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Softball team advances to district semi-final

By Bailey McKarns
FPS Correspondent
Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Carrollton Senior, Brenna Campbell (19) chest bumps sophomore Zoe Drake after Drake’s home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against East Liverpool.

Carrollton Senior, Brenna Campbell (19) chest bumps sophomore Zoe Drake after Drake’s home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against East Liverpool.

CARROLLTON – A strong defensive effort propelled the Carrollton girls softball team into the semifinal game of the Division II East 2 District softball tournament last week.

The Warriors, seeded 9 in the tournament, opened play by hosting East Liverpool (No. 17 seed) May 8.

Carrollton pitcher Shelbee Stidom threw a near-perfect game, giving up only three hits and striking out nine batters, as the Warriors posted a 9-1 win over the Potters.

Offensively, the Warrior bats were on fire. Sophomore Zoe Drake hit a two-run homer over the fence in left field in the fourth inning. Drake also had a double and a single and collected three RBI. Brenna Campbell hit a double, two singles and had an RBI and Shelbee Stidom had a double, a single and an RBI. The Warriors totaled 15 hits in the contest.

It’s a sweep! Warrior teams top Canton South

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Maddie Dunlap CMYKCole Lovett CMYKCANTON SOUTH – The Carrollton track teams swept Canton South in a Northeastern Buckeye League meet on a cool and drizzly evening May 2.

The Warrior girls track team topped the Wildcats 71.5 to 56.5 and the boys team posted a 68-58 victory.

Sophomore Alivia Bentley won both the shot put and discus. Her throw of 45’2” in the shot put set a new school record. She had a throw of 116’3” in the discus.

Sophomore Micah Donley was a double winner for the Warriors as well. She won the 100-meter run in 12.34 and the 400 in 1:04.28.

Maddie Dunlap won the 800 with a time of 2:35.94 and junior Emmy Days won the 3,200 in 13:37.08. Sophomore Mac Tubaugh placed first in the long jump with a distance of 13’3”.

Carrollton won three of the four relays. The 4×800, 4×200 and 4×400 teams all won.

Wildcat bats come alive in fifth inning; leave Warriors winless in league play

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Carrollton pitcher Trevor Boggess (left) and catcher Jacob Grubbs have a conference on the mound during a game against East Canton last week.

Carrollton pitcher Trevor Boggess (left) and catcher Jacob Grubbs have a conference on the mound during a game against East Canton last week.

CARROLLTON – The Carrollton boys baseball team continues to search for its first Northeastern Buckeye Conference win after suffering a 10-2 loss to Canton South last week.

Carrollton took the early lead in the bottom of the first inning. A hit, walk and a batter hit by a pitch loaded the bases. Cole Russell picked up an RBI and got the Warriors on the board as Luke Krantz scored.

Snyder led off with a triple for the Wildcats in the top of the second inning. A walk and a hit scored a run. A double steal and a hit scored two runners and Canton South took a 3-1 lead.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Canton South blew the game open with a six-run fifth inning.

Carrollton added a run in the bottom of the fifth.

With one out, Luke Krantz drew a walk. The Canton South second baseman bobbled a ball off the bat of Aidan Pasiuk. A double steal set the Warriors up with runners at second and third. Jeff Bolanz’s hit scored Krantz to give the Warriors their only other run of the game.

Pasiuk and Krantz both hit singles and Cole Russell had a double to account for Carrollton’s three hits during the game.

Canton South scored 10 runs off eight hits, led by Snyder with a triple and Beau Robbins with a double.

Warriors outlast Indian Creek in slug fest

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

Kira Anderson (6) slides safely into home in front of the tag from the Indian Creek catcher during action from a non-league game last week.

Kira Anderson (6) slides safely into home in front of the tag from the Indian Creek catcher during action from a non-league game last week.

Carrollton picked up a 14-9 non-league win over Indian Creek in a slug fest girls softball game April 24.

In other action during the week, the Warriors picked up a Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) win over Salem 8-0 and fell to Marlington 3-2 in a league contest.

Indian Creek jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning during the Monday game, held on the Carrollton field.

The Warriors responded with six runs in the second inning.

Brenna Campbell led off with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch and was tagged out at third.

With two outs, Courtney Shine was hit by a pitch and replaced by pinch runner Kira Anderson. Kendal McFarland hit a single and the Warriors had runners on first and second. Shelbee Stidom hit a single to score a run and was caught in a rundown between first and second. The Indian Creek defender dropped the ball as Stidom returned to first base, which allowed McFarland to head home and safely cross the plate.

Stidom advanced to third on an overthrown ball to first base and scored when Rickee Stidom hit a single.

With the game knotted at 3, the Warriors continued their two-out hitting frenzy. Zoe Drake slammed a double to score Rickee Stidom.

The throw to the plate in an attempt to tag out Rickee Stidom was wide, allowing run to score.

Mica Monigold hit a double to the fence in centerfield to score a Anderson and make the score 5-3. A wild pitch and a walk followed by single off the bat of Brenna Campbell scored Mongold and gave Carrollton a 6-3 lead.

Warrior pitcher Shelbee Stidom shut down the Indian Creek offense in the third inning. The Warriors added three more runs in the third inning and two in the fourth to take what appeared to be a commanding 11-3 lead.

Indian Creek’s offense came alive in the top of the fifth, scoring four runs to cut the deficit to 11-7.

The Warriors added three runs in the bottom of the fifth to bring their total to 14. Indian Creek’s offense scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, but failed to score in the seventh, making the final 14-9.

Carrollton pounded out 19 hits, led by McFarland with a triple. Drake had two doubles and Monigold one. Shelbee Stidom, who was the winning pitcher, collected four RBI. Courtney Shine, who turned in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, collected two RBI.

