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Irish win Holy War

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — In what seemed like a marathon Tuesday afternoon at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” probably would have been an appropriate song to add to the PA playlist between innings. That’s because there were a total of 14 total walks issued during the ...

Fitch track preparing for county meet

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — With the Mahoning County Championships scheduled for Saturday, the Fitch track team got some much-desired preparation Tuesday in a tri-meet with Howland and Canfield. “It’s always nice when you can have good spring weather like we had today on the day of the competition,” ...

Pirates chase Snell, down Padres, 8-4

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PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters and 27 runners left on ...

Fender to replace Grisdale at Poland

High School Sports

POLAND — Poland graduate Eric Fender will replace his former coach as the head coach of the Bulldogs, assuming he is approved by the Board of Education on Monday. Fender, a 2003 graduate of Poland, played for Ken Grisdale, who retired from coaching last month after 28 seasons as the ...

Trades start overhaul for disappointing Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS — General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as “an opportunity to reload” rather than a rebuilding job. Whatever he wants to call it, the Blue Jackets already look different after the trade deadline. The offseason could bring even more big ...

McDonald rallies to beat league rival Springfield

High School Sports

McDONALD — It showed early on, that lack of experience. Just three players with varsity experience. Those early-game jitters were evident with just three players with varsity experience, but once the McDonald Blue Devils settled in, they never looked back Tuesday as they rode Logan ...

JM gets excellent finishes in quad

High School Sports

NORTH JACKSON — Although both the LaBrae boys and girls track teams came away with victories on Tuesday, athletes from host Jackson-Milton and the Brookfield Warriors also put on impressive performances. “Our leadership has been instrumental,” LaBrae coach Collin Dotson said. “Our ...

Tuesday highlights

High School Sports

SOFTBALL Bri Callow struck out 17 and did not issue a walk as McDonald beat Springfield, 8-1, but her shutout bid came up short when opposing pitcher Madison Lesnak hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning. However, Callow also hit a home run and Lucia Wolford tripled and homered ...

YSU game canceled Saturday

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — An odd, somewhat frustrating season came to abrupt end for the Youngstown State football team Wednesday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced the cancellation of the Penguins’ final game, which was set for Saturday against league rival North Dakota. According to a ...

Familiar face: Crisp named manager

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NILES — Though no longer an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will be guided this summer by a name very familiar with Tribe fans. Coco Crisp, who played for the Indians from 2002-05 then again in 2016, was tabbed on Monday as the manager of the ...