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They want in
Several sources report administrators at Lakeside High School are not standing around waiting to be left at the altar in terms of league affiliation.
With the Premier Athletic Conference on the way down the road traveled by the storied Northeastern Conference toward oblivion, and with several PAC member schools headed for the fledgling Western Reserve Conference, such moves would leave Lakeside on the outside looking in as the Dragons were not one of the PAC schools — along with University School — to receive an invitation to join the WRC.
Several close to the situation, who wish to remain nameless, have reported Lakeside has applied for membership in the All-American Conference.
Jefferson is in its third season as a full member of the AAC and fellow Ashtabula County school Edgewood will join it, starting with the spring sports campaigns next spring.
Lakeside would not be in the same division as Jefferson and Edgewood, though, as the Dragons would be part of the AAC’s big-school division, which includes the likes of Boardman, Howland, Canfield, Struthers, etc.
And all indications are the AAC will accept Lakeside into its fold, though numerous details would remain to be ironed out, though none of them appear to be dealbreakers, so to speak.
Berkshire High School will induct its third class into its Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of the boys basketball game against archrival Cardinal on Dec. 7.
Inducted this year will be The Ronyak Family, for meritorious service; coach Jack Arnold; and athletes Bob Potters (Class of 1956), Jim Kellogg (Class of 1976), Dave Mullett (Class of 1982), Kristin Chittle (Class of 1987) and Dale Duns (Class of 1991).
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2013-14 Star Beacon All-Ashtabula County Boys Basketball: Big Mac came up a whopper
When Edgewood’s Andrew Konczal, the 2012-13 Star Beacon Ashtabula County Boys Basketball Player of the Year, graduated everyone knew who the next leader of the Warriors was — Connor McLaughlin.
2013-14 Star Beacon All-Ashtabula County Boys Basketball: French at the fore
When Jefferson basketball coach Jeremy Huber stepped down in the summer because of being named the school’s principal, many wondered who would be the right man to take over the Falcons program.
2013-14 Star Beacon All-Ashtabula County Boys Basketball: Honors spread on boys squad
For the second consecutive year, the Star Beacon’s Ashtabula County Player of the Year honors for boys basektball belong to an Edgewood Warrior.
A Don McCormack column: Eagles soar to runner-up finish
Paying a Monday morning visit to the variety store...
Flyin’ like an Eagle
The the state indoor track and field meet is not sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the competition level is tremendous.
Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Calling all deer hunters
Ladies and gentlemen, over the past several years the Ohio Division of Wildlife, in my opinion, has been haphazardly managing our deer herd in Ohio by giving out numerous anterless deer permits. So many that as a state we were down 13-plus percent this past year on our harvest numbers.
ARC splits at Albion
The Amboy Rifle Club returned from a bye to split a match at Albion, Pa. on Friday night.
The locals bowed in the actual, 1,974-1,896, but prevailed in the handicap, 46-42.
A Bob Ettinger column: Thanks for the memories
As Perry wrestler Billy Miller stepped off the podium on the floor at Ohio State’s Value City Arena last Saturday, state championship medal around his neck, it hit my mind that it was over. The 77th Ohio State Wrestling Tournament had reached its culmination late Saturday night. There were no more matches to watch, coaches and wrestlers to interview or pictures to be taken.
ACBF HOF Series: Mighty Mike
Mike Blauman was an All-Ohio baseball player at Geneva High School.
He was a star in football in both high school and college, good enough to be selected for the Ashtabula County Touchdown Club’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
Chase-ing a dream
For Jefferson athlete David Chase, there were plenty of possibilities for where to go to college or what sport to play.
A Don McCormack column: Way to go, all for our friend, Joe!
Paying an end-of-a-busy-and-eventful week visit to the variety store...
No average Joe
You can bet, Joe “Pigskin” Pete, one of the best guys this guy has ever had the pleasure calling a friend, will be wearing his trademark grin as he looks down tonight.
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