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Hayes ready to move from prospect to star

Local Sports

The numbers were eye-popping. At least, they were eye-popping to everyone except Ke’Bryan Hayes. His ability to handle his business at third base was never in doubt. Winning three Gold Gloves in the minors offered all the proof required. Yet there were still questions — at least ...

Warriors start what they hope is lengthy run

High School Sports

BELOIT — The sixth-seeded West Branch boys’ basketball team entered the postseason tournament looking to make a long run playing as a close-knit team. The Warriors showed how dynamic they can be with a convincing 71-36 win over 20th-seeded Hubbard in the first round of the Division II ...

Obiazor leads award winners

YSU Sports

Youngstown State’s Nneka Obiazor was named women’s basketball Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League, one of several Penguins to earn honors for men’s and women’s basketball. Obiazor, Eden Prairie, Minn., ranked fifth in the league in rebounding (8.3 per game) and eighth in ...

Salem puts away Girard with fine 4th quarter

High School Sports

SALEM — Salem boys’ basketball coach Jeff Andres would like to bottle how his team plays in the fourth quarter of games because when the situation calls for it, the Quakers can take their play to another level. Such was the case again during Tuesday night’s Division II sectional ...

Locals must adjust to changes at state meet

High School Sports

The state swimming and diving championships will look a little different this season, as the OHSAA has made many adjustments to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and all involved at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Among those COVID-19-related changes is a one-and-done format ...

Penguins win in overtime

Local Sports

WASHINGTON — Kasperi Kapanen scored on a one-timer 1:43 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. The Penguins won for the fourth time in five games against the Capitals this season, including two in overtime and one in a shootout. They ...

Canfield girls see season end in district semi

High School Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ STOW-MUNROE FALLS 53, CANFIELD 33: STOW — The Cardinal girls’ season ended Tuesday in a loss to Stow. The Bulldogs pulled away in the second quarter outscoring Canfield 18-2. The Cardinals outscored Stow 13-1 in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldog lead was too ...

Blue Jackets fall in shootout

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — Patrick Kane scored career goal No. 398 and collected three assists, helping the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-5 shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Alex DeBrincat had the only successful attempt in the tiebreaker. Cam Atkinson, Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic came up ...

Scrappers see benefits with new league

Local Sports

The more things change, the more they’ll stay the same. That’s the message proclaimed by Mahoning Valley Scrappers general manager Jordan Taylor, who is gearing up for a return to summer baseball at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers last played a game on Sept. 2, 2019 when they closed out ...

Waiting for history

High School Sports

NORTH JACKSON — It’s been a long time coming for Jackson-Milton senior Mason Robison. Back on Feb. 9 at home against Columbiana, the 6-foot guard came flying in off the left side of the lane and laid in a feed from fellow senior Andrew Bouch Jr. to record his 1,000th career point. ...