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HANOVERTON OH- United continued their offensive onslaught on Wednesday, overpowering Southern with a dominant 20-5 victory in another EOAC showdown.

Leading the charge for United’s offense was Sam Lippiatt, who went a perfect 4-4 at the plate with an impressive 8 RBI and 4 runs scored. Grace Coffee also had a big game, going 3-4 with 2 RBI and scoring 4 runs, while Matti Zines contributed with 2 hits, 2 RBI, and 1 run scored. Chloe Angelo added to the offensive explosion with a 3-4 performance, driving in a run and scoring 3 times.

On the mound, Zines was stellar, pitching 5 innings, allowing 5 hits and no earned runs while striking out 6 batters.

Southern’s offense put up a fight, with Gianna Pecorelli and Raelea Carosiello each collecting 2 hits and driving in runs.

However, United’s relentless offense and solid pitching proved to be too much for Southern to handle, as they secured another decisive victory in EOAC play.



LEETONIA, OH – The excitement in the air was palpable, and the fans filled the stands with eager anticipation. Both teams had their sights set on victory, but as the game unfolded, it was clear that the Eagles were soaring to new heights.

The first quarter saw both teams locked in a battle of wills, with neither side giving an inch. But as the clock ticked down, the Eagles’ offense began to show its teeth. At 8 minutes and 32 seconds, the game-changing moment arrived.

Andrew Ogilvie, the Eagles’ star running back, took a handoff from quarterback Luke Courtney and burst through the line of scrimmage with blazing speed. With every stride, he left defenders in his wake. At last, he crossed the goal line with a 17-yard touchdown run. The stadium erupted in cheers as the Eagles took an early 7-0 lead after a successful PAT by their reliable kicker.

The Eagles’ momentum was unstoppable. Less than a minute later, at 7 minutes and 56 seconds, Ogilvie struck again, this time with a 2-yard touchdown run. The crowd was on its feet as the Eagles’ offense continued to shine. The PAT was good, and United led 14-0.

With the Bears struggling to find answers, Luke Courtney showcased his passing skills. He connected with Tyler Newburn on a beautiful 36-yard completion, setting up a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Courtney himself. In the blink of an eye, the Eagles extended their lead to 21-0 with another successful PAT.

But the Eagles were far from finished. Andrew Ogilvie, the game’s standout performer, added another touchdown to his name with a 3-yard rushing score at 3 minutes and 9 seconds remaining in the first half. The PAT was good, and the Eagles soared to a commanding 28-0 lead.

The Bears couldn’t catch a break, and the Eagles didn’t let up. With just 2 minutes and 23 seconds left in the half, Ogilvie found the end zone once more, this time with a 4-yard touchdown run. The extra point was successful, and the Eagles led 35-0, leaving the Bears reeling.

As the game wore on, the Eagles’ defense stood tall, denying the Bears any opportunity to claw back into the contest. The final whistle sounded, and the scoreboard read United Eagles 35, Leetonia Bears 0.

It was a dominant performance by the United Eagles, with Andrew Ogilvie leading the way with five touchdowns on the night. The crowd cheered their team’s triumph, and the Eagles celebrated their resounding victory under the Friday night lights.


HANOVERTON OH- As the weather slowly but surely gets warmer, the spring sports season slowly but surely approaches.  United softball is gearing up for what could be the best season their program has ever had. Last year they earned their way into a district bracket, and this season they return a ton of talent that got them there.  They will be highlighted by ace in the circle Tori Firth who is one of the best arms in the area.  The Golden Eagles Will open up their season on March 25th against Liberty.

Matt Zines comes back for his second season at the head of the program. He had a chance to preview the spring with Anthony Hartwig this week. They talk about their depth in the circle, the leaders they’ll lean on, and much more. Check out the first episode of Coach’s Corner With Matt Zines exclusively on YSN!

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LEETONIA OH- United took the court Thursday night in Leetonia looking to quickly take care of business as they set their sights on their second straight EOAC title. The Eagles wasted little time showing why they are the class of the league coming away with a dominating 59-21 victory.

The United defense would frustrate the Leetonia offense forcing 17 first half turnovers creating numerous transition baskets on their way to a 37-10 halftime lead. The halftime deficit in the end would be too much for the undermanned Bears to overcome.

