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Madison, OH- Protecting their home field on senior night, the Madison Blue Streaks dominated the Orange Lions with a final score of 42-0. The game kicked off with Madison’s quarterback, Carson Alley, making an early mistake as he threw an interception to Orange’s Ely Robinson with 8 minutes and 27 seconds remaining in the first quarter. However, this would prove to be the only highlight for Orange as Madison quickly seized control of the game.

Carson Alley redeemed himself later in the first quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful extra point kicked by Ben Amos. This put Madison in the lead with a score of 7-0. The second quarter continued to be a showcase for Madison’s offense. James Poe scored a 4-yard touchdown run, and the extra point was good, extending Madison’s lead to 14-0 with 10 minutes and 22 seconds left in the quarter.

Carson Alley continued to impress, connecting with his receivers for three more touchdowns in the second quarter. First, a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Radkowski, followed by an 18-yard touchdown pass to Noah Barnes, and finally, a 7-yard touchdown pass to Knolan Albert. Each of these touchdowns was accompanied by successful extra point kicks, propelling Madison to an impressive 28-0 lead with just 28 seconds left in the second quarter.

The fourth quarter saw Sonny Salajcik add to Madison’s lead with a 9-yard touchdown run, and the extra point was once again good, bringing the final score to a commanding 42-0 in favor of the Madison Blue Streaks.

With this victory, the Madison Blue Streaks improved their record to 4-1 which is their best start since 2015.  The Blue Streaks are set to face the Lakeside Dragons (3-1) in the upcoming CVC Lake Division game in week 6, which promises to be an exciting matchup. On the other hand, the Orange Lions, now at 2-3, will be on the road against the Chagrin Falls Tigers (2-3) in week 6, looking to bounce back from this tough loss.


Photo Credit: CM Photography

Pepper Pike, OH- The Lakeside Dragons came into week 4 looking to rekindle their flame and that was achieved friday night in Pepper Pike. The Lakeside Dragons dominated the Orange Lions with a final score of 36-7. The game unfolded with several remarkable plays that kept fans of the green and gold cheering all night.

The first quarter started explosively when Lakeside’s Alex DiSalvatore launched a sensational 72-yard touchdown pass to Matt Wagner, putting Lakeside ahead 6-0. Unfortunately, the two-point conversion attempt failed. However, Lakeside quickly bounced back, as Nate Bartone scored a 9-yard touchdown run, and he personally converted the two-point play, extending the lead to 14-0.

The second quarter saw Lakeside’s Alex DiSalvatore connecting with Caleb Stitt for a 35-yard touchdown pass, and Matt Wagner secured the two-point conversion with a catch. This impressive play brought the score to 22-0. Lakeside continued to dominate when DiSalvatore rushed for a 5-yard touchdown and Sincere Turner caught the two-point conversion, making it 30-0 in favor of Lakeside.

In the third quarter, Nate Bartone showcased his skills again with a remarkable 36-yard touchdown run, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 36-0.

Orange continued their fight into the fourth quarter when Alex Ford broke free for a 57-yard touchdown run, and the extra point was good, putting them on the board at 36-7.

The final whistle blew with the Lakeside Dragons claiming a resounding victory, improving their record to 2-2. They look ahead to face the struggling West Geauga Wolverines (0-4) at home in week 4. On the other hand, the Orange Lions, also at 2-2, will hit the road to take on the formidable Madison Blue Streaks (3-1) who is begining to find their old identity for  their next matchup.


PEPPER PIKE OH- The Rams embarked on a journey to Pepper Pike and orchestrated a resounding victory over the Orange Lions, triumphing with a decisive 49-14 scoreline. This win propelled the Rams to a commendable 2-0 record for the season, establishing their dominance early on.

Ian Erb emerged as the standout player for the Rams, showcasing his incredible versatility and impact on the field. He demonstrated prowess in both rushing and receiving, accumulating a remarkable 307 yards of total offense. Erb’s performance was truly multifaceted, with 214 yards gained on the ground and an additional 93 yards through the air. His contributions extended to the end zone, where he notched an impressive 5 total touchdowns—4 through rushing and 1 via receiving.

