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BOUND INSIDE TODAY The Road to Canton Selection Saturday has come and gone; the Class of 2018 is ready to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For an in-depth look at the new Hall of Famers, check out our special 32-page “Road to Canton” section inside today’s edition, starting on PAGE F1.

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In connection to Massillon murder case By Lori Steineck Repository staff writer

MASSILLON Police have arrested a Marlboro Township man in connection with a Massillon murder case. Massillon police, with the assistance of Marlboro Township Police, arrested Carl A. Spencer, 26, of 13354 Ravenna Ave. NE at 7:33 p.m. Friday in the 11000 block of Lair Road NE, according to Stark County jail records. SPENCER Massillon police did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment, however, a law enforcement official confirmed Spencer’s arrest is tied to the body pulled from a southwest Massillon backyard Friday.

Scrapping NAFTA?

JERRY KRAMER, ON PAGE F10

Careful what you wish for, Ohioans By Jack Torry

re we ready for some football?

SEE DESIRE, A3

Police arrest local man

SEE ARREST, A3

The Canton Repository Editorial Board

Are we ready to bake cookies? It’s a serious question: Is Canton, the birthplace of the National Football League, really ready to celebrate the sport’s centennial, possibly even hosting at least some portion of the 2020 NFL Draft? Today, the answer to that question has less to do with logistics and infrastructure and more to do with attitude.

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WASHINGTON With negotiators in Montreal making little progress on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, fears are mounting Ohio companies and farmers could be harmed if President Donald Trump scraps the 1994 pact with Canada and Mexico. Although many financial analysts believe an accord eventually will be reached, Trump throughout his 2016 campaign assailed NAFTA and other free-trade AP FILE PHOTOS

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Todd Porter sees a discussion during last week’s Canton City Council meeting as more than a debate over what to do about shopping carts littering the city. He says it was a textbook example of the problems the city must solve — lack of opportunity and hope. See his thoughts on Page B3.

One of the special ladies in M.J. Albacete’s life has a history that’s filled with devotion, dedication and respect. See why the Statue of Liberty holds such a special place to this historian and all Americans who get the chance to see her stand so proudly, starting on Page D1.

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Belichick, Pederson similar: It’s about team

Eagles vs. Patriots

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championship head coach to mandate that players check their egos before joining the New England Patriots. Doug Pederson didn’t have a hard sell, either.

The Philadelphia Eagles are an unselfish group that prioritizes winning over personal accomplishments.

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

RARE AIR Bell, Mikesell have county scoring mark in their sights girls scoring record of 2,032, set by McKinley’s Ameryst Alston ■ Mikesell adds On Jan. 24, with (2,032). Mikesell had 30 points to her America’s most famous 1,989 through 20 games scoring total as athlete watching from this season, which is Jackson tops the bleachers and a bevy second all-time in Stark Hoover. PAGE C4 of Division I coaches County. Bell had 1,891 ■ Former East taking notes from the through 19 games, putCanton girls coach stands, Stark County’s ting her fifth all-time. Tom Davis is not two best basketball Both teams are schedsurprised by the players — Jackson uled to play 22 regular recent assault on senior Taylor Mikesell season games. Stark County’s and McKinley’s Kier“I think it’s pretty all-time scoring stan Bell — faced off amazing what they’re record. PAGE C5 like it was Magic vs. doing,” said Perry coach Bird. Like Beyonce vs. Beth Sternberg, who Rihanna. Like Pepsi vs. Coke. ranked second in Stark County McKinley won. So did everyone history in scoring (1,609 points) else. when she graduated from East Bell finished with 38 points and Canton in 2002 and is 10th. “I Mikesell had 30 as the two Stark don’t know if people think they County standouts put on a better just hop on the floor and score show than anything you’ll find on 40, but I know they both put in a Netflix. tremendous amount of time in the “Arguably the two best basketoffseason. Fortunately, they were ball players in the state of Ohio are blessed with god-given talent, but living five miles apart from each basketball is their life. other,” Jackson coach Anthony “When you’re preparing for Butch said. “Night in and night them, that’s who you’re focusing out, the performances they’re on. The fact that they’re still able putting together, it’s probably to score 30-plus points a game is something this area has never seen pretty phenomenal. before.” “You just focus your defense Probably never again, either. on them and hope they have a bad Entering Saturday’s action, shooting night.” Mikesell and Bell were in striking distance of Stark County’s all-time SEE RARE, C5 By Joe Scalzo

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COLLEGE: FINDLAY 77, WALSH 60

NBA G LEAGUE: CHARGE 99, KNICKS 91

Oilers regroup to defeat Cavs

It’s one for the road

A dominant final 10 minutes by Findlay helped the Oilers hold off Walsh NORTH CANTON Any 72-60 at Alumni Arena. thought of a rare Findlay The Cavaliers cut a 17-point slump was squashed by the deficit to one in the second Oilers on Saturday. half, but the Oilers were Almost 48 hours after able to regroup and earn a losing for the first time since share of the G-MAC regular November, the nation’s 11th- season championship. They ranked team is back on track. are 21-3 overall and 15-1 in The Oilers also are ready to the league. REPOSITORY MICHAEL BALASH welcome back a Great MidFindlay’s last trip to ■ Findlay’s Elijah Kahlig tries to block the west Athletic Conference Stark County ended with an shot of Walsh’s Bo Furcron during SaturMVP candidate after initially day’s game. See more photos at Canton fearing the worst. SEE OILERS, C6 Rep.com. By Mike Popovich

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Canton rolls to win before string of away games By Josh Weir Repository sports writer

CANTON With another home game not scheduled until Feb. 21, the Charge left the home fans something to remember them by Saturday night. The Charge never trailed after the opening two minutes and cruised to a 99-91 win in front of a season-best crowd of 3,204 at Memorial Civic Center. Four straight road games (starting Monday at the Raptors 905) will take the Charge into the All-Star break, accounting for the long stretch away from home.

“All year we’ve said you got to control home, but we haven’t done it,” Reinking said after the Charge gained their fifth win of the season at the Civic Center. “So now we’re out on the road. If we continue what did out there I’ll be happy, too. It’s just nice to get one here and play the way we did.” The Charge shared the ball well (26 assists on 36 field goals), owned the boards (49-38 advantage) and got out in transition (24 fastbreak points) against the Atlantic Divisionleading Knicks. They also defended well, matching a season low for points allowed. SEE ROAD, C2

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SPORTS ON TV, RADIO TODAY

NFL PLAYOFFS: Super Bowl LII: New England vs. Philadelphia, 6 p.m., WKYC, WAKR-AM 1590, WKRK-FM 92.3NBA: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m., WEWS, ESPN-AM 990 AHL HOCKEY: Grand Rapids at Cleveland, 1 p.m., WMMS-HD 2 99.1 FM PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER: Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle, 9:15 a.m., NBC Sports Network; Liverpool vs. Tottenham, 11:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network BUNDESLIGA SOCCER: Augsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 9:30 a.m., Fox Sports 1; Hamburg vs. Hannover, 11:50 a.m., Fox Sports 2 MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Illinois at Ohio State, noon, Fox Sports 1, WHBC-AM 1480, WQKT-FM 104.5, WAKR-AM 1590, WKNR-AM 850, WJER-FM 100.9; Seton Hall at Villanova, noon, WJW; Colgate at Navy, noon, CBS Sports Network; Georgia Tech at Boston College, noon, ESPNU; Wisconsin at Maryland, 1 p.m., WOIO; Temple at Tulane, 3 p.m., ESPNEWS; Arizona State at Washington State, 4 p.m., ESPNU WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Northwestern at Indiana, noon, Big Ten Network; LSU at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network; Notre Dame at Duke, 1 p.m., ESPN2; Florida State at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m., SportsTime Ohio; Purdue at Illinois, 2 p.m., Big Ten Network; VCU at Dayton, 2 p.m., CBS Sports Network; Tennessee at Vanderbilt. 2 p.m., ESPNU; Arkansas at Alabama, 2 p.m., SEC Network; Stanford at Oregon, 3 p.m., ESPN2; Providence at DePaul, 3 p.m., SportsTime Ohio; George Mason at Saint Joseph's, 4 p.m., CBS Sports Network; Auburn at Texas A&M, 4 p.m., SEC Network; Creighton at Marquette, 10 p.m., SportsTime Ohio WOMEN'S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS: Oklahoma at UCLA, 4 p.m., ESPNHIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Perry vs. Olentangy Liberty, 2 p.m., Spectrum Sports Ohio GOLF: PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open, final round, 1 p.m., The Golf Channel and 3 p.m., WOIO SKIING: FIS World Cup, Women's Downhill, 4 p.m., NBC Sports Network

H.S. SCHEDULE MONDAY

GIRLS BASKETBALL Tusky Central Catholic at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7 p.m . Perry at McKinley, 7:30 Garaway at Tuslaw, 7:30 BOWLING Hoover at McKinley, 3:50

TUESDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL (7:30 unless noted) Lake Center Christian at Akron Elms, 6 Ursuline at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7 Copley at McKinley Barberton at Jackson Lake at Cuyahoga Falls Firestone at Hoover John Adams at Massillon Marlington at Louisville Minerva at Salem Northwest at Triway Strasburg at Sandy Valley Tusky Central Catholic at East Canton Conotton Valley at Malvern BOWLING McKinley at Hoover, 3:50

TODAY’S ODDS NBA

FAVORITE LINE O/U NEW YORK 5½ (212) Milwaukee 4½ (209) TORONTO 12 (208) BOSTON OFF (OFF) OKLAHOMA CITY OFF (OFF) Charlotte 6 (218½)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

FAVORITE BOSTON COLLEGE OHIO STATE VILLANOVA OAKLAND MARYLAND Tulsa DETROIT Temple Arizona St

NHL

FAVORITE WASHINGTON CAROLINA MONTREAL

LINE 3½ 11½ 13 14½ 8½ 9 OFF 2½ 8½

LINE -118 -120 -157

UNDERDOG Atlanta BROOKLYN Memphis Portland LA Lakers PHOENIX

UNDERDOG Georgia Tech Illinois Seton Hall IUPUI Wisconsin SOUTH FLORIDA Ill.-Chicago TULANE WASHINGTON ST

UNDERDOG Las Vegas San Jose Ottawa

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Super Bowl FAVORITE New England

LINE 4½

O/U UNDERDOG (48½) Philadelphia

PRO HOCKEY NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L Tampa Bay 51 35 13 Boston 50 31 11 Toronto 54 30 19 Florida 50 22 22 Detroit 51 21 22 Montreal 52 21 25 Ottawa 50 17 24 Buffalo 52 14 29 Metropolitan GP W L Washington 51 30 16 New Jersey 51 27 16 Pittsburgh 54 29 22 Columbus 52 27 21 Philadelphia 52 24 19 N.Y. Islanders 53 26 22 Carolina 52 24 20 N.Y. Rangers 51 25 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L Winnipeg 53 31 13 Nashville 49 30 12 St. Louis 54 32 19 Dallas 52 29 19 Minnesota 51 28 18 Colorado 51 28 19 Chicago 51 24 20 Pacific GP W L Vegas 51 34 13 San Jose 51 27 16 Anaheim 53 25 18 Los Angeles 51 27 19 Calgary 51 25 18 Edmonton 50 22 24 Vancouver 51 21 24 Arizona 51 12 30 Friday’s games Pittsburgh 7, Washington 4 Detroit 4, Carolina 1 San Jose 3, Columbus 1 Minnesota 5, Vegas 2 Saturday’s games Ottawa 4, Philadelphia 3, SO Montreal 5, Anaheim 2 Florida 3, Detroit 2 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 1, Buffalo 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Columbus 3 Winnipeg 3, Colorado 0 Boston 4, Toronto 1 N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, late Minnesota at Dallas, late Tampa Bay at Vancouver, late Chicago at Calgary, late Arizona at Los Angeles, late Today’s games Vegas at Washington, 12:30 San Jose at Carolina, 1 Ottawa at Montreal, 1

AHL

OT Pts GF GA 3 73 183 132 8 70 164 121 5 65 172 150 6 50 143 163 8 50 134 151 6 48 135 163 9 43 131 172 9 37 117 171 OT Pts GF GA 5 65 159 148 8 62 154 151 3 61 164 162 4 58 137 147 9 57 150 154 5 57 177 192 8 56 142 159 5 55 153 155 OT Pts GF GA 9 71 172 140 7 67 151 125 3 67 153 134 4 62 159 138 5 61 152 144 4 60 164 149 7 55 150 141 OT Pts GF GA 4 72 173 137 8 62 149 141 10 60 147 149 5 59 142 126 8 58 143 146 4 48 138 161 6 48 135 164 9 33 119 176

Friday’s games Springfield 1, Bridgeport 0 Utica 3, Syracuse 1 Grand Rapids 4, Cleveland 2 Providence 2, Hartford 1, OT WB/Scranton 4, Hershey 1 Lehigh Valley 3, Charlotte 2 Toronto 4, Rochester 2 Belleville 3, Binghamton 2, SO Manitoba 4, Rockford 3, OT Chicago 4, Milwaukee 1 San Antonio 4, Texas 2 Iowa 8, Bakersfield 0 San Jose 3, Stockton 0 Tucson 4, Ontario 1 Saturday’s games Toronto 7, Laval 1 Hartford 3, Providence 1 Hershey 6, Charlotte 5, SO Bridgeport 3, Belleville 1 Utica 4, Syracuse 2 Manitoba 5, Milwaukee 1 WB/Scranton 2, Lehigh Valley 1 Binghamton 4, Rochester 3, OT Rockford at Chicago, late Today’s games Grand Rapids at Cleveland, 1 Charlotte at Hershey, 2

PRO BASKETBALL

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NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 38 15 .717 Toronto 35 16 .686 Philadelphia 25 25 .500 New York 23 30 .434 Brooklyn 19 34 .358 Southeast Division W L Pct Washington 30 22 .577 Miami 29 24 .547 Charlotte 22 29 .431 Orlando 15 36 .294 Atlanta 15 37 .288 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 30 20 .600 Indiana 30 24 .556 Milwaukee 28 23 .549 Detroit 25 26 .490 Chicago 18 34 .346 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Houston 37 13 .740 San Antonio 34 20 .630 New Orleans 28 23 .549 Memphis 18 33 .353 Dallas 16 36 .308 Northwest Division W L Pct Minnesota 33 22 .600 Oklahoma City 30 23 .566 Portland 29 23 .558 Denver 27 25 .519 Utah 23 28 .451 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 41 11 .788 L.A. Clippers 26 25 .510 L.A. Lakers 20 31 .392 Phoenix 18 35 .340 Sacramento 16 35 .314 Friday’s games Charlotte 133, Indiana 126 Boston 119, Atlanta 110 L.A. Lakers 102, Brooklyn 99 Toronto 130, Portland 105 Milwaukee 92, New York 90 Philadelphia 103, Miami 97 New Orleans 114, Oklahoma City 100 Utah 129, Phoenix 97 Golden State 119, Sacramento 104 Saturday’s games L.A. Clippers 113, Chicago 103 Detroit 111, Miami 107 Indiana 100, Philadelphia 92 Washington 115, Orlando 98 Houston at Cleveland, late Golden State at Denver, late New Orleans at Minnesota, late Utah at San Antonio, late Dallas at Sacramento, late Today’s games Atlanta at New York, 12 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 12 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 12 p.m. Portland at Boston, 12 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 3 p.m. Monday’s games Portland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Denver, 9 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s games Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

GB — 2 11½ 15 19 GB — 1½ 7½ 14½ 15 GB — 2 2½ 5½ 13 GB — 5 9½ 19½ 22 GB — 2 2½ 4½ 8 GB — 14½ 20½ 23½ 24½

GB — 2 4½ 6½ GB — 3 3½ 6 6½ GB — ½ 6½ 7½ GB — ½ 2 4½ GB — 2 2½ 4½ 6 GB — ½ 2 14

CANTON CHARGE 99, WESTCHESTER KNICKS 91

KNICKS (24-13): Hayes 6-20 0-0 15, Hicks 6-8 3-4 15, Kornet 4-14 0-0 15, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, RathanMayes 7-20 1-2 18, Irvin 1-4 0-0 2, Garrett 10-15 3-3 26, Woodbury 2-4 1-2 5, Wiggs 0-0 2-2 2, Baulkman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-86 10-13 91. CHARGE (13-20): Holland 4-13 4-4 15, Swanigan 8-13 1-1 18, Zizic 9-15 3-5 21, Thornton 6-11 5-8 21, Perrantes 2-8 4-4 9, Williams 2-5 0-2 4, Jones 2-2 0-0 4, Hamilton 3-13 0-0 7. Totals 36-80 16-20 99. Knicks 16 23 25 27 — 91 Charge 26 25 28 20 — 99 3-pointers: Knicks 9-29 (Garrett 3-6, Hayes 3-8, Rathan-Mayes 3-9, Watson 0-1, Irvin 0-1, Kornet 0-4); Charge 11-24 (Thornton 5-8, Holland 3-6, Swanigan 1-1, Hamilton 1-4, Perrantes 1-5). Fouls: Knicks 19-13. Fouled out: none. Rebounds: Knicks 38 (Hayes 8); Charge 49 (Zizic 17). Assists: Knicks 16 (Rathan-Mayes 4, Garrett 4); Charge 26 (Perrantes 6). Steals: Charge 8-7. Turnovers: Charge 17-11. Attendance: 3,204.

