Poland Sports Briefs

PMS seventh-grade girls still undefeated

The Poland Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team defeated Austintown Red 36-26 on Jan. 2. Bella Gajdos led all scorers with 11 points and eight assists. Alexis Hughes netted nine points to go along with six rebounds. The Lady Dogs were aided by strong defensive performances by Laiken Mauer and Delena Myers.

On Jan. 7, the squad ran its record to 9-0 by knocking off Howland, 34-25. Gajdos scored 15 points. Maggie Sebest added seven points, nine rebounds and five steals. Alea Nicholudis chipped in six points, three steals and two assists.

Softball sign-ups set for Austintown league

Austintown girls softball league (slow-pitch) sign-ups, which are open to all Mahoning Valley girls, will be at the Austintown Township hall Jan. 5-6 from noon until 4 p.m. There will also be a free skills clinic at Austintown Middle School from 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 19. Additional sign-ups will be Feb. 2, 3, 16, and 17 from noon until 4 p.m.

Neighbors wants winter sports news

It’s winter sports season. Your young athletes haves started playing, and 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. If you send it, it will get in.

You can email us at neighbors@vindy.com. 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.

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