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CAMPBELL OH- Heartland Christian continued their impressive start to the season, securing their third win with a commanding 47-34 victory over Campbell Memorial.

The Lions displayed a balanced offensive effort, with Rachel Reynolds leading the scoring charge with 14 points, closely followed by Sarah Reynolds contributing 13 points, and Rylee Shadowens adding 12 points to the total. Campbell Memorial fought valiantly, and Diamon Sims showcased her scoring prowess with an impressive 20 points, while Angelis Espada added 10 points.

Despite a spirited effort from Campbell Memorial, Heartland Christian’s cohesive team performance proved pivotal in securing another decisive win.


LISBON, OH – In a high-scoring basketball showdown, the Lisbon Blue Devils triumphed over the Heartland Christian Lions with a final score of 74-61. The game was a rollercoaster of intensity, showcasing impressive performances from both teams. The first quarter saw Heartland Christian taking an early lead, with a score of 18-15. Jake Walker and Will Morgan led the Lions’ offensive charge, setting a competitive tone. However, Lisbon quickly regrouped and shifted the momentum in the second quarter.

By halftime, Lisbon had turned the tide and surged ahead with a 40-36 lead. The dynamic duo of Hunter Dailey and Trevor Siefke powered Lisbon’s offensive resurgence. The Blue Devils showcased their versatility, combining sharp outside shooting with strong drives to the basket.

The third quarter further solidified Lisbon’s control of the game, as they extended their lead to 55-46. Heartland Christian continued to fight, with Jake Walker’s remarkable 37-point performance leading their offensive efforts. Will Morgan contributed 10 points, but Lisbon’s well-rounded team play proved difficult to overcome.

In the final stretch, Lisbon maintained their composure and executed strategically to secure the 74-61 victory. The combined efforts of Dailey and Siefke, along with a cohesive team performance, propelled the Blue Devils to success. Hunter Dailey finished the night with 23 points and Trevor Siefke added 19 points.

Up next for the Blue Devils will be a home match up with EOAC foe, East Palestine, on Tuesday night. Heartland Christian will take on the Jackson-Milton Bluejays on Tuesday as well.

Game Photos can be found HERE; https://ysn.smugmug.com/12-2-b-bb-lisbon-heartland/12-2-b-bb-lisbon-heartland/100EOS1D/


LISBON, OH- In an intense matchup at the Lisbon Tipoff Tournament, the Heartland Christian Lions secured a hard-fought victory over the Salem Quakers with a final score of 70-61.

Heartland’s scoring was well-distributed, with Collin Kalaher leading the Lions with 14 points, closely followed by Jake Walker with 13 points. Isaiah Matthews contributed 9 points, while Tyler Rarick and Johnny Myer each had 7 points. Brody Conaway and Will Morgan rounded out the scoring with 6 points each. The Lions’ offensive efforts were instrumental in their success, demonstrating teamwork and efficiency on the court.

Salem, led by Trent Fink’s impressive 24 points, showcased resilience throughout the game. Evan Jones contributed 10 points, while Deontay Steele and Colin Riesen each added 9 and 8 points, respectively. Lance Bailey and Cam Sampson also made contributions with 8 and 2 points, respectively.

The tournament continues today in Lisbon with Heartland lining up against the Blue Devils of Lisbon, and Salem taking on Western Reserve.


LEAVITTSBURG OH- In a commanding season opener, LaBrae asserted their dominance with a resounding 64-28 victory over Heartland Christian. Ella Kuszmaul led the scoring charge for LaBrae, contributing 13 points to the team’s impressive total. Angel Scruggs added 9 points, while Marissa Levensky and Riley Rowe each chipped in with 7 points.

On the Heartland Christian side, Rachel Reynolds showcased her scoring prowess with a notable 17 points, leading her team’s efforts. Sarah Reynolds contributed 8 points in a valiant effort.

LaBrae’s collective performance demonstrated a well-rounded and potent offensive strategy, overpowering their opponents from the start. As they savor this convincing win, LaBrae will undoubtedly carry the momentum into future matchups. Heartland Christian, on the other hand, will regroup and strategize for their upcoming games, seeking to bounce back from the challenging season opener. The stage is set for an exciting basketball season for both teams.


COLUMBIANA OH- State championships are hard to get to, and even harder to win.  When an individual or team bring a championship trophy home to a school it brings pride to the whole community.  Pride being the biggest of key word when it comes to Heartland Christian. It’s a pride of Lions that band together in Heartland and show everyone what it means to have an attitude of a champion.  After the cross country season concluded, not only do they have the attitude of a champion, but now Heartland Christian has a brand new trophy of a champion.

Sophomore runner Rebecca Geiss has brought the glory home to the Purple Palace with a great showing in Columbus at the state championships.  She finished with a time of 17.55.0 to win the gold.  It finished a strong season for Geiss in the most tremendous way it could end. For Geiss though, it’s all about running for more than herself. She runs for her family, she runs for her community, and she runs for her faith.  She still has plenty of time to get even better before she graduates high school. We at YSN are so excited to see what Rebecca’s future holds.

Rebecca took the time to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to recap her season, and the championship feeling.  You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with the newest YSN member to bring home a state championship!

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COLUMBIANA OH- When building a program that has a community that supports the culture, it takes someone with the heart of a lion. Aptly named, The Heartland Christian Lions boys basketball Head Coach Josh Scott is someone with a ton of heart! The always respectable and dangerous Lions sported a 12-11 record a year ago, and although they lost some senior leadership, Heartland Christian feels like this season has potential to be a big one!

Lions skipper Josh Scott got the chance to speak with YSNs TY Bartell about the excitement surrounding the upcoming season, the schedule in place for The Lions and the keys needed for Heartland to take the next step on the the court. All that and more in this first edition of Coaches Corner for the 2023-24 season with Josh Scott. Stay up-to-date with all Heartland Christian Athletics with live coverage, scores, stats, stories and more on YSN!

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By Ty Bartell


COLUMBIANA OH- The Heartland Christian Lions girls basketball team has looked for consistency at the
helm and have found it with Head Coach Scott Libb. Returning as the skipper for another season, Coach Libb looks to continue building his culture while translating it to success for The Lions. Scheduling independently, Heartland Christian believes they have put together a schedule and a squad the community will want to see this season!

YSNs Ty Bartell got the chance to speak with Head Coach Scott Libb about the growth of The Lions from last season to the current one, the team goals for the season and who he thinks will make a splash this year! Heartland opens their season on Wednesday, November 22nd on the road against LaBrae. Keep updated with all Heartland Christian Lions live coverage with scores, stats, stories and more on YSN

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CAMPBELL OH- It is amazing what high school kids can accomplish in the world of sports when given the
right kind of care, love and attention. Championships can be won, programs could be established and relationships will be built that last a lifetime. Looking at The Campbell-Memorial Red Devils volleyball team, they are rapidly becoming one of those comeback stories. In the midst of one of their best volleyball seasons ever, The Red Devils have won a program best 8 conference matches this season and were 13-5 overall heading into Wednesday night. The always competitive, Maggie Martin led Heartland-Christian Lions came to town with plenty of height to their credit. Setting up a fun non-conference Wednesday showdown on the network!

Both The Red Devils and The Lions exchanged early scores as no real leader emerged early on. Stopping at just about every score in the opening set through the first nine points. In the middle portion of the set, Campbell went on key rally and separated themselves from Heartland-Christian, securing the 25-16 set win for The Red Devils. Continuing the momentum in the second set, Campbell continued to find success both defensively at the net and behind the service line. The Red Devils won more convincingly in set two 25-12. By set three, Campbell had firm hold of the momentum up 2-0 in sets at home. The Devils got even better as the match rolled along, winning set three by the largest margin at 25-10 to complete the straight set sweep of The Lions.

Ms. 2000, Carla Ramirez-Ortiz continued to be one of the best setters in the area, racking up 28 assists and 8 digs in the match. Kendall Brunn dominated at the net once again with 3 blocks while leading the team with 12 kills! Campbell put in a team effort defensively, as both Angeliz Diaz and Cyra Cross led the team with 9 digs a piece and Gabriella Villanueva-Santos recorded 7 digs herself. Cyra Cross also got it done behind the service line with 4 aces. Elysia Rudolphi made noise with her time on the court, notching 5 kills in the match. One of the Players of the Match, MiLeena Williams was impressive all over the box score, with 10 kills, 4 aces and 3 blocks on the night!

Campbell (14-5)(8-4) will now set up a fun home conference matchup with LaBrae (15-4)(9-3) on Thursday, October 5th. Both teams went to five sets in their prior meeting with The Vikings getting the edge 3-2. Heartland-Christian (7-12) will play back at home on Saturday, October 7th against The Bristol Panthers (5-13). The Lions won a prior meeting with The Panthers this season 3-1. Interviews with Players of the Match, MiLeena Williams and Carla Ramierez-Ortiz as well as Campbell Head Coach Tyler Allen can be found below!


COLUMBIANA OH- Western Reserve keeps getting more dominant by the day. On Monday to start off the week the Blue Devils made quick work of Heartland Christian in straight sets. (25-15 25-14 25-16)


Izzy Mauro had a tremendous night both with defense and offense. She put together 5 blocks, and 5 kills.  Alyvia Hughes was dangerously close to a double double finishing the night with 10 kills, 9 digs, and an ace.  Lisa Eichert was firmly in the stat book with 6 kills, and 7 digs. Angelina Cappabianca was busy all night. She had 4 blocks 5 kills 4 assists and 1 ace.  Hayley Fellows continued to set well for the Blue Devils finishing with 18 assists and an ace as well.

Western Reserve has a big matchup scheduled next as they travel to McDonald to try to stay at the top of the MVAC.  Heartland returns to action Wednesday as they go to East Palestine.


COLUMBIANA OH- The lights inside Heartland Christian’s Purple Palace are starting to shine at night. That can only mean one thing during the month of August, the volleyball team is hard at work. With excitement around the program rising year by year Heartland will look to make a massive jump this season. Returning a ton of experience and leadership this one young team has now grown up into a dangerous group that has the confidence to win.  When you combine the experience with team leadership, and a strong program culture you get the makings of a solid volleyball team.

Head coach Maggie Martin is back for another year under the controls. She was kind enough to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to talk about the upcoming season. They discuss the returning experience, how they build such a strong team culture, and much more. Check out Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner With Maggie Martin only on YSN!

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