News and notes from the local sports scene.
Springfield's Meghan Metko (34th), Manchester's Stevie Muscarella (38th) and Coventry's Carolyn Bullock (44th) all qualified as individuals for the regional cross country meet with their finishes at the Division II regional meet at the Akron Division II district race.
- Goalkeeper Jonathan McDonald and the Lake boys soccer defense played well in a sectional final, but the Blue Streaks could not dent the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to Boardman.
- Behind 27 kills from Hannah Arnold and 25 digs by Molly Smith, Lake Center Christian outlasted Lake Ridge Academy in five sets (25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-13, 15-13) in a Medina Division IV sectional final.
- Keith Genetin scored the game winner with 27 seconds left in the second half as the Green boys soccer team won a sectional final matchup with Highland, 2-1.
- Lake Center Christian beat East Palestine 4-0 to win an Austintown Division III sectional final. LCC used a well-rounded attack with goals from junior Joey Zavareli, sophomore Scottie Twiddy, senior Justin Raber and sophomore Tim Kurczewski. Senior goalkeeper Chris McQuistion and the Lake Center defense notched their shutout of the season.
- Led by Alyssa Thomas, the Green girls cross country team placed fifth at the Malone Division I district meet, missing out on qualifying for the regional meet by 25 points. Thomas (20:07.6 — 8th place) and Ashley Augustynovich (20:59.8) both qualified for the regional meet as individuals. Miriam Blaine placed 29th to give the Bulldogs three runners in the top 30.
- Lake senior Katherine McCauley (first team), sophomore Olivia Drummond and seniors Samantha Erb and Alyse Gillentine (honorable mention) earned All-Federal League tennis honors.
- Junior setter Olivia Perkins (second team), junior outside hitter Katie Kern (honorable mention) and senior middle hitter Makayla Pigott (honorable mention) all garnered All-Portage Trail Conference honors for the Springfield's volleyball team.
- Jacob Kernell (16:14) won the individual district title and led Lake boys cross country to a second-place finish to qualify for the Division I regional meet. Sam Tornow (16:46.3) was close behind in third place and Spencer Wirick (16:52) was the third Lake finisher in the top six. Green's Noah Schaub (16:52.6) also qualified for regionals.
- The Green girls soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss to Highland in a Brunswick Division I sectional final despite six saves from sophomore goalkeeper Haleigh Seman.
- Springfield's James Williams (19th), David Carlyn (27th) and Tristan Phillips (37th) all placed in the top 40 in the Akron Division II district meet, along with Coventry's Tucker Pearce (29th), Evan Davenport (41st) Sam Neugebauer (43rd), who finished as the top individuals for the Comets.
- Coventry girls soccer pitched a first-half shutout behind sophomore goalkeeper Zoe Sheppard, but could not find the back of the next as Cloverleaf tallied a late-game goal for a 1-0 sectional tournament win.
- Laura Tweedie (19:45.5) paced the Lake girls cross country team with a second-place finish at the Malone Division I district meet as the Blue Streaks finished sixth as a team.
- Green alumnus Andrew Pratt was named Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt in the Zips' 24-17 win over Miami (Ohio).
- Manchester boys soccer ended its season 6-6-4 and had two players receive all-district honors. Senior Matt Eidom was named First Team All-District for Division III and junior Mark Sobnosky was named to the second team.