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Danger: Orange alert!

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff ...

Akron undone in final

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men’s soccer title. Akron’s Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in the ...

Salem, West Branch brace for showdown

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SALEM—The Salem girls basketball team demolished Alliance 73-17 in Eastern Buckeye Conference action Saturday. The Quakers are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the EBC. Casey Johnson led the way for Salem with 17 points, five rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Echo Mayer-Kutz added 11 ...

Mount Union’s defense saves the day

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ALLIANCE — Mount Union’s defense has scored almost as many points as it has given up. Trevor Cox and Gabe Brown had long interception returns for touchdowns to propel top-ranked Mount Union past 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins (Md.), 28-20, in an NCAA Division III semifinal Saturday. The win ...

Beavers open in EOWL

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HOWLAND—Beaver Local opened the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League schedule with a 62-10 win over Howland on Saturday. “Wins in the EOWL are hard to come by, our kids handled the environment and the early start time appropriately,” Beaver Local coach Jordan Williams said. “I am proud of ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Notre Dame season ends VALDOSTA, Ga. — David Brown returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown as third-ranked Valdosta State rallied past No. 11 Notre Dame College (Ohio), 30-24, in an NCAA Division II semifinal playoff game in front of 4,672 fans at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The ...

Range bests Mooney

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YOUNGSTOWN—The South Range boys basketball team earned a 58-53 win over Cardinal Mooney Saturday. Chris Brooks led the Raiders with 20 points. Jaxon Anderson added 12 points, while Dante Digaetano had 10 points. South Range won the JV game 51-32. The Raiders are at Tallmadge Tuesday. ...

Different net to trap their prey

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Just recently our internet connection stopped working and I was amazed at how much it affected me. It certainly was not as big a problem as when the ice storm took out our electric, but I use the internet for my writing. Somehow spending four nights in the dark without electric was more ...

Bulldogs triumph as Lisbon’s Sweeney returns makes return

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EAST PALESTINE—John Bertovich scored 15 points to help lead the East Palestine boys basketball team to a 51-44 win over Lisbon Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. Dominic Posey added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who improve to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the EOAC. Stephen ...

Beavers give Potters a battle

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CALCUTTA — Buckeye 8 arch-rivals East Liverpool and Beaver Local treated a jam-packed crowd to an absolutely tremendous high school boys basketball game on the Beavers’ court here Friday night. The Potters remained unbeaten at 3-0, but the inspired Beavers (0-2) took the visitors to the ...