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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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YOUNGSTOWN OH- Waterloo has a second straight district championship in mind on Friday night as they traveled to Youngstown to face Mooney. The Cardinals has other plans though, as they fought the Vikings to overtime and came away with a last second from Michael Pelini shot to win 58-55.

Waterloo was the one that hit the last shot of regulation, tying the game at 47 to send the game to overtime. Kyle Shockley hit the bucket for the Vikings. This bucket not only momentarily kept the Vikings season alive, but it also made Shockley the program’s all time leading scorer. Shockley finishes his career with 1,443 points. The previous record was 1,439 held by Eric Shiele.

Mooney was led by Pelini who finished the game with 24 points. Tommy Fire also put in 14 points for the Cardinals.

Shockley led the Vikings with a game-high 32 points.

Mooney advances to the Division III regional semifinals to play Lutheran East. That game is scheduled to take place at Twinsburg High School. Tip-off is set for 5:30.


COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview is looking to make their second straight trip to a district championship game this season. Their journey got started on Wednesday as they battled a physical Waterloo team. A late run let the Rebels put the game away 41-27.

Krista Perry paced the Rebels with 13 points. She was the only player in the game for either team to get in to double figures. Ashton Hughes contributed 7 points for the Rebels, and Mara Halas added 6.

Rose Couts led Waterloo on the night with 9 points. Brooke Waldeck saw her basketball career end with a 7 point performance.

Crestview advances to host LaBrae in the sectional finals on Saturday at 1:00. The teams split their regular season matchups, both winning at home.


ATWATER OH- It’s been a fantastic week so far for Western Reserve senior point guard Kennedy Miller. In 3 games this week she has 69 points. That’s an average of 23 points per game, and her week is not finished. Miller dropped 27 in Reserve’s 64-28 win over Waterloo.

Miller led the team with her 27 points. Dani Vuletich was also in double figures with 13 points for the Blue Devils.

Waterloo was paced by their own senior, Brooke Waldeck. She had a solid night scoring 17 points for the Vikings.

Both teams close out the regular season on Saturday as Western Reserve hosts Lowellville and Waterloo travels to McDonald.


ATWATER OH- It was the Kyle Shockley show on Tuesday night as Waterloo controlled the game from the tip. The Vikings stomped Western Reserve 77-37,

Shockley finished the night with 29 points including three massive throw down dunks. Luke Simons was also in double figures for the Vikings with 13 points. Jack Sandel contributed 9 points to the cause.

Noah Klasic has a commendable effort for the Blue Devils on a tough night. He finished the game leading Reserve with 14 points. Ryan Gordon was also in double figures on the night with 11.

Waterloo stays home Friday night to host Jackson Milton.


ATWATER OH- The last time Waterloo and Jackson Milton met, it was an overtime thriller that went the way of the Blue Jays. Jackson Milton had no thoughts of overtime this time around though as they ran away from Waterloo to a 76-56 win.

Kylie Wilson was on fire tonight as she nailed 6 threes on her way to a 3: point performance. Ava Darney made things just as difficult in the post racking up 15 points. Chelsea Williams was also in double figures with 13 points.

Brooke Waldeck continued her impressive season with a 26 point performance. Kaira English contributed a solid 13 points to the Vikings offense. Rose Couts was also in double figures with 11 points.

Jackson Milton is scheduled to host Lisbon on Thursday. Waterloo will play a double header on Saturday as they’ll play Firestone at noon, and they’ll play Sebring at 6. Both games at Waterloo.


ATWATER OH- McDonald’s season so far has not been for the faint of heart. Their 13-0 record has come with plenty of drama, and last second heroics. Last Saturday they won by three against Waterloo at home, and Friday night on the road, the story was much of the same. McDonald won by nearly the same score, escaping Waterloo with a 67-64 victory.

It was Miles Culp that shined the brightest for the Blue Devils this time around. He led the offense with 29 points. Jake Portolese contributed a strong 19 points, including some important free throws down the stretch. Dom Carkido battled foul trouble throughout the night but still managed to get in to double figures with 10.

Kyle Shockley found a lot of success for the Vikings. He scored a game-high 31 points. Luke Simons scored 15 points off the bench in the first half and finished with 17.

McDonald is scheduled to travel to Heartland Christian on Tuesday as they try to stay undefeated. Waterloo stays home to host Warren JFK on Tuesday.


LOWELLVILLE OH- A very close competitive game turned into a landslide Thursday night. Waterloo traveler to Lowellville and for the first two quarters, they got all they wanted from the Rockets. The Vikings led by just three at the half, but outscored Lowellville 16-5 in the third and rolled to a 47-34 win.

Brooke Waldeck paced the Vikings with a game-high 24 points. Kaira English contributed 9 points to the cause, while Rose Couts finished with 8.

Sammie Moore had a strong night for the Rockets gathering 15 points. Francesca Lellio was also in double figures with 11. Savannah Procick added 8 points on the night.

Waterloo and Lowellville Play again on Saturday afternoon. It will be a varsity only game starting at noon.



Three Tigers scored at least 15 points to help Springfield win their fourth straight, 81-53 over the visiting Waterloo Vikings.

The Tigers (11-3) jumped out of the gates hot and had the Vikings (7-3) on their heels from the start. After Springfield got out to a quick 10-point lead, Waterloo head coach Jason Wise took a timeout to try and regroup his team.

For the moment, Wise’s timeout worked, and the Vikings were able to close the gap to as little as 2 but would end the first quarter trailing 16-9.

A strong 20point burst from Springfield led by Adam Wharry’s 7 second quarter points was enough to put the Tigers ahead by 12 going into the half.

The second half was a mirror image of the first. Each time Waterloo would close the gap, Springfield would explode offensively and increase their lead. With their win tonight, the Tigers improve to 8-1 in MVAC conference play.



RJ Smith20 points

Alex Rothwell17 points

Adam Wharry – 15 points


Kyle Shockley20 points

Luke Simons 15 points


SpringfieldThe Tigers must wait until Saturday to jump back into action, but it will be the same opponent they saw tonight. Springfield will make the trip to Atwater for their second straight matchup against the Waterloo Vikings.

WaterlooFor the Vikings, they’ll be on the court this Friday against the McDonald Blue Devils (13-0), a team they just played last Saturday.

*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson


ATWATER OH- Kyle Shockley, a recent 1000 point career scorer, added more to his resume scoring 25 points in leading the 7-1 Waterloo Vikings to a win over the Sebring Trojans 70-37.

Waterloo took the lead from the opening tip-off and held a 41-16 advantage at the half. Waterloo’s Jack Sandel dropped in 13 points and Luke Simmons was right behind him with 12 points.

The Trojans 3-12 for the season  received 9 points from Dylan Johnson and 8 from Anthony Calderone. Waterloo and undefeated McDonald will battle it out Saturday afternoon

*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Leininger