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Canfield’s Mettille grew into success

Local Sports

When Canfield’s Alexis Mettille decided to go out for volleyball in seventh grade, it wasn’t exactly a match made in heaven. For one, Mettille was only going out for the team “for something to do,” and being the shortest player to try out, the sport didn’t seem like the right ...

Coach: 2011 Tigers got things started

High School Sports

Life wasn’t always this easy for Sean Guerriero and the Springfield Tigers. Guerriero was just 27 years old in 2007 when he was hired to take over the Springfield High School football program. That first year, he was greeted by 35 players and struggled through a 2-8 season. After four ...

Energized Penguins

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun had his two oldest daughters standing just off to the right of the postgame media table. It was one of the few times on Wednesday when the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach relaxed. His wife, Sarah, and, youngest daughter, Quinn, were waiting ...

Shelton aims to bring new culture to club

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that was extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach ...

Springfield tops Brookfield in battle of youth

High School Sports

BROOKFIELD — Two young girls high school basketball teams battled it out Wednesday night in Brookfield. Springfield made enough plays down the stretch to hold off the host Warriors 45-36. It wasn’t easy though, as the Tigers’ last surge carried them out of danger with nearly 3:30 ...

Mayfield says he will play despite injury

Local Sports

BEREA — Baker Mayfield isn’t going to let a sore, swollen right hand keep him from playing. “Mama didn’t raise a wuss,” he said Wednesday. Mayfield played the second half of Sunday’s 20-13 loss to Pittsburgh with a badly bruised hand sustained after he smashed it on the facemask ...

South Range’s Johnson gets All-America honor

High School Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Canaan Johnson got the call after school. It was from his coach, Mike Bailey. The 6-foot-1 South Range High School senior midfielder has been lauded with so many honors this season. Bailey told him of another as Johnson was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America ...

Pouncey returns to Steeler lineup

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Maurkice Pouncey is free to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers center is also free of regrets. “The money was worth it, trust me,” Pouncey said Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Girls basketball WEDNESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Salem 46, Canfield 38 ¯ Garfield 95, Cardinal 23 ¯ Kirtland 58, Grand Valley 27 ¯ East Palestine 58, Campbell 19 ¯ LaBrae 66, Windham 41 ¯ Springfield 45, Brookfield 36 ¯ Crestwood 56, Valley Christian 52 Around ...

Hodges gets another start for Pittsburgh

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — It’s still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the ...