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NILES, OH- The Niles McKinley Red Dragons unleashed an offensive onslaught, pouring in eight runs on six hits in a decisive fifth inning rally against the Chaney Cowboys. The inning was highlighted by key hits from Clark and Court, each driving in a run, while a costly error allowed two more runs to score. Brixton Gilmour took one for the team, getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Landon Turner delivered a big two-run single. Williams capped off the scoring with another RBI single.

Williams also shined on the mound, earning the win for the Red Dragons by limiting the Cowboys to just two runs (none earned) and three hits over nearly four innings of work, with three strikeouts. Pagan, the Cowboys’ starter, had a rough outing, surrendering a staggering 22 runs (nine earned) on 21 hits through five innings.

Niles McKinley’s bats were hot, racking up a total of 21 hits. Kris Hrosar, Turner, Court, and Anthony Mymo each had a three-hit day. Williams, Gilmour, and Brian Parsons also had multiple hits, making it a tough day for Chaney’s pitchers.

The Red Dragons didn’t just rely on their hitting; they were aggressive on the bases, swiping eight bags over the course of the game. Hrosar contributed two of those steals, adding to the team’s dynamic performance.

For the Chaney Cowboys, Pagan, A Rinehart, B Polk, Johnson, and T Allison each managed a hit, with Moon and Johnson each knocking in a run. The Cowboys were also active on the base paths, stealing six bases, with Pagan grabbing two.

This high-scoring affair was a showcase of Niles McKinley’s potent offense and speed, setting a high bar for their next opponents as they continue their season.


LISBON, OH- Brady Carpenter was on a roll, snagging three hits as the Lisbon Blue Devils steamrolled East 10-0 on Friday. Carpenter set the tone with singles in the first, fourth, and fifth innings, proving to be a key player in the lineup.

The Blue Devils hit the scoreboard first in the second inning, capitalizing on a fielder’s choice by Gage Owens that allowed a run to score, despite a tough pitch from Francisco Rodriguez Santos. The real damage came in the fourth inning, where the Blue Devils hammered out five runs on five hits. Contributions came from Ryan Carpenter with a double, Aiden Myers grounding out to bring in a run, and Bryce Esarey and Marc Moore each adding singles that scored runs.

On the mound, Brady Carpenter was just as impressive, shutting down East with a one-hit, zero-run performance over five innings, where he struck out nine and walked three. Rodriguez Santos, on the other hand, struggled a bit for East, giving up six runs (two earned) across four innings.

The Blue Devils were sharp throughout, tallying ten hits with Moore picking up two of them. They kept it clean in the field too, not making a single error, with Logan Sturgeon leading with four defensive plays.

For East, Jordan Brown managed their only hit, going 1-for-1, while Oscar Agosto nabbed two bases.

Next up, the Lisbon Blue Devils are headed to Lowellville on Saturday, looking to carry their momentum forward.


STRUTHERS, OH- In a rare Friday doubleheader at Bob Cene Park, Ursuline Irish came out strong in the first game, scoring four runs in the opening inning to secure a 7-1 victory over Lake Blue Streaks. Thomas Pesa and Joe Balog were the early heroes, with Pesa singling to bring in two runs and Balog doubling for another two.

Anthony Triveri clinched the win for Ursuline, controlling the game from the mound by allowing just one run over seven innings and striking out four. On the other side, #21 took the loss for Lake, coming in relief and giving up two runs in less than three innings. Dylan Sponseller started for Lake, and struggled a bit, giving up five runs.

Ursuline made the most of their at-bats, collecting 10 hits. Balog, batting seventh, drove in three runs and went 1-for-2, while Triveri led with three hits. Luke Kollar, Pesa, and Rowan Urbach each had solid hits as well.

For Lake, leadoff hitter Degeorge got two hits, and Emmitt Filisky contributed with an RBI. The team was sharp defensively, turning a double play and making no errors in the field.

Game 2 saw the tables turn as Lake Blue Streaks adjusted and took a 7-3 win over Ursuline.

This time, Ursuline was first on the board with Joe Balog singling in the third to score a run, but Lake quickly responded. Ty Degeorge’s single in the fourth helped them tie it, and then they took a lead in the fifth from a couple of walks.

Will Feser earned the win in relief for Lake, allowing no runs and striking out two in two innings. For Ursuline, Dom Polkovitch was tagged with the loss after surrendering three runs in his two innings of work. Thomas Kosovan started for Ursuline, and AJ Mitchell for Lake, each putting in strong efforts.

Balog again led Ursuline at the plate with an RBI, going 2-for-4. Lake stacked up 11 hits, with Degeorge and Noah Kubasky each grabbing two, and Degeorge also driving in three runs.

