High School Sports

Winning approach

HOWLAND - Whatever approach Howland's hitters took for the first eight innings of Monday's matchup against Warren G. Harding wasn't working.So, they changed it in the ninth.Trailing by one in a low-scoring game, Howland decided to take a patient approach at the plate. The idea worked just right ...

Monday highlights

BASEBALLPitcher Andrew Russell fanned 12 with one walk and one hit allowed as Champion stopped Brookfield, 11-1. Michael Turner returned to the Golden Flashes' lineup with four hits and Will Kovach had two hits and three runs batted in.Nathan Hendryx had a double and two singles to lead the ...

Howland softball battles back for 9-inning win

BAZETTA - Howland softball coach Melissa Starkey saw something from the Tigers that she's been hoping to see for a long while at the Joanne Kernan Memorial at Candlelite Knolls. The Tigers showed some fight in dropping Field, 10-6, in nine innings on Saturday."The best part of that game was we ...

Harding feeling good after softball weekend

BAZETTA - No loss is a good loss. But the Warren G. Harding softball team walked away from a 7-1 defeat at the hands of Lisbon in the Joanne Kernan Strikeout Memorial at Candlelite Knolls feeling about as good as it could on Saturday afternoon."They played hard all weekend," Harding coach Bruce ...

Track & field roundup

CANTON - Warren G. Harding edged out Strongsville, 77-71.5, to win the GlenOak - Second Sole Eagle Elite on Saturday.Austintown Fitch finished fourth with 62.5 points.The Raiders have been touted as one of the state's best Division I girls track and field teams."People know around our area ...

Saturday highlights

BASEBALLCraig Lewis had three hits and three runs batted in as Howland defeated South Range, 9-7, in eight innings.Logan Rhodes of Chalker struck out 10 and scattered three hits and three walks as the Wildcats beat Sebring, 3-1.Nate Harrah drove in five runs on the day as Newton Falls swept ...

Brookfield sprinters looking to Columbus

BROOKFIELD - Seniors Kasey Tingler, Andrew Varga and Marc Kraml, and junior Xavier Bailey remember the moment at Fairless High School quite well.The yellow baton hit the track on the exchange between the third and fourth legs of the 4x200-meter relay, which forced the Brookfield runners out of ...

Pymatuning Valley softball nips Bristol

BRISTOLVILLE - For five innings, the Bristol softball team had Pymatuning Valley's number. The Lakers, however, turned the tide on the Panthers over the final two to pull off a 4-3 come-from-behind victory in Northeastern Athletic Conference play Friday at Bristol."First of all, we're a young ...

Friday highlights

BASEBALLJT?Wolke of LaBrae blanked Brookfield, 10-0, on four hits and two walks while striking out 13. The Vikings improved to 6-0 on the season.Jake Walters drove in four runs and Drake Batcho homered among his three hits as Champion routed Lakeview, 16-4.Bryan Leipply homered and drove in ...

Poland gets by Howland

HOWLAND - At first glance, one team looked like the returning state finalist it was from a year ago, while the other resembled the team that finished in the middle of the pack in the conference.The score showed that. The box score too. But Poland's 4-1 victory over Howland was anything but a ...

Fitch, other DI teams, back to four regions

COLUMBUS - The tournament format for the OHSAA Division I football playoffs will move from two regions to four regions beginning this fall following a 9-0 vote by the OHSAA Board of Directors during its April meeting. With four regions, Division I moves back into the same format as Divisions II ...

Joanne Kernan Memorial Tournament starts today

The annual Irish Strikeout Cancer softball tournament, newly named the Joanne Kernan Memorial, is scheduled tonight and Saturday at Candlelite Knolls in Bazetta.Proceeds from the fund-raising event go to local cancer organizations or to any special individual requests made by the teams ...

Thursday highlights

BASEBALLLucas Nasonti, Champion, struck out nine, allowed two hits while walking one in the Golden Flashes' victory.Matt Larned had three hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in two runs.Mathews' Mitch Goff drove in four runs with two hits.SOFTBALLChampion's Carli Swipas and Jackie ...

Mathews puts away NAC victory early vs. PV

VIENNA - Just about everyone playing in the Mathews-Pymatuning Valley baseball game relaxed after the first inning ended.Heck, with the Mustangs up by six runs, thanks in large part to Mitch Goff's three-run homer to left-center field, the game seemed well in hand.Don't include Mathews coach ...

Flashesuse NF miscues to win

CHAMPION - The Champion softball team has a knack for making teams pay for making mistakes. The Golden Flashes took advantage of five errors in dropping All-American Conference foe Newton Falls, 3-2, at the Champion Athletic Club complex on Wednesday."We have to (make the Tigers pay for their ...

Lofty goals

BROOKFIELD - Keevon Harris remembers what happened last year during the state preliminaries. The 11th-place finish in the Division II 300-meter hurdles did not sit well with him.LaBrae boys track coach Ken Kilpatrick said he settled Harris down on the ride back from Columbus."It told him you're ...

Tigers battle to end

JEFFERSON - Pitcher Alyssa Irons wanted to make things easier for her Jefferson teammates as they fought to hold on to a one-run advantage over Howland in the top of the seventh.As she did for much of the contest, Irons shut the Tigers down in the final inning to hand the Falcons a 2-1 victory ...

Tuesday highlights

Girls trackArea double winners include: Howland: Madison Hurlbut, high jump and pole vault; Newton Falls: Tori Blandine, 100 and 300 hurdles; Liberty: Dynesty Ervin, 100 and 200; Niles: Hailey Zelinsky, 800 and 1600; Matlock, 100 and 200. Maplewood: Makayla Pop, shot put and discus; Charlotte ...

Two of a kind

WARREN - Jacob Coates and Antonella LaMonica both had career-altering moments that will shape their track and field season.The two John F. Kennedy juniors are the heart-and-soul of the small Eagles track and field teams. Coates is the defending Division III 200-meter dash champion and he ...

JFK parts ways with Richards

WARREN - John Richards envisioned the 2016-17 John F. Kennedy's boys basketball season after the Eagles were eliminated from last month's Division IV Orwell District semifinal by Bristol.Juniors Justin Bofenkamp (6-foot-1) and Nate Woods (6-3), who averaged 37 of the team's points, led an ...