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Girard, OH – The Girard Indians kicked off their season in impressive fashion, showcasing their strength and determination against the Jefferson Falcons in a high-energy clash that resulted in a final score of 42-21 in favor of the Indians. The game, which took place at the Girard High School stadium, witnessed a series of impactful plays that kept fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

The Indians wasted no time asserting their dominance, as Stephen Sims of Girard powered through a 2-yard run with 9:39 remaining in the 1st quarter, putting the Indians ahead 7-0. The momentum continued to favor Girard as Ahmad Curd followed suit with his own 2-yard run just three minutes later, extending the lead to 14-0. Kicker Morris proved his reliability by successfully converting all extra points in this early offensive onslaught.

The 2nd quarter saw Girard’s offense continue to shine. Ahmad Curd displayed his skills once again with an 8-yard run, securing another touchdown with 11:56 on the clock, bringing the score to 21-0. Stephen Sims contributed a 1-yard run shortly thereafter, further solidifying Girard’s lead at 28-0. The passing game came into play as well, with Tuff McConahy connecting with Anthony Bengala for a 14-yard touchdown pass, capping off an impressive 35-0 lead for Girard.

The third quarter saw Jefferson Falcons’ Kaige Boczar breaking through Girard’s defense with a stunning 70-yard run, finally putting the Falcons on the scoreboard at 7 points. However, the Indians swiftly answered back, as Tuff McConahy’s 55-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Curd kept Girard in control at 42-7.

The fourth quarter witnessed a determined Jefferson Falcons’ offense. Luke Funtash managed a 20-yard touchdown run, narrowing the gap to 42-14 with 5:33 remaining. Kaige Boczar once again showcased his speed and agility with a 36-yard run, bringing the Falcons’ total to 21 points with only 1:57 left on the clock. Kicker Jensen Yarosh’s accurate extra points played a crucial role in Jefferson’s resurgence.

As the final whistle blew, the scoreboard displayed a decisive victory for the Girard Indians, with a final score of 42-21. The Indians’ powerful offensive plays combined with a solid kicking game ensured their triumphant start to the season. Looking ahead, Girard (1-0) is gearing up to face the Liberty Leopards (0-1) in week 2, while the Jefferson Falcons (0-1) are set to host Lakeview (1-0).

The Girard Indians have set the tone for an exciting season, and fans can’t wait to see how they continue to dominate on the field.


CORTLAND, OH- The Girard Indians looked to keep a five game winning streak alive in NE8 play traveling to Lakeview to take on the Bulldogs. The Indians got off to a hot start with a 13-2 run out of the gate, but the Bulldogs clawed back to make it a nail biter in the fourth quarter.

The Indians and the Bulldogs were in a defensive dog fight in the first half with the Girard leading 19-8 at the half. Both teams picked it up offensively in the second half with Girard leading by 9 points late in the second half. Lakeview did not give up in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs forced some crucial turnovers down the stretch, but came up empty in the end falling 40-38.

The Indians rattle off there sixth consecutive win and move into third place in the NE8 at 7-2. The Bulldogs fall to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the conference. Girard plays Ursuline on Saturday, while Lakeview hosts Struthers on Monday.



WALTHAM, MASS – Bentley University graduate quarterback Mark Waid (Cortland, Ohio/Girard HS)has been named this week’s recipient of the New England Football Writers Association Division II/III Gold Helmet Awards presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

In a 38-7 win over Saint Anselm Saturday, Waid threw five touchdown passes while completing 13 of 20 passes for 232 yards. He had an outstanding passing rating of 224.94 and also gained 59 rushing yards on 11 carries. The Youngstown State transfer distributed passes to nine different receivers and the touchdowns covered 59, 1, 14, 5 and 7 yards. All this came against a Saint Anselm team that came into the game at 4-1 and ranked first in the NE10 in scoring defense (10.4).

Waid has led the Falcons to a 4-2 record and a conference-best 33.0 scoring average by completing 53 percent of his passes for 1,012 yards, 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He’s also the team’s top rusher with 451 yards and two TDs.

Waid leads the Northeast-10 in passing efficiency (157.8) and is also second in rushing yards and TD passes, and fourth in passing yards and completion percentage.

