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Regional bound!

By Carol McIntire Editor   STRASBURG -Carrollton’s girls softball team is making an appearance in the Division II regional tournament this week – the first time since 1994. The Warriors earned the More »

Not Guilty of Murder

By Carol McIntire Editor   CARROLLTON – As Judge Dominick E. Olivito Jr. read the verdict in the Kenneth Blanchard murder trial, Blanchard showed no emotion as he sat at the defense More »

Run to Columbus underway

By Bob Evans FPS Correpondent    MILLERSBURG – The Carrollton boys and girls track teams began their run to Columbus last Thursday and Saturday at the Division II District Track and Field championships More »

New school groundbreaking

By Nancy Schaar FPS Correspondent   CARROLLTON – A beautiful blue sky, 80-degree temperatures and a cool breeze set the backdrop for the ground breaking ceremony to begin the construction of a More »

Prosecution, defense rest cases in Blanchard murder trial

By Carol McIntire Editor   The prosecution and defense both rested their cases in the Kenneth E Blanchard murder trail Thursday. Common Pleas Court Judge Dominick E Olivito, Jr. released the jury More »

 

183 to receive diplomas at Carrollton graduation ceremony

Carrollton High School’s 135th annual commencement exercises for the 183 members of class of 2017 will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the Bell-Herron gymnasium.

This year’s class valedictorian is Jay Stoneman, son of Neil and Lori Stoneman of 185 Canyon Rd. SW, Carrollton.

A post secondary student for the past two years, Stoneman was a member of the Foreign Language Clubs, Student Council, Academic Challenge team, National Honor Society, French Club, drumline for the marching and concert bands and Steel Drum band line. Upon graduation, Stoneman plans to attend Kent State University and major in architecture.

The class salutatorian is Kierra Robinson, daughter of Trisha and Eric Koren of 7108 Menlo Dr. SW, Sherrodsville.

Kierra is also a post secondary student and has been a member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Clubs during her high school career. She plans to attend Kent State Tuscarawas campus and major in criminal justice.

Lady Cards win district title; advance to regionals

CADIZ – The Sandy Valley Lady Cardinals advanced to the regional softball tournament with a 4-1 win over Richmond Edison last Thursday at Harrison Central High School in the Division III championship game.

Ari Ott led the way with a two-run home run and Makayla Loveless added a two-run double to pace the Cardinals who improved to 24-3 on the year.

Sandy Valley scored all of their runs in the fifth inning.

Meg Ott added three singles and Kayla Campbell a pair of its for Sandy.

Loveless got the win on the mound. She gave up just the one run, while scattering eight hits and striking out eight.

The Cardinals were scheduled to face Williamsport Westfall this Thursday at 5 p.m. in a regional semi final game at Lancaster.

Regional bound!

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Brenna Campbell watches as the ball sails toward the fence in centerfield before she leaves home plate to run the bases on a three-run home run against West Holmes in the district title game last week.

Brenna Campbell watches as the ball sails toward the fence in centerfield before she leaves home plate to run the bases on a three-run home run against West Holmes in the district title game last week.

Members of the Carrollton girls softball team display the championship plaque they received after defeating West Holmes and clinching the district championship last week.

Members of the Carrollton girls softball team display the championship plaque they received after defeating West Holmes and clinching the district championship last week.

STRASBURG -Carrollton’s girls softball team is making an appearance in the Division II regional tournament this week – the first time since 1994.

The Warriors earned the berth in the regional semi finals against Zanesville Maysville this Wednesday at Pickerington by defeating West Holmes 11-6 in the district title game at Strasburg May 18.

Against the Lady Knights, the Warriors built up an early lead and held off a West Holmes rally to secure the win.

Carrollton put two runs on the board in the top of the first inning with the help of two West Holmes errors and a hit off the bat of Shelbee Stidom.

The Warriors plated nine runs in the third inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by Brenna Campbell.

Zoe Drake hit a single and Shelbee Stidom drew a walk. Campbell attempted a bunt for her first strike. There was no mistake about her second swing as it connected with the pitch from Olivia Ferguson and sailed over the fence in center field to increase the Carrollton lead to 5-0.

Following a pitching change, Kendal McFarland was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a bunt by Courtney Shine. Kira Anderson was safe at first on a bunt single to load the bases.

Three Hornets advance to regional track meet

Malvern placed fifth out of 24 teams in the girls division of the Division III Track and Field championships last week at Newcomerstown High School.

The Hornets Kelsi Hulit and Zoe Moser each claimed two district championships.

Hulit won the shot with a throw of 41-feet even and the discus with a throw of 138-feet.

Moser took the 100 and 200-meter dashes with times of 12.61 and 25.92.

Even war couldn’t keep them apart

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Reporter

Dean Miller

Dean Miller

When the guns of war were raging during World War II, two local brothers joined and served together for their country.

Twin brothers Dean and Charles Miller have lived their lives side by side and served their country in the same way.

The brothers were born May 22, 1922, and will turn 95 on Memorial Day this year. They grew up and lived their entire lives on the family farm on Plum Run just outside of Bowerston. They are the sons of the late Clyde and Gladys Brown Miller. They graduated from Bowerston High School in 1940.

Dean was drafted in March of 1943, and Charles insisted he was going along. They were always together. From childhood, school days, milking the cows on the farm, even double dates, they were side by side and they were going to war together, too. They even had special orders that traveled with them stating they were not to be split up.

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