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High School Sports

Kennedy outlasts Lordstown

WARREN — The John F. Kennedy girls soccer team lost a lot of seniors from last season when it finished 11-4-1 and was a Division III district runner-up. The Eagles have searched for a defensive identity this season and coach Kayla Zoccole thinks they may have found the answer ...

Girard girls soccer blanked by tough Poland defense

GIRARD — Under an off-and-on drizzle through most of the night, the Poland girls soccer team continued to show its defensive strength with its 11th shutout of the year in a 4-0 victory over Girard in Northeast-8 Conference play. “Our team is a very defensive team,” Poland coach Joel ...

Games of the week

Harding (3-2) at Akron SV-SM (3-2) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Green Street Stadium, Akron LAST MEETING: First meeting LAST WEEK: Harding 34, Ursuline 0; Akron Hoban 30, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 0 COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; Bobby Nickol, SV-SM ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders ...

Area football league standings

All-American Conference Independent Tier Team All games W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 3-2 158 112 Canfield 3-2 131 102 Harding 3-2 134 88 Howland 3-2 104 100 Boardman 1-4 99 159 Friday ¯ Warren G. Harding at Akron SVSM, 7 ¯ Howland at Louisville, 7 ¯ ...

Scoreboard

Volleyball MOONEY 3, JACKSON-MILTON 1 Cardinal Mooney (8-11) 25 25 23 25 Jackson-Milton (9-10) 22 19 25 10 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: J-M – Bailey Estes 13. ¯ ACES: M – Magen Petty 5, Raegan Filipowitz 4; J-M – Estes 3. ¯ ASSISTS: M – Angelina Rotunno 18; J-M – Estes 22. ¯ ...

Odd statistic for J-M

McDONALD — Sometimes odd coincidences happen. That happened Tuesday night at McDonald High School when Jackson-Milton swept the McDonald Blue Devils by a score of 3-0, but the odd coincidence was the score of each set. Jackson-Milton won all three sets by a score of 25-13. “I don’t ...

JFK seeks consistency for Eagles volleyball

WARREN — A common issue for John F. Kennedy prevailed more as the Eagles dropped their contest against Columbiana in three sets. “It’s pretty much been our theme throughout the whole season. We just play inconsistent,” Kennedy coach Sam Young said. “One minute we can’t pull it ...

Mooney girls headed back to state

Cardinal Mooney placed second in the Division II District Tournament at Sable Creek in Hartville and is the only area team to qualify for the state tournament after finishing just shy of first place. The Cardinals tied with first-place Marlington, with both scoring 355, but were beaten out ...

McDonald, Mineral Ridge girls win MVAC titles

McDONALD — McDonald’s Connor Symbolik and Anna Guerra won the boys and girls individual titles Tuesday at the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Meet at Woodland Park. Symbolik beat out Mineral Ridge’s Timmy Pappagallo for the boys title as McDonald beat out Mineral Ridge for the team ...

Canfield, Howland girls heading to D-I district golf

CORTLAND — Canfield’s girls golf team placed third at the Division I Sectional tournament at Tamer Win on Tuesday. The Cardinals advanced to next week’s district tournament at Pine Hills Golf Course in Hinckley. Leading the way for Canfield was Madison Murphy and Ava Staebler, who tied ...

Hubbard boys soccer ready for second season

GIRARD — With tournament play right around the corner, the Hubbard Eagles soccer team has played around with tactical changes to improve its defense and get the offense stronger. If Tuesday night at Arrowhead Stadium was any indication, then their 9-0 victory over the Girard Indians was a ...

Football

OHSAA football computer ratings Top eight schools from each region in the final report Nov. 3 will qualify for the playoffs. Division I ¯ Region 1 - 1. Mentor (5-0) 14.1, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (4-1) 13.15, 3. Euclid (5-0) 12.7152, 4. Stow-Munroe Falls (4-1) 12.3, 5. Brunswick (4-1) ...

Scoreboard

Volleyball COLUMBIANA 3, JOHN F. KENNEDY 0 Columbiana 25 25 25 Kennedy 10 20 10 ¯ ACES: K – Nadiyah Blackwell 2; C – Maci Linhart 3, Madison Moser 2, Maddie Witherow 2 ¯ KILLS: K – Chloe Coates 3; C – Tori Long 8, Grace Whitmer 7 ¯ BLOCKS: K – Blackwell 2; C – Moser ...

Prepping for playoffs

BROOKFIELD — The volleyball season is slowly winding down, and preparation for postseason play is in full swing. Monday night’s match between the Brookfield Warriors and Springfield Tigers pitted the two teams against each other in a non-conference matchup, as both schools were looking to ...

Girard hangs on in back-and-forth battle

BERLIN CENTER — In a well-played and closely-contested battle Monday night, the Girard volleyball team made enough plays to top host Western Reserve, 21-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 15-8. The non-league match pitted a pair of dominant middle hitters and lots of pieces around them, as the teams ...

Ridge shows its ability in win

MINERAL RIDGE — For the Mineral Ridge Rams volleyball team, when they execute to their fullest and apply pressure, they are a difficult team to beat. The Newton Falls Tigers found that out Monday night. “I think we started off kind of blah and just stayed there and couldn’t get out of ...

Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL SPRINGFIELD 3, BROOKFIELD 0 Springfield (14-3, 9-2) 25 25 25 Brookfield 9 22 21 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: S – Jacey Mullen 15 ¯ ACES: S – Jennie Stitzel 3, Lyndsey Smith 3, Mullen 3 ¯ ASSISTS: S – Lauren Ranelli 20 ¯ KILLS: S – Ally Sauerwein 6, Stitzel 6, Smith ...

Howland winning streak at 3

Howland High coach Steve Boyle knew it was only a matter of time. Even when his team started the season 0-2, Boyle remained confident that his Tigers were on the verge of turning the corner. “In our season opener at Niles we were tied well into the fourth quarter,” Boyle said. “We ...

Flashes in district as sectional champion

The Champion High School girls golf team is just a fourth-year program. But the Golden Flashes will be making their second consecutive trip to the Division II district tournament after winning their first sectional title Sept. 23 by firing a 360 at Punderson. The district tournament will be ...

Mooney, Harding in 1-1 tie

YOUNGSTOWN — It took a while for the Warren G. Harding and Cardinal Mooney boys soccer teams to wake up for their 9 a.m. start Saturday, but each team found its way on the scoreboard in the final five minutes, as the match ended in a 1-all tie. “I thought our first half was not how we ...