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Boys varsity basketball beats Youngstown East

The Falcons boys varsity basketball team beat Youngstown East with a score of 83-82 on Feb. 19. The Falcons were led by sophomore Todd Simmons, who scored 52 points and tied a school record for most points in a game. The Falcons took the lead with three seconds remaining on an out of bounds play scored by Simons. Kris Brown and Lorenzo Russo chipped in with 12 and eight points, respectively.

Girls varsity bowling places eighth at tournament

The girls varsity bowling team finished in eighth place at the District Tournament at Roseland Lanes on Feb. 23. Renee Seebacher competed individually in the NE Ohio Division I District Bowling Tournament. Seebacher rolled games of 174, 207 and 204 for a 585 series. She finished eighth overall, earning a spot on the Northeast Ohio All District Team, and qualified for the State Bowling Tournament. Seebacher will represent the Falcons and compete for a state title in Columbus on March 8.

Varsity wrestling finishes in first place at tournament

The boys varsity wrestling team won the Massillon Perry Sectional on Feb. 23. The following wrestlers placed for the Falcons: first place, Colin Roberts 113 pounds; first place, Gus Sutton 138 pounds; second place, Zach Richards 132 pounds; second place, Jacob Smail 182 pounds; second place, Brock Kimble 285 pounds; third place, Hunter Helminiak 126 pounds; third place, Josh Cornell 195 pounds; third place, Joey Perez 220 pounds; fifth place, Christian Davis 145 pounds; sixth place, Jacob Ferguson 106 pounds; sixth place, David Shannon 120 pounds and sixth place, Mohammad Quadri 160 pounds.

Boys varsity basketball falls to Boardman

The boys varsity basketball team fell to Boardman with a score of 61-49 on Feb. 22. The Falcons’ leading scorer was Todd Simons with 22 points, with Tyler Jaros and Kris Brown chipping in eight points each.

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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