Tag Archive for: Warren G Harding


BOARDMAN, OH- In an action-packed showdown, the Boardman girls’ basketball team showcased their depth on the court, securing a convincing 64-46 victory over the Warren Harding Raiders. The Spartans, determined to bounce back, delivered an impressive performance in a physical game that saw them dominate the second half and seal an 18-point win.

Leading the charge for Boardman was Samantha Duble, who lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 18 points, including four three-pointers. Duble’s sharpshooting prowess was complemented by her tenacious rebounding, securing six boards for the team. Sarah Bero continued to impress, notching another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, marking her fourth of the season.

Mikayla Rivera made a significant impact off the bench, achieving a career-high in varsity play with 13 points. Mackenzie Riccitelli added 11 points to the tally and showcased her defensive skills by leading the team with four steals. Ava Freeborough contributed five points and led the team in assists with three, while Tori Strines rounded out the scoring with two points and pulled down five rebounds.

The depth of the Spartans’ roster was on full display, with players like Amira Mousa, Jocelynn Torres, Janessa Prisby, Ava Gaps, Olivia Combis, Emma Terlesky, and Lilly Ison all making valuable contributions during their time on the court.

With this triumph, the Spartans improved their season record to an impressive 9-4, maintaining a strong 2-1 standing in the AAC. The team’s collective effort and resilience were evident, setting the stage for a confident return to home court on Wednesday night against the Howland Tigers.




WARREN, OH- In a wild matchup, the Warren G Harding Raiders clinched their second straight win by taking down the Boardman Spartans with a final score of 38-20.

The game kicked off with some unexpected twists. Donovan McCoy fumbled the ball after a reception, and it was quickly scooped up by Boardman’s Aiden Berg, who raced 30 yards into the end zone for a surprise touchdown, giving Boardman an early lead.

But Harding wasted no time in responding. Javonte Jones made a spectacular return on the ensuing kickoff, bringing the ball all the way to Boardman’s four-yard line. That set the stage for Antonio Smith, who, despite a tricky snap, managed to grab the ball and dart into the end zone from the right side.

Throughout the game, the Raiders displayed a well-balanced offense, mixing both running and passing plays effectively. Israel Reynolds had a strong showing, carrying the ball 16 times for 79 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Antonio Smith also contributed with nine carries for 31 yards.

The standout performance, however, came from the Raiders’ passing game. Quarterback Chaz Coleman completed nine of his 16 pass attempts, racking up an impressive 219 passing yards. Naujeat Jones emerged as a key target, hauling in five passes for an incredible 179 yards.

Jones found the end zone twice, both times early in their respective drives. On the first occasion, Coleman connected with the senior wide receiver for an 84-yard touchdown, exploiting a gap in the Spartans’ secondary. Later, following a turnover on downs by Boardman, Coleman found Jones on a crossing route, and the talented wide receiver did the rest, breaking multiple tackles in the open field for a remarkable 69-yard touchdown.

During a pivotal second touchdown drive, Boardman managed to pin Harding on its one-yard line. Antonio Smith, however, showcased his agility by gaining 12 yards on a single play and then adding another 11 yards on the next. This set the stage for a meticulous 99-yard, 12-play drive, capped off by Israel Reynolds’ first touchdown of the night.

Boardman’s quarterback, Zach Haus, completed 25 of his 49 pass attempts for 218 yards. Haus connected with Willy Torres and Jaylen Soto for touchdowns of six and seven yards, respectively. Despite numerous incompletions, Harding’s active secondary consistently disrupted passes, earning praise from Coach Arnold.

With this win, the Raiders have now notched two consecutive victories. They’re gearing up for an away game against Cardinal Mooney next Friday. On the other hand, Boardman will be hitting the road to face Dover.



Warren, OH- The Canfield girls soccer team put up an eight spot in Monday night’s win over Warren Harding. Maci Toporcer scored a shocking hat trick and add two more to make it 5 goals scored on the night. The other goals were scored by Carlyn McCormick and Ashleigh Haas. The Cardinals got two goalkeepers involved as Lolo Padgett and Kiara Reynolds combined for 2 saves.

Canfield improved to 6-1-0 (3-0-0) in the win over Harding. They will host Howland on Wednesday to wrap up the week for the Canfield girls soccer team.


AUSTINTOWN, OH- In a classic matchup between steel city foes, Fitch battled Warren G Harding for the 2nd time this year. After defeating The Raiders 25-21 earlier this year, The Falcons looked for a repeat performance.

The first half was dominated by Fitch and their defense. Highlighted by a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Evans from Devin Sherwood. The Falcons jumped to a 10-0 lead at the end of the first half, giving them all the momentum heading to the 2nd half.

However, Coach Arnold of The Raiders made the adjustments needed and flipped the script in the 3rd quarter. Scoring 21 unanswered points in the quarter, backed by the running of Brysen Powell.

Adding a field goal in the 4th and the shut down defense in the 2nd half from The Raiders. Harding was able to upset Fitch by a final score of 24-10. The Falcons may have been eliminated from the playoffs, but T.J. Parker’s staff look to be consistent visitors of the post-season in the future.

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell


Coming in to the day the Poland Lady Bulldogs has not won 31 straight regular season games. They had not lost a game in the regular season since January 27th, 2018 at Struthers. Warren Harding brought it all to an end beating the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon 48-39.

The Raiders set the tone early as they scored the first 9 points of the game putting Poland in an early hole. The Bulldogs did a good job to stable themselves after that, not letting the lead balloon, but they couldn’t find a way to chip in to the Raider lead in the first half. Poland was getting some quality looks but just couldn’t knock them down. Missing one of their best rebounders in Lizzy Herdman due to an illness, the Bulldogs struggled to get second chance opportunities. They went into the locker room trailing 30-18.

At the break Poland made some defensive adjustments and they worked marvelously. The Raiders could not get any solid looks from the floor as the Dogs slowly but surely ate away at the deficit as the second half went on. Jackie Grisdale and Brooke Bonney both hit some timely shots from the perimeter to storm Poland back. The Bulldogs got the game to 41-39 late in the fourth quarter. The Dogs had the ball in their hands but just couldn’t find a timely shot. The Raiders defense locked down the final two minutes of the game, and they hit seven free throws to solidify their 48-39 victory.

Jackie Grisdale led the Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points. Brooke Bobbey was also in double figures with 10.

Poland returns to action after a week off next Saturday as they host Canfield.