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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- The Ursuline Lady Irish took on the visiting St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Lady Irish. Ursuline struggled with turnovers throughout the game and kept trying to climb out of the whole that they were in. St. Vincent-St. Mary’s kept the strong hold on Ursuline by overwhelming defense and quick in transition buckets as they went on to defeat Ursuline 61-27.

Ursuline will be back in action at home on Saturday when they take on the Girard Indians. 

*Contributed By YSN’s Matt Morrison



Goalie Karley D’Apolito broke a goalie milestone Thursday night by achieving her 200thsave as a Lady Cardinal.  

Senior Emily Wilson tied the game-high record for the Canfield Lady Cards with 7 goals on the evening. She was by fellow seniors Sarah Grohovsky with 4 goals and Taylor Stansloski, Jenna Vrabel, and Ally Wilson with2 goals apiece, and sophomore Campbell Klingensmith with 1 goal.   

Kacey Brown and Macy Askea led the Lady Fighting Irish of St Vincent St Mary with 2 goals apiece while Riley Jennings added 1 goal.


Canfield Lady Cards advance in the OHSAA playoffs to face the winner of Gates Mill Gilmour Academy vs Mentor Lake Catholic on Saturday, May 21st at noon in Canfield at Bob Dove Stadium.


*Contributed By Karl Scheetz


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LOUISVILLE OH- The Lropards continued their strong final stretch of the season on Monday night as they bombarded St Vincent St Mary 17-3 in 5 innings.

The offense wise widespread for the Leopards. Jenna Collins had a perfect day at the plate going 3-3 with 4 RBI. Kenzie Denzer, and Matti Bensoj both went 2-3 with 3 RBI. Denzer scored twice, while Benson scored 3 times. Brooke Haren went 3-4 on the day with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Shelby Mayle went 3-4 as well. She scored once. The Leopards gathered 15 hits as a team.

Pitching in the circle matched the Leopards offensive domination. Kendra Thomas pitched 4 innings, and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 3.  Katie Heath struck out 2 in an inning in relief.

Louisville will stay at home Wednesday as they host Glen Oak.



Ursuline defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary 3-2 on Thursday thanks to a walk-off error. The game was tied at two with Ursuline batting in the bottom of the seventh when an error scored one run.

Ursuline was boosted by Alyssa Sheely who went 4-for-4 at the plate. Sheely singled in the first, doubled in the second, singled in the fourth, and singled in the seventh.

The Irish got things started in the first inning when Mia Opalick singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

St. Vincent-St. Mary evened things up at two in the top of the sixth inning with a solo shot.

Opalick earned the victory on the rubber for Ursuline. The righty went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out nine and walking one.

Ursuline tallied nine hits in the game. Sheely and Kyleigh Golden each had multiple hits. Sheely went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.

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CORTLAND OH- Lakeview put their strong start to the season to a true test on Friday afternoon as they hosted Akron St Vincent St Mary in a double header. The Bulldogs offense actually outscored the Irish on the day by a combined score of 15-13, unfortunately they still split the day. They dropped game 1 10-8, and won game 2 7-3.


Lakeview fought back after falling down by eight runs in the seventh inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 10-8 defeat to St. Vincent-St. Mary on Friday. Lakeview scored six runs in the failed comeback on a single by Raegan Schick, a double by Hallie Capan, and a home run by Katarina Candor.

The Bulldogs lost despite out-hitting St. Vincent-St. Mary 16 to 11.

Lakeview took an early lead in the second inning when Kennedy Bartlett grounded out, scoring one run.

St. Vincent-St. Mary took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Jane Clark singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and an error scored one run

Lakeview tallied six runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from a single by Schick, a home run by Candor, and a double by Capan.

St. Vincent-St. Mary scored three runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for came thanks to a triple by Eleanor Talley and a double by Avarie Mays.

Kaidyn Schruber took the win for St. Vincent-St. Mary. The pitcher surrendered eight runs on 14 hits over six and two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking zero. Kaitlin Shuber threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Ella Chadwick took the loss for Lakeview. The bulldog went four and a third innings, allowing five runs on six hits, striking out four and walking zero.

Lakeview launched one home run on the day. Candor put one out in the seventh inning.

The Bulldogs racked up 16 hits on the day. Schick, Maggie Pavlansky, Makenna Werner, Gianna Caruso, Candor, and Capan each had multiple hits. Schick went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Lakeview Bulldogs Varsity in hits.

St. Vincent-St. Mary totaled 11 hits. Kate Kejawski, Clark, and Mays all managed multiple hits.


Lakeview wins this contest against St. Vincent-St. Mary, 7-3

Lakeview opened up scoring in the second inning, when.

St. Vincent-St. Mary knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the second inning. Avarie Mays grounded out, scoring one run.

Lakeview pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Kylie Imes homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

Lakeview notched four runs in the fifth inning. Lakeview Bulldogs Varsity’s big inning was driven by a single by Izzy Haines, a home run by Raegan Schick, and a fielder’s choice by Makenna Werner.

Ava Bacon took the win for the Bulldogs. The bulldog lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking zero.

Lakeview launched two home runs on the day. Schick went for the long ball in the fifth inning. Imes had a long ball in the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Haines, Maggie Pavlansky, and Schick all collected multiple hits. Haines led with three hits in four at bats.

St. Vincent-St. Mary totaled six hits in the game. Kylie Stewart and Eleanor Talley each racked up multiple hits.

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STRUTHERS OH- Ursuline watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 8-4 loss to Akron SVSM on Tuesday.

Akron SVSM scored on a groundout by Nathan Lenz in the first inning, a single by Devon Lehman in the second inning, a single by Max Milkovich, and a single by Lenz in the same inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, Ursuline tied things up at one. Brady Shannon drove in one when he singled.

Akron SVSM pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. Lehman singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Milkovich singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, and Lenz singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Nick Cody got the win for Akron SVSM. Cody went five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking zero. Slone and Zwisler entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Jaxson Gruber took the loss for Ursuline. The righty went two and a third innings, allowing eight runs on five hits and striking out four.

Ursuline collected eight hits. Jack Ericson and Tom Groner each racked up multiple hits. Groner and Ericson each collected two hits to lead.

Akron SVSM had 11 hits in the game. Aistis Miskinis, Mikey Eickhoff, and Milkovich all managed multiple hits.

Ursuliine will try to bounce back on Friday hosting Austintown Fitch.



Looking to gain momentum from their revenge victory over Boardman last Saturday, the Chaney Cowboys played host to yet another top tier team, the Akron Saint Vincent Saint Mary Fighting Irish (2-2).

Sloppy play and turnovers ruled a first quarter that saw seven different players record a bucket. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, the Cowboys would trade blows with the Irish before a strong finish to the quarter by Cleveland State commit, Ramar Pryor, would put Saint V’s ahead 12-7 at the end of one.

To start the second, the Irish would pick up right where they left off, forcing Chaney turnovers, and converting in transition. Coach Joyce’s troops were effectively taking the crowd out of effect, until Chaney big man, Clive Wilson, would slam home a rim rattling dunk to bring the Cowboycrowd alive. Transition buckets by Cam Sly and Josiah Gonzalez helped Chaney take their first lead since just a few minutes into the game.

With just under two minutes to play in the half, Saint V’s star and Illinois commit, Sincere Harris, would collide with a Chaney Cowboy chasing after a loose ball. Held rather quiet prior to the collision, a little bit of contact was all Harris needed to get going. The soon to be Fighting Illini would score the last four points of the half to put the Irish back in front heading into the break.

Harris would continue his dominance throughout the rest of the night, shooting eight of thirteenthroughout the second half to finish the night with a whopping 34 points. Only to be outdone by his teammate in Harris, Ramar Pryor also put up an impressive performance. Pryor’s three for three efforts from long range in the fourth helped put the Cowboys away. Pryor would end the night with 25 points.

