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  • The Columbus Dispatch

Recent articles by Chris:

Tuslaw hires Northwest assistant Ryan Brotherton as new boys basketball coach

Tuslaw High School has named Northwest assistant coach Ryan Brotherton as its next boys basketball coach during Monday's Board of Education meeting. → Read More

'It is bittersweet': Hoover girls basketball coach Josh Mason becomes Tiffin women's coach

Josh Mason realizes his dream of becoming a women's college basketball head coach, as he leaves Hoover for Tiffin University sooner than imagined. → Read More

Akron/Canton football recruiting news: SEC's Kentucky, Tennessee make Northeast Ohio visits

SEC's Kentucky and Tennessee were among the Power-5 programs to have coaches making visits and offers to Akron/Canton-area football players this week. → Read More

Massillon football's Marcus Moore Jr. commits to the University of Akron Zips

Massillon Class of 2023 defensive lineman Marcus Moore Jr. announced his commitment to play football at Akron for new coach Joe Moorhead. → Read More

Akron/Canton football recruiting notes: Is a pick coming soon for Massillon's Marcus Moore Jr.?

A possible pick by Massillon's Marcus Moore, as well as Army interest in Drew Holt and showcases at Massillon and Kent State highlight the notes. → Read More

What is OHSAA's NIL proposed regulation, will it pass and other takeaways on the issue

USA TODAY Network sports writers asked area coaches, administrators, athletes and parents about NIL in high school sports. Here's the key takeaways. → Read More

Massillon Tigers receiver Ardell Banks commits to play football at University of Toledo

Massillon junior wide receiver Ardell Banks announced his commitment to the University of Toledo to play college football in the fall of 2023. → Read More

'On to the next': Elite 11 a recruiting showcase for elite high school QBs in Massillon

Competition key for quarterbacks from Detroit MLK's Dante Moore to Massillon's Jalen Slaughter, which is what brings them to events like Elite 11. → Read More

Massillon's Kaylee, Makayla Pierce savor winning national title together at Glenville State

Massillon twins Kaylee and Makayla Pierce achieved a career dream together by winning a national title with Glenville State's women's basketball team. → Read More

'I'm here to stay': Dominic Hoffarth's return and other OHSAA state wrestling takeaways

OHSAA state wrestling ran the gamut of emotions, from Dominic Hoffarth's state championship win to tough final matches to returning to the big stage. → Read More

Nine-game schedule awaits Massillon Tigers football team for 2022 high school season

Massillon is tentatively scheduled to play its first nine-game regular-season football schedule since 1957 when the 2022 season gets underway. → Read More

Sunday's OHSAA Division II state wrestling: Graham rolls to title; Aurora edges Louisville

The highs and lows from the third and final day of the OHSAA Division II state wrestling tournament. → Read More

'It was my time': Wait worth it for Dominic Hoffarth to win OHSAA state wrestling title

Two long years waiting didn't stop Louisville's Dominic Hoffarth from finding his way to the mountaintop with a 138-pound state wrestling championship. → Read More

Saturday's OHSAA Division II state wrestling: Graham on its way to 23rd state championship

A look at the highs and lows from the second day of the Ohio Division II state wrestling tournament, including the quarterfinal and semifinal matches. → Read More

'We came here for one thing': Louisville's Castro, Hoffarth; Fairless' Kirby eye state titles

Louisville's duo of Pablo Castro and Dominic Hoffarth, as well as Fairless' Max Kirby, look to finish the job as they wrestle for state titles. → Read More

Friday's OHSAA Division II state wrestling recap: Aurora, Louisville trying to keep pace

A look at the highs and lows from the first day of the Division II state wrestling tournament on Friday at Ohio State's Value City Arena. → Read More

A weight-by-weight look at the OHSAA Division II state wrestling tournament

The OHSAA Division II state wrestling tournament gets underway Friday afternoon in Columbus. Here's a weight-by-weight breakdown of the competition. → Read More

Massillon's Vincent McConnell helps Cincinnati Bearcats realize College Football Playoff dream

Vincent McConnell was sold on Luke Fickell's vision for the University of Cincinnati football program while a senior a Massillon. Now, he's living it. → Read More

OHSAA state football finals: Peyton Otte, Marion Local fly to record 12th state title

Peyton Otte led Marion Local to a win over Newark Catholic in the Division VII state championship game, setting a record for most state titles. → Read More

OHSAA football finals notebook: St. Edward's Gio Kennedy knows Stark County well, dad, uncle starred at North Canton

St. Edward right guard Gio Kennedy was back in his family's territory for the Division I state title game, not far from his dad's native North Canton. → Read More