ALLIANCE OH- Cardinal Mooney golf has put their heads down and worked all season long. They’ve felt like underdogs, and they’ve bitten back every time they step foot on the course. On Thursday the Cardinals reached an ultimate goal as they locked in their spot to the State Tournament. The finished third in the district with a team score of 347.

Mooney was led by Rocco Turner who shot a 79 on the day. That would have been good enough to make it to state as an individual had Mooney not qualified as a team.  Alek Eckstein shot a solid 83 for Mooney. Dante Turner added to the Mooney score by shooting a 92.  Tim Reardon was right behind him turning in a score of 93.  Joe Zeno rounded out the Mooney scoring shooting a 115.

Mooney advances to the OHSAA Division III State Tournament which will be held at North Star Golf Club in Sunbury.




HARTVILLE OH- United’s Mati Zines made the trip to the Division II Northeast District Girls Golf Tournament at Sable Creek Golf Course in Hartville looking to continue her momentum this postseason.

The Eagles junior did more than maintain momentum as she took home medalist honors for the second consecutive postseason tournament posting a round of 77 becoming the first United female golfer to qualify for the state tournament.

It was not smooth sailing early for Zines as she carded a front 9 score of 41 which included a triple bogey on the 9th hole. Entering the turn she found herself trailing three other competitors including the defending state champion Ella Wong from Gates Mills. Always the competitor, Mati quickly erased that 9th hole from her memory as she set out and carded a 1 over 36 on the back 9. The finish for Zines would put her into a tie with Ravenna’s Abbie Retherford and the district title was headed to a playoff. Both players would begin the playoff recording par on the 10th hole. Zines would go on to birdie the Par 3 145 yd 11th hole to claim the District title and punch her ticket to Columbus.

Zines on her accomplishment ” Achieving this goal means all the hard work that I have put into my game has finally paid off. My goal was to qualify for state, but along the way I won the Sectional and District titles, so I not only accomplished that goal, I crushed it.”  Zines looks to continue crushing her list of career goals as she heads to the Division II State Golf Tournament held October 14-15 on the Gray Course at The Ohio State University.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler


HARTVILLE OH- Ursuline did their absolute best on Thursday in Hartville at Sable Creek. The Northeast Division 2 District Tournament was full of great teams, and although the Irish played well, they fell short of the top three needed to qualify for state.  The Irish finished with a team score of 389. That was 10 strokes behind the third place spot.

Daniella Patrone led the Irish by shooting a 88.  Maddie Rauzan finished with a 94 on the day.  Josie Bishara was next on the list turning in a score of 103. Giovanna Schiavonne was right behind her with a 104. Serena Grenga rounded out the lineup with a 114.



n its first ever visit to the OHSAA District Tournament, the girls golf team performed well placing sixth out of 12 teams at Sable Creek Golf Club in Hartville.  It was a beautiful day and the Warriors saw fine performances from all of its golfers at the 18 hole tournament on a tough course.

Winning the tournament and heading to the state tournament next weekend was Independence with a score of 361.  The Blue Devils were followed by Hawken (363) and Akron St. Vincent St. Mary (379) who will also accompany Independence to state.

The Warriors were led by Shaylee Muckleroy who scored an 87 on the day.  Muckleroy’s score was good enough to finish 10th overall in the event.  Katie Santee shot a 99 for the Warriors and Lachlan Cameron carded a 100 on the afternoon. Lulu Smith came home with a 114 and Hayden Mesler shot a 119 for West Branch.

For Lachlan Cameron, it was her last event as a Warrior, as the lone senior on the team, but a fine year and a great experience helping lead the team further than it has ever gone in tournament play.

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BOARDMAN OH- Captains have to be unwavering in their ability to not just carry a team statistically, but energetically, and emotionally. Boardman senior Zoey Fick-Mills embodies those characteristics to a tee.  Golf can be a sport where players can easily get down on themselves. It will humble you fast. Zoey is the player that can keep her teammates calm and collected through the slumps a golf course if certain to bring.  If you ask the younger members of the golf team, the answer will be unanimous, Zoey is the rock of the team.

Zoey definitely backs up her leadership on the course with the way she swings the club. She finished 2nd in the AAC in their new points system for golf. She has been a medalist plenty of times in matches and events this season. She is Boardman’s number 1, and she brings every other player along with her. She is a leader that who’s impact will be felt for years to come. With the program adding 6 freshman this season.  They’ll sponge as much wisdom as they can from Zoey this season, and her legacy will last.

Zoey took the time to spend some time with YSN’s Running Point to talk about leading this Spartans team.  She talks to Richie Juliano and Anthony Hartwig about being named a captain this season, what hole she shoots the best at Mill Creek Golf Course, and so much more. Don’t miss this one. Check out the latest Boardman Golf Player Profile only on YSN!

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BOARDMAN OH- It is never easy to step into a leadership role.  For Boardman, junior Sophia Rivera has done exactly that this golf season. She has embraced the role of captain that has been presented to her. She has brought a tremendous work ethic and energy to this Boardman team that has had an amazing season. She is always the one calling for extra practice. At the end of last season, she was the one that came to coach Christman and asked to schedule more 18 hole events to improve the Spartans stamina.  No one cares more about her teammates more than Rivera, and that loyalty shines through and brings the program together.  You could say Rivera acts as a glue for the golf program.

The results that Sophia has put up this season have been just as impressive as her leadership.  She had a successful summer winning a Greatest Golfer qualifier, and then hit the ground running when high school season got underway.  She ranks third in the AAC in their new point system to determine postseason awards. She has led the Spartans many times on their way to a 15-2 record. In sectionals, she shot an 82 to land the top spot on the team. That score would have been good enough to get Rivera to districts had the team not made the cut.

