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AKRON, OH- It all came down to the wire on Monday as the Hoban Knights fell to St. Edwards 4-3, with the game clincher hitting the gap for a double in the nail-biting bottom of the seventh, breaking the tie.

Hoban snagged the lead early with a run scoring off a wild pitch. St. Edwards responded in the second, tying it up when #26 knocked a clean single.

The Knights nudged ahead in the third thanks to Andrew Karhoff’s RBI single, then padded their lead to 3-1. But St. Edwards wasn’t done. They rallied back in the sixth, tying the game once again through a clutch hit by Karlo Hepp and a sacrifice fly by Drew Mahle.

In a duel of the bullpens, Brandon Florjancic from St. Edwards came out on top, tossing two solid innings, keeping Hoban at bay while striking out three. Karhoff, despite his efforts at the plate, took the loss for Hoban after surrendering the decisive run in his 1.1 innings of work.

On the mound to start, Breyan Stewart put up a valiant effort for Hoban, letting through just three runs across five innings, while Henry Slaboy for St. Edwards matched the intensity with a nine-strikeout performance.

At the dish, Karhoff and Grady Falkenstein were the sparks for Hoban, with Falkenstein going 2-for-3 to lead the Knights. St. Edwards had a spread effort from their lineup, but it was Dan Tome and Karlo Hepp picking up a pair of hits each, contributing crucially to the scoreboard.

In a game clean on errors but high on drama, St. Edwards managed to keep their composure and execute when it counted, leaving Hoban to reflect on a heartbreaker. The battle was intense, the swings big, and the drama typical of a showdown that could have gone either way right up until that final double flew into the outfield.


AKRON, OH- Archbishop Hoban clinched a solid 7-3 win over Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, with the bottom of their lineup delivering big time. Breyan Stewart, Leo Wilson, and Justice Buckner were the stars, racking up four of the team’s eight hits, driving in four runs, and crossing the plate themselves four times.

The action started in the second inning when Andrew Karhoff launched a homer to center, followed by Buckner’s double and Wilson’s single, each knocking in a run. The momentum continued into the sixth, with Buckner blasting a solo homer to left and Michael Ciavolella chipping in with an RBI single, pushing the lead to 7-0.

Noah LaFine was stellar on the mound, holding Walsh Jesuit to just two hits and no runs over six innings while striking out seven. Sam Pece, on the other hand, struggled for Walsh Jesuit, surrendering four runs in just under four innings to take the loss. Will Givens also made a notable appearance for Hoban, pitching a hitless inning in relief.

Karhoff and Buckner were particularly effective with the bat, both bagging two hits and combining for four RBIs. Givens and the team also showed patience at the plate, working their way to six walks, with Ciavolella snagging a couple of stolen bases as part of Hoban’s four steals on the day.

For Walsh Jesuit, Ryan Clark and Matthew Mansbery each notched an RBI, with Mansbery leading with two hits. The team matched Hoban’s discipline, drawing six walks themselves, with Pece and Connor Romanini taking two walks each.

Looking ahead, Hoban is set to face off against Solon on Saturday.


AKRON, OH- The St. Ignatius Wildcats really turned up the heat in their 7-1 win over the Archbishop Hoban Knights this Tuesday. The game started with Hoban taking an early lead thanks to Michael Ciavolella, who knocked one out of the park in the first inning for a solo homer.

But come the fifth inning, St. Ignatius flipped the script. Neal Bartone was the hero of the hour with a clutch two-run double that sparked a total of five runs in the inning, propelling the Wildcats to a commanding 5-1 lead.

Joe Conrad came in as relief pitcher for St. Ignatius and absolutely shut things down. He pitched three solid innings, giving up just one hit and striking out three, really keeping the Knights at bay. On the flip side, James Haupt, pitching in relief for Hoban, ended up taking the loss after he gave up a couple of runs over just a bit more than an inning.

Taylor Belza was the main man at the plate for St. Ignatius, driving in three runs and picking up a hit in three at-bats. Marcus Tekancic also did his part, leading the team with two hits and setting the pace from the leadoff spot.

Both teams were on point defensively, not giving up any errors. Belza was all over the field, making eight plays, while Blake Bantum got his hands on the ball seven times for Hoban.

