High School Sports

Jackson-Milton, Lordstown earn wins

Tribune Chronicle ¯ JACKSON-MILTON 64, MINERAL RIDGE 35: MINERAL RIDGE — Jackson-Milton used another great defensive game and good offensive output from Michaelina Terranova to extend its win streak to nine games. Jackson-Milton (9-0, 6-0 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference) outrebounded ...

Got the PAC: KSU edges out Oregon St.

KENT — Kent State took advantage of a rare opportunity for a mid-major basketball program on Thursday night Jaylin Walker scored 25 points, including 19 in the second half, and the Golden Flashes, hosting a Pac-12 Conference team for the first time, defeated Oregon State 79-78. Kent ...

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Howland’s Alex Ochman, right, goes up for a shot over Boardman’s Annalisa Cordova during their game Wednesday in Howland. The Tigers won, 67-31.

Alex is athletic

HOWLAND — It was evident within the first few seconds of Howland’s girls basketball game against Boardman. Fans, coaches and players probably caught on pretty quickly. Howland junior Alex Ochman was the best athlete on the floor, and there wasn’t much the Spartans could do about ...

Niles tabs Parry as new coach

NILES — Former Mathews coach Jim Parry was named head coach of the Niles football program by the board of education on Tuesday. Parry replaces Brian Shaner who coached the Red Dragons for six seasons, compiling a record of 24-37, including a 2-8 mark this past season. Parry is a 1990 ...

Lakeview, Liberty roll; Fitch tops Mooney

≤ CANFIELD 61, WARREN G. HARDING 54: CANFIELD — Canfield won its fourth straight, using a big second half to hold off the Raiders in an All-American Conference, Red Tier matchup. Three players scored in double figures for the Cardinals (4-2, 4-0), led by Serena Sammarone’s 17 points. ...

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Hubbard’s Bashar Rasoul, front, blocks the shot of Niles’ Cyler Kane-Johnson, back, during Tuesday’s game at Niles. Hubbard won, 77-59.

Hubbard too much for Niles

NILES — In a tightly-contested game that saw many runs, Hubbard defeated Niles, 77-59. Early in the game, Hubbard (4-3, 3-1 All-American Conference, White Tier) used its presence down low to get an advantage. Hubbard center Bashar Rasoul paced the Eagles with 12 first-quarter points ...

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Warren G. Harding players, from left, Tye Pennington, Delshawn Redd, Terrion Jackson, D’Muntize Owens and Elizah Smith celebrate after Smith hit a long 3-pointer just before the third-quarter buzzer sounded on Tuesday in a matchup with Austintown Fitch. Harding won, 68-47.

Seeking consistency

WARREN — The search for consistency is real when it comes to the Warren G. Harding basketball team. A team that lost all five starters from one year ago is dealing with the growing pains of inexperience. So, they’re going to have nights like last Friday, when the Raiders struggled ...

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Girard’s Austin Claussell, left, dribbles up court as LaBrae’s Connor Meyer guards during Tuesday’s game in Leavittsburg.

LaBrae halts Girard

LEAVITTSBURG — The LaBrae Vikings stayed perfect, and they did it emphatically. The Vikings rolled to an easy 77-41 All-American Conference, Blue Tier victory over Girard on Tuesday evening, improving their record to 6-0, 3-0 in the conference. Tyler Stephens used his size and strength ...

Howland rallies, gets past Lakeside

¯ HOWLAND 62, LAKESIDE 60: ASHTABULA — Howland rallied from a seven-point deficit with 1:30 left. The teams exchanged turnovers then Connor Tamarkin, who had 14 points, hit a driving 8-foot shot with 2 seconds left to give Howland (3-2, 2-1 All-American Conference, Red Tier) the win. ...

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Brenna Rimer of Bristol drives the baseline against Cara Bornemiss of Mathews Monday night at Bristol.

2nd-half energy lifts Bristol over Mathews, 57-43

BRISTOLVILLE — Despite trailing 32-19 at halftime, Bristol stormed back to get a 57-43 Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Mathews Monday night on the Panthers’ floor. Bristol came out firing in the second half as Kendyl Switzer came alive with nine points in the third quarter. She ...

JFK edges LaBrae in shootout; Howland tops Poland

≤ JOHN F. KENNEDY 70, LABRAE 66: WARREN — After a 27-27 halftime tie, John F. Kennedy outscored LaBrae, 43-39, in the second half to win a shootout. Caitlyn Condoleon scored 21 of her game-high 30 points in the second half for the Eagles (4-1). Danielle Bradley scored eight of her 14 ...

Niles girls early charge proves too much for Hubbard

HUBBARD — The Niles McKinley Red Dragons girls basketball team got on an early roll and didn’t stop in their 56-30 victory against the Hubbard Eagles. The Red Dragons put up a 20-point first quarter, while holding the Eagles to a mere four points. Niles McKinley coach Doug Foster ...

McDonald rallies to defeat Lake Center Christian

¯ McDONALD 68, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 63: HARTVILLE — A big fourth quarter allowed McDonald to overcome a late deficit and improve 5-0 with a nonconference victory over Lake Center Christian. Braedon Poole scored a game-high 32 points for the Blue Devils, and Zach Rasile was clutch by ...

Champion holds off Liberty

¯ CHAMPION 67, LIBERTY 59: CHAMPION — A big second quarter — and game — by Emma Gumont helped the Golden Flashes overcome an early deficit and win a key All-American Conference, Blue Tier battle with Liberty. Champion trailed 20-17 after the first quarter, but Gumont scored 12 of her ...

Canfield, Fitch wrestlers find success on Saturday

≤ Canfield beats returning Pa. champ: CANFIELD — Canfield went 4-0 and knocked off returning Pennsylvania state champion Reynolds High School on Saturday at the Canfield Holiday Dual Team Tournament. The Cardinals, the 2017 Division II state runner-up, edged the Raiders, 34-33. Reynolds ...

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Trivell Trimble, right, of Warren G. Harding brings the ball up the floor against the defense of Elmer Alvarez Montes of Youngstown East. The Golden Bears beat the Raiders, 72-43.

WGH struggles continue in 72-43 road loss to East

YOUNGSTOWN — De’Jon Rogers walked out of the East High School gymnasium and headed to his team’s locker room. Before he entered, Rogers yelled, “It took us four years.” The Golden Bears’ senior shooting guard was referencing the team’s 72-43 victory over Warren G. Harding on ...

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Gage Friend, right, of Newton Falls looks to score inside against Liberty defender Derek Gilcher Friday night during the Tigers’ 64-20 win at home.

Defense does it for NF

NEWTON FALLS — Using its length and great defense, Newton Falls got a big win to extend its win streak to four games with 64-50 win over Liberty Friday night. Early in the game, Newton Falls (4-1, 3-0 All-American Conference Blue Tier) used its size and strength to take a 14-8 lead behind ...

Devils survive Tigers’ rally

McDONALD — A frantic comeback effort by Springfield wasn’t enough, as McDonald held on for a 77-71 victory Friday night and remained undefeated. The Blue Devils (4-0, 2-0 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference) led 64-42 entering the fourth quarter. They pushed the lead to 24 before things ...

Badger edges Maplewood to stay perfect

MECCA — A packed gym at Maplewood High School was witness to a thrilling, down to the wire basketball game Friday. The Maplewood Rockets had their first win of the season within their grasp with five minutes to go against the undefeated visitors. But Badger put together a 7-0 run in a ...

Kennedy beaten by Greenville at Farrell tourney

≤ GREENVILLE (Pa.) 71, JOHN F. KENNEDY 57: FARRELL, PA — A consistent game by Greenville (Pa.) gave John F. Kennedy the loss. Despite John F. Kennedy (2-2) hitting seven 3-pointers to Greenville’s one, the Eagles couldn’t get it done. Tyler James led the way for JFK with 20 points while ...