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McGee stays as close to the game as he can

EAST PALESTINE — Like the rest of us who are starved for any kind of sports programming on TV, former PGA Tour golfer and East Palestine resident Jerry McGee spent part of his Easter weekend eagerly consuming the Masters final round replays shown on ESPN and CBS. “I had fun watching ...

Hoosiers shoots to the top

“Hoosiers” shot all the way to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 of best sports movies, a one-of-a-kind poll from the news organization known for its rankings of college teams. Released in 1986 and starring Gene Hackman, “Hoosiers” led the tally in results released Friday, ...

Youth baseball in on-deck circle

When the calendar flips to April, local community ballfields are normally alive with the action of youth baseball and softball. As with everything else this spring, that buzz has been silenced for the time being. Many youth leagues begin to get cranked up right around this time, but due to ...

Rach moves to W. Reserve

BERLIN CENTER — David Rach wasn’t looking for a head football coaching job during this offseason. Then an opportunity presented itself. “I guess it was something in the back of my mind that I always wanted to do,” Rach said. “I was happy and in a good spot where I was at, but ...

Salem graduate lines up a new golf product

BOARDMAN — Like a lot of avid golfers, 1977 Salem High School graduate Donald Kubas has had the experience of fumbling to try and fish a ball marker out of his pocket, or just forgetting to bring one to the course altogether. One day, after returning home from a round of golf, the Boardman ...

Business is slowing down

SALEM — Sporting goods and athletic apparel are a $45 billion dollar-a-year industry in the United States and right now with the athletic world on pause, the devastating effects are being felt by businesses supplying those items. Locally Salem’s Sport Connection, which specializes in ...

2019-20 All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference

ALL-OVAC BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM CLASS 4A Addy Black Meadowbrook Sr. Luke Chetock Beaver Local Sr. Nate Harris St. Clairsville Sr. Tresean Jackson East Liverpool Sr. Jake Mayle Buckeye Jr. Alec McBane Edison Sr. Jon McCall Meadowbrook Sr. Jaizen Miles Martins ...

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YSU bowling coach honored YOUNGSTOWN — Doug Kuberski turned Youngstown State into a top-10 women’s bowling program in the 2019-20 season. Now, the record-breaking campaign is concluding with him being named the National Tenpin Coaches Association Division I Coach of the Year. Kuberski, ...

Seniors want to be remembered

The following is a letter to the editor written by high school seniors Jayce Sloan (Southern Local), Camren Grodhaus (Southern Local), Jakob Cross (Columbiana), Todd Henning Jr. (Western Reserve) and Chase Franken (Columbiana). We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is a very serious issue. The ...

Alcohol tripped up Welch in later life

This is the third of a three-part series chronicling the life and times of East Liverpool 19th century major league baseball player Curt Welch It started early in his major league career. As part of the Toledo Blue Stockings, Curt Welch did not let the constraints of his job get in the way ...

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Classic game offerings PITTSBURGH — AT&T SportsNet will be airing several classic games this week. On Tuesday, Game 7 of the 1979 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles will be shown at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday Game 2 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup finals ...

What comes next?

The question that gets asked repeatedly in conversations about the current state of athletics is almost always “When do you think we will play again?” This has proved to be an almost impossible question to address as the information and data we have about the coronavirus COVID-19 is ...

Welch loved exploiting the rules

This is the second of a three-part series chronicling the life and times of East Liverpool 19th century major league baseball player Curt Welch Hughie Jennings played 18 seasons of major league baseball for various teams in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inducted into the Baseball ...

The Games won’t go on

Columbiana County Special Olympics athletes were looking forward to the 2020 State Summer Games set for June 26-28 at Ohio State University’s main campus. The annual event which brings nearly 3,000 athletes and coaches from around the state to Columbus was canceled on Thursday by Special ...

Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic game called off for 2020

The Quad County Football Coaches Association tried to convince its Pennsylania counterparts to wait to make a decision on the fate of the 41st annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic set for June 25 at Springfield Local High School. When Pennsylvania announced all schools would be closed for the ...

County man played role in Cards- Cubs rivalry

This is the first of a three-part series chronicling the life and times of East Liverpool 19th century major league baseball player Curt Welch EAST LIVERPOOL — Thirty years after 1886 World Series hero Curt Welch’s death, his widow was giving World Series predictions on the front page of ...

Montgomery’s winning ways started with Quakers

One of Ohio’s most decorated boys basketball coaches is set to take his place among the state’s other coaching greats, he’ll just have to wait a few months longer than anticipated. Former Wooster Triway, North Canton Hoover and West Branch coach Randy Montgomery, a 1973 graduate of ...

Phillips’ plan for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The former University of Cincinnati assistant football coach was trading stories with another coach when Doug Phillips let him know he began his football coaching career at Youngstown State. That caught his new friend’s attention as he coached in the same conference as the ...

Track officials are getting ready to start

Rob Conklin is staying in constant contact with his fellow officials from the Greater Youngstown Track Officials Association. Lines of communication remain open with the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Northeast District Athletic Board. All Ohio high school track and field ...

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State track at three sites COLUMBUS — If the high school spring sports season gets under way in May, the state track meet will be held at three different high schools in suburban Columbus. The Ohio High School Athletic Association said since Ohio State University is not available, the ...