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High School Sports

Wrestling sectionals

DIVISION I KENSTON SECTIONAL ¯ TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Austintown Fitch 219, 2. Boardman 190.5, 3. Stow-Munroe Falls 176.5, 4. Nordonia 175, 5. Solon 136.5, 6. Hudson 132.5, 7. Kenston 109.5, 8. Twinsburg 81, 9. Roosevelt 46.5, 10. Bedford 25. Championship finals ¯ 106: Sam Tillett ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games Division I sectional bracket finals ¯ Boardman 58, Wooster 51 ¯ Warren G. Harding 44, Hudson 40 Around Ohio Division I tournaments ¯ Ashland 69, Fremont Ross 65 ¯ Avon Lake 55, Berea-Midpark 48 ¯ Cle. Rhodes 56, Parma 52, ...

Wrestlers battling more than opponents

Simi Moananu was drenched in sweat. His shirt was a darker shade of gray than when Liberty’s wrestling practice first started. The big, burly Moananu pushed through the final minutes of the conditioning portion of practice and seemed rather elated to hear the final whistle blow. He brought ...

Super season ends

RAVENNA — The girls basketball season may have ended for Warren G. Harding, but the Raiders have no reason to hang their heads. Accomplishments included the first 20-plus win season in school history, an All-American Conference Red Tier title, and the program’s first trip to a district ...

Mathews stopped at home

VIENNA — The heat in the gymnasium at Mathews High School was on full blast. Both literally and figuratively. Emotions were high on the benches and in the crowd. The Mustangs went into the half with a lead, but Lowellville took advantage of some mistakes and made a second-half push to come ...

Newton Falls on to district

NEWTON FALLS — The Tigers clawed their way into the district tournament. The third-seeded Newton Falls High School boys basketball team took care of business Friday, beating sixth-seeded Brookfield 51-37 in a Division III sectional bracket final against visiting Brookfield. With one win ...

Rasile, McDonald handle Jackson-Milton, 71-31

McDONALD — For a short period of time Friday night, it appeared as though a 10-day layoff might get the best of top-seeded McDonald in its Division IV sectional bracket final against Jackson-Milton. In fact, for the better part of the first quarter, the Blue Jays stayed close. The Blue ...

Kennedy, Champion, LaBrae on to district

¯ KENNEDY 84, LORDSTOWN 51: WARREN — The Eagles came out of the break on a tear to take down Lordstown to advance to the district semifinals. Kennedy went into halftime with a 34-25 lead, but outscored the Red Devils 23-8 in the third quarter to pull away. Kennedy (10-13) was led by Cam ...

Girard bowlers stopped in quarterfinals

COLUMBUS — The Girard High School boys bowling team reached the stepladder finals in the Division II state tournament Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. But the sixth-seeded Indians lost to third-seeded Fairport Harbor 3-1 in match play in a quarterfinal to finish seventh. Girard ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball FRIDAY’S SCORES Area games Div. II sectional bracket finals ¯ Chaney 66, Lakeview 52 ¯ Canfield 50, Poland 41 ¯ Struthers 67, East 55 ¯ Ursuline 48, West Branch 42 Div. III sectional bracket finals ¯ Garfield 90, Mineral Ridge 82 ¯ Champion 52, ...

JFK hires new coach

WARREN — Following a decades-long career as a head coach, Jeff Bayuk recently stepped down as the leader of the Warren John F. Kennedy High football program to assume a role as an assistant coach at Struthers. Bayuk will join his son John, who took over the Wildcats’ program following the ...

Ready to rumble

As Austintown Fitch coach John Burd started breaking down the postseason for his Falcons wrestling team, he tried to look at every possible scenario. There are plenty of them at this time of year. Wrestlers can change weight classes, get sick, injured or just simply struggle under the ...

Postseason wrestling battles start Saturday

When wrestling coaches Steve Pitts and Jim Cardiero were asked to look ahead and gauge the difficulty of the Division II Alliance District wrestling tournament, they gave their thoughts, but they quickly stopped. They realized their sectional tournament is tough enough to begin with. Pitts, ...

Harding in 1st district title since 2000

For the first time since 2000, the Warren G. Harding girls basketball team is playing in a district title game. The Raiders play tonight in the first of six district championship games that will involve 10 area teams. The title game winners advance to regional games — Sweet 16 — next ...

Postseason preview

The following is a breakdown of area wrestling teams by staff writer Joe Simon. Information was provided by coaches. The postseason begins Saturday with sectional tournaments. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the district tournament on March 6-7. The top four at the ...

Schedule

(Subject to change) TONIGHT Boys basketball Div. II sectional bracket finals ¯ Lakeview at Chaney, 7 ¯ Poland at Canfield, 7 ¯ East at Struthers, 7 ¯ Ursuline at West Branch, 7 Div. III sectional bracket finals ¯ Mineral Ridge at Garfield, 7 ¯ Champion at Pymatuning ...

District dismantling

CORTLAND — The Champion Golden Flashes ran away from the LaBrae Vikings early and advanced to the Division III district title game at Lakeview High School with a 64-36 victory on Wednesday. Top-seeded Champion will play No. 2-seeded Garfield for the district championship on Saturday at 1 ...

Newton Falls blitzed by Blue Devils

MINERAL RIDGE — With a 6-foot-2 cog in the middle and a number of strong perimeter shooters spreading the floor, the Western Reserve High School girls basketball team is diverse and dangerous. The second-seeded Blue Devils proved that again Wednesday night as they dismantled third-seeded ...

Bristol changes gears to knock off Maplewood

ORWELL — Bristol plays two different styles. The first style kept them even with Maplewood for most of the night. The second style allowed them to outscore the Rockets 32-13 over the final 12:35 en route to a 47-35 victory in a Division IV district semifinal at Grand Valley High ...

Girard pursues Moore success

The Girard High School boys and girls bowling teams entered the Division II district tournament Feb. 17 with a common goal: to extend their seasons one Moore time. Missions accomplished. With the help of the Moore family, both Indians teams will participate in the state tournament. The ...