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Lady Warrior bowlers finish 14th at state tournament

COLUMBUS – The Carrollton High School girls bowling team placed 14th out of 16 teams at last Saturday’s Division I state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus.

The Lady Warriors finished with a team score of 3,030.

Freshman Cailyn Bright led the Warriors with a three game score of 506 to place 65th. She was followed by senior Rachel Bright in 67th place with a score of 504, junior Mallory Fox was 69th with a score of 497, junior Rickee Stidom placed 74th with a score of 483, senior Kira Anderson 85th with a score of 308 and sophomore Meghan Harsh 95th with a score of 184.

Gahanna Lincoln won the team championship with a score of 3,389, while Troy was second with a score of 3,377 and Kettering Fairmont third with a score of 3,339.

The Warriors ended the season tied with Minerva for the championship of the Northeastern Buckeye Confernece (NBC) and won the Stark County Bowling Conference American Division.

Wrestlers find success in Columbus

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton junior Brandon Daniels (black) takes down Xavier Torres of Wauseon in the battle for fifth place at the state wrestling tournament. Daniels posted the only point of the match, an escape, to earn a 1-0 decision and the third place spot on the podium.

Carrollton senior Justin Shaw (top) puts pressure on Isaac Yoho of Peninsula Woodridge in the match for third place at the state wrestling tournament. Shaw won by a 9-5 decision.

Carrollton junior Ben Pasiuk (stripes) and Mitch Moore of St. Paris Graham size each other up early in the 145 lb. championship match. Pasiuk lost 3-2 to finish second in the tournament.

COLUMBUS – Ben Pasiuk’s name was printed on the bottom line of the top half of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II 145 lb. state wrestling tournament bracket.

Mitch Moore’s name was printed on the bottom line of the lower bracket.

Fourteen names and 14 matches separated the two on a bracket that filtered down to two lines and then one line that read “First Place” underneath it.

What were the odds of the name on the bottom line of the top half and the name on the bottom line of the lower half appearing in the championship match the final evening of the event?

If you are a betting person, the odds were in your favor. After all, Moore, a senior at St. Paris Graham, was a three-time state champion. Pasiuk, a junior, was a two time state runner-up, finishing second to Moore last year at 132 lbs.

Five Warrior, two Lion wrestlers bound for state tourney

Carrollton wrestlers (from left) Brandon Brown, Brandon Daniels, Ben Pasiuk, Justin Shaw and Alex Carrothers are scheduled to compete in the state wrestling tournament at Columbus, starting this Thursday.

UHRICHSVILLE – Five Warriors are spending this weekend in Columbus competing in the Division II State Championship.

Action opens this Thursday at 4:10 p.m. with the championship preliminaries and continues through the championship round Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Competing from Carrollton are: junior Ben Pasiuk, 145 lbs., senior Justin Shaw (152), junior Brandon Daniels (160), sophomore Alex Carrothers (182) and freshman Brandon Brown (113).

Pasiuk, Shaw and Daniels are all returning to Columbus and Carrothers and Brown will be making their first appearance.

The five earned the right to compete during the Division II district tournament held last weekend at Claymont.

Lady bowlers headed for state tournament

The Carrollton girls bowling team, shown here with the district champion plaque, will compete in the state tournament this Saturday at Columbus.

HEATH – For the first time in the history of bowling at Carrollton High School, the girls team qualified for the State Tournament.

Warrior freshman Cailyn Bright bowled a tournament high 590 series to help the Carrollton Lady Warriors bowling team to the Division I district championship Saturday at Heath.

The Warriors finished with a team score of 3,567 to advance to the state tournament this Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

Rachel Bright rolled a 537 to place third overall and Mallory Fox was fifth with a 518 and Rickee Stidom bowled a 503. Kira Anderson was 24th with a 307.

One team and one individual not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament.

The Warriors finished the regular season as champions of the Stark County High School Bowling Conference American Division and the tied with the Minerva Lady Lions for the title in the Northeatsern Buckeye Conference championship.

Carrollton defense stymies Minerva; Warriors wear sectional cage crown

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton senior Cailee Husted (21) is pursued by Minerva’s Nelle Yankovich (12) as she drives to the basket in the second quarter of the sectional final game at Carrollton Saturday.

CARROLLTON – A strong defensive effort in the second half stymied the Minerva Lions offense and propelled the Lady Warriors into the Division II district basketball tournament during a sectional final game Saturday at Carrollton.

The host Warriors came away with a 53-25 win and will now face Philo this Wednesday in the district semifinal game at Indian Valley at 7 p.m.

The Lions had no answer for Carrollton’s 2-3 zone defense that held them to just seven points in the final two quarters and forced multiple turnovers.

“We talked about defense at halftime,” said Coach Craig Rodgers, who was all smiles following the game. “We stressed how important it was to play good defense in the second half and to take of life out of them after we let them come back and score 11 points in the second quarter.”

Carrollton jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on two foul shots by Mikayla Poole and four points from Cailee Husted, who scored eight of her 13 game points in the first period.

The Lions came roaring back with a layup from Nelle Yankovich and a three-point shot by Kayla Kinsey to cut the margin to 6-5.

That was as close at the Lions would get the remainder of the game.

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