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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 Eric Hughes 


NEW WILMINGTON PA- Mohawk defeats Beaver, 65-56, at Westminster College to improve to 8-6 on the season.

The first quarter was a shootout, where both teams combined for six three-pointers out of the gate. Nick Krzeczowski made two of them and led the Bobcats with eight points in the first quarter, but the Warriors would go into the second quarter with a 17-15 lead.

Mohawk made four more three-pointers and the second quarter and adjusted defensively to hold Beaver scoreless from beyond the arc for the remainder of the first half, but the Warriors would go into the locker room with only a 33-30 lead at halftime.

The Warriors continued to stay on par offensively coming out of halftime and held the Bobcats to only eight points in the third quarter to give themselves a 49-38 lead going into the final stanza.

The Bobcats found a spark in the fourth quarter and forced a lot of turnovers that led to points to bring the game to within five points, but four points apiece from Jay Wrona and JJ Nail, and a three-pointer from Mason Hopper down the stretch gave the Warriors the cushion they needed to walk out of New Wilmington with the win.

Bobby Fadden and Keigan Hopper both led the charge for the Warriors with 17 points apiece, and Jay Wrona had 16 points, splashing three three-pointers.

Junior Morino and Nick Krzeczowski both had great performances with 19 points apiece despite the loss.

Beaver will travel to Cranberry Township to face off against North Catholic on Tuesday, while Mohawk will have their toughest test of the season when they take on the 12-1 Neshannock Lancers in a hostile environment with first place in the WPIAL 3A 1 Conference on the line.


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.


By Noah Doughty 

NEW CASTLE PA- Coming back from break saw a return to section play for the Beaver Bobcats as they took on the Central Valley Warriors. Beaver’s offense was too much for Central Valley and they went on to win 67-55.


Beaver ended the first with a 14-9 lead and was able to maintain their lead the whole game. One area the Bobcats excelled in was working the rebound as they were able to capitalize on second chance opportunities.


For Beaver the lead scorer was Ty Butler with 26 points Brady Mayo was not far behind contributing 23 points in the win. For Central Valley Isiah Jeter was the lead scorer with 33 points. 


Beaver improves to 6-5 on the season and 2-1 in section play. The next game will be Friday, January 6th on the road against Blackhawk.


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.


NEW CASTLE OH- In a hard-fought contest on Wednesday night, Mohawk secured a well-earned victory against a resilient Beaver Area Bobcats team, emerging with a 46-31 win.

Leading the way for Mohawk was Erynne Capalbo, who delivered an impressive performance with 19 points. Kiera Julian and Anicka Young each contributed 9 points, showcasing a balanced offensive effort.

For the Beaver Area, Annsley Baker led the scoring with 13 points, and Lauren Nesbella added 7 points in their determined effort.


By Noah Doughty

BEAVER PA- The Beaver Bobcats took on South Fayette last night in boy’s basketball and even though they were able to go on a couple runs it saw them ultimately fall 66-56. 


The Bobcats started out down 7 early but with South Fayette getting into some 1st quarter  foul trouble they were able to end the 1st up 16-14. However South Fayette got some great production from their bench with Gavin Orosz and Tyson Wright. The Lions were able to expand the lead out to 14 in the 3rd quarter. However the Bobcats had one last run in them and was able to cut the deficit down to 3 but the Lions were able to get Beaver into foul trouble and took advantage at the line to secure a late victory.


For the Bobcats the lead scorer was Brady Mayo who had 23 points. Ty Butler and Nick Krzeczowki each contributed 10 points as well.


The Bobcats next stop is Saturday, December 16th as they head to Rocket Mortgage Field House to take on West Carrollton. Beaver is now 2-3 on the season and is looking to bounce back. West Carrollton is 2-0 on the season and coming off a 43-34 win over Piqua. 




It had been five straight shutouts and twenty-three consecutive quarters since the Springfield Tigers (11-1) had allowed a single point, a testament to just how impressive they’ve been but also raising doubts of not being tested since the second week of the season.

