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High School Sports

Crestview tops Springfield

CRESTVIEW 45, SPRINGFIELD 37: COLUMBIANA — The Rebels started their season on the right foot after taking down Springfield in their season opener. Crestview held an early advantage after the first quarter and maintained it throughout to pick up the win. Jacey Mullen had a game-high 22 ...

Heartbreaker!

MASSILLON — The 2020 season deserved such an ending. The Springfield Tigers probably didn’t. The Division VI state finals seemed destined to be won by the team that had possession of the ball last. That team was Coldwater as a last-second field goal sealed the deal and handed the ...

Springfield’s family affair

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Mark Brungard was certain he wanted to coach his kids when the opportunity presented itself. He just wasn’t sure if his kids wanted him to be their coach. Brungard was the head coach at Poland back in 2015, helping build the Bulldogs into one of the area’s premier ...

West Branch tops Garfield in opener

BELOIT — The lights are back on, the scoreboards show signs of life, and a limited number of spectators seat themselves within the confines of the West Branch Fieldhouse. Believe it or not, basketball is back. After losing four starters last season, and having their magical 2019-20 ...

Mistakes doom JFK in final

MASSILLON — The words were hard for John F. Kennedy football coach Dom Prologo to say. He hasn’t had to say them at any point during the Eagles’ postseason run to the Division VII state championship. This time was different. This time it hurt. “The moment got a little big for us,” ...

Undermanned Rams beaten by LaBrae in first game of season

MINERAL RIDGE — The 2020-21 season kicked off on a sour note for the Mineral Ridge girls basketball team, as the Rams’ lack of depth was their undoing in a 52-29 loss to LaBrae on Friday night at home. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Ridge coach Matt Cluse said. “One game at a ...

OHSAA: Winter season a go

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has reaffirmed its position that it does not intend to alter the previously announced statewide winter season dates, though it did acknowledge that individual school districts can pause sports at any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

State title games are moved to Massillon

The two Mahoning Valley high school football teams — Springfield and Kennedy — playing in state championship games this weekend won’t have as far to go, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. A new health advisory issued on Wednesday by the Franklin County Department of ...

Front line a big key to JFK success

WARREN — There wasn’t one second of hesitation from John F. Kennedy lineman Eddie Kiernan. The two-way starter was responding to a question asking who the other starters were up front for the Eagles, who play New Bremen at 1:15 p.m. today for the Division VII state championship at ...

One final step

NEW MIDDLETOWN — It was snowing Tuesday during the conditioning portion of Springfield High School’s football practice. Some teams might be annoyed to have to practice in the frigid temperatures. Not the Tigers. “Our kids were so energetic today,” Springfield coach Sean Guerriero ...