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WARREN OH- Gabrielle Gradishar struck out 16 batters as the righty led Champion past Garfield 9-0 on Tuesday at Champion High School. Gradishar surrendered zero hits and zero runs over seven innings while walking none, finishing off a perfect game.

Champion won thanks in part to six runs in the fourth inning. Addison Warzala hit an inside the park home run, scoring two runs, Hailey Householder doubled, scoring two runs, Grace Hadley hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run, and an error scored one run. The Flashes got on the board in the first inning after Gradishar hit a solo home run to right field. They then  added to their early lead in the bottom of the third inning after Isabella Meyer doubled, and Householder grounded out, each scoring one run.

The Flashes accumulated 14 hits in the game. Householder provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led with three runs batted in. She went 1-for-4 on the day. Zoe Palette led with four hits in four at bats. Warzala, Sam Strock, and Meyer each collected multiple hits. The Flashes were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Warzala had the most chances in the field with 16.


COLUMBIANA OH- In a thrilling senior night showdown, Crestview secured their 21st victory this season by defeating Garfield 76-17. Addison Rhodes led the charge with an impressive 33 points, supported by Luvrain Gaskins with 15 points and Myer Miller with 11 points. Emily Downey and Bri DiCross contributed 5 points each.

On the opposing side, Mandy Cardinal scored 7 points for Garfield, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Crestview’s dominant performance. Crestview, now 21-0, is poised to tie the program record for wins if they triumph against LaBrae on Monday. Meanwhile, Garfield (3-14) will face Brookfield in their upcoming matchup.


In a compelling Tuesday night matchup, Brookfield showcased a strong offensive performance to secure a 64-52 victory over Garfield.

Matteo Fortuna was the standout for Brookfield, delivering an impressive 33 points, while Nevon Hoffman added 18 points to the scoring effort.

Garfield, though facing a tough challenge, displayed notable performances with Preston Gedeon leading the team with 17 points, Cade Rock contributing 13 points, and Nick Edic adding 8 points.

Looking ahead, Brookfield (5-7) aims to continue their upward trajectory as they host Champion on Friday. On the other side, Garfield (2-10) seeks to bounce back on Friday as they host LaBrae, eager to turn the tide in their favor.


CANFIELD OH- Austintown Fitch made a resounding statement at the South Range Holliday Hoops Classic, opening their campaign with a commanding 61-16 victory over Garfield.

The scoring prowess of Fitch was on full display, led by Kaliana Ray’s impressive 15-point performance. Destanie McCullough contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, showcasing her versatility on the court. Ayla Ray added 10 points to the scoreboard, while Rachel Spalding and Sam Severn rounded out the scoring effort with 9 and 7 points, respectively.

Garfield faced a tough defensive challenge from Fitch, with Mandy Cardinal leading the team in scoring with 7 points, and Zoey Nay adding 5 points.

The win propels Fitch to a 7-3 record, setting the stage for a highly anticipated matchup against Greeb on Friday at 5:30 in Day 2 of the Holliday Hoops Classic. Meanwhile, Garfield will regroup and face Struthers in their next game at the same classic, scheduled for 10:00.

Austintown Fitch’s dominant performance in this opening game showcased their strength and skill, leaving fans eager to see how they fare in the subsequent battles of the Holliday Hoops Classic.


CAMPBELL OH- In a pivotal matchup on Thursday, Garfield secured their first victory of the season against the Red Devils in Campbell, triumphing with a final score of 37-18. Mandy Cardinal led the charge with an impressive game-high 23 points and a double-double, grabbing 10 rebounds. Zoey May added 5 points to the scoreboard, contributing to the team’s well-deserved win.

Despite a challenging start to the year, Garfield showcased resilience and determination on the road. The young Lady G-Men, now 1-4 for the season, will carry this momentum into their upcoming game on Monday against Liberty.

On the other side, Campbell, now standing at 1-5, faced a tough defeat. Diamon Sims put up a commendable effort, contributing 8 points for the Red Devils. Looking ahead, Campbell will host Champion in their next matchup on Monday.


CAMPBELL OH- In a powerful comeback from a tough outing last time out, Campbell unleashed their frustrations on Garfield, securing an emphatic 62-29 victory to rebound from their recent tough loss.

