High School Sports

Howland boys win Niles CC event

NILES The Howland boys cross country team won the boys 5k run at the Niles Cross Country Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers scored 24 points, 33 fewer than second place McDonald, who finished with 57.Six Tigers finished in the top 14 spots, with four Howland runners placing second ...

Warren proud

WARREN - Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden may not think he had a great night, but he surely didn't disappoint in accounting for all five Raiders' touchdowns in a 34-19 victory over Ursuline. And he did so in front of NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield and a number of other former ...

LaBrae hammers Flashes

LEAVITTSBURG - Two weeks ago, the LaBrae Vikings had a gut-wrenching loss at Lakeview.The Vikings gave up a touchdown pass with 29 seconds left to lose the game, dropping them to 1-2, and potentially demoralizing a team that had a return trip to the postseason on their minds.After that game, ...

Howland blanks Hubbard, 20-0

HOWLAND - The big plays were there, as usual, but it was the defense that stood out Friday night as Howland won its third game in a row, blanking previously unbeaten Hubbard, 20-0The Tigers (3-2) had three scoring plays of at least 33 yards and held the Eagles, who came in averaging 37 points ...

Lakeview edges Niles in White Tier

Tribune ChronicleNILES - Lakeview stopped a Niles two-point conversion attempt with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter and held on to beat the Red Dragons, 21-20, in an All-American Conference White Tier contest.Niles (3-2) scored on a 1-yard run by Tyler Srbinovich but still trailed 21-20 with ...

Warriors, Leopards win in Blue Tier

Tribune ChronicleBROOKFIELD - The Warriors rushed for eight touchdowns and 300 yards in pounding Newton Falls, 54-12, in an All-American Conference Blue Tier game.Brookfield led 28-6 at half, and continued to pull away from there.Xavier Bailey did all of the first half scoring, rushing for four ...

Sudol’s big night lifts Devils by United

McDONALD - Joe Sudol had an 89-yard kickoff return and an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown as the Blue Devils improved to 2-3 after beating the Golden Eagles 42-20.Alex Cintron led the way for McDonald as he had eight carries for 124 yards, including a 75-yard run to start the scoring the ...

G-Men stay unbeaten; GV crushes Chalker

GARRETTSVILLE - Garfield stayed undefeated as its balanced attack overwhelmed Crestview in a 41-14 non-conference victory.The G-Men (5-0) ran for 183 yards and passed for 184. They scored the first 31 points and held Crestview (2-3) to 37 passing yards. Garfield quarterback Dalton Fall ...

Rink scores 4 as Maplewood blanks Mathews

MECCA - Maplewood junior forward Thomas Rink celebrated his 17th birthday in about the best way possible - leading the Rockets past Mathews, 10-0, in Northeastern Athletic Conference action Thursday at Maplewood.Rink netted four goals and assisted on three others. It was the 10th consecutive ...

Brookfield’s Warriors

BROOKFIELD - Brookfield coach Bob Calvin has been stressing a few different keys to his Brookfield volleyball team.Liberty coach Esther Weil has been doing the same.Both are coaching young, talented teams, and both are trying to get their girls to understand the core values of ...

Lakeview boys soccer dominates Niles

NILES - The Lakeview boys soccer team, currently ranked fifth in the state of Ohio in Division II, kept on rolling.The undefeated Bulldogs shutout Niles, 12-0. Lakeview led 7-0 at halftime, thanks to three Jarrett Collins first-half goals, plus, two assists from Noah Busefink."(It's) just the ...

Lordstown meet coming Saturday

LORDSTOWN - The Lordstown Athletic Department is hosting the 17th annual Lordstown Jean Ann Smith Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Lordstown Village Park on state Route 45 in Lordstown.There will be 13 local schools competing: Badger, Western Reserve, Bristol, Brookfield, Carpe Diem, ...

Howland meets Hubbard in key grid showdown

Last week, the Howland Tigers had a surprise 35-34 win over the Poland Bulldogs, giving them their second win of the year and putting them back in playoff contention.This week, Howland will have to use some of that magic to beat an even better Hubbard Eagles squad, who are currently ...

Waiting for this one

NILES - Kamryn Buckley didn't forget the save that got away.The Howland goalkeeper remembers losing possession after initially grabbing a line shot from Niles' Jaycee Ward during last year's Division II district final in Poland.Then, Niles' Hannah Ward saw the ball trickled away from Buckley ...

Maplewood pulls out 1-0 win over rival Bristol

MECCA - When the Maplewood girls soccer team wins, it doesn't come easy. Both of the Rockets' victories entering Thursday's home matchup with Bristol were by a single goal that was scored late in the second half.The Rockets stuck to that script for their second 1-0 win of the week, this one ...

It’s no joke; Elza is team leader for Bristol

CHAMPION - Staying upbeat is a critical part of a high school volleyball team, and finding ways to do that can be a challenge.Not so for Bristol senior Hailee Elza.The middle hitter isn't just one of the team's best players. She's also the Panthers' top joke-teller, which is probably part of ...

JFK, McDonald claim boys golf league titles

HINCKLEY - The John F. Kennedy golf team dominated the White Division of the North Coast League championships Wednesday at Pine Hills Golf Club.The Eagles' Jimmy Graham was the medalist as he shot an 84. JFK shot a 360 as a team, well ahead of second-place St. Thomas Aquinas' 387 and third ...

1st state football ratings released

Ten area high school football teams are in position to qualify for the postseason and a handful of others are in the running as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its first ratings report after four weeks of the season.The top eight teams in each region after week 10 will ...

A run in the suburbs

CANFIELD - Ethan Sparks ran the back stretch of the Canfield Fairgrounds cross country course, which is between the second and third mile.It is the farthest reaches of the grounds, near the woods. Very few spectators dare venture back there."It can get really hard when you're by yourself," the ...

McDonald girls triumph; Badger freshman is first

CANFIELD - Badger freshman Miranda Stanhope just wanted to stay with McDonald junior Malina Mitchell in the first mile.Stanhope kept her distance until she saw her opening after the second mile."I really wanted to stay with her, because she's a smart runner and she's had some good races," ...