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Marlins clobber Pirates, 7-1

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PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez followed his no-hitter by pitching seven scoreless innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Thursday night. Volquez (3-7) allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked two while winning his third straight start. He helped the Marlins ...

Morvay, Proper go out in style

High School Sports

Two Trumbull County All-Star standouts in Friday’s High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field had exceptional senior seasons on the mound. However, those two pitchers — Lakeview’s D.J. Morvay and Niles’ Joe Proper — had very different paths to becoming so successful on the ...

3-and-uh-0

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant drained the shot of his professional life — a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left — and scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors moved within one win of postseason perfection and payback by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night to ...

Track and field powers YSU athletics

Sport columns

YOUNGSTOWN — Brian Gorby has been in the midst of coaching the best track and field teams in the Horizon League. He has the league’s best 110-meter hurdler and face of the Youngstown State men’s program — John F. Kennedy High School graduate Chad Zallow. He’s the Great Lakes Region ...

Zallow just misses qualifying at NCAA

YSU Sports

Chad Zallow is one of the fastest 110-meter hurdlers out of the blocks. He proved that after the first couple of hurdles in Wednesday’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. It was the finish that hurt him. He took third in the second of three heats with a time of ...

All-star games are set

High School Sports

With the area high school spring sports season coming to an end — and what a finish it was with area track and field athletes having success in Columbus in their usual numbers, plus Champion’s baseball and softball state championships — it is time to look toward upcoming senior all-star ...

Earning a chance

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — All Danny Reese wanted was a chance. Jerrod Calhoun was more than willing to give the 2011 Cardinal Mooney graduate an opportunity. Calhoun was just hired in late March as the new Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach. Reese, a 24-year-old administrative ...

Tribune Chronicle / Eric Murray
Members of the Trumbull County all-star team, from left, Girard’s Emily Scarnecchia, Brookfield’s Ella Simcox and coach Michelle Titus congratulate members of the Mahoning County team after the first game of the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic held Tuesday at Youngstown State.

All-stars have some fun

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The Trumbull and Mahoning County softball all-stars split the two eight-inning games in the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic, played at YSU Softball Field on Tuesday night. Trumbull took Game 1, 5-3, while Mahoning held off a late Trumbull rally to take a 9-4 victory ...

Cavs plan no changes for Game 3

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James isn’t changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn’t changing his lineup. The Cavaliers aren’t slowing down. Defiant — and some might argue delusional — in the face of a 2-0 deficit to the postseason-perfect Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the defending ...

Is more Trumbull success coming?

Sport columns

Just like that, a drought more than seven decades long is over. No, this isn’t about Cleveland’s former curse (that drought wasn’t even six decades). This is about Trumbull County baseball crowning a state champion for the first time since 1943. Yes, Franklin D. Roosevelt was ...

YSU’s Zallow runs in nationals tonight

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Chad Zallow has been the face of Youngstown State University track and field the past two seasons, pretty much ever since he chose the Penguins over Ohio State and Penn State. It was the John F. Kennedy High School graduate’s mission to be the best hurdler he could be, ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
Coach Dan Williams, left, demonstrates a play to Tyler Srbinovich (13), Lynn Bowden (1) and Tyriq Ellis, right, during a practice for the Jack Arvin All-Star Classic football game. Williams is coaching in the game for the second time — and he’s having fun doing it.

McDonald’s Williams has blast coaching all-stars

High School Sports

McDONALD — Dan Williams always has fun coaching football, but these days, it’s is a little more fun. The longtime McDonald High School coach is now leading the Trumbull County team in the Jack Arvin All-Star Classic football game, a matchup between Trumbull and Mahoning/Columbiana county ...

Penguins return home tied

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PITTSBURGH — The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final — the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne’s spectacular playoff run — have disappeared. Across six periods in ...

Football season features changes

High School Sports

It’s official. The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that all football playoff games during the first four rounds will be played on Friday nights. New regions — the first under the new competitive balance format — and the Friday-only playoffs format were approved ...

Indians, Pirates both lose

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DENVER — Rookie pitcher Antonio Senzatela hit a three-run double and Mark Reynolds homered twice to drive in five runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cleveland Indians 11-3 Tuesday night. Carlos Gonzalez also hit a home run for the Rockies. After Mike Clevinger (2-3) intentionally ...

McDonald ace Titus completes excellent career

High School Sports

One of the area’s best softball pitchers over the past four years, McDonald’s Cheyenne Titus, finished her illustrious prep career Tuesday, when she played her final game in the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic all-star game at YSU. Titus was the Blue Devils’ ace pitcher for ...

Fan Appreciation at Sharon Speedway

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HARTFORD — A celebration of dirt-track racing and fun for the whole family will be the focus when Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing sponsors the annual Steel Valley Thunder Fan Appreciation Night at Sharon Speedway on Saturday. Racing fans and families are invited to enjoy free admission to the ...

Seniors see careers end differently

Sport columns

Lauren Jones hasn’t been shy saying she wants another puppy, but leaving for Oklahoma this summer presents a quandary. The Garfield High School senior thrower finished her Ohio High School Athletic Association career as a three-time state champion in the Division II girls discus, and went ...

Baseball stars looking toward final game

High School Sports

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will once again host the High School Valley All-Star Baseball Classic at Eastwood Field, which will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. The fourth annual game pits all stars from Trumbull and Mahoning counties against one another, and two of Trumbull’s best — ...

Crosby scores early, but Penguins lose 4-1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Pittsburgh Penguins needed more from their stars. They got more, just not nearly enough against Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators. Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in the Stanley Cup Final in eight years, but the Predators beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Monday night ...