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Fitch names former Falcon

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Local School District and Austintown Fitch Athletic Department announced on Wednesday the appointment of T.J. Parker as the new varsity football head coach. Parker is a 2003 graduate of Fitch High School and is in his 12th year as the physical education teacher ...

Prep scoreboard

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Boys basketball WEDNESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Jackson-Milton 60, Lordstown 42 Around Ohio ¯ Conneaut 67, Iroquois, Pa. 49 ¯ Gallipolis Gallia 54, Piketon 53 ¯ General McLane, Pa. 67, Grand River Academy 60 ¯ Kennedy Catholic, Pa. 55, SPIRE 43 ¯ Newark Cath. 42, ...

Raiders press East

High School Sports

WARREN — Keelyn Franklin might be a first-year coach, but he knows the pitfalls of a high school basketball season. Warren G. Harding opened the year last week with a big win over a highly touted Cleveland Heights team, and the Raiders face two more perennial powers later this week. ...

Jarry’s streak ends in Pens loss

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Tomas Tatar’s 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry’s franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry’s shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar’s power-play goal 12:24 into the ...

Champion holds off Red Dragons, 49-45

Local Sports

CHAMPION — Either team would have felt fortunate finishing with a victory Tuesday night when Niles visited Champion for a boys high school basketball game. Neither side strung together long stretches of pretty basketball, but the Golden Flashes did just enough to hold off the Red Dragons, ...

Lakeview falls short against Boardman

Local Sports

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Spartans hadn’t played a game in a week after their a mathcup against the Farrell Steelers was postponed. Even though their first game came seven days ago, when they overcame a 22-point deficit to Canton GlenOak, that momentum carried over to their home opener ...

Rams come up big in 3rd quarter to handle Blue Jays

High School Sports

One quarter can make a huge difference in a basketball game. The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays played it tight with Mineral Ridge for the majority of the contest, but the Rams pulled away in a decisive third quarter and came away with a 65-48 victory. “They changed the whole entire game in that ...

Girard handles Salem

High School Sports

SALEM — Trailing by just four points at half, young Salem went cold from the floor in the third quarter while being outscored 20-8 and ended up dropping a 64-42 decision to the Girard in Cabas Gymnasium Tuesday night. “You’re going to have nights like this, everybody has nights like ...

Bristol, Lordstown, Newton Falls win

High School Sports

¯ BRISTOL 75, BADGER 40: VERNON — The Church boys accounted for 54 points to lead the Panthers past the Braves in this Northeastern Athletic Conference battle, pitting the two teams which played for the Division IV Orwell District title. Matt Church had a game-high 28 points, while Nick ...

United Way Classic features area teams

High School Sports

On Saturday, schools from across the area will gather to play basketball and raise money for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley in the United Way Basketball Classic. There will be five games held throughout the day at Poland Seminary High School with the night culminating ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball Tuesday’s scores ¯ Austintown Fitch 67, Cardinal Mooney 54 ¯ Boardman 76, Lakeview 42 ¯ Warren G. Harding 74, East 46 ¯ Canfield 56, Chaney 55 ¯ Champion 49, Niles 45 ¯ West Branch 69, Campbell 49 ¯ Girard 64, Salem 42 ¯ Ursuline at John F. Kennedy, ppd., ...

Leopards keep roaring

High School Sports

LIBERTY — After finishing 15-11 last season and reaching a Division III district final for the first time in program history, the Liberty High School girls basketball team has its sights set a bit higher this year. “We only have two starters back, but both are seniors and four-year ...

Ex-Valley star Bowden to enter draft

Local Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky quarterback and former Mahoning Valley high school football star Lynn Bowden said on Twitter that “now is my time” to enter the NFL Draft and noted he will make that move after the Wildcats face Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl. Bowden starred at Liberty High ...

Undermanned Lakeview shot down on road

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — Coming into Monday night’s Northeast-8 Conference matchup with the Struthers Wildcats, the Lakeview Bulldogs only had five varsity players dress because of illness. While Struthers dressed a deeper team, there was one who made the difference. Emma Elia scored a game-high 26 ...

‘Cappy’ reviews his long career

Local Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Local sports historian John Caparanis readily admits that he takes things a little slower than he might have five decades ago. His zest for spreading the word about the sports accomplishments of current and former Mahoning Valley athletes, coaches, administrators and ...

LaBrae tops Bristol

High School Sports

¯ LaBRAE 42, BRISTOL 29: LEAVITTSBURG — Eight Vikings reached the scoring column to help the hosts offset a 17-point effort rom Bristol’s Brittany Mooney in a non-league contest. Laura McCoy scored 10 points and Lenox McConaughey supplied nine points to lead LaBrae, which led 22-12 at ...

Beckham again focus after Cleveland win

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. gave each of his Browns teammates a new pair of his signature Nike sneakers on Monday. It’s unclear if they’re Christmas presents or going-away gifts. Beckham’s gesture could not have been more perfectly timed from a personal public relations ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Girls basketball MONDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Canfield 60, Ravenna 33 ¯ Girard 42, Hubbard 35 ¯ Poland 37, South Range 29 ¯ Struthers 76, Lakeview 39 ¯ Liberty 80, John F. Kennedy 38 ¯ Pymatuning Valley 60, Lordstown 12 ¯ LaBrae 42, Bristol 29 ¯ Jackson-Milton 52, ...

WR Johnson another rookie making mark

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PITTSBURGH — Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impassioned endorsement of the modestly rated kid from Toledo who won Drake over with all the things ...

Winter sports preview capsules

High School Sports

SWIMMING Howland ¯ COACH: Aaron Wirtz ¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference Red Tier ¯ POSTSEASON: Division I, Akron District ¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN: Corinne Daniels***, Jared Mindek ** Josephine Carannante**, Francesca Elisco**, Madison Fluent**, Malorie Fluent**, Mackenzie Karabin**, ...