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High School Sports

Report: Blue Tier schools leaving AAC for MVAC

Seven schools are reportedly leaving the All-American Conference’s Blue Tier to join the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. The departures, reported by Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN 27 on Wednesday night, would take place at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Brookfield, Campbell, ...

Game winner

NEWTON FALLS — With two outs and down a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers needed a hero if they wanted to take down LaBrae. Stepping up to the plate for Newton Falls was freshman Emily Knight. On the first pitch, Knight hit a three-run home run to give the Tigers a 10-8 ...

Domitrovich does a little of everything for Blue Devils

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Naomi Domitrovich has the drive to succeed. It comes naturally for the McDonald High School sophomore sprinter. He older sister, Iva, had the same motivation. Iva is a junior at Youngstown State University, an instrumental part of the Penguins’ success on the track. ...

Tuesday highlights

BASEBALL McDonald’s Logan Shields struck out seven and had three hits to lead the Blue Devils to a 13-2 five-inning rout of Mineral Ridge in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference matchup. Shields allowed just three hits and drove in two runs. Brian Ortega added two hits and four ...

Dunham carries on Spartans’ legacy

AUSTINTOWN — Mitchel Dunham couldn’t shake West Branch senior Jeff Joseph on Saturday. The Boardman High School junior distance runner didn’t know much about the Warriors’ athlete. All Dunham did was go on instinct, holding off Jones in winning the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, along ...

Callow, McDonald handle Mineral Ridge

McDONALD — The McDonald Blue Devils started off hot and stayed that way as they blasted 10 hits past the Mineral Ridge Rams in Monday’s 9-0 victory at Woodland Park in McDonald. McDonald coach Michelle Titus, whose team is 10-3, 10-0 (Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference), said playing ...

Monday’s highlights

BASEBALL John F. Kennedy’s AJ Arp and Peyton Comer combined to toss a two-hit shutout as the Eagles won, 4-0, over St. Thomas Aquinas. Arp struck out five, walked one and allowed one hit over four innings. Comer allowed one hit and three walks in the final three innings. Cameron Hollobaugh ...

Fitch girls relay team hopes to sprint to state

AUSTINTOWN — Alena Williams grabbed the baton. Only 100 meters separated her and the finish line at Austintown Fitch High School’s all-weather track where she has practiced many times. The Fitch junior sprinter crossed the line in 50.61 seconds on Saturday as the Falcons’ girls ...

Myers finds stride

AUSTINTOWN — Just one little tweak might have turned Christian Myers’ season around — and it certainly hasn’t hurt the Fitch Falcons either. Just a few weeks ago, Myers was mired in a slump, popping balls up left and right and lost at the plate. The Fitch senior was frustrated and ...

Weather OK so far for spring season

Don’t tell anyone you heard this from me — I don’t want to be accused of jinxing things — but the weather for the high school spring sports season in 2019 has been downright decent. That has made for some busy evenings in our sports department, but we are OK with that as we try to ...

Back on track

AUSTINTOWN — Tyrese Bandy hasn’t heard his feet make the sound of meeting an all-weather track since late March. He felt that twitch no sprinter wants to feel, his hamstring pulling. It’s a feeling which cost the Austintown Fitch High School sophomore about a month of the 2019 outdoor ...

McDonald sweeps at PV

ANDOVER – Tyler Worrell won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes to help McDonald to win the boys portion of Saturday’s Laker Invitational, 152-118.5, over second-place Jefferson. Zach Gray won the shot put and discus for the Blue Devils. McDonald also claimed wins in the 4x400 and 4x800 ...

Weathering the storm

VIENNA — Battling the weather conditions as well as the opposition, Hubbard softball came out victorious beating Mathews 11-5. “I knew it was going to be a back-and-forth game, and I was very proud of our girls,” Eagles coach Joe Zagorec said. “We’ve got a very young team. Last ...

Ray of hope

PLAIN TWP. — Miranda Stanhope would rather run in 50-degree weather with overcast conditions. That’s what the Badger High School junior prefers to run the 1,600- or 3,200-meter races. She’d rather go four or eight times around the track without the elements being a distraction. On ...

Mauri first at renowned event

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Howland High School senior and Arizona State University recruit Vinny Mauri won Friday’s 3,200-meter run at the Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville in 9:12.28 — the fastest time in Ohio going into today’s events. Mauri took over the lead through constant ...

Friday’s highlights

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Liberty’s 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays all won at the East Palestine Relays. The 4x100 ran 44.85 seconds, while the 4x200 went 1:35.43 and the 4x400 ran 3:44.69 SOFTBALL McDonald’s Lucy Wolford struck out 10 and allowed just one hit in the Blue Devils’ 13-1, ...

Mineral Ridge evens things up with Jackson-Milton

MINERAL RIDGE — After losing at home on Wednesday, the Mineral Ridge Rams returned the favor and beat the Jackson Milton Blue Jays 10-4 on Thursday. “Yesterday, the errors killed us,” said Mineral Ridge coach Jamie Ferguson, whose team was defeated by Jackson-Milton Wednesday, 15-7. ...

Thursday highlights

BASEBALL Curtis Houser had four RBIs for Badger, while Maplewood’s Frank Hiland added three RBIs to lead the Rockets past the Braves, 8-7. Evan Jarvis had three RBIs and picked up the win as Hubbard beat Ursuline, 7-3. Matt Stephens and Nick Church combined for seven RBIs as Bristol ...

Catching a break

CORTLAND — The ball has bounced funny ways for both the Lakeview and Hubbard baseball teams this year. Usually, it has gone the opposite way either was expecting it to. That theme continued Wednesday in a matchup between the two teams that again involved plenty of weird plays. Lakeview ...

Wednesday highlights

BASEBALL John F. Kennedy’s Cameron Hollobaugh allowed just two runs in a complete-game performance to help the Eagles beat 2018 Division IV state runner-up Trinity, 3-2. Hollobaugh struck out six and allowed five hits in the win. Jordan Edmondson had three hits, including a double, for ...