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Lisbon’s Vrable selects YSU 

Lisbon senior Kenedy Vrable signs a letter of intent to continue her academic and softball careers at Youngstown State University, an NCAA Division I program. She has played nine years of travel ball and is a fourth-year starting shortstop in high school, but was recruited to be a utility ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Award for United coach HANOVERTON — United Local girls soccer coach Sarah Hodgson was recently named an Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award winner. Mount to face Denison ALLIANCE — Defending NCAA Division III national champion Mount Union ...

EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM Erik Hopfenziz (Columbiana, Sr.); Hunter Zentner (Columbiana, Jr.); Chase Franken (Columbiana, Jr.); Joe Bable (Columbiana, Jr.); Wayne Davis (Columbiana senior); Parker Sherry (East Palestine, Sr.); Dominic Posey (East Palestine, Sr.); ...

Karaffa goes from EOAC star to Buckeyes

TORONTO — It took nearly 19 months to become official, but for Nate Karaffa it was well worth the wait. The Toronto High School senior, who verbally committed to play baseball at Ohio State University in April of 2017, was finally able to put pen to paper and make becoming a Buckeye ...

Beaver Local’s Pancake picks Malone

Beaver Local High School senior Leah Pancake will continue her academic and softball careers at NCAA Div. II Malone University in the fall. Seated with Leah are her parents Billy and Korey Pancake. Standing (from left) are Beaver Local assistant softball coach Kelly Jones, Beaver Local ...

Kovalcik was state’s best

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Maggie Kovalcik is a natural-born leader. During Sunday’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star soccer match, Kovalcik was barking out instructions to her teammates. Yes, in a game meant to be fun, the Golden Bears senior was taking it as serious as a state ...

Grodhaus, Sloan earn first-team honors

CANTON — Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference tri-champions Southern Local, United and Columbiana highlight area selections on the 2018 Northeast Inland All-District high school football team, while seniors Dominic Perry of Crestview and Parker Sherry of East Palestine are repeat first-team ...

ALL-NORTHEASTINDLAND

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Northeast Inland All-District high school football teams, selected by a media panel from the district: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Offense Ends—Chris Kelly, Medina, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, senior; Jake Ryan, Massillon Jackson, 6-3, 170, jr.; Khyree Woody, ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Leetonia needs coach LEETONIA — Leetonia is searching for a head softball coach. Candidates should send letter of interest along with a resume by Nov. 21 to Leetonia Schools, Att. Ed Ridgeway, 450 Walnut St., Leetonia, OH, 44431. Kovalcik chips in with assist ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Oak ...

Chubb, Mayfield power Browns to victory

CLEVELAND— Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...