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High School Sports

East boys top Liberty; Poland, SR girls win

¯ EAST 73, LIBERTY 62: LIBERTY — The Golden Bears used a 23-8 scoring advantage in the third quarter and held off the Leopards from there. Ramir Bledsoe scored 23 points and John Clay added 22 points to fuel East, which led 34-29 at halftime. James Davis and Jameer Weaver tallied 14 points ...

Practice pays off

The week didn’t start the way Canfield wanted. A 54-35 lopsided loss to Stow-Munroe Falls on Monday evening left the Cardinals less than pleased, and motivated them to practice with an extra level of intensity Tuesday before their home contest against the Boardman Spartans on Wednesday. ...

Schools announce new football coaches

Three area schools announced this week that they had filled their varsity football head coaching position. Boardman named Seth Antram, Valley Christian chose Andy Hake and Champion hired Tom Conrad. Antram replaces Joe Ignazio who headed the Spartans’ program for eight seasons. “I’m ...

Mooney nips Tigers; Irish, Fitch beaten

¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 50, HOWLAND 49: HOWLAND — The Cardinals fought off a second-half rush by Howland to get a one-point victory over the Tigers. Howland outscored Mooney 31-24 in the second half to push back, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead. Katie Hough led Mooney (6-4) with 24 ...

Spartans survive

HOWLAND — Despite both teams having plenty of scoring talent on their rosters, baskets were hard to come by for the majority of Tuesday’s game. Howland and Boardman laid the defensive pressure on thick. When the dust settled, it was Boardman who won the scrappy affair, beating the Tigers, ...

Irish’s Pankey leads late push vs WGH

YOUNGSTOWN — You couldn’t pair up two teams in completely different situations if you wanted to Tuesday evening. After dropping three out of the first four contests of the season, the Ursuline Fighting Irish are starting to catch fire on the court with four consecutive wins. Meanwhile, ...

Experienced Lisbon cruises past Bulldogs

LISBON — The Lisbon Blue Devils entered their game with East Palestine having a distinct edge. The Devils, having already played eight games compared to the Bulldogs, who were playing their first contest, used that advantage to throttle the Bulldogs 66-26. “The best thing about it is ...

Struthers, Liberty, Ridge roll

¯ STRUTHERS 66, POLAND 38: STRUTHERS — The Wildcats hit 12 shots from behind the arc to get a big win over rival Poland. Luke Barker led the team with 23 points, hitting five shots from deep. Ronnie Leonard added 10 points. Sal Shaffer and Aidan Slocum followed up with nine points ...

Fitch, Ursuline girls win; East boys triumph

¯ FITCH 44, EAST 33: YOUNGSTOWN — The Falcons picked up their second win of the year battling off a fourth quarter rally from East. The Golden Bears outscored Fitch 11-4 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons built up a 40-22 lead heading into the final ...

Boardman, WB, Liberty girls win

Girls basketball ¯ BOARDMAN 47, FITCH 32: BOARDMAN — Reagan Burkey scored 25 points for the Spartans in a big win over Fitch Saturday. Burkey’s 25 points was a game-high and she was followed up by Sam Duble who had 14 and Katie Stamp with 10. Boardman held the Falcons to two points ...