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MOGADORE, OH- On the mound, both teams brought their A-game Wednesday, but Salem Quakers edged out Field Falcons with a tight 3-2 upset victory. Lance Bailey was the workhorse for Salem, going the distance with a complete seven innings, yielding just two unearned runs while fanning three.

The game hung in balance until the seventh inning when Salem seized the lead. With the scoreboard knotted at two, Colin Riesen hit into what could have been a rally-killing double play, yet Salem managed to sneak a run across the plate to grab the lead.

Field Falcons initially fired up the scoreboard in the first, thanks to a single from Caden Kolesar and a walk from Kayden Smith, each bringing a run home.

Salem responded in the sixth, tying the game when Marshall Boron delivered a clutch single.

Bailey clinched the win for Salem, navigating through four hits across his outing. On the other side, Deagan Yutzy took a tough loss for the Falcons, stepping in late but holding his ground without surrendering hits or runs. Landon Homan started for Field, tossing six-plus innings, striking out five while giving up three runs.

At the plate, Boron made his hit count with a crucial RBI. Trenton McCoy and Troy Gibson sparked Salem’s lineup with two hits apiece, keeping the pressure on Field’s defense. Salem’s fielding was sharp, turning two double plays to stifle potential rallies.

For Field Falcons, Sam Confer, Kolesar, Grady Eader, and Homan each bagged a hit. Kolesar also notched an RBI, tying the game early on. Eader showcased speed on the bases, swiping two, while Drexal McAmis worked the count for three walks, demonstrating Field’s strategic patience at the plate.

As both teams flashed leather with two double plays each, the matchup proved a defensive gem as much as a pitching duel. Salem looks to carry this hard-fought momentum into their next game at the District level, while Field’s season comes to a close.


CANFIELD, OH- On this episode, we have a special player profile for you, featuring an impressive athlete from the Canfield Cardinals. Get ready to dive into the world of Colton Tenney, a talented fullback and defensive end. 

We’ll explore Colton’s passion for football and how it has shaped his life. From the moment he attended his first football camp in Canfield, to his dedication to the sport year after year, we’ll learn what drives Colton’s aggression on the field.But don’t be fooled by his tough exterior. Off the field, Colton describes himself as a “respectful gentle giant,” a stark contrast to the intensity he brings to the game. We’ll find out how his coaches played a crucial role in helping him tap into his aggressive side, transforming him into a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron.As we delve deeper into our conversation, we’ll uncover Colton’s preference for defense, his love for chasing down opponents with the ball, and how the adrenaline rush fuels his performance.

We’ll also hear about his experiences as a fullback, battling it out on the offense and tackling the challenges that come with it.Football serves as more than just a sport for Colton. It has become a vital outlet, allowing him to channel his inner strength and resilience. Listen closely as he shares how football has helped shape his character and taught him the importance of perseverance, even when faced with adversity.Moreover, Colton sheds light on the significance of donning the “C” on his chest and representing the Canfield Cardinals.

We’ll discover what it means to him to be part of a tight-knit brotherhood and how their state championship win has fueled their determination to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.Join us as we explore the remarkable journey of Colton Tenney, a young athlete who exemplifies the spirit of never giving up.

Get ready for an inspiring and exhilarating episode that showcases the true power of football in shaping lives.





EAST PALESTINE, OH- In today’s episode, “East Palestine Football Bulldog Roundtable,” we gather an exclusive panel of talented players from the East Palestine Bulldogs football team. Shane Richardson, Ayvre Klingensmith, RJ May, and Anthony Lehman are joining us, each representing a different grade level – senior, sophomore, freshman, and junior, respectively.

Hosted by the “Voice of the Bulldogs” Tim Figley, this roundtable discussion takes us through the journey of these dedicated athletes, from their offseason training and team improvements to memorable moments and individual accomplishments throughout the season.

As we dive deeper into their experiences, we uncover the challenges they’ve faced, the impact of other sports on their performance, and the camaraderie that drives them forward. From heart-pumping touchdowns to game-changing tackles, this episode provides an intimate look at the mindset and dedication required to excel in high school football. So, get ready to hear inspiring stories, valuable insights, and the unwavering passion of these remarkable Bulldog athletes. Stay tuned for an episode that’ll have you cheering from the sidelines.

