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East Ashtabula, OH- In a highly anticipated matchup that showcased the prowess of the Edgewood Warriors, the girls’ basketball team triumphed over the Madison Blue Streaks with a final score of 61-50. The game unfolded with intensity across all four quarters, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. The battle to stay perfect and take first place in the CVC Lake division was one for the ages.

Quarter Breakdown:

  • First Quarter: Edgewood 12, Madison 11
  • Second Quarter: Edgewood 15, Madison 17
  • Third Quarter: Edgewood 17, Madison 14
  • Fourth Quarter: Edgewood 17, Madison 8
  • Total: Edgewood 61, Madison 50

Individual Player Stats:

Edgewood Total Points:

  • Avery Vencill: 9 points
  • Faith Vencill: 14 points
  • McKenna Vencill: 7 points
  • Katie McCollister: 12 points
  • Leigha Guyton: 4 points
  • Carly Kray: 3 points
  • Annie Johnston: 12 points

Noteworthy Performance: Faith Vencill

Edgewood’s freshman sensation, Faith Vencill, emerged as the leading scorer with an impressive 14 points. What makes her performance even more remarkable is her contribution in rebounding, showcasing her versatility on the court. Faith is part of a talented family trio, with Avery and McKenna Vencill being her cousins.

Upcoming Games:

The Edgewood Warriors, now boasting a perfect 10-0 record, are gearing up for a challenging away game against the Conneaut Spartans (4-6) on January 10, 2024. This matchup carries added intrigue, given that Spartans’ first-year head coach Jayson Aponte was an assistant coach under Edgewood’s Randy Vencill last year.

On the other side, the Madison Blue Streaks (10-1) will defend their home court against the Harvey Red Raiders (3-6) on the same date. The Red Raiders are seeking a rebound after a close 38-34 loss to the Jefferson Falcons.

Division Standings:

With this victory, the Edgewood Warriors have solidified their position at the top of the CVC Lake Division, standing alone in 1st place. As the team looks ahead to upcoming challenges, their undefeated record speaks volumes about their dominance on the court under the guidance of Coach Randy Vencill.

The Edgewood community eagerly anticipates the continuation of this stellar season, as the Warriors strive to maintain their winning streak and showcase their basketball prowess in the competitive CVC Lake Division.


Ashtabula, OH- Fully healthy and looking to recover from a loss to the Cardinal Huskies, the St. John Heralds showcased their prowess as they dominated the Chalker Wildcats in a game that ended with a resounding 54-20 victory. The Heralds’ stellar performance was evident in every quarter, with consistent scoring and an unyielding defense.

Quarter-wise Breakdown:

  • First Quarter: St. John came out strong, establishing an early lead with 14 points, while Chalker struggled to keep up, posting only 7 points.
  • Second Quarter: The Heralds continued their offensive momentum, adding 17 more points to their tally, while Chalker faced difficulties, managing only 5 points.
  • Third Quarter: St. John maintained their dominance with another 12 points, widening the gap. Chalker’s struggle persisted, contributing only 5 points.
  • Fourth Quarter: The Heralds closed the game convincingly, securing 11 points in the final quarter. Chalker managed just 3 points in the last frame, highlighting St. John’s defensive resilience.

Player Stats:

St. John Total Points:

  • Alyssa Cevera: 13
  • Olivia Sposito: 2
  • Mickey Zheng: 16
  • Grace DiSalvatore: 4
  • Caitlyn Carney: 6
  • Alex Jordan: 6
  • Izzy Holler: 4
  • Aniyah Howell: 3

Chalker Total Points:

  • Kylee Iser: 11
  • Kelsey Krenn: 5
  • Alay-Na Cox: 4

Mickey Zheng emerged as the standout performer, leading all scorers with an impressive 16 points, including four successful 3-pointers, along with numerous steals and assists. Not far behind Zheng was senior superstar Alyssa Cevera who dropped 13 after returning from injury.

Upcoming Matches:

The St. John Heralds (3-5) are set to face the Jefferson Falcons (4-5) on 1/6/24, bringing an intense matchup to the court. The Falcons, fresh off a game against the Harvey Red Raiders on 1/5/24, will be eager to secure a win.

Meanwhile, the Chalker Wildcats (1-4) will be on the road against the Heartland Christian Lions (6-3). The Lions, coming off a 58-49 victory over the Edison Wildcats, present a formidable challenge for the Wildcats.


HANOVERTON OH- In a clash of two formidable teams each boasting seven wins, Warren JFK showcased a commanding offensive display in the second half to overpower United with an 85-49 triumph. The game held high stakes as both squads were evenly matched with seven victories apiece entering the contest.

The first half set the stage for an intense battle, with JFK holding a 39-30 lead at halftime. However, it was the explosive offensive surge in the second half that truly defined the game.

Leading the charge for Warren JFK were standout performances from multiple players. Ava Darney led the scoring onslaught with an impressive 22 points, while Didi Ryan contributed 18 points. Gianna Pompelia added 11 points to the tally, with Hannah Myers and Maria Saunders chipping in 10 and 9 points, respectively.

On the opposing side, United fought valiantly with Grace Knight leading the charge, amassing 21 points. Addy Blazer and Sam Lippiatt contributed 8 and 6 points, respectively, while Camryn Cody matched Lippiatt’s 6-point contribution.

The victory propels Warren JFK to an 8-2 record, setting the stage for an exciting upcoming matchup against Southeast at home on January 4th. Meanwhile, United, now standing at 7-2, will resume action on the same day with a game against East Palestine, looking to rebound from this challenging defeat. The clash between these two talented teams showcased the competitive spirit of high school basketball, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in both Warren JFK and United’s seasons.


Game Photos HERE: https://ysn.smugmug.com/12-27-g-bb-united-jfk/12-27-g-bb-jfk-united/103EOS1D/


POLAND OH- It is officially tournament time in Poland for the girls basketball program. The Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season by falling to South Range in the team’s second matchup of the year. Splitting with the Raiders secured that both teams would share the top spot in the NE8. It snapped Poland’s 40 game winning streak inside the NE8. Poland then moved on to tournaments where they won their opening game against Jefferson 53-35. Poland will now play West Geauga in the district semifinals on Wednesday.

Head Coach Nick Blanch caught up with Anthony Hartwig to update us on the Lady Bulldogs. In this episode we hear about the NE8 streak coming to an end, what makes tournament time different, and so much more. Get your fill of Poland basketball with Episode 7 of Coach’s Corner with Nick Blanch.

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The Liberty Lady Leopards rolled into Crestview and took home a 65-51 victory over the Lady Rebels.

Four Leopards scored in double-figures with Demi Watson leading the way 22 points.Cianna Smith added 17 points Aaliyah Foster scored 14 points and Allyson Jones had 10 points for Liberty.

For the Lady Rebels was  a 18 point effort by Krista Perry  and Mara Halas dropped in 12 points.Next up for 7-4 Crestview is a away contest against Newton Falls on Wednesday.

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger