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Juniors through 4 qualifiers

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Seventy young golfers competed Monday at Mill Creek Park in the fourth of six qualifying events in the Joe Dickey Electric Juniors Division of the Greatest Golfer of Youngstown competition. Golfers who qualified for the Junior finals scheduled July 17 (Squaw Creek) and July 18 (Avalon Lakes) ...

The SteelHounds’ architect

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What do you do when you need a player to draw a crowd to your budding Central Hockey League franchise in northeast Ohio? You get a former second-round draft pick with NHL experience who spent a large portion of his pro career in Cleveland. That guy was Jeff Christian, and for their first ...

Hunt ‘blessed’ for final chance

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CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt knows he’s run out of second chances. “I’ve got to do better,” he said. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back’s car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league ...

Cavs’ Love commits $500K to UCLA mental health

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Love isn’t slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA’s psychology department on Monday. Love ...

Concussions ended Nicholson’s career

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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 ...

All-Star softball game postponed

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The Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic (2020 Mahoning-Trumbull County senior high school game) scheduled for Monday (June 22) at 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Township Park has been rescheduled for Wednesday (June 24) at 5:30 p.m due to weather and field conditions.

SANDLOT – CLASS B LEAGUE

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Saturday - 18U Creekside Fitness (3-2) 8, Ballistic Baseball (1-3) 1 – BJ Arnold picked up the win for Creekside, allowing just two hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings of shutout pitching. Grant Voytovich hit an RBI triple and scored a run for Creekside. Lenny Piccini hit an RBI double ...

Jaws drop at move Howland makes

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Jaw-dropping moments are pretty common in sports, and they come in all types. The last-second shot to win the game. The big hit or amazing catch in football. A walk-off hit or a diving catch in the outfield. Heck, they’re a big reason sports are so much fun. There are other shocking ...

Sferra Classic scheduled Monday

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The annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic has survived the COVID-19 pandemic. The event annually pits senior softball stars from Mahoning and Trumbull counties against each other. With the pandemic causing school spring sports to be wiped out, it seemed the all-star classic would not have a ...

Class B 16U late Friday

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Creekside Fitness 8, Avalanche 4: Jack Desmond had a double, two RBIs and scored a run, while Jack Davis had a double and scored once for Creekside. Julian Trott had two hits and scored once for Avalanche. Prospects 3, Eaglewear 1: Brandon Popio, Lucas Lancaster, Jack Leipheimer and Jake Dohy ...