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Ex-Phantom makes NHL debut with Flames


Ryan Lomberg, a Youngstown Phantom during the 2014-15 season, made his NHL debut on Thursday with the Calgary Flames in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Lomberg joins Andrej Sustr (Lightning), Scott Mayfield (Islanders), Kyle Connor (Jets), Matt O’Conner, Jiri Sekac, Nathan Walker and Dan Renouf as former Youngstown Phantoms playing in at least one NHL game.

The Flames promoted Lomberg from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat to their roster on Jan. 14 when Jaromir Jagr was placed on injured reserve.

Lomberg had 11 points (4-7) in 33 games this season with the Heat.

OHSAA tournament tickets available


All-session tickets for the upcoming Ohio High School Athletic Association wrestling and basketball state tournaments go on sale today at 10 a.m.

All three state tournaments are held at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center, with wrestling scheduled for March 8-10, girls basketball March 15-17 and boys basketball March 22-24.

Tickets are available at or from the Schottenstein Center box office or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS.

In addition, order forms are now available for “Center Court Club” tickets to the boys basketball state tournament and “Group Value Pack” tickets to Championship Saturday of the girls basketball state tournament. Details are below and online at

South Range basketball schedules Marlington


The South Range High School boys basketball team will play Marlington on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a makeup game.

Cardinal Mooney to host HOF dinner


Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 26th annual Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Feb. 18 at the Lake Club in Poland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A dinner buffet will begin at 6:45 with the induction ceremony set for 8. Tickets cost $75 each with a table of eight for $600.

Former University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops will give the welcoming remarks on behalf of the Stoops family. All proceeds go directly to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, which was established by the Stoops family to provide tuition scholarships for students who attend Cardinal Mooney.

Inductees are: David Altiere, Ryan Flynn, Pete Kondela, Matt Kubik, Kimberly Loy Lisko, Dan Lyons, Sarah Lyras Brodman, Dr. Frank A. Rich, Dee Seidita-Shaffer, Joseph J. Taylor, M.D., Dwayne L. Thomas, D.J. Walker and Rob Zabel.

To reserve your tickets, visit the website by Feb. 9 or call the Cardinal Mooney Development Office at 330-788-5113.

Poland High School to host softball clinic


Girls ages 6-14 are invited to participate in a ‚ãtwo-day softball clinic presented by ‚ãThe Poland All-Sports Boosters and hosted by the Bulldogs softball coaching staff and players. The clinic will be held on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 from ‚ã9-11 a.m. ‚ãin ‚ãPoland High School’s old gym‚ã.

Players will participate in various drills focused on hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning.

Players should report to the high school gymnasium by 8:50 a.m. on both days with their own glove, bat, helmet, tennis shoes and water. The cost of the clinic is ‚ã$30 per child. Each additional sibling will cost $20. Please make ‚ãchecks or money order payable to the ‚ãPoland All-Sports Boosters‚ã. ‚ãNo cash will be accepted‚ã. Participants will receive a Bulldog softball T-shirt at the conclusion of the clinic on Feb. 24.

Application and payment are ‚ãby than ‚ãFeb. 12. Contact ‚ãJim Serich at 234-855-3696‚ã for more information.

Staff/wire report

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