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Scrappers’ home opener NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will play their home opener tonight in the new MLB Draft League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Scrappers will host the State College Spikes at 7:05 p.m. today at Eastwood Field. It is Military Appreciation Night ...

Quakers follow their dream to district final

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LOUISVILLE —Second-seeded Salem baseball continued its dream season and got timely hits late for a 10-8 win against Niles during the Div. II district semifinal at Louisville High School on Monday. The Quakers (25-3) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth after Niles (18-9) scored a run in ...

South Range ousts Crestview

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NILES — The second-seeded South Range Raiders baseball team giveth and taketh away. The Raiders team gave head coach Jim Hanek a special birthday present with a resounding 10-0 five-inning victory over the No. 17-seeded Crestview Rebels Monday night at Waddell Park. And Raiders sophomore ...


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Mathews 1, West Branch 0 BELOIT — Regional qualifiers West Branch and Mathews stayed sharp with a regular-season game Monday. Becca Landis and Emma Gates combined on a two-hitter as state-ranked Mathews scored a run in the seventh inning to beat West Branch, 1-0. Landis went 2-for-4 ...

Area track and field leaders

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Here are the top high school track and field times and marks in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 25, according to meet results reported to the Morning Journal: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: William Hardenbrook (Crestview) 14.6, Ryan Irwin (West Branch) 15.41, Garrett ...

Phil’s vision clearer

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Phil Mickelson has an imagination few in golf have possessed, along with a skill set that allows him to see shots no one else can. One year at The Players Championship, he was in a bunker blocked by trees with no way forward except to go around them. Mickelson hit ...