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YSU legend passes

Local Sports

Jill Cupples remembers practicing shooting a basketball with Ed DiGregorio in the background. The former Youngstown State University women’s basketball coach equated it to putting your hand through a fishing net, one of the many one-liners DiGregorio used in his repertoire. Hard work, ...

Spring sports preview capsules

High School Sports

Editor’s note: Capsule information is provided by coaches. More capsules will be printed the next two Sundays. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spring sports season, these can be viewed as previews of the actual season, or from an angle of what could have been. Regardless, the ...

Whatever it takes

Local Sports

Each of the best wrestlers Steve Pitts coached over the last few years possessed a seemingly incredible ability on the wrestling amt. What that innate quality was differed for all of them, but no one’s was as different than senior Anthony D’Alesio’s. Pitts, the Canfield High School ...

Spring athletes deserve recognition

Local Sports

While we wait for word from the Ohio High School Athletic Association on the fate of high school spring sports in Ohio, the Tribune Chronicle / Vindicator sports department has decided to begin publishing our spring sports preview stories and capsules. We regularly publish at the start of ...

‘Quis’ enters the unknown

Local Sports

The date stamp on Darius Quisenberry’s Twitter post read: 6:22 p.m., Thursday. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball player thanked God, family, teammates and coaches and declared he has put his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. He remains a student-athlete. He couldn’t talk on ...

Fishermen need to use caution at the lake

Sports Columns

Fishing remains a popular activity throughout the Youngstown-Warren area as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s not to say precautions can be tossed aside when we head to the water. Officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania so far have not closed public access to our ...

More than meets the eye

Local Sports

There’s a man jumping around on the sidelines, yelling at one official — OK, maybe all three — on the floor. It looks like he’s losing his mind most of the time. That’s the game-day Jeff Rasile. Not many people see the mild-mannered McDonald High School boys basketball coach ...

YSU’s Olson tabbed team MVP

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Junior Chelsea Olson was named the Coach Ed DiGregorio Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 Youngstown State women’s basketball season, YSU head coach John Barnes announced Friday. In addition to Olson being named MVP, four other Penguins earned team awards for their ...

Unique start for rookie coach

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski’s title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns’ first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season ...

YSU signs focused East track standout Hayes

YSU Sports

Tobias Hayes wants to take his 6-foot-2, 200-pound body and glide over hurdle after hurdle. School is no longer in session, at least through the end of April because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The East High School senior would be training, readying himself for the start of the ...