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Plenty of curves

NILES — Less than a month into the season, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers have been through it all. The Scrappers raced to a 6-0 start. They hit a bump in the road, losing five of seven games. The current roster is void of 14 names from the opening day roster, while 17 new faces have been ...

Naylor helps Tribe avert sweep by Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Josh Naylor foiled Pittsburgh’s strategy with an RBI single in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Pirates 2-1 Sunday. Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep by the Pirates, who had lost 10 straight entering the series. The Indians have won seven of ...

Curbstone set to honor YSU champions

The Curbstone Coaches will honor Youngstown State University’s men’s and women’s outdoor track and field Horizon League champions and women’s golf Horizon League champions at today’s luncheon meeting at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township. The event ...

Tribune names new sports editor

Greg Macafee has been named to lead the sports department of the Tribune Chronicle and The Vindicator effective last week, replacing outgoing Sports Editor Doug Chapin, who retired Friday after decades in the business. Macafee joins the newspaper staff from the sports department at the ...

Scrappers tie in Floyd’s home debut

NILES — Collin Floyd looked right at home Saturday night in his first home start with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Then again, Eastwood Field has been Floyd’s baseball home since 2016. Floyd, a Youngstown State University standout who recently completed his career with the Penguins, ...

Big blasts boost Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Michael Perez and Bryan Reynolds hit three-run home runs during the seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Perez homered to right off Bryan Shaw (1-2) to put the Pirates ahead. Four batters later, ...