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POLAND OH- In a notable matchup, Crestview showcased their prowess on the road, defeating Poland with a convincing 54-32 victory. The Rebels dominated the final quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 16-6.

Leading the charge for Crestview, Addison Rhodes delivered an outstanding performance with 24 points, while Luvrain Gaskins contributed 17 points. Ava Bucey added 6 points to the Rebels’ well-rounded offensive effort.

Despite the efforts of Poland’s Sophia Generalovich, Elliana Thompson, and Leanne Williams, the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome Crestview’s defensive tenacity.

With this statement win, Crestview remains undefeated at 13-0 and will face LaBrae at home on Monday, with the top spot in the conference at stake. Poland (6-5) will regroup for a Thursday matchup against Struthers.


POLAND, OH- In a highly anticipated Northeast-8 clash, the Poland Bulldogs boys’ basketball team faced off against the South Range Raiders, both vying for the top spot in the league. The Bulldogs, with an unblemished record in the NE8, knew they were in for a tough challenge from the Raiders.

Despite the Raiders giving their best shot both figuratively and literally, the Bulldogs secured a 61-49 victory, maintaining their dominance in the league with a 5-0 mark and improving their overall season record to 7-2.

Tied at 26-26 at halftime, the Bulldogs made crucial adjustments in the second half, finding their shooting rhythm and tightening their defense on Landon Moore who finished with .

Despite the Raiders’ efforts to cut the deficit, Poland maintained control in the final quarter, securing the 12-point victory. Coach Carden acknowledged the Bulldogs’ physicality and rebounding prowess, highlighting the challenges his team faced.

The Raiders now look ahead to a crucial NE8 matchup against the Niles Red Dragons on Tuesday.

As for the Bulldogs, they continue their journey with a non-conference game against Howland on Tuesday, aiming to extend their success in the quest for league glory.


CANFIELD OH- In a thrilling NE8 matchup on Thursday, South Range continued their momentum from a dramatic win over Springfield, securing a significant 45-41 victory against NE8 leader Poland. The Raiders utilized a crucial 15-5 run in the second quarter to establish a lead, and despite Poland’s second-half rallies, South Range made pivotal plays when it mattered most, clinching only their second win in 11 NE8 matchups against Poland since the 2018-2019 season.

Gwen Lowry played a pivotal role for South Range, delivering an outstanding double-double performance with 20 points and 12 rebounds. This performance tied her for the most points scored by a Raider against Poland in NE8 play, matching Izzy Lamparty’s 20 point performance in 2021.

Devin Sauerwein contributed 10 points, and Sydney Penick added 5 points to the Raiders’ scoring effort.

Poland, led by Mary Brant with 17 points and Leanne Williams with 10 points, showcased a competitive effort, with five other Bulldogs contributing to the stat sheet.

With this impressive upset, South Range improves to a 4-7 record and will carry the momentum into their upcoming league game against Niles on Monday. Poland, now standing at 6-4, will face a non-conference matchup against Crestview on Saturday at 12:30.

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By Matt Maher

CANFIELD, OH – Another season, another installment of the Battle of 224 this time it was Canfield’s turn to host Poland and boy did these two teams bring their A game. Canfield saw a well balanced offense with two players reaching double digits and Poland played well in the paint allowing three players to score 10 or more. Thursday night brought a fun matchup and the rivalry game ended with a 58-47 victory for the Cardinals.


Both teams came out with a fast start with Poland winning the tip and scoring first but Canfield responded immediately after and set the tone of both teams staying on top of each other and matching each other for the bulk of the night. Poland had two scorers on the night in Todd and McCully who both put up 4 points each. Canfield saw 15 points as a team including a three from Castarnova and two and-1’s from Castarnova and DeLisio. 


Canfield kept up the pressure and managed to outscore the Bulldogs 19-15 in the second frame. Poland saw Todd add 3 more points from beyond the arc and McCully added 4 more points to his total. Tukalo would score his first 5 of the night and Hayes would put up a bucket and 1. Weaver would lead his team this quarter with 7 points and DeLisio would follow with 4. 


Halftime came and went and Poland showed heart, putting up 17 points to Canfields 12. Poland would put up the first 4 points of the quarter before Canfield would get their response but offensive rebounds helped Poland in a big way. The Bulldogs saw Todd and Nittoli both score 6 points and Tukalo would find 3 from beyond the arc. Canfield saw Cruz join the party with 6 points and McCune and Russo both shot impressive 3’s. 


While Poland had momentum in the 3rd it would be Canfield who made necessary tweaks and would walk away with 12 points to Polands 7. The Bulldogs saw Tukalo add 4 more points and Nittoli got the other 3 with a made free throw and a 2. Canfield had Castarnova put in 4 and their other four scores each put in 2. 


The cardinals may have come in with the lesser record but the way they played they looked like a team that could be undefeated with 7 or more points for 5 players including 10 for Russo and 13 for Castarnova. Poland turned the ball over a ton in this one and as a result didn’t see the ball as much in the offensive zone as they should have but when they did they got it to either McCully who scored 10, Tukalo who scored 12 or Todd who put up 13 points.


The Bulldogs move to 6-2 while Canfield improves to 5-2. The Bulldogs won’t play again until 2024 when they host South range on January 5th at 7:00PM while Canfield has one final matchup in the calendar year when they travel to West Branch on December 30th at 7:00PM.


POLAND OH- Poland showcased their defensive prowess on Thursday, securing a commanding 46-22 victory over Lakeview with a typically dominating performance.

Leading the offensive charge for Poland, Elliana Thompson notched an impressive 12 points, complemented by Mary Brant’s 9 points, and contributions from Kate Harrell and Leanna Boccieri, who each added 5 points.

