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BOARDMAN DEALT TOUGH BLOW TO END SEASON

MASSILLON, OH- The Massillon Jackson Polar Bears ended the Boardman Spartans season  9-0 on Thursday, sparked by a first-inning rally that netted five runs.

Right out of the gate, the Polar Bears capitalized on a Spartan error to grab their first run. The hits and RBIs kept rolling in, with #13 grounding out to bring in another run, Kyle Andrews smacking a two-RBI single, and Kyle Carey adding another RBI groundout to make it a five-run frame.

The scoring didn’t stop there, as Wyatt Fether lifted a sac fly in the third to push the lead to 6-0.

On the mound, Landon Thiel was dominant for the Polar Bears, pitching a near-flawless four innings with just one hit allowed, fanning two and issuing one walk to snag the win. Tyler Kirlik shouldered the loss for the Spartans, surrendering seven runs, four earned, over four innings while striking out three.

The Spartan offense was stifled, with Ben Herrmann managing their only hit of the day.

Andrews was a key performer for the Polar Bears, driving in three runs and anchoring the infield with the most defensive chances. The team’s leadoff hitter, Carter Mottice, was on fire, snagging three hits and swiping two bases, helping to keep the Polar Bears flawless in the field with zero errors on the day.

The Spartans season closes with a final record of 9-11.

BOARDMAN GETS THINGS GOING

CUYAHOGA FALLS OH- Boardman kicked off their playoff run in style, shutting out Cuyahoga Falls 7-0 on their own turf this Tuesday.

Tyler Kirlik was on fire, knocking 3 out of 4 with two RBIs to fuel the Spartans’ offense. Grayson Eicher couldn’t be stopped either, hitting a perfect 3-for-3. Charlie Young also made noise with a 1-for-4 outing, adding a walk, an RBI, and crossing the plate twice.

On the bump, Collin Resetar dominated with a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and fanning nine.

Up next, Boardman hits the road again for the sectional finals, facing off against Massillon Jackson this Thursday. Game time is set for 5:00 PM. Let’s see if the Spartans can keep the momentum rolling!

SPARTANS SLIDE BY HUBBARD

BOARDMAN, OH- Boardman edged out Hubbard 5-2 on Monday, thanks largely to the hustle of Landon Whippo, Ben Herrmann, and Zach Ganser. These guys, hitting lower in the order, knocked six of Boardman’s 12 hits, and crossed the plate three times to fuel the win.

Hubbard didn’t stay silent, making some noise early with a pair of runs in the third inning off a double by Bobby Thompson and a single from Gabe Rusnak.

But Boardman snatched the lead right back in the fourth inning. Marty Stachowicz started the rally with a single, followed by a double from Charlie Young and a walk to Grayson Eicher—each of them bringing a run home.

Mason Nawrocki pocketed the win for Boardman, handling the mound for four innings, giving up two runs on four hits and bagging five K’s. Hubbard’s starting pitcher, Mathew Bobovnik felt the heat, allowing four runs across eight hits in just over three innings of work.

Boardman’s bats were alive, racking up 12 hits. Eicher, hitting cleanup, was clutch, driving in two runs to lead the charge. Stachowicz was on fire, snagging three hits and setting a solid pace for the team.

Defensively, both squads were slick, but Boardman’s single double play edged out Hubbard’s pair. Kali for Hubbard was spot on in the field, though, handling the most defensive chances without a slip.

Boardman is set to keep the momentum rolling into their next clash at Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday.

WATTS & TOTH STAND NEXT TO EACH OTHER IN AAC HONORS

Before the season started, softball fans speculated that the AAC would be one of the most talented conferences in the state of Ohio and now that the conference season has concluded, it didn’t disappoint.  Canfield and Austintown Fitch found themselves gridlocked at the top of the conference yet again.  Both teams took one game from the other with Fitch winning 5-0, and Canfield taking a 2-1 contest.  With the teams tied, the conference didn’t have to find a way to separate the two aces that have dominated the rest of the area. Malena Toth and Sydnie Watts would share conference player of the year for the second year in a row.  The rest of the conference honors were riddled with talent.  First team All AAC featured 5 Fitch players, and 4 from Canfield. Howland was able to devote 2 players on first team while Boardman added 1.

