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Patterson met future wife while a SteelHound

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Editor’s note: The Youngstown SteelHounds were part of the Mahoning Valley sports scene for three seasons (2005-08) as part of the Central Hockey League. This is one in a series of stories about the minor league hockey franchise written by Tribune Chronicle / Vindicator sports reporter Brian ...

One still standing

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YOUNGSTOWN — Playing football at Youngstown State University seemed to be a few years away when Dan Becker left Indian Hill High School near Cincinnati. Becker was a star middle linebacker in high school, but at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, that position didn’t seem to be the right fit for ...

Sometimes gadgets get in the way

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Anglers and gadgets go together like peanut butter and jelly. The people who market to people who fish have figured out that we are suckers for new toys. Every year, new inventions lure anglers to reach for their wallets with high hopes that they are buying another ticket to fishing success. ...

Following father’s path

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YOUNGSTOWN — Look up the name Adrian Brown in the Youngstown State University Media Guide, and there will be 88 references to the former football great. Even though the running back retired years ago and has since been selected to the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame, his name could pop up even ...

Boardman’s Anderson ready for Lakeland

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BOARDMAN — Derrick Anderson hoped things would’ve been different. He can’t wonder what might have been, playing AAU basketball and taking a handful of on-campus visits. That wasn’t possible. The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to those kind of activities. Enter Lakeland ...

Cubs have pay cuts; Pirates announce furloughs

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates ...

Playoffs expanded

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Niles football coach Jim Parry saw his team finish 7-3 last fall, its best record since 2012 when the Red Dragons made the postseason. The Red Dragons finished 11th in the Division III, Region 9 final computer ratings. The top eight in each region, Divisions I-VII, advanced to the ...

Poland pair prepared to wear purple

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POLAND — Zach Ellis was unsure of what he wanted to do after high school. The Poland football standout was contemplating whether to continue playing or call it a career and focus on school. Still pondering what to do in late February, he took a visit to Mount Union University, where his ...

Playoff changes

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REGIONAL FIRST ROUND Oct. 29-30 ≤ Top 4 seeds get bye ≤ No. 5 vs. No. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9 REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS Nov. 5-6 ≤ No. 1 vs. 8-9 winner, No. 4 vs. 5-12 winner; ≤ No. 2 vs. 7-10 winner, No. 3 vs. 6-11 winner REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Nov. 12-13 ≤ ...

Landry uses time off to heal from surgery

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CLEVELAND — Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from off-season hip surgery. Landry, who opted for surgery in February after being slowed by an injury last season, said on a Zoom call Wednesday that his rehab has gone as well ...