Lake showed their speed on the bases, stealing eight bases and turning a double play, matching their error-free defensive performance from the first game.

Ursuline is set to host South Range in their next game on Monday.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH-  In a recent interview on the YSN podcast, local meteorologist Andrew DiPaolo provided a behind-the-scenes look at his career, his dedication to the local community, and his love for sports

DiPaolo, known for his work at Channel 21, and StormTracker 21, shared insights into the competitive nature of the meteorology industry. He emphasized the importance of hard work and continuous learning, stressing that people respect those who put in the effort.

The conversation delved into his journey, from participating in speech and debate at Cardinal Mooney to honing his skills in meteorology at Ohio University. DiPaolo also reflected on the influence of his role models, crediting his chief at Channel 21 and a former speech and debate coach for their impact on his career.

The discussion also highlighted DiPaolo’s commitment to the local community, including his support for small businesses and non-profit organizations. The meteorologist, known for his involvement across various community initiatives, spoke about his efforts to use his platform to assist others. Furthermore, as an Eagle Scout, he emphasized the significance of giving back to the community as a core value.

Aside from his meteorological endeavors, DiPaolo’s love for sports shone through during the interview. As a self-proclaimed “huge Browns fan,” he expressed his enthusiasm for the world of sports and his upcoming role as a slam dunk judge at the YSN All-Star Game.

The interview concluded with DiPaolo providing a glimpse into his personal life, touching on the joys and challenges of fatherhood and his wife’s unwavering support. He candidly addressed the privilege and honor he feels in sharing his life with the Mahoning Valley community.

As the conversation wrapped up, it became evident that Andrew DiPaolo’s dedication to his craft and his community has made him a cherished figure in the local spotlight, exemplifying hard work, commitment, and humility.



YOUNGSTOWN, OH- In a resounding victory, the Chaney High School Cowboys asserted their dominance at home, triumphing over the Academy for Urban Scholars Hawks with a final score of 80-28. The Cowboys showcased a stellar performance, with key players making significant contributions to secure the win.

The Cowboys set the tone early, establishing a commanding lead in the first quarter with a score of 16-4. This early advantage proved crucial as Chaney continued to build on its momentum throughout the game.

Dewayne Thompson emerged as a standout player for the Cowboys, leading the team with an impressive 14 points. His scoring prowess played a pivotal role in Chaney’s offensive strategy, creating opportunities and keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Additionally, Cliff Scott and Asaunte Mickel made significant contributions on the boards, with both players securing 7 rebounds each. Their presence in the paint and ability to control the boards provided the Cowboys with valuable second-chance opportunities.

The Cowboys displayed remarkable teamwork and cohesion, with a balanced scoring effort evident in the box scores. Chaney’s consistent offensive output in each quarter underscored their offensive efficiency and strategic approach to the game.

The victory not only adds to Chaney High School’s successful season but also serves as a testament to the team’s commitment, skill, and collective effort. The Cowboys’ ability to control the pace of the game and execute on both ends of the court positions them as a formidable force in their league.

Chaney High School:16 | 24 | 21 | 19

 Academy for Urban Scholars: 4 | 3 | 5 | 16


YOUNGSTOWN, OH- As the Mooney varsity basketball season comes to a close, quarterback and basketball player, Ashton O’Brien, sat down with YSN’s DJ Yokley for an exclusive interview to discuss his high school journey and plans for the future.

O’Brien, a prominent figure at Mooney High School, reflected on the challenges and successes he faced during his four-year high school career. He described the experience as a “roller coaster” but emphasized the importance of hard work, leadership, and being a supportive teammate.

When asked about his future in sports, O’Brien mentioned his love for the local area, expressing his desire to remain close to his family. While undecided, he revealed a strong likelihood of pursuing football at the collegiate level.

Throughout the interview, O’Brien highlighted the significance of family, crediting his parents for their work ethic and love. He stated, “They’ve given me everything. They’re why I’m here today,” emphasizing the profound impact his family has had on his journey.

Furthermore, O’Brien discussed his role as a role model for younger students at Mooney and the importance of being a supportive teammate in both football and basketball.

Reflecting on his time at Mooney, O’Brien expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to graduate as a Cardinal. He spoke fondly of the school’s history and the strong sense of community and support at Mooney.

As the interview concluded, Ashton O’Brien emphasized the importance of family, hard work, and being a positive influence, both on and off the field.

O’Brien’s inspiring story and dedication have solidified his position as a role model within the Youngstown community, leaving a lasting impact on Mooney High School.



