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The Edison Wildcats Rebounded from two losses over the weekend to defeat Beaver Local at home 10-3.

Leading the way for the wildcats were Anna Wadas with 3 hits including a home run. Savanna Ankrom, Becka Evans and Pam Johnson also collected two hits.
Rounding out the hitting with a hit were Grace Browning, Pressly Meadows, Audrey Scott and Olivia Fankhauser.

Alayna Meadows earned the win in the circle pitching four innings. Katie Fluharty followed with two innings of work and Becka Evans finished with an inning to close out the game for Edison.

Edison returns to action at home on Wednesday against league rival Indian Creek.

*Contributed By Spencer Bendle at edisonwildcats.com


RICHMOND OH- Beaver Local traveled to Richmond on Monday night looking for the season sweep of the Edison Wildcats.  Behind a solid starting pitching performance and timely hitting the Beavers were able to accomplish that goal with a 4-3 victory in 8 innings.

The Wildcats had other plans early as they struck for 2 runs in the bottom of the second inning.  Those two runs were all Edison could muster through 6 innings as Beaver Local starter Dalton Curran (4IP, 5K, 2ER) and Micah Sturm (2IP, 0ER) enabled the Beavers to stay within striking distance of the home standing Wildcats. Edison Starter Cam Cooley held the Beaver bats silent pitching  5 scoreless before trouble brewed in the top of the 6th Inning.  The Beavers rallied for 3 runs in the 6th & 7thinnings to take a 3-2 lead.  Edison would not go away forcing extra innings with the tying run in the 7th.

Dorian Jackson singled home the go ahead run in the top of the 8th and Wyatt Johnson finished off the home team in the bottom half of the inning to secure the season sweep of the Wildcats.

Micah Jones led the Beavers with 3 hits including a double and RBI.   Dalton Curran backed up his strong start on the mound with 2 hits and an RBI.

Michael McKenzie contributed two hits and an RBI in victory for the Beavers.  Beaver Local (3-1) looks to remain hot as it travels to Harrison Central on Wednesday.  Edison (2-3) welcomes Indian Creek to Richmond on Wednesday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler.



RICHMOND, OH- One day after Potter pitching broke down giving up 18 runs in the span of two innings, the Blue Machine bounced back in a big way- blanking Edison 1-0 to split the season series.

The best chance for East Liverpool came early bottom of third inning with the bases loaded, Kaleb Whitmore induced Evan TIce to flyout to left to end the threat.

When we fast forward to the bottom of 7th inning when Jake Smith and Paxton Grimes got aboard via errors.  Edison loaded the bases with an intentional walk of Devin Toothman bringing imposing left-hander Mason Ludwig to the plate,  the strategy paid off early as Ludwig grounded to second base with a force play at the plate, Which brought up the sophomore standout Tice to try and win it for the Potters, the catcher came through with a deep flyball to right-center, allowing Paxton Grimes to cap off his night and score the winning run.

Tice would go 1-4 on the night with the only RBI of the game, while Anderson Fitch also contributed a knock in the contest.

Paxton Grimes gets the victory on the bump, going the distance giving up three hits, and fanning another three.

Kaleb Whitmore went 4 2/3 innings striking out four, giving up just two hits, and two walks.  Matt Parsons started the contest and pitched a pair of innings and struck out two.

Cole Pittman, Matt Parsons, and Gage Cline each had hits for the Wildcats.

For the second night in a row, both teams combined for 5 hits.

East Liverpool (1-1) is scheduled to to take on Harrison Central on Friday, April 1st while Edison (1-1) will travel to Beaver on Friday as well.


*Story contributed by Chris Sigler


RICHMOND, OH- It was a day that some will never forget- as the Edison Wildcats opened up their brand new all-turf facilities to regular season play on Tuesday.  Although the conditions were sunny, it was anything but warm.  With temperatures at 39 degrees at first pitch, it was mind over matter for Edison as they cashed in at seemingly every opportunity throughout the game on their way to an 18-0 victory.

East Liverpool watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 18-0 loss to Edison Wildcats on Wednesday. Edison scored on a sacrifice fly by Isaac Zastudil and a single by Eli Wilson in the first inning.  Potter pitchers could not shake the cold, as they walked 13 of the 39 batters faced, and hit an additional five batters.

The Potters struggled to put runs on the board as well with only a pair of hits.

Edison got on the board in the first inning. Matt Parsons was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

One bright spot for the Potters was a single by Paxton Grimes in the first inning and a Mason Ludwig stolen base in the second.

Hunter Rothacker was credited with the victory for Edison. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on one hit over three innings, striking out three. Gage Cline threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Mason Ludwig took the loss for the Potters. The southpaw surrendered eight runs on two hits over one inning, striking out two.  Grimes led East Liverpool with two hits in three at-bats.

The teams will try to get back into action today at East Liverpool to end the season series, Game time is set for 5pm.


