High School Sports

Canfield’s D’Alesio has face of success

ALLIANCE — On a normal day, looking at Anthony D’Alesio’s face is nothing out of the ordinary and, according to him, it’s quite attractive. During the wrestling season, looking at his face can cause some people to wonder if he’s a professional boxer. And on a bad day during the ...

Howland girls rally to defeat Harding, 67-60

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding Raiders (11-7, 2-5) got off to a hot start, but Howland (12-6, 6-2) came back and took control in a 67-60 All-American Conference Red Tier victory Saturday afternoon. “Harding definitely smashed us in the mouth to start that game,” said Howland coach John ...

Champion girls remain atop AAC Blue

CHAMPION 82, CAMPBELL 22: CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes rolled to 9-1 in the All-American Conference Blue Tier, leading 28-8 after one quarter and 51-13 at halftime. Champion (13-4 overall) was led by Emma Gumont with 20 points, Abby White with 15 and Allison Smith with 13. Savannah Dodrill ...

Another close game

HOWLAND — Things were different this time around in the Warren G. Harding-Howland boys basketball game, and then, they were the same. In the first game a few weeks ago, Harding rallied from 28 points down to tie the game but lost on a lay-up in the final minute. This time, it was the Tigers ...

Second half key to win for LaBrae

NEWTON FALLS — It was a tale of two halves for the LaBrae Vikings as they captured a season sweep of All-American Conference rival Newton Falls, defeating the Tigers, 62-46, Friday night. The Vikings (13-3, 7-2 AAC Blue Tier) came out hot, scoring eight unanswered points to start the game, ...

Lakeview overcomes challenge from Niles

NILES — Last season, the Lakeview Bulldogs captured their first district crown in 17 years. Although the Bulldogs lost starters TJ Lynch and Drew Munno to graduation, they are an experienced group with five seniors in the starting lineup. “All it takes is one good year, and you’re going ...

Miller breaks Blaney scoring mark at Badger

BADGER 83, GRAND VALLEY 51: VERNON — Senior Aiden Miller broke one of Badger’s most cherished boys basketball records, going past Dale Blaney on the career scoring list. Miller poured in 34 points in the Braves’ Northeastern Athletic Conference rout of Grand Valley, putting him at 1,402 ...

Champion blasts Crestview; Liberty nips Brookfield

CHAMPION 73, CRESTVIEW 40: CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes had four players in doubles figures as they completed a season sweep of All-American Conference Blue Tier foe Crestview. Nick Stahlman scored 19 points and Joe Abramovich had 18 to lead Champion (11-6, 6-3), and Chase Wheelock added 13 ...

Ursuline wins rivalry game over Mooney

URSULINE 69, MOONEY 66: YOUNGSTOWN — In a battle of bitter rivals, it was Youngstown Ursuline who came out on top, defeating the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals. The two teams were neck and neck until the final quarter, when the Fighting Irish outscored Mooney by 4 points, giving them the ...

Fitch senior Sutton comes full circle

AUSTINTOWN — As an unknown sophomore back in 2017, Austintown Fitch’s Gus Sutton came out of nowhere to stun the high school wrestling world. In his first match at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center — which was near its capacity of 18,809 people — Sutton upset the ...

Liberty wrestler gets more aggressive

AUSTINTOWN — Kaleb Merrick-Neff felt his opponent pushing into him as the two locked up, with each wrestler slamming their hand on the back of the other’s neck. Merrick-Neff was wrestling in the finals of this past weekend’s Josh Hephner Memorial Tournament, one of northeastern Ohio’s ...

Basketball statistical leaders

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Free-throw edge

CHAMPION — The Champion Golden Flashes made more free throws in Tuesday’s 52-44 victory over Newton Falls than the Tigers attempted. The Flashes sank 20-of-24, while the Tigers made 9-of-15. “I thought it was a hard-fought game from both sides,” Champion coach Nathan Kish said. “The ...

Young Kennedy still struggling

WARREN — A John F. Kennedy basketball team that features one senior has been a work in progress for much of the season, but lately, coach Mark Komlanc has seen more work than progress. The Eagles have made changes on offense and defense. They’ve tried different lineups and are mixing in ...

Rasile, McDonald balance out Rams

MINERAL RIDGE — McDonald’s Zach Rasile is on the cusp of legendary status. There is no denying Rasile’s talent. Only a junior, he is now four 3-pointers away from breaking the all-time Ohio high school state record of 329 made in a career. “I’m looking forward to breaking the ...

WGH, Girard, Badger win

Tribune Chronicle ¯ HARDING 63, LAKESIDE 51: ASHTABULA — D’Muntize Owens had a game-high 24 points as the Raiders beat the Dragons to sweep this All-American Conference, Red Tier series. Dom McGhee added 19 points for Harding (9-8, 5-2 AAC Red) as he and Owens combined for all of the ...

A perfect ending

McDONALD — Olivia Perry had the basketball in her hands for a brief moment, on the pass from just in front of her McDonald team bench. It went out and toward the baseline as she and Western Reserve’s Dani Vuletich each grappled for possession as they slid out of bounds. Ball to Western ...

Bender’s 35 sinks Flashes; Rockets nip Newbury

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ HARDING 70, CHAMPION 66: CHAMPION — Kamarah Bender scored 12 of her game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and made two big 3-pointers to help the Raiders snap Champion’s 10-game winning streak. Champion led by four in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders went on a ...

Dual team wrestling gets started Saturday

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Wrestling Dual Team Tournament is the first postseason action of the winter sports season and it begins Saturday with a new format in its seventh season of existence. All four rounds — in some cases five — of the regional tournaments will be ...

Scoreboard

Boys basketball Note: Records are unofficial and based on reported games. League records are from league scources. (District tournaments – Div. I: s-Solon, c-Canton; Div. II: Boardman; Div. III: h-Harding; s-Salem; Div. IV: g-Grand Valley; s-Struthers) DIVISION ...