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SEBRING, OH – There have been a handful great basketball players that have walked through the doors of Sebring McKinley High School over the years and all of which have had similar qualities about how they played the game. These players have all been great students, great players on the court, and most of all, great leaders. When you attend Sebring McKinley High School, you look up to the classes before you and you have the ability to emulate these greats and one such player who is looking to etch her name in the same category as these greats before her is Emma Whaley.

Emma is currently in the middle of her senior season at Sebring McKinley and that role of being a senior leader seems to be something she was born to do! Whaley not only gets it done on the court where she is currently leading the team in scoring but also in the classroom as she is an excellent student. Emma also has a unique ability to be a leader on the court by being one of the smartest players on the floor. Coach Mathias is able to trust Whaley to help guide the team on the floor almost like a second coach on the floor! Emma’s talent doesn’t go unnoticed but when asked about her play, she is always first to give credit to her teammates for helping her succeed but not only that, she is a team first player and will do anything it takes to get the win. That mindset has rubbed off on her teammates too as the Lady Trojans are playing great basketball so far this year!

YSN’s own, DJ Yokley, had the opportunity to talk with Emma via video chat this week to discuss her senior campaign so far, what it means to be a Lady Trojan, how she keeps her focus throughout the season to keep getting better each day, what her expectations are for this season, and much much more!

Take some time this week to check out this exclusive interview with Sebring Lady Trojans star senior, Emma Whaley!



MINERAL RIDGE OH- Emma Whaley had a big night scoring 24 points to lead the Sebring Trojans to a 55-51 victory over the home team the Mineral Ridge Rams. Aebi D’Ostroph added 14 points and Devyn Reggi added 11 points.

Candace Miller paced the Rams with 18 points.Osie Nolder and Courtney Boyer each had 10 points.

Next up for Sebring is a home contest against Campbell on Wednesday.

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger


SEBRING OH- Western Reserve Girls Basketball finally was able to get on the floor Monday night and they shot out of a canon to dominate Sebring 80-20.

Kennedy Miller led the Devils with 21 points, while Dani Vuletich added 15. There were six Reserve scorers who were able to score at least 9 points. Olivia Pater, and Alyvia Hughes both were able to get themselves in double figures with 12.

Emma Whaley led the Trojans with an impressive 17 points.

Western Reserve will now host Springfield on Thursday. Sebring will stay at home to host Lowellville. Both games will be on YSN.


NORTH JACKSON OH- In their first meeting it took Jackson Milton 5 sets to beat Sebring. This time around it was a lot quicker, as the Jays dispatched the Trojans in straight sets (25-13 25-16 25-12).

Dana Saunders led the Blue Jays with 8 kills. Logan Grunder also put up a solid performance with 7 kills and an ace. Grunder served 20 points. Paige Grope set up 30 assists for the Jays while serving 2 aces. She served for 17 points on the night

For Sebring, Blake Thomas, and Delaney Reggi both led with 5 kills a piece. Emma Whaley played exceptional defense for the Trojans with 30 digs. Mallory Harshman finished with 8 assists.

Jackson Milton gets back on the court quick as they travel to Lowellville on Tuesday. Sebring will look to bounce back as they host McDonald on Tuesday.


SEBRING OH- Mineral Ridge bounced back from a tough loss to Boardman Saturday as they got back to league play on Tuesday and had no trouble with Sebring.

With the conference victory the Lady Rams improved to a season record of 12-2 and a conference record of 9-0. The Lady Rams were led by Morgan Sigley with 9 kills and 5 aces, Danielle Aulet with 21 assists and 15 digs and Jersey Tucker with 4 kills and 1 block. Sebring was led by Emma Whaley with 35 digs, Blake Thomas with 5 kills and Aebi D’ostroph with 5 assists. Sebring is now 9-6 on the season.

The Lady Rams get back to action on Thursday as they travel to Western Reserve. That game will be live on YSN.

*Contributed By Ron Lesko at ramsathletics.org