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High School Sports

Winter sports preview capsules

SWIMMING Boardman (Boys) ¯ COACH: Carlo Cordon (2nd year, 12-0) ¯ LAST YEAR: 12-0 ¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference ¯ POSTSEASON: Division I, Canton District ¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-letters earned): Noah Basista ***, Matthew DunLany ***, Will Linker ***, Jordan Stackpole **, ...

One to go

ORRVILLE — The football season that wouldn’t end will come down to the final game of the season for Springfield. “One more week, one more week,” chanted two-way senior lineman Corey Hatton as the Tigers finished shaking hand and erupted into joyous celebration following a 42-14 ...

Western Reserve girls roll to win

¯ WESTERN RESERVE 86, THURGOOD MARSHALL 13: NORTH CANTON — At the Holiday Hoopla at Walsh University, the Blue Devils caused some hoopla of their own in a big win over Dayton Thurgood Marshall. Danielle Vuletich led Western Reserve with 28 points and Alyssa Serensky totaled 23. The Blue ...

Valley Christian, WR earn victories

¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 72, LISBON 60: YOUNGSTOWN — A 37-point effort from Blayne Brownfield wasn’t enough to push the Blue Devils past Valley Christian. Rever led the Eagles with 26 points. Brown had 18 and Harris added 13. ¯ WESTERN RESERVE 55, CAMPBELL 39: CAMPBELL — Blue beats red as ...

’Dogs turned it around

As far as Poland senior Antonio Gay is concerned, the turning point of the 2019 season occurred on a bus ride home from Howland back on Sept.13. The Bulldogs were returning home following a heartbreaking 14-13 loss to the Tigers, which dropped their record to 1-2. “We were devastated,” ...

Bulldogs’ get chance to play at historic venue

Poland will continue its high school football playoff trek at one of the most storied high school venues in the country. The Bulldogs play Licking Valley at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. Bulldogs coach Ryan Williams is anxious to see how his team reacts to its trip to Stark ...

Springfield waits for returning players

The Springfield Tigers are scheduled to begin their boys basketball season on Dec. 10, but coach Steven French has yet to see his full lineup on the court. Five of the team’s seven returning lettermen have been absent from preseason practices. Evan Ohlin, Lukas Yemma, Beau Brungard, Garrett ...

Poland boys wait patiently for football teammates

Waiting and watching, the Poland boys basketball team has done plenty of it this preseason. There are 10 players on the Bulldogs football team, and basketball coach Ken Grisdale expects five of them to make an impact on the varsity team. The Poland football team is heading to a Division IV ...

Poland girls pursue regional return

The experience. Poland’s girls basketball team cannot replace what happened last season, going 26-1 with its only loss coming in a Division II regional semifinal. Gone is starter Sarah Bury with her 14.7 points, six rebounds and four steals per game averages, along with Kat Partika and ...

Another step forward

Injuries might hamper the beginning of the season, but if all goes well, Western Reserve has all the seeds planted to play its way into March once again. After the best girls basketball season in school history, which found its end in a 53-32 loss to Dalton in the Massillon Regional ...