High School Sports

Badger rips Chalker; Bristol nips PV in OT

¯ BADGER 78, CHALKER 41: KINSMAN — Strong second and fourth quarters put Badger more than in a comfortable position to win against Chalker in Northeastern Athletic Conference play. Badger (8-3, 5-2) used the 3-point line to its advantage as it 10 to Chalker’s six. The Braves were led by ...

Mathews, Lordstown get NAC victories

¯ MATHEWS 56, NEWBURY 48: VIENNA — Mathews made clutch free throws in the final minutes to thwart a fourth-quarter rally by Newbury in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Newbury trailed, 43-26, entering the fourth quarter, but a 22-7 run pulled the Black Knights within three. The ...

High school basketball standings

Boys basketball DIVISION I Canfield 6-3 East 4-3 Fitch 4-5 Boardman 3-6 Harding 2-4 DIVISION II Poland 9-0 Howland 6-3 Lakeview 6-3 Hubbard 4-4 Girard 4-6 Ursuline 1-8 Niles 1-9 Mooney 0-6 DIVISION III LaBrae 7-0 Grand Valley 6-2 Champion 4-4 Newton ...

Young Flashes handle Girard

CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes of Champion High School continued their winning ways Saturday with a big 67-37 win over the Girard Indians. From the opening tip, everything was coming up Flashes, with Champion holding a 20-6 point differential in the first quarter. The youth for Champion ...

Howland wins 7th straight; Ursuline rolls

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ HOWLAND 46, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 45: AUSTINTOWN — Maria Dellimuti hit a mid-range jumper to put Howland up three with under one minute to go. That shot sealed a Howland win over Austintown Fitch in All-American Conference, Red Tier play. Howland has now won seven straight ...

Girard wrestling wins J-M Invitational; Canfield third at Pin City tournament

NORTH JACKSON — Girard crowned two champions and had eight wrestlers place as the Indians won the Jackson-Milton Invitational on Saturday. Michael Belcik and Jack DelGarbino each earned titles. Belcik was the 170-pound champion, and DelGarbino won the 285-pound weight class. Also placing ...

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Howland’s Samari Dean, right, battles for a rebound with Holden Lipke of Boardman Friday night during the Tigers’ 71-63 win over the Spartans in an All-American Conference Red Tier contest.

Tigers roar in fourth

HOWLAND — A statement fourth quarter by the Howland Tigers secured their 71-63 victory over the Boardman Spartans Friday, a game that was neck and neck until the surging Tigers put up 26 points in the final period. Howland improves to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the All-American Conference Red ...

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Austin Claussell (2) of Girard gets past Brookfield’s Noah Harnett.

Girard wins at home over Brookfield

GIRARD — Behind a strong performance from Austin Clausell and Anthony Backus, Girard defeated Brookfield, 59-47, Friday night in an All-American Conference Blue Tier game. Brookfield (0-8, 0-4) started out quick as it got out to a 6-2 lead but that didn’t last for long as Girard (4-6, ...

Rockets outscore Mustangs

¯ MAPLEWOOD 65, MATHEWS 54: VIENNA — Maplewood used a big first quarter to get an important road win over Mathews in Northeastern Athletic Conference play. Maplewood (3-7, 2-4) got good performances from multiple scorers in double figures. The Rockets were led by Thomas Rink with 19 points ...

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Jackson-Milton’s Michaelina Terranova, center, battles for a rebound against Western Reserve’s Emma Heater (33) and Brooke Morris (2) during their game Thursday in North Jackson. The Blue Jays stayed undefeated with a 58-52 overtime victory.

Overtime battle

NORTH JACKSON — Haley Lengyel had three points heading into overtime. Then she scored six of Jackson-Milton’s 11 overtime points as the Blue Jays remained undefeated with a 58-52 overtime win over Western Reserve. “When I got to the foul line, I told myself, ‘This is going in.’ ...

