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CANFIELD, OH- The Ohio Blast 12U Buckley built an early 5-run lead and managed to fend off a late charge from Racers, securing a 7-5 victory in Canfield on Sunday. Racers Fastpitch closed the gap by scoring on a double and a ground out, but it wasn’t enough.

Racers Fastpitch struck first when Mia tripled in the opening inning, bringing in a run. However, Ohio Blast quickly responded, capturing a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first with a steal of home and a triple from Katie C.

The Blast extended their lead in the second inning with runs from Sydney S (tripled), Callie F (singled), and Geonna G (singled). A single by Cassidee B in the third inning further extended the lead to 7-5.

Cassidee led the charge in the circle for the Blast, allowing seven hits and five runs over four innings, striking out seven and walking two. Emma L pitched for Racers Fastpitch, giving up eight hits and seven runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking two.

Ohio Blast racked up eight hits in the game, with Katie and Geonna each collecting two hits. Katie, Sydney, Cassidee, Geonna, and Callie each drove in a run. Geonna was active on the base paths, stealing two bases. The team was sure-handed in the field, committing no errors, with Sydney leading the way with seven chances.

The Blast will take their victory to the next round to take on the Thunder at 11am.


HANOVERTON, OH- Madison Aegerter was on fire, striking out 11 batters as United battled to a 2-2 tie against Columbiana’s Brady’s Run Veterinary Hospital on Wednesday in Hanoverton. Aegerter was dominant, allowing just three hits and two runs over six innings while walking two.

United got on the board in the bottom of the first thanks to two singles. Jamie Miller’s single brought in the first run.

A fielding error by United in the fourth inning allowed Columbiana to tie the game at two.

Addie Brode took the mound for Columbiana, pitching six innings and allowing eight hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out seven and walking none.

United amassed eight hits, with Jillian Dietrich and Miller each collecting two hits. Isabella Thompson and Miller each drove in one run. United also turned a double play in the game.

Josie Hepler led Columbiana with two hits in three at-bats from the leadoff position.

United managed to hold off Columbiana for a 7-6 victory in the second game of the doubleheader on Wednesday. Despite seeing their 5-run lead shrink, United held on for the win.

Columbiana started the scoring in the first when Ella Eisenbraun singled, bringing in one run. United tied it up in the bottom of the inning on a passed ball.

United jumped ahead in the second inning when Miley Pitts singled, Scarlett Courtney walked, and Liliana Erb walked, each bringing in a run.

The third inning saw United extend their lead with a two-run double by Madison Aegerter and a walk that scored another run by Caitlyn Roller.

Jillian Dietrich earned the win for United, giving up seven hits and five runs (one earned) over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Eisenbraun took the loss for Columbiana, pitching three innings and allowing seven runs (six earned) on three hits, striking out four and walking seven. Aegerter came in for the save.

Aegerter led United with two RBIs, going 1-for-2. Pitts, Aegerter, and Callie Koons each had a hit. United was patient at the plate, drawing seven walks. Dietrich and Jamie Miller each drew two walks, and Dietrich stole four bases. United totaled six stolen bases in the game.

Columbiana racked up nine hits, with Eisenbraun, Morgan Colian, and Josie Hepler each getting two hits. Joslyn Aikens, Eisenbraun, Reagan Boley, Hepler, and Sarah R each drove in a run. Hepler also stole two bases.

Next up for United is a game at The Learning Tree on Thursday.



CANFIELD, OH- Preston Tolnar, a nine-year-old golf prodigy from Canfield, is hitting headlines as he prepares to compete at Augusta National for the prestigious Drive, Chip and Putt contest. This remarkable talent, already the talk of the town, is set to represent Mill Creek Golf Course at this distinguished event.

Preston, a fourth grader at Canfield, has already accumulated seven years of golfing experience, beginning at the tender age of two. His journey has led him to the opportunity to showcase his skills at Augusta National, a dream for many in the golfing world. The competition, organized by the PGA of America, the United States Golf Association, and the Augusta National Golf Club, invites young golfers to display their prowess in driving, chipping, and putting.

Brian Tolnar, Preston’s father, commends the contest as a vital initiative to foster youth interest in golf. Preston devotes his time to practice after school, honing his skills both on the green and in the classroom, where he excels in science, social studies, and math. Besides his dedication to golf, Preston is a multi-sport athlete with a passion for basketball and football.

This exceptional young golfer, a Phil Mickelson enthusiast, is humbly looking forward to the upcoming contest at Augusta National. Preston’s family, along with his local community, eagerly anticipates his upcoming participation in the event, as they rally behind him, cheering for success and a memorable experience.

As Preston sets his sights on the 18th green at Augusta, he embodies the embodiment of youthful ambition and sportsmanship that has made the Youngstown community proud. We wish Preston Tolnar the best of luck as he prepares to tee off at Augusta National in this exciting chapter of his golfing journey.



CANFIELD, OH- Welcome back to another episode of YSN’s Player Profile, your number one source for all things youth sports. In today’s episode, we have a special guest with us, Angelo Guerrieri, a talented young football player from the South Range Little Raiders.

Joining us from Giangelo’s, the popular hangout spot for the team, Angelo opens up about his experiences on the field, his love for football, and his favorite activities off the field. Get ready to hear about his impressive achievements, his favorite Halloween costume, and the important role that his family plays in his life.

Stay tuned for an insightful and entertaining conversation with this rising star as we dive into Angelo’s Little Raider player profile. Let’s get started!



BOARDMAN, OH- Your Sports Network (YSN) will once again be your streaming home to watch District and State coverage of 10U and 12U Youth Baseball.  Last year, Boardman made an incredible run that was cut short of the state title.  This year, several teams from The Valley are hungry to raise the banner at districts and show their talent off at the next level.

Coverage begins on Saturday with some of your favorite announcers from the Network.

Stay tuned to social media channels for times and matchups.

YSN will also play home to the 50/70 Tournament July 6-10 from Boardman’s Field of Dreams.  Loveland, Green, and Jefferson will join homestead Boardman in a tournament to see who advances to Kalamazoo, Michigan for Regionals. (See bracket for more details)