High School Sports

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 ...

Niles’ furious rally sinks Girard

NILES — The Niles McKinley Red Dragons (5-0) maintained their perfect record after a close call against the Girard Indians. The Indians took the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-23, respectively. With all momentum, it appeared that the match was over. The Dragons didn’t see it that way ...

MV splits doubleheader

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers inched closer to their goal of winning the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division on Thursday night, splitting a doubleheader with the Batavia Muckdogs at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers (39-32) won the opener, 2-1, before dropping a 1-0 decision in the ...

Maplewood boys, Howland girls win

MECCA — The Maplewood boys beat out McDonald to win Thursday’s Oscar Grant Invitational, 52-76. Lakeview was third (100). McDonald’s Brody Rupe won the boys race in 17:28.7. Other local top-five finishers were Badger’s Lincon Hopkins, Lakeview’s Ethan Dobler and McDonald’s Zach ...

Thoughts from 2018 Billy Goat Challenge

Ted Rupe sat in a van as he always has, parked by the finish line at Woodland Park. He was at the 2018 Billy Goat Challenge — staring at his laptop computer. “I’m playing solitaire,” he joked. Rupe, whose name echoes thoughts of epic distance jaunts at Maplewood High School, ...

Pick six games of the week

Kennedy (1-0) at LaBrae (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Viking Stadium, Leavittsburg LAST MEETING: 2017, Kennedy, 28-21, overtime LAST WEEK: Kennedy 18, Champion 15; LaBrae 41, Conneaut 0 COACHES: Jeff Bayuk, Kennedy; John Armeni, LaBrae ABOUT Kennedy: The Eagles won on a ...

Lordstown boys start play on new surface

LORDSTOWN — A sun-soaked, 90-degree day made for a beautiful setting as the Lordstown Red Devils beat the Mathews Mustangs 4-2 in boys soccer action Tuesday afternoon. The Devils began a new chapter in Lordstown athletics. After the girls soccer team opened the new athletic complex, ...

Austintown Fitch sweeps Harding in three sets

WARREN — Austintown Fitch’s volleyball team surged ahead in three straight sets, which proved too much for host Warren G. Harding. The 3-0 win gives the Falcons (3-2) the lead in the All-American Conference Red Tier. “I think we started out strong in the beginning,” Falcons coach ...

Deep Howland team hopes togetherness leads to success

Sophomore Molly Yasnowski was running side-by-side with senior Jenna Craigo Saturday on the tight, winding cross country course at Woodland Park in McDonald. Yasnowski talked to her Howland girls cross country teammate. Traveling 3.1 miles among flocks of competitors can be daunting. These ...

Indecision decides game

WARREN — Jeff Bayuk couldn’t make up his mind, and the indecision nearly cost the John F. Kennedy Eagles a game. And then his indecision helped the Eagles win the game. Bayuk chose to go for the win with 6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, trailing by three and JFK on ...

Tigers’ girls, Garfield’s Klouda star in Billy Goat

McDONALD — Robin Kapalko was bustling around shady Woodland Park on Saturday. Her hands were full of inhalers and other assorted items of her Howland girls cross country team. Don’t you need a third hand? “It’s all right,” said Kapalko, whose team finished second to Woodridge, ...

Lakeview stopped by Cardinals

CORTLAND — The Canfield Cardinals pulled out a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Lakeview on Saturday, despite a last-minute charge by the Bulldogs. With the final seconds ticking off the clock, Cardinals goalkeeper Jad Jadallah made a save off of what was looking to be the tying goal, coming ...

Brookfield, JFK’s Graham win at Cardinal Classic

BOARDMAN — The Brookfield Warriors boys golf team won this year’s Cardinal Mooney Cardinal Classic at Mill Creek Golf Course with a 292. Massillon Perry finished second with 304, while John F. Kennedy was third with 320. Justin Atkinson led with a 70, while Anthony Clarke (72), Connor ...