My son is out of high school now, but he use to say that BHS kids used to put out messages about fights in the park.
April 3, 2012 at 5:45 p.m.
I agree with Freeatlast- It has been going on for years. My kids are 17 and 19 and they have said these massive fights have been happening in Boardman Park for at least 4-5 years now. And yes, alot of them happen after dark!
April 3, 2012 at 8:19 a.m.
If We (Mooney and Ursuline too) get under your skin for great sports programs, SORRY! Do you moan about all of the other private schools the same way? Cleveland St. Edwards, St. Ignatius, Benedictine, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Hoban, and here in town, Youngstown Christian! I commend families for sending their child to a private school while still paying taxes to their local school districts. Local schools have open enrollment, yet there is a reason WE choose private. It's all what matters to your family. There are great sports teams throughout the valley. Poland girls softball, Austintown has a great cc and track program, Canfield's volleyball and basketball, Warren's boys basketball, and how can you forget Western Reserve's great football season! Hat's off to all of our local athletes!
December 3, 2011 at 8:59 p.m.
There are public schools in the area that have open enrollment! So, why aren't they playing for a state championship? I'll tell you why-----Parents do not want to send their children to those schools. Mooney is a great school with administration and faculty that care! So, to all you haters out there---WE ARE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE MOONEY FAMILY!
November 26, 2011 at 8:31 a.m.
rpg2585--- HOW DARE YOU!! Do you really believe this was due to not playing on a team?!?! You've got some issue! And by the looks of it- a lot of penned up anger to CMHS. My heart bleeds for these families. The loss of a child is debilitating.
December 7, 2009 at 4:13 p.m.
dawgalong- Not everyone, these days, attending Cardinal Mooney is of the Catholic faith. Yes, it is a Catholic school. The same goes for Ursuline. Do you not consider Youngstown Christian an alternative to Youngstown's private higher education options? I don't believe my husband and I are buying are way into a different class. I do not live in Youngstown. My family could easily be involved in one of the wonderful public school systems here in the valley. It was our choice.
I believe what is happening here is what we try to teach our children not to do, that is judge by color, clothing, area in which we live or judge by what a person looks like. I'm sure if I ran into you in a store, you wouldn't be able to tell if I had a child that attended Boardman, Canfield, Struthers, Mooney or Ursuline. There are alway kids in every school who's parents have loads of cash. And just about every one of those students are spoiled by their parents. I just can not believe that people actually think that every family that has children at Cardinal Mooney is well off. It really isn't like that at all. Yes, there are some, but there are also those who are the average "Joe the plumber". I never said these students were in the right. I think they were in the wrong. I can't believe that none of them were changed with underage drinking too. All I was saying is that this happens more than what we think. I'm sure this case will make a lot of high school students think before they act next time. And for your information-- I'm not even from Youngstown! Wasn't born here, and I'm proud of that! I Haven't been here long enough to develop the YOUNGSTOWN MENTALITY that you say I possess. Maybe you should take a look at your own mentality.
March 26, 2009 at 4:11 p.m.
OH-and for "rmzrez" I hope nobody I care about ever comes in contact with you. Are you even old enough to own a gun? Do your parents know you have a gun and go around town with it in your pocket? And stay in school- you need to brush up on your English. Learn to write. Or is that the way you talk too?
March 20, 2009 at 11:03 a.m.
wrestler0208---- I NEVER said that I was on the side of CMHS. I have said that it was absolutely wrong for 14 people to show up a house. I have said that I do believe they need to own up to what happened. That means EVERYONE. I would only hope you would go to your parents before getting some friends together. But, we can all say that. We can all say they should have done this or that, or not have done this or that. Bottom line- Everyone involved is wishing that night never happened. Yes, I am a CMHS parent. And I am saddened that this has given the school bad publicity. I would be just as passionate if my school ties were to Canfield, Boardman, Poland, or any other school. I would think anyone would feel the same way about their child's school. I reiterate---- I am not on the side of the CMHS students. I'M JUST SICK OF HEARING HOW A CARDINAL MOONEY STUDENT SHOULD ACT. If these students were from Boardman or Poland would it have been more acceptable since they would have NO CATHOLIC OR CHRISTIAN VALUES?? Would it be expected from a group of public kids? ? I believe the answer to these questions are a loud NO. Every parent tries to instill moral values into their child. Every parent tries to teach their child right from wrong. No parent wants to get a phone call stating that their child has been arrested. It doesn't matter if they are Christian, Catholic, Jewish or Atheist. Every student should represent their school with respect. Sadly, this did not happen here. Only in a perfect world would every student be a model scholar. I am happy that my family has no ties to any of these individuals. All I can say is that I hope a lesson is learned for all.
March 20, 2009 at 10:47 a.m.
Southsider- If I'm wrong, I'm sorry. But numerous people (students and parents) told me Malvasi's date was a Cardinal Mooney student. Are you sure she wasn't a girl from Canfield that attends Cardinal Mooney High School?
March 19, 2009 at 2:28 p.m.
I to do believe that "If you play, you pay!" I never said they should get off with a slap on the wrist. All I'm saying that it doesn't really matter where kids go to school. Every kid makes bad choices along with the good choices. There has always been fights amongst kids, that will never cease. Do I think the numbers were excessive? Absolutely! Do I think they thought it through? Absolutely not! Yes, I also agree about the school/athletic policies that are in place where curfews and other policies are to be upheld. Are these same policies not in place at EVERY SCHOOL? Plus, each city, or town, has curfew policies. Where these policies overlooked? Why do you, AKAFR1, say the Catholic education failed? In the same breath why did you not say that Malvasi's public education has failed him? Or is it acceptable for public school children to get in trouble with the law, but it's not acceptable for private school children. That's a crock. In the end, they are all just kids that made a string of bad decisions.
March 19, 2009 at 1:13 p.m.