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Missed opportunity

DETROIT — Senior guard Melinda Trimmer missed a nine-foot floater with five seconds in the game. It would’ve put the Youngstown State women’s basketball team ahead by one, seemingly capping a double-figure comeback against Green Bay, a nemesis of every team in the Horizon League. The ...

Penguins face Green Bay today in semis

YOUNGSTOWN — The top four seeds have advanced to the Horizon League men’s and women’s tournament semifinals. On the women’s side, it appears all four semifinalists are capable of hoisting the league’s championship trophy on Tuesday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. In ...

YSU has edge at the line

YOUNGSTOWN — The clock is stopped and all eyes are on you. Breathe. Stop. Shoot. One free throw, followed by another. That’s what senior guard Melinda Trimmer does each and every time she has a charity toss. The Youngstown State University women’s basketball player leads what is ...

Dunn is big key inside for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Milwaukee had a focused game plan, targeting 6-foot-3 Mary Dunn. Then again, most Horizon League teams have tried to slow down the league’s sixth player of the year and a first-team all-league player. The Youngstown State junior post player from Washington, Pa., was muscled ...

Great utility player, Olson hits the boards for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Chelsea Olson is more than the leading rebounder of the Youngstown State women’s basketball team, averaging about seven per game. She also leads the team — and the entire Horizon League — in assists and defensive rebounds. “Anything that is going to help us win,” said ...

Zallow, Elliott seasons end

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Chad Zallow and Jaliyah Elliott saw both of their seasons end on Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Zallow, a Youngstown State University senior hurdler and sprinter, ran a time of 7.787 seconds in the 60m hurdles, ...

Zallow at Indoor Nationals for fourth straight season

Chad Zallow is familiar with the scene at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, one of five participants who has made it to four consecutive NCAA Indoor Nationals. Zallow, a John F. Kennedy High School graduate and Youngstown State University senior, is running ...

Penguin women belong on top

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s Wednesday morning and I’m driving down Schenley Road near Youngstown, heading to a Wednesday morning mass. It’s Ash Wednesday and I’m trying to think of what to give up for the 40-day Lenten season. Hamburger, hot dog and sub buns. That’s my plan. Hopefully it ...

On to the semis

YOUNGSTOWN — Megan Walsted’s jumper with nine minutes remaining gave Milwaukee a five-point lead. It seemed as if the Panthers were going to put this game away against the Youngstown State women’s basketball team which was nothing short of offensively lethargic for the second and third ...

Men fall to No. 3 Oakland

ROCHESTER, Mich. — The season ended where Youngstown State’s road to the postseason began. On Wednesday, sixth-seeded YSU lost an 88-84 decision to third-seeded Oakland at the O’rena in a Horizon League quarterfinal matchup. The Penguins (12-20) tied a season high with 14 3-pointers ...

Different opponents, sites for YSU teams

Horizon League teams figured out a trip to the Beeghly Center meant nothing more than 40 minutes of pain and misery. The Youngstown State women’s basketball team hopes to inflict some more of what its done for the better part of the previous two months, going 9-0 against the rest of this ...

Balanced YSU women honored again

YOUNGSTOWN — Alison Smolinski sat in a makeshift area with a cream-colored Youngstown State backdrop, splattered with a couple of Pete the Penguin logos. She sat in a folding, wooden chair at the table in front of a gathering of local media on Monday in the northeast entrance of the Beeghly ...

YSU needs to rekindle earlier mojo

Three consecutive losses. Wright State, Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State. Sound familiar? It should. The Youngstown State men’s basketball team was losers of three straight before heading to Oakland (Mich.) University for a Jan. 30 regular season game on the Rochester, Michigan ...

Penguins lose to CSU; Oakland next

YOUNGSTOWN — Around halftime, the seeding was set, the sixth-seeded Penguins would take on the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in the Horizon League Tournament, win or lose. It took an extra period of play, but Youngstown State University went on to lose to Cleveland State University ...

YSU women close season with victory

CLEVELAND — The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team closed its season out right, taking down in-state rival Cleveland State University, 74-61, on Saturday. “I thought our seniors stepped up, especially in the second half,” Penguins coach John Barnes said. “Cleveland ...

Leading by example

YOUNGSTOWN — Noe Anabir shows up at his coach’s house bearing chocolates and flowers. It’s for Jerrod Calhoun’s wife, Sarah. Anabir also had presents for Calhoun’s young daughters Kennedy and Kendall. It’s what the 6-foot-8 native of Switzerland does. Not out of the ordinary for ...

Penguins to add men’s swimming, diving and women’s lacrosse

Youngstown State will add a men’s swimming and diving program as well as a women’s lacrosse team in the near future, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo announced on Monday. Men’s swimming and diving will become the 20th Division I sport currently offered by the ...

Wright wrong for YSU

DAYTON — Beaten on the boards, the Youngstown State University women fell to the first-place Wright State University Raiders, 70-65, on Sunday. “We need to shoot the ball better, there’s no question about that,” Penguins coach John Barnes said. “Shooting that bad we still had a ...

Zallow sparks another indoor triumph

John F. Kennedy graduate and Youngstown State senior Chad Zallow won three events Sunday to lead the YSU men’s track and field team to its fourth straight Horizon League indoor track and field title at the WATTS facility on the YSU campus. The YSU women also claimed a league title, their ...

Head injuries must be dealt with seriously

YOUNGSTOWN — Garrett Covington went after a loose ball, just as the Indiana native has done most of his career. This time, an IUPUI player impeded his path, probably with a shoulder. Covington, a 6-foot-5 sophomore wing, banged his head into the opponent’s shoulder and the Youngstown ...