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High School Sports

Remaining perfect

AUSTINTOWN — The Poland Bulldogs are district champions for the first time since 2000 with a 65-51 victory over Ursuline in Thursday’s Division II Austintown District girls basketball final. “I was born in 2000,” Poland senior Sarah Bury said. “It’s an amazing feeling. Since ...

Hubbard girls continue state bowling roll

The Hubbard girls bowling team is back in the state tournament once again. This is the 10th time in the last 13 seasons and fifth straight in the six seasons coach Ken Miller has guided this team to the state tournament. The Division II girls bowling tournament kicks off today at Wayne ...

Bowling state qualifiers

Area high school bowlers who have qualified for the state tournament scheduled today (Division II girls), Saturday (Division II boys), March 8 (Division I girls) and March 9 (Division I boys) at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus. Competition is scheduled to begin at noon each ...

Wrestlers ready for district battles

One of the most unforgiving days of the season is nearly upon high school wrestlers. The goal of every wrestler who steps on the mat this weekend at their respective district tournament is to qualify for state, but only the top four in each 16-man weight class advance. It’s when the numbers ...

Harding shocked in first-round game

WARREN — An assistant coach for Cleveland John Adams came over to the scorer’s table prior to the Rebels’ matchup with Warren G. Harding on Wednesday. The scorekeeper asked the assistant for the team’s starters, and the assistant replied, “Everyone but him,” as he pointed to the ...

Brookfield’s best

MINERAL RIDGE — It was a record-breaking night Wednesday for Brookfield senior Bailey Drapola, but it came in a losing effort as the Warriors were beaten, 48-37, by Western Reserve in a Division IV district semifinal. With 24.7 seconds left in the third quarter, Drapola sank a long ...

Champion rolls past PV Lakers

CORTLAND — Emma Gumont took an awkward turn underneath the Champion basket, crumpling on the floor. Play briefly stopped as her mother, Andrea, the Golden Flashes girls basketball scorekeeper, looked on behind the scorer’s table, concerned as most parents are in these ...

LaBrae overcomes Falls to reach district final

CORTLAND — LaBrae senior Olivia Williams is an undersized post player, but the 5-foot-8 senior came up big when it mattered for the Vikings. Wednesday, third-seeded LaBrae overcame second-seeded Newton Falls in a Division III Lakeview District semifinal, 46-39. Williams had a game-high 17 ...

McDonald holds off Jackson-Milton, advances

By ROBERT HAYES Tribune Chronicle correspondent MINERAL RIDGE — What seemed like an early blowout turned into a tight game at Mineral Ridge High School on Wednesday night as McDonald slipped past Jackson-Milton, 39-34, in a Division IV Mineral Ridge District semifinal. McDonald Coach ...

Liberty heading to D3 district final

LIBERTY 50, SALEM 43: STRUTHERS — After knocking off fourth-seeded Columbiana by a bucket last week, the Liberty Leopards took on the No. 1 seed, Salem, and dispatched the Quakers in a Division III Struthers District semifinal. The victory puts the fifth-seeded Leopards (15-10) in the ...

Warriors roll in overtime

BROOKFIELD — Brookfield kicked off its tournament run in a big way, taking down Liberty, 60-49, in overtime on Tuesday in a Division III sectional first-round game. The Warriors trailed for the majority of the game but tied it up at 47 heading into overtime. Brookfield (10-13) went into ...

Clausell calmly carries Girard

GIRARD — Both teams had student sections on their feet from start to finish. Players weren’t commiserating with fans and friends before the game. They were as locked in as their coaches, who weren’t cracking smiles or offering friendly handshakes to old friends. It was definitely ...

JFK routs Maplewood in D-IV

WARREN — Mark Komlanc was alone in the Gillen Gymnasium, picking up the remnants after a 72-21 victory over Maplewood in a Division IV sectional first-round game. The John F. Kennedy coach has been there most nights in the eerie silence, reflecting in the aftermath. Most of the season, it ...

Mineral Ridge wins wild one over Campbell

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mineral Ridge Rams (14-9) survived a Division III sectional first round game against No. 11 seed Campbell Tuesday evening, posting a 77-71 victory. The No. 6 seed Rams will travel to No. 3 Champion Friday night at 7 in a sectional bracket final. “From start to ...

Niles, Mathews advance to next round

NILES 63, WEST BRANCH 49: BELOIT — The Red Dragons are off to a Division II sectional bracket final after defeating the eighth-seeded Warriors. Leading ninth-seeded Niles (13-10) was Corbin Foy, who scored 23 points and Cyler Kane-Johnson with 21. Foy tallied six assists and five ...

Ursuline handles rival Mooney

AUSTINTOWN — The Ursuline Fighting Irish used a big second quarter to take down the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals, 59-37, during a Division II Austintown District semifinal at Austintown Fitch High School on Monday. The two parochial schools met for the third time this season. “When you ...

Stow holds Fitch, Hunter in check

RAVENNA — It was almost halftime, and Austintown Fitch star forward Sabria Hunter was the only Falcon player who had scored a point. Stow Munroe-Falls, their opponent in a Division I Ravenna district semifinal, had five players with at least two points at the same juncture, and that was the ...

Niles, Fitch at district bowling

CLEVELAND — Niles McKinley’s Nathan Zook took 78th at Sunday’s Division I district bowling tournament at Roseland Lanes. Zook rolled 172, 171 and 132 for a 475 series. Austintown Fitch finished 18th with a total of 3,278 pins. Olmsted Falls won with 4,079 pins, while Copley, Mentor, ...

High school basketball records

Boys basketball Note: Records are unofficial and based on reported games. League records are from league scources (x-league champion; c-season complete). DIVISION I Boardman 19-3 Warren G. Harding 12-10 Austintown Fitch 6-16 DIVISION ...

Liberty on the spot

BEACHWOOD — Liberty wrestling coach Hadi A. Hadi looked to his right and saw an old friend and a lifelong mentor. The Liberty alumnus glanced across the gym and saw one of his closest friends — also his assistant coach — for nearly 20 years, Ryan Williams. They all made what he saw in ...