The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


November 19, 2013

Lakeside looking for new home

Catching up on a few stray items...

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.

Famous folk

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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  • 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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