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Boardman

Fitch able to beat rival Boardman despite inconsistent offense

September 28, 2013 BOARDMAN — For four weeks Austintown Fitch’s offense had rolled through opponents, averaging 36 points and over 350 yards per game. more »»

Brookfield

Campbell

Canfield

Cardinal

Girard gets first victory of season, beats LaBrae

October 13, 2012 LEAVITTSBURG — Trailing 25-20 in the fourth quarter, Girard scored twice to rally and defeat LaBrae for its first win of the season, 34-28. more »»

Cardinal Mooney

Chalker

Experienced Flyers take down Wildcats

November 10, 2013 NORWALK — It did not take Norwalk St. Paul long to impose its will on Chalker Saturday night in their Division VII, Region 23 playoff game at Norwalk’s WhitneyField. S. more »»

Boardman

Ignatius stops Spartans

November 6, 2011 PARMA — It’s never a good sign when several players in your backfield are wearing different colored uniforms. more »»

Chalker

Chalker waits for fate

November 2, 2013 SOUTHINGTON — Heading in to Friday night’s game against Pymatuning Valley, the Chalker Wildcats, sitting on a 5-4 record, had one thing to do — win and get in the playoff. more »»

Cardinal Mooney

Cardinal Mooney to face Clinton-Massie in D-IV title game

December 2, 2013 Cardinal Mooney will be seeking its ninth state championship in school history Friday at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon as the Cardinals face defending Division IV state champion... more »»

Chalker

Trinity beats Chalker

September 29, 2013 GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Kyle McSweeney only had 135 passing yards, but the Trinity quarterback made the most of his yardage with five touchdowns as the Trojans beat Chalker, 49-6. more »»

Champion

Cardinal

Garfield rumbles past Cardinal

August 27, 2011 MIDDLEFIELD — Garfield trailed 14-13 after a wild first quarter, then scored 36 unanswered points to finish Cardinal in a 49-14 victory. more »»

Niles back to the postseason

October 27, 2012 NILES — There were two big sighs of relief for the Niles McKinley Red Dragons in their regular-season finale Friday at Bo Rein Memorial Stadium. more »»

Campbell

Campbell’s Brown has lofty expectations

August 15, 2013 CAMPBELL — As most seniors do, Campbell Memorial running back/linebacker Adrien Brown is excited for his last year under the Friday night lights. And his goals for his final season are quite lof. more »»

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

Cardinal Mooney

Cardinal Mooney in hunt for another title

December 6, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — If the over-under on the time of this afternoon’s game is 2 hours, your best bet is to go with the under. more »»

Offense struggles, but WGH forces seven TOs

September 3, 2011 WARREN — Warren G. Harding coach Rick Rios had to be thankful for his defense Friday night against East. more »»

Fitch

Garfield

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

Cardinal

Shirkey, Cardinal strives to get better

August 20, 2012 By BOB ETTINGER Tribune Chronicle correspondent The Cardinal Huskies finished the 2011 football season with a 1-9 record. That doesn’t mean a whole lot in regards to the 2012 season. more »»

Garfield

Girard coach Nick Cochran

September 26, 2011 Girard coach Nick Cochran on his team's 55-16 win over Champion. Select the link to the right to watch the post game interview. more »»

Girard

Another big night for Girard offense in win

October 26, 2013 JEFFERSON — Girard coach Nick Cochran likes to keep his opponents guessing. He did a pretty good job of it as the Indians toppled the Falcons, 55-13, Friday night at Falcon Pride Stadium. more »»

Shaner faces former team tonight

October 26, 2012 NILES — Brian Shaner doesn’t need an in-depth scouting report on the Youngstown East Panthers to know how to attack them. There’s no need to spend long hours in film study to devise a game plan. more »»

Girard

Girard Coach Nick Cochran

August 29, 2013 Girard Coach Nick Cochran on his team's 38-19 loss to Niles. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

Cardinal

Cardinal’s Ribar plays older than his age

August 11, 2013 MIDDLEFIELD — Returning to football after a knee injury is difficult enough, but Pete Ribar is doing just that as a 16-year-old senior. more »»

Grand Valley

Youngstown Christian gets first victory

September 22, 2013 POLAND — It’s been a rollcoaster of a season thus far for the Grand Valley Mustangs. more »»

