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High School Sports

Resatar achieves scoring milestone

Hubbard Eagles boys basketball coach Joe Bornemiss has seen a lot of basketball players over the years. Out of all those players, there are very few that have left an impact on him like Hubbard High School senior Cam Resatar. “There’s probably five kids that I can name that put the work ...

Bender first of trio to reach 1,000

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding girls basketball team posted its best season in program history last winter, finishing 22-3 and finishing as runner-up in the Division I district tournament. It’s the kind of success eighth-year coach Frank Caputo envisioned a few years ago when the talented ...

McDonald coach steps down

McDonald Athletic Director Randy Riccitelli announced Monday that Blue Devils boys basketball coach Jeff Rasile will not return next season. He finishes his coaching career with a 386-98 record. Rasile led McDonald to six district championships, including a regional final appearance in ...

All-County teams named

The 2019-20 All-County basketball teams for Mahoning and Trumbull counties as voted by the sports staff of the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle from coaches’ nominations (with school, height, year and scoring average): Trumbull County GIRLS DIVISIONS I-II ¯ Player of the year: Faith ...

Running to YSU

Maria Dellimuti just came off of a 7-mile, solitary run. It’s what the Howland High School senior does: stay motivated and on schedule. It’s that kind of determination that helped her become the runner she is today. Off-season? There really isn’t one for this multi-sport ...

Fryer’s mark was ‘best memory’

Aneziah Fryer wanted to be a leader during her final campaign on the Niles McKinley High School girls basketball team. Setting the bar high for her teammates and working with the next generation of Red Dragons is something that was important for the Niles senior, who’ll soon be moving on to ...

Bristol’s Church surpasses 1,000

The basketball program at Bristol High School has seen many skilled players walk the halls over the years. Senior Matt Church is the latest to reach the 1,000-point mark. Getting here wasn’t an easy endeavor. Church came into the program as a 6-foot-3 freshman who hadn’t developed his ...

OHSAA says winter sports are finished

COLUMBUS — The West Branch girls basketball team was in the Division II Final Four, and the Chaney boys were ready for a Division II regional semifinal on March 12. There were 17 area wrestlers who advanced to state, going to take to the mats on March 13 at the state tournament in ...

Coach pushed Badger’s Lendak to 1,000 points

When a coach sees potential in a player, they can tend to be harder on that player. Badger senior Logan Lendak showed potential early and Braves coach Joshua Upshire made sure Lendak was able to live up to those expectations. “I probably rode Logan harder than I rode even Aidan (Miller) or ...

Nothing official yet from OHSAA

Ohio High School Athletic Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass did not make any official cancellations when he addressed on Thursday the state’s postponed winter state tournaments and the spring sports season, which are both in limbo because of the statewide closure of schools during the ...

All-Ohio boys basketball

DIVISION I ¯ Player of the Year: VonCameron Davis, Columbus Walnut Ridge ¯ Coach of the Year: Tony Staib, Gahanna Lincoln First Team ¯ Max Land, Cincinnati Moeller, 6-4, sr., 14.1 (points per game); Matt Allocco, Hilliard Bradley, 6-4, sr., 18.0; VonCameron Davis, Walnut Ridge, 6-5, ...

Honors keep coming

The honors continue to mount for McDonald High School senior Zach Rasile. He was named the state’s Division IV Player of the Year on Monday by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and is expected to be in the mix for Ohio’s Mr. Basketball, which is awarded to the state’s ...

Boys All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — The Division III and IV boys basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Monday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division I and II All-Ohio teams will be announced today. The Ohio Mr. Basketball Award ...

Her Kentucky home

McDONALD — Eight laps around the track. For Ohio high school runners, that means the 3,200-meter run. Anna Guerra knows the steps all too well. She took to the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium track on June 1, 2019. The scarlet, all-weather surface was below her feet. White lines separated each ...

Winter sports all-conference honors

Boys basketball ALL-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RED TIER ¯ Player of the year: Derrick Anderson, Boardman First team Ethan Andersen Boardman Jr Derrick Anderson Boardman Sr Aston BatesHarding Jr Joe Bruno Canfield Sr Cam Durig Howland Sr Tommy Fryda Boardman Sr D’Muntize ...

OHSAA sports on hiatus

WARREN — There won’t be high school sports for nearly a month because of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, as announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Gov. Mike DeWine. On Thursday, DeWine mandated school closures from March 16 through April 5. The OHSAA issued a press ...

Two local officials heading to OHSAA HOF

Local sports official John Vicarel and the late Michael Vaschak will be inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame in June. The two men from Boardman are among the 15 who will have the honors this year. While most inductees are known for officiating two or ...

A difficult day

COLUMBUS — It was a long day for the West Branch girls basketball team Thursday. None of it involved playing basketball. The Warriors were less than 16 minutes from the scheduled 1 p.m. tip-off for their Division II state semifinal when the OHSAA announced it was postponing the remaining ...

Players of Year banquet postponed

The Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year Banquet scheduled March 22 has been postponed. Each county school was asked to nominate senior players – a girl and a boy – for the award. Boys nominees include Justin Rutherford of LaBrae, Joe Wolfe of Niles, Zach Rasile of ...

Waterloo’s size too much for LaBrae

CANTON — Things went south in a hurry for the LaBrae High School boys basketball team in its Division III regional semifinal against Waterloo in the Canton Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. The result in front of a smallish crowd witnessing the battle between the Vikings was a 72-47 loss for ...