NBA LEADERS

Scoring Harden, HOU Antetokounmpo, MIL Curry, GOL Davis, NOR James, CLE Durant, GOL Lillard, POR Cousins, NOR Westbrook, OKC Irving, BOS DeRozan, TOR Booker, PHX Oladipo, IND Beal, WAS Embiid, PHL Williams, LAC Porzingis, NYK Walker, CHA Aldridge, SAN McCollum, POR FG Percentage Jordan, LAC Capela, HOU Adams, OKC Kanter, NYK Collins, ATL Henson, MIL Gibson, MIN Valanciunas, TOR Whiteside, MIA Randle, LAL Rebounds Drummond, DET Jordan, LAC Cousins, NOR Howard, CHA Towns, MIN Embiid, PHL Capela, HOU Davis, NOR Jokic, DEN Antetokounmpo, MIL

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FG 406 482 321 439 509 405 369 406 502 436 438 340 421 439 321 367 377 371 447 426

FT 367 340 221 296 227 210 267 294 259 191 321 232 200 214 243 274 215 239 217 139 FG 218 273 288 302 196 187 285 222 198 275 OFF DEF 236 496 194 476 105 513 177 470 159 508 85 343 144 344 109 369 121 350 107 383

PTS 1355 1328 1021 1205 1330 1134 1140 1210 1335 1193 1256 1020 1159 1218 921 1150 1056 1117 1135 1119 FGA 328 415 454 496 327 317 498 391 356 497 TOT 732 670 618 647 667 428 488 478 471 490

Saturday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.9 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Third Round Rickie Fowler Jon Rahm Chez Reavie Bryson DeChambeau Xander Schauffele Phil Mickelson Daniel Berger Beau Hossler Bill Haas Gary Woodland Chris Kirk Brendan Steele Chesson Hadley Matt Kuchar James Hahn Brian Gay Martin Laird Alex Noren Ollie Schniederjans Vaughn Taylor Martin Flores Luke List Patrick Reed Nick Watney Aaron Baddeley Chad Campbell Patton Kizzire Austin Cook Jason Kokrak Brandt Snedeker Justin Thomas Ian Poulter Bubba Watson Byeong Hun An Keegan Bradley Jamie Lovemark John Huh Charley Hoffman Steve Stricker Marc Leishman Scott Stallings C.T. Pan Ben Silverman Emiliano Grillo Colt Knost Rory Sabbatini Robert Garrigus Adam Hadwin Kevin Chappell Francesco Molinari Kevin Na Billy Horschel Cameron Smith Harold Varner III Kevin Streelman John Peterson Si Woo Kim Derek Fathauer Brian Stuard Zach Johnson Camilo Villegas Lucas Glover Peter Uihlein Nick Taylor Charlie Beljan Tyrone Van Aswegen Kevin Tway Shane Lowry Ben Martin Blayne Barber Grayson Murray Cody Gribble

REPOSITORY

AVG 31.5 28.3 27.6 26.8 26.6 25.8 25.3 25.2 25.2 24.9 24.6 24.3 24.1 23.9 23.6 23.5 23.0 22.8 22.3 21.9 PCT .665 .658 .634 .609 .599 .590 .572 .568 .556 .553 AVG 15.2 14.9 12.9 12.7 12.1 11.0 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.4

Saturday At Panama Golf Club Panama City Purse: $625,000 Yardage: 7,194; Par: 70 Third Round Eric Axley Edward Loar Ryan Yip Kyoung-Hoon Lee Scott Harrington Josh Teater Adam Long Wes Roach Julián Etulain Rafael Campos Oscar Fraustro Steve Marino Scott Langley Adam Svensson Henrik Norlander Max Homa Kevin Dougherty Spencer Levin Robby Shelton Max Rottluff Roger Sloan Mark Anderson Billy Kennerly Shane Bertsch Hank Lebioda Brian Davis Michael Johnson Nelson Ledesma Curtis Luck Chris Thompson Matt Harmon Jin Park Lee McCoy Justin Lower Kyle Reifers Joey Garber Taylor Moore Nick Rousey Seth Fair Michael Hebert Joseph Bramlett Alex Prugh Max McGreevy Justin Hueber Anders Albertson Conner Godsey Bio Kim Chris Baker Tim Wilkinson Sebastián Muñoz Jason Gore Max Marsico Sungjae Im Bo Hoag Parker McLachlin Dan McCarthy Rhein Gibson Cameron Davis Steven Alker Jonathan Hodge Vince Covello Patrick Sullivan Matt Ryan Ben Taylor Jared Wolfe Mito Pereira Ben Kohles Ryan Brehm Andres Gonzales Nicholas Thompson Carlos Sainz Jr Jimmy Gunn Brandon Crick Augusto Núñez

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MAYBANK CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday At Saujana Golf and Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $3 million Yardage: 7,186; Par: 72 Third Round Dylan Frittelli, South Africa Jorge Campillo, Spain Khalin H Joshi, India Berry Henson, United States Nino Bertasio, Italy Marc Warren, Scotland Phachara Khongwatmai, Thailand Ryo Ishikawa, Japan Hideto Tanihara, Japan Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand Ryan Fox, New Zealand Pablo Larrazabal, Spain Lee Westwood, England Paul Peterson, United States Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France Benjamin Hebert, France Shiv Kapur, India Yusuki Miyazato, Japan

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PLAIN TWP. GlenOak High School’s 2017-18 Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame class will be honored Saturday at Gervasi Vineyard starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in the athletic office for $40. Call 330-491-3850 for more information. This year’s class is: Ric Thompson, cross country/ track coach Thompson served

as the boys head coach from 1979-85 and 2002-04 and the girls head coach from 198693. He led GlenOak girls cross country to the 1988 Class AAA state championship. His teams won 55 straight dual meets over an eight-year stretch. Thompson was a four-time Stark County Coach of the Year with 10 Federal League championships under his belt. Marsha Cleveland (1987), track

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“It’s satisfying to see them play to their capabilities,” Reinking said. “I believe in these guys. I think we’re a lot better than what our record is at the moment.” That would be 13-20. It’s a long way from 13-20 (last in the Central Division) to the postseason, but Reinking isn’t ruling anything out. “You never know in this league,” Reinking said. “There’s still 17 games left.” During a season in which not much has gone right, the Charge played a complete game Saturday and caught some breaks. Marcus Thornton banked in a 3-pointer on his first shot of the night. In the third quarter, he had a 3 ricochet high off the back heel and straight down through the hoop to put the Charge up 18. Thornton went on to score 21 points, knocking down 5 of 8 from deep, to go with four assists. Reinking went with the twin-tower starting frontcourt of 6-foot-10 Ante Zizic and 6-9 Caleb Swanigan, and the two NBA assignment players were too much for the Knicks to handle. With the Knicks trying to claw back into the game during the fourth quarter, Zizic felt the double team and dumped a pass to the 6-9 Swangian for a jam. A minute later, Charge point guard London Perrantes found a cutting Zizic for a massive jam in traffic. A second-year pro, still only 21, Zizic matched his age in points to go with a season-high 17 rebounds and five assists. He made 9 of 15 shots from the field in 38 minutes. “It seems like the more minutes he gets the better he’s getting,” Reinking said.

Zizic, who lost about 10 pounds after a recent bout with the flu, said he’s been putting in a lot of work with Cavaliers assistant coach Vitaly Potapenko at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I come here and show what I can do,” Zizic said. As impressive as his stats were Saturday, Zizic doesn’t gauge himself that way. “Those are great numbers, but when you play you don’t think about numbers,” he said. “You just want to play good defense … and score when you can score. But if you give it your best, the numbers will come.” Swanigan added 18 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes. It was a thanksfor-the-memories performance from Swanigan, who played in his 14th and final game with the Charge on flex assignment. The rookie is slated to return to the Portland Trail Blazers next week. “It was good to send him off with a win because he’s put in a lot of good work for us,” Reinking said. John Holland scored 15 points and Perrantes added nine points, eight rebounds and six assists for Canton, which shot 11 of 24 from deep. The Knicks (24-13) missed seven of their first eights shots on the night and never really found a rhythm in shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and 9-for-29 from the arc. Nigel Hayes, back with Westchester after a recent 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, struggled to find his shooting stroke and finished 6-of-20 from the floor. He scored 15 points. Billy Garret led the Knicks with 26 points off the bench.

For the third time, Tom Brady is the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Now he goes for his sixth Super Bowl title, and perhaps with it a fifth MVP trophy for the NFL championship. Brady added The Associated Press 2017 NFL MVP award Saturday night at NFL Honors to his wins in 2007 and 2010. The New England Patriots quarterback was joined as an honoree by three Los Angeles Rams: Coach of the Year Sean McVay, Offensive Player of the Year running back Todd Gurley and Defensive Player of the Year tackle Aaron Donald. Other winners in voting

Derek Fox (1996), football and basketball Fox was first team

All-Federal League and AllStark County as a senior on the football field. He was a captain in the Ohio North-South and Big 33 All-Star games before going on to Penn State, where he lettered all four years and started every game as a junior and senior. Fox was in training camp with the St. Louis Rams and later spent time on the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. He was inducted into the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Fox also was a three-year starter on the basketball court, from which he garnered midmajor scholarship offers. Tim Shoemaker (1973), wrestling Shoemaker, an Oak-

wood graduate, was the first state finalist at a Plain Local school. He finished second in the 145-pound weight class at the 1973 Class AAA state tournament. His career record was 65-7 with 41 pins. He went on to wrestle at Ohio University and was inducted into the Stark County Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1993. Shoemaker also was a long time state wrestling official. REPOSITORY STAFF REPORT

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Mount Union posts three wins Three Mount Union wrestlers won matches at the Edinboro Open, which featured a number of NCAA Division I wrestlers. Purple Raider senior Trent Gill decisioned Navy’s Caleb Kelly 3-0 at 125 pounds, while sophomore John Staron pinned Edinboro’s Ryan Newman (1:49) and junior Tony Rupert pinned Edinboro’s Isaac Hartman (:38). There were no team scores at the event.

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by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league were Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen as Comeback Player; New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Marshon Lattimore as top offensive and defensive rookies, respectively; and former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, now head coach of the New York Giants, as Assistant Coach of the Year. Brady is the second the player in the four major professional sports to win MVP at age 40; Barry Bonds won baseball’s award in 2004. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, who missed the entire season with a knee injury, accepted for Brady.

The Mount Union men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to Westminster on Saturday at the Westminster Natatorium, with the men losing 188-110 and the women losing 156-40. The Purple Raider men were led by senior Tyler Fry, who won the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.49 seconds and the 200 backstroke in 1:57.17. Logan Palochak was the winner in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly with times of 22.18 and 52.91, respectively. The Mount Union women were led by senior Dana Lautenschleger, who posted wins in the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:57.09 and the 500 freestyle in 5:22.86. Junior Lauren Oktavec recorded wins in the 100 and 200 backstroke with times of 1:01.61 and 2:15.45, respectively.

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An All-Federal League and AllStark County honoree all four years of her high school career, Cleveland still holds the school and league record in the 300 hurdles (43.09) she set in 1986. She finished as state runner-up in the 300 hurdles and in third in the 100 hurdles in 1986. Cleveland went to Clemson initially before finishing her college career at Middle Tennessee State.

GOLF REPORT Fowler leads in Phoenix Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcoming a sluggish start in front of the largest crowd in golf history. Justin Thomas went the other way, wasting a brilliant opening run with another late meltdown. Fowler shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to reach 14-under 199 with a round left

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at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, the fan-friendly layout packed with an estimated 216,818 fans on an 80-degree afternoon. The fourth-ranked Thomas, the PGA Tour player of the year after winning five times last season, birdied the first six holes to take the lead. But instead of making a run at his second sub-60 round in a little over a year, Thomas had to fight for an even-par 71 that left him eight shots back. He dropped six strokes in a

three-hole stretch, making a bogey on the par-4 14th, a triple bogey on the par-5 15th and a double bogey on the rowdy par-3 16th. On Thursday in the first round, he had a double bogey on 16 and a bogey on 17. Thomas left the course without speaking to the media. Former Arizona State players Jon Rahm and Chez Reavie were a stroke back along with Bryson DeChambeau. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Super Bowl full of versatile athletes Tressel, Cooper stress need for well-rounded recruits

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head coach Pat Narduzzi is not in favor of expanding the current College Football Playoff from four teams. AP FILE KEITH SRAKOCIC

Narduzzi cool on expanded playoffs Speaking of college football, you can count Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi among those who don’t want to see an eight- or 16-team playoff. “It’s a 12-game season right now,” said Narduzzi, who spoke at Monday’s Hall of Fame Luncheon Club meeting. “To extend that even further, that just means more games played, more wear and tear on these student-athletes. It’s taking them out of class even more.” The obvious solution would be to cut the regular season back to 10 games — that’s what Mount Union does before playing as many as five Division III playoff games — but as Narduzzi pointed out, “There’s too much money being made in those two other regular-season games for everybody above us with the TVs (networks) and the universities and the NCAA. “There’s just no time (to extend the playoff). It runs through another semester. It runs through the holidays. I think we’re just asking for a lot.” Although a four-team playoff creates plenty of controversy — two of the Power Five conferences were left out, while two SEC teams made it in — Narduzzi said, “I think we got it right.” “Obviously, it would be great having a 16-team playoff, but at the cost of what?” he said. “More is not always better. The longevity of these athlete’s careers (is a concern). Everybody wants to be in the NFL, everybody wants to be next door at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but we’re beating these kids up and I think it’s important to think about that and the education they’re missing with more weekends.”

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■ McKinley’s Kierstan Bell goes to the basket against Jackson earlier

this season

Bell plans spring commitment McKinley High School junior guard Kierstan Bell said she likely will choose a college after her spring AAU season. Bell, who is ranked No. 4 in the country among juniors, plans to take several official visits in the spring, including stops at UCLA, North Carolina, South Carolina, Minnesota and Rutgers. “I don’t really want to rush it,” she said. “I want to wait until after I’ve done my visits. I haven’t really visited anywhere other than Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame.” Does she like the recruiting process, or is she growing tired of it? “I love the process,” she said, grinning. “I’m hearing from a lot of great coaches. It’s a very good experience, very fun.”

Around the NBA Last week was a nice one for GlenOak High graduates CJ McCollum and Kosta Koufos, who both posted career-bests in wins for the Trail Blazers and Kings, respectively. McCollum scored a career-high 50 points in just 29 minutes in Portland’s 124-108 win over the Bulls on Wednesday. That included a franchise-best 28 points in the first quarter alone. No other Stark County native has ever scored 50 points in an NBA game. Koufos, meanwhile, had a season-high 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in Tuesday’s 114-103 win over the Pelicans. His 37 minutes were also a season-high.

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■ GlenOak’s Andrew White has Division I scholarship offers for both football and track. He won the Division I state discus title last season.

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efore Tom Brady became the greatest player in NFL history, he played football, basketball and baseball in high school. His main target, Rob Gronkowski, played football and basketball in high school. The Eagles’ quarterback, Nick Foles, played football and basketball. Foles’ most talented teammate, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, played football, basketball and ran track. I’m going to stop there before this story gets really long, really quick. Because of the 106 players on the Patriots’ and Eagles’ rosters, a staggering 102 played multiple sports, according to the website TrackingFootball.com. That includes four players who played four sports and 33 who played three sports. Oh, and of the 32 NFL players drafted in the first round last year, 30 were multi-sport athletes. So much for the era of specialization, huh? “You people out there that’s got these athletes — don’t just let them play football all their life or basketball all their life,” former Ohio State football head coach John Cooper said at Sunday’s “Coaching Legends” event at the Canton Palace Theatre. “It’s amazing how much better a football player you can be when you’re (an allaround) athlete.” Nearly 60 percent of the NFL players drafted since 2008 participated in football and track and field in high school, according to Tracking Football. That’s not just skill position players, either. At least 10 offensive linemen in this year’s Super Bowl put the shot at least 50 feet in high school. “We need to be a little more versatile and a little less focused and too-narrow minded” on one sport, former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel said Sunday. Tressel’s most athletic quarterback at OSU, Terrelle Pryor, was a state champion in football and basketball in high school. Heisman winner Troy Smith played football, basketball and track. When Tressel was Ohio State’s quarterbacks coach in the 1980s, he coached Mike Tomczak, who was a state-level hurdler and a good basketball player. But Tressel went further, saying he didn’t just want well-rounded athletes. He wanted well-rounded people.

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■ New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady played basketball and baseball in high school in

addition to football. Former Ohio State coaches Jim Tressel and John Cooper stressed that colleges need more versatile athletes in their programs.

Bowden to speak University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Hall of Fame Luncheon Club meeting at Tozzi’s on 12th. “We could spend a whole hour on what’s going on in youth sports and those kinds of things,” he said. “We need people doing a lot of different things. They can’t just play one sport and forget about their schoolwork. They can’t play just one sport and forget about their church. “You have to have a versatile person.” Stark County has just two FBS signees so far this year — Jackson quarterback Jaret Pallotta and McKinley linebacker Josh Chandler — and both are multi-sport athletes. Pallotta was a starter on the Polar Bears’ state championship basketball team last year and is the best player on this year’s team. Chandler was a two-year letterman in both basketball and track and field. A third FBS prospect, GlenOak senior Andrew White, has scholarship offers from several Division I football and track programs. White was a Division I state champion in the

discus last season. A fourth, McKinley senior Sio Saipaia, plays football and wrestles. He has offers from Navy and Air Force. Bottom line: If you want to stand out in football, don’t just play football.

Around high school recruiting Neither White nor Saipaia had made his college choice by Saturday afternoon, although both still have a few days to decide since national signing day isn’t until Wednesday. Both Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun were in town this week to visit Saipaia, who earned first team all-county and all-district in his first year with the Pups after moving to Ohio from Colorado. He was also second team All-Ohio. His father, Blaine, played college football at Colorado State and spent parts of five seasons in the NFL and is now an assistant coach at McKinley. Most of White’s football offers are from Mid-American Conference schools, although he was at West Point last weekend. He also has some big-time track offers. “Nothing new to report yet,” White wrote in a text on Saturday. “I’m hoping to have a decision by early next week.” 

On the Baseball Hall of Fame

of us are trying to play clean.” They didn’t, which was their choice. Baseball From 1999, the year he reportedly started taking wasn’t testing for steroids in the late 1990s and, steroids, to 2007, his last year in baseball, Barry obviously, it paid off for them. Bonds hit 351 home runs, won four MVPs, captured But some players did play clean. And some of two batting titles and made about $136.5 million in those clean players did try to speak up. And some salary. He also shattered the single-season home of those clean players lost their jobs or got smaller run record with 73 in 2001 and now holds the career contracts because they couldn’t compete with home run record with 762. dirty players. BONDS From 1997, the year Roger Clemens (amazingly!) But Bonds and Clemens got to keep every win, rejuvenated his career in Toronto at age 34, to when every award, every record and every cent they he retired in 2007, he won 162 games, three ERA made after they started using. titles and four Cy Youngs. Clemens also made about Now, some people apparently are outraged $115 million in salary over that stretch. He ranks because neither Bonds nor Clemens has been elected to the Hall of Fame. (And, most likely, ninth in career wins (354) and third in career strikenever will.) They’re outraged because, after outs (4,672). systematically cheating for a decade, these two Having read “Game of Shadows” and “The Rocket players have to deal with one — one! — negative that Fell to Earth,” I think both players took steCLEMENS consequence for their actions. roids. Lots of steroids. Enough steroids to supply Give me a break. the 1976 East German swim team. In fact, I would go so Bonds made nearly $190 million during his career. Clefar as to say that if you believe Bonds and Clemens did not mens made more than $150 million. take steroids, you have the brain of a turnip. If they want to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame, well, Since both players already were Hall of Famers by the they sell tickets right outside. They can afford them. time they started using, they could have looked around at what was happening in the late 1990s and said, “SomeReach Joe at 330-580-8573 or joe.scalzo@cantonrep.com thing’s wrong here. We need to make some changes. Some On Twitter: @jscalzoREP

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H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL: JACKSON 48, HOOVER 36

Seniors finish on high note Mikesell gets plenty of support as Polar Bears sweep Vikings By Jim Thomas Repository sports writer

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n Hoover’s Alexis Green reaches for an errant pass over Jackson’s Chloe

Falconer during Saturday’s game.

HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL WEST BRANCH 52, WHEELERSBURG 46

WEST BRANCH (13-3): Everett 0 2-2 2, Leone 3 2-2 9, Pidgeon 1 0-0 3, DeShields 6 0-0 12, Zuchowski 6 0-3 12, Boosz 4 4-5 14. Totals 20 8-12 52. WHEELERSBURG (13-3): Darnell 1 0-0 2, Mullins 2 0-0 5, Burr 2 0-0 4, Lowery 4 0-0 10, Truitt 4 0-0 11, Holden 5 3-6 14. Totals 18 3-6 46. West Branch 8 7 16 21 — 52 Wheelersburg 9 16 10 11 — 46 3-Point Field Goals: Truitt 3, Boosz 2, Lowery 2, Pidgeon, Leone, Holden, Mullins. Total fouls: Wheelersburg 9-8. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: West Branch 33 (Everett 12), Wheelersburg 19.

AKRON EAST 65, GLENOAK 56

GLENOAK (8-10): Stokes 3 0-2 6, Richardson 4 2-2 12, Chapman 2 1-2 5, Collins 3 2-3 9, Bihlman 1 1-2 3, Oaks 1 0-0 3, Miller 8 2-5 18. Totals 19 8-16 56. AKRON EAST (6-12): Walker 2 0-0 4, Russell 8 3-4 20, Mosley 1 1-2 3, Lee 1 1-2 3, Pickens 4 2-2 10, Johnson 4 6-9 14, Buckley 5 0-0 11. Totals 25 13-19 65. GlenOak 17 19 6 14 — 56 Akron East 17 19 15 14 — 65 3-Point Field Goals: Richardson 2, Collins, Oaks, Russell, Buckley. Total fouls: GlenOak 15-11. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: GlenOak 20, Akron East 35.

MANSFIELD ST. PETER’S 76, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56

CENTRAL (8-7): Creamer 2 0-1 4, Bossart 3 1-2 8, Simmons 2 0-0 6, Menches 1 0-0 2, Johnson 1 2-2 4, Scheatzle 2 0-0 4, Jackson 3 3-3 9, ArmourSmith 3 0-0 8, Sirpilla 1 0-0 3, Shepard 3 0-0 6, Hicks 0 2-2 2. Totals 21 8-10 56. ST. PETER’S (19-0): Ramey 2 5-6 9, Gurski 2 0-0 4, Stewart 1 2-2 4, Heinrich 2 0-0 5, Cobb 7 4-4 21, Gasper 1 0-0 3, Jakubick 7 16-18 30. Totals 22 27-30 76. Central 9 12 13 22 — 56 St. Peter’s 13 25 16 22 — 76 3-Point Field Goals: Cobb 3, Simmons 2, ArmourSmith 2, Bossart, Sirpilla, Gasper, Heinrich. Total fouls: Central 20-9. Fouled out: None. JV: Central 61-22.

GARAWAY 62, TUSKY VALLEY 42

GARAWAY (12-5): Miller 5 0-0 12, Donaldson 4 0-0 12, Troyer 4 3-6 11, Roden 4 2-2 10, Fearon 2 2-2 6, Schrock 2 2-2 6, Immel 1 0-0 2, Yoder 1 0-0 2, Shaffer 0 1-2 1. Totals 23-49. TUSKY VALLEY (4-13): Salvo 6 0-1 13, Ray 2 2-5 6, Clugston 2 1-3 6, Goldsmith 2 2-2 6, Kienzle 2 0-0 6, Grossi 1 1-2 3, Haas 1 0-0 2. Totals 16-42. Garaway 18 16 14 14 — 62 Tusky Valley 13 9 15 5 — 42 3-Point Field Goals: Donaldson 4, Miller 2, Kienzle 2, Salvo, Clugston. Total fouls: TV 13-7. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Garaway 32, Tusky Valley 24. JV: Garaway won.

CANTON SOUTH 65, ALLIANCE 33

ALLIANCE: Jackson 1 0-0 2, Richardson 0 2-2 2, Talbert 2 0-0 4, Cox 2 0-0 4, Alexander 1 0-0 2, Quay 4 1-3 9, Johns 2 0-2 4, Brunni 1 0-0 2, Oldfield 2 0-0 4. Totals 15 3-7 33. CANTON SOUTH: Williams 5 4-4 14, Fontes 5 1-1 14, Blackmon 5 0-0 10, James 2 0-2 4, Snyder 4 2-2 12, Blevins 2 1-2 6, Perez 1 0-0 2, Merriweather 0 1-2 1, Ickes 1 0-0 2. Totals 22-50 6-11 55. Alliance 11 4 10 8 — 33 Canton South 10 18 16 21 — 65 3-Point Field Goals: Snyder 3, Fontes 2, Blevins. Total fouls: Alliance 12-7. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Canton South 15 (Williams 4), Alliance 19 (Quay 5). JV: Alliance 55-35.

GIRLS BASKETBALL JACKSON 48, HOOVER 36

JACKSON (16-4, 9-3): Becton 0 0-0 0, Falconer 1 2-2 4, Spencer 3 0-0 7, Scheetz 2 1-1 7, Mikesell 10 4-4 30. Totals 16 7-8 48. HOOVER (8-12, 5-6): M. Green 3 6-6 12, Kinsley 3 0-2 8, A. Green 3 0-0 8, Chimera 0 1-2 1, Walker 3 0-0 6,Cook 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 8-12 36. Jackson 12 10 10 16 — 48 Hoover 8 7 13 8 — 36 3-Point Field Goals: Mikesell 6. Total fouls: Hoover 13-11. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Jackson 30 (Falconer 11), Hoover 25 (M. Green 6). JV: Hoover won 47-42.

MCKINLEY 81, LAKE 32

LAKE (6-12, 2-9): Begue 1 0-0 2, Hance 2 3-4 7, Sampson 2 0-0 4, November 1 0-0 3, Leising 0 2-4 2, Miller 5 0-0 10, Stephens 2 0-0 4. Totals 13 5-8 32. McKINLEY (18-1, 10-1): Meredith 1 0-0 2, Hatchett 3 0-0 9, Young 3 0-0 9, Young 6 0-1 15, Bell 10 4-6 26, Terrell 2 0-2 6, Lee 2 3-4 7, Foster 7 0-0 14, Williams 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 7-15 81. Lake 11 9 8 4 — 32 McKinley 22 17 24 18 — 81 3-Point Field Goals: Hatchett 3 3, Young 3, Bell 2, Terrell 2, November. Total fouls: Lake 13-10. Fouled out: Stephens. Rebounds: McKinley 49 (Foster 12), Lake 31 (Miller 6). JV: McKinley won.

GLENOAK 66, PERRY 41

GLENOAK (13-7, 8-3): Lemire 4 3-4 13, Hall 6 0-1 12, Mucci 3 2-2 10, Cashner 2 5-5 10, Abdulla 3 0-0 8, Rhodes 2 0-0 6, Rozier 1 0-0 2, Watkins 1 0-0 2, Warren 1 0-0 2, Malone 0 1-1 1. Totals 23 11-13 66. PERRY (3-14, 0-10): Pireu 8 1-2 18, Cunningham 4 0-1 8, Groff 1 0-0 3, Wise 2 2-3 6, N. Wilson 1 2-2 4, Leapline 0 1-2 2, Fenn 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 7-13 41. GlenOak 13 20 20 13 — 66 Perry 6 14 9 12 — 41 3-Point Field Goals: Rhodes 2, Lenure 2, Mucci 2, Abdulla 2, Cashner 1, Pireu 1, Groff 1. Total fouls: GlenOak 15-10. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Perry 25 (Pireu 5), GlenOak 18 (Warren 6). JV: GlenOak 46-22.

MARLINGTON 61, SALEM 37

SALEM: Slocum 1 2-2 5, Exline 3 1-2 7, Davidson 0 1-2 1, Garner 1 1-3 3, Mayer-Kurtz 3 3-4 9, Davidson-Chuck 0 2-4 2, Cochran 1 0-0 3, Hamilton 2 0-2 6, Jamison 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 9-17 37. MARLINGTON: Campbell 5 4-6 16, Springer 0 2-4 2, Ferrett 4 0-0 12, Cook 1 0-0 2, Hoopes 5 2-2 13, Lepley 3 1-2 7, Dugan 3 0-0 6, Hall 1 0-0 3. Totals 22 9-14 61. Salem 6 12 1 18 — 37 Marlington 18 13 19 11 — 61 3-Point Field Goals: Ferrett 4, Hamilton 2, Campbell 2, Slocum, Cochran, Hoopes, Hall.

Total fouls: Marlington 18-14. Fouled out: None.

CARROLLTON 44, CANTON SOUTH 41

CANTON SOUTH: Brown 0 1-4 1, Porter 2 2-4 6, Mitchell 4 12-12 21, B. Noll 3 1-1 7, A. Noll 1 0-0 2, Maint 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 16-21 41. CARROLLTON: Laizure 1 0-0 3, Rogers 6 5-6 17, Poole 2 5-7 9, Pridemore 2 2-4 6, Husted 2 1-2 5, Moore 2 0-0 4. Totals 15 13-19 44. Canton South 7 18 10 6 — 41 Carrollton 20 13 8 3 — 44 3-Point Field Goals: Mitchell, Laizure. Rebounds: Canton South 19 (B. Noll 7), Carrollton 18 (Moore 5).

WEST BRANCH 70, ALLIANCE 13

ALLIANCE (2-15): Fletcher 1 2-2 4, Young 1 1-2 4, Davis 1 0-0 2, Brooke 0 0-1 1, Threats 1 1-2 3. Totals 4 4-7 13. WEST BRANCH (18-0, 13-0): Scarpitti 1 0-0 2, Plocher 1 0-0 2, Ridgway 4 1-2 9, Ostadali 1 1-2 4, Hovorka 2 4-6 8, Tennefoss 3 0-1 6, Alazaus 2 2-2 8, Wolfe 2 1-1 5, Bock 1 0-0 2, Zuchowski 11 0-0 22, Showalter 1 0-0 2. Totals 29 9-14 70. Alliance 5 4 4 0 — 13 West Branch 21 18 22 9 — 70 3-Point Field Goals: Alazaus 2, Young, Ostaldi. Total fouls: 9-9. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Alliance 17, West Branch 38 (Zuchowski 10). JV: WB 60-16.

LOUISVILLE 41, MINERVA 21

LOUISVILLE: Cole 1 0-0 2, Israel 1 2-2 4, Galentine 2 1-1 5, Daniel 0 2-2 2, Jackson 2 1-2 5, Gibson 2 2-2 6, Mullet 1 4-6 6, Hahn 4 3-4 11. Totals 13 15-19 41. MINERVA: Foutz 1 0-0 3, Yankovich 2 1-2 7, Kendrick 0 0-2 2, Miller 1 2-2 5, Frigyes 0 4-4 4. Totals 4 9-10 21. Louisville 12 9 12 8 — 41 Minerva 3 8 8 2 — 21 3-Point Field Goals: Yankovich 2, Miller, Foutz. Total fouls: Tied 15-15. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Louisville 25 (Hahn 8), Minerva 34 (Frigyes 7). JV: Louisville won.

CARDINAL MOONEY 63, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 45

MOONEY (11-8): Kay 4 0-0 11, Saunders 1 0-0 2, Hergenrother 8 4-4 21, Frommelt 1 0-0 3, Hough 0 1-2 1, Williams 2 0-0 4, Sapp 6 1-1 15, Rinaldi 2 2-2 6. Totals 24 8-9 63. CENTRAL (3-13): Okress 1 4-4 6, Windemuth 4 0-0 12, Krupar 5 1-2 11, Schott 2 1-2 6, Stephens 1 0-0 2, Blakeney 3 2-4 8. Totals 16 8-12 45. Mooney 10 27 13 13 — 63 Central 10 7 13 15 — 45 3-Point Field Goals: Windemuth 4, Kay 3, Sapp 2, Hergenrother, Frommelt, Schott. Total fouls: Mooney 12-10. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Mooney 19 (Hergenrother 6), Central 13 (Krupar 6).

TUSKY VALLEY 64, EAST CANTON 42

TUSKY VALLEY (16-3, 11-0): Dillon 2 0-0 4, Franks 5 1-2 15, Levengood 5 0-0 12, McKinney 5 0-0 12, Peterson 2 0-3 4, Stewart 7 3-4 17. Totals 26-50 4-10 64. EAST CANTON (10-8, 6-5): Blake 5 0-0 12, A. Reichard 0 4-4 4, Yacklin 6 1-1 14, M. Reichard 4 2-2 12. Totals 15-38 7-7 42. Tusky Valley 12 19 15 18 — 64 East Canton 7 11 11 13 — 42 3-Point Field Goals: Franks 4, Levengood 2, McKinney 2, Blake 2, M. Reichard. Total fouls: TV 13-12. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: TV 23 (Williams 5), EC 15 (Mosley 4, Loy 4). JV: TV 47-28.

LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 52, SPRINGFIELD 31

LAKE CENTER (7-8): Mang 9-3-24, Sommers 2-0-5, Karmie 1-0-2, Harker 2-0-4, Bailey 1-0-2, Haubert 5-1-13, Mizener 1-0-2. Totals 21-4-52. SPRINGFIELD: Phillips 0-6-6, Thompson 2-0-5, Rodenbucher 6-3-15, Gardner 1-0-2, Kern 0-1-1, Walsh 1-0-2. Totals 10-10-31. Lake Center 9 13 16 14 — 52 Springfield 6 5 12 8 — 31 3-Point Field Goals: Mang 3, Haubert 2, Sommers, Thompson.

TUSLAW 50, MANCHESTER 47 OT

TUSLAW (13-5, 7-4): Stewart 1 0-0 2, Leedy 2 3-7 7, McMerrell 1 0-0 2, Koons 4 2-2 10, Maj.Sales 2 8-11 12, Mummertz 2 0-0 4, Miller 4 2-3 13, Mae. Sales 0 0-1 0. Totals 16 15-24 50. MANCHESTER (5-13, 2-8): Anker 5 7-12 18, Campbell 4 3-6 11, Forret 0 1-2 1, Seidel 2 0-0 4, H.Webb 2 0-0 5, J.Webb 3 0-2 8. Totals 16 11-22 47. Tuslaw 10 10 8 16 6 — 50 Manchester 8 9 12 15 3 — 47 3-Point Field Goals: Miller 3, J.Webb 2, Anker, H.Webb. JV: Manchester 37-28.

FAIRLESS 45, CVCA 35

FAIRLESS: Burcaw 3 1-1 9, Reese 1 0-0 2, Birchler 2 1-2 7, Engle 3 0-0 8, Klein 1 0-0 2, Gibbins 4 5-5 13, Pavlik 0 1-2 1, Garren 1 1-2 3. Totals 15 9-12 45. CVCA: Judge 6 3-4 18, Davis 4 5-5 13, Segedy 1 0-0 2, Foguth 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 8-9 35. Fairless 12 15 10 8 — 45 CVCA 6 10 10 9 — 35 3-Point Field Goals: Judge 3, Burcaw 2, Birchler 2, Engle 2. Total fouls: CVCA 13-10.

MALVERN 55, LISBON 39

MALVERN (15-4): Hulit 8 9-10 26, Moore 5 0-2 10, Haidet 4 0-0 10, Goldsworthy 3 0-3 6, Sarbach 0 1-2 1. Totals 21-40 10-17 55. LISBON: Smith 5 0-0 10, Perez 2 3-5 9, Carpenter 4 1-3 9, Ochlestrom 3 1-2 7, Chestnut 1 0-0 2, Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals 14-33 5-8 39. Malvern 16 16 13 11 — 55 Lisbon 11 14 7 7 — 39 3-Point Field Goals: Haidet 2, Perez 2, Hulit. Rebounds: Malvern 21 (Hulit 8), Lisbon 22. JV: Malvern 28-24.

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Girls: 1, Kurzinsky (McKinley) 386.70; 2, Butchko (Fitch) 281.50; 3, Christy (Fitch) 281.20; 4, Overholt (Hoover) 280.75; 5, Niesz Kutsch (Kent Roosevelt) 277.10; 6, Dean (GlenOak) 276.65; 7, Peterson (Green)276.05; 8, Porrini (Perry) 266.40; 9, Lewis (Hoover) 265.60; 10, Turkal (Perry) 260.35. Boys: 1, Forsyth (Jackson) 356.00; 2, Sine (Canfield) 349.50; 3, Newell (Cuyahoga Falls) 338.85; 4, Schering (Jackson) 325.40; 5, Phillips (GlenOak) 325.60; 6, Cristopher (Green) 315.6; 7, Milam (Lake) 311.35; 8, Shrock (Lake) 290.10; 9, Pennington (McKinley) 256.40; 10, Schwarz (Lake) 240.50.

NORTH CANTON The last time the Hoover girls battled Jackson, they had sophomore Peyton Davis glued to Taylor Mikesell’s jersey until she fouled out and Mikesell went off, finishing with 41 points in the Polar Bears’ overtime win. The Vikings sent Davis, junior Jada Cook and sometimes both of them at once against Mikesell on Saturday. They did a good job too, but ultimately the senior and her more experienced Jackson teammates prevailed. Mikesell eschewed taking a shot in the first quarter to get everyone some touches yet still wound up with 30 points — just over her 29.2 average — as visiting Jackson carved out a 48-36 Federal League victory. Senior Chloe Falconer had six of her game-high 11 rebounds in the first quarter, senior Margaux Spencer had all seven of her points in the first period, and senior Lauren Scheetz added a big 3 as Jackson never trailed after the first quarter. Then Mikesell did what she does best, bombing in half of her six 3-pointers and scoring half of her points in the final period to end the conference regular season in style as she moved her career point total to 1,989. “They had a great game plan coming in. They were definitely trying to take Taylor away,” Jackson head coach Anthony Butch. “They were very physical with her throughout the game. I think at times it did frustrate her. But for her to end up with 30 points, hit 60 percent (6-of-10) from 3, hit 50 percent from 2 (4-of-8) with the way she was defended, it was pretty incredible.” A 16-4 overall record and a 9-3 mark that finished second in the Federal League is pretty good too. That’s where Jackson stands heading into today’s tournament draw. “I know we fell short of our ultimate goal of winning (the league), but this team has a lot to be proud of,” Butch said. “This is one of our best records in a long time.” Hoover gave Jackson some incentive to keep playing hard. “This is (maybe) the first time in 20 years we’ve beaten Hoover twice in

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one season,” said Falconer. “So this was a really big win for us seniors.” Hoover made them work for it. Sophomore post Mackenzie Green, like Cook recently back from injury, was a presence inside. She scored a dozen points, all after the first quarter, and grabbed six rebounds. Senior Alexis Green, sophomore Kelsey Kinsley and freshman  Emily Walker were the team’s outside scorers, with both Green and Kinsley connecting on two 3s and scoring eight points and Walker matching their three baskets for six points. But the Vikings still were  minus injured junior post Annie Roshak. It showed when they tried to get over the hump, but couldn’t get that big basket. They got as close as two, 27-25, on Green’s hoop late in the third only to have Scheetz bury a 3 two possessions

after Hoover missed a shot to tie. A Green 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in third sent Hoover to the fourth quarter down just 32-28. Then it was Mikesell time. The 5-foot-11 Maryland recruit buried a 3-ball from deep in the corner to open the period, then hit another 3 the next trip to make it a 38-28 lead. That was the game. “I thought Jada and Peyton gave a very good defensive effort,” Hoover head coach Abbey Allerding said. “(Mikesell) is a great player. She did a very good job.” Allerding was pleased with her team’s effort and energy. “I think our kids battled hard,” she said. “We’re just continuing to work hard every day. I love this group of girls we have. I just hope we can continue to get healthy.”

