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STRUTHERS, OH- Joe Balog was untouchable on Monday, fanning 11 and throwing a no-hitter as Ursuline cruised past Chaney 14-0 at Bob Cene Park. Balog was in total command, breezing through five innings without letting up a hit or a walk.

The action started early for Ursuline, with CJ Frasco blasting an inside-the-park homer and Luke Kollar driving in a run with a single in the first inning.

The runs kept coming in the second. AJ Snyder ripped a double to bring one home, Johnny Cambert knocked in another with a single, and a couple of runs scored on a fielder’s choice from Rowan Urbach, while Kollar added another RBI single to the mix.

The third inning saw more of the same, with Ursuline piling on six runs. Jake Bednar and Anthony Triveri each delivered RBI singles, Frasco lofted a sac fly, Kollar doubled to bring two across, and Thomas Pesa chipped in with a run-scoring single.

Chaney’s Johnson, who started on the mound, struggled through three innings, giving up a hefty 13 runs on 12 hits and copping the loss.

Ursuline’s bats were hot, racking up 14 hits. Kollar was especially lethal, driving in four runs on a perfect 3-for-3 day. Balog added a couple of hits to his pitching gems. Defensively, Ursuline was spotless, with Pesa leading the way with ten plays.

Next up, Ursuline hosts Lakeview on Tuesday, riding high from their dominant performance.


NILES, OH- The Niles McKinley Red Dragons unleashed an offensive onslaught, pouring in eight runs on six hits in a decisive fifth inning rally against the Chaney Cowboys. The inning was highlighted by key hits from Clark and Court, each driving in a run, while a costly error allowed two more runs to score. Brixton Gilmour took one for the team, getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Landon Turner delivered a big two-run single. Williams capped off the scoring with another RBI single.

Williams also shined on the mound, earning the win for the Red Dragons by limiting the Cowboys to just two runs (none earned) and three hits over nearly four innings of work, with three strikeouts. Pagan, the Cowboys’ starter, had a rough outing, surrendering a staggering 22 runs (nine earned) on 21 hits through five innings.

Niles McKinley’s bats were hot, racking up a total of 21 hits. Kris Hrosar, Turner, Court, and Anthony Mymo each had a three-hit day. Williams, Gilmour, and Brian Parsons also had multiple hits, making it a tough day for Chaney’s pitchers.

The Red Dragons didn’t just rely on their hitting; they were aggressive on the bases, swiping eight bags over the course of the game. Hrosar contributed two of those steals, adding to the team’s dynamic performance.

For the Chaney Cowboys, Pagan, A Rinehart, B Polk, Johnson, and T Allison each managed a hit, with Moon and Johnson each knocking in a run. The Cowboys were also active on the base paths, stealing six bases, with Pagan grabbing two.

This high-scoring affair was a showcase of Niles McKinley’s potent offense and speed, setting a high bar for their next opponents as they continue their season.


STRUTHERS,OH-  On a night to recognize the Red Devil Seniors, Kosta Patris was a beast on the mound, throwing a gem with 10 strikeouts as Memorial Red Devils edged out Chaney 3-2 on Friday. Patris kept his cool, allowing just three hits and two runs through seven solid innings, with just one walk.

Pitchers from both teams brought their A-game, with Memorial’s arms notching 10 strikeouts and Chaney’s lineup sitting down 11.

Chaney struck first, scoring in the opening frame on a fielder’s choice off B Johnson. But Memorial didn’t let that rattle them. Bobby Ramirez grounded out in the second to even the score.

Chaney nudged ahead again in the fifth, thanks to a clutch single by l Moon. Not to be outdone, Memorial capitalized on a Chaney error in the same inning to tie things up at 2-2.

The Red Devils took the lead for good in the sixth when Ramirez came through with another crucial RBI single, making it 3-2.

Johnson started for Chaney, and despite a solid effort with 11 strikeouts over six innings, unearned runs allowed Memorial to grab the win.

Duan Reynolds was on point for Memorial, leading the hit parade with two knocks in three at-bats. Ramirez, besides tying the game, was key on the defensive end too. The base paths were basically a sprinting track for Memorial, who stole a whopping 14 bases, with Patris, Pano Kolidakis, and Avey Vazquez each swiping multiple bags.

For Chaney, Johnson added an RBI, while B Polk, D Pagan, and Moon each bagged a hit.

Memorial now looks to carry this momentum into their next showdown at Liberty on Monday.


NILES OH- On Thursday night, Niles dominated Chaney in an 11-4 victory, fueled by an explosive 8-run first inning.

