High School Sports

Howland’s Manios to take field one last time

With the end of the season comes all-star games. Tonight’s High School Valley All-Star Classic is the chance for players from across Trumbull and Mahoning counties to get together and reminisce about the past four years of high school. One player looking forward to sharing stories with the ...

Harding’s Durda hopes to get noticed

At this point in the year, most athletes know whether or not they’ll be playing in college. Heading into his final game tonight, the High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field, Harding first baseman and pitcher Jadon Durda is still unsure of his plans. But, he knows he wants to ...

Making their point

COLUMBUS — Michelle Carroll-Piver was stunned to see what was happening right in front of her. Her son, Cody, a freshman at Canfield High School, was wheeling around the track at a local meet. He needed to run a certain time qualify for the state meet before the regular season ...

Beating the odds

Some athletes may look at an ACL injury as a major setback, something they may never mentally recover from. Niles senior Corbin Foy grew from it and credits the injury for the growth he made on and off the field. “I thought the injury taught me a lot,” Foy said. “It taught me how to ...

LaBrae, Fitch and McDonald are movers

COLUMBUS — Population has been decreasing around the Mahoning Valley for some time as evidenced by the fact the area will not have a Division I football team taking the field this fall. On Tuesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its football assignments for the 2019 ...

2019 football division alignment

How area schools line up in the 2019 OHSAA football division alignment. The OHSAA Board of Directors met Monday and approved the divisional breakdowns. Numbers listed are adjusted enrollment figures after considering competitive balance. ¯ Division I (592-1,413) ¯ Division II (378-590): ...

High School Valley All-Star Classic

Game is Friday, 6 p.m., at Eastwood Field Trumbull County roster No. Name Pos. Team 1 Gage Elza P/OF Bristol 2 Frank Manios 2B/3B Howland 3 Jamie Thomson OF Hubbard 4 Lukas Mosora 1B/OF Hubbard 5 Clay Lazzari P/3B Lakeview 6 Kevin Ellsworth-Myers C Lakeview 7 Jacob ...

Calmness on the mound

When Gage Elza dribbled down the basketball court, weaving his way through the defense and finding a shot or an open teammate, he did so with a certain aura. The Trumbull County Player of the Year recipient never looked frazzled or unsure of himself. He was always in control, according to his ...

Flashes look forward

CLICK HERE to view a SLIDESHOW of Saturday's big win Fresh off the heels of their third straight Division III softball state title, it’s hard not to look at Champion’s roster and wonder if they could be in the same exact position this time next year. Returning both starting pitchers, ...

At the top of the list

AKRON — Only two schools in Ohio have won as many as nine softball state titles. Akron Springfield won seven over an eight-year span from 1988 to 1995, then won its ninth (the Spartans had won their first in 1978) in 2005. On Saturday, the Champion Golden Flashes added their name to the ...

Howland’s Mauri reaches his goal with win in 3200

COLUMBUS — His face was the shade of cherry red. The Howland High School junior distance runner couldn’t grasp what had just happened. Exhaustion, disappointment, anger. It wasn’t what the dominant distance runner, who had been amazing the track and field and cross country community ...

Rupe’s 4th helps Blue Devils finish third

COLUMBUS — Brody Rupe was bounced around more than a pinball. The McDonald sophomore was part of a swarm of 18 runners clustered together, running as one in the Division III boys 1600-meter run Saturday at the state track and field meet. “It was all over the place,” said Rupe, who ...

Ice cream for Guerra after 2nd place

COLUMBUS — Anna Guerra is going to savor every bit of that mint chocolate chip cone from Handel’s. She was thinking about it on the ride home from this year’s state track and field meet. Guerra hasn’t had it in a while, but what better way to celebrate a second-place finish in ...

LaBrae’s Ervin, Badger’s Stanhope on podium twice

COLUMBUS — Dynesty Ervin has some memories of her childhood. It was when she was around 7 years old. Her father, Anthony Johnson, was there coaching the young and soon-to-be LaBrae High School sprinter. “He’s been with me since day one, pushing me and making sure I never give up,” ...

Lakeview’s Boivin grabs 4th place in 110 hurdles

COLUMBUS — Liam Boivin has gone through a whirlwind in a week’s time. The Lakeview junior hurdler qualified for this year’s state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as an at-large qualifier. That means two individuals with the fastest times or best performances from ...

Athlete of the Year nominees

Nominees for the Tribune Chronicle Senior Athlete of the Year awards will be announced in the June 16 edition of the newspaper. Schools were invited to nominate a male and female senior athlete for the honor. Information capsules on the accomplishments of the nominated athletes will be ...

Local results from state track meet

At Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus SEATED Boys 800 ¯ Micah Beckwith (Boardman), ninth, 2:39.38; Gabe Warsing (Pymatuning Valley), seventh, 2:28.99 Boys 400 ¯ Gabe Warsing (Pymatuning Valley), fifth, 1:10.53; Micah Beckwith (Boardman), eighth, 1:10.53 Boys 100 ¯ Gabe ...

All-conference honors

Baseball NORTHEAST-8 CONFERENCE ¯ Player of the Year: Jake Gehring, South Range FIRST TEAM Alex Barth Poland OF Joe Gallo Niles Utility Jake Gehring SouthRange P Nick Guarnieri Niles C Lukas Mosora Hubbard 1B Brandon Olson Poland 2B Braden ...

Gray wins another discus title for McDonald

COLUMBUS — Zach Gray’s parents were next to Christian Smith’s parents, watching Friday evening’s Division III boys discus competition at the state track and field meet in Columbus. Matthias Tayala was nearby. Gray, a McDonald senior, meanwhile, joined the lore of the Blue Devils, ...

McDonald distance relays both in top 4

COLUMBUS — Connor Symbolik took the baton for the third leg of Friday’s Division III boys 4x800-meter relay. The McDonald distance runner saw a couple of people in front of him. With baton in hand, he chugged faster and faster like a freight train toward the lead pack. Symbolik finally ...