AREA HIGH SCHOOL REPORT BOYS BASKETBALL AKRON EAST 65, GLENOAK 56 Tied after two matching quarters, East outscored the visiting Golden Eagles 15-6 in the third quarter to pull away for the non-league victory. GlenOak was outrebounded 25-20 and shot just 50 percent (8 of 16) at the foul line. Joe Miller had a team-high 18 points for GlenOak.  MANSFIELD ST. PETER’S 76, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56 Jared Jakubick scored 30

points to lead St. Peter’s (19-0), which outscored Central 25-12 in the second quarter to take a 38-21 halftime lead. William Jackson had nine points to lead the Crusaders (8-7). CANTON SOUTH 65, ALLIANCE 33 Four Canton South players scored in double figures as the Wildcats won an NBC game at home. The double figure scorers for Canton South were Tyrese Williams and Chris Fontes with 14 points each, Silas Snyder with 12 points and Sean Blackmon with 10 points.  WEST BRANCH 52, WHEELERSBURG 46 Michael Boosz scored 14 points and T.J. DeShields added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors (13-3), who outscored Wheelersburg 21-11 in the fourth quarter to rally. It was West Branch’s 10th straight win.  GARAWAY 62, TUSKY VALLEY 42 Erik Miller scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Garaway (12-5). Jeremy Salvo scored 13 for Tusky Valley (4-13).

GIRLS BASKETBALL  MCKINLEY 81, LAKE 32 Bulldog junior

Kierstan Bell scored 26 points to move into the top five on Stark County’s career scoring list and the Pups tied a school record with 10 3-pointers, clinching the Federal League’s outright title in the process. Bell now has 1,891 points, moving past Hoover’s Brittany Orban (1,887). Timken’s Alahna Singleton is fourth with 1,911. Chamera Young added 15 points and Kyla Foster had 14 for McKinley (18-1, 10-1). Sarah Miller scored 10 points for Lake (6-12, 2-9). GLENOAK 66, PERRY 41 Alexis Lemire scored 13, Aniyah Hall had 12 and Addison Mucci and Sophia Cashner each added 10 for GlenOak (13-7, 8-3), which led 53-29 entering the fourth. Rylee Pireu scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Panthers (3-14, 0-10).  MARLINGTON 61, SALEM 37 Robin Campbell scored 16 points for Marlington as the Dukes won an NBC game on the road. Campbell scored 15 of her points in the first half. Brianna Hoopes added 13 points for Marlington. Maria Ferrett also hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the Dukes.  WEST BRANCH 70, ALLIANCE 13 Natalie Zuchowski had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Branch (18-0, 13-0), which clinched the outright Northeastern

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n Jackson’s Taylor Mikesell passes over the trapping defense from Hoover’s April Chimera

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Buckeye Conference title. LOUISVILLE 41, MINERVA 21 Erin Hahn totaled 11 points and eight rebounds and the Leopards held host Minerva to single digits in each quarter.  CARROLLTON 44, CANTON SOUTH 41 Maysie Rogers scored 17 points to lead Carrollton, which led 20-7 after the first quarter. Megan Mitchell scored 21 for Canton South.  CARDINAL MOONEY 63, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 45 Camden Hergenrother scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Mooney (11-8), which outscored Central 27-7 in the second quarter. Rachel Windemuth had 12 points and Erin Krupar added 11 for the Crusaders (3-13).  TUSKY VALLEY 64, EAST CANTON 42 Jenna Franks scored 15 with four rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead Tusky Valley (16-3, 11-0), which clinched the IVC North title. Arora Levengood and Boston McKinney each added 12 points and McKinney had eight rebounds and six steals. Savannah Yacklin scored 14 to lead East Canton (10-8, 6-5), while Madison Blake and Mary Reichard each added 12.

FAIRLESS 45, CVCA 35 Kennady Gibbins had 13 points for Fairless as the Falcons won a PAC-7 game on the road. Fairless jumped out to a 12-6 lead after the first quarter and never relinquished the advantage.  LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 52, SPRINGFIELD 31 Hannah Mang scored 24 points for Lake Center Christian as the Tigers topped Springfield on the road. Kennedy Haubert also had 13 points for the Tigers. TUSLAW 50, MANCHESTER 47 OT Majestic Sales’ bucket at the end of regulation sent the game to overtime, where Tuslaw hung on for the PAC-7 road win. Sales led the Mustangs with a double-double of 12 points and 17 rebounds to go with five assists. Harmony Miller made three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 13 points, while Emma Koons added 10 points and three steals. Karli Anker led Manchester (5-13, 2-8) with 18 points. Jordan Campbell added 11 points.  MALVERN 55, LISBON 39 Kelsi Hulit scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Malvern (15-4), while Jazmariah Moore and McKenzie Haidet each added 10. REPOSITORY STAFF REPORT

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No surprise here Davis, other coaches see records falling in future By Joe Scalzo Repository sports writer

Whenever Tom Davis had a player score her 1,000th career point — and if you know anything about East Canton High School girls basketball, you know it happened A LOT — he had a simple philosophy for how to acknowledge it during the game: Don’t. “We really played it down during the season,” he said. “I know some coaches stop the game and announce that they reached 1,000 points and give them the game ball, but typically we did not do that. Maybe we did it at the end of the game or the beginning of the game, but during the season, I don’t think it’s the time for that. “Once the tournament is over and done with, we’ll go back and talk about how the season went.” Davis’ team-first philosophy clearly worked, as he won a county-record 624 games over 36 seasons with two state runner-up finishes. But his players reached plenty of individual milestones along the way, as evidenced by the fact that eight of the top 25 girls on Stark County’s alltime scoring list were Wizards. That includes the player now ranked third on that list: Linda Krider, who had 1,931 points when she graduated in 1981 and whose record stood until McKinley’s Ameryst Alston broke it in 2002. Alston’s record of 2,032 points is now in jeopardy, as both Jackson’s Taylor Mikesell (1,959 entering Saturday’s games) and McKinley’s Kierstan Bell (1,865) seem poised to top 2,000 before the season is over. “It doesn’t surprise me,” said Davis, who founded the program in 1975, retired in 2010 and now lives in North Carolina. “You see how girls are playing now and they’re so much bigger and stronger and there’s just so many more opportunities with AAU and everything. My 6-year-old granddaughter is playing basketball now and I’ll see her going in the high post and stepping out and doing all those things. The things kids know now are pretty incredible. “I just assume all of those records are going to be in jeopardy.”

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Tom Davis holds the county record for career wins with 624.

Ex-Wizard standout Beth Sternberg, who now coaches at Perry, understands that as well as anyone. She was second on the county list with 1,609 points when she graduated in 2002. She now ranks 10th. “It’s funny because people will ask me where I am on that list and I honestly don’t know,” she said. “We’ve had so many great players and such great talent in Stark County, so in just 15 years of me being out of high school, I’ve moved down so much. “It’s nice that people remember that I was once there, but it’s kind of cool now to be coaching and see some of these players and how phenomenal they are.” Of course, beyond the year-round training, today’s players have other advantages over girls such as Krider or McKinley coach Pam Davis, who had 1,500 points at Austintown Fitch in the early 1980s. “We didn’t have the 3-point line back then or I might have had more,” said Davis, who graduated from Akron as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. “Plus, we played with the boys ball.” Davis laughed, then added, “The older I get, the better I was.” While Mikesell might finish this season ranked first, Bell will shatter the county scoring record by the time she graduates next spring. If you’re an opposing coach in the Federal League, that can’t happen soon enough. But as Sternberg said, “You always feel like there’s going to be somebody else.”

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and both can handle the ball, but there’s a difference in STARK COUNTY From Page C1 their size and speed. Mikesell ALL-TIME SCORERS is 5-foot-9 with good athletiIf not, you can call for a cism, but if you watch her in timeout or a priest. Mikesell Girls warmups, she won’t jump out. (the top-ranked senior in Bell, meanwhile, is 6-2 and 1, Ameryst Alston, McKinley Ohio according to ESPN) has moves likes she’s been bit by a (2012) 2,032 scored at least 30 points in radioactive spider. 2, Taylor Mikesell, Jackson (2018) eight games this year, includThat athleticism is what 1,989 ing a school-record 50 against separates Bell from every other 3, Linda K. Krider, East Canton Padua. She had 40 points in a player in Stark County history, (1981) 1,931 59-55 overtime win at McKinGlenOak coach Paul Wackerly 4, Alahna Singleton, Timken ley in December, snapping said. (2014) 1,911 Jackson’s 20-game losing “She’s outside of Ameryst 5, Kierstan Bell, McKinley (2019) streak in the series, and scored Alston’s league,” Wackerly 1,891 the Polar Bears’ final 33 points said of Bell. “Ameryst was 6, Brittany Orban, Hoover (2008) in a 58-53 overtime win over good, but she was only like 1,887 Hoover. 5-7, 5-8. Bell is 6-2, and I’m 7, Katy Arick, East Canton (2006) “I’m just trying to do what telling you, that girl is good. I 1,789 needs to be done to help us love watching her. I’ll watch 8, Lindsey Gaut, Fairless, (2006) win that night,” said Mikemy game tapes and I’ll be 1,709 sell, a Maryland recruit who is thinking, ‘That’s nice’ and 9, Caitlin Sharp, East Canton averaging 29.2 points per game she’s doing it against me. (2008) 1,666 — the only Polar Bear in double “You’re not going to have 10, Beth Sternberg, East Canton figures. “If my role is scoring just one girl chase her around (2002) 1,609 … that’s what I’m going to do. and shut her down. You better You just go by the flow of the get ready.” game. I don’t have to score 40 basketball players — nearly Barring injury, Bell easily every night. As long as we win, 86 players have reached the will finish her career as Stark 1,000-point milestone — it I’m fine with it.” County’s all-time leading never has seen this type of Problem is, if she doesn’t scorer, boys or girls. (Jackson’s intraconference rivalry from score at least 24, they lose. Jami Bosley is No. 1 overall two players with this type of Mikesell’s three lowest scorwith 2,077 points.) She could talent. (Probably the closest ing totals this season are 18 also finish in the top five on comparison is Hoover’s Brit(against GlenOak), 19 (Green) Ohio’s girls scoring list (Katie tany Orban facing off against and 21 (Gilmour). Jackson lost Smith is fifth with 2,740 McKinley’s Porsche Poole in all three. points), although Marlene the mid- to late-2000s.) “She knows what she needs Stollings’ state record of 3,514 Still, they are different play- is out of reach. to do for our team to have sucers. Although she’s athletic cess and she knows her role is “Scoring 2,000 points is enough to score off the dribble remarkable and I think the to score on this team,” Butch or in transition, Mikesell’s big- pace that Kierstan is on as a said. “But she’s always trying gest strength is her shooting. to get everyone else involved. junior is indescribable, but She leads the area in freeSometimes she over-passes both players (Mikesell and throw percentage (91 percent) Bell) — regardless of how many and we have to tell her to be and is second in 3-point more assertive and score.” points they score — have a percentage at 41 percent (81 of championship on their mind,” That same is true of Bell, 197). the top-ranked junior in McKinley coach Pam Davis Bell has good shooting form said. “Kierstan may outscore Ohio who tied a season-low — although she sometimes with 23 points in the loss to Ameryst, but Ameryst has a rushes her outside shot — but Jackson (facing double- and state title under her belt, so triple-teams). She averages an is deadliest near the basket, she’s one up on her.” area-best 33.0 points per game. where her long arms and And don’t think Bell doesn’t “Yeah, sometimes coach will jumping ability make her a know it. yell ‘stop deferring!’ ” Bell said matchup nightmare. “That is one of my goals, And if she gets going in the of assistant coach Willie Davis. to have that (county) scoring “But I never go in there trying open floor? Forget it. record, but my main goal is to “She’s incredibly tough to to score a certain amount of win a state championship,” prepare for,” Butch said of points. I just go in there every Bell said. “That’s what I’m Bell. “She’s a 6-2 point guard game and do what they ask of focusing on.” who can play in the post. She’s me.”   Reach Joe at 330-580-8573 or a special talent.” Although Stark County has joe.scalzo@cantonrep.com Both also are terrific passers On Twitter: @jscalzoREP seen its share of talented girls

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS MEN TOLEDO 77, AKRON 56

TOLEDO (16-7) Adway 3-6 3-6 9, Navigato 3-10 0-0 7, Sanford 7-13 1-2 18, M.Jackson 0-3 0-0 0, Fletcher 8-14 4-6 23, Gordon 3-4 0-0 7, Knapke 2-3 3-4 7, Rose 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 2-2 0-0 6, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Schaffer 0-0 0-0 0, Alderson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-56 11-18 77. AKRON (10-12) Utomi 6-12 1-2 17, Duvivier 4-14 0-1 8, Cotton 4-13 1-4 12, Ivey 5-11 0-0 10, Smith 1-3 0-0 3, Kostelac 1-2 0-0 2, McIntyre 0-0 0-0 0, Patton 0-2 0-0 0, Parrish 2-2 0-0 4, Gbadebo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 2-7 56. Halftime—Toledo 35-27. 3-Point Goals—Toledo 1027 (Fletcher 3-5, Sanford 3-8, Roberts 2-2, Gordon 1-1, Navigato 1-7, Knapke 0-1, Alderson 0-1, M.Jackson 0-2), Akron 8-21 (Utomi 4-5, Cotton 3-8, Smith 1-3, Ivey 0-2, Duvivier 0-3). Fouled Out—Smith. Rebounds—Toledo 35 (Fletcher 9), Akron 29 (Smith 7). Assists—Toledo 18 (Sanford, Fletcher 5), Akron 4 (Cotton 2). Total Fouls— Toledo 10, Akron 17. A—2,584 (5,500).

CAPITAL 86, MOUNT UNION 74

MOUNT UNION (10-11, 6-8): Niamke 2-2 0-0 4, Francesconi 6-11 0-0 18, Friga 2-3 2-2 7, BowerMalone 5-13 2-2 13, Kukura 8-18 4-4 21, Mason 1-2 2-2 4, Carbon 0-0 0-0 0, Stenger 0-1 0-0 0, Griffin 3-6 1-3 7, Slack 0-2 0-0 0, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 11-13 74. CAPITAL (11-10, 7-7): Cox 7-8 8-11 22, Schreck 10-14 0-0 24, Hannah 2-6 6-8 11, Caldwell 5-8 1-2 11, Weingartner 3-7 0-0 8, Yahaya 2-2 0-0 5, Auble 1-2 0-0 3, Lash 0-1 0-1 0, Jamison 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 31-51 15-22 86. Halftime: Capital 41-24. 3-Point Field Goals: Mount 9-23 (Francesconi 6-9, Friga 1-2, Kukura 1-3, Bower-Malone 1-4, Stenger 0-1, Griffin 0-2, Slack 0-2), Capital 9-16 (Schreck 4-4, Weingartner 2-3, Yahaya 1-1, Auble 1-2, Hannah 1-3, Lash 0-1, Caldwell 0-2). Total fouls: Mount 19-17. Fouled out: Mason. Rebounds: Mount 25 (Kukura 7), Capital 34 (Hannah 7). Assists: Mount 11 (Bower-Malone 6), Capital 20 (Schreck 5). Steals: Tied 5-5. Turnovers: Capital 13-11.

FINDLAY 72, WALSH 60

FINDLAY (21-3, 15-1): Gardner 1-5 2-2 5, Smith 3-7 3-3 10, Kimbrough 8-17 0-0 19, Kahlig 5-10 1-1 14, White 2-6 4-6 8, Schmock 3-5 0-0 6, Masterlasco 2-3 0-1 4, Ashley 1-2 0-0 3, Overhister 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 26-59 11-15 72. WALSH (15-6, 10-5): Furcron 4-12, 2-2 11, Straughter 4-9 2-4 13, Carpenter 7-12 2-2 18, Lucien 2-5 0-0 5, Vaudrin 2-5 1-2 6, Christy 0-2 0-0 0, Wess 1-7 0-0 2, Canter 2-4 1-1 5. Totals 22-56 8-11 60. Halftime: Findlay 41-28. 3-Point Field Goals: Findlay 9-27 (Gardner 1-4, Smith 1-2, Kimbrough 3-10, Kahlig 3-8, White 0-1, Ashley 1-2), Walsh 8-25 (Furcron 1-6, Straughter 3-5, Carpenter 2-3, Lucien 1-3, Vaudrin 1-1, Christy 0-1, Wess 0-6). Total fouls: Walsh 17-14. Fouled out: Vaudrin. Rebounds: Findlay 41 (White 12), Walsh 28 (Furcron 5, Lucien 5). Assists: Findlay 7 (Kimbrough 2), Walsh 15 (Vaudrin 6). Steals: Findlay 3, Walsh 6 (Vaudrin 4). Turnovers: Findlay 10-8.

MALONE 77, HILLSDALE 68

HILLSDALE (17-6, 11-5): Behr 6-10 0-1 14, Czarnowski 5-9 3-3 13, Badowski 2-13 5-6 10, Neveau 2-4 2-4 7, S. Lowry 0-11 2-2 2, Larson 3-6 0-1 6, D, Lowry 3-8 0-0 8, Yarian 1-4 0-0 2, Travios 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 24-72 12-17 68. MALONE (17-7, 10-6): Pantos 5-9 1-2 12, Spotleson 3-7 3-4 9, Jordan 5-12 4-5 17, Haynie 1-3 0-1 2, Sheppard 5-11 1-2 16, Majestic 2-4 2-2 7, Mouliom 0-1 1-4 1, Evans 5-9 0-1 13. Totals 26-56 12-21 77. Halftime: Malone 25-24. 3-Point Field Goals: Hillsdale 8-30 (Behr 2-3, Badowski 1-8, Neveau 1-2, S. Lowry 0-7, D. Lowry 2-4, Yarian 0-1, Travios 2-5), Malone 13-25 (Pantos 1-3, Spotleson 0-2, Jordan 3-5, Sheppard 5-7, Majestic 1-3, Evans 3-5). Total fouls: Hillsdale 16-15. Fouled out: Travios. Rebounds: Hillsdale 45 (Behr 10), Malone 43 (Spotleson 12). Assists: Hillsadale 11 (Czarnowski 4), Malone 19 (Jordan 8). Steals: Hillsdale 5-3. Turnovers: Malone 10-5.

