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High School Sports

Defensive dominance

YOUNGSTOWN — After a rough stretch with losses against Hubbard and Liberty, Youngstown East is now on a four-game wining streak after taking down John F. Kennedy, 44-24. “I thought we played a well-rounded game,” Golden Bears coach Tanisha Franklin said. “I thought we controlled the ...

Devils rebound for win

BERLIN CENTER — Last Thursday, the Western Reserve Blue Devils gave up 34 points. Normally, that would result in a win. It didn’t as they fell to McDonald in an offensive and defensive struggle. Monday night, they again gave up 34 points but got inside and outside production to roll ...

Struthers, Mooney, Springfield cruise to wins

¯ GIRARD 34, HUBBARD 31: GIRARD — Girard’s second half play was just enough to get past Hubbard in a nailbiting victory. After trailing at the break 22-13, the Indians outscored Hubbard 14-6 in the third quarter to push back and sealed the deal in the fourth, outscoring them ...

Scoreboard

Girls basketball ¯ Western Reserve 66, Jackson-Milton 34 ¯ East 44, John F. Kennedy 24 ¯ Poland 51, South Range 35 ¯ Girard 34, Hubbard 31 ¯ Struthers 47, Lakeview 27 ¯ Cardinal Mooney 54, Newton Falls 16 ¯ Springfield 47, Waterloo 21 ¯ Mineral Ridge 65, Sebring 39 ¯ ...

Closing in on Leach’s mark

Rex Leach stood 6-foot-5 and had a knack for making a leather ball go through an iron hoop quite often. It explained his 1,266 points his senior year, a 43.7 points-per-game average, as his Vienna High School Flyers made the state Final Four before losing to Cincinnati Lockland Wayne. The ...

Records

Boys basketball Through Jan.12 Overall Records Division I c-Boardman 8-0 t-Harding 8-5 c-Austintown Fitch 6-4 c-Canton District; t-Twinsburg District Division II Struthers 8-1 Chaney 9-3 West ...

Scoreboard

Schedule (Subject to change) TODAY Girls basketball ¯ Jefferson at Niles, 7 ¯ Hubbard at Girard, 7 ¯ Poland at South Range, 7 ¯ Struthers at Lakeview, 7 ¯ John F. Kennedy at East, 7 ¯ Garfield at Kent Roosevelt, 7 ¯ Cardinal Mooney at Newton Falls, 7 ¯ Pymatuning ...

Prep roundup: Canfield nips Poland in low-scoring battle

¯ CANFIELD 35, POLAND 33: POLAND — In an old-fashioned, low-possession, tight-scoring contest, the visiting Cardinals edged the Bulldogs in a non-league contest Saturday. The final point differential was the largest period-ending margin of the game, as the teams were knotted at 10 after ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Cleveland St. Ignatius 47, Warren G. Harding 35 ¯ Canfield 35, Poland 33 ¯ South Range 52, Salem 38 ¯ Columbiana 48, Liberty 36 ¯ Mineral Ridge 60, Rittman 42 ¯ McDonald 65, John F. Kennedy 62 ¯ Badger 59, Heartland ...

Flying Falcons

AUSTINTOWN — Two quick fouls messed with Todd Simons’ head. He cleared his mind at halftime. The Austintown Fitch standout dominated the third quarter and helped the Falcons pull away from Canfield, 65-51, in a rivalry matchup at Fitch High School. Simons scored 12 of his game-high 26 ...