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Warrior Athletic Booster Meeting Section B

May 2, 2013

Next meeting of the Carrollton Warrior Athletic Booster Club is May 6 at 6 p.m. in the CHS Home Economics room. Contact our Sports Dept. on the web at:

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Solid diamond week for Warriors; three wins shoves record to 11-3 The high school baseball season is moving right along for the Carrollton baseball team. After another solid week of play, the Warriors improved their season record to 11-3 overall and 6-2 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. Last Tuesday, the Warriors were on the road at NBC rival Minerva. Carrollton scored a single run in

the top of the seventh inning for a 4-3 win over the Lions. The Warriors had scored single runs in the first, second and third innings for a 3-0 lead. But, the Lions scored their only three runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning to tie the score at 3-3. Brandon Johnson had a pair of hits for Carrollton and a RBI,

while Mirko Dobrijevic, Tyler Krantz and Storm Mohn each added a hit and RBI. Mitch Croston led the Lions with three hits and a RBI. Austin Catlett and Alex Gould each added a hit and RBI. The Lions out-hit the Warriors 98. Jeremiah Lowery and Zach Fray combined for the victory. Lowery

started and went the first 5.2 innings before giving way to Fry. Lowery gave up three runs on eight hits, while striking out four and walking three. Fry, who got the win, went 1.1 innings, giving up just one hit. Hunter Long took the loss for Minerva in going the distance. He scattered eight hits, four runs, struck out eight and walked two. Last Thursday, the Warriors hosted Minerva and completed the season sweep with a 12-2 win. Troy Fairclough had another strong outing for the Warriors. He went the distance, giving up just two runs, on five hits while striking out six and walking five. Mohn led the Warriors with four hits and a RBI. Andrew Collins and Dobrijevic each had two hits and two RBI. Adam Warner added two hits, including a double and a RBI. Brandon John chipped in with two hits and a RBI and Zach Brannick a hit and RBI. Fry added two hits and three runs scored. The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the

top of the first, but it did not last long as the Warriors scored two in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth. Adam Fleming led the Lions with a hit and RBI. The Carrollton batters battered Lion pitcher Matt Treep for 17 hits. Last Friday, it took a couple of extra innings, but the Warriors pulled out a 7-6 win over visiting Sandy Valley. Carrollton took a 6-0 lead, scoring two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings. The Cardinals rallied, plating four in the fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game at 6-6 and force extra innings. Krantz led the Carrollton batters with a double, two singles, a RBI and a run scored. Collins added two hits and a run scored, while Fry chipped in with a single and RBI. The Cardinals out-hit the Warriors 11-10. Carrollton had five er-

rors in the game and the Cardinals three. Pitching, Krantz started and went the first four innings, giving way to Lowery in the fifth. Krantz gave up just three hits, no runs, while striking out three and walking one. Lowery, who picked up the win, gave up all six Cardinal runs. He scattered eight hits, struck out two and walked four. Tyler Hunter led the Cardinals with three hits, a run scored and a RBI. Carrollton was to be on the road at Northwest last Monday. They returned to NBC play on Tuesday against Canton South. Wednesday they were to host Indian Creek. Carrollton’s next five games will be on the road. They will be at Canton South on Thursday, Dover on Friday, and Claymont on Saturday for a double header. Next week, the Warrior baseball team will be at Louisville Tuesday and at Edison Local on Wednesday.

Two big conference wins leave Lady Warriors tied for NBC second

Carrollton’s Troy Fairclough had a good outing against visiting Minerva last Thursday as he went the distance and picked up a 12-2 win. At right, Warrior first baseman Zach Fry takes a throw over from Fairclough.

Carrollton boys track team falls to visiting West Branch 88-44 It just wasn’t a good night for the Carrollton boys track team last Tuesday night. The Warriors only won four

events and fell to visiting West Branch 88-44 at Community Field. Placing first for the Warriors was Lynk Tranter in the 100-meter dash

Carrollton’s Avery Wilson lifts off the long jump pad during action from the Carrollton-West Branch meet last week.

with a time of 11.68 and 110 hurdles with a time of 15.34. Justin Johnson won the shot put with a throw of 47’9” and Austin Keefer took the long jump with a jump of 18’3”. Placing second for the Warriors were Tranter in the high jump with a jump of 5’8”; Dakota Maple in the shot and discus with throws 45’ 9.5” and 140’5.5”; Noah Stertzbach in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.5 and Austin Wolford in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:24. Placing third were Zach Fuhrer in the high jump with a leap of 5’6”, 110 hurdles with a time of 17.9 and 300 hurdles with a time of 46.4; Joey Knipp in the 1,600 with a time of 5:02; Avery Wilson in the long jump with a jump of 17’10” and 200-meter dash with a time of 24.8; Keefer in the 400 with a time of 55.1; John Brown in the 800 with a time of 2:11 and Tyler Dodd in the discus with a throw of 125’9”. The Warriors were to be at Alliance Tuesday. They will host Canton South next Tuesday in their final home meet of the season. They will end their dual meet season May 14 on the road at Louisville. They will take part in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference championships May 17 at Marlington.

