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COLUMBIANA OH- John Bertovich got to 1,000 points in Heartland’s last game against Crestview, but Heartland waited to celebrate it at home Tuesday night, and even better his team got a tightly contested win over Jackson Milton 61-58.

The Lions were led by Joey Donofrio who finished the night with 18 points. Bertovich finished with 17. Nate Garzanich collected 9 points.

The Blue Jays got an impressive performance from Mason Robinson who scored a game-high 27 points. AJ Bouch contributed 9 points to the Blue Jays offense.


NORTH JACKSON OH- Jackson Milton came in to Monday night’s matchup trying to bounce back from a tough loss to McDonald. Waterloo was going in to their second game of the season, and their first since December 2. The offenses showed no rust though, as both teams had success scoring. The Blue Jays needed overtime to protect their home court with a 65-62.

Leading the Blue Jays was Ava Darney who finished with 19 points. Kylie Wilson was right behind her contributing 18 points. Camryn Mitchell was also in double figures with 11.

Leading Waterloo was senior Brooke Waldeck with a game-high 23 points. Kaira English had a strong night as well with 18 points.

Jackson Milton will look to keep winning as they host Sebring on Thursday. Waterloo will look to get into the flow of a season as they host Mineral Ridge on Thursday.


NORTH JACKSON OH- A look at the Jackson Milton girls basketball roster will tell you that it is a fairly young team. But, like most teams you can find experience if you look hard enough. For the Blue Jays, that experience comes from senior Camryn Mitchell.

Camryn is one the senior captains on a Blue Jays team loaded with younger talent. Her and the other seniors have the opportunity to set up the program for years to come by showing these younger players who will be staples in the program for a while how to lead. There have been several game this year where Camryn has led the Blue Jays in scoring while the rest of the team struggles to score. However, in other games she has accepted her role as a clutch defender, and a great distributer of the ball. Her ability to score when the team needs her to, but also play an important role outside of scoring makes her one of the more dynamic leaders in the area.

Camryn took the time to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig about her senior season. They talk about her goals this year, her coaching staff, and much more. Basketball fans will not want to miss this exclusive interview with one of the best leaders the game has to offer. Enjoy the latest Jackson Milton girls basketball player profile “Yes She Cam!”

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NORTH JACKSON OH- It has been over a month since McDonald has played. Their last game came on November 23rd against Columbiana. They didn’t miss a beat in their return though, as they routed Jackson Milton 75-39.

It was a slow start for the Blue Devils as they saw themselves only up one point half way through the first frame. But a 12-0 run would permanently put the Devils ahead. They took a 49-17 lead into the locker room.

Molly Howard led the Blue Devils with 22 points. Lucia Wolford also has a strong night putting in 20 points.

Ava Darney led the Blue Jays with 13 points.

McDonald is scheduled to host Springfield on Monday. Jackson Milton travels to face Newton Falls on Saturday. It will be Newton Falls first game of the season.


HANOVERTON OH- United brought a four game win streak in to Monday night’s contest with Jackson Milton, and looked to keep it alive. The Eagles have been winning close games left and right this season, and Monday would be no different. After trailing 36-29 going into the final frame, United outscored the Jays 18-9 to win on senior night 47-45.

Freshman Grace Knight led the way for the Eagles scoring 13 points. Madison Kibler, and Mickey Shasteen both had 8.

Chelsea Williams had a game-high 16 points to lead the Blue Jays. Kelsie Taylor, and Ava Darney both finished with 8.

United will return to play January 4th as they’ll host Leetonia.


BERLIN CENTER OH- Both teams were clear to play as the basketball version of Ohio State Michigan was upon us as the Western Reserve Blue Devils hosted the Jackson Milton Blue Jays.  The game was close from start to finish, but in the end, the Blue Jays silenced the haters as they pulled out the upset against the Blue Devils 65-61.  


For Jackson Milton, it was Mason Robinson leading the team with 19 points, a good chunk of them coming at the end when he was fouled went to shoot one and ones.  Cole Grope finished with 11 points, Nick McGinnis with 12 points, Aaron Romigh with nine points, Frank Prozy with seven points and AJ Bouch with five.  The Blue Jays finished 14 and 30 from two, six of 21 from three, 19 of 25 on free throws, 29 rebounds, and 11 assists.  


For Western Reserve, it was both Noah Klasic and David Altiere with 11 points with some being behind the arc.  Ryan Gordon and David Ashburn finished with 10 points, Nick Martin had nine, Gabe Platt finished with eight, and Hayden Fellows finished with two.  They finished 19 of 37 from two pointers, 6 of 23 from three, five of ten from free throws, 29 rebounds and 12 assists.  


Up Next: Jackson Milton (3-2) will host Leetonia while Western Reserve (2-3) hosts Campbell Memorial.  


*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*


LOWELLVILLE OH- Both teams already met each other once this season and it was time again for round number two as the Lowellville Rockets were looking for their first win against the Jackson Milton Blue Jays since 2011.  It looked like that would happen during the first half as the Blue Jays with foul trouble had the Lady Rockets comeback.  The Rockets were only down 23-17 at halftime However, the second half would be different as the Rocket didn’t take off and the Blue Jays pulled away, from buzzer beaters to steals, they continued their winning streak against Lowellville by the final of 64-39.  


For Jackson Milton, it was Kylie Wilson who finished with a team high 19 points, while Ava Darney, Camryn Mitchell and Chelsea Williams each had 14 points.  Logan Grunder finished with three points.  


For Lowellville, Samantha Moore finished with 15 points, Savannah Procick finished with 14 points, making five two points and one three.  Francesca Lellio finished with four points and Lily Van Coppola finished with six points while she also made all free throws. 


Up Next: 


Lowellville (2-2) will head to Wellsville (0-2) on Monday.  Jackson Milton (3-1) will face United (3-4).  


*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*



NORTH JACKSON OH- Western Reserve started a hard week with a trip to visit an up and coming Jackson Milton team. The Blue Devils ran away with the game early, using a brutal shooting barrage to take control. The Devils had 49 points at halftime. And ended the game with a 83-34 win.

Reserve had four players crack double figures. Dani Vuletich led the onslaught with 23 points. Olivia Pater has a strong performance with 14. Brooke Shantz gathered 12 points to contribute to the Devils offense. Kennedy Miller rounded out the double figure scorers with 10.

The Blue Jays first 15 points came from behind the arc. Thanks in large part to the shooting ability of junior Kylie Wilson who finished with 14 points and four three pointers. Chelsea Williams added 9 points for Jackson Milton.

Western Reserve has a big test on Thursday as they travel to Indian Creek. The Blue Jays will travel to Springfield on Wednesday.


CAMPBELL OH- Jackson Milton is off to a 2-0 start to their season with an impressive 58-32 win over Campbell Memorial on Thursday night.

Three Blue Jays got in to double figures, making them a tough offense to stop. Camryn Mitchel led the Jays with 13 points. Chelsea Williams has a strong night adding 12. Ava Darney rounded out the double figure scorers for Milton with 10.

Cayla Marshall led the Devils with a game-high 14 points. Camillo Marshall was also in double figures with 10.

Jackson Milton is scheduled to travel to Western Reserve on Monday.


COLUMBIANA OH- On paper the matchup between Jackson Milton and Heartland seemed like an even one. The Lions left no doubt on the court on Thursday who was the better team as they swept the Blue Jays to move on to the District Championship (25-16 25-9 25-19).

Makayla Osborn shined as per usual as she finished with a double double. Her totals were 22 kills, 13 aces, and she added 3 aces. Emma Hall also has a nice day with 14 kills, 7 digs, and 5 aces. Lydia Wilson set up 37 assists. Jessica Brunk led the team in digs with 15.

Heartland advances to the district semifinals on Wednesday traveling to Wellsville. That match is set for 6:00.