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High School Sports

Looking ahead

Coach Ben Howlett was wrapping up his recruiting class for this current season. He and the rest of the West Liberty University men’s basketball staff were starting to take a look at the class of 2020. An email from a McDonald High School boys basketball coach came through Howlett’s inbox. ...

Girls basketball tournament brackets

Division I Ravenna District ¯ SEEDING: 1. Warren G. Harding, 2. Stow-Munroe Falls, 3. Aurora, 4. Canfield, 5. Cuyahoga Falls, 6. Howland, 7. Walsh Jesuit, 8. Austintown Fitch, 9. Hudson, 10. Massillon Perry, 11. Twinsburg, 12. Boardman, 13. Kent Roosevelt. Sectional ...

Boys basketball tournament brackets

DIVISION I Canton District ¯ SEEDING: 1. Green, 2. Canton McKinley, 3. Boardman, 4. Canton GlenOak, 5. North Canton Hoover, 6. Wooster, 7. Massillon, 8. Massillon Perry, 9. Dover, 10. Massillon Jackson, 11. Alliance, 12. Uniontown Lake, 13. Austintown Fitch. Sectional first ...

Prep scoreboard

Bowling DIVISION I DISTRICT Boys - Sunday At Stonehedge Lanes, Akron ¯ TEAM SCORING (top 6 to advance state): 1. Kent Roosevelt 4274, 2. Mentor 4213, 3. Berea-Midpark 4210, 4. Nordonia 4130, 5. Perry 4089, 6. Tallmadge 4072, 7. Canton McKinley 4071, 8. Medina 3965, 9. Akron Springfield ...

Bristol finishes off JFK

BRISTOLVILLE — The Division IV sectional bracket final went as expected for Bristol High School girls basketball coach John King, as the fourth-seeded Panthers defeated fifth-seeded John F. Kennedy, 64-24, on Saturday. In earning their ticket to a district semifinal Wednesday at Grand ...

LaBrae defeats Lakers

LEAVITTSBURG — There are offensive struggles and there are defensive struggles. Saturday afternoon’s Division III girls sectional bracket final featured a little of both, as neither LaBrae nor Pymatuning Valley shot the ball well (a combined 27-of-87), but each had runs and moments ...

Newton Falls dispatches Leetonia, 60-33

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls girls basketball team won a Division IV sectional bracket final, 60-33, against Leetonia on Saturday. The victory propels the Tigers into the District semifinals at Mineral Ridge, where they will meet Western Reserve on Wednesday at 6. “I thought we were a ...

No. 1 seeds advance; Brookfield in upset

¯ CHAMPION 44, MINERAL RIDGE 27: CHAMPION — Top-seeded Champion overcame a sluggish start and used balanced scoring to down the eighth-seeded Rams in a Division III sectional bracket final. The Golden Flashes improved to 19-4 and will play fourth-seeded LaBrae in a district semifinal at ...

Irish season ended by Clippers

COLUMBIANA — The Colum-biana Clippers made a crucial attitude adjustment this past week. Having a week off allowed them to refocus following a disappointing three-game losing streak to end the regular season. “It was actually nice not to have a game,” Clippers coach David Crismon said. ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ≤ Wellsville 89, East Palestine 56 ≤ Western Reserve Academy 76, Bristol 65 Around Ohio ¯ Ashland Mapleton 42, Mansfield St. Peter’s 40 ¯ Cle. St. Ignatius 60, Tol. St. John’s 37 ¯ Cols. Cristo Rey 56, Mansfield Temple ...

Vikings victimized

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Friday night’s non-league game between LaBrae and host Springfield had a lot of buildup. Both teams are seeded second in their respective Division III district tournaments — the Tigers in the Salem District and the Vikings in the Warren District. Springfield entered ...

Niles closes with pair of victories

NILES — A season which was mostly void of wins had Niles McKinley High School basketball coach Doug Foster searching for a silver lining during the final week of the regular season. Foster may have found what he was looking for with a pair of victories over neighboring schools. The Red ...

Bristol claims NAC title; Flashes top MR

¯ BRISTOL 87, NEWBURY 29: BRISTOLVILLE — Bristol won the Northeastern Athletic Conference title with a dominant victory over the Black Knights. Matt Church recorded a double-double in the victory, with a game-high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds. He was one of four players to score ...

Howland junior Mindek places 3rd in state meet

CANTON — Howland junior Jared Mindek placed third in the Division II boys 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 56.31 seconds on Saturday at the state swim meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Mindek finished fifth in that event last season. “I’m thrilled,” Mindek said. “I’m just ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball FRIDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Boardman 66, Austintown Fitch 55 ¯ Niles 42, Howland 36 ¯ Poland 73, Canfield 45 ¯ Hubbard 45, Campbell 42 ¯ Struthers 61, Sebring 48 ¯ Champion 80, Mineral Ridge 57 ¯ Crestwood 64, Garfield 54 ¯ Cardinal Mooney 70, ...

On to the district

WARREN — Upset avoided. Warren G. Harding junior Faith Burch fell face first to the floor after pulling down her 16th rebound of the contest. Raiders coach Frank Caputo called time out with Harding up four with 4 minutes left in regulation of a Division I sectional bracket final against ...

Harding bowlers roll for berth at state

The Warren G. Harding boys bowling team got a close-up look at the competition last Sunday in the Division I sectional at Roseland Lanes in Bedford. The Raiders were runners-up (3,849) in the sectional tournament and are the lone area boys team competing in the district event, which is ...

Local swimmers in hunt for state titles

CANTON — Howland junior Jared Mindek and West Branch senior Jamyson Robb are in line for 100-yard breaststroke state championships in Division II after Thursday’s state preliminaries at the state swim meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Robb, who is committed to Liberty University, broke ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Pymatuning Valley 73, Maplewood 40 Around Ohio Division III tournaments ¯ Anna 71, N. Lewisburg Triad 28 ¯ Day. Christian 40, Jamestown Greeneview 38 Division IV tournaments ¯ Cols. Grandview Hts. 72, Danville 32 ¯ Newark ...

Decisive matchup

VIENNA — After splitting their two matchups in the regular season, where this Division IV sectional first-round game between Mathews and Badger was headed was anyone’s guess. Eight and nine seeds, it was essentially flip a coin and see where it lands. Despite outscoring Badger 31-30 ...