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Muscle Connection H.S. Football Preview schedule Video included


Inside you will find the schedule for our Muscle Connection High School Football Previews.

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  • Who is the best high school senior running back in the area?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Joe Alessi - South Range
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    C.J. Amill - Cardinal Mooney
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    Darrin Hall - Austintown Fitch
    510 votes
    Jaquore Marrs - Howland
    15 votes
    L.J. Scott - Hubbard
    132 votes

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Liriano fans 11 in Pirates' 3-1 win

Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. More>>

Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians 5-2


Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave


Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing


A person familiar with the decision says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the NFL. More>>

Manziel's college jersey up for auction


One of the jerseys Johnny Manziel wore during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Texas AM will be auctioned off this week.

Pelini: Get rid of Signing Day


If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. More>>

More tickets offered for LeBron's homecoming show


LeBron James' Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. More>>

Penguins picked 4th in preseason poll


The Youngstown State University football team has not made the playoffs in seven years, and if the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll is correct it very well could be eight years. More>>

Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night. More>>

Watson shoots final-round 68 at British Open


Tom Watson's ball rolled on to the 18th green at Royal Liverpool on Sunday and most of the spectators in the horseshoe grandstand gave him a prolonged standing ovation. And even a few shouts of "C'mon, Tom." More>>

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major


Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. More>>

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  • Dana Balash - Sports Director

    Dana Balash - Sports Director

    Sports Director Dana Balash began is broadcast career on AM 1390 WFMJ in 1985.More >>
    Hometown: Hubbard, Ohio Education: Hubbard High School, Kent State University, Youngstown State University Career Path: Started at WFMJ Radio (AM 1390) in 1985 doing sports play-by-play for both highMore >>
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    Mike Ackelson

    Mike Ackelson comes to us from Butler, Pennsylvania.  He is the father of three very active kids. More >>
    Hometown: Butler, Pennsylvania Education: B.S. Communication , Clarion University 1988, Associate Degree, Butler County Community College , 1985, Slippery Rock High School 1983. Career Path: InternedMore >>
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