YSU Sports

Different opponents, sites for YSU teams

Horizon League teams figured out a trip to the Beeghly Center meant nothing more than 40 minutes of pain and misery. The Youngstown State women’s basketball team hopes to inflict some more of what its done for the better part of the previous two months, going 9-0 against the rest of this ...

Balanced YSU women honored again

YOUNGSTOWN — Alison Smolinski sat in a makeshift area with a cream-colored Youngstown State backdrop, splattered with a couple of Pete the Penguin logos. She sat in a folding, wooden chair at the table in front of a gathering of local media on Monday in the northeast entrance of the Beeghly ...

YSU needs to rekindle earlier mojo

Three consecutive losses. Wright State, Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State. Sound familiar? It should. The Youngstown State men’s basketball team was losers of three straight before heading to Oakland (Mich.) University for a Jan. 30 regular season game on the Rochester, Michigan ...

Penguins lose to CSU; Oakland next

YOUNGSTOWN — Around halftime, the seeding was set, the sixth-seeded Penguins would take on the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in the Horizon League Tournament, win or lose. It took an extra period of play, but Youngstown State University went on to lose to Cleveland State University ...

YSU women close season with victory

CLEVELAND — The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team closed its season out right, taking down in-state rival Cleveland State University, 74-61, on Saturday. “I thought our seniors stepped up, especially in the second half,” Penguins coach John Barnes said. “Cleveland ...

Leading by example

YOUNGSTOWN — Noe Anabir shows up at his coach’s house bearing chocolates and flowers. It’s for Jerrod Calhoun’s wife, Sarah. Anabir also had presents for Calhoun’s young daughters Kennedy and Kendall. It’s what the 6-foot-8 native of Switzerland does. Not out of the ordinary for ...

Penguins to add men’s swimming, diving and women’s lacrosse

Youngstown State will add a men’s swimming and diving program as well as a women’s lacrosse team in the near future, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo announced on Monday. Men’s swimming and diving will become the 20th Division I sport currently offered by the ...

Wright wrong for YSU

DAYTON — Beaten on the boards, the Youngstown State University women fell to the first-place Wright State University Raiders, 70-65, on Sunday. “We need to shoot the ball better, there’s no question about that,” Penguins coach John Barnes said. “Shooting that bad we still had a ...

Zallow sparks another indoor triumph

John F. Kennedy graduate and Youngstown State senior Chad Zallow won three events Sunday to lead the YSU men’s track and field team to its fourth straight Horizon League indoor track and field title at the WATTS facility on the YSU campus. The YSU women also claimed a league title, their ...

Head injuries must be dealt with seriously

YOUNGSTOWN — Garrett Covington went after a loose ball, just as the Indiana native has done most of his career. This time, an IUPUI player impeded his path, probably with a shoulder. Covington, a 6-foot-5 sophomore wing, banged his head into the opponent’s shoulder and the Youngstown ...

Love, Wright State roll past Youngstown State

DAYTON — Loudon Love had a career-high 26 points as Wright State easily beat Youngstown State 82-54 on Saturday. Ursuline High School graduate and Raiders senior guard Mark Hughes had 14 points for Wright State (18-11, 12-4 Horizon League), which won its sixth consecutive game. Cole Gentry ...

YSU women pick up three titles Saturday

The Youngstown State women’s track and field team picked up three individual titles on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the WATTS. Nicolette Kreatsoulas, Jessica Stever and Olivia Jones all won field events for the Penguins on day one. ...

Penguins’ track star Zallow considers football

Very few have questioned Chad Zallow’s quickness. For more evidence, the Youngstown State senior sprinter was honored this week by the Horizon League as the 2019 Alfreeda Goff Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Zallow currently leads the league with be best times in the 60-meter ...

YSU women lose at buzzer

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky’s Molly Glick hit a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to hold off a rallying Youngstown State women’s basketball team Friday, 65-62. YSU (20-7, 12-4 Horizon League) trailed by 13 points with 11 minutes remaining, tying Northern Kentucky (8-17, 7-8) ...

Norse end Penguins’ winning streak

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky outscored Youngstown State, 13-5, over the last 3:37 en route to a 76-69 win over the Penguins Thursday night at BB&T Arena, ending YSU’s six-game winning streak. Sophomore Naz Bohannon scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed eight ...

Can YSU sustain success?

YOUNGSTOWN — The crowd started to fill the Beeghly Center earlier than usual on Saturday afternoon. The Youngstown State University pep band was more than doubled in size with area high school band members a part of the merriment in the loudest area inside the nearly 50-year-old venue, the ...

Senior announcements

YOUNGSTOWN – Melinda Trimmer stood in the middle of Dom Rosselli Court, some time after the all the pageantry of a 67-47 win over Milwaukee. Her team was signing autographs at the nearby media table for the remainder of the Sunday afternoon crowd. Trimmer's boyfriend, Beau Taylor, a West ...

Six straight for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Billy Hahn, a former West Virginia assistant basketball coach, had a big impact on the Mountaineers and then WVU director of basketball operations Jerrod Calhoun. Calhoun, now the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach, has a team on a six-game winning streak ...

Long time coming

YOUNGSTOWN — Melinda Trimmer dribbled around the perimeter toward the Green Bay bench. She looked for an opening as time ticked down on the game clock. Seconds remained in the first half. Trimmer found Chelsea Olson on the wing, who promptly fired the ball toward Sarah Cash in the post. The ...

Five and alive

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry had the ball on the right wing, opposite of the Youngstown State bench. He began to dribble drive toward the basket, but two IUPUI players collapsed on him as he neared the hoop. Quisenberry, whose team trailed by one with less than 10 seconds left, threw a ...