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PRICE IS SET TO COMPETE IN NATIONALS

CORTLAND OH- Lakeview senior Reagan Price has been turning heads in the local volleyball scene for a while now. A key player in the Bulldogs’ offense, Reagan’s talent and hard work have earned her a spot on one of the top club teams in the nation. It’s no wonder she’s a standout on the court.

Reagan plays for Infinity 17’s, a club team that’s making waves. They’re ranked number 2 in the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) and 34th nationally. This powerhouse squad is gearing up for a big challenge, heading to Las Vegas from July 3-6th to compete in nationals. It’s a huge stage, and Reagan is ready to shine.

Next stop for Reagan is Findlay University, where she’s committed to playing volleyball at the collegiate level. Her decision to join the Oilers marks a new chapter in her volleyball journey, and Findlay is getting a top-tier player ready to make an impact.

With her future now set, Reagan can focus entirely on her senior season at Lakeview. Knowing she’s got a spot at Findlay has lifted a big weight off her shoulders. Now, it’s all about leading the Bulldogs and pushing the team to new heights.

YSN can’t wait to follow Reagan’s journey during her senior season. We’re excited to bring you her player profile and keep you updated on her and her Lakeview teammates as they take on the competition. Stay tuned for more!

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DEVILS GO DOWN IN DALTON

DALTON, OH- The Western Reserve Blue Devils struggled to keep pace with the Dalton Bulldogs, falling 7-1 on Thursday.

The Blue Devils got an early lead when Evan Slaven walked and eventually crossed the plate in the top of the first. But that lead didn’t hold for long, as Dalton took advantage of a couple of miscues to grab a 2-1 lead in the second.

Seth Wyckoff was on point for the Bulldogs, dominating from the mound with 13 strikeouts across six innings while allowing just one hit and an unearned run. Brock Wellman, on the other hand, found the going tough for Western Reserve, surrendering six runs, though only one was earned, on nine hits through four innings.

Vance Story managed the only hit for the Blue Devils, going 1-for-2 to lead his team at the plate. Meanwhile, Dalton’s bats were hot, with 11 hits lighting up the scoreboard. Alex Hess led the charge with a 3-for-4 day, setting the tone for the Bulldogs. Brady Hignight chipped in with a couple of RBIs on a 1-for-3 outing.

The Blue Devils finish their year with a 7-15 mark.

LATE RALLY GIVES URSULINE UPSET WIN AT POLAND

POLAND OH-  It was nothing short of a pitcher’s duel on aThursday as Ursuline took a tight 2-1 victory over Poland. CJ Frasco was the standout performer, carving through the lineup and retiring 21 batters with ten strikeouts. Over seven solid innings, Frasco gave up just one run on five hits, keeping his composure and his walks to a minimum.

Poland first lit up the scoreboard in the fourth when Matt Paparodis smashed a double to bring in their only run of the game. But Ursuline wasn’t down for long. Luke Kollar swung back in the sixth with a crucial single to even the score. Then Anthony Triveri stepped up in the seventh, knocking a go-ahead single that clinched the lead for Ursuline.

On the other side, Jacob Hayes held his own for the Bulldogs, tossing seven innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out six. Despite his solid performance, the offensive support just wasn’t there.

Ursuline’s lineup saw hits from Jake Bednar, Frasco, AJ Snyder, Kollar, Triveri, and Johnny Cambert, with Kollar and Triveri each notching an RBI. For Poland, Carmine Tukalo was a bright spot, going 2-for-3 and adding dynamic base running with two steals. Paparodis also made his presence felt with a key RBI.

Ursuline advances to a District Semifinals on Monday against Alliance at Cene Park with a 4:00 first pitch.

CHAMPION MAKES IT BACK TO REGIONALS

LEAVITTSBURG OH- Champion snagged their second consecutive district title Thursday night, they showed off their dominance with a decisive 4-0 shutout over Lakeview—their second against them this season.

Gabby Gradishar brought the heat, swinging for the fences with a homer, knocking in one and crossing the plate twice herself. Hailey Householder didn’t land any hits but made her presence felt with 2 RBIs. Zoe Palette added her own touch with a 1-for-3 night, driving in a run. Addie Warzala and Bella Meyer rounded out the scorecard with Warzala grabbing a hit, walked and scoring once, and Meyer adding a run on her 1-for-4 outing.

In the circle, Gradishar was near untouchable, delivering a complete game with just one hit and one walk allowed while striking out 13 batters.

Lakeview’s offense managed only a single hit from Kennedy Bartlett and a walk from Izzy Haines.

