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Athletic fundraiser to be Feb. 13

The Boardman Athletic Department is having its Outback Dinner fundraiser at Boardman High School on Feb. 13 in the school cafeteria. The dinner will run from 4:30-8:00 p.m. and the cost is $15 per person. That price includes free admission to the boys’ basketball final home game of the season against Ashtabula Edgewood. The dinner will consist of steak, chicken, rice, salad, bread, cake and beverages. There will also be a basket auction and anyone wishing to donate a basket or buy dinner tickets should contact the Boardman athletic office at 330-726-3423. Tickets at the door that evening will be limited.

BGMS eighth-grade girls lose to Poland

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade girls lost a back and forth contest with the Poland Lady Bulldogs 35-32. Kailee James hit a clutch 3-pointer at the end of the first half to put the Lady Spartans up 20-13. BGMS continued to lead 29-25 at the end of the third quarter but the Lady Spartans couldn’t hold the lead in the fourth quarter. Cate Green led BGMS with nine points. Brooke Hoffman contributed eight, Kaylin Burkey six, Kailee James five, and Jenna Benko and Harley Realty chipped in with two points apiece.

BGMS girls lose to Center

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade girls lost to Center by a score of 26-21 on Jan. 27. Kaylin Burkey led the Lady Spartans with 10 points. Cate Green added six points and Jenna Benko chipped in with four. Ali Swavel added a free throw to round out the scoring for BGMS. Boardman Center had Alicia Saxton leading the score with nine points followed by Maya Stinson with six points, Ashley Saxton with five points, and Cailyn Covan, Adriana Troutman and Jersey Gorby netting two points each.

Center eighth-grade boys defeat Boardman Glenwood

Boardman Center held on for a three point victory of 34-31 from from Glenwood. Center stormed out to 31-17 after three quarters, but scored only three free throws in the final stanza to allow for Glenwood’s furious comeback. Glenwood cut the deficit to one point, 32-31 before Luke Stauffer calmly swished both free throws from a 1 and 1 with 3.7 seconds left to push Center’s lead to 34-31. Glenwood called timeout and drew up a three point play that hit the backboard and spun around the rim before popping out as time expired. Bobby Cavalier scored 10 points, including nine points from downtown. Luke Stauffer and Cam Kreps each scored five each. Kreps drew two chargers. Mickey Morris and Brandon Kuehn each scored four, while Melvin Neail scored a bucket.

Center eighth grade-boys win in battle of the Spartans

Boardman Glenwood was the site for Center-Glenwood Round two of hoops on Jan. 28. Boardman Center eighth-grade boys won the game 34-31 in a battle of the Spartans. BGMS made a furious fourth quarter comeback down 14 points to cut the game to 32-31 and had a few looks to take the lead but they did not fall. Glenwood held Center to two points in the fourth quarter on two free throw makes. Those two free throws came with 3.4 seconds in the fourth. BGMS called a timeout, inbounded and had a half court 3-pointer rim out as time expired. The loss split the series 1-1 on the season with each team winning on the road. Nick Torres and Che Trevena led the way for Glenwood with 10 points each. Ryan Archey and Shay Eicher had four each. Jimmy Baker had a big three pointer and Nikitas Missos added a free throw.

Center seventh-grade girls lose to Boardman Glenwood

The Boardman Center seventh-grade girls basketball team had a tough loss to Boardman Glenwood on Jan. 28 with a score of 19-29. Center had a strong first half, trailing by only one point. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold them in the second half. Marisa Melewski had eight points, Katie Demetrios had five points, Tanna Ortega had three, Abbie Sammartino had two and Alicia Zoccali scored one point.

BGMS eighth-grade boys fall to Austintown Blue

The Boardman Glenwood eighth-grade boys basketball team fell to to Austintown Blue by the score of 41-37 on Jan 22. BGMS trailed by as many as seven in the fourth quarter and took the lead with two minutes to go on a three pointer by Jimmy Baker. On the next possession, Austintown drove the ball down the court and scored an and one bucket on what should have been called a charge to sway the momentum for the Falcon’s who took the lead for good. The gutsy performance by the Spartans fell short but the team gave a great effort and didn’t give up. Ryan Archey led all scorers with 12 points. Che Trevena added 11, playing great defense all 24 minutes. Baker hit two clutch three-pointers in the second half tallying six points. Nick Torres and Nikkitas Missos battled injury and foul trouble but chipped in with four points each for Boardman.

BGMS eighth-grade boys defeat Warren White

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Warren White on Jan. 21 with a score of 43-31. Glenwood’s defense dominated the game propelling the team to a 21 point lead in the third quarter. Ryan Archey’s shooting in the first half led the Maroon and White in scoring with 12, Nick Torres’ inside out game added 11 points, Che Trevena’s all around offensive and defensive game added six points, while chipping in with assists and steals for the Spartans. Jimmy Baker and Michael Fetsko added five points each. Daron Collins added a bucket and adding a make from the charity stripe were Nikitas Missos and Shay Eicher.

BGMS seventh-grade boys defeats Austintown Blue

The BGMS seventh-grade Boys basketball team improved their record to 8-1 with a 49-18 win over Austintown Blue on Jan. 22. The Spartans jumped out to a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Isaac Land led the team with 15 points, Miguel Santiago added eight and three other players scored six points each.

Boardman Center seventh-grade boys lose to Austintown

The Boardman Center seventh-grade boys basketball team lost on the road on Jan. 22 at AMS Red with a score of 45-42. A strong defensive fourth quarter allowed Center to battle back from a 12 point deficit to cut the AMS lead to two. AMS converted on a late free throw with eight seconds left to go up three. The Spartans then got a good look at a three-point shot but it rimmed out as time expired. With that loss Center, falls to 8-3 on the season. Scorers for the Spartans were Derrick Anderson with 13, Wrentie Martin with 11, Tyler Peterson with six, Charlie Davis with five, Roman DiFalco with four and Jimmy Goske with three.

