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Track officials ponder alternative season

High School Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: The second and final of a two-part series of stories focusing on how high school baseball, softball and track & field officials are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Conklin is staying in constant contact with his fellow officials from the Greater Youngstown Track ...

A plan for the Penguins

YSU Sports

Doug Phillips was in Florida, on a business trip of sorts to recruit a player to the University of Cincinnati. The former UC assistant football coach was trading stories with another coach when Phillips let him know he began his football coaching career at Youngstown State. That caught his ...

OHSAA puts tentative plan in place

High School Sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has made a contingent plan, but only if schools return in early May, according to a memo to member schools superintendents, principals and athletic administrators. The mandatory no-contact period remains until May 1. No practices or group workouts may ...

A plan for the Penguins

Local Sports

Doug Phillips was in Florida, on a business trip of sorts to recruit a player to the University of Cincinnati. The former UC assistant football coach was trading stories with another coach when Phillips let him know he began his football coaching career at Youngstown State. That caught his ...

Baseball and softball umps miss live action

High School Sports

Rob Luklan looked at his schedule. He was supposed to officiate an early high school softball game between Lakeview and Poland. He would’ve gotten there early and surveyed the situation. He would have experienced the ping sound of the ball off the bats, the smack of the hard-cased softball ...

Adjustments made

YSU Sports

Doug Phillips was well aware that preparation was going to be an integral part of his job when he was hired as the Youngstown State football coach in February. He just never realized he would have to be ready for one of the biggest pandemics in the last 100 years. The first-time college ...

All-conference honors

High School Sports

Boys basketball CHAGRIN VALLEY CONF.-VALLEY DIV. ¯ Player of the year: Anthony Olson, Wickliffe First team Malik Mitchell Grand Valley Sr Second team Ashton Zupanci Grand Valley Jr Honorable mention ¯ Grand Valley: Derek Jackson, Jr; Ethan Spencer, So Wrestling ALL-AMERICAN ...

Liberty seniors both reach milestones

High School Sports

Shar’Da Williamson and Delia Watson made history this year for the Liberty girls basketball team — in more ways than one. They became the first pair of teammates to reach the 1,000 career-points mark in the same season in school history. Williamson is now the school’s all-time leading ...

DiGregorio’s touch

Local Sports

The Youngstown State University women’s basketball program notched 11 wins before Ed DiGregorio took over the program in the 1983-84 season. DiGregorio, who died Sunday at age 93, started to see growth of his program. The game-changer player came in Dorothy (Bowers) Collins, who was named ...

League going to virtual format for upcoming draft

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The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group ...