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HARDING SNEAKS UP ON THE CARDINALS IN THE END

MINERAL RIDGE OH- In a hard-fought matchup, Cardinal Mooney went head-to-head with Warren Harding in a thrilling contest that ultimately ended in a heartbreaking 24-21 loss for Mooney.

The first quarter set the tone for an exciting game as Harding’s Chaz Coleman connected with Ryan Powell on a 47-yard pass, resulting in a touchdown at the 10:27 mark. The extra point attempt failed, but Harding took an early 6-0 lead.

Mooney quickly responded when Adyn Paige broke through Harding’s defense with a 4-yard rushing touchdown at 6:12. With the successful extra point, Mooney took a 7-6 lead.

Later in the first quarter, Jake Daugherty of Harding made a 27-yard field goal, helping his team regain the lead at 9-7 with 1:34 left in the quarter.

The third quarter saw Mooney reclaiming the momentum. Ashton O’Brien connected with Jon Brenner for a 19-yard touchdown pass at the 3:04 mark, extending Mooney’s lead to 14-9. O’Brien continued to shine, throwing a 32-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Gomez at 1:54, further extending Mooney’s lead to 21-9.

However, Warren Harding wasn’t ready to concede the game. Chaz Coleman had an impressive 23-yard rushing touchdown at just 14 seconds left in the third quarter, narrowing the score to 21-16.

As the game entered the decisive fourth quarter, Harding managed to complete a comeback. Coleman orchestrated a 2-yard rushing touchdown at 0:38, putting Harding ahead 24-21. To secure the win, Coleman successfully converted a 2-point conversion with a pass to Khamari Adams, solidifying the 24-21 victory for Warren Harding.

BOARDMAN FOOTBALL COACH’S CORNER (EP 6) WITH DJ DOTA

BOARDMAN, OH-  In this episode of “Boardman Football Coach’s Corner,” we have a special guest joining us – DJ Dota, the head coach of the Boardman Spartan football team. Coach Dota reflects on a tough week for the team, with both wins and losses on the depth chart, as well as some key injuries. He discusses the importance of building depth and preparing the players for any situation.

The conversation also delves into the difference between being injured and being hurt, and how the team works to keep players healthy and in optimal condition. Coach Dota highlights the role of their athletic trainer in ensuring the well-being of the players.

Additionally, they touch on the challenges of getting enough reps for the second-string players and the difficulty of simulating game-like conditions.

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CANFIELD NOT PHASED BY DAY LONG DELAY

By Michael Wolfgang

 

CANFIELD, OHIO – After taking an extra day to complete, the Canfield Cardinals finally finished their game from Wednesday night, knocking off Warren Harding 8-2. In the first inning on Wednesday, Canfield jumped on Harding right away as they put up a four spot.

Ben Slanker drove in two runs on an RBI double. Canfield then put up for more runs in the third inning where Scottie Eaton, Stephen Maszczak, Jameson Beck, and AJ Havrilla all produced RBI’s in the inning. Michael Patellis started the game on the hill for the Cardinals, going on and two-thirds innings giving up two runs on one hit and fanning two Raiders batters.

The winning pitcher was Eaton as his stat line reads four hits given up, no runs allowed, striking out two, and two walks. Noah Anzevino got two innings of work out of the bullpen.

Canfield will return to the diamond on Friday at 5:00 p.m. to pay a visit to the Lakeview Bulldogs.

CANFIELD RUSHES PAST THE RAIDERS

By Michael Wolfgang

WARREN, OHIO – Canfield baseball opened up their season looking sharp as they shut out Warren Harding by way of a comfortable 7-0 final score.

The pitching really set the tone the entire game for Canfield as they got a combined shutout from pitchers Ben Slanker and Jameson Beck. Beck got the win for the Cardinals with his final stat line reading one hit allowed, zero runs given up, and striking out seven batters through the five inning outing.

The big scoring inning for Canfield came in the top of the seventh after Jack Davis and Logan Cayavec and a Michael Patellis double drove the runners in. Cayavec led the team in hits going three for four on the night.

Canfield and Warren Harding will face off again on Wednesday night at 4:30 p.m. This time the Cardinals will be the home team.

