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HANOVERTON OH- In the area basketball scene, few stories rival the turnaround witnessed by the United program, and at the forefront of this resurgence stands senior point guard Addy Blazer. United has experienced a revival reminiscent of the golden era between 2008 and 2013, and Addy, along with her fellow seniors, has been instrumental in restoring the program’s success.

Addy’s journey as a point guard has been one of continuous growth and refinement. With key ball handlers departing last season, the responsibility of orchestrating the offense now rests squarely on her capable shoulders. Her commitment to mastering this crucial role has not only elevated her game but has become a driving force behind United’s success on the court.

A true maestro on the hardwood, Addy has etched her name in the school record books, claiming ownership of all the records in steals and assists. Her tenacity on defense and precision in setting up her teammates have left an indelible mark on the program’s history.

Beyond high school, Addy’s basketball journey will continue at Bethany College, where her skills and leadership are sure to make a significant impact. Her commitment to the sport extends beyond the court, embodying the qualities of a dedicated athlete and a team player.

As United embarks on a season with the potential for something truly special, Addy Blazer is poised to play a pivotal role. Her experience, skill set, and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to the team’s pursuit of success. United’s aspirations are lofty, and with Addy at the helm, they have a genuine chance to achieve something extraordinary this season.

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By Matt Morrison

HUBBARD, OHIO- Hubbard’s late runs lifted them over the Warren G. Harding Raiders, 12-5 on Friday night.

The Eagles scored more than two runs in every inning except the fourth as they were led by Ben Wilcox, who went 2 for 2 including blasting a two run home run in the bottom of the third.

The winning pitcher on the day was Keegan Balla, who pitched four innings, allowing 9 hits, 5 runs, and sat down 5 batters before being relieved by Alex Yoder, who pitched three innings, allowed 1 hit, and struck out 6 batters.

The losing pitcher of the game was William List, who allowed 7 hits, 9 runs, and had 3 strikeouts.

Hubbard picks up their seventh win on the year and will be back in action when they travel to Girard on Monday to take on the Indians at 5:00pm. 


NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – The Warren JFK Eagles came into Saturday night’s game at Quaker Stadium as the defending regional champions and wanted to make a trip back to the State Semifinal game. But they would have to cross the dangerous Danville Blue Devils, who won last week against the Lucas Cubs 21-20 when down 0-20. The Blue Devils would have to make no mistake in this regional matchup, for the Eagles would not leave room for error. However, it was not enough. For Warren JFK was victorious against Danville with a score of 22-21 in a thrilling finish. 


On the second drive for the Eagles, a long drive capped off with an 8-yard touchdown run by Caleb Hadley to set the tone in the first quarter. The Blue Devils had one big play in the first quarter that included a 24-yard pass completion from Walker Weckesser to Kaiden Colopy. That drive ended in a punt that caused Warren JFK to start their drive from the 7-yard line. On that drive, Antonio Smith got the ball stripped from him, and Weckesser recovered it and turned it in for the score making it 7-7. 


The first half didn’t have much action after that score, but the second half provided a classic duel of dominant forces. 


Danville received the ball at the start of the second half and had a drive that lasted 5:21 and capped off with a 5-yard touchdown run from Max Payne. The defensive line for the Eagles stepped up to block the extra point, which kept the score 13-7. The defense continued to step up to the plate on Danville’s second drive of the half. Thomas Easton intercepted a pass from Weckesser and took it to the Blue Devil’s 19-yard line. It only took four plays for the Eagles to tie up the score led behind Caleb Hadley, and the extra point made it 14-13 as they faded into the fourth quarter. 


Danville again responded well to the score from Warren JFK and led their team 12 plays, 61 yards down the field, which capped off with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Payne to Colopy with 5:51 left in the fourth quarter. They also converted in a two-point conversion on a special play from Colopy to Caleb Lucas making it 21-14. 


Kennedy on their final drive had plenty of special plays to help right this story to a finish. Hadley performed a spinning circus act dodging defenders and connected 31 yards downfield to Aidan Rossi on the opposing 33-yard line. A couple of short yards from Easton, Hadley, and Ambrose Hoso ended them up with 4th down and 11 yards to go on the 13-yard line. Hadley dropped back and dodged two blue devil defenders and sent a pass to a diving Rossi for a touchdown where only he could get it, making it 20-21. Coach Dom Prologo looked at his team, and made the gutsy decision to go for the two-point try. Rossi handed it off to Hadley behind his powerful offensive line and dove for the score with 37 seconds left on the clock. Danville received the ball back on the 33-yard line but got stopped in their tracks within four plays to give Warren JFK the win for the regional championship, 22-21. 


Danville will end the season with a record of 11-3 and Warren JFK will advance to the state semifinals next week to play a rematch with Newark Catholic in Orville. 

*Contributed By YSN’s Dom O’Brien 


HANOVERTON OH- United golf is a fairly new program, but boy has it seen a ton of success in a small period of time. One of the headliners in the program this season is junior Mati Zines. Mati had had a career full of accolades, but this year especially she is racking in the ribbons. Here are just a few of her accomplishments so far in her career at United.

