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High School Sports

9 local teams in football regional semifinals

The Mahoning Valley will be represented by nine schools in the regional semifinal round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs. At least two Valley schools will advance to the regional final round, as the fourth week of the tournament includes a pair of all-area ...

Soccer, volleyball in districts this week

Three top-seeded teams are among the 19 area high school fall sports teams headed into district tournaments this week, battling for regional — Sweet 16 — berths in their respective sports. Howland is the No. 1 seed in Division II boys soccer, Lakeview is No. 1 in Division II volleyball ...

Garfield falls to Crestview in quarterfinal

GARRETTSVILLE — The sixth-seeded Crestview Rebels fought and battled and were rewarded for their effort as they advance in the Division V, Region 17 playoffs with a 23-15 win over the third-seeded Garfield G-Men Saturday night. “It was exactly what we expected,” Rebels coach Paul Cusick ...

Irish withstand late rally

BELOIT — In a game that had a little of everything, Ursuline had a little more where it mattered most. The sixth-seeded Irish defeated third-seeded host West Branch 38-31 in a lengthy Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal Saturday night. The Irish improved to 6-2 and will play at ...

Playoff runs end for LaBrae, PV

¯ WICKLIFFE 21, LaBRAE 16: WICKLIFFE — The Vikings gave up two scores early in the third quarter and were unable to reclaim the lead as they drop their Division VI, Region 21 contest to the Blue Devils. LaBrae (6-3) went into the break with a 10-0 lead after a 1-yard run by Aidan Stephens ...

Cross country: Area runners advance to regional

MADISON — Maplewood and McDonald have been the gold standard of cross country around the area, but among other Ohio Division III teams as well. Both teams kept their team on top Saturday as McDonald senior Brody Rupe won the Division III boys district title in a time of 16:29.70, while ...

WGH storms back

AUSTINTOWN — The big showdown between second-seeded and unbeaten Fitch and seventh-seeded Harding changed as quickly as the weather did Friday night. After being completely shut down in the first half, the Raiders, like a cold front, blew up during the second half to down the host Falcons, ...

Kennedy grounds Flyers in regional quarterfinal

WARREN — Earlier in the week, Warren John F. Kennedy coach Dominic Prologo said he thought Friday night’s matchup with Norwalk St. Paul would be tough because he deemed the Flyers were underseeded. Through a half of football at Mollenkopf Stadium, it seemed like he might have been off ...

Schadl sparks McDonald win

LEETONIA — Going into Friday’s game between McDonald and Leetonia, both coaches agreed that the rushing game would be crucial. Blue Devils quarterback Dominic Schadl proved to be the X-factor for McDonald, rushing for six touchdowns as the Blue Devils beat Leetonia, 41-24, in the ...

Tigers’ Babinchak runs for 400 in win over Niles

¯ HOWLAND 42, NILES 36: HOWLAND — Howland’s Eric Babinchak ran for 414 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers overcame a 14-point deficit to outlast neighborhood rival Niles. Babinchak scored on runs of 4, 8, 20 and 35. He ran the ball 43 times and accounted for all but 10 of the ...

Future league opponents battle tonight

Garfield. Crestview. The two teams plan to see plenty of one another in years to come. Tonight, they’re Division V, Region 17 quarterfinal opponents as the two play at JAG Field starting at 7. The two teams will both be in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Gray Tier come ...

Flashing forward

CHAMPION — After going into the half trailing 2-1 on Thursday night, the Champion Golden Flashes girls soccer team rallied back to beat LaBrae, 3-2, and advance to the Division III district semifinals. The Flashes knew this was going to be a dogfight coming in and were prepared to ...

Rematch tonight highlights weekend schedule

If history does indeed repeat itself, area fans will be treated to an entertaining football game tonight when Harding visits Fitch in a Division II, region 5 quarterfinal game. The game is one of 11 playoff contests this weekend involving area schools. The weekend’s slate also includes a ...

JFK has difficult challenge

WARREN — First-year Kennedy football coach Dominic Prologo has been flashing back to the 2016 season all this week, as his team prepared to play Norwalk St. Paul in a Division VII, Region 25 quarterfinal tonight at Mollenkopf Stadium. Prologo, who spent the six previous seasons as the ...

McDonald, Leetonia both run the ball well

LEETONIA — Tonight’s Division VII playoff match is a battle of a program on the rise against a program that has had one losing record since the turn of the century. Fresh off their first playoff win since 2004, the Leetonia Bears host their former Inter Tri-County League rivals McDonald. ...

West Branch and Ursuline almost identical to coaches

When West Branch coach Ken Harris looked at the Ursuline Fighting Irish football team on film, he didn’t see any weaknesses. Ironically, Ursuline coach Dan Reardon felt the same way after watching the Warriors. Something has to give at 7 p.m. Saturday in Beloit when two of Mahoning ...

District cross country

Saturday DIVISION I at GlenOak High School ¯ TIME AND REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: Boys, 1:30 p.m., eight teams and 32 individuals; Girls, 2:10 p.m., nine teams, 36 individuals ¯ AREA TEAMS: Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canfield at Madison High School ¯ TIME AND REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: Boys, ...

Football statistical leaders

PASSING Player, school G Com Att TDs Yds Vinny Ballone, Lowellville 8 156 283 26 1,996 Andrew Delgarbino, Girard 8 109 183 12 1,597 Brock Hillyer, West Branch 6 118 174 17 1,560 Devin Sherwood, Fitch 7 97 150 19 1,450 Beau Brungard, Springfield 7 86 125 16 1,323 Zack Leonard, ...

Ready for Round 2

One of the most talked about matchups of the 2020 regular season will be getting a part two in the third round of the postseason. Back in Week 4, the Warren G. Harding Raiders and Austintown Fitch Falcons squared off, with the Falcons taking the win 25-21, and sending the Raiders to a 1-3 ...

Up-and-coming Vikings ousted by Cards

LEAVITTSBURG — A young LaBrae volleyball team showed great improvement during the regular season. The Vikings were rewarded with an 11th seed in the Division III district tournament and got to play a home match against 16th-seeded Cardinal Mooney. But LaBrae’s postseason began and ...