNGSTOWN — One minute. One minute. That’s how much the John F. Kennedy Eagles led in the their matchup against the East Golden Bears on Tuesday night. All the Eagles needed was the final 60 seconds of regulation as they methodically clawed their way back from a double-figure deficit ...

McDonald edges Bristol in battle of D-IV powers

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McDONALD — Small schools, big game. The area’s top two Division IV boys basketball teams locked horns when Bristol visited McDonald on Tuesday. The Panthers jumped out to a big lead before the Blue Devils came storming back for a 83-71 victory behind a total team effort. “It was a ...

Columbiana too much for Lowellville, 60-38

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LOWELLVILLE — Varsity experience can play such a big role in the success of a team. On Tuesday night, the veteran Columbiana Clippers showcased why experience is so critical as they knocked off the Lowellville Rockets boys basketball team in a non-conference game for both clubs, ...

Canfield, Fitch, Chaney all notch victories

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¯ CANFIELD 74, HOWLAND 48: CANFIELD — The Cardinals got their first league victory of the season after a big win over Howland. Joe Bruno had a game-high 26 points for Canfield and was followed up by Brayden Beck (16 points) and Trey Dye (11 points). Leading Howland was Anthony Massucci ...

Prep scoreboard

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Boys basketball TUESDAY’S SCORES ¯ Austintown Fitch 39, Carrollton 31 ¯ Boardman 61, Warren G. Harding 42 ¯ Canfield 74, Howland 48 ¯ Chaney 67, Copley 50 ¯ Salem 60, Niles 45 ¯ John F. Kennedy 72, East 69 ¯ Crestwood 71, Hubbard 59 ¯ Poland 59, Springfield 51 ¯ ...

Browns interview Vikings’ Paton

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CLEVELAND — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a person familiar with the team’s ...

Columbiana clips J-M

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COLUMBIANA — It’s safe to say it has been a good season for the Columbiana Clippers up to this point. The Clippers are currently undefeated in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a league record of 8-0 and hold a three-game lead over second-place United. On Monday evening, they ...