High School Sports

Tigers take one

HOWLAND — Howland and West Branch were in near lockstep for the entirety of the game, but it was junior Malina Andamasaris who broke the 2-2 tie midway through the second half. The Tigers held on to win the game, 3-2, their first win of the year after a 0-0 tie against Poland to start the ...

Wednesday roundup

Wednesday roundup Volleyball COLUMBIANA 3, KENNEDY 0 Columbiana 25 25 25 Kennedy 13 13 10 ¯ JV SCORE: Columbiana 2-0 MATHEWS 3, BLOOMFIELD 0 Mathews 25 26 25 Bloomfield (0-2) 17 24 21 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: B – Bella Golembowski 13 ¯ ACES: B – Hannah Warner 4 ¯ ...

Badger holds off feisty Girard boys soccer

VERNON — Badger boys soccer started its season off on the right foot, beating a strong Girard team, 5-2. “I thought both teams came out and played a good, hard game,” Braves coach Justin Deraway said. “Everyone moved the ball really well, and it was a hard-fought game.” Junior Max ...

Emphatic start to season

MINERAL RIDGE — Starting off the season with a win provides a rush of exhilaration. Mineral Ridge’s volleyball did it in grand style with a 3-0 win over Jackson-Milton on Tuesday. “It feels great, I mean to get that momentum, it’s fantastic,” Mineral Ridge coach Ron Lesko said. ...

GV’s Heller adapting to new-look Mustangs

ORWELL — Grand Valley High senior Evan Heller isn’t the least bit fazed by the recent changes within the Mustangs’ football program. A new coach with a new playbook? “It’s been tricky at times, but we got this,” said Heller, a wide receiver/safety. “For some of the players, a ...

JM’s Lengyel to lead Jays

NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays roster is up nine to 34 players this year. With more kids coming out to play, the Blue Jays are looking for a successful season in 2019. That success could hinge on the legs of junior running back Sean Lengyel. Lengyel has been playing the game ...

Scoreboard

Volleyball BROOKFIELD 3, URSULINE 1 Brookfield 26 22 25 25 Ursuline 24 25 21 19 ¯ ASSISTS: B – Bailey O’Brien ¯ BLOCKS: B – Becca Litz 14 ¯ DIGS: B – Anna Reichart 9, Litz 9 GRAND VALLEY 3, LUTHERAN WEST 0 Lutheran West 18 20 23 Grand Valley 25 25 25 ¯ ACES: GV – ...

Schedule

(Subject to change) TODAY Volleyball ¯ Warren G. Harding at Girard, 6:30 ¯ John F. Kennedy at Columbiana, 7 ¯ Mathews at Bloomfield, 7 ¯ Lordstown at Maplewood, 7 ¯ Bristol at Badger ¯ Chalker at Windham, 7 ¯ Boardman at South Range, 7 ¯ Newbury at Pymatuning Valley, ...

WGH’s big first half holds off JFK

WARREN — Madyson Brown reminisced about her recreational league days. The grassy field at John F. Kennedy High School jogged memories. The Warren G. Harding sophomore felt her youth soccer days return. Children moved their little legs as fast as they could possibly go down the field — ...

Mustangs rally for win

VIENNA — First-year Mathews coach Heather Sankey couldn’t have asked for a better start for her team. The Mustangs came from behind to pull out a 3-2 win over Northeastern Athletic Conference rivals Windham to start their 2019 campaign. Mathews is lacking in the experience department, so ...

Lineman leading Warriors as senior

Leaders come from every area of a team. For the Brookfield football team, one of their big leaders is senior Ethan McWilliams, who plays on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Warriors. McWilliams has one goal for his senior season — to make the playoffs. “I just want to go ...

Versatile Wright driving Tigers

Developing a system and implementing that plan isn’t done over night in the game of football. It takes time and effort to become well-disciplined, so having a reliable, veteran leader can be invaluable. Newton Falls has just such a player in senior Jacob Wright. When Mike Gillespie took ...

Walsh embraces role of Mustangs’ leader

The Mathews Mustangs have had their ups and downs the past few seasons, but a constant cog in the Mustangs’ wheel has been senior running back, wide receiver and cornerback JJ Walsh. Walsh is ready to take up a leadership role at Mathews. “It feels good to finally be out of that lower ...

Lakers’ Crouch set for position move

In the world of Division VI high school football, there are plenty of opportunities to find playing time at the varsity level. Kenny Crouch, a senior at Pymatuning Valley, is someone who’s taken the opportunities given to him — and he’s taken full advantage of them. Being one of only ...

Ursuline defeats Harding

WARREN — On the foot of Irish striker Taylor Tomlinson and her two goals, Ursuline kicked off its girls soccer season right with a 4-1 victory Saturday over Warren G. Harding. “The thing that worked out in our favor today was the fact that everybody helped shape and play the game the way ...

New coach at Champion has high expectations

Last season’s girls soccer regional-qualifying Champion Golden Flashes are back with a slate of returning faces and a new coach leading them. The Flashes may have lost their two leading scorers from last year’s team with both Madison Luckett (35 goals, 40 assists) and Abby White (14 ...

Niles junior not just a kicker

NILES — Chase Sudzina couldn’t see himself coming from a 45-degree angle anymore. His steps mimicked the soccer style he’s been accustomed to since he was 4 years old. Kicking field goals is different. The brown oblong inflated ball dictated the Niles junior specialist go another ...

QB has to adjust at Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Dakota Edwards takes the snap from center, a couple steps back from under center. It’s different than the past two seasons, much different. He’s in a shotgun formation. The receivers are more spread out than normal. The backfield is quite lonely. The 6-foot, 190-pound ...

Fall sports preseason capsules

Volleyball WARREN G. HARDING ¯ COACH: Nadine Gardner (1st year) ¯ LAST YEAR: 3-21 ¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference Red Tier ¯ POSTSEASON: Division I, Solon District ¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-years lettered): Diamond Phillips **, Nalida McQueen **, Caleena Trimble **, Jade Allen ...

Saturday roundup

Volleyball HOWLAND 3, LAKEVIEW 2 Lakeview (0-1) 26 21 22 25 9 Howland (1-0) 24 25 25 19 15 ¯ SERVING POINTS: L – Maggie Pavlansky 11; H – Claire Summerfield 12, Mackenzie Karabin 12 ¯ ACES: H – Bailee Beasom 3, Karabin 3 ¯ ASSISTS: L – Pavlansky 19; H – Kathryn ...