Niles’ offense came out swinging, led by Kris Hrosar, who went 3-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. AJ Yost also had a big night at the plate, going 3-5 with 3 RBI, while Landon Turner contributed with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored on a 2-4 performance. Nick Clark added another 2 RBI to the scoreboard.

On the mound, AJ Sgambati delivered a solid performance, pitching 3 innings, allowing just 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 3 Chaney batters.

Niles’ hot start set the tone for the game, and their offense continued to produce throughout the night, securing the win.


AUSTINTOWN, OH- This past Saturday marked a momentous occasion for Boardman High School as they clinched the Mahoning County Track and Field Championship, a feat they hadn’t achieved since 2010. It was a spectacular end to fourteen years of waiting, with the Spartans toppling the defending champions, Austintown Fitch, by a narrow 6-point lead, 171 to 165.

Senior Aiden Berg was a standout performer, earning MVP honors after winning the 400 meters and taking third in both the 100 and 200 meters. His efforts were crucial in helping Boardman rally from a 26-point deficit to capture the title.

The Spartans set the tone early, grabbing a first-place finish in the 4×800 relay thanks to the efforts of junior David D’Altorio, senior Ethan Boots, sophomore Adam Nigro, and freshman Jonathan Burgos-Perez. The momentum continued with freshman Ethan Timblin securing sixth in the 110H, and the Spartan 4×200 relay team placing seventh.

Brock Farris shined in the middle distances, winning the 1600 and later the 800, with Boots and Nigro also snagging top spots in their events. In the sprints, besides Berg’s heroics, Sava Crnjak took fourth in the 400 meters.

The field events also saw Boardman athletes excelling. Robrick Taylor won the high jump, while Kayant Fontanez-Waid and Santino Radjukovic made their marks in the long jump and discus, respectively. The younger competitors also showed up big, with sophomores like Ahmed Mohammed and James Mitchell and juniors like Isaiah Doyle and Chase Conner making significant contributions.

The championship was ultimately sealed in the final event, the 4×400 meter relay, where Boots, Nigro, Crnjak, and Farris dominated, winning by a staggering 10 seconds.

Head Coach John Phillips couldn’t contain his pride, stating, “I am so proud of the effort from our kids, and the leadership from our seniors. We didn’t start off very well today, but the team held it together—that’s a huge credit to them and to our coaching staff. We are putting a lot on the shoulders of freshmen and sophomores this year, and those young kids really stepped up today in big moments. I am so happy for our seniors, they deserve this. This was fun and we will enjoy it, but we have a lot to improve on so it’s back to work this week.”


LISBON, OH- Brady Carpenter turned in a stellar pitching performance, striking out 12 batters to lead the Lisbon Blue Devils to a commanding 6-1 win over Chaney.

Carpenter was in control from the start, allowing just two hits and a single run across seven innings, issuing only a couple of walks along the way.

The Devils wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. In the very first inning, Aiden Myers made it count by grounding out to bring in the opening run. While the Devils’ bats were active, it was Carpenter who stood out not only on the mound but also at the plate. He went 2-for-3 and drove in two crucial runs, helping his own cause and bolstering the team’s lead.

On the opposing side, Johnson struggled with the Devils’ lineup. The Chaney starter was pulled after four and a third innings, during which he surrendered five runs, but only two were earned due to some fielding missteps. He managed to rack up five strikeouts and walked one.

Alongside Carpenter, Marc Moore and Ryan Carpenter each notched two hits. Moore showed off his speed, stealing two bases as part of a total of four steals by the team, which kept the pressure on Chaney throughout the game.

Chaney did manage to scrape together a run thanks to Moon, who drove in their lone run and was one of just two Chaney players, alongside Polk, to hit safely against Carpenter’s dominant outing.

Looking ahead, the Devils are set to face Wellsville on Wednesday to finish the season series.


YOUNGSTOWN OH- In a physical battle that showcased the resilience of both teams, Mooney emerged victorious with a hard-fought 47-39 win over Chaney on their home court. It was a game marked by intense competition and relentless effort from start to finish.

Leading the scoring charge for Mooney was Jibri Carter, who delivered a stellar performance with 15 points, supported closely by Rocco Turner with 14 points. Eddie Nieves also made significant contributions with 7 points, helping to propel Mooney to victory.

Despite a valiant effort from Chaney, led by Asuante Mickel with a game-high 16 points and Cliffton Scott with 6 points, they couldn’t overcome Mooney’s determined defense and offensive firepower.

