×

High School Sports

Fitch is flying

AUSTINTOWN — There was a near-constant drizzle during Fitch softball’s first All-American Conference contest of the season, but the Falcons provided an offensive downpour, scoring 17 runs in the third inning and taking down Howland, 22-3, for the team’s fifth win of the year. “I ...

Off to a quick start

EAST PALESTINE — After the 2020 spring sports season was canceled, a sense of normalcy is finally returning. Reid Memorial Stadium in East Palestine played host to over 20 schools for the William Ward Invitational on Saturday. Salem’s girls and McDonald’s boys walked out with the ...

Hubbard softball wins 2 at West Branch

BELOIT — Both the Hubbard and West Branch softball teams have multiple reasons to carry high hopes in the 2021 softball season. Saturday afternoon on the Warriors’ home field, the Eagles won two hard-fought, tournament-type battles, 5-2 and 6-5, in a doubleheader sweep. The two victories ...

Saturday highlights

BASEBALL ≤ Niles’ Kolton Christopher struck out eight and allowed just two hits in the Red Dragons’ 12-1, five-inning victory over Campbell. Zack Leonard added three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. ≤ Newton Falls’ Holden Hanzel went for 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two ...

Offensive outburst

LIBERTY — By the end of Crestview’s 14-6 win over host Liberty in a high school softball game Friday, both sides were left more pleased than disappointed. Both coaches saw some promising play, but also recognized their teams must continue to improve. After beating the Leopards 21-0 ...

Young Niles softball team falls to Harding

NILES — It’s been a rough go for the Warren G. Harding Raiders softball team. Coming into Friday evening’s matchup with the Niles McKinley Red Dragons, they were winless and had just lost by 17 to the Lakeside Dragons the day before. Harding coach Meaghan Coe talked about her team ...

Friday highlights

BASEBALL POLAND — Mitchell Seymour tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 as Springfield defeated host Poland 4-0 on Friday. A.J. Patellis had the Bulldogs’ only hit. A.J. Stallsmith provided half of the Tigers’ offense. He singled, doubled and drove in two runs. South Range’s Luke ...

Home cooking

BOARDMAN — Home sweet home. It’s been quite a long time since Boardman has been able to say they won on their home turf — 698 days in fact. The Spartans defeated Hubbard 2-1 on Thursday. The last home win on record came at the tune of a 6-0 win over Bristol back on May 11, 2019, as ...

Callow tosses perfect game

SOFTBALL McDonald’s Bri Callow twirled a perfect game, striking out 17 as the Blue Devils beat Mineral Ridge, 7-0, in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference matchup. Lucia Wolford socked a homer for McDonald to power the offense. Sebring’s Delaney Reggi had four hits and drove in four ...

Cardinals cruising

CANFIELD — Having a third strong pitcher in a high school baseball team’s starting rotation is a luxury. Junior Ryan Petro is proving that for the soaring Canfield Cardinals. In his second varsity start on Wednesday, Petro tossed a three-hitter in a 2-0 win over visiting Howland in a ...