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Eighth-grade girls basketball wins against Lakeside

On Jan. 7, the Boardman Glenwood eighth-grade girls basketball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a 49-9 victory over Ashtabula Lakeside. The Lady Spartans were led by Natalie Davis’s 12 points. Cami Goske also posted a strong game with 11 points. Reagan Smith finished with nine points, along with Faith Jackson contributing six points in the win. Gia Triveri added five points, Madi Rule four points and Jackie Milentijevic rounded out the scoring with two points in the win.

BGJHS girls team defeats Lakeside

The Boardman Glenwood Junior High School seventh-grade girls white team beat Lakeside, 56-17, on Jan. 7. In a great defensive effort the Spartans kept their opponents score to a minimum. JaSayia Evans led the Spartans to victory with 16 point, Mackenzie Riccitelli chipped in 11 points and led the team in assists and steals, Mary Catherine added nine points, Maddie Smith added six points, and Sarah Blasco, Olivia LaCivita and Sophia LaCivita added four points each.

Boardman Community Baseball registration open

BCB will conduct player registration online at beginning on Jan. 1 through Feb. 17 for baseball players who are ages 4-18 and softball players who are ages 4-14. A $25 late registration fee will be charged for registrations received after Feb. 17 for boys and girls ages 4-14. A 2019 registration payment plan will be offered if you register before the Feb. 17 deadline. Your credit card will be charged on your registration date, March 15 and April 15. This plan will not be available to those who regigister after Feb. 17. The playing age determination date for boys is Aug. 31, 2019 and girls it is Dec. 31, 2018. On site or online registration will take place on Feb. 16 from 12-3 p.m. at the Fields of Dreams, located at 410 McClurg Road. For more information, check the website or call BCB at 330-758-2123.

Seventh-grade maroon girls have loss to Canfield

The girls seventh-grade basketball maroon team fell to Canfield on Jan. 7 with a score of 19-12. The leading scorer for the Spartans was Ava Bosnjak with 12.

Girls varsity basketball falls to Poland

The Boardman girls varsity basketball team fell to Poland with a score of 43-36 on Jan. 5. The Spartans were led by Maria Torres who scored 11 points. Raegan Burkey also hit for double digits with 10 points. Cate Green, Alicia Saxton and Ashley Saxton each chipped in with four points and rounding out the scoring was Katie Stamp with three points.

Eighth-grade maroon boys defeat St. Charles

The Boardman boys eighth-grade maroon basketball team beat St. Charles with a score of 24-19 on Jan. 3. The Spartans defense carried them in this game, forcing numerous turnovers and successfully limiting attempts from behind the 3-point line. Before leaving the game with an injury in the fourth quarter, Brady DePietro led Boardman with eight points and 10 rebounds. Deon Elliott chipped in with six points and several steals, and Nate Christmas had four points.

Girls junior varsity falls to Poland

The girls junior varsity basketball team fell to Poland with a score of 31-23 on Jan. 5. The Spartans were led by Emma Mills’ six points, and Bailey Moore and Emma Tokarsky’s four points each. Also scoring for Boardman was Christine Zheng with three, and a trio of Spartans with a basket each: Kennedy Furano, Tanna Ortega and Emily Olexa.

Varsity wrestlers take fifth place

The Boardman boys varsity wrestling team finished in fifth place at the Liberty Duals JV Tournament on Jan. 5. Nathan Thompson, Jason Robinson and Sammy DeJoseph finished second at the Liberty Pool Tournament. Tawfiq Abuenaaj, Tristan Hutchko, Ashton LaBelle, Dylan Slipkovich, Christian Odom and David Brown each won one match

BHS boys varsity basketball defeats Austintown

On Jan. 4, Boardman fought off a determined Austintown team for this first AAC victory of the year, 70-53. After a back and forth game, the Spartans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Fitch 18-5. Derrick Anderson was Boardman’s leading scorer with 17 points, including 11-12 from the free throw line. He also finished with seven assists and three steals. Che Trevena had a good scoring night with 14 points, including six assists. Cam Kreps was the third Spartan in double figures with 10 points and five rebounds. Connor Miller had a good all-around night with eight points and five rebounds. Ethan Andersen added seven points and four rebounds. Zach Ryan provided huge energy for the Spartans, making plays on both ends of the floor. He finished with five points and five steals. Daeone Martin added four points, Charlie Davis with three points and a timely charge taken and Shay Eicher had two points and a couple big offensive rebounds.

Freshman boys basketball win against Girard

The Boardman freshman boys basketball team improved their record to 9-0 with a big win over Girard, 59-29, on Jan. 3. The Spartans were able to overcome a sloppy second quarter by posting 18 points and 20 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Leading the scoring were DJ Evans with 10 points and Reshaud Biggs with eight. Ben Alvarico and Anthony Hightower chipped in with seven points each, and Luke Ryan added six. Cam Thompson and Terence Thomas each had four points. Seth Cervello, Tommy Nawrocki and Carter Mraz each had three points. Rounding out the scoring were Max Rassega and Danny Zahran who each had two points.

Seventh-grade boys defeat Howland

The boys seventh-grade boys white basketball team defeated Howland with a score of 23-21 on Jan. 3. Jaden Payne led all scorers with 12 points, while Jac Ericson finished with eight and Landon Mitchell scored two. Zach Ganser added a clutch foul shot at the end of the game to seal the victory for the Spartans.

