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YSU meet and greet postponed

The Curbstone Coaches meet and greet event with Youngstown State football coach Doug Phillips scheduled for tonight has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Everything is on hold

Jerrod Calhoun would be in either a rental car, his own vehicle or flying across the country this time of the year. Recruiting is the lifeblood of any mid-major basketball program, especially for Calhoun, the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach, and his assistants. On ...

OHSAA sports on hiatus

WARREN — There won’t be high school sports for nearly a month because of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, as announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Gov. Mike DeWine. On Thursday, DeWine mandated school closures from March 16 through April 5. The OHSAA issued a press ...

Two local officials heading to OHSAA HOF

Local sports official John Vicarel and the late Michael Vaschak will be inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame in June. The two men from Boardman are among the 15 who will have the honors this year. While most inductees are known for officiating two or ...

Readers share tales at local lakes

Readers’ favorite lakes are Mosquito, Erie and Pymatuning, based on comments following our Feb. 16 column about preferred fishing holes. Most who fish have their personal favorites, but truly avid anglers will fish just about anywhere. Reader Terry Watson summed up the feelings of many with ...

A difficult day

COLUMBUS — It was a long day for the West Branch girls basketball team Thursday. None of it involved playing basketball. The Warriors were less than 16 minutes from the scheduled 1 p.m. tip-off for their Division II state semifinal when the OHSAA announced it was postponing the remaining ...

Players of Year banquet postponed

The Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year Banquet scheduled March 22 has been postponed. Each county school was asked to nominate senior players – a girl and a boy – for the award. Boys nominees include Justin Rutherford of LaBrae, Joe Wolfe of Niles, Zach Rasile of ...

Events in area also affected

The suspension and/or cancellation of most of the nation’s major sports leagues due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus hit the sports world like an earthquake on Thursday. Closer to home, the effect also will be felt in the weeks to come. Among cancellations and postponements ...

Waterloo’s size too much for LaBrae

CANTON — Things went south in a hurry for the LaBrae High School boys basketball team in its Division III regional semifinal against Waterloo in the Canton Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. The result in front of a smallish crowd witnessing the battle between the Vikings was a 72-47 loss for ...

Harding junior Burch named to third-team All-Ohio

WARREN — Warren G. Harding junior Faith Burch was named to the OHSAA Division I All-Ohio Third Team, which was announced Wednesday, along with the Division I team. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the announcements were made by a statewide ...

Antonetti: ‘Earnest effort’ with Lindor came short

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop Francisco Lindor made a “sincere and earnest effort” to agree on a long-term contract before deciding this week to suspend talks. Antonetti, the president of ...

Links to Valley found in Arizona

My idea of paradise is to get away for a few days, head for the sun of the southwest and take in a few spring training baseball games. The experience last week at the Goodyear, Arizona, training camps of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, plus side trips to Las Vegas and Prescott, ...

Resilient Jackets in the hunt

COLUMBUS — Dragged down by injuries and its lines patched together with rookies, the Columbus Blue Jackets are somehow still in the playoff hunt. Getting contributions from a changing cast of fill-ins who started the season in the minors and picking up enough points in overtime losses — ...

Malkin lifts slumping Pens

NEWARK, N.J. — Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and set up another to lead the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Evan Rodrigues and defensemen Justin Schultz and Kris Letang also scored as the Penguins won for only the third time in 11 ...

Browns release LB Kirksey

CLEVELAND — Christian Kirksey’s value to the Browns — on and off the field — didn’t equal what they would have to pay the veteran linebacker. Cleveland released Kirksey on Tuesday after failing to restructure his contract. The 27-year-old Kirksey, a team leader and one of the ...

Cavs knocked off by Bulls

CHICAGO — Coby White scored 20 points to help offset a career-high nine turnovers in his first NBA start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-103 on Tuesday night. White turned in his ninth straight game with at least 19 points. Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 26 points, ...

McDonald grad closing running career strong

Being a distance runner isn’t an easy task. It requires a lot of preparation, both physically and mentally, along with many hours practicing to help build up stamina. It is even more difficult when recovering from an injury, as McDonald High School product Heidi Hoffman knows all too ...

Warren City Bowling Championships

Following are the standings for the Warren City Bowling Championships women’s and open tournaments. Tournament checks can be picked up from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Freeway Lanes. WOMEN ¯ Team — 1. Stacked 2793, 2. U.A.L. 2762, 3. Four Spares 2663, 4. Bowling Fools 2654. ¯ Doubles ...

Report: Lindor, Tribe suspend talks for now

GOODYEAR, Arizona — All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor has suspended talks with the Cleveland Indians about a new contract so he can focus on the upcoming season. Lindor told The Athletic on Monday that the sides have had “good conversations” but couldn’t come up with an ...

Pirates’ Hayes motivated by no fall call-up

BRADENTON, Fla. — Ke’Bryan Hayes thought the call might come last September with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a free fall. It didn’t and, yeah, it bothered the third base prospect more than a little. “I just used it as motivation for this offseason going back home,” Hayes said ...