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High School Sports

Bristol brings it

BRISTOLVILLE — On the second day of the year, the Bristol Panthers got Brook Songer back in the lineup. Her stats since she’s come back don’t jump off the page. But in Bristol coach John King’s opinion, she offers senior leadership for a team that starts all underclassman and has ...

Senior moments big for Jackson-Milton

NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton girls basketball team (7-5, 6-3) is a senior-laden squad. With six seniors on the roster, and each a captain — Julia Bogden, Alysaa Deak, Megan Fultz, Grace McDevitt, Courtney Mercer and Abigail Spalding — the bond on the court is evident. “We’ve ...

Niles, Girard win in NE-8

¯ NILES 48, HUBBARD 37: HUBBARD — Kayla Taylor-Hall set a program record for Niles in a league match against Hubbard. Taylor-Hall brought down 16 rebounds, setting a new high for the Red Dragons girls basketball program and Aneziah Fryer led Niles (5-11, 4-5 NE-8) with 26 points. Leading ...

Prep scoreboard

Girls basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area scores ¯ Niles 48, Hubbard 37 ¯ Poland 59, Struthers 39 ¯ South Range 51, Lakeview 22 ¯ Girard 41, Jefferson 32 ¯ East Palestine 58, Leetonia 38 ¯ Jackson-Milton 50, Springfield 38 ¯ Columbiana 77, Wellsville 28 ¯ Mineral ...

A long wait

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding girls basketball team just keeps checking off the boxes on its to-do list. Three Raiders scored in double digits Wednesday night as the host Raiders defeated Howland for the first time since before Y2K, according to Howland coach John Diehl. Harding bolted ...

Flashes rally past Liberty

LIBERTY — For the whole evening, the Champion Golden Flashes girls basketball players looked up at the scoreboard knowing they were trailing in a critical All-American Conference Blue Tier game to the Leopards at Liberty High School. That all changed with 30.5 seconds left in the contest, ...

Newton Falls, Garfield record league wins

¯ NEWTON FALLS 71, CAMPBELL 31: NEWTON FALLS — The host Tigers only allowed two points in each of the first two periods en route to the blowout victory in All-American Conference, Blue Tier action. Eleven Tigers reached the scoring column, led by Madison Haidet, who had 14 points. Bree ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball WEDNESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Badger 65, Newbury 37 Around Ohio ¯ Cle. E. Tech 65, Warrensville Hts. 57 ¯ Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 67, Lyndhurst Brush 61 ¯ Zanesville Rosecrans 68, Johnstown Northridge 54 BADGER 65, NEWBURY 37 ¯ BADGER (3-8, 2-5): Logan ...

Extra motivation

HOWLAND — The Warren G. Harding boys basketball team had a bit of a chip on its shoulder when it traveled to play Howland on Tuesday night. The Raiders lost at Howland last season when Tigers’ coach Dan Bubon got the better of his brother, former Harding coach Gabe Bubon. Harding also ...

Bristol drops Mathews; still perfect in NAC

VIENNA — Two of the top teams in the Northeastern Athletic Conference squared off when Bristol visited Mathews on Tuesday. The Panthers proved to be too much for Mathews, as they handled the Mustangs, 64-43. Four players scored in double figures as Bristol improved to 10-1 on the season ...

Niles battles league foe Struthers to the end

NILES — On paper, Tuesday’s Northeast-8 Conference game between Niles and Struthers was a mismatch. The Wildcats entered the night with just one loss, while Niles had just two wins and was riding a five-game losing streak. However, while fans might have expected a lopsided game, ...

Lakeview, Girard win in NE-8; LaBrae, NF triumph

¯ LAKEVIEW 72, JEFFERSON 62: LAKEVIEW — Brendon Kilpatrick scored 31 points for the Bulldogs in a win over Jefferson to move to 7-6 on the year. Kilpatrick converted on four 3-point attempts for Lakeview and put up a game-high 31. Jake Wilms scored 14 points, Aidan Popovich added 11 and ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball TUESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Boardman 68, Austintown Fitch 44 ¯ Warren G. Harding 78, Howland 58 ¯ Chaney 77, Ursuline 60 ¯ Struthers 39, Niles 37 ¯ First Love Christian Academy 57, East 38 ¯ West Branch 61, Salem 39 ¯ Poland 67, Hubbard 34 ¯ ...

Eagles grounded

YOUNGSTOWN — After a rough stretch with losses against Hubbard and Liberty, Youngstown East is now on a four-game wining streak after taking down John F. Kennedy, 44-24. “I thought we played a well-rounded game,” Golden Bears coach Tanisha Franklin said. “I thought we controlled the ...

Lesson learned for J-M

BERLIN CENTER — The learning curve is taking some time for the Jackson-Milton girls basketball team. Blue Jays coach Pat Keney hopes Monday night was a step in the right direction despite a 66-34 loss to Western Reserve in a in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference matchup. The Blue Devils ...

Hake placed on leave

Western Reserve High School football coach Andrew Hake is on indefinite paid administrative leave after admitting to using vape pen and having THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) on him on school grounds. On Thursday, Jan. 9, Western Reserve Middle School principal Mike Sauner entered the men’s ...

Fryer scores 37 in loss; Girard nips Eagles

¯ GIRARD 34, HUBBARD 31: GIRARD — Girard’s second half play was just enough to get past Hubbard in a nailbiting victory. After trailing at the break 22-13, the Indians outscored Hubbard 14-6 in the third quarter to push back and sealed the deal in the fourth, outscoring them ...

Closing in on Leach’s mark

Rex Leach stood 6-foot-5 and had a knack for making a leather ball go through an iron hoop quite often. It explained his 1,266 points his senior year, a 43.7 points-per-game average, as his Vienna High School Flyers made the state Final Four before losing to Cincinnati Lockland Wayne. The ...

Records

Boys basketball Through Jan.12 Overall Records Division I c-Boardman 8-0 t-Harding 8-5 c-Austintown Fitch 6-4 c-Canton District; t-Twinsburg District Division II Struthers 8-1 Chaney 9-3 West ...

Scoreboard

Schedule (Subject to change) TODAY Girls basketball ¯ Jefferson at Niles, 7 ¯ Hubbard at Girard, 7 ¯ Poland at South Range, 7 ¯ Struthers at Lakeview, 7 ¯ John F. Kennedy at East, 7 ¯ Garfield at Kent Roosevelt, 7 ¯ Cardinal Mooney at Newton Falls, 7 ¯ Pymatuning ...