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Busy week ahead in spring postseason

One of the busiest weeks in the high school sports season begins today as area student-athletes continue — or begin — their quests for postseason success. Baseball and track & field athletes get started this week. Baseball sectional tournaments are scheduled Monday and Wednesday for ...

Starting with an L

PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders brought Kyle Palmieri home at the trade deadline believing his mix of grit and scoring touch would make a difference in the playoffs. So far, so very good. Palmieri knocked a fluttering puck past Tristan Jarry 16:30 into overtime to give the Islanders a ...

Bieber streak ends; Tribe loses 3rd in row

By CHRIS TALBOTT The Associated Press SEATTLE — Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and the Seattle Mariners snapped Shane Bieber’s record strikeout streak, beating the Cleveland Indians and their ace 3-2 on Sunday. Bieber (4-3) had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games, but the ...

Another battle

CANFIELD — No matter the sport, the “Battle of Rt. 224” brings out the toughness in each team. Even more so when it’s in the postseason. Canfield and Poland met up Saturday in the first round of the Division II, Region 6 lacrosse tournament, and in their second contest since April 20, ...

Raiders ready for a run

South Range coach Jim Hanek didn’t realize it at the time, but saying he likes the baseball IQ of his Raiders was a dangerous statement. One of the team’s smartest players is Ohio State recruit Trey Pancake. The senior catcher was a freshman when the 2018 South Range team won a state ...

Stallings’ homer lifts Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Saturday night. Stallings had a two-out, two-run double that capped four-run comeback in the seventh that made it 6-all. Adam Frazier ...

Even bad days are good at Berlin Reservoir

Thursday wasn’t much to brag about in terms of the catching, but it was a mighty fine day to be fishing. I finished up some projects at home and decided to take advantage of the bright blue sky and its cotton-ball clouds. It seemed like a great day for fishing so I hitched up the boat and ...

Browns’ coach Stefanski gets first look at rookies

BEREA — Around the time rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was being shown how to drop into pass coverage, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski got to drop something as well. His COVID-19 mask. Finally. “It felt pretty good,” the NFL’s reigning Coach of the Year said Friday after the ...

Steelers’ rookie looks for a chance

PITTSBURGH — Kendrick Green grew up wearing No. 53. Still, the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie center wasn’t so sure if it would be available after the team selected him in the third round of the NFL draft. The number, after all, belonged to nine-time Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey for more than ...

Hubbard native at Curbstone

Craig Muder, Hubbard native and director of communications for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township. The event ...