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Boardman resident competes in New York

At the USATF National Masters 5km Cross County Championships, which took place at Delaware Park in Buffalo, N.Y. on Sept. 23, Boardman resident Butch Caimano (Eastern Buckeye TC) placed 22nd in 22:12 for second place in the 65-69 age group against the best in the country.

Eastern Buckeye Track Club men’s 50 team consisting of Charles Novak, Scott Siriano, John Lynch, and Boardman residents Phillip Pillin and Tim Powers placed fifth in the country.

Girls cross country competes in Spartan Invitational

On Sept. 15, the Lady Spartans cross country team represented their home course well as they hosted the Spartan Invitational. The Division 1 race had more than 305 runners battling the tough Boardman course. The varsity team was led by senior Sophia McGee who placed 31st with a time of 20:56. She was followed by sophomore teammate Alayna Cuevas who placed 55th overall at 21:35. Julia Gorby was third for the varsity at 21:51 and fellow sophomore Bailey Moore finished the course at 22:56. Finishing out the scoring for the Lady Spartans was Macy Potts (23:22), Isabelle Dwyer (24:29) and Hannah Ryan (25:06).

Girls varsity cross country takes third at league championship

On Sept. 19, the Boardman girls cross country team placed third overall at the Canfield Fairgrounds, for the Suburban League Championship behind McDonald and Howland. The Spartans were led by senior Sophia McGee and sophomore Alayna Cuevas. McGee placed fifth overall (20:35) and Cuevas followed closely behind placing sixth at (20:41). Sophomore Julia Gorby placed nineth overall at (20:55), sophomore Bailey Moore was next in at (22:23). Senior Macy Potts crossed the finish line next at (23:06), following Potts was sophomore Isabelle Dwyer at (24:03) and sophomore Allyson Schwendamen crossed the line at (24:17).

BGJHS girls and boys take second and fifth, respectively

Twenty local schools completed in the Junior High Suburban League Cross Country Championships on Sept. 18 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The BGJHS girls team finished in second place overall. The top runners for the girls were Lauren Bero - sixth overall, Morgan Russo, Morgan Auck, Adrianna Moffo, Cara Zawrotuk, Mackenzie Riccitelli and Olivia Pickens. The BGJHS boys team took fifth place in the meet. The top runners for the boys were Ben Zilavy, Ethan Dunlany, Brock Farris, Josh Zilavy, Brady DePietro, Jeffry Markovitch and Andrew Yocum.

Neighbors wants fall sports news

Fall athletics are here! Neighbors wants to be there every step of the way. If you’re a sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your 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 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 and 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. We look forward to hearing about your teams successes.

Send Neighbors your news

If you’re a fall sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your 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 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.

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