The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


October 22, 2013

US hosting meeting on leagues today

Paying another visit to the variety store...

Very fluid

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?

Super spikers

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.

And finally...

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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