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BOARDMAN, OH- If you’ve ever met Tommy Fryda, you understand a couple of things right off the bat.  The first being that he’s a young man of few words, he lets his actions do the talking for him.  From the classroom to the pitch, to the field, and let’s not forget about the court.

The second piece of the puzzle is, he’s a “do whatever it takes” type of worker who has ice water running through his veins.  The guy who wants the ball in his hands (or foot) with the game on the line.

Well, the hardest worker in the room finally gets his day in the sun.  The Boardman Senior announced via Twitter that he is continuing his academic and sports career at the California University of Pennsylvania.  Fryda will take his booming leg and join the Vulcans this fall and his fiery personality will immediately bolster the special teams for his new squad.

We had the chance to talk to Tommy on his big day, and discuss the announcement as well as how things have been different with him with the COVID-19 topic on his doorstep.


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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Boardman Spartans hosted the Chaney Cowboys in one of the most exciting matchups in Youngstown. Boardman came in red hot at 18 and 1 overall, winning 8 consecutive. Chaney came in after a victory against Cardinal Mooney, with their record at 15 and 5.

The Cowboys came out strong with a 17 to 13 lead after one, but the Spartans stormed back to take the lead at half 35 to 29.

History was made during the first half, as Boardman senior Tommy Fryda knocked down his second three pointer of the night, to become the single season all time leader in made three pointers in Boardman history. Fryda finished the night with 6 three pointers, to put the record at 57 made three pointers so far.

The second half of this ballgame was a back and forth battle, as both teams fought to the very end. Sharrod Taylor kept Chaney afloat, scoring 15 of the 31 points scored by the Cowboys in the second half. Boardman was led by Derrick Anderson, who finished with 21 points on the night. The Spartans would come out victorious in this one, by a final score of 66-60. The Spartans remain undefeated at their home gymnasium, with a record of 11 and 0. They also improve to 19 and 1 on the year. Chaney drops to 15 and 6, losing the last 3 of 4.

Boardman will travel to take on Ursuline next Tuesday to try and pick up their 20th win of the season. They will then return home to take on Austintown Fitch next Friday to wrap up the regular season.

*Story Contributed By YSN’s Richie Juliano.


BOARDMAN, OH- Boardman beat Youngstown East, 63-50 despite a cold shooting night and getting outrebounded by the much more physical Golden Bears.

Derrick Anderson led the Spartans with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Tommy Fryda was also in double figures with 11 points. Ethan Andersen had 9 points and 9 rebounds to go with 3 blocks. Daeone Martin added 8 points. Trey DePietro scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Zach Ryan chipped in with 5 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Connor Miller rounded out the scoring with 2 points to go with 5 rebounds. Charlie Davis and Andrew Clark both played valuable minutes contributing to the win.


*Story contributed by Pat Birch and boardmanathletics.org