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Mosley reaches back, finishes 2nd in discus

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com COLUMBUS Just when McDonald sophomore Jai’Lyn Mosley was going

Kempe has enjoyed the journey

Fitch coach retires after state track & field meet By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com austintown

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Destinee Snyder is YCS’ first state track qualifier

Destinee Snyder is YCS’ first state track qualifier

Poland, Liberty have relay rivalry

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com BEDFORD About an hour after Liberty senior Marquis Williamson

Salem’s Shivers makes a splash in discus

Quaker junior sets regional record at the Division II meet at Bedford By JOE SCALZO

‘Mustache power’ propels Fitch

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN After the Fitch High girls track team won the county

Women weather storm, win Horizon crown

YSU’s men’s track team finishes second at outdoor By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Call it a

Does PAY-TO-PLAY work?

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Tony Ross is a big man with a big heart, particularly when it

Fitch, Jakovina reach higher heights

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com austintown Over the last two months, Fitch senior Jay Jakovina

Pavlansky adjusts to life away from track

On April 21, around the time when Dave Pavlansky Jr. would have normally been coaching in the Mahoning County track meet, he was rediscovering something he’d forgotten existed.

Ravens make NFL dream reality for Warren Harding’s Anzevino

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Although he grew up dreaming of playing in the NFL, it wasn’t

‘Yeah, buddy’: Fitch’s Price is right

Field co-MVP leads Falcons to team title By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com poland With a 5:30

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Little: T-Rich can help a lot

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was announcing Trent Richardson as the newest Cleveland Brown, wide receiver Greg Little briefly glanced up at the TV screen at O’Donold’s Irish Pub, then glanced back down at his phone.

YSU’s defense plays better in Red-White game

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN After

YSU offense ready for another high-scoring season, but overconfidence a concern

YSU offense ready for another high-scoring season, but overconfidence is a concern By JOE SCALZO

Pavlik-Sigmon, Take Two: June 8 bout in Las Vegas set

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Kelly Pavlik wants to prove Scott “Cujo” Sigmon’s bark is worse

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A tale of two teams at YSU

It’s the best of times for the Youngstown State offense, but the defense is still searching for consistency

No surprise — YSU offense is awesome

YSU’s young defense is exposed in scrimmage by experienced offensive unit By JOE SCALZO

‘Bam’ becomes a man for YSU football

By Joe scalzo scalzo@vindy.com Youngstown When Dubem Nwadiogbu was a freshman at Peachtree

Fickiesen to leave YSU hoops team

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.ocm Youngstown Youngstown State freshman point guard Kelsea

Wolfe in line for NFL draft

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com The best season of Derek Wolfe’s career almost didn’t happen.

Penguins on the defensive

Lack of experience among defenders is a concern By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN

Williams and Pavlik face big weekend fights

Nearly seven years after his first professional fight, “Dangerous” Dannie Williams is on the brink of the big time.

YSU’s Perry, Zuiker to transfer

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State men’s basketball players Nate Perry

Angling for No. 2

With junior Kurt Hess entrenched as YSU’s starting QB, sophomore Pat Angle is trying to clinch the backup spot

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YSU has familiar face in unfamiliar place

When Ashen Ward was a sophomore at Cleveland’s Villa Angela-St. Joseph High, he told the football coach he was thinking of trying out.

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New coach brings new attitude to YSU practice

New coach brings new attitude to YSU practice

Improvements, construction on horizon for YSU

Over the past five years, Youngstown State athletic director Ron Strollo has wanted to upgrade the Beeghly Center scoreboard.

League starts with an L

Errors, hit batsmen hurt YSU in Horizon opener By joe scalzo scalzo@vindy.com niles The

THEIR TIME

Nine years after its last district crown, Springfield’s boys are back in the regional

A slicker season for YSU hoops, Slocum

There’s a scene in the movie “City Slickers” where Mitch (played by Billy Crystal) and Curly (Jack Palance) are alone in the desert and Mitch is making a bunch of jokes and Curly, finally fed up, says, “You make a lot of smart remarks at my expense, don’t you?”

Berkshire defense badgers Newton Falls

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com howland The first few seconds of his post-high school career

Tigers hold off rival Raiders in D-III

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com salem With 29 seconds left in Tuesday’s Division III district

Frosh Start

Heidi Schlegel rediscovers her game as YSU women head into Horizon tournament By JOE SCALZO

Talent, chemistry help YSU take step forward

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com

Solid weekend at WATTS

HAMILTON CRUSHES personal bests

On the final lap of Sunday’s 3,000-meter run at the Horizon League indoor championships, YSU junior Samantha Hamilton was a few steps back of Butler junior Katie Clark when Clark started to separate.

YSU men third behind Milwaukee and Valpo

Youngstown State junior Mike Davis had just crossed the finish line on the final leg of Sunday’s 4x400-meter relay when he fell to the ground, sprawled out and started gasping for air.

YSU ready for tournament

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A year ago, after his team lost an overtime game to

Sigmon: ‘I really feel like I have a shot to beat Kelly Pavlik’

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Last year, when Kelly Pavlik was trying to get his

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YOUNG GUNS

Canfield swimmers — mostly — lack state meet experience, but that hasn’t stopped them from setting big goals

Youngstown State women hope for first-round home game

On Monday afternoon, as her coach was telling reporters some of the positive things he took from Saturday’s loss to nationally-ranked Green Bay, Youngstown State junior Brandi Brown put her face in her hands and shook her head.

Defense reigns for Falls, YCS in tourney tune-up

Late in the third quarter Tuesday night, near the end of a stretch where his team scored two points in 13 minutes, Youngstown Christian boys basketball coach Dolph Carroll called a timeout, grabbed a clipboard, crouched in front of his team and started banging the clipboard on the floor.

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Despite losses, Slocum pleased

ysu basketball

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team has played 16 of its 27 games on the road.

START ME UP

Struthers, W. Branch roll in Div. II openers

His best players from two years ago are gone. His best player from last year is gone. This season’s roster has just one senior and he starts three sophomores.

Career crossroads for boxers Lyell, Giuriceo

The next month looms large for boxers Billy Lyell and Jake Giuriceo By JOE SCALZO

YSU men overwhelm first-place Valparaiso

YSU men overwhelm first-place Valparaiso By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Youngstown On Friday

YSU makes Horizon history

After averaging nearly 26 points per game during a three-game road stretch last week, Youngstown State sophomore guard Kendrick Perry was named the Horizon League player of the week — the fifth Penguin to earn the honor this season.

Loew: Now or never for Pavlik

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Three months after his divorce from Kelly Pavlik,

YSU drops tough one to Butler on improbable 3-pointer

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Down to a wing and a prayer, Butler made a prayer

HIGH HOPES

Team Davis’ YSU connection keys victory in 8th Game of Hope By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com

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