Sophia took the time to come on YSN’s Running Point this week to talk about her season. She talks to Richie Juliano and Anthony Hartwig about the goals she set this year, her favorite club in her bag, and much more. Take time to check out the latest Boardman Golf Player Profile only on YSN.

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BELOIT OH- It’s hard enough to qualify for district in golf, try qualifying for three years in a row.  That is exactly what Shaylee Muckleroy has done so far in her career at West Branch. Muckleroy has been a staple in the golf world at West Branch, and a big reason why the program has grown. Her freshman year, they didn’t have enough golfers to qualify to districts as a team. Now, not only do they have enough, they are good enough to advance to the district level while missing one of their top scorers. Shaylee now gets to take a team with her to districts. That means more to her than anything.

Here are some achievements that Shaylee has acquired over the last two seasons with West Branch:


•North 1st team all league

•Second team all tournament (post-season)

•Qualified for districts as an individual

•Broke the school record with a 37 at Westville Lake

•3rd place subregional overall for the Drive Chip and Putt contest

•2nd place subregional putt at the Drive Chip and Putt contest

•1st place at Independent Insurance Agents of Mahoning County Junior Golf Classic at Mill Creek

•2nd place Olde Dutch Mill tournament

•Qualified for the Joe Dickey Electric Greatest Golfer championship tournament


•1st team all tournament (pre-season)

•North 1st team all league

• 1st team all tournament (pre-season)

•Qualified for districts as a team

•1st place in Joe Dickey Greatest Golfer qualifier tournament at Olde Dutch Mill

•Qualified for the Joe Dickey Electric Greatest Golfer Championship Tournament

Shaylee took the time to come on to YSN’s Running Point this week to talk to us about her career, and her trip to districts. She talks with Richie Juliano about her approach to the sport, what she needs to do to advance to state, and much more. Check out the latest West Branch Golf Player Profile only on YSN.

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WARREN OH- It was a tough field in the Monday’s division 1 sectional golf meet at Old Avalon golf course. With teams of the caliber of Hathaway Brisn, Solon, Canfield, Aurora, and more, Boardman had a tough task ahead if they wanted to earn a spot in sectionals.

Led by junior Sophia Rivera Boardman just grabbed the 4th spot as a team to qualify for districts.  The Spartans beat out Stow Monroe Falls by 1 stroke with a team score of 346.  Rivera shot an 82, which tied Jocelyn Zhao of Canfield for 10th in the sectional. It would have been good enough to advance to districts as an individual if Boardman didn’t finish in the top 4.  Zhao was able to advance to districts with her 82.  Emily Choleva shot a 85 for Boardman to be next on their leaderboard, Zoe Fick-Mills was right behind her with an 86.  Kate Pendleton added a score of 93 to Boardman, and rounding out their scoring was Haily Rusnak with a 110.

Boardman advances to the Division 1 District meet at Brookledge Country Club in Cuyahoga Falls on October 13th.  Canfield finished 7th as a team, Austintown Fitch finished 12th, Howland finished 14th, and Hubbard finished 16th.


EAST LIVERPOOL OH- If you are looking for one of the most exciting golfers around, head a little south to East Liverpool and check out Nate Kelly. The Potter standout has done nothing but dominate his domain on the golf course. The biggest reason for his success, is his unshakable ability to stay positive and mentally focus through the ups and downs of the golf course.  Mental toughness is so crucial in the sport, and Kelly has a ton of it.

in his career here are some of Nate’s accomplishments on the golf course.

July 26 – Valley Golf Club 2022 Grade 11-12 Scholastic Tournament Champ

Aug 8 – Quad Match with Indian Creek, Buckeye Local, Oak Glen (H) – 38 Medalist

Aug 10 – Brookfield Invitational @ Yankee Run – 9th place – 78

Aug 11 – Tri-match with Steubenville & Indian Creek (A) – 39 Medalist

Aug 15 – Match with Columbiana (A) – 36 Medalist

Aug 18 – 18hole Tri-match with John Marshall & Harrison Central (A) – 76 Runner-Up

Aug 22 – Match with Beaver Local (A) – 33 (PR) Medalist

Aug 23 – Quad Match with Dover, Meadowbrook, & Harrison Central (A) – 40 Runner-Up

Aug 24 – Match with Buckeye Local (A) – 35 Medalist

Aug 31 – Match with Beaver Local (H) – 38 Medalist

Sept 1 – Quad Match with Indian Creek, Oak Glen, & Edison Local – 37 Medalist

Sept 8 – Dover (A) – 42 Runner up

Sept 13 – OVAC (A) – Medalist/Champion – 71 (even par)

Sept 26 – Sectionals (A) – Medalist/Champion – 77

2020 Second Team All District

2021 First Team All District.

The most meaningful golfing he has done the past two summers – raising donations and playing as many holes as possible which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown. The Summer of 2021 he played with high schoolers and raised over $1000. This past summer they invited him to play up with the adults and he raised over $3000. 

Nate was kind enough to take time out of his day to come on to YSN’s Running Point this week and talk about his golf career. He talks to Richie Juliano and Anthony Hartwig about what keeps him so calm on the course, his favorite places to play, what his favorite club is, and so much more! Check out the latest East Liverpool Golf Player Profile only on YSN!

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NEWTON FALLS OH- The Warren JFK Boys golf team dominated on their way to a sectional championship at Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls on Thursday.

Their leading scorer was Bryce Van Horn who shot a 77.  Andrew LaPolla was one stroke behind him shooting a 78.  Henry Phillips followed them up by shooting a 79.  Andrew Fredenberg shot a 81 on the day, and rounding out the Eagles scoring was Julian Bolino with an 84.  JFK advances to the district tournament next week where they’ll compete as a team.