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By Noah Doughty 

BEAVER PA- It was senior night for the showdown of the Beaver vs Blackhawk. And with Beaver fighting for a playoff spot with only 3 conference games to go the stakes were high. The Bobcats came back from a slow 1st quarter start to win 79-66.


Beaver had three seniors James Sample, Pacer Hill, and Evan Baker each were able to get the start tonight and continue to see the court throughout the game. You can see interviews of the three seniors below.


Brady Mayo led the team with 22 points and Nick Kreczowski contributed 21 points. For Blackhawk Heckathorn and Shanor each had 27 points in the loss.


Beaver improves to 6-4 in conference play as they look to get a win and even the series against Ambridge next Tuesday, January 6th.


By Noah Doughty

BEAVER PA- The Beaver Bobcats were back at home as the girls got ready to take on the Central Valley Warriors. Both teams came into the game 1-1 in section play and it was Beaver who was able to secure a 55-51 win.


While Beaver was able to end each quarter with a lead Central Valley was able to hang around the whole game briefly re taking the lead a few times including one in the final minutes of the game. But it was the Bobcats who responded well to the adversity and quickly regained the lead each time on their way to victory. A large part of that was their ability to create jump balls and turnovers on the defensive end stopping any momentum Central Valley gained.


Annsley Baker was the lead scorer for the Bobcats with 28 points and Dominique Douglas had 12 points for the Warriors.


The Bobcats next game is on Thursday, December 11th as they travel to Ambridge. Beaver improves to 5-8 on the season and 2-1 in section.


BEAVER PA- Beaver reclaimed their winning form on Tuesday, securing a hard-fought victory against Hopewell with a final score of 44-37.

Leading the scoring charge for Beaver, Kylie Conley delivered an impressive performance with 14 points, while Chloe Desanzo added 13 points to the scoreboard. Korinne Davis chipped in with 7 points, contributing to a well-rounded offensive effort.

The win marks a crucial moment for Beaver as they get back on track, showcasing resilience and determination on the court. This victory adds momentum to their season and sets the stage for upcoming challenges.

Beaver’s collective effort and standout performances from Conley, Desanzo, and Davis underscored their commitment to success. As they navigate the season, this win serves as a stepping stone for Beaver, instilling confidence and momentum for the challenges that lie ahead.


MYRTLE BEACH, SC- In a matchup that only took both teams traveling 12 hours south to play against a team 20 minutes away from one another, it turned out to be everything we wanted and more in a 4-1 Beaver victory.

One of the nations’s top recruits, Payton List, was the winning pitcher for Beaver Bobcats. The righthander allowed four hits and one run over seven innings, striking out ten.

Sam Susany was incredibly impressive as well but took the loss for South Range Raiders Varsity. Susany allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings, striking out 11 and walking zero.

The Lady Bobcats tallied nine hits on the day. Chloe List, Kenzie Springer, and Kayla Cornell each collected multiple hits for Beaver Varsity Bobcats.

South Range’s Jamie Feren continued her hot start on the beach, pacing the offense with one of the Raider’s four hits.  Maddie Dado also had a base knock and Susany led all hitters with a pair of hits.  Also noteworthy was Kelly Szolek’s defensive prowess behind the plate- the South Range backstop threw out runners twice to keep the Bobcats out of scoring position.

South Range (4-1) will now turn the page to face Lewisville on Wednesday at noon.



Kaedyn Sutton had all the right stuff on Wednesday for Crestview , allowing zero runs and besting Beaver by a score of 6-0

Crestview secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fourth inning. The rally was led by a single by McKenna Schultz, an error on a ball put in play by Ellie Ricketts, and a double by Jensyn Seabrook.

Sutton was the winning pitcher for Crestview . The righty lasted seven innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out eight.

Crestview tallied seven hits in the game. Sutton and Schultz each managed multiple hits. Schultz and Sutton each collected two hits to lead.

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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Jenna Ricardo made Beavers basketball history as she and the Lady Beavers handled the Lisbon Blue Devils at home 77-44.

Ricardo came into the night needing 6 rebounds to reach 1,000 boards for her career. She has already eclipsed 1,000 points and become the all-time leading scorer in Beavers history, as she did so last year in her Junior season.

Everybody was on history watching from the tip, and they were not disappointed. Ricardo tallied 4 boards in the first quarter, and collected her 6th halfway through the 2nd quarter, sending the Beaver fans into a frenzy. At halftime, Ricardo was honored for accomplishing the feat, becoming the only player to reach 1,000 rebounds at Beaver Local (talk about the exclusive company). Head coach Stephanie Coie gave a speech about Ricardo and her accomplishments as a Beavers basketball player.

As for the game itself, the Beavers knocked down 15 three’s, that’s right, 15! Brooke Briggs went 4 for 4 from downtown, while Riley Britt and Madison Cline had 3 triples of their own. Ricardo also recorded a double-double in the game.

That certainly will help a team win as the Beavers put themselves in the win column in what was more than likely the last Lady Beaver home game.


*Story contributed by YSN’s Michael McKenzie



EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- The Beaver Local Beavers had a 4 game win streak snapped at home as they fell 51-40 to the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights.

The first quarter was filled with fireworks offensively, as the Knights took a 15-10 lead into the second quarter. From there, defenses dominated. The Knights created separation in the second quarter, as they took a 27-14 lead into the locker room. The second half wasn’t much different. It was an eleven point game heading into the 4th.

The Beavers finally found some offense and tried to pull closer to the Knights, but couldn’t finish the job, as late fouls cost the Beavers a comeback opportunity as they fall to 7-4 on the season.

They are back in action tonight, as they travel to Columbiana to face the Clippers at 7:00 on YSN Columbiana. 


*Story contributed by YSN’s Michael McKenzie


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- “You cannot have a future without first understanding your past.” is a great quote and one the Beaver Local understands very well.  A school rich with both incredible tradition and outstanding optimism for their future, Beaver Local didn’t have to look far to fill the position of Boy’s Head Basketball Coach.  A young man who’s been a part of the program both playing and as an assistant coach, Nick Miller was the perfect man for the job!

Now with buy-in from his players, Miller is looking to regain the traditions of victory this program is accustomed to.

We sat down with Coach Miller to discuss the fast start, and the great opportunity he’s had to lead his alma mater on the hardwood this year.

All this and more on the first episode of Beaver Local Coach’s Corner with Nick Miller.

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Coming off their best game of the season, a 45-12 win over Minerva, Coach Mike McKenzie’s Beavers have already silenced all doubters and turned plenty of heads.


There is, however, no resting on laurels for Beaver Nation. Two YSN schools are set to do battle tonight as the East Liverpool Potters come to town to take on McKenzie’s group. Listen as the coach discussed what getting out to early start means to his team, and staying off the proverbially “emotional rollercoaster” that is football season.



With over 410,000 votes during the final poll, the first-ever Baird Brothers/YSN Big Dogs of the Valley Players of the Year were awarded during intermission of the YSN All-Star Game last night.  The award was based on three separate pieces of data which were weighted and scored.

For the girls, Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo will wear the crown for 2019.  Riccardo won the Week 1 vote for BDOV, and was nominated 11 out of the 12 weeks the contest was held.  In only her junior season, Jenna became the all-time leading scorer for the Beavers.  She also averaged a double-double this year with 23 points, and 13.3 rebounds per game alongside her 2.6 steals and nearly two blocks to boot.  She also was recognized for being the Columbiana County player of the year, and most recently was named third-team All-Ohio.


Taking home the award for the guys is Lisbon Senior, Justin Sweeney.  A young man who’s battled through many obstacles just to be on the court this season.  However, when he stepped back on the floor, he owned it.  After returning to the court less than 3 months after reconstructive knee surgery, Justin came back to average 21 points per game with 8 rebounds in 2019 while becoming Lisbon’s All-Time Leading Scorer.  Sweeney took home the Week 4 honors for BDOV, and had nominations in each week thereafter.  Earlier this week, Justin was named to the Division IV All-Ohio team.


Congratulations to both Jenna and Justin from all of us at YSN, and on behalf of Baird Brothers.  An extraordinary season for both players, and well-deserved accomplishments this season from many outlets.