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WRITER: Greg Macafee

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McDONALD — Heading into this week, McDonald rising senior Michael Porter knew he had to put in a lot of work on the golf course. He hadn’t been playing well all summer and between a few different golf tournaments, Porter was going to be playing a lot of golf. He wanted to be ready. “I really put in a lot of work,” Porter said. “I’ve been playing like 27 holes a day, including a range session, ...

From Hubbard to Tokyo

Hubbard native Nick Bruce always thought competing at the X-Games was going to be the highest point of his BMX freestyle career. Because of the impact he was going to have on the younger generation, he was okay with that. Bruce fell in love with the sport by watching the annual event when he was younger, so having the opportunity to perform at that level and possibly inspire younger riders was something that ...

Best of the best

Just over a month ago, Canfield rising senior Nick Plant won the Division I 800-meter state championship at the OHSAA track and field state championships with a time of 1:49.79, just under two seconds faster than the second place finisher. After a season like Plant’s, most runners might toss their track spikes to the side, catch a few extra hours of sleep, or relax on the couch, watch their favorite TV show ...

No more doubting Thomas

Boardman football star Terence Thomas is ready to complete a lifelong dream, and late last week that dream became a reality. The rising senior who totaled 1,162 all-purpose yards with 17 touchdowns last season rounded out his college recruitment Friday by committing to play football in the Big Ten Conference for Purdue. Thomas chose the Boilermakers over Boston College, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall and ...