By CJ Bako

Warren OH- Champion has had a remarkable season being 21-0 after the win in the regional semifinals over Norwayne. It’s easy to look at the success of the flashes and put it on the offense, but the defense has been absolutely fantastic and that unit is led by senior captain Mia Naduad.

Naduad has had to battle adversity this year being a forward her entire career, but with seniors leaving, the team needed help on the defensive end and Naduad stepped up. It may be uncomfortable to learn a new position especially in one year but Mia has not missed a beat. Shutting down multiple schools only allowing 15 goals all year! Naduad has stepped into not only a much needed role on the defensive end, but also as a leader and voice for this flashes team.

In talking to Mia she states “the success of this team has been because of the coaches teaching us something new everyday, and the great group of young players able to step up”. The flashes hope to keep their momentum and play in the regional finals on Saturday November 4th against Akron Manchester.

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BOARDMAN OH- In a historic moment for Champion’s girls’ soccer program, the team rose to the occasion and secured a triumphant 3-1 victory over Norwayne in their first-ever Regional Semifinal. The bright lights of the big stage did not faze the resilient Champion squad, as they showcased their skills and determination in a memorable match.

The goal-scorers for Champion were Taylor Kuhn, who found the back of the net twice, and Grayson Knoske, who added another to the tally. Teamwork was at the forefront, with Taylor Kuhn and Maylee Nadaud providing the crucial assists to set up these pivotal goals.

Champion’s defensive prowess was also on full display, particularly through the outstanding efforts of Mia Nadaud. Mia was tasked with marking Norwayne’s standout player, Shelby Vaughn, who is committed to playing Power 5 soccer at Michigan State. Vaughn managed to score only one goal, and by that time, Champion had already built a comfortable 3-0 lead, effectively locking down the game.

With this impressive victory, Champion now advances to the Regional Final, where they will face Akron Manchester, their determined opponent who emerged victorious with a 4-0 win over Hiland in their own Regional Semifinal. The Regional Final promises to be a clash of soccer titans and is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 at Tallmadge.


STREETSBORO OH- In a display of sheer dominance, Canfield’s girls’ soccer team continued their remarkable season, improving their record to an impressive 21-0-1 with a resounding 3-0 win over Alliance in the Regional Semifinals.

The scoring heroes of the day for Canfield were Maci Toporcer, who netted two goals, and Hanna Wahib, who added another to the tally. The teamwork was exceptional, with Maci Toporcer and Lorieona Jannone contributing crucial assists to secure the goals.

The statistical dominance of Canfield was evident as they outshot Alliance 18-4, putting relentless pressure on their opponents throughout the game. Alliance’s defense put up a valiant effort but ultimately couldn’t withstand Canfield’s offensive prowess.

Canfield’s goalkeeper, Lolo Padgett, had a relatively quiet day but made two crucial saves when called upon, ensuring a clean sheet for her team and contributing to their Regional Semifinal victory.

With this convincing win, Canfield now sets its sights on the Regional Final, where they will clash with Bay Village Bay. Soccer enthusiasts can mark their calendars for this exciting showdown, scheduled for Saturday at 11:00 am at Twinsburg.


WARREN OH- Grayson Knoske, a sophomore standout on Champion’s girls’ soccer team, has earned her place among the best underclassmen in the area. Her impact on the team has been nothing short of remarkable, as she played a pivotal role in their undefeated regular season and district championship victory. What truly sets Knoske apart is her ability to perform like a seasoned senior. Her leadership qualities are already evident, and as she takes on more responsibility, her influence on the team is only set to grow.

Beyond her leadership, Grayson Knoske’s talent is undeniable. Throughout the season, opposing defenses have been confounded in their attempts to thwart her attacks on the goal. Her exceptional field vision and blistering speed make her an incredibly challenging force to stop.

In the 2023 season, Knoske’s statistics speak volumes of her contributions: she has scored 33 goals, provided 19 assists, and accumulated 85 points, averaging an impressive 4.3 points per game. Notably, she stands as the second-highest goal-scorer on the team, underscoring her significance to their success.

Currently, Grayson Knoske and her Champion Flashes are gearing up for the Regional Semifinal, where they will face off against Norwayne at Boardman High School this Tuesday. With kickoff scheduled for 7:00,

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WARREN OH- In the world of high school sports, it’s a rare sight to witness a freshman stepping onto the varsity field and immediately leaving an indelible mark on a high-level team. However, that’s precisely what Maylee Nadaud has accomplished for the Champion soccer team.

Maylee’s arrival has been nothing short of a revelation for Champion, and she has played a pivotal role in their unbeaten season. On the pitch, she is a relentless force to be reckoned with, and her remarkable statistics speak volumes about her contribution to the team’s success.

As we delve into the numbers for the 2023 season, it becomes evident just how influential Maylee Nadaud has been. She has impressively notched an incredible 26 goals, showcasing her striking ability with each precision shot. But her impact doesn’t stop there. Maylee has also proven her playmaking prowess by amassing an impressive 22 assists. When you do the math, it’s clear that Maylee Nadaud has had a hand in a total of 48 goals for Champion this season, a staggering feat. Her 22 assists also earn her the distinction of being the team leader in that category.

One cannot help but be astounded by the remarkable synergy between Maylee and her teammates on the field. Her ability to not only score goals but create opportunities for her fellow players has been instrumental in Champion’s impressive 131 total team goals this season.

It’s worth noting that the Nadaud family legacy is well-represented on the Champion soccer team, with Maylee having a guiding presence in the form of her senior sister, Mia Nadaud. The bond between the Nadaud sisters extends beyond family ties and into the realm of teamwork and mentorship. Mia has played an invaluable role in nurturing Maylee during her first season, imparting her wisdom and experience to ensure Maylee’s smooth transition to the varsity level.

