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MCDONALD OH- McDonald has high hopes for tournament time.  The Blue Devils are the 4 seed in the Northeast Division IV district.  They find themselves in the Lisbon bracket. They got their run to a district championship started on Wednesday night with a quick sweep of East Canton.  (25-11 25-4 25-7)

Maria Rasile led the Blue Devils with 11 kills. She also had 8 assists, and 6 digs.  She contributed 7 service aces as well.  Gianna Constantino had the team lead in assists with 13. She grabbed 5 kills and 5 digs to add on to her stat line.  Megan Zajack had 7 aces, and led the team in service points with 21.

McDonald advances to the sectional final on Saturday against the Youngstown Academy for Urban Scholars.  That game is set to begin at 6:00.



EAST CANTON, OH- Southern came into week 3 Friday night looking to stay unbeaten as they traveled to East Canton to take on the Hornets. It was a ground and pound type of game for the Indians as they racked up 434 rushing yards and 505 total yards. Colton Soukup, Ryan Exline, and Wyatt Morris all contributed to the rushing juggernaut. Southern’s offensive explosion was too much for East Canton as the Indians walked away with a 34-6 victory. 

Southern moves to 3-0 on the season going into week 4 as they will travel to Lisbon to take on the Blue Devils in EOAC action Friday night. 



Southern – Ryan Exline: 4/12, 71 Yards

East Canton – Brennan Betz: 14/22, 111 Yards



Southern – Colton Soukup: 10 Rushes, 183 Yards, 1 TD. Wyatt Morris: 11 Rushes, 135 Yards, 3 TD’s

East Canton – Jake McCullough: 12 Rushes, 33 Yards, 1 TD



Southern – Markell Smith: 2 Receptions, 71 Yards

East Canton – Jake McCullough: 6 Receptions, 72 Yards


*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller.



HANOVERTON OH- United came into week 2 ready for a fast start against their opponents from East Canton.  The offense for Eagles would take flight early and often on their way to a dominating 55-21 win Friday night in Hanoverton.

The United defense put their stamp on things early recovering a fumble after a strip sack on East Canton’s first drive giving the United offense an early opportunity.  Luke Courtney wasted no time as he would find Grant Knight for a 9 yard touchdown putting the Eagles ahead 7-0. East Canton answered the Eagles score with an impressive drive resulting in a 34 yard QB scamper to tie the game at 7-7. That would be as close as the Hornets would come the entire evening as the United offense was cleared for takeoff. Luke Courtney once again would find Grant Knight for the second time in opening stanza this time from 23 yards out making it 14-7. The 2nd quarter was much of the same for the duo. Following another East Canton turnover Courtney would connect once again with Knight on a 40 yard scoring strike giving the tandem the hat trick in the first half and a United 21-7 lead.

The Eagles defense would force a 3 and out followed by a shanked punt setting the stage once a gain for an aerial attack by United. Courtney on the very next play would find his man Knight in the middle of the field and the talented wide receiver would do the rest taking it 61 yards to pay dirt for the 4th time of the first half and a 28-0 lead. Knight would finish the evening with 9 catches 171 yards and 4 touchdowns. United on the next possession put together an impressive drive just before halftime capped off by an Andrew Ogilvie 4 yard rushing touchdown.

Following an East Canton score Luke Courtney decided he was not finished adding to his stat line as he found Brock Rhoades on a 4 yard touchdown pass making it 41-14. Courtney would finish his impressive evening connecting on 24 of his 32 passes for 357 yards and 5 touchdowns. Nick Hardgrove also was huge benefactor of the Eagle aerial attack collecting 8 catches for 148 yards. It was not a catch by Hardgrove however that had the United crowd standing.  Following a late touchdown by East Canton making the score 48-21, the senior wideout Hardgrove would collect the very next kickoff and scamper down the sidelines 77 yards to the house making it 55-21.

