High School Sports

Lakeview’s Boivin grabs 4th place in 110 hurdles

COLUMBUS — Liam Boivin has gone through a whirlwind in a week’s time. The Lakeview junior hurdler qualified for this year’s state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as an at-large qualifier. That means two individuals with the fastest times or best performances from ...

Athlete of the Year nominees

Nominees for the Tribune Chronicle Senior Athlete of the Year awards will be announced in the June 16 edition of the newspaper. Schools were invited to nominate a male and female senior athlete for the honor. Information capsules on the accomplishments of the nominated athletes will be ...

Local results from state track meet

At Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus SEATED Boys 800 ¯ Micah Beckwith (Boardman), ninth, 2:39.38; Gabe Warsing (Pymatuning Valley), seventh, 2:28.99 Boys 400 ¯ Gabe Warsing (Pymatuning Valley), fifth, 1:10.53; Micah Beckwith (Boardman), eighth, 1:10.53 Boys 100 ¯ Gabe ...

All-conference honors

Baseball NORTHEAST-8 CONFERENCE ¯ Player of the Year: Jake Gehring, South Range FIRST TEAM Alex Barth Poland OF Joe Gallo Niles Utility Jake Gehring SouthRange P Nick Guarnieri Niles C Lukas Mosora Hubbard 1B Brandon Olson Poland 2B Braden ...

Gray wins another discus title for McDonald

COLUMBUS — Zach Gray’s parents were next to Christian Smith’s parents, watching Friday evening’s Division III boys discus competition at the state track and field meet in Columbus. Matthias Tayala was nearby. Gray, a McDonald senior, meanwhile, joined the lore of the Blue Devils, ...

McDonald distance relays both in top 4

COLUMBUS — Connor Symbolik took the baton for the third leg of Friday’s Division III boys 4x800-meter relay. The McDonald distance runner saw a couple of people in front of him. With baton in hand, he chugged faster and faster like a freight train toward the lead pack. Symbolik finally ...

LaBrae’s Ervin, Badger relay into finals

COLUMBUS — Redemption. LaBrae senior Dynesty Ervin thought about it for about a year, that twinge in her right leg which abruptly ended her junior season in last year’s Division III 100-meter state semifinals. It was a hamstring injury. She didn’t run the 200-meter dash later that ...

Area athletes deal with weather delay

COLUMBUS — Three hours, 38 minutes. That was the weather delay on Friday, the first day of the state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Three Trumbull County athletes had their own ways to deal with the delay which included frequent lightning strikes within a 10-mile ...

Local results from state track meet

Friday’s area track and field results at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus SEATED Finals Boys shot put ¯ Micah Beckwith (Boardman), ninth, 11-6.5; Gabe Warsing (Pymatuning Valley), third, 21-9 Semifinals (top nine to today’s finals) Boys 800 ¯ Micah Beckwith ...

Here we go again…

AKRON — One game remains for the Champion Golden Flashes in their journey toward their sixth state title in a decade after taking down Byesville Meadowbrook, 10-0, in a Division III State Semifinal on Thursday. Champion coach Cheryl Weaver continues to save all the excitement and the credit ...

Mathews drops thrilling regional

STRONGSVILLE — Sometimes the ball rolls your way. Sometimes it doesn’t. When Clayton Nezbeth knocked a single toward the middle in the bottom of the seventh inning of a Division IV Regional Semifinal game tied at 2, the ball hit off of the pitcher’s mound, then took an unusual hop and ...

Three-sport star Drapola has state debut

Bailey Drapola stands at the start of the runway, grass growing on either side of the path. The Brookfield High School senior builds up speed as she goes faster and faster down toward a sandy pit awaiting her. She jumps, pushing her feet to give her momentum to propel her up and out. Drapola ...

A reason to make a change

WARREN — Michael Engram had a good reason to start the Game Changers organization. He also had good reason not to start it. He’s glad he went with the former. Engram is the founder of Game Changers, a leadership and character development program focused on athletes. The 1996 Warren G. ...

Flashes go after 6th title in decade

CHAMPION — The Champion Golden Flashes (28-2) softball team has reached the state final for the sixth time this decade. Winning state titles in 2011, ’12, ’15, ’17, and ’18, the Flashes have finished the job and come home with the trophy every time they’ve made it to this point ...

A new deck of Cards

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — For many softball teams, a 6-10 record may be considered underwhelming, but it just might have been the first step in building a great program at Bloomfield. “For a first year coach, it was an amazing experience,” Cardinals coach Amanda Ihrig said. “I had girls that ...

Mathews senior is happy to be on field

Jake Miller and one of his teammates recently went to a Taco Bell near Vienna, and as they were in line to make their order, someone noticed them. “This guy noticed us, that we were Mathews district champs,” said Miller, a senior first baseman for the Mustangs, who take on Springfield at ...

JFK sprinter Likens sees progress in program

MASSILLON — Jesse Likens ran angry during the last 100 meters of the 200-meter dash last week at the Division III Massillon Perry regional track and field meet. It was good enough for the John F. Kennedy sophomore sprinter to finish in fourth place and earn a trip to this weekend’s state ...

Facing a perennial foe

Reaching the regional was a long time coming for Mathews and coach Jared Terlecky. It often seems like a right of passage to the Mustangs’ opponent. Mathews (20-3) takes on Springfield (25-3) at 2 p.m., Thursday in a Division IV Strongsville Regional semifinal at Strongsville High School ...

Tiger tames track

William Hines had something gnawing at him when he began middle school. He had plenty of family members who had competed in track and field. In middle school, his feet led him to the track behind his school. It would be one he’d run on for years to come. Hines ran AAU Junior Olympics in ...

Lordstown 400 runner heading to state again

MASSILLON — Jermaine Jones remembers the atmosphere he and his 4x400-meter teammates felt last season at the Division III state track and field meet. The noise he and his three other Lordstown High School teammates felt both Friday and Saturday was something they never experienced, noise ...