Ava Bacon held her own in the circle for Lakeview, lasting 4.1 innings with seven hits and one earned run against her while striking out three. Isabella Isenberg came in relief to throw 1.2 perfect innings.

Looking ahead, Champion is gearing up for the Regional Semifinals against Norwayne, who pulled off an upset against top-seeded Triway. Catch them in action this Wednesday at Baldwin Wallace at 5:00 PM.

VIKINGS LOCK IN THEIR SPOT IN DISTRICTS

LaBrae clinched a solid 7-3 victory over Lakeview in Wednesday’s sectional finals. The Vikings charged ahead early, with Landon Brunstetter smashing a two-run double in the first inning. The inning heated up with Lucas Glaser grounding into a fielder’s choice to snag another run, topped off by a sneaky run on a passed ball.

The Vikings padded their lead with another run in the second, setting the pace for the game. Dylan Simpson snagged the win on the mound, tossing a solid seven innings, yielding just three runs and striking out eight. On the flip side, Lakeview’s Andrew Brown shouldered the loss after stepping in for Nathan Paolucci, who struggled in the opening inning.

Simpson, Brunstetter, Owen Boone, Glaser, and Austin Rowe each hit safely for LaBrae, with Glaser driving in three runs to lead the charge. The Vikings’ defense was sharp, turning two double plays to stifle any Bulldogs’ rallies.

For Lakeview, Brown was a bright spot, bagging two hits, while Brandon Toot added an RBI. Despite their efforts, the Bulldogs couldn’t catch up, managing just one double play on the defensive end. The Vikings now look ahead, riding this win deeper into the postseason.

LAKEVIEW’S JOURNEY CONTINUES

Lakeview stormed past LaBrae with a resounding 14-1 victory in Tuesday’s district semifinal, riding a monster second inning where they racked up nine runs. The Bulldogs kicked things off in the first when Izzy Haines grounded out but still managed to knock in a run.

The second inning was where the fireworks really happened. The Bulldogs capitalized on an error and mixed in a barrage of hits: Mack Stowe, Kennedy Bartlett, and Haines each brought in a run, Hallie Capan smashed a bases-clearing single, and Isabella Isenberg drove in two with a single of her own.

They didn’t let up, adding more in the third with Makenna Werner hitting a sac fly and Capan singling in another run to pad the lead.

Isenberg was solid on the mound, holding LaBrae to three hits and a single run over five innings, striking out five. On the flip side, Riley Rowe struggled for LaBrae, exiting after giving up ten runs in less than two innings.

While LaBrae’s Shelly Bragg, Mariah Jones, and Morgan Thompson each snagged a hit, it was Nalena Page who knocked in their only run.

Lakeview was hitting on all cylinders, gathering 13 hits. Capan and Bartlett led the charge with three hits apiece, with Capan driving in three runs. Kalyssa Werner, Isenberg, and Stowe also had multi-hit days. Discipline at the plate was key, as they drew six walks, with Werner and Paige Schwartz each walking twice.

Defensively, Lakeview was flawless, notching zero errors. Stowe led with the most defensive plays, showing their strength in the field as well as at the plate.

Lakeview advances to the district championship game on Thursday.  Lakeview will be matched up with Champion at LaBrae High School at 5:00.

RAIDERS CONQUER POLAND YET AGAIN TO GET IN ANOTHER DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

Solena DeJesus was on fire with the bat, knocking three hits to help South Range topple Poland 9-6 in the district semifinals showdown. DeJesus kicked things off with a double in the first, and followed up with singles in the third and fourth innings, really setting the tone for her team.

Poland initially got the lead with Kylie Hudran grounding out to bring a run home, but South Range quickly flipped the script. They blasted five runs in the bottom of the first, sparked by DeJesus’s two-RBI double.

The Bulldogs made a surge in the fourth, taking the lead briefly after a rally capped by a wild pitch that brought in a run. However, South Range wasn’t down for long. Gretchen Bartels’s sacrifice fly and Ashley Rupert’s single in the same inning put them back in front for good.

Jayli Wilt pocketed the win despite giving up six runs over four innings, showing a rocky but effective outing. Olivia Horn, on the losing end, allowed nine runs from 11 hits through six innings of work. Rupert also came through to nab the save.

South Range showed off their hitting skills with 11 hits total. Rupert and Bartels contributed significant RBIs, with Wilt and the team showing great plate discipline by drawing six walks.

For Poland, Elliana Thompson was a bright spot, batting in two runs and snagging two hits herself. Lillian McDonald and Thompson both had a multi-hit day, while Avery Jakubovic helped keep the bases warm with a couple of walks.

