×

Local Sports

Run for speed, fitness

Time seems to have slowed down for a lot of high school athletes with schools closed, sports on hold and team workouts canceled. A battle for area athletes is making sure they themselves don’t slow down — literally. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the Ohio High School Athletic ...

Steelers make adjustments in draft planning

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn’t concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic altering his team’s preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from ...

Browns to sign DE Clayborn

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a ...

Lifting with limits

WARREN — Doing push-ups and sit-ups can get old really quickly for athletes who aren’t exactly sure how to stay in shape during Ohio’s stay-at-home order. Breaking up the monotony is possible. In fact, Youngstown State University assistant strength and conditioning coach Terry Grossetti ...

YSU happy with NCAA decision

The wait was about three hours on social media. Type in NCAA eligibility. Refresh. Click latest on Twitter and see everyone else waiting. Cue the Jeopardy theme music. The couple of house they had to wait wasn’t nearly as long as what NCAA Division I athletes have endured the past two ...

Spring sport athletes given extra eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes ...

Penguins looking forward

The notification goes off on Darius Quisenberry’s phone. It’s his teammate, Naz Bohannon. The two connect with one another, reliving good times from this past season, catching up with one another. They cannot get together, shoot around in the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Their ...

YSU recruit starred in W.Va.

WHEELING, W. Va. — When it comes to hard work, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo personifies it. When he’s not practicing during a scheduled team practice or playing a game, he’s in the gym continuing to try to improve his skills. His play during his tenure as a Patriot was impressive ...

Working at home

Home training First in a series of stories on how athletes can stay in shape during Ohio’s “stay-at-home” order issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Terry Grossetti is the strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University, and the former Slippery Rock football ...

All-County teams named

The 2019-20 All-County basketball teams for Mahoning and Trumbull counties as voted by the sports staff of the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle from coaches’ nominations (with school, height, year and scoring average): Trumbull County GIRLS DIVISIONS I-II ¯ Player of the year: Faith ...

Future of racing in good hands in area

The future of auto racing relies on the youth. With that being said, let’s showcase four very promising young area racers. Many of the top racers in the world started in go-karts and that’s where these youngsters are involved. Jackson Yoho, a second-grader in the Crestview school ...

Record of 61 points still stands for Carr

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU’s Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara’s Calvin Murphy, Purdue’s Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure’s Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others ...

Running to YSU

Maria Dellimuti just came off of a 7-mile, solitary run. It’s what the Howland High School senior does: stay motivated and on schedule. It’s that kind of determination that helped her become the runner she is today. Off-season? There really isn’t one for this multi-sport ...

Fryer’s mark was ‘best memory’

Aneziah Fryer wanted to be a leader during her final campaign on the Niles McKinley High School girls basketball team. Setting the bar high for her teammates and working with the next generation of Red Dragons is something that was important for the Niles senior, who’ll soon be moving on to ...

Steelers glad to bring home OL

PITTSBURGH — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski’s Sundays consisted of watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch. “You try not to drive yourself crazy ...

It is how you finish

Dylan O’Hara wasn’t sure if he would ever play in the Presidents Athletic Conference after his freshman season, let alone be named player of the year. The former Girard High School standout had his college career begin with a devastating injury. He then transferred out of Waynesburg ...

Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion

PITTSBURGH — Turns out, Derek Watt’s reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the first time since college. “I know (T.J.) doesn’t want that,” Derek Watt said with a laugh on Thursday, about a week after agreeing to join T.J. on the Pittsburgh ...

Browns tackle reworks contract

CLEVELAND — Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to rework his contract and take a substantial pay cut after the team signed free agent Jack Conklin, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hubbard, who lost his starting job when Cleveland signed ...

Fans turn attention elsewhere

Now that the Major League Baseball season has been postponed indefinitely, it doesn’t seem possible that we had almost a month of spring training before COVID-19 pulled the plug. But all baseball fans need to keep the game alive in their hearts and minds. Today was supposed to be opening ...

Finding a balance

Area golf courses are doing all they can to fight back against the impact of the coronavirus, both on their customers and their businesses. Several courses within Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties are remaining open during the current outbreak, but they’re being as vigilant as they ...