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Lefty tourney takes place at Riverview

BRACEVILLE - If the weather cooperates, there should be a 36-hole tournament played at Riverview Golf Club Saturday and Sunday.The Ohio Association of Left-Handed Golfers will stage its 61st annual state tournament at the 18-hole facility. Heavy rains have played havoc with some of the holes ...

Phantoms announce 2015-16 schedule

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Phantoms, in conjunction with the United States Hockey League, has released the schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season. For the third straight year, the Phantoms will play a 60 game schedule featuring 30 home games and 30 road dates. This is the Phantoms seventh ...

New team joins fight for football followers

NILES - The first step in the process went well for the Mahoning Valley's newest sports team.How things develop in the future depends on how well the area accepts the Mahoning Valley Brawlers.The Brawlers, one of four teams in the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), were officially ...

Minors setback

NILES - It's a good thing the Cleveland Indians aren't in dire need of pitching help.The reviews for pitchers Josh Tomlin and Nick Hagadone were mixed in their rehabilitation assignments in the Scrappers' 11-3 loss to the Auburn Doubledays Wednesday. Tomlin, coming off shoulder surgery, fared ...

Scrappers struggling mightily at Eastwood

NILES - Other than a rare good weather night, there weren't many reasons for the Scrappers to get excited in their return home from a road trip.To say Eastwood Field has been unkind to the Scrappers is an understatement. Mahoning Valley entered Wednesday's game against the Auburn Doubledays ...

Warren team advances to regional

The Warren Athletic Club 10U All-Star team had to win three games in a row on Sunday to claim the Cal Ripken Baseball state championship.The WAC team advances to play in the Cal Ripken Regional Tournament July 22 in Vincennes, Indiana."I'm so proud of all of the boys for never giving up," coach ...

Winning not always the goal of Scrappers

It's probably one of the hardest concepts for any sports fan to grasp, but there is a team in the Mahoning Valley whose objective isn't to win.Those who look at the record of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (8-15) might roll their eyes in disgust. The Scrappers often make silly errors or what ...

Scrappers bats shine in win

LOWELL, Mass. - All three phases of the game came together for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Monday, and the combination led to the Scrappers winning their first series since Week 1 of the season.MV collected 13 hits, allowed three runs and didn't commit an error in an 8-3 victory over the ...

Cavaliers coach Blatt talks learning curve

LAS VEGAS - David Blatt learned plenty in his first season as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.Most notably: It's tougher to prepare in the NBA than he expected.Blatt - a wildly successful coach in Europe before getting his long-awaited chance to lead an NBA team for the first time last season ...

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YSU: Bus trip to opener at PittYOUNGSTOWN - Traveline is offering a same-day motorcoach trip for the Youngstown State football team's season opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 5 at Heinz Field. Kickoff for the contest is set for 1 p.m. The bus will depart from the YSU campus early that morning.The ...

Haudenschild is 7th Blaney Memorial winner

HARTFORD - The trend continued Saturday night in the seventh annual Lou Blaney Memorial races at Sharon Speedway. A seventh different winner crossed the finish line in both races.Sheldon Haudenschild won the All-Star Sprint Car feature by 0.021 seconds and Jim Weller Jr. claimed the Mod Tour ...

Scrappers lose in 11 on balk, 6-5

LOWELL, Mass. - The Mahoning Valley Scrappers found another way to lose a game this season, dropping a 6-5, 11-inning decision to Lowell on a walk-off balk.Pitcher Jose Zapata balked with one out and runners on second and third to send home the winning run. Zapata had entered the game at the ...

Saluting the original Blaney

HARTFORD - Jerry Morell spent a good part of his early adult life at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, and he still loves racing, but it's nearly impossible to catch Morell at an oval dirt track anymore.Morell was a crew member for Lou Blaney for more than 20 years, and the two were friends up until ...

Scrappers win one in the ninth

LOWELL, Mass. - Nathan Winfrey hit a game-winning two-run double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Mahoning Valley Scrappers over Lowell, 8-6, on Saturday.The game was tied at 6 entering the ninth, but Ka'ai Tom reached on an error by the Spinners first baseman. After a ...

Vermont cruises past Scrappers

BURLINGTON, Vt. - One night after snapping their five-game losing streak, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers sunk back into a struggle.The Scrappers (6-14) managed just three hits in an 8-1 loss to Vermont (8-12). Three Lake Monster pitchers combined on the three-hitter and struck out nine in the ...

State champ – again

LaBrae graduate Haylee Harford won two matches on Thursday to capture the Women's Ohio State Amateur Golf Championship at Weymouth Country Club in Medina.Harford, who won a state individual title with LaBrae last fall after winning a state title as a freshman at John F. Kennedy, defeated Lexie ...

Gaston makes move with future in mind

With one year of college eligibility remaining, RaShid Gaston wanted to make the most of it.Gaston, a former Warren G. Harding standout, played at Norfolk State University the last three seasons. With his future on the line, a player with NBA aspirations said he had to make the most of his ...

Scrappers snap 5-game slide

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Two-run singles by Ka'ai Tom and Daniel Salters in the top of the 12th inning provided the winning margin as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers ended a five-game losing streak Thursday with an 8-4 victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters (7-12).The Scrappers (6-13) held a 4-1 lead ...

Blaney brothers ready for dad’s day

HARTFORD - It's just what you would expect for the Lou Blaney Memorial race Saturday at Sharon Speedway. His sons are in the mix to win the seventh annual event.The elder Blaney, who passed away in January 2009 after battling Alzheimer's, was a former World of Outlaw champion and had 28 career ...

Harford closes in on state amateur title

A former Trumbull County state champion is making another run at a championship in Ohio.Recent LaBrae High School graduate Haylee Harford reached the semifinals of the Women's Ohio State Amateur Championship with two victories Wednesday in the match-play format. Harford plays Lexie Toth today ...