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CORTLAND — Lakeview boys basketball player Brendon Kilpatrick wasn’t ready for his career to end just yet. Like the large mural covering one end of Lakeview’s gym, Kilpatrick made a huge presence within the confines of the gymnasium Tuesday night during a 54-45 win over Howland in the ...

Locals must adjust to changes at state meet

The state swimming and diving championships will look a little different this season, as the OHSAA has made many adjustments to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and all involved at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Among those COVID-19 related changes is a one-and-done format ...

Jackson-Milton beats rival WR for third time

NORTH JACKSON — For the third time this season, Jackson-Milton met up with Western Reserve, but this time it was in the opening round of tournament play. The Blue Jays, who won each of the first two meetings by four points, overcame a slow start to complete the season sweep, taking down ...

Late free throw lifts Mathews in sectional

SALINEVILLE — Vincent Greenwood split a pair of free throws with 3 seconds remaining to break a tie as 12th-seeded Mathews defeated ninth-seeded Southern 57-56 in a first-round Division IV sectional contest Tuesday. “Games like this are really tough because we don’t know much about them ...

Brookfield slips past Devils in nailbiter

BROOKFIELD — Lordstown and Brookfield took their Division IV sectional first-round game down to the wire on Tuesday. The Warriors escaped victorious, 46-43, in a back-and-forth nailbiter that came down to the very end. “I guess it’s like the playoffs,” Brookfield coach Shawn Hammond ...

Champion, Newton Falls win, advance

¯ CHAMPION 61, ROOTSTOWN 41: CHAMPION — The Flashes had a 23-point third quarter to pull away for a first round sectional victory over Rootstown. Champion outscored the Rovers 23-11 in the third quarter. Austin Willforth led the team with 17 points. Trayvon Edwards scored 16 and Mason ...

Hubbard eliminated by West Branch

BELOIT — A young Hubbard boys basketball team was caught between a rock and a hard place Tuesday night in its Division II sectional first-round game at sixth-seeded West Branch. The Warriors had things going inside and outside and the 20th-seeded Eagles struggled to contain that combination ...

Salem puts away Girard with fine 4th quarter

SALEM — In a game closer than the final score indicated, the 19th-seeded Girard boys basketball team pushed seventh-seeded Salem hard into the fourth quarter Tuesday before falling 61-41 in a Division II first-round sectional game. Salem coach Jeff Andres would like to bottle how his team ...

Waiting for history

NORTH JACKSON — It’s been a long time coming for Jackson-Milton senior Mason Robison. Back on Feb. 9 at home against Columbiana, the 6-foot guard came flying in off the left side of the lane and laid in a feed from fellow senior Andrew Bouch Jr. to record his 1,000th career point. ...

WGH misses state; Spartans 2nd

Warren G. Harding came up a little short at qualifying for the Division I state bowling tournament on Monday. The Raiders placed eighth — the top five teams advanced to state — behind Marissa Stear at 550, Abbey Frazzini at 537 and Hailee Misel with a 518 at Freeway Lanes. Boardman’s ...

Swimming state qualifiers, district results

Listed are area athletes who have qualified for the state swimming and divings championships scheduled this week at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Included are the athlete’s state seeding position based on results of district meets across the state. Also listed are district results for ...

WGH falls in overtime to Warriors

WARREN —The Warren G. Harding girls basketball team had looked forward to this season since the class of 2021 was in seventh grade. It is a talented group with good size, and the seniors worked well together. The Raiders came up a game short last year, losing in a Division I district ...

Harding bowling set for district

With the sectional portion of the Division I bowling tournament over, only two area teams in the division remain: Boardman, the sectional champion, and Warren G. Harding, which finished third. As the district matches fast approach, Harding is eagerly awaiting the chance to hit the lanes ...

LaBrae eliminated by league rival Crestview

NEW WATERFORD — The six-seeded Crestview Rebels took two out of three in their series with LaBrae as they knocked off the eighth-seeded Vikings 51-42 Saturday afternoon in a sectional bracket final matchup. The teams split their regular season meetings as members of the Mahoning Valley ...

Harding boys, girls fall; Champion, Bristol girls survive

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ FITCH 64, HARDING 52: AUSTINTOWN — Todd Simons scored 27 points for the Falcons in a win over Harding. Simons led with a game-high and was aided by DeShawn Vaughn who scored 14 points and Cam Smith who added 11. ¯ CANFIELD 57, HOWLAND 52: CANFIELD — The Cardinals ...

Howland’s Mindek wins at district

Howland High School senior Jared Mindek will be competing in his fourth consecutive Division II state swimming and diving championship this week after capturing the 100-yard beaststroke title in 57.18 seconds Friday in the district meet at the Spire Institute in Geneva. The top two finishers ...

Fast start fuels Irish past Liberty

YOUNGSTOWN — A dominant first quarter was all Ursuline needed to take control of the game Saturday as the Fighting Irish took down Liberty, 65-46, in a Division III girls basketball sectional bracket final. “We’re ecstatic,” Irish coach Michael Kernan said. “Not only with the win, ...

Hubbard, Garfield move on to state in girls Division-II bowling

Hubbard and Garrettsville Garfield advanced to the Division II girls bowling state tournament and individuals Rachel Foreback of Girard and Madison Stanton of Struthers both advanced after district competition Saturday at Rebman Recreation at Lorain. Garfield won the district title and ...

No. 1 vs. No. 1

STRUTHERS — With the tournament looming, the Struthers boys basketball team ended its regular season on a high note, closing out the first part of the season with an unblemished 21-0 record. McDonald didn’t make it easy, however. The Blue Devils played close for the majority of the ...

Champion wins in OT on buzzer beater

NEW WATERFORD — Every kid dreams of hitting a basket at the buzzer to win a big game. For Champion’s Trayvon Edwards, that dream came true. With 19 seconds and counting in overtime, the Flashes, who trailed by one, passed the ball around the top of the key several times looking for an ...