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O’Shaughnessy, Pens top Pitt

PITTSBURGH — Padraig O’Shaughnessy hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit double in the ninth inning, and the Youngstown State baseball team squashed a comeback attempt by Pitt in a 7-5 victory at Charles L. Cost Field on Wednesday afternoon. O’Shaughnessy, a Poland native, laced one-out double in ...

Penguins rally for win

YOUNGSTOWN — Naz Bohannon went high in the air with 21.9 seconds left. He grabbed a rebound as he’s done so many times before, and was fouled. The Lorain native started clapping and yelling as the Youngstown State University men’s basketball junior forward started to make his way down ...

CSU ends YSU women’s season

CLEVELAND — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had its season come to a close in the opening round of the 2020 Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday with an 84-48 loss at Cleveland State. The Penguins, who were the seventh seed in the tournament, finish the ...

Hard work pays off for Quisenberry

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry hears the alarm reverberating in his room. The Youngstown State University 6-foot-1 sophomore guard would rather hit the snooze button, but he doesn’t. The Springfield, Ohio, native has more important things to do. It’s late in the evening. The bouncing ...

Versatile Olson is Horizon League first-teamer

YOUNGSTOWN — Coach John Barnes looked down his bench. Some days the active grouping was smaller than others. One face always looking back at him was Chelsea Olson. The 5-foot-10 junior guard from Westby, Wisconsin, has been the focal point for the Youngstown State University women’s ...

Tuesday another step for YSU men

Jerrod Calhoun sat in the second-floor film room inside the Beeghly Center surrounded by his assistant coaches. They discussed how to approach last week’s trip to Green Bay and Milwaukee. Eight, 12 and 17 wins. That’s the first three years for the Penguins under this coaching staff. ...

League domination

YOUNGSTOWN — Olivia Jones grew up more than 3,600 miles away from Youngstown and had never heard of the city that lays about midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh when she was younger. Fast forward several years and the sophomore pentathlete from Gloucestershire, England, has begun ...

YSU indoor teams continue firm hold on Horizon League

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State track and field program could almost open a museum if they wanted to. There’s certainly enough hardware for the Penguins to show off. The glass cases inside the Watson and Tressel Training Site are full of trophies, rings, plaques, and Mickey Mouse ...

YSU teams return to Ohio Tuesday

The Youngstown State men and women’s teams are back in Ohio on Tuesday for first-round Horizon League Tournament games. The Penguin men locked up the fifth seed after losing Thursday at Green Bay and finished off the regular season Saturday with a 73-69 win at Milwaukee. which has lost ...

Penguin seniors close out their careers

YOUNGSTOWN — Donel Cathcart III, native of Buffalo, N.Y. spent the last two seasons as a member of an NCAA Division I team — the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. Cathcart is happy he was part of the culture change of the YSU program, which is still ongoing, since ...