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WARRIORS END REGULAR SEASON WITH A BANG

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Saybrook, OH- In an entertaining showdown between the Edgewood Warriors and the St. John Heralds, the Warriors emerged victorious with a resounding 84-43 win. Led by standout performances from Payton Williams and Jacob Ernst, the Warriors showcased their offensive firepower and secured an impressive victory to close out their regular season.

QUARTER SCORES
Edgewood Warriors: 20 | 17 | 26 | 21 = 84
St. John Heralds: 16 | 12 | 11 | 4 = 43

Edgewood Warriors Total Points:

  • Payton Williams: 27
  • Jacob Ernst: 27
  • Mason Thorr: 13
  • Geno Measel: 6
  • Brady Andrejack: 3
  • Logan Kray: 2
  • Russell Thomas: 2
  • JJ Dufour: 2
  • Justin Richmond: 2

St. John Heralds Total Points:

  • Aaron Wychock: 15
  • Anthony Severino: 13
  • Donald Crawford: 4
  • Anthony Petrochello: 6
  • Brady Cole: 2
  • John Miller: 2
  • AJ Henslee: 1

The Warriors’ offense ignited in the second half after a close first half, with Payton Williams leading the charge by knocking down an incredible 9 three-pointers throughout the game. Meanwhile, senior standout Jacob Ernst reached a career milestone by becoming Edgewood’s newest 1,000-point scorer. His historic achievement was punctuated by a thunderous slam dunk, sending the crowd into a frenzy and highlighting his impact on the court.

Joining Williams and Ernst in the scoring column, Mason Thorr contributed 13 points, while Geno Measel, Brady Andrejack, Logan Kray, Russell Thomas, JJ Dufour, and Justin Richmond all chipped in points to bolster the Warriors’ offensive onslaught.

Despite a valiant effort from the Heralds, led by Aaron Wychock with 15 points and Anthony Severino with 13 points, they were unable to contain the Warriors’ potent offense.

With this win, the Edgewood Warriors conclude their regular season with a record of 17-5, setting the stage for a promising postseason run. As they await their opponent in the sectional semifinals of the OHSAA tournament, the Warriors will look to build upon their momentum and continue their winning ways.

As for the St. John Heralds, they conclude their regular season with a record of 3-18 and shift their focus to the upcoming OHSAA playoffs, where they will face the Maplewood Rockets in the first round. With a determination to compete at a high level, the Heralds will look to make a statement as they embark on their postseason journey.

WARRIORS WEAR OUT WOLVERINES

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East Ashtabula, OH- In a back and forth matchup that kept fans tuned in until the final buzzer, the Edgewood Warriors emerged victorious over the West Geauga Wolverines with a final score of 57-48. The Warriors showcased their resilience and determination, overcoming a tough Wolverines squad to secure the win.

QUARTER SCORES
Edgewood Warriors: 10 | 13 | 17 | 17 = 57
West Geauga Wolverines: 11 | 21 | 7 | 9 = 48

Edgewood Warriors Total Points:

  • Jacob Ernst: 22
  • Peyton Williams: 15
  • Logan Kray: 9
  • Brady Andrejack: 6
  • Mason Thorr: 3
  • Russell Thomas: 2

West Geauga Wolverines Total Points:

  • Colon Whiting: 12
  • Finn Keenan: 11
  • Landon Lear: 10
  • Andrew Marino: 9
  • Ryan Mobley: 3
  • James Javorek: 3

Jacob Ernst led the charge for the Warriors with an impressive 22 points, showcasing his scoring ability and leadership on the court. Peyton Williams also made a significant impact, contributing 15 points to the Warriors’ offensive output. Logan Kray, Brady Andrejack, Mason Thorr, and Russell Thomas all contributed points as well, demonstrating the Warriors’ depth and versatility.

Despite a strong effort from the Wolverines, led by Colon Whiting with 12 points and Finn Keenan with 11 points, they were unable to contain the Warriors’ offensive firepower.

With this victory, the Edgewood Warriors improve to a record of 16-5 on the season, setting the stage for a promising postseason run. Their final regular-season game against the St. John Heralds will provide an opportunity to fine-tune their game before entering playoff competition.

As for the West Geauga Wolverines, they will look to bounce back in their next game against the Lakeview Bulldogs. With a record of 13-8, the Wolverines remain a formidable opponent as they prepare for postseason play.

