High School Sports

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Former Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden, center, awaits the snap from LaBrae’s Alec Jerina, left, as Niles’ Joey Kendall, right, guards Bowden. McDonald coach Dan Williams, who is mentoring the Trumbull team in tonight’s Jack Arvin Classic, looks on during a recent practice in McDonald.

Not just a line for those up front

McDONALD — Football coaches have said it for years, with most fans rolling their eyes at another so-called cliche. The old adage that teams “win or lose games up front” doesn’t exactly cause people to start training their children to become offensive or defensive linemen. Not only ...

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Jack DelGarbino of Girard has had success thus far this summer in offseason wrestling tournaments.

Summer on the mat

Finishing fourth in the state wrestling tournament — as a sophomore — wasn’t good enough, and outside of a championship, not much is acceptable for Jack DelGarbino. A soon-to-be junior at Girard High School, DelGarbino isn’t wasting any of his summer relaxing. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound ...

Daughter says OK, Bornemiss takes job

Joe Bornemiss was in a quandary, unsure of how to approach the situation. He consulted his daughter, Cara, who will be a senior at Mathews High School. Joe has coached his daughter in girls basketball, but that all changed June 5 as the Maplewood Board of Education hired him as boys ...

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Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden takes the snap as Niles’ Joey Kendall, right, provides protection during a recent Jack Arvin Classic practice in McDonald.

Area standouts develop cohesion during practice

McDONALD — The word chemistry is one often talked about by coaches in all sports. It’s either the missing link or the focal point that determines success or failure. In high school, players generally have years to work with coaches and teammates to develop the right balance of competition ...

Spring sports all-stars

Baseball North Coast League White Division ¯ MVP: Collin Hohman, Trinity ¯ Coach of the Year: Don Lee, John F. Kennedy First Team Clay Anderson Trinity Jr. Ryan Galle Kennedy Sr. Aaron Hoffman Aquinas Sr. Ryan Lee Kennedy Sr. Kevin McSweeney Trinity Jr. Drew ...

MICHAEL G TAYLOR | WARREN TRIBUNE CHRONICLE-12-03-16; 2nd qtr, JFK's #44 Jacob Coates looks for an opening. OHSAA D7 Football ChampionshipJohn F Kennedy Eagles vs Minster Wildcats at Ohio Stadium on OSU Campus in Columbus, OH

JFK star more than a speedy athlete

WARREN — Being a state champion in two different sports brought a lot of attention to John F. Kennedy’s Jacob Coates. The super-speedy Coates was a borderline prodigy, winning the 200-meter dash as a sophomore for the Eagles. He duplicated that feat on the football field, leading JFK on a ...

MICHAEL G. TAYLOR- 06-03-17 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.
D3 Boys 1600m, finishing, Mathew's Kenny Wallace runs a 4:16.33  minutes to finish 3rd.

Mathews star’s talent, versatility no fantasy

Kenny Wallace admits he’s pretty good playing fantasy English Premier League soccer, as he ranks roughly 11,000th out of 3.5 million players in the world. And while the soccer blogger has an eye for identifying talent in his spare time, it’s his own athletic exploits that have made his high ...

MICHAEL G. TAYLOR- 06-02-17 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.
D2 Girls Discuss,, Garfiled's Lauren Jones throws 157-09.00 ft. to win her 3rd straight state title.

Garfield’s 3-time state champ looks past setbacks, pressure

GARRETTSVILLE — Bruce Jones always remembered that moment. He saw his then eighth-grade daughter, Lauren, competing in the discus, seeing other athletes throw about 100 feet. Bruce and another coach were fetching the discus at a meet at Woodridge High School. “Lauren let go of one and ...

All-Stars enjoy Classic experience

John F. Kennedy’s Joe Millard and Western Reserve’s Jeep DiCioccio both had the opportunity to play for their respective high school coaches in Friday’s High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. Millard hit a game-tying groundball in the early going, while DiCioccio scored a ...

