High School Sports

Thursday highlights

SOFTBALL Bristol’s Lindsay Miller had four hits and two RBIs to lead the Panthers past Windham, 7-2. Arianna Geordan had 11 strikeouts, had no walks and allowed a solo home run in LaBrae’s win over Grand Valley, 11-1. Marissa Roberts and Kaitlin Gibson combined to go 7-for-7. Lena ...

Things sound good for Howland as tourney nears

HOWLAND — Walking to home plate for an at-bat can be a scary thing for the Howland baseball team because the Tigers have no idea what’s coming, but it’s not the pitcher who has them guessing. As a player makes his way to the batter’s box, a walk-up song is played through the stereo ...

Mathews looking for berth in regional

VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs are on to their fourth district tournament in as many years after taking down Windham, 12-2, in a Division IV sectional bracket final on Wednesday. “It was anybody’s game,” Mustangs coach Jim Nicula said. “Anytime you play against (Windham coach) Elliot ...

Devils always aim high, even in new district

McDONALD — The McDonald Blue Devils have been on a mission to win a district championship, and they made a step toward reaching that goal with a 10-0 win over Jackson-Milton Wednesday at Woodland Park in a sectional bracket final of the Division IV Jackson-Milton District. “It’s our ...

Division II tennis seeds all advance

The seedings held up Wednesday on the first day of the Division II boys tennis sectional tournament held at Boardman and Struthers. All four seeds in both singles and doubles won through to the semifinals and will play those matches and the finals Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Boardman High ...

Tuesday highlights

BASEBALL Six Champion batters ended their 18-8 victory over Edgewood with multiple hits. Mat Horvat had four hits, Andrew Russell and Brandon Dykes had three, while Jack O’Shaunessy, Zach Bickel and Nolan Yartz all had two. Niles’ Zack Leonard led Niles with three hits, and he also ...

Sweep in the city

WARREN — With the tournament looming and coming off of a 4-1 loss to Howland, John F. Kennedy rose to the occasion Tuesday afternoon, taking down Warren G. Harding, 10-1, to sweep the season series against their city rivals. “After the egg we laid against Howland, I thought we played ...

Miller, back from injury, stars for Howland

HOWLAND — Marissa Miller stood in the middle of the pitcher’s circle with a large orange bow on the back of her head. The Howland High School junior looked straight ahead, went into her motion and delivered yet another pitch Tuesday during the Tigers’ 18-3 win over Niles in a Division II ...

Mineral Ridge captures rare tournament win

MINERAL RIDGE — After a disappointing first-round loss to Rootstown in the sectional tournament last season, Mineral Ridge was on a mission to come back stronger come playoff time this season. The Rams accomplished that goal with a convincing 9-0 victory over Canton Central Catholic Tuesday ...

WGH’s Payiavlas brothers advance to tennis district

SOLON — Two Warren G. Harding tennis players will advance to next week’s Division I district competition, while two Howland players are one step away from that plateau. The fourth-seeded brother duo of Harding’s Alex and Anthony Payiavlas beat Kentston’s Logan Fouts and Nate Fisher, ...

Tuesday’s highlights

Nate Reichek, Daniel Gearhart and Logan Newell combined on a one-hitter in Grand Valley’s 10-0, six-inning win over Pymatuning Valley. Reichek started and struck out six without walking a batter over three innings. Bristol’s Seth Mooney helped the Panthers outslug Badger, 16-10, in a ...

Monday’s highlights

BASEBALL McDonald’s Zach Nolf struck out 13 and allowed two hits in a 12-2 five-inning victory over Sebring. Logan Shields added two hits, including a double, and drove in two. Dwight Parker gave up one hit, threw 12 strikeouts and had four RBIs in Liberty’s 8-6 victory over Campbell. ...

Flashes, Mustangs baseball #1 seeds

Champion in Division III and Mathews in Division IV both were voted number one seeds in their district tournaments for the high school baseball postseason which begins next week. Area softball teams begin their sectional tournaments this week, the first time in recent memory the two sports ...

Flashes make statement

CHAMPION — With tournament time just a week away, Champion made a statement by taking down the second seed in their region, Edgewood, 7-1. “That’s good baseball team,” Golden Flashes coach Rick Yauger said. “They’re the No. 2 seed in our region and we’re No. 1. We wanted to come ...

Gehring, South Range breeze by Red Dragons

NILES — The first thing people notice about South Range sophomore Jake Gehring is that he throws hard. The second, third and fourth things they notice are what make the right-hander one of Ohio’s top prospects. The Ohio State recruit was on his game Monday, and so were the rest of the ...

Brookfield trounces Kennedy, 20-4

BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield High School Warriors started off hot and beat the John F. Kennedy Eagles Monday in a softball sectional first-round game in the Division IV Warren District, 20-4. “I think for the girls it’s important to get that first win,” Brookfield coach David DeJoy ...

Lordstown puts it all together against St. John

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown and Ashtabula St. John played a Division IV Warren District sectional first-round softball game at Lordstown Village Park Monday afternoon. The park was packed with three little league games and fans cheering on the Red Devils to a 12-2 triumph on a beautiful day for ...

Tigers trudge toward sectional

NEWTON FALLS — “We trudged through it, that’s for sure.” That’s how Newton Falls coach Bill Pelyak described the Tigers’ 6-1 softball victory over Jackson-Milton Saturday morning. “Milton was competitive, and they played a good game. They got themselves out of a couple tight ...

Coaches, players battle soggy spring

WARREN — Rick Yauger and the rest of the Champion High School baseball coaching staff spent most of Tuesday night sweeping their baseball field. Yes, sweeping it. They used push-brooms to sweep gallons of water off the field. Unfortunately, it’s a common practice in the Mahoning Valley ...

Saturday’s highlights

BASEBALL Aaren Landis led a powerful Jackson-Milton offense with three hits in the Blue Jays’ 16-12 victory over Sebring. Landis’ double was the only extra-base hit of the slugfest. Lakeview’s Nick Demonica had three hits and four RBIs in the Bulldogs’ 9-2 victory over Howland in a ...