Crestview's MacKenzie Daub (15) spikes the ball passed Heartland's Charis Direnzo (24) and Heartland's Lydia Wilson (13) and
Hannah Brandenstein (8) during Thursday’s match at Heartland. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Columbiana’s Kyle Beckwith
(18) kicks away the ball
knocking Heartland’s Sebastian
Sharo (22) off his feet. Also
shown are Heartland’s Damien
Phillips (12) and Columbiana’s
Jared Bryarly (22). Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Rootstown's Brian Waligura hands off to Wesley Olsen and United's Jordon Bailey hands off to Landon Baker and Lowellville's Tanner Stellmar hands off to Mike Danzo and United's Grace Maroscher hands off to Emily Ellyson as the teams compete in the 400 meter relay at United Thursday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Sebring senior Branton Alex is greeted at home plate by his teammates after hitting a fifth-inning grand slam that lifted the Trojans over Heartland Christian, 8-3, Tuesday for their first sectional title since 2003. It was Alex’s first career home run. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Heartland Christian School held its 8th annual Service Day at Firestone Park Thursday. Seven-year-old Lucas Johnson of North Lima washes the windows of a Columbiana Public Works truck. Lucas is one of the students from Mrs Henry’s first-grade class that washed park vehicles and machinery. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
East Palestine's Alisha Dean grabs a loose ball on Wednesday against Heartland Christain. Also shown are Heartland's Elizabeth Curtis (23) and East Palestine's Carson Rutledge (10). Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Seniors say goodbye
Heartland Christian said farewell to 17 seniors Friday, ushering them into life after graduation. Mr. Eric Hosler opened the ceremonies following an invocation by Pastor Joseph Sheely. Morning Journal/Katie Schwendeman
Leetonia's pitcher Ian Sevenich grabs a throw from home and collides with Heartland's pitcher Phil Bell as he slides headfirst into third base. Bell was called safe on the play. Heartland won the game 5-1. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Heartland Christian stretched its winning streak to 13 games Friday as Jared Robinson goes up for two points over Lisbon’s Matt Spencer.There is no stopping Heartland Christian at this point.
Heartland won its 13th straight game by holding Lisbon to a season low in a 55-34 win Friday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Leetonia's Ian Stecker (top) and Cody Valentine along with Heartland’s Matt Baker and Brandon Crawford (right) go after the ball Tuesday. Heartland Christian rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half for a 55-54 win over Leetonia on Tuesday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Southern's Natalie Utt hangs onto a rebound as Heartland's Shelby Esenwein gets into the mix on Wednesday. Southern Local registered its seventh win of the season with a 52-10 victory over Heartland on Wednesday in girls basketball action.
Kati Hipsley led the winners with 15 points, 11 steals and eight assists. Rachael Coil added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany Webber tallied 10 points.
In jayvee action, Sandy Valley beat Southern 37-21. Abbey Smalley scored five for the Indians. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer