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BOMBERS LIGHT UP THE SCOREBOARD AGAINST CHALKER

WINDHAM, OH- In a commanding display of offensive firepower, the Windham Bombers secured a dominant 17-3 victory over Chalker on Saturday, with Jack Eye leading the charge with a flawless three-hit performance.

Eye showcased his hitting prowess throughout the game, going a perfect 3-for-3 at-bats. He kicked off the offensive onslaught with a double in the first inning, followed by singles in the second and fourth innings, setting the tone for the Bombers’ relentless attack.

While Chalker managed to get on the board early in the first inning, the Bombers quickly turned the game in their favor with a remarkable five-run surge in the bottom half of the inning. Anthony Paolella’s crucial walk with the bases loaded proved to be the turning point, driving in two runs and igniting the Bombers’ offensive explosion.

Windham continued to extend their lead in the following innings, with Eye and his teammates delivering key hits and taking advantage of Chalker’s defensive miscues. The Bombers capitalized on every opportunity, scoring runs in multiple ways to keep the pressure on their opponents.

On the mound, Eye also shone brightly, earning the win as the starting pitcher. He showcased his versatility by surrendering just two hits and three runs over five innings while striking out an impressive nine batters and issuing only four walks.

Despite a tough outing for Chalker’s pitcher, identified as D, the Bombers’ relentless offense proved to be too much to handle. D endured a challenging performance, allowing 11 runs on five hits over two innings, ultimately taking the loss for Chalker.

Offensively, Paolella emerged as a standout performer for the Bombers, leading the team with four RBIs, while Dylan McCune and Eye each contributed three hits to bolster Windham’s offensive barrage.

The Bombers demonstrated exceptional discipline at the plate, drawing a total of 14 walks throughout the game, with Jordan Ridenbaugh and Jacob Cody leading the team with three free passes each. Windham’s aggressive baserunning also paid dividends, with Ridenbaugh, Eye, and Austin Cales collectively stealing multiple bases to keep the pressure on Chalker’s defense.

Defensively, the Bombers were flawless, committing no errors in the field, with McCune making the most plays with 10.

While Chalker High School put up a valiant effort, the Bombers’ dominant performance proved too much to overcome. With this convincing victory under their belts, the Windham Bombers will carry their momentum into their next matchup as they prepare to face Fairport Harding High School on Tuesday. 

TIGERS LEAVE THE HANGAR WITH HEADS HELD HIGH

By Ty Bartell

 

WINDHAM, Ohio — The Newton Falls Tigers claimed a hard-fought road playoff win against the Windham Bombers with a final score of 30-24, advancing to the next round of the Division IV, Region 13, Northeast 1 bracket.

In a matchup between two closely matched teams, the Tigers traveled to Portage County to take on the Bombers in a sectional semi-final showdown. Both teams had similar regular-season records, with the Tigers finishing 10-12 in the Gray Division of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference (MVAC) and the Bombers ending with an 11-11 record as part of the Stripes Division in the Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC).

The game got off to a slow start, with a low-scoring first quarter that saw Newton Falls holding a slim 6-4 lead after eight minutes of play, propelled by a pair of 3-point shots by Dani Drake and Madison Davis. Defensive intensity continued into the second quarter, with both teams struggling to find scoring opportunities. The Tigers managed to maintain their lead, outscoring the Bombers 6-5 in the quarter to take a 12-9 advantage into halftime.

After the break, Windham fought back in the third quarter, matching Newton Falls basket for basket. Led by Briah Daniel and Lorena De Oliveria, the Bombers rallied to tie the game at 19-19 heading into the final quarter. However, the Tigers regained their momentum in the fourth quarter, posting an 11-5 period to secure the 30-24 playoff victory.
Dani Drake was named Player of the Game for the Tigers, leading all scorers with 10 points, including three made 3-point shots. She was supported by Morgan Kendall with 6 points, and

Kennedy Howard and Madison Davis with 5 points each. Windham’s offense was led by Lorena De Oliveria and Briah Daniel, who each contributed 10 points.

With the win, the 23rd-seeded Newton Falls Tigers advance to the sectional final, where they will face the winner of the matchup between the 25th-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas and the 13th-seeded East Canton.
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BOMBERS CANT FIND THE RUNWAY AGAINST AQUINAS

By Matt Maher


WINDHAM, OH – The Bombers wrapped up their regular season with a home game against St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday night where Windham fought hard to try and pull together a win for their seniors on senior night and the fans who made it out. While both teams played a tight game where both defense and offense matched it would be the visiting Knights who would run away with the 26-24 victory.

 

Both teams came out playing a bit of a sloppy game with turnovers and hard shots attempted but that makes sense given that both teams were coming off of 2-game losing streaks and both wanted to go into tournament play with a win, they were nervous and their drive to win showed clearly. The Quarter started with a Janya Jeter 2 and then 5 more points from K’Lynn Carter who found the games first 3 and got a nice floater as well. Windham only found 4 points with 2 coming from Briah Daniel and the other 2 from Abby Simpson.

 

Both teams kept their pace in the second quarter with Aquinas finding 7 more points to Windhams 5. All 7 of the Knights points this frame came from K’Lynn Carter who was shooting like a superstar for her team with three made 2’s and 1-of-2 made free throws she needed to be Windham’s main target to defend after halftime. Daniel found 3 more points for the Bombers with a 2 and 1-of-2 made free throws while Lorena De Oliveria found her first 2 points off of a rebound. 

 

Windham responded in the 3rd quarter with an 8-5 edge over Aquinas. While the Bombers found more offense this quarter and even held a lead for the first time all night, Aquinas had a good enough first half and did enough out of the break to take a 19-17 lead into the 4th. Carter continued to lead the Knights this time with just 3 points with 1 from the line and 2 in the paint. Daniel scored half of her team’s points with two 2’s while De Oliveria and Mariah Woods both found scores inside the arc. 

 

The 4th quarter was set to be an energetic conclusion to our already close game and the 7-7 score proved that. Jeter took over this quarter with 5 points while Carter added 2 more on her impressive night. The Bombers staged a late comeback that was spearheaded by Abby Simpsons 3 that got Windham back within 2 but despite a few turnovers going the Bombers way they just couldn’t get past the pressure they had to find the equalizing 2 points and fell short of the comeback. 

 

The Bombers played a very close and even game against Aquinas but just couldn’t figure out how to stop K’Lynn Carter who had 17 points on the night which led all scorers. Briah Daniel led the Bombers with 10 points while Lorena De Oliveria sat 2nd with 6. The focus for both teams now shifts to tournament play where both teams will start their postseason journey on on February 21st with Aquinas taking on East Canton and Windham playing Newton Falls, both games tip off at 7:00PM and if both teams win in the first round they would meet again in the 2nd round where Windham would love to get another jab at these Knights. 

LADY MUSTANGS RACE PAST BOMBERS

Orwell, OH- In a dominant display of skill and teamwork, the Grand Valley Mustangs emerged victorious over the Windham Bombers with a final score of 54-26. With this win, the Mustangs concluded their regular season on a high note, boasting a commendable record of 15-6 as they prepare to enter the OHSAA postseason tournament.

 

Box Score:

Teams 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Grand Valley Mustangs 8 23 8 15 54
Windham Bombers 6 7 8 5 26

Player Stats:

Grand Valley Mustangs:

  • Kaelyn Hart: 18 points
  • Morgan Crawford: 12 points
  • Chloe Freeman: 8 points
  • Kaitlyn Bauman: 5 points
  • Reagan Boiarski: 4 points
  • Dixie Miller: 4 points
  • Abbey Eland: 3 points

Windham Bombers:

  • Briah Daniel: 8 points
  • Mariah Woods: 4 points
  • Abby Simpson: 4 points
  • Lorena De Oliviera: 4 points
  • Skylar Bailer: 3 points
  • Makenzi Blockenger: 3 points

The Mustangs showcased their offensive firepower with a balanced scoring effort, led by standout performances from Kaelyn Hart and Morgan Crawford. Their relentless defense stifled the Bombers’ offense throughout the game, allowing the Mustangs to maintain control and secure the decisive victory.

