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Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Former pitcher to attend festival

Reservations are being taken for the Cy Young Days Festival luncheon featuring 1993 Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Rensel shines for Eastern Michigan

Tallmadge graduate John Rensel, a rising junior on the Eastern Michigan University baseball team, had 13 hits, including three doubles and a home run, and 14 runs batted in during the spring. The left-handed first baseman/designated hitter appeared in 31 games.

Soccer champions
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Soccer champions

The Tallmadge age 10-and-younger boys soccer team won the Greater Akron Amateur Soccer Association playoff title June 10. The boys earned a 3-2 win in the championship game after a penalty-kick shootout. Tallmadge trailed 2-0 at halftime and also rallied to win its semifinal game.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Worth noting

Aurora AD named OHSAA 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.

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Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Sports don't hide truths of racist behavior

It has 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.

Residents earn gold medals
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Residents earn gold medals

Members of the Asian Sun Martial Arts Team brought home 13 medals from their showing at the American Tae Kwon Do Union National Championships May 27 in Orlando. The team members competed in the World Class division, athletes ranging from 11 to 45 years old.

Great pitching mechanics
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Great pitching mechanics

Ricky MacLean, 10, of Tallmadge, practices a pitching pose with his group during the Tallmadge Baseball Little League Camp June 12 at Mac Burleson Field.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

LeBron or MJ? 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.

Jun 15, 2017 2:28 PM

Junior PGA coming to Massillon

Junior PGA set to take place at Shady Hollow Country Club.

Jun 14, 2017 11:52 PM

Former Cy Young Award winner to attend Cy Young Days Festival

Former Cleveland Indians' pitcher Jack McDowell is scheduled to attend Cy Young Days Festival luncheon in Newcomerstown.

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Senior's dream comes true on the diamond
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Senior's dream comes true on the diamond

COLUMBUS -- Prior to the season, Tallmadge senior Josh Taylor decided to get in touch with his head coach. Let's just say Taylor didn't sugarcoat his words. "I told him that ever since I was 6 years old, I wanted to win a state title," he said.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Two volleyball camps offered

Two volleyball camps are scheduled to take place June 12 to 16 at Tallmadge Middle School. The camp for grades five and six is set to take place from 1-2:30 p.m. and the camp for grades seven and eight is scheduled to take place from 3-5 p.m.

Battista earns two medals
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Battista earns two medals

Tallmadge resident Parker Battista of Mississippi College recently earned the silver medal at the men's team event and gold in the individual bowhunter class event at the College Archery National Outdoor Championships in Yankton, S.D.

Baseball players named all-district
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Baseball players named all-district

Three Tallmadge baseball players recently were named to the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Division II All-District Team. Jared Burick was named the Pitcher of the Year. He also was named to the first team.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Baseball team offers camps

The Tallmadge High School baseball team is scheduled to offer a 2017 Little League Camp June 12, 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at The Hole. The camp is for players, ages 6 to 12.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Watch football playoffs on Friday nights

The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently announced that all playoff games during the first four rounds are scheduled to take place Friday nights. Also announced was the format for the state championship games, which are set to take place Nov. 30 through Dec.

Baseball, jumpers highlight spring season
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Baseball, jumpers highlight spring season

They weren't ranked in the state poll. They didn't win their conference. And they were behind in their first postseason game. Yes, the Blue Devils looked like they were going to complete another good but not great season on the diamond.

The wait is over! Devils win title
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

The wait is over! Devils win 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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Leaping sensation
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Leaping sensation

Tallmadge sophomore Lucca Passarelli competes in the high jump during the Austintown-Fitch regional track and field meet last month.

Move over, dad; Seekers get another trophy
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Move over, dad; Seekers get another trophy

COLUMBUS -- When it comes to the Seeker family, Tallmadge blue and yellow has been in each member's blood since they were born. The patriarch of the family, Don, spent a number of years as the Blue Devils head baseball coach and is now the athletic director at Tallmadge High School.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor