By Chris Sigler 

BOARDMAN OH- Canfield showed why they are the class of the AAC in golf as the Cardinals claimed both Boys and Girls team titles on Tuesday on the South Course at Mill Creek Golf Course. Canfield’s Mick Ambrose claimed individual medalist honors carding a day’s best 72 for the boys. Ambrose’s impressive performance along with Bryce Roberts 76, Nathan Miller 79, and Simon Kovass 81, helped guide the Cards to claiming the team title as well with a score of 308. Boardman (336) was led to their second place finish by Zach Ganser 79, Luke DeJoseph 85, Coop Mraz and Chase Zelesnak would each shoot 86. Howland’s (352) third place finish was paced by Deacon Mock 83, Anthony Palumbo 87, also Vincent Weeks and Alex Gumino contributed a score of 91 respectively. Fitch (355) took fourth behind John Darnley 86, Carson Fuller 88, Evan James 90 and Joey Wollet 91.

The Girls division saw Boardman’s Sophia Rivera earn medalist honors posting a tournament best 77.  Canfield took home the team title with a collective score of 356. The Cardinals were led by Taylor Marrone 86, Alex Conley 88, Aubree Philibin 89, Natalie Sawicki and Miya Cohol each recorded a 93. Boardman (403) was led to a second place finish by Rivera’s 77,  Gianna Ross 90, Hailey Rusnak 105, Shaelan WIlliams 131, and Tessa Ross 134. Howland (413) took home third behind Jane Bronson 95, Sloan Wolanzyk 104, Hannah Zsu 106, while Mia Walters finished with a 108 and Miya Foster would shoot 133.


NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – Jackson Ensley and John Brungard are two dedicated and talented golfers for the Springfield Tigers. With a passion for the sport that ignited at a young age, this duo has been progressively becoming prominent forces on the local golfing scene. Both of these young men have had a multitude of impressive achievements on the course, and they have consistently showcased their remarkable skills by placing high up the leaderboards in their golf matches. Beyond the fairways, Ensley and Brungard are known for their work in the classroom as both men use that golfer’s focus on their studies as well.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Jackson and John this week at the Tigers Table to discuss their golf season so far, what a day in the life of a golfer is all about, what it means to be a Springfield Tiger to them, a rapid fire questionnaire where we get to learn more about what makes these two the fierce competitors they are, and so much more.

Check out this exclusive dual player profile with Springfield Tigers golf stars, Jackson Ensley and John Brungard on YSNLive!



By Chris Sigler

LISBON OH- EOAC girls golf was on full display at Twin Spring Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. United played host to Columbiana and Southern in what was anticipated to be a highly competitive match.

The Golden Eagles (170) had better plans as three players turned in personal best rounds on their way to victory over their conference opponents. Mati Zines took medalist honors carding the day’s best score of 33. Emma Murphy contributed a 43 while Olivia Ashburn 41, Abby Jones 53, and Alaina Brewer 59 all recorded personal bests for the victors.

Columbiana (189) was led by Hailey Muntean’s round of 38. The Clippers received contributions from Claire Brewer 46 and Hannah Moffett 52. Sophia Perry and Victoria Buckingham each scored 53 respectively, while Mackenzie Day added a 54 for Columbiana.

Kenedy Lewis’ 43 topped the card for Southern (198) on the day. Paige Riggs 47, Caty Brewer 49 and Rylee Digman 56 would all contribute for the Indians.


By Chris Sigler

LAKE MILTON OH- The Southern Local Girls Golf Team traveled to Lake Milton Wednesday looking for mid season tri match victory. The Indians came through with that victory over Mineral Ridge and Lowellville on a blustery cool day at Olde Dutch Mill. Southern-(221) was led by Kenedy Lewis who posted a day’s best 44. Paige Riggs 54, Rylee Digman, 60 and Cate Brewer 64 all contributed to the win for the Indians.

Mineral Ridge recorded a team score of 232 on the day. Aubree Brunton carded a 53, while a trio of freshman Alayna Valley 55, Savannah Turek 60 and Issy Showalter 64 rounded out the scoring for the Rams.

Gianna Clemente 62 and Joclyn DelSignore 67 lead the way for Lowellville who finished with a score of 272 as a team.


By Chris Sigler 

EAST LIVERPOOL OH- Two rounds spread out over two days was not enough to settle the individual title at the Buckeye 8 Golf Championship.

East Liverpool’s Preston Dawson put himself in contention for the top spot, shooting 79 on August 14 at Cadiz Country Club. Tuesday at Belmont Hills in the final round the Potter Senior carded a 76 forcing a playoff with defending champion St Clairsville’s Andrew Abel. One playoff hole would decide the winner as Abel, after a tough luck drive, recorded a bogey while Dawson would go on to post par claiming the individual title.

St Clairsville would take the team title posting a two round score of 632. Beaver Local finished 4th with a score of 791. Owen Hill led the way for the Beavers with rounds of 92-82. Teammates Andre Wiegand 100-104, and Britton Hickman 105-101 each contributed to the 4th place finish.

East Liverpool would finish in the 6th position as a team.  The Potters received contributions from Aaron Dieringer 99-98 and Cooper Klein 114-117.


By Chris Sigler

COLUMBIANA OH- The Columbiana Clippers golf team flew into Twin Springs Golf Course ready to continue their hot play that has guided them all season.

The results on Tuesday were no different as Columbiana 158 defeated their opponents from Southern 204 and EL Christian 217.  Blake Unger led the Clippers with a 37 followed closely by teammate Rocco Crawford’s 38. Anthony Hall 40 and Trenton Hall 53 rounded out the card for Columbiana.

Southern was led by Justus Black posting a 45, Logan Howell 48, Wyatt Bach 53 and Zac Mayfield 58. Levin Williams carded a solid 44 for EL Christian.


By Chris Sigler


YOUNGSTOWN OH- Youngstown Country Club was the scene on Monday as the Ursuline Invitational hosted 19 golf teams from various schools throughout the area. Cardinal Mooney would sweep the top spots in team and individual scores on the day.

The Cardinals Rocco Turner continued his stellar season as he took individual honors carding a 3-under 68. Alex Eckstein 73 and Dante Turner 74 contributed to the team title score of 300 out dueling University by a slim 2 stroke margin. Warren JFK would finish the day in 3rd with a score of 305. Andrew Lapolla would lead the Eagles carding a 75, while Bryce VanHorn and Henry Phillips added scores of 76. Ursuline Gold took the 5th place position, the Irish’s Chase Forsythe posted a 74,

Breen Dahman contributed a 79 for the host team. Archbishop Hoban claimed 6th place, the Knights were led by Ethan Cooper and Kord Ready each with a solid round of 78.  West Branch’s Jaxon Robb posted a 74, teammate Dominic Brenner added an 81 helping their Warriors secure a spot in the top 10.


POLAND, OH – Head coach Pat Carden and the Poland Bulldogs boys golf team are hitting their stride on the course as they have been posting scores that are rivaling some of the best scores in school history. Coming off a great display in their last match at Mahoning Country Club against Girard, the boys look to keep that rolling this week against Wilmington on Monday, Hubbard on Tuesday, and Niles on Thursday.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Coach Carden at Combine Brothers this week to talk about the season so far, who has really stuck out this year for the Bulldogs, what it takes on a daily basis to coach a golf team, and so much more!

This week’s episode of Poland Bulldogs golf coach’s corner with head coach, Pat Carden, is LIVE!



POLAND, OH – The Poland Bulldogs boys golf team is off to a hot start in 2023 and the squad is being led by a fantastic group of golfers who seem to be playing at a level that hasn’t been seen in sometime! So far this year the Poland faithful have seen Angelo Rinaldi, a freshman, tie a school record with a round of 31 and Michael Chambers score a hole in one at Yankee Run!

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down at Combine Brothers this week with Angelo and Michael to get a feel for how special this golf season has been for the two of them, what playing at Poland means to these guys, how it felt to score a hole in one for Michael as well as how it felt for Angelo to tie a school record, and a rapid fire questionnaire where Steve gets to dive into what makes these two golfers the players they are today!

Check out this exclusive dual player profile with Poland Bulldogs standout golfers, Angelo Rinaldi and Michael Chambers!



HANOVERTON OH- United High School’s senior golfer, Mati Zines, has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on the golf course. Zines has consistently demonstrated remarkable skill and determination, amassing a remarkable collection of achievements throughout her high school career.

In 2022, Zines showcased her exceptional talent with a series of achievements that set the tone for her future success. Notably, she clinched the title of Sectional Champion at Pine Lakes and District Champion at Sable Creek. Zines’ prowess was evident as she secured the 11th spot in the State Finals held at OSU Grey, further cementing her reputation as a rising golf star. Not content with these laurels, she set school records for both 18-hole and 9-hole games, underlining her commitment to excellence.

The following year, in 2023, Zines continued to shine, amassing an impressive seven tournament wins and securing top-three finishes in five additional events. Her dominance was undeniable as she clinched the Greatest Golfer of the Valley long drive championship, a testament to her power on the course. Zines’ unwavering dedication led to further school records, with an astounding 31 for 9 holes and a new team record for both 18-hole and 9-hole games.

However, Zines’ achievements extend beyond high school tournaments. During the Women’s Adult Open Division tournament at Millcreek, she achieved a personal best with a remarkable score of 72. Her remarkable consistency and growth did not go unnoticed, as she announced his verbal commitment to Youngstown State for 2024, signaling a bright future ahead.

Mati Zines’ impact on the golfing world is undeniable. Her dedication, remarkable skill, and consistently outstanding performances have solidified her legacy at United High School. As she prepares to embark on the next chapter of his golfing journey, it’s clear that Zines will continue to leave an indelible mark on the sport she’s mastered.


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