High School Sports

Niles runner battles injuries

Hailey Zelinsky knows she isn’t there just yet, but that’s OK. The Niles McKinley High School senior is still running, but trying to get her pace back to where she wants it to be. Zelinsky is doing what is called cadence training. Normal runners go 160 to 170 steps per minute, while elite ...

Surprise on mat at wrestling state meet

Sadly, Las Vegas is a destination that has escaped me over the years. It really is sad because “the city that never sleeps” and I could be a beautiful duo. Or maybe not. It could be like crossing the streams on “Ghostbusters” and possibly lead to the total destruction of the universe. ...

Panther pride

CANTON — Damion Durst was visibly upset after Tuesday’s 66-34 loss to Richmond Heights. He was a senior guard on a Bristol High School boys basketball team which expected more than an early exit from a Division IV regional semifinal. There were plenty of long faces to see on the ...

Ursuline star Harris is 1st-team All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ursuline senior guard Dayshanette Harris was named to the All-Ohio Division II first team. The 5-foot-7 University of Pittsburgh recruit averaged 28.3 points per game. She was Northeast Inland District Player of the Year in Division II. The Division I and II girls basketball ...

Super season ends

CANTON — Richmond Heights missed an ally-oop with 5:20 left in the first quarter. Curtis Houston drove the length of the floor and finished with a one-handed slam of his own, invigorating the Spartans crowd. This Richmond Heights had a team full of long, lanky young players who displayed ...

Brookfield’s Drapola is first team All-Ohio

Brookfield senior Bailey Drapola was chosen an All-Ohio first-team player in Division IV girls basketball, as selected by a statewide media panel. The Division III and IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters ...

Richmond Heights is Bristol foe in regional

John King stepped foot in the home locker room at the Canton Fieldhouse. The then Bristol High School senior started to look around and imagine what if? King walked on the hallowed floor of the Canton City Schools venue, located within earshot of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. King was ...

Cardinal trifecta

COLUMBUS — Things went as well as expected for the Canfield wrestling trio at the OHSAA wrestling state championships. Not so much for Girard’s Jack DelGarbino. The hardest part for the Cardinals may have been when Anthony D’Alesio struggled to take off his warm-up. He didn’t unzip ...

There’s more to wrestle for after a loss

COLUMBUS — Boardman’s Michael O’Horo and Austintown Fitch’s Gus Sutton entered the state wrestling tournament with one goal in mind: win a state championship. When that goal was taken from the two seniors, the reality of losing a dream was devastating, and it left them with two ...

Rosters set for Bubba Classic

The 2019 Farmers National Bank Frank Bubba Classic senior all-star basketball games are scheduled March 26 at Warren G. Harding High School. The event, sponsored by the Trumbull County Coaches Association, will start at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game. The boys’ game is scheduled to start at 7 ...

Wrestling results

STATE TOURNAMENT Championship finals Division II ¯ 182: Anthony D’Alesio (Canfield) dec. Austin Hinzman (Coventry), 4-3 ¯ 195: Nick Crawford (Canfield) dec. Colin McNamara (Aurora), 8-3 ¯ 220: Tyler Stein (Canfield) dec. Max Fausnaugh (Bowling Green), 8-3 ¯ 285: Alex Coleman ...

Panther power

ORWELL — Some of those on the north side of the Grand Valley High School gymnasium migrated to the playing surface. Videos, photos and hugs followed. There was plenty of celebration to go around in the wake of the Bristol High School boys basketball team’s 52-39 win over Northeastern ...

Trying to one-up dad

COLUMBUS — It’s a rare moment to see Jack DelGarbino express emotion — no matter the situation — but there it was at the end of an otherwise normal interview with two reporters. The Girard senior didn’t show a speck of excitement when he beat Johnny Shafer of St. Paris Graham in ...

Vikings falter in 2nd half

WARREN — All seasons must end eventually, and Friday night marked the end for the LaBrae Vikings. LaBrae was outscored 41-21 in the second half, falling 54-39 to Ashtabula Edgewood in the Division III Warren District title game. The Vikings had a rough time on offense, producing their ...

Canfield sends 3 to wrestling state finals

COLUMBUS — It seemed like nothing could go right for the Canfield wrestling team during the first part of Friday’s state wrestling tournament. Then, nothing could go wrong. The Cardinals’ three-headed monster of Anthony D’Alesio, Nick Crawford and Tyler Stein made sure of it. All ...

Fitch senior takes 26th

COLUMBUS — Austintown Fitch senior Renee Seebacher finished 26th in Friday’s Division I girls state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Seebacher rolled a 538 series as the only area bowler to compete in this competition. Seebacher rolled a 585 qualifying series at the ...

Wrestling results

STATE TOURNAMENT at Schottenstein Center, Columbus Championship quarterfinals Division I ¯ 138: Bryce Hepner (St. Edward) dec. Gus Sutton (Fitch), 11-4 ¯ 170: Nevan Snodgrass (Kettering Fairmont) maj. dec. Michael O’Horo (Boardman), 10-2 Division II ¯ 106: Drake Cerny ...

Lakeview’s season ended by Chaney

BOARDMAN — The Lakeview Bulldogs’ season ended in heartbreak Thursday when they fell to Youngstown Chaney, 62-56, in a Division II district semifinal at Boardman High School. “They’re deep,” Bulldogs coach Ryan Fitch said. “They play a lot of guys, they run them in and out and ...

Mr. Personality

COLUMBUS — It would be difficult to confuse Nick Crawford with his older brother, David. Sure, there are some similarities in the way they look, but that’s where the likeness ends. Where David, now a redshirt freshman wrestler at Pitt, is quiet and serious more often than not, Nick, a ...

PV’s Campbell ‘pretty happy’ about pin

COLUMBUS — In the words of Pymatuning Valley’s Noah Campbell, he was “pretty happy” after a win at the OHSAA individual state wrestling tournament on Thursday. He may have been slightly understating it. Campbell earned a first-period pin in his first experience wrestling at the ...