PREP ROUNDUP Wednesday’s high school sports at a glance


Division I tournament

Solon District

Austintown Fitch 10, Kent Roosevelt 0


Lydia Spalding struck out 11 in five innings in firing her first no-hitter to lead the Falcons to a sectional title. Spalding helped her own cause with a triple and a single. The only Kent Roosevelt base unner was Megan Moser, who walked in the top of the fourth inning. Maddy Taylor, Ashley Fuller and Ashley Mickey each had two hits and two RBIs for Fitch (14-9). Taylor had a double and Elyssa Molody ended the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. The Rough Riders finished 12-10. The Falcons advance to a district semifinal against Solon Monday at 5:30 p.m. on the Comets’ home field.

Solon 12, Warren Harding 2


The Comets beat the Raiders to win a sectional championship. Details were not reported.

Division II tournament

Youngstown District

Ursuline 12, Howland 2


Emily Holland earned her 12th win by allowing three hits in 42/3 innings. She struck out five and helped her own cause with an RBI double as the Irish (22-2) won a sectional title in a six-inning rout of the Tigers. Ursuline’s Gia Caldrone had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs. Destiny Goodnight also had four hits and scored four runs, stole three bases and had two RBIs. Alyssa Sheely singled, tripled and scored three runs while Julia Nutter singled, doubled and had three RBIs. Emma Ericson also had two hits for the Irish. Bailey Beasom had three hits and Emily O’Connell had two for Howland. Ursuline will meet the winner of today’s West Branch-Salem sectional final in a district semifinal Tuesday at Youngstown State.

Poland 17, Struthers 0


Ashley Wire went 3 for 3 and pitched a three-hitter over five innings as the Bulldogs (23-0) won a sectional title. Ally Nittoli singled, hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs for Poland, which advanced to a district semifinal Tuesday at Youngstown State. The Bulldogs will meet the winner of a sectional final today between Cardinal Mooney and Hubbard. Brooke Bobbey and Justine Carney also each had three hits and two RBIs while Camryn Lattanzio had two hits and three RBIs for Poland. Trinty Farrar, Mary Bayus and Renee Leonard had the only hits for the Wildcats.

Division III tournament

South Range District

South Range 5, Girard 0


Bree Kohler struck out 16 in a three-hit shutout for the Raiders (18-7). Kohler walked only one batter and gave up just three singles. Drew Feren singled twice and drove in two runs and Kohler had two singles and an RBI for South Range. Losing pitcher Samantha Dohy walked one and struck out one. South Range will host Springfield in a district semifinal Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Springfield 10, Mineral Ridge 2


The Tigers scored five runs in the first inning and rolled to a sectional title. Molly Pontius and Jacqueline Kish led Springfield’s offense with three hits each. Pontius hit a pair of singles and a double, drove in two runs and scored three times. Kish hit three singles, drove in two runs and scored once. Marlie Applegarth hit a single and a double with an RBI and scored once. Carlee Bacon chipped in with a pair of singles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Abby Joseph hit a double and pitched a complete game for Springfield. She scattered eight hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter. Springfield will visit South Range in a district semifinal Tuesday,

Division IV tournaments

North Jackson District

Lisbon 16, Liberty 5


The top-seeded Blue Devils advanced to a district semifinal by beating the Leopards in five innings. Details were not reported by either team. Lisbon will meet fourth-seeded East Canton in a district semifinal on Monday at Jackson-Milton Elementary School.

East Canton 2, Columbiana 0


The fourth-seeded Wizards beat the fifth-seeded Clippers to win a sectional title and advance to a district semifinal against Lisbon on Monday at Jackson-Milton Elementary School. Details were not reported.

East Palestine 12, Lowellville 2


The Bulldogs scored one in the first inning and six in the second. Caitlin Mohney had three hits, including a two-run homer and three RBIs for East Palestine (16-6). Morgan Cheruco had three hits and two RBIs and Joclyn Fristik had three hits. Jade McBride struck out 10 in the win. Maddie Kelly and Kira Sontag had three hits for Lowellville. Kelly drove in a run for the Rockets. East Palestine will play McDonald in a district semifinal Monday at Jackson-Milton Elementary School.

