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2018-19 area wrestling preview – Division III

Following is a breakdown of area wrestling teams in Division III, with information and analysis from area coaches as well as Tribune Chronicle sports writer Joe Simon. BROOKFIELD WARRIORS ≤ COACH: Ben Solomon (Fouth year; n/a) ≤ ASSISTANT COACHES: Nick Miller, Larry Hackett. ≤ ...

Raiders sink to 3-5 with 56-47 defeat at Mooney

YOUNGSTOWN — Gabe Bubon isn’t worried about size, age, weight, class or any other various distinction between players. The Warren G. Harding basketball coach is looking for one component: competitiveness. “At the end of the day, we have a lot of people who have never played varsity ...

Shooting lights out

CORTLAND — The Bulldogs of Lakeview High School are sitting pretty at 6-1 after Friday’s 68-41 victory over the Niles Red Dragons in a Northeast-8 Conference matchup. Lakeview had a great game from the field, shooting 26 of 42 (62 percent). AJ McClellan led the team in scoring, putting 20 ...

Zupko’s 43-point performance carries Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE 94, McDONALD 88: McDONALD — Jordan Zupko poured in 43 points, the Rams sank 14 3-pointers and outlasted McDonald in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference rivalry. The Rams (5-2, 2-2) started off slow, trailing 24-14 after the first quarter, but Zupko caught fire from there. He ...

Howland drubs East; Girard suffers first loss of season

HOWLAND 56, YOUNGSTOWN EAST 42: HOWLAND — The Tigers made all 14 of their free throw attempts on their way to the non-conference win. Nathan Barrett scored 18 points to lead Howland (3-3), which also got 11 points from Joey Vitali, nine from Frankie Manios and eight from Justin Jones. The ...

LaBrae tops Newton Falls; Liberty, Champion also win

LABRAE 59, NEWTON FALLS 51: LEAVITTSBURG — Tyler Stephens scored eight of his game-hith 21 points in the second quarter when the Vikings (5-1, 1-1) used a 20-13 edge to open a 32-21 halftime lead in the All-American Conference Blue Tier contest. Stephens got scoring support from Elijah ...

Bristol outscores Windham; Maplewood gets first win

BRISTOL 81, WINDHAM 67: WINDHAM — Gage Elza scored 39 points, grabbed eight rebounds and recorded seven steals as Bristol (5-1, 4-0) outscored Windham in a Northeastern Athletic Conference game. Elza got help from Damion Durst with 19 points and five assists, and Matt Church with 10 points ...

McDonald stays perfect; Niles wins 5th straight

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ MCDONALD 43, WESTERN RESERVE 27: BERLIN CENTER — McDonald remained unbeaten and grabbed control of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference race with a win over previously undefeated Western Reserve. The Blue Devils (7-0, 6-0 MVAC) were outstanding on the defensive end, ...

Trumbull County four make it official

Kay’Ron Adams, Mark Waid, Tyler Stephens and Davion Daniels got out of bed on Wednesday morning. Their attire was already pre-planned as they chose the color scheme of their colleges of choice. Each of these Trumbull County football seniors made their decisions official as they signed their ...

Newton Falls gets past Liberty

NEWTON FALLS — It took overtime to make it happen, but Newton Falls got its their sixth-consecutive game. The Tigers defeated their conference rivals, the Liberty Leopards, 50-44. “It was a hard-fought game from both teams,” Tigers coach Mark Baker said. “Great effort. I mean it was ...

Howland slides past Louisville

HOWLAND — Clutch free-throw shooting sealed the victory for Howland over Louisville Wednesday night, 50-45. Four big buckets from the line from Maria Dellimuti and Alex Ochman, in the closing seconds, added to the Tigers’ win over the Leopards. “Lousiville is very good,” Howland ...

Pro Bowlers Garrett, Ward lead Browns

BEREA (AP) — Myles Garrett interrupted linebacker Joe Schobert’s interview session and then took his place at the podium — shirtless. Pro Bowlers can do whatever they want. The former No. 1 overall pick earned his first — and probably not his last — Pro Bowl selection on ...

Harding, Champion handle opponents

Girls basketball ¯ HARDING 68, AKRON NORTH 35: AKRON — Kamarah Bender had a game-high 22 points to lead the Raiders past Akron North. Faith Burch added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Harding (5-1), which had 20 steals. Paris Snell led Akron North with 14 points. ¯ CHAMPION 73, ...

Shorthanded Harding falls to Walsh Jesuit

WARREN — Seven games into his first season as Warren G. Harding basketball coach, Gabe Bubon feels like his Raiders have hit a crossroads. On Tuesday, he let his team know that there is only one way to turn if they’re going to play for him. Harding was without four players, including ...

Howland holds off Kennedy

WARREN — The Howland Tigers visited the JFK Eagles in front of a packed house Tuesday evening. The two young teams battled in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. In the end, the Tigers prevailed 58-46, led by senior Nathan Barrett’s 23 points. “It was a really ...

Lakeview, LaBrae hold off opponents

¯ LAKEVIEW 64, STRUTHERS 62: STRUTHERS — Daniel Evans and Dawson Brown each had 16 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Wildcats. Jeff Remmick added 14 points for Lakeview (5-1, 2-0 Northeast-8), while A.J. McClellan added 11. Lakeview outscored Struthers 25-11 in the second ...

McDonald claims 1st victory; Ridge falls

¯ McDONALD 86, JACKSON-MILTON 67: McDONALD — Zach Rasile had 19 of his game-high 40 points in the third quarter as the Blue Devils rolled past the Blue Jays 30-11 in this Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference battle. McDonald (1-2, 1-2 MVAC) had three players in double figures with Jake ...

New coach takes over Niles girls

GIRARD — Doug Foster sat in the stands of Monday’s Niles McKinley High School girls basketball game. Foster, currently Niles boys coach after a long stint leading the girls, saw his 20-year-old protege, MaKayla Butler, who played for him a couple of years ago, taking the clipboard and ...

Badger edges Lordstown; PV blasts Newbury

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ BADGER 56, LORDSTOWN 54: VERNON — Madison Karr’s 3-pointer as time expired lifted the Braves past the Red Devils. Badger trailed 52-45 with less than 2 minutes remaining and outscored Lordstown 11-2 to win the game. Badger had 10 3-pointers, including Karr’s ...

Wrestling is good for football players

There have always been certain stigmas when it comes to wrestling. And no, I’m not talking about how pro wrestlers take steroids. That’s not a stigma. That’s as obvious as their terrible attempts at acting. I’m talking about high school wrestling, and the specific stigma of weight ...