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High School Sports

Busy week ahead in spring postseason

One of the busiest weeks in the high school sports season begins today as area student-athletes continue — or begin — their quests for postseason success. Baseball and track & field athletes get started this week. Baseball sectional tournaments are scheduled Monday and Wednesday for ...

Another battle

CANFIELD — No matter the sport, the “Battle of Rt. 224” brings out the toughness in each team. Even more so when it’s in the postseason. Canfield and Poland met up Saturday in the first round of the Division II, Region 6 lacrosse tournament, and in their second contest since April 20, ...

Raiders ready for a run

South Range coach Jim Hanek didn’t realize it at the time, but saying he likes the baseball IQ of his Raiders was a dangerous statement. One of the team’s smartest players is Ohio State recruit Trey Pancake. The senior catcher was a freshman when the 2018 South Range team won a state ...

Saturday highlights

BASEBALL Salem capped off its regular season Saturday with a 6-4 win to complete a perfect season in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. Freshman Carson Rhodes picked up the win, striking out five. The win marks Salem’s first league crown in three decades. SOFTBALL Five players for ...

Unseeded Canfield doubles team snags district berth

A Canfield doubles team has been the surprise of the boys tennis sectional competition held this week. The unseeded team of Jaden Jaffer and Jimmy DeLisio won four matches throughout the week at the Division I sectional at Canton and has qualified for the district tournament next week. The ...

Friday highlights

BASEBALL Salem scored 15 runs in the top of the seventh inning to come back from a 1-0 deficit and beat Western Reserve. The Quakers fired off 13 hits in the inning and capitalized off four errors. Heading into the inning, Salem only had one hit. Pitcher Brock Young struck out nine in a ...

Playing for a district berth

GIRARD — The last outs are the toughest ones to get. That rang true Thursday in a Division II sectional bracket final, as host Girard scored four times in the seventh inning to beat Struthers 5-4. The 17th-seeded Wildcats were left standing on the diamond and wondering what had hit them ...

Rebels can’t dig out of early hole

NEW WATERFORD — The fifth-seeded Crestview Rebels have relied on pitching and defense to carry them all season. In their sectional tournament game with the eighth-seeded Newton Falls Tigers on Thursday, the hot-hitting Tigers exploded for a convincing 7-1 victory. The Tigers improve to 18-8 ...

Thursday highlights

SOFTBALL Bella Kennedy spun a six-inning one-hitter and singled twice, doubled and knocked in a pair of runs in Canfield’s 10-0 win over Salem. The second-seeded Cardinals (15-6), who also got two hits and three RBIs from Lauren Fitzgerald, will play seventh-seeded Hubbard in a district ...

Sectional tennis results

DIVISION I At Solon Singles - first round ¯ Harding – Luke Klaholz def. Quintin Marker (Chardon) 6-4, 6-0; Jack Klaholz lost to Adrian Amer (Brush) 2-6, 6-2 (10-3) ¯ Howland – Gavin Walls def. Ryan Gitiforooz (Nordonia) 6-2, 6-2; Alexander Bakeris def. Paul Zito (Mayfield) 6-1, ...