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Published: Fri, November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Glenwood football wins Spartan Bowl

In the 2012 Spartan Bowl, Boardman Glenwood’s football team defeated Boardman Center 8-6 in overtime. The Glenwood defense forced five Center turnovers, with three fumble recoveries coming from Sean Birchfield and one each from Anthony Davanzo and Nick Stamp.

After a scoreless first half, Glenwood turned the ball over twice in the second half, one on an interception and another on a blocked punt. The blocked punt put Center inside the Glenwood 20-yard line, but the Glenwood defense held and took possession on its 6-yard line.

The offense then began a fourth-quarter drive that covered 93 yards. Gaven Strines completed a 35-yard pass to Anthony Davanzo at midfield. BGMS continued to move the ball and connected on a pass from Strines to Davanzo to reach the Center 1-yard line as time would expire.

In overtime, BGMS took the ball on the opening possession and Gaven Strines hit Anthony Davanzo on a 20-yard touchdown throw. Birchfield then capped off the possession with a two-point conversion that put BGMS up 8-0.

Center responded with a touchdown of its own, but the BGMS defense held and stopped Center two yards short of the goal line on the two=point conversion to seal the victory.

This marks the third consecutive year Boardman Glenwood has won the Spartan Bowl.

Girls soccer defeats Austintown

The Boardman High School girls soccer team beat Austintown Fitch in the second round of tournament play 5-1. The game took place at Boardman High School on Oct. 18. Scoring for BHS was Alison Green with three goals, Nikki Hillard and Alexis Cailor with one goal each. Assists were made by Nikki Hillard (2), Jenna Kuczek and Sara Downie with one assist each. Defensive standouts were Sara Strawinski and SueJude Hamdan.

Boardman girls cross country goes to regionals

For the first time in five years, the Boardman girls cross country team competed at regionals, hosting the meet last Saturday. The seven varsity teammates, consisting of sophomore Jordan Grantonic, junior Emma Schwendemen, freshman Elly Larrier, junior Brandi Gatte, senior Daisy Corso, sophomore Julia Lewis and junior Trista Cunningham, qualified the week before by finishing fifth at districts at Malone University.

Grantonic placed fifth overall in the district competition, covering the course in 19:27. Schwendeman was the second Spartan to cross the finish line in 16th place with a time of 20:15, followed by a breakthrough race by Larrier, 32nd place in 21:09. The balance of the scoring included Gatte, 37th in 21:22, Corso, 39th in 21:25, Lewis, 44th in 21:30 and Cunningham, 52nd in 21:54.

BGMS volleyball sweeps Center

Boardman Glenwood’s seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Boardman Center 25-13 and 25-10 to end with a season record of 9-8 on Oct. 17. Zoe Sims led with six aces and four kills, Rachel Hritz had two aces and three assists, and Briawna Santiago had four aces. Also leading the team were Madison Soles with two assists, Ashley Clark with two aces and two kills, Marissa Sudac with two aces, and Sydney Hull with one block, one kill, and two assists.

The eighth-grade team also beat Center 25-15, 24-26, and 25-20 to end the season with a 6-11 record. Charlotte Voytko led with seven aces, Brittany Mathews was also a strong server, and Emily Hurl led in passing.

YSU Jamboree is Nov. 8

The Youngstown State Penguin Club’s annual Jamboree is Nov. 8 at The Georgetown.

The dinner buffet begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction starting at 7 p.m. and the raffle program starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-2351 or (330) 941-3720.


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