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WRITER: Brian Yauger

Girard runs over Lakeview

GIRARD — What a way to make a return. Girard’s Dom Malito made his return to the field Friday after missing two games with an injury and exploded every time he touched the ball. The Indians senior rushed for two scores and 180 yards in a 34-14 victory over Northeast-8 rival Lakeview. “He definitely made a huge impact tonight,” Girard coach Pat Pearson said. “What a great player. What an unselfish ...

Fire starter: West Branch QB Dru DeShields leading Warriors during hot start

BELOIT — The West Branch football team is off to another hot start this season, this time with a new quarterback under center lighting up the stat sheet. Junior Dru DeShields has stepped into the new role after playing as a wide receiver last season and has shined through four games. The Warriors are 4-0 and were ranked fifth in Division IV heading into this week. DeShields has been a large part of that ...

Chalker’s Bella Woods wins Trumbull County Invitational, Niles girls take 1st

WARREN — While golfing in varsity competition, Chalker’s Bella Woods typically hits off the boys tees. The junior, who competes as a member of Chalker’s boys team during the season, moved to the girls tees Monday for the 2021 Trumbull County Golf Invitational at Trumbull County Country Club. While it was a bit of an adjustment, Woods was the top girls’ performer, shooting an 88 and walking off with ...

Cardinal Mooney falls to Linsly

MINERAL RIDGE — After holding strong early in the game, Cardinal Mooney lost control in its home-opener at Mineral Ridge, losing 35-21 to Linsly, a West Virginia prep school. “We didn’t execute,” Cardinals coach Carl Pelini said. “We came out and we looked really sharp. When we executed, we played good football, moved the ball right down the field and put points on the board. Then in a lot of ...

Valley victorious: Eagles down visiting McDonald for 2nd win

CAMPBELL — Valley Christian tailback Cam Davenport mentioned that his team hasn’t started 2-1 in a while. When the dust finally settled after the battle between Valley Christian and McDonald, the Eagles held the advantage and won 53-34 over the Blue Devils to start 2-1 on the year. “That was a great game,” Valley Christian coach Andy Hake said. “Our kids played their butts off. I’m so proud of our ...

Clean sheet: Cardinals record third shutout in as many games, top Howland 3-0

HOWLAND — Three is the magic number. The Canfield girls’ soccer team is off to a hot start after its third-consecutive shutout to start the year. On Monday, the Cardinals took down Howland, 3-0, to move to 3-0 on the year. Despite the finish, Cardinals coach Phil Simone noted how Canfield took a little while to get going, but once they got comfortable, the team was able to find the back of the ...

Shining again: Springfield’s Brungard off to strong start

NEW MIDDLETOWN — It’s not exactly a stretch to call Springfield’s Beau Brungard, “a good football player.” Some may call that an understatement. Brungard, the 6-foot quarterback who threw for 2,000 yards last season and rushed for over 1,000 more and tallying 47 total touchdowns, is one of the area’s best quarterbacks. The Division VI All-Ohio Co-Offensive Player of the Year has started off the ...

Springfield squeaks by Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — After a safety that put Brookfield up 14-7 at the end of the third quarter, all momentum had been sucked out of the away side of the crowd. Springfield quarterback Beau Brungard and company had other ideas though. The senior called his own number twice in the fourth quarter to help push the Tigers over the top and get their first win of the season, 20-14, over the Warriors. “I think that ...

Tigers look to right ship against Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — One of the most intriguing matchups on the schedule this week is between two Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference teams. While the two teams may not be in the same tier, therefore it won’t count towards conference standings, tonight’s inter-MVAC matchup between Springfield and Brookfield has the potential to be an exciting matchup. Springfield (0-1), fresh off two state finals appearances, ...

Tigers roll Eagles in season opener

HOWLAND — The Hubbard boys soccer team kicked its season off with arguably its toughest opponent on the schedule. While going tit-for-tat for a while and trading shots with the reigning Division II state champions, Hubbard eventually gave way to Howland as the Tigers scored three second half goals and beat the Eagles, 4-0, in both teams’ season openers. “It’s always exciting to be back,” Eagles coach ...