High School Sports

Bristol’s Giesy reaches milestone

CHAMPION — When Craig Giesy took over the Bristol boys basketball team six seasons ago, he never thought ahead to reaching milestones. Not because he didn’t have goals or didn’t want to look ahead. It’s simply the way he coaches. It’s the way he approaches each game, each week, each ...

Cleveland Heights defeats WGH

BEREA — Warren G. Harding’s boys basketball team was tested once again — this time it was against an improved Cleveland Heights team. The Tigers surged ahead 19-9 in the third quarter and held on for a 69-64 victory at Sunday’s Scholastic Play by Play Classic at Baldwin Wallace ...

Bristol sticks with it to beat Champion

CHAMPION — There are simply nights a basketball team feels as if it’s swimming upstream. The Bristol boys battled that feeling for most of the night at Champion on Saturday. That is, until the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel appeared as the Panthers took a lead late in the ...

McDonald gets big win over Wellsville

McDONALD 89, WELLSVILLE 80: McDONALD — McDonald put on a free-throw shooting display against Wellsville. The Blue Devils also shot 22-of-25 from the foul line, and 9-of-9 in the fourth quarter and 15-of-16 in the second half. Evan Magill, Dylan Portolese, Joe Ragazzine and Braedon Poole ...

Price tops Howland career mark in win; NF beats Brookfield

HOWLAND 65, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 40: HOWLAND — Sara Price scored 13 points to become the school’s all-time scoring leader (1,515 points). Price surpassed Taylor Williams (1,512 in 2012). Howland shot 25 of 43 from the field and 13 of 17 from the charity stripe. Five players scored in ...

WGH playing better but record slips to 4-5

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Lynn Bowden talked to Mike Hughes and Derek Culver as they sat in front of the scorer’s table with 4:35 remaining in the third quarter — waiting to enter the game. Harding was in the midst of a Kennedy Catholic onslaught, seeing the Eagles run transition on a Raiders ...

Rockets put it together in second half of rout

MECCA — Making coach Nathan Kish happy shouldn’t be too difficult for the Maplewood boys basketball team. The key behind it is effort. For 16 minutes Friday night, Kish was pleased with the Rockets as they netted as many points in the second half as they allowed Mathews over the course of ...

Howland gets road win against Fitch, 58-53

AUSTINTOWN — Howland held on late to pull out a gritty victory on the road, 58-53 over Austintown Fitch Friday night, just the Tigers’ second win of the season. “That was a good hard-fought win,” Howland coach Dan Bubon said. “This is never an easy place to play so for us this was a ...

McDonald overcomes stubborn Jays

By ERIC MURRAY Tribune Chronicle MCDONALD — The underdog Jackson-Milton Blue Jays gave undefeated McDonald all it could handle Friday night, but ultimately, a rough start to the third quarter doomed the Blue Jays’ hopes for an upset. McDonald held Jackson-Milton to just two points in ...

Shorthanded JFK thumped by Ironmen

CLEVELAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC 86, JOHN F. KENNEDY 40: CLEVELAND — Cleveland Central Catholic had four players in double figures as the Ironmen easily got past visiting John F. Kennedy Friday night. The Ironmen (4-4, 1-1 North Coast League, White Tier) got out to a 23-4 first-quarter lead to ...

Muir leads Lakeview to upset of Struthers

LAKEVIEW 71, STRUTHERS 65, OT: CORTLAND — Chris Muir scored 41 points and allied seven of Lakeview’s 10 points in the overtime period as the Bulldogs (7-6, 2-4 AAC White) upset Struthers. Muir, who was 12-for-15 from the foul line for the game, made two free throws with seven seconds ...

Bristol, GV, Chalker net NAC wins

BRISTOL 84, BLOOMFIELD 43: BRISTOLVILLE — The Panthers scored 62 points in the first-half. Tommy Donadio made four of the team’s eight 3-pointers and finished the night with 19 points. Bloomfield trailed by 43 points at half. Forrest Sidlowski made all seven of the team’s 3-pointers for ...

Lordstown pulls past Maplewood

¯ LORDSTOWN 36, MAPLEWOOD 27: LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Red Devils outscored the Maplewood Rockets, 18-10, in the second-half to pull away for the victory. Lordstown, who improves to 7-4 (5-0 in Northeastern Athletic Conference play) held the Rockets to just two points in the third quarter. ...

J-M hands McDonald setback

NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton girls basketball team scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to beat McDonald on Thursday night, 42-23. “They kind of took two quarters off tonight offensively. When you cant make shots, you can’t pressure the ball,” Jackson-Milton assistant coach ...

Chalker girls basketball still improving

The Chalker Wildcats girls basketball team has come a long way in fourth-year coach Matt Yoder’s time at the program. However, the team is still struggling to do exactly what Yoder had envisioned when he became the coach. “We’re still learning how to win,” Yoder said. “(This year) ...

Price paces Howland in win over Harding

WARREN — Howland pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back, beating Warren G. Harding, 55-39, Wednesday night on the Raiders’ floor. Senior guard Sara Price scored the Tigers’ first nine points of the second quarter. “Well, it takes a lot of practice, I guess,” Price ...

Flashes do enough to win vs. LaBrae

CHAMPION — The Champion girls basketball team passed an important test Wednesday night. A season ago, the Golden Flashes would have struggled mightily when tested the way they were by LaBrae. Despite the Vikings’ best effort, Champion walked away with a 43-36 home victory in All-American ...

Lakeview wins on the road at Fitch

AUSTINTOWN — Some clutch free throw shooting in the final quarter helped Lakeview survive on the road in a 44-36 win Wednesday night over Austintown Fitch. “We knew coming in to this game that this was going to be a physical and well-coached team,” Lakeview coach Jason Senedak said. ...

Chalker, Lordstown split games at the Q

Boys CHALKER 46, LORDSTOWN 29: CLEVELAND — The Wildcats defeated the Red Devils at Quicken Loans Arena, thanks to a 13-2 second quarter advantage. Tylar Caracunas made four buckets for 14 points. Lordstown only mustered seven first-half points. Dakota Bingham made six field goals for 12 ...

Harding wallops struggling Howland

HOWLAND — The Warren G. Harding boys basketball team is growing and learning every day. To that end, coach Andy Vlajkovich is trying to steer the Raiders to a level of consistency, not only in execution, but also in effort. His guys took a small step in that direction in an 83-46 victory ...