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MEYER’S MAGICAL SEASON

WARREN OH- Champion has a rich history of softball success. With a list of names that goes on for miles of players that have brought pride to the Champion program, you don’t have to look hard for inspiration. However, on Champion’s standards they’d been in a down trend the last couple of seasons.  Since their state championship in 2019, Champion hadn’t gotten out of the district rounds of the state tournament.  That is until this group of players made sure to change all that. Champion put their best foot forward this year and got Champion back to one of the most respected teams in the land. One of their biggest leaders was junior shortstop Bella Meyer.

Bella got a huge burst of leadership during the basketball season when because of injuries she quickly became a player that everyone turned to. Getting her teammates through that adversity taught Meyer a ton about how to be a leader. She carried those skills into her softball season.  She rallied her fellow Flashes to an impressive regional runner up season.  Meyer made the decision earlier in the school year to commit to Youngstown State to continue her softball career.  That decision took a lot of stress over the recruitment process off of Meyer’s shoulders.  She was able to play loose and free, and it showed all season long.

Meyer’s numbers this season were nothing short of incredible.  Meyer hit .583 on the season in the middle of the Champion order.  She hit 17 doubles, 7 triples, and 2 home runs.  All of that added up to 33 RBI.  Meyer raked a slugging percentage of .968.

Meyer was kind enough to join YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to talk about her junior year. They talk about taking steps as a leader, what it’s like getting Champion’s tradition back, and so much more. Check out the latest Champion Softball Player Profile only on YSN!

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A CHAMPION LEADS THROUGH ADVERSITY

WARREN OH- Coming in to the 2022-2023 season there were high expectations set on the Champion girls basketball team. Not only do the Flashes girls programs just naturally have a winning mentality, but returning so much talent from last season made the Flashes optimistic.  But sports is not scripted, and you can’t always write your own happy ending. Before they could blink the Flashes were dealing with a flood of injuries. At one time 5 players in the varsity rotation were unavailable.  Champion didn’t lay down though. They turned to one of the best athletes that walks through the halls of the school, junior Bella Meyer.  Meyer may not have imagined having to Will her team forward and lead a bunch of players who were being thrown into the varsity waters, but that didn’t stop her. How does she handle adversity? She smacks it right in the mouth.  Bella has been playing on another level trying to carry her teammates across the finish line.  If you really want to see how a player can change a program just watch Meyer work, especially during the first half of the season.

While looking at Meyer’s numbers remember that she spent most of the season getting the complete attention of opposing team’s defenses.  Meyer has still been able to average 20.2 points per game, and 7.7 rebounds per game.    She has made 61 three pointers this season and shoots 34% from behind the arc.  She also doesn’t do too bad on defense, Meyer has 79 steals to this point averaging 4.4 per contest.

Bella took the time to sit down with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig and talk about what this season has been like.  They discuss playing through the team’s injuries, balancing a future D1 career in softball with basketball, and much more.  Check out the latest Champion Girls Basketball Player Profile only on YSN!

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