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BOARDMAN, OH-  In this episode of “Boardman Football Coach’s Corner,” we have a special guest joining us – DJ Dota, the head coach of the Boardman Spartan football team. Coach Dota reflects on a tough week for the team, with both wins and losses on the depth chart, as well as some key injuries. He discusses the importance of building depth and preparing the players for any situation.

The conversation also delves into the difference between being injured and being hurt, and how the team works to keep players healthy and in optimal condition. Coach Dota highlights the role of their athletic trainer in ensuring the well-being of the players.

Additionally, they touch on the challenges of getting enough reps for the second-string players and the difficulty of simulating game-like conditions.



STRUTHERS, OHIO- The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals stayed in it until the end, but the St. Edward Eagles pulled away late in a 5-4 victory on Thursday.

The game was tied at four with St. Edwards batting in the top of the ninth when Henry Slaby was struck by a pitch, driving in a run.

After St. Edward Eagles Varsity scored two runs in the top of the second, the Cardinals answered with two of their own then St. Edward’s scored when Collin Ashdown grounded out, scoring one run.

The Cardinals then answered again when Bronson Ferencak singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Matt Kay grounded out, scoring one run. Luke Godlewski got the start for St. Edward’s as the righty went six and a third innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out six.

Jeffrey Brenner led Cardinal Mooney with two hits in four at bats. Logan Boyd was on the mound for the Cardinals as the righthander went seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out four before Aidan Hryb threw two innings out of the bullpen.

Cardinal Mooney will now travel to Champion on Saturday to take on the Golden Flashes. 


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YOUNGSTOWN OH- Mooney looked to  head into spring break with a lot of momentum on Saturday afternoon. They did just that improving their record to 6-1 after defeating Laurel 12-2.

Peyton Campbell and Ella Szalay each had 4 goals in the win. Addison Stacy had 2 goals. Angelee Blasko and Sarah Schaller added 1 goal. Alyssa Ray had 5 saves in goal.

Mooney will take a solid break and return to action April 19 as they travel to Orange for post spring break play.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals Boys basketball team has had a very tough season that has had its ups and downs, but head Coach Carey Palmero is keeping his squad ready for any task that comes there way.

The Cardinal are about to start there tournament run when they take on the Lakeview Bulldogs in round one of the Division III basketball tournament. Palermo will try to lead this squad, who just a year ago overcame a tough tournament schedule to win the District title.

Palermo got the oppurtunity to sit down with YSN’s Matt Morrison to discuss the upcoming tournament. Check out episode one of Coaches Corner wit Carey Palermo.

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BLARDMAN OH- In his postgame press conference, Boardman head coach Jeff Hammerton said that Reagan Smith’s last practice was the best one she had all season. The hope is always that a player will use that momentum. We’ll Smith did just that becoming a huge factor off the bench in Boardman’s 55-24 win over Mooney.

Smith paced the way for the Spartans with a game-high 16 points.  Mackenzie Riccitelli was also in double figures scoring 13 for Boardman.  Ava Freeborough added 6 points to the cause as well.  Mooney was led by Olivia Rouser who chipped in 13 hard earned points.

Boardman will start up conference play on Wednesday as they hit the road to Howland.  Mooney will try to bounce back Saturday on the road against Austintown Fitch.



SALEM OH- There might have been some extra motivation on Wednesday night when Salem welcomed in Mooney. Last season, the Cardinals upset Salem in Youngstown.  The Quakers we’re having none of that this time around.  Their defense put the clamps down on the Cardinals on their way to a 53-18 victory.

Abbie Davidson led the way for Salem with an impressive 21 points. Rylee Hutton chipped in a career high 19 points to add to the Quakers offense. Salem returns to action on Wednesday as they start their conference slate on the road at Alliance.  Mooney will return home on Saturday and take on Struthers.


YOUNGSTOWN OH- It was a backyard brawl on Tuesday night as Mooney welcomed in Boardman for a big matchup. The Spartans found themselves down 2-0 in the match, and then won 3 sets in a row to earn the victory (18-25 22-25 25-19 25-19 15-7)

Sydney Yauger led the Spartans with 10 kills. They did have a balanced offense though as 3 other players had at least 7.  Cami Goske was a force down the middle with 8 kills. Both CiCi Johnson and Gia Triveri finished with 7 kills.  Kamryn Duritza ran the offense well with 23 assists.  Gianna Cicchillo led a strong defense with 27 digs. Yauger completed a double double with 12 digs.

Boardman will return to league action on Thursday as they host Howland.  Mooney has another big test on Wednesday traveling to Crestview.


CANFIELD OH-  Canfield Boys Lacrosse Cardinals beat the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals in a cross-town battle 5-4 to advance in the State playoffs.

Luke Barry led Canfield with two goals. Nicolo Cocca, Ethan Remby and Dylan Kemp followed with 1 goal apiece. With the win, Canfield advances to the Regional Quarter Finals for the first time in school history.

Mooney’s Joe Zeno, Will Varley Joey Sfara and Todd Miller scored 1 goal apiece.

Canfield’s goalie Peyton Nottingham had 14 saves while Mooney’s goalie TJ Richey had 27 saves.

Canfield faces Chagrin Falls in the next round of the playoffs on Friday May 20th at 6:00pm at a location to be determined.


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SALEM OH-  Cardinal Mooney watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-2 loss to Salem on Thursday. Salem took the lead on a double in the first inning.

The Cardinal Mooney  struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Salem, giving up 13 runs.

The Cardinals got things started in the first inning. They scored one run when Logan Boyd singled.

Salem scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Brock Young, Blaize Exline, Jackson Johnson, Darius Beck, and Corey Riesen all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Carson Rhodes was the winning pitcher for Salem. The pitcher went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out seven.

Cole Litman took the loss for Cardinal Mooney. The pitcher allowed seven hits and nine runs over three and a third innings, striking out four.

Boyd led the Cardinals with two hits in two at bats.

Salem collected ten hits. Young, Beck, and Gavin Wilms all managed multiple hits. Salem didn’t commit a single error in the field. Beck had the most chances in the field with seven.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Cardinal Mooney girls lacrosse team begins season 1-0 with a victory over Southeast by the final of 12-1.

Ella Szalay led the team with 5 goals and 2 assists. Addison Stacy had 4 goals, while Angelina Rotunno had 2 goals, 2 assists, and 5 draw controls. Diara Yelverton added a goal and Maria Pecchia led the defense with 4 ground balls. Alyssa Ray had 7 saves in goal.

Mooney will host Boardman Monday night at 6pm.


*Contributed by Toni Chahine