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CORTLAND OH- In a dominant display of volleyball prowess, Lakeview (17-3) emerged victorious against Poland, sweeping the match in three sets. The scores tell the tale of Lakeview’s command over the game: 25-19, 25-9, and 25-12.

The individual performances within the Lakeview team showcased their collective excellence. Mallory Mailach was a standout performer, earning an impressive 24 service points, including 7 aces. Her precise and powerful serves kept Poland on their toes throughout the match.

Lakeview’s offense was led by the dynamic duo of Reagan Price, who recorded a remarkable 20 kills, and Molly Stuart, who contributed 12 kills of her own. Their relentless attacks were a constant threat to Poland’s defense. Mailach also shone as a setter, accumulating 37 assists. Her ability to orchestrate the offense and provide accurate setups was instrumental in Lakeview’s success. On the defensive front, Price made her presence felt with 1 block, disrupting Poland’s attempts to score. Stuart displayed her prowess in digging with 13 successful digs, showcasing her agility and reliability on the backline.

Lakeview’s cohesive team effort, combined with these exceptional individual performances, secured their resounding victory over Poland. With their impressive season record of 17-3, Lakeview continues to assert themselves as a formidable force in the world of high school volleyball.


CANFIELD, OH-  In this week’s episode, we dive into the thrilling matchup between the South Range Raiders and the undefeated Poland team. It was a David versus Goliath showdown, and once again, David came out on top with a 21-7 victory.

Join us as we hear from Coach Rach about the mindset of his underdog team going into the game and the challenges they faced against a strong opponent. We’ll also discuss the game strategy, the defensive approach, and how both teams aimed to slow the game down and control the time and possession. Don’t miss out as we uncover the secrets to South Range’s success and the growth of their young players.

Stay tuned for another insightful episode on YSN, where we bring you all the action from the South Range Football Coach’s Corner!



NILES OH- In a hard-fought battle on the gridiron, Poland bounced back from last week’s setback with a gritty 28-14 victory on the road over the Niles Dragons. The game featured a series of compelling moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

In the 1st quarter, Niles embarked on a promising drive, starting at their own 4-yard line. Anthony Budak’s precision passing, including a 36-yard completion to Kristopher Hrosar, and powerful carries by Antuan Gardner and Joe Smith, took them to the Poland 6. However, Niles missed a 23-yard field goal attempt. Poland responded with an 80-yard drive, culminating in Dom Pagano’s 2-yard touchdown run, and the PAT was good, putting them ahead 7-0.

The 2nd quarter saw Niles’ defense stepping up, stopping Poland on 4th down at the Poland 47-yard line. Then, Budak found Gardner with a 27-yard touchdown pass, and the successful PAT leveled the score at 7-7. Poland answered back with Cole Fulton’s 6-yard touchdown run, capping a drive that started at their own 31. The PAT was good, and Poland led 14-7.

As the 3rd quarter began, Poland executed a successful onside kick, gaining possession at the Niles 48-yard line. However, the Red Dragons’ defense stood firm, forcing a turnover on downs. Niles responded by punting, and Poland’s Cole Fulton unleashed a 52-yard touchdown run, extending their lead to 21-7. Niles answered with a 71-yard drive, with Anthony Budak rushing for a 2-yard touchdown to narrow the gap to 21-14.

In a pivotal moment, Cole Fulton, on the first play from scrimmage, broke free for a breathtaking 69-yard touchdown run. The successful PAT extended Poland’s lead to 28-14 with 4:32 left in the 3rd quarter.

The 4th quarter saw both teams trading possessions, but neither could find the end zone. Niles made a late-game push, blocking a punt with 2:08 remaining, but ultimately turned the ball over on downs.

In the end, Poland emerged victorious with a final score of 28-14. Poland improved to 6-1 (2-1) and looks forward to their next challenge against Girard, while Niles, now 5-2 (2-1), prepares to host South Range in their upcoming matchup.


