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High School Sports

New year, new team

STRUTHERS — Coming off of a losing season, it hasn’t taken long for the Struthers boys basketball team to change its fortunes in 2019. The Wildcats are 6-0 following a 83-57 rout of the Austintown Fitch Falcons on Friday night at the Struthers Fieldhouse. Wildcats coach Michael Wernicki ...

Late surge lifts Spartans over feisty Poland

BOARDMAN — The Poland Bulldogs made the short trip down 224 to tangle with the Boardman Spartans on Friday for a boys basketball showdown. The undefeated Spartans stood tall in a defensive duel, 49-36, staving off a Poland comeback that tied the game. Boardman (6-0) led 13-5 after one ...

Slow start dooms Leopards in loss

CORTLAND — Brendon Kilpatrick had a strong performance, tallying 28 points in an 85-73 win for Lakeview over Liberty on Friday night. It seemed like the Bulldogs couldn’t miss from behind the arc early in th game. Lakeview made six 3-pointers in the first quarter and held a 27-9 lead ...

Chaney tops Mooney; Raiders, Campbell win

¯ CHANEY 67, CARDINAL MOONEY 58: YOUNGSTOWN — A strong third quarter helped Chaney inch its way past the Cardinals in a crosstown rivalry. Chaney had four players score in double figures, led by William Browns’ 20 points. Quincy Jones (16), Sherrod Taylor (12) and Travis Easterly (12) ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball FRIDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Struthers 83, Austintown Fitch 57 ¯ Boardman 49, Poland 36 ¯ Sharon, Pa. Holiday Tournament: Fairview, Pa. 62, Howland 46 ¯ Hudson Holiday Classic: Canfield 61, East 48 ¯ Chaney 67, Cardinal Mooney 58 ¯ Waterloo 59, West ...

Wildcats growing under Wernicki

STRUTHERS — Carson Ryan understood the transition was going to be rough. Any time someone brings a new culture and views into a program, it’s normally met with resistance. The 6-foot-4 Struthers High School senior guard said last year was a struggle as the Wildcats’ boys basketball ...

Scoreboard

Schedule (Subject to change) TODAY Boys basketball ¯ Austintown Fitch at Struthers, 7 ¯ Poland at Boardman, 7 ¯ Howland at Sharon, Pa. Holiday Tournament ¯ Canfield vs. East at Hudson Holiday Classic, 6 ¯ Chaney at Cardinal Mooney, 7:30 ¯ McDonald at Niles, 7 ¯ Liberty at ...

Looking for more

YOUNGSTOWN — A lot of teams would be ecstatic after a 16-point win over a rival, but the mood in the Chaney locker room was more solemn than celebratory after beating East, 76-60, on Monday night. “We played OK today. We could’ve done better,” Chaney guard Cameron Lawrence said. ...

Chemistry fuels perfect Spartans

BOARDMAN — A custodian pushed a button as the bleacher on the south end of the Boardman High School gymnasium started to expand. Unprompted, the Spartans boys basketball team stopped what they were doing and sprung into action. The teenage boys started to grab the metal railings, climb the ...

Canfield girls top backyard rival South Range

CANFIELD — Non-conference competition gives neighboring schools an opportunity to play each other when they don’t normally do so, and on Monday night the Canfield Cardinals were able to hold off the late-charging South Range Raiders, 51-44, to improve to 7-1 on the year. The Raiders drop to ...