Stidom improved her record to 8-3 on the year. She went the distance, allowing nine hits, walked two batters and struck out five.

 

Carrollton 8, Salem 0

The visiting Warriors dominated the Quakers from the outset, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning, adding two in the third, two in the firth and one in each of the sixth and seventh innings on their way to the win.

Offensively, the Warriors had 12 hits, compared to two for Salem. Brenn Campbell led the charge, goinig 3-for-4 at the palate with a double, two RBI and scored two runs. Rickee Stidom and Jazzlyn Pidgeon each had two hits.

Shelbee Stidom improved her record to 9-3 on the season with the win on the mound. She went the distance, striking out seven batters and giving up two hits.

 

Marlington 3, Carrollton 2

With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning the next night against Marlington, Taylor Gerback singled to left field to score a run and give the Dukes a 3-2 win. Carrollton scored in the first inning and led until the bottom of the sixth when Maddie Myers hit a two-run home. Carrollton tied the game in the top of the seventh inning.

With the win, Marlington improved to 6-2 in the league and Carrollton dropped a game back at 5-3.

Jazzlyn Pidgeon led Carrollton with a double. Drake and Kaitlin Shine each picked up an RBI. Courtney Shine and Rickee Stidom each had two hits for the Warriors.

Shebee Stidom took the loss, giving up eight hits and one walk in seven innings of work. She struck out six batters.

 

CHS girls win Cogan Invitational, boys, second

Allison Davis runs the second lap of her leg during the 4x800 relay at the Larry Cogan Invitational April 28.
Chase Flanagan crosses the finish line first in the 100-meter run against Louisville last week.

Chase Flanagan crosses the finish line first in the 100-meter run against Louisville last week.

Allison Davis runs the second lap of her leg during the 4x800 relay at the Larry Cogan Invitational April 28.

Allison Davis runs the second lap of her leg during the 4×800 relay at the Larry Cogan Invitational April 28.

Donley wins two events; Malvern’s Kelsi Hulit sets meet record in discus

Carrollton Warrior track teams placed first and second at the 3rd annual Larry Cogan Invitational April 28 at Community Field.

The Carrollton girls team placed first overall with 97.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas was second with 68.5, followed by Louisville, Fairless, Salem, Canton South, Malvern, Indian Creek, Tuscarawas CC, Canton Central Catholic, East Canton, Sandy Valley and Edison.

The boys placed second with 78.5 points behind East Canton with 124.5 points. Third place went to Salem, followed by Louisville, Canton South, St. Thomas Aquinas, Fairless, Canton CC, Sandy valley, David Anderson, Edison, Indian Creek, Malvern and Tuscarawas CC.

The results page noted the event was called for lightning after the girls 3200 meter run.

Placing first for the Warrior girls were Alivia Bentley in shot put with a throw of 44’5”, Chase Flanagan in long jump with a jump of 22.04, Micah Donley in the 200 and 400 meter dash with times of 25.98 and 58.30, and the boys 4×800 relay team consisting of Daniel Lampe, Quinton Huggett, Preston Berry and Alex Carrothers with a time of 8:29.

Earning second place finishes were Jaci Pridemore in high jump with a height of 4’8”, Maddie Dunlap in the 3200 meter run at 11:02, Jace Miles in shot put with a throw of 43.04, and the boys 4×100 relay team consisting of Brenton Miller, Jose Diaz, Chase Flanagan and Ryan Shepherd with a time of 45.49.

Third place finishes for the Warriors included Ryan Shepherd with a height of 5’8” in high jump, Bentley in the discus with a toss of 123’6”, Cole Lovett in the boys 1600 meter run in 4:23, and the girls 4×800 relay team consisting of Allison Davis, Grace Bartlow, Cindy Lewis and Jennie Stine, with a time of 10:20.

Earning fourth place points were Emma Birong in high jump with a 4’6” jump, and the Carrollton girls 4×200 relay consisting of Bri Burkhart, Kody Schandel, Layna Pasiuk and Cindy Lewis with a time of 53.92.

“One of our main goals as a team today is to compete and get better. We’re always trying to work towards bettering ourselves for the postseason. It’s all about peaking at the right time and doing to right things to make ourselves stronger.

Don’t worry about times or throws or distances, just be competitive,” said Chris Woolf, girls head coach.

The Malvern girls team was led by Kelsi Hulit with a first place finish in the discus. Her throw of 139’2” set a meet record a new school record. She finished second in the shot put with a throw of 38’8”, which set a new set a new school record.

Zoe Moser won the 100 with a time of 12.59 and was second in the 200 with a time of 26.38.

“This is a very competitive meet and we are extremely proud of how the girls represented themselves,” said Coach Jeremy Maher. Kelsi threw for two school records and broke her own meet record set lat year for the discus. She also won the award event for the field MVP. Zoe Moser and Lauren Foster also stepped up in big spots. Zoe won the 100 and was second in the 200 with amazing competition and Lauren placed in the long jump with a personal best of 14’7” and the 200 with amazing competition. Our 4×800 team, consisting of Laura Rodgers, Breawna Gillogly, Makayla Bowe and Gabby Lawrence also placed 8th.”

For the Sandy Valley girls team, HAilie Sciury placed third in the long jump.

For the Sandy Valley boys team, Francesco Borsellino place third in the shot put and Kinzy Swoger was fourth in the discus. Dean Freitag won the triple jump exhibition.

The invitational is named after Carrollton’s long time track coach Larry Cogan. During his career, he had over 300 student athletes qualify for regionals, and 60+ state qualifiers. He is retired from Carrollton Schools and serves as a track official.

 

 

 

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