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High School Sports

Boardman rolls; Poland, Struthers, SR win in NE-8

¯ BOARDMAN 70, HOWLAND 38: HOWLAND — The Spartans remain undefeated with a big win over Howland. After holding a six-point lead after the first quarter, Boardman’s offense exploded to pull away from the Tigers. Leading on the scoreboard for the Spartans was Ethan Anderson who had 20 ...

Prep scoreboard

Boys basketball FRIDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Austintown Fitch 65, Canfield 51 ¯ Boardman 70, Howland 38 ¯ Chaney 76, Valley Christian 43 ¯ South Range 46, Niles 38 ¯ Carrollton 41, West Branch 35 ¯ Lakeview 74, Hubbard 59 ¯ Poland 58, Jefferson 41 ¯ Struthers 66, ...

McDonald nips WR in defensive battle

BERLIN CENTER — Over the past three seasons, the McDonald Blue Devils had been undefeated against the Western Reserve Blue Devils in girls basketball. Then came that Division IV district title game last season in which Western Reserve got that one elusive win against McDonald. So to think ...

Veteran coach Hritz at 500

WELLSVILLE — Through 38 seasons and three different schools one thing has remained constant for Leetonia girls basketball coach John Hritz. The game has always been a labor of love. “When it starts feeling like work, then I’ll step aside,” Hritz said. Hritz achieved the latest ...

Thursday roundup

¯ POLAND 81, NILES 41: NILES — Jackie Grisdale fired in 33 points, including six 3-pointers, as Poland stayed perfect in the Northeast-8 Conference. The Bulldogs, who led 19-9, 36-18 and 61-32 at the quarter breaks, are 9-2 overall and 6-0 in the NE-8. Grisdale was supported by Connie ...

Prep scoreboard

Girls basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Poland 83, Niles 41 ¯ Struthers 55, Hubbard 27 ¯ Girard 45, Lakeview 30 ¯ Newton Falls 39, Ursuline 37 ¯ South Range 60, Jefferson 17 ¯ Lisbon 56, East Palestine 46 ¯ Pymatuning Valley 62, Windham 35 ¯ Springfield 50, ...

SR to wrestle at Eastwood

For the second time in as many weeks, Mats at the Mall will be held at Eastwood Mall. This time, the South Range Raiders take on the Spartans of Laurel (Pa.) High School tonight beginning at 7 p.m. The two high school wrestling teams face off in the mall’s center court. Admission is free ...

Setting the tone

CANFIELD — Canfield junior Nick Barber came into this season with big goals as a former state qualifier. He helped his team set an early tone Wednesday with a victory over Boardman’s Raymond Cmil in the Cardinals’ 52-20 victory over the Spartans at Canfield High School. “I thought it ...

Canfield cannot get past WGH

WARREN — The midpoint of the high school basketball season can get stagnant with the holiday break interfering with the consistency of the season. The Warren G. Harding Raiders girls basketball team participated in the Tampa, Florida Christmas Invitational where they went 2-1 and used that ...

Liberty pulls away, dominates LaBrae, 73-39

LEAVITTSBURG — The Liberty Leopards girls basketball team remained undefeated in the All-American Conference Blue Tier after dismantling LaBrae 73-39 on Wednesday. The victory gave the talented Leopards an 11-2 record overall, including a 4-0 mark in the conference. “We started out ...