Warren District

Badger 3, Lordstown 1


Hunter Bengala pitched a three-hitter in the Braves’ sectional final victory. Erica Ramsey and Lauren Elser each had an RBI for Badger (14-7). Durig went the distance for Lordstown as well, scattering 10 hits and striking out three. Badger will meet Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Bristol Monday at 5 p.m. at Candlelite Knolls in Bazetta Township. The Braves’ district appearance will be their first since 1999.

Bristol 18, Andrews-Osborne 0


Kayla Switzer doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs as the Panthers rolled in five innings in a sectional final. Billie Miller, Bella Homchosky and Emily Bush each added two hits for Bristol. Panthers pitcher Alayna Sines threw a two-hitter and struck out eight. Sines also had a two-run double and Kendyl Switzer also drove in two runs for Bristol.

Brookfield 13, Maplewood 2


Bailey Drapola hit a grand slam, Chloe Willrich hit a three-run shot and Autumn Sirochman added a solo homer as the Warriors won a sectional title. Willrich, Sirochman, Morgan McNamara and Becca Litz each had two hits for Brookfield. Sirochman finished with five RBIs, McNamara had a double and Sirochman had a triple and two RBIs. Winning pitcher Gabby Schiska scattered seven hits.

Mathews 11, Windham 1


The Mustangs won a sectional title and will meet Brookfield in a district semifinal Monday at Candlelite Knolls. Details were not reported.

Regular season

Champion 7, Edgewood 2


Sophie Howell struck out 16 and pitched a three-hitter as the Golden Flashes (21-2, 13-0 All-American Conference Blue Tier) stayed perfect in league play. Abbi Grace, Cassidy Shaffer, Carli Swipas and Brooklynn Whitt each had two hits for Champion. Shaffer, Whitt and Emma Gumont each had a double and Gumont and Gabby Hollenbaugh each had two RBIs. Heather Farr drove in both runs for the Warriors.

Newbury 22, Pymatuning Valley 11


Madison Fink ripped three doubles and a single and Haley Hamilton hit a triple and two singles in the Black Knights’ victory over the Lakers. Jordan Bullis added a double for Newbury. Winning pitcher Emma Bock struck out three.

Newton Falls 10, Crestview 0


Tara Backherms pitched a four-hit shutout and Olivia Koehrsen had three hits in the Tigers’ victory over the Rebels (19-5) in AAC Blue Tier play. Olivia Strank had two hits for Crestview. The Rebels will host Southeast today in a Division III sectional final.


Regular season

Western Reserve 13, Heartland Christian 2


Dan Windham homered, singled, walked and drove in two runs as the Blue Devils (15-7) used a nine-run fourth inning to blow out the Lions (6-9) in five innings. Windham pitched five innings, allowing four hits and no earned runs. He struck out five. Jake Pappagallo, Cody Wise and Matt Pappagallo each had two hits for Western Reserve. Wise and Matt Pappagallo each had two RBIs and Ryan Slaven singled, walked twice and drove in three runs. Aaron Gault had two hits and Tom Kling singled, walked and drove in a run for Heartland Christian.

Niles 5, Girard 4


Zack Leonard had three hits and drove in a run and Joe Gallo added a double and a triple for the Red Dragons. Leonard took a shutout into the sixth inning, when the Indians scored four runs to tie the game at 4-4. But Niles scored a run in the bottom of the inning and Brandon Hayes worked a scoreless seventh for a save. Ken Flanigan also had two hits for the Red Dragons. Matt Miles drove in three runs for the Indians.

Salem 5, Carrollton 4


Joey Watson delivered a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning and the Quakers held on to beat the Warriors. Adam Wilson struck out 11 and allowed one unearned run in a complete-game victory for Salem (12-11, 7-5 Eastern Buckeye Conference). Lane Rhodes, Wilson, Blaize Exline and Ricky Enlow all doubled for the Quakers.

