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YSU seeks routine amid COVID chaos

YOUNGSTOWN — College basketball coaches, their players and supporting staff are creatures of habit. Schedules are followed. Itineraries are met. Practices. Weight lifting. Classes. Meals. One-on-one meetings with position coaches. Those are just some of the on-campus activities student ...

Sights, sounds of Scrappers bring normalcy

A nearby wooded area encompasses the baseball stadium parallel to the Eastwood Mall. The Eastwood Field facility has been a fixture in the Mahoning Valley since the summer of 1999. Shane Bieber, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, CC Sabathia and Tyler Naquin are a few of the ...

Optics of college basketball different

My wife looked at me, put up one hand, telling me she didn’t believe what she had just seen. I watched a clip from CBS’ Sunday Morning show myself, then shared it with my bride. George Clooney was trending on Twitter for some hair-raising reason, stunning for most of the fans of the ...

Brody Rupe carves his own path at state

Chris Rupe has made so many speeches the week of the state cross country meet, invigorating his teenage distance runners to stretch their talents to heights they never would imagine. McDonald High School’s boys cross country is synonymous with Division III state excellence, winning five in ...

Fishing University stars test Mosquito Lake bass

Bass anglers looking to pursue higher education about Mosquito Lake will have an opportunity to earn their master’s degree when they view the Fishing University TV show in 2021. Professional bass anglers Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier traveled to Trumbull County on Thursday and prepared for ...

Lake Erie walleye count rated excellent

Judging by the mid-day parades of trucks towing boats southbound on Ohio 11 this summer, it is apparent that limiting on Lake Erie walleyes was not difficult. Based on news released earlier this week by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, the outlook for easy limits ...