Niles Times

Devils a passing fancy

KENT — Josh Celli took the ball under his arm and stepped a couple feet backward. Interesting for a McDonald quarterback, usually the Blue Devils run behind a powerful offensive line. McDonald attempted one pass in a Week 9 game at Western Reserve. Wing-T. That’s what McDonald’s offense ...

Nagy proud of distance running in Niles, area

BAZETTA Les Nagy had a Sharpie in his hand, signing some T-shirts under the pavilion in the midst of the Trumbull County Fairgrounds as one of the honorees at this year’s The Legends cross country event. The Niles High School legend was one of the nation’s fastest distance runners in ...

YSU’s Calhoun to speak at fame induction

Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Oct. 21 at Divieste Banquet Center on North River Road in Warren. Inductees include: — Bill Beasom, longtime wrestling coach at Howland ...

Devils dominate rival

McDONALD — The game may have looked like a mere mismatch to some. An unbeaten team versus a one-win team. It may not have seemed like a very intriguing matchup to some area fans. Those not aware of the implications probably expected it do draw a few dozen fans. Oh, no. To McDonald and ...

Hubbard blanks Dragons for sixth in a row

HUBBARD — On a night when Hubbard High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen, the Hubbard football team showed Niles who truly owned the crown. Hubbard conquered Niles, 37-0, Friday night on its home turf. “Defensively, we played a really sound game,” Hubbard coach Brian ...

Girard boys stop Niles, 3-1

GIRARD — The Girard Indians are crawling themselves back into the Northeast 8 Conference boys soccer race. That climb continued with a 3-1 victory over Niles (1-10-1) Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Girard went into the second half with a 2-0 lead and didn’t let up. That’s ...

Park rededicated to honor veterans

NILES — Veterans from all over Trumbull County gathered Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, formerly known as Circle Street Park, for the 10th annual POW/MIA Recognition Day. “Every war we’ve fought overseas, we’ve had men and women who have not returned. They’ve been missing in ...

Niles beats Lordstown in 3

NILES — For those never attending a Niles volleyball game, you might see what seems to be odd behavior. The most noticeable is the periodic knocks on the floor by different players. “We are a very superstitious team,” senior Keara Taylor-Hall said. “Like a knock on wood kind of ...

Picking a good time

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Springfield was nearing midfield with about a minute remaining in the game. Clayton Medvec needed about 20 more yards to put him in range for a field goal. He kicked a 40-yard field goal earlier with 10 yards to spare. Brannon Brungard, who already had completed a 7-yard ...

Red Dragons earn first win

NILES — Lightning may have delayed the All-American Conference White Tier contest between Niles and Lakeview Friday night, but it was Niles that brought the thunder. The Red Dragons burned Lakeview by the score of 48-7 to get its first win of the season. Niles (1-4, 1-2) controlled the game ...

Tires set to be collected curbside

NILES — The city will hold curbside tire pickup today through Friday with tires to be placed at curbside with pickup 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The schedule is 1st Ward today, 2nd Ward Tuesday, 3rd Ward Wednesday, 4th Ward Thursday and all wards Friday. Service Director Anthony Flarey ...

Howland girls, Niles boys win cross country races

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Howland girls cross country team won its second invitational title this season as the Tigers took first in Saturday’s Pat Ritchie Cross Country Invitational. The Tigers won the meet held at Walsh Jesuit High School by holding off Hawken in the Division II-III race, ...

McDonald rolls on after offensive change

CHAMPION — The Wing-T offense has been synonymous with the McDonald football program over the years. Back when Dan Williams was a player, the Blue Devils ran a Wing-T offense, and he continued to deploy that system when he took over the program 19 years ago. Thus it was a big change when ...

Scrappers swept

NILES — The team changed. The manager was new. The opponent was different, and the season was one of a kind. The result in the New York-Penn League playoffs? That stayed the same. For the second straight year, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were swept in the first round of the postseason. ...

McDonald edges Columbiana, while Mineral Ridge, Niles drop to 0-2

McDONALD — McDonald ran for 340 yards and four touchdowns, but the Blue Devils blew a 21-point lead and had to rally to beat Columbiana on Friday at A.A. Burkey Stadium, 42-35. McDonald (2-0) scored the first 21 points of the game, but the Clippers (0-2) responded with two touchdowns. Alex ...

Niles’ furious rally sinks Girard

NILES — The Niles McKinley Red Dragons (5-0) maintained their perfect record after a close call against the Girard Indians. The Indians took the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-23, respectively. With all momentum, it appeared that the match was over. The Dragons didn’t see it that way ...

Group raises funds for vet’s service dog

NILES — Members of the First United Methodist Church of Niles spent a day at four locations last weekend collecting donations for Wags 4 Warriors so a dog can be trained to become a service dog for a local veteran. The German shepherd puppy named Bubba has already been selected and will next ...

Lakers surge past Rams in OT thriller

MINERAL RIDGE — When two male rams battle for dominance, they hurl themselves at one another. A resounding thump can be be heard echoing throughout the wild until one competitor gives up and walks away. It took overtime to decide an epic clash Friday night in Mineral Ridge. Neither rival had ...

Devils new ‘O’ rips Brookfield; LaBrae shuts out Conneaut

¯ McDONALD 48, BROOKFIELD 14: BROOKFIELD — McDonald unveiled a different offense for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday, and the results were impressive. Led by senior running back Alex Cintron, the Blue Devils ran for 413 yards and seven touchdowns. Cintron ran for 227 yards ...

Girard pride

NILES — Mark Waid stood alongside his football teammates, facing up at a tropical-themed student section standing on a railing on the visitors’ side of Bo Rein Stadium. They carried a tune which has been sung throughout the years at Girard High School. It’s the school’s alma ...