High School Sports

Howland’s feeling chipper

WARREN — Sometimes things are out of reach. A well-placed chip shot can be the natural enemy of a goalkeeper. Howland’s girls soccer team found the benefit of a couple of those kicks during their 5-1 victory Monday at Warren G. Harding. Howland junior Ashley Chambers chipped a free ...

Howland girls, Niles boys win cross country races

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Howland girls cross country team won its second invitational title this season as the Tigers took first in Saturday’s Pat Ritchie Cross Country Invitational. The Tigers won the meet held at Walsh Jesuit High School by holding off Hawken in the Division II-III race, ...

Fitch beats Shaker, improves to 3-0

¯ AUSTINTOWN FITCH 16, SHAKER HEIGHTS 6: SHAKER HEIGHTS — Austintown Fitch’s defense held the Raiders to just one touchdown late in the fourth quarter and improved to 3-0. The Falcons struck first with a 74-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Cavalier to Anthony Caulton in the first quarter. ...

More than just offense

CORTLAND — John Armeni just kind of nodded and smiled as he talked about his team’s offense. The LaBrae football coach has all kinds of options at his disposal when he’s deciding which play to call, and the ear-to-ear smile on his face after a 49-13 win over Lakeview on Friday showed ...

Massillon too much for Harding, 51-21

MASSILLON — Steve Arnold looked back at his Warren G. Harding team in the southwest corner of Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The Raiders football head coach knew what this game meant. It’s history and plenty of it, plus some ugly moments between both teams. It was personal. The hostility may ...

Girard bounces back, wallops Kennedy, 47-0

GIRARD — The most prolific passer in the history of Trumbull County added to his impressive resume in a 47-0 victory over John F. Kennedy Friday night. Indians senior quarterback Mark Waid completed 20 of 22 passes for 414 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 32 yards and a score as ...

McDonald rolls on after offensive change

CHAMPION — The Wing-T offense has been synonymous with the McDonald football program over the years. Back when Dan Williams was a player, the Blue Devils ran a Wing-T offense, and he continued to deploy that system when he took over the program 19 years ago. Thus it was a big change when ...

Newton Falls gets 3rd win in a row

NEWTON FALLS — For the first time since 2009 the Newton Falls Tigers have started 3-0. The Tigers won 28-15 over the Mineral Ridge Rams Friday night after a big second-half performance from quarterback Ivan Howard. “It was a hard-fought game,” Tigers head coach Mike Gillespie said. ...

Howland drops 3rd straight; Hubbard rolls on

≤ PARMA PADUA 25, HOWLAND 14: HOWLAND — The Tigers slipped to 0-3 against the undefeated Bruins, staying in the game until Padua returned an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Trailing 13-0 at halftime, the Tigers got on the board on a 75-yard pass from Jordan ...

Brookfield drills Cuyahoga Hts.; Liberty rips PV

¯ BROOKFIELD 46, CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS 17: BROOKFIELD — The Warriors got their season turned around in a hurry after starting 0-2, easily beating the perennial playoff contenders. Quarterback Haden Gibson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Brookfield pulled away from the Redskins ...

Hubbard, Sinopoli get past Girard

HUBBARD — Lily Sinopoli’s quickness is noticed by her family and friends on the soccer field. Her nickname is Lightning Lily, and for good reason. With each team battling, the game was scoreless 12 minutes into the first half. Sinopoli scored the game’s only goal on a thunderous shot. ...

Pick six games of the week

Harding (1-1) at Massillon (2-0) WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon LAST MEETING: 2017, Massillon won, 31-21 LAST WEEK: Harding 40, Cleveland Rhodes 0; Massillon 49, GlenOak 0 COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; Nate Moore, Massillon ABOUT HARDING: ...

Condoleon leads JFK past LaBrae, 6-2

LEAVITTSBURG — John F. Kennedy outpaced the Lady Vikings of LaBrae for the whole 80 minutes and put up six goals to take a 6-2 victory Tuesday night in girls soccer action. “We’ve been in a bit of a rut, so today’s game, and being able to score six goals, was huge for us,” Kennedy ...

Super shooters

It’s one of those rounds. For those who have picked up a golf club, you know it all too well. A couple of birdies add up on the scorecard, you make the turn at No. 10 and realize this is going to be an extraordinary day. Your friend suddenly nudges you and wonders when it will all go awry. ...

Eagles fly past Girard

HUBBARD — Adversity is no stranger to high school football. In each season, each game, teams face it, and how they respond to it as a unit and as individuals often determines a team’s success. In an early-season showdown Friday night at Hubbard, both the Eagles and Girard responded ...

Raiders roll

WARREN — Steve Arnold didn’t like what he saw in Week 1 against Canton McKinley. Mistakes were made. Opportunities missed. It wasn’t the opener the Warren G. Harding football coach or his team envisioned. They regrouped for Friday’s game against Cleveland Rhodes. “This game ...

Angry Leopards rip through Lakeview, 29-7

LIBERTY — An embarrassing Week 1 loss to Struthers must have upset the Liberty Leopards. They sure looked mad Friday. The Leopards thrashed the Lakeview Bulldogs, 29-7, in the Air Force Game of the Week, Battle for the Bell. Liberty dominated the Bulldogs on the ground. Led by senior ...

East tops Ursuline for first time in 32 years

¯ YOUNGSTOWN EAST 37, URSULINE 7: YOUNGSTOWN — The Golden Bears got their first win over the Fighting Irish since East beat Ursuline, 13-6, in 1986. East outgained Ursuline in total yardage 227 to 143. East (1-1) took a 21-7 lead into halftime and dominated the Irish (0-2) with a punt ...

McDonald, NF secure big wins

¯ McDONALD 42, COLUMBIANA 35: McDONALD — McDonald ran for 340 yards and four touchdowns, but the Blue Devils blew a 21-point lead and had to rally to beat Columbiana. McDonald (2-0) scored the first 21 points of the game, but the Clippers (0-2) responded with two touchdowns. Alex Cintron, ...

Vikings give JFK ‘whupping’

LEAVITTSBURG — The message in the LaBrae locker room heading into Friday night’s matchup with the John F. Kennedy Eagles consisted of two words: unfinished business. The Vikings’ senior class hadn’t beaten the Eagles yet — the only team it hadn’t enjoyed success against despite ...