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**Girard Sets Up NE8 Championship Opportunity With Convincing Victory Over Hubbard**

Girard took a significant step towards securing a share of the NE8 championship with a commanding sweep of Hubbard on Tuesday evening. The sets concluded with scores of 25-17, 25-13, and 25-13, demonstrating Girard’s prowess on the court.

The Girard team showcased impressive individual performances.  Bree Latell emerged as a dominant offensive force, amassing an outstanding 18 kills that proved instrumental in Girard’s victory. Her powerful spikes kept the opposition on the defensive.

**Bailey Walters** exhibited her versatility, contributing 9 kills along with an impressive 25 assists. Her role in orchestrating the team’s offense was vital to their success.

The serving game was a key asset for Girard, with Bailey Walters, Bree Latell, and Kylie Carpenter making significant contributions, amassing 13, 11, and 9 service points, respectively. Latell demonstrated her prowess from the service line with 5 aces, while Walters added 4 aces to her all-around performance. On the defensive end, Alexis Pieton displayed her prowess with 3 blocks, while Brooke Perry contributed 2 blocks, making it challenging for Hubbard to find scoring opportunities. In the digging department, Kylie Carpenter recorded 8 digs, and Nico Cochran added 7, ensuring that Girard’s defense remained steadfast.

Girard’s resounding victory over Hubbard has positioned them for a crucial championship opportunity on Thursday at Lakeview.


HUBBARD, OH- In another tense encounter within the Northeast 8 division, Beaver Local faced off against Hubbard, but the Beavers’ struggles against the NE8 persisted as Hubbard’s Garland Warren sealed the game with a 5-yard touchdown run, securing a 29-25 victory for the Eagles with just 1:08 left on the clock.

Beaver Local, entering the game with a 4-2 record, found themselves in familiar territory, as this marked the third of four matchups against Northeast 8 opponents this season, with all previous games resulting in defeats, including encounters against Struthers and Niles. On the other side, Hubbard improved to a matching 4-3 record.

The game unfolded with both teams exchanging blows on the scoreboard:

Beaver Local drew first blood in the opening quarter, as senior quarterback Austin Cline connected with Brock Severs for a 14-yard touchdown pass, establishing a 7-0 lead.

Hubbard quickly responded, with Garland Warren rushing for a 10-yard touchdown, and the Eagles added a successful two-point conversion, taking an 8-7 lead with 1:45 remaining in the first quarter.

Warren continued to shine in the second quarter, breaking free for a 47-yard touchdown run, extending Hubbard’s lead to 15-7.

Beaver Local refused to be outdone, as Cline scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with just 1:02 left in the second quarter. The Beavers added a two-point conversion, sending both teams into halftime with a tied score of 15-15.

Hubbard regained the lead in the third quarter, as Alex Hackwelder executed a 1-yard keeper, making it 22-15 in favor of the Eagles. However, Beaver Local responded swiftly, with Brock Severs returning the ensuing kickoff an impressive 95 yards to tie the game at 22-22 with 7:02 left in the third quarter.

Kaleb Mays added a 21-yard field goal for Beaver Local with just 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter, giving the Beavers a brief lead of 25-22.

Ultimately, the late-game heroics of Garland Warren for Hubbard secured the victory for the Eagles, ending Beaver Local’s hopes of a comeback.

As Beaver Local prepares for their next challenge, a road game against Indian Creek, they will look for the comforts of their conference schedule to close out the year.


STRUTHERS OH- Struthers came into their Friday night matchup against Hubbard with a burning desire to erase the memory of last week’s tough loss. Their determination and resolve were on full display as they secured an emphatic 41-14 victory over their opponents.

The first quarter opened with a bang for Struthers as Devin Braham sprinted down the field for an electrifying 72-yard run, crossing the goal line at the 11:17 mark. This explosive play set the tone for the Wildcats, who took an early 7-0 lead.

Struthers continued their offensive assault in the opening quarter when Najier Howard bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 4-yard run at 5:35, extending their lead to 14-0.

