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Saybrook, OH- In a hard-fought battle on the basketball court, the St. John Heralds faced off against the Maplewood Rockets, ultimately succumbing to a final score of 45-64. The game, played with intensity and skill on both sides, showcased the determination of the players as they battled through each quarter.

Quarter Scores:

  • St. John Heralds: 12 | 9 | 15 | 9
  • Maplewood Rockets: 15 | 17 | 14 | 18

Total Points:

  • St. John Heralds: 45
  • Maplewood Rockets: 64

Top Performers:

St. John Heralds:

  1. Vin Narducci – 21 points
  2. Anthony Severino – 8 points
  3. Aaron Wychock – 9 points
  4. Brady Cole – 5 points
  5. Donald Crawford – 2 points

Maplewood Rockets:

  1. Alex Donaldson – 25 points
  2. Andrew Barnett – 15 points
  3. Tom Dahman – 10 points
  4. Seth Roper – 7 points
  5. Braden Hottstetter – 5 points
  6. Ken Glover – 1 point
  7. Brighton Roper – 1 point

The standout performance from Vin Narducci, scoring 21 points for the St. John Heralds, showcased his offensive prowess. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Maplewood Rockets’ cohesive team effort led by Alex Donaldson, who tallied an impressive 25 points.

Upcoming Games:

The St. John Heralds, with a current record of 2-9, look ahead to their next challenge on January 31, 2024, when they will host the Fairport Harding Skippers, who boast a solid record of 9-4. The Skippers are entering the matchup with momentum following a close 69-66 victory over the Maplewood Rockets.

On the other side, the Maplewood Rockets, now standing at 3-14, will hit the road to face the Chalker Wildcats (3-12). The Wildcats are seeking redemption after a tough 73-35 loss to the Fairport Harding Skippers.


Saybrook, OH- In an exhilarating girls’ basketball game, the St. John Heralds triumphed over the Maplewood Rockets with a final score of 64-48. The game, marked by intense plays and standout performances, showcased the talent and determination of both teams.

The Heralds faced an initial setback in the first quarter, trailing 7-17 against the Maplewood Rockets. However, a remarkable turnaround in the second quarter saw St. John dominating with a staggering 25 points, setting the stage for their eventual victory.

Quarter Scores:

  • St. John Heralds: 7 | 25 | 17 | 15 | 64
  • Maplewood Rockets: 17 | 13 | 7 | 11 | 48

Player Stats:

St. John Heralds Total Points:

  • Alyssa Cevera: 22
  • Grace DiSalvatore: 11
  • Mickey Zheng: 10
  • Alexa Jordan: 8
  • Caitlyn Carney: 3
  • Izzy Holler: 6

Maplewood Rockets Total Points:

  • Morgan Himes: 18
  • Lauran Krieg: 9
  • Aliah Brummit: 7
  • Madyson Cikosh: 7
  • Raegan Krieg: 5
  • Elyse Pinkerton: 2

The standout moment of the game came when St. John’s senior, Alyssa Cevera, reached a significant milestone, becoming the third member of her family to score 1,000 career points. Joining her sister Emily, a 2020 St. John graduate, and family member Roberta Cevera, a Harbor High 1984 graduate, Alyssa achieved this remarkable feat early in the fourth quarter.

The St. John Heralds, with a current record of 8-9, are now gearing up for their next challenge on the road against the Mathews Mustangs (4-9) on February 1, 2024. Having convincingly won their previous matchup with the Mustangs 60-11 on December 11, 2023, the Heralds are optimistic about their chances.

Meanwhile, the Maplewood Rockets (9-7) will be facing the United Golden Eagles (13-5) in their upcoming game. The Golden Eagles, entering the game with a 60-36 victory over the Wellsville Tigers, pose a formidable challenge for the Rockets.

As the Heralds celebrate both a team victory and Alyssa Cevera’s impressive milestone, the upcoming matchups promise to be thrilling contests that fans won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more exciting basketball action from the St. John Heralds.


LISBON OHIO – Maplewood found themselves in a close, neck and neck barnburner with Lisbon on Tuesday night.

Andrew Barnett was the head of the scoring attack for Maplewood as he exploded for a 22 point performance. Backing him up were teammates Bryson Himes with 16 points and Alex Donaldson with 15 points.

Trevor Siefke went toe to toe with the Maplewood offense as he led the Lisbon offense pouring in 19 points. Hunter Daily helped out with 16 points and Tate Wallen with 10 points.

Every point and every defensive stop was needed for Maplewood to edge by Lisbon as they had to scrape and claw for the narrow 61-60 victory.

*Contributed By YSN’s Michael Wolfgang


MINERAL RIDGE, OHIO- The Mineral Ridge Rams were looking to end the regular season on a high note as they took on the visiting Maplewood Rockets.

The Rams were led by Jon Rozzi, with 12 points and Elias Clarke with 11 points. The Rockets led the Rams at the half 33-24. The Rockets came out of the half on fire going up as much as 18 points, but the Rams would not go away quietly as they finished the third quarter strong to only be down 54-43. The Rockets were led by Alex Donaldson, with 27 points and by Tom Dahmen, with 21 points and the Rockets erased any chance of a comeback by the Rams with some quick in transition baskets to win 80-64.