Grace Knight turned in a stellar performance in victory for United tallying 24 points and 6 rebounds. Madison Kibler contributed to the onslaught adding 13 points and 4 assists. Taylor Cope & Sam Lippiatt each came through with 8 points on the night for the Eagles.

Ella Gregorino would add 10 points for Leetonia, teammate McKendra Cole tallied 8.

Leetonia (3-12, 0-9) will host East Palestine on Monday. United (10-5, 9-0) has a big test on their way towards a conference crown repeat as they travel to second place Southern on Monday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler


POLAND OH- It was only two days ago that Poland suffered their first conference loss to Girard. They were happy that they didn’t have to sit on a loss for long, but they also understood the United team coming to town was no pushover.  The Eagles gained everyone’s attention as they led most of the way through three quarters. Although their biggest lead of the day was only 5, the Eagles never gave in to Poland throughout the day. That was until the final frame.  Trailing 31-29 heading into the last 8 minutes, the Bulldogs outscored the Eagles 13-4 and walked away with a 42-35 win.

Sarah Forsyth paced Poland on the day with a hard fought 13 points. Katie McDonald played an excellent 4th quarter and finished in double figures with 11 points.  Mary Brant contributed 6 points to the Poland offense.

United was led by Grace Knight with 12 points. Maddie Kibbler had a solid day getting in to double figures with 10 points.  Taylor Cope chipped in with 7 points on the day.

Poland returns to NE8 play on Thursday as they host Niles.  United will also get back to their conference on Thursday as they travel to Leetonia.


HANOVERTON OH- United came into Monday night’s game with Lisbon looking to maintain their undefeated record in the EOAC through the halfway point of conference play. The Golden Eagles responded after a sluggish start to top the Blue Devils 43-23 and solidified their spot atop the perch in the EOAC.

Lisbon came to Hanoverton ready to play as the Devils brought the intensity on the court matching whatever United threw at them as the teams were tied 7-7 after one quarter. United would begin to separate themselves in the second quarter scoring 8 unanswered behind Samantha Lippiatt and  Grace Knight 3 point shots building the Eagles lead to 15-7. Lisbon would simply refuse to lie down as a Lylah Brown layup would complete a 6-0 run bringing the Devils within 15-13. The momentum would be short lived as the Eagles would finish the half in a flurry as a Knight runner in the lane would make it 23-15 at the break.

Grace Knight would go on to finish the evening recording a double double recording 15 points and 14 rebounds. The second half would prove to be the Blue Devils demise as the Eagles behind Madison Kibler’s 7 third quarter points separated themselves from their opponents building the lead to 37-20. The United defense would limit Lisbon to just 3 points in the 4th quarter sealing the victory.

Madison Kibler contributed 9 points in victory for United, teammate Addyson Blazer added 8 points and 5 steals for the victors. Lylah Brown led the way for Lisbon with 8 points, Morgan Lively added 7 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils. Lisbon (3-8, 2-4) will look ahead to a home contest Thursday as they take on East Palestine. United (7-4, 6-0) will make the trip north to take on Valley Christian as well on Thursday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler


1 1 Hayden Casto WR/DB SR
2 2 Logan Casto WR/DB JR
3 3 Andrew Ogilvie QB/LB JR
4 4 Patrick Bryan WR/DB JR
5 5 Chance Cope RB/LB SO
7 7 Jason Pratt QB/LB FR
8 8 Grant Greier WR/DB SR
9 9 Quentin Taylor WR/DB FR
10 10 Grant Knight WR/DB SR
12 12 Trent Newburn WR/DB SR
13 13 Parker Newburn QB/DB SO
17 17 Braden Schwartz RB/DL FR
18 18 Luke Courtney QB/DB/K JR
19 19 Brock Rhodes WR/DB SR
20 20 Tucker Kiko RB/DL SR
22 22 Gavin Berger RB/LB SR
24 24 Dan Milburn WR/DB SO
25 25 Kadin Schnonauer WR/DB FR
27 27 Sydney Casto QB/DB FR
28 28 Nick Hardgrove WR/DB SR
32 32 Caden Marshall RB/LB SR
33 33 Kollyn Wells WR/LB SO
34 34 Jenson Baker RB/LB JR
43 43 Zy’Ayre Gray WR/DB SO
45 45 Mason Laibe RB/LB FR
50 50 Jonas Baker OL/LB FR
51 51 Travis Moats OL/DL JR
52 52 Tyler Moats OL/DL JR
54 54 Jack Strader OL/DL SR
55 55 Trent Ellyson OL/DL SO
56 56 Wyatt Swanson OL/DL FR
57 57 Mason Everly OL/DL FR
58 58 Ethan Baker OL/DL SR
61 61 Noah Trageser OL/DL SO
62 62 Dallas McCracken OL/DL JR
64 64 Logan Wood OL/DL SO
65 65 Wayden Kiko OL/DL JR
71 71 Garrett McIntosh OL/DL JR
74 74 Landyn Moreland OL/DL SO
75 75 Tyler Wood OL/DL FR
76 76 Carson Roller OL/DL FR
78 78 Daniel McCracken OL/DL SR



HANOVERTON OH- Trent Newburn was brilliant on the hill on Friday, as Newburn threw a no-hitter to lead United past Wellsville 14-1.

Andrew Winn led United to victory by driving in five runs. Winn went 2-for-2 at the plate. Winn drove in runs on a double in the second, a in the third, and a single in the fourth.

The Eagles opened up scoring in the first inning, when Newburn doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

United  notched five runs in the fourth inning. Dante Rapp, Nevin Hallen, Tyler Dickens, and Winn each had RBIs in the frame.

Newburn led the Eagles to victory on the mound. The pitcher went five innings, allowing one run on zero hits, striking out 14 and walking zero.

United scattered 11 hits in the game. Dickens, Hallen, Parker Berdine, and Winn all managed multiple hits. Winn, Berdine, Hallen, and Dickens each collected two hits to lead.

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WELLSVILLE OH- Webster defines perfect as being without fault or defect: Flawless.  United pitcher Tori Firth may find herself in the definition soon as she pitched a perfect game in the Eagles 14-0 win over Wellsville Friday night.

Firth along with battery mate Brielle Rose struck out 9 while facing the minimum 15 Tigers batters in the five inning victory. United hitters backed their pitcher up with a 14 hit on slaught to help secure the rare perfect win.  The Eagles wasted no time in the 1st inning plating 5 runs behind a Mati Zines 2RBI single.  Zines was not through as her and Colby Burton each contributed run scoring singles in the 2nd extending the United lead 8-0.

The United offense would tack on 6 more runs to cement their 3rd straight victory.  Firth would cap off her incredible night going 3-4 with a HR and 3RBI. Maddy Lucas added a single and 2RBI, while Grace Coffee and Emica Hall each contributed run scoring singles for the Eagles.

United (4-1) goes outside the conference welcoming Streetsboro for a double header on Saturday.  Wellsville looks to rebound Saturday at Conotton Valley.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler.


HARTVILLE OH- The United Local softball team had plenty of time to focus on the task at hand during its long bus ride to Hartville on Wednesday.  Time well spent as the Eagles bats remained hot as they made quick work of the Lake Center Chrisitan Tigers winning 10-0 in 5 innings.

Junior Tori Firth stepped to the plate in the 3rd inning with her team clinging to a one run lead looking to remain red hot at the plate.  Red hot may not describe Firth as she blasted an offering deep, extending the United lead to 2-0. That lead was all Firth (5IP, 5K) would need in the circle as she limited Tigers hitters to just one hit over 5 innings of work.

The 5th inning is where the Eagles offense would come alive.  Following a leadoff groundout United was able to get two aboard as Firth stepped to the plate.  The junior answered the call as she once again sent a pitch over the fence for a 3 run blast extending the lead to 5-0 and well out of reach. Firth finished the game 2-3 2HR’s and 5 RBI.

The well-balanced United lineup also received contributions from Brielle Rose, who added two hits, and Samantha Lippiatt collecting a double and scoring 2 runs. Taylor Cope & Mati Zines each contributed run scoring singles as well for the victors.

United (3-1) looks to continue their winning ways as they travel to Niles on Thursday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler