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High School Sports

Girard boys soccer back on track; beats Falls

NEWTON FALLS — Behind a great performance by junior Brennan Kuzman, the Girard boys soccer team got its season back on track with a dominant 4-0 win over Newton Falls on a beautiful Indian summer evening on Tuesday. Kuzman used his hustle to get five shots on goal, making two of them. The ...

Sweep extends streak

VIENNA — With a six-match winning streak on the line, the Mathews Mustangs (16-2) came out on top of the Niles Red Dragons (12-4) with a three-set volleyball sweep Monday night on the Mustangs’ floor. “Mentally, for the girls, I think this was huge,” Mathews coach Carole O’Dell said ...

Dragon golfer Taylor advances

BAZETTA — Olivia Taylor finished the back nine at Tamer Win Golf Club with a 42, right around her 9-hole average. She began her second nine on No. 1, knowing a shot at the Division I district at the Legends of Massillon, a links course, would be awaiting her. Taylor shot 44 on the front ...

JFK girls make tennis history

BOARDMAN — John F. Kennedy’s girls tennis team made some history at the girls Division II Boardman sectional tournament Monday. The Eagles had six players advance past the first round — a school record. The top-seeded duo of Kaytlin Marlatt and Lauren Kraker advanced with two ...

Kennedy alters lineup heading into sectionals

For a long time, coach Brian Fry and the girls tennis team at John F. Kennedy High School have had success. This year was no exception. With a 14-2 record this season and being 29-5 over the last two seasons, the Eagles are ready to fly again. “Expectations were pretty high coming off the ...

Feeding frenzy

offensive lineman in his day. He knows why Liberty amassed 526 rushing yards on 51 carries and how Rushton had 21 carries for 234 yards and three touchdown runs of 10, 10 and 73 yards. The last one was on the first play of a drive with 9:19 before halftime. “When the pigs come off the field ...

Off the schneid

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding Raiders are no stranger to adversity this season, losing their first four games and enduring the absence of several players due to injury. When Courtez Vaughn of Ashtabula Lakeside returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown Friday night at ...

Howland throws off East

YOUNGSTOWN — Samari Dean showed up, showed out and did it all. He scored or helped score on each of Howland’s first-half scores during the Tigers’ 35-12 victory over East. Midway through the first quarter, Howland (3-2, 1-1) did something it doesn’t do much of — pass. Dean helped ...

Hubbard ground game pounds Niles

NILES — The Hubbard Eagles flew into Bo Rein Memorial Stadium Friday night for an All-American Conference White Tier game and ran away with a 31-14 victory. Hubbard pounded out 454 yards on the ground, led by Tyreq Moorer who ran 17 times for 165 yards and Davion Daniels who was 17 for 149. ...

Falls edges Flashes

¯ NEWTON FALLS 26, CHAMPION 20: CHAMPION — Colton Hunt had two rushing and a receiving touchdown to help lead the Tigers past the Golden Flashes in this AAC Blue Tier battle. Braden Bungard was 3 of 6 for 141 yards, most on a 90-yard score to Hunt to help Newton Falls (3-3, 1-0 AAC Blue) ...

Eagles overcome late deficit; JFK loses again

¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 37, GARFIELD 34: GARRETTSVILLE — After the first half, it seemed all but over as Garfield (4-2) was up 20-7 after two Ryan Brown touchdown runs. Valley Christian would not lay down easily. Down 34-20 going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles found a way back. Midway ...

Ridge rushes past Waterloo

MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns on the way to a 39-7 rout of Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference foe Waterloo Friday night. “It felt good, we still made the same mistakes we always make, stupid penalties, and whatnot, but it feels good, Rams coach ...

Howland blanks Harding, 3-0

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding boys soccer team (0-9-1) seemed ready to go early as they came in as underdogs against Howland, but that didn’t last forever. The Tigers defeated Harding, 3-0, on the strength of three first-half goals. With just over 10 minutes gone in the first half, ...

Football leaders

RUSHING Name Att. Yds. Avg. TD Alex Cintron, McDonald 103 906 8.8 12 Eduardo Hernandez, Grand Valley 53 819 15.5 13 Vinny Fiorenza, Canfield 70 676 9.7 4 Josh Celli, McDonald 94 649 6.9 9 Mark Waid, Girard 64 629 9.8 9 Gaige Willis, Pymatuning Valley 103 554 5.4 6 Tyreq Moorer, ...

Business trip

BRACEVILLE — Winning the sectional title last year was a momentous occasion for the Brookfield Warriors. The championship was the first one in a long time. In fact, it had been such a long time that school officials weren’t sure if it had ever happened before. The groundbreaking moment ...

Lakeview, Champion girls advance

HUBBARD — One of the longest streaks in Trumbull County girls golf continued Wednesday, and a new one started. Lakeview placed third at the Division II sectional at Pine Lakes, qualifying for the district for the seventh straight season. Champion was fourth and also advanced to next ...

11-1 Rockets roaring behind Rink

MECCA — Thomas Rink answered some questions prior to halftime with his team ahead 10-0 against Bloomfield. The sun was shining in his face, but that wasn’t the reason he wanted to turn around. The Maplewood High School boys soccer forward had his teammates making faces and prompting him ...

Pick six games of the week

Lakeside (4-1, 0-0) at Harding (0-4, 0-1) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren. LAST MEETING: 2016, Harding won, 48-0 LAST WEEK: Ursuline 28, Harding 24; Lakeside 34, Rocky River 21 COACHES: Frank Hall, Lakeside; Steve Arnold, Harding ABOUT LAKESIDE: Spencer Loftus ...

Repeat, repeat

MECCA — Ethan Sparks kept reminding his teammates to stop at every water fountain inside Maplewood High School Tuesday, just to stay hydrated on a day fit for the middle of summer instead of late September. It was unusual weather with 88 degrees along with humid and sunny conditions beating ...

Girard football relies on defense

GIRARD — Off to a perfect start and blowing past opponents with relative ease, the talk surrounding the Girard football team is about its high-powered offense. Quarterback Mark Waid has been phenomenal, with ridiculous numbers that are impressive even for the Indians’ high-scoring ...