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Girls varsity softball falls

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team fell to Poland Seminary High School by a score of 8-7 on April 25. The Lady Spartans had 11 hits led by Madison Lester who went three for four. Alicia Saxton went two for three with a run batted in, Dana Haus went one for three, Ashley Saxton went one for three with a walk, Lauren Maughan went one for three with a walk, Jenna Olexa went one for four with a run batted in, Nina Scavelli went one for two with a walk and Vanessa Roush went one for three.

Mooney new coaches

Cardinal Mooney High School is announcing three new athletic coaches for the 2019-20 academic year. Edward Baldado has accepted the position of head boys golf coach. Olivia Murphy will join CMHS as the girls soccer coach. Matthew Britton is the new boys soccer head coach.

Boys freshman baseball beats Austintown

The Boardman High School boys freshman baseball team beat Austintown Fitch High School with a score of 7-6 on April 25. The game was tied at six in the top of the seventh inning when Jack Cordon’s sacrifice fly scored the go ahead run for the Spartans as part of a four-run inning. Seth Cervello started on the mound and pitched four innings giving up five runs, only two of them earned, and striking out six. Anthony Butto and Patrick Dorazio pitched a solid inning yielding one run. Griffin Widrig closed the game striking out two of the three hitters he faced. The win improves the Spartan freshman record to 10-1.

Girls varsity softball beats Central Crossing

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team beat Central Crossing with a score of 3-2 on April 26. Jennifer Taraszewski pitched a complete game surrendering only three hits to earn the victory in the Grand Slam at Firestone Park. The Lady Spartans were led offensively by Alicia Saxton who was one for three with a triple and a run batted in. Lauren Maughan went one for three with a run batted in, Dana Haus went one for two, Madison Lester went one for three with a double and Nadia Rawhneh went one for two.

Girls varsity softball downs Akron Hoban

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team downed Akron Hoban by a score of 9-7 on April 27. Madison Lester picked up the victory striking out 10 in the Grand Slam at Firestone Park. Kathryn Ohoro pitched the seventh inning to secure the victory for the Lady Spartans, squelching a feverish seventh inning run rally by the Lady Knights. The Spartans were led offensively by Jenna Olexa who went three for four. Alicia Saxton went one for two with a walk and a run batted in, Ashley Saxton went one for four with a triple and Nina Scavelli with two runs batted in.

Girls varsity softball beats Warren

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team beat Warren G. Harding High School with a score of 6-0 on April 29. On her senior night, Jennifer Taraszewski pitched a complete game shutout surrendering only two hits to the Lady Raiders. The Lady Spartans struck for five runs in the first two innings which was more than enough for Taraszewski. The Lady Spartans were led offensively by senior Vanessa Roush who went two for three. Jenna Olexa went one for two with a walk and a run batted in, senior Alicia Saxton went one for four, Dana Haus went one for three with a walk, Taraszewski went one for three, Madison Lester went one for three and Lauren Maughan with a run batted in.

Boys varsity baseball beats Crestview

The Boardman High School boys varsity baseball team beat Crestview High School with a score of 15-6 on April 27. Luke Stauffer, Cam Kreps and Connor Miller each had multiple hits as the Spartans scored 15 runs. Jim Goske, Mason Smith and Shay Eicher were able to hold things in check on the mound.

Boys varsity baseball downs Warren

The Boardman High School boys varsity baseball team downed Warren G. Harding High School with a score of 10-0 on April 29. The Spartans had a big fourth inning offensively to give the team a 10-0 victory. Luke Stauffer led the way with three hits, while Tyler Peterson only gave up three hits and had eight strikeouts.

Girls varsity softball beats Steubenville

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team beat Steubenville High School by a score of 9-4 on May 1. Madison Lester earned the victory against Big Red, throwing a complete game, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run for the Lady Spartans. The Spartans pounded out 14 hits led by Kathryn Ohoro who went four for four at the plate with a double and a run batted in. Ashley Saxton went two for four with a run batted in, Jenna Olexa went two for four, Lauren Maughan went one for three with two runs batted in, Lester went one for three with two runs batted in and a walk, Alicia Saxton went one for four, Nina Scavelli went one for three with two runs batted in, Vanessa Roush was one for two with a run batted in and a walk and Dana Haus was one for five.

Boys varsity tennis team falls to Ursuline

The Boardman High School boys varsity tennis team fell to Ursuline High School by a score of 5-0 on May 1.

Boys varsity tennis team loses to Lakeview

The Boardman High School boys varsity tennis team lost to Lakeview High School by a score of 5-0 on May 2. The Spartans battled hard at second singles and first and second doubles,

Boys freshman baseball beats Poland

The Boardman High School boys freshman baseball team beat Poland Seminary High School by a score of 14-1 on May 1. David Coss led the offense with two hits while Jac Cordon, Anthony Butto and Seth Cervello all drove in two runs each. Butto started the game on the mound pitching two innings and striking out four. Aidan Miller, Patrick Dorazio and Stephen Conti each threw an inning. The combination held the Bulldogs to five hits. The team improved their season record to 12-1.

Girls varsity softball beats Cardinal Mooney

The Boardman High School girls varsity softball team beat Cardinal Mooney High School by a score of 7-4 on May 2. Madison Lester pitched a complete game, striking out six and scattering five hits to earn the victory. The Lady Spartans struck for four runs in the third inning. The team was led offensively by Alicia Saxton who went three for four with two runs batted in. Madison Lester went two for three with two doubles and a walk, Dana Haus went two for four with a double, Lauren Maughan went one for three with a walk and two runs batted in, Vanessa Roush went one for three with a run batted in and Jenna Olexa had a run batted in.

Boys varsity lacrosse beats Glenoak

The Boardman High School boys varsity lacrosse team beat Glenoak High School by a score of 14-9 on April 20. Dom Barber led the Spartans with a hat trick in the first quarter, to a 4-3 lead. Boardman also had three more players with hat tricks. Freshman Anthony (AJ) Barber scored three, and Alex Wood and Egan Hare added four each. Mark Filicky had a goal and assist and Sam DeJoseph and Steven Balentine both had three assists. Bryce Winebold led the defense in ground balls. Goalie Chris Barber saved nine.

Boys varsity lacrosse falls to Painesville

The Boardman High School boys varsity lacrosse team fell to Painesville Riverside High School by a score of 20-4 on April 20. Dom Barber scored his first of two goals from brother Chris off of a defensive clear. Egan Hare scored two with assists from Dom and Sam DeJoseph. Jack DeJoseph led the team in ground balls. Chris Barber saved 10 in the net. The Spartans drop to 4-3 on the season.

Boys varsity lacrosse beats New Castle

The Boardman High School boys varsity lacrosse team beat New Castle High School by a score of 12-2 on April 23. Boardman’s defense, led by goalie Chris Barber, had two shutout quarters, beating the Vultures. Egan Hare and Nick Beck both scored hat tricks. Other scorers were Steven Balentine with two and AJ Barber, Dom Barber, Alexander Wood and Dom Albanese.

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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