Saturday highlights


EAST PALESTINE — The McDonald boys and girls track teams took the top spots in the Bulldog Invitational held at Reid Memorial Stadium at East Palestine High School.

The Blue Devil boys walked away with 107 points and the girls had 95.

Hubbard and Mineral Ridge tied for second place on the boys side, scoring 57 points. Columbiana scored 35 points and finished in sixth.

On the girls side, Rootstown finished in second place with 82.5 points and Mineral Ridge was third with 64.5.

Jesse Likens of Kennedy won the running event MVP for the second weekend in a row after finishing in second place in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. Ryan Henry of McDonald took the field event MVP after getting first in the shot put and second in the discus.

For the girls, Kennedy’s Chloe Coates took first in the 400-meter dash and second in both the 100 and 200 to get the running event MVP. Emma Rich of Mineral Ridge took the field event MVP, getting first in the shot put and second in the discus.


Howland’s Anthony Massucci struck out eight and allowed just five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 3-0 victory over Poland. Jared Mindek was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Tigers.

Tre Ciavarella struck out eight and didn’t allow a run on three hits as he led Ursuline past Columbiana, 5-0.


Jackson-Milton’s Riley Headley belted four hits, including a home run and a double, as the Blue Jays rallied to beat Western Reserve, 10-7.

Ursuline’s Alyssa Sheely doubled, homered and drove in four runs in a four-hit performance that powered the Irish to an 18-0 victory over Berkshire. Mia Opalick tossed a three-hitter in the circle for Ursuline (11-0).


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