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Stidom stellar as Warriors pick up wins on softball diamond

By Carol McIntire


The Lady Warrior softball team picked up two league wins last week to improve to 4-3 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.

Carrollton senior pitcher Shelbee Stidom threw a two-hitter against Salem as the Warriors cruised to a 5-0 win April 23. Three days later, Stidom gave up one run as the Warriors squeaked out a 2-1 win over Minerva. Both games were played on the Warriors’ home field.

After two scoreless innings April 26, the Lions got on the board in the third inning. Alex Street led off with a single for the Lions. Maddie Foutz followed with a hit, but Street was tagged out at second. With two outs, Kiaunna Brown hit a single to score Foutz.

Carrollton responded in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Diamond boys fall twice to West Branch

West Branch’s offense exploded for four runs in the sixth inning to lift the team to a 6-3 win over the Carrollton Warriors in the first of two meetings between the two teams last week.

In their second meeting Friday, West Branch scored three runs in both the second and fifth innings en route to an 8-0 victory.

In the first contest, held at the Field of Dreams, the Warriors gave up one run in the first inning and held the green and white Warriors scoreless until the sixth, when they plated four runs. They added an insurance run in the seventh inning.

Warriors have record-setting week

Calob Dalton (black uniform) sprints around the turn and heads for the finish line on his way to winning the 200-meter dash at Louisville.

The Carrollton track program coaching staff added the East Palestine Relays to the schedule after weather forced the cancellation of the West Holmes Invitational earlier this month. After the event, they were glad they did.

The Warrior girls team set a meet record and placed third in a field of 16 teams. The boys team placed fifth in a field of 16 teams.

“Despite missing a number of senior athletes to the senior trip to New York City, the younger athletes really stepped up to the challenge and excelled, “said Coach Mike Aukerman.

The girls sprint relay team of Bri Burkhart, Layna Pasiuk, Cindy Lewis and Micah Donley set the meet record by nearly two seconds with a winning time of 1:53.66. The girls ran a 100-100-200-400.

The boys team of Ryan Walker, Bryce Carte, Noah Carrothers and Calob Dalton placed third in the same event. Also winning were the girls sprint relays in the 4×100 and 4×200 as they remained undefeated on the season.

The 4×1 team is comprised of Burkhart, Pasiuk, Lewis and Donley. They nearly broke the school record of 51.2 by running 51.37.

The 4×2 was made up ofBurkhart, Lewis, Mac Tubaugh and Donley.  Their time of 1:49.79 puts both sprint relays as the top ranked times in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. 

Bats come alive as Warriors top Lions 12-2 for second win

By Carol McIntire


Warrior Teagin Mohn (black shirt) attempts to slide under the tag of Minerva catcher Alex Kimble during a Northeastern Buckeye Conference game April 11 at Carrollton. Mohn was tagged out on the play. The Warriors won the contest 12-2.

CARROLLTON – Carrollton split a pair of league games on the baseball diamond with their cross-county rival, the Minerva Lions, last week.

The Warriors dropped an 8-1 loss in the cold and snow last Tuesday at Minerva and returned home on a sunny and fairly warm Wednesday to top the Lions 12-2.

At Minerva, the Warriors took the early lead, scoring in the top of the first inning. They held the Lions off the board until the bottom of the fourth inning, when they put together a string of hits that scored six runs. The Lions added two runs in the sixth.

Carrollton’s offense consisted of four singles, two off the bat of Jeffrey Bolanz and one each from Chayse Marmo and Bryce Ferrell.

The Lions had eight hits, led by Brock Croston with singles. Connor Wright, Dominic Slentz and Charlie Bolanz each had a single.

Bentley sets new marks at Lidderdale Invitational

SANDY VALLEY – Carrollton junior Alivia Bentley set two new records at the Sandy Valley Litterdale Invitational Saturday.

Bentley broke her own record in the shot put of 40’1” set in 2016. She threw 44’3” to set the new mark and pick up the win.

Her throw of 137’9” in the discus broke the old invitational record of 121’1” set in 2012 by Kaitlyn Menges of New Philadelphia.

As a team, the Warriors placed third in the annual invitational with 80 points, behind Tusky Valley, first with 104 points and Indian Valley, second with 81 points. Sandy Valley placed eighth in the 10-team field with 24 points.

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