WFMJ team sets coverage



YOUNGSTOWN -- The 10th season of WFMJ Channel 21's "Inside High School Football" will air Sundays at 11:30 a.m. through the end of the season.
Channel 21's sports reporters Dana Balash, Mike Case and Mike Ackelson host the show, which is being co-sponsored this year by The Vindicator, Arby's and Muscle Connection.
During each program, Balash, Case and Ackelson review, analyze and get comments from all of the key participants from the previous week.
Because of the Summer Olympics, the Aug. 29 "Inside High School Football" show will air at 9:30 a.m.
The "Arby's Overtime Report" will return during the 11 p.m. newscasts on Fridays. Last year, the 21 Sports team covered 248 games for the "Arby's Overtime Report." Each week, 12 games will be covered.
Down the dial
WYFX-TV Channel 17/62 will televise eight regular-season high school football games on tape-delay on Fridays this fall. Start time will be 10:30 p.m. until the Major League Baseball playoffs get under way in early October.
The first game will be Ursuline at Poland on Sept. 10.
Robb Schmidt, the First News sports director, will handle play-by-play duties and Ralph Sandy will be the color analyst.
Radio
Clear Channel Radio has added two former coaches to its high school football broadcast team for the 2004 season.
Reid Lamport, formerly coach at Poland, rejoins the staff after a one-year hiatus. He will supply analysis and color commentary on broadcasts on 1390-AM WNIO.
Veteran local sportscaster Jim Evans continues in the play-by-play chair on WNIO and Curt Arnold returns to provide sideline insight. Their first game will be Friday's Ursuline/Boardman game.
Tony Ross, a coach at Canfield for 10 seasons, will make his debut in a similar role with WKBN-AM 570. Jim Campbell, the Clear Channel sports director, will handle play-by-play duties on WKBN and Pete Santore returns as sideline reporter. Their first game will be Thursday's Rayen/Canfield contest.
The broadcast crew on WBBG-FM 106.1 returns with Larry Miklas handling play-by-play, Todd Kollar providing analysis and Chad Krispinsky working the sidelines. Their first game will be McDonald/Champion on Friday.
WBBW-AM 1240 will feature John Caparanis on play-by-play when it opens its slate of games on Thursday with Lowellville at Crestview.

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