Looking ahead, the Windham Bombers (11-9) will face a tough challenge in their next game against the Rootstown Rovers (17-2) on 2/12/24, on the road. The Rovers are coming off an impressive 66-46 win over the Mogadore Wildcats, making them a formidable opponent in what promises to be an exciting matchup.

As the Grand Valley Mustangs shift their focus to the postseason, they aim to carry the momentum from this victory into their playoff campaign, confident in their ability to compete at a high level and make a deep postseason run.

SHORT HANDED HERALDS FALL TO BOMBERS AT HOME

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Saybrook, OH- In a matchup that saw the St. John Heralds face off against the Windham Bombers, the Bombers asserted their dominance from the opening tip-off, securing a resounding 56-23 victory. The Heralds struggled to keep pace throughout the game, particularly with three key starters sidelined due to injuries, including their top two leading scorers of the season.

Quarter Scores:

1 2 3 4 TOTAL
St. John Heralds 0 7 9 7 23
Windham Bombers 13 18 17 8 56

The absence of key players was keenly felt by the Heralds, as they struggled to find offensive momentum against the relentless pressure defense of the Bombers. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to overcome the deficit, ultimately falling to a determined Windham squad.

St. John Heralds Total Points:

  • AJ Henslee: 8
  • John Miller: 5
  • Donald Crawford: 4
  • Jaylin Streit: 4
  • Andrew Miller: 2

Windham Bombers Total Points:

  • Carlos Bruton: 13
  • Anthony Wiley: 10
  • Dylan McCune: 9
  • Jayquon Smith: 9
  • Matt Kolaczek: 6
  • Jordan Ridenbaugh: 3
  • Brian King: 2
  • Cam Hardrick: 2
  • Brandon Petrich: 2

Despite the challenging circumstances, the Heralds remain determined to bounce back in their upcoming matchup against the Lordstown Red Devils on February 8th, 2024. The Heralds will look to replicate their previous success against the Red Devils, having secured a 58-47 victory in their last encounter.

Meanwhile, the Windham Bombers will be gearing up for their next game against the Pymatuning Valley Lakers on February 9th, 2024. This matchup promises to be a test of resilience for the Bombers, as they seek redemption following their previous defeat to the Lakers earlier in the season, where they fell short with a score of 60-66.

LAKERS RIDE WAVE PAST BOMBERS

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Windham, OH- In an classic NAC battle, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers displayed their resilience and skill as they emerged victorious against the Windham Bombers with a final score of 66-60. The game, played on 1/5/24, showcased the Lakers’ determination and teamwork, ultimately solidifying their standing with a record of 7-3.

Quarter-by-Quarter Breakdown:

1st Quarter:

  • Pymatuning Valley Lakers: 16 points
  • Windham Bombers: 11 points

The Lakers started the game strong, setting the tone with a solid lead in the opening quarter.

2nd Quarter:

  • Pymatuning Valley Lakers: 17 points
  • Windham Bombers: 22 points

The Bombers mounted a comeback in the second quarter, outscoring the Lakers, but Pymatuning Valley maintained their edge.

3rd Quarter:

  • Pymatuning Valley Lakers: 17 points
  • Windham Bombers: 12 points

The Lakers continued to build on their lead in the third quarter, maintaining control of the game.

4th Quarter:

  • Pymatuning Valley Lakers: 16 points
  • Windham Bombers: 15 points

In a closely contested final quarter, both teams fought hard, but the Lakers held on to secure the victory.

Top Performers:

Pymatuning Valley Lakers:

  • Blake Krznaric: 28 points
  • Zane Neczeporenko: 16 points
  • Caydense Wiser: 9 points

Windham Bombers:

  • C. Brenton: 23 points
  • Nick Hopper: 16 points
  • A. Wiley: 6 points

Upcoming Matches:

The Pymatuning Valley Lakers (7-3) will face the Fairport Skippers (5-2) on the road in a highly anticipated matchup scheduled for 1/9/24. The Skippers, coming off a dominant 90-54 win over the Mathews Mustangs, will pose a tough challenge for the Lakers.