WARRIORS SINK SKIPPERS AFTER LATE GAME PUSH

East Ashtabula, OH- In yet another thrilling contest, the Edgewood Warriors secured a hard-fought victory over the Fairport Skippers with a final score of 43-40. The game, characterized by tight defense and clutch shots, kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end.

QUARTER SCORES
Edgewood Warriors: 8 | 8 | 11 | 16 = 43
Fairport Skippers: 11 | 12 | 8 | 9 = 40

Edgewood Warriors Total Points:

  • Jacob Ernst: 14
  • Logan Kray: 11
  • Brady Andrejack: 8
  • Mason Thorr: 8
  • Payton Williams: 2

Fairport Skippers Total Points:

  • James Gadomski: 16
  • Josh Parsons: 8
  • Yomar Castellano: 8
  • Tryston Doeing: 8

The first quarter set the tone for the game, with both teams trading baskets and playing tough defense. The Skippers managed to take a slim lead, ending the quarter ahead 11-8. In the second quarter, the Warriors fought back, but Fairport maintained their lead, heading into halftime with a 23-16 advantage.

The third quarter saw the Warriors’ offense come alive, as they closed the gap to just two points, trailing 31-29 heading into the final period. In the fourth quarter, with the game on the line, the Warriors turned up the intensity on both ends of the court. Led by Jacob Ernst, who finished with a team-high 14 points, the Warriors executed crucial plays down the stretch to secure the victory.

Logan Kray contributed 11 points, while Brady Andrejack and Mason Thorr each added 8 points for the Warriors. Despite a valiant effort from the Skippers, including a 16-point performance from James Gadomski, the Warriors’ resilience proved too much to overcome.

The win improves the Edgewood Warriors’ record to an impressive 15-5 on the season, highlighting their ability to perform under pressure in close games. Looking ahead, the Warriors will face off against the West Geauga Wolverines on February 16th, 2024, in what promises to be another exciting matchup.

As for the Fairport Skippers, they will look to bounce back in their next game against the Cardinal Huskies on the same day. With a record of 14-5, the Skippers remain a formidable opponent in their conference.

Late-game heroics and thrilling finishes have become a trademark of the Warriors this season, with seven games decided by under three points and two resulting in overtime. Their ability to come through in clutch situations speaks to their resilience and determination on the court.

WARRIORS BOUNCE BACK AT HOME IN A BIG WAY

East Ashtabula, OH- In a dominant display, the Edgewood Warriors showcased their skills on the court, securing a commanding victory over the Conneaut Spartans with a final score of 79-24. From the opening tip-off, it was evident that the Warriors were in control, leaving the Spartans struggling to keep pace throughout the contest.

Quarter Scores:

  • 1st Quarter: Edgewood Warriors 15 – Conneaut Spartans 2
  • 2nd Quarter: Edgewood Warriors 28 – Conneaut Spartans 3
  • 3rd Quarter: Edgewood Warriors 23 – Conneaut Spartans 14
  • 4th Quarter: Edgewood Warriors 13 – Conneaut Spartans 5

Top Performers:

  • Edgewood Warriors:
    • Jacob Ernst: 32 points
    • Payton Williams: 20 points (including 6 three-pointers)
    • Mason Thorr: 6 points
    • JJ Dufour: 6 points
    • Russell Thomas: 4 points
    • Logan Kray: 3 points
    • Geno Measel: 2 points
    • Brady Andrejack: 1 point
  • Conneaut Spartans:
    • Chance Loomis: 12 points
    • Davonte Harris: 7 points
    • Jordan Kulko: 3 points
    • Ryan Turner: 2 points

Game Summary:

Amidst the excitement of the game between the Edgewood Warriors and the Conneaut Spartans, one particular moment stood out as a highlight of the night. Prior to tip-off, Edgewood High School honored veterans in a heartfelt ceremony as part of Veterans Night. As the crowd gathered in anticipation, veterans from various branches of the military were brought out to center court, where they were met with a thunderous applause from the audience. A hush fell over the gymnasium as a moment of silence was observed, paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. In a touching display of respect and gratitude, players from the basketball teams walked in a line, each shaking the hand of every veteran present. The gesture was met with smiles and nods of appreciation from the honored guests, as the players expressed their gratitude for the sacrifices made by these brave men and women.

The atmosphere was filled with emotion as the community came together to recognize and honor the veterans in attendance. It was a reminder of the importance of honoring those who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Amidst the fierce competition on the court, this moment of unity and respect served as a poignant reminder of the values that transcend sports and bring communities together. It was truly a special moment that will be cherished by all who were in attendance.

