High School Sports

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Warren G. Harding’s Geivanni Washington (5) dives into the end zone as teammate Simahjay Warfield blocks Friday at Stambaugh Stadiium in Youngstown where the Raiders lost, 15-14, to Cardinal Mooney.

Harding close again; Mooney wins, 15-14

YOUNGSTOWN — What seemed like a bit of a mismatch turned out to be quite the battle. Warren G. Harding (1-6) made Cardinal Mooney (4-4) work to the end in a 15-14 Cardinal victory Friday night at Stambaugh Stadium. After a lackluster first quarter, Mooney found a way to the scoreboard after ...

Brookfield’s Clark runs for 347 yards, 5 TDs

BROOKFIELD — Alex Clark carried the Brookfield Warriors to an All-American Conference Blue Tier victory over LaBrae Friday night. The senior running back was unstoppable, carrying the ball 36 times for an amazing 347 yards and five touchdowns. Clark entered the game already over the ...

Waid, Girard fly past Tigers, 66-6

¯ GIRARD 66, NEWTON FALLS 6: NEWTON FALLS — Girard’s Mark Waid threw for 412 yards and six touchdowns as the Indians (8-0, 4-0 AAC Blue Tier) stayed perfect on the season. Mike Belcik was on the receiving end of five of those completions, good for 218 yards and two touchdowns. The ...

McDonald, Western Reserve rout MVAC opponents

¯ McDonald 47, Sebring 8: McDONALD — The McDonald Blue Devils (7-1, 5-0) took care of business by scoring 41 points in the first quarter. The Sebring Trojans (0-8, 0-5) were unable to do much of anything despite 47 rushing yards and a touhcdown from Holden Bennett. McDonald’s Josh ...

Grand Valley, Windham roll

¯ Grand Valley 62, Pymatuning Valley 6: ORWELL — The Grand Valley Mustangs (8-0, 4-0) remained undefeated with a convincing win over the Pymatuning Valley Lakers (2-6, 1-2) who couldn’t get anywhere near GV. GV’s Eduardo Hernandez ran for 135 yards with four touchdowns. Grand Valley ...

Mathews rumbles past Chalker for 41-13 homecoming victory

VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs provided their homecoming crowd with an exciting ground attack to run over their rivals, the Chalker Wildcats Friday night. On the backs of eight different rushers, Mathews amassed 359 yards on the ground — with 119 from senior running back Daniel Canter ...

Brookfield golfers sixth; Poland’s Ricciardi advances

Area golfers had a difficult day Friday in the first round of the state golf tournament. On the tennis court, there was some success among area girls. The Brookfield boys golf team stands in sixth place in the Division III state tournament, but the Warriors’ score of 330 (42-over par) ...

Jackson Deemer (4) of Howland tries to escape the tackle of Niles’ Seth McMillion (5) Thursday night during the Tigers’ 42-3 victory over the Red Dragons at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles. Deemer scored three touchdowns and ran for 226 yards in the victory.

Tigers stayin’ alive

NILES — Needing a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive, the Howland Tigers (5-3, 2-1) got what they needed Thursday night, rolling over winless Niles, 42-3, in an All-American Conference Red Tier game. Niles (0-8, 0-4 AAC Red) scored first with a couple of long runs by running back ...

Garvin in district for Lakeview

Cross it here. Down it there. Move. Move. Anna Garvin talks to herself during a match to get the mind and body to work as a cohesive unit. “I start talking to myself and that helps me a lot,” she said. “Not purposefully, but it sometimes distracts the player across the court. ...

Liberty rips Falcons; Boardman nips Irish

JEFFERSON — The Liberty Leopards (6-2) played a close game until the fourth quarter when they blew the game wide open in a 52-18 rout of Jefferson (1-7). Dra Rushton ran for four touchdowns and 246 yards as Liberty had a total of 343 yards on the ground. At the end of the third quarter, ...