The combo of Harris and Pryor proved to be too much for Chaney, as the duo would outscore the Cowboys themselves, fifty-nine to fifty-three. The rest of the Irish would chip in fifteen of their own to pick up the victory 74-53.


Cam Sly 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks

Josiah Gonzalez – 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

D’Juan Waller – 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block


Sencire Harris 34 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists

Ramar Pryor25 points, 4/6 from three


Chaney After dropping their second game of the season, the Chaney Cowboys will play host to another Northeast Ohio matchup in the CVCA Royals (2-2). The Cowboys and Royals will tip this Friday at 7:00 pm.

St. Vincent St. Mary Winning their second straight game in a row, the Harris led Irish will take part in the Coach Q Holiday Classic at Lima Senior.

/*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


AKRON OH- After a cancellation last week against Chaney, and two weeks ago another dramatic win against Warren Harding, the Ursuline Irish were looking to get back into their winning rhythm as they would head to Green St. Stadium and John Cistone field to take on their old brother Irish rivals in St. Vincent St. Mary. Both of these teams have had a history in the 2000s era since 2005 but Ursuline has not beaten them since 2011. Would Ursuline end the winless streak or was it all St. Vincent St Mary at the end.

Ursuline started off the game like they never left off from two weeks ago. Brady Shannon drop back to pass and found Will Burney open for a 12-yard touchdown making it 7-0 early for Ursuline.

However, St. Vincent St Mary kept on scoring after and never looked back. George Linberger scored two touchdowns from one and two yards out. Ursuline blocked the PAT to make it 20-7 St. Vincent St. Mary’s.

That is when Ursuline went from one of the most powerful offenses to one that was outplayed for the first time all season. Shannon threw two interceptions that were returned by Joe Colby for a 22-yard touchdown off of a wide receiver screen and a 75-yard pick six from Torrell Hopson.

Star running back DeMarcus McElroy was also banged up on a defensive play which saw him limped to the sidelines. Christian Lynch would then take over the backfield for the injured McElroy and prove that he can be a reliable second back as he broke off tackles in the third for a 40-yard touchdown making it 33-14 and as we saw from Chardon, the Irish could be down a lot, but make big time comebacks in the most dramatic ways.

That did not happen as a Shannon safety with him slipping into the endzone and two more Linberger touchdowns to put the game out do reach as St. Vincent St. Mary keeps the winning streak alive in the battle of the Irish, beating Ursuline 49-14.

Brady Shannon: 14 of 33 for 205 yards. One touchdown and four interceptions.

Christian Lynch 11 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown.

DeMarcus McElroy: 10 carries for 34 yards.

Marc Manning: three receptions for 65 yards

Jakylan Irving: three receptions for 61 yards

Dylan Sztary: three receptions for 46 yards

Dean Boyd: three receptions for 17 yards

Will Burney: two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown.

St. Vincent St Mary stats
#10 Nathan Lenz three of five for 21 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. Six carries for 30 yards

George Lineberger: 31 carries for 195 yards and four touchdowns.

Shawn Lodge: one carry for five yards, one reception for five yards.

Ali Haynes one reception for 11 yards

Tyler Knight: one reception for five yards

Up Next
Ursuline (4-2) will head back to Stambaugh Stadium for the first time since that big week one victory against Bishop Hartley to take on the Boardman Spartans (4-3) who is coming off of a 21-10 loss to Warren Harding (3-4). Kickoff is at 7pm on YSN LIVE!!

St. Vincent St. Mary’s (4-3) heads to Dowed Field to take on Akron rivals in the Archbishop Hoban Knights (4-2) who play the St. Francis Red Raiders (3-1) tomorrow at 1pm.

*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*



Cold and uneventful through the first 3 innings, a matchup between two storied programs in St. Vincent-St. Mary and Cardinal Mooney turned out to be a back-and-forth affair.

