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High School Sports

Eagles grounded in 2nd half by Raiders

HUBBARD — It was a tale of two halves. When kickoff took place Monday between Northeast-8 Conference rivals South Range and Hubbard, it was a mild, dry 70 degrees, which was perfect fall weather for girls soccer at Hubbard Memorial Stadium. By the time the match ended, a torrential ...

JFK’s Calderone qualifies in golf

HUBBARD — John F. Kennedy sophomore Samantha Calderone took the fourth and final qualifying spot at Monday’s Division II girls golf sectional at Pine Lakes Golf Club by shooting a 90. Calderone shot a 46 on the front nine and 44 on the back. Meanwhile, the Poland girls golf team ...

Veteran Niles coach not slowed by COVID-19

It would have been easy for Niles assistant coach Bill Bohren to sit out the 2020 season. After all, Bohren’s age (he is 86) puts him in the high risk category for COVID-19. It’s also worth noting that the Niles football program had to shut down for a week in August due to a positive ...

PREP: County CC meets upcoming

The Trumbull County cross country meet is Tuesday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The junior high races are 4:30 p.m. (boys) and 5 p.m. (girls). The varsity races are 5:30 p.m. (boys) and 6 p.m. (girls). Awards will be given to the top two junior teams and top three varsity ...

Runners enjoy unusual night race

POLAND — Strings of multi-colored lights were strewn down a hill inside Poland Township Park, leading toward the finish line. Lakeview’s Sydney Dobler held a running shoe in front of her. She made sure she waved it over the carpeted mat crossing the finish line. The shoe held an ...

Ridge roughed up

BOARDMAN — It’s not often that a Division I volleyball team goes head-to-head with a Division IV team, but Boardman did just that in a showdown Saturday morning against Mineral Ridge, with the Spartans coming out on top 3-1. “I have to give them credit for their defense,” Boardman ...

Falcons edge West Branch in girls soccer

BELOIT — One shot. That’s all it takes sometimes to win a soccer match. That’s what can be taken away from a game in which the undefeated OSSCA Division II seventh-ranked West Branch Warriors girls soccer team had eight shots on goal, while the Austintown Fitch Falcons had just ...

Fitch blasts Benedictine

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 42, CLEVELAND BENEDICTINE 14: EUCLID — The Falcons move to 5-0 after a big road win against Benedictine. Devin Sherwood continued his great season with 262 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Bengals. Sherwood finished the game with three passing touchdowns and ...

Fantastic finish

WARREN — They saved the best for last Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium. The Warren G. Harding Raiders never led Ursuline in a non-league football contest until Marco Patierno scored ona 4-yard touchdown run with 45 seconds remaining and the hosts held on for a 28-24 victory. “Our kids ...

Warren Harding cancels Friday’s game

The Warren Harding-Akron St. Vincent football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 has been canceled, per Akron St. Vincent's request. Warren Harding is seeking a replacement to play Oct. 2, according to a district spokeswoman.

PV stays on pursuit with victory

ANDOVER — Pymatuning Valley is on a mission. The Lakers have now matched the 2019 team’s win total after picking up their fifth win of the year in a 48-0 shutout victory over Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Mathews. They aren’t finished yet. “We keep getting better and better ...

Rams wreck JM’s perfection with dominant 45-0 victory

NORTH JACKSON — The Mineral Ridge Rams wrecked the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays perfect season in dominating fashion on Friday night. The Blue Jays started the year 4-0 before falling to the visiting Rams 45-0 in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference, Scarlet Tier duel. “Like I told our ...

Hubbard comes up short vs. Poland

POLAND — After a nail-biting Week 1 loss during a torrential downpour at South Range, the Poland Bulldogs have turned their season around completely. What faced them Friday evening was a 4-0 Hubbard Eagles squad that only allowed 30 points through its first four contests. Poland routed ...

Niles, Howland, LaBrae, McDonald win

¯ NILES 35, LAKEVIEW 7: NILES — Niles dominated on both sides of the ball in this Northeast-8 Conference matchup. The Red Dragons (3-2, 3-2) ran for 253 yards and passed for 148. They scored the first 35 points of the game, led by quarterback Zack Leonard. He ran for 36 yards and two ...

State power

YOUNGSTOWN — Nearly a year removed from their state title dreams falling a few goals short against Tippecanoe at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, the Howland Tigers continue to prove that they’re the best. With 10 matches under their belt, and team chemistry starting to excel after losing ...

Undefeated teams shooting for fifth victories

Five area teams remain undefeated as this unusual COVID-19 affected season reaches week 5 this weekend. Hubbard (4-0, 4-0) is Trumbull County’s lone undefeated team. After recording four victories against opponents with a combined record of 3-13, the Eagles should face their toughest foe to ...

Huston, Falls dig out win over Brookfield

NEWTON FALLS — Normally, one thinks of kills as the big statistic in volleyball, as it is an attack that is unreturnable by the opponent and leads to a point. The dig is a defensive move to keep the ball from hitting the floor and to essentially eliminate the kill. For Newton Falls senior ...

Growing Hubbard volleyball team sweeps Poland

HUBBARD — For the Hubbard volleyball program, “growth” has been the theme of the season. In early September the Eagles cruised to a 3-0 victory over Poland. When preparing for the rematch, Eagles coach Ron Slipkasky expected improvement from both teams and was happy with the consistency ...

Pure Dom-ination

VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs had plenty of good scoring opportunities in their 8-1 win against LaBrae. For the first 30 minutes, however, the game was scoreless. In that initial 30 minutes, the best scoring opportunity came from Mathews forward Dominic Greenwood. Greenwood raced down the ...

Irish can’t handle Tigers

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Between going undefeated through the first half of the season and being able to compete for a league title for the first time in five years, 2020 has been a significant year for the Springfield Tigers girls soccer program. With a 3-1 victory at home over a strong Ursuline ...