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Springfield settles for runner-up

CANTON — It was the one moment Springfield coach Sean Guerriero wasn’t ready for at the Division VI state championship game Friday. He and the Tigers were well aware of the star-studded backfield of Anna High School. Guerriero knew the Rockets’ defense was going to blitz from all ...

Oklahoma, Baylor on the edge

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer When Baylor jumped out to a quick 25-point lead over Oklahoma, there was a sense for the Bears that they really did belong in those conversations about being a Big 12 contender — and maybe even bigger things. That feeling didn’t go away, even after ...

Fields ready for duty

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — Justin Fields’ first real hero moment came in the third quarter last Saturday, a display of toughness destined to live in the lore of the Ohio State-Michigan game. The first-year starter who had led the Buckeyes to a perfect record went down ...

Massillon falls short

CANTON — Junior quarterback Zach Branam had 166 yards rushing and senior Cam Porter ran for three touchdowns as sixth-ranked Cincinnati LaSalle stopped top-ranked Massillon, 34-17, in the Division II state final Thursday night in front of 11,286 fans at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. La ...

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Tiger wrestlers win a pair COLUMBIANA—The Wellsville wrestling team won a pair of duals on Thursday night, 65-15 over United and 67-19 over Columbiana. Logan Cunningham, Jason Tice, Isaiah Crow, and Justin Sarge all had two pins on the night. The Tigers wrestle at the Malvern Invitational ...

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10 a.m. (SPECTRUM NEWS 1) High school football: Anna vs. Springfield, Division VI final. 3 p.m. (SPECTRUM NEWS 1) High school football: Mansfield Senior vs. Trotwood-Madison, Division III final. 6:30 p.m. (FS1) College basketball: Iowa at Michigan 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: ...

New Pirate manager wants to get most out of players

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who ...

Wolfe’s time with Denver might be coming to a close

By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated Press Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Derek Wolfe’s career year is finished, and his eight-season stay in Denver might be over, too. The Broncos placed the Beaver Local graduate on injured reserve Tuesday, 48 hours after the defensive end dislocated his left ...

Prater made mark as a QB

By GREG SHOEMAKER TriStateFootball.com CINCINNATI — On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association in coordination with the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association announced the winner of the 33rd annual Mr. Football award and 2019 recipient is Wyoming quarterback Evan ...

Fields named top Big Ten player

Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was honored Wednesday as the Big Ten offensive player of the year. Fields won in voting of coaches and media. Fields also was voted quarterback of the year after leading the Buckeyes to a perfect regular season. ...