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High School Sports

Busy Tigers outlast Dragons

HOWLAND — People have learned to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps some have even accomplished things they didn’t think were possible. After the Howland Tigers make a trip to Canfield today to take on the Cardinals, they will complete their 22-game regular season and move on to ...

Ursuline overwhelmed by Boardman, 63-46

YOUNGSTOWN — Two teams looking for direction in their final games of the regular season found different paths in an intriguing matchup between Boardman and Ursuline. The Spartans were reeling a bit after an ugly loss to GlenOak last weekend, and the Fighting Irish were feeling better about ...

Lakeview, Mathews, Ridge, PV win games

¯ LAKEVIEW 68, HUBBARD 37: HUBBARD — Brendon Kilpatrick scored 24 points for the Bulldogs in a win over Hubbard. Kilpatrick scored a game-high and got help from Colton Maiorca who scored 12 points and Nate Fox and Ryan Carnahan who each added 10. Ryan Laird led the Eagles with 13 points ...

Lakeview boys head to bowling state tournament

Lakeview led a contingent of five area schools in the Division II boys bowling district tournament at Lorain, finishing fourth and qualifying for the state tournament. The Bulldogs will be joined in the state event by Champion senior Matthew Angell who qualified as an individual. The ...

Constant production

Having a memento to remember something special can mean a lot. McDonald senior Sophia Costantino received a basketball with her name and 1,000 points written on it in large, white letters, signifying her career achievement. It couldn’t have meant more to her. “This was my primary ...

Girard aims to return to state

The Girard girls’ bowling team is looking to make its way back to the state tournament again, and with a third-place performance earlier in the month in the sectional round, it is one step closer. Girard hits the lanes again Saturday in the district round at Rebman Rec in Lorain at 10 ...

Howland girls eliminated; Falls boys edge Leopards

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ STOW 61, HOWLAND 31: STOW — The Tigers couldn’t skirt Stow’s defense in a loss to the Bulldogs in a Division I sectional matchup. Courtney Clark led Howland with nine points and Jamie DeSalvo scored eight. The Bulldogs host Canfield on Saturday. BOYS ...

Early birds feast

NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton’s girls basketball team kicked off its tournament run on the right foot, riding a hot start to take down visiting Badger 56-31 in a Division IV first-round sectional contest. “Badger may not have the best record, but they play really tough,” Blue Jays ...

Tigers display experience, down Sebring

NEWTON FALLS — Experience counts. The five senior starters on Newton Falls girls basketball roster have been playing basketball together since they were kids. On Wednesday, They began one last tournament run with a 65-29 victory over Sebring in a Division IV sectional first-round ...

District swimmers take aim at state

Jared Mindek isn’t about to start taking things for granted right now. Although without a disqualification or something radical taking place in the Division II district swim meet Friday, the Howland senior seems primed to qualify for the state meet for a fourth consecutive season. “You ...

Valley Christian skips bye and rolls right along

After missing so many games earlier in the year, the Valley Christian girls basketball team just wants to play. Taking the floor as the ninth seed in a Division IV sectional, the Eagles welcomed 17th- seeded Heartland Christian on a cold Wednesday night. “You place yourself on the ...

Kennedy, Howland, Niles boys post wins

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ KENNEDY 78, HUBBARD 68: HUBBARD — Cam Hollobaugh scored his 1,000th point in a win for Kennedy over Hubbard. Hollobaugh finished the night with 30 points, a game-high and was aided by T.J. Harden who scored 15 and Gabe Green who tacked on 11. Riley Heckert led Hubbard ...

Back in business

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls boys basketball team hadn’t played a game in 11 days, with its last contest being a loss to Crestview. The Tigers returned to action Tuesday, once again against the Rebels. This time they finished on the other end of the win/loss column, taking down ...

Big Dawg is barking

Big Dawg Deans. The nickname is written in big letters on a sizable white banner in Mathews’ colors on the east end of the Mustangs’ nostalgic gymnasium named “The Shoebox.” Although Mathews senior Ashley Deans wears red and black on her uniform, it’s her love for the brown and ...

JFK falls, Mathews outscores Badger; Viking girls top Flashes

¯ HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 64, KENNEDY 61: The Lions (15-4) held a 32-19 lead at halftime on Monday, then withstood a Kennedy rally which cut the lead to 47-45 after three quarters. Heartland’s 17-16 edge in the final quarter was enough to hang on for the win in the game between high seeds in the ...

Area swimming & diving district qualifiers

Area swimmers who have qualified for the district meet (with seeded position listed and qualifying time) Division I BOARDMAN BOYS ¯ Teddy Anzevino, diving, 5th, 402.10 ¯ Ethan DunLany, So.: 500 freestyle, 6th, 5:00.07; 200 freestyle, 18th, 1:52.10 ¯ Sam DeJoseph, diving, 6th, ...

Area bowling district qualifiers

DIVISION I BOYS ¯ Boardman – Joe Taraszewski, Daniel Enright, Rees Beckman, Spencer Fernholz, Jacob Burkey, Ivan Lindberg. ¯ Individuals – Braylen Schuller, Harding. DIVISION I GIRLS ¯ Boardman – Josalyn Hibbard, Lexus Petrich, Sam Hoffman, Fatima Rehman, Grace Oklota, Alayna ...

Football and family

It will be an odd good-bye for Tom Pavlansky, in part because he’s not really leaving. He is saying farewell to a program he has long called home to go to a place that has forever been his home. One of the longest-tenured high school football coaches in the Mahoning Valley, Pavlansky is ...

Area swimmers ready for district

Two area high school swimmers posted the best qualifying times in Northeast Ohio in their respective events coming out of sectional competition last week. The two lead a host of area swimmers into district competition. The district is scheduled Friday (Division II) and Saturday (Division I) ...

Harding boys just miss district bowling berth

The Boardman boys became the final area team to advance to the district level of postseason competition, finishing third on Sunday in the Division I sectional at Amron Lanes in Canfield. The Spartans edged Harding by 66 pins. Nordonia and Stow-Munroe Falls finished 1-2 in the tournament which ...