BOWLING GREEN 70, KENT ST. 62

KENT ST. (12-11) Pippen 0-1 1-2 1, De La Rosa 7-11 6-8 20, Zabo 1-5 2-2 4, Walker 7-17 1-1 20, Avery 5-13 0-0 11, Nwankwo 0-0 0-0 0, Duling 2-6 0-0 4, Ridenour 0-1 0-2 0, Peterson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-56 10-15 62. BOWLING GREEN (14-9) Koch 3-8 0-0 8, Wiggins 6-9 1-1 13, Lillard 4-7 2-3 11, Turner 8-18 2-2 20, Frye 0-5 0-0 0, Uju 0-1 0-0 0, Gadson 0-1 0-0 0, Caldwell 4-6 2-3 12, Cummings 0-1 0-1 0, Fox 2-3 1-1 6, Plowden 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 8-11 70. Halftime—Kent St. 31-24. 3-Point Goals—Kent St. 6-22 (Walker 5-13, Avery 1-5, Zabo 0-1, Pippen 0-1, Peterson 0-1, Duling 0-1), Bowling Green 8-24 (Caldwell 2-4, Turner 2-4, Koch 2-4, Fox 1-2, Lillard 1-4, Cummings 0-1, Plowden 0-2, Frye 0-3). Fouled Out—Pippen. Rebounds—Kent St. 35 (De La Rosa, Walker, Pippen 6), Bowling Green 33 (Wiggins 9). Assists—Kent St. 7 (Zabo, Avery 2), Bowling Green 15 (Caldwell 4). Total Fouls—Kent St. 17, Bowling Green 15. A—3,540 (4,387).

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EAST Albany (NY) 83, New Hampshire 74 Army 82, American U. 70 Brown 102, Princeton 100, OT Bucknell 74, Lafayette 59 Cincinnati 65, UConn 57 Coll. of Charleston 86, Hofstra 85 Columbia 77, Dartmouth 74 Davidson 87, George Washington 58 Fairleigh Dickinson 73, Robert Morris 67 Hartford 73, Stony Brook 64 Harvard 76, Cornell 73 Holy Cross 73, Loyola (Md.) 57 LIU Brooklyn 84, Bryant 71 La Salle 81, Saint Joseph’s 78 Lehigh 80, Boston U. 75 Maine 81, Binghamton 79, OT Mount St. Mary’s 59, St. Francis (Pa.) 56 Northeastern 107, UNC-Wilmington 100, OT Penn 59, Yale 50 Penn St. 82, Iowa 58 Purdue 78, Rutgers 76 Sacred Heart 67, CCSU 54 St. Bonaventure 84, Duquesne 81 St. John’s 81, Duke 77 UMass 86, Dayton 82, 2OT Vermont 81, UMBC 53 Virginia 59, Syracuse 44 Wagner 79, St. Francis Brooklyn 61 West Virginia 89, Kansas St. 51 SOUTH Alabama 68, Florida 50 Alabama St. 89, MVSU 85, OT Belmont 83, Morehead St. 73 Bethune-Cookman 80, Coppin St. 60 Clemson 75, Wake Forest 67 Drexel 91, William & Mary 79 ETSU 81, Chattanooga 61 East Carolina 88, Memphis 85, OT Elon 89, Delaware 76 FIU 71, Louisiana Tech 68 Florida Gulf Coast 80, Jacksonville 55 Florida St. 80, Louisville 76 Gardner-Webb 63, Charleston Southern 61 George Mason 79, Richmond 75 Grambling St. 69, Southern U. 68 High Point 67, Campbell 56 Houston 69, UCF 65 Howard 83, Florida A&M 80, OT Jackson St. 60, Alcorn St. 57 James Madison 79, Towson 73 Kennesaw St. 93, SC-Upstate 69 LSU 94, Arkansas 86 Liberty 67, Longwood 55 Louisiana-Lafayette 80, Louisiana-Monroe 59 McNeese St. 75, Northwestern St. 62 Mercer 73, Wofford 65 Miami 84, Virginia Tech 75 Middle Tennessee 78, Charlotte 73 Mississippi St. 72, Georgia 57 Murray St. 66, UT Martin 53 NC A&T 92, Hampton 84 NC Central 72, Delaware St. 61 NC State 76, Notre Dame 58 NJIT 81, Lipscomb 77 Nicholls 81, New Orleans 64 Norfolk St. 76, Morgan St. 65 North Carolina 96, Pittsburgh 65 North Florida 97, Stetson 91 Old Dominion 65, UAB 60 SE Louisiana 89, Cent. Arkansas 84 Savannah St. 111, SC State 99 Southern Miss. 77, FAU 66 Tennessee 94, Mississippi 61 Tennessee St. 73, E. Kentucky 60 The Citadel 100, Furman 92, OT Troy 80, South Alabama 63 UNC-Asheville 75, Presbyterian 61 W. Carolina 88, Samford 71 Winthrop 75, Radford 57 MIDWEST Austin Peay 96, SE Missouri 81 Bowling Green 70, Kent St. 62 Butler 80, DePaul 57 Cent. Michigan 101, Ohio 98, 2OT E. Illinois 79, Tennessee Tech 71 E. Michigan 58, Ball St. 41 Fort Wayne 91, Denver 63 Illinois St. 75, Evansville 71 Indiana St. 77, N. Iowa 66 Loyola of Chicago 97, Missouri St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 81, N. Illinois 65 Michigan 76, Minnesota 73, OT

Missouri 69, Kentucky 60 Montana 72, North Dakota 67 N. Kentucky 78, Cleveland St. 61 Oklahoma St. 84, Kansas 79 Providence 77, Marquette 75 SIU-Edwardsville 75, Jacksonville St. 67 Saint Louis 73, Fordham 50 South Dakota 76, N. Dakota St. 72 Toledo 77, Akron 56 W. Illinois 82, Oral Roberts 56 Wright St. 83, Youngstown St. 57 Xavier 96, Georgetown 91, OT SOUTHWEST Appalachian St. 59, Texas State 56 Georgia St. 81, UALR 51 Lamar 76, Stephen F. Austin 54 North Texas 74, Rice 70 Prairie View 96, Texas Southern 82 Sam Houston St. 84, Abilene Christian 77 Texas 79, Oklahoma 74 Texas A&M 83, South Carolina 60 Texas A&M-CC 56, Incarnate Word 51 Texas Tech 83, TCU 71 Texas-Arlington 87, Coastal Carolina 80 UTSA 74, W. Kentucky 63 FAR WEST Fresno St. 80, Wyoming 62 N. Colorado 86, Montana St. 63 New Mexico 71, San Jose St. 68 New Mexico St. 90, Rio Grande 67 Portland 68, Loyola Marymount 66 Portland St. 94, E. Washington 81 S. Utah 84, Idaho St. 80 Stanford 96, Oregon 61 UC Davis 105, Long Beach St. 104, 2OT UCLA 82, Southern Cal 79

WOMEN OHIO ST. 68, WISCONSIN 55

OHIO ST. (19-5) Mavunga 9-16 3-5 21, Calhoun 0-4 0-0 0, Doss 3-10 2-3 9, Harper 6-15 3-4 15, Mitchell 5-11 4-5 16, Hart 2-3 0-0 5, Waterman 1-5 0-0 2, Totals 26-64 12-17 68. WISCONSIN (9-16) Fredrickson 4-8 0-0 9, Howard 10-19 0-0 20, Beverley 0-6 0-0 0, McMorris 4-12 7-10 15, Van Leeuwen 1-5 1-2 4, Laszewski 2-2 0-0 4, Shaw 0-1 0-0 0, Gilreath 1-6 0-0 3, Marble 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 22-59 8-12 55. Ohio St. 22 13 9 24 — 68 Wisconsin 9 19 10 17 — 55 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 4-18 (Calhoun 0-3, Doss 1-5, Harper 0-3, Mitchell 2-6, Hart 1-1), Wisconsin 3-11 (Fredrickson 1-1, Beverley 0-1, McMorris 0-1, Van Leeuwen 1-2, Gilreath 1-6). Assists— Ohio St. 14 (Doss 4), Wisconsin 16 (McMorris 7). Fouled Out—Wisconsin Fredrickson. Rebounds— Ohio St. 37 (Harper 11), Wisconsin 43 (McMorris 13). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 15, Wisconsin 16. Technical Fouls—None. A—6,623.

CAPITAL 67, MOUNT UNION 58

CAPITAL (12-9, 8-6): Wachtman 4-5 2-2 11, Folan 1-6 0-0 3, Taphorn 6-14 4-4 18, Stonerock 0-2 5-6 5, Risner 5-11 2-2 12, Bosch 2-5 2-2 6, Hulette 4-8 4-4 12. Totals 22-51 19-20 67. MOUNT UNION (11-10, 8-6): Alkire 0-5 0-0 0, Morrissette 1-4 2-2 4, Tinkey 2-8 0-0 6, Hessel 1-1 1-1 3, Sanborn 7-9 0-1 14, Rauhe 1-2 0-0 2, Rappach 5-10 0-0 15, Schaefer 0-1 0-0 0, Inverso 2-3 0-0 4, Tytler 5-6 0-0 10. Totals 24-49 3-4 58. Capital 15 29 11 12 — 67 Mount Union 7 20 15 16 — 58 3-Point Field Goals: Capital 4-11 (Taphorn 2-3, Folan 1-4, Wachtman 1-2, Hulette 0-2), Mount Union 7-18 (Rappach 5-9, Tinkey 2-3, Alkire 0-3, Rauhe, Schaefer, Inverso). Total fouls: Mount Union 18-11. Fouled out: none. Rebounds: Capital 29 (Wachtman 6, Stonerock 6), Mount Union 26 (Tinkey 7). Assists: Capital 13 (Folan 5), Mount Union 22 (Alkire 5). Steals: Capital 12 (Folan 5), Mount Union 4 (Morrissette 3). Turnovers: Mount Union 22-14.

HILLSDALE 66, MALONE 62

COLLEGE BASKETBALL REPORT MEN’S TOP 25 NO. 2 VIRGINIA 59, SYRACUSE 44 In Syracuse, N.Y., De’Andre Hunter scored 15 points, Kyle Guy added 14 and second-ranked Virginia smothered struggling Syracuse on Saturday. Virginia (22-1, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which beat the Orange 68-61 in January, has won 14 straight and is off to its best start in conference play since the days of Ralph Sampson, who led the 1980-81 team to a 12-0 start. NO. 3 PURDUE 78, RUTGERS 76 In Piscataway, N.J., Vincent Edward had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Purdue held on for a schoolrecord 19th straight win. Mathis Dakota scored 16 points, Carsen Edwards had 13 and P.J. Thompson added 12 points for the Boilermakers (23-2, 12-0 Big Ten). ST. JOHN’S 81, NO. 4 DUKE 77 In New York, Shamorie Ponds scored 33 points, and St. John’s snapped an 11-game losing streak and handed the suddenly suspect Blue Devils their second loss in eight days. Bashir Ahmed added 19 points and Tariq Owens had 17 for the Red Storm (11-13). Gary Trent Jr. had 22 points for the Blue Devils. NO. 6 XAVIER 96, GEORGETOWN 91

In Cincinnati, Trevon Bluiett had a season-high 31 points, including a fourpoint play that tied it late in regulation, and Xavier never trailed in overtime. The Musketeers (21-3, 9-2 Big East) made all of their 10 free throws in overtime, including four by Tyrique Jones. OKLAHOMA STATE 84, NO. 7 KANSAS 79 In Lawrence, Kan., Kendall Smith

scored 24 points, including the clinching free throws in the final seconds, and Oklahoma State held on for the upset. Cameron McGriff added 20 points and Jeffrey Carroll had 15 for the Cowboys (14-9, 4-6 Big 12). NO. 8 CINCINNATI 65, UCONN 57 In Storrs, Conn., Jacob Evans III scored 19 points to lead Cincinnati past the struggling Huskies. Kyle Washington added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bearcats (21-2, 10-0 American), who never trailed. NO. 10 TEXAS TECH 83, TCU 71 In Fort Worth, Texas, Jarrett Culver scored 20 points with four 3-pointers, and Texas Tech got its fourth straight victory and a share of the Big 12 Conference lead. Culver, Tech’s hometown freshman guard, made all of his 3s in the first half. TEXAS 79, NO. 12 OKLAHOMA 74 In

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Austin, Texas, Matt Coleman scored 22 points, leading a big second-half rally before his late free throws helped secure the win over Oklahoma and freshman star Trae Young. Coleman scored 14 points in the second half. His free throws down the stretch came after he missed three in a row late in an overtime loss at Texas Tech that could have helped clinch a victory. Texas closed the game on a 22-8 run. Kerwin Roach II added 19 points for Texas (15-8, 5-5 Big 12). NO. 15 WEST VIRGINIA 89, KANSAS STATE 51 In Morgantown, W.Va.,

Sagaba Konate scored 19 points and West Virginia ended a three-game losing streak. James “Beetle” Bolden added 13 points in his first career start, Teddy Allen had 12 points off the bench and Wes Harris had 10 for West Virginia. NO. 18 TENNESSEE 94, MISSISSIPPI 61

In Knoxville, Tenn., Grant Williams and Lamonte’ Turner scored 17 points each to lead five Tennessee players in double figures as the Volunteers won their fifth straight. NO. 20 CLEMSON 75, WAKE FOREST 67

In Winston-Sale, N.C., Gabe DeVoe scored 24 points to lead Clemson. Marcquise Reed added 10 of his 22 in the final six minutes to help the Tigers (19-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their third straight and claim sole possession of second place in the league standings, a half-game ahead of No. 4 Duke. MISSOURI 69, NO. 21 KENTUCKY 60 In Columbia, Mo., Missouri had never beaten Kentucky in 10 previous tries, but behind 16 points each from Jordan Barnett and Kassius Robertson, the Tigers finally cleared that Big Blue hurdle. Kentucky shot 31.3 percent from the field. ALABAMA 68, NO. 23 FLORIDA 50 In Gainesville, Fla., Collin Sexton scored 17 points, Donta Hall notched his fourth double-double of the season, and Alabama rallied from a 10-point deficit for the upset. Sexton added eight rebounds and six assists for the Tide (15-8, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which improved to 2-4 on the road. NO. 24 MICHIGAN 76, MINNESOTA 73, OT

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made a tiebreaking three-point play with 3.8 seconds left and finished with 17 points as Michigan held on in overtime.

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HILLSDALE (13-8, 11-6): Dittmer 9-16 2-2 21, Ott 6-16 2-5 15, Dewire 5-11 5-6 15, Reed 3-7 1-2 7, Burger 1-9 0-0 2, Gray 2-3 0-0 6, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Wacker 0-2 0-0 0, Chikwe 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-67 10-15 66. MALONE (8-13, 6-11): Wentling 5-7 0-0 13, Groff 3-7 3-3 10, Strother 3-8 1-2 9, Grandison 2-10 2-2 7, Doyle 0-3 0-0 0, Dyrlund 6-11 5-6 17, Vaughan 2-8 0-0 4, Foster 1-3 0-0 2, Drayer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 11-3 62. Hillsdale 16 15 15 20 — 66 Malone 13 14 7 28 — 62 3-Point Field Goals: Hillsdale 4-20 (Gray 2-3, Dittmer 1-2, Ott 1-3, Burger 0-6, Reed 0-2, Anderson 0-2, Dewire 0-1, Chikwe 0-1), Malone 7-22 (Wentling 3-4, Strother 2-4, Groff 1-2, Grandison 1-3, Foster 0-1, Drayer 0-1, Doyle 0-2, Vaughan 0-5). Total fouls: Malone 16-14 Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Hillsdale 42 (Ott 9), Malone 37 (Doyle 5). Assists: Hillsdale 12 (Ott 4, Dewire 4), Malone 11 (Dyrlund 4). Steals: Hillsdale 7, Malone 7. Turnovers: Malone 14-13.

WALSH 77, FINDLAY 73

FINDLAY (16-5, 13-4): Hinton 2-5 1-2 5, Hortsman 9-15 0-0 19, Hintz 7-14 4-8 18, Ellerbrock 1-5 4-4 6, Stegmaier 4-8 2-2 12, Thobe 1-2 2-3 4, Englebrecht 1-10 0-0 3, Puthoff 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 28-63 13-19 73. WALSH (14-8, 11-5): Borck 3-8 1-1 9, Hochstedler 4-8 4-4 13, Sales 7-12 6-8 20, Grober 1-5 1-2 3, Butler 2-6 2-2 8, Foley 5-6 0-0 11, Newkirk 1-3 0-0 3, Henkel 0-1 0-0 0, Blacksten 4-7 1-2 10. Totals .27-56 15-19 77 Findlay 17 18 23 15 — 73 Walsh 13 18 22 24 — 77 3-Point Field Goals: Walsh 4-16 (Hinton 0-1, Horstman 1-3, Ellerbrock 0-1, Stegmaier 2-3, Thobe 0-1, Englebrecht 1-7), Walsh 8-21 (Borck 2-7, Hochstedler 1-3, Butler 2-5, Foley 1-1, Newkirk 1-2, Blacksten 1-3). Total fouls: Findlay 18-14. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Findlay 33 (Hintz 15), Walsh 35 (Sales 9). Assists: Findlay 9 (Hintson 2, Horstman 2, Stegmaier 2), Walsh 16 (Butler 5). Steals: Findlay 6 (Horstman 3), Walsh 5 (Borck 2, Foley 2). Turnovers: Walsh 20-11.

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EAST American U. 71, Army 63 Bucknell 80, Lafayette 57 CCSU 73, Sacred Heart 71 Dartmouth 88, Columbia 65 Fairleigh Dickinson 77, Bryant 69 Harvard 80, Cornell 58 LIU Brooklyn 61, Mount St. Mary’s 59 Lehigh 65, Boston U. 56 Loyola (Md.) 65, Holy Cross 58 Maine 61, Binghamton 38 Marist 73, Siena 54 Monmouth (NJ) 63, Rider 56 Navy 69, Colgate 42 New Hampshire 74, Albany (NY) 68 Niagara 64, St. Peter’s 54 Penn 69, Yale 54 Princeton 77, Brown 62 St. Francis (Pa.) 68, Robert Morris 47 Stony Brook 66, Hartford 58 Temple 76, Tulsa 75 UMBC 52, Vermont 51 Villanova 68, Georgetown 67 Wagner 50, St. Francis Brooklyn 47 SOUTH Alabama St. 70, MVSU 62 Belmont 83, Morehead St. 62 Bethune-Cookman 64, Coppin St. 38 Campbell 51, High Point 44 Charleston Southern 78, Longwood 61 Chattanooga 73, UNC-Greensboro 57 ETSU 76, W. Carolina 46 East Carolina 76, SMU 47 Grambling St. 79, Southern U. 71 Hampton 63, NC A&T 51 Howard 76, Florida A&M 65 Liberty 63, Presbyterian 55 Lipscomb 66, NJIT 58 Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Louisiana-Monroe 48 McNeese St. 60, Northwestern St. 44 Mercer 80, Wofford 39 Morgan St. 55, Norfolk St. 53 NC Central 76, Delaware St. 60 Nicholls 62, New Orleans 61 SC State 71, Savannah St. 60 SC-Upstate 70, Kennesaw St. 64 SE Louisiana 78, Cent. Arkansas 70 Samford 62, Furman 58 South Florida 63, Tulane 53 Tennessee St. 59, E. Kentucky 58 Troy 82, South Alabama 71 UCF 61, Memphis 41 UNC-Asheville 63, Winthrop 51 MIDWEST Austin Peay 61, SE Missouri 50 Buffalo 84, Toledo 73 CS Bakersfield 76, UMKC 62 Cent. Michigan 95, E. Michigan 72 Cleveland St. 86, Oakland 66 Grand Canyon 59, Chicago St. 43 Green Bay 75, Wright St. 68 Houston 73, Wichita St. 62 IUPUI 68, Ill.-Chicago 43 Iowa St. 80, Kansas St. 45 Miami (Ohio) 66, Bowling Green 62 N. Illinois 72, Kent St. 62 Ohio 80, Ball St. 76 Ohio St. 68, Wisconsin 55 S. Dakota St. 103, Nebraska-Omaha 54 SIU-Edwardsville 65, Jacksonville St. 41 South Dakota 80, N. Dakota St. 54 Tennessee Tech 60, E. Illinois 57 W. Michigan 76, Akron 60 Youngstown St. 72, Detroit 52

REPOSITORY MICHAEL BALASH

n Findlay’s Aaron Overhiser (lef) fights for a rebound with Walsh’s Chandler Vaudrin during

Saturday’s game.

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trailed 41-28 at halftime. “Our focus wasn’t very good,” From Page C1 Cavs head coach Jeff Young said. “I give Findlay a lot of credit. They 11-point loss at Malone. It was the muscled us. They played real physiOilers’ first game without senior cal and took us out of some things. forward Taren Sullivan (ankle With Sullivan out of the game, injury), but there was no time for they went big against Malone and them to dwell on the loss to the Pio- changed their lineup against us and neers or the absence of their leading went small. They started another scorer. guard instead of a big, and I think it “We try to have a short-term was really effective for them.” memory after every loss,” Findlay The Cavs made their biggest push junior forward Trey Smith said. after falling behind 47-31 less than “We knew that after losing Taren a minute into the second half. The that we would have to adjust to guard trio of Straughter, Steven some things and we did a really Carpenter and Bo Furcron led the good job of that.” way. Straughter buried back-toThe good news for Findlay is that back 3-pointers to get Walsh within Sullivan is close to returning. He 49-45. A Furcron 3 made it 49-48. averages 18 points and just over six The Cavs never caught the Oilers. Carpenter’s layup with 6:29 left cut rebounds a game. Findlay lead to 60-55 with 6:29 left, “He’s going to start to practice on but the Oilers ran off the next 10 Monday,” Oilers head coach Charpoints to end any doubt. lie Ernst said. “We thought when Carpenter led Walsh with 18 he went down he was done for the season. For him to come back as quick points. Straughter and Furcron, a pair of freshman starters, finished as he has is a blessing, but it doesn’t with 13 and 11 points, respectively. mean that he won’t have a setback. “They have some outstandAt this point, we’re hoping he can get ing young kids,” Ernst said of some minutes Thursday night.” Straughter and Furcron. “They’re The Cavs (15-6, 10-5) were hoping to take advantage of a short- a handful. I think it says a lot about them as freshmen that they put handed Findlay team and continue their team on their backs.” the momentum from Thursday’s After winning five straight, the emotional win over Hillsdale. Cavs went 1-2 in their three games Darryl Straughter’s 3-pointer at in five days stretch. They remain the buzzer lifted Walsh to a onea half game behind second-place point win over the second-place Hillsdale in the G-MAC, but are Chargers. now a half game ahead of fourthIn their third game in five days, place Malone. Walsh could not keep the momen tum going early. The Cavs shot just Reach Mike at 330-580-8341 or mike.popovich@cantonrep.com On Twitter: @mpopovichREP 34.5 percent in the first half and

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MEN’S BASKETBALL MALONE 77, HILLSDALE 68 Ty Jordan scored all of his game-high 17 points in the second half and had a season-high eight assists as the Pioneers extended their winning streak to five games. Malone (17-7, 10-6) outscored Hillsdale 52-44 in the second and moved to within a game of the second-place Chargers in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The Pioneers also handed Findlay its first league loss on Thursday. Nate Sheppard hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for Malone. Ben Evans scored a career-high 13 points. Djuro Pantos finished with 12 points. Mitchell Spotleson also had a game-high 12 rebounds. CAPITAL 86, MOUNT UNION 74 The Purple Raiders fell behind 17-0 to start and could not recover in an OAC road loss. JJ Kukura’s layup at the 14:49 mark represented Mount’s first points of the game. Kukura totaled 21 points and seven rebounds, while Andrew Francesconi scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range for the Purple Raiders (10-11, 6-8). Nathan Bower-Malone added 13 points and six assists. Capital shot 60.8 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from the arc (9-for16). Austin Schreck made all four of his 3-point attempts in scoring 24 points for the Crusaders (11-10, 7-7). He also had five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Caleb Cox added 22 points. He and Schreck combined to shoot 17-for-22 from the floor. BOWLING GREEN 70, KENT STATE 62 At Bowling Green, Justin Turner scored 20 points, Demajeo Wiggins added 13 and Bowling Green overcame a 19-point first-half deficit to beat Kent State to sweep the season series against the Golden Flashes. Rodrick Caldwell scored 12 points and Antwon Lillard 11 for the Falcons (14-9, 5-5 MidAmerican Conference), who trailed 31-25 at halftime after shooting 9 of 33 (27.3 percent) from the field. Adonis De La Rosa and Jaylin Walker scored 20 points apiece and Jalen Avery added 11 for Kent State (12-11, 6-4), which saw its three-game win streak end. TOLEDO 55, AKRON 36 In Akron, Tre’Shaun Fletcher had 23 points, Jaelan Sanford added 18 and Toledo beat Akron. letcher and Sanford each hit three 3-pointers for Toledo (16-7, 8-2 Mid-American Conference), which had its season-high seven-game winning streak snapped Tuesday against Ball State. Daniel Utomi led Akron (10-12, 3-7) with 17 points. Virshon Cotton chipped in 12 and Jimond Ivey scored 10. The Zips were 2 of 7 from the free-throw line.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WALSH 77, FINDLAY 73 Kimmie Borck’s 3-pointer with one minute left pushed Walsh ahead for good, and the Cavaliers held on to beat Findlay in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference, The Cavs trailed by as many as nine in the second half and were down 58-53 before they outscored the Oilers 24-15 in the fourth quarter. Mayci Sales led Walsh with 20 points and nine rebounds. Alex Hochstedler finished with 13 points, Dominique Foley scored 11 points and Jill Blacksten added 10 for the Cavs. HILLSDALE 66, MALONE 62 The Pioneers overcame a 15-point fourth quarter to tie the game with 52 seconds left, but the Chargers regrouped and scored the final four points. Baylen Dyrlund scored 17 points to lead Malone (8-13, 6-11). Sydney Wentling hit three 3s and finished with 13 points. Holly Groff added 10. Groff hit a game-tying 3 in the final minute before Hillsdale closed out the Pioneers. CAPITAL 67, MOUNT UNION 58 Tori Rappach hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 15 points off the bench for Mount Union but the Purple Raiders suffered a setback at home. Jamie Sanborn added 14 points and six rebounds for Mount Union. Caitlin Tytler also had 10 points off the bench for the Purple Raiders. Caroline Traphorn was the leading scorer for Capital with 18 points. The Crusaders jumped out to a 20-7 lead to start the game and did not relinquish the lead. OHIO STATE 68, WISCONSIN 55 In Madison, Wis., Stephanie Mavunga scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, Kelsey Mitchell set an NCAA record by hitting a 3-pointer in her 81st straight game and No. 18 Ohio State defeated Wisconsin. The game was delayed 15 minutes in the third quarter as Ohio State’s Makayla Waterman was fitted with a neck brace and taken off on a stretcher. Waterman was injured falling to the court battling for a rebound under the Ohio State basket at the 2:08 mark and the Buckeyes leading 41-38. She moved a hand and shared a smile with her teammates before being wheeled away.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MALONE’S THOMPSON SETS MARK

Malone’s Hannah Thompson set a school record in the women’s 3,000-meter run at Saturday’s Akron Invitational. Thompson’s time of 9:54.41 is the fourth-fastest indoors in Great Midwest Athletic Conference history and the 11th-fastest in NCAA Division II this season. She finished second in a field which included 12 Division I runners. Freshmen Noah Chaplik and Nick Chaplik also had strong showings for the Malone men in the mile. Noah finished fourth in 4:13.32, while Nick came in fifth in 4:14.24. The Chapliks have quickly moved into the top 10 on the Pioneers’ all-time performance list. Today’s time pushed Noah into fifth place. Nick is eighth. Both times are also in the top 10 in G-MAC history. WUSKE INVITATIONAL Mount Union’s indoor track and field teams won eight events and set two meet records in the Jim Wuske Invitational at Peterson Fieldhouse. Both meet records were set by the women’s team. Hilary Reigle won the 1,000 meters in 3:03.13. The 800 relay team of Daijana Johnson, Megan Bailey, Mariah Eisenbraun and Hailey Miller won in 1:47.92. The 1,600 relay recorded the women’s team’s other victory. Bailey, Miller, Lindsay Thut and Cortni Arp ran a winning time of 3:03.13. The men’s, ranked No. 5 in the nation, won five events. Raphael Tshikala posted a career-best mark of 46 feet, 4.25 inches in winning the triple jump. The other winners were Louis Berry in the 200 (22.94 seconds), Matt Keim in the pole vault (15-9), Mark Worley in the 1,000 (2:40.97) and Evan Hershberger in the high jump (6-6). FROM STAFF, WIRE REORTS

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Illinois’ Frazier will be latest to attack Buckeyes today By Adam Jardy GateHouse Ohio Media

COLUMBUS Collectively, Big Ten teams haven’t found much success against Ohio State this season. Recently, though, three Illinois at opposing Ohio State players have found a few Today, noon gaps in the Value City Arena, armor as the Columbus No. 17 BuckTV FS1 eyes have tried to keep pace with Purdue atop the league standings. In a gritty win against Nebraska, the Buckeyes saw guard James Palmer Jr. pour in 34 points, a Value City Arena record for an opponent. Three days later, Penn State’s Tony Carr put up 28 points, including the winning three-pointer at the buzzer, to hand Ohio State its first conference loss. And although the Buckeyes bounced back with a 15-point win against Indiana on Tuesday, Hoosiers reserve guard Devonte Green scored a career-high 20 points. This is the first time this season that Ohio State has allowed an opponent to have a 20-point scorer in three consecutive games. With Illinois and prolific scoring guard Trent Frazier visiting today, it’s a worrisome trend that the Buckeyes hope to address. “You do want to try to obviously

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■ Illinois guard Trent Frazier drives to the

basket against Rutgers guard Souf Mensah during Tuesday’s game. Ohio State has had problems in recent games against hot opposing scorers, and Frazier fits that mold as the Illini come to Columbus today.

defend their best players and their best option well,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “I think guys in this league have the ability to get going in a hurry on you. Palmer certainly did that, and in the Penn State game, (Carr) certainly did that.” Holtmann pointed out that Green got his points mostly because Ohio State was focused on shutting down Robert Johnson, which Buckeyes guard C.J. Jackson did to the tune of two total points.

“You certainly look for a guy that’s more than willing and wants the challenge,” Holtmann said. “You want your team to understand that — we get scored on, not I — but at the end of the day, there is some individual competitiveness that comes in when you’re trying to neutralize players.” Ohio State has had the game’s leading scorer in 16 of its 24 games this season but just once in its past five games. Individuals’ scoring numbers aren’t necessarily tied directly to wins, and junior forward Keita BatesDiop downplayed performances such as Palmer’s and Carr’s. Frazier has averaged 18 points during Illinois’ modest two-game winning streak, and he scored a season-high 27 points against Iowa on Jan. 11. As a team, Bates-Diop said, the key on defense is having players in the gaps and sliding over to offer weakside help. He said shutting down a hot scorer can be difficult. “We’re playing against good players in a good league where players are going to get hot,” he said. “Obviously it didn’t happen a lot earlier in the season, but we try to contain guys as much as possible.” Asked if it was frustrating to see someone have a night like the one Palmer did, Bates-Diop essentially pointed to the scoreboard. “Yeah, but we won that game,” he said. “It doesn’t matter how many points you have as long as we win.”

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Ozzie Newsome clarified his role with the Ravens on Saturday, a day after owner Steve Bisciotti said that the long-time general manager will step aside after the 2018 season and assistant general Eric DeCosta will take over control of the roster. “I will remain as the Ravens’ general manager through the 2018 season and continue my role directing free agency and the draft,” Newsome said in a statement released by the team. “After that, Eric will take over as our general manager and assume all the duties that come with that, including heading our personnel

department and directing free agency and the draft. “I plan to remain with the Ravens in a significant position in personnel and help us win more Super Bowls. We have planned this succession over the last five years.” After the news conference, Newsome saod “there will be very little change.” “I don’t know what my title will be, but I still we be a very big part of the organization, I’ll be in the building and working with the team every day as usual,” Newsome said. “This is all part of a five-year plan that I worked out with the owner near the end of my contract.” FROM WIRE REPORTS

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History has always had a habit of having a sanctimonious time of repeating itself, over and over again. And when it comes to repeat offenders, history has often been so kind to Foxborough. And often when it comes to the City of Brotherly Love, the darkness has virtually encased Philadelphia, nearly all the time. So, will the tides of time turn a 180 for the city in which the fictional Rocky Balboa was made a legend or will the sands of our hourglass stay exactly the same for New England’s legendary hero Tom Brady? In my opinion, this year will mark one spectacular event in which Super Bowl 52 will be a rematch of the 39th of the classic series. And to little surprise; I predict the Super Bowl champions from last year, the New England Patriots, will come out and clobber the Super Bowl losers from 2005, the Philadelphia Eagles. So, my final outcome of Super Bowl 52 will be New England 29, Philadelphia 17. For in the long run Rocky Balboa would still be proud of a team that went up against the “gentle giant” and came so close to winning a Super Bowl.

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yards any one guy has,” Blount said. “We all have one common goal in hand. We all have one thing that we all want more than anything. You can’t be selfish when everybody has one common goal because you have to make sacrifices for the better of the team. We’ve done that and it’s gotten us this far.” Pederson set the tone and Carson Wentz carried it out with his team-first attitude and that filtered down the roster. “He’s the most humble guy you come across,” Pederson said. “He’ll give it right back to the team.” It was a smooth transition to Nick Foles after Wentz got hurt. Foles also is a respected leader who leads by example. It’s not a coincidence the Eagles sought this type of player. “This is the most selfless team I’ve ever been around,” Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz said. “Guys don’t care about stats. They only care about winning. Doug is the best coach I’ve been around in managing players. He lets us show our personalities and if he needs to talk to somebody, he does it quietly and in a mild-mannered way. His selfless leadership is a big reason we’re here.” The team is one of the closest-knit groups in the league and players genuinely care about each other and spent plenty of time together. “When you see guys hanging out with players from other position groups, it’s special,” defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. “I would go eat dinner with Donnie Jones. You don’t see a guy hanging out with a punter.” If the Eagles win a few championships, perhaps the standard Pederson has set will eventually become similar to Belichick’s Patriot Way. They have to get the first win first.

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It’s a major reason why the Eagles (15-3) are playing the Patriots (15-3) in the Super Bowl today. “It’s a group that doesn’t really care who gets the ball. The bottom line is trying to win the game,” Pederson said. “I didn’t have to sell it too much.” Pederson was 7-9 last year in his rookie season as head coach, but has guided the Eagles from worst to first in search of the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960. He found a way to blend a young locker room with a mix of accomplished veterans. The team added veteran receivers Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith, running backs LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi, defensive linemen Chris Long and Tim Jernigan and defensive backs Ronald Darby, Patrick Robinson and Corey Graham. “I can remember this team showing up in April and talking about being at this place, talking about our dreams, aspirations and focusing on a grind,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “Guys being unselfish, adding guys along the way that added to the team and continued to push, and every time we won and had some success — we even had some adversity — the team believed more and more. It’s been awesome to be a part of.” Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing and earned his second Super Bowl ring last season in New England. He didn’t get a carry in a loss at Kansas City in Week 2 and never complained. Same with Jeffery, who went from No. 1 receiver in Chicago to being one of the guys in Philadelphia. “We couldn’t care less how many catches or how many carries or how many

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HALL OF FAME CALENDAR Dates and times are subject to change. MAY 16 ■ 7 p.m. Queen Pageant, Canton Palace Theatre JULY 22 ■ 2:30 p.m. Community Parade, downtown Canton JULY 27 ■ 4 p.m. Balloon Classic and nightglow, KSU at Stark/ Stark State campuses* JULY 28 ■ 6:30 a.m. Balloon Classic, KSU at Stark/ Stark State campuses* ■ 8 a.m. Up, Up & Away 5K, KSU at Stark/ Stark State campuses* ■ 4 p.m. Balloon Classic and fireworks, KSU at Stark/ Stark State campuses* JULY 29 ■ 6:30 a.m. Balloon Classic, KSU at Stark/ Stark State campuses*

Enshrinement week powered by Johnson Controls AUG. 1 ■ 10 a.m. “First Play,” downtown Canton to

Pro Football Hall of Fame ■ (tbd) Play Football “Skills Camp,”

Hall of Fame Youth Sports Complex AUG. 2 ■ 3 p.m. Class of 2018 Autograph session presented by Panini, Pro Football Hall of Fame ■ 8 p.m. Hall of Fame Game, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium AUG. 3 ■ 11:15 a.m. Gold Jacket photo opportunity, Pro Football Hall of Fame ■ 11:30 a.m. Fashion Show Luncheon, Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center* ■ 5 p.m. Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center* AUG. 4 ■ 8 a.m. The Canton Repository Grand Parade, downtown Canton* ■ Noon Returning Gold Jackets autograph session, Pro Football Hall of Fame ■ 7 p.m. Enshrinement ceremony, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium AUG. 5 ■ 12:30 p.m. Enshrinees’ Roundtable, Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center* ■ 8 p.m. Concert for Legends, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium AUG. 6 ■ 7:30 p.m. Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions, Paul Brown Tiger Stadium *-Denotes a Hall of Fame Festival event by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Tickets available at: profootballhofef.com/tickets All other events are Pro Football Hall of Fame events. Individual tickets for those events are available on Feb. 16 at profootballhof.com/ tickets/

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■ Robert Brazile (from left), Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

class of 2018, attend the seventh annual NFL Honors at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss and Owens lead eight-man Hall of Fame class By Steve Doerschuk Repository sports writer

MINNEAPOLIS Canton’s Class of 2018 broke the ice in twos. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday were two modern-era linebackers (Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher), two wideouts (Terrell Owens, Randy Moss) and two “seniors” (Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile), along with safety Brian Dawkins and general manager Bobby Beathard. Hall of Fame President David Baker banged on the hotel doors of all but two of the eight newly elected while a postcard-pretty snow fell on limos waiting to get them to the NFL Honors Show. They slip-slid their way into the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium and filled an interview room with sunshine. But before that ... “When we knocked on their

“When we knocked on their doors, they all cried.” Hall of Fame President David Baker

doors, they all cried,” Baker said. “It was tears of joy,” Moss said. “To be rewarded with this gold jacket, it leaves you just speechless.” Kramer, who has waited forever to get in, was told to wait in his room between 3:30 and 4 for whatever the news might be. He said he feared the worst when it got to be 3:55. “We go to the door and it’s the maid,” said Kramer, whose entourage silently groaned. “Then all of a sudden the the door goes, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. And the most beautiful man I have ever seen, this big hunk of man (motioning to Baker) was there.”

Baker knocked on six doors. Beathard and Owens were flying to Minneapolis in time to be introduced at the Super Bowl. Reached by phone, Beathard alluded to the opposite side of election day, disappointed that finalist Joe Jacoby, one of his acquisitions as Washington’s GM, didn’t make it. “I’m surprised,” Beathard said. “I told my wife, ‘I thought Joe got in a long time ago.’ “It’s hard for me to believe that Joe’s not in.” Beathard will join his college buddy, John Madden, in Canton. “When John and I were

roommates” he said, “we would tell each other, as long as we stay in football, I think we’re OK.’” Lewis and Urlacher were OK with votes in their first year of eligibility. Lewis was voted to 12 Pro Bowls, captained two Super Bowl winners, and was NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice. “I knew two guys were getting in for sure,” Urlacher said. “Randy and Ray. Then I found out. When David knocks on that door, he knocks.” Baker interrupted to say, “Brian had the do-notdisturb sign on his door. He came to close to not being in the Hall of Fame.” Urlacher flashed a sheepish, guilty smile. The Class of 2018 will be officially enshrined at Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Aug. 4. SEE CLASS, F11


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Bobby Beathard Bobby Beathard was a highly-regarded personnel administrator during his 33-year career which included stints with the Kansas City Chiefs (1966-67), Atlanta Falcons (1968- 71), Miami Dolphins (1972-77), Washington Redskins (1978-88) and San Diego Chargers (1990-99). Beathard, a longtime general manager and personnel administrator, played an integral role in the success of each of these franchises. He began his career as a part-time scout for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963, but left to scout for the American Football League before returning to the Chiefs in 1966 when the team played in Super Bowl I. In 1972, Beathard was named director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins before the Washington Redskins hired him as general manager in 1978. His visionary thinking soon became a template for the NFL where first-round draft picks were weapons to be used in trades. His keen sense for talent was apparent on each team, but especially in 1982 when the Redskins Super Bowl-winning team included 27 free agents signed by Beathard since he joined the team. In his 11 years in Washington, the Redskins had only three first-round picks. The team went to the Super Bowl three times and won twice. Collectively, his teams won 10 division titles, seven league/ conference championships and four Super Bowls – Super Bowls VII and VIII with Miami and Super Bowls XVII and XXII with Washington. Beathard was hired as general manager of the Chargers in 1990 and immediately brought hope to a city hungry for a winner. In just his third season in San Diego, the organization won its first AFC Western Division championship in more than a decade and by 1994, the team made its first Super Bowl appearance.

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Robert Brazile Robert Brazile was a preeminent linebacker in the NFL during a career that spanned from 1975-84 with the Houston Oilers. A consensus All-American at Jackson State, he was drafted by the Oilers in the first round (sixth player overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft. He lived up to the high expectations and was named to multiple AllRookie teams and earned Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. Noted for his size (6-4, 241 pounds) and speed (4.6 in the 40), Brazile had a reputation as a tremendous hitter and earned the nickname “Dr. Doom” by his peers. He continued to dominate at the linebacker position and was a leading force on an Oilers defense that helped the team to three consecutive 10-win seasons (10-6 in 1978, 11-5 in 1979, 11-5 in 1980). Houston advanced to back-to-back AFC title game appearances in 1978 and 1979. Leading the way was Brazile, who finished second on the team in tackles and was named by the NFLPA as the top linebacker in the AFC in each of those seasons. He recorded a career-best 185 tackles (95 solo, 98 assisted) during the 1978 season and had nine tackles and one fumble recovery in the 1978 AFC Championship Game. Brazile started every game of his 10-year career with the Oilers and his 147 consecutive games were the most in Oilers history at the time of his retirement in 1984. He had 13 career interceptions for 201 yards and made 14 fumble recoveries. He amassed 11 sacks during the last three years of his career (1982-84), once sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Brazile was named first team All-Pro five times (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980) and was elected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls (1977-83). He is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s.

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Owens, Moss popular picks on NFL’s red carpet By Alison Matas Repository staff writer

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n Randy Moss, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of

2018, is interviewed at the seventh annual NFL Honors at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Saturday in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS Former players walking the red carpet for Saturday’s seventh annual NFL Honors show were lobbying for wide receivers Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. The 47 selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame agreed. Both men were elected into the Class of 2018 — Moss in his first year of eligibility, and Owens in his third year as a finalist. “Randy Moss deserves to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe told reporters on the red carpet Saturday. “T.O. deserves to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Hall of Famer Cris Carter waited six years to make it into the Hall. He was pushing for Owens, too. “They’ve kept him out two years, that’s been penalty enough,” he said. Other former players who weighed in:

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n Wide receiver Sterling Sharpe: “Randy Moss is a onetrick pony. ... The one thing you know getting off the bus is Randy Moss could run.” n Cornerback Deion Sanders about Owens: “Why are we even having this discussion?” About Moss: “Randy Moss changed the game.” n Quarterback Kordell Stewart, who has a sports radio show based in Atlanta and was interviewing players on the red carpet: “It took Tim Brown six years. T.O. just needs to give it time. It’s going to happen.” After the new class was announced Saturday during the taping of NFL Honors, Moss thanked the selectors for electing him and called their job a “hard process.” “You’re gonna hear a lot, and I’m gonna try to just keep everything to a minimum, but I started this game at 6 years old and never imagined I’d be here putting on a Hall of Fame jacket,” he said. Owens didn’t attend

Saturday’s announcement of the class during NFL Honors, but Hall President David Baker said Owens was expected to return to Minneapolis on Sunday. “I had told him, as many of our selectors had, that it was going to happen sooner or later,” Baker said.

Also on the red carpet Saturday’s red carpet mixed current NFL players, Hall of Famers, team owners, and the occasional television star. Velvet was a popular wardrobe choice — “There’s never a chance in New Orleans to wear some velvet,” New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan said, showing off his blue suit jacket Actor J.B. Smoove also had on velvet, but he wanted to talk about his Louis Vuitton shoes. “They don’t even make these shoes anymore,” he boasted, calling attention to the diamonds on the heels. SEE RED CARPET, F11


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Brian Dawkins The Philadelphia Eagles selected Brian Dawkins out of Clemson in the second round, 61st overall, of the 1996 NFL Draft. Over the next 16 seasons, Dawkins exuded excellence on the field as he quickly became one of the most accomplished safeties in the league. Dawkins started 13 of the 14 games he played in during his rookie season as he became a vital member of the Eagles defense. In his first professional season, he made 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions, one sack, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He went on to lead Philadelphia in interceptions the following two years (1997-98) and earned a team tackle title in 2002. From 2001-04, Dawkins led the Eagles defensive unit that was vital to four NFC Championship Game appearances. The Eagles fell short each year until 2004 when they blazed through the playoffs and beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-10 in the NFC championship. Philadelphia then faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, as Dawkins made his only Super Bowl appearance. After 13 seasons with the Eagles and five team Defensive MVP awards, Dawkins was signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the 2008 season. Dawkins still holds several Eagles team records, including a tie for the most career interceptions (34). His success continued in Denver. Dawkins posted remarkable stats on the field and he also received the Denver Broncos Ed Block Courage Award in 2009. In all, Dawkins played 224 career games with the Eagles (1996-2008) and the Broncos (2009-11). He amassed 1,131 tackles (895 solo), intercepted 37 passes which he returned for 513 yards and two touchdowns, recorded 26 sacks and made 19 fumble recoveries. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Dawkins was named All-Pro and All-NFC five times. In addition to being named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, Dawkins is a member of the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary Team and an exclusive NFL defensive club of players with at least 35 career interceptions and 20 career sacks.


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Jerry Kramer Jerry Kramer overcame a series of childhood injuries to become an excellent football player at the University of Idaho. The guard was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (39th player overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. He starred for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1968, playing most of his 11-season career under the direction of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. Upon his entry into the NFL, he soon was hailed as one of the best blockers in the game and earned his first All-NFL honor in 1960,when the Packers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Championship Game. That game was Kramer’s only career postseason loss. He continued his high level of play all while overcoming several debilitating injuries. In 1961, he missed several games due to a broken ankle that required a permanent pin to heal. Then, in 1964, he missed most of the season due to intestinal infections from wood splinters in his abdomen that required eight surgeries to rectify. In each instance, he returned to All-NFL form. Kramer played 130 games as the Packers guard and served as the team’s placekicker for several seasons. His leadership and talents helped the franchise capture five NFL championships and victories in Super Bowls I and II. At the time of his retirement in 1968, he held the NFL Championship Game record for most field goal attempts in a single game (five against the New York Giants in 1962) and the Packers’ team record for most PATs in a season (43 in 1963). He earned All-NFL honors five times (1960, 1962-63, 1966-67) and was voted to three Pro Bowls. Kramer was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s, the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team in 1969 and the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team.


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franchises were strong in the 1980s. Voters weighed two strong cases From Page F2 for two safeties, John Lynch and Dawkins. Lynch is due, having been Voters began rolling into a Marin the top-15 five times and the top riott next to the Mall of America at 10 twice. However, he isn’t on an 6 a.m., Saturday. They entered a all-decade team. Dawkins is, and he large room with a breakfast spread got the nod. on one wall near a rectangular Dawkins was more versatile than configuration of tables leaving an Lynch, as reflected by his 37 interopen space about 100 feet long and ceptions, 36 forced fumbles and 26 70 feet wide. It was not an intimate sacks. setting. There were microphones Urlacher followed in the tradition throughout the room, and they were of Bears middle linebackers dating needed for those joining in debate to Hall of Famer Dick Butkus. He segments to be heard. took the stage to a standing ovaBaker stood up at 7 o’clock sharp, tion led by 1985 Super Bowl dynamo alongside an entourage of key Hall Mike Singletary. of Fame officials, to welcome the 47 It was the Baltimore linebacker, voters (one called off sick). Lewis, who acknowledged the Influential and longtime voter bruising Bears. Rick Gosselin presented Kramer, “Dick Butkus … Mike Singletary,” who was on the floor with Brazile as he said, grinning at Urlacher. “Who a Seniors Committee nominee. Gos- dreams of being in here with those selin read from sheets of notes, at guys?” one point noting Kramer, a VinceBrazile didn’t want the night to Lombardi-era guard in Green Bay, end. Baker was ending the press was a member of an all-star team conference when the ex-Oiler spoke made up of the best players from the up. NFL’s first 50 years, with assorted “May I just say one thing,” he other Hall of Fame qualifications. said, looking at the two rows of Enough voters (at least 80 percent people who did the voting. “Thank must say yes) agreed. you.” Brazile is well remembered by Reach Steve at 330-580-8347 or Browns fans as a defensive beast steve.doerschuk@cantonrep.com for the Houston Oilers when both On Twitter: @sdoerschukREP

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n J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans and Kealia Ohai arrive at

the NFL Honors at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Actor Rob Riggle, who hosted the evening’s festivities, made an appearance on the red carpet. So did Sam Gordon — a 14-year-old female football player from Utah who started a girls’ football league and won the evening’s NFL GameChanger award — and Robert Garrett, winner of the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Hollywood sent Milo Ventimiglia of “This is Us” and “Gilmore Girls” fame, Lea Michele from “Glee” and Emma Roberts from “American Horror Story” and “Scream Queens” — who paused to have friends snap a photo of her against the NFL Honors backdrop. And Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalists Greg Olsen and J.J. Watt (who later received the award) stopped to sign footballs for two boys holding out red permanent markers. Former winner and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz stopped, too, introducing the boys to his son, Michael Munoz, who now works for the Hall. Reach Alison at 330-580-8312 or alison.matas@cantonrep.com. On Twitter: @amatasREP

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Ray Lewis University of Miami linebacker Ray Lewis entered the NFL as the Baltimore Ravens first round pick, 26th overall, in the 1996 draft. Lewis, the franchise’s second-ever draft choice (Hall of Fame tackle Jonathan Ogden was the first), played his entire 17-year career with the team (1996-2012). Lewis immediately became a leader on defense and led the team in tackles as a rookie. That marked the first of 14 times in his 17 seasons that he led the team in that category. At the time of his retirement in 2012, Lewis held three records with the Ravens – most seasons played (17), most career games (228) and most career opponent fumbles recovered (20). He posted a franchise record 2,643 career tackles, including a single-season, teambest 225 stops in 2003. In 2000, Lewis led a staunch Ravens defense which established a 16-game single-season record for the fewest points allowed (165), the fewest rushing yards allowed (970) and recorded four shutouts. The season was capped with a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV where Lewis’ three tackles, two assists and four passes defensed earned him Most Valuable Player. Lewis’s career ended in storybook fashion after the 2012 season when he recovered from a torn triceps muscle in midseason to participate in the team’s postseason run. In his final game, he had three tackles, two assists and four passes defensed to help Baltimore defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. A 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Lewis received first team AllPro honors eight times during his career. He was recognized as the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003, and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. Lewis is the only player in NFL history with at least 40 career sacks and 30 career interceptions (41.5 sacks and 31 interceptions). He is second only to Hall of Famer Jack Ham (53) in takeaways by a linebacker since the 1970 merger with 50 — 31 interceptions and 19 opponents’ fumble recoveries.

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Randy Moss Randy Moss was drafted in the first round, 21st player overall, of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. A dynamic wide receiver out of Marshall University where he was twice a consensus All-American (1996-97), Moss played 14 seasons in the NFL. His career included stints with the Vikings (1998-2004, 2010), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), New England Patriots (2007-10), Tennessee Titans (2010) and the San Francisco 49ers (2012). In his NFL debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Moss recorded four catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. That year he set a thenNFL record for the most touchdown receptions by a rookie with 17, tops in the NFL that season. He would lead the league in that category five times during his career. Moss received numerous honors his rookie season, including AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. He continued to be the focal point of the Vikings’ offense for several years and ranked second in the team’s record book for receptions (587), receiving yards (9,316) and touchdowns (93), trailing only Hall of Famer Cris Carter after his final season with the team in 2010. In 2007, Moss set the NFL single-season record for touchdown receptions in a season with 23 to help the New England Patriots become the only team to finish a regular season with perfect 16-0 record. Moss made two Super Bowl appearances – Super Bowl XLII with the New England Patriots and XLVII with the San Francisco 49ers. Moss caught 10 or more touchdown passes in nine seasons and had 10 seasons with 1,000 yards receiving. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Moss received first team All-Pro honors four times and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He finished his career with 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. His career receiving yards and career touchdowns ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the NFL record book at the time of his retirement.


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MEMBERS OF THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Here are the 310 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A Herb Adderley Troy Aikman George Allen Larry Allen Marcus Allen Lance Alworth Morten Andersen Doug Atkins B Morris (Red) Badgro Lem Barney Cliff Battles Sammy Baugh Chuck Bednarik Bert Bell Bobby Bell Raymond Berry Elvin Bethea Jerome Bettis Charles W. Bidwill, Sr. Fred Biletnikoff George Blanda Mel Blount Terry Bradshaw Derrick Brooks Bob (Boomer) Brown Jim Brown Paul Brown Roosevelt Brown Tim Brown Willie Brown Junious (Buck) Buchanan Nick Buoniconti Dick Butkus Jack Butler C Earl Campbell Tony Canadeo

Joe Carr Harry Carson Cris Carter Dave Casper Guy Chamberlin Jack Christiansen Earl Clark George Connor Jimmy Conzelman Lou Creekmur Larry Csonka Curley Culp D Al Davis Terrell Davis Willie Davis Dermontti Dawson Len Dawson Fred Dean Edward DeBartolo, Jr. Joe DeLamielleure Richard Dent Eric Dickerson Dan Dierdorf Mike Ditka Chris Doleman Art Donovan Tony Dorsett John Driscoll Bill Dudley Tony Dungy E Kenny Easley Albert Glen (Turk) Edwards Carl Eller John Elway Weeb Ewbank F Marshall Faulk Brett Favre Tom Fears Jim Finks

Ray Flaherty Len Ford Dan Fortmann Dan Fouts Benny Friedman G Frank Gatski Bill George Joe Gibbs Frank Gifford Sid Gillman Otto Graham Harold (Red) Grange Bud Grant Darrell Green Joe Greene Kevin Greene Forrest Gregg Bob Griese Russ Grimm Lou Groza Ray Guy Joe Guyon H George Halas Charles Haley Jack Ham Dan Hampton Chris Hanburger John Hannah Franco Harris Marvin Harrison Bob Hayes Mike Haynes Ed Healey Mel Hein Ted Hendricks Wilbur (Pete) Henry Arnie Herber Bill Hewitt Gene Hickerson Clarke Hinkle Elroy Hirsch

Paul Hornung Ken Houston Robert (Cal) Hubbard Sam Huff Claude Humphrey Lamar Hunt Don Hutson I Michael Irvin J Rickey Jackson Jimmy Johnson John Henry Johnson Charlie Joiner David (Deacon) Jones Jerry Jones Stan Jones Walter Jones Henry Jordan Sonny Jurgensen K Jim Kelly Leroy Kelly Cortez Kennedy Walt Kiesling Frank Kinard Paul Krause L Earl (Curly) Lambeau Jack Lambert Tom Landry Dick Lane Jim Langer Willie Lanier Steve Largent Yale Lary Dante Lavelli Bobby Layne Dick LeBeau Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans Marv Levy Bob Lilly Floyd Little

Larry Little James Lofton Vince Lombardi Howie Long Ronnie Lott Sid Luckman William Roy (Link) Lyman M Tom Mack John Mackey John Madden Tim Mara Wellington Mara Gino Marchetti Dan Marino George Preston Marshall Curtis Martin Ollie Matson Bruce Matthews Don Maynard George McAfee Mike McCormack Randall McDaniel Tommy McDonald Hugh McElhenny John (Blood) McNally Mike Michalske Wayne Millner Bobby Mitchell Ron Mix Art Monk Joe Montana Warren Moon Lenny Moore Marion Motley Mike Munchak Anthony Muñoz George Musso N Bronko Nagurski Joe Namath Earle (Greasy) Neale Ernie Nevers

Ozzie Newsome Ray Nitschke Chuck Noll Leo Nomellini O Jonathan Ogden Merlin Olsen Jim Otto Steve Owen P Orlando Pace Alan Page Bill Parcells Clarence (Ace) Parker Jim Parker Walter Payton Joe Perry Pete Pihos Bill Polian Fritz Pollard R John Randle Hugh (Shorty) Ray Andre Reed Dan Reeves Mel Renfro Jerry Rice Les Richter John Riggins Jim Ringo Willie Roaf Dave Robinson Andy Robustelli Art Rooney Dan Rooney Pete Rozelle S Ed Sabol Barry Sanders Charlie Sanders Deion Sanders Warren Sapp Gale Sayers

Joe Schmidt Tex Schramm Junior Seau Lee Roy Selmon Shannon Sharpe Billy Shaw Art Shell Will Shields Don Shula O.J. Simpson Mike Singletary Jackie Slater Bruce Smith Emmitt Smith Jackie Smith Bob St. Clair Ken Stabler John Stallworth Dick Stanfel Bart Starr Roger Staubach Ernie Stautner Jan Stenerud Dwight Stephenson Michael Strahan Hank Stram Ken Strong Joe Stydahar Lynn Swann T Fran Tarkenton Charley Taylor Jason Taylor Jim Taylor Lawrence Taylor Derrick Thomas Emmitt Thomas Thurman Thomas Jim Thorpe Mick Tingelhoff Andre Tippett Y.A. Tittle LaDainian Tomlinson

George Trafton Charley Trippi Emlen Tunnell Clyde Turner U Johnny Unitas Gene Upshaw V Norm Van Brocklin Steve Van Buren W Doak Walker Bill Walsh Paul Warfield Kurt Warner Bob Waterfield Mike Webster Roger Wehrli Arnie Weinmeister Randy White Reggie White Dave Wilcox Aeneas Williams Bill Willis Larry Wilson Ralph Wilson, Jr. Kellen Winslow Alex Wojciechowicz Ron Wolf Willie Wood Rod Woodson Rayfield Wright Y Ron Yary Steve Young Jack Youngblood Z Gary Zimmerman

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Brian Urlacher Brian Urlacher played his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears. The versatile linebacker was selected by the team out of New Mexico in the first round, ninth player overall, of the 2000 NFL Draft. Urlacher was named the AP’s Defensive Rookie of the Year after he logged a career-high eight sacks and led the team in tackles. In 2005, he received Defensive Player of the Year honors (AP) becoming just the second Bears player to receive the award — the only other being Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary (1985, 1988). Urlacher was just the fifth player in NFL history to win both Defensive Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors. One of the greatest defensive players in Bears history, Urlacher became the first player in franchise history to have a 90-plus-yard fumble return for a touchdown (90 yards against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 7, 2001) and an 80-plus-yard interception returned for a score (85 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 23, 2007). He led the team in sacks in 2000, interceptions in 2007 and in tackles eight of his 13 seasons in the league. Urlacher made one Super Bowl appearance starting as middle linebacker in Super Bowl XLI against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears were defeated 29-17 by the Colts, but Urlacher finished the game with seven tackles, four assists and a pass defensed. An eight-time Pro Bowl selection, Urlacher received first team All-Pro honors five times and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s. In his 182 career games, Urlacher had 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns as well as 90 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles and 16 fumble recoveries. Additionally, he made 1,358 tackles, including 44 games with 10 or more tackles.


