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Thursday, February 7, 2019

CHS Lady Warriors beat Alliance, win third game of the season By CHRIS MODRANSKI

Sports Writer

The Carrollton Lady Warriors snapped their 10-game losing streak with a victory over the Alliance Lady Aviators at home on Saturday afternoon, improving their record to 3-15 overall and 2-8 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. The Lady Aviators have found themselves completely off the runaway as they have fallen to 1-14 overall and 0-7 in the EBC. Alliance led early in the contest, 6-4, in the first quarter as the Lady Warriors were only able to convert four free throws

in the quarter. Carrollton took a 15-14 lead into halftime due to contributions from beyond the arc by Abby Laizure and Erin King. The Lady Warriors dropped 16 points on the visitors from six different players in the third quarter. Alliance only scored two baskets in both the third and fourth quarters. Carrollton took a 13-point lead into the final frame and then padded that with nine more points, making the final score 40-22. Laizure made four three pointers in the game, finishing with a game-high 12 points. Malina Moore contributed eight

points and pulled down seven boards. The Lady Warriors were disciplined as a team from the foul line, making 11 of 15 free throws. Alliance went one-forseven from the charity line. The Lady Warriors lost a couple of road games earlier in the week as they fell to the Marlington Dukes on Monday 70-24 and the West Branch Warriors on Friday night by a final score of 52-24. The Lady Warriors will host the Cambridge Lady Bobcats on Wednesday, February 13 for their last game in the current Carrollton High School gymnasium.

Photo courtesy of Mikki Timberlake

Carrollton senior Chloe Glass drives to the paint against the West Branch Warriors.

FPS Photo | Vanessa Cercone

Sophomore Jarrett Burress takes down his opponent, Matt Castles, of Salem. Burress pinned Castles in the second period with 10 seconds to spare.

Minerva wrestlers finish 1-1 at state duals, beat Salem in EBC match By JORDAN MILLER

Sports Editor

MINERVA - The Minerva Lions wrestling team improved to 3-1 in Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) action with a win over the Salem Quakers 6118. The Lions started the conference match at 195 lbs. with three straight pins; two in the first periods and one in the second. Minerva led the Quakers 18-0. Wrestlers recording the first three pins for Minerva were Logan Williams (195) at 1:44 over Cooper Gottschling, Derek Hurst (220) 1:35 against Sam Murray, and Jarrett Burress (285) at 3:49 over Matt Castles. At 106 lbs., Minerva’s Drake Decker won a 5-3 decision to extend the Lions’ lead to 21-0. Minerva’s Jacob Norris recorded a 40-second pin to pad the Lions lead to 27-0.

The Lions lost their first match at 120 lbs. with a 30-second pin. Luke Chaddock got the Lions back on the winning track at 126 lbs. with a 12-3 major decision. Minerva led 31-6. Through 132 lbs. and 138 lbs., Minerva gave up and forfeit and lost by pin. Salem cut their deficit to 31-18. Minerva recorded five straight pins to end the match, making it nine wins by fall on the night. The final five pins of the night were from: Nolan Smith (145) at 5:11 over Lane Lafleme, Evan Hertel (152) in 1:49 against Christian Barth, Ashton Hilliard (160) at 1:11 over Christian Barth, Garrett Hilliard (170) at 1:59 over Damon Wolfe, and David Church (182) ended the night with a pin in 1:11 over Josiah Haas. The Lions team went 1-1 at the Division II Region 12 State Dual tournament Saturday, Feb. 2 at Alliance High School. The Lions dominated Indian

Creek 65-10 in their first dual of the tournament. Wrestlers winning for Minerva over Indian Creek include: Decker (106) fall over Tyler Sipes in 2:36, Damion Dailey (113) won by forfeit, Norris (120) pinned Daniel Ross at 2:14, Chaddock (126) pinned Shane Lucey in just 30 seconds, Smith (145) tech felled Austin Starr 16-0, Evan Hertel (152) pinned Jeremy Brown at 4:41, Ashton Hilliard (160) pinned Jonnie Giusto in 25 seconds, Garrett Hilliard (170) pinned Logan Wilson at 1:15, Church (182) pinned Aiden MinchHicks at 1:34, Derek Hurst (220) pinned Evan Merryman at 4:56, and Burress (285) pinned Nathan Zink at 1:18. Minerva fell to Beaver Local in the quarterfinals, 55-16. With their two wins and one lost last week, the Lions are now 6-2 on the year. They will be back in action at home Feb. 7 against Alliance for senior night.

FPS Photo | Vanessa Cercone

Minerva senior Brice Williams (red uniform) drives to the basket against the Canton South Wildcats.

Canton South Wildcats show the Lions who runs the jungle CANTON SOUTH - The Minerva Lions were on the road to take on the Canton South Wildcats Friday night. The Wildcats jumped out to a lead that they help onto most of the game until the final quarter of action as Minerva moved ahead 37-36 entering the fourth quarter. Minerva’s fourth quarter lead slipped away from their grasp as

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Canton South went on to win the Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) contest 57-53.

Minerva will be back in action Friday at East Liverpool High School to take on the Potters.

Bell-Herron wrestlers lose first match of the season After a long hiatus due to the recent weather conditions, the middle school wrestling team was back in action on Thursday, January 31st. They lost to Alliance 48-30, their first loss of the season. "I have to admit, I felt like the boys were a little off tonight. I'm not making excuses for their performances, but we haven't been able to practice consistently since we've had all this crazy weather,” Coach Brad Barker said. “Hopefully, we can

get some normalcy back into these boys' schedules and get back on track." Junior high wrestling results: Carman Pin Kaiser, Barker Pin Kerpil, Pidgeon Pin Watson, McLendon Dec. Tetoff, Thomas Dec. Bennett, Mayle Pin Bell, Williamson Forfeit, Stamets Pin McNutt, Eddy Dec Carman, Antenoscant Dec. Oehlstrom, Braun Dec. Leslie, Earley Pin. Zunbar, Roseban Pin Spilker, Omaits Dec. Rosbon, Mazden Pin Shaw and Blair Forfeit.

Search for 2019 CHS football coach continues Carrollton High School in Carroll County is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head Football Coach. A teaching position will most likely be available as well.

If interested, please email Athletic Director Jason Eddy at jason.eddy@carrolltonschools.or g with a letter of interest and an updated resume by February 15.

Sandy Valley wrestlers compete in state duals

Coalition for a Drug-Free Carroll County

The Sandy Valley wrestling team competed at the OHSAA Regional Duals over the weekend at Rootstown High School. In the first round, the Cardinals defeated Wellsville 66-15. In the second round the Cardinals defeated South Range 42-35. In the Regional Semifinals the Cards fell to Rootstown, ranked 2nd in the state, by a respectable score of 54-27. The Cards complete the dual meet regular season with a record of 20-4 with our only losses coming to the top two ranked Division 3 teams in the

state and against 2 powerhouse Division 2 programs. Individually going 3-0 on the day were Matt Gentry, Jacob and Josh Newell. Going 2-1 on the day were Justin King, Devon Watkins, Reece Franks, Cam Blair, and Wyatt Moyer, while Curtis DeLong went 1-1. It’s also worth noting that Kye Mastri became the first homecoming queen in Sandy Valley history to wrestle 3 varsity matches on the day of the Homecoming Dance! Next up for the Cardinals is the IVC Championships at home on February 16th at 10am.

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