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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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EAST LIVERPOOL OH- The Beavers won their third straight game, getting over .500 for the first time this season with a 27-21 win over the Edison Wildcats

Edison started the game on the right foot, forcing a turnover on the first play of the game. The Beaver defense stood strong on a 4th and 4 the ensuing Edison drive though, and capitalized with a 30 yard TD pass from Austin Cline to Dorian Jackson. Defense took over for the remainder of the first, as Edison struck first in the second with a Mason Eisenaugle TD run. Beaver Local answered with a 21 yard TD pass from Cline to Logan Blissenbach. Late in the second, Beaver Local looked to be heading into the locker room with a 7 point lead, but Jacob Cusik came up with a big INT and returned it to the Beavers 10 yard line. Gage Cline would run it in two plays later from 8 out, and we had a tie ballgame at the half.

Edison got the ball out of half, but it amounted to nothing, as they went three and out. Beaver Local would then score the next 2 TDS of the game, courtesy of Austin Cline and Joe Monte on the ground. The score would be 27-14 in the 4th, but Edison was far from done. Halfway through the 4th quarter, Edison would score on a 55 yard TD drive capped off by a Jacob Cusik TD catch. Edison them came up with a big 4th down stop in Wildcat territory with 1:45 left. They had life. After picking up 3 first down, the Wildcats went for the big one downfield, but Beaver Local made them pay in the form of a Joe Monte game sealing INT to give the Beavers their third straight victory of the season.

They will travel to Oak Glen next week for a Thursday night matchup against the Golden Bears.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Beaver local volleyball picked up 3 wins on Monday against Buckeye 8 Conference Foe, Edison.

Beaver freshman won 25-22, 25-10. Freshman leading scorer was Rylee Thomas who had 14 points.

Beavers JV won 25-13, 25-17, leading the beavers was Madison Lowe with 7 kills and 9 digs. Joslin Rhodes had 2 kills. Shaylon Mackall had 2 kills, 6 digs, and 9 assists. Julia Hockman had 2 kills.

In varsity action, Beavers won 25-15, 25-9, 25-21. Leah Riccardo had 7 kills 2 digs. Emma Joseph had 5 digs, Eli Kolkowski had 6 kills, Brooke Talbot had 9 kills, 4 assists, and 5 digs. Grace Hill had 5 kills. Kodi Kinsey had 8 digs, Hannah Kelly had 5 digs.

Pending no schedule changes the Beavers will play host to Oak Glen on Wednesday.


*Story contributed by Bob Beam


RICHMOND OH- Can you hear the sound of a marching band in the distance? That can only mean one thing, the start of the new high school football season is here.  YSN’s Running Point has all of the fans covered this season with a preview of every single football team in the YSN family.  Join Anthony Hartwig and Ty Bartell as they preview the 2021 Edison Wildcats football squad.


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Despite an 8-run deficit in the third inning, Ursuline almost came all the way back, eventually falling 12-10 to Edison on Saturday. Ursuline tallied seven runs in the failed comeback. Emily Holland, Madelyn Miklandric, Maris Barbato, Julia Nutter, and Barbato each picked up RBIs.

Ursuline fell behind early in the loss. Edison scored on a home run by Hannah Christoff in the first inning and a home run by Christoff in the second inning.

Ursuline put up three runs in the sixth inning. Barbato and Nutter all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Edison scored five runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by Edison was led by Becka Evans, Audrey Scott, and Christoff, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Scott got the start for Edison. The hurler surrendered two runs on zero hits over one inning.

Holland was on the rubber for the Irish. The hurler went two innings, allowing six runs on five hits and striking out three. Paige Ogden threw five innings out of the bullpen.

The Irish socked one home run on the day. Barbato went deep in the sixth inning.

Ursuline totaled 11 hits. Barbato, Nutter, and Liza Barbato all had multiple hits. Maris Barbato led with three hits in five at bats.

Edison collected ten hits on the day. Christoff and Scott each had multiple hits. Christoff went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.

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