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2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee Here are the 48 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee that picked the class of 2018: Arizona: Kent Somers, Arizona Republic Atlanta: Darryl Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal Constitution Baltimore: Scott Garceau, WMAR-TV Buffalo: Vic Carucci, Buffalo News Carolina: Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk Chicago: Dan Pompei, Bleacher Report* Cincinnati: Geoff Hobson, bengals.com Cleveland: Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland (WKNR Radio) Dallas: Rick Gosselin, Talk of Fame Network*# Denver: Jeff Legwold, ESPN/ESPN.com* Detroit: Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press Green Bay: Pete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette Houston: John McClain, Houston Chronicle* Indianapolis: Mike Chappell, FOX 59, CBS 4 Jacksonville: Sam Kouvaris, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville Kansas City: Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star Los Angeles Chargers: Kevin Acee,

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SUPER BOWL PRIMER By The Associated Press

AT STAKE National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. PARTICIPANTS Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) and New England Patriots (AFC). This is the third appearance for the Eagles (0-2) and the 10th appearance for the Patriots (5-4). SITE U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis. SEATING CAPACITY 66,860. KICKOFF 6:30 p.m. EST. NETWORK COVERAGE By NBC-TV to more than 200 stations throughout the United States. Westwood One Radio to 600 stations within the United States. The Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries throughout the world. PLAYERS SHARE Winners: $112,000 per man. Losers: $56,000 per man. PLAYER UNIFORMS New England will be the home team and chose to wear their white road jerseys. OVERTIME At the end of regulation playing time, the referee will immediately toss a coin at the center of the field, according to rules pertaining to the usual

pre-game toss. The captain of NFC team (the visiting team) will call the toss. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regular game, play will continue by 15-minute periods with a twominute intermission between each such overtime period with no halftime intermission. The teams will change goals between each period, there will be a two-minute warning at the end of each period. Both teams must have the opportunity to possess the ball once during the extra period, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner. If the team that possesses the ball first scores a field goal on its initial possession, the other team shall have the opportunity to possess the ball. If (that team) scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner. If the score is tied after (both teams have a) possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner. OFFICIAL TIME The scoreboard clock will be official.

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Super Bowl ads aim for the heart — and sometimes lower immigration, NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem and the #MeToo movement highlighting sexual misconduct, many Super Bowl advertisers are playing it safer by showcasing famous faces, focusing on inoffensive causes and trying to stand out with silly humor and stunts. Of course, a few are going straight for whatever will grab attention.

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NEW YORK After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower. The stakes are high since a 30-second spot costs more than $5 million for airtime alone. The goal is to capture the attention of the more than 110 million viewers expected to tune in to the big game — ideally by striking an emotional chord with the game audience that will rub off on brands. Next best: Simply drawing attention, even if an ad offends some people. Worst of all? Being forgotten immediately. “More people will see me in this than they have in the last three movies I’ve made,” actor and comedian Bill Hader (“Trainwreck”) muses in a teaser for Pringles’ first Super Bowl spot.

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Most people remember the 2004 Super Bowl for the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s shirt during the halftime performance. But it also featured an unusually large number of tasteless ads, including crotch and fart jokes by Sierra Mist, Budweiser and Bud Light and the now-famous Cialis ad that warned about erections lasting longer than four hours. Advertisers largely dialed it back afterward, excepting a 2009 Doritos ad that included a

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Patriots’ dynasty built from ashes of Belichick’s failure with Browns By Kent Babb The Washington Post

A few weeks before Bill Belichick’s first game as a head coach in the summer of 1991, the boss wanted to see him. Art Modell, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, summoned Belichick and Ernie Accorsi, the team’s executive vice president, to his office. Nothing dire, Accorsi would remember — just some trivial issue Modell wanted to discuss. Shortly after the meeting began, Modell’s phone rang, and he answered it. Belichick began to stir. He squirmed and nervously fiddled with his notebook. Minutes passed. Eventually he decided enough was enough, and Belichick closed his notebook, told Accorsi to alert him when the call finally ended and just left. “If somebody is wasting his time, he has no use for it,” said Rick Venturi, a former Browns assistant coach, and indeed that story was timeless Belichick: impatient, hyper-efficient, unwilling to wait on anyone — even his boss. Long before the Super Bowls, the establishment of a dynasty alongside Tom Brady, the dry news conferences or the elevation of Belichick among football’s legendary coaches (and, with

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more championships than any other coach and on the verge of a sixth, beyond those greats), he had the same personality: meticulous, unforgiving, nearly obsessed with maximizing each second in a 24-hour day. Though not everything was the same, and anyone who suggests Belichick had a lifetime ticket on the legend track — and, five championships later, there are many — is forgetting the hostile chants and the police cars and the stealth departures to flee from an angry Cleveland. But first, yes, there were hints that Belichick would indeed become Belichick, even when he was just another 39-year-old man finding himself in a new job. Back then, he had no proven system beyond what he had studied under his father, a scout, and experienced under Bill Parcells, a coach and mentor of some acclaim. “Do your job” wasn’t yet a rallying cry of accountability or the title of documentaries; it was a crude state of mind that inspired some of Belichick’s assistants and turned a few others against him. “We were handcuffed — let’s put it that way,” said Gary Tranquill, who coached the Browns’

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quarterbacks for three seasons before deciding, after Cleveland went 7-9 in 1993, he’d had enough of his stubborn boss and quit. “I didn’t have any fun coaching there. It’s as simple as that.” Indeed, Accorsi would recall years later, he occasionally fielded complaints from Browns staffers. The hours were long, the work thankless, the rewards — considering Cleveland endured losing seasons in four of Belichick’s five seasons — rare. Belichick was demanding and sarcastic, and he expected his assistants to “extend the day,” as he often put it. That meant doing more than they might’ve been used to in other jobs, and Venturi said coaching was only part of his job description. Belichick demanded his coaches prepare for any scenario on the field, no matter how unlikely, and give a presentation on the best way to respond. They were

such as coach Bill Walsh’s “Finding the Winning Edge,” with the expectation Belichick would quiz them on its contents. “Everything to the 10th power,” said Venturi, who’d coached nearly two decades of college and professional football before arriving in Cleveland. “I was reshaped in my coaching thinking in every aspect.” And in place of restful sleep and a peaceful existence and winning seasons, there was at least this: “When you went out on Sundays, you always felt confident you weren’t going to lose,” Venturi said. But the Browns often did, and that engendered resentment. Tranquill, a specialist on offense, bristled that Belichick hired no offensive coordinator and insisted on calling AP FILE plays despite having been a n A dejected Browns coach Bill Belichick stalks the sidelines late in the Browns 29-14 loss to Denver, Nov. 8, 1993. defensive coordinator under Parcells. assigned a dozen or so college called which penalties more or and attack their opponent. Tranquill said Belichick players to scout and consider less often, to convene on SatEven when coaches scattered simply called things he’d for the draft’s late rounds, to urdays — ordinarily a light day for summer vacation, they struggled to defend, and watch film of game officials of final prep — for a marathon were subjected to the Belichick and unearth which crews review of how they’d defend book club: some assignment, SEE DYNASTY, F26

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to the coach as “Mr. Bill,” the clay figurine on “Saturday From Page F25 Night Live,” whose intentions were good enough but whose during one game when that hapless decisions often led to wasn’t working, Belichick gave his maiming or being sawed in up and surprised Tranquill by half. telling him he was in charge for The Columbus Dispatch the rest of the game — and if he referred to Belichick as a was unprepared, well, that was “clown” in 1993, and disgrunhis fault. tled fans marched on Berea to “There was nobody on protest the coach with signs offense calling the shots,” that read “Waive Belichick.” said Tranquill, who had grown After Belichick released Bernie accustomed to demanding Kosar, the Browns’ popular work environments during five quarterback, about 200 fans seasons as Navy’s head coach. sneaked into the Municipal “We would mash around things Stadium tunnel after a Clevefor hours, and then we’d have land loss to chant “Bill must to go through him to make go!” among other profane sure, and he’d say he doesn’t things. During the darkest want to do that — which is a times, the man who would head coach prerogative, but become the greatest coach sometimes that got old.” in history went home to the So, after a while, did the suburbs to find a police surlosing. When Accorsi hired veillance unit posted outside Belichick, who had chosen to for his protection and went to lead the Browns instead of the work to find another cruiser Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he told stationed outside Browns him a dramatic roster overhaul headquarters. lay ahead. Sure enough, Cleve“I’m not running for land went 20-28 in Belichick’s mayor,” Belichick, not yet first three seasons, and by the mumbling and dismissive 1993 fans had begun referring news conference figure seen

today, told reporters then. “I’m running a football team, and you can’t make everybody happy.” Belichick’s Browns did win 11 games in 1994 to reach the playoffs, which loyalists point to as a hint at the coach’s genius, but a year later Modell announced he was relocating his franchise to Baltimore; following the announcement, a team that started 4-4 lost seven of its final eight games. To cope, Belichick occasionally scheduled his team to depart for road trips as early as Tuesday for a Sunday game, just to get out of Cleveland. “It was so depressing to be in town,” Venturi said, adding that by the end of that season it became an inevitability that Belichick and his staff would be fired. Modell — who died in 2012 — admitted as much, saying if his bid to move the team to Baltimore were approved, he would start entirely fresh. Besides, he preferred a more genial, less intense coach; he tried to lure Don Shula out of retirement before ultimately

replacing Belichick with Ted Marchibroda. As for Belichick, he rejoined Parcells as secondary coach for the Patriots, with whom things just seem to have a way of working out. It was Patriots owner Robert Kraft who, in February 1996, had planned to vote against Cleveland’s relocation but changed his mind on the day of the meeting and cast one of the deciding ballots supporting the franchise that would eventually become the Baltimore Ravens. Kraft observed Belichick while he was an assistant coach and recruited him to replace Pete Carroll as New England’s coach in 2000. By then, Belichick’s philosophy had evolved, his on-camera persona had dried, his impatience and demanding nature had intensified. Those things were different, but his first season with the Patriots looked like little else had changed: New England went 5-11, shades of Cleveland. But Belichick had drafted a young quarterback named Brady the prior year,

and despite entering the 2001 season with 60-to-1 odds of winning the Super Bowl, they did exactly that by upsetting the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. But a few months earlier, Belichick’s program was beginning to shape in training camp. The New York Giants had agreed to visit Bryant College in Rhode Island to participate in a series of joint practices with the Patriots in August 2001. Accorsi, by then the Giants’ general manager, had been the architect of a team that reached the previous year’s Super Bowl but had lost to Modell’s Ravens. Nevertheless, at one point Belichick ambled over to the man who’d hired him a decade earlier, neither of them with any idea they were witnessing the start of something historic, and thanked Accorsi for coming to Rhode Island. Belichick told his old friend he thought it’d be good for the Patriots to spend time around the Giants, to see how a Super Bowl team carried itself.


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Super Bowl flyover won’t be usual demonstration By Barry Wilner The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. The Super Bowl will have the usual flyover — except it will be anything but normal. U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight is scheduled to perform the flyover at the start of the game. The Heritage Flight will consist of one F-16 Fighting Falcon, two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and one P-51 Mustang flying in formation over U.S. Bank Stadium. This is the first time the Heritage Flight team will conduct a flyover for a Super Bowl, and it will be broadcast live on NBC and in U.S. Bank Stadium from multiple vantage points, including from a camera mounted on the P-51 Mustang. The teams in the flyover for the game will be the F-16 Viper demonstration team from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; the A-10 Thunderbolt demonstration team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; and a vintage P-51 Mustang from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation in California. “Never before in my more than 35-year flying career have I flown over the world’s biggest sports stage: 111 million eyeballs is quite the audience,” says

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Steve Hinton, who will pilot the P-51. “I’m extremely proud to represent the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation and fly alongside Air Combat Command

pilots to honor the countless servicemen and women past and present who selflessly serve our country.” Hinton has logged more than 7,000

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How will Timberlake handle return to halftime show? By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News

Justin Timberlake managed to restore harmony with Janet Jackson after the duo was involved in the biggest controversy in Super Bowl halftime history. Timberlake — who’s slated to headline the halftime show again at this year’s NFL title game — says he and Jackson made peace after he infamously tore away a portion of her costume during their Super Bowl performance in 2004, exposing her breast. “Absolutely,” Timberlake told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe of making peace with Jackson. “And I don’t know that a lot of people know that.” The scandalous moment, which is widely referred to as Nipplegate, sparked a hullabaloo at the time, with some people speculating the incident was a publicity stunt, while others believed it was an accident.

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MTV, which produced the halftime show, asserted at the time that the incident was unintentional. Timberlake, who previously assured a similar scandal won’t happen at this year’s show, told Lowe that Nipplegate was a topic of discussion when the NFL selected him to return for a second Super Bowl performance. “To be honest, it wasn’t too much of a conversation,” he said. “It’s just one of those things where you go, like, ‘Yeah, what do you want me to say? We’re not going to do that again!’ “I stumbled through it, to be quite honest,” Timberlake told Lowe. “I had my wires crossed, and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go, like, ‘OK, well, you know, you can’t change what’s happened but you can move forward and learn from it.”

Timberlake release his new album earlier this week. He is clearly showing his ambitions on the “Man of the Woods” album, which he says is inspired by his family and his hometown of Memphis. While his first single, “Filthy,” doesn’t quite seem to fit with the outdoorsy, rootsier theme he has laid out for the album, the third single, “Say Something,” which features Chris Stapleton certainly does. Timberlake may be heading in a new direction, with many saying that reunions with NSYNC and Jackson are unlikely during the show. In a video for Pepsi, Timberlake explains his expectations for the event. “I believe it’s also the place where there’s nothing wrong with giving people what they want,” he said. “It’s going to go by quick ... For 12 or 13 minutes, we’re going to have a real good time.”

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Super Bowl 52 has super sandwich with 52 ingredients The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. The Patriots are hungry for yet another Super Bowl win. The Eagles are voracious for a first such title. Everyone else in the Twin Cities will have to settle for something else. Such as a massive sandwich by master chef Ron DeSantis that will include 52 ingredients — one for each of the Super Bowls. DeSantis, one of 68 certified master chefs in the United States, is working with Hormel Foods to create a sandwich 9 inches tall, 26 inches long and 18 inches wide. It takes 2 1-2 hours to make, and can feed 48. “My inspiration is you have got the 52nd Super Bowl and how to make something as magnificent that stands up to that,” DeSantis says. “I am about food, so 52 unique ingredients.” Half of the sandwich will be cold, the other half hot. “The bottom part of the sandwich has cold, the top has all hot,” he explains. “You got two sandwiches put together with a hummus that is kind of like the glue to keep together the top

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Best and worst numbers to have in your pool squares By Neil Greenberg

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There are long-standing traditions among Super Bowl parties across the country, and most include box pools, better known as Super Bowl squares. For the uninitiated, Super Bowl Squares require participants to place their name in one or more of the 100 available squares of their choice (if you’re playing for money, a square would cost a predetermined amount). After all boxes are accounted for, numbers 0-9 are randomly assigned along the vertical and horizontal squares. A winner is then determined for each quarter, or only for the overall score of the game. To determine a winner, take the last digit of each team’s score and find the corresponding square on the grid. For example, if the NFC team has 21 points and the AFC team has 17 points, the square that intersects 1 on the NFC side and 7 on the AFC side wins. As of 2015, the year the league adopted a rule change that moved the line of scrimmage for extra point kick attempts after touchdowns from the defensive team’s 2-yard line to the 15-yard line, the best square to have is 0,0, a score

combination that was found at the end of 8.5 percent of quarters over the past three seasons, including the playoffs. That 0,0 box was also the most coveted square to have at the end of the first quarter, occurring 18 percent of the time after the game’s first 15 minutes, followed closely by 7,0 and 0,7, which occur 12 and 11 percent of the time, respectively. The worst boxes to have at the end of the first include 3,9; 9,9 and 0,8 — boxes that have occurred less than one percent of the time over the past three seasons. Despite teams having the option of the two-point conversion, 0, 3 and 7 can continue to be thought of as lucky numbers through the first half, with the 0,0 box remaining as the best to own alongside the 0,3 box, which also occurs 7 percent of the time. That same trend holds true at the end of the third quarter as well, with no order change among the five best boxes to have in the pool. The sixth box on the list, 4,0, has been successful 4.1 percent of the time at the half while the inverse, 0,4, has been successful 3.1 percent of the time after the end of the third. On the whole, a box containing 0,0 gives you a high probability of snaring the grand prize at the end of the game.

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