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Girls, boys finish regular season with victories

May 4, 2017
The Town Crier

The Lady Spartans concluded their regular season Tuesday, which also was senior night, against the Poland Bulldogs with a 95-42 victory.

There were several Lady Spartans scoring first-place finishes on the evening, including Jessica Knickerbocker in the 100 hurdles and 400; Lexus Willis in the 100; Casey Zaitzew in the 1600; MaKayla D'Eramo in the 300 hurdles; Cassandra Stitt in the 800; Megan Janak in the pole vault; Kamryn Flesher in the discus; and Logan Mitchell in the long jump.

Scoring second-place finishes in the evening were Keimanni Boyd in the 100 hurdles; Bella Alvarico in the 100; Kenzie Widrig in the pole vault; Kaylin Burkey in the 300 hurdles; Brigita Ositis in the long jump; Zaitzew in the 800; Haley Blangero in the 200; and Emily Carnahan in the shot put.

Scoring third-place finishes on the evening were Burkey in the 100 hurdles and 200; Boyd in the 100; Janak in high jump; Salina Jackson in the 400; Jules Missos in the pole vault; Mitchell in the long jump; Caitlyn Hadley in the 800; Sophia McGee in the 3200; Ali Williams in the discus; and Ronnie Scott in the shot put.

Three of the four Lady Spartan relays scored on the evening. The 4x1 was Jessica Mowery, Willis, Ositis and Alvarico; the 4x2 was Willis, Blangero, Mowery and Ositis; and the 4x4 was D'Eramo, Knickerbocker, Mowery and Jackson.

The Lady Spartans experienced their first loss of the season April 25 to Austintown Fitch and Canfield by a score of 77.5-54.5-43.

Scoring for the Lady Spartans on the evening were Logan Mitchell with a first-place finish in the high jump and MaKayla D'Eramo with a first-place finish in the 300 hurdles.

Sophomore Kaylin Burkey secured second-place finishes in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles; Casey Zaitzew finished second in the 1600; Megan Janak finished second in the pole vault; and Brigita Ositis finished second in the long jump.

Scoring third-place finishes on the evening was Lexus Willis in the 100; Mitchell in the long jump; Emily Carnahan in the shot put; and Gina Gabriele in the 3200.

Scoring fourth-place finishes for the Lady Spartans was Kei Boyd in the 100 hurdles; Cassandra Stitt in the 1600; Kenzie Widrig in the pole vault; Mikel Flatley in the 400; and Emily Warhol in the 3200.

On Tuesday, the Lady Spartans will travel to Austintown Fitch for the All-American Conference Red Tier championship.

The Boardman boys track team also had a big senior night victory Tuesday against the Poland Bulldogs, winning the last regular-season meet, 95-42.

First, the local boys improved their 2017 record to 9-1 and 5-1 in the All-American Conference after finishing second April 25 at a tri-meet at Spartan Stadium.

Fitch was first with 95 points, followed by the Spartans with 69 and then Canfield with 11.

The Spartans opened the meet with a second-place finish in the 4x800 relay with the team of by sophomore Trevor Boggess, freshman Mitchel Dunham, sophomore Payton Torres and senior Nathaniel Ams.

The next event, the 110-meter hurdles, freshman Brian Yauger placed fourth. In the 100-meter dash, Spartan junior JaJuan Forte placed third.

In the 1600-meter run, senior Chris Butler placed first and senior Nick Digiacomo was fourth.

Boggess finished first in the 400-meter run with senior Koby Adu-Poku in second and sophomore Josh Rodriguez in third. Sophomore Eri Ojewale placed second in the 300 hurdles and Digiacomo was fourth in the 800-meter run.

The 200-meter dash saw Forte finish third and Jama fourth. The next event was the 3200-meter run, which was won by Butler with Dunham in second. The 4x400-meter relay team of Rodriguez, Boggess, Ojewale and Torres placed first.

"We really had some great performances today, especially in jumps," head coach John Phillips. "Fitch is still an excellent team, but we are pretty solid, too."

In the field events, senior Jason Clinkscale placed first, with junior Justice Jama in second and senior Don Lewis fourth.

Jama was second in the high jump with senior Richard Fisher placing fourth.

Fisher took first in the pole vault with Lewis in third. Senior George Wallace placed second in the shot put and third in the discus with junior Steven Amstutz taking third in the shot put.



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