WGH’s Penny coaches Ohio jumpers at Midwest

Charles Penny heard about the experiences from his former Warren G. Harding athletes. He thought that he too would like to be part of the Midwest Meet of Champions. Penny, the Raiders track and field coach, approached Berea-Midpark coach Rick Mack, who is the girls head coach for Team Ohio, ...

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John F. Kennedy coach Don Lee, standing, and other coaches look on during Friday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers High School Valley All-Star Classic.

All-Star game provides fun

NILES — The Trumbull County All-Stars defeated the Mahoning County All-Stars, 8-6, in Friday night’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. A Mahoning fielding error in the bottom of the eighth inning brought in two Trumbull runners to break the ...

2016-17 Tribune Chronicle Athlete of the Year Nominees

Girls JOHN F. KENNEDY ¯ NOMINEE: Antonella LaMonica ¯ PARENTS: Philip and Giovanna LaMonica ¯ SPORTS PLAYED: Soccer, basketball, track and field ¯ ATHLETIC AWARDS: Basketball: Northeast Ohio Inland District Player of the Year, first team All-Ohio, North Coast League Player of the Year, ...

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Liberty graduate John Spivey, left, practices with the Trumbull County team this week in preparation for the Jack Arvin All-Star Classic football game scheduled Thursday at Hubbard.

Word games

McDONALD — Like most kids preparing to play college football, John Spivey has been working out regularly to prepare for the next level, but Spivey is doing something else that other kids probably are not. Spivey is studying. Yes, less than a month after graduating from high school, Spivey, ...

Tradition a big part of softball Flashes’ success

The Champion Golden Flashes softball team last weekend won its fourth Division III state championship in the last seven years, and the seventh overall in school history. The Flashes finished off a 32-2 season with wins at Firestone Stadium in Akron over Springfield Northwestern (10-0) and ...

Morvay, Proper go out in style

Two Trumbull County All-Star standouts in Friday’s High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field had exceptional senior seasons on the mound. However, those two pitchers — Lakeview’s D.J. Morvay and Niles’ Joe Proper — had very different paths to becoming so successful on the ...

All-star games are set

With the area high school spring sports season coming to an end — and what a finish it was with area track and field athletes having success in Columbus in their usual numbers, plus Champion’s baseball and softball state championships — it is time to look toward upcoming senior all-star ...

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Members of the Trumbull County all-star team, from left, Girard’s Emily Scarnecchia, Brookfield’s Ella Simcox and coach Michelle Titus congratulate members of the Mahoning County team after the first game of the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic held Tuesday at Youngstown State.

All-stars have some fun

YOUNGSTOWN — The Trumbull and Mahoning County softball all-stars split the two eight-inning games in the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic, played at YSU Softball Field on Tuesday night. Trumbull took Game 1, 5-3, while Mahoning held off a late Trumbull rally to take a 9-4 victory ...

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Coach Dan Williams, left, demonstrates a play to Tyler Srbinovich (13), Lynn Bowden (1) and Tyriq Ellis, right, during a practice for the Jack Arvin All-Star Classic football game. Williams is coaching in the game for the second time — and he’s having fun doing it.

McDonald’s Williams has blast coaching all-stars

McDONALD — Dan Williams always has fun coaching football, but these days, it’s is a little more fun. The longtime McDonald High School coach is now leading the Trumbull County team in the Jack Arvin All-Star Classic football game, a matchup between Trumbull and Mahoning/Columbiana county ...

Football season features changes

It’s official. The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that all football playoff games during the first four rounds will be played on Friday nights. New regions — the first under the new competitive balance format — and the Friday-only playoffs format were approved ...

McDonald ace Titus completes excellent career

One of the area’s best softball pitchers over the past four years, McDonald’s Cheyenne Titus, finished her illustrious prep career Tuesday, when she played her final game in the 14th annual Bill Sferra Fastpitch Classic all-star game at YSU. Titus was the Blue Devils’ ace pitcher for ...