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WSHOF announces its scholarship award winners

The Warren Sports Hall of Fame would like to announce its 2014 scholarship winners. Seniors at John F. Kennedy and Warren G. Harding High Schools are eligible for the annual awards.The Gene Rossi Scholarship recipients at Kennedy were Nicole Rodomsky and Eric Bofenkamp. The awards were based on ...

Howland High School Athletic Hall of Fame

The Howland High School Athletic Hall of Fame announced that the Hall of Fame weekend will be held Sept. 26 and 27. The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be introduced at the Howland-Toledo Bowsher football game on Friday, Sept. 26. The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted into the Hall of ...

Brewers to honor Toles, Negro League

Ted Toles has been to many baseball stadiums of all levels over his storied career. On Saturday, he will now add Milwaukee's Miller Park to his list - but instead of playing, the 88-year old will be honored for the ball he played in the past.The Brewers are hosting the franchise's ninth annual ...

For the love of the links

Former Warren native David Kondzich has found a place he can happily call home.An avid amateur golfer, Kondzich moved to Goodyear, Ariz., from Warren in 2010 for two reasons - weather and golf. Golf has been Kondzich's passion over the last 30 years, and at 62 years old, Kondzich still loves to ...

Scrappers stay hot

NILES - Wins have been hard to come by this year for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, so whenever a winning streak seems plausible, it's a major plus.On Monday, the Scrappers earned their fourth-straight win of the season, shutting out the Aberdeen IronBirds, 7-0. This comes the night after the ...

Scrappers power past Aberdeen

NILES -A quick glimpse at Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Ted Kubiak's post-game dinner plate Sunday night showed mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad and an unknown slice of meat. Odds are the meat was pork, but there is reason to believe it was some type of hitting-fuel-infused super ...

Mr. Versatility

CLEVELAND - Arena football isn't known for its defense, with all the aerial tactics and stunt moves that occur on the 50-yard enclosed turf field.That doesn't stop 5-foot-10, 190-pound Joe Phinisee from displaying his skill set for the Cleveland Gladiators.The 2004 Warren G. Harding graduate ...

Zimmer propels M.V. to victory

NILES - Through 18 games since becoming a part of the Cleveland Indians organization, Bradley Zimmer hadn't drilled a home run as a part of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, something he did 14 times his last two seasons at the University of San Francisco.During his first two plate appearances on ...

Castillo leads Scrappers past Tigers

NILES - When the Cleveland Indians organization assigned the 38th overall pick from the 2014 Major League Baseball Entry Draft, Mike Papi, to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on July 7, it put Leo Castillo in a bad spot.The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native had played most of the 2013 at ...

Eastwood’s wild ride

NILES - Thursday night's Mahoning Valley Scrappers game at Eastwood Field was proof that anything can happen in baseball and that the game is never over until it's over.In a wild, back-and-forth, near-five-hour game that featured everything from extra innings to four different lead changes to ...

TJ in the House

NILES - A media buzz surrounded Eastwood Field Wednesday night as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were treated to a rare but special surprise.The Cleveland Indians assigned left-handed pitcher TJ House to start for the Scrappers against the Connecticut Tigers, and he looked sharp in his brief ...

New chapter beginning for local runner

The last thing McDonald High School distance coach Chris Rupe wanted is to see Allan Coviello's running career end.Mount Vernon Nazarene University, an NAIA school in Mount Vernon, Ohio, didn't let that happen to the Blue Devils' standout.Coviello, who was an integral part of the 2013 Division ...

McDonald’s Kunkel heading to OSU

Patrick Kunkel was doing more than California Dreamin'.The 2013 McDonald High School graduate ran for the University of San Francisco's track and field and cross country teams this past season.He reveled in his time in the Bay area, one of the most scenic places in the United States.But there ...

Howland’s Barzak to take over at Thiel

Two years ago, Kelly Barzak was a member of the Thiel College women's volleyball team.Now, the Howland graduate returns to the team - this time as its coach. Thiel named Barzak, a 2013 graduate of the college, the head women's volleyball coach last month, taking over for former coach Amanda ...

Looking like a legend

NILES - Austin Fisher is three inches shorter than legendary shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.Fisher, the Cleveland Indians 13th-round pick from this year's MLB Draft out of Kansas State University, was only 8 years old when the Baltimore Orioles' Iron Man played his last major league game.Fisher, a ...

Memorable win

BOSTON - With two outs in the ninth inning of Sunday's game, it appeared to be the same story as the previous 29 games for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.Minimal offensive production, a few botched plays in the field and an impending notch in the loss column. But everything about the game ...

Many share in rare opportunity in Boston

BOSTON - The closest Major League Baseball stadium from D'Vone McClure's hometown of Jacksonville, Ark. is Minute Maid Park in Houston.That's a 456-mile, eight-hour drive from the suburb of Little Rock. McClure, an outfielder for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, has never attended an MLB game. He ...

Indians’ pitcher to start in Niles on Wednesday

A pitcher who is used to taking the mound at Progressive Field will be seeing time at Eastwood Field.Cleveland Indians' left handed starting pitcher T.J. House will start for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday. House is currently 1-2 with a 4.40 ERA in nine games with the Indians.The ...

For the love of the sport

YOUNGSTOWN - It seems as if Tom and Ryan Martino are always in the fast lane of life.On many Sundays during this time of the year the father (Tom) and son (Ryan) duo are competing in the Top Dragster Division in the Sportsman Class of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). After the ...

Area briefs

High school soccer referees trainingHigh school soccer referees are having 2014 Ohio High School Athletic Association at the Niles Wellness Center.Registration will be accepted online.Classes are July 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2.Currently registered USSF referees must complete 12 hours, while ...