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High School Sports

Fitch, Harding set for showdown

WARREN — Reeling after its second consecutive loss to drop to 3-3 and riddled by injuries, the Austintown Fitch football team started approaching its remaining games as one-week seasons. Now, three weeks later, the Falcons enter their contest at Warren G. Harding tonight with back-to-back ...

Battle for perfection: Hubbard and South Range set for historic matchup

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Neither South Range or Hubbard’s football programs are strangers to undefeated regular seasons. Both schools have achieved the feat in the last decade. However, when the two teams meet up tonight at South Range, it’s believed to be the first time two undefeated area ...

Playoff picture taking shape

With the expansion of the playoffs to 448 teams, it seemed inevitable that the final week of the regular season would be a week of total chaos in terms of playoff implications. Instead, terms such as “win-and-in,” “control own destiny” and “needs a win and outside help” are ...

Springfield uses weather delay, cruises past Brookfield

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The weather Thursday night offered up a little of everything. It delayed the start of the Division III Sectional Final between the Springfield Tigers and Brookfield Warriors by an hour. Then just 11 minutes in, it delayed it for another 30 minutes. For most teams, the ...

Poland upends Salem, 3-1

SALEM – The No. 9 Poland Bulldogs slowly and methodically took control of their Division III sectional match against the No. 5 Salem Quakers and eventually pulled away to claim a hard-fought 3-1 victory. The Bulldogs, who improved to 14-2-1, now advance to face No. 8 Mogadore Field Monday ...

Girard set for another playoff run

GIRARD — Family, it’s what the world of sports creates. The special bond that’s created through triumphs and failures surrounds kids as they grow up. Their teammates aren’t just their teammates, they don’t just don the same colors, they’re legitimately friends, created through ...