High School Sports

Harding wins; Champion tops JFK

HARDING 68, AKRON KENMORE 61: AKRON — Kamarah Bender scored 27 points and Nalida McQueen added 23 points and 15 rebounds as the Raiders improved to 8-1 on the season. Harding led 32-29 at halftime, but trailed 48-44 headed into a big final quarter which provided the win for the Raiders. ...

PV tops Liberty in close contest

LIBERTY — The Pymatuning Valley Lakers improved to 7-2 on the year with a 65-54 win over Liberty Wednesday evening. The Lakers were led by senior Nick Sapp who scored a game-high 21 points, and really enjoyed the victory. “We were eatin’. We were eatin’ like Diane Keaton,” Sapp ...

LaBrae boys, NF girls win on road

LABRAE 78, BERKSHIRE 43: BURTON — The Vikings put five players in double figures in a non-conference rout on the road. LaBrae (6-1) led 17-4 after one quarter and 40-13 at halftime. Tyler Stephens scored 16 points, Landen Kiser had 13 and Connor Meyer, Justin Rutherford and Walt Allie all ...

Bristol bounces back, beats Liberty

BRISTOLVILLE — After a quick turnaround from Friday’s road defeat to Champion, the Bristol Panthers returned home and recovered to defeat the Liberty Leopards, 75-65, Saturday night. “We’re just up and down,” Panthers coach Craig Giesy said. “That’s just kind of how we’ve ...

McDonald girls edge Niles, remain perfect

NILES — One day after the Niles boys beat McDonald, 76-70, the Blue Devil girls basketball team returned the favor by edging the Red Dragons, 40-36, Saturday afternoon in Niles. The Blue Devils (8-0) got out to a 6-1 lead before Maddy Howard collided with another player and suffered a ...

Quick start fuels Harding victory

WARREN G. HARDING 61, PARMA 45: GARFIELD HEIGHTS — The Raiders jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and maintained control throughout. Harding (4-5) led 29-18 at halftime and 45-33 after three quarters. Dom McGhee led the attack with 16 points. He was supported by Jabari Felton ...

Champion, Falls girls both hit 46 in wins

CHAMPION 46, PYMATUNING VALLEY 39: CHAMPION — A 24-5 edge in the second quarter put the Golden Flashes in control after they trailed, 10-7, following the first quarter. Champion (6-3) maintained a 16-point lead, 44-28, heading into the final quarter. Emma Gumont scored 16 points, Abby White ...

Overcoming a big night

McDONALD — Zach Rasile set the McDonald school record for most points scored in a career, but that was overshadowed by his team falling to the Niles McKinley Red Dragons, 76-70, Friday night in the Blue Devils’ gym. Cyler Kane-Johnson led the Red Dragons (5-3), scoring 29 points, ...

Windham edges Newton Falls in rivalry game

NEWTON FALLS — Windham coach Marty Hill knew the Bombers were in for a tough match up against Newton Falls, and the veteran coach was happy with the results as Windham edged the Tigers, 59-55, Friday night. “Great game. This was the best game we’ve played as far as playing smart,” ...

Lakeview, Champion Badger post victories

LAKEVIEW 74, EAST 50: CORTLAND — Lakeview rolled to its fourth straight win, jumping to a 24-7 lead after one quarter and holding a 46-18 advantage at halftime. The Bulldogs (7-1) were led by Daniel Evans with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. AJ McClellan contributed 12 points and ...

WGH, Brookfield, LaBrae girls win tournament titles

WARREN G. HARDING 67, MAPLEWOOD, PA. 25: SHARON, Pa. — The Raiders won the Sharon Holiday Tournament behind Kamarah Bender’s 33-point effort. She also had four assists. Faith Burch added 17 points and 18 rebounds and Diamond Phillips scored 14 points. Harding (7-1) led 15-10 after one ...

Losing streaks busted

CORTLAND — Coming off of two straight losses to Brookfield and Newton Falls, the Liberty Leopards ended that streak and 2018 in fierce fashion, defeating the Lakeview Bulldogs, 71-39, and dominating from tipoff to the final buzzer. “Coming back from two games that we should have done a ...

Mathews offense steps up in win

VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs ended a three-game losing streak in which they struggled offensively, by breaking out for a 57-41 victory over Chalker Thursday evening. Mathews (3-5) had scored 31, 34 and 31 points in the skid before exploding against the Wildcats (0-8). “This was a very ...

Howland boys, Harding girls both win at Sharon

HOWLAND 52, WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. 44: SHARON, Pa. — The Tigers won their fourth straight game, despite scoring just one point in the second quarter of this Sharon Holiday Tournament semifinal. Howland (4-3) led 13-12 after one quarter but faced a 22-14 deficit at halftime. The Tigers grabbed ...

Filling the void

McDONALD — It wasn’t exactly the game that McDonald’s Zach Rasile was hoping for, but it was exactly the game his team needed. The star guard for the Blue Devils struggled to get open and find a rhythm as John F. Kennedy hounded the junior all over the court on Saturday. Lucky for ...

Champion girls claim Blue Tier battle

LEAVITTSBURG — In a battle of All-American Conference Blue Tier rivals, it was the Golden Flashes’ day as Champion defeated the LaBrae Vikings, 53-42, Saturday afternoon. “We knew it would be hard-fought, you know, a rival game,” Champion coach Michael Cole said. “We always come in ...

Howland, Niles girls win on road; Austintown Fitch suffers 1st loss

HOWLAND 55, GENEVA 22: GENEVA — Howland held the Eagles scoreless in the second quarter and dominated the first half of a non-conference clash. Three players scored in double figures for the Tigers (7-2), led by Alex Ochman’s 18 points and seven rebounds. Alyssa Pompelia put in 13 more, ...

2018-19 area wrestling preview – Division III

Following is a breakdown of area wrestling teams in Division III, with information and analysis from area coaches as well as Tribune Chronicle sports writer Joe Simon. BROOKFIELD WARRIORS ≤ COACH: Ben Solomon (Fouth year; n/a) ≤ ASSISTANT COACHES: Nick Miller, Larry Hackett. ≤ ...

Raiders sink to 3-5 with 56-47 defeat at Mooney

YOUNGSTOWN — Gabe Bubon isn’t worried about size, age, weight, class or any other various distinction between players. The Warren G. Harding basketball coach is looking for one component: competitiveness. “At the end of the day, we have a lot of people who have never played varsity ...

Shooting lights out

CORTLAND — The Bulldogs of Lakeview High School are sitting pretty at 6-1 after Friday’s 68-41 victory over the Niles Red Dragons in a Northeast-8 Conference matchup. Lakeview had a great game from the field, shooting 26 of 42 (62 percent). AJ McClellan led the team in scoring, putting 20 ...

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