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AUSTINTOWN, OH- In today’s episode ofPlayer Profile, we dive into the exciting world of high school football with a profile on the talented Dan Evans III from Austintown Fitch High School. Dan, also known as “D111,” has made quite the name for himself with his record-breaking performances and numerous college offers.

We’ll hear from Dan as he reflects on his journey, his senior year, and the recruitment process amidst the new normal of COVID.

But it’s not all about football with Dan. We’ll also learn about his competitive nature, his love for video games, and his favorite NFL wide receivers. And of course, we’ll discuss the important role his family and fans play in his life on and off the field

. Get ready for an exciting and insightful profile on one of Youngstown, Ohio’s most electrifying football players.



CANFIELD, OH-  Today we have an exclusive interview with a standout player from the South Range Raiders, Zander Mercer.

Join us as we dive into the life of this senior blindside tackle and uncover his love for the game, his aspirations for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

Get ready for an inspiring and entertaining conversation with Zander Mercer.



AUSTINTOWN, OH- In this episode, we have a special guest, Kylan Foster, a senior linebacker from the Austintown Fitch Falcons.

Kylan takes us on a journey through his football career, discussing his passion for hitting people and being an aggressive player on the field. We learn about his underdog mentality, his love for the game, and his desire to excel as an individual.

Join us as we get to know Kylan, his aspirations for the future, and his thoughts on upcoming challenges, including a big rivalry game against Central Valley.

Stay tuned for an inspiring conversation with an exceptional athlete. Let’s jump right in on YSN.



BUTLER, PA- All sports fans grow up with heroes and personal favorite players in their favorite sport or favorite team.  For many fans in the area, Franco Harris was oftentimes at the center of their fanhood in some way or somehow.  Whether it be the “Immaculate Reception” or the community involvement wherever he went, Franco Harris changed the culture of the franchises he came in contact with.

YSN’s Mike Ackelson has special memories dating back to his eighth birthday as part of Franco’s Army and he talks about his memories of his favorite football team.


BOARDMAN OH- The Boardman Spartans football program’s history is riddled with high end talent. Especially when you look into the 90’s and 00’s. One of best offensive lineman to come out of that period is Kevin Tuminello.

Kevin, a graduate from Boardman in 2003 spent his senior season as a captain. He was 1st team Steel Valley, and special mention Division 1 All State. Always a hard worker in the classroom as well Kevin warned many awards given to student athletes.

Kevin continued his athletic and academic career at Georgia Tech. He was seen by a coach on film who was recruiting another player. Kevin worked his way from a 1 star recruit when his a recruitment process started to a 3 star by the time he committed to Georgia Tech. He played for the Yellow Jackets between 2004-2007. Majoring in Construction Management, Kevin continued to excel not just on the football field, but in the classroom at one of the toughest institutions in the country. Kevin earned multiple awards and accommodations for his work in school. He was named Academic-All ACC three years. His senior season he won the Senior Academic Excellence Award.  Not to overshadow his work on the field Kevin was named 2nd Team All ACC In 2007.

After he graduated from Georgia Tech Kevin signed an unstaffed free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints. In 2018 Kevin was inducted into the Boardman Hall of Fame.

Anthony Hartwig had the opportunity to talk with Kevin about his career at Boardman, his time at Georgia Tech, and much more. Enjoy YSN’s latest Legend of The Past as we shine a light on a great Spartan, Kevin Tuminello.

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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Through the partnership with Beaver Local School District, YSN was fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to follow around a couple of special Beaver Alum on a day that will not soon be forgotten.

Jamin Pastore (2001) and Derek Wolfe (2008) revisited their stomping grounds with a purpose and a new opportunity for Beaver Local athletes for years to come.  The pair are teaming up to donate $1,000,000 back to their alma mater in order to turf the football/soccer field and build an indoor facility in which student-athletes can train throughout the year without worrying about the weather.

It was truly a special day in which there were as many smiles as there were dollars exchanged.  Wolfe and Pastore would say throughout the day that if they could change the life of one child, that the donation would be well worth it.

As you take a look at the video throughout the day, it certainly didn’t take long for these two school standouts to go from home town heroes to Beaver Local Legends.