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Proving age is just a number
Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Proving age is just a number

Ellen Baggett never had the chance to play soccer. Not in high school at Centerville, where she played basketball, field hockey, track and volleyball. Not in college at Wittenberg, where she played basketball and gave lacrosse a try.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
Break on through
Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Break on through

Steffon Mosley, 8, swats a tackling dummy during a drill at the Twinsburg Youth Football Camp at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium July 18.

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Baseball Notes

Longhorns Baseball hosts tryouts The Ohio Longhorns Baseball program will host tryouts for the 2018 summer season. Tryouts are set to take place at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, located at 3229 E.

Football looms but so do its issues
Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Football looms but so do its issues

For many high school football players, this is not their favorite time of year. Why? Because in late July, the clock is ticking in their heads. About this time of year, summer vacation becomes an endangered species, as the most dreaded words in football approach: Two-a-days.

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One perfect day
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

One perfect day

Twinsburg native Chase Oberthaler, 14, recently pitched a perfect game as member of the Western Reserve Warriors travel team. The perfect game took place June 18 a the Game Day USA Cincinnati Reds series tournament, as Oberthaler needed just 71 pitches to retire 21 batters in order.

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Sports Briefs

Youth volleyball camp upcoming The 2017 Twinsburg Youth Volleyball camp will be July 26 to 28 form 4 to 6 p.m. at the Twinsburg High School gymnasium. Camp is open to girls entering grades six through eight this fall. Cost is $60.

Twinsburg baseball feels female force
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Twinsburg baseball feels female force

Taylor Dye, 8, made local sports history this baseball season

By Alex Bryan Correspondent
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

MLB umpire's heroic action shows the good side of sports

We've seen a few athletes reviled due to their decisions to "take the easy way out" rather than celebrating the greatest moments of their careers. We're obsessed with a highly touted and ridiculously overhyped boxing match that looks more like Rocky Balboa vs.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
Lady Tigers capture title
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Lady Tigers capture title

The Twinsburg Lady Tigers age 12-and-younger travel softball team won the Battle at the Barlow Tournament June 26 in Hudson. Katy Gannon led the Lady Tigers with 10 strikeouts from the pitcher's circle and Madison Harchar drove in five runs during Twinsburg's 8-6 victory over the Ohio Charge.

Inner fan yearns for more in summer
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Inner fan yearns for more in summer

In the heart of July, my sports editor's heart turns to things like fencing and enjoying some downtime.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
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Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Sports briefs

Adventure race July 8 The Portage Park District Foundation will hold the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 8 at 8 a.m. at Buchert Park in Mantua as a fundraiser for supporting trail maintenance and conservation projects.

Little dribbler
Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Little dribbler

Late drama highlights Hudson Junior
Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Late drama highlights Hudson Junior

HUDSON-- The 2017 Hudson Junior Invitational felt like a case of "deja vu, all over again." For the second straight year, Mia Kness won the girls championship at the Junior.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jun 30, 2017 2:10 PM

Bridgestone Invitational to offer military events and initiatives

The Bridgestone Invitational is set to take place Aug. 2 to 6 in Akron.

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