FULL AAC TEAMS

FIRST TEAM 

FITCH

Kylie Folkwein

Ayla Ray

Sydnie Watts

Abby Toth

Kaliana Ray

BOARDMAN 

Tori Strines

CANFIELD

Malena Toth

Leah Figueroa

Jenna Triveri

Marina Koenig

HOWLAND 

Alyssa Massucci

Brooke Tatar

WARREN HARDING

Azarrah Phillips

SECOND TEAM

FITCH 

Morgan Roby

Samantha Severn

BOARDMAN

Alex Ward

Mikayla Rivera

Maddie Wymer

CANFIELD

Sydney Lutz

Caylee Ortiz

Faith Morell

HOWLAND 

Maya Kubanscek

Madison Schmitz

WARREN HARDING 

Breasia Butler

Delano’s Riley

BOARDMAN NEVER STOPS FIGHTING

BOARDMAN OH- Boardman’s season wrapped up with a bang, but not the kind they hoped for, as Lake stormed into town and snagged a wild 16-14 victory on Wednesday.

The Spartans didn’t go down without a fight, though. Maddie Wymer was on fire, going 3-for-4 with a homer, driving in five, and scoring three times herself. Kenzie Cherne also brought the heat with a 2-for-4 day, including a homer, three RBIs, and crossing the plate twice. Leah Habeger and Alex Ward contributed solid hits and RBIs, keeping the scoreboard operator busy.

BOARDMAN BUSTS OUT IN EXTRAS

MARLINGTON, OH- Grayson Eicher was on fire with three hits as Boardman took down Marlington 6-1 on their turf at Marlington. Eicher kicked things off with singles in the first and fifth innings, then sealed the deal with a clutch two-RBI single in the ninth.

The game was quiet until Boardman’s Landon Whippo laced a double to bring in a run in the second. Marlington answered in the fifth, tying it up with a Drew Simmons double.

But Boardman wasn’t done yet. They exploded in the ninth, cranking out five runs to clinch the game. Tyler Kirlik was stellar on the mound, handing out zeros in all but one inning over eight strong, striking out seven along the way to snag the win. Isaiah Andrews shouldered the loss for Marlington after a tough outing where he allowed one run over more than six innings.

Boardman’s bats were buzzing all game, racking up 16 hits. Whippo wasn’t just a one-hit wonder; he drove in three runs, going 3-for-5. Kirlik, Charlie Young, and Adam Konnerth each had multiple hits, contributing to the team’s hefty hit count. Defensively, Boardman was flawless, with Young leading with eight plays.

For Marlington, Simmons brought in their only run, while Parker Woods added a couple of hits. Wyatt Dillon nabbed two bags, but the Diamond Dukes just couldn’t spark enough offense to keep up.

Next up, Boardman heads to Lakeview on Thursday, looking to keep the momentum rolling.

RED DEVILS LEAVE SPARTANS BLUE

Conneaut, OH- Crestwood Red Devils secured an 11-1 victory over the Conneaut Spartans on Tuesday in an opening round game of the OHSAA playoff tournament. The Red Devils were red hot at the plate, highlighted by a commanding performance with six runs in the fifth inning.

The Red Devils wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Bella Hunter’s homer in the first inning drove in two runs, setting the tone for the game.

Their offensive onslaught continued in the fifth inning, where they scored six runs on four hits. Contributions from Mia Gullatta, Kaitlyn Huffman, Ashlyn Weaver, and Erin Hallis fueled Crestwood’s momentum.

