Reds down Guardians 4-2 for 2-game sweep

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Tyler Naquin wasn’t aware there was an award given to the most outstanding player in the Ohio Cup until it was handed to him. “I’ll take all the trophies I can get,” he said, smiling. Naquin homered in the fifth inning, scored on Kyle Farmer’s go-ahead single in the ...

Widrig shines again as Boardman blanks Fitch

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Fitch Falcons would probably prefer not to have to see Boardman’s Griffin Widrig on the mound ever again. Thankfully for them, he’s a senior, but he again pitched lights out as he shut down Fitch in a Division I Sectional Final Thursday evening to lead the ...

Boardman falls to Walsh Jesuit, 2-1

High School Sports

MASSILLON — It’s been a postseason of close calls for Boardman. The 14-seed Spartans opened their playoff run with a 3-0 victory over 16-seed Uniontown Lake, and followed by upsetting 3-seed New Philadelphia 3-0 in the Division I Massillon District semifinals. On Thursday, the magic ...