High School Sports

Bulldogs fight back to beat Howland

CORTLAND - The Lakeview volleyball team is no stranger to having to scratch and claw for a victory then figuring out just what it takes to win.The Bulldogs tapped into that experience in beating rival Howland, 25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, in an All-American Conference clash on Tuesday night at ...

Newton Falls tops Harding in boys soccer, 2-1

By ERIC MURRAYTribune ChronicleNEWTON FALLS - The Newton Falls Tigers had an unexpected boys soccer victory over the Warren G. Harding Raiders, 2-1, on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who are the smallest team in the All-American Conference, led 2-0 late in the game, and nearly shut out the Raiders ...

Howland runners take aim at title

Tyler Harigan, Ethan Neff, Vincent Mauri. The three Howland runners could be instrumental in the Tigers' boys cross country team breaking a threshold today.However, the Tigers have two big obstacles - Maplewood and Boardman, both schools very adept to taking home titles.At today's Suburban ...

Rivalry battle

LEAVITTSBURG - The Champion and LaBrae girls soccer teams each had their hearts tested during the final 10 minutes of an All-American Conference battle on Monday night. Both teams came up winners despite earning a 2-2 draw at Vikings Stadium."The last 10 minutes here always go down to the ...

Hubbard volleyball team calmly sweeps Red Dragons

NILES - Sometimes it was hard to tell whether Hubbard or Niles scored a point during their volleyball match Monday at Niles High School.If fans were watching the Eagles, they might have been under the impression they were losing. Their nonchalant way of celebrating makes reading their reaction ...

Boardman dominates 2nd half, beats WGH

WARREN - The Boardman Spartans girls soccer team took a commanding second-half lead on their way to a 7-2 win over Warren G. Harding on Monday night at Mollenkopf Stadium.The game, which was tied 2-2 at halftime, saw Boardman outscore Harding 5-0 in the second half."I thought we played really ...

Hubbard girls win third-straight AAC title

HUBBARD - The Hubbard Eagles girls golf team recently won the All-American Conference tournament for the third year in a row. For coach Abby Cook, that momentum is huge for their postseason chances."Winning the AAC tournament is really giving us (Hubbard) the boost that we need, heading into ...

Maplewood rebounds to win at Boardman

BOARDMAN - Maplewood's boys cross country team saw its performance last weekend in Tiffin and didn't like the results.Coach Dave Deeter said the two-time Division III defending state champions looked like a defeated group of young men, trampled by the herd of runners at Hedges-Boyer Park - ...

Badger runners making strides

BOARDMAN - Maplewood. McDonald.Two names synonymous with cross country in Trumbull County and around the state.Badger.Better get used to hearing that school mentioned as freshman Miranda Stanhope and senior Ty Reeher both had top-five finishes at Saturday's Spartan Invitational at Boardman High ...

Tigers struggle, but blank Golden Flashes

HOWLAND - There are days when a soccer team just doesn't play its best.Howland might have struggled in some its stronger suits, but the Tigers found a way to down Champion, 4-0, Saturday at Francis Jennings Stadium."I didn't think we had our best stuff from a soccer standpoint," Howland coach ...

Howland’s Megyesi earns 200th win

HOWLAND - As if the prospect of giving coach Joe Megyesi his 200th career win wasn't enough motivation to beat Champion on Saturday night, Megyesi told the Tigers he'd take them out for dinner at the restaurant of their choice to celebrate if they earned the victory.The Tigers toppled the ...

Grand Valley blanks Valley Christian, 34-0

POLAND - Jake Kocab and Eduardo Hernandez each had two scores in the first quarter as the Mustangs blanked the host Eagles at Dave Pavlansky Stadium, 34-0Hernandez led Grand Valley (3-1) with 18 carries for 143 yards.Domonhic Jennings led Valley Christian (2-2) with 12-of-30 for 121 yards and ...

Kennedy limits Crestview as Eagles stay unbeaten

COLUMBIANA - When John F. Kennedy lost Jacob Coates, who was a star as a wide receiver and a defensive back for the Eagles, coach Jeff Bayuk was wondering who would step up in his place.The answer he received was a resounding one."They all have," Bayuk said.The Eagles avenged their only ...

WGH rolls Fitch

AUSTINTOWN - Warren G. Harding had the usual big plays from its offense in the Raiders' 35-0 rout of Austintown Fitch Friday night at Falcon Stadium. Harding had eight plays from scrimmage of 19 yards or more, four of which ended in touchdowns.But it was two big plays on defense and one on ...

Leopards get past Brookfield in overtime

LIBERTY - The Leopards held off Brookfield in overtime, 27-21, to take the victory at Leopard Stadium Friday night. Dra Rushton threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Andree Bowers in the first overtime to knock off the Warriors."We (Liberty) had to take the shot," Leopards coach Chet Allen said of ...

Howland stuns Poland with wild 4th quarter

POLAND - Quarterback Samari Dean connected on two 80-yard scoring plays in the fourth quarter as the Tigers rallied to win their All-American Conference Red Tier opener, 35-34, over Poland.Dean connected with Tyriq Ellis shortly after Poland's Jonah Spencer returned a punt 60 yards for a ...

Chalker scores 74 in win

CHALKER 74, BEALLSVILLE 0: BEALLSVILLE - The Wildcats won their second straight game and did it impressive fashion with all but 13 of their points in the first half.Chalker have outscored its last two opponents 104-7 and outgained Beallsville (0-4) in total yardage, 419 to 84.Logan Regal, who ...

Comeback kids

ANDOVER - Mathews volleyball coach Carole O'Dell learned a valuable lesson while leading the Mustangs the last season and a half.Instead of riding the wave of emotion with her girls, the skipper has tried to remain as even-keeled as possible and just enjoy the ride. That approach came in handy ...

Harding, Fitch in Gold Tier opener

The Austintown Fitch Falcons are hoping that when they host Warren G. Harding tonight at 7, things will be different than last year. Much different, for that matter. In 2015, the Raiders shut out the Falcons, 38-0.When asked about how much last year's tape can be used in planning for this ...

Ursuline hosts Massillon Saturday afternoon at Mollenkopf?

When it pops up on the schedule, it certainly looks unusual.Massillon vs. Ursuline at Mollenkopf Stadium, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.Yes, that's correct, the Ursuline Irish will play host to the Massillon Tigers Saturday afternoon at Mollenkopf Stadium in Warren.Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney ...