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High School Sports

Northeast-8 runners to illuminate the night

Kim Grisdale noticed the excitement a few of her runners had last season, returning from a cross country race in southern Ohio. It wasn’t an ordinary race. Those runners decided to race in a night race instead of going to Poland’s High School homecoming. This year, in the era of the ...

OHSAA playoffs not for all area teams

The Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff field is set — sort of. On Friday, the OHSAA released the regions for the upcoming playoffs, which begin Oct. 9. Schools had until last Thursday to opt into the playoffs, which this year is all-inclusive. A total of 664 schools ...

Coming together

YOUNGSTOWN — Chaney’s football team worked toward victory, ever since getting routed by Ursuline in Week 1. Close calls against Howland and Austintown Fitch in the following weeks set them up for Saturday’s 30-0 victory over Cardinal Mooney in a Steel Valley Conference matchup at ...

Boardman senior runner Bero makes adjustments

BOARDMAN — Frank Bero has made adjustments as we all have in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boardman High School senior distance runner spent most of his junior season running alongside current Walsh University freshman Mitchel Dunham. The pair wore headbands and you could easily ...

Regional lists get unusual playoff setup started

We are four weeks into the most unusual high school football season that most fans can remember and it is time for the next step. We have seen limited admission to games, only home team bands playing at halftime and various other anti-COVID protocols during games, including less handling of ...

Friday football

¯ CANFIELD 31, DOVER 10: DOVER — Canfield quarterback Broc Lowry continues to be a dual-threat weapon for the Cardinals in a big road win over Dover. Lowry finished with a combined 308 yards between rushing and passing and had three rushing touchdowns. Chris Sammarone scored an 11-yard rush ...

Cross country

SPARTAN INVITATIONAL: BOARDMAN — Poland’s girls cross country team and Boardman’s Frank Bero each placed fourth at Saturday’s Spartan Invitational. The Bulldogs took fourth with 103 points, led by Jackie Grisdale and Halle Sebest, who finished in the top 10 in Division II. Salem’s ...

Finishing touch

AUSTINTOWN — The finishing touch came at just the right time for the Austintown Fitch High School football team. It was a 46-yard strike from junior Devin Sherwood to senior Todd Simons for six with 8:53 left in the contest. The Falcons secured the score they needed, and the undefeated ...

Spartans snag rebound win

HOWLAND — Going into Friday’s game against Howland, the Boardman Spartans had only scored 43 points on the season. They surpassed that total in one game, beating the Tigers 54-19. While some teams may have given up after a rough start to the season, Spartans coach Joe Ignazio praised his ...

Irish continue winning ways; rout East, 42-7

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ursuline Fighting Irish definitely know the woes the East Golden Bears are going through. Last season, the Irish were outscored through their first three games, 115-33. The Golden Bears this year have seen the same offensive woes, but their defense has held its own as ...