POLAND OH- In a commanding performance on the volleyball court, the Girard team showcased their prowess, maintaining their strong position in the NE8 with a resounding sweep of Poland. The match featured relentless play and precision from Girard, as they secured victory with set scores of 25-16, 25-17, and 25-17.

Girard’s offense was anchored by a dynamic duo at the net, as Nico Cochran and Bailey Walters each recorded an impressive 12 kills. Their relentless attacks and precise placement kept Poland’s defense on its toes throughout the match.

Bailey Walters demonstrated her exceptional setting skills, tallying 23 assists. Her ability to distribute the ball effectively to her teammates was a key factor in Girard’s offensive success.

The serving game proved to be another strength for Girard, with Kylie Carpenter and Bailey Walters each contributing 12 service points. Bailey Walters led the team with an incredible 7 aces, while Erica Teter and Kylie Carpenter each added 2 aces, and Molly Durkin chipped in with 2 aces of her own.

On the defensive front, Nico Cochran showcased her versatility with 8 digs, while Bailey Walters contributed 6 of her own. The team collectively demonstrated their determination in the backcourt.

Girard’s defense at the net was highlighted by blocks from Alexis Pieton, Brooke Perry, Erica Teter, and Nico Cochran. These blocks disrupted Poland’s offensive attempts and showcased Girard’s all-around game.

Izzy Greco led Poland’s offensive efforts with 7 kills, while Bella Khoury recorded 13 crucial digs. Mya Scolt orchestrated the team’s offense with 9 assists.

With this convincing victory, Girard continues to make waves in the NE8 and maintains their pace at the top of the standings. Their fans have every reason to be excited about their prospects as they continue their journey through the season.


CANFIELD OH- In a thrilling Battle of 224 rivalry matchup, Canfield secured a commanding sweep over Poland, with set scores of 25-19, 25-22, and 25-8. The intense contest between these two volleyball powerhouses provided fans with an exciting display of skill and determination.

Canfield’s performance was marked by standout contributions from several key players. Lauren Miasek was an offensive force, recording an impressive 12 kills and adding 5 aces to her stat line. Carly Flemming orchestrated the team’s offense effectively with 13 assists, while Alexis LeFoer showcased her defensive prowess with a remarkable 20 digs. Meredith Ross made her presence felt at the net, contributing 3 crucial blocks, and Vivian Biro added to the team’s success with 11 assists.

On the Poland side, Olivia Minehart led the offensive charge with 12 kills, demonstrating her prowess as a top-notch hitter. Mya Scott contributed to the team’s offensive efforts with 15 assists, while Bella Khoury exhibited strong defensive skills, tallying 16 digs. Emerson Gomon showcased her blocking abilities with 3 well-timed blocks.

Canfield’s exceptional teamwork and solid all-around performance proved to be the deciding factor in this exciting rivalry matchup. The victory was a testament to their hard work and dedication on the volleyball court.


POLAND, OH –  The Poland Bulldogs have been paced by a talented senior class that looks to make history this season. One senior, Danny Nittoli, with his remarkable speed and agility, has been a force to reckon with as a running back and linebacker. His ability to navigate through opposing defenses with finesse and his relentless tackling prowess as a linebacker have made him an invaluable asset to the Bulldogs. Beyond his athleticism, Danny’s natural leadership qualities have been instrumental in motivating his teammates to push their limits and strive for excellence. His commitment to the sport extends beyond the field, exemplified by his tireless work ethic in the weight room and on the practice field, setting an inspiring standard for his fellow players.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Danny this week at Combine Brothers to talk about his senior season, what his plans are for after high school, how he wants this season to end, and a rapid fire question session where we get to learn more about what makes Nittoli the player and person he is.

All that and so much more in this week’s episode of Poland Bulldogs football player profile with senior star, Danny Nittoli.