Crestview 6, Newton Falls 2


Carter Blakeman had a two-run double, Tyler Hurd also drove in two runs and Keith Berger had two hits for the Rebels (13-8, 9-2 AAC Blue Tier). Devin Turvey pitched a complete game for the victory. Anthony Mock had two hits and drove in both runs for the Tigers.

Columbiana 5, Struthers 3


The Clippers (12-9) snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh and held on to beat thew Wildcats. Seth Ross started the rally with an infield hit and Chase Franken walked. After both runners moved up on a wild pitch, Evan Kenneally ripped an RBI single past a drawn-in infield to right field. Erik Hopfenziz then added a two-run single on a flare to left field. Ryan Fahs picked up his fourth win with the complete-game victory. Fahs allowed three runs (two earned) on nine hits while striking out five and walking one. Kenneally led Columbiana with three hits and a sacrifice fly. Hopfenziz had two hits and Franken singled, walked and scored three times. J.D. Hall had four hits for Struthers. Tonight, the Clippers will face Western Reserve at 7 at Canal Park, home of the Akron Rubber Ducks. Admission is free.

Boardman 10, Lakeview 0


Shay Eicher allowed four hits and two walks in six innings pitched for the win, striking out three. Brendon Kilpatrick walked in three runs in less than an inning pitched for the Bulldogs (12-12). Dylan Gurski had three RBIs and Luke Stauffer drove in four for the Spartans (13-13). Stauffer hit a double. Gurski and Stauffer each had two hits. Four players hit singles for Lakeview.

Howland 12, Cardinal Mooney 3


Josh McCleery had two hits, four RBIs and scored twice for the Tigers. Joey Perfette had two hits, two RBIs and scored three times while Frankie Manios had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Vincent Marimpietri allowed three runs — one earned — on five hits and three walks in the win. He struck out three in 41/3 innings. AJ Pepperney and Ethan Shaw drove in runs for the Cardinals. Shaw allowed eight runs — five earned — on seven hits and six walks. Shaw struck out five in 32/3 innings.

Hubbard 14, Jefferson 0


Joe Barr stuck out four while allowing five hits and two walks in the win. Chase Sparks struck out three and allowed eight hits and three walks. Lukas Mosora and Jimmy Polumbo each had two hits and two RBIs for the Eagles (13-12, 6-8 NE8). Evan Jarvis doubled with two RBIs. Tristan Adamson also had two RBIs. Nate Bencetic had three hits and an RBI while Dylan Durkos had two hits and an RBI. Andrew Nance had two hits for the Falcons (9-12, 3-10).

Waterloo 11, Sebring 5


Devon Curtiss went 3 for 4 for the Vikings (11-4, 8-11 MVAC). Devon Beans went 2 for 4 and Matthew Deangelis hit a triple. Will Wise allowed four runs and walked seven with three strikeouts in 42/3 innings for the win. Camden Green allowed 11 runs on nine hits in a complete-game loss. Green went 2 for 4 while Jake Hunter, Zane Peterson, Andrew Lamp, Dylan Johnson and Frankie Lozoya each had a single for the Trojans.

Mineral Ridge 15, Liberty


Dakota Edwards had three hits, Jake Carfalo had two hits and got the win on the mound. Kyle Bickerstaff had two hits. Dwight Parker had two hits for Liberty.

Warren JFK 11, Cleveland Central Catholic 1


Isaac Hadley allowed one run on two hits and five walks in the win. Hadley struck out nine in four innings. Hadley doubled with three runs scored and an RBI. Michael Mauro had two RBIs while Alex Hernandez and Marcus Aulizia each had one. Cameron Hollobaugh had a double and an RBI for the Eagles. Marquel Smith allowed 10 runs — eight earned — on nine hits and five walks in 32/3 innings for the Ironmen.


Canfield 15, Olmsted Falls 5


Emily Wilson, Isabella Kelty and Elena Martin each scored three goals as the Cardinals improved to 13-3. Shiane Donnarummo, Sarah Grohovsky and Tara Santoro each had two goals and Santoro had five assists. Defender Ally Wilson forced five turnovers and finished with 11 ground balls. Canfield goalie Mara Guerrieri had six saves.


Six Ursuline High players advance to sectional semifinals


Two Ursuline singles players and two doubles teams have advanced to Saturday’s Division II sectional finals. In singles play, Ursuline’s Greg Morgione advanced by defeating East Palestine’s Matt Garcia, 6-0, 6-0. In the semifinals, he’ll face Ursuline’s Sean O’Connor who advanced by defeating Poland’s Ashlin Rabindra. Warren JFK’s Armand Nannicola defeated Field’s Jordan Hopkins and Lakeview’s Jake McDivitt defeated Cardinal Mooney’s Erik Vargo. In doubles, Ursuline’s Austin Arfaras-Luke Tsudis and Gavin Blacksher-Josh Khavari advanced, as did Poland’s Sam Scotford-Sam Delatore and Lakeview’s Ryan Carnahan-John Silbaugh. The district finals will be contested Saturday at 9 a.m. at Boardman High School or Avalon Boardman if it’s raining.




Northeast 8

At Lakeview High School

Team Scores — Lakeview 117, Girard 117, Jefferson 108, South Range 86, Poland 79, Struthers 60, Hubbard 47, Niles 37

4x800 relay — South Range (Luke Baun, Nick Millison, Nate Millison, Michael Hvizdos), 8:39.04.

100H — Liam Boivin (L), 14.87.

100 — Aiden Hall (S), 11.10.

4x200 relay — Jefferson (Blake Burns, Austin Schmidt, Drew Morgan, Colton Sinkko), 1:34.10.

1600 — Etan Dobler (L), 4:36.16.

4x100 relay — Girard (Dominic Malito, Terrance Davis, Jordan Cullver, Nicolas Malito), 44.58.

400 — Aiden Hall (S), 50.48.

300H — Liam Boivin (L), 41.06.

800 — Andrew Biggs (P), 2:04.13.

200 — Aiden Hall (S), 22.36.

3200 — Ethan Dobler (L), 10:26.74.

4x400 relay — Struthers (Zy’Quan Robinson, Mason Sumption, Joey Macciomei, Vinny Macciomei), 3:36.14.

SP — Daryl Smith (G), 48-03.00.

Discus — Daryl Smith, (G) 143-01.

HJ — Dominic Malito (G), 5-10.00.

LJ — Nicolas Malito (G), 19-10.00.

PV — Joe Gomez (L), 11-06.00.


Northeast 8

At Lakeview High School

Team Scores — Poland 156.50, Lakeview 154.50, Jefferson 116, Hubbard 61, Niles 47, Girard 44, South Range 39, Struthers 23

4x800 relay — Poland (Gianna Stanich, Sydney Norris, Jenna Jacobson, Jackie Grisdale), 10:19.90.

100H — Ashly Bowker (L), 14.99.

100 — Chante Clinkscale (N), 12.46.

4x200 relay — Poland (Gabby Romano, Ava Izenour, Chloe Kosco, Mia Musolino), 1:50.81.

1600 — Hailey Zelinsky (N), 5:23.84.

4x100 relay — Lakeview (Ashley Bowker, Hope Klatka, Jordan Roper, Danaysha Mauzy), 51.29.

400 — Tracy Squatrito (J), 1:00.96.

300H — Ashley Bowker (L), 47.42.

800 — Jackie Grisdale (P), 2:27.39.

200 — Chante Clinkscale (N), 25.61.

3200 — Gianna Stanich (P), 12:13.28.

4x400 relay — Poland (Nina Centofanti, Sophia Thompson, JackieGrisdale, Chloe Kosco), 4:16.85.

SP — Claire Allen (J), 38-01.00.

Discus — Leora Marunowski (J), 98-11.

