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High School Sports

Several Friday games will be played today

Friday’s severe weather affected the scheduling of several high school football games on the first weekend of the 2020 season which already promises to be an unusual campaign, due mostly to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result is that today’s schedule is much more crowded than a typical ...

Cardinals fly high

CANFIELD — After a lot of doubt if a season would even take place, the Canfield Cardinals entered the 2020 campaign ready to go, beating longtime rival Howland, 23-0. Despite the win, Cardinals coach Mike Pavlansky still knows his team has plenty of work to do, saying it was a “typical” ...

Ursuline impresses in rout over Chaney

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ursuline football team was looking to make a big splash this season after struggling to a 2-8 record last season. The Irish appeared to receive a sign from the heavens when a downpour occurred 60 seconds before their kickoff to Chaney in the opener Thursday at Stambaugh ...

Red Dragons roll over Jefferson

NILES — The Niles offense lit up the scoreboard. Then, Mother Nature lit up the night sky. The result was a Red Dragons’ 35-3 home victory over Jefferson Thursday night at Bo Rein Stadium. The contest was shortened to just three quarters because of a pair of lightening delays. The ...

McDonald clobbers Sebring

SEBRING — The McDonald Blue Devils made a statement to start the 2020 high school football season. They wasted no time in jumping ahead of the Sebring Trojans 40-0 at halftime and cruised to a 40-6 win in the season-opener for both. Dom Schadl racked up 119 yards rushing and scored ...

Finally, football!

Following an off-season dominated by unpredictability and uncertainty, the 2020 high school football campaign is set to kick off in unorthodox fashion. An abbreviated six-week regular season schedule begins tonight with four games involving area teams. The opening week continues Friday with a ...

Cards clobber Quakers

CANFIELD — It took less than 20 minutes as Canfield dominated Salem with quick strikes in Wednesday’s 6-0 win by Cardinals at Bob Dove Field. Don Palma made his second goal with 24:50 left in the first half, but playing with a lead is the lesson the Cardinals didn’t experience from last ...

What did they learn?

CORTLAND — Two coaches leading young teams were hoping to find out a little bit about their groups in the first match of their volleyball seasons. They couldn’t have learned much more. Lakeview outlasted Hubbard in a tightly contested five-game battle at a sweltering hot Lakeview High ...

Jackson-Milton held off by Ridge

NORTH JACKSON — After both volleyball teams opened their season with victories the night before, Jackson-Milton played host to Mineral Ridge on Tuesday night. The Rams looked more polished and showed depth and experience in pulling away with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 victory in the Mahoning ...

Rivals Fitch, Boardman battle to 1-1 tie

BOARDMAN — The Fitch High School girls soccer team had a free kick attempt sail over the cross bar with 21 minutes left in the first half. Frustration could be heard from the Boardman bench, from some of its vocal players. The Spartans felt they were being outplayed by the rival Falcons in ...