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Friday’s scores AREA GAMES Non-conference ¯ Massillon 49, Warren G. Harding 7 ¯ Howland 14, Poland 13 ¯ Austintown Fitch 49, Canton GlenOak 27 ¯ Massillon Jackson 49, Boardman 14 ¯ Canfield 43, Washington, D.C., McKinley Prep 0 ¯ Lakeview 30, Akron Firestone 7 ¯ Niles ...

First looks are deceiving

HUBBARD — Girard looked as if it would roll early with two convincing sets against Hubbard. The Eagles had other plans as it made the Indians work for a 3-2 victory Thursday at Hubbard High School. Girard coach Chelsea Guerrieri said her team should not have let its guard down. “Super ...

St. Thomas Aquinas edges out JFK

WARREN — Despite a flurry of shots in the last few minutes, John F. Kennedy couldn’t capitalize to tie the game, falling to St. Thomas Aquinas, 2-1. Even though the team lost, Eagles coach Matt Horvatich liked the way his team played. “I thought it was a great game,” Horvatich said. ...

Fitch coach gets her first win over Boardman

AUSTINTOWN — Coming into this matchup with the Boardman Spartans, Austintown Fitch coach Jody Bartlett didn’t feel her team held an advantage. That comes from the fact that she came into this game 0-7 against the Spartans. She got that monkey off her back as the Falcons stayed perfect ...

Scoreboard

Scoreboard Volleyball HOWLAND 3, HARDING 0 Warren G. Harding 8 12 12 Howland (7-0, 2-0) 25 25 25 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: Har – Diamond Phillips 5, Erika Simpson 5, Nalida McQueen 5, Cassie Greene 5 ¯ ACES: How – Bailee Beasom 5, Mackenzie Karabin 4 ¯ ASSISTS: Har – Phillips 4; ...

Red-hot Lakeview tops Mooney

CORTLAND — Six in a row. After dropping its first three matches of the season against Howland, West Branch, and Crestwood, the Lakeview volleyball team has won six straight. In fact, Wednesday night’s home victory over Cardinal Mooney gave the Bulldogs victories in 9 out of the last 10 ...

Changes don’t stop Vikings in win

LEAVITTSBURG — Changing things can sometimes provide interesting results. LaBrae coach Courtney Kish decided to change up where some of her players normally play to see what the end result would be. Nothing crazy ensued, just what’s been the norm for the Vikings volleyball team as they ...

Second-half attack

YOUNGSTOWN — What started off as a back-and-forth battle between the Ursuline Fighting Irish and Badger Braves turned into a second-half rout on a warm night at Youngstown State University. Ursuline came out on top with an 8-2 win over a worn down Badger team. “We might not be a big ...

Grand Valley boys soccer runs away from LaBrae

LEAVITTSBURG — The LaBrae boys soccer program is still in its infancy. It has struggled with numbers and trying to build a program from the ground up. Tuesday night, the Vikings ran into the Grand Valley Mustangs, whose team speed presented issues most of the night in an 8-0 GV ...

Falcons work together to beat Canfield, 3-0

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Fitch boys soccer Falcons have gotten off to a hot start this season, and Tuesday’s 3-0 win against the Canfield Cardinals further cemented the theme of the season thus far: togetherness. “Our main focus for this season has been sticking together,” Falcons ...

Maplewood beaten by 8-0 Springfield

MECCA — The beat goes on for the Springfield girls soccer team. The Tigers reached the midway point of the regular season with an 8-0 record after beating host Maplewood 9-3 on Tuesday. “It’s been a great start,” said sixth-year Springfield coach Justin Kosek. “But it’s only a ...

Scoreboard

Football FRIDAY Non-conference ¯ Massillon (2-0) at Warren G. Harding (1-1), 7 ¯ Poland (1-1) at Howland (0-2), 7 ¯ Austintown Fitch (2-0)at Canton GlenOak (1-1), 7 ¯ Boardman (1-1) at Massillon Jackson (1-1), 7 ¯ Washington, D.C., McKinley Prep (0-2) at Canfield (1-1), ...

Doing it with defense

BOARDMAN — Both the Spartans and Tigers have been two of the Mahoning Valley’s elite teams so far this fall, and last night’s defensive duel between Boardman and Howland proved just that. The end result was a 0-0 draw at Boardman High School, which left both teams feeling like they had ...

Resilient Tigers rally past Jackson-Milton

NEWTON FALLS — Showing the resiliency they’ve shown all season long, Newton Falls came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Jackson-Milton 3-2. “What a great comeback,” Tigers coach Kristina Baker said. “We showed some fight in the tiger tonight, that’s all I can ask for, we never gave ...

Niles girls soccer too much for Struthers

NILES — Last Saturday, Niles’ girls soccer coach Scott MacMillan thought it would be a good idea to take a three-hour road trip to Columbus to play an unfamiliar team. Preparation-wise he felt his team needed it. “We hit a grass field,” MacMillan said. “It was not a culture they ...

Liberty volleyball finds bright spots vs. Poland

POLAND — Martina DiNello politely asked if she could do her post-game interview away from the scorer’s table inside Poland High School’s FieldHouse. The second-year coach made her way toward the net, where her Bulldogs held off a young, feisty Liberty team Monday, 3-1. DiNello ...

Monday roundup

Volleyball POLAND 3, LIBERTY 1 Liberty (2-5) 9 16 25 26 Poland (3-4) 25 25 22 28 ¯ ACES: L – Rebecca Horn 2 ¯ ASSISTS: L – Attaya Rhodes 11; P – Maddie Wess 20 ¯ KILLS: L – Allyson Jones 11; P – Lauren Melillo 13, Morgan Kluchar 13 ¯ BLOCKS: L – Jones 3; P – Liz ...

Bohren reaches 55th season of coaching

When Niles kicked off its season Aug. 29 against Howland, it marked the start of Bill Bohren’s 55th year of coaching high school football. Bohren is an assistant with the Red Dragons. “Being an assistant is tough at times, you really have to learn when to keep your mouth shut and for me ...

Ringing up the championships

The Champion softball team received their 2019 state championship rings Friday night before the school’s football game against Rittman. The Golden Flashes have won three consecutive Division III state championships, giving the school a total of nine softball titles, tied for the most in Ohio ...

Scoreboard

Volleyball McDONALD 3, LEETONIA 1 Late Saturday McDonald 23 25 25 25 Leetonia 25 19 17 15 ¯ SERVING POINTS: M – Sophia Costantino 19, Emily Floyd 10 ¯ ACES: M – Costantino 7, Maria Rasile 5 ¯ ASSISTS: M – Rasile 13, Floyd 6 ¯ KILLS: M – Costantino 5 ¯ DIGS: M – ...