Leading the way for Campbell was Aziyah Flores with an impressive 21 points, accompanied by Josue Rodriguez contributing 18 points. David Moore added 9 points, and Teyon Harris chipped in with 6 points, showcasing a well-rounded offensive effort.

Garfield’s scoring efforts were led by Preston Gedeon and Vincent Yukich, each contributing 10 points.

With the win, Campbell moves to a 1-2 record and looks to carry the momentum into their next matchup with a home game against Newton Falls on Friday. Garfield, now 0-2, seeks to bounce back as they hit the road for a challenging matchup against LaBrae.


GARRETTSVILLE OH- In a statement victory, Champion sought revenge on Monday night, dismantling reigning District champions Garfield with a commanding 58-20 win.

Bella Meyer led the charge for Champion with an impressive 18 points, while Kennedy Caldwell contributed 14 points, and Sam Strock added 8 points. Addie Warzala rounded out the scoring with 6 points, highlighting a well-rounded offensive performance.

Garfield’s efforts were led by Mandy Cardinal, who scored 15 points in a challenging contest against Champion’s stout defense.

Looking ahead, Champion gears up for a significant league matchup on Thursday as they host LaBrae, aiming to continue their winning momentum. On the other side, Garfield hits the road for a clash against Campbell, seeking to bounce back from Monday night’s tough defeat.


LEAVITTSBURG OH- LaBrae secured a significant victory for their program on Thursday night, overcoming Garfield for the first time in MVAC play. The initial quarter saw a competitive start, with LaBrae holding a narrow 12-9 lead. However, the dynamics shifted in the 2nd quarter as the Vikings surged ahead, taking a commanding 24-12 lead into halftime. Despite Garfield’s attempt to cut the lead in the 3rd quarter, LaBrae regained control, ultimately clinching a convincing 51-28 win.

Key contributors for LaBrae included Ella Kuszmaul, who tallied 21 points with 17 coming in the first half, Riley Rowe with 12 points, and Marissa Levensky with 6 points. For Garfield, Mandy Cardinal scored 7 points, and Kolby Fresch added 5 points.

LaBrae will defend their undefeated record on Monday as they host Newton Falls, while Garfield seeks their first win against Champion on Monday.


GARRETTSVILLE OH- It’s just about time for basketball season in Garrettsville.  There is a lot of excitement around the program.  For good reason too, Garfield has a fantastic core of leadership that coach Olesky will lean on all season.  Playing in a tough MVAC will test them every night. There will definitely be adversity to get through. You better believe Garfield has the tradition and work ethic to get through it on the other side.

Coach Olesky took the time to join YSN’s Running Point (brought to you by Greenwood Chevrolet) to talk about the upcoming season. He talks with Anthony Hartwig about the leadership on his roster, the winning culture at Garfield, and much more. Check out Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner with Andrew Olesky only on YSN!

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MAPLE HEIGHTS OH- In a hard-fought battle, Garfield’s football season came to an end with a challenging loss to Perry in the regional semifinals, concluding with a score of 42-14.

The first quarter saw Dare’on Howard make a significant impact with a 3-yard run at the 8:02 mark, putting Perry ahead 7-0. Soon after, Jayden Studio extended the lead with another 3-yard run at 3:18, bringing the score to 14-0.

The second quarter showcased Perry’s offensive prowess as Walter Moses connected with Owen McKoon for a 12-yard touchdown pass at 10:41, pushing the lead to 21-0. Jayden Studio continued to dominate with a remarkable 63-yard run at 8:52, further widening the gap to 28-0. Garfield fought back before halftime, with Eric Geddes finding Keegan Sell for a 5-yard touchdown pass at :26, putting them on the board with a score of 28-7.

In the third quarter, Perry maintained their momentum as Moses connected with Studio for a 12-yard touchdown pass at 3:21, extending their lead to 35-7.

The final quarter saw Jayden Studio securing a 56-yard run at 8:03, solidifying Perry’s lead at 42-7. Despite a resilient effort from Garfield, Keegan Sell managed a 12-yard run at 2:13, bringing the final score to 42-14. Though the season concluded with a tough loss, Garfield demonstrated determination and resilience throughout the game.