High School Sports

Undefeated Blue Devils

McDONALD — McDonald was able to stay undefeated with a 36-26 victory over Jackson-Milton Monday night. It did not come easy for the Blue Devils. “We played well for the most part,” McDonald coach Amy Dolsak said. “I would say that we definitely worked hard the whole time, so I will ...

Niles, Girard win 1st games

¯ NILES 51, JEFFERSON 39: NILES — The Red Dragons earned their first win of the season as Aneziah Fryer had 21 points with 10 steals, and Madison Johnson added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven steals. Niles (1-4, 1-0 Northeast-8) led, 26-15, at the half, and Fryer scored 12 of her 21 in ...

Brotherly love

NILES — Cyler Kane-Johnson dribbled near midcourt and heard someone badgering him. The voice sounded familiar. It should, it was his older brother Cameron, who sat on the sidelines during Friday’s game between Niles and Boardman. “That’s to hype him up,” said Cameron, who is the ...

Pymatuning Valley, Lordstown post wins

PYMATUNING VALLEY 79, LIBERTY 72: ANDOVER — Pymatuning Valley went off for 31 first-quarter points and held on to beat Liberty in a non-conference clash. The Lakers (2-1) took a 31-16 lead in the first quarter, and while Liberty cut the lead to nine by halftime, PV stretched its advantage ...

Brookfield, Liberty girls get to 3-1 with wins

BROOKFIELD 54, NILES 46: NILES — Bailey Drapola had 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first half to lead the the Warriors past the Red Dragons. Drapola was 10 of 12 from the foul line. Becca Litz added 13 for Brookfield (3-1). Aneziah Fryer paced Niles (0-4) with 16 points, while Kenzi ...

Wrestling roundup

Girard’s DelGarbino wins title at Cardinal tourney MIDDLEFIELD — Returning state champion Jack DelGarbino began the defense of his title with a first-place finish at the Cardinal Invitational, leading the Indians to a second-place finish. The 285-pound DelGarbino pinned all of his ...

Foul play on the floor?

CHAMPION — Nathan Kish really didn’t know what to say about his team’s free-throw shooting. John F. Kennedy’s Mark Komlanc sure did. Free throws weren’t the only reason Champion pulled away from JFK, 47-43, Friday night at Champion High School, but they certainly played a big ...

4th-quarter surge lifts LaBrae over Howland

HOWLAND — LaBrae saved its best for last Friday night. After outscoring Howland 17-9 in the fourth quarter, the Vikings were finally able to put away the Tigers, 59-44. “I thought we were able to get some stops and play a little bit better defense,” LaBrae coach Chad Kiser said. “We ...

Boardman blitzes Niles in 4th quarter

NILES — Cam Kreps is a 6-foot-3 senior forward, but he played as if he were 7-feet tall in the third quarter against Niles — getting second-chance opportunities around the Boardman basket. Kreps’ drive is that of a quality cross country runner, not getting tired near the finish line. He ...

Mathews earns big NAC win

VIENNA — When entering Rex Leach Court, fans greet one another by welcoming them to what they affectionately refer to as the shoe box. The cramped, quaint gymnasium was filled to capacity Friday evening as a backyard Northeastern Athletic Conference rivalry unfolded between Badger and ...

Windham bounces back, drills Chalker

SOUTHINGTON — The Windham Bombers came back with a vengeance after their loss last week to Newbury, taking out their frustrations on Chalker, beating them 77-45. “Much better effort than we had last week,” Bombers coach Marty Hill said. “Last week, physically and mentally, we didn’t ...

Lakeview knocks off Canfield

LAKEVIEW 65, CANFIELD 61: CORTLAND — It took an extra period Friday night, but Lakeview was able to knock off Canfield 65-61. The Bulldogs outscored Canfield 8-12 in overtime in order to secure it’s third straight win to open the season. AJ McClellan led Lakeview with 31 points, and ...

Falls, Bristol triumph

NEWTON FALLS 63, WESTERN RESERVE 51: BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve jumped out to a first-half lead, but Newton Falls quickly answered in the third quarter. Newton Falls defense stood strong, and it outscored Western Reserve 21-6 in the third. Gage Friend led Newton Falls in scoring, while ...

Big win for Raiders

WARREN — Stop, pop and swish. Dom McGhee felt the rhythm of the basketball reverberate off his hands and gently brush through the twine attached to the metal rims inside the Warren G. Harding gymnasium. His teammates felt the same vibes flow through them as they passed the ball around the ...

Harding, LaBrae, McDonald girls still unbeaten

WARREN G. HARDING 64, LIBERTY 43: LIBERTY — A 19-3 advantage for Warren G. Harding (3-0) in the third quarter kept the Raiders unbeaten. Liberty (2-1) led 30-29 at halftime, but the Raiders held a 35-13 edge in the second half. Kamarah Bender led Harding with 23 points and Diamond Phillips ...

Huscroft, LaBrae get past Lordstown

LEAVITTSBURG — It was a tale of two halves of basketball for LaBrae on Wednesday night. Ultimately the Vikings would prevail over Lordstown, 49-41, but it would not be without a battle and some help from senior guard Alexis Huscroft. “It was definitely a team effort,” LaBrae coach ...

Fitch defense, Hunter lead Falcons past Ursuline

AUSTINTOWN — Ursuline’s Dayshanette Harris is one of the area’s more prolific guards. Austintown Fitch knew that coming into Wednesday’s game and needed something to counteract the University of Pittsburgh signee. Falcon senior Sabria Hunter, a West Point signee, had 33 points to ...

A Warren winner

WARREN — A 13-point halftime lead didn’t do much for Warren G. Harding coach Gabe Bubon. The first-year Raiders coach was worried after Chaney hit a few shots and cut into what was a 22-point advantage. With a young team returning just two starters from last year, Bubon wasn’t sure how ...

LaBrae overcomes Bristol in opener for both teams

LEAVITTSBURG — Despite major pushback throughout the game from Bristol, the Vikings of LaBrae came out on top Tuesday night with a 70-58 victory, giving them a 1-0 start. “I thought we got outworked for three-fourths of the game,” Vikings coach Chad Kiser said. “We really struggled ...

JM tops Lordstown in battle of young teams

NORTH JACKSON — A 10-minute drive down Bailey Road is pretty much all that separates Lordstown and Jackson-Milton high schools. The Red Devils made the short trip to the home of the Blue Jays Tuesday evening for a game of hoops. A tightly contested affair saw the Blue Jays prevail, 37-30, ...