RICHMOND OH- Spencer Bendle has been the head coach at Edison for 24 seasons. He’s seen it all. This particular season he will have a roster loaded with talent. Last season, the Wildcats were talented, but struggled to close out games. That comes with experience. The Wildcats will have a plethora of that this season that is for sure. With their battery coming back for another year, they’ll be feared in the circle, with a lineup that can give their pitchers plenty of run support.

Wildcats head coach Spencer Bendle took the time out of his day to join YSN’s Running Point and preview their season. He talks with Anthony Hartwig, and Ty Bartell about the returning experience of his team, his love for coaching, and so much more. Don’t miss Episode 1 of Edison softball coach’s corner with Spencer Bendle.

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RICHMOND OH- When it comes to Edison Baseball, in recent memory, success is the first word that comes to mind.  Averaging 19+ wins a season for over 14 years, Coach Michael Collopy has created a culture of winning for The Wildcats. Including six different Edison ballplayers going on to play at college.

As Edison tries to navigate their way through a tough Buckeye 8 schedule, they will have seven different 2-year starters returning to the team this year. 

Anthony and Ty got a chance to talk with two sport Coach Collopy in a preview of The Wildcats season.

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

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COLUMBUS, OH- With South Range and Garfield going undefeated all regular season, and well into the post-season, you knew these two teams would fill up the accolade count when the award season came around.

They did not disappoint.

The Raiders were led by Dylan Dominguez’s first-team selection, who became the first South Range running back in history to have 3 consecutive 1000 yard seasons for the Burgundy and Gold. He was joined on the first team by record-breaking Junior Signal-Caller, Billy Skripac as well as Michael Lally and Logan Cormell.

Second teamers for South Range include Jacob Brooks on the offensive line and linebacker, Tyler Remish.  Bailey Ryan would head the third team, and the tandem of Connor Jones, Ayden Leon and Shane Lindstrom were named honorable mention.

Garfield landed their star running back, Anthony Demma on the first team, with Riley LaPorte garnering the same honor on the offensive line.  Brody Swigonski wrapped his senior year with a third-team all-state selection as well.  Austin Roman hauled in an honorable mention on the offensive line, while sophomore Keegan Sell made the team as a linebacker, and Colin Lysiak did the same on special teams.

Crestview had a couple of standouts make the list, as Anthony Cusick etched his name at honorable mention QB, and his teammate Roclen Bettura joined him at linebacker.

Edison’s Jacob Cusick was selected to the second team, and sophomore, and Chase McClurg joins the team as an honorable mention linebacker with Hunter Russell landing on the offensive line.

We congratulate these young men on representing their families, communities, school and program at the highest level this season!


RICHMOND OH- The East Liverpool Potters showed why they are one of the area’s top teams as they shut down the Edison Wildcats 86-14 in Tuesday night‘s hoops action.

The Potters held the Wildcats to quarter scores of 4-5-0-5. East Liverpool held a halftime score of 52-9.

Pacing the way for the Potters was Cole Dailey with 18 points as 12 different players made their way into the score book. East Liverpool’s Devin Toothamn scored 16 points with Zavea Green adding 10 points.

The Potters return home for a Friday night match-up with rival Beaver Local.


*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


RICHMOND OH- Two heated rivals on the volleyball court came together on Saturday to prove that volleyball is truly a family at the end of the day. Both teams got together to remember Todd Smith, Edison assistant AD and coach that passed away earlier in the season.

On the court the Beavers picked up a win over Edison 25-13, 25-14, 25-19. Bailey Bowersock had 2 kills and 9 digs. Emma Joseph had 10 assists. Elizabeth Kolkowski had 7 kills and 2 blocks. Kodi Kinsey had 6 digs and 2 aces. Leah Riccardo had 3 kills and 3 digs. Grace hill had 11 kills and 2 blocks. Brooke Talbot had 6 kills, 5 assists, and 10 digs. Chloe Reed had 7 digs. Lexi Schrieber had 11 assists.

The Beavers will host the OVAC semi-final Tuesday against Oak Glen with JV starting at 5:30pm. Edison will hit the road on Monday and travel to Stagg.


RICHMOND OH- The Edison football program is in the middle of a massive turnaround. Just two seasons ago, and their last full 10 game season the Wildcats went 0-10. Last season, they put three wins up. Now in 2021, the Wildcats are 5-2 and sit at number 8 in the current computer polls. First year head coach Mike Collopy attributes the turnaround to his team’s leadership and buy in. The Wildcats are coming off a 34-24 win over East Liverpoool, and looking forward to a Week 8 battle with Harrison Central.

Coach Collopy took the time to join YSN’s Running Point this week to give some insights into the Wildcats. He talked with Anthony Hartwig, and Ty Bartell about the program’s turnaround, the challenges ahead, and much more. Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner With Mike Collopy is live!

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