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BOWLING GREEN, OH-  In a recent episode of YSN’s podcast, host DJ Yokley sat down with Logan Bell, the 2024 Medal of Honor recipient and Medal of Excellence winner from Bowling Green State University. Bell, a standout athlete from Lisbon David Anderson High School known for shattering records and later taking his talents to the baseball diamond, opened up about his journey, the essence of teamwork, and his aspirations for the future.

Bell’s commitment to excellence both on and off the field was recognized when he was awarded Bowling Green’s prestigious Medal of Honor. This accolade is not just a testament to his athletic prowess but also a nod to his leadership and community impact. Reflecting on the moment he found out about the award, Bell shared, “I’m very thankful to have been nominated and received the award, and I’m glad that I can represent BGSU in the way that it intends athletes to represent the school.”

Bell’s collegiate career was punctuated by significant challenges, including undergoing the harrowing experience of Tommy John surgery. “Relying on my parents and my faith to get me through those, that long summer and that long return to playing is kind of the biggest thing that has helped me,” stated Bell, emphasizing the support system that saw him through his trials.
He credits his never-give-up attitude to taking things one day at a time, focusing on each step of the recovery process rather than being overwhelmed by the road ahead.

Throughout the interview, Bell consistently highlighted the importance of being a good teammate, a philosophy he lives by. “It’s not about my accomplishments, it’s about the team’s accomplishments,” he profoundly iterated, reinforcing the message that individual recognition always takes a backseat to the collective success of his team.

Bell is no stranger to hardship. He discussed the numerous rejections he faced in high school, noting, “Pick out something that you see every day and write down your goals.” He added that resilience amid criticism is key – to see it as a means to enhance one’s capabilities instead of taking it personally.
As for his future, Bell is clear on his aspirations and pragmatic about the possible trajectories his baseball career could take. He spoke passionately about the prospect of winning a MAC championship and venturing into professional baseball. “Whether it takes me the next 20 years of my life or whether it takes me five years,” Bell mused, underlining his commitment to achieving what many only dream of.

Logan Bell’s story is one of resilience, dedication, and humility. Showcasing remarkable talent and a veteran’s poise, he serves as an embodiment of what it means to overcome adversity and emerge victorious. Bell exhibits the heart and hustle of a true champion, and according to DJ Yokley, he does it all while sporting a work-in-progress mustache.

In the world of collegiate athletics, where stars shine bright, Bell is undoubtedly one of the luminaries guiding the way for future generations.Bell’s story serves as an inspiration to young athletes everywhere — fight for your dreams, lean on your community, strive for excellence, and remember that the journey is every bit as significant as the destination.


BOWLING GREEN, OH- When Logan Bell was just a freshman at Lisbon’s David Anderson High School, you knew the potential was there for something special.  What we didn’t know at the time was just how special one young man from small-town America could be.

Years later we know that the Blue Devil Boomerang Ballplayer was just as valuable in and for his community as he was on the playing surface.  Logan continued a long-living legacy that began generations before he was even born of contributing to his community in all ways possible.  Involvement was in the lifeblood of his family’s DNA and continues to and through this day.

Logan could always be found somewhere on a roster through high school.  Football, basketball, and of course baseball were the ones he was involved in, but also being able to settle in the crowds and cheer from the seats for his friends and classmates letting them know their value- and his appreciation for their skills and talents as well.

That’s Logan.  Always there, forever positive, and a one-in-a-million man.

Nowadays, Logan finds himself living the dream he fought for so hard through those days at DAHS but sees his journey through a different lens.  One of which he’ll continue to bet on himself because others have as well.  Although he never seems to show the pressure of carrying those dreams with him, Logan plans for success and carries those very plans out the same way he does everything else- with a smile on his face.

We caught up with the Falcon flamethrower to discuss baseball, his family, and so much more.


The East Palestine Bulldogs held their signings today for their student-athletes.  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors, and thank them for allowing us to share in their big day!  Good luck at the next level, gentlemen.  We’ll be cheering for you!



Dominic Posey: Baldwin Wallace

Dominic Major Posey is the son of Marcy Beers and the late Kelly Posey, Brother Cameran and Sister Alexus.  Dominic has participated in Varsity Football, Basketball, and Baseball, where he holds 3 school records.

Posey is a YMCA Camp Counselor, Leaders of the Pack Mentor Program, Youth Sports Volunteer/Coach, and a member of Bulldog Pride Something to Bark About Role Model Program.  Dominic is also active in supporting the community through programs such as Dog Days a Day of Giving and various church-related services support events. He was recently named the Winter Homecoming King and is an integral part of the schools Bulldog Café and Yearbook staff.

Throughout his football career, Dominic was active in the YYFFA Flag Football program where he was a member of a National Championship Team Finalist in New Orleans.  This summer Dominic will participate in the Penn/Ohio All-Star game at Geneva College. Upon graduation, Dominic plans to pursue National Security at Baldwin Wallace University as a student/athlete participating in Football. Go Yellow Jackets!


Parker Sherry: Bowling Green

Parker Steele Sherry is the son of Zach and Liz Sherry, and Sister Payton.  Parker has participated in Varsity Football, Basketball, and Track, where he holds 12 records.  He is slated to be the EPHS Valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA; he is a 4 year President of the Class of 2019 and current NHS President, along with serving as the School Board Student Ambassador.  

Some of his scholar/athlete accolades are: Marines Semper Fidelis All American, Wendy’s High School Heisman National Finalist, MaxPreps/Marines National Player of the Month, 3 Time WKBN Big 22 selection, WYTV Student/Athlete of the Week, Vindy Blitz Player of the Week, 2-Time WFMJ Taco Bell Player of the Week, National Football Foundation Scholar/Athlete, and recipient of the Lou Holtz 20 Under 20 Award.  He enjoys volunteering with special needs students, serving as a YMCA Camp Counselor, a Bulldog Pride Something to Bark About Role Model, Leader of the Pack mentor, YYFFA athlete/alumni, and supports East Palestine Youth Sports programs as a coach/mentor. Parker believes in giving back to the community by supporting activities such as Dog Days a Day of Giving, Church Food Pantries, and the March of Dimes, and is a member of the Old North Church.   

This summer Parker will participate in the Penn/Ohio All-Star game at Geneva College. Beginning June 2019, Parker will be furthering his academic studies at Bowling Green State University where he plans to study business and will be a member of the football team. Go Falcons!