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It was announced last week that a 10-school conference that would be called the Western Reserve Conference has been proposed.
Those schools would be area schools Geneva, Madison and Riverside, along with Chardon, Mayfield, Brush, Kenston, West Geauga, South and North. Geneva, Madison, Riverside and Chardon are current members of the Premier Athletic Conference.
What was also notable about that proposal is one school, particularly, that was not invited — Lakeside.
While the WRC said in its news release from Riverside athletic director George Bellios last Wednesday after a meeting that day at Mayfield High School that “it is hoped that finale BOE approval by each school will be given by their November meeting,” a few of those who received invitations — and two that did not, the aforementioned Lakeside and fellow current PAC member University School, are exploring every and all options that might come available.
The Star Beacon has learned University School will host a meeting today that will include Lakeside and proposed WRC members Geneva, Madison and Chardon, along with Perry, Harvey and West Geauga.
With Lakeside apparently on the outside looking in at this point, if it were not to find a new home, it would join fellow Ashtabula County school Conneaut as an independent, a status no high school anywhere wants to deal with.
Sign of the times?
Does anyone know what happened to the “Home of Urban Meyer” steel sign that was mounted to posts on Route 84 just right of Jefferson Road in Ashtabula?
While the posts are still in place, the sharp-looking sign — which is fire-engine red with white letters — is not.
We noticed the sign was not in place Monday night.
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Turns out, while coach Stephanie Kubec’s St. John Heralds did indeed fall in the championship match of the Lake Effect Conference Volleyball Tournament, the Heralds earned the conference championship for the second season in a row.
Kubec’s Heralds finished with a 23-2 record, including a perfect 16-0 in LEC play, the 23 wins being the most by any team in the area this fall and the most wins by the Heralds since her 2007 team went 23-3 and won the East Suburban Conference crown, along with Division IV sectional and district championships.
Speaking of volleyball, the annual Frank Roskovics-Star Beacon Senior Classic, which debuted in the fall of the 1989 season, will not be staged this season.
It’s future will be determined down the line.
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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.
A Don McCormack column: Way to go, all for our friend, Joe!
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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
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
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