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Varsity volleyball sweeps North Canton Hoover

The Boardman High School varsity volleyball team exploded into the season on Aug. 17, sweeping North Canton Hoover in three sets. Leading the Spartans was junior Katie Stamp with eight kills and nine digs. Sophomore Jenna Olexa added seven digs and three kills, senior Kennedy Page had eight digs and senior Marisa Melewski had 18 assists.

Girls tennis takes third at invitational

The Boardman High School girls varsity tennis team finished in third place at the Cuyahoga Falls Invitational on Aug. 17. Ava Valko and Alyssa Olsen went undefeated at the number 1 doubles flight.

Boys soccer opens season with victory

The Boardman Spartan boys soccer team opened the 2019 campaign with a convincing road win over rival Cardinal Mooney with a score of 5-0 on Aug. 17 at Youngstown State University. Senior Captain Tommy Fryda registered the first goal of the season 10 minutes into the contest and sophomore Cole Congson hit his first of three goals five minutes later. Senior defender Matthew DunLany scored the first goal of his career midway through the second half to put the Spartans up 4-0. Junior captain Jake Hughes had three assists, while senior captain Ryan Johnston and Congson each had one for the Spartans. Senior defensive captains Angel Perez and Steven Balentine anchored a rotation of several players to keep the Cardinals off the scoreboard. Senior Egan Hare had three saves and freshman Carson Essad had one in stopping a Mooney free kick from just outside the box with 16 seconds remaining to preserve the shutout. Erik Vargo had eight saves as keeper for the Cardinals. As there was no junior varsity game, the Spartans dressed 36 players and 27 saw time on the field.

Girls golf beats Howland

The Boardman girls golf team defeated Howland on Aug. 15 with a score of 196-202. Maura Murphy led the Spartans with a 42 and Noelle Hammer had a 45 on the front nine at Mill Creek’s North Course. The Spartans were helped by the other varsity members scoring, including Maddie Moran, Hannah Koch, Zoey Fick-Mills and Olivia Garland. The Spartans are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Spartans junior varsity team had a great showing with Emily Choleva scoring a respectable 58. Helping her were Kate Pendleton, Gia Pinciaro and Sami Breen.

Girls tennis falls to Hoover

The Boardman girls varsity tennis team dropped to 0-1 on the season by losing a road contest at Hoover with a score of 5-0 on Aug. 15.

Girls golf claims victory over Howland

The boys varsity golf team was victorious against Howland on Aug. 6 with a score of 168-172. The Boardman Spartans were led by senior Dale Nitzsky with the 40, sophomore Ryan Sam with a 41, Jimmy Goske - 43, Justin Jones - 44, Luke Ryan - 45 and Joe Worsencroft - 47.

Girls golf has loss to Champion

The girls varsity golf team played a tough course on Aug. 13. A long water riddled course was challenging for the team but Noelle Hammar scored a 46, continuing her excellent play. Maura Murphy was strong with a 50, Maddie Moran came in with a 54 and Zoey Fick-Mills score an impressive 55 on her first varsity outing. Hannah Koch and Olivia Garland were both close behind on a difficult course. The Champion girls played well on their home course. Champion has a senior laden team and it showed in their experience and scores. Allison Smith, Sydney Huffman, and Julie Peace all scored 45 to lead the Flashes. Boardman’s junior varsity also played the challenging course and did well. Emily Choleva, Gianna Pinciaro, Kate Pendleton and Samantha Breen scores helped the Spartans as this young team continues to improve with every match.

Neighbors wants fall sports news

It’s time for fall athletics and Neighbors wants to be there every step of the way. If you’re a sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your help. In order to get teams and players the recognition they deserve, we want to showcase them in our pages.

We can only do that if you commit to sending us game reports and photos each week. If you send it, it will get in.

You can email us at neighbors@vindy.com. You don’t have to be a writer — just send us the information and we’ll put it all together. When emailing pictures, send them as JPEG files and as large as possible.

Provide caption information and where people are located from left to right, front row to back. The sports news we’re looking for ranges from varsity high school teams down to middle school and even elementary and recreational leagues. We look forward to hearing about your teams successes.

Send Neighbors your news

If you’re a fall sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your help. In order to get teams and players the recognition they deserve, we want to showcase them in our pages. You can email us at neighbors@vindy.com.

You don’t have to be a writer — just send us the information and we’ll put it all together. When emailing pictures, send them as JPEG files as large as possible. Provide caption information and where people are located from left to right, front row to back.

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