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Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Geivonni Washington (5) beats three East defenders to the sideline Friday night during the Raiders’ 52-20 win over the Golden Bears at Rayen Stadium.

Healthy Harding outscores Golden Bears, 52-20

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Both Warren G. Harding and East have had quite the similar season. Injuries, youth and problems have plagued both teams all year long. On Friday night, a healthier Harding came out on top, 52-20. The first quarter was all about big plays. East’s Deron Gilbert returned a ...

Undefeated Grand Valley clinches NAC

High School Sports

VIENNA — The Grand Valley Mustangs steamrolled their way to a 48-13 victory over Mathews Friday night to secure the Northeastern Athletic Conference championship and inch ever closer to a perfect season, which would be their first since 1997. “We kept telling the kids that tonight’s game ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Howland’s Jackson Deemer (4) fights for yardage as teammate Michael Wilson (24) blocks during the Tigers’ 31-10 loss at home Friday night against Canfield.

Cards make things tough for Tigers

High School Sports

HOWLAND — You can hear it coming out of the Howland press box and stands. “Why doesn’t someone make a tackle?” Two reasons and both pointed to the Canfield football team during Friday’s 31-10 victory over the host Tigers. Blocking and Cardinals senior quarterback Vinny Fiorenza, ...

Mooney, Fitch beat rivals; Niles wins 1st

High School Sports

¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 49, URSULINE 21: YOUNGSTOWN — Antonio Page and Andre McCoy combined for 321 yards and five touchdowns as Cardinal Mooney dominated Ursuline in the area’s Holy War. The Cardinals’ offense rolled up 502 yards of total offense, 300 more than the Irish. Page had 27 ...

Girard, Liberty win; play for AAC Blue title

High School Sports

¯ GIRARD 55, LaBRAE 21: LEAVITTSBURG — The Girard Indians (9-0, 5-0) took control early and never stopped. Jimmy Jones returned the opening kickoff for a 7-0 Girard lead. Jones scored twice on the day with a 44-yard touchdown later in the game. Quarterback Mark Waid accounted for five ...

Lakeview blanks Flashes; Ridge, Windham win

High School Sports

¯ LAKEVIEW 38, CHAMPION 0: LAKEVIEW — The Bulldogs held the rival Golden Flashes to minus-7 rushing yards as Lakeview’s defense dominated Champion, including forcing two safeties. Zach Rogers was 9 of 10 for 116 yards and three scores as Lakeview (8-1) clinched a playoff in Division IV, ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Badger runners Lincoln Hopkins, left, and Miranda Stanhope begin the cross country postseason today along with other area runners at the district meet at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.

Runners prefer cooler temps at cross country district today

High School Sports

VERNON — Miranda Stanhope remembers Lincoln Hopkins running in middle school. Who couldn’t? The mini ball of energy has put up some great times this season as a freshman and hopes to lead his team to a top four spot or tofinish in the top 16 overall at today’s Division III district meet ...

Locals eliminated at state tennis

High School Sports

The John F. Kennedy girls tennis doubles team of Lauren Kraker, a senior, and Kaytlin Marlatt, a junior, was beaten, 6-1, 6-1, by Gracey Hirsch and Hayley Hirsch of Cincinnati Indian Hill Friday in the first round of the girls tennis Division II state tournament. The Indian Hill duo also won ...

Late change sparks JFK tandem to state

High School Sports

Thanks in part to the “Hathaway Brown factor,” John F. Kennedy girls tennis players Kaytlin Marlatt and Lauren Kraker play today in the Division II doubles portion of the Ohio high school state tournament at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. Marlatt, a junior, and Kraker, a senior, ...

Indians weighing options after Brantley surgery

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The damaged ligaments in Michael Brantley’s right ankle have been stabilized. The All-Star left fielder’s future with the Cleveland Indians remains unsteady. Brantley had surgery to repair an ankle injury that bothered him much of this season, sidelined him for 50 games over ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Mathews’ Sadie Bertok, left, and Chloe Howdershelt  try to block the shot of Brookfield’s Olivia Vogel during their Division IV sectional matchup at Lakeview High School on Thursday. Mathews advanced with a 3-1 victory over the Warriors.

Winning ways continue

High School Sports

CORTLAND — The Mathews Mustangs volleyball team had quite the year, and that continued against the Brookfield Warriors as it won in four sets to advance to the Division IV Lakeview District semifinal. Mathews won 25-16, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18 to advance. In the first set, there was some ...

Pittsburgh perplexed by red zone issues

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The drive that put the NFL’s last unbeaten team on notice started three feet from the Pittsburgh Steelers own end zone. Over the course of the next five minutes, the Steelers put their considerable offensive talents on display. They literally pushed the Kansas City Chiefs ...

Devils beat Bristol, again

High School Sports

CORTLAND — The Lordstown Red Devils have played well all year, and its match against the Bristol Panthers was no exception. Lordstown defeated Bristol in three sets — 25-18, 25-17, 25-7 — to advance to the Division IV Lakeview district semifinals. The Red Devils (18-5) were able to ...

Mooney tops Howland in shootout

High School Sports

HOWLAND — There were tears of joy and disappointment after an overtime thriller in a Division II girls soccer sectional matchup Thursday evening. If playoff overtime didn’t have a shootout, Mooney and Howland might still be playing. Instead, Mooney came through in an epic battle, winning ...

Thursday’s roundup

High School Sports

Canfield and Southeast both advanced in the postseason for girls soccer, but three area teams (Newton Falls, Jackson-Milton and Howland) fell in volleyball. GIRLS SOCCER In the Division II Austintown District, top-seeded Canfield defeated eighth-seeded Hubbard, 2-0. Ellie Accordino scored a ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Warren G. Harding’s Thomas Malacky dribbles in midfield as Austintown Fitch’s Zack Glavic, left, closes in during their Division I sectional tournament game Wednesday night on the Falcons’ field. Fitch won the game, 4-1.

Baker’s hat trick

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — Blake Baker does a good job of playing follow the leader. The Austintown Fitch senior forward had his seventh hat trick of the season (three goals) as the fourth-seeded Falcons beat the 13th-seeded Warren G. Harding Raiders in a Division I Austintown District sectional ...

Browns return to rookie Kizer at quarterback

Local Sports

BEREA — DeShone Kizer went on a weekend retreat to a place he never wants to visit again. The sideline is not the rookie quarterback’s spot. Benched for last week’s game in Houston by Browns coach Hue Jackson following a rash of turnovers and costly interceptions in the red zone, ...

Penguins to scrimmage to benefit relief efforts

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Francisco Santiago’s mind is on his game, but his heart is with his family miles away. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball senior point guard has uncles, aunts and cousins in Puerto Rico, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria almost a month ago. Drinking water ...

Champion star Luckett lifts Flashes to win

High School Sports

CHAMPION — Junior forward Madison Luckett scored both her team’s goals to lead Champion to a 2-1 Division III girls soccer tournament victory over Newton Falls Wednesday evening. Luckett broke the school record for goals scored in a season this year with 36. The previous record was ...

Wednesday roundup

High School Sports

Niles, Kennedy and Lordstown all advanced in girls soccer, while Canfield moved on in boys soccer on Wednesday. Lakeview and Western Reserve blanked their opponents in volleyball tournament play, while Maplewood survived in five sets. LaBrae and Garfield both made it to the next round on 3-1 ...