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Seventh-grade girls basketball beats Austintown

The Boardman Glenwood girls seventh-grade basketball white team defeated the Austintown Middle School red team 32-20 on Jan. 14. Mary Catherine Werth was top scorer with 12 points. JaSayia Evans added eight points and Mackenzie Riccitelli had six points.

Eighth-grade girls win over Austintown

The Boardman Glenwood girls eighth-grade basketball team white team improved to 7-3 with a 33-7 victory over the Austintown Middle School red team on Jan. 14. Cami Goske led all scorers with nine points. Bella Martin contributed eight points with Natalie Davis, Reagan Smith and Gia Triveri chipping in with four points each.

Eighth-grade boys fall to Austintown

The Boardman boys eighth-grade white basketball team lost to the Austintown Middle School red team on Jan. 14. Alex Micco scored 13 points and Carson Essad added 10, including the only two buckets for the Spartans from behind the arc.

Seventh-grade girls basketball gets win

The Boardman girls seventh-grade maroon basketball team defeated the Austintown Middle School blue team 32-23 on Jan. 14. Leading scorers for the Spartans were Ava Bosnjak with 12 points and Cici Johnson and Hannah Saluga both with six points. The maroon team is now 6-4.

Varsity swim beats Fitch

The Boardman High School girls varsity swim team defeated Austintown Fitch 132-53 at Beeghly Natatorium on Jan. 14. The Lady Spartans won 10 out of 12 events versus the Falcons. The team’s record now stands at 7-2. Double event winners include: Alyssa DiNapoli in the 200 freestyle (2:12.61) and the 100 back (1:05.16) and Hayley Ho in the 200 individual medley (2:32.51) and 100 breast (1:13.76). Single event winners include: Madison Ricciuti in 1 meter diving, Alison Kuras in the 100 free (58.22) and Ava Velasquez in the 500 free (6:22.62).The Spartans swept all three relay events, including the 200 medley relay of Ella Huston, Ho, Sarah Varga and Jennah Markovitch (2:01,12), 200 free relay of Ho, Velasquez, Madison Kelso and Markovitch (1:52.82) and the 400 free relay of Markovitch, DiNapoli, Varga and Kuras (4:01.51).

Boys varsity swim team sweeps Austintown

The Boardman High School boys varsity swim team swept all 12 events versus the Austintown Fitch Falcons, finishing with a score of 138-30 at Beeghly Natatorium on Jan. 14. The team remains undefeated with a record of 9-0. Double event winners for the Spartans include: Matthew DunLany in the 50 free (22.65) and the 100 free (50.41) and Noah Basista in the 200 free (1:51.99) and the 500 free (5:02.75). Single event winners include: Teddy Anzevino in the 1 meter diving, River Flatley in the 200 individual medley (2:08.32), Will Linker in the 100 fly (57.40), Jordan Stackpole in the 100 back (1:01.94) and Siman Mascola in the 100 breast (1:10.08). The Boardman boys swept all three relay events, including the 200 medley relay team of DunLany, Basista, Mason Rassega and Siman Mascola (1:43.47), the 200 free relay team of Justin Yocum, Ben Henderson, Mascola and Rassega (1:38.13) and the 400 free relay team of Rassega, Flatley, Stackpole and DunLany (3:25.87).

Eighth-grade maroon team suffers loss

The Boardman maroon eighth-grade boys basketball team suffered a loss of 33-16 at Canfield on Jan. 7. The Cardinals jumped on top early and rode their defense and rebounding to an easy victory. Boardman was led by Brady DePietro with six points and Deon Elliott with five points. The Spartans dropped to 5-4 on the season.

Boys eighth-grade maroon team beats Austintown

The Boardman maroon eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Austintown Middle School blue team 27-21 on Jan. 14, to sweep the regular season series with the Falcons. The lead changed hands multiple times in the second half before Boardman’s last run in the final 2:30 put it away for the home team. The Spartans were led by Brady DePietro with 11 points, with Deon Elliott adding six, and Nate Christmas and Austin Ward with four apiece. Boardman improves to 7-4 on the season.

Freshman continue to win

Boardman High School boys freshman basketball beat Salem 61-29 on Jan. 12. The Spartan defense was led by Terence Thomas, who helped force Salem into a high tempo game. Thomas finished with a team high 13 points. Cortland Love had eight points and Cam Thompson added seven.

Freshman beat Howland

The Boardman freshman boys basketball team started their second round of league play with a win over Howland, 60-24. Leading scorers for the Spartans were Cam Thompson with 11 points and Anthony Hightower with nine points. Other top scorers for Boardman were Reshaud Biggs and DJ Evans with eight points each. The win brings the freshman record to 13-0 (6-0).

Boardman junior varsity girls fall to Austintown

The Boardman High School junior varsity girls basketball team fell at crosstown rival Austintown Fitch by the score of 47-35 on Jan. 16. The game was back and forth until the fourth quarter. Fitch used a buzzer beater at the end of the third to go up 33-31 and went on a 10-0 run to start the forth quarter to put the game away. Bailey Moore and Emma Tokarsky led the charge for the maroon and white scoring 12 and eight respectively.

Varsity girls lose to Fitch

The Boardman High School girls varsity basketball team lost their first AAC contest of the season to Austintown Fitch High School 54-42, and dropped to 10-4 on the year. The Spartans jumped out of the gate quickly to take a 13-7 lead heading into the second quarter, but allowed the Falcons to take a 27-19 lead into the half. Boardman would outscore Fitch 14-12 in the third quarter to cut the lead to six heading to the fourth. A quick 7-2 run by Boardman got the Spartans within one point, before Austintown responded with a run of their own to put the game away. The Spartans were led in scoring by Raegan Burkey who had 12 points. Cate Green finished with 10 points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists. Katie Stamp hit for eight points to go along with her seven rebounds. Maria Torres finished with six points.

Boardman Community Baseball registration open

BCB will conduct player registration online at www.boardmanbaseball.com 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.

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.

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 winter 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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