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Girls varsity basketball defeats Liberty

The Poland girls varsity basketball team beat Liberty with a score of 62-49 on Feb. 11. Jackie Grisdale was high scorer with 22 points and Sarah Bury followed with 19 points. The Lady Bulldogs record is 21-0, 13-0. The junior varsity team also recorded a win against Liberty.

Eighth-grade boys basketball win streak hits 15

The Poland Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team entered the Northeast 8 conference tournament with a 15-0 record. The Bulldogs closed their regular season slate with a 34-28 road win at Hubbard on Feb. 4, and a 56-17 win against Niles on Feb. 6. In the Hubbard game, Bryce Barringer led Poland scorers with nine points. Luke Generalovich netted eight points, JP Genova hit two 3-pointers for six points, while Huda finished with five. Carson Maurer and Ben Harrell added four and two points, respectively. Against Niles, Poland scored a season-high 56 points and put 10 players onto the stat sheet, led by Huda’s game-high 12 points. Ryan Nemeth became the fifth Bulldog to score in double figures in a game this season when he scored 10 points. Genova added nine points, while Generalovich contributed seven. Barringer, Harrell and Teagan McCurdy each scored four points.

Eighth-grade boys basketball wins conference

The Poland Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team completed their 2018-19 season with a perfect 18-0 record by defeating the South Range Raiders with a score of 51-37 in the Northeast 8 Conference championship game on Feb. 13. JP Genova scored a season-high 23 points. Luke Generalovich’s strong contribution resulted in 11 points, while Bryce Barringer netted eight for the Bulldogs. Carson Maurer added four points, Ben Harrell hit a 3-pointer and Derek Thomas rounded out the scoring effort with two points in the title game. Poland also defeated Jefferson 45-21 in the NE8 quarterfinals before defeating Girard 48-33 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game. The team finished their middle school basketball career with a 35-0 record.

Spring athlete meeting offered

The Poland High School athletic department will be having its spring sports parent meeting for any high school athlete involved in a spring sport. The meeting will take place on March 5 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All parents should plan on attending as we will be discussing policies and procedures for the upcoming spring season. The athletes do not need to attend this meeting. If you have any questions concerning the meeting, call the high school athletic department at 330-757-7021.

Neighbors wants spring sports news

It’s time for spring athletics and 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 spring 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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