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ASHTABULA — Laughter was evident at Cederquist Park on Saturday morning as the Blizzards battled against Tallmadge in Challenger baseball league action.

CONNEAUT — The rivalry, and friendship, has lasted three decades, as the Hayes and Shean families bonded during the annual Soap Box Derby competitions that start at the top of Broad Street Hill.

When the 2020 baseball season was canceled a year ago due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Pymatuning Valley baseball coach Justin Smith said his team made the decision to treat the non-season as an opportunity to better themselves for whenever the game would return.


PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in a five-run first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates nearly squandered a 10-run lead in the late innings before hanging on to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-10, snapping a 10-game losing streak.

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CLEVELAND — Aaron Civale became the first pitcher with 10 wins this season and José Ramírez homered and drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 8-7 Wednesday night, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 18 games.

High school baseball season may be over, but summer league ball is just beginning. And an area league is looking for more players to take the diamond.


High school football players from across the state will once again converge on the Pro Football Hall of Fame in early December. On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced a three-year deal to play its football state championships at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

DETROIT — Former University of Michigan football players and others who say they were sexually abused by a now-deceased team doctor are expected to call for action by the University of Michigan’s board as the legacy of the school’s legendary gridiron coach is being questioned over what he knew.


County basketball players were honored by the Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation. The event was held virtually and is available on the Edgewood Media YouTube page.


 Going into the 2021 spring season, Todd Nassief had the same concerns as many coaches whose boys tennis teams had not been on the court in two years.

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NOVI, Mich. (AP) — One of late University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s sons and two of his former players described in detail Thursday how they were molested by the team's longtime doctor and how Schembechler turned a blind eye when they told him about the abuse, telling one …

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There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports' postseason format.

Many high school girlsbasketball players across the county are getting their first taste of a normal offseason. And one of the most important parts of offseason development is the summer league.

As if his raw athleticism, unwavering dedication to training and conditioning and a level of mental toughness brought over from other sports did not create enough of an advantage for Bradley Eaton, the officials at the junior high state track meet provided a little something else that helped…

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