Boardman Sports Briefs

BGMS girls teams split with Bulldogs

Boardman Glenwood’s eighth-grade girls basketball team picked up its fifth victory of the season, beating Poland 25-19 on Jan. 10. Simone Comer led the scoring with 10 points, five rebounds and five steals. Aniyuh Spann scored eight and Taylor Halowell scored six.

Emily Wagner, Lauren Pavlansky, Charlotte Voytko, and Alexis Stutz led the defense with multiple steals each. Kristen Bean, Faith Clear, Alaina Hufnagel, Taylor Halowell and Aniyuh Spann controlled the glass and led the rebounding effort.

The seventh-grade girls lost a 31-8 decision to Poland. Leading scorers were Cassie Stitt with four and Ashley Clark with two.

Glenwood boys basketball sweeps Poland

The Glenwood seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated Poland 43-34 on Jan. 10. Holden Lipke led the offense with 12 points while Jarod Wilson scored 10. Also scoring for the Spartans were Noah Falleti (7), Antonio Page (5) and Brian Terlesky (4). The boys improved to 6-2 on the season.

The BGMS eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Poland, 49-40. After trailing at halftime, the team rallied in second half to improve its record to 5-3 on the season. The boys were led in scoring by Bryce Richey with 12 and JR Ryan with 10. Also scoring for the Spartans were Mark Smaldino and Sean Birchfield each with six and Anthony Davanzo with four. Chipping in as well for important buckets were Nick Augustine, Travis Koontz and Dante Colaluca.

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 Feb. 2, 3, 16, and 17 from noon until 4 p.m.

Winter sports news

It’s winter sports season, and it promises to be a great season filled with game-winning shots, wrestling tournaments, strikes and spares, gymastic 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.

You can email us at 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.

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