Very disappointing the way the Penguins lost. We definitely had the more talented team on the field and with their key players out this should have been a win.
It's also disappointing that YSU can't win in the Dome. This was the perfect year to end that streak but it didn't happen.
November 10, 2013 at 5:31 p.m.
Anyone else seeing Pelini gone from Nebraska soon?
He took a lot of heat last year for the poor play of his Huskers.Those are some die-hard fans out there.
You have to wonder how much longer he will survive there.
September 17, 2013 at 1:05 a.m.
Anyone with any sort of reasoning knows that ideally the bishop should combine both of the schools like was done with the many parish consolidations/closings.Several elementary schools were also closed due to declining enrollments.
For me, it's just a matter of time. Especially if the enrollments show any kind of decline.
Realistically, Ursuline could handle both enrollments at it's campus. Use Mooney's building until Ursuline is remodeled. Or as has been suggested, there are plenty of unused buildings throughout the city that could house a combined school. Really, would it really kill people to get used to a "Youngstown Central Catholic" high school? They may fight it for years to come, but I think eventually a merger will happen. It's a matter of time.
I understand mergers and closings are sore subjects. No one wants to lose their identity.However sometimes you have to sacrifice in order to remain solvent.If Mooney does get a new building in the suburbs as anticipated, the real loser in the equation will be Ursuline. Due to it's age and a possible drop in enrollment, the bishop would have no financial reason to keep it open. Alumni or not, UHS would be a goner.
Rather than relocate far from the city, the bishop needs to look at other options available right in Youngstown.Including consolidation.
Just my opinion.
September 17, 2013 at 12:50 a.m.
This team has a lot of talent and experience. A trip to Barberton could be realistic.
November 28, 2012 at 1:25 a.m.
I met Bonnie, Jackie and little Ricky through their stepdad's father during a game at Campbell during Bonnie's junior year. What a great family they were especially Bonnie's mom, Carole. As a kid, Bonnie's two older brothers, who I think were stars at Canton Lincoln, used to make her play against them. I believe that's where she got all her athletic talent in basketball. It's funny, during her senior year on a late February Friday night, the girls were playing Fitch for the championship. A number of people sitting around me, mentioned that after seeing all the cars around the Fieldhouse, they came in figuring it was the boys playing. That night there were around 3,000 people in the gym. The girls were the talk of the valley that year. The whole town loved it. All those games at Hubbard were packed, and you didn't need directions. Just follow the cars in front of you up 616 and make that left turn where every car in front of you was turning. God, I miss those days. So much fun.
Bonnie's sophomore year, the Cats lost to Toledo Woodward by one point with one second left in the game on a steal by Frannie Washington. Struthers very easily could have won state 76, 77 and 78. Wow, those were great years in Struthers. It really helped to lift people's spirits, despite all the depression regarding the mills.
Bonnie, I wish you the best in your bout with this. You were always a fighter and still are. We will all be praying that you can beat this thing. We love ya Bonnie. You are always the greatest !!!!!
November 15, 2012 at 6:18 p.m.
Campbell Memorial at Struthers is Thursday night, NOT Friday.
August 19, 2012 at 2:17 a.m.
Let's get it started tomorrow with a win over Jefferson.
August 25, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
Good Luck to Coach Asher and the Wildcats! Everyone in Struthers is expecting BIG things.Beat Jefferson!
August 19, 2011 at 6:39 p.m.