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High School Sports

Struthers can’t hang on vs. Niles

NILES — Friday’s game between Niles and visiting Struthers featured a pair of teams that entered the contest heading in opposite directions. After starting off its season with a loss, Struthers had won two straight. After beginning its season with a win, Niles suffered back-to-back ...

Springfield, SR, Poland, JM win in Week 4

¯ SPRINGFIELD 62, LOWELLVILLE 18: NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Tigers had 419 total yards and dominated an offensively gifted Lowellville team in this Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference, Scarlet Tier matchup. Beau Brungard had more than 250 yards passing and receiving for a combined five ...

Blue Jays look to fly high against MVAC rival

The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays have been here before. A year ago, the Blue Jays were 3-0, then hosted a 2-1 Western Reserve team which resulted in a 52-6 win for the Blue Devils. The loss was the first of five straight for Jackson-Milton. The Blue Jays rebounded to win their final two games of ...

Boardman gets swept by Howland

HOWLAND — On Howland’s volleyball senior night, the Tigers went blow-for-blow with Boardman and came out on top in each of the three sets to get the win in an All-American Conference showdown. Spartans coach Alyssa Birch didn’t think the games were as close as the score indicated ...

McDonald’s Rupe wins Division III Spartan title

BOARDMAN — McDonald’s Brody Rupe and Maplewood’s Caleigh Richards have been dominating the area cross country scene early this season. Not much changed Thursday during the Division III portion of the Spartan Invitational at Boardman High School. Rupe won in a time of 16:29.9, while ...

Nothing but a tie

POLAND — Penalty kicks, quick scores, physical defense and demanding play. Wednesday night’s match between Northeast-8 Conference rivals Poland and Niles had it all. A pair of teams looked to pick up a conference victory as the midway point of the season quickly approaches. Neither ...

Ram tough

McDONALD — After dropping a 3-0 match to Cardinal in their last game, the Mineral Ridge Rams came out strong with some tough serving pressure to capture a three-set victory over rival McDonald. “We did what we needed to do,” Rams coach Ron Lesko said. “We established a little bit of ...

South Range dropped by Lakeview

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Lakeview Bulldogs may have one of the younger roster in the area experience wise, but they sure haven’t played like it. Lakeview carries a roster with only a pair of seniors and a sophomore heavy lineup, but they’ve quickly asserted themselves as the top dog in the ...

Indians can’t hold off pesky Lakeview

GIRARD — Thomas Cardiero was a busy man Tuesday night. The Girard sophomore goalkeeper was valiant throughout the first half, turning away great looks from the Lakeview Bulldogs. Though, eventually one of those shots on goal has to go in when it gets as high as it did for Lakeview. In ...

Football stats welcomed

The Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle will begin publishing area high school football statistical leaders following this weekend’s Week 4 of the season. Team statisticians should send cumulative statistics to the sports department by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Stats can be e-mailed to ...