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Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

After escaping from police, the Springfield Township man was on the run for eight hours

He faces several charges

Last year’s loss spurred Canfield girls

There is no doubt in Kerry Durkin’s mind what has inspired the Canfield 13-14 softball team to do well enough to earn a berth in the Junior League World Series.

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Second half run paces Falcons over Mooney

Second half run paces Falcons over Mooney

A 15-point loss to Cardinal Mooney last season was all the motivation the Austintown Fitch High girls basketball team needed to start the season soaring.

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Long, successful day for area hunters on beginning of Ohio deer-gun season

Long, successful day for area hunters on beginning of Ohio deer-gun season

Rob Hornak of Warren shows off the buck he bagged in Lordstown. Although hunters now have the option of registering their kills online, one deer checking station employee thinks licensed agencies will continue to be busy.

Rebels romp to first unbeaten season

In its first 10-0 season, the Crestview High football team hasn’t faced much adversity.

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Brookfield High Warriors’ big game mentality

Having out-scored their first three opponents by a margin of 166-39, you’d think nothing could be better for the Brookfield High football team.

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Focused Mooney romps

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Infuriated by last week’s 31-7 loss to St.

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Fitch lineman Billy Price is two-way powerhouse

With his senior year under way, Austintown Fitch lineman Billy Price can’t wait for Friday night’s lights to illuminate.

Houser (goal) tends to business on the ice

Boardman native among top goalie prospects for next week’s NHL Draft By TOM WILLIAMS

Gregory, Admirals hoist Calder Cup

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com Hockey’s Calder Cup has a Youngstown connection. Saturday

Seyla Perez selects Pitt

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com HOWLAND Over the past 12 months, soccer has taken Howland

Mathews disappointed following title game, but looking to future

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com AKRON After the Convoy Crestview softball defeated Mathews

Poland vs. Keystone: ‘No surprises’

Bulldogs know their semifinal opponent

Poland fired up for rematch

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com AKRON Erin Gabriel’s second consecutive one-hitter in the

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Gabriel’s one-hitter has Poland playing for state trip

Gabriel’s one-hitter has Poland playing for state trip

Mathews' historic victory

Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates after winning the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University against Jackson Milton Wednesday night.

Zordich always looks ahead

Four years ago, when Michael Zordich committed to the Penn State University football team, he was pretty sure he was going to the most stable program in the Big Ten.

Returning champions

Back in Northeast Ohio, Jim Tressel is content with his new role

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Nittany Lions in the Valley

O’Brien to recruit Youngstown

Bill O’Brien’s first trip to the Mahoning Valley as Penn State’s head football coach certainly won’t be his last.

Poland, Canfield advance to final in Div. II

Canfield senior Sarah Vrabel (15-5) tossed a two-hitter, striking out three and walking two.

Hockey coach embraces USHL

As Penn State’s men’s ice hockey team prepares for the huge leap to NCAA Division I status, the Nittany Lions’ head coach has an appreciation for the United States Hockey League and the Youngstown Phantoms.

Poland, Canfield advance to final in Div. II

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com ALLIANCE After Gina Mancini and Abbey Baker used their bats

Canfield shuts out Hubbard

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com CANFIELD Canfield High softball pitcher Sarah Vrabel can’t

South Range, Liberty play waiting game

South Range, Liberty play waiting game

For the third straight day, Mother Nature wreaked havoc on area baseball and softball fields, keeping several of high school teams from competing in sectional play.

Columbiana says yes to Moschella

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com COLUMBIANA Five months after resigning as Boardman High’s

Cherol to retire as coach at East High

Wilson graduate spent 32 years as educator in city By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com

Neumeister masters Struthers

Monday’s summer-like temperatures had Lakeview High softball pitcher Alexis Neumeister in her comfort zone.

Youngstown Phantoms step up to experience USHL postseason

— season in review SEmD The Youngstown Phantoms stepped up to experience the USHL postseason

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Gamblers eliminate Youngstown from playoffs

Gamblers eliminate Youngstown from playoffs

Phantoms fever spreads

Youngstown returns home for two games against top-seeded Green Bay By TOM WILLIAMS

Spartans’ Watkins makes the most of extra swing

Boardman High senior Dan Watkins made the most of his second chance during Wednesday’s showdown against Ursuline.

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Phantoms win in OT; can clinch tonight

Austin Cangelosi’s flip shot in overtime produced just enough magic to have the Youngstown Phantoms one win away from their first USHL playoff series win.

Gamblers hit jackpot with Phantoms

By tom Williams williams@vindy.com

Phantoms host Green Bay twice

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The good news for the Youngstown Phantoms’ five

Phantoms defeat Indiana, earn home-ice advantage for playoffs

Phantoms defeat Indiana, earn home-ice advantage for playoffs By tom williams williams@vindy.com

Phantoms seek to end 4-game skid

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Phantoms ended March with a four-

YSU celebrates milestone with a DH sweep

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com CANFIELD About two hours after senior outfielder Haley

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Soaring scoring

Hardin, Moore lead all-stars to victory

Diamond domination

Donko powers Irish to triumph

Pitching in 40-degree weather with a biting wind blowing into his face, Ursuline High pitcher Sam Donko is not exactly sure how he stayed warm.

Two tough games await Phantoms this weekend

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Regular-season hockey games don’t get much

Crestview graduate Bowker in NCAA tournament

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com Chelsea Bowker calls her journey from Crestview High to the

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Lowellville loses to Hiland in semifinal

Lowellville loses to Hiland in semifinal

NO HEAD GAMES

Phantoms coaches, players grateful for increased awareness of concussions By TOM WILLIAMS

Phantoms can make big playoff push against USA

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Although the Youngstown Phantoms cannot clinch their first USHL playoff

Canfield, West Branch advance

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Strong starts propelled the Canfield and West

Phantoms face big road weekend

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com BOARDMAN As the third quarter of their season winds down

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Fitch Falcons snap streak

Chepke, Mahone deliver ‘huge’ win

For eight minutes, the spirit and intensity of the Steel Valley Conference was reborn as former rivals Boardman and Fitch engaged in a heated battle on the Falcons’ basketball court.

McGlynn awaits free agency

Austintown Fitch High graduate has his pick of NFL teams to join

Few football players participate in just 13 high school varsity games and then go on to qualify for a NFL pension.

division iv Healthy and happy, Rockets soar

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com BEAVER TWP. Healthy and hungry, Lowellville High’s girls

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