The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


September 9, 2012

CC Roundup: Falcon, Mustang claim Ws

Jefferson’s Matt Kantor and Grand Valley’s Jessica Finley claimed victories at the Champion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Kantor finished in 17:49 to lead Jefferson to the team championship. Finley finished nearly a minute ahead of her nearest competitor.

The Falcons netted 44 points on the boys side. Lakeside was second with 70, Pymatuning Valley was third with 117, Champion was fourth with 128 and Grand Valley was fifth with 140. Cardinal (158), Girard (164), Mineral Ridge (219), Newbury (228), Garfield (235) and Streetsboro (243) closed out the field.

Girard slipped by Geneva, 74-78, to win the girls race. Streetsboro was third with 80 points, Garfield fourth with 93 and Lakeside fifth with 112. Mineral Ridge (154), Conneaut (189), David Anderson (198), Jefferson (204), PV (256), Edgewood (293) and Brookfield (317) rounded out the field.

Emily Deering led the Eagles, placing second in 21:07 and Lakeside’s Karen Barrientos followed in third in 21:17.

Brandon Scribben and Steven Houser also finished in the top 10 to aid Jefferson. Scribben was 8th in 18:35 and Houser ninth in 18:42.

Brady Bunnell paced the Dragons, finishing third in 18:10, and Alex Marsch was the top finisher for the Mustangs, placing seventh in 18:29.

Hailey VanHoy was the other Eagle in the top 10, placing ninth in 21:51. Cami Dodge was 15th in 22:19, Rachel Crites was 30th 23:52 and Julia Hanchosky was 31st in 23:53.

Kristen Berus was eighth for the Dragons in 21:26.  

Andrew Picard (14th, 18:57) and Paul Bogdan (18th, 19:18) were the other Falcon scorers.

For the Dragons, William Taggart (18:46) placed 11th and Caleb Henery (19:21) was 19th.

Corry Mientkiewicz was PV’s top placer, coming in at 19:25, which was good for 20th.

Geneva’s Darren Haydu was 17th in 19:15 and Conneaut’s Christian Tusai was 22nd in 19:27. The Eagles and Spartans did not figure in the team score.

Jefferson was paced by Colleen O’Connor’s 22:21 in 16th place and Alexis Millard led Conneaut, finishing 26th in 23:37. Rebekah Simmons was the top finisher for Edgewood, taking 34th in 24:04. Abby Hamilton led PV with a 47th-place finish in 24:43.

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  • Spartans knock around Dragons

    After being cooped up in gymnasiums for the better part of the season so far, the Conneaut and Lakeside softball teams were just happy to get onto a diamond. Playing for the first time in nearly a week, the Spartans toppled the Dragons, 11-2, Thursday afternoon at Lakeside.

    April 18, 2014

  • PV can’t get past Mathews

    Thursday afternoon at Pymatuning Valley, the visiting Mathews Mustangs were able to do what every coach hopes for — execute. They played a clean game from start to finish in every facet of the game, and that carried the Mustangs to an 8-2 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Scholastic Statistics:

    Matthews 8, PV 2
    at PV

    April 18, 2014

  • Scholastic Schedule:


    Geneva at Edgewood (11)
    Niles McKinley at Edgewood (5)
    Conneaut at Lakeside (4:30)
    Madison at Euclid (4:30)
    Madison at Edgewood (4:30)
    Geneva at Mentor (10, DH)
    Conneaut at Madison (4)

    April 18, 2014

  • Justin Butler Justin time

    It was just four short years ago that Justin Butler was spending his fall on a soccer field.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don A Don McCormack column: ‘Kids’ stuff’ spurs great responses

    I’m often caught more than a bit off-guard by what stories, features or columns generate responses from you, Loyal Readers, much more so than those who do not.
    For example, the column that appeared in this space a couple of days ago regarding things yours truly and my buddies did as kids prompted more than a few responses.
    A sampling, many of which were posted on my Facebook page:

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • kyle GANG GREEN

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scholastic Schedule:

    Grand Valley at Maplewood (4:30)
    St. John at Lawrence (4:30)
    Mathews at PV (4:30)
    Fairport at Perry (7:30)
    West Geauga at Madison (4:30)
    Harvey at Riverside (4:30)
    Jefferson at Harding (5)

    April 16, 2014

  • Olivia In transition

    Pymatuning Valley graduate Olivia Holt had a distinct reason she chose to play basketball for Mount Union.
    “They do have tradition,” Holt, the daughter of Gus and Michelle Holt, said. “I’m from PV. We had a tradition of winning and working hard there. I wanted to go somewhere that tradition mattered. I knew I was going to get better by coming here.”

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don A Don McCormack column: Spring has sprung one big leak

    Paying a Wednesday morning visit to the variety store...

    Think spring?
    If this, um, err, uh... spring... feels a bit unusual for high school baseball and softball teams in Northeast Ohio, it is, to a point.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

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