Their opponent, the Norwayne Bobcats, were no strangers to the grass playing surface of New Middletown, as the very field they stood upon was exactly where they ended their season just one day shy of a year ago.

After losing the toss and Springfield electing to differ to the second half, the Bobcats would start with the football, and they started quickly. Mixing the run and pass, Norwayne quarterback, Elijah Stanley, marched the Bobcats of Creston straight down the field and into the endzone, taking advantage of the Springfield secondary much like former Norwayne signal caller, Nate Biskay, did in their matchup up last season.

With momentum firmly in their grasp, the Bobcats not only started hot on offense, but their defense was clicking as well. After two positive plays for Springfield on first down, a third and three Beau Brungard keeper to the right side would be snuffed out for a loss of two, forcing the Tigers to go three and out.

Despite their early struggles, the Tigers impact player from last season’s regional final (and truly since he took over as starter his sophomore season), Beau Brungard, was bound to make his mark on the ballgame. A first quarter touchdown from three yards out by Beau would move the score to where it would end the first quarter at six a piece.

Looking to rekindle their opening drive fire, Norwayne would pick up a few first downs on the ensuing drive, one a fourth down conversion with eleven yards to go in their own territory, before the Bobcats would put the ball on the ground to be recovered by who other than Brungard himself.

Taking over directly at midfield after the Brungardrecover and return, the Tigers were back into the endzone just a few plays later, this time on a back shoulder Brungard touchdown pass to Jake Joyce from twenty plus yards out.

The Tigers continued to roll throughout the first half and well into the second. Another outstanding performance by Brungard only addsto his already illustrious career in New Middletown. Beau would hit pay dirt from eighty-four, eighteen, and fifty-four yards out on the night, leaving no doubt this time around against the Bobcats, 41-13.



Beau Brungard: 5-11, 79 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 20 carries, 248 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

Jake Joyce: 4 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD


Springfield: After dropping their opener against the rivaling South Range Raiders, the Tigers have now rallied off eleven straight victories. Looking to get back to their third straight regional final, Springfield will take on the Columbia Raiders (11-1) this Saturday at 7:00 pm, at a neutral site still to be determined.

Norwayne: Once again the Bobcats of Creston will end their season in New Middletown. After the long bus ride home, Norwayne will now turn their attention to hoops season, and hope to get revenge once again on the Tigers on the hardwood.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson



A snap, a double reverse, and an on the money strike last November propelled the Springfield Tigers football team over Norwayne in the closing seconds of their regional final matchup.

Fast forward just a little over 4 months and these two schools were back at it again, just in a different sport. The highest seeded teams out of the Northeast 1 and Northeast 3 districts traveled to Twinsburg for the chance at a Regional championship.

Norwayne (23-4) came into the night as winners in 11 of their last 12 matchups. The Bobcats secured their rematch with Springfield winning in overtime against Waynedale to secure their second straight district title. For the Springfield Tigers (18-5), it was a 10-point victory over Pymatuning Valley, securing their first district title since 2019 that led them into the night.

Taking over 2 and a half minutes to finally get on the board, the scoring started slow for both teams. The first quarter saw the lead change 6 different times before Springfield would take a firm hold ofthe quarter. After junior guard, Adam Wharry,stepped in front of a driving Norwayne player to take a charge, the Tigers would go on an 8-1 run to end the quarter.

Despite their poor end to the first, Norwayne came out inspired to start the second. A 6-0 run to begin the quarter had the Bobcats within 1. Following a steal and an easy layup for Springfield’s Wharry to end Norwayne’s run, the two teams would exchange a pair of three pointersas well as a couple of free throws to knot the game up at 23 all heading into the locker room.

The third quarter saw the most production offensively from both teams, combining for 35total points. Like two heavyweights in the middle of the ring, Springfield and Norwayne would exchange leads 8 times in the final 4 minutes of the third. The two teams hit a total of 7 three pointers for the quarter.

