High School Sports

Liberty squeezes out close win over Flashes

CHAMPION — Melina Manning saw the errant ball fall away from her. The Liberty senior couldn’t let the volleyball hit the Champion High School gym floor. It was the fifth set. These Leopards had come too far to let another miscue happen, down 5-3 to the Golden Flashes. She dove and ...

Running for redemption

CANFIELD — Howland coach Robin Kapalko still had the residual frustration talking about Saturday’s Spartan Invitational. An 11th-place finish was unacceptable for the Howland High School girls cross country team in Division II. Wednesday, the Suburban League Championships, taking ...

Badger’s Stanhope makes it 2 out of 3

CANFIELD — Panning around the south side of the Canfield Fairgrounds, there are a couple of people walking a boxer, golden retriever and other large dog breeds. In some cases, the dog was walking them. Stromboli, french fries and lemonade, even flavored ice was on sale — more than enough ...

Getting his kicks

CORTLAND — It is almost impossible to be in Northeast Ohio and not hear a joke about former Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez. It was nothing different at the Lakeview-Hubbard boys soccer game as fans referenced him with any arrant kick. The irony is there were more kicks going ...

McDonald’s roads to state never given

Freshly-cut grass. Remnants of what was a couple weeks ago in the Canfield Fair. The unmistakable smell of french fries emanating from a vendor, wheeled near the hub of today’s Suburban League Championships at the Canfield Fairgrounds. They are all staples of the yearly run where distance ...

Area teams in OHSAA football computer ratings

COLUMBUS — LaBrae and Hubbard lead their regions in the season’s first Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings released Tuesday. LaBrae (4-0) leads Division V, Region 17, while Hubbard (4-0) tops Division IV, Region 13. Warren G. Harding (2-2) is sixth in ...

OHSAA football computer ratings

Top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Division I ¯ Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.65, 2. Solon (4-0) 9.575, 3. Euclid (3-1) 8.875, 4. Canton McKinley (4-0) 7.9242, 5. Austintown Fitch (3-1) 7.8, 6. Strongsville (3-1) 7.5, tie-7. Medina ...

Ursuline stands tall to beat Falls

NEWTON FALLS — JennaLyn O’Hara and Destiny Goodnight timed their jumps. The Ursuline High School volleyball players outstretched their arms over the tethered net inside Gene Zorn Gymnasium. Newton Falls’ Elizabeth Barreca saw the set from her teammate as the volleyball went up in the ...

Two local runners finish first at Boardman

BOARDMAN — The Mineral Ridge girls joined the usual suspects — McDonald and Maplewood, both boys and girls — in competing for trophies Saturday at the Boardman Invitational. In addition, Badger junior Miranda Stanhope and Garfield senior Tyler Klouda won individual races. Division III ...

‘Must-win game’ is won

AUSTINTOWN — Warren G. Harding senior Kay’Ron Adams called Friday night’s matchup against Austintown Fitch a “must-win game,” and for good reason. The Raiders had little-to-no margin of error following a 1-2 start to the campaign and, according to joeeitel.com, Harding was sitting ...

Junior QB Burgess sparks Liberty to win

LIBERTY — A dedicated performance from junior Migel Burgess helped the Liberty Leopards come from behind to defeat the Brookfield Warriors 47-27 Friday night in Liberty. Burgess was a one-man wrecking crew accounting for six total touchdowns in almost every fashion possible. “My grandma ...

Hubbard stays perfect with win over Lakeview

• HUBBARD 48, LAKEVIEW 7: CORTLAND — A huge edge in total offense went to Hubbard (4-0, 2-0 All-American Conference White Tier) as it defeated the Lakeview Bulldogs. Hubbard tallied 448 yards, compared to the 94 yards of the Bulldogs. Rafael Morales began the night with a 46-yard ...

Cintron, Celli score 7 TDs for Blue Devils

• MCDONALD 59, WATERLOO 3: McDONALD — Alex Cintron and Joe Celli combined for seven first-half touchdowns as the undefeated Blue Devils began Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play. Cintron scored on four TD runs, all from at least 10 yards out, while Celli tallied touchdowns on two ...

PV cuts short Mustang rally in volleyball

VIENNA — After losing two consecutive sets, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers were deadlocked at two sets a piece with fellow Northeastern Athletic Conference rivals, the Mathews Mustangs. The game came down to the wire until Ashley Hall sent a ball over the net for the game-winning point, sealing ...

Flashes girls led by Luckett

CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes girls soccer team was victorious, 8-0, over Ashtabula Lakeside on a historic night in Champion. After shattering Champion’s single-season record of 30 goals last year with a 37-goal campaign, senior Madison Luckett broke the school record with her 76th career ...

Durst leads Bristol boys past Mathews

BRISTOLVILLE — After a slow start on Wednesday, the Bristol boys soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 7-2 victory over Mathews. “I thought we came off a little slow early,” Bristol coach Craig Giesy said. “Once we got a rhythm, got a couple sub rotations in, I thought we ...

Pick six games of the week

Harding (1-2, 0-0) at Fitch (3-0, 0-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Falcon Stadium, Austintown LAST MEETING: 2017, Fitch, 35-20 LAST WEEK: Massillon 51, Harding 21; Fitch 16, Shaker Heights 6 COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; Phil Annarella, Fitch ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders had a ...

Area league standings

All-American Conference Gold Tier Team Conference All games W-L Pts Opp W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 0-0 0 0 3-0 51 23 Boardman 0-0 0 0 2-1 64 40 Harding 0-0 0 0 1-2 75 79 Ash. Lakeside 0-0 0 0 1-2 66 64 Week 3 scores ¯ Massillon 51, Warren G. Harding 21 ¯ Massillon Jackson ...

Fire back in Dragons CC

Chris Acs. He’s a legendary figure in the area distance running community. The former Niles High School runner was an army of one in the late 1990s, eventually ending his career as state runner-up in Division I in 1999. This season, the Red Dragons don’t have that one superstar runner. ...

Brookfield boys, Champion girls win AAC golf championships

The Brookfield boys and Champion girls captured golf titles in the All-American Conference Blue Tier on Tuesday. Canfield swept the Red Tier titles. The boys competition was held at Trumbull Country Club and the girls played at Youngstown Country Club. Brookfield’s Conner Stevens shot a ...