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Resatar achieves scoring milestone

Hubbard Eagles boys basketball coach Joe Bornemiss has seen a lot of basketball players over the years. Out of all those players, there are very few that have left an impact on him like Hubbard High School senior Cam Resatar. “There’s probably five kids that I can name that put the work ...

Rangers’ Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old ...

Run for speed, fitness

Time seems to have slowed down for a lot of high school athletes with schools closed, sports on hold and team workouts canceled. A battle for area athletes is making sure they themselves don’t slow down — literally. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the Ohio High School Athletic ...

Steelers make adjustments in draft planning

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn’t concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic altering his team’s preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from ...

Browns to sign DE Clayborn

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a ...

Lifting with limits

WARREN — Doing push-ups and sit-ups can get old really quickly for athletes who aren’t exactly sure how to stay in shape during Ohio’s stay-at-home order. Breaking up the monotony is possible. In fact, Youngstown State University assistant strength and conditioning coach Terry Grossetti ...

YSU happy with NCAA decision

The wait was about three hours on social media. Type in NCAA eligibility. Refresh. Click latest on Twitter and see everyone else waiting. Cue the Jeopardy theme music. The couple of house they had to wait wasn’t nearly as long as what NCAA Division I athletes have endured the past two ...

Spring sport athletes given extra eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes ...

Penguins looking forward

The notification goes off on Darius Quisenberry’s phone. It’s his teammate, Naz Bohannon. The two connect with one another, reliving good times from this past season, catching up with one another. They cannot get together, shoot around in the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Their ...

YSU recruit starred in W.Va.

WHEELING, W. Va. — When it comes to hard work, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo personifies it. When he’s not practicing during a scheduled team practice or playing a game, he’s in the gym continuing to try to improve his skills. His play during his tenure as a Patriot was impressive enough ...