Girls varsity basketball has victory over East

The Boardman High School girls varsity basketball team beat East on Jan. 3 with a score of 65-28. The Spartans implored a full court press to open the game and created havoc on East. Boardman jumped out to a 23-9 lead after one quarter. Another 23 point quarter in the second quarter pushed the halftime lead out to 46-15 and East would never get any closer. The Spartans were led in scoring by Maria Torres who put in a game high 20 points and was also the leading rebounder with eight boards. Raegan Burkey hit for 17 points and led the team in steals with six. Katie Stamp dominated the middle of the paint and added 14 points to go along with her six rebounds. Cate Green played great defense as usual and aided the cause with five points. Alicia Saxton hit a 3-pointer for her lone points. Bailey Moore also chipped in with three points. Kennedy Furano finished with two points and Jersey Gorby rounded out the scoring with one. Ashley Saxton came in off the bench to grab some huge rebounds and added great defense.

Boardman boys team has loss to Howland

The boys eighth-grade basketball white team at Boardman had a loss to Howland with a score of 39-32 on Jan. 3.

Girls team falls to Howland

The Boardman eighth-grade girls basketball white team fell to Howland on Jan. 3 with a score of 42-30.

Boardman wrestlers win championships

David Brown (182) and Nathan Thompson (160) won championships at the Austintown JV tournament for wrestling on Dec. 29. Blaine Strines (152) and Daniel Fetty (138) also placed.

Boys wrestlers finish in 18th place at invitational

Sean O’Horo, Kareem Hamdan and Dominic Vennetti led the Boardman Spartan wrestling to an 18th place finish out 40 teams at the Kenston Invitational Tournament. O’Horo, who is 17-2, and Hamdan, who is 9-1, placed third while Vennetti gathered a fifth and stands at a mark of 14-4. Tyler Rea was one match away from placing.

Boys basketball finishes year with win over Struthers

Boardman’s boys varsity basketball team finished off 2018 with a decisive win over a talented Struthers team 73-49 on Dec. 29. Boardman led wire to wire after a fast start. Che Trevena led a balanced scoring attack for Boardman with 17 points and good defense all night. Derrick Anderson had a big night with a double-double, 13 points and 10 assists. Ethan Andersen has his best game of the season with 13 points and five rebounds. Charlie Davis had nine points. Tommy Fryda had eight points, Daeone Martin added seven points, Cam Kreps had three points and eight rebounds. Jim Goske added two points and Connor Miller rounded out the scoring with one point.

Girls basketball wins championship

The Boardman girls basketball team went 3-0 on their trip to Orlando, Fla to capture the KSA Pink Division Championship. In the championship game, the Lady Spartans defeated the West Forsyth, Ga. Wolverines by a score of 56-43. The Spartans started slow and were down 14-4 within the first five minutes and were down 29-24 at the half. A full court press to start the third quarter had the Spartans go on a 19-9 run to take a five point lead heading to the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Spartans out-scored the Wolverines to 13-5 to clinch the title. Leading scorer for Boardman was Raegan Burkey who had 20 points, which including her hitting five 3-pointers. Maria Torres heated up in the second half and finished with 13 points and was perfect at the free throw line. Katie Stamp recorded a double double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Alicia Saxton finished with eight points and Cate Green rounded out the scoring with two. Green also lead the team in steals with three.

Girls basketball advances to championship

The Boardman girls basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Orlando KSA Tournament with a 43-41 victory over Marion County from Kentucky on Dec. 28. Maria Torres hit a shot at the buzzer to propel the team to victory. In a game that saw Marion County jump out to a 9-0 lead within 2 minutes had the Spartans fighting from behind the whole first half and into the second half . A 20-5 run in the third quarter gave Boardman a 36-26 lead heading to the fourth. In the fourth, Marion County’s press forced some key turnovers to tie the game. With 7 seconds left, Raegan Burkey grabbed a rebound, passed to Alicia Saxton who hit Torres for the game winner. Torres led the team in scoring with 15 points to go along with seven rebounds. Burkey also hit for double digits with 12. Cate Green played a great defensive game and hit for five. Alicia Saxton hit for five points as well. Katie Stamp scored four points and Bailey Moore rounded out the scoring with two.

Boys basketball beats Poland 66-48

The Boardman boys varsity basketball team went on the road and played their most complete game so far this season, beating Poland 66-48. After a close first half, the Spartans opened up a 21 point lead in the third quarter by racing out of the locker room, scoring the first 15 points of the quarter. Poland battled back, cutting the lead to 11 but Boardman was able to seal the game at the free throw line, making eight of nine free throws in the fourth quarter. Derrick Anderson had a big night offensively with 24 points. Che Trevena made a huge impact on both ends scoring 15 points and limiting Poland’s leading scorer to only eight. Daeone Martin added seven points, Cam Kreps had five points and five rebounds, Zach Ryan added five points along with defensive energy, Connor Miller chipped in with four points and great effort. Tommy Fryda and Ethan Andersen both had big contributions and three points.

Boardman girls win tournament opener

The Lady Spartan basketball team opened up the Orlando Holiday Tournament with a resounding win by the score of 59-14 over Cristo Rey Catholic High School from Georgia. The Spartans put four girls in double digits, led by sophomore Katie Stamp who recorded her fourth double double of the season. She had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Maria Torres and Raegan Burkey chipped in with 13 points each. Torres had three 3-pointers while Burkey had two. Cate Green also hit for 10 points and led the team in steals with six. Alicia Saxton and Serene Khatib each hit 3-pointers for their only points and Ashley Saxton rounded out the scoring with one point.

Neighbors wants winter sports news

Winter athletics will soon arrive 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.

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