This is YSN: East Palestine Football Bulldog Roundtable. Let’s get started!




Beloit OH- The number one seeded West Branch football team opened up playoff action at home against the 16th seeded Mogadore Field Falcons. Warrior Head coach Tim Cooper was looking for his first career playoff win and the Warriors did not disappoint. West Branch walked away with a 52-20 win.


West Branch started off red hot when gunslinger Dru Deshields hit Joey Jackson for a 77yd touchdown. The two point conversion was good making the score 8-0. However, Field marched right down the field and scored making the score 8-7. The Warriors drove right down the field but unfortunately it came at a cost! Star quarterback Dru Deshields went down with an injury and did not return.


Junior backup quarterback Bo Alazaus stepped right in and did an outstanding job for West Branch. Alazus accounted for 5 total touchdowns, three rushing and two passing. One of his best passes came on a 14yd touchdown pass to Garin Harlin. The Warrior offense really fed off of the energy that Beau was able to bring to the table.


Coach Cooper called Beau Alazus the “Rifleman” because he throws a tight spiral with a lot of zip and he can fit the ball into tight windows. Coach was also pleased with the play of his offensive line giving his quarterback time to throw the football.


With the uncertainty of quarterback Dru Deshields, coach Cooper feels confident in his team to go out next week against a tough Struthers squad and pull out a win. He said “Struthers is very physical, athletic, well coached and we know it’s going to be a challenge.”


West Branch Improves to 10-1, while Field ends the season at 4-7. The Warriors will host 8th seeded Struthers next Friday at 7 P.M. 



Beau Alazaus: 18/24, 242 YDS, 2 TDS

Dru Deshields: 3/4 106 YDS, 1 TD



Boston Mulinix: 16 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Beau Alazaus: 4 CAR, 16 YDS, 3 TDS



Joey Jackson: 6 REC, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Michael Kanagy: 3 REC, 44 YDS, 1 TD

Christian Martig: 4 REC, 55 YDS

Anthony Perry: 3 REC, 67 YDS

Garin Harlan: 1 REC, 14 YDS, 1 TD

*Contributed By YSN’s Michael Ginocchi


HUBBARD OH-  Field ran off with the lead late in the game in a 10-6 victory over Hubbard on Tuesday. The win advances Field to the district championship, ending Hubbard’s incredible season.  The game was tied at five with Field batting in the top of the seventh when Mallie Ruscitti doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.

Sarah Rufener led Field to victory by driving in seven runs. Rufener went 3-for-5 at the plate. Rufener drove in runs on a single in the fifth, a single in the sixth, and a home run in the seventh.

Hubbard fired up the offense in the first inning, when Gillian Ryser singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

After Field scored two runs in the top of the fifth, the Eagles answered back with two of their own. Field  scored when Rufener singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Hubbard then scored when Ryser doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

Maddie Burge earned the victory on the rubber for Field. The righty went seven innings, allowing six runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Ryser took the loss for Hubbard. The righty went one inning, allowing six runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one.

Phoebe Rusnak started the game for Hubbard. The pitcher went three innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out three

Field scattered 12 hits in the game. Ruscitti, Rufener, and Olivia Dyer all managed multiple hits for Field Varsity Falcon. Rufener and Ruscitti each collected three hits to lead.

The Eagles collected nine hits. Ryser, Lexi Najdusak, and Grace Narkum each managed multiple hits. Ryser went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.

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YOUNGSTOWN OH- Wednesday’s game against Field was a heartbreaker for Ursuline, as they lost the lead late in a 5-4 defeat. The game was tied at four with Field batting in the top of the eighth when Kelley Troup singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Ursuline lost despite out-hitting Field Varsity Falcon 11 to seven.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Irish tied things up at four when Layni Bednar doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Maddie Burge led the Field to victory in the circle. Burge went four and a third innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Paige Ogden took the loss for Ursuline. The pitcher went eight innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out 14.

Olivia Dyer started the game for Field. The righthander allowed eight hits and three runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking one

The Irish hit one home run on the day. Alyssa Sheely went for the long ball in the fourth inning.

Ursuline had 11 hits in the game. Ogden, Madelyn Miklandric, and Mia Opalick each managed multiple hits. Opalick, Miklandric, and Ogden each collected two hits to lead.

Field collected seven hits on the day. Mallie Ruscitti, Megan Schmidt, and Troup all collected multiple hits. Ruscitti went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead.

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BOARDMAN, OH- With the Winter Sports season coming to a close, that can only mean one thing: Spring Sports are cranking up!

YSN once again looks to feature more sports coverage than any outlet in the area, and we’re kicking off our spring with the debut of the “Roundtable” discussions of the AAC Track and Field product in 2022.

Three of five programs were represented at The Bunker in Boardman, and discussed their team rosters, outlooks, and the state of track and field in the area.

Boardman: John Phillips/Rick Sypert

Canfield: Nick Wagner

Howland: Logan Sheptock/Danny Libert



JEFFERSON OH- It was a fairly clean game played between Mogadore Field and West Branch on Thursday night. Both teams were locked in with a district championship on the line. West Branch would be the team on top though, as they mixed great pitching with timely hitting to earn a district championship with a 3-1 win.

West Branch got on the board first, in the first the only error of the game let the Warriors score a run. Kiersten Skinner scored the run, as Sydney Mercer reached on the error. It was Mercer scoring Skinner again in the 3rd inning, this time with a RBI single.

Field would get their only run of the day in the next half inning. The Falcons homered on a 1-2 pitch making it 2-1 West Branch.

West Branch would respond in the next half inning though as Jaci Thomas knocked in a RBI single to score Tori McKay. That would be it for the scoring, but it was enough for the Warriors ace pitcher Jordan Anderson.

Anderson got the win in the circle for the Warriors. Her final line was 7.0 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 BB 14 K.

Anderson also had a perfect day at the plate going 2-2 with a walk. Mercer went 1-3 with 2 RBI, and Thomas went 1-3 with 1 RBI.

West Branch advances to the Akron Regional semifinals on Wednesday. The Warriors will play Revere. That game is set for 5:00 at Akron Firestone Stadium.



Poland watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 9-2 loss to Field on Tuesday. Field scored on a single by Olivia DeVries in the first inning, and another single in the first inning, and a single by DeVries in the second inning.

The Bulldogs struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Field, giving up nine runs.

Field fired up the offense in the first inning, when DeVries singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Field scored four runs in the third inning. Mallie Ruscitti and Alexsa Hurd all moved runners across the plate with RBIs.

Hurd led the Field to victory in the pitcher’s circle. The pitcher allowed five hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out six.

Katie McDonald took the loss for Poland. The righty lasted seven innings, allowing 13 hits and nine runs while striking out seven.

Poland hit one home run on the day. Mary Brant had a homer in the second inning.

Poland collected five hits. Brant and Abby Farber each managed multiple hits. Farber and Brant each managed two hits to lead.

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Lakeview managed through a push by Padua Franciscan in the first inning where they coughed up three runs, but Lakeview still won 16-5 on Saturday.

Lakeview secured the victory thanks to 11 runs in the third inning. Their offense in the inning was led by Olivia Kelm, Olivia Easton, Sammy Aey, Mariah Tackett, Kylie Imes, and Raegan Schick, all driving in runs in the inning.

Lakeview took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Easton singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Imes singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

The Bulldogs tallied 11 runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower  was led by Kelm, Easton, Aey, Tackett, Imes, and Schick, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Ella Chadwick got the win for Lakeview. The bulldog surrendered five runs on nine hits over three innings, striking out two and walking zero. Schick threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Schick recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Lakeview Bulldogs Varsity.

Lakeview collected 11 hits on the day. Aey, Gianna Caruso, Easton, and Abbie Campana all managed multiple hits. Aey led with three hits in four at bats. Lakeview Bulldogs Varsity was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Caruso made the most plays with four.


Lakeview fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 10-1 loss to Field on Saturday. Field scored on a home run in the first inning, a single in the second inning, and a single in the second inning.

The Bulldogs struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Field, giving up ten runs.

Field scored three runs in the fourth inning. It was propelled with three RBIs in the inning.

Ella Chadwick was in the circle for Lakeview. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing 11 hits and nine runs while striking out two and walking zero. Raegan Schick threw four innings in relief.

Field mashed two home runs on the day.

Gianna Caruso went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bulldogs in hits.

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