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Childhood friends from Salem have kids on same junior hockey team

BOSTON — A pair of Salem High School graduates who grew up as neighbors have sons playing on the same junior hockey team in Boston. Lance Miller, class of 1990, and Carrie Juliano, class of 1989, met at ages 4 and 5 as neighbors and friends in Salem. Mller went on to move to Columbus and ...

Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win

PITTSBURGH — The arena wasn’t completely full for Pittsburgh’s game against visiting Philadelphia, yet it felt that way to Penguins forward Kasperi Kapanen. Kapanen scored two goals and the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for ...

Francona’s son goes after Indians for alleged Callaway cover-up

CLEVELAND — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization “covered up” for the former pitching coach who’s under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of sexual ...

Perry, Christopher, Kinsey help YSU track teams to Horizon titles

FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Youngstown sophomore thrower Dominic Perry and freshman distance runner Hunter Christopher each placed in two events to help the YSU men’s track team to a sixth straight Horizon League title. The Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship was held Friday ...

YSU coached banned

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State Director of Player Personnel Tim Johnson will not be permitted on the sidelines for the remainder of the spring football season, Youngstown State and the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced on Monday. Video shows Johnson lowering his shoulder to hit ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Boys game on Wednesday The South Range boys basketball district game has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday to avoid conflict with the girls regional game. The ninth-seeded South Range boys will travel to fifth-seeded Andover Pymatuning Valley at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a district ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Perry pounds Poland BARBERTON — Perry’s girls basketball team pulled away from Poland in a 43-23 win on Tuesday in a Div. II regional semifinal at Barberton High School. Poland was in the regional for the second time in three years. The Bulldogs reached regional final in 2019. Perry is ...

Pirates bank on a miracle to beat Salem

PERRY— Salem’s girls basketball team could see a district championship in its immediate future with 4.4 seconds left and a two-point lead in Saturday’s Div. II district final against top-seed Perry. However, in a flash, defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. A miracle, ...

Raiders do it again

GREENFORD — Brookfield’s scrappy play made things interesting but in the end South Range’s experience on the big stage handed the Raiders their second consecutive Div. III district girls basketball championship with a 41-30 victory on Saturday. The end result was something the Raiders ...

Four Beavers win sectional titles

STEUBENVILLE — Beaver Local produced four individual champions en route to a strong performance on Saturday in the Div. II sectional tournament at Steubenville High School. Mark Emmerling Jr. (126 pounds), Devon Salsberry (138), Logan Ours (145) and Jonathan Potts (182) all were top of ...