This week the 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight shines on Officer Howard Vaughn, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins' baseball team.
Coach Vaughn discussed how he is bringing baseball to the youngsters and helping young people.
"I started in coaching six years ago and I saw a dying Buchtel baseball program, and I wanted to get it back started," he said.
The addition of girls to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was controversial when it was announced, and the controversy erupted again when it was announced last week that the Boy Scouting program for middle and high-school aged children would change its name to "Scouts BSA" starting in 2019.
The Great Trail Council, which oversees Boy Scout programs in Greater Akron and Greater Youngstown, will begin accepting girls into the Cub Scout program on June 1. Girls will be allowed into what is now known as the Boy Scouts next year. Scout Executive/CEO Pat Scherer joined The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about how they plan to keep boys and girls separate in the program and discuss whether the council is ready to have girls join the ranks.
The Canton McKinley boys' basketball program has a new head coach.
Andy Vlajkovich, who came over from Warren, will now be taking over the Pups. He spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday.
(Photo Credit for SoundCloud Photo: Canton Repository)
Newly named Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his position and what he plans on doing once Dr. Dan Ross steps away later in the year.
Cleveland Cavaliers TV play-by-play man for FOX Sports Ohio Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers' sweep over the Toronto Raptors last night at the Q.
The Wine and Gold await their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, either the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers.
The first edition of Tee it Up Friday during golf season takes us to the Lyon's Den in Canal Fulton!
Sam and Brad caught up with Andy Lyons to talk about the course, the amenities, and what to expect when you enter the Lyon's Den.
"We're a very family oriented golf course," Andy explained. "It is 5300 yards with plenty of hills and water."
For more information on the Lyon's Den, click the highlighted link.
Sam Amico of Amico Hoops discussed last night's win from the Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Game #2 is tomorrow in Canada. Join time is 5:30 and tip-off at 6 on 1590 WAKR.
The Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan caught up with Sam and Brad today to talk about the 2018 draft class for John Dorsey, Hue Jackson and company.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow spoke with the media prior to tonight's game between Binghamton and the Akron Rubberducks at Canal Park.
Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida, spent some time in the NFL before transitioning to baseball.
He spoke about that transition and how young people should play more than one sport growing up.
Sam Bourquin, Brad Russell, and Justin McKinney broke down the draft from all angles live at TD's Tailgate Grill on Fulton Road.
NFL Analyst Benjamin Allbright spoke with the guys to talk about what quarterback the Browns might take at either #1 or #4.
Former Browns General Manager Phil Savage also joined the program to talk about what the draft process is like from the front office perspective as well as some insight as to who the Browns
might take in the first round.
Steve King from Browns Daily Dose says that the Browns should go offense with both of their picks.
This year's 2018 Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year are Tyler Dawson of Springfield High School and Lexi Shultz of Ellet High School.
This crop of athletes was honored at St. George's Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn during the Student Athlete of the Year Banquet.
Both Tyler and Lexi were humbled and honored to receive the $1,000 scholarships during the annual event.
Dawson plans on studying accounting at the University of Akron.
He says one of his favorite memories as a student athlete was playing with his fellow seniors, most of whom he has played with since he was 12 years old.
“I wouldn't change anything I did,” Dawson explained.
Tyler was a two-sport athlete, playing both football and basketball at Springfield High School.
Lexi Shultz, our second scholarship winner was a two-sport athlete playing both volleyball and softball for Ellet High School.
She says that she learned a lot of lessons throughout her time at Ellet, including those from Coach Chuck Shuman, her softball coach.
“The biggest thing I took from him was even when things get rough, just keep going, keep your head up,” she said.
Shultz plans on studying Exercise Science at the University of Akron and becoming a physical therapist.
Congratulations to both Tyler and Lexi, and also a special thanks goes to our sponsors, NECA, IBEW( International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Akron Children's Hospital, Dominion, and St. George's Fellowship Centre.