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Ashtabula, OH- In a challenging season opener, the St. John Heralds faced a tough defeat against the Crestview Red Devils, with a final score of 60-26. The Heralds showed resilience throughout the game but were unable to overcome Crestview’s early lead, trailing 23-8 at the end of the first quarter and 40-16 at halftime.

Vin Narducci led the scoring effort for St. John with an impressive 11 points, supported by AJ Henslee with 6 points. However, Crestview’s Dekota Johnson showcased exceptional skill, contributing 16 points to his team’s victory. Other key contributors for Crestview included Charlie Scheickert with 13 points and Brody Durham with 8 points.

Looking ahead, the St. John Heralds (0-1) will aim to bounce back in their upcoming game against the Bristol Panthers on the road scheduled for 12/08/23. On the other hand, the Crestview Red Devils (1-0) will carry their momentum into a matchup against the Ravenna Ravens on the road on 12/07/08.

Despite the challenging start, the Heralds remain optimistic about their season and are determined to make a strong comeback in the games to come. Heralds fans can anticipate an exciting and competitive season ahead as the team works to fine-tune their strategy and build on their strengths.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals overcame the odds on Friday night. Despite a rough first half against Howland, they would chip down and adjust. Mooney would erase a 25-18 halftime deficit and outscore the Tigers in the second half 25-14 to get the 43-39 comeback win.


Howland would control much of the first half with the post work of John Perry and the sharp three-point shooting of Ben Bronson, as they both led the Tigers with 10 points. They also had athletic prowess from Connor Durig, who plugged in two first-quarter treys and a driving two-handed slam dunk in the second, en route to his 8 points. In the first two quarters, Howland led by as much as ten before going into the locker room up seven.


The Cardinals had to settle in and play their own game in the second half. They would rely on Nick Pregibon to do the dirty work, and he would impress, scoring 11 second-half points to finish the night with a game-high 15. It was a well-balanced effort by Pregibon in that spurt, as he had two important treys, two two-point field goals, and a free throw in the fourth.


Trailing Howland 37-33 late in the fourth, Mooney would storm back for a quick six points to force Howland to pick up quick fouls to give in order to put the Cards in the single bonus. Rocco Turner was sent to the line, and he shined in the clutch, sinking both foul shots to give Mooney a two-possession lead to seal the game. With that effort, Turner would end his night with 8 tallies.   


Mooney (8-5) will ride a two-game winning streak going into their home matchup with Salem on Tuesday. The Cardinals bested the Quakers last season in the Salem Holiday Classic 56-37. Howland (6-8) has now lost six straight with another close loss. They will seek their first win since December 30th on Tuesday when they play host to East. The Tigers took down the Golden Bears last year on the road in a good 58-51 contest.


YSN’s Noah Ricks got a chance to speak with Mooney coach Carey Palermo following the come-from-behind win. The full interview can be watched below.

*Contributed By YSN’s Noah Ricks


Joey Kline had a big night for the Tigers as Newton Falls opened the 1st  round of  Division III tournament action with a 63-21 win over the visiting East Palestine Bulldogs.

Newton Falls held the Bulldogs scoreless in the 1st quarter 13-0 and held a 41-6 halftime advantage.

Kline scored 19 points and pulled down 10 boards for the Tigers. Foe East Palestine Dom Wycott scored 11 points for his team.

On tab next for the Tigers is a friday night  home game against the Liberty Leopards in a sectional finals contest.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


COLUMBIANA OH- After a close 1st quarter play the Crestview Rebels put up 54 points in the final 3 periods to defeat the visiting United Eagles 65-51 in a Division III sectional first round play.

The Rebels Kirkland Miller led all scorers with 22 points and Jack Yerkey dropped in 14 points.

Brutus Ogivie had 15 points for the Eagles who finished the season with a 8-15 record.

Crestview improves to 9-14 and will travel to LaBrae friday night to take on the Vikings in a sectional finals contest.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


HANOVERTON OH- After falling behind 19-6 in the 1st period of play,  United went on to outscore Leetonia 50-18 in the final 3 quarters to pull out a 56-37 victory.

The Eagle defense clamped down on the Bears  , holding them to scores of 6, 4, and 8 points in the periods.

United’s Nate Miller took home top scoring honors with 18 points and Keaton Baker netted 14.

The Bears Ian Davis dropped in 11 points. United returns to the hardwoods Monday night as they host Lordstown and Leetonia will host Southington on Saturday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


Columbiana,OH- Both of tonight’s teams were coming off loses looking to bounce back into the winning column. It took overtime to find our winner but after clutch free throws by Blayne Brownfield and Ryan McCullough, Lisbon came away with the overtime victory, 62-51. Brownfield led all scorers with 29 points.

Lisbon maintained the lead for both quarters going into halftime with a 22-17 lead. McCullough led the Blue Devils with 8 points with Brownfield assisting not far behind with 7 points. For Columbiana, Nick Million got started late in the second quarter but went into the locker room with 8 points of his own.
It took 3 more quarters to decide a winner but Brownfield and McCullough led the Blue Devils to victory in overtime. Brownfield ended the night with 29 points with McCullough contributing 15. Million would end the night with 20 points as he helped his team rally to overtime. Lisbon will face Southern Local on Tuesday at home while Columbiana will face Valley Christian at home tomorrow.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Melone


CORTLAND OH- Lakeview and South Range boys decided that 4 quarters was not enough so they battled an extra frame with the Bulldogs coming out on top of the visiting Raiders 70-64 in Tuesdays action.

Lakeview opened up the game with a 22-11 1st period advantage but the Raiders came flying back to take a 31-30 half time lead. The 2nd half both teams battled back and forth to send the game into overtime.

Lakeview dropped in 15 points while the Raiders scored 9 in the deciding OT. South Range drops to 7-10 for the season were led by Mike Patrone with 20 points and Dylan Turvey with 17 points including 5 3-pointers.

South Range will go on the road to Hubbard on Saturday.

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger


A big 3rd quarter helped the Valley Christian  Eagles defeat the United Eagles 41-37 in a battle of the Eagles. Valley outscored United 15-4 in the 3rd period.

Valley Christian scored 18 points from beyond the arc hitting on 6 3-pointers.

Valley’s Joey Battisa led his team in scoring with 11 points as the Eagles improved to 7-3 and 6-2 in EOAC play.

United drops to 5-8 and 4-5 in league play had Keaton Baker and Nate Miller each score 12 points for the Eagles.

United will travel to Lisbon for their next game on Friday. Watch this contest on YSN.

*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger


BELOIT OH- Down by 6 points heading into the final period West Branch put up 13 points while holding Canton South to  7 points to force the game into overtime but in OT Canton South held on to win 58-51.

West branch was out-scored 13-6 in overtime. Jaxon Headershott and Josh Gregory each put up 17 points to pace the Warriors.

West Branch falls to 135 and 5-3 in the EBC. Carrollton will be coming into West Branch Friday night for the Warriors next game . You can watch the game on YSN.

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger


The Salem Quakers traveled to Carrollton to take on the Warriors and came home with a hard fought victory 43-40.

Salem took a 32-25 lead  into the 4th quarter and held on to improve  their season record to 11-4 and 7-1 in the EBC. The Quakers are sitting on the top rung in league play.

Salem nailed 5 3-points in the contest with Drew Weir hitting on 4 of them to take top scoring honors for Salem with 14 points. Hunter Griffith added 10 points.

Next up for the Quakers is a Friday night home game against Canton South. Watch the contest on YSN

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger