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Penguins, Columbus both win by one goal

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period ...

Teammates say prolific scorer is ‘pretty modest’

High School Sports

McDONALD — Zach Rasile, the area’s all-time boys basketball leading scorer, is working on a record that may stand for generations in the Mahoning Valley. The McDonald senior point guard, currently sixth on the state of Ohio’s all-time list for points scored in a career, just passed Rex ...

Senior leader

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State’s track and field program has risen to become one of the powerhouses among mid-major colleges. Both the men’s and women’s programs have dominated the indoor and outdoor seasons in the Horizon League in years, and some people feel there’s still more to ...

Ohio coaches honor Fitch coach Steiner

High School Sports

Some snow fell on the ground, at least a couple of times. That brisk air got a bit colder. It didn’t matter to Austintown Fitch coach Seth Steiner, his assistant coaches or athletes. They went indoors, sped through the hallways. Yes, running inside the school is permitted at this time, ...

Jackson’s goal is to inspire young people

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — There are plenty of reasons why an athlete might pick a specific college. They might like the campus, or it could be because of the academic prestige. Some athletes just want to leave town after high school and discover another part of the world. Jamynk Jackson, a graduate of ...

Late goal lifts Blue Jackets past Rangers

Local Sports

NEW YORK — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game with 26.5 seconds left to lift Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Bjorkstrand was playing for the first time after 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 ...

Gradishar more than Hall of Fame worthy

Local Sports

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has been known for questionable, or frankly, downright stupid decisions over its lifespan. The Hall of Fame class for the NFL’s centennial season was a chance to make up for all the mistakes that have been made. All the legends over the years who have yet to ...

Wrestling tradition continues

High School Sports

HOWLAND — Whenever an event is held for 59 consecutive years, there’s bound to be a lot of history behind it. Matthew Woomer, a sophomore for the Howland Tigers, already etched his name in the Tigers’ history book last year when he became the first wrestler in school history to qualify ...

Putting up a fight

YSU Sports

FAIRBORN — Darius Quisenberry came out of the first 20 minutes dejected. The Springfield native was 1-of-8 from the floor for two points. Youngstown State University men’s basketball assistant coach Jason Slay put his arm around the sophomore point guard and started talking as they headed ...

A different story

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — After Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Storm, Youngstown Phantoms coach Brad Patterson talked about the team’s poor execution and compete level. His players heard the message loud and clear as the Phantoms rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to pull out a 5-3 victory. “I ...