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Warren Sports HOF announces 2018 class


The Warren Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting seven (7) stellar athletes into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 1. This year's class includes: Van Brandon, Greg Zackeroff, Astron Whatley, Levelle Richardson, Kevin Taylor, Leshun Daniels Sr. and Daniel Smith.

This year the formal Induction Luncheon will be held on Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at Divieste Banquet Hall in Warren. Tickets for the event cost $25 per person.

For addition information or tickets, contact Shawn Bryant at or call at 330-233-1922.

Walter Payton Award list includes McCaster


Youngstown State senior tailback Tevin McCaster is one of 25 FCS offensive standouts who have been named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, STATS FCS announced on Wednesday.

McCaster is one of four Missouri Valley Football Conference representatives on the Watch List. Other MVFC standouts on the list include North Dakota State running back Bruce Anderson, NDSU quarterback Easton Stick and South Dakota State quaterback Taryn Christion.

In his first year as starter in 2017, McCaster rushed for 1,066 yards on 221 carries and scored 13 touchdowns. He was named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference. In the past two seasons, McCaster has scored 24 touchdowns in 27 games played.

YSU's Dellovade named first-team All-MVFC


Youngstown State senior linebacker Armand Dellovade has been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's preseason all-league first team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Sophomore cornerback Bryce Gibson is a second-team preseason all-league pick.

In his YSU career, Dellovade has been credited with 235 total tackles in 38 games played. The two-time second-team All-MVFC pick has stared 36 contests in his three years with the Penguins. Last year he had 76 total tackles and as a sophomore registered a career-high 105 stops during the Penguins' 16-game campaign.

Gibson had a breakout year in 2017 starting all 11 games at cornerback as a true freshman. He was named to the Valley's All-Newcomer Team in 2017.

Mettille named YSU track assistant coach


Youngstown State head men's and women's track and field coach Brian Gorby has named former Kent State assistant, Tyler Mettille, the Penguins’ jumps coach. Mettille will work with the Penguins' long jumpers, high jumpers and triple jumpers and oversee the multi-event athletes.

A Canfield native, Mettille graduated from Mount Union in 2015.

Mettille spent the previous two years at Kent State where he served as the jumps coach for the Golden Flashes. At the 2018 Outdoor NCAA Championships, he coached Craig Stevens, Jr., to a 19th-place finish in the triple jump. A the indoor NCAA meet, Stevens Jr. earned second-team All-America accolades in the triple jump placing 14th. At the 2017 Outdoor NCAA meet, Stevens Jr. ganered first-team All-America honors in the triple jump.

Mettille spent the 2016 season as an assistant at his alma mater, Mount Union, where eight of his athletes reached the Division III NCAA Championships. He earned Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016 indoor season.

Cowboys activate DE Gregory after drug ban


The Dallas Cowboys activated defensive end Randy Gregory off the non-football injury list after a year away from football on a substance-abuse suspension.

Gregory has played in just two of the past 32 regular-season games because of multiple suspensions.

The former Nebraska standout participated in a walkthrough practice for the first time Wednesday. Coach Jason Garrett said Dallas is "still going to be very deliberate with him."

Staff/wire report

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