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AUSTINTOWN, OH- In today’s episode, we have a special Coach’s Corner segment featuring the legendary TJ Parker, head football coach at Austintown Fitch High School.

Join us as we discuss the team’s recent big win, their momentum going into the second half of the season, and the upcoming rivalry game against Ursuline. Coach Parker shares his insights on team dynamics, preparing for multiple talented backs, and the importance of living in the present moment.



AUSTINTOWN, OH-  In today’s episode, we have a special feature on Austintown Fitch’s very own Xavier Dahn.

The unstoppable force himself, Xavier Dahn. As a senior, Dahn has made a name for himself on the football field, and his intimidating presence is something to behold. But there’s more to this powerhouse than meets the eye. In our interview, we delve into Dahn’s mindset before a game, his approach to handling distractions, and the incredible support he receives from his coaching staff.

In addition, we explore Dahn’s aspirations for the future, including his plans to study sports management and communications. So sit back, relax, and get ready to hear the inspiring story of Xavier Dahn, as we uncover the man behind the jersey.




AUSTINTOWN, OH-  In this episode, we dive into the world of Austintown Fitch’s star player, DJ Williams. Join us as we sit down with DJ to uncover what makes his talent on the football field so special.

From his pre-snap reads to his thunderous running style, DJ shares the secrets behind his success. We also discuss his confidence, his transition from quarterback to running back, and the importance of the upcoming game against Ursuline.

Tune in to hear how DJ and his team have used an early season loss as a springboard, and how they are leaving it all on the field every week.

Plus, DJ opens up about his passion for the game and his upcoming journey to play college football at Ball State. And finally, we couldn’t resist asking DJ about his gaming skills, and whether we can expect to see him dominating on the virtual gridiron as well.

Get ready for an inspiring and insightful look into the life and career of DJ Williams, only on YSN.




AUSTINTOWN, OH- In today’s episode ofPlayer Profile, we dive into the exciting world of high school football with a profile on the talented Dan Evans III from Austintown Fitch High School. Dan, also known as “D111,” has made quite the name for himself with his record-breaking performances and numerous college offers.

We’ll hear from Dan as he reflects on his journey, his senior year, and the recruitment process amidst the new normal of COVID.

But it’s not all about football with Dan. We’ll also learn about his competitive nature, his love for video games, and his favorite NFL wide receivers. And of course, we’ll discuss the important role his family and fans play in his life on and off the field

. Get ready for an exciting and insightful profile on one of Youngstown, Ohio’s most electrifying football players.



AUSTINTOWN, OH- In this episode of Austintown Fitch Coach’s Corner: TJ Parker, we dive deep into the thrilling game that took place last week.

Join us as we discuss the incredible comeback and victory of the Austintown Fitch Falcons, led by their determined coach, TJ Parker. From jaw-dropping plays to gut-wrenching moments, we dissect the game and analyze the team’s unwavering grit and determination.

Tune in to discover what surprised Coach Parker on film, how the team’s resilience led to their triumph, and the unforgettable decision that sealed their victory.



AUSTINTOWN, OH-  In today’s episode of Fitch Player Profile, we have a special treat for you. We have Donavan Bell Sullivan, a standout football player, joining us to talk about his journey on and off the field.

As a three-year starter for his team, Donavan has made a name for himself and caught the attention of YSN. In this interview, we dive deep into his personal goals for the season, lessons learned from past experiences, and his passion for both football and baseball.

We also get a glimpse into Donavan’s friendship with his teammate Dom and his strong bond with his family. Join us as we explore the life and accomplishments of Donavan Bell Sullivan in this exciting episode of Player Profile!




AUSTINTOWN, OH- Devin Phillips is a special talent.  In a recent interview, we had the chance to catch up with a true force on the Austintown Fitch Falcons football team – a senior dynamo who thrives as both a linebacker and a running back.

On the field, his tenacity and skill make him a formidable opponent, causing adversaries to veer in the opposite direction. Beyond the game, he’s an avid enthusiast of Madden Football Video Games, a realm where he takes no prisoners and dominates the virtual gridiron, often choosing the Baltimore Ravens as his team of choice.

This multi-faceted athlete’s devotion transcends the field, as he attributes his values and drive to his family, particularly his father, who has been an instrumental figure in shaping him into the young man he is today.



GREENVILLE NC- Mila Hamley was dominant on the mound, as the righty rang up 12 strikeouts in Austintown’s 4-0 victory over West on Tuesday to advance in the Little League World Series. Hamley allowed one hit and zero runs over six innings while walking three.

Austintown got on the board in the top of the first inning after Annabel Mikesell tripled, and Bella Baumgart laid down a sacrifice bunt, each scoring one run.

Austintown added one run in the second after Amadi Beardsley grounded out.

Tori Greathouse and Ava Fisher each collected two hits for Austintown. Baumgart, Beardsley, and Mikesell each drove in one run. Austintown didn’t commit a single error in the field. Baumgart had the most chances in the field with 12.

Austintown’s next game will be Wednesday at 1:00 against the winner of Wintersville, NC against Philippines. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+.


GREENVILLE NC- It’s been a long road for Austintown 12u softball. What started as a district tournament in Boardman has now ended with a final stop in Greenville North Carolina.  Their run to the Little League World Series has seen over 20hours of travel when you add up all the places the team has gone. From Boardman, to Ironton, to Whitestown, and now to Greenville it’s truly been a journey.

After dropping the first game of the tournament in regionals Austintown worked their way all the way back to the title game.  They had to win a total of 6 games to win a regional, compared to their championship opponent Iowa who had only played 3 games going in to the game. That experience playing in do or due circumstances paid dividends for Austintown as they never flinched in the title game victory. Austintown won the game against Iowa 4-0.  The win secured their spot as the Central Region representatives in the Little League World Series.

Making the World Series comes with plenty of perks outside of just the honor of playing against the world’s best.  The team was greater to North Carolina with New Jerseys, new gear, and new swag that they’ll be able to treasure forever.  They also will get the opportunity to interact and watch some of the best softball players in the world as the professional softball league Athletes Unlimited sends their entire roster down to Greenville to play a double header on August 9th.

We had the chance to catch up with members of the Austintown 12u team as they prepare for the start of the World Series. Head coach Matt Hamley, Seneca Coates, Kate Averell, ZaraBurt, and Annabel Mikesell all joined the conversation to talk about the whirlwind week they’ve had.

Austintown starts their run in the World Series on Sunday at 10:00am against North Carolina.  That game can be seen on ESPN+.

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WHITESTOWN IN- Austintown finished their long road through the regional tournament on Friday and topped undefeated Iowa 4-0 to advance to the Little League World Series.

Austintown got on the board in the top of the first inning after Iowa committed an error, and Tori Greathouse singled, each scoring one run.

Mila Hamley began the game for Austintown. The starting pitcher surrendered four hits and zero runs over six innings, striking out eight and walking none.

Leadoff hitter Seneca Coates led with two hits in three at bats. Greathouse led the lineup with one run batted in. The left-handed hitter went 1-for-2 on the day. The bats also got contributions from Kate Averell, and Zara Burt who each managed a hit as well.  Austintown defense was quick on their feet and turned one double play in the game.

Austintown advances to the Little League World Series in Greenville North Carolina. They will be the first game on the schedule and square off with North Carolina on Sunday.