Girls swimmers finish in first
The Boardman girls swim team took first place against Canfield and Massillon Perry with a score of 158 on Dec. 22. Mikel Flatley was the only double winner for the Spartans taking the 50 freestyle (28.31) and the 100 butterfly (1:11.04). Single event winners included Madison Ricciuti in 1 meter diving (186), Jennah Markovitch in the 200 individual medley (2:47.85), Alyssa DiNapoli in the 100 backstroke (1:12.51) and Hayley Ho in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.30). All three of the Boardman girls relays swept first place finishes. This included the 200 free relay that touched out the Canfield Lady Cardinals by 13 hundredths of a second. Members of this relay included Hayley Ho, Sarah Varga, Mikel Flatley and Jennah Markovitch. The 200 medley relay team of DiNapoli, Ho, Flatley and Kuras placed first (2:12.18), as did the 400 freestyle relay team of Casey Wert, Sarah Varga, Allison Kuras and Alyssa DiNapoli with a time of 4:37.21.
Varsity girls lose against Struthers
The girls varsity basketball team lost to Struthers on Dec. 22 with a score of 56-52. The leading scorer for the Spartans was Maria Torres who finished with a game high 23 points, which included five 3-pointers. Raegan Burkey hit for 15 points and led the team in steals with four. Also scoring in double digits was Katie Stamp, who had 10 points. She led the team in rebounding with nine. Cate Green and Serene Khatib each had two points to round out the scoring for Boardman.
Boys varsity basketball has loss to Hudson
The boys varsity basketball team suffered a loss to Hudson with a score of 65-47 on Dec. 22. Che Trevena and Derrick Anderson each had 11 points. Daeone Martin had nine points, Ethan Andersen had six points, Cam Kreps had four points, and Zach Ryan and Charlie Davis each had three points.
Boys freshman basketball defeats Hudson
The boys freshman basketball team defeated Hudson 47-27 on Dec. 22. The game was back and forth for much of the first three quarters with both teams exchanging scoring runs that resulted in a 23-23 tie heading into the fourth. The Spartan defense was the difference in the fourth quarter, forcing eight Hudson turnovers. Cam Thompson and Terence Thomas led the way on defense, allowing Boardman to capitalize in transition. Seth Cervello had a big fourth quarter on offense, scoring all eight of his points in the period. The leading scorer for Boardman was Terence Thomas with 14 points. Also scoring for the Spartans were DJ Evans and Reshaud Biggs with six each, Cam Thompson with four, Tommy Nawrocki with three and Luke Ryan, Anthony Hightower and Ryder Kreps all adding two points.
JV girls basketball falls to Struthers
The Boardman junior varsity basketball team fell to Struthers with a score of 44-40 on Dec. 22. Boardman was led in scoring by Jenna Olexa with 12. Tini Zheng and Serene Khatib each tallied six for the maroon and white. Emma Mills scored four, while Josie Porter and Emma Tokarsky had three each. Madi Larch, Priya Shah and Tanna Ortega each added two for Boardman.
Freshman boys basketball wins against Youngstown East
The freshman boys basketball team continued their winning ways on Dec. 20 by defeating Youngstown East by a score of 45-32. After a sluggish first quarter, the Spartans found a nice rhythm with their second unit, leading to a 19 point second quarter outburst. Seth Cervello led the charge with three triples in the period. Boardman was able to sustain their advantage the rest of the game, resulting in their sixth straight win to start the season. Leading scorers for the Spartans were DJ Evans with 10 points, Seth Cervello with nine and Luke Ryan with seven points. Ben Alvarico added four points. Cam Thompson, Ryder Kreps and Max Rassega all chipped in with three points. Also getting in the book were Terence Thomas, Anthony Hightower and Tommy Nawrocki, each with two points.
Seventh-grade boys basketball beats Warren gold
The seventh-grade boys white team beat Warren gold with a score of 29-19 on Dec. 20. Jaden Payne led the way with 14 points, while Jack Ericson and Landon Mitchell each finished with four. DeMayne Earvin, Noah Ziak and Jack Neill each scored two points and Ryan Conti finished the scoring with one point.
Boys maroon team has win over Austintown
Boardman maroon eighth-grade boys posted a convincing 47-32 win over Austintown Middle School red at Glenwood on Dec. 20. The win improves the Spartans to a 4-3 record going into the Christmas break. In this one, Boardman led wire-to-wire and were up as many as 21 points. Brady Depietro led the way with 22 points, Nate Christmas added eight, and five other players contributed into the scoring column. The defensive effort was outstanding, shutting down the top two threats for the Falcons.
Girls seventh-grade maroon beats AMS red
The Boardman girls seventh-grade maroon basketball team beat Austintown red with a score of 33-29 on Dec. 20. Leading scorers for Boardman were Ava Bosnjak - 16, CiCi Rivera - 7, Dana Qutail - 4, Leah Evans - 2, Gabby Goddard - 2 and Brooke Yoder - 2. Solid defense from Camryn Lyda, along with the rest of the girls, keyed the come from behind win.
Neighbors wants winter sports news
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