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Dunham leads Boardman to first place finish

Boardman senior Mitchel Dunham raced to a first place finish, outpacing 146 other athletes to lead the Spartans to a second place finish at the Bulldog Invitational on Aug. 24 in Green Township. Boardman improved to 7-1 on the season to finish the opening week of the 2019 campaign. Finishing behind Dunham was junior Frank Bero in second place in a time of 17:05, junior Justin Maloney in 12th in a time of 18:01, junior Beau Gorby in 14th at 18:08 and junior Anthony Marshall in 21st place with a time of 18:51. The Spartan junior varsity team opened its season at Green and placed third overall. They were led by junior Johnny Gabriele at 19:38, sophomore Trey DePietro at 19:58, freshman Brady DePietro at 20:06, senior Jackson Lipka at 20:07 and senior Alan Cuevas at 20:34. Setting new personal bests at Green were Gabriele-who earned ‘Runner of the Week’ honors for his effort, Brady DePietro, senior Nick Esmail at 22:38, senior Jacob Thomas at 26:01, junior Michael DeLuca at 24:54, junior Pat Hubert at 19:36, sophomore Shane Hetzel at 20:59, freshman Alex Anzevino at 22:14, freshman Anthony DeMain at 24:06, freshman Ethan Dunlany at 21:52, freshman Trystan Miller 26: 18, freshman Jason Sweder at 23:37, freshman Andrew Yocum at 21:07, freshman Ben Zilavy at 19:33, freshman Jacob Wolf at 26:32 and freshman Josh Zilavy at 19:03.

Boys golf places in fourth

The Boardman boys golf team placed fourth out of 18 teams at the Cardinal Mooney Invitational at Mill Creek golf course. The winning team, Canton Glen Oak, shot 307. Perry came in at 309, Brookfield scored 317 and the Boardman Spartans tallied 319. The boys shot their lowest 18 hole score this year with Ryan Sam - 76, Justin Jones - 80, Dale Nitzsky - 82, Joe Worsencroft - 84 and Luke Ryan - 81.

Boys cross country takes second at invitational

The Boardman High School boys varsity cross country team finished in second place at the Green Bulldog Invitational on Aug. 24.

Girls soccer open season with victory

Boardman’s girls varsity soccer team opened the season with a 3-0 win over Glenoak on Aug. 21. Goals were scored by senior captains Isabella Alvarico and Julia Yauger, as well as junior Raegan Burkey. Their goals were assisted by Isabella Alvarico, Raegan Burkey and sophomore Ashley Harding. Junior Serene Khatib made five saves and kept her first shut out of the season.

Girls soccer defeats Lake

Senior girls varsity soccer captain Isabella Alvarico had a hat trick to lead the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Lake High School on Aug. 24. Her goals consisted of a penalty kick, a free kick and a strike assisted by sophomore Ashley Harding. Junior Serene Khatib had three saves in her second shut out of the season.

Girls volleyball falls to Salem

The Boardman girls varsity volleyball team fell to Salem in their first loss of the season on Aug. 24, making their overall record 3-1. Spartans were led by Katie Stamp with 14 digs and 10 kills, Kennedy Page with 12 digs and nine kills, and Jenna Olexa with 13 digs. Marisa Melewski contributed 30 assists and had two aces.

Junior high cross country teams take second

Both the Boardman Glenwood Junior High School boys and girls cross country teams finished an impressive second place at the Salem Early Bird Meet on Aug. 24 at Salem Waterworth Memorial Park. The top runners for the boys were Sava Crnjak, David D’Altorio, Brock Farris, Hunter Richards, Ethan Boots, Adam Konnerth and Daniel LaCivita. The top runners for the girls were Vivian Kiraly, Mackenzie Riccitelli, Morgan Auck, Sarah Bero, Cara Zawrotuk, Abbi Mihok and Samantha DeFabio.

