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High School Sports

Spartans win Brookfield event

BROOKFIELD — Boardman displayed its depth, as three of the Spartans finished among the top 13 in the Brookfield Invitational to enable the Spartans to win the title in the 20-team field Wednesday at Yankee Run. The Spartans bested runner-up Beaver Local by 17 shots, as Ryan Sam placed third ...

COVID halts football teams

Seven area high school football teams are currently on a hiatus after a positive test of COVID-19. Niles, McDonald, Poland, Boardman, Youngstown East, East Palestine and Chaney all were forced to suspend operations over the last few weeks because a player or staff member tested positive for ...

Lipinsky helps create CC events

Tuesday races in the Suburban League brought teams from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties together at different sites. The COVID-19 pandemic nixed that from existence, just like many sports events this calendar year. Mark Lipinsky of Second Sole Timing wanted to give a glimmer of ...

OHSFCA not consulted before new plan released

The Ohio High School Athletic Association did not directly consult the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association before formulating a plan released Friday for going forward with a 2020 high school football season. Lakeview coach Tom Pavlansky, president of the OHSFCA, said he was told in ...

Six weeks are better than none

So, the Ohio High School Athletic Association went and did it. The organizing body for high school sports in the state conferred with all the right people — school superintendents, principals, athletic administrators and coaches — and came up with a plan for high school football this fall ...

All broken up

Fear of a COVID-19 spike in late fall played a role in what will be a drastically different high school football season in 2020, according to a release from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Gov. Mike DeWine’s office recommended this week that the season be shortened. The OHSAA ...

McDonald golf cruises at Salem

Golf. It’s the game where one good shot keeps you coming back for more self-deprecating punishment. McDonald High School’s golf team have let its shortcoming be its undoing during Division III district tournaments. The Blue Devils used to let a couple bad holes ruin what would normally ...

OHSAA cancels CC event

COLUMBUS — The annual state cross country preview became another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio High School Athletic Association Early Season Cross Country Invitational scheduled for Aug. 15 at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park in southeast Columbus was canceled Wednesday. The ...

Husted positive about OHSFCA proposal

Timing. Coaches scheme over and over again, relaying their plans to their players. Game day preparation. Time is drawing near for high school football. No one knows that more that Tom Pavlansky, the president of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. Questions remain as contact ...

Cross country moved to low-contact

Cross country a contact sport? The misnomer is over. The Ohio Department of Health no longer considers cross country a high-impact sport, lumped in with football and soccer. The Ohio High School Athletic Association said it “is working to confirm that cross country is now classified as a ...