High School Sports

Talented Tiger Tamarkin

The area high school basketball season came to an end Tuesday night with the Frank J. Bubba Memorial Classic, which pitted some of the best players from Trumbull and Mahoning counties against each other. Trumbull County beat Mahoning County, 159-147, in the game at Warren G. Harding High ...

Bornemiss helped Mathews win while short-handed

In the last area all-star basketball game of the year, the Frank J. Bubba Memorial Classic, the best of the best were at Warren G. Harding High School to play one last time as seniors. On of them for the Trumbull County girls, Mathews’ Cara Bornemiss, finishes her career as a Mustang who ...

Unexpecting Kiser wins

HOWLAND — Logan Kiser probably should have been ready. The LaBrae basketball player was one of the best players on the area’s best team. He filled up a stat sheet in more ways than most any other high school kid could. Heck, his sister even warned him to prepare. But when he came up to ...

Kline leaves impression

HOWLAND — Izzy Kline is leaving Newton Falls as the school’s leading scorer and rebounder. She has records for steals in a game, rebounds in a game and is one of the most decorated athletes in the school’s history. But none of those milestones are what Tigers coach Mark Baker will ...

Monday’s highlights

Baseball Garfield’s Cam King went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, while Billy Criblez earned the victory and added three RBIs in the G-Men’s 24-3 victory over crosstown rival Windham. Boardman’s Evan Knaus went 3 for 3 with four RBIs to lead the Spartans to a 12-0 victory over Howland in five ...

Mathews’ McDivitt reaches milestone

From the first time he could hold a basketball, he has been in love with the game. A life-long passion and dedication culminated with a 1,000-point high school scoring career. Mathews High School boys basketball captain Sean McDivitt reached the milestone Feb. 23 in Vienna on senior night — ...

Girard’s DelGarbino ends season with national title

A great season got even better for Girard’s Jack DelGarbino on Sunday. The junior recently won the first individual state championship in school history, but he was just getting started. DelGarbino won the National High School Coaches Association championship Sunday — adding a national ...

Saturday’s highlights

Baseball Joey Rossi had two hits and two RBIs as Liberty upended the defending All-American Conference, White Tier champion Niles, 7-2. Softball South Range earned 24 walks as the Raiders cruised past Niles, 23-1, in five innings.

Grappling with new outlook

Garfield senior wrestler Logan Kissell approaches every day of training with an interesting perspective, one that always keeps the four-time state placer focused. “I just go into it every day, just knowing that I might not get an opportunity to come back next time,” Kissell said, “so ...

TCCA Player of the Year banquet to be held on Monday

Nominees for the Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year award. The winners — one boy and one girl — will be named at the annual TCCA Player of the Year banquet Monday at 7 p.m. at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland. Youngstown State coach Jerrod Calhoun will be the guest speaker. ...

Seniors help lead improved WGH girls team

CANFIELD — The Warren G. Harding Raiders girls basketball team had a few athletes participate in the Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. This pits the best senior talent from Trumbull and Mahoning County against Columbiana and Mahoning County. The White Team (Mahoning), led by ...

Taylor paces young JFK team this past season

CANFIELD — John F. Kennedy guard Byron Taylor was part of the senior talent on display at the 48th annual Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. The Trumbull County team beat Mahoning County, 136-134, as each team earned one point for every defensive stop they made. Canfield’s Ian ...

Western Reserve’s lone senior ends run

MINERAL RIDGE — When the year started for the Western Reserve Blue Devils’ girls basketball, it didn’t look like a team that had a lot of established players. That didn’t matter to any of them. Alexis Hughes had no problem being the only senior, unlike the guys team that had nine ...

WR’s Hilles leads MVAC team to win

MINERAL RIDGE — After a super tough end to a great season, the Western Reserve Blue Devils were well represented in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference vs Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference All-Star game. On the boys side, the MVAC dominated to an easy, fun victory over the EOAC, 97-71. ...

Bubba Classic at WGH

The Frank Bubba Classic, sponsored by Farmers National Bank, is scheduled for March 27 at Warren G. Harding High School. The annual event, in honor of the former Harding basketball coach, pits senior all-star basketball players from Trumbull County — both girls and boys — against senior ...

Willis’ accomplishments give inspiration to other PV kids

No one is happier than Pymatuning Valley coach Dave Miller that Gaige Willis doesn’t celebrate wildly, like a lot of kids do when they win a state wrestling championship. The most common reaction by wrestlers who reach the pinnacle of their high school career is to jump into their coach’s ...

All-conference honors

Wrestling EASTERN OHIO WRESTLING LEAGUE DIV. 1 ¯ Most Valuable Wrestlers: David Crawford, Sr, Canfield; Tyler Stein, Jr, Canfield ¯ Coach of the Year: Steve Pitts, Canfield First team 106 Ethan Fletcher Fr Canfield 113 Cole McComas S0 Beaver Local 120 Anthony ...

Experience is the best teacher

For those who expect to be wrestling in a state championship match at next year’s OHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, here’s some disappointing news: There’s no guide once you get there. A kid facing what is likely the most nerve-wracking, heart-pumping and tense moment of his ...

‘They deserved to win’

CANTON — As the final seconds ticked away, and the reality of the season coming to an end became evident on the faces of Lakeview’s players, Babe Kwasniak found himself sympathizing. That may seem odd considering Kwasniak is the head coach of the Villa Angela-St. Joseph team that beat the ...

Girard’s DelGarbino hit rare move to capture state crown

Out of 12,271 fans, about 50 to 60 reporters and dozens of coaches and fellow wrestlers, Jack DelGarbino was probably the only person who saw this move coming. The Girard junior was wrestling in the state championship at the Schottenstein Center Saturday in the 285-pound weight class against ...