Looking ahead, the Knights are hoping to shake this one off when they head to Walsh Jesuit this Thursday. Meanwhile, the Wildcats are riding high after today’s solid performance and are looking to keep that momentum going.


KENSTON OH- In a tightly contested pitchers’ duel, Hoban Baseball emerged victorious with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Kenston on Friday, securing their ninth win of the season.

Despite facing tough opposition, Hoban’s offense managed to capitalize on key opportunities to secure the victory. Landon Browning came through with a crucial RBI, going 1-for-3 at the plate to contribute to the team’s offensive efforts. Parker Falkenstein showcased his versatility, reaching base with a hit and a walk while scoring two pivotal runs for the Knights. Michael Ciavolella and Justice Buckner each added an RBI to bolster Hoban’s offensive production.

On the mound, it was a dominant performance by Noah LaFine, who delivered a stellar outing for the Knights. LaFine showcased his pitching prowess over 5.0 innings, limiting Kenston to just one hit while striking out an impressive seven batters. His command and effectiveness on the mound played a significant role in stifling Kenston’s offense and securing the win for Hoban.

Despite the narrow margin of victory, Hoban’s cohesive performance on both offense and defense proved to be the difference-maker in the game. With clutch hitting and dominant pitching, the Knights showcased their resilience and determination to come out on top in a challenging matchup against Kenston.


AKRON OH- Archbishop Hoban took down Lake 6-2 on Saturday. Lake got on the board in the first inning after a single scored one run. Then Madison Shenigo singled, which helped Hoban tie the game at one in the bottom of the first.

The Knights captured the lead, 3-1, in the bottom of the second after Savannah Regan singled, and Taylor Gerring grounded out, each scoring one run. They then added one run in the third after Nevaeh Peters grounded out.  Gerring also hit a solo home run to center field in the bottom of the sixth for the Knights.

Gracelyn Schultz earned the win for the Knights. The starting pitcher allowed six hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out five and walking one.

Hoban amassed 13 hits in the game. Gerring went 2-for-4 at the plate as they led the team with two runs batted in. Shenigo went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits. Gulia Scaglione and Mya Akers each collected multiple hits for the offense.


Savannah Regan drove in four runs on three hits to lead Archbishop Hoban past Pike County Central 16-0 on Wednesday. Regan doubled in the fourth inning, scoring two runs, and doubled in the fifth inning, scoring two. Hoban scored 12 runs in the fifth inning on the way to victory. Madison Shenigo singled, scoring one run, Elli Weigand singled, scoring one run, Ashlyn Stepp induced Kalie Watson to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored, Regan doubled, scoring two runs, Taylor Gerring doubled, scoring one run, Adeline Herstich singled, scoring one run, an error scored one run, Nevaeh Peters singled, scoring two runs, and Weigand singled, scoring two runs.

The Knights opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to two singles. They first got on the board when Mya Akers singled, scoring one run.

Alivia Havanas earned the win for Hoban. The righty surrendered two hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out eight and walking one. Stepp took the loss for Pike County Central. They went four and two-thirds innings, allowing 14 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits, striking out none and walking four.

The Knights piled up 18 hits in the game. Regan, Weigand, and Peters each collected three hits. Gulia Scaglione, Akers, and Shenigo each collected multiple hits. They turned two double plays in the game. Hoban was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Peters made the most plays with eight.


PIGEON FORGE TN- Both teams put up a bunch of runs, but Archbishop Hoban fell to Madisonville-North Hopkins 10-9 on Tuesday. The Maroons collected 14 hits, while Hoban had 12.

The Knights fell behind by six runs in the fourth inning, but then tried to fight back. They closed the gap by scoring on a home run, a single, and a triple. North Hopkins got on the board in the first inning after Addy Prow singled, scoring two runs. The Knights tied the game in the bottom of the first thanks to a ground out by Taylor Gerring, and a single by Mya Akers.

Hoban took the lead in the bottom of the third. Savannah Regan scored after tagging up, to give Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights the advantage, 3-2.

The Maroons flipped the game on its head in the top of the fourth, scoring seven runs on five hits to take a 9-3 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a double by Bri Petitt that drove in two. Gulia Scaglione homered to right field, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth for the Knights. Jaela Bottoms hit a solo home run to center field in the top of the seventh for North Hopkins.