The Warriors’ offense was firing on all cylinders, led by the stellar performance of Jacob Ernst, who dominated the scoreboard with an impressive 32 points. Payton Williams also made his mark with a remarkable display of sharpshooting, draining six three-pointers on his way to contributing 20 points to the team’s total.

Defensively, the Warriors stifled the Spartans’ scoring opportunities, forcing turnovers and limiting their chances to mount a comeback. Despite a valiant effort from the Spartans, led by Chance Loomis and Davonte Harris, they were unable to overcome the relentless onslaught from the Warriors.

With this victory, the Edgewood Warriors improve to 14-5 on the season and set their sights on their next challenge against the Fairport Skippers on February 13th, 2024. Meanwhile, the Conneaut Spartans will regroup and prepare for their upcoming matchup against the St. John Heralds on the same day.

The Warriors’ dominant performance serves as a testament to their championship aspirations, showcasing their depth, skill, and determination as they continue their pursuit of basketball glory.

WARRIORS TAKE DOWN EAGLES ON HOME MAT

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Story Contributed by Larry Jennings

East Ashtabula, OH- In a showdown that echoed with the weight of tradition and nostalgia, the Edgewood Warriors squared off against the Geneva Eagles in their final home match of the season. The atmosphere was electric as the Edgewood faithful filled the stands to honor the departing seniors and witness a clash of titans on the wrestling mat.

Before the first whistle blew, the spotlight shone on three remarkable seniors: Zeke Lukas, Kyle Vencill, and Ben Wolfe. These seasoned athletes have poured their hearts into the Edgewood wrestling program, and their contributions were duly celebrated. Lukas and Vencill, in particular, were lauded for reaching the impressive milestone of 100 career wins each, a testament to their dedication and skill.

As the action unfolded, spectators were treated to a gripping spectacle of athleticism and determination. The match swung like a pendulum, with momentum shifting between the two teams in a back-and-forth struggle for supremacy. It was a contest where every point mattered, and every move held the potential to sway the outcome.

In a decisive moment at the 215-pound weight class, Chris Skwera emerged as the hero for the Warriors, securing a crucial pin that propelled his team to victory. With the scoreboard reading 35-33 in favor of Edgewood, the home crowd erupted in jubilation, savoring the sweet taste of triumph.

Throughout the evening, the Warriors showcased their prowess with a display of pinning combinations and strategic maneuvers. Joining Skwera in the ranks of pinning victors were Gregory Helmbright, Vencill, and Lukas, whose stellar performances ignited cheers from the stands. Meanwhile, Haiden Peterson, Aiden Burch, and Michael Ochoa demonstrated their mettle with hard-fought decisions, contributing vital points to the team’s tally.

Amidst the thrilling exchanges, one match stood out as a testament to the grit and determination of the Warriors. Haiden Peterson’s gritty 8-5 decision victory underscored the team’s resilience in the face of formidable opposition, proving that every point earned is a step closer to victory.

While the Geneva Eagles fought valiantly, scoring pins through the efforts of Tanner Williams, Dominic Palmasano, Matthew Van Sickle, and Wyatt Habina, as well as a hard-earned decision by Liam Dittler and a forfeit victory by Nathan Miller, it was the Warriors who emerged triumphant on this memorable night.

With the home victory secured, the Edgewood Warriors now set their sights on the next challenge: the sectional matches looming on the horizon. Fueled by their indomitable spirit and hunger for success, they march forward with unwavering resolve, ready to seize their destiny on the path to the state championship. As the final whistle echoes through the arena, one thing is clear: the legacy of the Warriors endures, written in the sweat and sacrifice of champions.

WARRIORS SOLE CHAMPS WITH WIN OVER MADISON

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Madison, OH- In a thrilling matchup that showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, the Edgewood Warriors emerged victorious over the Madison Blue Streaks, claiming a historic league title for the first time in the program’s history. The final score stood at 58-50 in favor of the Warriors, cementing their dominance in the 2023-2024 CVC Lake Division League.

