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High School Sports

Struthers holds off Poland in Northeast-8 battle

POLAND — It may not have gone into overtime, but the first-place battle in the Northeast-8 Conference between Struthers and Poland was just as dramatic as their first encounter with it going right down to the final buzzer. With 9 seconds remaining in the contest, Wildcats junior guard ...

McDonald falls short, but Rasile passes Ohio great

McDONALD — On a night when Zach Rasile surpassed one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he took a similar stance as that same icon. Rasile moved into fifth place in OHSAA history, as he now has 2,651 career points, surpassing LeBron James on the all-time list, but similar to ...

Boardman, S. Range, VC notch wins

¯ BOARDMAN 63, EAST 50: BOARDMAN — The host Spartans continued to roll, using a 32-17 scoring advantage in the middle quarters to down the Golden Bears in a non-league contest and improve 12-1. Derrick Anderson scored 21 points, Tommy Fryda scored 11 and Ethan Anderson continued nine for ...

Prep scoreboard

Friday’s games Boys basketball ¯ Howland 58, Austintown Fitch 52 ¯ Boardman 63, East 50 ¯ Warren G. Harding 61, Canfield 51 ¯ Hubbard 62, Niles 57 ¯ Struthers 36, Poland 35 ¯ South Range 65, Lakeview 46 ¯ Jefferson 63, Girard 47 ¯ Champion 51, Crestview 49 ¯ ...

Struthers promotes Bayuk to head coach

STRUTHERS — The committee formed to seek out the next Struthers High School football coach didn’t have to go far to find what it was looking for. The Struthers Board of Education on Thursday approved the recommendation to hire John Bayuk as the new leader of the Wildcats football ...

WR defense stifles Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Western Reserve coach Steve Miller has been worried about peaking. When a team reaches a certain point, he thinks it’s harder to notice progression. Miller isn’t as worried after a strong showing Thursday night when his Blue Devils beat Mineral Ridge, 72-42. “I was ...

Chaney boys beat Farrell; Poland, Struthers girls win

¯ CHANEY 66 FARRELL 43: YOUNGSTOWN — The Cowboys welcomed Farrell to Ohio and got a big win over the Steelers. Quincy Jones scored a team-high 16 points. Sherrod Taylor scored 15 points, Travis Easterly scored 12 and Cameron Lawrence added 10. Chaney held a slight advantage the whole ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Chaney 66, Farrell, Pa. 43 Around Ohio ¯ Attica Seneca E. 43, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 40 ¯ Beechwood, Ky. 89, Cin. Dohn High School 47 ¯ Bellville Clear Fork 69, Galion 32 ¯ Bucyrus Wynford 57, Morral Ridgedale 45 ¯ ...

Send in basketball statistics

The Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator will begin publishing high school basketball statistical leaders beginning next week. The weekly feature will be printed in Thursday and Friday editions and will include statistics through the previous Saturday. Coaches and-or statisticians should send in ...

Surviving the ‘Pit’

HOWLAND — Most would agree that Howland has one of the more unique gyms in the Mahoning Valley. With its double-decked seating and recessed lower bowl that fans and players have to walk down to, it stands out from most other gymnasiums. Canfield coach Matt Reel refers to the Tigers’ gym ...