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CANFIELD, OH-  In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the talented senior player from South Range, Blake Ewert.

Known as the “E Train” and “Spike”, Blake has been a standout on the field for years, gaining the admiration of his teammates and younger brothers alike.

We dive deep as we discuss Blake’s last ride as a senior, the electrifying moments on the football field, and the goals he has set for himself.

Join us as we get to know Blake Ewert, the running back sensation. Tune in to this captivating episode of YSN!



MASSILLON OH- After a dramatic comeback in the regional semifinals on Thursday, Springfield faced just a one day turnaround to get ready for the regional finals.  With no time to let nerves kick in the Tigers came in ready to go Saturday night with a trip to Dayton on the line. Standing on the other side of the Tigers was reigning regional champion Buckeye Central, who beat Springfield out of the tournament last season.  The Buckeyes were trying to take another trip to Dayton, while the Tigers were looking for their program’s first.

Soringfield came out fast. Madi Lesnak hit the first shot they took as the Tigers took a quick 3-0 lead. That put some fuel in the Tigers offense as they scored on their first couple possessions to take a 9-5 lead after 1.  After that, the defensive flow of the game everyone expected coming in showed up.  The two teams combined for 7 points in the second quarter, and Springfield took an 11-10 lead in to halftime.  The Buckeye did find some momentum though, as they drilled a buzzer beater to end the half.  That got their stroke coming as the Buckeyes drilled 3 threes in their 12 point third quarter. It was by far the most productive frame of the Buckeyes night.  The Tigers were ready to push back though, as they answered ever score in the quarter with one of their own.  They still won the quarter 13-12.  The Tigers would add 10 more fourth quarter points and celebrate their first ever regional championship under the lights in Massillon.

Springfield was led on the night by their all time leading scorer Jacey Mullen with 13 points.  Jameka Brungard found herself in double figures as well and finished the night with 10 points.  Madi Lesnak added 5 points, while Mariana Tuscano and Ava Vecchione both contributed 3.

The Tigers will now look ahead to a trip to the University of Dayton for the state semifinals. They will be playing Toledo Christian on Thursday at 6:00.


COLUMBUS OH- The high school volleyball season is over in the state of Ohio. However, Hubbard fans still have a pretty good reason to be in the volleyball spirit. Former Eagle stand out Adria Powell is a senior at Ohio State and has advanced to the Elite Eight.

As an Eagle Powell led the Eagles in blocks, and kills in each of the seasons she played.  She helped Hubbard win a AAC Red Tier title. In 2017 Adria was named the OHSVCA Player of the Year.  She finished that season with 540 kills, and 62 blocks. To put that in perspective, this season’s YSN Player of the Year Jocelyn Jourdan finished with 495 kills which was by far the most in the area. Add about 50 more to that in just as many games to get an idea of how dominant Powell was in the area.

This season at Ohio State after missing her junior season Powell is having the best statistical season of her career as a Buckeye.  So far Powell has 133 kills on the season.  That brings her career total at Ohio State to 401.  She also has had 132 total blocks this season.  In the Buckeyes Sweet 16 win against Minnesota in 4 sets (22-25 25-21 25-21 25-19) Powell was tied for a team lead with 4 blocks.

Ohio State moves on to play top seeded Texas in the Elite Eight on Saturday at 6:00. Be sure tune in and support one of the best volleyball players to come out of the area!


SALEM OH-  2022 Salem High School graduate Blaize Exline was chosen as one of the recipients of the 2022 OHSAA Scholar Athlete Scholarship for his academic and athletic accomplishments.  During his athletic career at Salem, he was a member of the football, baseball and track teams.  Salem is part of the Northeast District, one of six districts within the OHSAA.  To read further information on OHSAA Scholarships and their requirements, please click on the link below.  Blaize is currently on campus at The Ohio State University as a member of the Buckeye football team.

Congratulations Blaize on a great career at Salem High School!  Go Quakers!

*Contributed By Matt Freeman at salemathletics.org