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WARREN, OH- Pittsburgh Steeler of yesteryear, Kordell Stewart made the nickname “Slash” ever popular in the late 90’s because he played so many positions on the field.  Fast forward over 2 decades and Warren JFK is witnessing it’s a new brand of “Slash” in the form of senior, Cam Hollobaugh.  St. Thomas Aquinas found that out first-hand on Kennedy’s way to a 37-7 victory.

The game started out as a chess match, with Kennedy taking the lead after a long drive stalled out in the red zone, and JFK would settle for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead from Sarosh Sheth.  However, on the ensuing kickoff, D’Andre Black housed a 70-yard return to give the Knights the lead.

From that moment on, the Eagles were awoken.

Led by the defensive line and outstanding linebacker play from Eddie Kiernan and his crew, Kennedy shut down the Knights the rest of the way- and even scored on a fumble caused in the endzone recovered by Ambrose Hoso just a few minutes into the second quarter.

Offensively, Jesse Likens toted the rock 13 times for 40 yards and a TD, while Cam Hollobaugh did a little bit of everything.  “Slash” had 47 yards passing on 8 of 9 completions, 13 carries for 86 yards, and also had 3 catches for 83 yards- add in a combined pair of touchdowns and he would be elected the Joe Dickey Electric Player of the game.

JFK (2-0) will now turn their attention to Conneaut (1-1) at home this Friday.




WARREN, OH- Kennedy Senior, Alissa Scattino has taken her name off the board for school soccer recruiters at the next level.  Scattino made things official virtually surrounded by her family that she will head to Baldwin Wallace to join the Women’s Soccer program.  In the classroom, Alissa will focus on Sports Management in her journey for a degree.

Scattino leaves JFK with an impressive legacy in her wake:

4 x Letter Winner Soccer 

2 x Letter Winner Track  

Multiple All-Conference, All-County, and All-District selections


Academic Awards/Clubs and Activities: 

Alissa is an honor roll student and member of Student Government, Soccer Vision Academy Club, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Youth Ministry. She is also a Dairy Queen associate.


Congratulations to Alissa on her outstanding high school career, and we look forward to following her success at the next level!



WARREN, OH- On Thursday night, a defensive battle was won by Ursuline against Kennedy with a final score of 59-50. This game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th but was canceled due to a power outage in half of Warren. 

While the Eagles were without one of their starters Hayden Wait, Kennedy and Ursuline had many lead changes at the beginning of the first quarter with Kennedy being the first ones to score by a free throw from Tyrel James. Saba Svani pulled an incredible block on a layup by Daysean Harris, which was recovered by Cam Hollobaugh from Kennedy and fed down the field for a routine layup. At the end of the first quarter, Ursuline was up 20-12, and they seemed to stay on top throughout the entirety of the game. 

In the second quarter, much stayed the same. Ursuline kept the great spacing between them and the Eagles. Kennedy tried to power through the Ursuline defense but just could not get a good flow going. The Eagles suffered an 11 point deficit in the middle of the second period but did their best to cut it down to 5. Kennedy tried to mount a comeback but ended the half down 25-32.

After the half, Kennedy was looking to get some consistent shooting going through the next half of this game. They cut the deficit down to 3 points at one time, but every time the Eagles seemed to get a rhythm going, Ursuline would storm back up and proceed to score 5 points easily. Ursuline ended up being very consistent with three-point shooting just as they were in the first half, and Kennedy cleaned up their game much more in this second half. 

By the end of the fourth quarter, Ursuline kept grinding away at consistent scoring and did not let the Eagles catch up. Ursuline then ran away with the game 59-50. Leading the Fighting Irish in scoring was Daysean Harris with 15 points in the game making 2 out of 3 free throws, and Vince Armini with 7 out of 10 made. On the other side of the ball, the senior from the country of Georgia, Saba Svani, led the Eagles with 12 points and 6 out of 9 free throws made. 

The Eagles will go back to action Friday, December 13 against Cleveland Central Catholic.


*Story contributed by YSN’s voice of the JFK Eagles, Dom O’Brien


WARREN, OH- The Falcons defeated the Raiders 10-0 in conference play to push the Falcons to 4-1 in their conference.

Offensively,  Maddy Taylor led the hitting going 3-3 with a double and 3 RBI.  Lanie Simons, Kayla Kelty, and Abby Brown also recorded two hits each.  Jenna Chemlick also picked up a 2 RBI single.

Defensively,  Lydia Spalding racked up 7 strikeouts in just 3 innings and Ryleigh Morgan was Houdini of the Hot Corner snagging a line drive down the third base line and doubling a runner off of first base.

The Falcons face off against Harding again tomorrow at home on 911 Field.


**Story Written by the Voice of the Austintown Softball, Britt Taylor**


The band “Three Dog Night” created the famous song, One is the Loneliest Number, in 1968.

Fast forward to present day, the number one signifies immortality, excellence, the beginning, a foundation, as well as many other things.  There are pressures to wearing the lone digit, as you are often representing the top of the roster, and the first name that fans and opposition see when looking at the bill.

Youngstown State Baseball at Pittsburgh at Charles L. Cost Field on March 13, 2019 (Photo by Rob Hayes)

For Youngstown State’s Lucas Nasonti- there’s an obligation and constant reminder of where he sets the expectations for himself.  He’s the Sherriff of the Penguin outfield as the Centerfielder.  He’s often the table-setter among the top of the lineup, and he proudly dons the number one on his back each time he takes the field.

Youngstown State Baseball 2019 Photo Day – Dec. 7, 2018 (Photo by David Dermer)

The former high school baseball State Champion from Champion, Ohio sat down with YSN General Manager for this week’s YSU Baseball Player Profile to discuss the season so far, and the expectations heading into Horizon League Play.  This week’s Player Profile is NUMERO UNO.