High School Sports

Devils beat Bristol, again

CORTLAND — The Lordstown Red Devils have played well all year, and its match against the Bristol Panthers was no exception. Lordstown defeated Bristol in three sets — 25-18, 25-17, 25-7 — to advance to the Division IV Lakeview district semifinals. The Red Devils (18-5) were able to ...

Mooney tops Howland in shootout

HOWLAND — There were tears of joy and disappointment after an overtime thriller in a Division II girls soccer sectional matchup Thursday evening. If playoff overtime didn’t have a shootout, Mooney and Howland might still be playing. Instead, Mooney came through in an epic battle, winning ...

Thursday’s roundup

Canfield and Southeast both advanced in the postseason for girls soccer, but three area teams (Newton Falls, Jackson-Milton and Howland) fell in volleyball. GIRLS SOCCER In the Division II Austintown District, top-seeded Canfield defeated eighth-seeded Hubbard, 2-0. Ellie Accordino scored a ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Warren G. Harding’s Thomas Malacky dribbles in midfield as Austintown Fitch’s Zack Glavic, left, closes in during their Division I sectional tournament game Wednesday night on the Falcons’ field. Fitch won the game, 4-1.

Baker’s hat trick

AUSTINTOWN — Blake Baker does a good job of playing follow the leader. The Austintown Fitch senior forward had his seventh hat trick of the season (three goals) as the fourth-seeded Falcons beat the 13th-seeded Warren G. Harding Raiders in a Division I Austintown District sectional ...

Champion star Luckett lifts Flashes to win

CHAMPION — Junior forward Madison Luckett scored both her team’s goals to lead Champion to a 2-1 Division III girls soccer tournament victory over Newton Falls Wednesday evening. Luckett broke the school record for goals scored in a season this year with 36. The previous record was ...

Wednesday roundup

Niles, Kennedy and Lordstown all advanced in girls soccer, while Canfield moved on in boys soccer on Wednesday. Lakeview and Western Reserve blanked their opponents in volleyball tournament play, while Maplewood survived in five sets. LaBrae and Garfield both made it to the next round on 3-1 ...

Pick six games of the week

Harding (1-6) at East (1-7) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Rayen Stadium, Youngstown. LAST MEETING: 2016, Harding won, 49-0 LAST WEEK: Cardinal Mooney 15, Harding 14; Canfield 24, East 0 COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; Brian Marrow, East. ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders are trying to ...

2017 area league standings

All-American Conference Gold Tier Team Conference All games W-L Pts Opp W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 2-0 70 20 5-3 219 130 Boardman 1-0 28 21 5-3 198 175 Harding 1-2 79 89 1-6 145 192 Lakeside 0-2 26 73 4-4 161 195 Last week’s scores ≤ Cardinal Mooney 15, Warren G. Harding ...

Potential playoff teams face pressure

The pressure is building for high school football players — and coaches. They can use the old cliche of focusing on one game at a time and not looking ahead all they want, but every coach knows exactly where they stand in the computer ratings of their respective region. It’s part of their ...

Lordstown cruises past JM, 6-0, in boys soccer

At the home of General Motors, the Lordstown Red Devils cruised to a 6-0 boys soccer win over the Jackson Milton Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon. A hat trick by freshman forward Jay Frank led the way for Lordstown. The Red Devils move on to a sectional bracket final in the Division III ...

Mathews volleyball team focused on postseason goals

Coming into this season, the Mathews volleyball team set goals. The Mustangs’ 19-3 overall record and 13-1 mark in the Northeastern Athletic Conference demonstrate that they have achieved a good many of those goals. “We expected to compete from the start of the year,” Mathews coach ...

Howland volleyball advances in Div. II

Howland swept Conneaut and Brookfield needed four games to beat Bloomfield Tuesday in area volleyball tournament play, while John F. Kennedy and Girard won shutout victories and Champion and Mineral Ridge hit double figures in goals in boys soccer. VOLLEYBALL Howland swept Conneaut by ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Maplewood’s Maria Danko, far left, hits the ball over the net at Chalker’s Caitlyn Stuart, right, defends during Monday’s Division IV Lakeview District sectional first-round match. Maplewood’s Lori Wakefield, left, and, Kelsey Swogger, center, are also pictured. Maplewood beat Chalker 3-0 to advance.

Rocket power

CORTLAND — In the first round of the Lakeview District, the Newbury Black Knights and the Maplewood Rockets won to advance to the district quarterfinals. Newbury faced off against the John F. Kennedy Eagles. It won quite convincingly in three sets 25-12, 25-4, 25-11 to advance. “I ...

Fitch’s quick goals too much for WGH

AUSTINTOWN — On a frigid night in Austintown, the Fitch girls soccer team came out on fire in a 2-0 victory over Warren G. Harding in a Division I Austintown District first-round sectional game. With 1:19 into the game, the Falcons flew down the field and scored. Austintown quickly moved ...

Weather drier for XC postseason

My eyes deceive me. I really can’t believe what I’m seeing on my laptop. These AccuWeather forecasts are wrong. It’s the cross country postseason. Rain, cold, mud. Repeat three early and often. This year, not so much. I’m confused by the 72-degree forecast for Saturday’s district ...

Marlatt wins NCL honors; Hubbard girls victorious in OT

Girls tennis MARLATT TOPS IN NCL: John F. Kennedy’s Kaytlin Marlatt was voted North Coast League MVP Monday by a vote of the league’s coaches. Marlatt finished the season with a 15-1 overall record, playing No. 1 singles all season. She was 6-0 in league matches, including a ...

Kennedy tennis duo qualifies for state

John F. Kennedy High School girls tennis players Kaytlin Marlatt and Lauren Kraker have earned a spot in the Division II state tournament scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. Marlatt and Kraker finished fifth in the district tournament at Springside ...

Brookfield’s Stevens 3rd at state

Brookfield sophomore Connor Stevens fired a round of 74 on Saturday to finish with a 3-over par 147 score in the Division III boys golf state tournament at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus. Stevens helped the Warriors to a repeat of their fifth-place finish as a team. ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Lakeview’s Elijah McMurdy (26) intercepts a pass intended for Poland’s Mike Diaz (4) who is covered by Michael Hill (12) of Lakeview Friday night at Poland. Lakeview rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Poland, 35-30, in the All-American Conference White Tier contest.

Bulldog mentality

POLAND — Lakeview’s players huddled tightly on the field, forming a semicircle, waiting for Evan Adair, who was being interviewed by WKBN-TV 27 following the Bulldogs’ 35-30 victory over previously undefeated Poland. Their coach, Tom Pavlansky, felt more emotion than normal overcome ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
Jordan Edmondson (24) of John F. Kennedy looks for running room against Cleveland Central Catholic Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium as teammate Louis Kondolios (37) makes a block.

JFK drops 4th in a row in difficult season

WARREN — As amazing as the 2016 season was for Jeff Bayuk and John F. Kennedy, the 2017 campaign has been equally difficult for the defending state champions. Things didn’t get any easier Friday. The Eagles were overwhelmed by a swarming Cleveland Central Catholic defense and a ...