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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
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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.

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
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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

By Adam Jardy Gatehouse Media Ohio
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
Throwing Warrior
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Throwing Warrior

Walsh Jesuit softball catcher Kristen Kuhrt throws the ball back to the mound during their Warriors' win over Canfield in the Division I regional semifinal May 24. Walsh saw its season end May 27 in the regional final with an 11-3 loss to North Canton Hoover. Walsh finished the season at 20-7.

CVCA boys track finishes second at regionals
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

CVCA boys track finishes second at regionals

For the second straight week, the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy boys track and field team finished just behind backyard rival Woodridge. All things considered, that's not a bad place to be.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jackson ace helps end season for Walsh Jesuit baseball
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Jackson ace helps end season for Walsh Jesuit baseball

WOOSTER -- Massillon Jackson baseball coach Bill Gamble has simple title regarding Polar Bears ace Kyle Nicolas. "He's an assassin," Gamble said. That assassin killed off the season for the Walsh Jesuit baseball team.

By Josh Weir Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Round three of Cavs-Warriors has editor talking to himself
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Round three of Cavs-Warriors has editor talking to himself

Well NBA fans, the matchup that seemed inevitable is going down. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals has been percolating since the moment the Cavs ended the drought last June.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Four Walsh Jesuit athletes book trip to states
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Four Walsh Jesuit athletes book trip to states

After the Walsh Jesuit boys got shut out of the state meet last spring, senior pole vaulter Jack Francetic rectified that situation Division I regional meet at Austintown Fitch. Francetic was set to have a couple of female state veterans joining him in Columbus.

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