Plating one in the bottom half of the fourth, Mooney took the lead thanks to a ground out by Mickey Valesquez that allowed Ian Francis to come across. Valesquez’s ground out also advanced Matt Womer to third with one away. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, a ground out and an eventual pickoff at first base would strand the runner.

St. V’s needed no time at all to respond, both tying and taking the lead thanks to one swing of the bat by senior Andrew Morse. With runners on second and third with two away, Morse would rope one into left field to clear the bases.

The Irish would go on to score another run in the top half of the 6th when back-to-back walks put two men on with only one away. Solid all day defensively, Saint V’s Aistis Miskinis made his mark offensively on the game when he hit an infield single to bring across a run and move the Irish lead to 3-1.

After a scoreless bottom 6th and top 7th, the Cardinal’s headed to the plate with just 3 outs to score at least 2 runs. A dropped third strike that allowed the leadoff runner to reach followed by a walk had runners on the corners with one away. A fielders choice allowed Mooney to come within 1 but also left them with just 1 out remaining.

With a runner on third and no outs left to give, Mooney had one of their quickest on the basepath paired with one of their best hitters at the dish. Already with a double to his name, Ethan Shaw needed to just put one into the outfield to give the runner on second, Jordan Sheehan, a chance to score. Shaw would deliver with a bloop single into right field and tie the ballgame at 3.

A valiant effort to battle back was in the end, unrewarding for Mooney. In the top half of their first extra inning, Saint V’s Morse would again deliver when it mattered most, this time with an RBI single that was knocked down by Ethan Shaw but never had a chance to make the out. Trailing by one, the Cardinals were unable to recreate their same 7th inning magic, dropping to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 4-3.



Ethan Shaw – 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI

Mickey Valesquez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI


Andrew Morse – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs

Nick Cody – 8 innings pitched, 5 Ks, complete game

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson



Heading into the night with an unblemished 26-0 record, the Struthers Wildcats put their perfect season on the line against the 8-time state champion powerhouse, St. Vincent-St. Mary. The Fighting Irish of Saint V’s have won 12 straight district titles, 4 straight Regional championships, and are currently the #27 ranked team in the nation, according to MaxPreps.

Winning their first three playoff games by a combined 154 points, Saint V’s was the number ranked team in the Northeast 3 district, with only one other single digit seed in their bracket.

The Struthers Wildcats faced a much-needed test in their district final, requiring double-overtime to pull out a win against the Chardon Hilltoppers. Prior to their win, the Wildcats had only 2 games with a final margin of at most 15.

Struggling out of the gates, Struthers quickly saw the athleticism and skill of the Irish. With a 9-0 run to start the game, the Wildcats wouldn’t see their first points until a layup from senior guard Aidan Slocum mid-way through the quarter. After bringing Saint V’s run to an end, the two teams would trade baskets until the Irish would go on an 11-point run to end the quarter.

Already ahead by 22, Saint V’s picked up right where they had left off to end the 1st. The Irish went on an 8-point run to start the quarter, scoring a total of 19 unanswered points against the Cats. The offensive onslaught wouldn’t end there for the Irish, scoring 50 points for the half.

Although trailing by 37 to start the half, Struther’s Slocum still had some fight in him. Slocum came out and scored 5 straight points to start the 2ndhalf and would knock down a shot from long range later on in the quarter.

With the running clock in effect, the game was over in just 1 hour and 6 minutes. Saint V’s would come out victorious, 76-37.



Aidan Slocum 12 points

William Bloom 7 points

Trey Metzka 4 points

St. Vincent-St. Mary

Malaki Branham 24 points

Sencire Harris 21 points

Austin Raymen 9 points


With their victory bringing Struthers’ season to a halt, Saint V’s will continue their quest for their 9th state title. The Fighting Irish, having earned their spot in the regional championship, will await the winner of Chaney and Gilmour Academy in a game that is set to tip at 8:15 today.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson