The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 19, 2013

Lakeside looking for new home

Star Beacon

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).