As the Flashes gear up for a crucial Regional Semifinal matchup on Tuesday against Norwayne at Boardman High School, Maylee Nadaud’s remarkable journey is far from over. With the guidance of her sister and the invaluable experience gained this season, there is no doubt that she will continue to shine brightly in the years to come. Maylee’s remarkable freshman campaign is just the beginning, and her future at Champion holds the promise of even greater accomplishments.

Maylee joined YSN’s Running Point today with Anthony Hartwig to talk about her freshman season and her soccer journey.  Check out the latest Champion Girls Soccer Player Profile only on YSN!

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NILES OH- Champion’s girls’ soccer team continued their impressive undefeated streak this season by claiming the district championship in a tightly contested battle against Poland, ultimately triumphing with a 2-1 victory.

The match showcased the exceptional skills of Champion’s players, with Grayson Knoske and Taylor Kuhn providing the crucial goals that secured their district championship. Savanna Lefkowitz and Maylee Nadaud played vital roles in setting up these scoring opportunities, each earning an assist to their credit.

The closely-fought game kept fans on the edge of their seats as Champion showcased their resilience and determination. Poland put up a valiant fight, and their lone goal demonstrated their unwavering spirit.

With this hard-fought victory, Champion now advances to the Regional Semifinals, where they will face a new challenge in Norwayne.


HUBBARD OH- In a commanding display of skill and teamwork, Canfield’s girls’ soccer team surged to a remarkable 20-0-1 record by clinching the Division 2 district championship with a resounding 8-0 victory over Streetsboro.

The scoreboard was lit up by Canfield’s precision and determination, with goals coming from multiple players. Maci Toporcer led the charge with an impressive four goals to her name, showcasing her scoring prowess. Lorieona Jannone, Hanna Wahib, Gabby Orr, and Rachel Lamb each contributed a goal, highlighting the depth of talent in Canfield’s lineup.

Assists were distributed generously, with Gianna Marino, Hanna Wahib, Ava Paris, Maci Toporcer, and Rachel Lamb all playing pivotal roles in setting up the scoring opportunities.

Lolo Padgett, Canfield’s keeper, demonstrated her skills by making a crucial save to maintain the team’s clean sheet. Canfield’s defense was impenetrable, limiting Streetsboro to just one shot on goal, while Canfield fired an impressive 17 shots on their opponent’s net.

With this outstanding win, Canfield now advances to the regional semifinal, where they’ll face Alliance.


NILES OH- In a thrilling boys’ soccer showdown, the sixth-seeded South Range squad delivered a scintillating first-half performance, securing a crucial 3-2 victory against the third-seeded Warren JFK team. It was a match characterized by early offensive firepower and a late defensive stand, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.

South Range took command early, with three first-half goals that ultimately proved to be the difference. Logan Butcher, Barnabe Duhautois, and Joe Heckstedde etched their names on the scoresheet, showcasing their prowess in the attack. Matt Fryfogle and Maverick Birkmire provided the crucial assists that set up these pivotal goals.

Collin Engle, the goalkeeper for South Range, played a pivotal role in maintaining the lead, making two important saves to stave off Warren JFK’s late resurgence.

Warren JFK displayed resilience in the second half, with Nick Ryan and Riley Littler scoring to narrow the gap. However, it was not quite enough to secure a comeback. The JFK goalkeeper, Nico Ciminero, played valiantly with 6 saves, keeping his team’s hopes alive.

With this hard-fought win, South Range advances to the next stage of the tournament, where they will face the fifth-seeded Kirtland squad. The match is scheduled for Saturday at Hubbard Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 11 a.m.


CANFIELD OH- In a nail-biting Division 2 District Semi-Final matchup, the Canfield boys’ soccer team triumphed over Marlington, securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory that left fans on the edge of their seats.

The game’s defining moment arrived in the first overtime period when Andrew Battaglia etched his name into the annals of Canfield soccer history. With a mere 1 minute and 37 seconds remaining in the extra time, Battaglia unleashed a spectacular shot that found the back of the net, clinching the game-winning goal. Drew Snyder provided the crucial assist, a partnership that the Canfield faithful will remember for a long time.

This thrilling victory propels the top-seeded Canfield team into the district final this Saturday, where they’ll square off against the determined #3 seed, Harvey. The championship showdown promises to be an intense battle between two talented teams, and it’s scheduled to take place at the prestigious Great Lakes Cheese Stadium in Burton, Ohio. Soccer enthusiasts can mark their calendars as kickoff is set for 11:00 AM.


WARREN OH- In an electrifying girls’ soccer showdown, Champion left no room for doubt, advancing to the district championship with an emphatic 6-1 triumph over Lakeview.

Maylee Nadaud was the undeniable star of the match, leaving her mark with a brilliant hat trick, showcasing her remarkable goal-scoring ability. Adding to Champion’s offensive prowess, Grayson Knoske notched a pair of goals, while Taylor Kuhn and Jackie Fields each made valuable contributions with one goal and one assist. The team’s attack was in high gear, overwhelming Lakeview’s defense.

Defensively, Allison Henderlight held her ground in the goal for Champion, making three crucial saves to preserve her team’s lead and secure the win.

With this impressive victory, Champion now sets its sights on the district championship game. They will face the second-seeded Poland, promising a thrilling battle between two formidable teams. The district championship showdown is scheduled to take place at Niles on Thursday at 6:00, and fans can expect an intense and fiercely contested match as both teams vie for the title.