CHAMPION — For a long time now, the Champion Golden Flashes have relied on great pitching. Yet again, the Flashes have the pitching to fall back on.
Sophomores Sophie Howell and Allison Smith have been everything and more for Champion this year.
“I think that so far we have both done a ...
CHAMPION — May 25, 2016.
That is a date both Megan Turner and Alayna Fell will never forget as seniors now. That was when South Range beat Champion, 6-1, to advance to the Division III Massillon regional final instead of them.
“There are no words to describe how it feels to go three ...
MASSILLON — The last thing Ethan Sparks wanted to do was sit still.
On May 23, the day wasn’t as planned.
Finals and plenty of them for the Maplewood High School senior.
Anxious energy filled him, even on the hour-plus bus ride to Massillon Perry High School for a Division III regional ...
MASSILLON — Anna Guerra didn’t know if it was just a sophomore slump.
The McDonald distance runner couldn’t feel herself breathing normally during runs. It didn’t happen last season. She was a standout for this Blue Devils girls track and field team.
Out of breath quicker than ...
After the Champion Golden Flashes softball team defeated Independence for the Division III Massillon regional championship, Champion is now in its 10th state semifinal.
For the Flashes in the 2000s and 2010s, this is nothing new. They have made seven state final fours under coach Cheryl ...
MASSILLON — Liberty’s Justin Clark crossed the finish line first. Badger’s Devin Moore followed.
It seems like the two area senior hurdlers have been doing that all season.
This time, the pair is heading to Columbus for the state track and field meet starting Friday at Jesse Owens ...
MASSILLON — Claire Miller knew she wanted more when she was in junior high.
Her shot put throws weren’t where they needed to be.
The Mathews freshman desired to do better. Those efforts this season were good enough to get her into the Division III girls shot put competition at the ...
MASSILLON — Libby Barreca’s view has always been as a spectator, sitting outside the discus and throwing areas at the state track and field meet in Columbus.
Her sister, Kayla, throws for the University of Akron, finishing up her freshman year.
Now, it’s Libby’s turn to star in the ...
MASSILLON — Dom D’Amico wandered into the grassy infield still a bit dazed.
The Lordstown senior just needed a hug from his teammates.
All he wanted to do is celebrate and embrace the moment.
Sophomores Marcel Jenkins and Jermaine Jones, along with senior Jordan Beyah, set up D’Amico ...
MASSILLON — You could say two area Division III high jumpers have the “NAC” for getting to state.
Lordstown senior Greg Romain had one focus during Friday’s regional meet, to make it out to state in the high jump. He didn’t have the 4x400 relay to concentrate on, just his field ...
At Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus
NOTE: In all running semifinals, the top two from each heat and the next fastest five times qualify for finals
¯ 9:30 a.m., 4x800 finals and semifinals
¯ 1 p.m., girls discus, boys high jump, ...
MASSILLON — For the seventh time in Cheryl Weaver’s time as varsity softball coach, Champion High School will be playing in the state final four.
Champion (28-0) defeated Independence, 13-3, in five innings on Saturday to win the Division III Massillon Regional title game. The Golden ...
BOARDMAN — Micah Beckwith felt the rush on his exposed face, where his aerodynamic helmet and visor would allow.
The Boardman High School freshman knew his racing apparatus was different than the normal wheelchair he’s seen for almost five years after a surgery went wrong, leaving him ...
AUSTINTOWN — Jared Southern’s expression hasn’t changed over the past couple of weeks. Stoic. He didn’t dare show his hand.
As soon as he found out he cleared 6-feet 4-inches and was one of the last four standing in the Division II high jump competition, he could show ...
AUSTINTOWN — Tyler Klouda made a natural progression.
Third his freshman year. Second last season.
Of course, this meant a Division II Austintown Regional title this season.
The Garfield junior did just that in the boys 1600 Saturday, going 4:23.84.
“I was ecstatic I was able to do ...
ALL-AMERICAN CONF. RED TIER
¯ Co-Players of the Year: Alex Cardona, Boardman; Dom Pilolli, Canfield
Nick Belcik Fitch Sr IF
Luke Cardillo Boardman Sr OF
Alex Cardona Boardman Sr P
Mike Grazier Fitch Sr C
Alex Hernandez Canfield Sr OF
MASSILLON — The heat was bearing down on the black, all-weather track at Massillon Perry High School, making those mid-80 temperatures absorb it. Combine that with the humidity and there were a range of emotions.
Ask Badger sophomore distance runner Miranda Stanhope, who had her mind ...
MASSILLON — In what was a tightly contested battle for the Division III Massillon regional championship, South Range defeated Grand Valley, 4-2.
Early on, Grand Valley was able to get a couple base runners but was unable to do anything with it against South Range’s Sam Brooks. Brooks ...
AUSTINTOWN — Local area athletes advanced to the state track meet in Columbus as the Division I Austintown Regional track and field event was held on a beautiful Friday evening at Austintown Fitch.
The boys 3200-meter run turned into a battle between two friends. Howland junior Vincent ...
It’s a spot all too familiar for Cheryl Weaver and the Champion Golden Flashes softball team. The circumstances may be a little different, though, as the Flashes have to play their Division III Massillon regional final at 10 a.m. today.
The game time was moved up from noon in an attempt to ...