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AKRON, OH- The Archbishop Hoban Knights picked up win number one on their YSN debut, with a 58-55 victory over the Walsh Jesuit Warriors. The Knights had a steady lead throughout the ballgame, but a late fourth quarter push put the Warriors within one possession. Hoban was able to weather the storm down the stretch, and pick up a huge victory in front of a sell out crowd at Hoban High School.

The Knights defensive pressure gave the Warriors a lot of trouble in the first quarter, as Walsh Jesuit was only able to score eight points in an 18-8 Hoban lead after the first quarter. Hoban senior guard Logan Vowles was on fire, knocking down three triples out of the gate to score eleven of the teams first eighteen points. The Warriors and the Knights went back and forth in the second quarter as Walsh Jesuit’s top scorer Zach Halligan started to come alive with ten first half points. The Knights kept a steady lead in the second quarter, going into the locker room at halftime with a 30-21 advantage. Vowles kept the hot hand in the second quarter, dropping in two more three-pointers to score 17 first half points for the Knights.

In the third quarter, Archbishop Hoban’s top scorer Jonas Nichols got going with half of the Knights third quarter points scoring eight. Walsh Jesuit junior guard Tyler Bell and Halligan scored five points in the third quarter to keep the Warriors within striking distance down 46-38 heading into the final eight minutes of play. In the fourth quarter, the Warriors mounted a comeback with Bell knocking in some clutch shots down the stretch to put the Warriors within two possessions in the final minute. Zach Halligan drove to the basket down five points in the final ten seconds and got the bucket to fall plus the foul. The Warriors tried to throw it off the rim on the free throw toss to get one more possession, but Vowles got the basketball and dribbled it out to secure the Knights victory by a final of 58-55.

Archbishop Hoban was led by a trio of guards as Logan Vowles recorded a team high 19 points, while knocking down five three-pointers which puts him number two all time in Knights history with 169 three-pointers. Senior guard William Scott and junior Jonas Nichols both scored 13 points for the Knights. The Warriors got contributions from Tyler Bell who tied Vowles scoring 19 points, while Zach Halligan was right behind scoring 17 points. The Knights have now won eight consecutive home contests after the win over Walsh Jesuit, and will host Cleveland Central Catholic on Friday for Military Appreciation Night. Tip-off is set for 7 P.M.

After Logan Vowles unbelievable shooting performance in the win over Walsh Jesuit, he was selected as the YSN player of the game presented by Compco. Hear what Vowles had to say after a huge performance on Tuesday night:


MASSILLON OH-  Both teams were strong in the pitcher’s circle on Thursday, but Walsh Jesuit was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a 2-1 victory over Boardman on Thursday to win a district championship. Tori Strines started the game for Boardman and recorded 18 outs.

Strines took the loss for the Spartans. Strines allowed six hits and one run over six innings, striking out four.

Sofia Hoffman, Cassidy Bryan, and Dana Haus each collected one hit to lead Boardman. Boardman was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Madison Wymer made the most plays with six. Boardman scored their run in the third when Strines hit a sac fly to score Hoffman.

We want to congratulate Boardman on an incredible season. They finished the season with a record of 12-15 and take the district runner up trophy.

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YOUNGSTOWN OH-  Both teams were strong in the pitcher’s circle Thursday, but Ursuline defeated Walsh Jesuit 2-1. Ursuline pitchers allowed just eight hits to Walsh Jesuit.

Walsh Jesuit opened up scoring in the first inning. They singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Irish tied things up at one when Madelyn Miklandric singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Ursuline pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. In the third an error scored one run.

Mia Opalick pitched Ursuline to victory. The righthander lasted four innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out four. Paige Ogden threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Ogden recorded the last nine outs to earn the save.

Alyssa Sheely went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Ursuline in hits.

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BOARDMAN OH- Their too many teams that could be a tougher task to open the season for the Boardman Spartans softball team. They welcomed in a might Walsh Jesuit team that came in sporting two players primed for D1 colleges. The game stayed close for a couple innings, but eventually the Warriors bats lit up the scoreboard to run away with the evening 16-4.

For the Spartans, they had some bright spots at the plate. Nadia Rawhneh got on base in each at bat for Boardman going 1-1 with 2 walks. Jenna Olexa and Dana Haus both went 3-4 on the day. Kathryn Ohoro picked up the lone RBI going 1-4 at the plate. Haus, and Sofia Hoffman both had extra base hits for Boardman. Each hit a double.

Madison Lestor took the loss in the circle for Boardman. She pitched 5.1 innings and gave up 12 hits and 9 ER. She struck out 4.

Emma Barnes shined at the plate for the Warriors. She went 4-5 with 3 RBI and 4 runs scored. Natalie Susa helped out her own cause going 3-4 with 2 RBI.

Susa picked up the win for Walsh. Her final line was 7.0 IP 9 H 3 ER 5 BB 11 K.

Boardman returns to action Friday as they travel to Twinsburg.