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Two local officials heading to OHSAA HOF

High School Sports

Local sports official John Vicarel and the late Michael Vaschak will be inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame in June. The two men from Boardman are among the 15 who will have the honors this year. While most inductees are known for officiating two or ...

Readers share tales at local lakes

Local Sports

Readers’ favorite lakes are Mosquito, Erie and Pymatuning, based on comments following our Feb. 16 column about preferred fishing holes. Most who fish have their personal favorites, but truly avid anglers will fish just about anywhere. Reader Terry Watson summed up the feelings of many ...

A difficult day

High School Sports

COLUMBUS — It was a long day for the West Branch girls basketball team Thursday. None of it involved playing basketball. The Warriors were less than 16 minutes from the scheduled 1 p.m. tip-off for their Division II state semifinal when the OHSAA announced it was postponing the remaining ...

Players of Year banquet postponed

High School Sports

The Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year Banquet scheduled March 22 has been postponed. Each county school was asked to nominate senior players – a girl and a boy – for the award. Boys nominees include Justin Rutherford of LaBrae, Joe Wolfe of Niles, Zach Rasile of ...

Events in area also affected

Local Sports

The suspension and/or cancellation of most of the nation’s major sports leagues due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus hit the sports world like an earthquake on Thursday. Closer to home, the effect also will be felt in the weeks to come. Among cancellations and postponements ...

Antonetti: ‘Earnest effort’ with Lindor came short

Local Sports

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop Francisco Lindor made a “sincere and earnest effort” to agree on a long-term contract before deciding this week to suspend talks. Antonetti, the president of baseball ...

Looking back at YSU’s last postseason berth

YSU Sports

DJ Cole banked in a runner with 2.5 seconds remaining for a two-point win over Loyola (Chicago), formerly of the Horizon League and now a Missouri Valley Conference team. The sixth-seeded Youngstown State University men’s basketball team improved to 16-15. Former YSU coach Jerry Slocum ...

Spectators at Chaney game limited amid coronavirus fears

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Based on the recommendation issued Tuesday by Gov. Mike DeWine limiting spectators at indoor sporting events because of coronavirus COVID-19 fears, all tickets purchased for Thursday's Chaney boys basketball game vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary are null and void. Any tickets ...

Clipper makes rare trip to state

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — For a kid who hates tournaments, Jacob Kamperman sure has done a good job wrestling in them. The Columbiana High School heavyweight just started wrestling last year, and he quickly realized the day-long tournaments weren’t his favorite thing in the world. “My problem with ...