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Virtually together

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YOUNGSTOWN — There has been an evolution of sorts during the quarantine version of Youngstown State’s spring football. The Penguins, like all college football teams, have not been permitted to do in-person workouts or practices, so they’ve used different virtual programs for meetings. ...

Double the fun

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The younger version of Naz Bohannon had a bird’s-eye view of life, taller than his classmates. Basketballs would fill his hands as the Lorain native learned the basics of playing the interior. Middle school games followed. He was told that it was unlikely he would become 7-feet tall, so ...

Ericson enjoys fond farewell

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — There were more than a dozen cars gathered in an empty Boardman Library parking lot. Signs, balloons and gifts. The Ursuline High School softball team gathered together and left as a caravan south of Boardman High School toward Emma Ericson’s house. Ericson was the ...

District 2 LL seeking to play ball

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Though Little League International already has canceled its regional tournaments and the very popular Little League World Series because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a half-dozen area Little League organizations in Ohio District 2 (Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage counties) are making ...

Ericson enjoys fond farewell

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BOARDMAN — There were more than a dozen cars gathered in an empty Boardman Library parking lot. Signs, balloons and gifts. The Ursuline High School softball team gathered together and left as a caravan south of Boardman High School toward Emma Ericson’s house. Ericson was the ...

Virus has top college players worried

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COLUMBUS — Joe Burrow was a competent if unspectacular quarterback as a backup at Ohio State and during his first post-transfer season at LSU. In 2019, he transformed into Super Joe. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who won the Heisman ...

YSU has no plans to eliminate sports

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The University of Akron cut men’s cross country and golf, along with women’s tennis. Bowling Green State University eliminated its baseball team. Those moves occurred last week. Earlier this month, Western Michigan slashed more than $6 million of its more than $31 millon athletics ...

Class B baseball expects to play

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He isn’t exactly sure when, but Scott Ruark is almost positive there will be Class B baseball at Cene Park in Struthers this summer. Ruark, the president of the Youngstown Class B League, said Friday he expects baseball to begin in mid-June or early July, barring any setbacks related to the ...

History makers

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Bill Bogan has been playing, coaching or watching high school basketball in the Mahoning Valley for the last 42 years, and there are few key facts he knows to be true. One of them is that teams with players who accept specific roles usually have the most success. The longtime coach and former ...

JFK’s Condoleon honored, even without usual banquet trappings

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There was no gathering of people at circular or rectangular tables, no buffet lines, speeches or presentations. The annual Trumbull County Coaches Association basketball Player of the Year banquet was not held in late March as it normally is following the season. The area senior basketball ...