Boardman eighth-grade boys fall to Austintown

Boardman Center eighth-grade boys fell at Austintown Red on Jan. 22 with a score of 38-34. Center battled back from a slow start and seven point halftime deficit to tie the game at 30-30 going into the fourth quarter. Boardman kept a one point lead 34-33 with 1:18 to go before AMS Red went on a 5-0 run to end the game. Brandon Kuehn and Bobby Cavalier had seven points each. Cam Kreps added six points and eight rebounds. Other scorers were Mickey Morris (4), Luke Stauffer (3) and Joe Ieraci, Eric Shrilla and Malcom Joyner (2 each). Tino Arcuri tacked on a free throw.

Boardman eight- grade girls defeat Austintown

The Boardman Center eighth-grade girls basketball team defeated Austintown Red 27-20 on Jan. 22. Alicia Saxton led the way scoring 13 points. Angelina Holzschuh added six points with Autumn Stanford scoring three points. Both Kaia Anderson and Maya Stinson scoring two each. Ashley Saxton finished it off scoring one point. The entire Spartans Team provided a great defensive effort.

Boardman freshman girls fall to Howland

The Boardman Freshman Girls Basketball Team fell to Howland on Jan.20 losing 34-20. Leading the Lady Spartans was Katelynn Sawyer with 11 points, Cassie Stitt with six points and Kaylee Sorvillo with three points.

Boardman defeats Youngstown East

The Boardman High School boys won their third consecutive game, defeating Youngstown East on Jan. 23 The score was 57-54, improving the team to 7-7 on the season. Gannon Murray led the Spartans with 16 points, and Brian Fryda and Holden Lipke both added 10 points.

Boardman freshman girls bring home a win

The Boardman girls freshman basketball team traveled to Kent Roosevelt and broguth home a win on Jan. 24. The Spartans defeated Roosevelt in a close game 33-27. Leading the scoring for Boardman was Katelynn Sawyer with her season highest 17 points and Cassie Stitt following with 10. Also contributing with points for the Spartans was Kaylee Sorvillo and Carly Amendola. The Lady Spartans improve their record to 4-5.

BGMS boys fall to Canfield

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade boys lost to Canfield by a score of 34-26 on Jan. 26. Che Trevena led the Spartans with eight points for the night. Shay Eicher added five points to the score while team captains Nick Torres and Jimmy Baker scored four points each. Addings two a piece were Manny Perez and Ryan Archey. Chipping in with a free throw was Michael Fetsko. The loss dropped the Spartans record to 4-6.

BGMS girls lose to Canfield

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School girls lost to the Canfield Lady Cardinals on Jan. 25 by a score of 36-16. Kaylin Burkey led the Lady Spartans with nine points and Cate Green chipped in with seven.

BGMS girls lose to AMS Blue

On Jan. 21, the Boardman Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade girls lost to Austintown Middle School Blue by a score of 46-27. Cate Green led the Lady Spartans with 10 points. Kaylin Burkey added six while Brooke Hoffman chipped in with four points. Kailee James and Jenna Benko added three points each. Emily Carnahan made a free throw to round out the scoring.

BGMS losses to Austintown Blue

The Boardman Glenwood eighth-grade boys basketball team fell to 4-5 on the season with a loss to Austintown Blue by the score of 41-37. BGMS trailed by seven in the fourth quarter and took the lead with 2 minutes to go on a 3-pointer by Jimmy Baker. On the next possession, Austintown drove the ball down the court and scored an and one bucket on what should have been called a charge to sway the momentum for the Falcon’s who took the lead for good. The Spartans fell short but the team gave a great effort and didn’t give up. Ryan Archey led all scorers with 12 points. Che Trevena added 11, playing great defense all 24 minutes. Baker hit two clutch 3-pointers in the second half, tallying six points. Nick Torres and Nikkitas Missos battled injury and foul trouble but chipped in with four points each for Boardman.

BGMS seventh-graders defeat Warren Gold

Boardman Glenwood Middle School seventh-grade boys improved to 6-1 on the season, with a 41-16 road victory over Warren Gold on Jan. 15. Timmy Bowser and Tommy Fryda were leading scorers with 11 points each, while Anthony Amendola and Andrew Clark added six points each. Zach Ryan led the way on defense with eight steals and contributed six assists.

Seventh-grader boys defeat Warren White

The Boardman Glenwood Middle School seventh-grade boys improved to 7-1 on the season with a 46-41 home victory over Warren White on Jan. 21. The Spartans were led by Timmy Bowser with 12 points and Tommy Fryda with 10. Isaac Land added seven points and 10 rebounds, and Zach Ryan contributed seven points and six assists.

BCMS defeats Warren Gold

The Boardman Center Middle School eighth-grade boys defeated Warren Gold on Jan. 21. Center kept a 10 point lead at halftime before expanding it to 21 at the final buzzer, 48-27. A strong team defensive effort ignited the win, as Warren never scored double digits in a single quarter. On the offensive end, balanced scoring was key as 11 players scored. Tino Aruci was high point man for Center with eight. Brandon Kuehn, Bobby Cavalier and Cam Kreps each scored six. Mickey Morris and Joey Ieraci had five each. Eric Shrilla had four and Kareem Hamdan, Luke Conkey and Malcom Joyner added a bucket.

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The weather is getting colder and it’s now winter sports season. 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.

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