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By Carol McIntire
A three-run fourth inning lifted the Carrollton Warrior softball team to a 5-4 win over Marlington April 17. A day later, the Warriors hosted Lousville and were shut out 3-0 by the Leopards. Both games were Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) contests.
Against Marlington, the Warriors pounded out six hits, including a two-run homer off the bat of Shelbee Stidom, in the fourth inning.
Courtney Shine had a double and scored a run for the winners. Jazzlyn Pidgeon, Brenne Campbell and Caitlyn Brady also had hits for the winners.
Carrollton struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning. Marlington plated three runs in the top of the third inning to take the lead and added a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Kate McFarland led the Dukes with a home run.
Shelbee Stidom improved her record to 7-1 on the season with the win. She pitched a complete game, striking out eight batters and walking three.
Ellie Smith took the loss for Marlington. She walked five batters and struck out two in three innings of work. Olivia Powers came on in relief and pitched the final three innings, walking one batter and striking out one.
With the win, Carrollton improved to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the NBC. Alliance fell to 8-2 on the season and 3-2 in the league.
Louisville pitchers Kirsten Wharmby and Sarah Cantley combined efforts on the mound to shut out the Warriors in a league game the next night at Carrollton.
Wharmby pitched four innings and gave up one hit. She walked one batter and struck out three. Cantley pitched three innings, giving up one hit. She walked one batter and struck out four.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Leopards scored their first run.
A single and walk for the Warriors started a rally in the bottom of the inning that was short-lived as a fielder’s choice removed a runner at third. A fly ball to center field and a pop up the catcher caught ended the inning.
In the top of the fifth with two outs, Louisville added two more runs to the scoreboard.
Stidom shut the Louisville offense down the final two innings, but the Warrior offense failed to get on the board.
Stidom took the loss for Carrollton, going the distance on the mound. She gave up six hits, walked four batters and struck out five.
Pidgeon and Rickee Stidom collected the only Warriors hits.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the league.
Carrollton was scheduled to host Indian Creek April 24, traveled to Salem April 25 and return home April 27 to host West Branch. All games start at 5 p.m.
Warrior girls remain perfect in dual meets; prepare to host invitational.
The Carrollton girls track team remains perfect in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference standings.
The Warriors defeated Alliance 85-43 on the road in their only action last week to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Sophomore Micah Donley led the list of multiple event winners for the Warriors, claiming first in the 100, 200 and 400-meter runs. Senior Maddi Dunlap won the mile and two mile runs and sophomore Alivia Bentley won both the shot and discus.
Single event winners included Ali Menarcheck in the 800 meter run and Jaci Pridemore in the high jump.
Carrollton’s 4×8 relay team comprised of Dunlap, Jennie Stine, Grace Bartlow and Allison Davis was a winner as was the 4×200 relay team consisting of Davis, Bartlow, Kody Schandel and Cindy Lewis.
Alliance handed Carrollton its second NBC loss of the season 67-61.
Senior Cole Lovett led the Warriors with wins in the 400-meter run (53.02) and 800 (2:10.97). Daniel Lamp won the 3200 (11:12) and Mason Pasiuk won the discus with a throw of 110-feet, 7-inches. Cole Russell won the 1,600 (5:09) and Quinton Huggett placed second. The 4×8 relay team also won with a time of 8:49.
Placing second for the Warriors were Jace Miles in the discus and shot put, Ryan Shepherd in the high jump and Chase Flanagan in the long jump and 100-meter run.
The Warriors were scheduled to host Louisville April 24 and will host the Larry Cogan Invitational April 28. Both events begin at 4:30 p.m.
It was a busy week for the Carrollton girls softball team last week.
The Warriors picked up league wins over Alliance and Minerva and non-league wins over Canton Central Catholic and Jackson. The team fell to Jackson in the second game of a doubleheader.
The highlight of the week was against Canton Central Catholic when junior pitcher Shelbee Stidom threw a perfect game against the Crusaders.
Canton Central Catholic
Shelbee Stidom threw a perfect game when the Warriors traveled to Canton for a non-league contest with the Crusaders. Carrollton left with a 13-0 victory.
Stidom struck out nine batters in five innings of work.
Offensively, for the Warriors, who banged out 10 hits, Drake had a home run and Courtney Shine hit a double. Drake picked up five RBI and Brady was credited with two RBI. Brenna Campbell had two singles.
CARROLLTON – Carrollton won 11 of 15 events en route to an 89-35 girls track win over West Branch in the first home meet of the season April 4.
The team traveled to West Holmes April 8 and captured the 14-team Knights Invitational title.
With the win over West Branch, Carrollton improved to 2-0 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.
Alivia Bentley picked up two wins for Carrollton. She won the shot put with a distance of 43 feet and the discus with a throw of 119 feet, 2 inches. Her sister, Amanda, placed second in both events. Completing the sweep of the events was Regan Weiland, who earned third place points in both events.
Jaci Pridemore placed second in the high jump with the bar set at 4-4 and Emma Birong was third at the same height. Mac Tubaugh placed second in the long jump with a distance of 12-11.5.
By Carol McIntire
CARROLLTON – Should the Carrollton Warriors football team be fortunate enough to see post-season action in the 2017 football season, they will be playing Division IV opponents.
The news came last week when the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced new divisional breakdowns for fall sports. For the first time, the breakdowns include Competitive Balance roster data in football, volleyball and soccer. Division assignments are based on school enrollment numbers, provided by the Ohio Department of Education, and then modified in the above three sports based on Competitive Balance factors OHSAA member schools approved by referendum vote in 2014.
The Warriors previously fell in Division III.