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Shhh ... there’s a QB controversy at Youngstown St.

March 18, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN MOST football coaches despise the two words. The mere mention immediately results in angry scowls and mutterings under their breath. more »»

Wrestling landscape

March 15, 2016 There are major changes coming to the Poland wrestling program. more »»

Slocum, YSU better hope future is bright

March 12, 2016 DETROIT — CAMERON Morse sat in front of his microphone on an elevated platform in the inner workings of Joe Louis Arena. more »»

Horizon puts on good show in Detroit

March 10, 2016 DETROIT — As soon as you walk into the venue, you feel the bright lights and history surrounding you. more »»

League changes not that big a deal

March 6, 2016 The news of the eventual demise of the Inter Tri-County League was made official last week amid much criticism of just about everything having to do with high school conferences or leagues and their... more »»

YSU hopes it comes together in tourney

March 5, 2016 Lou Brown looked over at his pitching coach before exiting the dugout. “It’s starting to come together, Peppe. more »»

YSU’s Morse should’ve been on HL first team

March 3, 2016 IF Youngstown State compared its men’s basketball team to the late Rodney Dangerfield, they would be correct. The Penguins get no respect around the Horizon League. more »»

Browns ultimate test for front office

February 27, 2016 A light-hearted moment at the end of a serious interview suddenly turned businesslike once agai. more »»

Losing difficult on fans, players

February 24, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN — Matt Donlan was asked about his team crashing the boards, and being more aggressive in the team’s only win in the month of February thus far — a home win over UIC. more »»

Tourney time ends with start of baseball

February 14, 2016 The start of tournament play Saturday for area girls high school basketball team begins one of my favorite periods of the sports year — tournament time. more »»

Recruits, fans wait for YSU to win title

February 13, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN — It was a bit surprising when Bo Pelini announced the upcoming recruiting class for the Youngstown State Penguins football team and there were only 10 names on the list. more »»

Better judgment needed on bench

February 2, 2016 We all have that friend — or had that friend — who just doesn’t have a filter. As soon as a thought comes to mind, he or she blurts it out, regardless of how gross or inappropriate it might be. more »»

Bristol vs. McDonald in final at regional?

January 31, 2016 An interesting development could take place this boys basketball tournament season in Division IV. more »»

Officials are only human

January 24, 2016 LAST week in this space I discussed the fact that scholastic coaches are people first and that fans and family members of the players should think about that before offering criticis. more »»

No defense for Penguins

January 20, 2016 Vashil Fernandez was blocked by the rim going up for a dunk early in the second half of Monday’s game against Youngstown State. more »»

In the end, coaches are people just like us

January 17, 2016 Here's hoping that everyone had a good time Saturday at Lordstown as the community celebrated and recognized the undefeated boys basketball team from the 1975-76 season. more »»

Buckeye state fans hope 2016 gets better

January 14, 2016 We are almost halfway through January, and you are probably sick of reading about New Year’s predictions, resolutions and all that kind of stuff. more »»

Young Penguins can win in 2016

January 13, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN — The way Jerry Slocum has kept most of his hair this season is beyond amazing. My 9-year-old daughter even complimented his slicked-back follicles after meeting him last seaso. more »»

Manningham has Warren’s best interest

January 12, 2016 ROSS Browner seemed like he planned his speech out days in advance, but the former NFL star wasn’t reading off any note cards or pieces of paper. more »»

Looking ahead to high school postseason

January 10, 2016 We are almost to mid-January — despite what the weather says — and the high school winter sports season is nearly at the midway point, a time for a quick look at the postseaso. more »»



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