Chiefs hire Campbell native as RB coach

Chiefs hire Campbell native as RB coach


The Chiefs hired Campbell High School graduate Deland McCullough off the staff at Southern California on Friday to coach their running backs, taking the place of recently promoted assistant coach Eric Bieniemy.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid moved Bieniemy into the offensive coordinator job shortly after Matt Nagy, who had excelled in the role this past season, took the head job with the Chicago Bears.

McCullough spent six seasons with Indiana before coaching the Trojans’ running backs last season.

He played at Miami of Ohio before stints with the Bengals and Eagles in the NFL, two seasons with Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League and a season in the short-lived XFL.

Goodall named All-American


Mount Union senior outfielder Billy Goodall has been chosen for the Preseason First Team All-American team by

Goodall, a South Range graduate, was an honorable mention All-American selection from a season ago, and was the first Mount Union player to earn the Dr. Bob Fisher OAC Player of the Year since the award began in 1978.

Last season, the Raiders center fielder led the conference with a .454 batting average and 25 stolen bases. His 25 stolen bases helped the Raiders set a team single season record with 114 steals. He also tied an OAC Tournament record with five hits in a single game and was named to the OAC All-Tournament Team.

Phantoms fall 3-1 to Fighting Saints


Taylor Schneider scored a third-period goal to lift the Dubuque Fighting Saints to Friday’s 3-1 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms.

The Saints added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining.

Chase Gresock’s second-period goal set up by Jake Gingell and Mike Regush tied the game for Youngstown.

Phantoms goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made 32 saves.

Wick Park 5K Run/Walk set for April


Registration is open for the inaugural Wick Park 5K Run/Walk on April 14 at the Wick Park Pavilion in Youngstown.

The run/walk is a fund-raiser for the Wick Park Improvement Project. The 3.1 mile run/walk will be held entirely within the park itself and will be professionally timed by Second Sole Racing.

Registration is $17 before April 7 and $20 after. Check-in, day-of registration and packet pick-up will be at 8:30 a.m. The Race/Walk starts at 10 a.m.

Cash prizes are available for the top three male and female finishers. To register for the race or for more information visit

K of C championship coming to Poland


The Holy Family Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a free-throw championship at the Holy Family Gym in Poland.

The championship will be held on Jan. 28 and is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and competition begins at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Dick Wade at 330-757-4952.

Pens’ Murray away on personal matter


Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is in Canada with his family to tend to a personal matter and will be away from the team indefinitely.

The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions recalled Casey DeSmith from their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to serve behind Tristan Jarry. The Penguins host Detroit today and the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said Friday that Murray will miss at least one game and will be given “as much time as he needs.”

The Penguins are fifth in the crowded Metropolitan Division race heading into the second half of the season.

Staff/wire report

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