Local Sports

Tigers second that

STRUTHERS — The Springfield Local Tigers parlayed a big second inning at the plate with a masterful three-hitter twirled by pitcher Shane Eynon to capture a Division IV district baseball championship with a 5-1 win over Lowellville at Cene Park on Friday night. The win vaults the Tigers ...

Mundy, Stokes lead way for Blue Devils

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Lisbon senior Jacob Mundy scored his biggest win at the Springfield Division III district track meet Friday, while teammate Seth Stokes did what he had to do. Mundy captured the district title in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 4.01 seconds after placing second in the ...

Tropeck, Kovalcik win state titles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Oak Glen junior Kellen Tropeck is just getting warmed up at the West Virginia State Track Meet. Tropeck started off his weekend by capturing the Class AA state discus title with a throw of 156-feet-2 Friday at Laidley Field. Tropeck, who also won a regional discus ...

West Branch believes it has a good shot

ALLIANCE—For the second time in two days the West Branch softball team came from behind to win a district tournament game. “We’re like the comeback kids,” West Branch senior Kylie Coffelt said. “I had no doubt that we’d make a comeback today.” After coming from behind to beat ...

West Branch up to the task

ALLIANCE—A battle-tested West Branch softball team is prepared for any task as the Warriors fought back from an early two-run deficit to beat Poland 4-3 in a Division II district semifinal Thursday at Alliance High School. “Games during the regular season made us a well-rounded team for ...

Range celebrates first district title

STRUTHERS — From the moment the South Range baseball team reported for practice in February, the Raiders had one thought foremost on their mind. “From the start of the year our goal was to at least win the district title and hopefully make it farther than that,” South Range junior ...

Walters lifts Tigers

STRUTHERS — Springfield Local pitcher Brandon Walters was having such a great day on the mound he thought he could double his pleasure at the plate. Stamp it mission accomplished. Walters broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a screaming RBI walk-off hit in deep right ...

Quakers coming on strong

SALEM — The Northeastern Buckeye Conference Meet got the Salem track teams ready for the Division II district at Reilly Stadium. The Quakers totaled four district champions during the first day of competition Thursday. The Salem boys and girls 3200-meter relay teams followed up last ...

Salem Div. II district

BOYS RESULTS FINALS (Top four advance to Austintown regional) 3200 RELAY: 1. Salem (Trey Double, Hunter Christopher, Jackson Corbisello, Quinlan Rumsey) 8:14.19; 2. South Range 8:19.41; 3. Massillon Tuslaw 8:21.27; 4. West Branch 8:25.22; 5. Mogadore Field 8:30.76; 6. Akron Coventry ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Minerva 4, Salem 0 MINERVA—Lauren Frigyes held Salem batters to just two hits and helped the Lions pick up a 4-0 win over the Quakers on Thursday. Alyssa Laubacher reached base three times for the Quakers. Taylor Thorpe had 200 strikeouts on the season for Salem. Amber Hume and Peyton ...