Meanwhile, the Windham Bombers (4-5) are set to play at home against the Mathews Mustangs. The Mustangs are looking to bounce back from a 90-54 loss to the Fairport Skippers, setting the stage for an intriguing clash between the two NAC members.

LABRAE DEFENSE LOOMS LARGE

By Matt Maher 


LEAVITTSBURG, OH – It was business as usual for LaBrae Tuesday night when they hosted Windham. The Vikings would show dominant play on offense and some great defense against the Bombers that would help lead them to a 52-32 victory. 

 

For Windham the first quarter was a feeling out for how the game would go and as a result of their more passive start they would only put up 6 points. All 6 came from 3 different sources: Briah Daniel, Brielle Jones and Lorena De Oliveria. While The Bombers didn’t score a whole lot, they did find a groove on the defensive side of the ball in the final 2 minutes which helped them keep LaBrae from scoring on an astronomical scale. Speaking of LaBrae they found 14 points with 9 of them coming from the great Ella Kuszmaul who hit three 2’s as well as the games first 3. 

 

LaBrae continued their hot hands with 16 more points in the 2nd quarter. Scoring was spread across 6 different players including Marissa Levensky who found her first 2, Mia Sloan who scored a beautiful 3 and Ella Kuszmaul who found 5 more points with a 2 and a 3. Windham found 10 points and were led by Daniel who erupted for 6 points and really got her fantastic night started in this frame. 

 

Windham would continue to see Daniel score another 8 points and continue to amaze everyone in the gym and at home. The other 2 points would come from Mariah Woods who had spent all night intercepting passes and pushing the ball down the floor and while the majority of her shots were too hard she did show improvement as the game went on. LaBrae scored 12 more points on their way to 52 with another even quarter of scoring among the team. Levensky scored 4 more points doubling her first half production while Kuszmaul only added 2 more points.

 

Windham continued their defensive showing but still had trouble cashing in on chances and with their struggles they only managed to score 6 points with all of them coming from Daniel who hit a 2 and then went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Briah Daniel would go on to finish the night with 22 points which led all players in scoring. LaBrae would only score 10 points with 6 of them coming from Levensky who really found herself in the final frame. The other 4 would come from Eva Prejsnar and Kuszmaul who each scored 2 points. 

 

It was another great night for the Vikings who improved to 8-1 with this latest victory. Ella Kuszmaul finished with 18 points and Marissa Levensky with 12. For Windham they were led far and away by Briah Daniel with her 22 points and no Bomber came close with the second highest scorer being Mariah Woods who had 4 points. Despite the great defense we saw from Windham the Vikings were too much to contain and as a result they moved to 4-3. Windham will be back in action where they travel to Maplewood to take on the rockets at 5:30Pm on January 4th and LaBrae will stay at home when they host Campbell Memorial on January 4th at 7:00PM.

HERALDS LOSE HEARTBREAKER IN FINAL SECONDS

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Windham, OH- In early season NAC play, the St. John Heralds clashed with the Windham Bombers in a thrilling matchup. The final buzzer echoed through the gymnasium, leaving the Heralds with a close defeat at the hands of the Bombers. Let’s break down the action quarter by quarter and highlight the standout performances from both teams.

First Quarter: Heralds Face an Early Deficit

The opening quarter set the tone for the game as the Windham Bombers raced ahead, outscoring the St. John Heralds 24-14. Despite the Heralds’ efforts, the Bombers showed determination and offensive prowess, building an early lead that would prove challenging to overcome.

Second Quarter: Heralds Mount a Comeback

Undeterred by the early deficit, the St. John Heralds rallied in the second quarter. They tightened their defense and unleashed an impressive offensive display, putting up 18 points. The Windham Bombers, however, managed to maintain their lead, heading into halftime with a 30-32 advantage.

Third Quarter: Back-and-Forth Battle

As the game progressed, both teams engaged in a back-and-forth battle. The Heralds managed to keep pace with the Bombers, with each team scoring 7 points in the third quarter. The stage was set for a nail-biting final period.

