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BOARDMAN, OH- Welcome back to another episode of Boardman Player Profile! In today’s player profile, we have the talented Connor Boots, a young man who has made quite an impression in the sports world.

From being a state champion baseball player to taking a leap into cross country, Connor’s journey has been anything but ordinary. Join us as we dive into his decision to transition sports, the influence of his brother on his athletic pursuits, and the unwavering support of his incredible family.

Plus, we’ll get things off the course as we discuss his favorite and not-so-favorite Halloween costumes. Stay tuned for an inspiring conversation with Connor Boots right here on YSN!




Youngstown, OH- In an intense high school football matchup, the Youngstown Chaney Cowboys (0-1) clashed with the Boardman Spartans (0-2) in a game that had fans on the edge of their seats. The first quarter remained scoreless as both teams fought for control.

The second quarter brought a flurry of action. With 8:41 left, Chaney’s Matt Jones bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 2-yard touchdown run, and the extra point was good, giving Chaney a 7-0 lead. But the Spartans quickly retaliated, as Marcus Rutledge electrified the crowd with an 85-yard kick return for a touchdown, though they missed the extra point, making it 7-6 in favor of Chaney. The Cowboys responded with another touchdown at 6:31, courtesy of Matt Jones’ 5-yard run, and the extra point was successful, extending their lead to 14-6. Boardman refused to back down and, with just 37 seconds left in the quarter, Willy Torres powered through with a 6-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful extra point, narrowing the score to 14-13.

The third quarter continued to showcase the Chaney Cowboys’ offensive prowess, as Bryson Douglas scored an 8-yard touchdown run with 3:39 left. The extra point was good, giving Chaney a 21-13 lead.

The final quarter saw no additional scoring, and the game concluded with the Chaney Cowboys emerging victorious with a final score of 21-13. The standout performance of the game came from Chaney’s defense, led by the impressive Elijah Carter, who recorded multiple sacks and tackles for loss.

With this win, the Chaney Cowboys improved their record to 1-1 and are set to face the Marlington Dukes (3-0) in week 3, while the Boardman Spartans dropped to 0-3 and will square off against the Howland Tigers (0-3) in their next matchup. Football fans can expect more thrilling action as these teams continue their season-long journeys.


BOARDMAN, OH- In today’s episode, we focus on Sam Duble, a senior and prominent member of the girl’s soccer team.

Join our host, DJ Yokley, as he delves into Sam’s journey from a clueless freshman to a seasoned leader on the field. Sam shares her experiences with upperclassmen mentors and her aspirations for the future of Spartan soccer.

Tune in to discover her passion for helping injured athletes as a potential physical therapist and the impact her family has had on her life.



CANFIELD, OH- The Canfield Cardinals hosted former AAC opponent Boardman to close out the regular season. The Cardinals jumped out in front early, and never looked back.

Canfield started the ballgame off with a Broc Lowry touchdown from 13 yards out. This was one of two rushing touchdowns for the QB, as Lowry scored again in the first quarter to make it 14-0. In the second quarter, Lowry was in the mix once again with a 25 yard one handed touchdown reception by Gavin Ramun to make it 21-0. To close out the first half, running back Danny Inglis scored to make it 28-0 at the end of the second quarter.

In the third quarter, the Cardinals made it a five score lead with another rushing touchdown, this time from Scottie Eaton to make it 35-0. The Spartans would be able to get on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown reception from Kejuan Robinson to close out the ballgame 35-6. Canfield improves to 8-1 to end the regular season, while Boardman ends the year at 4-6.


On August 20th the volleyball season got started as every team across the state of Ohio had aspirations of being one of the lucky 4 that ends the season with a trophy.  50 days later, and the road to Wright State has become clear.  Although there’s still one week left in the regular season, now every team knows what path they’ll have to take to win a State Championship.  YSN is the place to be for tournament coverage. Below you’ll find a break down of each of YSN’s teams spot in the district bracket.

