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NORTH JACKSON OH- Last season when these two teams met, it was the Blue Jays of Jackson Milton coming away with the victory against their former head coach Guy Costello and the Leetonia Bears.  This year, the Bears were looking to make an upset happen and get their first victory against Jackson Milton since 2015 where they went on to win 60-51.  Unfortunately, that would not happen as a quick second quarter ended up being in favor of the Blue Jays, pulling away from the Bears, and winning by the final score of 63 to 31.  


For Milton, leading the way was the talented junior in Aiden Stanke who finished with 14 points on the night.  Aaren Romigh would then finish with 13 points, followed by six points by Alex Rotuna and a late three made in the fourth by senior Billy Sloan.  On the side of Leetonias, it was Ashbee Merritt with 12 points on the night, followed by CJ Faulkner with six, nine for Andrew Hendricks and four for Noah Riffee.  


After the game, YSNs Ian O’Brien caught up with head coach Stephen Procopio and talked about the young team and what to expect against Mathews on Tuesday as the Blue Jays will travel to Vienna to play the Mustangs (1-0) who beat Hubbard 61-44.  Leetonia (0-1) will head to Badger to take on the Braves.  


*Contributed by YSNs Ian O’Brien*




After a 5k long battle at GlenOak High School, 3 high school cross country runners finished at the top of their races and earned themselves a spot at Regionals.


Lucas Sokol took 7th place overall running a time of 17:36

Faith Sullivan took 8th place overall running a time of 21:24

Serenity Perrine took 16th place overall running a time of 22:44


**In tournament meets there are 2 qualifying races leading up to the State race. Districts is the first race in tournaments, the top 20 boys and 16 girls as individuals qualify and move on to the Regional meet this season. At the Regional meet the top 16 individuals will move on to the State Championship race.**


Lucas, Faith, and Serenity will race again next Saturday 10/29 at the OHSAA Regional Championship meet for a chance to move on to state!




*Contributed By Kayla Malmfedlt at jacksonmiltonathletics.org


MCDONALD OH- Jackson-Milton Football team beat McDonald Friday night by a score of 20-7. This is the first time a Jackson-Milton team has been victorious over the Blue Devils since 2006, when they beat McDonald in a 4 overtime game.

The Jays played great defense all night and nearly had their 5th shutout of the season before a McDonald score late in the 4th quarter. Leading the Jays offensively was Qb Alex Schivai who completed 13 of 22 passes for 192 yards and 2 passing touchdowns. Junior Aiden Stanke led the Jays in rushing yards with 105 on 11 carries. Leading the Jays in receiving yards was Sr. Gavin White with 4 receptions for 82 yards including a receiving touchdown. Also scoring touchdowns were Sophomore Keegan White (rushing touchdown) and Stanke (receiving touchdown).

Defensively the Jays were led by Sr. LB Ezekiel Brock with 9 tackles 3 tackles for loss and 1 quarterback sack. Keegan White and Sr. Owen McDevitt followed with 7 tackles of their own. Brody Pugh recovered the games only fumble. Sam Conn was 2/3 on extra points and punter Gerald Ihrig pinned the Blue Devils inside the 10 on a punt in the fourth quarter.

Jacks0n-Milton finishes the regular season with a record of 7-3 and will continue their season next Friday night as they have qualified for the Division IV playoffs.

*Contributed By Nathan Brode at jacksonmiltonathletics.org


NORTH JACKSON OH- The seeding told you it was going to be a good game on Thursday night as twelfth seeded Sebring matched up with eleventh seeded Jackson Milton.  But Sebring was not in the mood for a tightly contested thriller, and they ran away with the match in sweeping fashion. (25-11 25-15 26-24)

Leading the Trojan offense was Blake Thomas who cashed in 8 kills, and 5 aces.  Mallory Harshman managed to set up a great offense by leading in assists with 11.  Emma Lynn played exceptional defense with 21 digs to lead the Trojans.  Thomas was also in double figures with digs finishing with 14.

Sebring advances to the district semifinals on Tuesday. They’ll be lined up against top seeded Wellsville at Lisbon.  First serve is set for 6:00.



In the opening round of the sectional volleyball tournament the Lady Jays had a repeat opponent from last Tuesday regular season match with Heartland Christian.   The Lady Jays had the same results with a great battle with the Lady Lions and come out on top again in the five set battle.  The Lady Jays start the first set with too much nervousness, but were able to get it under control as the game went on and were able to make the needed adjustment to secure the win.

Leading in stats in the battle with Heartland was Emily Fultz with 16 service points and 5 aces.  Hailey Chudomelka had 13 service points with 5 aces.  Mia Greco controlled the net with 9 solo blocks and 16 kills.  Alena Len added 8 kills.  Paige Grope had 28 assists. Grace Johns had great defensive play with 25 digs.

The BlueJays will return to home on Thursday to take on Sebring in the section finals with start time slated 6pm.  Please come out and support the Lady Jays as they go for their second consecutive sectional championship and a return to districts.


