Category Archives: Sports

Special olympians bring home gold from state games

Carroll County Special Olympics athletes are shown with medals they won during the Special Olympics games. Seated from left are: Todd Kuhn, Lakisha Arnold, Matt Crough, William Sutton, Cody Conner, Jack Hobson, Noah Gray, Chris Crater, Jared Butler and Trevor Kucera.

Carroll County Special Olympians recently returned home from The Ohio State University where they competed in the 49th annual Special Olympics games.

Athletes competed in track, bocce and bowling.

Local athletes who won medals are as follows:

Todd Kuhn, fourth place, bowling; Lakisha Arnold, gold, 100 meter dash and softball throw; Matt Crough, silver, bowling; William Sutton, gold, bowling; Cody Conner, silver, in 100 meter dash and bronze in running long jump; Jack Hobson, fourth place, bocce; Noah Gray, bronze, bowling; Chris Crater, gold, bowling; Jared Butler, gold, softball throw, and fifth, 100 meter dash; and Trevor Kucera, fourth, bocce.

“We are very proud of these athletes and how they represented Carroll County,” said Tomi Moore, Special Olympics coach.

Warrior gridders begin practice July 30

Practice for the 2018 high school football season begins Monday, july 30. Head Coach Phil Mauro said the first week will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and noon – 2 p.m.

The Warriors have a scrimmage/practice scheduled Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. with Steubenville, a scrimmage with Beaver Local Aug. 11 and a scrimmage at Indian Creek Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Warriors open the season Aug. 24 at St. Clairsville. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Gridders pay forward with community service project

Members of the Carrollton Warriors football team load mulch into a wheelbarrow as part of a community service project at the Carroll County Health Dept.

Members of the Carrollton football team completed a community service project at the Carroll County Health Dept. last week.

Coach Phil Mauro said the boys pulled weeds and mulched at the Moody Ave. agency.

“We basically gave the place a face lift,” said Mauro, who pitched in and helped his team. “This project is a way for us to pay forward and help make a difference in our community.”

Mauro said Carrollton sports teams recently sponsored a blood drive to benefit the wife of a Warrior football coach at the high school. Fifty pints of blood were drawn during the event.

Mauro expressed appreciation to everyone who helped make the event a success.

“Students Jaret Lane and Mac Tubaugh organized the event, Coach Amanda Tressa and the volleyball team helped out as well as the parents. We appreciate the help of everyone and the support of the community,” he said.

Bell-Herron students claim division title at junior golf tournament

A Bell-Herron Middle School student recently won her division at the First National Bank Junior Golf Tournament at Willandale Golf Course in Tuscarawas County.

Madison Bittaker, who will be an 8th grader this fall, captured the title in the 12-year-old and younger division. She shot a 54.

Ashley Garner, who will be a seventh grader when school begins at Bell-Herron, placed third. She shot a 65.

Erin Shockey, a member of the high school girls golf team, placed sixth in the 16-18 age group. She shot an 89.

Stidom earns All-Ohio softball honorable mention

Shelbee Stidom

A 2018 Carrollton High School graduate continues to collect accolades for her performance on the softball field as a Warrior.

Shelbee Stidom, a starting pitcher for the Warriors all four of her high school years, was named Honorable Mention All-Ohio Division II during the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (OHSFSCA) All-State Banquet held June 18 in Columbus.

She was a 2018 first team Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) and East District selection as well as an NBC Scholar Athlete.

During her career at CHS, Stidom pitched 462 innings, struck out 532 batters and gave up 140 walks. She pitched one perfect game and three no-hitters.

Stidom plans to attend Kent State Stark and major in nursing with a minor in business.

She is the daughter of Desiree and Rick Stidom.

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