Poland finishes off East after delay

October 15, 2011 POLAND — The Poland Bulldogs defeated the East Panthers, 21-7, in a game that began at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday and ended at 2:20 p.m on Friday. more »»

Grand Valley

Versatile Vormelker leads GV

August 12, 2013 ORWELL — Jake Vormelker is a do-it-all type player for the Grand Valley Mustangs. more »»

Chalker

Chalker's unsung heroes of 2013

November 5, 2013 Looking at the Chalker Wildcats’ roster, Chris Warnick’s defined position is somewhat of a misnomer. more »»

Grand Valley

G.V. wins defensive game over Wildcats

October 13, 2012 HIRAM — Yards and points were tough to come by in the match-up between the Grand Valley Mustangs and the Southington Wildcats Friday night. more »»

Jones hopes to lead East

August 19, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — Jawaun Jones didn’t get his chance last year. With almost 30 seniors on the East High School football roster, he was seen as more as an afterthought. more »»

Grand Valley

Poland rallies, defeats Struthers 28-14

September 29, 2012 STRUTHERS — Struthers rallied to tie the game, 14-14, at halftime, but Poland scored twice in the fourth quarter for the 28-14 victory. more »»

Howland

Kim, Canfield push way past Howland

October 26, 2013 HOWLAND — Kimu Kim exited Richard Lombardo Stadium Friday night realizing he had only 60 days until Christma. more »»

Girard

Niles offense rolls in opener

August 30, 2013 GIRARD — The west coast offense is usually associated with the NFL, but it sure looked alive and well Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. more »»

Howland

Howland only needs one TD to beat Bowher

September 28, 2013 HOWLAND — Despite having the area’s leading rusher in Jaquore Marrs, the Howland Tiger offense has been far from prolific this season — averaging just 15.5 points per game. more »»

Grand Valley

Grand Valley rallies for first win of year, beats Chalker

October 5, 2013 ORWELL — It was a long time coming, and the first two plays of the game made it seem like it would be even longer. more »»

Canfield

Canfield, Buchenic ready to rebound

August 20, 2013 CANFIELD — Alec Buchenic lives for Friday nights in the fall. Weekday mornings in the late summer aren’t too shabby, either. more »»

Hubbard

Jackson-Milton

McDonald, Walters rumble past Jackson-Milton

November 2, 2013 NORTH JACKSON — McDonald came into Friday’s game at Jackson-Milton Community Stadium knowing a win gives its team a chance for a Week 11 matchup. more »»

Grand Valley

Grand Valley wins NAC with victory over Ledgemont

October 27, 2012 ORWELL — On Friday night against Ledgemont, Grand Valley was looking for its first conference crown since 1997. The Mustangs found that title. more »»

Chalker

Chalker rallies past Mathews in thriller

October 19, 2013 VIENNA — It was second-and-10 on Chalker’s 12-yard line when the whistles blew. A pass interference penalty against the Wildcats caused them to move back to the 22-yard line. more »»

Jackson-Milton

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

Jefferson

Another big night for Girard offense in win

October 26, 2013 JEFFERSON — Girard coach Nick Cochran likes to keep his opponents guessing. He did a pretty good job of it as the Indians toppled the Falcons, 55-13, Friday night at Falcon Pride Stadium. more »»

Champion

Cyrus’ legs leading Champion

October 3, 2012 The last few seasons have not been kind to the Champion football team against Girard. The Golden Flashes had lost six consecutive games in their rivalry with the Indians by an average score of 35-1. more »»

Jefferson

JFK Coach Dave Pappada

November 4, 2013 Post game interview with JFK Coach Dave Pappada on his team's 28-20 loss to Cleveland Central Catholic. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

Howland

Poland wins battle of defenses vs. Howland

October 12, 2013 HOWLAND — The Poland Bulldogs, who have not defeated Howland since 2009, continued their undefeated season and overtook the Tigers in a battle of the defenses at Richard Lombardo Stadium, 17-7. more »»

Jackson-Milton

Jackson-Milton takes down Mineral Ridge

October 12, 2013 MINERAL RIDGE — After Week 7 of the 2013 high school season, the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays already have four more wins than last year as they spoiled Mineral Ridge’s homecoming with a 28-21 victory t... more »»