Hubbard, refusing to be left behind, responded with determination. Garland Warren punched in a 2-yard run with just 1:01 remaining in the quarter, putting Hubbard on the scoreboard at 14-7.

However, Struthers wasted no time in regaining their dominance. In the closing moments of the first quarter, Jason Dukes broke free for an explosive 68-yard run, widening the gap to 20-7, although they missed the subsequent PAT.

The second quarter saw no let-up from Struthers. Dukes continued to shine, connecting with Kendis McLeod on a 52-yard touchdown pass at 11:06, pushing the lead to 27-7.

AC Carter joined the scoring frenzy with a 4-yard touchdown run for Struthers, even though they missed the PAT, extending their lead to 33-7.

The third quarter continued to be a showcase for Struthers’ offensive prowess. AC Carter found the end zone once more, this time with a 6-yard touchdown run, and the Wildcats converted the 2-point attempt, amassing a commanding 41-7 lead.

Hubbard rallied in the fourth quarter, with Alex Hackwelder executing a 1-yard touchdown run through a quarterback keeper, making it 41-14.

The Struthers Wildcats, determined to bounce back from adversity, delivered a remarkable performance that included explosive runs, pinpoint passes, and tenacious defense. Their 41-14 victory over Hubbard was a statement win, demonstrating their resilience and strength as a team.


CANFIELD OH- In a thrilling and highly contested volleyball match, South Range managed to stave off a monstrous comeback by Hubbard, ultimately securing victory in a hard-fought fifth set. The final scores of 25-23, 25-15, 19-25, 24-26, and 15-2 showcased the relentless determination and competitive spirit displayed by both teams on the court.

Anna Toy emerged as a standout player for South Range, delivering an outstanding performance with 15 kills and an impressive 16 digs, earning her a well-deserved double-double. She also contributed with 2 aces, adding to her impact on the match. Madison Dado provided crucial firepower with 10 kills and 8 digs, reinforcing South Range’s offensive and defensive efforts. Olivia Meli showcased her attacking prowess with 11 kills and 2 aces, demonstrating her ability to make a significant impact on both ends of the court.

Madison Mook’s serving skills were a key asset for South Range, as she notched an impressive 6 aces while also contributing 5 digs. Hayden Carey played a pivotal role in facilitating the team’s offense, tallying 22 assists and contributing 3 aces to the team’s serving game.

Hubbard staged an impressive comeback, winning the third and fourth sets, but South Range’s resilience and determination proved decisive in the fifth set, where they secured a resounding 15-2 victory.

This match showcased the fierce competition and sportsmanship displayed by both South Range and Hubbard. It was a testament to the skill and dedication of the players, and it provided an exciting display of high school volleyball at its finest. South Range’s ability to secure the victory in the face of Hubbard’s comeback efforts is a testament to their teamwork and unwavering resolve on the court.


HUBBARD OH- In a commanding display of football prowess, Poland High School delivered a resounding 53-0 victory over Hubbard in conference play.

Poland’s performance was nothing short of dominant, racking up 16 first downs and showcasing a formidable ground game with 33 rushes for 144 yards. The offensive standout of the game was Dom Pagano, who displayed both his passing and rushing abilities. Pagano completed 11 of 16 passes for 170 yards, throwing two touchdowns with zero interceptions. He also made his mark on the ground, carrying the ball 11 times for 42 yards and adding two rushing touchdowns. In total, Poland’s offense amassed an impressive 276 yards.

The defensive side of the ball was equally impressive for Poland, forcing three turnovers and holding Hubbard to a mere 16 rushes for just 7 yards. Hubbard’s offense struggled to find its footing, managing only 16 total yards throughout the game.

This lopsided victory showcased Poland’s dominance on both sides of the ball and highlighted their ability to control the game from start to finish. With a convincing win like this, Poland solidified their standing in conference play and left no doubt about their football prowess.


CORTLAND OH- Lakeview’s volleyball team continued its impressive season with a convincing three-set victory over Hubbard. With this win, Lakeview improved its record to an impressive 10-1, showcasing their dominance in the region.