Division I

Austintown Fitch is the highest seed featured on YSN in Division 1. They were voted the fourth seed by their fellow teams in the district.  The Falcons elected to be in the Mentor district. 3rd seeded Glen Oak is the highest seed in the bracket. The Owls are 17-2 on the season and are led by senior standout Natalie Stepanovich. Stepanovich is headed to Robert Morris to continue her volleyball career as a D1 athlete.  She currently has 195 kills on the season.  Fitch opens their run on October 19th at home against 32 seeded Cleveland Heights.

Complete Bracket:

Boardman was voted the 21 seed in the bracket poll. The Spartans have upset teams in the past as a lower seed so coach Birch shouldn’t have any trouble getting her team ready for the moment. Boardman gets a first round bye as they’ll await the winner of Lakeside and Canton McKinley. The top seed in Boardman’s district is the 1 seed Massillon Jackson.

Complete Bracket:

Louisville was given the 29 seed in this years district bracket. They find themselves in the Solon district. They will start their run on October 19th as they travel to 7th seeded Walsh Jesuit.  The highest seed in Louisville’s bracket is the 2 seed, Chardon.

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Canfield, OH- The Canfield boys soccer team took down an undefeated Boardman Spartans squad in AAC play at Bob Dove Field. The Captains led the way for Canfield, with Ethan Mulichak scoring in the first half to take the early lead. In the second half, captain Ben Kovach recorded a hat trick with 3 goals to put the match away. Canfield won it 4-0, and has won 5 matches in a row to improve to 5-1. The Spartans drop there first contest of the year and are now 5-1-3. Hear from Canfield head coach Mike Bailey after his teams stellar performance:


POLAND, OH- The Poland Bulldogs hosted the Boardman Spartans in a non-conference volleyball match up on Monday night. The match was highly contested all the way through, but the Bulldogs won 3 consecutive sets to take the match. Boardman took set 1 in a close one, but the Bulldogs rallied back in set 2 to win it and build that momentum on their home floor. Poland would then rattle off two more wins in a row to take the Spartans in 4 sets.

Poland was led by there leading pin hitter Sarah Forsyth who had 14 kills and 11 serving points. Behind her was Olivia Minehart and Sophia D’Angelo who both contributed 6 kills. The Spartans we’re led by Cami Goske and Gia Triveri who had 17 combined kills in the match.

Set Results:

Set 1: 25-21 Boardman

Set 2: 25-22 Poland

Set 3: 25-17 Poland

Set 4: 25-17 Poland

The Bulldogs are back in action tomorrow night as they take on NE8 conference foe, the Niles Red Dragons. Boardman gets two days off before traveling to Howland on Thursday night.

*Contributed by YSN’s Anthony Romo


BOARDMAN, Ohio- After a very tough weeks, the Boardman Football team tries to look forward as they
have a big road test ahead of them with the Howland Tigers welcoming them to town. Head Coach DJ
Dota continues to see improvements within his squad and is excited about the continued growth
throughout the first few weeks.

Check out Coach Dota’s Week 4 Coaches Corner and hear about his thoughts on this week’s match-up brought to you by Cocca’s Pizza!


BOARDMAN, OH- Coming off a 40-14 loss last week against a very tough and stout Chaney Cowboys
squad, the Boardman Spartans are looking to hit the reset button against another tough program in
Massillon Jackson.
The Polar Bears come into this match up also coming off a tough loss at the hands of Mayfield 48-10.
With both teams coming into this match up with a record of 1-1, it will be a battle as both squads will
look to rise back above .500.
Spartans Head Coach DJ Dota spoke about the tough setback suffered a week ago as well as what his
team must execute to give themselves the best opportunity of coming out on top this Friday night at
Spartan Stadium. You can watch Boardman vs. Massillon Jackson this Friday night for free on YSN.

Catch another Coach’s Corner with D.J. Dota brought to you by: Cocca’s Pizza

*Contributed by YSN’s Anthony Romo



Boardman, OH- Senior wide receiver and safety Andre Freeman was the leading tackler last season as a defensive back for the Spartans. He talks about his transition to being a safety, and the skills he has picked up in the movement. Freeman talks about doing his role for the team, and being a leader anyway he can. Freeman also emphasizes the beauty of playing at Spartan Stadium on Friday night’s.

To learn more about senior Spartan Andre Freeman, check out this player profile brought to you by: Cocca’s Pizza