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Tribune Chronicle / Bob Ettinger
Howland’s Sara Price flies to the hoop during the Tigers’ 51-37 win over Salem Thursday on the Tigers’ floor. The victory sends Howland to the Division II district next week at Austintown Fitch.

Offense shines as Howland tops Salem

High School Sports

HOWLAND — Howland girls basketball coach John Diehl has been talking about how well the Tigers have been playing defense for much of the season. The second-seeded Tigers, however, gave him an opportunity to talk a little about their offense, as well, following a 51-37 victory over ...

Lindor faces challenge of fame

Local Sports

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Just this week, Francisco Lindor has given a hitting lesson on national television, modeled for commercial shoots and magazine cover, even worn a uniform outfitted with electrical sensors as the subject of a sports science experiment. No player has been more in demand at ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
YSU's Mary Dunn, right, posts up inside as Oakland's Leah Somerfield, left, fronts her defensively during Thursday's game.

Shooting touch fails Penguins in loss to Oakland

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Youngstown State women’s basketball coach Ed DiGregorio occasionally used to say his team couldn’t shoot the ball in the ocean after a particularly bad shooting night. The same could be said of Thursday’s performance against Oakland in an 80-58 setback to the ...

Howland girls hope record-setting year continues

High School Sports

For Howland girls bowling coach Anthony Bernard, now in his fifth year at the helm, this year has been record-breaking for his team. Despite his Tigers’ 16-2 success in 2017, however, Bernard knows that on any given day, a team’s season can be derailed. “With the tournament, anything ...

Rout of Knicks has Cleveland at 8-1 in February

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks. James scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds with 15 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season. Kyle Korver ...

Tribune Chronicle / Eric Murray
Amanda Blank (2) of Niles defenses a pass by Alexis Bury of Struthers Thursday night in their Division II sectional bracket final at Struthers. The Wildcats beat the Red Dragons for the third time this season, 55-29.

Struthers jumps on Niles for 3rd win

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — The third time was not the charm for the Niles girls basketball team, as it fell to the Struthers Wildcats, 55-29, in Thursday’s Division II sectional bracket final at Struthers Fieldhouse. The Wildcats never trailed, leading by as many as 19 points in the first half, as they ...

Cavaliers expected to add veteran guard Williams from waiver wire

Local Sports

LeBron James wanted a playmaker to help the Cleveland Cavaliers. Deron Williams is ready to be that guy. The Dallas Mavericks waived Williams on Thursday, and the five-time All-Star is now looking to join the Cavaliers as they pursue a second straight championship, a person with knowledge of ...

Hubbard ousted by West Branch; Canfield beaten

High School Sports

DIVISION II SECTIONAL WEST BRANCH 63, HUBBARD 28: BELOIT — Hubbard was outscored, 16-5, in the second quarter. The Eagles were held to 21 rebounds and made just 11 total field goals. Marissa Grande had eight points. West Branch had six 3-pointers and 29 boards in the win. Brenna Rito had ...

Final girls basketball statistics

High School Sports

SCORING Dakota Naples, Niles 24.3 Isabelle Kline, Newton Falls 20.8 Sara Price, Howland 20.6 Bailey Drapola, Brookfield 20.0 Courtney Warnick, Chalker 19.7 Grayson Rose, Garfield 19.7 Lexi Knight, Windham 19.4 Annie Pavlansky, Lakeview 18.6 Paige Sponsler, ...

‘Rallying cry’ has Harding back on track

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It can be easy to point out when you’re right, and it can be difficult when you’re wrong, but what about when you’re both? Well, it’s easy and difficult. About a month ago, I wrote a column that was critical of the Warren G. Harding boys basketball team. There seemed to be a discord ...

Smolinski shrugs off injury, leads league in 3s

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Alison Smolinski was knocked down underneath the Wright State basket. She laid on the ground in the final couple of minutes of last Saturday’s game, trying to get her wits about her. The Youngstown State University sophomore guard suffered a headache following the game. The ...

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Ettinger
Kendyl Switzer knocks down one of her four 3-pointers as Emily Kohlmorgan defends in a Division IV sectional semifinal Wednesday night in Bristolville.

Bristol snaps skid, topples Maplewood

High School Sports

BRISTOLVILLE — Bristol girls basketball coach John King understands fully just what it takes for the Panthers to be able to play the game the way he wants them to play it. The formula fell into place early for King and his troops as the sharpshooting of Kendyl Switzer gave the Panthers an ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Brookfield’s Lauren Pesa, left, and Chloe Willrich, center, apply pressure against Berkshire’s JoAnne Miller on Wednesday in Brookfield. The Warriors won this Division III sectional first-round game, 59-29.

A win is a win

High School Sports

BROOKFIELD — Marc Morgan is looking at the bigger picture. Normally a 59-29 Division III sectional first-round victory would be a good thing for a basketball team. Considering the defense forces 35 turnovers and only gets 59 points in return is something that troubles the fourth-seeded ...

Late run saves Mathews

High School Sports

VIENNA — The Mathews girl’s basketball team used a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter to come from behind to beat Lowellville 39-30 in the first round of the division IV Mineral Ridge districts. “We didn’t want our season to end so we knew that we had to step it up and work hard on ...

JFK knocks off Bears

High School Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL Sectional FIRST-ROUND GAMES DIVISION IV ¯ KENNEDY 46, LEETONIA 45: LEETONIA — Kennedy nearly blew a double-digit fourth quarter lead, but managed to hang on. The Eagles had 34 first-half points and had nine 3-pointers for the game. Antonella LaMonica had 19 points ...

Wildcats keep cruising, hammer Heights

High School Sports

SOUTHINGTON — The Chalker Wildcats girls basketball team has now won seven of its last eight games, following a seven game losing streak. The Wildcats made the Richmond Heights Spartans its latest victim, in a 76-21 Division IV sectional bracket first round victory. Chalker, after a slow ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
LaBrae’s Tariq Drake (14) celebrates along with the Vikings’ Tyler Stephens (21) and Andrew Hankins following LaBrae’s 55-50 victory over South Range. Both teams entered their final regular-season game 21-0.

Undefeated

High School Sports

LEAVITTSBURG — Two teams came into the final game of the regular season undefeated at 21-0. Ironically, they were scheduled to play one another. The No. 1-ranked Division III team in the state, LaBrae, against No. 6 South Range at LaBrae High School. Media from all over was on hand ...

Brantley hopes ‘bad days’ behind him after injury

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Michael Brantley has clashed with self-doubt and depression while pushing his body. The former All-Star’s light is flickering. Brantley’s comeback from right shoulder surgery has been grueling for the Indians’ best all-around player, far tougher than he or the team ...

Bowden’s 41 leads WGH past Maple Hts.

High School Sports

WARREN — It took overtime, but Warren G. Harding stormed past Maple Heights, 100-88, led by a 41-point performance by senior Lynn Bowden in a thriller Tuesday night. The Raiders outscored the Mustangs 20-8 in the four-minute overtime. “We score 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime ...

Tribune Chronicle / Eric Murray
Howland’s Connor Tamarkin shoots free throws as teammate Mike Massucci and JFK’s Antonio McQueen, center, wait for Tamarkin to shoot, along with JFK’s B.J. Williams.

JFK rallies to get past Howland

High School Sports

WARREN — The John F. Kennedy Eagles used a 10-0 fourth quarter run to take control of the game and ultimately grab a win over Howland in Tuesday night’s 71-67 boys basketball matchup in a packed Gillen Gymnasium. The Eagles overcame an eight-point halftime deficit in the win. “I just ...