High School Sports

Fall sports all-star honors

Football NORTHEASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First team Mason Angle Jr Windham Jacob Baker Jr Chalker Tyler Bean So Pymatuning Valley Ryan Busser Sr Grand Valley Cobe Cernuto So Chalker Jacob Chiles Sr Pymatuning Valley Julian Cicchella So Newbury Tyler ...

Fourth-and-done

AURORA — It was just one yard, but it seemed like so much more in this game. McDonald faced a fourth-and-1 in their Division VI, Region 21 semifinal against Mogadore. The Blue Devils trailed by seven as they drove inside Mogadore’s 30-yard line early in the third quarter. McDonald gave ...

JFK faces Mapleton’s prolific passer

Logan Pharmer stands 5 feet-9 inches and weighs 165 pounds. His stature might not be big, but his accomplishments make the Ashland Mapleton High School quarterback seem like he’s 7-feet tall. The Mapleton signal-caller has passed for 3,815 yards and 43 touchdowns this season. He holds the ...

LaBrae defense out to stop run

As the high school football playoffs begin, opponents get better and games get tighter. Or, you can just shut out your opponent, and move on to the next round. That is exactly what LaBrae did, defeating Wickliffe, 21-0, to advance to a Division V, Region 17 regional semifinal against Akron ...

Runners deal with delay of a week, altered course

The state cross cross country meet this season has not been a simple thing. There was an unprecedented week delay and a change to the schematics of the course at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. The race is scheduled Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., after being pushed back from the original ...

McDonald confident in battle vs. Mogadore

Walking around practice, McDonald football coach Dan Williams overheard one of his players talking about the Blue Devils’ history against Mogadore, their opponent in a Division VI, Region 21 semifinal. “A kid mentioned today, ‘We’re 0-5 against Mogadore,’ ” Williams recalled from ...

Girard gets another shot at Perry

Girard nearly missed making it to round two of the Division IV playoffs after Saturday night’s closely contested 34-30 victory over Youngstown East. The Indians were able to overcome five turnovers and a three-point deficit to move on to the Region 13 semifinal Saturday against Perry at ...

OHSAA announces sites for regional semifinals

Sites for the OHSAA Regional Semifinals were announced Sunday, with six area teams finding out where they’ll try to continue their postseason runs. The upstart Eagles of John F. Kennedy (6-5), seeded third in Division VII, Region 25, travel to Canton Central Catholic’s Lowell Klinefelter ...

Hubbard ready for challenge of Steubenville

An offensive show and the defeat of Indian Creek in the Division IV playoffs proved that teams need to take notice of the Hubbard Eagles. “I feel like Saturday, we played very well as a team,” said Hubbard coach Brian Hoffman, whose team is 10-1. “We were able to get a number of guys ...

Kennedy stays on a roll; wins 35-12

WINDHAM —The echoes rattling through Ohio Stadium are something Jeff Bayuk never forgets; that and the sheer exhilaration of celebrating the 2016 Division VII state championship. John F. Kennedy’s football team reveled in its 14-1 season, which included a convincing win in the title game ...

Sun. 9 p.m.: Sites revealed for next round of high school football playoffs

The OHSAA on Sunday evening announced the sites for the next round of high school football playoffs, and here they are: REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Div. 3, Region 9 -- Canfield vs Akron East, Friday at Ravenna Div. 6, Region 21 -- McDonald vs Mogadore, Friday at Aurora Div. 4, Region 13 -- Hubbard ...

‘Hunger in their bellies’

LEAVITTSBURG — The Wickliffe Blue Devils came into Friday’s game averaging around 40 points per game. The stout LaBrae Vikings defense held them to zero, in a 21-0 victory, in a Division V, Region 17 first-round playoff game. “I told everybody before the game that I saw a group of guys ...

Girard recovers for 34-30 victory

YOUNGSTOWN — With the game seemingly slipping away, and his career — along with several other seniors — on the line, Mark Waid and the Girard Indians didn’t panic. Five fumbles — four in the third quarter — and blowing a 21-point lead didn’t faze the Indians star quarterback and ...

Hubbard trending up

HUBBARD — If the success of local teams in the first round of the Ohio high school football playoffs was gauged by the stock market, it would have been shown red with an arrow trending down on Friday. Hubbard turned the trend arrow upward, and the results were rich as the Eagles bounced ...

Hubbard’s special soccer season ends

NILES — Hubbard’s historic boys soccer season came to an end Saturday afternoon, as the Eagles fell, 2-1, to Richfield Revere in the Division II regional title game. “These guys made history,” Hubbard coach Cory Reinard said about his team. “We’re very proud of all the ...

Fall sports all-star honors

Volleyball MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First team Julia Bogden Jackson-Milton Mackenzie Brannon * Waterloo Ashley Cameron Jackson-Milton Makenzy Capouellez Springfield Laura Sigworth * Western Reserve Lyndsey Smith Springfield Jennie Stitzel Springfield Brooke ...

WGH phased out

WARREN — Garfield Heights coach Lance Reisland felt his team had an advantage on special teams heading into their Division II, Region 5 playoff matchup with Warren G. Harding. The unbeaten Bulldogs actually had more advantages than he thought. Garfield Heights dominated all three phases ...

Devils a passing fancy

KENT — Josh Celli took the ball under his arm and stepped a couple feet backward. Interesting for a McDonald quarterback, usually the Blue Devils run behind a powerful offensive line. McDonald attempted one pass in a Week 9 game at Western Reserve. Wing-T. That’s what McDonald’s offense ...

Hubbard on rebound into postseason

The Hubbard High School football team has had no time to absorb a last-second loss a week ago which ruined the Eagles’ chance for an undefeated season. Hubbard (9-1) rallied twice from two-touchdown deficits last Friday against Youngstown East, only to lose, 26-21, on a touchdown with nine ...

Bombers want outstanding season to continue

The 101st season of Windham football has been a special one, as the Bombers (9-1) have captured a league championship for the first time in 32 years. After some lean years at the beginning of this decade, including 17 straight losses from 2010 to ’11, Windham has made the playoffs three ...