Quarterback Owen Shingledecker orchestrated the offense with finesse, amassing 129 passing yards and contributing 1 touchdown pass to the team’s success.

Brady Balestrino showcased his skill set, racking up 24 receiving yards while also adding a dynamic 17-yard rushing touchdown to the Rams’ impressive tally.

Defensively, the Rams exhibited exceptional cohesion and determination. The Mineral Ridge defense executed with speed and physicality, containing the Orange Lions’ potent offense to a mere 14 points. Ethan Pemberton’s interception added a pivotal defensive play to the game, while Matt Mounier’s fumble recovery further underscored the Rams’ prowess on the defensive end.

As a collective effort, the Mineral Ridge team demonstrated their prowess and determination, working cohesively to secure the victory. With their sights set on continued success, the Rams are gearing up to face the challenge presented by St. Thomas Aquinas next Friday as they travel to Louisville.


BEACHWOOD, OH- The Orange Lions open the season with 49-0 win over its arch-rival Beachwood at Beachwood High School.  The Lions took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field which ended with a 2-yard touchdown run by Alex Ford.  Ford would not be done, as he added two more touchdown runs later in the game and threw for one touchdown.

The Lion’s defense would also make a stand, with Beachwood opening series, the Lions were able to force a bad snap that went out of the endzone to take 9-0 lead over the Bison. The Lions would keep Beachwood out of the scoring column to earn the shutout.

Alex Ford would finish the game with 79 yards rushing and was 4/5 throwing the football for 65 yards. The Lions held Beachwood to -16 yards of offense while the Lions amounted to 270 yards of offense.

The Lions will host Mineral Ridge on Friday in the team’s home opener.  The Rams won their first game 29-22 in the final seconds over Pymatuning Valley.


*Contributed by Tim Porter


CLEVELAND, OH- Linday Leiken is a tone-setter.  A senior at Orange, Leiken has her eyes set  on taking the Lady Lions to new heights in 2023.

Hitting is going to be really big this year almost everyone on
the court is a really strong hitter and just that like that’s great, it’s nice because everybody can hit,” says Leiken.

You can catch the rest of what Lindy had to say in her YSN Player Profile: Leiken The Way Things Are Going, below.



Beachwood-  Congratulations to the boys tennis team on Saturday as they won the CVC Championship for the Chagrin Division on Saturday by holding off Hawken.  Earning first team all CVC were as follows:

  • Ben Pomeranets (1st Singles)
  • Krish Mehra (2nd Singles)
  • Ishan Bhatt (3rd Singles)
  • Chika Nwaozuzu (1st Doubles)
  • Gabi Kalir (1st Doubles)
  • Ace Bloom (2nd Doubles)
  • Gabe Guiler (2nd Doubles)

Earning honorable mention in the CVC were Daniel Suh & Sunjay Wychoff.  

Final Scores

  1. Orange- 25
  2. Hawken-  19
  3. Beachwood- 14
  4. Chagrin Falls- 8
  5. West Geauga- 7
  6. Harvey-  0

*Story contributed by Tim Porter



Jason Hewlett and Clifton Scott would provide double doubles to propel the Chaney Cowboys (17-8) past the Orange Lions (8-17) and into the Division II – Northeast District 1 semi-finals.

It was all gas no brake from the jump for the three time defending district champion Chaney Cowboys. Leading the charge for the Red and White offensively in the first was football standout and Michigan commit, Jason Hewlett. The 6 foot 4 senior forward accounted for fifteen of the Cowboys twenty-three points in the first. Chaney would stifle Orange defensively, allowing just five points in the quarter.

The second saw the teams jostle at both ends. The Lions provided more offensively tallying ten points in the second, while the Cowboys would struggle offensively after Hewlett would pick up three consecutive fouls in less than a minute forcing him to the bench. Chaney would outscore Orange by two to take a 20 point lead into the break.

Breaking the half, Chaney picked up where they had left off back in the first quarter, dominating offensively and smothering Orange at the other end. Clifton Scott would lead the Cowboys in thethird with four made baskets from the inside while Hewlett would add four more, and Josiah Gonzalez had his highest scoring quarter of the night with five.

