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Local football coaches prepared for heat illness
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Local football coaches prepared for heat illness

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
Tigers bound for Cooperstown
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Tigers bound for Cooperstown

Mavis Winkle in Twinsburg hosted a send-off party June 22 for the Twinsburg Tigers 12U baseball team, which is set to compete at the Cooperstown Dreams Park series in Cooperstown, N.Y. Team sponsoer and Twinsburg mayor Ted Yates were in attendance.

The next Ashley Morrissette?
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

The next Ashley Morrissette?

Sanayah Ruffin, 10, takes a shot during the Lady Tigers Girls Basketball Camp earlier this month.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Will competitive balance matter for Ohio high schools?

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 separate public and private-school entities.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
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Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

World Series of Wiffle Ball returns to Twinsburg

The Twinsburg Baseball League announced it will host the fourth annual Twinsburg World Series of Wiffle Ball Aug 26 and 27 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.

Staff Report
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

KSU 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
LeBron or Michael? This 'goat' thing is out of control!
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

LeBron or Michael? This 'goat' thing is 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
Aurora AD named new OHSAA board president
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Aurora AD named new OHSAA board president

Aurora High athletic administrator Paul Powers has been selected as the 2017-18 Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors president. He will assume his one-year role at the Aug. 10 board of directors meeting. Powers is in his ninth year as athletic administrator at Aurora.

KSU player likely died due to heat
Jun 21, 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
Jun 14, 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
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Sure little shot
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Sure little shot

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

OHSAA sets football playoff schedules for fall

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.

Staff Report
Jun 9, 2017 1:01 PM

Chris Holtmann named new Ohio State men's basketball coach

Butler University coach offered OSU men's basketball job

By Adam Jardy Gatehouse Media Ohio
Cavs-Warriors round 3 has editor talking to himself
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Cavs-Warriors round 3 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
Sophomores shine for Twinsburg at state track meet
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Sophomores shine for Twinsburg at state track meet

COLUMBUS -- As Nia Robinson's first trip to the state tournament came to an end, with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash along with helping Twinsburg's 800 relay to a fifth-place finish, the sophomore couldn't stop smiling. "I'm just so happy," Robinson said.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
Twinsburg Tiger girls win regional track title
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Twinsburg Tiger girls win regional track title

Behind the talents of Nya Bussey, the Twinsburg girls track team captured a team regional meet championship. The gifted sophomore qualified for the state championships in four different events at the Division I Austintown Fitch Regional Meet May 24 and May 26.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Tigers' Nesic sees run end at district tournament

Sophomore Marco Nesic dropped his lone match in district tournament action, but the Twinsburg standout had a post season and a spring to remember for the Tigers boys tennis program.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Solon breaks Twinsburg's heart in district semi
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Solon breaks Twinsburg's heart in district semi

HUDSON -- Twinsburg baseball's season came to a heart-wrenching end May 18 at The Ballpark at Hudson. Taking on long-time rival Solon in a Division I district semifinal game, Twinsburg fell behind early, rallied to take a two-run lead late and then saw it disappear.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
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Tigers stun field to win district title
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Tigers stun field to win district title

In a huge turnaround from the league meet, the young and talented Twinsburg boys track and field team had some high finishes in a host of events at the Nordonia Division I District Meet.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Deja vu: Tiger girls take second at district meet
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Deja vu: Tiger girls take second at district meet

Just like in the Suburban League Championships, the Twinsburg girls track team placed a strong second-place behind host Nordonia in district meet action. The Tigers scored well to be the runners up -- again at Nordonia's Boliantz Stadium for the Division I District Meet May 17 and 19.

By Steve Batko Correspondent