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High School Sports

Track officials ponder alternative season

EDITOR'S NOTE: The second and final of a two-part series of stories focusing on how high school baseball, softball and track & field officials are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Conklin is staying in constant contact with his fellow officials from the Greater Youngstown Track ...

OHSAA puts tentative plan in place

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has made a contingent plan, but only if schools return in early May, according to a memo to member schools superintendents, principals and athletic administrators. The mandatory no-contact period remains until May 1. No practices or group workouts may ...

Baseball and softball umps miss live action

Rob Luklan looked at his schedule. He was supposed to officiate an early high school softball game between Lakeview and Poland. He would’ve gotten there early and surveyed the situation. He would have experienced the ping sound of the ball off the bats, the smack of the hard-cased softball ...

All-conference honors

Boys basketball CHAGRIN VALLEY CONF.-VALLEY DIV. ¯ Player of the year: Anthony Olson, Wickliffe First team Malik Mitchell Grand Valley Sr Second team Ashton Zupanci Grand Valley Jr Honorable mention ¯ Grand Valley: Derek Jackson, Jr; Ethan Spencer, So Wrestling ALL-AMERICAN ...

Liberty seniors both reach milestones

Shar’Da Williamson and Delia Watson made history this year for the Liberty girls basketball team — in more ways than one. They became the first pair of teammates to reach the 1,000 career-points mark in the same season in school history. Williamson is now the school’s all-time leading ...

Spring sports preview capsules

Editor’s note: Capsule information is provided by coaches. More capsules will be printed the next two Sundays. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spring sports season, these can be viewed as previews of the actual season, or from an angle of what could have been. Regardless, the ...

Resatar achieves scoring milestone

Hubbard Eagles boys basketball coach Joe Bornemiss has seen a lot of basketball players over the years. Out of all those players, there are very few that have left an impact on him like Hubbard High School senior Cam Resatar. “There’s probably five kids that I can name that put the work ...

Dogged determination drove Spartan senior star Anderson

BOARDMAN — Someone sent Pat Birch a video of senior point guard Derrick Anderson prior to his team’s Division I sectional bracket final against Wooster. The Boardman High School boys basketball team was hours away from playing its first tournament game after notching a 21-1 record. The ...

Another feat for versatile Grisdale

Poland’s multisport threat Jackie Grisdale has a long list of accomplishments. She had already earned 10 letters heading into her junior year. She is a 4.0 student, a two-time state qualifier in cross country, earned multiple all-league honors in softball, track and field and basketball and ...

McDonald coach steps down

McDonald Athletic Director Randy Riccitelli announced Monday that Blue Devils boys basketball coach Jeff Rasile will not return next season. He finishes his coaching career with a 386-98 record. Rasile led McDonald to six district championships, including a regional final appearance in ...