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Walsh's Rossi named Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Walsh's Rossi named Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year

Recent Walsh Jesuit graduate Sofia Rossi has added another honor to here already sizable trophy case. On June 19, the Gatorade Company announced Rossi as it 2016-17 Gatorade Ohio Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Rossi is the fifth Walsh Jesuit player to be selected for the award.

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Local football coaches prepared to deal with heat
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Local football coaches prepared to deal with heat

The local football community was dealt a stunning blow with the death of Kent State University football player Tyler Heintz June 13.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Football Camps coming to the area

Cuyahoga Falls hosts youth football camp The 2017 Cuyahoga Falls youth football camp will take place June 26 and 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls High School practice fields. Registration will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. June 26. Cost is $45.

Greatest ever? This debate is completely out of control!
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Greatest ever? This debate is completely out of control!

It's a word that has been tossed around like a rag doll in recent years. Goat. No, I'm not talking about the domesticated animal you can find on most farms. The "goat" I'm referring to is pretty much an acronym.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
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Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

KSU foootball player's death reminds that heat can kill

The death of Kent State University football player Tyler Heintz June 13 was a tragedy. It also was a stark reminder: Summer heat can kill. In his preliminary autopsy report, Portage County Coroner Dr.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Falls Sports Camps

Volleyball summer skill camp upcoming The 2017 Black Tigers Volleyball Summer Skills Camp will take place June 19 to 23 at the Cuyahoga Falls High School. Camp will run daily from 8 to 10 a.m. for girls entering grades three through six. and from 10 a.m.

Working from the line
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Working from the line

Alex Phillips, 9, takes a free throw during the Black Tiger Basketball Camp June 13 at Cuyahoga Falls High School.

KSU player likely died due to heat
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

KSU player likely died due to heat

Kent State University freshman football player Tyler Heintz likely died as a result of "hyperthermia," a dangerously high body temperature, following a team workout with the Golden Flashes June 13 at Dix Stadium. Portage County Coroner Dr.

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
Will competitive balance matter to the OHSAA?
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Will competitive balance matter to the OHSAA?

Competitive balance is a reality starting this fall for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Count me among those who believe it's not going to matter much -- but I prefer this option than breaking up the OHSAA into seperate public and private-school entities.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Double dribble? Yes she can!
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Double dribble? Yes she can!

Ana Crangle, 12, dribbles two balls down the court during Lady Black Tiger Basketball Camp at the Cuyahoga Falls High School June 5.

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Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

The power of racism, even over sports, saddens and angers

It's been said that sports holds a mirror to society. I believe that statement is accurate -- and much that it reflects is ugly, particularly of one of this society's most difficult subjects: Race.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Walsh Jesuit's Allie Stern wins state pole vault title
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Walsh Jesuit's Allie Stern wins state pole vault title

As the Division I girls pole vault championship lingered, with Walsh Jesuit's Allie Stern and Olentangy Orange's Anna Watson locked in a jump-off, Stern never stopped smiling, no matter the stress of everyone around her. "It was so amazing, I loved it," Stern said.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

OHSAA sets football regions and playoffs for fall season

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the football regions and schedule format for the 2017 playoffs. New in 2017, all playoff games during the first four rounds will be played on Friday nights.

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Relays lead CVCA boys to fourth place at state track meet
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Relays lead CVCA boys to fourth place at state track meet

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy boys track coach Craig Rupe figured his relay squads would be pretty good. Good as in all four relay squads making the medal stand at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium -- no, he wasn't that clairvoyant.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
Tallmadge baseball wins Division II state title
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Tallmadge baseball wins Division II state title

COLUMBUS -- When the 21st century began, the Tallmadge baseball team had a reputation for being one of the best teams in the state every year. The Blue Devils reached the state title game in 2000 and 2001, but they came up just a hair short of winning the most prestigious prize.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
Woodridge's Mally and Starvaggi each take silver at state track
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge's Mally and Starvaggi each take silver at state track

With some kids, it just seems like everything they touch turns to gold. That's certainly the case with Jacob Mally. The Woodridge senior secured silver for the second straight year in the 110-meter hurdles at the Division II state track meet June 3. Mally's time of 14.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
Bulldog turns Titan
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Bulldog turns Titan

Recent Woodridge graudate Marlon King committed June 1 to continue his academic and basketball careers at Westminster College in New Wilimington, Penn. King graduated with a 3.5 grade-point average from Woodridge, will major in psychology at Westminster and play power forward for the Titans.

Jun 9, 2017 1:05 PM

Chris Holtmann named new Ohio State men's basketball coach

Butler University coach to replace Thad Matta with the Buckeyes

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Woodridge girls runners reach states in four events
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge girls runners reach states in four events

A few skillful Woodridge girls athletes survived the rugged Austintown Fitch Division II regional track meet to snag a berth to the state championships.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
NASCAR-like pile-up mars regionals for Falls track team
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

NASCAR-like pile-up mars regionals for Falls track team

Bronson Luksza suffered some scrapes and bruises. And then he had to run again later in the day. It was a crazy evening for the Cuyahoga Falls' junior, who competed at the Austintown-Fitch Division I regional meet, which concluded May 26.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor