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Concussions ended Nicholson’s career

Editor’s note: The Youngstown SteelHounds were part of the Mahoning Valley sports scene for three seasons (2005-08) as part of the Central Hockey League. This is one in a series of stories about the minor league hockey franchise written by Tribune Chronicle / Vindicator sports reporter Brian ...

SANDLOT – CLASS B LEAGUE

Saturday - 18U Creekside Fitness (3-2) 8, Ballistic Baseball (1-3) 1 – BJ Arnold picked up the win for Creekside, allowing just two hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings of shutout pitching. Grant Voytovich hit an RBI triple and scored a run for Creekside. Lenny Piccini hit an RBI double ...

Running with Warren

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series looking back on Warren G. Harding’s Division I boys track and field state championship in 2010. Andrew Zitnik stepped on the track. His teammate, DeAver (D.J.) Williamson, was beside him in another sprint event. A competitor ...

Class B 16U late Friday

Creekside Fitness 8, Avalanche 4: Jack Desmond had a double, two RBIs and scored a run, while Jack Davis had a double and scored once for Creekside. Julian Trott had two hits and scored once for Avalanche. Prospects 3, Eaglewear 1: Brandon Popio, Lucas Lancaster, Jack Leipheimer and Jake Dohy ...

Greatest Juniors to Mill Creek

The next stop for the Joe Dickey Electric Junior Division of the Farmers National Bank Greatest Golfer Youngstown series is Tuesday at Mill Creek. Two more qualifying events follow: July 9 at Tam O’Shanter and July 14 at Avalon Lakes. The championship for the young golfers is July 17 (Squaw ...

No return

The John F. Kennedy High School boys tennis team was doing some light hitting, hoping for some better news. Schools had started to close in the middle of March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe spring sports would return? James Martuccio and Armand Nannicola would be the team ...

Luck can change on the water

It’s bad enough when you encounter a bumpy stretch of highway, but when potholes jar the entire journey, you might be inclined to ask yourself whether it’s worth the effort. A fishing trip earlier this week started with enough pitfalls to last for the whole summer, let alone the first ...

Class B results this week

18U - Monday Ballistic Baseball (1-2) 11, Avalanche (2-1) 1: Anthony Monaco allowed one run on two hits in four quality innings for Ballistic. Ricky Telesz led the Ballistic barrage with three hits, including a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Cam Calderaro slugged a double of his own ...

Heyward: Team will be united if it opts to protest

PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social injustice. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and his teammates met it head on in 2017, when a miscommunication with left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva left ...

Slaughter, Cribbs to enter Browns’ Legends program

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will induct kick return specialist Josh Cribbs and wide receiver Webster Slaughter into their Legends club this season. An undrafted free agent quarterback from Kent State, Cribbs developed into of the NFL’s best returners while becoming a three-time ...

OSU to face Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama and Ohio State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. The two powerhouse programs announced the matchups on Thursday. The first game will take place in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2027, with the Buckeyes coming to Tuscaloosa the ...

Class B results

18U – Late Wednesday Whiting Roll-Offs 8, DuraEdge 2: Chase Morrison led all hitters with three hits, a run and an RBI for Whiting. Tyler Kamerer added an RBI triple and a double, while Ben Dottle hit an RBI double. Will Shaffer hit a two-run single to drive in both DuraEdge runs. Gavin ...

Sharon Speedway to open June 27

HARTFORD — After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world in recent months, Sharon Speedway finally has been given the green light to return to racing. The 91st anniversary season is scheduled to get underway on June 27 with a previously scheduled show featuring the Hovis Auto ...

Class B results

Late Tuesday – 16U Astro Falcons (2-0) 11, Eagle Wear (0-2) 0: Tino Campoli tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking two. William Morrow had a pair of hits and an RBI for Astro. Campoli helped his own cause at the plate with a hit, two runs scored and two RBI. Seth ...

Local players like RMU’s move

Anthony Pugh entered the Beeghly Center from the northwest corner, following his Robert Morris University men’s basketball team in a single-file line before a 2015 game against Youngstown State University. Pugh, a Robert Morris graduate, took the floor as a walk-on with the Colonials. He ...

B League contest results

16u games Creekside Fitness 3, Roth Brothers 1 – Creekside Fitness held off a late Roth Brothers rally to end up victorious. Logan Cayavec earned the win for Creekside, allowing just an unearned run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two. Alec Grzyb suffered the ...

Cefalde honored for his dedication to youth

STRUTHERS — It was time to play ball Sunday at Bob Cene Park. That allowed hundreds of Class B baseball players to compete for the first time this year after the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated sports throughout the country in March. It gave area fans the opportunity to honor longtime area ...

Robert Morris officially in Horizon

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon League on July 1. Robert Morris, located Pittsburgh’s western suburbs, will join the league in 10 sports, ...

Stalemate

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players’ union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The league also revealed several players on big ...

First steps toward return

YOUNGSTOWN — Three medicine balls were on the one end line at the new Cafaro Field behind Ursuline High School on the Youngstown State University campus. Mary Dunn, Mady Aulbach and Emma VanZanten saw 100 yards ahead of them. The team’s strength coach Jake Tuura gave them the all clear ...