Nationally in Division II, Waid ranks third in passing yards per completion, fourth among rushing yards by a quarterback, tenth in rushing yards per carry and 11th in passing efficiency.

Waid is the first Falcon to win a Gold Helmet since Austin Ryan in 2017.

Next Saturday, Bentley plays at Assumption University.


*Contributed/written by bentleyfalcons.com


CANFIELD OH-  South Range stole the lead late and defeated Girard 6-2 on Monday. The game was tied at one with Raiders batting in the bottom of the fifth when Shane Lindstrom singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

The Raiders got things started in the first inning. Logan Cormell singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

Girard evened things up at one in the top of the fourth inning when they scored one run on a stolen base.

Aidan English earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for the Raiders. The pitcher allowed two hits and two runs over six innings, striking out 13. Dylan Dominguez threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Nate Freeland took the loss for Girard. The bulldog allowed nine hits and six runs over six innings, striking out two and walking zero.

The Raiders scattered nine hits in the game. Corey Penick and Lindstrom all had multiple hits. Lindstrom and Penick each managed two hits to lead. The Raiders were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Cormell made the most plays with 12.

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POLAND OH The Poland Lady Bulldogs improved to 15-6 on the season with an 11-1 win over the Girard Indians today in Northeast 8 Conference play.  Poland’s conference record improves to 9-2 and sets the stage for a big conference game against South Range tomorrow at home.

Katie McDonald picked up her 15th win of the season on the mound allowing only 2 hits and six strikeouts.  McDonald added a single and RBI to help her cause at the plate.  Poland’s offense was led by senior third baseman Emily Denney who added 2 hits and an RBI along with senior second baseman Abby Farber who had two hits including a double with the bases loaded collecting 3 RBI’s.  Meredith Trevis doubled adding 2 RBI’s and sophomore shortstop Mary Brant added a solo homerun and two walks to help Poland.
For Girard, Alyssa Wakefield and Sidnee Rice had the only two hits while Emily Rosace took the mound loss.

*Contributed By John Boccieri


The South Range volleyball team dropped a four set match to Girard Tuesday night (25-23 16-25 17-25 21-25).

Girard got out to a strong start in set one holding at least a 3 point lead most of the way. The Raiders caught just to stay in striking distance not letting the lead get larger than 5. Late in the set, Girard have the Raiders an opening , and they took it. They went on a 12-6 run to close a set one victory 25-23.

The power of Girard, especially from the service line started to take its toll on the Raiders in set two. Natalie Pallone served up a big rally in the middle of the set giving the Indians control in the set. Helped out by 5 service errors in the set by the Raiders, Girard cruised to a set two win. 25-16.

The defense of the Indians led by senior captain Lexi Cochran was a clear advantage as the third set went on. Cochran and the Indians back row made kills come at a premium for the Raiders offense. Attack errors also hurt the Raiders, who hit in the negatives for the set. The Indians rolled again 25-17.

In set 4 both teams started shaky. Trading service errors, or attack errors leaving the set tied for the first 10 points. However, with Natalie Pallone serving another big rally Girard was able to gain a comfortable lead. The Raiders were able to come all the way back though using soft touches at the net to neutralize the Indian block. Girard was able to buckle down and get 5 of the last 6 points and seal the match with a 25-21 win in set four.

Anna Primavera had 10 kills for the Raiders, Emily Irons had 21 assists, and Reagan Irons had 13 digs.

The Raiders return to action Wednesday traveling to Boardman. Girard welcomes Poland on Thursday.


At first look at Girard Senior Jack DelGarbino, you can’t help but be caught up with the quiet confidence that he exudes.  DelGarbino instills a blue-collar work ethic that comes from great conversations with those that have come before him, including his father, JT.

As many have-Jack learned the majority of his lessons through the experience, whether it win, lose, or draw.  A multi-sport athlete, DelGarbino is a leader on the football field, and a state and national champion on the wrestling mat.

YSN’s Britt Taylor caught up with Princeton’s newest recruit, and talks over his plans for the future in this week’s Girard Player Profile: THAT’S A FACT, JACK!