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EAST PALESTINE, OH- It’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s baseball and softball all-star season, and the area will once again be well represented this summer at the YSN All-Star Games.

Each YSN school will have at least one player invited to attend and play in the Summer Classic, players will be drafted in the weeks to come by YSN to their respective teams.  Coaches will be selected by YSN Executive Staff, and will be invited to bring their coaching staffs to the game to represent their schools and communities as well.

This year’s logos were developed and designed by Kyle Wills of Canfield.  Wills is a student at Youngstown State University, and currently serves as an intern at YSN.

The YSN Baseball All-Star Game will once again take place under the bright lights of Bob Cene Park on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm.  Cene Park will showcase over 50 schools and uniforms on the field in the same night, which is an honor that no other game can claim stake to.

The YSN Softball All-Star game will take place this summer as well (date TBA) at Youngstown State University.  The Ladies will have one more chance to represent their school on the area’s biggest stage!

In both cases, as YSN always does; the All-Star Games will focus on a deserving foundation and/or local business that inspires change, and major impact directly in our area- and for this particular set of events YSN is partnering with Project MKC to assist in awareness and benefitting the local organization.

“We are pleased to be partnering with YSN who does such a fantastic job highlighting our local athletes in the Mahoning Valley,” said Project MKC’s Justin Coffin  “Loyal, Local, and Live are key attributes to YSN’s mission and success and at Project MKC our mission is to make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs with the help of volunteers. These missions are both a solid partnership because of both of our organization’s belief of kids in our area!”

Project MKC our main program is our diaper bank which distributes over 80,000 diapers a month and roughly a million diapers per year along with wipes and other essentials. We distribute 1,200 comfort kits a year to children in foster care throughout 10 counties in Northeast Ohio.

“We’re once again honored to have our local student-athletes represent their schools in this showcase.  While it’s always important to shine a light on the talent on the field, it’s awesome to see these young men and women make an immediate impact locally,” said YSN Founder/Owner, DJ Yokley.  “Project MKC is a perfect example of a mission that continues to contribute to area families with no strings attached.  They’ve affected more families than they’ll ever understand, and if we can help be a small part of helping in that mission- it’s the least we can do.”

This will be the second year for the events, and all proceeds of ticket sales will benefit Project MKC.


EAST PALESTINE, OH- For the first time since 2019, the YSN All-Star Basketball Games have returned.  With said return, YSN had to pull out all the stops to make this year’s draft memorable for all involved.

So, the team at YSN left the team selection up to the cards that were dealt.  YSN’s DJ Yokley served as the dealer and (poorly) shuffled the deck of playing cards to draft teams for the home team (South Range’s Jeff Fishel, and Nick Blanch) and the away team (Salem’s Sarah Hamilton, and Garfield’s Aaron Gilbert) that you’ll see on the floor March 26th at 5pm.



Sophia Hook – BROOKFIELD Parker Henthorne – LISBON Jacey Mullen – SPRINGFIELD Sam Aulet – MINERAL RIDGE
Alaina Scavina – CARDINAL MOONEY Anna Lippiatt – WEST BRANCH Faith Stellato – STRUTHERS Shayla Foster – EAST LIVERPOOL
Kylie Wilson – JACKSON MILTON Tori Long – COLUMBIANA Faith Holobaugh – WARREN JFK Patience Champney – EAST PALESTINE
Laura McCoy – LABRAE Madison Kibler – UNITED Kelsey Adelman – LOUISVILLE Savannah Procick – LOWELLVILLE
Samir Colon – EAST Halle Jordan- BEAVER LOCAL Zayda Creque- AUSTINTOWN FITCH Mariah Woods – WINDHAM


Devyn Reggi -SEBRING Seyhan Dede – GIRARD Jenna McClish – SALEM



Katie Grexa – BADGER Lexi Giles – SOUTH RANGE Ella Gregorino – LEETONIA Alayna Smith – URSULINE
Alyssa Pompelia – HOWLAND McKenzie Riccitelli – BOARDMAN Demi Watson – LIBERTY Diandra Tensley – VALLEY CHRISTIAN
Natalee Albert – NEWTON FALLS Gianna Wagner – NILES Isabella Poppelriter – WELLSVILLE Lucy Wolford – MCDONALD
Alyssa Dill – CANFIELD Taylor Skinner – JEFFERSON Alysea Fiedorczyk – EDISON Madi Matthews – HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN
Connie Cougras – POLAND Emily Hill – CRESTVIEW Ava Howell – CHAMPION Brooke Schantz – WESTERN RESERVE
Rose Couts – WATERLOO Mary Frangos – HUBBARD Laionia Williams – CHANEY




EAST PALESTINE, OH- When Your Sports Network puts together an All-Star Game- it’s not so much of a game as it is a celebration of student-athletes, their programs, coaches, families, and fans.

Just the way an all-star game should be.

So, this season YSN will partner up with Jimmy Sutman and Golden String Inc to donate the proceeds from the game to Sutman’s mission to improve the lives of those with disabilities.  Money will be raised through ticket sales, 50/50 raffles, donations, and many more activities throughout the night.  Sutman will also serve as the DJ for the evening taking requests from the players and fans to play while the game is going on.

“One of our core values is to serve others in the best way we know-how.  What Jimmy has done with his business in the form of helping his clients and friends pursue their passions- it’s beyond admirable,” says YSN Founder and CEO, DJ Yokley.

The YSN All-Star Game this year will be held March 26th at South Range High School.  Doors will open at 4pm, with the girls’ introductions beginning at 5, and the boys to follow around 7:30.