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High School Sports

Newton Falls girls hand Garfield first defeat

≤ NEWTON FALLS 54, GARFIELD 45: NEWTON FALLS — In a game that featured two of the area’s best players, it was the supporting casts that determined the outcome as the Tigers handed Garfield its first loss. While Newton Falls’ Isabelle Kline scored 27, and Garfield’s Grace Mills went ...

Wrestling roundup

Canfield’s Crawford 2nd at Brecksville BRECKSVILLE — Canfield placed five wrestlers at the Brecksville Invitational Holiday Tournament — one of the state’s hardest individual tournaments — on Saturday. The Cardinals finished 12th out of 48 teams. Returning state champion David ...

Evans’ hot start lifts Lakeview over Girard

CORTLAND — Junior guard Daniel Evans came out on fire, leading Lakeview to a 64-57 victory over Girard Friday night in Cortland. Evans was like a video game, hitting three 3-pointers in the first quarter and another in the second. Evans finished with 21 points on the night. “It was a ...

Chalker ends six-game skid, beats Lordstown

SOUTHINGTON — Chalker’s six-game losing streak ended Friday, with a 53-36 win over its Northeastern Athletic Conference rivals, the Lordstown Red Devils, for its second on the season. Both of Chalker’s wins have come in conference play. Leading the charge, and the only Wildcat with ...

Harding trounces Sharon to take tourney

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ WARREN G. HARDING 71, SHARON (PA) 48: SHARON — Warren G. Harding used a strong first half to win the Sharon Holiday Tournament over the host, Sharon. Harding (7-3) used a strong rebounding performance to get the win. Toni Donaldson led the way with 26 points and 15 ...

Ursuline earns 1st victory

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ URSULINE 80, PROPEL CHARTER (BRADDOCK HILLS) (PA) 43: SHARON — Ursuline used the 3-ball to get its first win of the year in the consolation game of the Sharon Holiday Tournament. Ursuline (1-7) got it going early and never looked back. The Irish led 58-22 at halftime. ...

Chalker edges Badger; Liberty tops PV

¯ CHALKER 59, BADGER 57: SOUTHINGTON — A bad third quarter by Badger pretty much sealed its fate in the loss to Chalker. On an out of bounds play late in the fourth quarter, Kahtrian Hromada hit a 3-pointer to put Chalker (6-2, 4-1 Northeastern Athletic Conference) up four with 1:30 to ...

Little big man

BRISTOLVILLE — The height of the LaBrae boys basketball team played a big role in a marquee matchup with Bristol on Wednesday night, and so did one of the smallest players on the court. A Vikings starting lineup that boasts players standing 6-foot-5, 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2 gave the Panthers fits ...

Lineup changes lift Liberty

LIBERTY — A new strategy by Liberty coach Chris Kohl paid off, as the Leopards got their first home win of the season Wednesday night. Kohl hinted last week that he may be doing some lineup shifting. No one thought that the new starting lineup wouldn’t feature leading scorer Dra Rushton, ...

Jackson-Milton girls remain undefeated

NORTH JACKSON — Behind a big third quarter, the Jackson-Milton girls basketball team remained undefeated Wednesday night, defeating Southeast, 58-43. Jackson-Milton (10-0) led at halftime, 29-18. Michaelina Terranova had eight points for the Blue Jays while Andrea Radcliff had six points ...

St. Ignatius stymies WGH; Devils stay perfect

≤ ST. IGNATIUS 56, WARREN G. HARDING 37: CLEVELAND — A slow first half doomed the Raiders in a nonconference clash with St. Ignatius. The Wildcats (5-2) held a 32-20 lead at halftime, outscoring Harding, 16-11, in the first quarter and 16-9 in the second. They pulled away with a 13-7 edge ...

Working overtime

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Tigers added another win to their record with their 55-53 overtime thriller Saturday over Southeast. Senior Izzy Kline put up 20 points in the contest, 11 of which came in a monster third-quarter performance for the Tigers, which saw them post a 19-9 point ...

Howland girls knock off unbeaten Geneva

¯ HOWLAND 53, GENEVA 41: HOWLAND — The Tigers did it again. Howland became a roadblock for another previously undefeated team. This time, it was Geneva. Earlier this week, Howland sent Poland away with its first loss. The Tigers (7-3), which won their fourth straight game, was led by ...

Gillespie in 2nd turn as NF coach

NEWTON FALLS — Michael Gillespie is back on the Newton Falls football sideline — as head coach. Gillespie was hired at Thursday’s board of education meeting on a supplemental contract as varsity football head coach. Gillespie is a retired 35-year special education teacher from the ...

Finding a fill-in

HOWLAND — Connor Tamarkin was ruled out Friday morning with a wrist injury, even though it was probably just for one game. It wasn’t broken. Breathe that proverbial sigh of relief. The senior point guard is a seasoned veteran — a three-year starter on the Howland boys basketball team. ...

Quick start fuels Lakeview win

LIBERTY — Senior captain TJ Lynch scored 18 points to help Lakeview get past Liberty, 66-46, Friday night, in Liberty. Lynch grabbed six rebounds and had three steals. The guard has a nice all-around game, with impressive skill on offense and hustle and effort on defense. Lynch scored 11 of ...

Bombers win NAC battle vs. Bristol

BRISTOLVILLE — A packed house at Bristol High School witnessed an instant classic between two Northeastern Athletic Conference powerhouses. Coming down to the final seconds, the 69-67 victory for Windham came through the hard-nosed aggressive play of the Bombers. A 14-point fourth quarter ...

Girard holds off Niles rally down stretch

GIRARD — “I just have to make it. It has to go through.” That’s what went through Christian Graziano’s head as he let go of a 3-point shot that hit nothing but net to put Girard ahead 49-45 after Niles had come back from down 11. Girard won the game, 51-45, Friday night. Graziano ...

McDonald, Badger remain undefeated

≤ McDONALD 93, MINERAL RIDGE 38: MINERAL RIDGE — It was a tough day for Mineral Ridge as McDonald’s Zach Rasile scored as many points as the entire team, 38. McDonald (7-0, 4-0 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference) used Rasile’s 38 to propel it to big conference road win. Rasile hit ...

Poland knocks off Canfield

≤ POLAND 52, CANFIELD 41: CANFIELD — Poland outrebounded Canfield 30-18 and that seemed to be part of why Poland remained undefeated with the road win. Poland (7-0) was led by Dan Kramer with 22 points while Braden O’Shaungnessy had 10 and Brandon Barrigner had 10 points. Canfield ...