Box Score:

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Edgewood Warriors 14 12 15 17 58
Madison Blue Streaks 14 19 8 9 50

Edgewood Warriors Total Points:

  • McKenna Vencill: 19
  • Leigha Guyton: 12
  • Faith Vencill: 10
  • Katie McCollister: 7
  • Avery Vencill: 4
  • Carly Kray: 3
  • Annie Johnston: 3

Madison Blue Streaks Total Points:

  • Zoey Delagianis: 23
  • Sidney Sorber: 10
  • Kendra Smith: 7
  • Leah Brock: 5
  • Alyssa Snider: 3
  • Kaylee LaMarco: 2

Despite a valiant effort from the Blue Streaks, spearheaded by Zoey Delagiais’ impressive 23-point performance, they couldn’t withstand the relentless pressure from the Warriors in the latter stages of the game. Sidney Sorber contributed 10 points for the Blue Streaks, but it wasn’t enough to halt the Warriors’ march to victory.

With this crucial win, the Edgewood Warriors secured their place as the undisputed champions of the CVC Lake Division League, finishing the regular season with an outstanding record of 17-1. The achievement marks a significant milestone for the program and serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players and coaching staff.

Looking ahead, the Warriors will aim to carry their momentum into their next game against the Conneaut Spartans on February 10th, 2024. Meanwhile, the Madison Blue Streaks will regroup as they prepare to face off against the Harvey Red Raiders on the road on February 9th, 2024.

YSN HSGBB POWER RANKINGS RELEASED FOR 2/7/24

EAST PALESTINE, OH- Based on the RPI rankings, here’s the ranking of the girls’ high school basketball teams along with their RPI scores:

1. Crestview (Columbiana) – 0.68119

2. Badger (Kinsman) – 0.648771

3. Edgewood (Ashtabula) – 0.694629

4. West Branch (Beloit) – 0.688583
5. Boardman (Youngstown) – 0.672539
6. Mineral Ridge – 0.63779
7. Howland (Warren) – 0.633738
8. Canfield – 0.61737
9. Columbiana – 0.624582
10. John F. Kennedy Catholic (Warren) – 0.626647
11. LaBrae (Leavittsburg) – 0.602654
12. Grand Valley (Orwell) – 0.600121
13. Springfield (New Middletown) – 0.595854
14. Southern (Salineville) – 0.565383
15. Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) – 0.606227
16. Champion (Warren) – 0.605771
17. Poland Seminary (Poland) – 0.556943
18. Girard – 0.537074
19. East Liverpool – 0.535219
20. East (Youngstown) – 0.48047
21. Ursuline (Youngstown) – 0.53533
22. Western Reserve (Berlin Center) – 0.539171
23. Jefferson Area (Jefferson) – 0.519706
24. South Range (Canfield) – 0.485101
25. Edison (Richmond) – 0.447779

Teams on the bubble:
– Archbishop Hoban (Akron)
– Lakeside (Ashtabula)
– Chaney (Youngstown)
– Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown)
– Pymatuning Valley (Andover)

These teams on the bubble show promise and potential to impact the rankings further as the season progresses. Their performance in upcoming games will determine their final standings and influence the competitive landscape of girls’ high school basketball. Keep an eye on these teams as they strive to secure their positions and make their mark in the league.

WARRIORS JOLTED BY BLUE STREAKS

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Madison, OH- In a high-energy clash between the Edgewood Warriors and the Madison Blue Streaks, it was the Blue Streaks who emerged victorious with a final score of 75-56. Despite a valiant effort from the Warriors, the Blue Streaks’ offensive prowess proved too much to handle, especially in the second and third quarters where they surged ahead.

GAME SUMMARY

QUARTER Edgewood Warriors Madison Blue Streaks
1st Quarter 19 15
2nd Quarter 14 23
3rd Quarter 2 19
4th Quarter 21 18
TOTAL 56 75

PLAYER STATS

Edgewood Warriors:

  • Jacob Ernst: 20 points
  • Mason Thorr: 15 points
  • Payton Williams: 12 points
  • Brady Andrejack: 9 points

Madison Blue Streaks:

  • JP Dragas: 31 points
  • Noah Crites: 16 points
  • Seth Negin: 8 points
  • Knolan Albert: 6 points
  • Mac Steel: 6 points
  • Bryant Perkins: 2 points
  • Ryan Radkowski: 2 points
  • Kodey Quiggle: 2 points
  • Noah Barnes: 2 points

In the end, the Blue Streaks’ balanced scoring attack, with contributions from Noah Crites, Seth Negin, and others, proved too much for the Warriors to handle. Though Jacob Ernst led the Warriors in scoring with 20 points, supported by Mason Thorr with 15 points and Payton Williams with 12 points, it wasn’t enough to overcome the determined Blue Streaks.

