High School Sports

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Niles' volleyball team celebrates during Monday's victory over LaBrae in Niles.

Niles seniors dominate LaBrae

NILES — The Niles Red Dragons volleyball team seemed ready to go from the start. Niles would go on to win the match 3-1 behind a senior-led group. In the first set, Niles stayed ahead for nearly all of the set but LaBrae got close a few times before the Red Dragons pulled away with a 25-18 ...

LaBrae, Lakeview golfers advance

RAVENNA — LaBrae’s Zack Morris and Lakview’s Preston Sheets each shot 85 to qualify for next week’s Division II district boys golf tournament at Windmill Lakes. The two area golfers led their respective teams at Monday’s Division II sectional golf tournament at Windmill Lakes. ...

Maplewood runners always in contention

Maplewood. It’s synonymous with all things cross country. It is the school’s football — the dominant sport. Entrenched in an area where football is hyped more times than not, the Rockets are one of a handful of schools in Trumbull County without a football team. The difference is those ...

Garfield’s Klouda mastering Boardman

BOARDMAN — Tyler Klouda did more than look at the glossy drawing posted near Glenwood Avenue, giving him an idea of the Boardman High School cross country course — following the red line. It tells nothing of the undulations and endurance he would exert going around one of the more ...

Bristol golfers go after district berth this week

Doug Seemann saw the difference in the Tannenhauf Golf Club from the play in early October of 2016. The Bristol boys golf coach didn’t see the bare spots on the fairway or the sight of ground under repair. It wasn’t there when the Panthers came back Aug. 11 for the Tannenhauf ...

Kennedy stopped by Steubenville Central

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central pulled off a major surprise on a steamy Saturday night inside Harding Stadium, knocking off state-ranked John F. Kennedy 39-23. The Crusaders (3-2) did it with a potent rushing attack, running for 398 yards and four touchdowns, and a defense that delivered at ...

JFK’s Marlatt wins North Coast title

Warren JFK’s Kaytlin Marlatt continued her impressive season and career by rolling through the North Coast League Tennis Championship Tournament Saturday at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Marlatt, a junior, already has back to back sectional singles championships on her resume and is 14-1 this ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Lakeview’s Tony Crish (20) fights for yardage as Niles’ Trent Johnson goes for a tackle during their matchup Friday at Don Richards Stadium. Crish scored three times in the Bulldogs’ 41-16 victory.

Bullying Bulldogs

CORTLAND — One night after Lakeview defeated Niles in boys soccer, the school’s football teams met. And for the second straight night, the Bulldogs posted an easy win. Junior running back Tony Crish led the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 AAC White Tier) to a 41-16 rout of the Red Dragons (0-5, 0-3) ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Garfield’s Ryan Brown runs a sweep for a 3-yard score in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Garrettsville. The G-Men rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to rally over arch-rival Windham, 29-28.

G-Men gamble pays off in final seconds

GARRETTSVILLE — The humid night air was permeating around those packed in the metallic and wooden stands flanking both sides of the football field running parallel to state Route 88. Others decided waiting around a chain-link fence or camping out on a grassy spot was their best vantage ...

Tribune Chronicle / Doug Chapin
Warren G. Harding’s Kayron Adams (2) tries to avoid the tackle of Ursuline’s Mario Fusillo while Jowan Poole follows the play.

Harding heartbreak: WGH falls to 0-4

WARREN — The game was billed as a playoff-elimination contest between two usually successful programs off to slow starts this season. The winner of the Ursuline at Warren G. Harding game Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium would keep alive their hopes of making a late-season playoff push, ...

Devils’ run attack too much for Tigers

McDONALD — After dominating victories from both the McDonald Blue Devils and the Springfield Tigers the previous week, the two teams did battle Friday. Something had to give. It was Springfield, as McDonald pulled out a 44-31 victory. McDonald (4-1, 2-0) started the scoring early as ...

Liberty routs Devils; Girard cruises

¯ LIBERTY 40, CAMBPELL 7: LIBERTY — Liberty (3-2, 2-0) got out to an early lead and never looked back, thanks in large part to quarterback Dra Rushton. Rushton scored from eight yards out for a 8-0 lead and then returned a Campbell Memorial (1-4, 0-2) punt 85 yards for a 14-0 lead with ...

Wolford, LaBrae spoil Champion’s night

Tribune Chronicle correspondent CHAMPION — On Champion’s senior night, it was junior quarterback Kent Wolford of the LaBrae Vikings who shined the brightest. Accounting for 192 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, Wolford led the Vikings (3-2, 2-0) to a 33-7 All-American ...

Howland holds off Hubbard; J-M blasts Sebring

Tribune Chronicle ¯ HOWLAND 14, HUBBARD 6: HUBBARD — Yet again, the Hubbard Eagles (2-3) were unable to score despite moving the ball. The scoring didn’t begin until the third quarter when Hubbard wide receiver Shannon Sovesko fumbled a throw and cornerback William Hines returned the ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Hubbard players, including Cailey Tingler (19), Adria Powell (6) and Nya Thornton, celebrate a victory over Austintown Fitch on Thursday in Hubbard. The Eagles beat the Falcons in straight sets.

Eagles stay perfect

HUBBARD — So far this season, no has been able to overcome the Hubbard Eagles volleyball team, and that didn’t change Thursday. The Eagles (14-0, 9-0) defeated the Austintown-Fitch Falcons (4-9) in straight sets 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19. “I’m very proud of this group so far this ...

Bulldogs rebound in rout of Niles

NILES — For the last three seasons, the Lakeview boys soccer team has been as hot as the weather lately. Though it felt like the middle of summer Thursday evening at Bo Rein Memorial Stadium, it’s still soccer season and the Bulldogs showed their usual midseason form in a 9-1 rout of ...

Niles’ Isabella Reigle (20) and Howland’s Ashley Chambers battle for possession during the first half of their matchup Wednesday. Howland held on for a 1-0 victory between the rivals.

It only takes one

HOWLAND — One mistake cost Niles in a big way, and one person learning from her mistake saved Howland in a rivalry girls soccer match Wednesday. Two teams having big years battled back-and-forth for 80 minutes, with the unbeaten Tigers taking advantage of a rare Niles’ miscue early in the ...

Pick six games of the week

Springfield (2-2, 1-0) at McDonald (3-1, 1-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: A.A. Burkey Stadium, McDonald. LAST MEETING: 2016, McDonald won, 20-10. LAST WEEK: Springfield 42, Jackson-Milton 6; McDonald 47, Waterloo 7. COACHES: Sean Guerrero, Springfield; Dan Williams, McDonald ABOUT ...

2017 area league standings

All-American Conference Gold Tier Team Conference All games W-L Pts Opp W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 1-0 35 20 2-2 98 85 Boardman 0-0 0 0 3-1 136 102 Lakeside 0-0 0 0 3-1 87 70 Harding 0-1 20 35 0-3 48 95 Last week’s scores ≤ Austintown Fitch 35, Warren G. Harding 20 ≤ ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
McDonald cross country teammates (from left) Claire Hoffman, Sophie Klase, Alyssa Lynch and Grace Kawecki run in Tuesday’s Suburban League Championship. The McDonald girls repeated as team champions.

Blue Devil runners sweep

CANFIELD — Chris Rupe saw his team run last year and knew his team was eager to lace up their shoes and head toward a grassy cross country course. On Tuesday, it was the freshly mowed Canfield Fairgrounds for the Suburban League Championships. Expectations have been high for the McDonald ...