CANFIELD KEEPS EYES ON AAC TITLE

CANFIELD OH- A conference title has always been the goal for Canfield. Early in the conference skate, the Cardinals still find themselves unbeaten.  On Saturday they kept their focus locked on their goal as they did away with Warren Harding to keep that zero in their conference loss total.  They stormed the Raiders 68-35.

Jenna Triveri had a heck of a game for Canfield. She scored 10 points the Cardinals in the first quarter alone. She would finish with a team-high 18.  Cami Dill and Kate Sahli were both in double figures as well with 11 points each.  Abby Muckleroy chipped in 7 points.

Canfiekd looks ahead to their next match up on Wednesday as they travel to Howland to continue AAC play.

FITCH SECURES FIRST CONFERENCE WIN

AUSTINTOWN OH- For The Austintown-Fitch Falcons girls basketball team, The All-American Conference (AAC) has been a challenge when it comes to conference games this season. With Fitch facing off against the likes of Canfield, Boardman and Howland this season, and despite being competitive, coming up short in those three contests. However, Wednesday night saw The Falcons host the last AAC opponent they had yet to face this season in The Warren Harding Raiders. Harding would also enter Wednesday evening looking for their first conference win, with their lone prior conference contest a heartbreaking four point defeat to The Howland Tigers. While Fitch was 2-0 against Harding a season ago and wanted to continue that success on their home court. 

The first half saw Falcon freshman Kylie Folkwein find her rhythm from distance, knocking down a big distance shot early to help propel Fitch to an early lead. But The Raiders kept on battling, while starting four freshmen on the varsity squad, all of which showed great poise and confidence in their play. That has translated to success with Harding being winners in six of their first eleven contests this season entering Wednesday. The first half had Fitch in front after the first sixteen minutes of play. 

Coming out of the second half, a Harding freshman with a familiar last name, Gianna Pompelia was finding success all over the floor for The Raiders, ending up with eleven points scored on the game. While girls like Trinity Taylor and Caden Reed showed incredible flashes of brilliance on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game. Both Kylie Folkwein and Jocelyn Jourdan commanded the posts, as Fitch was able to create a lot of second looks with offensive rebounds. However, The Player of The Game performance goes to Fitch senior Zayda Creque, scoring 14 second half points and ending with 20 total to contribute to a 49-37 victory over The Raiders. 

The loss for Harding (6-6)(0-2) will keep them on the road in the conference, entering a different nest this time, that of The Canfield Cardinals (9–1)(1-0) on Saturday, January 7th. Following their first conference win, Fitch (4-8) will also be in action on Saturday, but they will be out of conference, hitting the road in a bout with The Liberty Leopards (4-3). Below are interviews with Fitch senior Zayda Creque and Fitch Head Coach Natalie Lynn!

URSULINE SLOWLY BUT SURELY WARES DOWN RAIDERS

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Ursuline Fighting Irish kicked off their 2023 with a great matchup as they hosted the Warren G. Harding Raiders Tuesday night. Whenever these two schools face off, you just know you’re going to get a good show. The two did not disappoint early on as it seemed that we were looking at a tight game that would stay that way after the first quarter. But Ursuline’s defense found another level in the second quarter and carried that momentum onto the offensive play throughout the game. Forcing turnovers, grabbing rebounds, and multiple double-digit scorers is what kick-started the runway for the Irish going into the half. A fight back by the Raiders in the third had the game looking a little different, but once again, the Ursuline rebounding and scoring kept the Irish ahead and allowed them to come away with another home win over Harding, 69-41.

Although the Irish led 14-9 after the first quarter, it wasn’t until the second quarter where we saw that swarming defense and hot shooting. A quick three by DeShaun Will started the second quarter off and that created momentum for the Irish who ended up going on a huge run before the half to extend their lead. With the momentum heavily in the Irish’s hands heading back into the second half, Harding had to find a way back. The Raiders found a way to get some points back in the third and looked like they could use the fourth to complete a comeback. But Terrance Pankey, DeShaun Will, and Jayden Payne all had a different plan in the fourth. With the Irish finding a way to get back to their swarming defense, that opened the game back up to allow those three stars to showcase and close out the game.  

For Ursuline, Pankey led the way with 24 points on the night. DeShaun Will ended the night with 16 points. Payne contributed 13 points for the Irish.

For Harding, Khamari Adams led the way with 10 points on the night. Jacob Lawerance added 8 for the Raiders.