With this win, Mooney improved their season record to 15-5, setting the stage for a crucial matchup against Hubbard on Friday as they look to maintain their momentum heading into the postseason.

Meanwhile, Chaney, with a record of 5-9, will hit the road once again on Friday for a matchup against Benedictine, aiming to bounce back from their tough loss to Mooney.


By Ty Bartell


BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — The Western Reserve girls basketball team orchestrated a stunning comeback on Monday night, rallying from behind to secure a thrilling 59-56 victory over the Chaney Cowgirls.
Chaney came out firing on all cylinders, dominating the early stages of the game and building a significant lead over the Blue Devils. After the first quarter, the Cowgirls held a commanding 16-8 advantage, doubling the score of their opponents. Their momentum carried into the second quarter, as Chaney extended their lead to as much as 19 points late in the period. However, Western Reserve launched a crucial counter-attack, narrowing the deficit to 34-22 by halftime.

The third quarter saw both teams trading baskets, with the Blue Devils edging out Chaney 16-13 in the period to cut the deficit to single digits, with the Cowgirls still in front 47-38 heading into the final quarter. In a remarkable turn of events, Western Reserve unleashed a furious fourth-quarter surge, outscoring Chaney 21-9 to complete the incredible comeback and clinch the 59-56 victory.

Angelina Cappabianca earned Player of the Game honors for her consistent performance throughout all four quarters, leading Western Reserve with 17 points. Quincy Miller contributed 15 points, while Lisa Eicher added 12 points to the scoreboard for the Blue Devils. On the Chaney side, freshman standout Alyssa Brown delivered a stellar performance, tallying a game-high 29 points.

With the win, Western Reserve improves to a 13-9 record on the season and looks ahead to tournament play, where they will host the Rittman Indians (2-18) on Wednesday, February 21st.

Meanwhile, Chaney (13-9) awaits their opponent from the matchup between the Louisville Leopards (14-8) and the Cleveland Heights Tigers (6-15), with their destination contingent on the outcome of that game.
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YOUNGSTOWN OH- In a clash of titans within the Steel Valley, East emerged victorious over Chaney with a final score of 54-44 on Friday night. Led by standout performances from their key players, East showcased their prowess on the court.

Isaiah McCray led the charge for East, pouring in an impressive 19 points, while Tyris Davis added 13 points and Cam Sly contributed 12 points to bolster their team’s offense.

On the other side, Chaney fought valiantly, with Matt Jones leading their scoring efforts with 11 points, supported by Asuante Mickel and Latrell Kimbrough, who both chipped in 8 points each.

Despite a hard-fought battle, Chaney couldn’t overcome East’s relentless attack, ultimately falling short in their efforts to secure the win.

With this victory, East improved their season record to 10-9, setting their sights on a challenging matchup against Struthers on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Chaney, now standing at 5-8 for the season, will aim to bounce back as they face off against Mooney on the same day.


By Michael Ginocchi

Youngstown, OH-
The Cardinal Mooney boys basketball team braced themselves for yet another formidable challenge as they hit the road to face Chaney in a crucial Steel Valley Conference showdown. It was a game marked by momentum swings, with Cardinal Mooney constantly feeling on the verge of seizing control, only to have Chaney’s resilient Cowboys stage impressive counterattacks each time. A late surge in the final quarter propelled the Cardinals to a big 67-56 victory, securing a crucial win for the team to improve to 3-1 inside the conference.


Jabri Carter led Mooney’s offensive charge, delivering an impressive performance with 17 pivotal points while orchestrating the team’s offense effectively. Although Rocco Turner initially faced a sluggish start on the offensive end, he quickly found his rhythm, contributing 14 points to the scoreboard. Notably, he showcased his shooting by sinking three crucial three-pointers and demonstrated composure at the foul line, converting 5 out of 6 attempts. Eddie Nieves delivered double-digit points, while Nick Pregibon provided a spark off the bench with some clutch baskets.


Chaney’s Matt Jones led the Cowboys with an impressive 17 points, with 16 points coming in the first half. However, his second-half scoring was significantly stifled, largely due to Mooney’s tenacious defense. Mooney’s defensive efforts played a pivotal role in limiting Jones’ impact in the latter half of the game. Clffton Scott and Asuante Mickel each finished in double figures scoring 10.


With the win Mooney improves to 12-4 (3-1 SVC) on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action Saturday (Feb. 3) at St Thomas Aquinas. Chaney drops to 5-7 (1-3 in SVC) with the loss. The Cowboys will be back in action on Sunday vs Spire Institute.