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Football looms but so do its issues
Jul 23, 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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Go Navy! Beat Army!
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Go Navy! Beat Army!

Outfielder Nolan Bishop (#2) throws the ball back in during the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Baseball Association's 9-and-10 year old All star game July 15 at Keyser Park. The players were split into 'Navy vs. Army' with camouflage jerseys as part of CFABA's Salute to Military during the All-Star games.

Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Sports Briefs

Ohio Bombers hosting tryouts The Ohio Bombers travel baseball program will its 2017 tryout sessions July 17 and 31 at the Akron Sprinfield JEDD Park, located at 2300 Pickle Road in Akron On July 23, tryouts for players on the 9-and-under, 11-and-under, 13-and-under, 15-and-under levels and 16-and-under levels will run from

Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Swimming Note

Tiger Sharks host registration Registration for the CFYN Tigers Sharks Swim Team will be Aug. 26 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Riverfront YMCA. Practice commitment ranges from 3-5 times a week, depending on swimming group.

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Falls football hits the weight room
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls football hits the weight room

Football coaches often say the foundation of any good team comes from work in the weight room. New Cuyahoga Falls football coach Shane Parker has noted he wants a solid foundation from the community to be part of his program.

By Michael Leonard Reporter
New pro golf tour hits Brookledge
Jul 20, 2017 5:27 PM

New pro golf tour hits Brookledge

A new professional golf tour recently swung through Cuyahoga Falls, as the inaugural Brookledge Championship took place July 12 and 13 at Brookledge Golf Club.

By Michael Leonard Reporter
Racing family heads back to AASBD
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Racing family heads back to AASBD

Some of the world's fastest youth will descend on Akron this week as the 80th First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby will return to Derby Downs.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Woodridge runners primed for college success
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge runners primed for college success

After a superb season, the Woodridge boys and girls track and field teams had a slew of athletes earn honors and several seniors will compete at the college level. Co-head coaches Les Carney and Jeff Howard were excited about all of the positives.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Sports Briefs

Falls football hosts Lift-A-Thon The Cuyahoga Falls High School football team invites the community to join it for the Black Tigers' 2017 Lift-A-Thon July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will happen at the high school practice field and weight room, located at 2300 Fourth Street.

Stow grad qualifies for US Amateur Championship
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow grad qualifies for US Amateur Championship

It seems like Ian Holt has played The Ohio State University's Scarlet Course about 1,000 times during his career. The 2014 Stow-Munroe Falls graduate, a rising senior at Kent State University, played on the Columbus course every year in high school since he was a four-time state qualifier.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
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Crouch wins inaugural Brookledge Championship
Jul 13, 2017 5:43 PM

Crouch wins inaugural Brookledge Championship

Ten-under-par score wins title title at Brookledge Golf Club

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jul 12, 2017 2:25 PM

Cuyahoga Falls football team hosts Lift-A-Thon

The Cuyahoga Falls High School football team invites the community to join it for the Black Tigers’ 2017 Lift-A-Thon July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will happen at the high school practice field and weight room, located at 2300 Fourth Street.

Staff Report
Jul 12, 2017 1:39 PM

CFABA All Stars to honor military

Cuyahoga Fallls Amateut Baseball Assocation to host military appreciation

Staff Report
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Triathlon coming to area soon

The Tick Tock Triathlon is scheduled to take place Aug. 12 at Hudson Park Estates Pool, which is located at 2600 Blue Heron Drive. Registration is set to take place at 8:30 a.m. and the ride is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Golf outing set for July 31

The Building Our Future Together Third Annual Golf Outing is scheduled to take place July 31 at Silver Lake Country Club. Registration is set to begin at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m. For details, contact Joe Bagatti at 216-313-7071 or joebagatti@yahoo.com.

Inner fan yearns for more
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Inner fan yearns for more

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

I'll take it from here
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

I'll take it from here

Zane Hogan, 10, of Cuyahoga Falls, is handed the ball during a drill at the Cuyahoga Falls Youth Football Camp June 26 at the practice fields behind the Cuyahoga Falls High School.

Festival honors baseball legend
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Festival honors baseball legend

In the late 1700s, when a village in the fertile Tuscarawas River valley in southern Tuscarawas County was known as Gekelmukpechunk, its population grew to about 700 Delaware Indians. When white men arrived, its name was changed to Newcomerstown.

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Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

MLB umpire saves woman's life

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.

Pass the ball
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Pass the ball

Addy Gray, 10, gets her bump in place June 20 during the Cuyahoga Falls volleyball camp.