Tag Archive for: OHSAA Tournaments


STRUTHERS OH- The undefeated Struthers Wildcats slayed the visiting Niles Red Dragons 72-35  in the opening play of the Division II play.

Nine Wildcat players put their names in the scorebook led by senior Trey Metzka scoring 19 points. Struthers had a 53-18 midway point advantage. Following Metzka’s performance was 12 points from Ronnie Leonard.

Niles scored 19 points for the 1-14 Red Dragons. The 22-0 Wildcats will face off Friday at home against the Geneva Eagles.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


COLUMBIANA OH- After a close 1st quarter play the Crestview Rebels put up 54 points in the final 3 periods to defeat the visiting United Eagles 65-51 in a Division III sectional first round play.

The Rebels Kirkland Miller led all scorers with 22 points and Jack Yerkey dropped in 14 points.

Brutus Ogivie had 15 points for the Eagles who finished the season with a 8-15 record.

Crestview improves to 9-14 and will travel to LaBrae friday night to take on the Vikings in a sectional finals contest.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


BELOIT OH- The West Branch Warriors are moving on in Division II tournament play as they rolled over the visiting Hubbard Eagles 71-36  in Tuesday night‘s play. The Warriors jumped out of the gate with a dominant 1st quarter lead and never looked back  holding the Eagles to just 29 points in the final 3 frames.

Four Warrior players hit the double-digit mark Jaxon Hendershott pacing the way hitting 3  3pointers on his way to a game high 15 points. Dru DeShields added 14 points followed by Nick Wilson with 12 and Josh Gregory scoring 10 points for West Branch.

The Eagles wrap up their season with a 5-14 record. West Branch raises their season slate to 17-6 and now will face off with the Dukes of Marlington in a home game in a sectional finals battle.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger



Facing just their second opponent with a losing record this season, the Chaney Cowboys (9-6)poured it on the visiting West Geauga Wolverines (0-10) in their first-round matchup, winning big 83-45.

It was going to be a tall task for the visiting Wolverines to try and pick up their first win of the season. By the end of the first quarter, the Wolverines were able to hold Chaney to just 14 points and trailed by only 7.

The Cowboys slow start would not last long however, as 6 different players would put points up in their 21-point second quarter, giving them a 41-20 lead going into the half.

With the lead firmly in hand and expanding throughout the third quarter, the question for the Cowboys became, how long will they continue to pour it on. Coach McGaughy let his players cook, keeping them prepared for another district title run.

Three different Cowboys totaled double digit points on the night, two of them coming off the bench. All but one of the Chaney Cowboys who played in last nights routing of West Geauga put points on the board.



Sharrod Taylor 22 points

Josiah Gonzalez – 17 points

DaVinci McDowell 14 points

West Geauga

Cam Rogal12 points


ChaneyOpting to play in the first round rather than take a bye, the Chaney Cowboys will advance to take on the Edgewood Warriors (4-9). While Edgewood was on a bye and did not have a playoff game this Tuesday, they were in action against Harvey, a game they lost 59-53.

*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson


Weathersfield, OH- In the first game of the playoffs in the 2021 season, Mineral Ridge hosted Columbiana. Mineral Ridge got the lead in the first quarter and never lost it with 3 players reaching double digits in scoring. Rams win 66-50 and move on to the second round of the playoffs.

Ridge took the lead early in the matchup going into the locker room with a 35-24 lead. Columbiana got into foul trouble early and the Rams took advantage. Devon Winford and Jake Sylak both had 8 points at the end of the second quarter for Mineral Ridge while Nick Million and Dalton Whitehair also had 8 for Columbiana.
The Rams held on to the lead for the remainder of the game thanks in large part to a big 15 point third quarter by Jalen Royal-Eiland. Mineral Ridge wins 66-50. Million ended the game with 17 points leading all scorers in tonight’s game.  The Rams move on to the second round to face Cardinal Mooney.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Melone


BURTON OH- Down 19-14 at the midway mark, the East Palestine Lady Bulldogs outscored the hosts Berkshire Badgers  38-15 in the final 2 periods to take home a 52-34 win Saturday afternoon.

Morgan Rutledge paced the way  for East Palestine netting 16 points and Joclyn Fristik also scored 16 points.

With the victory the Bulldogs will travel to South Range to do battle with the Lady Raiders next Wednesday night in a Division II tournament contest.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


BELOIT OH- West Branch Head coach Walt DeShields captured his 300 career win as his Lady Warriors rolled over the visiting Alliance Aviators 54-11 in girls Division II tournament play.

10 Lady Warriors put their names in the score book with Sophie Gregory leading the way with 12 points and teammate Sydney Mercer netting 11 points.

West Branch will move on and face the Dukes of Marlinton next Wednesday in a District Semifinal match-up.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


POLAND OH- Poland had to wait a little longer to get their tournament started. The second seed in the Division 2 Northeast district elected to take the first round bye. But there was no rust on the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon as they dispatched Jefferson for the third time this season 53-35.

Jackie Grisdale ran the show for Poland leading the team with 18 points. Morgan Kluchar added 8 points, while freshman Mary Brant got her first taste of tournament action adding 7.

The Falcons were paced by Kennadie Mullen who put in 12 points. Taylor Skinner contributed 9 points to the Falcons cause.

Poland advances to the district semifinals where they will host eleventh seeded West Geauga for a chance to get into the title. Tip off is set for Wednesday at 7:00.


CANFIELD OH- South Range Easter no time in taking control of their sectional final game against Mineral Ridge on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders suffocating press defense held the Rams to just 4 points in the first quarter, and the Raiders led 20-4. They never looked back on their way to a 59-15 win advancing in the tournament.

Lexi Giles led the Raiders with 15 points, including 3 threes. Izzy Lamparty scores 14 points, but more importantly for her, she become the Raiders all time leading rebounder. Lamparty broke the previous record of 811.

Mineral Ridge struggled on offense, and was led by Candace Miller and Samantha Aulet who both scored 6.

South Range advances to host fifteenth seeded East Palestine in the district semifinals on Wednesday at 7:00.


SPRINGFIELD OH- The Tigers made their way to the District Semifinals with a win over Mathews, 48-31.

The game was close at the half, but the Tigers pulled away with a 19-6 advantage in the 3rd quarter. All starters got in the scoring column, and Springfield’s defense held Mathews’ talented 1000-point scorer (Ashley Deans) to 12 points.

Jacey Mullen and Kylee Kosek both posted double-doubles for Springfield. Mullen had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Kosek had 15 points and 10 boards. Madi Lesnak added a 6 point-7 rebound- 5 block performance for the Tigers.

The Tigers will travel to McDonald on Wednesday evening.

*Contributed by James Schuler at springfieldlocalathletics.org