POLAND, OH – Coming off their first loss of the season, head coach Tom Pavlansky and the Poland Bulldogs (5-1) are ready to put that behind them and move into the new week. The Dogs took on a tough South Range (5-1) team in week six and ended up falling just short, 21-7. Up next for Poland is another tough test as they will travel to Niles to take on the 5-1 Red Dragons on Friday night.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie had the opportunity to talk with Coach Pav this week at Combine Brothers to talk about their week six match up with South Range, what he and his staff have to do to correct the mistakes and return to the win column this week, and what Coach’s keys to victory are for week seven against the Niles Red Dragons.

All that and so much more in this week’s episode of Poland Bulldogs football coach’s corner with head coach, Tom Pavlansky!



POLAND OH- In a highly anticipated showdown, South Range emerged victorious, knocking off previously undefeated Poland with a final score of 21-7. This win solidified South Range’s position at the top of the NE8 standings.

The game started with South Range making a statement as they engineered a long drive culminating in a six-yard touchdown run by Blake Ewert. With 4:08 remaining in the first quarter, South Range took the lead 7-0.

Poland, however, responded swiftly. Quarterback Dom Pagano connected with wide receiver Josh Macejko on a 15-yard touchdown pass, leveling the score at 7-7 early in the second quarter.

The Raiders wasted no time in regaining the lead. On their following drive, quarterback Tristan Toy found wide receiver Brady Crumbacher. Crumbacher hauled in the pass and showcased his speed, dashing for an 82-yard touchdown reception. This gave the Raiders a 14-7 lead with 8:32 left in the second quarter.

South Range’s offense remained relentless. Tristan Toy, having already delivered one big play, added another highlight to his performance. He embarked on a 57-yard touchdown run during the Raiders’ next offensive drive, extending their lead to 21-7.

The second half evolved into a defensive battle, with both teams stepping up to the challenge. Despite numerous opportunities, neither side was able to find the end zone throughout the final two quarters.

South Range’s triumph over Poland was a testament to their offensive prowess and defensive resilience. This victory keeps them in the driver’s seat in the NE8 conference and sends a message to the competition that they are a force to be reckoned with this season.


CANFIELD OH- South Range’s volleyball team continued their remarkable winning streak with a well-fought four-set victory over Poland, showcasing their skill, teamwork, and determination on the court. The final scores of 25-19, 25-17, 14-25, and 25-15 highlighted the intense competition between these two talented teams.

Key players for South Range delivered standout performances, contributing to their team’s impressive win. Sarah Kuhns exhibited her versatility as a setter, recording 18 assists and 11 digs, achieving a valuable double-double. Her presence as a playmaker and her defensive contributions were pivotal in guiding her team to victory.

Anna Toy showcased her attacking prowess with 11 kills, adding 24 digs to her performance to achieve a double-double. Her ability to score points and contribute defensively underscored her importance to South Range’s success. Hayden Carey orchestrated the team’s offense efficiently with 13 assists, while also contributing with 4 digs and 2 aces.

On the Poland side, Olivia Minehart led the offensive charge with 7 kills, providing a consistent source of scoring for her team. Mya Scott facilitated the team’s offense with 11 assists, while Bella Khoury’s impressive 24 digs anchored their defense. Aubrey Zimmers added 3 crucial blocks, making her presence felt at the net.

The match saw shifts in momentum, with Poland securing a strong third set win. However, South Range’s composure and determination allowed them to bounce back convincingly in the fourth set, ultimately securing the victory.



POLAND, OH – Coming off another dominating victory in week five, head coach Tom Pavlansky and the Poland Bulldogs are firing on all cylinders. In week five the Bulldogs traveled up to Hubbard and came away with a huge 53-0 victory. Up next for Poland will be an extremely important NE8 battle with the South Range Raiders at home on Friday night!

YSN’s own, Tim Corso was able to catch up with Coach Pav this week at Combine Brothers to discuss the big victory in week five, what his outlook is for the biggest test of the season so far against South Range, what coach wants to accomplish this week in practice, and so much more!

This week’s episode of Poland Bulldogs football coach’s corner with head coach, Tom Pavlansky, is LIVE!