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Morse scores season high to lift YSU

INDIANAPOLIS — Cameron Morse scored a season-high 28 points and Youngstown State held on to defeat IUPUI, 84-80, on Saturday. Garrett Covington added 14 points, Jaylen Benton 12 and Tyree Robinson 11 for the Penguins (7-20, 5-9 Horizon League), who won the first meeting 85-62. T.J. ...

Buckner speaks at YSU event

YOUNGSTOWN — For the eighth year in a row, the Youngstown State University baseball team started its year with the First Pitch Breakfast held at the Embassy in Youngstown. “I’ve always considered this my home and it means a lot to me. Youngstown State means a lot to me,” former YSU ...

Corbett, Zallow lead Penguins

GENEVA — Jaynee Corbett took first in the shot put and Chad Zallow won the 60-meter hurdles as the Penguins competed at the SPIRE Division I Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Corbett won the shot put with a throw of 15.62m. She placed ahead of Fresno State’s Kayla Hopkins who had a ...

YSU women win again

Indiya Benjamin became Youngstown State’s all-time assists leader and scored 15 second-half points to lead the Penguins to a big 70-67 win at IUPUI on Thursday at The Jungle. YSU won for the fifth time in the last six games and for the fourth consecutive time on the road to improve to ...

Dixson, Ottey lead UIC past Youngstown State

CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. Tai Odiase chipped in with 16 points, six ...

Rushton leads locals to YSU football

YOUNGSTOWN — Not many things put a smile on a kid’s face like a snow day, so there were plenty of smiles in the Mahoning Valley on Wednesday. But for once, canceling school actually disappointed quite a few kids — and coaches. The inclement weather put a damper on National Signing Day ...

Niles’ DeFalco signs with Penguins baseball

YOUNGSTOWN — There was no line of hats to choose from for Marco DeFalco. He didn’t leave everyone hanging with some last-minute Twitter announcement. DeFalco didn’t care for the signing day suspense. The Niles left-hander has wanted to play baseball at Youngstown State University for ...

Freshman pair push into lineup

YOUNGSTOWN — Dribble, dribble, dribble. Stare, then shoot. Naz Bohannon repeated the process after Tuesday’s practice, shooting free throws over and over again. The Youngstown State University freshman forward took a pass from Danny Reese, assistant to the head coach, circled around ...

YSU women face challenge in IUPUI

YOUNGSTOWN — IUPUI is one of the better women’s basketball teams in the Horizon League. Youngstown State is in sixth place in the Horizon League and winner of four of its last five games. On Thursday, YSU travels to Indianapolis to play the Jaguars to conclude the season series. IUPUI won ...

Wright State thrashes Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN — Naz Bohannon sat between Youngstown State University men’s basketball staff members Kevin Bruinsma and Jason Slay on the bench in the second half. He was clapping, trying to cheer on his team, but the energy was out of the normally upbeat Penguins’ bench. A couple of others ...

Zallow finishes 4th at Millrose Games

The last thing on Chad Zallow’s mind was his trip to the emergency room working on a separated shoulder. That was more than a week ago. Saturday, the Youngstown State University junior hurdler had bigger things on his mind. The YSU trainers got one of the top collegiate hurdlers ready for a ...

Penguin women run past Detroit

DETROIT — A handful of Youngstown State University women’s basketball players came into Beeghly Center during the first half of Saturday’s men’s game against Wright State. One might say these women couldn’t run into the Beeghly Center because they did enough of that during their ...

Zallow back in NYC, to run in Millrose Games

The motions remain the same. Chad Zallow would have it no other way. He raises up in the starting block, a field of 60-meter hurdles in front of him and fierce competition on either side. His immediate focus goes to his necklace with a cross attached. He makes the sign of the cross and ...

Second-half surge

YOUNGSTOWN — Northern Kentucky University outscored Youngstown State University 55-42 in the second half to get the win over YSU, 95-85. Early in the first half, YSU (6-18, 4-5 Horizon League) was hitting the shots it needed. The Penguins got out to a 14-6 lead with 14:22 left in the half. ...

Dunn, 3s lift Penguins past Oakland

Mary Dunn scored a career-high 24 points, and the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team made 10 3-pointers to beat Oakland 86-76 on the road. Dunn came up huge after earning the starting nod with Sarah Cash out with an injury. The sophomore was 10 of 13 from the field and 4 of ...

YSU women staying afloat despite injuries

YOUNGSTOWN — John Barnes has to find some humor in these situations. If you had the litany of starters out with injuries the last two seasons, you would have to as well. Alison Smolinski broke her right foot during a Dec. 20 home game against Penn State-Beaver. Since then, she’s been in ...

Penguins fall after rallying from 18 down

YOUNGSTOWN — After deleting an 18-point deficit, the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team fell short to Wright State University, 69-59. Youngstown State (8-13, 4-6 Horizon League) held an early lead before Wright State (16-6, 7-3 HL) took control of the game. The Raiders ...

Road swoon goes on for YSU

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Khalil Small scored 27 points with seven rebounds and Green Bay beat Youngstown State 85-67 on Saturday. Kameron Hankerson added 12 points and David Jesperson and Sandy Cohen III 11 each for the Phoenix (10-15, 5-7 Horizon), who made 11 3-pointers. Small and ...

Late-game heroics

YOUNGSTOWN — Indiya Benjamin had been struggling with her game. Nothing was falling from 3-point range and there was the occasional dribble drive from the 5-foot-6 senior point guard. Eventually, things turned around during Thursday’s 54-51 Youngstown State women’s basketball ...

Poor shooting leads to men’s loss at Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Youngstown State shot 31.7 percent from the floor and Milwaukee went on a late run as the Panthers rolled to a 66-55 win Thursday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Freshman Garrett Covington led the Penguins (6-16, 4-5 Horizon League) with 15 points and made three 3-pointers, ...