Canfield Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants winter sports news

It’s getting cold outside and the snow will be flying before you know it. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: It’s winter sports season. Your young athletes have already started practicing and games will be starting before the end of this month. It promises to be a great season filled with game-winning shots, wrestling tournaments, strikes and spares, balance beam routines and swim meets.

Neighbors wants to be there every step of the way. If you’re a winter sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need you help. In order to get teams and players the recognition they deserve, we want to showcase them in our pages. We can only do that if you commit to sending us game reports and photos each week. If you send it, it will get in.

You can email us at You don’t have to be a writer — just send us the information and we’ll put it all together. When emailing pictures, send them as JPEG files as large as possible. Provide caption information and where people are located from left to right, front row to back.

The sports news we’re looking for ranges from varsity high school teams down to middle school and even elementary and recreational leagues. And not just basketball — we want wrestling, bowling, swimming, gymnastics and hockey, too.

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating this season’s successes.

Canfield Baseball Club sign-ups under way

Registration for Canfield Baseball Club’s spring 2013 baseball and softball has started and will run through Feb. 14. Online is the only way to register and pay via credit card. A $25 late fee kicks in Feb. 15.

Teams are formed in early March. Team batting barn practices start in early March. After Feb. 14, a waiting list will be formed with all late placements occurring at one time after Spring Break in April, if room is available. Refer to for information on the league, which accommodates children 5-14 in the Canfield Local Schools.

Eat at Ruby Tuesdays and help baseball program

The Canfield High School baseball team is sponsoring a fundraiser Dec. 12 at Ruby Tuesday on Route 224 in Canfield. Those eating that day will have the opportunity to donate 20 percent of the check to the Canfield baseball program. A flyer must be presented to servers when ordering. Flyers are available on the Canfield High School website: click on Sports and the icon is at the bottom of the page. Hard copies of flyers are also available in the high school’s athletic office or through any player.

Canfield wrestling start season with tourney win

The Canfield High wrestling team went 5-0 in last Saturday’s Cuyahoga Falls Wrestling Tournament.

Canfield defeated Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 78-3; Barberton, 50-20; Akron Hoban, 64-12; Cuyahoga Falls, 45-16; and NDCL, 79-0.

Canfield wrestlers, their weight class and their results are: Kyle West, 106, 5-0; Matt Dunbar, 113, 5-0; Steve Daprile, 120, 4-1; Anthony Spencer, 126, 5-0; Jake Dunbar, 132, 3-2; C.J. Frost, 138, 4-1; Shawn Williams, 145, 4-1; David Labra, 152, 5-0; Steve Hamilton, 160, 2-3; John Poullas, 170, 5-0; Stan Socha, 172, 3-0; Jared Bunch, 182, 2-0; Sam Conner, 195, 3-2; Jake Esarco, 220, 3-2; and Curtis Burns, 285. 5-0.

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