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Zallow finishes year, looks to 2018

Chad Zallow still cannot fathom what happened this past season. • Third place at NCAA Indoor Nationals in the 60-meter hurdles, along with holding the nation’s best time for two weeks at 7.61 seconds. • Ninth place at NCAA Outdoor Nationals in the 110 hurdles. Zallow began outdoors ...

Gorby, athletes roll out this season in style

Chad Zallow just wanted to put his 19th-place finish at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Nationals behind him. Collin Harden had his USATF U19 Junior Nationals performance on Friday. The two were out in Sacramento, Calif., with Youngstown State University track and field coach Brian Gorby. ...

Harden ends long season for Penguins

Collin Harden made the decision in mid-June of 2016, a moment changing the course of his Youngstown State University athletic future. The Girard High School graduate prepared for the Jack Arvin Classic, a Trumbull versus Mahoning senior all-star football game, as a YSU football walk-on. He ...

Zallow’s eventful season not over

Chad Zallow looked around at his display of trophies. Horizon League. Florida Relays. NCAA Championships. They’ve all been great accomplishments, but none is better than staying healthy. That is a welcome rarity for Zallow, who has been plagued by hamstring problems throughout his ...

Area coaches feeling excitement

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been about five years since Keith Gunther brought his Ursuline boys basketball team to a Youngstown State University men’s basketball team camp. With the excitement surrounding YSU coach Jerrod Calhoun and the furious recruiting binge the Penguins have been on this ...

Zallow just misses qualifying at NCAA

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 ...

Earning a chance

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 ...

YSU’s Zallow runs in nationals tonight

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, ...

YSU qualifiers offer advice to prep athletes

YOUNGSTOWN — Ryan Booth threw at the Division III regional track and field meet at Navarre Fairless High School and came up short of the state meet. Instead of wallowing in misery, looking back at his shortcomings, Booth, a Mineral Ridge High School graduate did something about it. He ...

Calhoun continues progress with YSU

Jerrod Calhoun sat in front of the media for the first time since taking the head coaching position at Youngstown State. One of the first pieces of this new Penguins men’s basketball puzzle was complete with four high school signees, a transfer and three junior-college recruits joining the ...

YSU shows full-court press in recruiting

The hazy fog percolates through my head, attempting to shed the three-plus hours of intermittent sleep. A clear, plastic cup with a blue straw protruding through a transparent lid taunts me. A couple of drops of a 99-cent French Vanilla iced coffee is all that remains. The final sips of a now ...

8 Penguins qualify in track

Eight Youngstown State track and field athletes qualified for the 2017 NCAA Track and Field East Preliminaries, scheduled May 25-27 at the University of Kentucky. Qualifiers from YSU include junior Ryan Booth, senior Jaynee Corbett, junior Tyler Donati, freshman Jaliyah Elliott, freshman ...

YSU coaches wait on Valpo, league to finish scheduling

Valparaiso University thus far has been mum on its decision to accept an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference, an offer made public last week. The belief is the Crusaders are headed to the MVC, but nothing is official — leaving the remaining nine members of the Horizon League ...

Penguin recruits have a history with Swiss U-20 national team

Jason Slay picked up a recruit from the airport, like he’s done many times before. His name was Noe Anabir, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward coming in from Mesa (Arizona) Community College. Anabir speaks English with a heavy accent, which derives from his home in Geneva, Switzerland. Slay, ...

Things on the Horizon

So much for a dead period in basketball season. Recruiting is still going on, but there’s been a shake up in the Horizon League. Tuesday, the Missouri Valley Conference invited Valparaiso to replace Wichita State, which left the MVC for the American Athletic Conference. Valparaiso has yet ...

Coaching holdover set to work with new staff

Some things are about timing. In Kevin Bruinsma’s case, it certainly was. He and his wife Stacey have a son, Cole, who is just over 11 weeks old. Kevin, who finished up his second year as a Youngstown State University men’s basketball assistant coach, found his future very uncertain ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Youngstown State’s Chad Zallow (429) and Carl Zallow (428), both John F. Kennedy graduates, finished 1-2 in the men’s 100-meter dash Sunday at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown. Oakland’s Aaron Davis (303) was third.

Dominant dynasty

YOUNGSTOWN — Track and field is normally a calm sport, a lot of congratulating at the end of races. Not at the end of the men’s 200-meter dash Sunday in the Horizon League outdoor championships on the Youngstown State Univeristy campus. Youngstown State sophomore Chad Zallow, who already ...

Upping his game

The last thing Devin Morgan wanted to be was complacent. Delaware State wasn’t the place for him, despite being the team’s leading scorer last season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound guard, and former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, wanted a new challenge. Scoring isn’t ...

Moss overcomes trials, tribulations to reach NFL

The last week has been one of the wildest of Avery Moss’s life, and being drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round was only part of the reason. On the days leading up to the draft, Moss, who starred as a defensive end at Youngstown State last year, got news that his grandmother ...

Latin Davis to leave Penguins’ team

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University 5-foot-11, 165-pound sophomore guard Latin Davis, a Ypsilanti, Mich., native, has left the men’s basketball team. A YSU spokesperson confirmed the move, but added the university will not put out a release on Davis’ departure. This is the first ...