Canfield doubles teams eliminated

AKRON — Canfield’s two doubles teams were eliminated in close decisions in their first matches Thursday at the Division I district girls tennis tournament at Springside Racquet & Fitness Club. Sydney Cianciola and Cece Economus, who finished third in the sectional at Canton, lost 4-6, ...

Football statistics leaders

RUSHING Name Att. Yds. Avg. TD Alex Cintron, McDonald 131 1,222 9.3 18 Gaige Willis, Pymatuning Valley 155 1,026 6.6 11 Eduardo Hernandez, Grand Valley 77 1,018 13.2 17 Alex Clark, Brookfield 199 1,015 5.1 3 Dra Rushton, Liberty 87 894 10.3 15 Josh Celli, ...

John F. Kennedy’s Jimmy Graham watches his drive from the par 4 No. 17 tee box during the Division III boys golf sectional at Riverview Golf Club. Graham returns to the Ohio State University Scarlet Course this weekend for the D-III state tournament, a place where he struggled his freshman season.

All eyes on state

Jimmy Graham saw his golf bag at this year’s Division III sectional tournament at Riverview Golf Club. The John F. Kennedy junior saw his golf clubs turned around. Somewhere close by, Brookfield sophomore Conner Stevens was smiling. It’s something Graham did to Stevens. “We love ...

Pick six games of the week

Howland (4-3, 1-1) at Niles (0-7, 0-3) WHEN: Tonight, 7 p.m. WHERE: Bo Rein Stadium, Niles. LAST MEETING: 2016, Howland won, 56-32 LAST WEEK: Howland 30, Perry (Pa.) Traditional Academy 0; Canfield 36, Niles 3 COACHES: Dominic Menendez, Howland; Brian Shaner, Niles ABOUT HOWLAND: ...

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Leopards on a tear

LIBERTY — Chet Allen had a good feeling going into his third year as the Liberty Leopards football head coach. That feeling looked a bit misplaced after two games. The Leopards were 0-2 and making some silly mistakes, ones Allen thought a team with 22 returning lettermen and 16 seniors was ...

Mineral Ridge program seeks tourney success

With the 2017 season nearing its end, the Mineral Ridge boys soccer team (11-3) has put together a good couple of years. In its third year as a varsity team, the Rams have been quite successful. With the district tournament right around the corner, Ridge has been gearing up. “I think we ...

Canfield’s Keffler qualifies for state

MASSILLON — Canfield junior Hannah Keffler won a playoff hole Tuesday at Legends of Massillon to qualify for next week’s State golf tournament at Columbus. Keffler, playing in the Division I District tournament with her Canfield teammates, shot a 74 to tie with Nora Nelson of Notre ...

Stevens leads Brookfield golfers to state

Brookfield golf coach Larry Smoot sees Conner Stevens stand at the tee box — though not for long. The Brookfield sophomore subscribes to the grip-it-and-rip-it approach to golf. “The pedal is always to the metal for me,” Stevens said. Smoot said his initial reaction is to be ...

Tribune Chronicle / Joe Simon
Lakeview quarterback Zach Rogers, center, takes a snap during this year’s game against Liberty. Rogers and the Bulldogs have amassed a 6-1 record this season.

Don’t pass on Lakeview

CORTLAND — It’s easy to point to Zach Rogers when analyzing Lakeview’s 6-1 start to the season. The senior is a three-year starter who puts up gaudy statistics on a regular basis. He currently has 12 touchdowns (just two interceptions) to go along with 1,228 passing yards and a ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
John F. Kennedy quarterback Christian Marantis, left, consoles teammate Alec Burzynski at the end of the game. JFK lost to Royal Imperial College of Canada Saturday in Warren.

Injuries hamper JFK

WARREN — Injuries have plagued the John F. Kennedy Eagles this season. Saturday, the visiting Royal Imperial College of Canada took advantage in its 27-22 victory over JFK. However, Eagles coach Jeff Bayuk said turnovers, more than anything, are what hindered his team and their momentum on ...