High School Sports

Vikings falter in 2nd half

WARREN — All seasons must end eventually, and Friday night marked the end for the LaBrae Vikings. LaBrae was outscored 41-21 in the second half, falling 54-39 to Ashtabula Edgewood in the Division III Warren District title game. The Vikings had a rough time on offense, producing their ...

Canfield sends 3 to wrestling state finals

COLUMBUS — It seemed like nothing could go right for the Canfield wrestling team during the first part of Friday’s state wrestling tournament. Then, nothing could go wrong. The Cardinals’ three-headed monster of Anthony D’Alesio, Nick Crawford and Tyler Stein made sure of it. All ...

Fitch senior takes 26th

COLUMBUS — Austintown Fitch senior Renee Seebacher finished 26th in Friday’s Division I girls state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Seebacher rolled a 538 series as the only area bowler to compete in this competition. Seebacher rolled a 585 qualifying series at the ...

Wrestling results

STATE TOURNAMENT at Schottenstein Center, Columbus Championship quarterfinals Division I ¯ 138: Bryce Hepner (St. Edward) dec. Gus Sutton (Fitch), 11-4 ¯ 170: Nevan Snodgrass (Kettering Fairmont) maj. dec. Michael O’Horo (Boardman), 10-2 Division II ¯ 106: Drake Cerny ...

Lakeview’s season ended by Chaney

BOARDMAN — The Lakeview Bulldogs’ season ended in heartbreak Thursday when they fell to Youngstown Chaney, 62-56, in a Division II district semifinal at Boardman High School. “They’re deep,” Bulldogs coach Ryan Fitch said. “They play a lot of guys, they run them in and out and ...

Mr. Personality

COLUMBUS — It would be difficult to confuse Nick Crawford with his older brother, David. Sure, there are some similarities in the way they look, but that’s where the likeness ends. Where David, now a redshirt freshman wrestler at Pitt, is quiet and serious more often than not, Nick, a ...

PV’s Campbell ‘pretty happy’ about pin

COLUMBUS — In the words of Pymatuning Valley’s Noah Campbell, he was “pretty happy” after a win at the OHSAA individual state wrestling tournament on Thursday. He may have been slightly understating it. Campbell earned a first-period pin in his first experience wrestling at the ...

Coaches revisit previous meeting

A text went out to Bristol coach Craig Giesy and Badger coach Josh Upshire early Thursday morning, asking both boys basketball coaches for an interview. “As long as Josh doesn’t talk about beating us during the regular season in ’02. Hahaha,” Giesy said. “Good thing we weren’t ...

TCCA Player of the Year nominees

Nominees for the Trumbull County Coaches Association basketball player of the year award to be announced at the TCCA’s annual banquet scheduled March 24 at 5 p.m. at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland. Kent State women’s coach Todd Starkey will be the guest speaker. School Girls nominee Boys ...

Wrestling scoreboard

STATE TOURNAMENT Championship preliminaries Division I ¯ 113: Logan Agin (Lancaster) pin Colin Roberts (Fitch), 3:38 ¯ 132: Jordan Ward (Cin. Arch. Moeller) pin Zach Richards (Fitch), :54 ¯ 138: Gus Sutton (Fitch) dec. Mason Kleinberg (Springboro), 4-1 ¯ 170: Michael O’Horo ...

Seasoned Chippewa too much for Flashes

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Champion gils basketball team didn’t look like itself in a Division III regional semifinal at Cuyahoga Falls High School. The Golden Flashes seemed nervous. They turned the ball over. They had arguments. They had defensive lapses. They just looked rattled. Even if ...

Howland freshman headed to state

HOWLAND — There’s a certain aura to the Howland wrestling program. The Tigers’ history is rich with success. They’ve had four state champions, six runners-up, 31 state placers and 74 state qualifiers. Brad Gintert is a legend within the Mahoning Valley wrestling community — ...

Regulars at regional

Around this time in Champion the buzz usually is all about baseball and softball season starting up, but the school’s girls basketball team has put that on hold for a bit. It’s Sweet 16 time for the Golden Flashes as they advance to the Division III Regional tournament at Cuyahoga Falls ...

Up to the challenge

ORWELL — Matt Church stood there as he always does, feet planted and moving when necessary. The challenge in front of him Tuesday night was a bigger player (Brandon Charles), two inches taller than Church, and a cast of characters around the 6-foot-6 Andrews Osborne Academy post player ...

LaBrae gets 3rd win over Flashes

WARREN — Winning a rivalry game is sweet, but there’s a little bit extra beating a rival in a tournament setting. LaBrae did just that, taking down Champion, 62-49, Tuesday night in a Division III Warren District semifinal. “I said before the game that we would have to win it with ...

Lowellville thumps McDonald in 3rd meeting

STRUTHERS — The iconic Struthers Fieldhouse played host to the third match-up of the season between Lowellville and McDonald Tuesday evening. The Blue Devils had won each of the previous six meetings against Lowellville, but this time, the No. 3 seed Rockets stunned No. 2 McDonald, 56-36, and ...

Area state wrestling qualifiers

Thursday through Saturday at Schottenstein Center, Columbus DIVISION I ¯ 113: No. 4 Colin Roberts (Fitch) So., 44-10 vs. No. 1 Logan Again (Lancaster) Jr., 35-1 ¯ 132: No. 4 Zach Richards (Fitch) Jr., 38-13 vs. No. 1 Jordan Ward (Cin. Arch. Moeller) Jr., 38-13 ¯ 138: No. 3 Gus ...

Pushed to the limit

WARREN — “I feel like I’m losing five members of my family.” That’s what Pymatuning Valley Coach Ryan Shontz had to say after his team fell, 71-61, in overtime to the top-seeded Edgewood Warriors at Warren G. Harding High School in the Division III Warren District ...

Miller, Braves crush Bombers

ORWELL — Aiden Miller hit a 3-pointer midway through the first quarter. Badger had a 16-8 lead at the time. There was a discrepancy about the scoreboard. Was it 18-8? It was 16-8. The Badger faithful thought it was a 10-point lead. The last time the Braves boys basketball team played ...

Area standouts recognized on District teams

Trumbull County boasts three Division IV schools still in contention as the boys basketball tournament reaches the district level this week. Each of the three — Badger, Bristol and McDonald — boasts a prolific scorer who has led his team to success this season. Those three standouts were ...