Fourth Quarter: Heralds Fight Until the End

In the last quarter, the St. John Heralds fought relentlessly, determined to secure a comeback victory. They posted an impressive 22 points, showcasing their offensive prowess. However, the Windham Bombers maintained their composure, responding with 18 points to secure the win.

Key Players for the Heralds: Vin Narducci and Aaron Wychock

Vin Narducci emerged as the top scorer for the Heralds, contributing an impressive 30 points to the team’s total. Aaron Wychock also made a significant impact with 12 points. The duo displayed excellent long-range shooting, each making 4 three-pointers.

Windham Bombers’ Standouts: C. Brenton and Nick Hopper

For the Windham Bombers, C. Brenton led the way with an outstanding performance, scoring 23 points. Nick Hopper also played a crucial role, adding 16 points to the Bombers’ total.

Looking Ahead

Despite the tough loss, the St. John Heralds are gearing up for their next challenge. On 12/08/23, they will face off against the Bristol Panthers, who boast a 2-0 record in the NAC league. The Bombers, with a 1-0 record, will take on the Lordstown Red Devils on the same date. Basketball enthusiasts can expect another thrilling showdown as these teams continue their quest for victory in the upcoming games.

WINDHAM BASKETBALL COACH’S CORNER (EP 1) WITH JJ COLLINS

By Ty Bartell

WINDHAM OH- Bombs away Windham! It’s basketball season once again! When talking about hoops this year, The Bombers girls basketball team looks to be an intriguing one this season. Featuring plenty of multiple year starters on this year’s squad, Windham looks to compete for the top spot in the Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC) Stripes Division.

In this season’s first edition of Coaches Corner, YSNs Ty Bartell got the opportunity to talk with Head Coach JJ Collins about the upcoming season. Focusing on things such as the team, Coach Collins basketball mindset and outlook, the goals of The Bombers this year and much more! Catch this Coaches Corner and catch more coverage of Windham this winter sports season with live games, scores, stats, stories and more on YSN!

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BLUE DEVILS AVOID BOMBERS COMEBACK

By Ty Bartell

WINDHAM OH-  In a thrilling and competitive night of basketball on the network, The Windham Bombers
girls basketball team had their season opening game at home where they hosted The McDonald Blue Devils. Windham, representatives of The Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC) Stripes Division, opted for the early non-conference matchup with McDonald members of The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference (MVAC) Scarlet Division.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an early advantage 14-7 after one quarter, propelled by two triples in the quarter, one by Gracie Callow and the other by Juliana Krumpak. The second quarter wound up being the lowest scoring of the game for both teams, with each squad scoring just 8 points each in the quarter with defense taking precedence. Drawing even in the frame allowed McDonald to hold onto their 7 point advantage heading to the locker room, up 22-15 at halftime.

At the start of the third quarter, it looked like Windham started to find their groove on offense; however, The Blue Devils maintained their lead through matching the scores of The Bombers, with McDonald leading 35-26 heading to the fourth and final quarter. It was bombs away from that point for Windham and the combination of Mariah Woods and Briah Daniel marched The Bombers right back into the game, eventually taking a fourth quarter lead! For most teams, losing the lead late is a tough pill to swallow, but McDonald still found a way to get it done, holding off Windham for the 45-42 win!
Big scorer of the night was McDonald’s Gracie Gallow who finished with 17 points to lead the game, while Cierra Shiley cleaned up the boards and locked down the post for The Blue Devils. But the Player of The Game performance goes to Juliana Krumpak who displayed an impressive amount of toughness, grit and courage to compile 15 timely points to help lead her team to victory!

Despite the loss, it was still a good night for a couple Bombers as well with Mariah Woods leading the team with 14 points, 7 of which came in the fourth. Also, Briah Daniel who had 12 points on the night with 9 of them coming in the final quarter. Windham (0-1) will look to get their first win of the season when they host Ashtabula St. John (0-0) on THursday, November 30th. Meanwhile, McDonald (2-1) will be in-action next against an opponent across The MVAC in The Grey Division when they host The Liberty Leopards (0-1) also on Thursday. Interviews with winning Head Coach Tony Matisi and Player of the Game Juliana Krumpak can be found below!

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