With this victory, South Range is set to face Columbiana in the district championship at their home turf, promising another thrilling game set for a 5:30 start.

LAKEVIEW HAS EVERYTHING WORKING

CORTLAND OH- Nathan Paolucci was all over the place, snagging three hits in four at-bats as Lakeview steamrolled East Palestine 10-0 this Monday. The guy was a double machine, hammering one in the second and another in the fifth, not to mention kicking things off with a single right from the start.

The scoreboard lit up early for Lakeview, with Hayden Newton smashing a triple and Brandon Toot bringing him home with a sac fly. They kept the pedal down in the second, thanks to Paolucci’s double, a handy error, and Matt Seikel’s two-run single.

Jacob Shaker was a beast on the mound, tossing a one-hit shutout over five innings and striking out eight. On the flip side, East Palestine’s Cale Moraski had a rough day, giving up eight runs over four innings.

Lakeview’s defense was on point, not messing up a single play, with Paolucci right in the thick of it, handling eight plays. Phoenix Marvin snagged the lone hit for East Palestine.

With this victory, Lakeview’s setting sights on the sectional final against LaBrae this Wednesday, with the first pitch slated for 5 PM. But first, they’ve got a tune-up game against Ursuline at Cene Park, same time Tuesday.

RAIDERS SWIPE SERIES AGAINST POLAND

POLAND, OH- The South Range Raiders took down the Poland Bulldogs 4-2 this Monday to sweep the season series in the NE8.

The Raiders kicked things off in the second inning when Julian Tranovich knocked a single and Tyler Wardle took a walk, each bringing a runner home. They didn’t let up, adding two more runs in the third with clutch RBI singles from Brennen Klasovsky and Tranovich again, pushing their lead.

Shaun Updegraff was on point for the Raiders, holding the Bulldogs to just two hits and zero runs across two innings, fanning two along the way. On the flip side, Owen McKenzie shouldered the loss for Poland Seminary, giving up two runs on four hits during his one-inning appearance.

Kicking off for Poland, Chambers delivered a hitless, scoreless opening inning. Tranovich not only did damage with the bat but also sealed the deal with a save. Additional scoreless innings from Luke Gehring, Jake Shumate, Konnor Brogan, and Klasovsky kept the Bulldogs at bay.

The Raiders gathered nine hits throughout the game. Tranovich and Tyson Tarajack each snagged two hits. Wardle, Klasovsky, and Tranovich each notched an RBI. Defensively, the Raiders were slick, turning two double plays.

For Poland, Zuccaro stood out with a 2-for-2 day at the plate, and Hayes, batting cleanup, drove in a run. The Bulldogs also turned a double play in their defensive efforts.

BRANT’S BACK AGAIN

POLAND OH- For the past four seasons, Mary Brant has been swinging for the fences and beyond for Poland, establishing herself as one of the top hitters in the area. Every time Mary steps up to the plate, it’s not just a chance for a hit; it’s an opportunity for the entire lineup to catch fire. That’s the kind of influence she has—when Mary’s having a good day at bat, chances are, the whole team is racking up the runs.

Mary’s significance to this Poland softball team cannot be overstated. As one of only two seniors on a predominantly young team, her role transcends just playing; she’s a pillar of leadership and experience. Her presence is a constant in the dugout, where she guides her younger teammates through the highs and lows of the game, showing them how to adjust, react, and succeed.

Off the field, Mary shares a special bond with fellow senior Leanne Williams. The duo has not only shared the softball diamond but also the soccer field and basketball court throughout their high school careers. Their friendship and teamwork across sports have undoubtedly shaped their competitive spirits and leadership skills.

Despite an injury early this season that sidelined her temporarily, Mary has bounced back with determination. Her stats are telling: a .422 batting average this season, with 7 home runs and a personal record of 41 RBIs—beating her previous best by two. It’s clear Mary’s timing couldn’t be better as the Bulldogs charge into the postseason.

Looking at her career as a whole, Mary boasts a .458 batting average, with 23 home runs and 106 RBIs, and an impressive on-base percentage of .507. These numbers not only highlight her skill but also her consistent performance under pressure.

As Mary prepares to take her talents to Robert Morris, she’s not just moving up to the next level—she’s set to make a significant impact on a Division 1 roster. Given her track record and resilience, there’s every reason to believe she will continue to excel and inspire, both as a player and a leader. Poland will surely miss her mighty swings and steadying presence, but the future is bright for this Bulldog turned Colonial.

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