High School Sports

Canfield’s Stein says yes to Buckeyes

Tyler Stein’s response said it all. The Canfield wrestler received a text message one day after school. It was this past February, so Stein was nearing the end of his junior season and had yet to capture his eventual state title at 220 pounds. That didn’t stop a certain prominent school ...

Former YSU assistant takes over at Struthers

STRUTHERS — Mike Wernicki couldn’t wait until he stepped out on the Beeghly Center floor. Familiar faces surrounded him, officials, opposing players and coaches. He chatted with them as both teams warmed up prior to a Youngstown State University men’s basketball game. Sitting ...

Coaches from area honored

Trumbull County and the rest of the Mahoning Valley have produced, through their high school athletics programs, numerous student-athletes who have gone on to great success in the college and professional ranks. While in high school, those student-athletes have been stellar representatives ...

One last look back

CANFIELD — Each year when the Jack Arvin Football All-Star Classic rolls around, it becomes time to reflect on all the talent our area has to offer. For the Girard Indians, they had more talent than anyone thought when the 2017 football season started. It didn’t seem that Girard would ...

Bubon brothers give rivalry a new edge

WARREN — Gabe Bubon drove westward on Interstate-70 every year. Dan Bubon made his pilgrimage south on I-71. Destination, Columbus. Gabe recruited players for Point Park University men’s basketball team. Dan connected with other high school coaches in attendance. They met at the ...

Defensive struggle

CANFIELD — In the 34th annual Jack Arvin Football Classic held at Canfield Cardinal Stadium, Mahoning County defeated Trumbull County, 12-7. The Mahoning Valley Coaches Association and ScoutingOhio.com presented the game. In the first half, neither offense put too much together. Trumbull ...

QBs bring variety

CORTLAND — There’s an interesting contrast to the quarterback play for the Trumbull County team in tonight’s Jack Arvin Football Classic All-Star Game. Two of the county’s elite quarterbacks bring vastly different styles to Canfield High School, and both are as exciting as it gets ...

Bubon returns to Warren as WGH coach

WARREN -—Gabe Bubon did not ignore that nagging feeling, that premonition your subconscious relays with the strongest possible sign. The 1995 Warren G. Harding High School graduate didn’t ignore the constant poking at his soul. Some do and regret it later. He embraced it. Tuesday, the ...

Harding players keyed up for Arvin

CORTLAND — Not many players know the rivalry between Trumbull and Mahoning County better than those from Warren G. Harding, and not many want to prove who’s better more than the Raiders. Harding has four players taking part in Thursday’s Jack Arvin Football Classic All-Star Game, which ...

Brookfield’s Clarks on field one last time

Randy Clark has coached in this game before, so the novelty of leading a group of all-star players didn’t appeal to him as much as it might to other coaches. Clark wanted to be part of the Jack Arvin Football All-Star Classic for another reason. The longtime Brookfield head coach has an ...

Future Bearcats Batcho, Kline are top athletes

By JOHN VARGO Tribune Chronicle NEWTON FALLS — A quick up and under move, Euro step, crossover or a spin move. Isabelle Kline perfected those with a sly smile, pointed in the direction of Newton Falls girls basketball coach Mark Baker. She’s a left-brain thinker whose creative ...

Headed to Cincinnati

CHAMPION — Five or six years ago, if people in Champion mentioned the name Drake Batcho, they might’ve talked about how good he was as a young, up-and-coming basketball player. Tall with a big frame, Batcho’s “first love” was the hardwood, but about midway through his high school ...

High school athlete of year nominees

Boys WARREN G. HARDING ¯ NOMINEE: Tavish Burd ¯ PARENTS: Thomas and Amy Burd ¯ SPORTS PLAYED: Golf, Tennis and Bowling ¯ ATHLETIC AWARDS: First-Team All-Conference in golf, First-Team All-Conference in Bowling, Player of the Year for Bowling ¯ FAVORITE COLLEGE/PRO TEAMS: ...

Trumbull beats Mahoning with big seventh inning

NILES — In a game that pitted Mahoning County’s and Trumbull County’s best baseball players against each other, Trumbull County won, 9-6, in the fifth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. Mahoning looked to be in control for most of the game. They would lead 6-0 ...

Area track and field seniors have another race

WARREN — The Midwest Meet of Champions is something set aside for senior track and field athletes. Three from each state are chose to be in each event, plus the relays. The Midwest Meet pits the best seniors again from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan against one another. It's not too often ...

Two-way runners honored

WARREN — Devin Moore went to last weekend’s state track and field meet in the 110-meter hurdles, but he wanted more. He hoped his 4x400-meter relay would go as well. It didn’t, finishing fifth at the Division III Massillon Perry Regional. There was a reprieve for those four 400 ...

Area’s best meet today

When you get all of Mahoning and Trumbull county’s best baseball players in the same place at the same time, you know it will be a good time. The fifth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic presented by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will take place at 6 p.m. today at Eastwood ...

Stars split county doubleheader at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — In the Bill Sferra Softball All-Star Classic doubleheader, the teams from Mahoning and Trumbull counties split the games. Mahoning won Game 1, 6-5, while Trumbull won Game 2, 7-2. In the first game, it was a back-and-forth battle between the two counties. Campbell’s ...

Coach, player set for classic

For the past few years, McDonald coach Michelle Titus was an assistant coach for the Blue Devils. She was also an assistant coach for the Trumbull County team in the annual Bill Sferra All-Star Softball Classic. This year’s classic is scheduled today. The doubleheader will take place at ...

Three times is charm for Golden Flashes’ seniors

CLICK HERE for slideshow of Champion's 2018 championship and semifinal game photos. AKRON — On a beautiful night for softball on Saturday, the Champion Golden Flashes had the chance to win back-to-back Division III state championships and three in the last four years. The Flashes did just ...