Lakeview, GV earn conference victories

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ GRAND VALLEY 68, BADGER 58: ORWELL — Grand Valley used a 3-point barrage to win in a Northeastern Athletic Conference game against Badger. Grand Valley used a nice offensive second quarter to propel itself to victory. Jude Cunningham scored seven of his team-high 21 ...

Howland’s Alexander Smith, top, looks to his coach for instruction during his 138-pound match against Giovanni Dunlap of Canfield on Wednesday at the Eastwood Mall. Dunlap won, 7-5, in overtime.

Mats at the mall

NILES — Quick, which of the following doesn’t fit in this scene at the mall? A Christmas tree, Victoria’s Secret, lots of people surrounding a wrestling match and numerous kids running around wildly? Actually, it’s a trick question. They all belong, but only on Wednesday ...

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Faith Burch of Warren G. Harding puts up a shot against the defense of Howland’s Kendyl Buckley.

Howland trio leads victory over Harding

WARREN — In a battle of two quality All-American Conference Red Tier teams, Howland defeated Warren G. Harding, 58-46, Wednesday night on the Raiders’ floor. Alex Ochman, Gabby Hartzell and Mackenzie Maze combined for 51 of the Tigers’ 58 points in the win. Howland has now won six games ...

Kennedy gets league win; Champion, NF win

¯ JOHN F. KENNEDY 51, TRINITY 40: GARFIELD HEIGHTS — A great third quarter by Caitlyn Condoleon put John F. Kennedy over the top in a North Coast League game against Garfield Height Trinity. Kennedy (5-4, 1-1) broke its three-game losing streak behind a 25-point performance by Condoleon. ...

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John F. Kennedy’s Byron Taylor, right, tries to dribble past Ursuline’s Brayjon Nuby during the second half of their game Tuesday in Warren. Taylor scored 30 points and hit a key 3-pointer in the Eagles’ 82-75 victory.

JFK holds off Irish

WARREN — The time for Byron Taylor to make a clutch shot for John F. Kennedy probably shouldn’t have come, but it did, and Taylor was ready for it. The smooth-shooting, slick-dribbling senior hit a 3-pointer with 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining that essentially put the game away for the ...

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McDonald’s Braeden Poole looks for a shot against South Range’s Brady White (33) and Jaxon Anderson.

South Range stops McDonald

McDONALD — In a battle of unbeatens, South Range defeated McDonald behind a great defensive effort, 57-49, Tuesday night on the Blue Devils’ floor. McDonald has lost just two regular season games in the last two years, both to South Range. Early in the first quarter, McDonald (8-1) came ...

Bristol, Windham post conference victories

≤ BRISTOL 68, BADGER 47: KINSMAN — Bristol got out to a nice lead after one quarter and cruised to a win over Badger in a Northeastern Athletic Conference showdown. Bristol (7-2, 5-1) got three guys into double figures with Bryan Gabrielson leading all scorers with 29 points. The ...

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Chase Wheelock (2) of Champion shoots over Jonah Wilkerson (24) of Pymatuning Valley Saturday night.

Champion sinks PV in third

CHAMPION — A monster third quarter by the Champion Golden Flashes got them a non-conference win over Pymatuning Valley, 71-62, Saturday night on the Flashes floor. “We tried to pressure them a bit and see if we could get them out of rhythm a little bit,” Champion coach Nathan Kish said. ...

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Molly Howard (20) of Niles fights through the defense of Niles’ Madison Johnson (24) and Emma Dellinger.

McDonald girls hold off Niles

McDONALD — The McDonald girls pulled out a 46-39 win over Niles on Saturday, giving the Blue Devils their fourth consecutive win. The teams were neck and neck until the fourth quarter when the Devils outscored the Dragons by five, allowing them to pull away and secure the win. “We started ...

Newton Falls girls hand Garfield first defeat

≤ NEWTON FALLS 54, GARFIELD 45: NEWTON FALLS — In a game that featured two of the area’s best players, it was the supporting casts that determined the outcome as the Tigers handed Garfield its first loss. While Newton Falls’ Isabelle Kline scored 27, and Garfield’s Grace Mills went ...