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Around the corner
As the 10 area high school football teams are preparing for the 2013 season that is just around the corner, so, too, is our team here at the Star Beacon.
While the first day of the season will be Friday, Aug. 30, our “season debut” will be on display for the world to see a bit earlier.
We’ve received several telephone calls and emails asking when our annual high school football preview section will be published.
Well, without further ado, the section titled “Kickoff ’13,” will appear in our Wednesday, Aug. 28 edition.
It will be printed Sunday, Aug. 25, so, yes, Loyal Readers, that means our “kickoff” will take place this week.
There is some breaking news about “Kickoff ’13,” though!
At my request, our publisher, Jim Frustere, and our editor, Neil Frieder, have given the OK to expand the section.
Because of that, “Kickoff ’13” will be the largest publication ever produced by this newspaper.
The past few seasons, the section has been 64 broadsheet pages.
This season, though, we’re going the extra mile, bumping the section up to 80 pages.
The expansion is happening because we have several, never-done-before features planned for the section.
We won’t let the cat out of the bag today, though, because we want you to be surprised, Loyal Readers, but we’ve put plenty of time and effort into attempting to come up with some new and unique concepts.
Yours truly is waist-deep in working on the monstrous project, but we at Team Beacon believe the extra time and effort will be well worth it.
The kickoff times for two high school football scrimmages set for Friday night.
The matchup between Cardinal and Geneva at Spire Stadium will now commence at 5:30.
The contest between Western Reserve and Pymatuning Valley will be initiating at 7 p.m.
We ran a story several months ago about Jim Bollman’s new coaching stop.
The Harbor High School graduate and a member of the Ashtabula County Football Hall of Fame, is now the offensive coordinator for Mark Dantonio at Michigan State University.
Bollman, of course, worked in the same capacity for coach Jim Tressel during his tenure as head coach at Ohio State.
We will be following up with Coach Bollman down the line, a bit.
McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at email@example.com.
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Battling for position
When a team is struggling offensively, it has to find a way to score points. Pymatuning Valley did it from the free-throw line in beating south county rival Grand Valley, 56-41, Thursday night at Grand Valley Gymnasium.
Redskins turn Spartans over
Tony Pasanen and his Conneaut girls find themselves in a bit of a predicament.
Thursday’s 57-27 loss at Ledgemont once again exposed the Spartans’ inexperience, and along with that, their trouble in handling the ball.
GRA battles, but falters late
The Grand River Academy Eagles are reloading their guns this season with a new cast of characters. On a roster loaded with youth and inexperience, GRA is in a rebuilding mode, and when they fell behind the New Day Academy Eagles by 15 points early in their Lake Effect Conference battle Thursday night at Grand River, it didn’t look good.
Pymatuning Valley 56,
Grand Valley 41
at Grand Valley Gymnasium
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Lutheran East at Edgewood (6)
South at Geneva (6)
GRA at Horizon Science Academy (6)
Mathews at GV (6)
Jefferson at Girard (5:30)
Madison at Lakeside (6, WFUN)
Badger at PV (6)
Riverside at North (6)
Geauga Grizzlies at St. John (6)
- WAHOO FOR THE WARRIORS!
Efficient Eagles empowered
Sometimes, the best way to describe a basketball team is efficient. That description certainly fits the Geneva girls in their 60-29 victory over Lakeside on Wednesday at Geneva.
Tall timber too tough
In remaining undefeated on the young season, the Edgewood girls showed two forces on Wednesday that they hope will join together for the rest of the season to make their inside game a very strong one.
Geneva 60, Lakeside 29
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
New Day Academy at GRA (6)
Conneaut at Ledgemont (6)
PV at GV (6)
Jefferson at Lakeview (5:30)
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