Can anyone defeat Pymatuning Valley?
That, basketball fans, is the question.
However, you'll have to wait until Tuesday night to at least begin to answer that question.
The fifth annual Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation Faculty Tournament will begin tonight with a pair of opening-round games at SS. John and Paul High School's Mahoney Gymnasium.
As the games begin, all eyes are on the Lakers, who have stormed through the first four tournaments undefeated. maintaining possession of the traveling trophy that goes to the championship team.
In fact, the closest game the Lakers have played in the four-year history of the event was their 12-point win over Jefferson in the semifinals a year ago.
Speaking of Jefferson, it will take on Edgewood in the tournament's first game at 6 p.m., with the host Heralds welcoming Geneva in the nightcap.
In Tuesday's lidlifter, Conneaut will take on Lakeside, a late entry into the event after initially saying it would not participate, with the four-time defending champion Lakers being challenged by archrival Grand Valley in the second game.
The semifinals will be played on Wednesday night, with the title game set for Friday at 6 p.m. (WWOW). The second ACBF Senior Boys Classic will follow the faculty tourney title game on Friday night.
Star Beacon Print Edition: 3/26/2007
Fifth ACBF Faculty Tourney commences tonight at SJP
Can anyone defeat Pymatuning Valley?
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Mike Blauman was an All-Ohio baseball player at Geneva High School.
He was a star in football in both high school and college, good enough to be selected for the Ashtabula County Touchdown Club’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
Chase-ing a dream
For Jefferson athlete David Chase, there were plenty of possibilities for where to go to college or what sport to play.
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Paying an end-of-a-busy-and-eventful week visit to the variety store...
No average Joe
You can bet, Joe “Pigskin” Pete, one of the best guys this guy has ever had the pleasure calling a friend, will be wearing his trademark grin as he looks down tonight.
Girls from regional squads headline Classic opener
Following on the heels of the celebrations in Geneva and Andover with the Geneva and Pymatuning Valley girls basketball teams playing in the Division II and III regional tournaments, respectively, there is one final party left on the calendar.
Plenty of star power will be on top for boys in Classic
With basketball season officially ending last weekend for teams in the Star Beacon coverage area, it’s time to look forward to the fun of the offseason.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Joe “Pigskin” Pete Alumni Basketball Tournament (4:30, Falcon Gym, Falcon Junior High Gym, Falcon Elementary Gym, Jefferson)
A gallant run
With Beachwood’s attention certain to be focused on Geena Gabriel, Pymatuning Valley coach Jeff Compan’s plan Wednesday night was to utilize the pick-and-roll. The Beachwood Bison were able to thwart it, and eventually frustration set in, as did the only loss of the year for the Lakers.
A Bob Ettinger column: Offensive issues do in Lakers
From beginning to end, the Pymatuning Valley girls basketball team had an experience it hadn’t had all season and spelled the end of the season in a regional semifinal at Cuyahoga Falls High School on Wednesday night.
A Don McCormack column: Classics are set for Tuesday
With all the excitement this week with the Geneva and Pymatuning Valley girls involved in regional tournament play, it would be easy for what has become a rite of passage in this area for more than three decades to get lost in the shuffle.
Pymatuning Valley 29
at Cuyahoga Falls
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