Lakeview faced a formidable defensive challenge but saw Annie Humphrey lead the scoring efforts with a solid 10 points.

Poland’s relentless defense set the tone for the game, stifling Lakeview’s offensive efforts and ultimately securing a decisive win. With this victory, Poland improved to a 6-3 record, setting the stage for a strong start to the new year with a game against South Range on January 4th.

On the other side, Lakeview, now at 3-7, will look to regroup as they host Newton Falls on December 28th, aiming to bounce back with renewed energy and determination in their upcoming matchups.


NILES OH- Poland continued their perfect record in the NE8 on Monday, securing a decisive 46-28 victory on the road against Niles.

Mary Brant led the scoring for Poland with an impressive 16 points, supported by Leanna Boccieri and Elliana Thompson, each contributing 9 points. Leanne Williams added 8 points to the scoreboard.

On the Niles side, Caroline Cormell and Kherington Stanford each scored 6 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Poland’s dominance.

With this win, Poland advances to a 5-3 record and will return home to host Lakeview on Thursday. Niles, now at 2-5, will hit the road to face Mathews on Thursday. Poland’s continued success in the NE8 sets the stage for an intriguing season as they navigate upcoming challenges.


COLUMBIANA OH- Columbiana delivered a resounding statement on Saturday, securing a significant win as they hosted area powerhouse Poland and emerged with a narrow 40-38 victory.

Evy Rapp led the scoring charge for Columbiana, contributing 14 points, while Ellie Venezia, Averi Marshall, and Megan Moser combined efforts to add crucial points to the scoreboard.

On the Poland side, Mary Brant led the scoring with 11 points, followed closely by Elliana Thompson with 10 points. Sophia Generalovich and Leanne Williams added 7 and 6 points, respectively.

Columbiana, maintaining an unblemished record at 6-0, will swiftly return to action on Monday, hitting the road to face United. Meanwhile, Poland, now standing at 4-3, will regroup and prepare for a road matchup with Niles on Monday. The hard-fought win against a powerhouse opponent adds to Columbiana’s momentum, setting the stage for an exciting continuation of their season.


By Matt Maher 

GIRARD, OH – Another game, another Bulldogs Win thanks to a fantastic offensive effort and aggressive Defense. Poland had eight guys find tallies on the scoresheet resulting in a complete team 39-23 victory on the road against the Indians.


Girard was the better team in the first quarter, out scoring Poland 7-4. Poland started off the game with a quick 3-pointer but quickly found themselves down 6-2 and eventually gave up a free throw from Ahmad Curd. Allen Hess-Cardona put up four points in the first to help the Indians get off on the right foot. For Poland the exclamation mark was the opening three made by Andrew Todd.


The Bulldogs were much more sound offensively and defensively and put up 10 points to Girards three. Cole Fulton was the talk of the town, finding all four of his points at the free throw line going 4-for-6 in the quarter. Paul Greco hit a three and Oliver McCully found three of his own with a bucket and went 1-for-2 at the line. Girards lone three points came from the hands of Nick Rafferty.


Halftime was no cause for hesitation from Poland as they kept up the pressure they built and scored 11 points over Girard including five points from Oliver McCully and Fulton put up his first and only field goal by draining in a two. For Girard Dom Phillips found himself four points and Hess-Cardona added two more to his total.


The Bulldogs continued to play well through he fourth and found 14 more points with six of them coming from Todd and the other eight coming from five different scorers. Girard would match their highest scoring quarter, the first, with seven more points from Phillips (5) and Stephen Sims (2). 


While both teams showed good defense it was the overall power of the Bulldogs scorers that would be the difference maker in this game. Todd ended with 10 points, McCully with eight and Fulton with seven to help lead their team to the victory. Girard was led by Dom Phillips who was the only other scorer to reach double digits with 11 and Hess-Cardona who put up six points.


The Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0) will show off their skills next when they host Niles on Tuesday December 19th at 7:00PM and the Indians (0-4, 0-2) will hit the road when they face Salem on the 19th as well with their start time being scheduled for 6:45PM.


In a hard-fought battle, Poland faced off against Girard on Thursday night, and it was a contest that kept fans on the edge of their seats. However, a resilient finish propelled the Bulldogs to victory as they sealed the game with an impressive 55-45 win, culminating in a decisive 8-0 run.

Leading the charge for Poland was Mary Brant with a stellar performance, amassing 16 points. Leanne Williams contributed 10 points, while Avery Jakabovic added 9 points, and Elliana Thompson chipped in with 7 points, showcasing a well-rounded offensive effort.

Girard countered with a strong showing, with Mia Malito leading the way with 16 points. Mackenzie White contributed 14 points, and Caylee Wilkes added 7 points in their competitive effort.

With this victory, Poland advances to a 4-2 record and looks ahead to a road matchup on Saturday for a non-conference battle with Columbiana. On the other side, Girard, now 3-3, prepares for another road challenge as they travel to face Badger on Saturday, aiming to bounce back from Thursday night’s closely contested game.


HUBBARD OH- Continuing their tradition of success, Poland, the reigning NE8 champions, kicked off another season with a convincing conference win on Monday night, triumphing over Hubbard 45-28.

Leading the Bulldogs in scoring were Elliana Thompson and Mary Brant, each contributing 10 points, followed closely by Allie Grope with 8 points. Khamyah Howell added 11 points, while Phoebe Rusnak chipped in with 6 points, showcasing a balanced offensive effort.

Poland’s victory sets the stage for their upcoming matchup as they return home to host Girard on Thursday, eager to build on their early-season success. Meanwhile, Hubbard looks to rebound on the road as they travel to Niles, seeking a turnaround in their next conference showdown.