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CANFIELD OH- Canfield got their tournament run started on Saturday, and they didn’t slow down at all. The Cardinals  won the first round playoff game over Ravenna by a score of 6-0 to advance to next round.

Canfield was able to receive goals from Lexi Toporcer, and Rachel Lamb, both Kiara Reynolds, and Ava Paris added a pair of scores.  Assists were tallied by Maci Toporcer, and Reynolds. Lol Padgett had zero saves in goal as the Cardinal defense kept her clean the whole game.

Canfield will now host Jefferson Area on Wednesday Oct 19 at 6:00 PM.


RAVENNA, OH – Both Howland and Ravenna came off of Week 1 losses and were both looking for their first wins of the season. Unfortunately, it was one team that could come out on top. The Ravenna Ravens made big stops in the end as they held off the Tigers 14-7 at home.


After a scoreless first quarter where neither team could move the ball, the Ravens would get their first huge break. After Ravenna quarterback M’Kell Henderson scrambled for a 28-yard gain, he would throw a deep shot to stand out Pavel Handerson, who won in one-on-one coverage for the first score of the game. A Mike Myers extra point would make it 7-0 Ravens. Henderson would throw for 107 yards to go with his touchdown. Then after a three-and-out by Howland, Ravenna would use a quick 5-play, 50-yard drive that ended with Williams running it in from three yards out. Another Myers PAT made it 14-0 at intermission.


The defense of Ravenna would give the Tigers a lot of headaches as they brought in the heat on quarterback John Perry all night long. They held Howland to just 176 of total offense, compared to Ravenna’s 305. The Tigers, however, had something going for them in the third. Coach Steve Boyle decided to give the ball to senior Marco Massucci and it paid off. After Howland started with excellent field position on the Raven 28, it would only take one play for Massucci to scamper down the sideline for a 28-yard score. A Jack Litton extra point brought the score to within 14-7. Massucci finished the night with 93 yards on 22 carries (4.2 avg) along with his touchdown.


Despite the excellent field position all night, Howland was not able to capitalize. Henderson picked off a Perry pass with 5:04 to go, a huge play that would help Ravenna eat up a lot of clock. And then it came down to the clutch. The Tigers’ defense would make a huge 4th down stop as they got the ball on their own 8 with 1:06 to go. They would need to drive the ball 92 yards to tie it up. The Ravens defense would show up to play as Bobby Melzer made a huge sack on Perry. An incompletion then made it fourth and long with the game on the line. Perry would pass to try to keep the game alive, but the pass fell incomplete with 15 seconds left to cap off a tough night of fourth down conversions for Howland, where they went 1/7. The Ravens then knelt down to seal the victory.


The Ravens will improve to 1-1 with the victory, the first in first-year head coach Joe Callihan’s career. They will now play their first road game next Friday as they travel to Kent Roosevelt in a heated rivalry, a game that the Ravens won last year 27-9. The Roosevelt Rough Riders are coming off a 42-9 defeat to CVCA.


The Tigers will have their first 0-2 start since 2019 with the loss. They will, however, look to get their first victory next week at home against non-conference foe Hubbard. These two teams last met in 2019, where Hubbard won an overtime thriller 22-16. The Eagles are coming off a close 8-3 victory over Greenville (PA).  


YSN’s Noah Ricks got the chance to talk to Ravenna head coach Joe Callihan following tonight’s victory. You can watch the video below.


*Contributed By YSN’s Noah Ricks

Postgame Interview With Joe Callihan:


Howland defeated Ravenna 20-0 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Brooke Tatar struck out Mckayla Lawson to finish off the game.

Cloe Lopez led Howland to victory by driving in four runs. Lopez went 3-for-4 at the plate. Lopez drove in runs on a single in the first and a home run in the second.

The Tigers got on the board in the first inning. Zoe King drove in one when King singled.