United now sitting at 2-0 on the young season sets their sights on a familiar face of yester year as the Eagles travel to Crestview for an important week 3 matchup.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler


COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview would not let anything stand in their way of making it to the district semifinals. On Thursday night, they hosted East Canton who came in with upset on the brain. The Rebels quickly dissolved any thoughts of that though as they swept the Hornets to move on. (25-4 25-4 25-12)

Lucy Montgomery had yet impressive night on the season finishing with 12 kills, and 7 digs. Abbey Emch put up 8 kills, 3 blocks, and served up 3 aces. Grace Auer was a dig away from a double double finishing with 17 assists, and 9 digs.

The districts are next for Crestview. They will face off with East Palestine on Wednesday at Grand Valley High School. The start time is slated for 6:00.



East Canton was able to beat McDonald 5-1 on Wednesday to win the Division IV North Jackson district championship.

Marisa Hall got the win for East Canton. The righthander lasted seven innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out ten.

Bri Callow took the loss for McDonald. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out eight.

The Hornets socked two home runs on the day. Kaley Steigerwald had a long ball in the fifth inning. Tori Hankins had a dinger in the seventh inning.

Steigerwald went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead East Canton in hits.

Sarah Lorello led McDonald with two hits in three at bats.

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Mineral Ridge couldn’t keep up with East Canton and fell 6-0 on Wednesday.

One bright spot for Mineral Ridge was a single by Kaylee Repp in the first

Morgan Sigley was in the pitcher’s circle for the Rams. The righty surrendered six runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out three.

Repp led Mineral Ridge with one hit in three at bats.

East Canton saw the ball well today, racking up seven hits in the game.

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BERLIN CENTER OH- Western Reserve didn’t have any struggles on Saturday subduing East Canton in the Division IV Northeast 2 District Championship game. Reserve ran away with the game 50-26 to get the district trophy.

Both teams started fairly slow on offense, but Reserve was still able to put a little distance from them and the Wizards. It was a 9-3 Blue Devil lead after the first quarter, and a 29-10 lead by the halftime break. Reserve came out in the third and scored the first six points to really seal the deal.

Dani Vuletich led the Devils with a strong 24 point performance. She came one rebound shy of a double double gathering 9 boards. Olivia Pater was also in double figures scoring 12.

Western Reserve advances to regional semifinals on Thursday as they’ll matchup with McDonald for the third time this season. That game will take place at Massillon Perry and tip is set for 8:00.


EAST CANTON OH- Sebring made their long trip to Canton worth it on Friday night as they used a late fourth quarter surge to push ahead of East Canton 49-46. The Trojans won the fourth frame 20-11. 

Dylan Johnson led the way for the Trojans scoring 18 points on 6 three pointers. Matt Byrd and Frankie Lozoya each contributed 9 points to the Trojan offense.

Sebring will host Springfield next Friday. It will be a girls and boys double header and also be the homecoming celebration for the Trojans.


COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview made quick work of their first round matchup against East Canton on Tuesday night. They advanced to the sectional final with a sweep (25-15 25-11 25-10).

Molly Emch led the offense out of the middle with 8 kills. She also blocked a pair. Lucy Montgomery had 7 kills, and 10 assists. Grace Auer also finished with 7 kills, and she collected 14 assists. Grace also played great defense with 8 digs, and she served 5 aces.

Crestview advances to the sectional final on Thursday where they’ll host 19th seeded Osborne.


CANTON OH-Jackson Milton Volleyball got the season started with an impressive 3 set victory on the road over East Canton (25-19 25-17 25-7).

Paige Grope led the team with 10 points and 4 aces. Logan Grunder had a slow start but got it going in the second game with 10 kills and 2 blocks on the night. Kara Costello added 7 kills and 1 block to help the Lady Jays. Camryn Mitchell and Kailee Davis both had a great game defensively tonight to help their teammates. Emily Fultz had 10 assists tonight. The Lady Jays will face Mineral Ridge tomorrow at home.

*Contributed by Sue Prozy at jacksonmiltonathletics.org