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High School Sports

Voyaging to Allegheny

Adam Rumble is more than a Poland High School senior who had nine goals and three assists for the Bulldogs boys soccer team last season. He’s more than an athlete heading to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., this fall. Go back a couple of years in Rumble’s high school career. He ...

Playoffs expanded

Niles football coach Jim Parry saw his team finish 7-3 last fall, its best record since 2012 when the Red Dragons made the postseason. The Red Dragons finished 11th in the Division III, Region 9 final computer ratings. The top eight in each region, Divisions I-VII, advanced to the ...

Playoff changes

REGIONAL FIRST ROUND Oct. 29-30 ≤ Top 4 seeds get bye ≤ No. 5 vs. No. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9 REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS Nov. 5-6 ≤ No. 1 vs. 8-9 winner, No. 4 vs. 5-12 winner; ≤ No. 2 vs. 7-10 winner, No. 3 vs. 6-11 winner REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Nov. 12-13 ≤ ...

Ericson enjoys fond farewell

BOARDMAN — There were more than a dozen cars gathered in an empty Boardman Library parking lot. Signs, balloons and gifts. The Ursuline High School softball team gathered together and left as a caravan south of Boardman High School toward Emma Ericson’s house. Ericson was the ...

TCCA to present awards

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the sports world, including the cancellation of an event that many took forward to each year, the Trumbull County Coaches Association boys and girls basketball Player of the Year banquet. The event was scheduled for March 22. Since the voting had ...

Voitus ready to wreck it for Penguins

POLAND — Mike Voitus said he made the decision to go to Youngstown State University to play football for a couple reasons, but one of the biggest was he liked first-year YSU coach Doug Phillips. “His approach to the game is similar to mine,” Voitus said of Phillips. The Penguins coach ...

2020 Trumbull Player of the Year nominees

The Trumbull County Coaches Association’s basketball Player of the Year nominees: School Girl Boy Badger Lauryn Hamilton Logan Lendak Bristol Brook Songer Matt Church Brookfield Rebecca Litz Conner Stevens Chalker ...

Devils hire 2 new coaches

James Franceschelli considered himself lucky to be where he was the last couple of years. The 2003 Struthers High School graduate spent his four-year basketball career playing for former Wildcat coach Joe Fuline, who mentored many teenagers on the court. Franceschelli never forgot those ...

Area coaches trying to keep it normal

Nick Blanch didn’t think he or his Poland High School girls basketball team would be in this position. No one did, smack dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. June is the month where high school basketball players are at camps, honing skills during the offseason. Problem is the Ohio ...

OHSAA moves girls tourney to Dayton

COLUMBUS — The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday. Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home ...