The Rams will begin tournament play when they take on Mentor Lake Catholic on Tuesday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Matt Morrison.


KINSMAN, OHIO- The Maplewood Rockets came into town on senior night to take on the Badger Braves. In a game that meant so much for the Braves and their NAC championship run, it was a game that was back and forth the entire way.

The Braves were led by Duncan Moy, who dropped 26. The Rockets kept up with the Braves with a lot of second attempt shots and by the hot hand Andrew Barnett, who dropped 6 three pointers on his way to a 24 point performance. The Rockets pulled away at the end just enough to slide pass the Braves 59-56.

With the loss the Braves are now out of contention to win the NAC championship, but will try to finish off the season strong and try to get prepared for tournament play.

The Braves will be back in action when they travel to Pymatuning Valley this Friday to take on the Lakers.

*Contributed By YSN’s Matt Morrison


KINSMAN, OHIO. It was another night of girls basketball as the Badger Braves took on the visiting Maplewood Rockets. The Rockets were an outnumbered team that continued to fight the whole game with just a total of five players listed on their roster.

The exhaustion soon caught up with the Rockets as Katie Grexa had another productive night with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Braves defensive side did a lot of productive work as well as Hannah Betts and Gabby Miller combined for 11 steals as the Braves came out with the win tonight 48-28.

The Braves win streak reaches 12 in a row now as they will take on the Windham Bombers at home on Wednesday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Matt Morrison


CORTLAND, OH- As we creep closer to the end of the year, and teams getting ready to hit second gear before playoffs, a tough matchup took place between Brookfield and Maplewood as the Warriors traveled to Maplewood Tuesday night. Brookfield came into the matchup looking to keep their good season going into the New Year and trying to make a push to the top of the MVAC. The Warriors got a great start over the Rockets that led to a 31-25 lead at the half for Brookfield. In the second half, Maplewood grabbed some momentum to keep them close going into the fourth, but Brookfield stacked more points late to take the victory, 65-55 over Maplewood.

Brookfield’s all around team play allowed them to keep their lead throughout the game. Led by a Matteo Fortuna double-double, the Warriors’ scoring was lights out and with two other scorers getting to double digits was also a big factor in the win. The Rockets were unable to control any aspect of the game as Brookfield played tight defense and controlled the boards down the stretch to keep Maplewood from cutting the lead down. A 19 point fourth period ultimately put the game away and secured the victory for Brookfield.   

For the Warriors, Fortuna led the way with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Donovan Pawlowski added 13 points and 5 steals. Isaiah Jones finished with 14 points on the night. 

Brookfield will move to 5-2 overall and stay at 1-1 in the MVAC heading into their next game. Stay tuned on YSNLive.com or on socials for any updates regarding Brookfield and all basketball coverage!

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller.


MAPLEWOOD OH- After a hard fought victory over Columbiana over the weekend, McDonald coaster through a Monday matchup with Maplewood in straight sets. (25-12 25-16 25-11)


Gianna Constantino led the Blue Devils offense with double digit kills finishing with 10.  Maria Rasile contributed 8 kills to help out the offense.  Megan Klockner set up the offense well finishing with 26 assists.  Rasile led the defense with 13 digs.

McDonald is now 2-0 on the season and will open league play on Tuesday as they host Jackson Milton in their home opener.



MINERAL RIDGE OH- Coming in to this season, everyone pointed to Springfield as one of the area’s best chances to get into regionals. The Tigers returned a ton of young talent from a season ago, and still have strong senior leadership. It’s been a long season, with more ups than downs. Going through all of it has gotten the Tigers to this point.

After rolling in their first three games of the bracket, Springfield found themselves in a dogfight for the trophy.  Maplewood gave the Tigers all they wanted. Especially on the defensive side. A 15 point third quarter was enough for the Tigers to hold on during a slow 6 point fourth. Springfield came out on top 36-31 to secure a trip to regionals.

Springfield was led by Jacey Mullen who got in to double figures with 11 points. Madison Lesnak was right behind her scoring 9. Jameka Brungard added 6 points to the night.

The Tigers advance to the regional semifinals. They will be paired with Buckeye Central. That game will take place on Thursday at 6:00 at Massillon Perry High School.


NORTH JACKSON OH- Jackson Milton has been an inspiring story all season. A roster made up of 6 girls has fought and clawed their way to a season where they competed for a MVAC title, and earned a four seed in the district tournament. They faced a tough task on Wednesday against Maplewood. In the end, the Rockets were just too much and ended the Jays season with a 51-30 win.

Senior Chelsea Williams finished her career by leading the Blue Jays with 11 points. Fellow senior Kylie Wilson was also in double figures with 10. Ava Darney contributed 9 points as well.

Jackson Milton ends their season with a record of 12-11. We congratulate the Blue Jays on a great season.