JFK Coach Dave Pappada

September 1, 2013 Post game interview with JFK Coach Dave Pappada on his team's 34-30 loss to South Range. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

LaBrae

Brookfield holds off LaBrae; returns to playoffs

November 2, 2013 BROOKFIELD — Friday night’s contest between Brookfield and LaBrae was a “chess vs. checkers” battle. more »»

Grand Valley

Grand Valley edges out Pymatuning Valley in rivalry clash

October 6, 2012 ANDOVER — Those who think football has evolved into a passing game obviously weren’t in Andover Township on Friday night to see backyard rivals Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley battle it out. more »»

LaBrae

LaBrae holds on for win

August 31, 2013 By MICHAEL SHAFFER Special to Tribune Chronicle JEFFERSON — Jefferson football coach Jimmy Henson knew there were many questions surrounding his football team this year. more »»

Lakeview

Liberty

Different game, same outcome for Liberty

November 10, 2013 COLUMBIANA — When Crestview and Liberty met during Week 3 of the regular season, the Rebels took an early lead and held off a late Leopard charge to get the win. more »»

Jackson-Milton

Morgan ready to help lead J-Milton

August 16, 2013 NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton coach Mark Assion remembers when now-senior Trevor Morgan came to the Jackson-Milton football program as a freshma. more »»

Jefferson

Butler to pace Jefferson

August 11, 2013 JEFFERSON — Justin Butler is expected to be a force for the Jefferson Falcons at running back and linebacker this season. more »»

Liberty

Lowellville

Morrell, balanced McDonald too much for Lowellville

October 19, 2013 LOWELLVILLE — Matt Morrell’s eye black ran down and filled his cheeks after Friday’s game. The McDonald senior feature back did his share of sprinting away from the Lowellville defens. more »»

Mathews

Chalker rallies past Mathews in thriller

October 19, 2013 VIENNA — It was second-and-10 on Chalker’s 12-yard line when the whistles blew. A pass interference penalty against the Wildcats caused them to move back to the 22-yard line. more »»

JFK QB Michael Roscoe

November 4, 2013 Post game interview with JFK QB Michael Roscoe on their 28-20 loss to Cleveland Central Catholic. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

Howland

Howland falls to Chardon

November 3, 2012 CHARDON — If he could do it over again, Howland Tigers football coach Dick Angle might have chosen to not defer the kickoff until the second half after winning the coin toss. more »»

Liberty

Center of attention

November 5, 2013 In the summer before his senior year, Liberty’s Chance Purnell knew he was going to take over at center, but considering the Leopards use a lot of shotgun sets, Purnell needed to improve his snappin... more »»

Mathews

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

Howland

Howland’s new man in charge

August 25, 2013 HOWLAND — Ross Griffin fondly remembers his days at quarterback for Howland. He made big plays by scrambling outside of the pocket. He threw the ball down the field for long touchdowns. It was fun. more »»

Mathews

YOUNGSTOWN?CHRISITAN 84, MATHEWS 12

September 23, 2012 CANFIELD — Details and statistics of this game were not made available to the Tribune Chronicle prior to deadline. more »»

McDonald

Kirtland too much for Blue Devils

November 9, 2013 KIRTLAND — McDonald coach Dan Williams has a goal to make the Blue Devils into a state-powerhouse program like their opponent on Friday night, the Kirtland Hornets. more »»

Grand Valley

Grand Valley rolls past Mathews

October 20, 2012 ORWELL — Three touchdowns in the span of four and a half minutes without running a single offensive play is enough to beat a good number of teams. more »»

Mathews

Py Valley shuts out Mathews

September 29, 2012 VIENNA — For the Mathews Mustangs, to be able to run 22 plays in Pymatuning Valley territory in the first half, the chances of being even score wise with the Lakers seemed all but given. more »»

McDonald

Mineral Ridge

Jackson-Milton takes down Mineral Ridge

October 12, 2013 MINERAL RIDGE — After Week 7 of the 2013 high school season, the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays already have four more wins than last year as they spoiled Mineral Ridge’s homecoming with a 28-21 victory t... more »»

Mathews

Glancy ready to change Mathews’ fate

August 21, 2013 Evan Glancy spent most of the 2012 high school football season frustrated, unable to help out his Mathews’ teammates through a 1-9 recor. more »»

