Mark Brungard has never been shy about schedling for his Poland Bulldogs, and the 2011 schedule is
By John Bassetti bassetti@vindycom LIBERTY After starting the season 0-3, it looked as if
By john bassetti firstname.lastname@example.org YOUNGSTOWN The Ten Commandments tattooed on the inside of
By john bassetti email@example.com HUBBARD As opera performer Jason Budd bellowed out the
In football years, Anthony Pesce has more time as a letterman — two — for Hubbard High’s team than the age of his one-full-year-old school building. Strange, but true.
By john bassetti firstname.lastname@example.org AUSTINTOWN On a night when people were trying to beat the
By John Bassetti email@example.com GIRARD When talking to Dan Graziano, you find him to be
By John bassetti firstname.lastname@example.org STRUTHERS Mark Asher literally dropped what he was doing —
By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com struthers Mike Shaffer wouldn’t hurt a fly, but a bee is
By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org WARREN The zeal of Warren Harding football might best be
By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com NILES The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lived up to their
By John Bassetti firstname.lastname@example.org NILES The Mahoning Valley Scrappers didn’t have much
By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com STRUTHERS When the lights go on, Jake Giuriceo hopes that
Paul Hammond has hit all the right buttons this summer: first, as manager of the Ohio Glaciers team which won the Class B League’s new minor league division, then, most recently, as manager of the Youngstown 14-year-old PONY All-Star team, which opens world series play on Friday night in Washington, Pa., against Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Staff report Howland Dan Moody isn’t sure what he’ll be doing 10 years from now, but he knows it
By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org NILES Rob Nixon’s first pitch to Auburn’s Caleb Ramsey
By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com NILES Anticipation should be no greater when two teams
Kelly Pavlik knows a win on Saturday will give him a title shot By JOHN BASSETTI
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— new york-penn league — By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org NILES The Scrappers tallied
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By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org VIENNA The definition of a golden ager is an elderly
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By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com STRUTHERS The deadline for averting a threatened Aug. 2
By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org “It’s been better than expected.” Those words from Dave
Nick Hunter was born in Seattle in 1992 — about the time Starbucks Coffee was looking to become publicly traded.
By john bassetti email@example.com STruthers Brock McGivern’s walk-off hit — a fly ball to
Lights Out Management coordinator Mike Cefalde spent much of Wednesday afternoon’s “press conference” at Dona Vito’s Italian Grille pacing in and out of the establishment while talking on his cell phone.
With the possibility of contraction of hepatitis B virus, the opponent for Jake Giuriceo for Saturday night’s fight in Campbell will be switched.
If Michael Mannozzi walks as fast as he talks, he’s got a future. Not only does the 2005 Boardman High graduate rattle off his thoughts a mile a minute, but he’s making inroads with the rest of his body as a racewalker.
Boxing is serious business, no doubt. But when a little humor has an opportunity to rear its funny head, someone will jump on it.
While some air traffic controllers sleep, Richard Baroff doesn’t get much sleep.
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By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com Today’s North-South All-Star Classic will showcase some the
Ray Yost’s comments are a testament to Kim Ezzo’s career.
Cory Okular, Mitchell Thornton and Sam Gindlesberger all qualified for this year’s Boston Marathon, but only Okular and Mitchell were able to enter.
By JOHN BASSETTI firstname.lastname@example.org POland Sarah Flament would be delighted to improve on her
A posted comment following the online version of the published story of Jason Baker’s hiring as Austintown Fitch High boys basketball coach simply said: “Good luck! You’ll need it.”
Staff report NEW MIDDLETOWN The Mahoning County Public Warriors’ Div. 4 adult traditional team
Anthony Napolitan may not be on top of the world right now, but he’s certainly been around it.
Monday’s Struthers-Mooney boys basketball game wasn’t an offensive clinic, but the Division II district semifinal did make a point.
Twinsburg romped over Warren Harding, 57-25, while Howland (21-2) was ousted by Shaker Heights, 58-56, in the Warrensville High district.
Jackson-Milton’s Vinnie Pizzuto, Tim Wiseman and Johnny Matacic plus Girard’s Josh Barnes and Jacob Carpenter won twice in the championship round of Saturday’s Division III wrestling tournament at Garfield Heights.
The planets seem to be aligned for Jackson-Milton to have a fruitful district when nine Bluejays engage in district wrestling competition at Garfield Heights this weekend.
Howland has qualified nine wrestlers, including sectional champions J.R. Perry (112) and Bryce Tricker (160), for this weekend’s Division I district tournament at Mentor.
The Struthers boys basketball team has had an impressive season, winning 18 of 19 games. But the Wildcats will face their toughest test of the regular season on Friday night.
Austintown Youth Wrestling Coach Greg Faunda marvels at the determination of Anthony Winterburn, a Frank Ohl 5th-grader who has scoliosis or curvature of the spine.
Crestwood repeated as team champion, but runnerup West Branch had three individual champions and fourth-place Canfield had a pair of winners at the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament.
Austintown Fitch wrestling coach Brett Powell expects more individual achievement than team accolades at the Division I sectional tournament in Austintown.
Fitch High wrestling coach Brett Powell will begin a three-year term as president of the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association during the state tournament in Columbus next month.