HJ — Abby Langmeyer (L), 4-10.00.

LJ — Chloe Kosco (P), 16-00.00.

PV — Morgan Smith (J), 8-08.00.

All-American Conference Blue Tier

At Champion High School

Team Scores — Edgewood 142, Crestview 132, Champion 80, LaBrae 69, Newton Falls 40, Campbell 34, Brookfield 26, Liberty 24

4x800 relay — Edgewood (Lauren Kister, Eve Brunell, Lydia Randolph, Bailey Roberts), 10:41.78.

100H — Olivia Vanoverbeke (NF), 16.15.

100 — Dynesty Ervin (L), 12.56.

4x200 relay — Campbell (Jada Thomas, Ana Denas, Denise Wilder, Kaleecia Addison), 1:53.46.

1600 — Bailey Roberts (E), 5:32.43.

4x100 relay — Campbell (Jada Thomas, Ana Denas, Denise Wilder, Kaleecia Addison), 54.25.

400 — Shelby Rambo (Crest), 1:03.00 1:04.00.

300H — Jasmyn Foist (B), 53.62.

800 — Lydia Randolph (E), 2:35.25.

200 — Dynesty Ervin (L), 26.00.

3200 — Bailey Roberts (E), 11:50.90.

4x400 relay — Edgewood (Caroline Nelson, Janessa Stell, Grace Degan, Lydia Randolph), 4:36.81.

SP — Libby Barreca (NF), 36-08.25.

Discus — Sidney Rambo (Crest), 129-09.

HJ — Lainey Mercure (Crest), 4-10.

LJ — Kaylee Gania (Champ), 14-09.25.

PV — Emily Pew (E), 8-0.




Canfield at Solon, 4:30 p.m.

Girard at Springfield, 5 p.m.

Grand Valley at Boardman, 5 p.m.

Mathews vs. Lowellville, Cene 1, 7 p.m.

Poland vs. Ursuline, Cene Park, 4:30 p.m.

Warren Harding at Niles, 5 p.m.


Cardinal Mooney at Riverside, 7 p.m.


Orange at Canfield, 7 p.m.

Poland at Boardman, 7 p.m.



Division II

Hubbard vs. Cardinal Mooney, Fields of Dreams, 5 p.m.

Salem at West Branch, 5 p.m.

NDCL at Jefferson, 5 p.m.

West Geauga at Lakeview, 5 p.m.

Edgewood at Perry, 5 p.m.

Gilmour Academy at Geneva, 5 p.m.

Division III

Rootstown at Waterloo, 5 p.m.

Southeast at Crestview, 5 p.m.

Kirtland at Champion, 5 p.m.

Conneaut at Wickliffe, 5 p.m.

Grand Valley at LaBrae, 5 p.m.

Garfield at Newton Falls, 5 p.m.

Regular season

Conneaut at Hickory, 4 p.m.

Niles at East, 5 p.m.


Division I

At Jackson Townships North Park


Division II

At Boardman High School

Singles, 3:30 p.m.

At Struthers High School

Doubles, 3:30 p.m.


MVAC Championship at Western Reserve, 4:30 p.m.



Girard at Columbiana, 5 p.m.

Jackson-Milton at Mathews, 5 p.m.

Poland vs. Boardman, Cene Park, 5 p.m.

Ursuline vs. South Range, Cene Park, 5 p.m.


Boardman at Canfield, 7 p.m.


Ursuline at South Range, 5 p.m.


Hubbard Invitational, 4:30 p.m.



Cardinal Mooney vs. Crestview, Cene 1, 11 a.m.

Howland at Champion, 12 p.m.

South Range at Springfield


Champion vs. Ursuline, YSU 1 p.m.

Hickory at Villa Maria Academy, 11 a.m.


Division I

At Jackson Townships North Park

Sectional finals, 9 a.m.

Division II

At Boardman High School

Sectional finals, 9 a.m.


EOAC Meet, East Palestine


Nortwest at East, 7 p.m.

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