With a 3-point lead heading into the final quarter of play, all the Bobcats needed to do was hold on, but Springfield wouldn’t go away easily. Although they would tie the game at 44 with just 4 minutes and 15 seconds remaining, the Tigers would never take the lead back in the final quarter. A mix of going cold from beyond the arc and Norwayne’s size showing up in the post would bring the Tigers season to an end, losing 55-49.



Clay Medvec – 17 points

Beau Brungard – 12 points

Adam Wharry – 12 points


Joey Raudebaugh – 14 points

Jacob Rupp – 11 points

Ameer Cunningham – 10 points


The road doesn’t get any easier from here on out for the Bobcats. Norwayne must now face Lutheran East (13-3). Ranked 15th in the state and 2nd in Division 3, the Lutheran East Falcons boast wins over St. Ignatius and Solon, with close loses to the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the state, St. Vincent-St. Mary and St. Edward. The Falcons are led by the 5th ranked player in the Ohio Class of 2021, Jalin Billingsley, a Georgetown commit.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – Beau Brungard took the snap and handed it off to his man in motion Lukas Yemma. Yemma flipped it to Nick Slike coming back towards the middle. Slike then tossed it back to Brungard, and made a block on a Norwayne defender to give his quarterback just enough time to throw a strike on the move towards his right back into the arms of Lukas Yemma in the front corner of the endzone. Springfield was back on top of Region 21.

To put it simply, this is one of the greatest games in valley history. In a back and forth battle that saw both teams hold double-digit leads at some point in the game, it all came down to just 57yards in 34 seconds.


After Norwayne’s Ameer Cunningham powered one into the endzone from 7 yards out to close the Tigers lead to 38-34 as time expired in the 3rd, Springfield was set to get the ball to start the 4th. In just under 4 minutes, the Tigers expanded their lead back out to two scores following a 21-yardrun into the endzone by Brungard.

While Springfield was in a good spot, the game was far from over. Taking over with 8 minutes and 14 seconds remaining from their own 20, Norwayne went to work. With a heavy dosage of Cunningham on the ground and Bitskay through the air, the Bobcats struck back on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 4:35 remaining.

Executing squib kicks all game long, the Norwayne special team’s unit headed out trailing by 5 and caught the Tigers’ return team on their heels. The Bobcats performed a surprise onside kick to near perfection with a little bit of luck as well. The onside kick attempt took a perfect hop over the hands of the Springfield front wall and into the arms of a Norwayne gunner.

Just a tick over a 4-minute drive, Norwayne had once again willed their way down the field and into the endzone with their workhorse Ameer Cunningham, this time powering it in from 4 yards out, and propelling the Bobcats back into the lead with just 34 seconds remaining. Ahead by only 1, Norwayne went for two and would convert through the air, moving the score to 48-45.

In almost any other matchup, this game would have been considered over. However, it was a perfect storm of Springfield’s strengths and Norwayne’s weaknesses. For Norwayne, they had not forced the Tigers on a kickoff to start a drive from less than their own 40. For Springfield, they had one of the best kickers in the state of Ohio in Clay Medvec, who already hit from 52 yards out earlier in the year.

The kicker (no pun intended) was that Springfield did not even need to use Medvec’s iron leg. Dinking and dunking their way into Bobcat territory, Springfield was well within Medvec’sfield goal range with 11 seconds to go and a timeout in hand.


Knowing that a tie was within reach, head coach Sean Guerriero was able to go for the win. Lost in all the commotion, Lukas Yemma was able to slip through the Norwayne defense and alone for an easy toss.We practice it every Friday to make sure we have it down,” Springfield senior Lukas Yemma said about the winning play. “We just put in so much work in so we can win the game no matter what it takes.”


Junior standout Beau Brungard finished with 168 yards through the air with 1 touchdown, 60 yards receiving with 1 touchdown, and 139 yards rushing with 5 touchdowns, totaling for 367 yards and 7 touchdowns.


Springfield: Survive and Advance! The Tigers will move on to face the Region 23 champion Fort Frye Cadets (9-0) of Beverly. This matchup will take place at Sulsberger Memorial Stadium in Zanesville. Fort Frye was last in the State playoffs back in 2018.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson