High School Sports

St. Edward outhits Ursuline in Saturday’s 7-1 victory

STRUTHERS — With a little bit of sunshine down at Cene Park, St. Edward defeated Ursuline, 7-1, for its first win of the day. After both teams blanked each other in the first inning, St. Ed’s got on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Spencer Crane got on base and then Joe ...

Saturday’s highlights

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Howland’s Vincent Mauri won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while Manny Perez won (100) and Branden Fronzaglio (high jump) also took first in the West Geauga Kurt Frankel Invitational. The Tigers took second to Madison in the boys team standings, ...

All about improvements

GIRARD — Coach Charlie Mazzella doesn’t expect anything flashy. With a Girard softball team that has two seniors and two juniors, constant improvement is expected. Friday was one of those nights. The Indians had one of the best performances of the season — a 10-0 victory as Girard ...

Long, strange trip for Eagles

Nine hours away from home and sitting around all day waiting to play, the Hubbard baseball team didn’t care when their games started. The Eagles just wanted to play. Assuming poor weather conditions in the Mahoning Valley (a wise assumption), Hubbard traveled down to Tennessee in the last ...

Friday’s highlights

BASEBALL Maplewood improved to 6-1 thanks to a big game from Hunter Bates, who earned the win on the mound, had three hits at the plate and doubled. Champion’s Drake Batcho helped the Golden Flashes cruise past Newton Falls, 15-2, in five innings. Batcho struck out 11 to earn the win and ...

Hubbard gets key conference win over Lakeview

HUBBARD — After losing in the continuation of a suspended game against Lakeview, 14-9, the Hubbard Eagles recovered to win the originally scheduled game against the Bulldogs, 5-1, in All-American Conference White Tier action Wednesday on the Eagles’ field. Lakeview came out firing as they ...

Mathews softball blanks Lordstown

VIENNA — Another dominating pitching performance by Mathews senior Addy Jarvis stifled Lordstown, 7-0, Wednesday in a Northeastern Athletic Conference softball game. Lordstown was the home team, but due to soggy conditions at the Red Devils’ home field, the game was played in ...

J-M’s Lay nearly perfect

If not for a hit batter, Jackson-Milton’s Sebastian Lay would’ve had a perfect game but he’ll have to settle for a no-hitter instead. He struck 19 batters in the process as the Blue Jays defeated Mineral Ridge, 7-0. South Range used a 2-RBI game from Brycen James, coupled with a ...

WGH softball goal: change of culture

At Burbank Park on Warren’s west side, the Warren G. Harding softball team will play most of its home games this season. That is where Harding is looking to change the culture of the program. With first-year coach Meaghan Coe at the helm, the Raiders are looking to become a force to reckon ...

OHSAA seeks Ross replacement

COLUMBUS — Dan Ross stood in front of about 40 or so sportswriters Tuesday afternoon. He said there’s no place he’d rather be than at the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association annual meeting held at the Ohio High School Athletic Association headquarters. It’s important for the current ...

D’Amicos enjoying practicing patience

EAST PALESTINE — Dean D’Amico stood by the 4-foot, chain-link fence, watching that blur in a white tank top and shorts go by his line of sight. Shades of red blended in the cluster of runners jockeying in a 100-yard race. Dean’s eyes are fixated on one runner, his son, Dominic. The ...

McDonald’s Gray follows in footsteps of great throwers

EAST PALESTINE — Mary Domitrovich glances up from her clipboard, seeing one of her throwers compete. Sometimes it’s about the numbers. Not in this case. Positioning and consistency, those are two staples of a McDonald thrower. Zach Gray has felt the discus leave his hand and travel 158 ...

Weaver’s personality part of Flashes’ success

COLUMBIANA — If you don’t come away feeling better about yourself, maybe you don’t have a soul. That’s most people’s experience after talking to Champion softball coach Cheryl Weaver. It’s her demeanor, something that has you at ease when you say hello and engage in conversation ...

Big first inning carries Harding over Kennedy

NILES — About a half-hour after the first pitch was thrown, Warren G. Harding’s Brandon Arnold grounded out to bring a merciful ending to a six-run top of the first inning for the Raiders. Harding added three more runs in the third and tacked on two in the 7th for an 11-2 victory over ...

Four at a time

NILES — Behind two four-run innings, Girard defeated Liberty, 10-1, at Eastwood Field in All-American Conference Blue Tier baseball action. Girard (5-3, 4-1 AAC Blue) got off to a hot start as Adam Warga lined a double into play. Tyler O’Dell doubled and Warga scored to give the Indians a ...

Falls rallies past Jays

NORTH JACKSON — The Newton Falls Tigers captured their first win of the year with a thrilling comeback over the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays. NF scored six times in the top of the seventh to overcome a 5-1 deficit in a 7-5 triumph. “I thought our kids kind of grew up today,” Tigers coach ...

Golden girls

COLUMBIANA — The American flag couldn’t stop flying from its post out in center field, just to the north end of the Crestview football stadium. The occasional sand flew in from the infield, funneling at about 35 miles an hour to home plate. People scrambled to hold on to their folding ...

Timely hitting, pitching lift Mathews softball past Chalker

SOUTHINGTON — Behind a strong pitching performance from Addy Jarvis along with some timely hitting, the Mathews Mustangs defeated the Chalker Wildcats by a 9-0 mark. Early on, the Mustangs got two runs as Alivia Oulton and Addy Jarvis scored in the inning. Both players reached by a hit by ...

Spartans surging

HOWLAND — Much like the weather, the Howland Tigers softball team began the game fairly well, but slowly deteriorated as the day progressed in a 12-2 loss to the Boardman Spartans. With the sun creeping through the clouds, the Tigers took an early 1-0 lead over the Spartans Wednesday night ...

Wednesday’s highlights

BASEBALL Brendon Kilpatrick hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning to propel Lakeview to a 2-1 win over South Range. Mathews remained undefeated as Jackson Gillis threw a one-hitter while Jackson Iceman had two doubles and Jake Miller smacked a home run. Mathews won ...