1)      1st Girls District qualifier
2)      18 hole record 87 (broke 2022)
3)      9 hole record 40 (broke 2022)
4)      All EOAC boys team
5)      Greatest Golfer of the Valley Championship Qualifier
6)      Greatest Golfer of the Valley Par 3 and Long drive finalist

1)      18 hole school record 79
2)      9 hole school record 1 over 37
3)      1st place Mahoning Valley Girls invitational @ Salem Hills
4)      T2 – Alliance Girls invitational @ Alliance CC
5)      1st place Squaw Creek Greatest Golfer of the Valley qualifier
6)      1st place Tam O Shanter Greatest Golfer of the Valley Qualifier
7)      2nd Place Salem Hills Greatest Golfer of the Valley Qualifier
8)      18 hole average = 83.1
9)      9 hole average = 38.1
10)   Greatest Golfer of the Valley Long Drive and Par 3 finalist. (par 3) – 2nd place finish.


Mati was kind enough to join YSN’s Running Point this week to talk about her career. She joined Amill Creek PGA Golf Professional Brian Tolnar, Richie Juliano, and Anthony Hartwig and talked about the lessons she’s learned through golf, her favorite clubs, and much more! Check out the first United Golf Player Profile only on YSN!

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Springfield went up 2-0 eat with goals from Maddie Page and Brionna Holt (Assisted by Page). Holt scored a late goal to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead before Kiley Hetherington for United scored in an empty net. Making the final score 3-1. The Tigers got strong defensive play from their back line and Caitlin Cappelli had 14 saves for Springfield. The Tigers will host league opponent Champion tomorrow night at 5:00.


Goals – Brionna Holt (2), Maddie Page (1)


Assists – Maddie Page (1)


Saves – Caitlin Cappelli (14)

*Contributed By Justin Kosek at springfiellocalathletics.com


HUBBARD OH- Lakeview continued to roll on their winning streak on Thursday as they traveled to Hubbard. They broke out the brooms and swept the Eagles in straight sets. (25-16 27-25 25-18)

Tara Lytle led the way for the Bulldogs finishing with 13 kills on the night. Maggie Pavlansky set up the offense well finishing with a team high 17 assists. Maddie Bayus led the way in digs going down and collecting 20. Emma Schmader and BROOKE Schneider both served up 4 aces.

ASHLEY Rodgers led the Eagles with 11 kills. Sydney Ward had a couple of clutch blocks down the stretch in the middle.

Lakeview returns to action on Monday to make up a previously scheduled game against Niles. Hubbard will continue their season Saturday traveling to St Thomas Aquinas.


SALEM OH- Salem got a big home win on Monday outside of the EBC. United came in to town looking for the upset, but the Quakers were having none of that. The Quakers swept United in straight sets. (25-11 25-9 25-9)

Rylie Troy finished the night with 7 kills, and 8 digs for the Quakers. MaKenna Rudy put in a solid day collecting 5 kills. Emma Hochadel set up the offense well with 10 assists, she also served up 9 aces.

Grace Knight was a bright spot for United finishing with 5 points, and an ace.

Both teams return to league action on Tuesday as Salem will stay home to host Alliance, and United will travel to East Palestine.


LEETONIA OH- United proved to be too much for Leetonia on Friday night. The Eagles had to miss week 4 due to a cancelation, and an extra week to prepare did the trick. United won 33-0.

Parker Newburn was thrown into a tough situation being called on to go under center for the Eagles. The lights were not too bright for the young man. He opened his night with a touchdown pass, and ran for two more after halftime. Cody Cope also found the end zone on the ground. Luke Courtney got some work in as he kicked in two field goals as well.

United is now 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in the EOAC. They will look to continue their winning ways in Week 6 at Columbiana. Leetonia will host Valley Christian hoping to bounce back.


HANOVERTON OH- United found themselves in a back and forth affair on Friday night against Crestview, but they would be able to come out on top 28-21.

Grant Knight had a big game for United as he ran for 79 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown on the ground. He also went 6/10 through the air with 52 yards and a touchdown. Ward Kiko led the Eagles on the ground running for 106 yards on just 8 carries. That averages out to 13.3 yards per touch. Kiko also found the endzone on the day.

Roclen Bettura ran for 84 yards on 14 carries for Crestview and a touchdown. Anthony Cusick ran for 48 yards and two touchdowns. Cusick also went 15/23 through the air with 132 yards.

Both teams will begin their conference season next week as United will host Valley Christian, and Crestview will host Campbell.


A big 3rd quarter helped the Valley Christian  Eagles defeat the United Eagles 41-37 in a battle of the Eagles. Valley outscored United 15-4 in the 3rd period.

Valley Christian scored 18 points from beyond the arc hitting on 6 3-pointers.

Valley’s Joey Battisa led his team in scoring with 11 points as the Eagles improved to 7-3 and 6-2 in EOAC play.

United drops to 5-8 and 4-5 in league play had Keaton Baker and Nate Miller each score 12 points for the Eagles.

United will travel to Lisbon for their next game on Friday. Watch this contest on YSN.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger