High School Sports

JFK girls make tennis history

BOARDMAN — John F. Kennedy’s girls tennis team made some history at the girls Division II Boardman sectional tournament Monday. The Eagles had six players advance past the first round — a school record. The top-seeded duo of Kaytlin Marlatt and Lauren Kraker advanced with two ...

Kennedy alters lineup heading into sectionals

For a long time, coach Brian Fry and the girls tennis team at John F. Kennedy High School have had success. This year was no exception. With a 14-2 record this season and being 29-5 over the last two seasons, the Eagles are ready to fly again. “Expectations were pretty high coming off the ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Liberty’s Dra Rushton, middle, twists and turns as he tries to break the tackle attempt of LaBrae’s Riley McCleary during the first half. Liberty’s Simi Moananu, left, and LaBrae’s Konner Johnston (58) follow the play. Liberty beat the Vikings, 34-20, in an All-American Conference, Blue Tier matchup.

Feeding frenzy

offensive lineman in his day. He knows why Liberty amassed 526 rushing yards on 51 carries and how Rushton had 21 carries for 234 yards and three touchdown runs of 10, 10 and 73 yards. The last one was on the first play of a drive with 9:19 before halftime. “When the pigs come off the field ...

Tribune Chronicle / Doug Chapin
The Warren G. Harding Raiders run onto the field prior to their matchup with Ashtabula Lakeside on Friday at Mollenkopf Stadium. The Raiders beat the Dragons, 38-26.

Off the schneid

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding Raiders are no stranger to adversity this season, losing their first four games and enduring the absence of several players due to injury. When Courtez Vaughn of Ashtabula Lakeside returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown Friday night at ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Howland’s Samari Dean (1) runs down field while fellow Tiger Jackson Deemer (4) looks for a block during Howland’s 35-12 victory over East.

Howland throws off East

YOUNGSTOWN — Samari Dean showed up, showed out and did it all. He scored or helped score on each of Howland’s first-half scores during the Tigers’ 35-12 victory over East. Midway through the first quarter, Howland (3-2, 1-1) did something it doesn’t do much of — pass. Dean helped ...

Hubbard ground game pounds Niles

NILES — The Hubbard Eagles flew into Bo Rein Memorial Stadium Friday night for an All-American Conference White Tier game and ran away with a 31-14 victory. Hubbard pounded out 454 yards on the ground, led by Tyreq Moorer who ran 17 times for 165 yards and Davion Daniels who was 17 for 149. ...

Falls edges Flashes

¯ NEWTON FALLS 26, CHAMPION 20: CHAMPION — Colton Hunt had two rushing and a receiving touchdown to help lead the Tigers past the Golden Flashes in this AAC Blue Tier battle. Braden Bungard was 3 of 6 for 141 yards, most on a 90-yard score to Hunt to help Newton Falls (3-3, 1-0 AAC Blue) ...

Eagles overcome late deficit; JFK loses again

¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 37, GARFIELD 34: GARRETTSVILLE — After the first half, it seemed all but over as Garfield (4-2) was up 20-7 after two Ryan Brown touchdown runs. Valley Christian would not lay down easily. Down 34-20 going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles found a way back. Midway ...

Ridge rushes past Waterloo

MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns on the way to a 39-7 rout of Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference foe Waterloo Friday night. “It felt good, we still made the same mistakes we always make, stupid penalties, and whatnot, but it feels good, Rams coach ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Howland’s Manny Perez (9) tries to get past Warren G. Harding’s Michael Clauss Thursday night at Mollenkopf Stadium. The Tigers beat the Raiders, 3-0.

Howland blanks Harding, 3-0

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding boys soccer team (0-9-1) seemed ready to go early as they came in as underdogs against Howland, but that didn’t last forever. The Tigers defeated Harding, 3-0, on the strength of three first-half goals. With just over 10 minutes gone in the first half, ...

Football leaders

RUSHING Name Att. Yds. Avg. TD Alex Cintron, McDonald 103 906 8.8 12 Eduardo Hernandez, Grand Valley 53 819 15.5 13 Vinny Fiorenza, Canfield 70 676 9.7 4 Josh Celli, McDonald 94 649 6.9 9 Mark Waid, Girard 64 629 9.8 9 Gaige Willis, Pymatuning Valley 103 554 5.4 6 Tyreq Moorer, ...

092717...DIV III GOLF 3...Braceville...09-27-17...Brookfield's Connor Stevens shoots a 67 during the Div. III Boys golf sectional at Riverview Golf Club...by R. Michael Semple

Business trip

BRACEVILLE — Winning the sectional title last year was a momentous occasion for the Brookfield Warriors. The championship was the first one in a long time. In fact, it had been such a long time that school officials weren’t sure if it had ever happened before. The groundbreaking moment ...

Lakeview, Champion girls advance

HUBBARD — One of the longest streaks in Trumbull County girls golf continued Wednesday, and a new one started. Lakeview placed third at the Division II sectional at Pine Lakes, qualifying for the district for the seventh straight season. Champion was fourth and also advanced to next ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Maplewood’s Thomas Rink (13) tries to get past Bloomfield goal keeper Harry Houser Wednesday at Maplewood.

11-1 Rockets roaring behind Rink

MECCA — Thomas Rink answered some questions prior to halftime with his team ahead 10-0 against Bloomfield. The sun was shining in his face, but that wasn’t the reason he wanted to turn around. The Maplewood High School boys soccer forward had his teammates making faces and prompting him ...

Pick six games of the week

Lakeside (4-1, 0-0) at Harding (0-4, 0-1) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren. LAST MEETING: 2016, Harding won, 48-0 LAST WEEK: Ursuline 28, Harding 24; Lakeside 34, Rocky River 21 COACHES: Frank Hall, Lakeside; Steve Arnold, Harding ABOUT LAKESIDE: Spencer Loftus ...

Vincent Mauri, left, of Howland battles Ethan Sparks of Maplewood in the boys race. Mauri finished first.

Repeat, repeat

MECCA — Ethan Sparks kept reminding his teammates to stop at every water fountain inside Maplewood High School Tuesday, just to stay hydrated on a day fit for the middle of summer instead of late September. It was unusual weather with 88 degrees along with humid and sunny conditions beating ...

Girard football relies on defense

GIRARD — Off to a perfect start and blowing past opponents with relative ease, the talk surrounding the Girard football team is about its high-powered offense. Quarterback Mark Waid has been phenomenal, with ridiculous numbers that are impressive even for the Indians’ high-scoring ...

Newton Falls tops Ridge in volleyball

MINERAL RIDGE — Newton Falls senior Elizabeth Boone’s triple-double led the Tigers to a three-set volleyball sweep of Mineral Ridge Tuesday evening. Boone, who plays with endless energy, led the team with 15 points, 15 assists, and 13 digs. The win improves Newton Falls to 11-4 on the ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Niles' volleyball team celebrates during Monday's victory over LaBrae in Niles.

Niles seniors dominate LaBrae

NILES — The Niles Red Dragons volleyball team seemed ready to go from the start. Niles would go on to win the match 3-1 behind a senior-led group. In the first set, Niles stayed ahead for nearly all of the set but LaBrae got close a few times before the Red Dragons pulled away with a 25-18 ...

LaBrae, Lakeview golfers advance

RAVENNA — LaBrae’s Zack Morris and Lakview’s Preston Sheets each shot 85 to qualify for next week’s Division II district boys golf tournament at Windmill Lakes. The two area golfers led their respective teams at Monday’s Division II sectional golf tournament at Windmill Lakes. ...