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Shooter from Shaw

Tammie Kelley looked on from the sidelines, leaning from her coaching spot in front of the team bench toward the action on the floor. She saw her son, Greyson, on the AAU court in front of her playing for the FAB5 team. Shots started to go in for the younger Kelley. His focus in his ...

Travel softball tournament still on for weekend

It was a long and rather boring spring for most high school athletes, with spring sports being canceled around the country. Jeff Steiner is trying to make sure the summer is a little better. Steiner is president of the Thunder Elite fastpitch softball organization, which supports several ...

Patterson met future wife while a SteelHound

Editor’s note: The Youngstown SteelHounds were part of the Mahoning Valley sports scene for three seasons (2005-08) as part of the Central Hockey League. This is one in a series of stories about the minor league hockey franchise written by Tribune Chronicle / Vindicator sports reporter Brian ...

One still standing

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing football at Youngstown State University seemed to be a few years away when Dan Becker left Indian Hill High School near Cincinnati. Becker was a star middle linebacker in high school, but at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, that position didn’t seem to be the right fit for ...

Sometimes gadgets get in the way

Anglers and gadgets go together like peanut butter and jelly. The people who market to people who fish have figured out that we are suckers for new toys. Every year, new inventions lure anglers to reach for their wallets with high hopes that they are buying another ticket to fishing success. ...

Following father’s path

YOUNGSTOWN — Look up the name Adrian Brown in the Youngstown State University Media Guide, and there will be 88 references to the former football great. Even though the running back retired years ago and has since been selected to the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame, his name could pop up even ...

Boardman’s Anderson ready for Lakeland

BOARDMAN — Derrick Anderson hoped things would’ve been different. He can’t wonder what might have been, playing AAU basketball and taking a handful of on-campus visits. That wasn’t possible. The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to those kind of activities. Enter Lakeland ...

Cubs have pay cuts; Pirates announce furloughs

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates ...

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 ...

Poland pair prepared to wear purple

POLAND — Zach Ellis was unsure of what he wanted to do after high school. The Poland football standout was contemplating whether to continue playing or call it a career and focus on school. Still pondering what to do in late February, he took a visit to Mount Union University, where his ...