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High School Sports

Record breaker

POLAND — Records were meant to be broken. On Saturday afternoon at Poland, the Bulldogs’ standout senior point guard Jackie Grisdale broke the Bulldogs’ career scoring record in a 55-25 win over the Champion Golden Flashes. Grisdale broke the previous record of 1,303 points held by ...

Canfield, Boardman, Springfield girls win

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ CANFIELD 56, FITCH 34: CANFIELD — The host Cardinals used a 17-5 scoring push in the second quarter to lead 28-15 at halftime and extended the buffer in the third and fourth periods of the All-American Conference battle. Alyssa Dill and Gia Francisco scored 10 points ...

Red Dragons beaten by injured LaBrae

LEAVITTSBURG — The injuries are mounting for the LaBrae Vikings boys basketball team. LaBrae (7-3) was already without Caleb Simmons and Aidan Stephens. They lost Stephens in Friday night’s 73-35 victory over Campbell. Short-handed, the Vikings still had a relatively easy time with Niles ...

Falcons off target in loss

HOWLAND — In a close game, missed opportunities are fatal. Those missed opportunities sank Austintown Fitch, which dropped a 49-46 decision to Howland in an All-American Conference showdown Friday night. “When you struggle putting the ball in the basket, I don’t care who you play, ...

Leetonia bounces back, beats East Palestine, 48-25

LEETONIA — The Leetonia Bears were looking to regain some momentum. After dropping four games in a row, then winning three straight, they dropped a contest to Wellsville on Wednesday night. The Bears rebounded nicely with a dominating 48-25 victory over league foe East Palestine Friday ...

Ursuline nips East with overtime buzzer-beater; Poland, Chaney, win

¯ URSULINE 67, EAST 66, OT: YOUNGSTOWN — Ursuline’s Tyler Beck hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to lift the Irish over East in a Steel Valley Conference thriller. Beck’s fourth 3 of the game saved the Irish (9-4, 2-0), who squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter ...

A step closer

BROOKFIELD — In the second meeting between the two teams in a week, Liberty’s priority was improvement against first-place Brookfield. While coming out on the wrong end of a 71-66 final score, Leopards coach Deidre Watson saw a stark contrast in her team’s performance from the first ...

Blue Jays pull away from feisty Ridge

NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays have a starting five consisting of one senior, two juniors, a sophomore and one freshman. They have taken their bumps against perennial league powers McDonald and Western Reserve, but they’ve also etched out a squad that is nine deep and ...

Frangos, Eagles edge Bulldogs

CORTLAND — Underclassmen lead the way for the Hubbard Eagles girls basketball team. In fact, the Eagles don’t have a senior on the roster. Hubbard’s youth movement didn’t stop the Eagles from taking care of business against the Lakeview Bulldogs 44-43 on Thursday. “I’m so happy ...

Poland, SR girls cruise; Irish boys win

Boys basketball ¯ URSULINE 67, BENEDICTINE 54: CLEVELAND — The Fighting Irish made the trip up to Cleveland and came back with a win after taking down Benedictine Thursday. Brady Shannon led the team with 21 points. Vinny Faluto and Jakylan Irving each added nine. Ursuline (8-4) hit 10 ...