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Making the call

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Karen (Lane) Pavlansky always loved the rhythmic bounce of a basketball and the squeaking of tennis shoes. Long after her playing days were over, she wanted to give back to the sport she played at Champion High School before graduating in 1982. That’s when she learned to love the sound of ...

Looking ahead

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Players, coaches, managers and administration, Jerrod Calhoun appreciates the support he has received after his third year as Youngstown State University’s men’s basketball coach abruptly ended in Chicago on March 5 — a Horizon League quarterfinal loss against UIC. The ...

Steelers place Shazier on retired list

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PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier’s NFL career is over. For now at least. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the inside linebacker on the reserved/retired list on Tuesday. Shazier spent the last two seasons on the Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from a spinal injury suffered in ...

EGCC baseball season ends

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YOUNGSTOWN — The NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) announced Tuesday that all spring sports have been cancelled to due health and safety concerns over COVID-19, ending Eastern Gateway Community College’s baseball season. Eastern Gateway finished its season with a 7-4 ...

Honors keep coming

High School Sports

The honors continue to mount for McDonald High School senior Zach Rasile. He was named the state’s Division IV Player of the Year on Monday by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and is expected to be in the mix for Ohio’s Mr. Basketball, which is awarded to the state’s ...

Making a splash

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CLEVELAND — The Browns were a major disappointment last season. They’re determined not to be one again. As the NFL’s free agency period kicked off under an unprecedented backdrop due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cleveland addressed several major needs on Monday while agreeing to player ...

Boys All-Ohio

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COLUMBUS — The Division III and IV boys basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Monday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division I and II All-Ohio teams will be announced today. The Ohio Mr. Basketball Award ...

Steelers keeping Dupree

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Ramon Foster is walking away. The team placed the franchise tag on Dupree on Monday, hours before the NFL-mandated deadline for teams to use the designation. Hours later, Foster announced his retirement ...

Curbstone cancels meetings

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The Curbstone Coaches have cancelled all the remaining Monday luncheons for the season that ends May 18. They also cancelled their Hall of Fame Banquet, which was scheduled for May 3. Plans will be made to have the same 2020 Inductees enshrined in next year’s banquet on May 2, 2021. If ...

Her Kentucky home

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McDONALD — Eight laps around the track. For Ohio high school runners, that means the 3,200-meter run. Anna Guerra knows the steps all too well. She took to the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium track on June 1, 2019. The scarlet, all-weather surface was below her feet. White lines separated each ...

Winter sports all-conference honors

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Boys basketball ALL-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RED TIER ¯ Player of the year: Derrick Anderson, Boardman First team Ethan Andersen Boardman Jr Derrick Anderson Boardman Sr Aston BatesHarding Jr Joe Bruno Canfield Sr Cam Durig Howland Sr Tommy Fryda Boardman Sr D’Muntize ...

YSU meet and greet postponed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...