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High School Sports

Rocketing to perfection

MECCA — Let’s go back in time. The last time the Maplewood Rockets were undefeated this late in the season was the 2007-08 campaign when they made it to the Division IV district final. Five years later, in 2012-13, Maplewood had its best tournment run when the Rockets lost to Berlin ...

Blue Devil defense stops Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Western Reserve coach Steve Miller has been worried about peaking. When a team reaches a certain point, he thinks it’s harder to notice progression. Miller isn’t as worried after a strong showing Thursday night when his Blue Devils beat Mineral Ridge, 72-42. “I was ...

Lakeview spoils Niles senior night

NILES — The Lakeview Bulldogs did what they need to do the remainder of the season and into the tournament when they visited Niles on Thursday — play the role of spoiler. It was senior night for the Red Dragons, but the Bulldogs spoiled the party with a 46-37 Northeast-8 Conference ...

McDonald rolls on; Mathews, Badger, PV win in NAC

¯ McDONALD 54, SPRINGFIELD 37: NEW MIDDLETOWN — McDonald stayed perfect in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play thanks to a solid defensive effort. The Blue Devils (13-1, 10-0) held Springfield to six points in the second quarter and seven points in the third as they took a 37-25 lead. ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Chaney 66, Farrell, Pa. 43 Around Ohio ¯ Attica Seneca E. 43, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 40 ¯ Beechwood, Ky. 89, Cin. Dohn High School 47 ¯ Bellville Clear Fork 69, Galion 32 ¯ Bucyrus Wynford 57, Morral Ridgedale 45 ¯ ...

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The Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator will begin publishing high school basketball statistical leaders beginning next week. The weekly feature will be printed in Thursday and Friday editions and will include statistics through the previous Saturday. Coaches and-or statisticians should send in ...

Tigers tamed

HOWLAND — Most would agree that Howland has one of the more unique gyms in the Mahoning Valley. With its double-decked seating and recessed lower bowl that fans and players have to walk down to, it stands out from most other gymnasiums. Canfield coach Matt Reel refers to the Tigers’ gym ...

Mooney beats Irish, wins SVC title

YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney vs. Ursuline is always a big game. Wednesday’s girls basketball game between the two schools had even more at stake. Cardinal Mooney seized control of the game from the opening quarter and clinched the Steel Valley Conference title with a 66-36 victory over ...

JFK’s Condoleon scores 41; Harding tops Boardman

¯ KENNEDY 69, CHALKER 58: WARREN — Caitlyn Condoleon broke her own school record for points in a game with 41, as the host Eagles defeated the Wildcats in a non-league contest. She set the previous scoring mark of 39 as a sophomore against Cleveland Central Catholic. Condoleon also ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball HEARTLAND 55, BADGER 37 ¯ HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN: Cade Roth 4 1-3 12, Joey Donofrio 5 4-5 14, Ronnie Matthews 2 2-2 6, Steven Baker 6 1-2 16, Fernando Meyer 1 0-0 3, Becket Richards 1 0-0 3, Stephen Barnes 0 1-2 1. Totals: FG 19; FT 9-14. ¯ BADGER (4-11): Logan Lendak 6 ...

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The Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator will begin publishing high school basketball statistical leaders beginning next week. The weekly feature will be printed in Thursday and Friday editions and will include statistics through the previous Saturday. Coaches and-or statisticians should send in ...

Battle of D-IV powers

McDONALD — Small schools, big game. The area’s top two Division IV boys basketball teams locked horns when Bristol visited McDonald on Tuesday. The Panthers jumped out to a big lead before the Blue Devils came storming back for a 83-71 victory behind a total team effort. “It was a ...

Newton Falls holds off Golden Flashes

CHAMPION — With Champion leading Newton Falls by one and just over 2 minutes remaining in their boys basketball game Tuesday night, Josh Honeycutt and Joey Kline made the key plays as the Tigers fended off the gritty hosts, 63-56. Honeycutt made a steal and passed to Kline for a layup to ...

JFK rallies to beat East

YOUNGSTOWN — One minute. One minute. That’s how much the John F. Kennedy Eagles led in the their matchup against the East Golden Bears on Tuesday night. All the Eagles needed was the final 60 seconds of regulation as they methodically clawed their way back from a double-figure deficit ...

Boardman proves too much for WGH

BOARDMAN — A lot of coaches say adversity can help build a team’s character. Last Sunday, the undefeated Boardman Spartans got a taste of adversity when Green High School walked away with a five-point victory over the Spartans for their first loss of the season. Boardman didn’t have ...

Mathews girls hold off Lordstown

MATHEWS 54, LORDSTOWN 28: VIENNA — The Mustangs held Lordstown to single-figures in the first half on their way to a big win on Tuesday. Ashley Deans led Mathews (7-8, 7-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference) with 13 points and Brook Bauer scored 10. Deans brought down seven rebounds. Bella ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball TUESDAY’S SCORES ¯ Austintown Fitch 39, Carrollton 31 ¯ Boardman 61, Warren G. Harding 42 ¯ Canfield 74, Howland 48 ¯ Chaney 67, Copley 50 ¯ Salem 60, Niles 45 ¯ John F. Kennedy 72, East 69 ¯ Crestwood 71, Hubbard 59 ¯ Poland 59, Springfield 51 ¯ ...

LaBrae, Badger, Liberty, Brookfield notch wins

¯ LaBRAE 68, MINERAL RIDGE 54: MINERAL RIDGE — Landen Kiser was one of four players to reach the double-figure mark for the Vikings in a win over Mineral Ridge. Kiser led the team with 16 points alone with Connor Meyer who had 13 points, Tre’Von Drake scored 12 and Aidan Stephens added ...

Unexpected surge

GARRETTSVILLE — Both high school girls basketball coaches expected and anticipated there would be runs when Bristol played a non-league contest at Garfield on Monday night. The G-Men and Panthers play a similar brand of basketball, with full-court defensive pressure being at the forefront ...

Indians cruise past Badger

¯ GIRARD 48, BADGER 28: VERNON — Emily Fitzgerald scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the second and third quarters as the Indians pulled away from the Braves. Girard (9-7) outscored Badger (6-6) 28-9 in the second and third quarters. Sieasia Triplett added 12 points, while Marissa ...