High School Sports

Maplewood grabs 5th regional title in a row

BOARDMAN — Nick Cowger has known one thing at Maplewood — championships. Saturday was no different as the Rockets senior distance runner finished third to lead Maplewood’s boys cross country team to its fifth straight regional title, getting past second-place St. Thomas Aquinas, ...

Grand Valley’s Steimle wins regional title

BOARDMAN — Kurtis Fisher knew one thing heading into Saturday’s Division III girls regional race: Junior runner Grace Steimle was highly competitive in her races. She’s always been in the mix for a win, but the thing she lacked was finishing. On Saturday, the Grand Valley runner ...

Lordstown boys fall in title game

GIRARD — The higher you get the harder it is to lose. Those were the words Lordstown boys soccer coach Tim Malone gave to his team after the Red Devils had their hearts broken in a 2-1 loss to Rootstown in the Division III boys soccer district championship game at Arrowhead Stadium on ...

Panther power

WARREN — Lynn Bowden’s final regular season game for Warren G. Harding was a remarkable one. The senior quarterback ran for 253 yards and six touchdowns on 21 carries, leading Harding to a 40-20 victory over rival Howland Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium. Harding celebrated ...

LaBrae hosts playoff game even after Friday’s loss

JEFFERSON — The LaBrae football team entered Week 10 with a potential home playoff game riding on whether or not it could take care of business against Jefferson. The Vikings left Falcon Pride Stadium not sure of what would happen next after being run over by the Falcons in a 26-7 ...

Lakeview’s Week 11 status unknown after Struthers loss

STRUTHERS — Week 10 of the Ohio high school football season is where dreams can come true. However, it’s also where dreams are dashed. For the Lakeview Bulldogs, they’re currently agonizing in football purgatory as they await the verdict as to whether they’ll be playing next week, or ...

Hubbard closes with big win

HUBBARD — The Eagles soared on the legs of Rafael Morales and Tyreq Moorer in a 41-8 rout Friday of Youngstown East. Morales scored four times while Moorer scored two times as the Eagles rushed for 353 yards in raising their record to 8-2. East fell to 1-9. Hubbard unofficially has clinched ...

McDonald has shutout in finale

McDONALD — McDonald capped off its 6-4 season with a 45-0 shutout of winless Lowellville. The Blue Devils finished second in the ITCL Blue Division with a 4-1 mark. McDonald scored in every quarter with its backfield tandem of Joe Celli and Alex Cintron each rushing for two touchdowns. ...

Hernandez leads Mustangs’ rout

CONNEAUT — A big day by Eduardo Hernandez allowed Grand Valley to unofficially clinch a home playoff game for the second straight year with a dominant 37-7 win over Conneaut. The Mustangs (9-1) are ranked second in Division V, Region 17, according to joeeitel.com. Hernandez led the way for ...

Two teams on a roll

Two of the hottest teams in the area will face off at Mollenkopf Stadium tonight, when Warren G. Harding hosts the Howland Tigers. Howland is ranked fifth in Division III, Region 9, and controls its own destiny for the postseason. “These guys are relaxed,” Howland coach Dominic Menendez ...

Tigers triumph

NILES — It took Howland a little bit of agony to realize the glory of a district title. The Tigers lost in heartbreaking fashion in last year’s Division II district championship. They removed any chance of a similar fate in the second half Thursday. Howland scored three goals in ...

Volunteer shooter wins for Flashes

CORTLAND — When Champion coach Shawnn Wilson was looking for volunteers with the Division III district championship on the line, Erin Sindledecker was one of the first to raise her hand, though penalty kicks haven’t exactly been her forte in practice. Those guts served Sindledecker ...

Mooney nips rival Ursuline in overtime

GIRARD — Breanna Evans scored with 10:30 remaining in overtime to give Cardinal Mooney a 2-1 victory over Ursuline in a Division III district final at Arrowhead Stadium. Ursuline took at 1-0 lead with 17:04 remaining in the first half but led only briefly when Mooney tied the score less ...

Lakeview boys to district final

CORTLAND — Lakeview senior Noah Busefink upped the ante when Bulldogs’ boys soccer coach Bryan Phillips laid out the team’s goals for the season. Since that early-season meeting, the Bulldogs have fought to live up to those expectations. They took another step closer with a 3-1 ...

Pick six games of the week

St. Thomas Aquinas (8-1) at John F. Kennedy (8-1) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium. LAST MEETING: 2015; Kennedy won, 28-11. LAST WEEK: Aquinas beat Valley Christian, 42-14; Kennedy lost to VASJ, 14-10. COACHES: Bob Madden, Aquinas; Jeff Bayuk, Kennedy. ABOUT ...

Lordstown’s magic season ends

CORTLAND — The Lordstown volleyball team’s magical season came to an end Wednesday evening, as the Red Devils lost to No. 1-seeded Ashtabula St. John’s, 3-0, in the Division IV district championship game at Lakeview High School. The Heralds made up a small deficit late in the ...

Girard’s Basinger, other individual runners set for regional at Boardman

BAZETTA — Girard senior Derek Basinger spent most of the summer in limbo. He suffered a stress reaction with a possible stress fracture in his left fibula. That meant no running for four to five weeks. When this season started, Basinger had to slowly get back into shape. ...

Garfield wins volleyball district

Garfield won the Division III volleyball district final Wednesday night at LaBrae High School, beating Berkshire, 3-1. Garfield took the first two sets, 27-25 and 25-22, before being routed by Berkshire in the third set, 25-14. Garfield rebounded by edging out Berkshire in the fourth set, ...

Lakeview, Hubbard have seasons end

JEFFERSON — Lakeview volleyball coach Heather Guthrie knew exactly what it was going to take for the Bulldogs to advance past Jefferson in the Division II district tournament. The Bulldogs did what they needed to knock the Falcons on their heels, but couldn’t hold on to ...

Lordstown heading to district final

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown boys soccer coach Tim Malone said an unsung hero steps up for his team every game. On Tuesday afternoon, a familiar face stepped up once again. Garrett Behner, a senior co-captain, knocked in a header with 36 seconds left in regulation to beat Garfield, ...