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High School Sports

Struthers outlasts McDonald in battle of top-seeded teams

STRUTHERS — With the tournament looming, the Struthers boys basketball team ended its regular season on a high note, closing out the first part of the season with an unblemished 21-0 record. McDonald didn’t make it easy, however. The Blue Devils played close for the majority of the ...

Crestview falls in overtime to Champion

NEW WATERFORD — Every kid dreams of hitting a basket at the buzzer to win a big game. For Champion’s Trayvon Edwards, that dream came true. With 19 seconds and counting in overtime, the Flashes, who trailed by one, passed the ball around the top of the key several times looking for an ...

Red Dragons can’t keep up with busy Howland

HOWLAND — People have learned to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps some have even accomplished things they didn’t think were possible. After the Howland Tigers make a trip to Canfield today to take on the Cardinals, they will complete their 22-game regular season and move on to ...

Lakeview boys head to bowling state tournament

Lakeview led a contingent of five area schools in the Division II boys bowling district tournament at Lorain, finishing fourth and qualifying for the state tournament. The Bulldogs will be joined in the state event by Champion senior Matthew Angell who qualified as an individual. The ...

Fitch, Poland, Lowellville, JM post wins

Staff report ¯ FITCH 49, WEST BRANCH 43: AUSTINTOWN — Todd Simons scored nine of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Falcons held off the visiting Warriors. Allen Underwood added 11 points for Fitch. Jaxon Hendershott scored 17 points and the strength of foive 3-points ...

Constant production

Having a memento to remember something special can mean a lot. McDonald senior Sophia Costantino received a basketball with her name and 1,000 points written on it in large, white letters, signifying her career achievement. It couldn’t have meant more to her. “This was my primary ...

Girard aims to return to state

The Girard girls’ bowling team is looking to make its way back to the state tournament again, and with a third-place performance earlier in the month in the sectional round, it is one step closer to that goal. Girard hits the lanes again Saturday in the district round at Rebman Rec in ...

Canfield girls advance; East Palestine wins title

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ CANFIELD 51, MASSILLON PERRY 36: MASSILLON — A 25-point fourth quarter helped push the Cardinals past Massillon Perry in a Divison I sectional matchup. Alyssa Dill scored a game-high 18 points for Canfield and Summer Sammarone added 13. The Cardinals (13-7) advance ...

Eagles eager to play

YOUNGSTOWN — After missing so many games earlier in the year, the Valley Christian girls basketball team just wants to play. Taking the floor as the ninth seed in a Division IV sectional, the Eagles welcomed 17th- seeded Heartland Christian on a cold Wednesday night. “You place ...

Hot start helps Blue Jays soar past Braves

NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton’s girls basketball team kicked off its tournament run on the right foot, riding a hot start to take down visiting Badger 56-31 in a Division IV first-round sectional contest. “Badger may not have the best record, but they play really tough,” Blue Jays ...