High School Sports

Cards aim for title as state duals near

Expectations are different for just about every team that takes part in the OHSAA Wrestling State Dual Team Tournament. First-year coach Steve Pitts didn’t hide from what the goal is for his Canfield Cardinals. “We’ve kind of been the bridesmaid in this tournament,” said Pitts, ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Mathews (from left) Cara Bornemiss, Ashley Deans, Emma Smailey and Carlie Pratt surround Pymatuning Valley’s Paige Sloan during Monday’s game at Mathews High School. The Lakers defeated the Mustangs in this Northeastern Athletic Conference battle, 64-37.

PV pushes past Mathews

VIENNA — Pymatuning Valley outlasted an energetic first half by Mathews to get a 64-37 win at Rex Leach Court in Northeast Athletic Conference action on Monday. Early on, Mathews (6-7, 4-4 NAC Stars) was firing on all cylinders — getting out to a 9-0 lead with 6:17 left in the first ...

Howland football tabs Boyle

Howland High School named Steve Boyle its new football coach Monday. Boyle brings not only an extensive college resume with him to Howland, but also high school coaching experience, as he served as an assistant with Howland for two seasons. Boyle, a Thiel College graduate, had numerous ...

Girard’s Saxon reaches 400 victories

Tribune Chronicle ¯ GIRARD 43, LAKESIDE 25: GIRARD — Earning 400 career victories meant a lot to coach Andy Saxon, but where he did it meant even more. The longtime Girard coach hit the milestone in Monday’s victory over Lakeside, and he was able to do it at a place he’s called his ...

State dual team wrestling tourney begins on Wednesday

Area wrestling teams, along with those throughout Ohio, begin their quest for a state championship on Wednesday with the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament. The tournament, now in its sixth year, differs from traditional wrestling tournaments in which ...

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McDonald senior Braedon Poole, center, was honored before a recent Blue Devils’ game for scoring 1,000 points in his career. On hand with Poole were, from left, McDonald coach Jeff Rasile; Poole’s grandmother, Debbie Bigley; high school Principal Gary Carkido and Superintendent of schools Kevin O’Connell.

McDonald’s Poole is eighth Blue Devil over 1,000 points

McDONALD — When Braedon Poole started playing basketball, he never had scoring 1,000 points in his high school career on his mind. He recently became the eighth boys basketball player in McDonald High School history to achieve that milestone. “My coaches have always believed in me. They ...

Area basketball standings

Boys basketball (Records are unofficial) District sites: D1 - S-Solon, c-Canton Civic Center; D2 - Boardman; D3 - Harding; D4 - g-Grand Valley, s-Struthers DIVISION I c-Canfield 8-4 c-Fitch 6-6 s-Harding 5-5 c-East 4-6 c-Boardman 4-8 DIVISION ...

Area basketball leaders

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Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Chalker’s Caitlyn Stuart (10) goes up for a shot over John F. Kennedy’s Naomi Herman during their game Saturday in Southington. The Wildcats won the non-conference matchup, 49-41.

Getting physical

SOUTHINGTON — In a physical non-conference game, Chalker defeated John F. Kennedy, 49-41, to end its three-game losing streak. Early on, John F. Kennedy (6-7) got out to a good start. The Eagles found some nice looks as Danielle Bradley hit three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter. ...

Warriors blast LaBrae; NF edges Liberty

¯ BROOKFIELD 57, LaBRAE 32: BROOKFIELD — Good defense by Brookfield saw it get the win over LaBrae in All-American Conference Blue Tier action. Brookfield (9-3, 6-1) has now won five-straight games with the win. The Warriors were led by Bailey Drapola with 18 points and 10 assists. She hit ...

Fitch second at Hephner

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch came up just 10 points short of repeating as Josh Hephner Memorial Invitational champions. The Falcons, who had eight wrestlers place and three win titles, finished with 290.5 points, second to Louisville’s 300.5. Medina was third with 215. Earning ...

Hubbard cruises; Irish, GV drop close calls

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ HUBBARD 85, JEFFERSON 59: JEFFERSON — Davion Daniels had 10 of 15 point in the third quarter as the Eagles went on a 27-12 run to pull away from the Falcons. Cam Resatar led Hubbard with 16 points, while Bashar Rasoul added 15 and Nick Ferrera put in 12. Andrew Vance ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
LaBrae’s Tyler Stephens takes the ball to the basket as Brady White of South Range defends Friday night.

LaBrae stays unbeaten

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — LaBrae saw its advantage slip away in the fourth quarter, it was something the Vikings expected against South Range. The Raiders rallied to tie the game and force overtime Friday at South Range High School. LaBrae coach Chad Kiser saw his team get flustered as the Raiders ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
D’Muntize Owens (10) and Trivell Trimble celebrate Trimble’s go-ahead 3-pointer Friday night in Warren G. Harding’s 53-47 win over Boardman.

Harding holds off Boardman, 53-47

WARREN — With his 3-point shot not falling over the last few games, Warren G. Harding senior guard Trivell Trimble decided to alter his game a bit. Normally a spot-up shooter, Trimble started attacking the hoop, and the results were impressive, as he scored a career-high 14 points against ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Logan Popovich of Badger runs into Mathews defender Tyler Koeppen.

Badger gets big road win at Mathews

VIENNA — In what became a back-and-forth contest, Badger escaped Rex Leach Court with a 46-44 Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Mathews. Mathews (7-8, 4-6) started the game hot as Zak Arnio hit two 3-pointers in the first couple of minutes and the Mustangs led 8-2. Badger (10-3, ...

JFK tops Aquinas; Howland edges Canfield on road

Tribune Chronicle ¯ JOHN F. KENNEDY 55, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 47: LOUISVILLE — John F. Kennedy used good second and third quarters to get the road win over St. Thomas Aquinas in North Coast League White Division. Kennedy (6-5, 1-1) was tied with St. Thomas after the first quarter at 16. It ...

Bristol, Windham win in NAC

¯ BRISTOL 78, NEWBURY 43: NEWBURY — Four players scored in double figures for Bristol as it cruised to a NAC win over the Black Knights. The Panthers (10-2, 8-1) led 45-19 at the half, thanks in large part to a 26-8 edge in the second quarter. Bryan Gabrielson led the way with 16 points. ...

McDonald edges Springfield in OT

¯ McDONALD 71, SPRINGFIELD 64, OT: NEW MIDDLETON — McDonald held off furious Springfield rally and dominated in overtime to stay unbeaten in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. The Tigers rallied from a 48-37 fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game and send it to overtime, but the Blue ...

Lakeview routs Niles for 8th straight win

NILES — Like a fine-tuned machine, the Lakeview Bulldogs rolled to another impressive victory, 84-51, over Niles Friday night. Five 3-pointers and 19 points from junior guard AJ McClellan led the way for Lakeview (10-3, 5-2) in the All-American Conference White Tier contest. McClellan ...

Flashes stay hot at home, beat NF

CHAMPION — Entering the second half down by two points, the Champion Golden Flashes stomped on the gas and didn’t let up. Senior Drake Batcho scored eight unanswered points to start the third quarter and gave the Flashes the momentum they needed to secure a 58-51 victory over the Newton ...