Howland’s Baugh wins long jump

AUSTINTOWN — Howland senior Stephen Baugh won Wednesday’s Division I Austintown District track and field boys long jump title with a distance of 20 feet, 10.5 inches. Baugh took second in the district last season. Warren G. Harding’s Marlin Richardson and Kayron Adams took second and third, respectively. Canfield’s Nicholas Strader was fourth.The top four in each event advance to next week’s Division I Austintown Regional.

Fitch’s Brent Fairbanks, Joe Pfeffer and Boardman’s George Wallace all advanced in the boys discus, while the Falcons 4×800-meter relay team and Fitch’s Dylan Warmouth (pole vault) went on as well.

Canfield’s girls 4×800 relay won its event, while Fitch’s Emoni Davis and Canfield’s Kaelin Kabetso go on in the girls shot put.

The finals in all other events begin Friday at 5 p.m.

Maplewood has Pop, in first place: CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS — Maplewood’s Makayla Pop placed first in the girls shot put (33-8.75) as the Rockets are tied with Independence for first place with 22 points each after Wednesday’s Division III Cuyahoga Heights District track and field meet. Chalker’s Kaitlyn Bryant and Bristol’s Breanna Songer also advanced to next week’s Division III Massillon Perry Regional in the shot put. The top four in each final advance.

Lordstown’s Lexi Phillips won the girls high jump (4-9), while teammate Cadence Lickwar also moves on to regionals, along with the Maplewood and Badger girls 4×800 relay teams. Maplewood’s boys 4×800 relay of Adam Burgard, Nick Cowger, Alex Ventura and Jake Hall were first (8:25.41). Lordstown’s Dominic D’Amico (long jump), Maplewood’s Jarrett Mitchell (discus) and Lordstown’s 4×800 relay are heading to regionals. Friday, the rest of the finals will be contested, starting at 4 p.m.

McDonald’s distance dominance: NEW MIDDLETOWN — The McDonald boys and girls won the 4×800 relays at Wednesday’s Division III Springfield District track and field meet. The boys team of Ethan Domitrovich, C.J. Seitz, Carson Fortune and Connor Fortune won in a time of 8:28.21, while the girls team of Sela Jones, Anna Guerra, Bella Wolford and Malina Mitchell won in a time of 9:45.13.

McDonald’s Zach Gray went 154-5 to win the boys discus, while teammate Evan Magill was second to add 18 more points to the Blue Devils’ total. McDonald is going for its 10th straight district title. The remainder of the finals begin Friday at 4 p.m. McDonald is ahead of second-place Mineral Ridge, 38-18, while United leads McDonald’s girls 21-19.5. The Blue Devils girls are going for their sixth straight district crown. Valley Christian’s Dante Yanno won the long jump (21-4).

The top four in each final advance to next week’s Massillon Perry Regional. Other area athletes advancing: boys shot put – Mineral Ridge’s Nathan Chiclowe, Valley Christian’s Fred Hicks; boys long jump – Brookfield’s Dionte Colwell; boys 4×800 relay – Mineral Ridge, Newton Falls; girls high jump – Valley Christian’s Tess Emerson; girls shot put – Western Reserve’s Cheyenne Finney, Mineral Ridge’s Clari Chiclowe; girls 4×800 relay – Mineral Ridge.

Softball

CANFIELD 4, BOARDMAN 2: SOLON — The Cardinals used a three-run first inning to pull ahead of the Spartans for good. Starter Kaili Gross went six innings and allowed just one walk. Savannah Maass led the Cardinals with two hits, while Jill Baker had a double and Jenna Gibson had a home run and two RBIs.

Boardman pitcher Ashley Cornelius got the loss, but led her team with three hits. Canfield advances to regional play next Wednesday afternoon against Walsh Jesuit. The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be played at the University of Akron.

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