Girls golf has loss to Canfield

The Spartans girls varsity golf team played well against Canfield on the Spartans home turf on Aug. 22, finishing play with a 191-175 loss. The Spartans were led by Noelle Hammar, who is consistently leading the Spartans with a score of 42. Maddie Moran scored well with a 49 coming in with her personal best this season. Also scoring well and achieving her personal best this year was freshman Zoey Fick-Mills with a round of 51. Maura Murphy played well for the Spartans with a round of 49. The team scored a 191, their lowest of the season on their home course. Canfield came to Mill Creek determined to beat the Spartans and Maddie Murphy was on fire with a score of 37. Her other teammates were competitive with the Spartans scoring a 47, 47 and a 44 for a team total of 175.

Boys golf scores lowest round for year to date

The Boardman boys golf team picked up its seventh win on the season on Aug. 22 by defeating the Cardinal Mooney with a score of 157-189. Leading the Spartans were sophomore Ryan Sam - 38, senior Justin Jones - 39, sophomore Joe Worsencroft - 40, sophomore Luke Ryan - 40, senior Dale Nitzsky - 41 and sophomore Ryder Kreps - 43. The Spartans score of 157 is their low round on the year up to date.

Girls tennis victorious over Archbishop Hoban

The girls varsity tennis team at Boardman High School claimed victory over Archbishop Hoban with a score of 4-1 on Aug. 22. Singles winners were Ava Valko at 1,Alyssa Olsen at 2 and Kira Vasko at 3. A doubles win came from Rachel Valko and Mia Hammerton at number 1.

BHS boys soccer defeats Highland

The Boardman High School boys varsity soccer team beat Highland on Aug. 22 with a score of 1-0. Sophomore Cole Congson followed the clearance of his own corner kick to assist senior Tommy Fryda’s lone goal five minutes into the game. The Spartan defense thwarted several attacks from the Hornets, including five saves from Senior Egan Hare to move to 2-0 on the season

Boys golf victorious over Ursuline

The Boardman boys golf team defeated the Urusline Irish with a score of 165-180 on Aug. 21. The Spartans were led by sophomore Joe Worsecroft - 39, sophomore Ryan Sam - 41, sophomore Luke Ryan - 44, senior Justin Jones - 41, senior Jim Goske - 44 and Dale Nitzsky - 45.

Girls volleyball defeats South Range

Boardman girls varsity volleyball team improved to 3-0 on the season by defeating South Range three sets to one on Aug. 21. Marisa Melewski led the Spartans with 31 assists. Katie Stamp had 16 kills and six digs. Madi Ricciuti and Kennedy Page added four aces each, Jenna Olexa contributed 10 digs and two blocks. Kathryn O’Horo and Katie Demetrios added seven digs each.

Boardman takes first at invitational

Boardman’s Mitchel Dunham raced to a first place finish, outpacing 72 other competitors, to lead Boardman High School to a first place finish at the Kent State Trumbull Flashback Invitational this on Aug. 20 at branch campus in Champion. The Spartans placed seven runners in the top 15 despite race time temps approaching 90 degrees and high humidity. Following Dunham was junior Frank Bero in third place, junior Beau Gorby in fifth and classmate Justin Maloney in sixth. Freshman Josh Zilavy finished 11th overall, followed by junior Michael Halchuck in 13th and junior Pat Hubert in 15th. Earning ‘Runner of the Week’ honors was freshman Josh Zilavy.

Girls golf beats Harding

The Boardman varsity girls golf team won against Warren G. Harding on Aug. 19 with a score of 198-268. Maura Murphy led the Spartans with a 46 at Old Avalon Golf Course. Noelle Hammar helped the team with a 50. Maddie Moran shot a 51 and freshman Emily Cholerva shot a round of 51, propelling the Spartans to their third win of the season.Also helping the Spartans were Zoey Fick-Mills and Olivia Garland.

Boys golf competes in Canfield

The Boardman boys golf team competed in the Canfield Invitational on Aug. 19 at Tippecanoe Country Club. The Boardman boys finish second out of 10 teams .

Girls volleyball defeats Chaney

The Boardman High School girls varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season, defeating Chaney in three sets.

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