Looking ahead, the Warriors (13-5) will regroup as they prepare to take on the Conneaut Spartans (3-14) in their next matchup on 2/9/24. Meanwhile, the Madison Blue Streaks (12-5) will look to carry their winning momentum into their game against the Harvey Red Raiders (9-9) on 2/10/24, aiming to build upon their impressive performance.

WARRIORS LOCK UP FIRST LEAGUE TITLE IN WIN OVER FALCONS

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Jefferson, OH- In a thrilling matchup that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the Edgewood Warriors triumphed over the Jefferson Falcons, securing not only a well-deserved victory but also a historic achievement for the girls’ basketball program. With a final score of 48-35, the Warriors clinched a share of the CVC Lake Division title, marking the first league championship in the school’s history for Edgewood girls’ basketball.

Quarter Scores:

Teams 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Edgewood Warriors 10 10 11 17 48
Jefferson Falcons 12 7 14 2 35

Player Stats:

Edgewood Warriors:

  • Faith Vencill: 13 points
  • McKenna Vencill: 9 points
  • Annie Mae Johnston: 7 points
  • Carly Kray: 6 points
  • Katie McCollister: 6 points
  • Avery Vencill: 5 points
  • Leigha Guyton: 2 points

Jefferson Falcons:

  • Tatum Bordeaux: 12 points
  • Kennidie Rogers: 7 points
  • Mia Contenza: 5 points
  • Riley Franklin: 4 points
  • Trinity Velliquette: 3 points
  • Dani Furman: 2 points
  • Alex Costart: 2 points

The Warriors showcased their offensive prowess with multiple players contributing to the score, demonstrating the team’s depth and versatility on the court.

With this victory, the Edgewood Warriors improved their record to an impressive 16-1, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch against the Madison Blue Streaks on 2/7/24. In their previous encounter on 1/5/24, the Warriors emerged victorious with a 61-53 win. The Blue Streaks, currently holding a 16-3 record, are coming off a dominating 55-32 victory over the Conneaut Spartans.

On the horizon, the Jefferson Falcons (9-9) will face the Kirtland Hornets (9-8) in their next game on 2/5/24. The Hornets are riding high after a 44-34 triumph over the Grand Valley Mustangs, setting the stage for an exciting matchup between two evenly matched teams.

As the Edgewood Warriors savor their historic league title, the team and its fans eagerly anticipate the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead in the postseason.

WARRIORS HUNT THE FALCONS ON THE ROAD

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Jefferson, OH- In a thrilling matchup between the Edgewood Warriors and the Jefferson Falcons, the Warriors emerged victorious with a final score of 70-59. The game, played with intensity and skill, showcased the prowess of key players on both teams. Let’s break down the action quarter by quarter.

Quarter Scores:

  • Edgewood Warriors: 15 | 18 | 17 | 20 | Total: 70
  • Jefferson Falcons: 10 | 11 | 24 | 14 | Total: 59

Player Stats:

Edgewood Warriors:

  1. Jacob Ernst – 25 points (11 in the 1st quarter)
  2. Mason Thorr – 13 points, 9 rebounds (leading in rebounds)
  3. Brady Andrejack – 12 points
  4. Logan Kray – 11 points
  5. Peyton Williams – 6 points
  6. Russell Thomas – 3 points

Jefferson Falcons:

  1. Anthony Covetta – 25 points
  2. Joey DeGeorge – 21 points, 16 rebounds (leading in rebounds)
  3. Robbie Pisano – 7 points
  4. Dylan Beebe – 3 points
  5. Joel Navarro – 3 points

Key Performances:

Jacob Ernst delivered an outstanding performance for the Warriors, showcasing his scoring abilities with 25 points, 11 of which were scored in the 1st quarter. Mason Thorr contributed not only on the scoreboard with 13 points but also dominated the boards with 9 rebounds.

On the Falcons’ side, Anthony Covetta led the scoring with 25 points, while Joey DeGeorge showcased his versatility with 21 points and an impressive 16 rebounds.

Upcoming Games:

The Edgewood Warriors (13-4) are gearing up for their next challenge against the Madison Blue Streaks (11-5) on 2/6/24. The Blue Streaks enter the matchup fresh off a convincing 92-47 win over the Conneaut Spartans.

Meanwhile, the Jefferson Falcons (7-8) are set to face the Harvey Red Raiders (9-9) on 2/6/24. The Red Raiders, who recently suffered a 56-48 loss to the Perry Pirates, will be aiming for redemption on their home court.

The stage is set for more exciting basketball action as both teams look to make their mark in the upcoming games.