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High School Sports

Champion girls stun Lakeview with 1-all tie

CORTLAND — The third time was the charm for Madi Haines and the Champion girls soccer team. The Flashes’ junior midfielder had three one-on-one kicks against Lakeview goalkeepers in a matter of 6 seconds Saturday and converted her third opportunity as Champion stunned the unbeaten ...

Flash in the pan

WARREN — Stands inside Mollenkopf Stadium were more than half full, the dominant black and gold of Warren G. Harding predominant on the west side. The east side was filled with a bright orange of the Massillon Tigers. Fireworks went off in the sky above. The fervor coming from the WGH ...

Howland rallies to stun Poland

HOWLAND — The Howland Tigers christened their new field with a last-second, heart-pounding 14-13 victory over Poland. “It was a great battle,” Howland coach Steve Boyle said. “Poland is a well-coached team and both teams continued to fight for four quarters.” The Bulldogs got off ...

Hanging on for a win

NILES — Maybe it was the fact that it was Friday the 13th. Perhaps it was the full moon. Whatever the case, things didn’t quite play out as many expected Friday when Youngstown East and Niles squared off at Bo Rein Stadium. There were no weather delays. Rather, a brisk wind provided ...

Rams stay unbeaten

MINERAL RIDGE — The stands were filled with fans sporting orange and black on Friday the 13th as the Mineral Ridge football team played host to Newton Falls. The supposed full moon was never seen, but there was an unease about whether the weather would force a postponement at some point. ...

Young Vikings right ship in win over Norton

LEAVITTSBURG — Last year, the LaBrae Vikings finished with a record of 10-2 and a second-round playoff defeat to Manchester. LaBrae’s only regular-season loss came at the hands of Mark Waid and eventual Division IV state runner-up Girard. After beginning this season with two losses by a ...

Lake Catholic too much for young Ursuline

YOUNGSTOWN — Sometimes it just isn’t your night, and that was the case for the Ursuline Fighting Irish Friday at Stambaugh Stadium as they dropped a lopsided game to the Lake Catholic Cougars, 36-0. “It didn’t feel like our guys came to play like they did the past couple weeks,” ...

McDonald holds on for first victory

McDONALD 20, CRESTVIEW 14: McDONALD — Dominic Schadl scored two touchdowns in the third quarter for the Blue Devils to lead them past Crestview. Schadl ran for 198 yards and threw for another 23. McDonald started the game off with a 20-yard run from Logan Hawk to take a 6-0 lead after the ...

Falcons remain undefeated

¯ AUSTINTOWN FITCH 49, GLENOAK 27: CANTON — The Falcons dominant rushing attack gave them the edge in a win over GlenOak. Austintown Fitch scored all seven of their touchdowns on the ground and ran for a total of 432 yards. Devin Sherwood finished the game with 144 yards and two ...

Scoreboard

Friday’s scores AREA GAMES Non-conference ¯ Massillon 49, Warren G. Harding 7 ¯ Howland 14, Poland 13 ¯ Austintown Fitch 49, Canton GlenOak 27 ¯ Massillon Jackson 49, Boardman 14 ¯ Canfield 43, Washington, D.C., McKinley Prep 0 ¯ Lakeview 30, Akron Firestone 7 ¯ Niles ...

First looks are deceiving

HUBBARD — Girard looked as if it would roll early with two convincing sets against Hubbard. The Eagles had other plans as it made the Indians work for a 3-2 victory Thursday at Hubbard High School. Girard coach Chelsea Guerrieri said her team should not have let its guard down. “Super ...

St. Thomas Aquinas edges out JFK

WARREN — Despite a flurry of shots in the last few minutes, John F. Kennedy couldn’t capitalize to tie the game, falling to St. Thomas Aquinas, 2-1. Even though the team lost, Eagles coach Matt Horvatich liked the way his team played. “I thought it was a great game,” Horvatich said. ...

Fitch coach gets her first win over Boardman

AUSTINTOWN — Coming into this matchup with the Boardman Spartans, Austintown Fitch coach Jody Bartlett didn’t feel her team held an advantage. That comes from the fact that she came into this game 0-7 against the Spartans. She got that monkey off her back as the Falcons stayed perfect ...

Scoreboard

Scoreboard Volleyball HOWLAND 3, HARDING 0 Warren G. Harding 8 12 12 Howland (7-0, 2-0) 25 25 25 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: Har – Diamond Phillips 5, Erika Simpson 5, Nalida McQueen 5, Cassie Greene 5 ¯ ACES: How – Bailee Beasom 5, Mackenzie Karabin 4 ¯ ASSISTS: Har – Phillips 4; ...

Red-hot Lakeview tops Mooney

CORTLAND — Six in a row. After dropping its first three matches of the season against Howland, West Branch, and Crestwood, the Lakeview volleyball team has won six straight. In fact, Wednesday night’s home victory over Cardinal Mooney gave the Bulldogs victories in 9 out of the last 10 ...

Changes don’t stop Vikings in win

LEAVITTSBURG — Changing things can sometimes provide interesting results. LaBrae coach Courtney Kish decided to change up where some of her players normally play to see what the end result would be. Nothing crazy ensued, just what’s been the norm for the Vikings volleyball team as they ...

Second-half attack

YOUNGSTOWN — What started off as a back-and-forth battle between the Ursuline Fighting Irish and Badger Braves turned into a second-half rout on a warm night at Youngstown State University. Ursuline came out on top with an 8-2 win over a worn down Badger team. “We might not be a big ...

Grand Valley boys soccer runs away from LaBrae

LEAVITTSBURG — The LaBrae boys soccer program is still in its infancy. It has struggled with numbers and trying to build a program from the ground up. Tuesday night, the Vikings ran into the Grand Valley Mustangs, whose team speed presented issues most of the night in an 8-0 GV ...

Falcons work together to beat Canfield, 3-0

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Fitch boys soccer Falcons have gotten off to a hot start this season, and Tuesday’s 3-0 win against the Canfield Cardinals further cemented the theme of the season thus far: togetherness. “Our main focus for this season has been sticking together,” Falcons ...

Maplewood beaten by 8-0 Springfield

MECCA — The beat goes on for the Springfield girls soccer team. The Tigers reached the midway point of the regular season with an 8-0 record after beating host Maplewood 9-3 on Tuesday. “It’s been a great start,” said sixth-year Springfield coach Justin Kosek. “But it’s only a ...