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High School Sports

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 ...

Richards left McDonald to coach at his alma mater

Mike Richards stood there with the large M with blue, yellow and white colors on his outfit. His son, Caleb, finished his 3.1-mile trek around the challenging Boardman High School cross country course. All Caleb’s Maplewood High School team needed was the right places in order to finish ...

#FeedTheNest

AUSTINTOWN — T.J. Parker had his mask up over his beard. It’s not the look he envisioned when he took over the Austintown Fitch football program in December. Then again, who saw this coming? The former Falcons athlete was on social media with the constant hashtag #FeedTheNest. Offseason ...

OHSAA: Fall sports athletes all are eligible

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is making all students entering grades 7 through 12 academically eligible for the fall sports season, according to a release sent to schools Friday. The announcement came in a memo from OHSAA executive director Jerry Snodgrass that touched on a ...

Voyaging to Allegheny

Adam Rumble is more than a Poland High School senior who had nine goals and three assists for the Bulldogs boys soccer team last season. He’s more than an athlete heading to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., this fall. Go back a couple of years in Rumble’s high school career. He ...

Playoffs expanded

Niles football coach Jim Parry saw his team finish 7-3 last fall, its best record since 2012 when the Red Dragons made the postseason. The Red Dragons finished 11th in the Division III, Region 9 final computer ratings. The top eight in each region, Divisions I-VII, advanced to the ...

Playoff changes

REGIONAL FIRST ROUND Oct. 29-30 ≤ Top 4 seeds get bye ≤ No. 5 vs. No. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9 REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS Nov. 5-6 ≤ No. 1 vs. 8-9 winner, No. 4 vs. 5-12 winner; ≤ No. 2 vs. 7-10 winner, No. 3 vs. 6-11 winner REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Nov. 12-13 ≤ ...

Ericson enjoys fond farewell

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 ...