The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


October 25, 2013



Offense — C.J Rice.  — 3 catches, 37 yards, 1 TD; 4 carries 32 yards.

Defense — R.J. Nelson — 8 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack; James Brunning — 10 tackles, 2 TFL.

Special teams — None.


Offense —  Riis Smith — 100-plus yards rushing; Alex Wisnyai — 220 yards passing 1TD, 0 INT; Anthonie Magda — 100-plus yards receiving.

Defense —  Anthonie Magda — 23 total tackles.

Special teams — Riis Smith — 80-yard kick return for TD.


Offense — None.

Defense — None.

Special teams — Brandon Pakkala — 4 punts, 172 yds, 43-yard average, 1 inside the 5.


Offense — The offensive line — Jack Scott, Glenn Zaller, Jason Takacs, Nick Watson, Ray Marsch, Matt Moodt, Zach Oscar.

Defense — Jason Hart — 7 tackles, 6 solos, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery for 86-yard touchdown.

Special teams — Matt Larned.


Offense — Lucas Hitchcock.

Defense — Ryan Zindash.

Special teams — Josh Butler.


Offense —  Tyler Loftus.

Defense —  Damondre Haywood.

Special teams — Trevian Archer.


Offense —  Kurt Smith and Brandon Davis.

Defense —  Connor Nikses, Jayce Powell and Matt Atha.

Special teams — Jack Holl.


Offense  — Joe Medlen.

Defense —  Kyle Beyer.

Special teams — Kyle Kremiller.


Offense  — Quintin Ratliff — 143 yards rushing, 70 yards receiving, 1TD.

Defense —  Nick Such — 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack.

Special teams — Ryan Harte.


Offense — John Suba — Offensive lineman graded out at 90 percent and had a key trap block on winning touchdown run by Marcus Jones.

Defense —  The entire defense — It held Chardon to 159 rushing yards on 55 attempts.

Special teams  —  Dylan Miller — Long snapper was perfect on all extra points and punts.

(Players selected by the head coaches)

— Don McCormack

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    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:

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  • kyle GANG GREEN

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  • 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)

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  • 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.”

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    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.

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  • Scholastic Statistics:

    St. John 4, Euclid 1
    at Pine Lake

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  • tennis Scholastic Schedule:


    PV at Ledgemont (4:30)
    North at Geneva (4:30)
    Riverside at Chardon (4:30)
    Jefferson at Lakeview (5)

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    I have no idea why I thought of this, just now, but I did.

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