Ursuline will move to 7-1 on the season. They will be back in action on Friday as they will travel to Chaney to take on the 4-4 Cowboys. Stay tuned on YSNLive.com or on socials for any updates regarding Ursuline and all basketball coverage!

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller

MASSUCCI GOES OFF TO HELP HOWLAND HOLD BACK HARDING

HOWLAND CENTER, OH – It was a fierce backyard rivalry out in Howland as the host Lady Tigers held off a Warren Harding comeback to get the 43-39 win in the semifinals of the 2022 Toni Ross Spirit Foundation Tournament.

 

Despite a strong first quarter, Harding could not get any big momentum as they were plagued by over-the-limit fouls throughout the night. Howland then used those miscues to build up a 39-20 thanks to a 13-0 run to start the third quarter.

 

Harding, on the other hand, clawed back in the fourth quarter when they used a 19-3 run to pull it down to 42-39 in the final minutes. The Tigers, however, got the much needed hand when junior Alyssa Massucci put in a clutch free throw to put Howland up by two possessions at 43-39. Massucci was unguardable throughout the night, as she dialed in an explosive 28 points to lead all scorers. 

 

Howland (4-4) will advance to the championship game where they will play the Nordonia Knights (3-7), who are coming off a 55-42 win in their semifinal game over Champion. Harding (5-3) has now dropped two straight after a 5-1 start as they will now play Champion (2-6) in the consolation game. The consolation game will start at 6:00 while the championship game will follow afterwards.

 

Howland coach Aaron Pounds talked to YSN’s Noah Ricks as he went over his team’s performance. The full interview can be watched below.

*Contributed By YSN’s Noah Ricks

CARDINALS BLOCK HARDING

YOUNGSTOWN OH- The ladies of Cardinal Mooney basketball got the week started with a big home victory over formerly undefeated Warren G. Harding. After 32 minutes in a tough defensive battle Mooney had made all the right moves to conquer the invading Raiders in a stunning 21-point victory on Wednesday night. Mooney was once again led by Maria Fire who had 20-points and 4-blocks against the Raiders and her partner in battle Olivia Rouser had 12-points. Her performance was one for the ages as she had more points than the Raiders for the majority of the game before Coach Diorio decided to shorten his starters minutes to bring in some younger players to finish out.

Cardinal Mooney jumped out to an early lead in this one as they held a 10-5 advantage after a first quarter in which they had led at one point 10-1. With all of the points for Mooney Wednesday night it is possible their defense might be left out of the conversation, but they allowed just 2-points in the second quarter and led 18-7 going into the half. Fire and Olivia Rouser each had 8-points at this time. Out of the halftime break Mooney’s offense exploded for one of the biggest quarters they’ve had all season long. They nearly double their points total from the first half and allowed just five-points the other way. They led after three quarters 33-12. The fourth quarter saw a lot of subs coming in and out of the game for both sides as there was no hope for a comeback.

Both teams earned 10-points and Mooney came out with their fourth victory of the season (4-3) 43-22 and handed Harding their first loss of the season (4-1). Mooney has a tough test in front of them this weekend as they travel into Boardman to take on the Spartans. While Harding will look to bounce back as they travel a few minutes west to Chaney this Saturday.

*Contributed By YSN’s Alek Koberna

HARDING DASHES PAST LIBERTY

LIBERTY OH- Liberty continued their hard opening slate of games as following a tight loss to Cardinal Mooney earlier this week the Leopards played host to the Warren G. Harding Raiders on Friday night. The night belonged to the Raiders from start to finish as every shot they took seemed to find the mark for the majority of the game. It was a perfect night as every play that was drawn up created an opening for Warren.

After the first quarter it was clear that it would not be a game that Liberty was going to want to remember as they trailed 17-6, which included an 11-0 run to start the quarter. Harding continued to increase their lead in the second quarter as they pushed themselves out to a 37-9 lead going into the half thanks to a phenomenal effort from Patien Stevenson.

The Raiders forced a running clock in the second half as they took home a 64-27 victory over the Leopards who drop to (0-2) to start the season. Liberty will look to bounce back on the road on Tuesday against Lakeview before they return home on Friday to play host to Hoban.

*Contributed By YSN’s Alek Koberna