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High School Sports

Hubbard girls third at state

Hubbard’s girls bowling team placed fourth after three qualifying rounds, won their head-to-head quarterfinal matchup and challenged the eventual state champion in the semifinal round, earning a third-place finish at the Division II state tournament on Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus ...

Postseason is a gift for Warriors wrestlers

The majority of Christmas trees may have come down by now (if not, someone’s probably getting yelled at), but this is still the most wonderful time of year for West Branch wrestling coach Chris Dorris. The wrestling postseason begins Saturday with sectional tournaments at various high ...

Lakeview, Hubbard, Garfield prep for state

Three area bowling teams hit the lanes this weekend as a part of the OHSAA Division II state bowling tournament. The Lakeview boys, and Hubbard and Garfield girls teams all qualified for the state level. The Eagles finished third, rolling a combined 3,785, led by Amber Davis and Bethany ...

Devils in title game

BERLIN CENTER — The objective is clear for Western Reserve: win the district title. Last season, the second-seed Blue Devils fell short in the district final, 51-37, against McDonald — a loss that left a sour taste for Western Reserve. On Wednesday evening, they made it one step closer to ...

South Range rolls into district final

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The top-seeded South Range Raiders girls basketball team had a clear goal to get back to the regionals again this year. On Wednesday night, the Raiders took another step toward that target by blasting the 15th-seeded East Palestine Bulldogs, 70-25, in a Division III district ...

Crestview tripped by league rival Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — The old adage of beating the same team three times in a season reared its ugly head on Wednesday night in the Division III district semifinal between the Crestview Rebels and the Brookfield Warriors. The Rebels had already gotten past the Warriors by scores of 37-28 and 44-35 ...

Irish stopped by Champion

CHAMPION — By halftime of its Division III district semifinal against Champion on Wednesday night, the Ursuline girls basketball team had to feel pretty comfortable with the way things had unfolded. The fifth-seeded Fighting Irish appeared to have their way inside early, using strength and ...

Fitch boys win; Poland, McDonald girls advance

BOYS BASKETBALL ¯ FITCH 49, LAKESIDE 48: ASHTABULA — The Falcons held off Lakeside in the final seconds to upset the Dragons in a Division I sectional first-round matchup. Lakeside, the 18 seed, had the ball with 7 seconds remaining but failed to get off a shot. Fitch’s Todd Simons ...

Jackson-Milton advances by beating Western Reserve again

NORTH JACKSON — For the third time this season, Jackson-Milton met up with Western Reserve, but this time it was in the opening round of tournament play. The Blue Jays, who won each of the first two meetings by four points, overcame a slow start to complete the season sweep, taking down ...

Warriors start what they hope is lengthy run

BELOIT — The sixth-seeded West Branch boys’ basketball team entered the postseason tournament looking to make a long run playing as a close-knit team. The Warriors showed how dynamic they can be with a convincing 71-36 win over 20th-seeded Hubbard in the first round of the Division II ...