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MENTOR — As Edgewood's Gregory Stolfer was preparing to go to Lake Catholic for the Division II sectional tournament on Saturday morning,  the Edgewood wrestling coach said something to his father that probably hasn’t been said much around the Warriors wrestling room this season.

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LYNDHURST — The Madison and Brush boys basketball teams didn’t play each other in the regular season. But Blue Streaks head coach Nick Gustin’s team still knew what to expect.

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — The lack of fans changed the mood at Spire Institute this weekend, but athletes from the Big Ten Conference were still able to compete despite all that has happened during the past year.

YOUNGSTOWN — With six minutes left at Chaney High School, the referees looked over at the scorer’s table. A foul was called and the clock kept running. The Chaney boys basketball team was up by 42 points, signalling the start of the running clock.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — The sun hasn’t even slipped over the horizon most mornings when the Lakeside girls softball team shows up for practice.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — With 8.4 seconds left, trailing 49-48, Brandon Ford intentionally fouled Austintown Fitch’s Todd Simons, as he ran toward half court draining seconds off the clock during a Division I sectional semifinal on Wednesday at Lakeside High School.

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ORWELL — The opposition may have been the Grand Valley Mustangs, but when Jefferson’s Robert Ray stepped on the court, it was those that determined the tournament seedings that he had it out for.

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The Cleveland Browns left town and came back, LeBron James was born and led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title (Cleveland’s first professional sports crown since 1964) and the Cleveland Indians fell short three times of winning the World Series.

COLUMBUS — On Tuesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the University of Dayton have announced that the upcoming OHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournaments will be held at UD Arena in March after the Ohio Department of Health and Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery Cou…

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Sitting in her lifeguard stand perched above the Olympic Pool at the Spire Institute, the same pool she qualified for the Division II state swim meet less than 24 hours ago, Izabella Hanek was still coming to terms with the range of emotions she’d been dealing with ov…

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POLAND — The Jefferson girls basketball team improved since its last meeting with Poland. The Bulldogs got the best of the Falcons in both games this year by a combined total of 112-54.

CONNEAUT — Freshman center Alex Cozzens used her size and skill to help lead the North East Grape Pickers to a 48-13 road victory over the Conneaut Spartans Friday night in District 10 action.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Lakeside senior Brandon Ford hop stepped into the paint for the layup to give the Dragons a 77-75 lead on their first possession in overtime. The score started an overtime trend.

MADISON — When it comes to balancing the fine line between excitement versus excruciating anxiety, Jena Parks and Mark Hribar both will tell you they’ll be looking to keep both in control.

A year ago, the district swim meets were among the very last high school sporting events to take place before the sports world found itself on its knees, seemingly at the mercy of COVID-19.

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Mark Brace brought people together, whether it was on the football field, through his inspirational talks about his battle with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer or just sitting on his porch talking to friends and family.

CONNEAUT — The Kirtland Hornets sizzled the nets shooting a red hot 59.4% from the field in the first half led by senior guard Joe Grazia.

CONNEAUT — The Fairview Tigers used a blend of crisp passing and good shooting to earn a 60-21 victory Wednesday night over the Conneaut Spartans in girls basketball action.

CORTLAND — The Geneva girls basketball team battled as long as possible. Eagles coach Mike Hassett encouraged his girls to play strong defense until the final buzzer.

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Geneva senior Justin Hanna knew just what he wanted — to be able to beat his girlfriend, Izzy Hanek’s time in the 500 freestyle event, this past weekend.

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MADISON — When on defense, all five of the Madison Girls basketball players on the floor seemed to have the idea the ball belonged to them.

CONNEAUT — Senior guard Garrett Hein was nearly unstoppable in the first half as he scored 20 points to put the North East Grape Pickers in command early.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — For Luis Guevara, Thursday night’s final home match could be compared to a perfect ending to a not-so-perfect season, or in Guevara’s case, a not-so-perfect high school career.

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COLUMBUS — On Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced venues for two upcoming state tournaments.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Perry’s Jaylen Anderson snared rebounds and turned them into immediate points by attacking an off-balanced Edgewood defense, as Perry jumped out to a 17-3 lead with 3:50 left in the first quarter.

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