The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


December 14, 2013

Geneva leads Rumble

Geneva took the first-day lead at the Riverside Rumble on Friday night at Community Fieldhouse.

The Eagles tallied 169.5 points. Hudson stands second with 161.5 and West Branch is third with 154.

Riverside is fifth with 129, Edgewood is 10th with with 85.5 and Jefferson is 12th with 57.

Will Distler (106), Anthony Barszczewski (145), Tyler Cross (152), Juan Rodriguez (170), Jason Huelskamp (195) and James Hawk (220) were first in their pools for the Eagles.

Nick Boggs (138), Connor Rigsby (182), Chad Ely (195) and Jake Militello (220) claimed their pools for the Beavers  

Tanner Perry (113), Zach Erb (120) and Jarrod Elrod (182) were first in their pools for the Warriors and Joe Baitt (132) won his pool for the Falcons.

Dean Ford Inv.

Pymatuning Valley began the weekend on a roll.

The Lakers are tied for third place at the 20-team Dean Ford Invitational at Barnesville High School. River High School leads with 54 points, Sandy Valley is second with 43.5 and the Lakers are tied with Coshocton in third with 41.5 points.

Mitch Skleres (113 pounds), Cody Miller (138), Austin O’Baker (195) and Shawn Shreves (heavyweight) all scored a pair of pins to reach the championship semifinals.

Eight other Lakers are still alive in the consolation brackets.

Consolation wrestling begins this morning at 10 with the semifinals taking place at 11.

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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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