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HOWLAND — Missing most of the season, Howland midfielder Gabriel Altawil made his presence known Tuesday night, scoring both goals for his team in a 2-0 win over Ursuline in a Division II Niles District semifinal. The victory puts the Tigers in the district championship game against ...

Lakeview turns tables on Poland in 2-0 win

POLAND — It was the “Battle of the Bulldogs: Part III” Tuesday evening at Dave Pavlansky Field in Poland in the Niles Division II District semifinal. Third-seeded Lakeview may have been shutout twice by second-seeded Poland in a pair of 2-0 losses during the regular season, but Lakeview ...

Flashes hold off Mathews, earn spot in district championship

CHAMPION — One is enough. The Champion boys soccer team advanced to the Division III Warren District title game after outlasting the visiting Mathews Mustangs, 1-0, Tuesday evening. The Flashes (10-7-1) are looking for their first district championship since 2004. “It’s been a while ...

Scoreboard

Football THIS WEEK’S GAMES Friday Non-conference ¯ West Toronto Prep (0-7) at Warren G. Harding (5-3), 7 ¯ Canfield (5-3) at Howland (4-4), 7 ¯ Austintown Fitch (3-5) at Boardman (3-5), 7 ¯ Lucas (7-1) at LaBrae (3-5), 7 ¯ University School (5-3) at East (3-5), ...

Third time’s the charm

CAMPBELL — The third time was the lucky charm for John. F Kennedy against the Ursuline Irish. Ursuline got the best of the Eagles twice in the regular season, but JFK found its revenge Monday in a Niles District Division III girls soccer semifinal at Campbell Memorial High School, ...

LaBrae whips Rovers

LEAVITTSBURG — After a bit of a shaky start, the LaBrae High School girls soccer team caught fire in its home Division III District semifinal match against Rootstown on Monday night. The top-seeded Vikings allowed penetration and two quick shots early and then missed a penalty kick on the ...

Bulldogs fall short in nailbiter with Warriors

CORTLAND — Lakeview put together a final rush with chance after chance, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell 1-0 to West Branch in the Division II Niles District semifinals. “My girls played a hard-fought battle,” Bulldogs coach Marissa DeFrancesco said. “I’m not disappointed ...

Boardman wins, reaches final

With a 4-0 victory over Marietta, the Spartans are on their way to the Division I Niles District Finals. Senior captain Isabella Alvarico scored two goals as did junior Raegan Burkey. Boardman goaltender Serene Khatib picked up her 12th clean sheet of the season in the win. The Spartans ...

Youthful McDonald seeks playoff berth

In early September, it appeared as though the McDonald High football team was in full-blown rebuilding mode. The Blue Devils entered the season having lost 12 seniors — 10 of whom were three-year starters. The inexperience showed in back-to-back losses to Brookfield and Columbiana. However, ...

Soccer, volleyball in district games this week

Girls soccer teams get the 2019 fall sports district week started today with all three divisions playing semifinal games. Today’s winners will be back in action on Thursday evening for district championship games. Those winners will advance to the regional level of play as one of just 16 ...

Push for the playoffs

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing a sharp, crisp game was what Warren G. Harding football coach Steve Arnold emphasized all week leading into Saturday night’s game with Cardinal Mooney at Stambaugh Stadium. His troops did exactly that in a 31-7 win over the Cardinals. “Starting with last week, ...

Badger blasts league rival

By BRIAN YAUGER Staff writer VERNON — A common cliche among coaches is how hard it is to beat an opponent three times in a season. Badger did just that Saturday when it took down visiting Maplewood, 9-0, in a Division III sectional bracket final. “It was a well-played game,” ...

McDonald boys hold off Maplewood

BAZETTA — McDonald boys cross country team has had a No. 1 ranking in the Division III boys Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Poll all season. The last thing the Blue Devils wanted was to take any steps backward. On Saturday, they didn’t. McDonald held off rival ...

Early goal is spark for Howland

HOWLAND — It only took 39 seconds for Howland to quell a rough-and-tumble boys soccer team like West Branch. Howland started with Austin Stassinis finding Christian Cano through the heart of the Warriors’ defense. It was one of six goals in the first half as the top-seeded Tigers ran ...

Scoreboard

Scoreboard Football SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Warren G. Harding 31, Cardinal Mooney 7 ¯ Southeast 48, Valley Christian 12 Around Ohio ¯ Cin. College Prep. 42, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place 36 ¯ Cin. Summit Country Day 35, Cin. Purcell Marian 12 ¯ Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. ...

Second-half flurry carries Lakeview to district

CORTLAND — After getting a little wake-up call, members of the Lakeview High School boys soccer team made sure they weren’t going to be late for the dance. With homecoming festivities later Saturday night, the Bulldogs broke a 1-all tie with five consecutive goals in the second half en ...

A second-half surge

WARREN — The numbers looked good for John F. Kennedy running backs Jess Likens and Cameron Hollobaugh. Each of the two ran for more than 100 yards in the Eagles’ 35-13 North Coast League, White Division victory over Gilmour Academy. Yet no one wanted to talk about the running backs ...

Mistakes lead to first Garfield loss

GARRETTSVILLE — When facing a perennial powerhouse like Moga-dore, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. Unfortunately for Garfield, it made a few too many, dropping the contest, 39-21, for the G-Men’s first loss of the season. “The kids played hard, the kids played well, but at the ...

Happy homecoming

YOUNGSTOWN — After spending the last five weeks on the road, including three games outside of the Mahoning Valley, the Chaney Cowboys were ready to come home to Rayen Stadium. Chaney faced a red-hot Howland squad that won four out of its last five contests and looked to keep its playoff ...

Hubbard’s defense holds off Red Dragons

NILES — Even before the kickoff to Friday’s Northeast-8 Conference showdown between Hubbard and Niles, there were some ominous signs that didn’t bode well for the Red Dragons. As Niles was conducting its practice on Thursday, players and coaches spotted a bald eagle perched atop a light ...