High School Sports

Girard not conceding position among top boys golf teams

YOUNGSTOWN - Girard has been a dominant force in boys golf in the All-American Conference Blue Tier for the better part of the past decade.The Indians, despite losing the AAC Player of the Year Mark Standohar to graduation, has a strong senior class returning led by Anthony Graziano.Julian ...

Cardinal Mooney’s Keller again is medalist in Catholic League

YOUNGSTOWN - Ken Keller was the medalist of the All-Mahoning Valley Catholic League for the second straight year, winning the newly named Bob Banks Award. Keller, of Cardinal Mooney, shot a 3-under 33 on Tuesday at Stambaugh Golf Course and a 104 in the triangular meet held by Mooney, Ursuline ...

Second half lightning

WARREN - The Champion Golden Flashes rallied back from a 2-0 second-half deficit to take a 3-2 victory over John F. Kennedy Monday on the Eagles' field.Jessica Vystrcil, a junior midfielder, knocked the ball into the right corner of the net off of a corner kick for the game-winning goal with ...

Brookfield golfers off to impressive start

YOUNGSTOWN - Conner Stevens remembers heading into the Marlington Invitational.Driving into Tannenhauf Golf Club near Alliance, the Brookfield High School freshman vividly remembers the snickers.Those became obsolete after the Warriors bested a field filled with Canfield, Canton Central ...

Some observations: LaBrae is good; Wallace is special

There are some things you notice on this job, which is actually a big part of the position. Here are some of my observations from this past weekend:LaBrae's football team is pretty good. Minus some silly personal fouls and holding calls, and this team is one of the teams to beat this year.I was ...

No contest

WARREN - It wasn't breaking news to the Keystone High School football team from Knox, Pa., when they were informed a storm front was moving toward Mollenkopf Stadium on Saturday night.By the time they were told the start of the second half was to be delayed at least 30 minutes, the Panthers had ...

Howland girls tennis strives to get better

HOWLAND - For veteran Howland Tigers' girls tennis coach Paul Newlove, the goal of his young squad is to "get better every day."The Tigers lost four seniors from last year's team and also a transfer.As for whether that means the Tigers find themselves in a rebuild, similar to the boys tennis ...

Wallace overcomes Challenge to win

McDONALD - Kenny Wallace was happy to get through the hills, twists, turns and the steep incline that is known as Billy Goat Hill.He's run the course many times before with the McDonald boys cross country team, which has been training with the local runner for the past few years since Wallace ...

Bristol volleyball to rely on its team concept

BRISTOLVILLE - The 2016 Bristol Panthers volleyball team will have to rely on each other, rather that have one player carry them this year.Bristol, led by first-year coach Kaitlyn Christlieb, went 15-8 a year ago, but will be forced to replace a key member of that squad."We're trying to see how ...

Cross country roundup

GLENOAK?GOLDEN?EAGLE?INVITATIONAL: CANTON - Howland's Ethan Neff, Vincent Mauri and Tyler Harigan finished in the top 20 at Saturday's GlenOak Golden Eagle Invitational in the Division I boys race.Howland finished fifth with 134 points, while Louisville won with 33. Brunswick's Andre ...

Ursuline wins in OT; Mooney rolls

BEDFORD - Ursuline let a nine-point lead slip away late in regulation, but made the most of its opportunity in double overtime.The Irish blocked Cleveland Benedictine's extra point, which would of forced a third overtime, to take home a 33-32 victory Saturday at Bearcat Stadium.Benedictine ...

Welcome back!

WARREN - A large crowd came out Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium to see Warren G. Harding quarterback Lynn Bowden work his magic both running and passing the ball.The senior did not disappoint, throwing two long touchdown passes and running 60 yards for another score (he also had a 68-yard ...

Final stand

MINERAL RIDGE - The Pymatuning Valley Lakers put up a last-minute defensive stand to hold off the Mineral Ridge Rams, 22-18.The Rams' final drive got as far as the Laker 22-yard line before penalties killed their momentum and allowed PV to hold on for the victory."Week 1, you don't care how you ...

Drake shows off skills in Vikings’ win over Spartans

LEAVITTSBURG - Someone asked Tariq Drake on his sideline if he was going to OU to be a punter or receiver.Good question.Drake, a LaBrae High School senior, verbally committed to Ohio University earlier this year, and the Viking speedster showed off his multiple talents during Friday's 35-17 ...

McDonald girls cross country shares winning ways

You can say McDonald girls cross country wants to spread the love.The Blue Devils distance runners have had a habit of doing a secret spiker, which is very similar to a secret Santa. In this case, the girls on the teams exchanged not only gifts but notes of inspiration.Coach Mike Richards said ...

Renovation complete

CORTLAND - Lakeview football coach Tom Pavlansky used a theme as he and his staff prepared the Bulldogs for a Week 1 matchup with Campbell Memorial.It seems they chose correctly as the Bulldogs used a late touchdown to ice the Red Devils, 31-21, to open up a renovated Don Richards Memorial ...

Raiders shock McDonald with wild 4th

NORTH LIMA - The Blue Devils held an 11-point lead heading into the final quarter but could not hold on against the Raiders as South Range pulled away for a 24-14 victory.Mike Zarbaugh scored second-quarter touchdowns for McDonald on a 4-yard run and a 14-yard pass from Dylan Portolese.South ...

Garfield hammers Cardinal; Canfield, Howland lose

GARFIELD 56, CARDINAL 32: GARRETTSVILLE - The G-Men scored 28 second quarter points, after trailing at the end of the first quarter. Dalton Fall threw three touchdown passes in the victory.Fall finished 11 for 16 with 228 yards, while Seth Morgan caught three passes for 123 yards. Kyle ...

August football

NILES - A backyard rivalry that had a little bit of everything started with fans from both Niles and Girard screaming and chanting for their teams.By the time it was over, hardly anyone was left, and the ones who remained couldn't holler anymore because they'd lost their voice.There was still ...

Most Valley football teams kick off season tonight

The high school football season kicked off in the area on Thursday with matchups between Niles and Girard, plus Liberty at Struthers, but the bulk of the area teams begin their season tonight.Warren G. Harding will begin its quest to make it back to the postseason with a matchup against East ...