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Sports Columns

A ‘Return to Greatness’ should help Valley boxing

Legendary boxing promoter Don King said it best Wednesday while standing at the podium of The Grand Resort. Saturday’s boxing feature at the W.D. Packard Music Hall in downtown Warren is a “Return to Greatness” for boxing in the area. For the first time in a long time, the city of ...

Anglers should exercise caution when ice fishing

A day out on the ice jigging for walleyes, crappies, perch or bluegills is tranquil, exhilarating, fun and, most importantly, dangerous. Ice fishers are itching to get out on Mosquito, Pymatuning, Berlin, Shenango and ponds to take advantage of the early frozen-water season. First ice is ...

A little science goes a long way for anglers

A little applied science can go a long way for anglers looking to improve their chances of locating and catching their favorite fish. Cleveland Metroparks fish biologist Michael Durkalec knows a thing or two about fish behavior. As a scientist, Durkalec has studied fish in classrooms, ...

Remembering Ross Browner

It’s a rite of passage if you wore your West Side Pride like a war medal in those years. Those years -- the Golden Era of Warren High School football -- ran from the split of the public high school that formed Western Reserve as an immediate rival to Warren G. Harding in 1966 through 1975. ...

Bowl game opt-outs are not a bad thing

We’ve seen it happen already in professional sports leagues like the NBA and NFL. Now, the balance of power is shifting in college football. No longer are players beholden to their “corporate masters” — their respective universities and athletic departments. More and more, players like ...

Looking forward to another year on the lake

The new year is as fresh as it can be, full of promise and opportunity for those who look ahead to whatever awaits up around the bend. New year’s optimism is kind of the way I also see fishing. The slate is clean. Disappointments are in the rearview mirror. Like the angler who sees the next ...