Carrollton head softball coach John Cox called last week’s two Northeastern Buckeye Conference wins huge. The two wins kept the Warriors near the top of the NBC standings with a mark of 6-2 and tied for second in the NBC with West Branch. Overall the Warriors are turning in a fine season with an a record of 11-4. “This was a huge week for us,” Cox said. “We moved up the NBC ladder with wins over two quality teams. We really needed these wins with first place Louisville coming in here Tuesday (this week). “The girls have been looking forward to getting another shot at the Leopards since the early season loss at their house. “The fact is we are a different team now and if we want to have a shot at the league title we must win and the girls are ready.” Last Tuesday the Warriors traveled to Canton South to take on the Wildcats, who are also in the battle for the NBC title. The Warriors scored early and then held on for a 4-3 win. South took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but the Warriors tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the second on a RBI double by Destinee Stidom to score centerfielder Boo Turkovich. The Warriors took the lead in the third as Tanner Owens led off with a single, Monica Starre moved her to second with a sacrifice bunt. Owens then stole third with no one covering the bag. Taylor Lowdermilk drove Owens home with a single. First baseman Bethany Sevek singled and pitcher Jenna Metz doubled, scoring Lowdermilk for a 3-1 Warrior lead. In the fifth, Starre doubled to leadoff the inning and scored on a double by Sevek. The Wildcats added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to make the score 4-3. In the bottom of the seventh, the Wildcats had runners on first and third, however the Warriors got a double play to end the game. Owens led the Carrollton batters with two hits, a run scored and stolen base. Sevek also had two hits with a RBI. Metz got her first win of the season on the mound with relief

help from Owens. Metz went four innings, allowing four hits with a strike out and walk. Owens scattered seven hits, while striking out two and walking two. Last Thursday, the Warriors hosted West Branch. The game went back-and-fourth with Carrollton pulling out a 9-8 win in eight innings. Carrollton won the game in the bottom of the eighth when freshman catcher Ali Poole singled to start the inning. With Morgan Hepner at the plate, Poole stole second. Hepner then doubled to score Poole with the game-winning run. Owens got the win in relief of Sevek. Sevek pitched three innings, giving up six hits, five runs and a strike out. Owens, who improved to 6-2 for the year, pitched five innings, giving up eight hits and striking out six. Hepner had a pair of hits for Carrollton. She also walked twice,

scored a run and drove in a run. Owens added a triple and three RBI and a run scored, Lowdermilk went 3-for-4, all singles, and Sevek added two hits, including a triple and RBI. Poole singled, walked, and stole two bases. This is the busiest week of the season for the Warriors with games scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. Carrollton was to host Louisville Tuesday, travel to Edison Local on Wednesday and to Marlington on Thursday. They will be at Dover on Friday and at Claymont on Saturday for a double header. Next week, The Warriors will host Indian Creek on Monday, travel to Alliance on Tuesday and host Salem on Thursday. Their final two regular season games will be at Minerva on May 14 and against Canton South on May 16 at the Field of Dreams.

Lady Warrior second baseman Tanner Owens gloves a ground ball against visiting West Branch. Carrollton won the NBC game 9-8 in 8.

West Branch runs over Carrollton in girls track meet The West Branch girls track team won all but one event in rolling over Carrollton last Tuesday night at Community Field 99-29. The only event the Lady Warriors won was the 400-meter relay with Stephanie Donley, Sarah Donley, Jordan Schlabach and Hayley Barrick turning in a time of 53.1. Placing second for Carrollton were Maddie Birong in the long jump with a jump of 13’11”, Schlabach in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.69, Stephanie Donley in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 13.06 and 27.78, Liza Kirk in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.6 and Naomi Young in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:36.

Placing third for the Warriors were Mackenzie DeGarmo in the shot put with a throw of 29’2”, Harley Schandel in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.1, Kady Davis in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.5 and 800-meter run with a time of 2:41 and Barrick in the 200 with a time of 29.15. The Lady Warriors were to be at Alliance on Tuesday. Next week, the Warriors will host Canton South in their final home meet of the season. They will end their dual meet season May 14 at Louisville. The Northeastern Buckeye Conference championships will be held Friday, May 17 at Marlington High School.

Carrollton sprinter Stephanie Donley (right) rolls toward the finish line in the 100 meter dash against West Branch. Donley finished second.

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