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High School Sports

A different look

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories about the Build the Bridge program in northeast Ohio high school football. Chaney High School football coach Chris Amill knows teaching the sport to group of teenagers is just part of his job, and mentoring the young men in life skills is ...

Bridging the gap

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about the Build the Bridge program in northeast Ohio high school football. Steve Arnold sees his football players a majority of the calendar year. Off-season conditioning. Practices. Pre-game talks. Being the focal point of a ...

Girard brings in new boys coach

GIRARD — Damon LaRiviere was an assistant coach for the Girard High School boys soccer team last year, and the 52-year-old often would demonstrate some of the agility drills for the Indians. “One of my attributes is my quickness,” LaRiviere said, laughing as he told the story. “These ...

One last opportunity

LIBERTY — Brooke Bobbey had her last at-bat in a Poland softball uniform. Bottom of the ninth, her Mahoning County team had tallied just one run to that point in a 6-2 loss to the Trumbull team at the 17th annual Bill Sferra senior all-star game on Wednesday at Liberty Township Park. The ...

All-Star softball game postponed

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.

Sferra Classic scheduled Monday

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 ...

Senior softball stars will play at Liberty

Following is a list of senior softball players selected for the Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic Monday at Liberty Township Park (*-denotes will play in college): Name School Pos. College Jackie Adler Hubbard SS-2B Otterbein* Elise Armile Mooney OF Cincinnati Brook Bobbey Poland CF St. ...

Contact sports can resume practice this coming Monday

On May 26, the state of Ohio and the Ohio High School Athletic Association gave the all clear for sports to begin conditioning. Precautions were taken as part of Phase 1 by the state government in the gradual restart due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was after winter sports were halted in ...

’20 season shot

The four stood atop a podium inside the track and field facility at Massillon Perry High School in late May of 2019. The four girls represented different schools at the Northeast Ohio Division III regional meet, but all four of the shot putters had something in common — they were from ...

Seniors get another chance to play

COLUMBIANA — The Mahoning Valley High School Baseball League is trying to give area players some of what they missed this spring. At least seven local teams are expected to compete beginning in mid-June. “We want seniors to play if they want to, because they didn’t get to play this ...