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High School Sports

Brookfield cruising early

CAMPBELL — Brookfield’s boys basketball team hasn’t had a winning season since 2014-2015, and but the Warriors are looking to potentially make some noise in the early stages of this year’s campaign. Brookfield’s 67-59 victory Friday night at Campbell Memorial High School is the ...

McDonald rolls past Lowellville

LOWELLVILLE — Fans make it a raucous environment every time McDonald and Lowellville hookup on the hardwood for a boys basketball game. The rivalry has intensified in the last few seasons. Last year, McDonald swept the regular-season series before Lowellville bounced the Blue Devils from ...

LaBrae’s defense quells Bristol

BRISTOLVILLE — In a battle of pressure defenses in a non-league high school boys basketball game Friday night, LaBrae proved it had the right stuff to cool off host Bristol. The Vikings forced 12 turnovers in the first half and converted many of them into driving buckets as they defeated ...

Raiders win in 2 overtimes

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Chris Williams led the Raiders on the scoreboard in a thrilling double overtime upset victory over the Bulldogs, 63-61. Williams had 18 points. D’Muntize Owens scored 15 and sophomore Tyriq Ivory added 14. Owens had a 3-pointer to send the game to a second ...

Scoreboard

Scoreboard Boys basketball ¯ Austintown Fitch 67, Tallmadge 64 ¯ Warren G. Harding 63, Garfield Heights 61 (2OT) ¯ Ursuline 59, Howland 52 ¯ West Branch 53, Canfield 50 ¯ Hubbard 51, Niles 45 ¯ Lakeview 55, South Range 44 ¯ Jefferson 60, Girard 58 ¯ Newton Falls 48, Champion ...

Liberty suffers first setback to Crestview

NEW WATERFORD — The Crestview Rebels made history Friday night at home when they knocked off the previously unbeaten Liberty Leopards 68-60. It was the Rebels’ first All-American Conference, Blue Tier victory after suffering a dismal 0-14 inaugural season in 2018-19. The win was also the ...

Lakeview, Falls, Mathews, Chalker post wins

¯ LAKEVIEW 55, SOUTH RANGE 44: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Bulldogs had 10 3-pointers to pass over the Raiders. Brendon Kilpatrick had a team-high 19 points, while Ryan Carnahan added 13 for Lakeview. Each had three 3-pointers. Chris Brooks paced South Range with a game-high 24 points. No ...

A year ahead

VIENNA — The high school basketball programs at Maplewood and Mathews are on the same plan, a youth movement of sorts. The difference is that the Rockets have a year under their belt in that plan, while the Mustangs are just beginning. That was evident Thursday night in their ...

McDonald clobbers MVAC foe Springfield

McDONALD — Three players paced McDonald in double figures as the Blue Devils (5-0) cruised to a 61-31 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory Thursday night over Springfield. Maddy Howard had 14 points, while her twin sister, Molly Howard, and fellow junior Sophia Costantino led the ...

Kennedy boys stopped by Irish

¯ URSULINE 59, JOHN F. KENNEDY 50: WARREN — A big first quarter was enought to propel the Irish to a non-conference victory over John F. Kennedy. Ursuline took a 20-12 first-quarter lead — thanks in part to four of its eight 3-pointers — and never trailed from there. Daysean Harris ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball URSULINE 59, JOHN F. KENNEDY 50 ¯ URSULINE: DeMarcus McElroy 3 0-0 8, Daysean Harris 5 2-3 15, Sean Phillips 1 0-0 3, Dean Boyd 0 2-4 2, Vince Armeni 1 7-10 9, Brady Shannon 5 0-1 10, Johnny Rowland 0 0-2 0, Terrence Pankey 4 0-0 10, Tyler Beck 0 2-2 2. Totals: FG 19; FT ...

Defenses dominate

CHAMPION — Kicking off league play for the season, Champion and Newton Falls each brought their A-game defensively, but a dominant fourth quarter from the Golden Flashes propelled them to a 38-22 win. “It’s exactly what we expected,” Champion coach Michael Cole said. “We know that ...

Harding, Howland, JFK all win big

¯ WARREN G. HARDING 70, AKRON NORTH 12: WARREN — Faith Burch put up a double-double in a dominant performance by the Raiders. Burch scored 16 points and brought down 16 boards for Harding in the win over Akron North. Kamarah Bender was second on the team in scoring with 12 points and ...

Garfield to join AAC-Blue schools in MVAC

The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference needed one team. Garfield High School fit that criteria as the eastern Portage County school becomes the eighth member of the expansion group scheduled to join the conference next school year. The G-Men will leave the Portage Trail Conference County ...

Fitch names former Falcon

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Local School District and Austintown Fitch Athletic Department announced on Wednesday the appointment of T.J. Parker as the new varsity football head coach. Parker is a 2003 graduate of Fitch High School and is in his 12th year as the physical education teacher ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball WEDNESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Jackson-Milton 60, Lordstown 42 Around Ohio ¯ Conneaut 67, Iroquois, Pa. 49 ¯ Gallipolis Gallia 54, Piketon 53 ¯ General McLane, Pa. 67, Grand River Academy 60 ¯ Kennedy Catholic, Pa. 55, SPIRE 43 ¯ Newark Cath. 42, ...

Raiders press East

WARREN — Keelyn Franklin might be a first-year coach, but he knows the pitfalls of a high school basketball season. Warren G. Harding opened the year last week with a big win over a highly touted Cleveland Heights team, and the Raiders face two more perennial powers later this week. ...

Champion holds off Red Dragons, 49-45

CHAMPION — Either team would have felt fortunate finishing with a victory Tuesday night when Niles visited Champion for a boys high school basketball game. Neither side strung together long stretches of pretty basketball, but the Golden Flashes did just enough to hold off the Red Dragons, ...

Lakeview falls short against Boardman

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Spartans hadn’t played a game in a week after their a mathcup against the Farrell Steelers was postponed. Even though their first game came seven days ago, when they overcame a 22-point deficit to Canton GlenOak, that momentum carried over to their home opener ...

Rams come up big in 3rd quarter to handle Blue Jays

One quarter can make a huge difference in a basketball game. The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays played it tight with Mineral Ridge for the majority of the contest, but the Rams pulled away in a decisive third quarter and came away with a 65-48 victory. “They changed the whole entire game in that ...