YOUNGSTOWN, OH- In a packed gymnasium filled with enthusiastic fans, the Ursuline Fighting Irish boys basketball team triumphed over Cardinal Mooney with a 69-58 home victory. This marked Ursuline’s seventh consecutive win in the heated rivalry between the two teams.

The game unfolded with Ursuline taking an early lead, but Cardinal Mooney rallied in the second quarter, showcasing a formidable offense. Despite the Cardinals’ surge, Ursuline remained composed and finished the half with a four-point advantage.

Senior guard Jibri Carter stood out for the Cardinals, contributing significantly to their offensive efforts with 20 points, even battling through an apparent cramp in the third quarter. Mooney’s Eddie Nieves added 14 points, but defensive lapses became a significant factor in their loss.

In the second half, Cardinal Mooney struggled to regain the momentum they had in the second quarter. Ursuline, with both offensive and defensive consistency, extended its lead and controlled the clock as the game progressed, ultimately securing a seventh consecutive victory against the Cardinals.

Senior Geno Lucente and freshman Jaylen Gunther, each scoring 19 points, were named players of the game, both of which were outstanding on both sides of the floor.

The Fighting Irish, with a record of 9-2 (3-0), look ahead to a road game against Farrell on January 20, while Mooney (8-4, 1-1) aims to bounce back in a Steel Valley Conference matchup against Chaney on January 19.

As the season unfolds, the Ursuline Fighting Irish continue to build on their success, aiming to reach new heights and surpass the achievements of previous years. The passionate rivalry between Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney adds an extra layer of intensity to each encounter, making it a spectacle for basketball fans.


COLUMBIANA, OH- Welcome to episode two of “Catching the Curb with Bob Camardo,” presented by the Curbstone Coaches and brought to you by YSN.

In this episode, Bob Camardo recaps the previous speakers and events at Youngstown State University (YSU). He discusses how the athletic director, Ron Strollo, highlighted the impressive academic achievements of YSU student-athletes and the exceptional leadership provided by the various coaches.

Bob also shares insights from head football coach Doug Phillips, who emphasized the importance of focusing on the team’s performance rather than external distractions. Additionally, Bob reflects on YSU’s potential to achieve greatness in sports, especially with the upcoming speakers, including legendary football coach Larry Kehres and basketball coaches John Barnes and Jared Calhoun.

The episode concludes with the excitement surrounding YSU athletics and how it energizes the entire community. Join us as we dive deeper into the world of YSU athletics and the passionate individuals behind its success.





YOUNGSTOWN, OH- In a hard-fought battle under the Friday night lights, the Youngstown East High School football team emerged victorious with a 30-16 win over the Howland Tigers.

The game was a tale of two halves, with both teams showcasing their strengths and determination. Howland got off to a strong start in the first quarter when John Perry bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 1-yard run, and Jack Litton’s kick was on the money, giving the Tigers an early 7-0 lead.

The second quarter, however, saw a shift in momentum. East’s offense came to life, and they struck back with a 26-yard pass play that resulted in a touchdown, followed by a successful conversion. But the Panthers weren’t done yet. Andrew Blackmon connected with Daryan Brownlee on a 20-yard pass for another touchdown, and their conversion was good. East had now taken the lead at 16-7.

Howland managed to put some points on the board before the half with a field goal from Litton, narrowing the gap to 16-10.

The third quarter continued to be a competitive battle, with both teams refusing to back down. East extended their lead with a 36-yard pass that resulted in a touchdown, although the conversion attempt failed. Howland answered back with Brendan Ray’s powerful 9-yard run into the end zone, and Litton’s successful kick brought the score to 22-16 in favor of East.

As the game entered the fourth quarter, East High School wasn’t finished yet. Thomas Davis powered his way through with a 7-yard run, and the Panthers’ successful conversion widened their lead to 30-16.

In the end, East secured the win with a strong team effort, overcoming an early deficit and capitalizing on their opportunities. With a final score of 30-16, they celebrated a hard-earned victory over Howland.


AUSTINTOWN, OH- In today’s episode ofPlayer Profile, we dive into the exciting world of high school football with a profile on the talented Dan Evans III from Austintown Fitch High School. Dan, also known as “D111,” has made quite the name for himself with his record-breaking performances and numerous college offers.

We’ll hear from Dan as he reflects on his journey, his senior year, and the recruitment process amidst the new normal of COVID.

But it’s not all about football with Dan. We’ll also learn about his competitive nature, his love for video games, and his favorite NFL wide receivers. And of course, we’ll discuss the important role his family and fans play in his life on and off the field

. Get ready for an exciting and insightful profile on one of Youngstown, Ohio’s most electrifying football players.