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Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Several LaBrae High School basketball players are improving their games playing on the AAU circuit. Among the Vikings playing in a tournament in the Columbus area this past weekend are  Logan Kiser, 10, and  Aaron Iler, 4.

Vikings improve on AAU circuit

REYNOLDSBURG — Aaron Iler saw the opening on the baseline, then drove toward the basket — dribbling with his left hand. He elevated as he got in the paint, switched the basketball to his right hand, and the 6-foot-2 senior-to-be at LaBrae High School emphatically slammed the ball during a ...

Pitts was easy choice for Canfield mat job

CANFIELD — The biggest endorsement for Steve Pitts to become the wrestling head coach at Canfield High School came from an interesting group of people. His own colleagues. When longtime coach Dean Conley recently announced he was retiring, the Cardinals, who have become a state power in ...

Canfield wrestling will miss Conley

The sport of wrestling has lost some great coaches over the last few years, specifically in the Mahoning Valley. In 2015, two of the area’s all-time great high school wrestling coaches, Jackson-Milton’s Dave Tomaino and Austintown Fitch’s Brett Powell, retired after illustrious careers ...

Soaring Sutton places at Fargo

Being part of the Cadet Freestyle National Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota is quite an experience. Gus Sutton of Austintown Fitch is finding that out first hand. Maybe the most eye-popping part of one of the most popular and grueling offseason events for wrestlers is that there ...

Conley retires after building Canfield program

It’s been a good run recently for the Canfield High School wrestling team and coach Dean Conley. So good, that even the offseason brings them honors. Thing is, this might be the final one for Conley. The longtime coach was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association head coach of ...

Cross country returns to Mathews after Wallace created interest

Narrow misses, collapsing before the finish line, an injury that hinders his senior cross country season and two All-Ohio finishes in the Division III 1,600-meter run. Kenny Wallace felt the heartache, but had joyous moments standing on the podium inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The ...

JFK grad LaMonica sprints her way to YSU

Recent John F. Kennedy graduate Antonella LaMonica overcame adversity to become one of the area’s best sprinters the past four years. The 5-foot dynamo outclassed many of her bigger and stronger competitors, and now it has led to a track and field scholarship to Youngstown State. For ...

Tribune Chronicle / Eric Murray
The Trumbull County team huddles up prior to Thursday’s Jack Arvin Classic in Hubbard. Trumbull defeated the Mahoning County team, 20-7.

Bowden bows out with W

HUBBARD — Former Warren G. Harding standout Lynn Bowden — arguably the area’s best football player the past few years — helped lead the Trumbull County squad over the Mahoning/Columbiana squad, 20-7, in Friday’s 33rd annual Jack Arvin Football Classic at Hubbard Memorial Stadium. ...

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Brookfield track and field coach Adam Hughes, left, with the Warriors’ 4x200 relay team, from left, Dionte Colwell, Nicholas Varga, Xavier Bailey and Alexander Bell.

Brookfield relay team runs one more time

Xavier Bailey said after this year’s Division III regional track and field meet that he had one goal — to take his teammates to the state meet and get them the experience on the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium track. It didn’t seem that was going to happen after three legs of the ...

Former opponents get together for win

Two All-American Conference standout linemen, LaBrae’s Xavier Hubbard and Brookfield’s Carmen Furillo, played their final high school game in Friday night’s 33rd annual Jack Arvin Football Classic in Hubbard. The two Trumbull County players helped their squad defeat the ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
Former Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden, center, awaits the snap from LaBrae’s Alec Jerina, left, as Niles’ Joey Kendall, right, guards Bowden. McDonald coach Dan Williams, who is mentoring the Trumbull team in tonight’s Jack Arvin Classic, looks on during a recent practice in McDonald.

Not just a line for those up front

McDONALD — Football coaches have said it for years, with most fans rolling their eyes at another so-called cliche. The old adage that teams “win or lose games up front” doesn’t exactly cause people to start training their children to become offensive or defensive linemen. Not only ...

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Jack DelGarbino of Girard has had success thus far this summer in offseason wrestling tournaments.

Summer on the mat

Finishing fourth in the state wrestling tournament — as a sophomore — wasn’t good enough, and outside of a championship, not much is acceptable for Jack DelGarbino. A soon-to-be junior at Girard High School, DelGarbino isn’t wasting any of his summer relaxing. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound ...

Daughter says OK, Bornemiss takes job

Joe Bornemiss was in a quandary, unsure of how to approach the situation. He consulted his daughter, Cara, who will be a senior at Mathews High School. Joe has coached his daughter in girls basketball, but that all changed June 5 as the Maplewood Board of Education hired him as boys ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden takes the snap as Niles’ Joey Kendall, right, provides protection during a recent Jack Arvin Classic practice in McDonald.

Area standouts develop cohesion during practice

McDONALD — The word chemistry is one often talked about by coaches in all sports. It’s either the missing link or the focal point that determines success or failure. In high school, players generally have years to work with coaches and teammates to develop the right balance of competition ...

Spring sports all-stars

Baseball North Coast League White Division ¯ MVP: Collin Hohman, Trinity ¯ Coach of the Year: Don Lee, John F. Kennedy First Team Clay Anderson Trinity Jr. Ryan Galle Kennedy Sr. Aaron Hoffman Aquinas Sr. Ryan Lee Kennedy Sr. Kevin McSweeney Trinity Jr. Drew ...

MICHAEL G TAYLOR | WARREN TRIBUNE CHRONICLE-12-03-16; 2nd qtr, JFK's #44 Jacob Coates looks for an opening. OHSAA D7 Football ChampionshipJohn F Kennedy Eagles vs Minster Wildcats at Ohio Stadium on OSU Campus in Columbus, OH

JFK star more than a speedy athlete

WARREN — Being a state champion in two different sports brought a lot of attention to John F. Kennedy’s Jacob Coates. The super-speedy Coates was a borderline prodigy, winning the 200-meter dash as a sophomore for the Eagles. He duplicated that feat on the football field, leading JFK on a ...

MICHAEL G. TAYLOR- 06-03-17 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.
D3 Boys 1600m, finishing, Mathew's Kenny Wallace runs a 4:16.33  minutes to finish 3rd.

Mathews star’s talent, versatility no fantasy

Kenny Wallace admits he’s pretty good playing fantasy English Premier League soccer, as he ranks roughly 11,000th out of 3.5 million players in the world. And while the soccer blogger has an eye for identifying talent in his spare time, it’s his own athletic exploits that have made his high ...

MICHAEL G. TAYLOR- 06-02-17 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.
D2 Girls Discuss,, Garfiled's Lauren Jones throws 157-09.00 ft. to win her 3rd straight state title.

Garfield’s 3-time state champ looks past setbacks, pressure

GARRETTSVILLE — Bruce Jones always remembered that moment. He saw his then eighth-grade daughter, Lauren, competing in the discus, seeing other athletes throw about 100 feet. Bruce and another coach were fetching the discus at a meet at Woodridge High School. “Lauren let go of one and ...

All-Stars enjoy Classic experience

John F. Kennedy’s Joe Millard and Western Reserve’s Jeep DiCioccio both had the opportunity to play for their respective high school coaches in Friday’s High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. Millard hit a game-tying groundball in the early going, while DiCioccio scored a ...

WGH’s Penny coaches Ohio jumpers at Midwest

Charles Penny heard about the experiences from his former Warren G. Harding athletes. He thought that he too would like to be part of the Midwest Meet of Champions. Penny, the Raiders track and field coach, approached Berea-Midpark coach Rick Mack, who is the girls head coach for Team Ohio, ...