YSU Sports

YSU to add new rec field

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University community and the Cafaro Family gathered on Monday to break ground for the new Cafaro Family Field on the north side of campus. The new facility will be located on Elm Street, across from Cafaro House residence hall at YSU. The $2.5 million field ...

DeFalco goes from Niles to YSU

Marco DeFalco wasn’t expected to be a starting pitcher during his freshman campaign at Youngstown State, but due to several injuries, DeFalco had to step up this season, and gained valuable pitching experience. “I came in and I was expecting 1 to 2 innings max in games, and a few injuries ...

Ursuline grad Hake ready for one more season

NILES — Before Saturday’s regular season finale at Eastwood Field, the Youngstown State baseball team honored two graduating seniors who were unable to attend the spring commencement ceremony a few weeks ago due to a road series at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Kip DeShields and ...

Buckeyes’ blast

NILES — A crowd of roughly 1,500 people flocked to Eastwood Field Tuesday to watch Youngstown State host Ohio State, as this was the Buckeyes first time to the Mahoning Valley since 2015. The Penguins took an early lead, but walks and other minor miscues cost YSU as it fell to Ohio State, ...

Buckeyes to Eastwood

For only the second time the Youngstown State University baseball team is going to play host to Ohio State. The Penguins and Buckeyes are scheduled to meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Eastwood Field. Lucas Nasonti, leadoff hitter and centerfielder for the Penguins, is excited for the matchup against ...

One final time

YOUNGSTOWN — Chad Zallow tweeted out “Beast Mode Activated.” Below was a picture of him with a vertical jump prior to getting in the blocks and preparing for the 110-meter hurdles. Watch out field. The Youngstown State University senior hurdler and sprinter took aim at the rest of the ...

Girard grad Harden big part of YSU success

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s being described as a “dominating legacy” by YSU track & field coach Brian Gorby. The YSU men’s and women’s teams concluded the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday on the Penguins’ campus and both teams put on a show, ...

YSU’s Jones captures heptathlon

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been an outstanding weekend so far for Youngstown State University Track and Field as both teams enter the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with first-place leads. The men’s team sits at 122 points (Milwaukee is second with 97.5), ...

Howland grad Sullivan wins Horizon 10K

YOUNGSTOWN — “I’ve always had the individual goal to be a champion myself, and today I finally realized those dreams.” Howland graduate Ryan Sullivan wanted to end his Youngstown State career on a high note, and he sure left his mark on Day 1 Friday of the Horizon League Track and ...

YSU’s Hrynkiewicz signs with Rams

While no names were called from Youngstown State University during the 2019 NFL Draft, Penguins offensive lineman Vitas Hrynkiewicz got a phone call from the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams after the draft, signing him to an undrafted free agent deal. “It was just a relief,” Hrynkiewicz ...

Transfer portal brings new look to NCAA

College basketball players leave programs. They’ve done that for years. A lack of playing time, homesickness and a host of other factors. There are many reasons why basketball players transfer. The old procedure was go to their coach, let their intentions be known and work through the ...

YSU: Jarvis breaks strikeout record

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Freshman Addy Jarvis struck out 13 and broke the Youngstown State single-season strikeout record as the Penguins defeated Green Bay, 4-0, on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Penguins improve to 23-27 overall and 11-9 in the Horizon League while the Phoenix fall to 11-26 ...

JFK grad enjoys company at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Antonella LaMonica spent most of her high school career as an individual female runner, setting standards at John F. Kennedy High School. Now, the Youngstown State University sophomore sees something new at the YSU campus — teammates. She runs the 100- and 200-meter dashes ...

Addy way to go

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State softball team has been on a roll since returning March 20 from their southern trip. The Penguins (20-20 overall) are 16-4 since their return, including an 11-game winning streak and a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland State on Saturday. YSU is 8-2 in the ...

Former rivals are training partners

YOUNGSTOWN — Alan Burns and Ryan Sullivan. It seems the two have been at Youngstown State for some time, teammates and friends even longer. Burns is a Boardman High School graduate, while Sullivan was a standout for Howland High School. The pair came to Youngstown State as two of the ...

Can area players change culture at YSU?

One of the more nauseating quotes fans and media hear from coaches is the old “we need to change the culture” line. Yeah, and I need to change the inordinate amount of time I spend scouring meaningless social media posts on my phone, but that’s not happening either. However, the ...

YSU women looking to 2019-20

Youngstown State has had 21 or more victories in three of the past five seasons. This past campaign, the Penguins women’s basketball team had the most since winning 23 in the 2012-13 season, getting 22 victories and advancing to the Horizon League semifinals for the fifth time in the past ...

Harden wants to give back to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Collin Harden has been doing some deep thinking as of late, not much of it has to do with his on-track performance. He wants to give back to his community. Harden, a Girard High School graduate, saw an area version of the Special Olympics take place each May at Arrowhead ...

Harden wants to give back to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Collin Harden has been doing some deep thinking as of late, not much of it has to do with his on-track performance. He wants to give back to his community. Harden, a Girard High School graduate, saw an area version of the Special Olympics take place each May at Arrowhead ...

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 ...