Orange would begin the fourth quarter trailing by thirty-four and staring a season ending loss. The Lions would provide their largest scoring quarter of the night with sixteen fourth quarter points, led by Ernest Pryor’s three made shots from beyond the arc. Clifton Scott would end the fourth with two more shots from inside, and ½ from the charity stripe falling a point shy of twenty, but still giving the Cowboys an easy victory, 71-38.




Jason Hewlett 22 points, 12 rebounds

Clifton Scott – 19 points, 15 rebounds

Matt Jones – 10 points


Ernest Pryor14 points, 4 made three-pointers


Chaney: Looking much improved from their opening round victory over Kenston, the competition level will begin to ramp up from here on out in the postseason. Of course, that’s nothing new for these Chaney Cowboys, a program that always touts one of the toughest schedules in the area.

The back-to-back-to-back district champion Cowboys will be in action on Thursday March 2ndat Boardman High School, where they will take on the #3 seed Alliance Aviators (15-8). The Aviators tied atop the EBC for the regular-season title, and earned their spot in the district semi’s with a 81-54 routing of Geneva. Alliance will be making their first appearance in the district final four, since 2017.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


POLAND OHIO – If you love upsets this time of year on the hardwood, you got one Monday night. #24 Orange went into #16 Poland and snatched a 45-41 victory from the Bulldogs. Ernest Pryor came out focused, hitting an early three pointer to get the Lions going as he finished the game with 20 points. Poland’s offense answered the call as they evened up the score at the half. In a high scoring second half, Orange out scored Poland 30-26.

But what it came down to was big free throw making by Pryor and teammates Dominic Anekwe, Devin Belle and Henry Bonner. The Lions now shift their focus to Friday night for the sectional final game against Youngstown Chaney.

*Contributed By YSN’s Michael Wolfgang



The Orange Girls basketball team took the short trip to Cornerstone Christian on Friday night.  Cornerstone Christian, who entered the game with a 10-2 record, fell to the Lions 57-43.  Rachel Oberster led the Lions with 28 points.

The Lions got off to a great start.  They outscored Cornerstone Christian 36-13 in the first half.  The Lion’s defense held Cornerstone to only 2 points in the 2nd quarter.  Oberster scored 18 of her 28 in the first half.

In the third quarter, the Lions were able to extend their lead to 26 points.  Alayeh Washington and Kynnade Bates each added 8 points for the Lions in the win.  The Lions will open 2023 on Tuesday when they host rival Beachwood on Tuesday night.


Box Score


Kynnade Bates 3-2-5-8

Nikayla Henderson 2-0-2-4

Rachel Oberster 10-6-8-28

Alayeh Washington 2-4-6-8

Courtney Norton 1-0-0-2

Olivia Jackson 3-1-2-7

3 Point FGs (Oberster-2)


Cornerstone Christian Academy

Kayla Jones 4-1-3-9

Mylia Bell  3-0-0-6

Hope Murphy 1-0-0-2

Marshae Hill 7-3-3-17

Lovey Walker 3-0-0-7

DiAsia Davis 1-0-3-2

3 Point FGs (Walker-1)


*Contributed by Tim Porter


PEPPER PIKE OH- No matter what sport you’re talking about, or what team you watch, everyone needs a strong captain. Ice hockey is no exception. With Orange, hockey is a sport that is tracking more and more interest inside the school system. This has to do with the team’s success for sure, but the team wouldn’t be successful with out the steadfast captains that it features. One of those captains is Max Sigel.

Max runs the middle of the lions formation. He gets the opportunity to contribute to his teams in many different ways. Yes he can score himself, after the first 6 games he had already acquired 4 goals, but he also is a solid passer. In fact Max says that passing has always been a passion of his.  It’s an art form to be able to pass well on the ice. Max has definitely put in the work to be an artist with the assists. Along with those 4 goals in the first 6 matches, Sigel also had 8 assists.  That means he had his hand in 12 goals.  You mix all of that with his exceptional defense, and his in unwavering positive attitude and you get a captain fit to steer any team to victory.

Max was kind enough to come on to YSN’s Running Point last week to talk about his ice hockey career at Orange. He chatted with Anthony Hartwig and Scotty Mincher about his passion for the sport, who some of his role models are, and much more. Don’t miss the latest hockey player profile from Orange only on YSN!

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