High School Sports

Lakeview, Hubbard bowlers win NE-8

NILES — Lakeview’s boys and Hubbard’s girls were the first Northeast-8 bowling champions at McKinley Lanes. Lakeview, led by Michael Altier’s tournament-high game of 233, won the boys title with a pin count of 2,823. Altier, who had a 421 set, won MVP honors. Girard finished ...

From behind the arc

MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge isn’t afraid to admit it. Heck, the Rams freely admit it. “We live and die by the 3,” said assistant coach Zack Tasker, who was filling in for head coach Stephen Hughes on Friday. “When we’re hitting, we’re a tough team to beat. Tonight, we were ...

Harding’s McGhee sets mark for points

WARREN — Records are made to be broken. Warren G. Harding senior Dom McGhee set a school record with 45 points in an 80-66 victory over Canfield (8-8) Friday evening. “That’s a heck of a game,” Raiders coach Gabe Bubon said. “I told Dom that if I held the record here, I would have ...

Comeback from nothing

MECCA — Zero points. That’s how many were scored in the first quarter by the Badger Braves in their 36-35 comeback victory over Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Maplewood. “We couldn’t make a shot early,” Badger coach Joshua Upshire said. “Hunter (Bates) kept them in the ...

Last-second bucket lifts Fitch over Tigers

HOWLAND — Todd Simons saw the play begin in front of him, different than what had just transpired a couple of seconds earlier. He took the inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds remaining, making quick eye contact with and making a pass to teammate Tommy Leskovac — one of two options Simons ...

Lakeview wins on road; Niles, Girard triumph

LAKEVIEW 39, SOUTH RANGE 36: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Bulldogs made a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the host Raiders in this Northeast-8 matchup. Brendan Kilpatrick and AJ McClellan each scored in the double-digits for Lakeview (12-3, 6-2 NE-8) scoring 13 and 11, respectively. Jaxon ...

Rasiles make history in win

McDONALD 92, JACKSON-MILTON 50: NORTH JACKSON — It was a historic night for the Rasiles on Friday. McDonald coach Jeff Rasile picked up his 300th career victory at McDonald, and his son, Zach, poured in 49 points, hit 12-of-15 3-pointers and became the school’s career leading scorer (boys ...

Champion, LaBrae,NF win easily

CHAMPION 68, LIBERTY 37: CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes outscored the Leopards 30-12 in the first and third quarters to roll past Liberty in this All-American Conference Blue Tier victory. Nick Stahlman scored 19 points leading Champion (9-6, 4-3 AAC Blue), while Joe Abramovich added 16 and ...

White passes the test for Flashes

CHAMPION — The day of the ACT test can be a tough one for a high school senior. A pressure-packed, timed evaluation of your intelligence awaits you at an unfamiliar venue. It would be nice to have a place to unwind after the stressful endeavor. Champion senior Abby White woke up at 6:30 in ...

McDonald still perfect; Mathews edges Bombers

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ McDONALD 70, SEBRING 36: McDONALD — Sophia Constantino had 10 of her game-high 16 points in the first quarter as the state-ranked Blue Devils. McDonald (15-0, 11-0 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference) remained undefeated with a 26-7 run in the first 8 minutes against ...

Who wants it more?

WARREN — Dom McGhee came out in the first minute of the third quarter of Warren G. Harding’s game Wednesday against Boardman and nailed a 3-pointer on the opposite side of the Raiders’ bench, cutting the Boardman halftime lead to seven. It gave WGH boys basketball coach Gabe Bubon ...

Liberty coach Hadi gets 100th win

LIBERTY — Liberty wrestling coach Hadi A. Hadi picked up the 100th dual-match victory of his career on Wednesday when his Leopards defeated Brookfield in a triangular meet that also included Grand Valley. Hadi didn’t even realize he had reached the milestone until it was announced shortly ...

Defense carries Flashes over NF

NEWTON FALLS — The Champion Golden Flashes avenged a narrow one-point loss earlier in the season to Newton Falls with a 32-27 defensive triumph Wednesday. The Flashes (11-3) were led by junior Allison Smith, who scored a game-high 12 points in the All-American Conference, Blue Tier victory. ...

Howland teams split with Canfield; Badger sweeps

CANFIELD 62, HOWLAND BOYS 59: HOWLAND — The Cardinals had 10 3-pointers and held off the host Tigers in this All-American Conference, Red Tier battle. Aydin Hanousek had four of those 3s for 16 points, while Conor Crogan added three as part of his 17. Joe Bruno added 13 points for Canfield ...

Harding girls dominate OT, beat Boardman

HARDING 85, BOARDMAN 72, OT: BOARDMAN — Cailyn Conan made her only 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left in regulation to tie the Raiders and send the Spartans to overtime in this All-American Conference, Red Tier battle. There, Harding (9-5, 1-3 AAC Red) outscored Boardman (8-5, 3-2), 14-1 in ...

LaBrae, Liberty, Brookfield win big

LABRAE 56, EDGEWOOD 12: ASHTABULA — The Vikings dominated defensively from the start, holding leads of 13-2, 31-10 and 44-12 at the quarters of the All-American Conference Blue Tier road win. LaBrae (10-5, 3-5) blanked the Warriors in the final quarters. Marissa Roberts led by Vikings with ...

Basketball statistical leaders

BOYS Scoring Zach Rasile, McDonald 38.6 Gage Elza, Bristol 27.7 Cyler Kane-Johnson, Niles 25.9 Jordan Zupko, Mineral Ridge 23.3 Tyler Roscoe, Mathews 19.4 Aiden Miller, Badger 19.1 Tyler Stephens, LaBrae 18.8 Malik Mitchell, Grand Valley 18.8 Joe Abramovich, ...

Another classic

LEAVITTSBURG — The Northeast 8 Conference is in its first year of existence, but it’s already paying dividends for the South Range basketball team. Actually, it may have helped LaBrae as well, even though the Vikings are still part of the All-American Conference. The two met in what is ...

Lakeview, Niles claim non-conference wins

LAKEVIEW 76, LIBERTY 49: LIBERTY — Lakeview’s defense kept Liberty in the single digits for two quarters on their way to defeating the Leopards in a non-conference match. The Bulldogs did this on the back of their strong rebounding, holding a 44-19 edge over the Leopards. Five players ...

Chalker, Bristol beat NAC opponents

CHALKER 68, MAPLEWOOD 45: MECCA — Dylan Dye, Trystan Mollohan and Aidan Ricks each scored in double-digits to lead the Chalker Wildcats over Maplewood. Dye led the Wildcats (5-11, 3-6 NAC) scoring 21 points while Mollohan scored 13 and Ricks scored 12. The Wildcats put up more than 20 ...