YSU Sports

Domitrovich getting noticed at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Iva Domitrovich walked in the turf infield — the soccer surface — at Farmers National Bank Field on the Youngstown State University campus on Friday. She had recently finished running her heat of the 400-meter run in a shade over a minute. Hold on, what’s that on her ...

Hope springs eternal for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — As the Youngstown State University football team finished spring practices on Saturday, coach Bo Pelini made sure hope sprung eternal before he stepped away from his team for a few months. Coming of a dismal 4-7 campaign in which YSU looked uninspired at times throughout the ...

DE gets 2 more years of eligibility

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University football team got its first win of the season on Saturday, and it had nothing to do with what happened on the field. The Penguins found out defensive end Justus Reed was granted two more years of eligibility by the NCAA. Reed, who transferred ...

YSU men pursue more home games

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University men’s basketball had a grand total of seven home non-Horizon League games in the first two years of Jerrod Calhoun’s tenure as Penguins coach. That’s not acceptable for a program, especially one trying to expand its fan base. The four home ...

Sweet season ends

CINCINNATI — They say all good things must come to an end. A great season from the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team came to an end Thursday, falling to the University of Cincinnati, 76-62. “I think Cincinnati is a really good team,” Penguins coach John Barnes ...

Penguins improve in 2nd year for coach

YOUNGSTOWN — Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe sent a text to Youngstown State University coach Jerrod Calhoun following the Penguins’ loss on March 7 in the Horizon League tournament at Detroit. Calhoun read it on the four-plus hour trip on the bus back to the ...

YSU women visit Cincy in WNIT

YOUNGSTOWN — Wright State University is an hour north of the University of Cincinnati campus. When the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team prepares for tonight’s first-round Women’s NIT game in Cincinnati, starting at 7 p.m., the two are much closer in the mind of ...

Calhoun gives tourney forecast

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State had some challenges this season. The Penguins men’s basketball team faced two NCAA Tournament qualifiers. YSU held fast with Ohio State for one half before Kaleb Wesson, son of former Niles McKinley High School standout Keith Wesson, dominated the Penguins in ...

YSU revels at chance to play in WNIT

YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters had trouble holding back her emotions last week. Tears flowed as she got choked up answering a question during a March 11 post-game news conference inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. She and her teammates exited the floor where the Detroit Pistons play under ...

YSU back in WNIT

Sarah Cash has toiled through numerous knee issues dating back to her career at Lordstown High School. She came to Youngstown State University as a preferred walk-on player. Then, Cash had an opportunity in the first couple of games into her career. From there, she became the heart and soul ...

Missed opportunity

DETROIT — Senior guard Melinda Trimmer missed a nine-foot floater with five seconds in the game. It would’ve put the Youngstown State women’s basketball team ahead by one, seemingly capping a double-figure comeback against Green Bay, a nemesis of every team in the Horizon League. The ...

Penguins face Green Bay today in semis

YOUNGSTOWN — The top four seeds have advanced to the Horizon League men’s and women’s tournament semifinals. On the women’s side, it appears all four semifinalists are capable of hoisting the league’s championship trophy on Tuesday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. In ...

YSU has edge at the line

YOUNGSTOWN — The clock is stopped and all eyes are on you. Breathe. Stop. Shoot. One free throw, followed by another. That’s what senior guard Melinda Trimmer does each and every time she has a charity toss. The Youngstown State University women’s basketball player leads what is ...

Dunn is big key inside for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Milwaukee had a focused game plan, targeting 6-foot-3 Mary Dunn. Then again, most Horizon League teams have tried to slow down the league’s sixth player of the year and a first-team all-league player. The Youngstown State junior post player from Washington, Pa., was muscled ...

Great utility player, Olson hits the boards for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Chelsea Olson is more than the leading rebounder of the Youngstown State women’s basketball team, averaging about seven per game. She also leads the team — and the entire Horizon League — in assists and defensive rebounds. “Anything that is going to help us win,” said ...

Zallow, Elliott seasons end

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Chad Zallow and Jaliyah Elliott saw both of their seasons end on Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Zallow, a Youngstown State University senior hurdler and sprinter, ran a time of 7.787 seconds in the 60m hurdles, ...

Zallow at Indoor Nationals for fourth straight season

Chad Zallow is familiar with the scene at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, one of five participants who has made it to four consecutive NCAA Indoor Nationals. Zallow, a John F. Kennedy High School graduate and Youngstown State University senior, is running ...

Penguin women belong on top

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s Wednesday morning and I’m driving down Schenley Road near Youngstown, heading to a Wednesday morning mass. It’s Ash Wednesday and I’m trying to think of what to give up for the 40-day Lenten season. Hamburger, hot dog and sub buns. That’s my plan. Hopefully it ...

On to the semis

YOUNGSTOWN — Megan Walsted’s jumper with nine minutes remaining gave Milwaukee a five-point lead. It seemed as if the Panthers were going to put this game away against the Youngstown State women’s basketball team which was nothing short of offensively lethargic for the second and third ...

Men fall to No. 3 Oakland

ROCHESTER, Mich. — The season ended where Youngstown State’s road to the postseason began. On Wednesday, sixth-seeded YSU lost an 88-84 decision to third-seeded Oakland at the O’rena in a Horizon League quarterfinal matchup. The Penguins (12-20) tied a season high with 14 3-pointers ...