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High School Sports

Girard can’t hang with Tigers in rout

GIRARD — High school basketball games played at noon on a Monday aren’t exactly common, but when teams are fighting to get 22 games in, they’ll take any opportunity they can to hit the court. Newton Falls and Girard met up Monday, with the Tigers coming out on top 53-30 in the lunchtime ...

Fitch rolls Chaney; Liberty, Canfield cruise

Girls basketball ¯ FITCH 77, CHANEY 22: AUSTINTOWN — The Falcons scored a combined 48 points in the middle quarters to roll past the Cowboys in a non-league contest. Jocelyn Jourdan scored 15 points to lead Fitch (3-9), which had 10 players dent the scoring column. Zayda Creque supplied ...

Starting fast

BOARDMAN — It didn’t take long for the Poland Bulldogs to start off hot. Specifically, senior point guard Jackie Grisdale. One made three, then two, then three, then four. Before the first period was out she already amassed 17 and nearly had double the total amount of points Boardman ...

Cardinals fall just short against talented Raiders

WARREN — The Canfield High School girls basketball team was knocking on the door, seemingly in good position to upset host Warren G. Harding and hand the Raiders their first loss of the season. But the Cardinals couldn’t burst through that door, as the Raiders’ put up a roadblock and ...

Physical Buckeyes get win at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday. The game was especially physical in the second half. One technical was called, on Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr., and the officials had to step in ...

Spartans sweep AAC meet; SR wins NE-8 title

The Boardman girls and boys teams won the All-American Conference swimming championships on Saturday. Alexis Mihok won the 100 and 200 freestyle races and also was a part of the Spartans’ winning 200 freestyle relay team. Maddie Murphy of Canfield also was a double winner, taking the 200 ...

Century mark

BOARDMAN — In celebration of coach Pat Birch’s 100th career victory, the Boardman High School basketball team dumped a water cooler on him in the locker room, but they didn’t do a great job of it. Birch, who wasn’t exactly mad about the players only getting his back wet, couldn’t ...

Canfield tops East; Struthers, Hubbard win

¯ CANFIELD 62, EAST 57: YOUNGSTOWN — Trent Dye scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the decisive second quarter when the Cardinas outscored the host Golden Bears 20-8 to take a 37-27 halftime lead. Dye did much of his damage at the free-throw line, where he went 3-for-17 and the ...

Back to winning

McDONALD — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause upheaval in our day-to-day lives, the McDonald girls basketball team has gotten back to what it does best. Winning basketball games. Sure, their season was delayed and they’ve been without their new coach, Tony Matisi, for four out of ...

Crestview ends skid by stopping Brookfield

NEW WATERFORD — The Crestview Rebels were looking to snap a three-game losing streak. The Brookfield Warriors wanted to keep their streak going. The result was a low-scoring defensive battle with the Rebels knocking off the previously-unbeaten Warriors, 37-28, in a Mahoning Valley Athletic ...