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BOARDMAN, OH-  In this episode, we have a special feature on Sophia Rivera, a talented golfer from Boardman High School.

Sophia has been making waves in the golfing world, with three strong years already under her belt. But it’s not all smooth sailing for her. Sophia opens up about her struggles with her mental game and the negative self-talk that often plagues her on the course.

However, she also shares how she turns things around and stays positive by spreading love and support to her teammates and opponents. Join us as we dive deep into Sophia’s journey, her favorite moments on the golf course, and her upcoming challenges as she prepares for her next big tournament.

So sit back, relax, and get ready for another inspiring episode of Boardman Spartan: Player Profile.




BOARDMAN, OH- Welcome back to another exciting episode of YSN’s Player Profile, the podcast where we bring you all the latest updates and profiles of talented athletes. In today’s episode, we have a special player profile featuring Jonathan Vergos-Perez, a freshman on the Boardman cross country team.

Join us as we dive deep into Jonathan’s background, his love for running, and his journey from California to Ohio. We’ll also discuss his experiences in different sports and his ambitious goals for the future. Stay tuned to hear about Jonathan’s determination, his family’s support, and his plans to excel in both academia and athletics. Get ready to be inspired by this talented young athlete.




AUSTINTOWN, OH-  This week, we dive into the Austintown Fitch Football Coach’s Corner with none other than the esteemed head coach, TJ Parker. Coach Parker joins us after a tough loss and a much-needed bye week to discuss the upcoming challenge against the formidable Massillon Tiger team.

We’ll hear about the team’s preparation during the bye week, their focus on fundamentals and health, and the special activities they participated in to keep the players motivated. Coach Parker also shares his insights on the strengths of the Massillon team, including their solid defense and a talented offense led by a star quarterback.

Join us as we delve into the strategies, mindset, and beliefs that will drive the Austintown Fitch Falcons to take on this Goliath. Get ready for an engaging and insightful episode of YSN – let’s kick it off!




CANFIELD, OH- Known as the Great American Pastime, baseball continues to be a staple in American sports. To every baseball and softball player, nothing beats a game on the diamond on a nice, sunny day, but what happens if Mother Nature decides to enter the game? Every player and coach dreads rain delays. They try to avoid these at all costs. Sometimes games are able to push through the inclement weather, but when they’re forced into one, times can get boring in the dugout. If there’s a player or coach in a delay and need to pass time, here are some ways to make it fly.


Tic Tac Toe

One of the easiest games to set up, Tic Tac Toe is a game of Xs and Os and is a great way to keep both teams in a competitive state. All it takes is a old baseball or softball and a writing utensil, and any team can quickly set up their own game.


Glove, Hand, Glove

This game requires a glove, a ball, and a hat. All participating members will be in a circle while wearing their gloves and hats with one person starting with the ball. The person starting with the ball will flip it to a random person in the circle. That person, without catching and holding onto the ball, must flip the ball from their glove, to their hand, back to their glove, and then to another person in the circle. If a person cannot complete this sequence, they will have to turn their hat one fourth around their head. Once someone’s hat has made a full cycle, they are eliminated.


Chicken Fight

Known as Shoulders Wars, Chicken Fight is a game that consists of two members per team. It requires one member of a team to carry the other on his or her back or shoulders while the person being carried attacks. The goal of the game is to knock the other attackers off their teammates. The last team to remain standing is the winner.


Staring Contest

A game of simplicity, it has been seen more and more in the game of baseball. A game that’s becoming more common when players come onto the field for the National Anthem can also be a game to make time fly when Mother Nature takes the mound. Make sure to bring eye drops to the game.


Although there are many other ways to occupy time during a rain delay, these are just a few things any team can do. Mother Nature may put ahold to the fun, but she’ll never take the love of the game.