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YSU legend passes

Jill Cupples remembers practicing shooting a basketball with Ed DiGregorio in the background. The former Youngstown State University women’s basketball coach equated it to putting your hand through a fishing net, one of the many one-liners DiGregorio used in his repertoire. Hard work, ...

Spring sports preview capsules

Editor’s note: Capsule information is provided by coaches. More capsules will be printed the next two Sundays. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spring sports season, these can be viewed as previews of the actual season, or from an angle of what could have been. Regardless, the ...

Whatever it takes

Each of the best wrestlers Steve Pitts coached over the last few years possessed a seemingly incredible ability on the wrestling amt. What that innate quality was differed for all of them, but no one’s was as different than senior Anthony D’Alesio’s. Pitts, the Canfield High School ...

Spring athletes deserve recognition

While we wait for word from the Ohio High School Athletic Association on the fate of high school spring sports in Ohio, the Tribune Chronicle / Vindicator sports department has decided to begin publishing our spring sports preview stories and capsules. We regularly publish at the start of ...

‘Quis’ enters the unknown

The date stamp on Darius Quisenberry’s Twitter post read: 6:22 p.m., Thursday. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball player thanked God, family, teammates and coaches and declared he has put his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. He remains a student-athlete. He couldn’t talk on ...

More than meets the eye

There’s a man jumping around on the sidelines, yelling at one official — OK, maybe all three — on the floor. It looks like he’s losing his mind most of the time. That’s the game-day Jeff Rasile. Not many people see the mild-mannered McDonald High School boys basketball coach ...

Unique start for rookie coach

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski’s title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns’ first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season ...

He’ll be ready

PITTSBURGH — Eric Ebron isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron’s balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had “a whole lot of mess” in it before getting cleaned up in December. While Ebron ...

Buckeyes’ Wesson declares for draft

COLUMBUS — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. Wesson can sign with an agent for ...

Decompress the stress

Following the news every day has become a little overwhelming lately for Terry Grossetti — and probably a lot of other people. Grossetti admits the coverage of the current coronavirus pandemic is important, but an overload of information starts to take a toll on the Youngstown State ...