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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.


By Tim Corso

YOUNGSTOWN OH- Ursuline stormed past Chaney tonight 82-62 in a Steel Valley Conference battle.

It was what can only be described as a “shootout” from Chaney High School and was filled with bucket after bucket.

The Irish got out to the early lead 21-14 on the Cowboys in thanks to its well-rounded scoring attack.

Jayden Payne and Jace Riccardo both hounded the glass all night, creating second chance opportunities for their team on the way to victory.

They were combatted by the Cowboy trio of Matt Jones, Latrell Kimbrough, and Austin Brown.

Those three stayed aggressive and got the game down to just a nine-point Irish lead in the third quarter.

However, it wasn’t enough as the Irish maintained its sizeable halftime lead throughout the contest after using its 22-10 second quarter to push the lead to 20 any never look back.

Ursuline outscored Chaney 17-15 in the fourth quarter to hold off any comeback attempt.

The Irish was paced by Geno Lucente who led with a game-high 18 points.

Payne (17) and Deshaun Will (10) were the other Ursuline Irish in double-figures.

Riccardo, Jaylen Gunther, and Jared Klucinec each had 9 points apiece as well.

For the Cowboys, Brown led them with 18 points, while Jones (16) and Kimbrough (10) also scored in double-figures.

Ursuline (12-2) extends its winning streak to 6 games and will travel to Austintown Fitch on Friday, 2/2 to take on the Falcons.

For Chaney (5-6) will look to get back to even with a home matchup against Cardinal Mooney on 2/2.


LIBERTY OH- In a Saturday matinee showdown on the road, Chaney rode high to a commanding 64-30 victory over Liberty.

Leading the scoring charge for Chaney was Matt Jones with an impressive 22 points, while Asuante Mickel contributed 9, and Bobby Johnson and Kamron Miller each added 6.

Liberty’s efforts were led by Brashawn Hicks with 12 points, followed by Evan Bates contributing 8.

With the win, Chaney (5-5) will return home on Tuesday to host Ursuline, looking to build on their momentum. Liberty (3-14) will hit the road on Tuesday, traveling to Garfield, seeking to bounce back from the challenging contest. The Cowboys’ dominant performance underscores their prowess as they navigate through the season.


YOUNGSTOWN OH- In a commanding performance on Wednesday night, Ursuline dominated their Steel Valley rival Chaney, securing a decisive 75-41 victory.

Lily Scott led Ursuline’s scoring with 18 points, followed by Julie Lee with 15, Carly Casey with 13, Kennedy Carpenter with 12, and Meredith Gray with 10.

Despite a notable 29-point effort from Alyssa Brown, Ursuline’s collective strength proved too much for Chaney to handle.

Ursuline (9-8) will move on to play Canfiekd at home on Monday.  Chaney (11-7) will try to bounce back on Monday as they travel to Aquinas.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH- In a resounding victory, the Chaney High School Cowboys asserted their dominance at home, triumphing over the Academy for Urban Scholars Hawks with a final score of 80-28. The Cowboys showcased a stellar performance, with key players making significant contributions to secure the win.

The Cowboys set the tone early, establishing a commanding lead in the first quarter with a score of 16-4. This early advantage proved crucial as Chaney continued to build on its momentum throughout the game.

Dewayne Thompson emerged as a standout player for the Cowboys, leading the team with an impressive 14 points. His scoring prowess played a pivotal role in Chaney’s offensive strategy, creating opportunities and keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Additionally, Cliff Scott and Asaunte Mickel made significant contributions on the boards, with both players securing 7 rebounds each. Their presence in the paint and ability to control the boards provided the Cowboys with valuable second-chance opportunities.

The Cowboys displayed remarkable teamwork and cohesion, with a balanced scoring effort evident in the box scores. Chaney’s consistent offensive output in each quarter underscored their offensive efficiency and strategic approach to the game.

The victory not only adds to Chaney High School’s successful season but also serves as a testament to the team’s commitment, skill, and collective effort. The Cowboys’ ability to control the pace of the game and execute on both ends of the court positions them as a formidable force in their league.

Chaney High School:16 | 24 | 21 | 19

 Academy for Urban Scholars: 4 | 3 | 5 | 16


By Matt Maher 

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Golden Bears welcomed the CowGirls to their side of town for another installment of Steel Valley girls basketball where the 2nd best team in Campbell took down the 4th best team by the final score of 44-37. Both teams showed some great skill on the court but it would be the Golden Bears spectacular grit and the great efforts of  Alyssa Crankfield and Johniqua Clay that would be the key differences in this game.


Chaney showed they could tango with East in the first where they were able to find 8 points to Campbells 9. The Cowgirls were led by Alyssa Brown who scored all of Chaney’s points in the quarter with two made 2’s and 4-of-4 made free throws. East saw Clay put up 4 all in the paint and Crankfield found 5 points in the paint as well for the Golden Bears including a successful and-1.


Johniqua Clay would keep up her dominance by scoring 5 points in the 2nd quarter all within the arc with two 2’s and a made free throw. Crankfield would add an impressive 3 into the mix as well and make 2-of-2 free throws. Chaney saw Madonna Jones step up with 3 points from beyond the arc and Iysis Harmon would add a bucket to give Chaney another score. 


Chaney continued to stay close to east after the break, scoring 13 points to East’s 12, though their close quarters were still hurting Chaney’s chances. Alyssa Brown entered back on to the score sheet with 12 more points including 3 more made free throws, a 3 and three 2’s. Brianna Wright added 6 points to her total and Crankfield found 8 points for herself with three 2’s and another great trip to the line with both shots hitting from the stripe. 


The 4th quarter was another close quarter, with East putting up 12-11. Brown would add 7 more points and finish with a team leading 20 points on the night. Jaziya Burley-Anderson added another 3 to the mix and Alexandria Pete would find her first point in the form of a free throw. East saw Clay find 4 more points with a nice layup and hitting 2-of-2 shots from one of her trips to the line. Crankfield continued to impress with 8 more points including three 2’s and another great trip to the line with both shots connecting, she ended 5-for-5 from the line and with 20 points on the night!


Despite the individual boost from Alyssa Brown, Chaney couldn’t find enough consistency in the scoring department to top the Golden Bears. Johniqua Clay and Alyssa Crankfield both deserve standing ovations after their performances on Wednesday night. The Cowgirls (10-5, 2-3) will be back at home when they face Campbell Memorial on January 20th at 2:45PM and East (7-6, 1-3) will travel to Harding on January 22nd at 7:00PM.



YOUNGSTOWN OH- In a nostalgic matchup against one of their oldest rivals, Chaney hosted Youngstown East on Tuesday, honoring Chaney alums and Michigan football national champions, Coach Steve Clinkscale, DJ Waller, and Jason Hewlett. The Cowboys marked the special occasion with a 60-50 victory over East.

Leading the scoring for Chaney, Austin Brown contributed 17 points, complemented by Latrell Kimbrough with 13 points and JaShaun Holcomb adding 8 points. Asuante Mickel also pitched in with 7 points.

Despite the loss for East, Isaiah McCray showcased an outstanding performance, recording a game-high 31 points. Jaren Colon and Kevin Pullen contributed 5 points each for East.

Looking ahead, Chaney (3-5) aims to build on this win as they face Mooney on Friday. East (7-5) seeks to bounce back and regain momentum in their upcoming matchup against East Liverpool on Friday.