Howland scored seven runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower by was led by Tatar, Alexia Spangler, Madison Hufford, Raegan Cool, Lopez, and Alyssa Massucci, all driving in runs in the inning.

A single by Amellia Fuller in the third inning was a positive for Ravenna.

Spangler took the win for the Tigers. The righty surrendered zero runs on one hit over three innings, striking out three and walking zero. Tatar threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Alyssa Orona took the loss for Ravenna. The pitcher surrendered 20 runs on 13 hits over four innings, striking out one.

Howland tallied three home runs on the day. Lopez went for the long ball in the second inning. Massucci went yard in the second inning. Tatar had a long ball in the second inning.

The Tigers totaled 14 hits in the game. Lopez, Tatar, and Spangler each racked up multiple hits for Howland Tigers. Lopez went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Howland Tigers in hits. Howland Tigers was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Kayla Campbell made the most plays with five.

Fuller led Ravenna with one hit in two at bats.

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BELOIT OH- West Branch had one more test awaiting them in 2021 as they welcomed Ravenna into their gym on Tuesday. Dru DeShields and Jaxon Hendershott combined for 36 points as the Warriors took care of the Ravens 64-45.

DeShields put on a show with 26 points on the night. Hendershott was also in double figures with 10 points. Nick Wilson contributed a solid 9 points to the Warriors cause as well. Thomas Egli added 8 points.

The Warriors now look ahead to 2022 as they return to league play Tuesday with a trip to Canton South.


BELOIT OH- The first round of the tournament can see some shockers sometimes.  For the first couple of innings, it looked as if the Lady Ravens of Ravenna were going to pull the upset.  However, they would have to get past a talented lady Warriors team of West Branch who came into the game with a record of 18-6.  


The first couple of innings saw both teams go back and forth.  The Ravens had great fielding from Joi Miller who played both Center and Left field, making one catch behind her head and another diving.  The pitching from Alyssa Orona shined for a bit too but fell later on.  For the Lady Warriors, they were led by senior Jordan Anderson who would only give up one run while striking out 11 of the Lady Ravens. 


After Anderson’s first fly ball which had Morgan Loudon score, the momentum shifted to the Warriors and they never looked back as they would get 10 more runs from Anderson, Skyler Greeneisen, Sam Morris, pinch runners Kiersten Skinner, Mirabella Beckett and Daphne Snyder.  The game would end in the bottom of the sixth after two more runs making the final 11-0.  


West Branch (19-6) will face Perry (16-8) who got a big 13 to 3 win against the Lady Wolverines of West Geauga.  Game will be 5pm Wednesday.  


*contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*



SALEM- In what is most likely Salem’s last home game of the season, the Quakers made quick work of Ravenna to advance in the OHSAA tournament. The Quakers won in sweeping fashion in head coach Kacey Costal’s first tournament win (25-5 25-6 25-7).


Jenna McClish: 10 digs
Kaley Davis: 11 kills
Autumn Little: 4 kills
Morgan McGaffick: 8 aces, 14 assists
Emma Hochadel: 9 aces, 14 assists

*Contributed By Kacey Costal at salemathletics.org


NILES OH- It’s a long history of Niles football full of tons of talented players. However, Niles came in to Friday night still seeking their first win at home in the playoffs in the program’s history. Their opponent Ravenna put up a fight, but it was too much Dragons as they coasted to a 35-21 win.

Zack Leonard impresses as always with 17 carries for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns. Freshman Antuan Gardner also chipped in with 17 carries for 136 yards with a pair of house calls. Leonard also found the promise land through the air on a pass to Alleni Fryer. Leonard also contributed on defense collecting a key interception in the first quarter, and another one later in the game. He accounted for two of the three turnovers forced by the Dragons defense.

Niles first home playoff game also caps off an undefeated road schedule. The Dragons went 4-0 in the friendly confines of Bo Rein Stadium. The Dragons advance and will travel to Streetsboro in round 2 of the playoffs next Friday.