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MIKE ON THE MIC

PHOTO CREDIT: KIMBERLY CLINE

EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- For the last four years, the voice of Beaver Locals sports has been one of confidence, excitement, and professionalism.  Much like any professional team, the Beavers and their fans have benefitted from their broadcaster being a little more invested in their brand, and that’s for good reason.

In 2019, Beaver Local joined YSN as a member school, and with that came the 8th grade broadcasting prodigy, Michael McKenzie.  A young man who knew what he wanted to do since the moment he heard Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play man Greg Brown utter “Raise the Jolly Roger.”  McKenzie’s journey with YSN has been one that’s garnered fanfare from viewers, and requests for “McNuggies” to broadcast games other than his home school.

With all of his success on the air, McKenzie has still been able to maintain a normal social life alongside playing sports throughout all seasons with the Beavers.

Michael recently started his senior campaign off with a medalist performance shooting a 39 on his home course, and leading his team to victory.

We caught up with the multi-talented teen to see what the ride has been like, and what’s in store for him in the years to come.

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