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NILES, OH – Mike Guarnieri is the head coach for the Niles Red Dragons. The Red Dragons have three returning seniors this season, Zack Leonard, Chase Suzina, and Caleb Lauer. With covid is was difficult to get a lot of this squad out on the field in the summer to get valuable reps. Coach Guarnieri feels really good about the group of guys he will field this spring in the 2021 season. Coach broke down to us about winning pitch to pitch and inning to inning, staying mentally involved every pitch. Coach Mike and his Red Dragons are looking forward to the grind that will be the 2021 season.

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ATWATER, OH – Joe Perretta, head coach for the Waterloo Vikings, couldn’t be anymore thrilled to start the season. Coach Perretta brings back a few key members of the roster from 2019, Luke Simon, Devin Beans, Tucker Brown, Joe Thomas and will lean on these guys for the 2021 season to show his underclassmen the Viking way of baseball. Coach talked about Covid cancelling the season a year ago and how tough it was since the sophomores missed out on an entire year of developing in the program. Coach Joe is preparing his team and teaching the fundamentals of the game. Coach is preaching simple things, trying not to play too fast and under control. Coach Joe Perretta and his Vikings start monday and feel they are ready to get things going. 

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ATWATER, OH – Head coach Brenda Flarida had some key returners coming back from 2019. Coach talked to us about the lack of varsity experience her team has this season and is also counting her blessings with the good weather north east Ohio has been so far this early March. The Lady Vikings have been outside plenty and also have a few scrimmages under their belt this spring. Coach has been going over a lot of situation softball in practice, since the lack of experience. We also spoke about how the girls should enjoy and have fun this season. Its a kids game and the Lady Vikings will not only be prepared this season but have fun too.

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WARREN, OH – Head coach William Kenneally for the Warren JFK Lady Eagles spoke to us for a moment and spoke about having great pitching from his lead pitch Faith Hollobaugh. Faith Hollobaugh is junior at JFK. Coach Kenneally expects his team to grow as the season progress this spring. With a young team behind Hollobaugh, Coach Kenneally expects the bats to heat up when the weather does. JFK approach this season is basics or fundamentals, with not having a season the young players didn’t a chance to be coached up all last year. Coach is looking to gain experience and learn each day this year.

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CORTLAND, OH – Lakeview Lady Bulldogs head coach is Nate Schick, said his team is very young this year and being able to get outside has been a blessing this year so far. Just being able to teach and benefit from this nice weather we have had in early march has meant everything. With only four upperclassmen with any type of varsity experience, Coach Schick is hoping to grow as the season goes on. Getting games in early will be huge for the Lady Bulldogs this season if not for experience alone. Coach Schick is a big detail guy as a coach, he runs a hard practice and demands attention to detail when at practice. Coach believes his Lady Bulldogs will be prepared for the upcoming season.

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WARREN, OH – James Ciambotti is JFK Eagles new head coach. Cam Hollobaugh, Walsh commit is the only senior on this team. Cam will no doubt be a leader on this Eagles roster as he looks to end his JFK career on a good note. Coach Ciambotti is taking an old school approach to his new comers the freshman and sophomores, by just putting them out there and coaching them up. He expects everyone to be coachable and have discipline. JFK is not going to over look anyone and is playing day to day and game by game, never looking forward past the day at hand.

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HUBBARD, OH – Our very own Jamie Thomson spoke with the head coach of Hubbard Lady Eagles, Haley Croyle is a University of Akron commit who will pitch for the Lady Eagles this season. Grace Narkum is also committed to play at the next level, headed to Waynesburg. Coach Zagorec is feeling pretty excited about his pitching staff, coach feel he has five girls who can toe the rubber this year for the Lady Eagles. Coach Zagorec spoke to Jamie about the summer is where the underclassmen had an opportunity to develop and get games in, since there was no season a year ago. As if the NE8 was not tough enough coach made his schedule tough this year to prepare for the post season.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH – East Golden Bears head coach, Jason Ray, couldn’t be more excited about the season this year. The Golden Bears have ten seniors returning back this year and a couple of the guys are even being looked at to compete at the next level. Coach Ray talked about how proud he is of his staff and his players for putting in the hard work the last two years. Coach spoke about the challenge this past year coaching inside of an inner city school, with COVID, school has been online only and it has been tough to see the potential baseball players face to face. To no fault of the school, he looks to the positives that there is a season this year and he has ten seniors to send out playing a game they all love. Coach Ray expects to compete every game and his players are ready for the challenge this season.

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COLUMBIANA, OH – Head coach Greg Eskra spoke to us during an inter squad scrimmage yesterday and he discussed who some of the key returning players are for this upcoming season. Some of those key returners are, senior Shianna Mathes who plays 3rd base for the Lady Rebels, junior McKenna Schultz who plays shortstop and pitcher, junior Kayla Deily who plays pitcher and outfielder, Kaedyn Sutton who is a pitcher, and Karsyn Moore the catcher. Coming from 2019 the Lady Rebels were coming off the best season in school history win wise, they were also runner up in district finals that same year. Most of the Lady Rebels play travel ball so they were still getting reps in the summer and Coach was extremely pleased that was the case. Coach Eskra and the Lady Rebels are excited and looking forward to the season this year.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Jessica Gavin is the Chaney Cowgirls softball head coach. Key returners are Mae, Bowman, Robinson, and Sharp. Coach Gavin is looking for these players to help build a foundation to the squad this upcoming season. Limited experience and challenges with school only coming back just recently. School sessions are part time due to Youngstown City rules, Mondays and Fridays only as of right now. It was tough to build the program when you aren’t able to see the kids and speak to them on a day to day basis. Covid hit everyone hard the past year and Chaney is no different in that regard. Chaney would have had a JV program in 2020, but with players graduating and no classes until recently it’s unlikely for the program to have a JV team this year. Coach Jessica Gavin is an alumni here at Chaney High School and was also on the last team before the school closed down in 2009. She was a part of bringing the program back just 2 years ago. Coach Gavin is determined to keep growing and completely dedicated to reviving this program to glory. Coach Gavin talked about goals and its real clear teaching and getting the girls excited about playing softball is the clear goal here at Chaney.

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