The match unfolded with Lakeview in complete control, winning each set with commanding scores: 25-17, 25-15, and 25-13. Lakeview’s performance was marked by exceptional teamwork and individual contributions that sealed their victory.

Addy Allen and Mara Schmader were instrumental in the service department, racking up crucial points for their team. Allen contributed 11 service points, while Schmader added 10. Reagan Price and Mara Schmader also displayed their serving prowess with 3 aces and 2 aces, respectively.

Lakeview’s attacking game was led by Reagan Price and Molly Stuart, who combined for an impressive total of 27 kills. Price led the team with 17 kills, while Stuart added 10, showcasing their ability to find the gaps in Hubbard’s defense.

Mallory Mailach played a crucial role as the team’s setter, tallying 33 assists, ensuring that her teammates had the opportunities they needed to score. Lakeview’s defensive efforts were equally impressive, with Reagan Price and Ali Parise combining for 7 blocks, making it challenging for Hubbard to penetrate their defenses.

In the backcourt, Addy Allen led the way with 17 digs, while Hallie Capan contributed 14, showcasing their commitment to keeping the ball in play and enabling their team to maintain control.

Lakeview’s victory over Hubbard not only extended their impressive record but also demonstrated their ability to work together as a cohesive unit. With this momentum, Lakeview looks poised for continued success as they navigate the rest of the season.


By Chris Sigler

COLUMBIANA OH- Columbiana welcomed Hubbard on Tuesday preparing for a battle between two of the area’s best golf teams. The Clippers came out on fire as they defeated the Eagles 154-160 at Valley Golf Club on Tuesday. Rocco Crawford and Anthony Hall each took the low score honors as the Clipper duo each posted a round of 37. Teammates Trenton Hall and Blake Unger also carded very solid rounds in the victory as each posted 40.

Hubbard’s Colten Smith led the way for the Eagles, carding a 38. Gate Rusnek and Matt Johnston recorded 39 respectively while Garret Brojkovich added a 44.


By Jamie Thomson

NILES, OH – The Niles Red Dragons (3-1) have a NE8 Player of the Year candidate in senior running back Antuan Gardner and a stout defense to match.

Gardner totaled 263 yards of offense and two touchdowns and Niles’ defense held the Hubbard Eagles (3-1) to just 95 total yards in the game, the lowest total Niles has held the Eagles to since 1986.

After starting the game slow, Niles would move the ball at will in the second quarter while totaling 24 points in the period. Gardner punched the first touchdown of the night in from 1 yard out just four seconds in and it wasn’t until over 8 minutes later that Antony Budak would score his only touchdown of the night from a yard out. Gardner would score less than a minute and a half later and Niles would add an additional field goal as time expired.

Coming out of the break, Hubbard would start with terrific field positioning thanks to a great return by Baron Reynolds-Penny. Alex Hackwelder would find the endzone just three and a half minutes later to bring the Eagles to within three scores. Unfortunately for Hubbard, that’s where their scoring would end.

The Niles defense would force three interceptions on the night, one of which came in their own endzone to keep Hubbard’s comeback bid at bay. Defensively, the Red Dragons would go the entire game without a penalty, a stark contrast from the defensive unit on the opposite sideline, who granted multiple first downs in key moments on offsides penalties. The strong defensive effort paired with a monster effort from Gardner gave Niles their first win over Hubbard since 1995, snapping a 16-game losing streak, 27-6.



Antuan Gardner: 156 rushing yards, 107 receiving yards, 2 total TDs

Anthony Budak: 133 passing yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 passing TD


Matthew Chaney: 5 catches, 32 receiving yards


Niles: Starting off conference play 1-0, the Red Dragons will look to remain unbeaten in the NE8 next week when they travel to Cortland for a matchup with the Lakeview Bulldogs (3-1).Lakeview will come into the matchup off of a 28-21 loss to the defending Division 5 state champion South Range Raiders.

Hubbard: After dropping their first game to the Red Dragons since 1995, the Eagles will return home for a matchup with the undefeated Poland Bulldogs (4-0). Poland has taken three of the last four matchups against Hubbard.


HUBBARD OH- In a captivating volleyball clash, Girard continued their perfect run in the Northeast 8 (NE8) with a hard-fought four-set victory over Hubbard. The scores of 25-16, 25-17, 17-25, and 25-20 attest to the intensity and competitiveness of the match, with Girard emerging as the triumphant force on the court.

Girard’s offensive powerhouse, Bree Latell, delivered a remarkable performance with a staggering 27 kills. Her dominance at the net was undeniable, consistently finding ways to put the ball away and secure crucial points for her team. Her contributions were instrumental in Girard’s success.

Nico Cochran displayed her versatility with 13 important kills, showcasing her ability to make an impact both offensively and defensively. She also contributed as a setter, with 43 assists, ensuring her teammates had the opportunities they needed to shine.

Alexis Pieton made her presence felt from the service line, accumulating an impressive 23 service points. Her consistent serving played a crucial role in Girard’s control of the match. Additionally, Nico Cochran contributed 9 service points, highlighting her ability to contribute in multiple facets of the game.

Defensively, Girard showed their mettle with Nico Cochran and Bree Latell leading the way with 11 and 9 digs, respectively. Their efforts in the backline helped keep the ball in play and prevented Hubbard from gaining momentum. The team also showcased their blocking skills, with Alexis Pieton, Bailey Walters, and Brooke Perry each contributing 2 blocks.

Girard’s victory over Hubbard was a testament to their resilience, teamwork, and individual excellence. Their perfect record in the NE8 continues to be a source of pride, and they are poised to make a significant impact as the season progresses. Volleyball enthusiasts can look forward to more thrilling performances as Girard demonstrates their unwavering commitment to excellence on the court.


By Jamie Thomson

, Ohio – Prior to tonight’s game, Hubbard and Howland had met 44 times since their inaugural matchup in 1930. Over the past 90 years, both teams had exactly 22 wins a piece, drawing the all-time series to a draw.

Only one team could emerge with the series lead, and the Howland Tigers (0-3) had early aspirations of upsetting the Eagles on the road. Forcing a three and out on the opening drive of the game, Howland would take over with favorable field positioning. After a pass-interference call on third down would extend the Tigers drive, Howland would convert a few plays later from just nine yards out when John Perry connected with Gabriel Gamichia.

Hubbard would respond on the ensuing drive with a five-minute drive traversing ninety yards before Alex Hackwelder would score his first touchdown of the night from six yards out, knotting the game at seven. The teams would trade scoreless possessions before swapping touchdowns prior to the half. Both Perry and Hackwelder would find paydirt on the ground for their teams.

Exiting the break, Howland would put together an eight minute and fifty-five second drive that would result in no points. Key sacks would swing momentum in the corner of the Blue and White with 3:05 left in the third quarter, and just 4 minutes later, Alex Hackwelder would punch in his third rushing touchdown of the night. The junior quarterback would score once more in his career night, a thirteen-yard scamper to put the Eagles ahead by two scores and the game on ice. Hubbard secured the series edge with a 28-14 victory.



Alex Hackwelder: 10/12 passing, 133 passing yards, 19 carries, 50 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

Garland Warren: 12 carries, 48 rushing yards


Brendan Day: 23 carries, 73 rushing yards

John Perry: 38 total yards, 2 total TDs (1 rushing, 1 passing)


Hubbard: For the fourth straight season, Hubbard has gotten out to a 3-0 start. The Eagles will look to continue their perfect beginning of the year next Friday night as they travel to Bo Rein Stadium for a matchup with the Niles Red Dragons (2-1). Hubbard has won 16 straight matchups against the Red Dragons, dating back to 1996.

Howland: While the Tigers drop to 0-3 with the loss, the three defeats have all come to quality teams. Unfortunately for Howland, the road doesn’t get much easier in the coming weeks. While the Tigers will faceoff with a winless Boardman Spartans (0-3) team next week, the Spartans have played tough competition in their own right and are not to be underestimated.