Adding to their lead, Grace Harper’s home run in the sixth inning further solidified Crestwood’s dominance.

Hunter, the starting pitcher for Crestwood, delivered a stellar performance, allowing only one run over six innings while striking out 10 batters.

On the Conneaut side, Alexis Brown took the loss despite a commendable effort, pitching six innings and striking out five batters.

Despite the loss, Maddy Drew stood out for the Spartans, driving in one run and going 2-for-3 at the plate.

For Crestwood, Harper led the team with three RBIs, while Huffman’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate anchored their offensive production. The Red Devils will move on to play Marlington in the Division 2 Sectional Championship game. The Spartans will exit the OHSAA tournament with this loss.

WYMER’S BLAST BOOSTS BOARDMAN AHEAD

CHARDON OH- In a tightly contested matchup, Boardman secured a thrilling 4-3 victory over Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, powered by Maddie Wymer’s crucial home run in the 5th inning.

The game was a back-and-forth battle, with both teams trading blows throughout the innings. Boardman’s offense came alive in the 5th inning when Wymer stepped up to the plate and blasted a home run, driving in 2 runs and putting Boardman ahead 4-3. Wymer’s offensive heroics proved to be the difference-maker in a close game. She went 2-3 on the day to go along with her home run. She totaled 3 RBI when her day was done.

Alex Ward and Tori Strines also contributed to Boardman’s offense, with Ward driving in a run and Strines scoring 2 runs while drawing 2 walks. Mikayla Rivera added another hit for Boardman.

In the circle, Gabi Sferra delivered a strong performance, pitching 6 innings of solid softball. She allowed just 4 hits and recorded 8 strikeouts, keeping Notre Dame Cathedral Latin’s offense at bay.

 

BOARDMAN CLIMBS OVER HILLTOPPERS

CHARDON, OH-The Boardman Spartans cruised past Chardon with a commanding 11-1 win on Monday at Chardon High School.

The Spartans kicked things off in the first inning when Tyler Kirlik cracked a double to bring a runner home. Chardon managed to even the score at one-all in the third, capitalizing on a rare error by the Spartans.

The game really swung in Boardman’s favor in the fourth inning with a barrage of seven hits leading to five runs. Ben Herrmann delivered the key hit, a double that cleared the bases for two crucial runs, pushing the lead to 6-1.

Collin Resetar was stellar on the mound, clinching the win for Boardman by holding Chardon to just two hits and one unearned run across five innings, notching five strikeouts. Austin Leszynski shouldered the loss after yielding six runs over four innings. Ryan Neifer wrapped things up nicely for Boardman, throwing two hitless innings in relief.

At the plate, Boardman was unstoppable, amassing 20 hits. Herrmann, Kirlik, and Grayson Eicher led the charge, each bagging three hits. Key contributions came from Charlie Young, Kirlik, Herrmann, and Zach Ganser, each knocking in two runs. Ryan Conti, Landon Whippo, and Marty Stachowicz also had a multi-hit day, helping to keep the pressure on Chardon.

Next, the Spartans head to Marlington to face the Diamond Dukes on Tuesday, riding high from their big win.

SPARTANS STRUGGLE AGAINST EAGLES

Geneva, OH- The Geneva Eagles defeated the Conneaut Spartans 7-0 in a CVC baseball game on Monday at Geneva High School.

Geneva took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Calvin Yeager grounded out, allowing a run to score. They added two more runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Andrew Oros and an RBI single by Shea Arkenburg.

Hewitt Wilt pitched five innings for the win, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out 10 and walking two. J.R. Hutchison took the loss for Conneaut, giving up seven runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and four walks.

Anthony Rivera, Hutchison, and Bryce Spurlin each had one hit for Conneaut. Calvin Yeager drove in two runs for Geneva, while Kean Arkenburg went 2-for-3.

Geneva stole six bases in the game and turned two double plays defensively.

The two teams are scheduled to play again on Tuesday.