High School Sports

NAC attack

VERNON — The Northeastern Athletic Conference held its first ever All-Star game and the contest didn’t disappoint as the Stars division won a high-scoring affair, 101-96. Grand Valley’s Malik Mitchell was named the most valuable player after posting a game-high 28 points, and throwing ...

Freshman stands out in girls game

VERNON — Badger high school hosted the first ever Northeastern Athletic Conference All-Star games Wednesday evening. The girls played first with the Stars division of the conference pitted against the Stripes. Top players of all grade levels teamed up in an exhibition. In the end, the Stars ...

Niles star Kane-Johnson is All-Ohio pick

COLUMBUS — Niles McKinley senior Cyler Kane-Johnson was named to the boys basketball Division II All-Ohio first team, which was announced Wednesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Kane-Johnson, the all-time leading ...

All-Ohio boys

Division I ¯ PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Samari Curtis, Xenia ¯ COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Krizancic, Mentor ¯ FIRST TEAM: Ben Roderick, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 6-foot-5, sr., 25.9 points per game; VonCameron Davis, Columbus Walnut Ridge, 6-5, jr., 27.5; Devon Grant, Lorain, 6-0, sr., 26.1; ...

Star power

CANFIELD — After his stellar season with Bristol, Gage Elza laced up his shoes once more to play in the 2019 Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. “Playing basketball has always been my life,” Elza said. “Seeing it end is a different step for me, but next year I don’t know what ...

Ochman, White shine in finale

CANFIELD — Two Trumbull County seniors impressed in their final games, making statements in the girls 2019 Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. Alex Ochman of Howland came away with the MVP of the game, scoring 22 points and grabbing plenty of rebounds despite Trumbull County losing, ...

Stephens, Rasile, Elza named 1st-team All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Three area players were named first-team All-Ohio when the Division III and IV boys basketball teams were announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. In Division III, LaBrae senior Tyler Stephens was named first-team All-Ohio after the 6-foot-6 senior averaged 19.9 points per ...

Niles runner battles injuries

Hailey Zelinsky knows she isn’t there just yet, but that’s OK. The Niles McKinley High School senior is still running, but trying to get her pace back to where she wants it to be. Zelinsky is doing what is called cadence training. Normal runners go 160 to 170 steps per minute, while elite ...

Surprise on mat at wrestling state meet

Sadly, Las Vegas is a destination that has escaped me over the years. It really is sad because “the city that never sleeps” and I could be a beautiful duo. Or maybe not. It could be like crossing the streams on “Ghostbusters” and possibly lead to the total destruction of the universe. ...

Panther pride

CANTON — Damion Durst was visibly upset after Tuesday’s 66-34 loss to Richmond Heights. He was a senior guard on a Bristol High School boys basketball team which expected more than an early exit from a Division IV regional semifinal. There were plenty of long faces to see on the ...

Ursuline star Harris is 1st-team All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ursuline senior guard Dayshanette Harris was named to the All-Ohio Division II first team. The 5-foot-7 University of Pittsburgh recruit averaged 28.3 points per game. She was Northeast Inland District Player of the Year in Division II. The Division I and II girls basketball ...

Super season ends

CANTON — Richmond Heights missed an ally-oop with 5:20 left in the first quarter. Curtis Houston drove the length of the floor and finished with a one-handed slam of his own, invigorating the Spartans crowd. This Richmond Heights had a team full of long, lanky young players who displayed ...

Brookfield’s Drapola is first team All-Ohio

Brookfield senior Bailey Drapola was chosen an All-Ohio first-team player in Division IV girls basketball, as selected by a statewide media panel. The Division III and IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters ...

Richmond Heights is Bristol foe in regional

John King stepped foot in the home locker room at the Canton Fieldhouse. The then Bristol High School senior started to look around and imagine what if? King walked on the hallowed floor of the Canton City Schools venue, located within earshot of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. King was ...

Cardinal trifecta

COLUMBUS — Things went as well as expected for the Canfield wrestling trio at the OHSAA wrestling state championships. Not so much for Girard’s Jack DelGarbino. The hardest part for the Cardinals may have been when Anthony D’Alesio struggled to take off his warm-up. He didn’t unzip ...

There’s more to wrestle for after a loss

COLUMBUS — Boardman’s Michael O’Horo and Austintown Fitch’s Gus Sutton entered the state wrestling tournament with one goal in mind: win a state championship. When that goal was taken from the two seniors, the reality of losing a dream was devastating, and it left them with two ...

Rosters set for Bubba Classic

The 2019 Farmers National Bank Frank Bubba Classic senior all-star basketball games are scheduled March 26 at Warren G. Harding High School. The event, sponsored by the Trumbull County Coaches Association, will start at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game. The boys’ game is scheduled to start at 7 ...

Wrestling results

STATE TOURNAMENT Championship finals Division II ¯ 182: Anthony D’Alesio (Canfield) dec. Austin Hinzman (Coventry), 4-3 ¯ 195: Nick Crawford (Canfield) dec. Colin McNamara (Aurora), 8-3 ¯ 220: Tyler Stein (Canfield) dec. Max Fausnaugh (Bowling Green), 8-3 ¯ 285: Alex Coleman ...

Panther power

ORWELL — Some of those on the north side of the Grand Valley High School gymnasium migrated to the playing surface. Videos, photos and hugs followed. There was plenty of celebration to go around in the wake of the Bristol High School boys basketball team’s 52-39 win over Northeastern ...

Trying to one-up dad

COLUMBUS — It’s a rare moment to see Jack DelGarbino express emotion — no matter the situation — but there it was at the end of an otherwise normal interview with two reporters. The Girard senior didn’t show a speck of excitement when he beat Johnny Shafer of St. Paris Graham in ...