Mackenzie Stoltz earned the win for North Hopkins. She surrendered 12 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none. Alivia Havanas pitched four innings in relief for the Knights. The reliever gave up four hits and one run while, striking out eight and walking none.

Gracelyn Schultz stepped in the circle first for Hoban. The starting pitcher gave up 10 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over three innings, striking out three and walking one.

Hoban collected 12 hits in the game. Scaglione provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led with four runs batted in. The 3-hole hitter went 3-for-4 on the day. Scaglione, Akers, and Regan each collected three hits. Madison Shenigo collected two hits in two at bats.


AKRON OH- Parker Falkenstein collected three hits in three at bats, as Hoban defeated Warren JFK 10-0 on Wednesday. Falkenstein doubled in the first inning, singled in the first inning, and singled in the fourth inning.

The Knights scored seven runs in the first inning on the way to victory. an error scored one run, one run scored on another play, Justice Buckner doubled, scoring two runs, Cade Marks singled, scoring one run, an error scored one run, and Falkenstein singled, scoring ohe run. Hoban added one run in the second after Zach Karhoff singled.

Andrew Karhoff earned the win for the Knights. The right-handed pitcher gave up three hits and zero runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking two. Michael Bartoe took the loss for JFK. The reliever went two innings, allowing two runs on one hit, striking out one and walking three. Jaden Rishel started the game. He allowed one hit and three runs (zero earned) over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and walking none.

Peyton Weigand tossed one and one-third innings of zero-run ball for the Knights in relief. The right-handed pitcher gave up zero hits, striking out two and walking none. Buckner and Michael Ciavolella each drove in two runs.

Hoban had patience at the plate, amassing six walks for the game. Grady Falkenstein and Will Givens led the team with two walks each. Falkenstein and Karhoff each stole multiple bases.

Caleb Hadley, Bartoe, and Andrew Lapolla each collected one hit for JFK. The Eagles turned two double plays in the game.


By Ty Bartell 

AKRON OH- After the conclusion of another successful regular season, The Archbishop Hoban Knights girls basketball season ended the campaign with a 16-3 record as they gear up for the postseason as the #1 seed in The Division 1, Region 1, Northeast 3 bracket. One of the leaders of the season so far has been one of The Knights seniors Mackenzie Edingburgh! An all-around scoring combo guard that does not need much space to pull the trigger from distance, but can also burn defenses with impressive speed to the post!

With ten years and counting worth of basketball experience, Mack has learned and honed in all her skills from years past, putting it all on display for her senior campaign. Practice gets you closer to perfect, and the practices have been memorable ones for Mack, always tough but also fun, especially when Coach Willie has one of his famous practice injuries that have racked up over the years! That perfectly sums up Mackenzie Edingburgh’s mentality as a baller, walking that line between locked-in serious and light-hearted having fun. As Mack looks to return to the experiences of freshman season, The Knights look to be back…..in Dayton.


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AKRON OH- In a momentous evening, the Archbishop Hoban Knights celebrated their 2023 state championship banner ceremony and capped it off with a hard-fought victory over the Centerville Elks, securing a 60-56 win.

The first quarter saw Hoban establish an early lead, outscoring the Elks 21-15. However, Centerville mounted a comeback in the second quarter, posting a 20-10 run to take a 35-31 lead over the Knights at halftime.

The third quarter witnessed a defensive battle, with Hoban turning the tide by outscoring Centerville 9-2. Heading into the final quarter, the Knights held a narrow 40-37 lead. Both teams intensified their offensive efforts in the fourth quarter, but Hoban managed to edge out Centerville 20-19, securing the victory with a final score of 60-56.

Jonas Nicholas earned the Player of the Game title for Hoban, leading the scoring with 24 points. Kenny Scott contributed 13 points, while freshman John Johnson added 8 points to the Knights’ cause.
For Centerville, Jonathan Powell led the Elks with 18 points, followed by Baboucarr Njie with 12 points, and Eli Greenburg contributing 8 points.

Looking ahead, Hoban (5-4) will gear up for the battle of Akron as they host the Akron St. Vincent & St. Mary’s Fighting Irish (3-5) on Friday, January 5th, with a 7 p.m. tip-off. Meanwhile, Centerville (5-3) aims to bounce back as they face the Wayne Warriors (5-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. Basketball enthusiasts can stay updated on Hoban’s season with live games, scores, stats, stories, and more on YSN.