*Contributed By Stephen Mohr at jacksonmiltonathletics.org


NORTH JACKSON OH- Everyone came in to the 2022 football season knowing the caliber of quarterbacks that were featured in the area. The Mahoning Valley features maybe the most returning stars under center than we’ve ever seen. Little did we know that Jackson Milton had one waiting in the wings. In Week 1 Jackson Milton’s Alex Schiavi introduced himself with a monster 7 touchdown game.  He has taken the reigns of the quarterback position inside a conference that already features a ton of talent. Schiavi holds his own that is for sure. He has managed to quickly gain the respect of the locker room, and become an incredible leader on the field.  He almost acts as a second coach. He is someone who can definitely be trusted to get his teammates in the right positions. That is why Jackson Milton is on the cusp of one of their best season’s in program history. Through 8 weeks the Jays sit at 6-2.

Schiavi doesn’t care much for personal numbers, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting up some seriously impressive ones. Through 8 games Schiavi is 125/186 through the air. That is a completion percentage of 67%.  He has thrown for 1471 yards.  He has a solid touchdown to interception ratio as well with 21 scores and only 6 INT.

Schiavi took the time this week to hop on YSN’s Running Point to talk about his fantastic season.  He talks with Richie Juliano, DJ Yokley, and Anthony Hartwig about his role on the team, his mindset on game days, and much more. Check out the latest Jackson Milton Football Player Profile on YSN!

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NORTH JACKSON OH- Thursday night the Lady Jays finished conference play against the Lady Vikings of Waterloo.  With the win the Lady Jays even up their conference record at 7-7 and tied for 4th place.

The Lady Jays started strong and dominated in set one and continued to play fast and loose in set two to get the win.  In set three with the score at 20-16, subs were made to allow some of the JV players to get another taste of varsity action.  The Lady Vikings were able to take advantage of the situation and proved to be too much for the younger players taking set 3 and forcing set 4.  With the return of the starters in set 4 the Lady Jays were able to secure the win.

Leading the Lady Jays tonight were Mia Greco with 13 service points and 5 aces, 13 kills and 7 blocks.  Riley Headley added 14 service points with 3 aces.  Emily Fultz had 10 kills.  Grace Johns with great back row play with 15 digs.  Paige Grope had 25 assists to add to her career total.

The Lady Jays will be on the road next Tuesday to take on Heartland Christian, and finish the regular season at home against Garfield.


*Contributed By Stephen Mohr at jacksonmiltonathletics.org



MCDONALD OH- On Tuesday the Jackson Milton cross country teams participated in the MVAC League Championship race at Woodland Park in McDonald. The team had their second chance this season to tackle the billy goat hill in the park and bring down their times from the first race of the season, which was run on this same course. In this race the runners are given the opportunity to earn first team, second team, or honorable mention all league honors. Cross country runners are only given one chance to become an all league runner with the place they finish in at this one race.


Runners that finish 1-7 in their race are named first team all league, 8-14 are named second team all league, and 15-21 are named honorable mention all league.


The team raced on one of their favorite courses and had perfect running weather. The high school boys team finished in 4th place overall as a team out of 8 total teams!


7 Runners finished the race with all league honors.


Overall Team Results: (Runner – Place – Time)

*Denotes overall placer


High School Girls:

*Faith Sullivan – 4th place – 21:55 (First Team All League)

*Serenity Perrine – 10th place – 22:39 (Second Team All League)

Kalli Ivari – 24th place – 24:52

Abby Bueno – 30th place – 26:13


High School Boys: 4th Place Overall

*Lucas Sokol – 6th place – 18:05 (First Team All League)

Alex Lipp – 26th place – 20:26

Landon Fortunato – 31st place – 20:46

Nate Craver – 32nd place – 20:51

Jonathan Lanham – 51st place – 23:21

Landon Malmfeldt – 53rd place – 23:34


*Contributed By Kayla Malmfedlt at jacksonmiltonathletics.org


NORTH JACKSON, OH- The battle of the 5-1 teams between Mineral Ridge and Jackson-Milton looked to be a must-watch matchup coming into week 7. But the Rams had other ideas. The game was scoreless after the first, but Ridge’s Ian Erb changed the direction of the game by punching in two touchdowns on the ground to help the Rams go up 14-0. The BlueJays found some source of life with a Alex Schiavi to Ashton Green 77-yard passing touchdown to cut Ridge’s lead to 14-7. After that resurgence by Jackson-Milton, The Rams would control the rest of the play on both sides of the ball with steady offense and forceful defense to lead them to a demanding 42-7 victory over the BlueJays.  

Erb led the way for Mineral Ridge with 3 rushing touchdowns on the night

Looking forward, Jackson-Milton will move to 5-2 and will travel to Waterloo to take on the Vikings. Mineral Ridge moves to 6-1 on the season as they will travel to Sebring to take on the Trojans.

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller


NORTH JACKSON OH- It was a great night for Western Reserve as they made a trip to visit their heated rivals Jackson Milton. It was a match controlled by Reserve all night as they swept their way to a win.  (25-16 25-17 25-13)

Alyvia Hughes notched 15 kills, 4 blocks and 2 aces to lead the Blue Devils offense.  Raelynn Meyer managed 20 assists in a great game setting up the offense.  Ally Jones earned the postgame Player of the Gsme with a team high 20 digs.  Lisa Eichert congributed an important 9 kills to the cause.

Western Reserve will hit the road on Monday to test themselves against Liberty.  Jackson Milton will need to bounce back and find a way to win on the road against Sebring.