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KOVACH: Martin named all-league

NORTH CANTON When Molly Martin was a junior playing for the Canfield High girls soccer team in

PAUL “Scooter” Trgovac, 53 Sports history and statistics were a labor of love

By JOHN KOVACH kovach@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The area sports scene lost a popular and colorful

Girls basketball roundup

Girls basketball roundup Twinsburg 66, Howland 30 WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS — Twinsburg put 10 players

LaBrae holds off Girard’s late bid

By JOHN KOVACH kovach@vindy.com HOWLAND To Girard’s credit, the Indians never quit. But

(Sam) King of the Mount

ALLIANCE To senior point guard Sam King of the Mount Union College basketball team, getting an

Ursuline, Campbell win to vie in final

By JOHN KOVACH kovach@vindy.com MINERAL RIDGE What a difference a year makes. Last year in


high school sports Sharp shooting helped Niles senior Ryan Frantz become the school’s leading

East outlasts Irish in battle of comebacks

YOUNGSTOWN — It seems like every time East and Ursuline get together on the basketball court, no

Henry’s heave helps lift Panthers

YOUNGSTOWN — The writing was on the ball, so to speak, in Tuesday night’s boys high school

Second Season || Boys tourney pairings set

Warren Harding, Poland, Newton Falls, McDonald and Mathews pick up No. 1 seeds. Boys tourney

Waterloo completes sweep at Covelli

The Phantoms ended an unsuccessful five-game homestand with a 4-1 loss. YOUNGSTOWN — Even the

Howland’s decent start knocked out by Poland’s relentlessness

HOWLAND — The hope and promise that the Howland High boys basketball team enjoyed early against

Football league with a purpose

Ray Marrow wants to develop good players and community role models. YOUNGSTOWN — A new indoor

Sioux Falls stampedes over Phantoms, 8-1

YOUNGSTOWN — It turned out to be a lopsided mismatch between the haves and have-nots for one night.

East defeats Irish, 50-45

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL | Thursday’s games Chelsea Bennett and Briana Dawson stepped up for the

Football runs in Congemi family

The former Ohio State football player is celebrating his 90th birthday. By JOHN KOVACH

Mooney outlasts Spartans

The Cardinals prevail in overtime duel, 54-52 By JOHN KOVACH YOUNGSTOWN — Turnovers told the

Spartans surge away from East for 12th victory

BOARDMAN — Coach Ron Moschella of the Boardman High girls basketball team paid high tributes to the

Basketball returns to Covelli Centre

The Lariccia Family High School Basketball Series will feature 12 games and all levels of play.

McDonald rallies for 8th win

Devin Bansburg scored the winning points again for McDonald. LOWELLVILLE — When you drop an

Boardman’s Martin invited for European games

The infielder will be playing games in the Netherlands. BOARDMAN — In January 2009, Boardman

Talent and hard work help Franklin thrive

HERMITAGE, Pa. — One of the highlights of Norb and Luann Franklin’s lives is following the

Cincinnati video manager helps Bearcats find success

Joe Stanek of Cincinnati, who has prominent family roots to Youngstown’s North Side, is looking

Phantoms seek end to losing streak

The hockey club will play Team USA in a pair of games at the Covelli Centre. By JOHN KOVACH

Mooney surges away to stop Eagles, 52-42

The Cardinals shattered Youngstown Christian’s undefeated record. YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown

Snowden’s return sparks Fitch

YOUNGSTOWN — After a lackluster start to this basketball season, the Austintown Fitch High girls

YSU comeback bid falters, 68-59

YOUNGSTOWN — The outmanned and struggling Youngstown State women’s basketball team enjoyed some

Dahl, Tibbett deliver 1-2 punch; Phantoms repel Black Hawks, 4-3

YOUNGSTOWN — The 1-2 punch of forward Jefferson Dahl and goalie Jordan Tibbett enabled the

Area coach, 2 players boost Bowling Green

Stan Watson, Aunre’ Davis and Cameron Truss will be on the sidelines for bowl. Three former

Little Caesars Pizza game to feature 4 players from area

Youngstown-area football players will be rivals when Ohio University (9-4) and Marshall (6-6)

Crowl anchors Raiders line

Mount Union is preparing for Saturday’s playoff game against Montclair State. For the second

Boardman High’s Jesko to play for Penguins

The Spartan tennis player earned first-team all-Federal League honors. BOARDMAN — An early

Phantoms hoping home has skid cure

The Lincoln Stars will play twice this weekend at the Covelli Centre. By JOHN KOVACH

2,000 expected to flock to 31st Turkey Trot

WARREN — The biggest running event in the history of the Youngstown-Warren area will be this morning

Szakacs earns top PAC honor

The position of setter in volleyball is the equivalent of being a quarterback in football. The

MUC’s Merlo makes plays, opens eyes in OAC

ALLIANCE — Joey Merlo of the Mount Union College soccer team said that he was called “a dangerous

Phantoms offense too much for Steel

YOUNGSTOWN — There was a “puckstorm” Saturday night at the Covelli Centre, as the fourth-place

Boardman’s Bletso, Salem’s Perry lead Saint Leo

SAINT LEO, Fla. — Two Youngstown-area women helped the Saint Leo University volleyball team to its

Mooney leaves little doubt

The Cardinals capitalized on Hubbard’s mistakes for a 55-0 victory on Friday. By JOHN KOVACH


United States Hockey League Youngstown captured its fifth straight win by holding off Green Bay,

Girard issues a Royal beating


Marathon wait pays off for Flament

POLAND — For Sarah Flament of Poland, one second could have meant the difference between qualifying

East has a happy ending

CANFIELD — It was a successful season finale Saturday afternoon for the East High football program,

Boardman rallies, beats Fitch in OT

BOARDMAN — The outlook was bleak for the Boardman High football team entering the fourth quarter of

Lakeview does enough, slips past Champion, 1-0

CHAMPION — There were two crucial plays in the Lakeview-Champion girls high school Division II

Lotze’s goal leads S. Range

GIRARD — Sometimes a player being in the right place at the right time on the soccer field can mean

Campbell rebounds to drop Newton Falls

CAMPBELL — After being clobbered by Girard last week, 40-7, the Campbell Memorial High football team

Korean Taekwondo students earn several state-meet honors

BOARDMAN — Kim Campos of Boardman said she liked Korean Taekwondo the first time she tried it. “My

Swish want to appeal to Valley’s basketball fans

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Swish basketball players and coach are optimistic that the team will

FAMILY TRADITION: McCarthy brothers together at Notre Dame

McCarthy brothers together at Notre Dame Kyle and Dan McCarthy’s grandfather, Jack Mayo, played



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