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East Liverpool too much for Warriors on opening day

By Carol McIntire, Editor

Bryce Ferrell is tagged out as he attempts to steal second during opening day action.

Bryce Ferrell is tagged out as he attempts to steal second during opening day action.

EAST LIVERPOOL – Mother Nature looked kindly upon the Carrollton baseball team, providing a warm, dry day for the season opener, but their hosts, the East Liverpool Potters, weren’t so kind, sweeping both games of a doubleheader March 25.

The Warriors failed to score a run in the first game, falling by a 6-0 score. The visitors held a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth during the second contest but allowed the Potters to score two runs to secure the win by a 3-2 score.

In the first game, the Warriors got their lead-off man on base in each of the first two innings.

Kory Host led off the first with a single and then stole second base, but the Warrior offense sputtered. Brian Riggs drew a walk to lead off the second inning, but Jacob Grubbs hit into a double play and Jeff Bolanz hit a fly ball into left field that was caught.

Carrollton threatened to break the 0-0 tie in the top of the fifth inning.

Riggs hit a fly ball to centerfield for the first out of the inning. Grubbs hit a double off the fence in centerfield and advanced to third on a fielder’s choice by Jeff Bolanz.

Bruce Ferrell drew a walk, and then was tagged out as he attempted to steal second, ending the inning.

“We had a set play to try and steal a run but East Liverpool defended it well,” said Warrior Coach Butch Wood. “At that time it was quite a pitcher’s duel and I felt one run could make a big difference. I have to give the Potters pitchers credit. They did an outstanding job.”

Local teen earns archery collegiate national championship

By Carol McIntire, Editor
Hunter Saylors (left) and Rebecca Mathews won the United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) Indoor National Championship compound bow competition.

Hunter Saylors (left) and Rebecca Mathews won the United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) Indoor National Championship compound bow competition.

Rebecca Matthews didn’t dream of being a collegiate national champion one day. She didn’t spend hours practicing with a bow and arrow as a youth waiting for the break that would propel her into the spotlight.

She now owns that spotlight as a member of the United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) Indoor National Championship compound bow team from Hocking College.

Matthews, a Carroll County native, and her shooting partner Hunter Saylors, earned the title at the championship event held last month in Las Vegas.

It was the first-ever national championship for the school and Matthews is the first freshman from the college to qualify for the national event.

Matthews and Saylors entered the elimination round as the third seed and were matched up against the second seed, a team from the University of the Cumberlands. They knocked off the Patriots’ squad and advanced to the championship match against the Bulldogs of Union College where they put together another excellent round that earned them the national title.

NBC, IVC announce all-stars

FPS Staff Report

Post-season awards have been announced by officials from the Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) and Inter Valley Conference.

 

NBC All-League selections

Wrestling

Carrollton wrestling coach Ken Pasiuk was named coach of the year and his son, senior Aidan Pasiuk, a state champion, was named player of the year.

Carrollton dominated the list of first team wrestling selections, placing six on the list of 16 names.

Joining Aidan Pasiuk on the list are: junior Justin Shaw, senior Adam Shaw, sophomore Brandon Daniels, senior Brenton Miller and sophomore Ben Pasiuk.

Freshman Robbie Daniels was a second team selection along with Minerva junior Travis Kuttler, senior Alex Lucas and freshman Luke Chaddock.

Carrollton freshman Nathan Blake and junior Noah Carrothers were honorable mention selections along with Minerva juniors Jay Chaddock and Connor Fritz.

 

Hornets fall in OT

By Bob Evans

Malvern forward Mark Mayle lifts a shot over the outstretched arms of Luthern East center Justin Motley during the regional game.

Malvern forward Mark Mayle lifts a shot over the outstretched arms of Luthern East center Justin Motley during the regional game.

FPS Correspondent

 

CANTON – Momentum is a funny thing. A team has it and then all of a sudden it switches to the other side.

That is how it worked for the Malvern boys basketball team Tuesday night in the Division IV regional semifinal against Cleveland Heights Lutheran East at the Canton Memorial Field House.

The Hornets built a sizeable lead midway through the second quarter. But the Falcons grabbed the momentum and came back to defeat the Hornets 69-64 in overtime.

In the final four minutes of the second period Malvern built a 14-point lead. Using their fast-paced full court press, the Falcons forced six straight Hornet turnovers and turned them into baskets and cut the Malvern lead to 30-27 at halftime.

“All in all I thought we played pretty good except for the end of the second quarter,” said Malvern head coach Dennis Tucci. “That was not D4 (Division 4) pressure we were facing. It was D1 or D2 pressure. We handled it good in the second half.”

Six Warrior wrestlers have ‘One Last Schott’

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By Jordan Miller

Sports Editor

 

HEATH – The journey to the Jerome Schottenstein Center began at the beginning of the season with the whole team but only six Carrollton wrestlers have “One Last Schott” this season to win it all.

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