Howland High School assistant football coach Dominic Menendez will be honored at this month's annual Ohio High School Football Coaches Association clinic Friday in Columbus. Menendez will be honored by his peers as the top assistant coach.
Menendez has been an assistant at Howland and on coach Dick Angle's staff for their 14-year tenure with the Tigers.
"Having Coach Menendez on our staff is like having an extra head coach," Angle said. "Dom has been involved with all critical decisions. He is an excellent leader, an outstanding football coach and a compassionate teacher. Manny makes my job easy."
Menendez has played a major role in Howland's rise to power. The Tigers have won eight straight conference championships and have appeared in 10 Ohio High School Athletic Association state playoffs.
LORDSTOWN 57, SOUTHINGTON 54: SOUTHINGTON - Lordstown rallied from a large first-quarter deficit to beat Southington.
Southington led 21-6 after the first quarter, but Lordstown outscored Southington 41-23 in the second half to complete the comeback.
Preston Sutton scored 16 for Lordstown and Jake Jones added 15. Southington's Jacob Zolna dropped 27 points in the loss.
CONNEAUT 48, GRAND VALLEY 44: ORWELL - Grand Valley had a slim lead at the half, but Conneaut tallied the win.
Conneaut (5-11) was down, 20-19 at the half and opened the third period on an 8-0 run that helped Spartans come out on top.
Conneaut's Nick Blood posted a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. For Grand Valley (3-13), Jake Vormelker scored 12 and dished out six assist.
CANTON MCKINLEY 61, URSULINE 34: YOUNGSTOWN - Canton McKinley set the tone early as it was able to breeze past Ursuline.
Canton McKinley (14-5) had an 18-2 advantage at end of the first quarter and led 39-12 at the half.
Ursuline (7-12) was led offensively by Tanaya Beacham with 16 points. Sydney Beasley added nine for the Irish.
Canton McKinley's Marquia Turner was the game's leading scorer with 19 points. Airelle Sibley chipped in with 12 in the Bulldogs victory.
SOUTHEAST 64, WINDHAM 45: PALMYRA - With the win over Windham, Southeast captured the Portage Trial Conference league title.
Southeast led from the beginning, leading 14-6 after the first quarter. The Pirates used a 16-9 third quarter to increase their lead going into the fourth quarter, making it difficult for Windham to rally back.
Shayna White dazzled for Southeast, scoring 26 points. Jessica Isler led Windham with 19 points.
GARFIELD 68, ROOTSTOWN 43: GARRETTSVILLE - A big third quarter by Garfield was the difference maker in the win.
Garfield (5-14) led 31-28 at halftime, then used a 26-9 third quarter to devastate Rootstown
Melody Bright and Madison Geddes each scored 15 points for Garfield. Myers scored 12 for Rootstown and Barkhurst added 10.