Mineral Ridge

Ridge’s Baker to lead Rams

August 22, 2013 MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge quarterback Jonathan Baker threw for 1,212 yards, rushed for 203 and played in 10 games on defense a season ago for the Rams as a junio. more »»

Boardman

Double trouble

August 7, 2012 BOARDMAN — John and Justin Babos were born 3 minutes apart. The two Boardman High School seniors have been inseparable since. “He’ll get grey hair before me,” Justin said of his “older” brother. more »»

Newton Falls

Newton Falls nearly sets record in win

August 30, 2013 NEWTON FALLS — Entering Thursday night’s opener against Rootstown, second-year Newton Falls coach Jon Culp just wanted to see improvement from his team. more »»

McDonald

McDonald set to battle powerful Kirtland team

November 8, 2013 Long considered the cream of the crop in terms of small-school football in Trumbull County, the McDonald Blue Devils will see an almost mirror image of their program when they play Kirtland tonight... more »»

Newton Falls

Literal lights-out football in Brookfield

September 1, 2012 BROOKFIELD — There were enough penalties, turnovers and gaffes in the first quarter of Friday’s game between Brookfield and Newton Falls for an entire game. more »»

Niles Mckinley

Poland

Mathews

Big plays, turnovers lead Mathews to first loss of year

September 14, 2013 VIENNA — With 3:14 left in the game, a 66-yard touchdown from junior Trent Ferry cemented the 33-16 win for Leetonia over Mathews, breaking the Mustangs 2-0 record, at Booster Stadium on Friday night. more »»

Poland

Dover beats Poland

November 11, 2012 GREEN — Poland led 17-14 at halftime, but the Bulldogs surrendered 21 unanswered points in the final two quarters in losing 35-17 to Dover in this Division III regional semifinal on Saturday night. more »»

Pymatuning Valley

Chalker waits for fate

November 2, 2013 SOUTHINGTON — Heading in to Friday night’s game against Pymatuning Valley, the Chalker Wildcats, sitting on a 5-4 record, had one thing to do — win and get in the playoff. more »»

Elusive Roscoe, Kennedy defeat LaBrae, 34-14

September 7, 2013 LEAVITTSBURG — Michael Roscoe’s 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame served him well Friday against LaBrae. The John . more »»

LaBrae

Elusive Roscoe, Kennedy defeat LaBrae, 34-14

September 7, 2013 LEAVITTSBURG — Michael Roscoe’s 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame served him well Friday against LaBrae. The John . more »»

Pymatuning Valley

Girard gets first victory of season, beats LaBrae

October 13, 2012 LEAVITTSBURG — Trailing 25-20 in the fourth quarter, Girard scored twice to rally and defeat LaBrae for its first win of the season, 34-28. more »»

McDonald

Change is good

November 7, 2013 After two years of playing wideout, the McDonald coaching staff decided to move Matt Morrell into the backfiel. more »»

Southeast

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

South Range

Playoff football back in North Lima for Raiders

November 8, 2013 NORTH LIMA — From the beginning of fall practice, the South Range football team felt strongly that they would be the ones to recapture elite status for the proud program. That goal has been realized. more »»

Mathews

Junior Evan Glancy making move to backfield

August 10, 2012 By TIM CLEVELAND Tribune Chronicle After not playing very much in 2011 as a wide receiver, Mathews junior Evan Glancy has made the transition to running back and is expected to be a major contributo... more »»

South Range

South Range Coach Dan Yeagley

September 1, 2013 Post game interview with South Range Coach Dan Yeagley on his team's 34-30 win over JFK. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

Springfield

Struthers

Mooney controls line of scrimmage, Struthers

November 16, 2013 NILES — Controlling the line of scrimmage was a major key for both Cardinal Mooney and Struthers on Friday night. Both teams — the third-seeded Cardinals and the No. more »»

Newton Falls

Brookfield 59, Newton Falls 12

September 2, 2012 BROOKFIELD — The Warriors turned the ball over five times and committed 14 penalties, but they still had more than enough to roll over Newton Falls. more »»

Mineral Ridge

Ridge improves to 3-0 on season

September 14, 2013 MINERAL RIDGE — The Mineral Ridge Rams came into their 2013 home debut looking to go 3-0, taking on the Southern Indians, a former Inter Tri-County League, Division I, opponent. more »»

Ursuline

Ursuline wiping slate clean to begin state title run

November 8, 2013 Don’t think for a second that Ursuline High School coach Larry Kempe is bothered one bit by the fact his Irish enter the Division V playoffs with a below .500 record. more »»

Newton Falls

Brookfield wins turnover battle, defeats Newton Falls

September 7, 2013 NEWTON FALLS — The day prior to Brookfield’s Friday night game at Newton Falls, the Warriors discussed the importance of winning the turnover battle, and during that talk, Brookfield’s R.J. more »»

Ursuline

Lake Catholic beats Ursuline

September 8, 2013 MENTOR — Mentor Lake Catholic racked up 425 yards of offense and scored twice in the fourth quarter to hand Ursuline its first loss on Saturday, 42-27. more »»

Southeast

Krych grinds it out for Southeast

August 14, 2013 PALMYRA — Southeast’s quarterback, senior Jordan Krych, did not want to start off last season with an injury, but that is exactly what happened. more »»

Ursuline

Three teams remain

November 12, 2012 And then there were three. At beginning of the high school football playoff season, 12 area teams were vying for a chance at a state title. Three of those teams still remain standing. more »»

Warren Harding

Western Reserve

Devils meet their match

December 1, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In just five years, Western Reserve has gone from a mediocre (at best) program to a state power. The keys to the transformation are no secre. more »»

Poland

Bulldogs' WR excited for return to gridiron

August 20, 2013 POLAND — Just like any kid, growing up in any neighborhood, George Chammas would walk over to his friends’ house, knock on the door and ask if he could come outside and play. more »»

Western Reserve

Windham

Roundup

October 6, 2012 EAST PALESTINE 30, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton scored the first 14 points of the game, but it was all downhill for the Blue Jays after tha. more »»

Youngstown Christian

Mathews

Mathews starts 2-0, first time since 2007

September 9, 2013 When the alarm clock rang on Saturday mornings in 2012, Mike Palumbo wanted to hit the snooze button as much as possible. So far, this fall, waking up after a late night football game has been easier. more »»

Garfield

Offensive linemen thriving at Garfield

August 13, 2012 By MATT WAGNER Tribune Chronicle correspondent Although offensive linemen rarely get the attention like the skill players, that doesn’t matter to the Garfield G-Men offensive fron. more »»

Pymatuning Valley

Field goal gives Lakers the win over Southington

October 20, 2012 ANDOVER — It’s always said that practice makes perfect. more »»

South Range

South Range edges JFK in final seconds

September 1, 2013 WARREN — Dave Pappada knew what was coming, just like every batter who’s ever faced pitcher Mariano Rivera knew the cut fastball was on its way. And just like all those batters, the John F. more »»

Pymatuning Valley

PV’s Willis to pace Lakers

August 12, 2013 ANDOVER — After going 4-6, Pymatuning Valley has high hopes of turning 2013 into a winning season. They have what PV coach Neal Croston describes as the strongest team in years. more »»

Ursuline

Ursuline turns showdown with Steubenville into rout

October 19, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — With 3 minutes, 9 seconds remaining in the second quarter Friday night, Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin threw a beautiful 33-yard touchdown pass to Ben Phillips. more »»

Grand Valley

Grand Valley falls to Berkshire

September 14, 2013 BURTON — Over the first two weeks of the 2013 football season, the Grand Valley Mustangs and Berkshire Badgers were mirror images of each othe. more »»

Western Reserve

Western Reserve better prepared for this semifinal

November 30, 2013 BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve coach Andy Hake knows how important it is to be in the Division VII state semifinals. He’s more aware of how precious each play is while his team works toward a win. more »»

Campbell

Liberty back to relevancy

September 28, 2012 LIBERTY — The crawl back to respectability has been more like a dash for the Liberty Leopards. more »»

Cardinal

PV powers past Cardinal

September 3, 2011 ANDOVER — It took a bit longer than many had expecte. more »»

Struthers

Struthers Coach Curt Kuntz

September 23, 2013 Post game interview with Struthers Coach Curt Kuntz on his team's 26-7 win over Brookfield. Select the link below to listen to his comments. more »»

 
 
 
 
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