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Trojans lose halftime lead

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SEBRING—McDonald rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Sebring 70-58 in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference action Friday. The Blue Devils improve to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the MVAC. Sebring drops to 6-4, 2-3. The Blue Devils outscored the Trojans 21-14 in the third ...

Clippers throttle Bears

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LEETONIA—The Columbiana girls basketball team was in control the whole way as the Clippers cruised past Leetonia 51-26 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Thursday. Columbiana improves to 7-3 overall and 7-0 in the EOAC. Leetonia falls to 2-5 in the EOAC. Kayla Muslovski powered ...

Vuletich powers Reserve

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BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve improves to 10-1 on the season by downing Jackson-Milton, 57-26, in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play Thursday. Dani Vuletich led the Blue Devils with 20 points, 16 coming in the first quarter, along with 15 rebounds and six blocks. Laura Sigworth ...

Tigers edge Raiders

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GREENFORD — It was a barrage of threes that got Springfield past South Range 51-48 on Wednesday in boys basketball action. The Tigers improved to 7-0 thanks to 10 three-pointers. Drew Clark had four threes and tallied 18 points for the winners. Clay Medvec added 11 points. Jaxon ...

Meyer rides off with a victory

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PASADENA, Calif. — Urban Meyer says he decided to end his remarkable coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job. After his Buckeyes blew most of a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter and had to recover a last-minute onside kick to win the ...

Browns to start search in house

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BEREA (AP) — The Browns believe they finally have the pieces. All that’s missing is someone to keep them together. A day after Cleveland ended a promising turnaround season following a winless 2017, general manager John Dorsey said he will interview interim coach Gregg Williams and ...

Steelers were not able to come through in the clutch

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To go from being 7-2-1 and believing that their beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were a legitimate Super Bowl contender to standing in Heinz Field cheering for the Cleveland Browns to rally and defeat the Baltimore Ravens was a definite drop in aspirations for Steelers fans. That’s the way the ...

One more day to learn for next coach

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Day is definitely not the first assistant coach to spend his collegiate career filling up a notebook with plans, diagrams and all sorts of other information that will come in handy if he ever gets his chance to be a head coach. Unlike most of those aspiring sideline ...

Browns make it matter to the end

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Gregg Williams has no idea whether he’s going shed the interim label and return as coach of the Cleveland Browns. It sure seems as if he wants to, though, so he can finish what he started. After replacing Hue Jackson in late October and rallying the Browns (7-8-1) to ...

Another helping of holiday hoops

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GREENFORD — West Branch’s girls basketball team didn’t have enough to match Akron Hoban’s might in a 35-21 loss to Akron Hoban on Saturday at the South Range Holiday Classic. Peyton Alazaus led the Warriors with six points. Grace Heath added five points. The Warriors fall to 8-2 and ...

Rebels take tourney crown

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview ran off a 67-40 win over Western Reserve on Saturday night to take the Rebel Holiday Tournament crown. Drake Golden paced the winners with 22 points, while Dom Wycoff had 13 points. Riley Miller had 15 points for Reserve. Crestview is 2-5. Western Reserve ...

Strong showing for Range

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GIRARD — South Range went 3-1 on Saturday at the Northeast 8 Duals at Girard High School. The Raiders beat Poland 36-33, Jefferson Area 36-27 and Hubbard 47-36. Girard beat the Raiders 54-27. Poland Seminary 36, South Range 33 113: Gage Hunter (P) dec. Braden Johnson, 8-6 120: ...

Holiday delight for Quakers

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GREENFORD — Salem’s girls basketball team closed out South Range 48-44 on Friday during the final game of the day at the South Range Holiday Classic. Salem (8-3) will meet Youngstown Ursuline in the final game of the day at 7 p.m. on Saturday to close out the event. Izzy Lamparty had ...

Blue Devils, Rebels pick up victories

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COLUMBIANA—The Crestview boys basketball team felt right at home in the Crestview Holiday Classic, as the Rebels defeated Heartland Christian 67-50 Friday. The Rebels improve to 1-5 overall. Heartland falls to 1-6. Crestview also won the jayvee game 62-37. In the other varsity game ...

Rebels keep Rockets grounded

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COLUMBIANA — Tanner Hoffer scored all 14 of her points in the first quarter to put the Crestview girls on their way to an 81-15 win over Lowellville on Thursday. The Rebels improve to 7-2. Krista Perry had a game-high 16 points, four steals and two blocks for the Rebels. Shianna Mathes ...

East Palestine has its hands full at Classic

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Palestine Bulldogs drew a tough opening assignment in the semifinals of the 24rd annual Potter Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament Thursday night at Potter Fieldhouse. The young Bulldogs went up against unbeaten and perennial Ohio Division III power ...

Baker’s gaze has changed team’s ways

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BEREA— Baker Mayfield went from scowling at Hue Jackson to glaring at critics. Three days after he tried to embarrass his former coach with a prolonged stare down in the closing minutes of Cleveland’s win over Cincinnati, Mayfield owned up to his actions and then said he doesn’t regret ...

Rebels had a busy Saturday

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview hosted Bellaire, Edgewood and Union Local in a series of dual matches on Saturday. The Rebels went 1-2 on the day. Bellaire 30, Crestview 28 106: double forfeit 113: double forfeit 120: double forfeit 126: Joseph Bonfini (Bell) dec. Derek Houser,6-5 132: ...

AROUND THE HORN

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South Range Holiday Classic GREENFORD — The South Range Holiday Hoops Classic will feature eight top-notch girls basketball teams at South Range High School on Dec. 28-29: Friday, Dec. 28 10 a.m., West Branch vs. Howland (JV) 11:30 a.m., Akron Hoban vs. Tusky Valley (JV) 1 p.m., West ...

Browns make it a happy holiday in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — No awkward hug. No cold handshake. No holiday greeting. Baker Mayfield’s only interaction with former coach Hue Jackson was an icy stare. Mayfield threw three touchdown passes to thrill a sellout, holiday-spirited crowd that came out to boo Jackson, and rookie Nick Chubb ran ...