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ATWATER OH- Here we are in the start of the high school football season.  The sun sets on summer, the sun rises on fall and all the football teams in the area.  YSN’s Running Point wants them to be fully prepared for the season, so they previewed every team in the YSN family.  Join Anthony Hartwig and Ty Bartell as they preview the 2021 Waterloo Vikings football team.


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ATWATER OH- Waterloo golf is definitely off and running in the 2021 season. Every team wants to improve as the season goes on and the Vikings are seeing first hand evidence of that in their program. This afternoon they shot a season low 343 finishing 4th in the Falcon Invitational. Luke Simons finished with a runner up in the tournament shooting a 75. Noah Hughes shot a 87. Jackson Eichler finished with a 88. Trevor Simons scored a 93, and rounding out the Vikings score was Drew Flarida shooting a 98.


ATWATER OH- One of the most respected softball coaches in the area earned career win number 300. Waterloo head coach Brenda Flarida led her Vikings to a 12-2 win over Sebring on Friday night.

Grace Gombeda and Mackensi Kehrer both collected two RBI’s with multiple hits. Jenny Cieplenski had a 3 hit night with a pair of doubles. Jewel Lilly, and Amelia Sommers each had three hit days. Logan Lynn and Savannah Francis added doubles.

Kehrer added to her impressive offensive dat by getting her 9th win in the circle for the Vikings.

The Vikings are 9-5 (7-1) on the season.


STRUTHERS OH- Sometimes the season is going your way and other times it can be hard.  For the Lowellville Rockets under head coach Dan Dougherty, they came into this game with a record of 3 and 12, but a win could get them some momentum for their last two games of the season against Western Reserve and the Division IV Tournament and senior night.


Meanwhile for Waterloo under head coach Joe Perretta they were up and down all season long, either winning big or losing big.  They would also have some of their games moved for cancelled as someone in the facility tested positive for COVID, shutting them down.  This time, they were in need of a win and moving to .500 but it wouldn’t be easy as it was conference Rivalry Matchup time with both team needing momentum.


The Vikings got off to a quick start against the Rockets as Noah Huges singled on a 1-1 count with Luke Simons and Tucker Brown heading home making it two runs to nothing.  They would score three more runs in the top of the second as Bobby Makin tripled in a fly ball with Simons getting his second run and Mason Duncan scoring.  Makin would go home then off a single from Brown. 


The Rockets would not give up however as Brady Bunofsky singled with Justin Beeson heading home.  After that, there would be some family love when Cole Bunofsky hit a grounder which was an error with his brother Brady scoring, cutting it to a three run game.  


However, that was it as the Vikings was just too tough to tame getting three runs in the sixth led by Kyle Werbeck the freshman who did a bunt sending Duncan home, a Werbeck score with an error and then a ground out by Makin which sent Simons home making it 13-4.  


The Rockets had one more chance and looked to blast off with a big comeback walk off, but it was too late as Waterloo got everyone out within minutes into the bottom of the second, giving them the 13-4 win.  


Devon Beans led the Vikings to the win, surrendering four runs on six hits and striking out three.  


Dylan Okular started on the mound for the Rockets, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out four Vikings.  He would be pulled later on for Brandon Simmons who then was replaced by Justin Beeson.  


Up Next 

Lowellville (3-13) will look to bounce back Wednesday and finish the season off before tournament time as they face another Mahoning Valley Scarlet Division conference rival in Western Reserve (9-6).  Game times are Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at Cene 2 around 10AM.  


Waterloo (6-5) will figure out their schedule but by the looks of it will face the SouthEast Pirates (3-18) Tuesday at 5pm.  


*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*



The Vikings bounced back from the last night’s loss to defeat Springfield 5-4.
Mackensi Kehrer picked up her 6th win of the season, while striking out 13.
Leading hitters for the Vikings were Grace Gombeda with a single and a double, Taylor Werbeck hit an RBI double to tie the score and then Savannah Francis hit a single to score the go ahead run in the 6th inning.

Battery: Waterloo: Kehrer (6-4) and Cieplinski
Springfield: Joseph and Gerthung

Record: Waterloo (6-4, 4-1)

*Contributed By Brenda Flarida at waterlooathletics.org



Springfield took Tuesday’s game in dramatic fashion, with an 11-10 walk-off victory over Waterloo. The game was tied at ten with Springfield  batting in the bottom of the eighth when Nate LaBoy drew a walk, scoring one run.

Despite falling down by four runs in the fifth inning, Waterloo tried to fight back. They scored two runs on a single in the 7th inning.

Waterloo knotted the game up at ten in the top of the seventh inning, when an error scored one run.

The Tigers put up four runs in the fourth inning. Mitchell Seymour and Alex Rothwell powered the big inning with RBIs.

Waterloo scored four runs in the seventh inning. They scored their runs on a single.

Dylan Sheely was the winning pitcher for Springfield. Sheely lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while walking one. Kolten Ruark and Seymour entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Adam Kawecki started the game for Springfield. The hurler allowed six hits and six runs over four and two-thirds innings.


The Tigers  scattered nine hits in the game. Seymour and Vinny Woods each had multiple hits. Woods and Seymour each managed two hits to lead. AJ Stallsmith led Springfield with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.

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Springfield came up with some clutch hits on Monday night to take the victory over Waterloo to the tune of 5-2

Braden Butler took the win for Springfield. The pitcher allowed three hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six and walking one. Alex Rothwell threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Rothwell went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Springfield Springfield Tigers Varsity in hits. Mitchell Seymour went 1-4 and knocked in 2 runs for the Tigers.

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Haleigh McCalla didn’t allow a single run against Waterloo, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Springfield to a 3-0 victory over Waterloo on Monday

The pitching was strong on both sides. McCalla struck out 16, while Waterloo pitching sat down 13.

McCalla pitched Springfield to victory. She surrendered zero runs on two hits over seven innings, striking out 16.

The Tigers  racked up six hits. McCalla and Emily Gerthung each racked up multiple hits. Gerthung and McCalla each collected two hits to lead.

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Waterloo stole the lead late and defeated Garfield 5-1 on Saturday. The game was tied at one with Waterloo batting in the bottom of sixth when multiple errors by the G-men allowed the Vikings to pull away.

Waterloo fired up the offense in the first inning, when Bobby Makin singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Noah Hughes earned the win for Waterloo. The lefthander surrendered zero runs on two hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking zero.

Lopez took the loss for Garfield. He went two innings, allowing two runs on zero hits, striking out three and walking one.

Mason Hakin started the game for Waterloo.The right-hander threw a gem on the mound. Hakin went five and a third innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out four.

Luke Simons, Mason Duncan and Bobby Makin all had one hit to lead Waterloo offense.

*Contributed by Joseph Perretta at waterlooathletics.org


ATWATER, OH – Joe Perretta, head coach for the Waterloo Vikings, couldn’t be anymore thrilled to start the season. Coach Perretta brings back a few key members of the roster from 2019, Luke Simon, Devin Beans, Tucker Brown, Joe Thomas and will lean on these guys for the 2021 season to show his underclassmen the Viking way of baseball. Coach talked about Covid cancelling the season a year ago and how tough it was since the sophomores missed out on an entire year of developing in the program. Coach Joe is preparing his team and teaching the fundamentals of the game. Coach is preaching simple things, trying not to play too fast and under control. Coach Joe Perretta and his Vikings start monday and feel they are ready to get things going. 

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