High School Sports

Eagles, Flashes vie for regional

Two local teams will go head to head tonight with a chance to be the Division III girls soccer district champion, and advance to the regional tournament. John F. Kennedy and Champion have been working for months to get to this point, and today will give them the opportunity to prove that all ...

Pick six games of the week

Youngstown East (6-3) at Hubbard (9-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Stadium, Hubbard LAST MEETING: 2017, Hubbard, 22-8 LAST WEEK: Hubbard 17, Poland 0; Harding 21, East 14 COACHES: Brian Marrow, East; Brian Hoffman, Hubbard ABOUT EAST: The Golden Bears could make the ...

Howland survives

HOWLAND — Fans and students packed the stands at Tuesday’s Division II Niles District semifinal between Howland and South Range at the pitch located behind Howland Middle School. Those in attendance got a show as the two teams battled through regulation and into a sudden-death, ...

Niles sends 3 to regionals

BAZETTA — Micah Curry saw Kevin Dubaj graduate and leave the Niles High School boys cross country program. It was time for this junior distance runner to lead and not follow. His fourth-place finish at Saturday’s Division I boys district meet at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds vaulted ...

Mineral Ridge blanks Kennedy, 2-0

MINERAL RIDGE — The top-seeded Mineral Ridge Rams took one step closer to the state tournament in a hard-fought, physical 2-0 victory over John F. Kennedy in Tuesday’s Division III Warren District boys soccer semifinal. “We knew JFK was going to be a hard-fought game from start to ...

Area teams still alive for tonight’s district semifinals

The seven area high school volleyball teams still alive in postseason play include two who reached their respective district title games last year and two who haven’t reached the district level in the past four seasons. District semifinal matches are scheduled tonight and district title ...

Hubbard, Badger advance to district finals

HUBBARD 6, CANFIELD 1: HUBBARD — AJ Trobek had four goals as the Eagles dominated the Cardinals in this Division II Niles District semifinal. Anthony Gagliardi and Alex Sinopoli added goals. Phil Stanic was credited with Canfield’s goal. Jad Jadallah had two saves for the Cardinals, ...

Flashes win thriller

CHAMPION — It only took one. One goal, that is, for the Champion Golden Flashes to advance to the Division III Warren District final. Champion battled Berkshire into the second sudden-death overtime before sophomore Madi Haines put Berkshire away and led her team to a 1-0 win. “When I ...

Kennedy bounces Mustangs in semifinal

ORWELL — Soccer is one of those games in which a fortunate — or unfortunate, depending on which side one is on — bounce can end up being the difference between two evenly-matched teams. Such was the case in John F. Kennedy’s 1-0 victory over host Grand Valley Monday night in a ...

Raiders rally to beat Devils

LORDSTOWN — The new field has been a major upgrade for the Lordstown Red Devils girls soccer team. With stands to pack the fans in, the only thing missing is a scoreboard and lighting. The lack of lights moved the Division III district semifinal match against number-four seeded South ...

Defending champs, rematch highlight boys tourney

A defending champion looks to repeat and a rematch is on tap when area high school boys soccer teams get the second week of postseason play going tonight. Howland won the Division II district title a year ago with a shootout win over Lakeview. The second-seeded Tigers entertain South Range ...

District girls soccer semis begin tonight

Three Trumbull County girls soccer teams get district tournament week started today when they play in district semifinals. It’s the start of a two-game drive to the regional (Sweet 16) level of postseason play in Ohio for teams that survived the first week of tournament play. Two teams in ...

Cousins made it to state tennis

Renae Economus sat on the balcony of the Springside Racquet and Fitness Club in Akron a couple of weekends ago. She started crying. Someone nearby asked why. Her daughter, Cece, had made it to the girls tennis state tournament for the first time. Cece and her Canfield High School doubles ...

Mauri runs best time in state

BAZETTA — Talk began to grow as the runners moved along the 3.1-mile cross country course at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The excitement began to reverberate throughout the crowd. Howland High School senior Vinny Mauri, once again, led another race by more than a minute. Not a ...

Howland blanks Ursuline, 1-0; it’s on to D2 district

HOWLAND — The sun shone brightly, yet the wind whipped and the rain poured Saturday afternoon during a Division II boys soccer sectional bracket final between Howland and Ursuline. Ultimately, the black cloud remained over the heads of the Irish as Howland eliminated them from the tournament, ...

McDonald boys, girls win district titles

BAZETTA — Connor Symbolik, Zack Canada and Brody Rupe crossed the finish line 1-2-3 Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Less than 4 seconds separated the trio from McDonald in the Division III boys cross country district race. McDonald’s Carson Fortune was sixth and Zack Dean ...

A playoff mentality

GIRARD — The Ohio high school football playoffs begin in two weeks. For the Girard Indians, they began this week. “This was out first playoff game and next week’s our second playoff game,” Girard senior quarterback Mark Waid said after he helped the Indians to a 35-21 victory over ...

WGH holds on vs. East

WARREN — Not since 1989 has a Warren school donned the black and gold of Western Reserve for an extended amount of time. On Friday night, Warren G. Harding dug out the old garments from the back of the closet to honor the Reserve teams of years past. One thing that didn’t change was ...

McDonald, Cintron topple W. Reserve

BERLIN CENTER — Each varsity player entering Western Reserve’s blue inflatable tunnel was given an American flag. Some were small, similar to those seen at a Fourth of July parade, while others were larger, carried by a few players. There was no rushing through the tunnel. It was a ...

Windham earns first league title since ’86

WINDHAM — For the first time since 1986, the Windham Bombers are league champions. After beating Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Chalker, 39-0, Windham moved to 8-1 and all but clinched a home game in the playoffs. “It’s been 32 years since we’ve won a championship, and (this ...