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MCDONALD, OH – Michele Titus, McDonald head softball coach is just receiving some of the softball players last week due to the amazing run the girls basketball team had running all the way to the state finals. Coach Titus game by game approach is crucial, not looking ahead and never under estimating the team out there wearing different colors. McDonald has a long history of being very successful and very lately the girls athletes have had a ton of success in multiple sports .Taking that inconsideration, they feel very good about the mental part of the game. The McDonald Lady Blue Devils feel as long as they don’t beat themselves this year they will have a shot at the end of every game ahead.

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BERLIN CENTER, OH – Western Reserve front man is none other than Michael Cook. This is his first season with the Lady Blue Devils but he has been around the block a time or two. Western Reserve softball is very young this year and like everyone COVID cut their season short last year. The coaches are still getting to know the girls so every “job” on the diamond is still available. Coach Cook also talked to us about the history of Western Reserve softball and it is a long one! He knows he has high expectations and is ready for the challenge, but first it’s back to the basics and teaching is his first priority. Winning pitches turn into winning at bats, winning at bats means scoring runs and ultimately winning innings and games.

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DAYTON, OH – The day everyone in the McDonald family has dreamt of for years is finally here! Head coach Tony Matisi, assistant coaches Mike Kollar and Sara Joseph, and the entire Lady Blue Devils basketball team has worked hard for countless hours all year for this moment. The Lady Blue Devils took the floor at 10:45am on Saturday morning against the #1 AP ranked, Fort Loramie Redskins in the division four state championship game.

From the opening tip Fort Loramie jumped out quick on the Lady Blue Devils as they went up 17-2 at the end of the first as they turned McDonald over 8 times in the quarter. Molly Howard was able to connect for McDonald’s basket as Ava Sholtis and Dana Rose both had 4 points in the quarter for Fort Loramie.

The second quarter saw Fort Loramie turn up their fast break as they were able to get out and run the floor on McDonald as they increased their lead to 30-12. The Lady Blue Devils however saw some of their shots begin to fall which was able to give them some confidence and optimism going into the halftime break. Fort Loramie shot. 61% form the field and 66.9% from three in the first half. McDonald shot 35.7% from the field, 0% from beyond the arc, and 66.7% from the free throw line. Fort Loramie led the turnover battle in the first half as they forced 11 turnovers compared to McDonald forcing 5.

Fort Loramie was led by Dana Rose with 9 points and Ava Sholtis with 6 points and 4 rebounds. The McDonald Lady Blue Devils scoring was broken up by Molly Howard with 4 points, Taylor Tuchek with 4 points, Maddy Howard with 2 points, and Sophia Costantino with 2 points and 2 rebounds.

Coming out of the halftime intermission, McDonald gave it everything they had but unfortunately, Fort Loramie was just too strong on both sides of the floor. The Redskins picked up the intensity as they went on to win the quarter 19-9 en route to a 28 point lead at the end of the third quarter. At the end of the third quarter, Fort Loramie was shooting 64% from the field and 80% from three, whereas, McDonald was shooting 31% from the field. Taylor Tuchek led the Lady Blue Devils in scoring with 9 points. Fort Loramie was led by Dana Rose with 12 points and Kenzie Hoelscher with 10 points.

The final quarter saw the Lady Blue Devils fight until the final horn sounded as they never gave up and pieced a little run of they own together before ultimately falling 60-26 to the Fort Loramie Redskins.

The McDonald Lady Blue Devils were led by Molly Howard with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Taylor Tuchek added 9 points and 2 rebounds, Maddy Howard ended up having 4 points, and Sophia Costantino finished the game with 2 points.

Fort Loramie was led by Dana Rose with 13 points and Kenzie Hoelscher with 12 points.

The McDonald Lady Blue Devils finished the season at 24-3 as Division 4 State Runners Up!


LISBON, OH – Coming off a COVID season in 2020 where the Lisbon Lady Blue Devils had a shortened season, head coach Dave Crismon has this year’s team ready to get back on the field!

Coach Crismon is looking to make some noise in the EOAC this season behind the veteran leadership of Justyce Vrable and McKenna Dailey, while getting the underclassmen some much needed varsity experience. The Lady Blue Devils are scheduled to open up their season on Monday, March 29th, at home against Wellsville.

YSN’s own, BIlly McCartney and Quinn Puskar, were able to catch up with Coach Crismon this week to discuss the excitement around the Lady Blue Devils upcoming season, what some of Coach’s expectations are for this season, and a team preview about some of the key players who will be making an impact on the diamond throughout the course of the season!

Check out this exclusive softball sneak peak at the Lisbon Lady Blue Devils with head coach, Dave Crismon!



DAYTON, OH – Head coach Tony Matisi, assistant coach Mike Kollar, and the McDonald Lady Blue Devils are flying high and eager to take on the Fort Loramie Redskins tomorrow morning in the OHSAA Division IV State Championship game at the University of Dayton! The Lady Blue Devils defeated Waterford yesterday, 57-29, to clinch their spot in Saturday’s championship game.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Coach Matisi and Coach Kollar via video chat this morning to discuss the emotion that the team and coaching staff are feeling knowing they are one game away from history. They also talked about the state semi-final game against Waterford, what the Lady Blue Devils need to do to stay focused, and an outlook on Fort Loramie and how McDonald can make their mark on history tomorrow morning!

All that and much much more in this edition of McDonald Lady Blue Devils basketball coach’s corner, with coaches Tony Matisi and Mike Kollar!



DAYTON, OH – For the first time since 1991 the McDonald Lady Blue Devils are in the OHSAA State Final Four! The Lady Blue Devils took the hardwood on Blackburn Court at 2pm at the University of Dayton today to take on the Waterford Wildcats with a berth into the state championship game on the line!

The first quarter started off with a bang as Molly Howard won the tip and trailed right into a three which would set the tone for the rest of the quarter. McDonald established themselves early and often as they picked up the defensive intensity and turned those stops into buckets at the other end en route to a, 13-2 lead.  Molly Howard put her talents on display right out of the gates as she had 9 points and 3 rebounds in the quarter.

When the second quarter got under way, Molly Howard the rest of the Lady Blue Devils didn’t miss a beat. The defensive intensity was taken to an even higher level as the girls started to sense “blood in the water” and just like hungry sharks, the girls attacked! McDonald held Waterford scoreless from the 7:06 mark in the first quarter to the 4:35 mark in the second quarter as well as holding Waterford to just 19.2% shooting, 12.5% from beyond the arc as the Wildcats couldn’t figure out how to combat the Lady Blue Devils swarming defense. Not only did the defense pick up, the offense became unstoppable as McDonald shot 47.8% from the field, 16.7% from three, and 80% from the free throw line in the first half! McDonald led at the end of the first half, 27-11, as Molly Howard led the way with 13 points and 7 rebounds, Sophia Constantino chipped in with 6 points and 4 rebounds, Taylor Tuchek and Maddy Howard both added 4 points.

Coming out of the break McDonald showed no mercy and continued the beat down of the Wildcats as the Lady Blue Devils continued to play smothering defense and limiting any open opportunities from Waterford. The offense continued to execute and continued to roll as McDonald continue to stay on fire. When the buzzer sounded at the end of the quarter, the Lady Blue Devils led 47-17. Molly Howard and Sophia Costantino both were on double-double watch going into the fourth quarter as Molly had 21 points and 9 rebounds, whereas Sophia had 11 points and 6 rebounds.

The fourth quarter was over and done with quickly as McDonald never looked back and kept their foot on the gas pedal to close out the game. Molly Howard achieved a double-double and the Lady Blue Devils won this one by 28, as the final score was 57-29. McDonald’s suffocating defense forced 23 turnovers and held the Wildcats to just 21% shooting from the field and 15% from three, and 50% from the charity stripe for the entire game. The Lady Blue Devils offense shot 51% from the field, 30% from beyond the arc, and 67% from the free throw line on the night.

Leading the way for the McDonald Lady Blue Devils was Molly Howard with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Sophia Costantino chipped in with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Taylor Tuchek finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds, and Maddy Howard also added in 11 points and 3 assists.

The Waterford Wildcats were led by Mackenzie Suprano with 13 points and Cara Taylor with 11 points.

Up next for the McDonald Lady Blue Devils will be the final game of this memorable championship run as they will take on the Fort Loramie Redskins on Saturday morning at 10:45am in the Division IV State Championship game!

*Contributed by Quinn Puskar and Eric Bailey