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High School Sports

Column: Difficult choices necessary to save small football teams

To me, there are few things more fun than going to a small-school high school football game. In fact, it’s why I’m in this business. Not many things beat a nice brisk night, pulling up in a gravel lot to a stadium that seats 2,000 people at most and taking in a game between two groups of ...

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 ...

Longtime Rockets coach retires

For the first time in 24 seasons, Maplewood’s girls’ basketball program will have a new face at the helm. After nearly two-and-a-half decades leading the Rockets, longtime coach Mark Yoder retired from his position. Boasting a record of 368 wins and 182 losses, dating back to the ...

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 ...

State champions share their experiences

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Prior to the start of the OHSAA baseball tournament each May, official rosters for each team make space for 22 players that will remain active over the course of postseason competition. The Warren JFK Eagles needed exactly half those allotted slots to secure the school’s ...

PA tops Ohio 20-17 in 42nd annual Penn-Ohio Classic

EAST LIVERPOOL — The 42nd annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic didn’t disappoint as both teams traded big plays at crucial times, but Team Pennsylvania ultiamtely prevailed, 20-17, on Thursday at Patterson Field. With 2:33 left in the fourth quarter, Penn’s Dawson Snyder picked off Buckeye ...