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High School Sports

Valley Christian 4 x 100 relay edges Warren JFK, has eyes set on states

MASSILLON — As defending Division III state champions in the 4x100 relay, the Valley Christian boys team has plenty of confidence. However, this year, the Eagles have had a newfound rival nipping at their heels in Warren JFK. At last week’s district meet, Kennedy lost the 4x100 by ...

Jackson-Milton can’t solve Bristol in 6-0 loss

FAIRPORT HARBOR — It’s been a busy week for Bristol’s Hadyn Mahan. Two days after coming into the game to secure the final out and send the Panthers to their second-ever district title game, Mahan played hero once again. He threw a complete game shutout and led Bristol to its first-ever ...

Spartans come up short in district final

CANTON — Boardman finally ran out of its postseason magic Thursday against North Canton Hoover. The stout pitching, which had only given up one run in three games during the playoffs, fizzled out, the bats, which produced 13 runs in the last three games, ran out of juice and an amalgamation ...

Kennedy earns thrilling district final win over Lake Center Christian

STRUTHERS — When Gavin Shrum laid motionless as a cloud of dirt floated into the late spring air, all he thought about was prayer, waiting to hear the audio cue determining if he was out at the dish or the hero of the Division IV district title game between his Eagles ant the Lake Center ...

Champs at last: Ursuline captures first district title since 2015

STRUTHERS — On the biggest stage of his baseball career, despite the injuries, back issues, a broken thumb sustained this spring, when the pieces came together, Brady Shannon knew his place was on the mound. Shannon, along with his team, was rewarded with some hardware and an 8-2 Div. III ...