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High School Sports

TCCA to present awards

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the sports world, including the cancellation of an event that many took forward to each year, the Trumbull County Coaches Association boys and girls basketball Player of the Year banquet. The event was scheduled for March 22. Since the voting had ...

Voitus ready to wreck it for Penguins

POLAND — Mike Voitus said he made the decision to go to Youngstown State University to play football for a couple reasons, but one of the biggest was he liked first-year YSU coach Doug Phillips. “His approach to the game is similar to mine,” Voitus said of Phillips. The Penguins coach ...

2020 Trumbull Player of the Year nominees

The Trumbull County Coaches Association’s basketball Player of the Year nominees: School Girl Boy Badger Lauryn Hamilton Logan Lendak Bristol Brook Songer Matt Church Brookfield Rebecca Litz Conner Stevens Chalker ...

Devils hire 2 new coaches

James Franceschelli considered himself lucky to be where he was the last couple of years. The 2003 Struthers High School graduate spent his four-year basketball career playing for former Wildcat coach Joe Fuline, who mentored many teenagers on the court. Franceschelli never forgot those ...

Area coaches trying to keep it normal

Nick Blanch didn’t think he or his Poland High School girls basketball team would be in this position. No one did, smack dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. June is the month where high school basketball players are at camps, honing skills during the offseason. Problem is the Ohio ...

OHSAA moves girls tourney to Dayton

COLUMBUS — The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday. Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home ...

Malito had high hopes in track

Girard High School track and field coach Kevin Hetrick knew the expectations for Nick Malito coming into this track and field season. Malito, a Girard High School senior, finished eighth in last year’s Division II 100-meter dash at the state track and field meet. He was the defending ...

Raiders were replacing

Editor’s note: Despite the fact the high school spring sports season in Ohio was canceled before it got started, the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle will continue to profile area teams and athletes. Readers can approach the stories with the attitude of “What might have been.” Replace, ...

Former Austintown Fitch AD remembered

The high school athletic director position is not an easy one. Critics see only the things that go wrong and aren’t aware of much of the behind-the-scenes work that is necessary in the position. Obviously, scheduling, equipment procurement, ticket sales, scheduling gym/practice times, ...

A chance not taken

NILES — Those interesting years spent coaching little league baseball were finally about to be pay off for Niles High School coach Mike Guarnieri. It was back then that Guarnieri first utilized a “bullpen” game, in which several relief pitchers combine to pitch the entire game. The ...