The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


September 5, 2010

Monday Morning QB: Conneaut D gets an A

Spartans slammed the door on Lakeside

The Conneaut defense more than held up its end of the bargain in a 14-0 win over Lakeside on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

The Spartans’ held the Dragons offense to just 65 yards. More impressively, Lakeside totaled only 20 yards on the ground in the shutout.

“That’s Al Carrino, our 82-year-old coach,” Ken Parise said. “He came up with the game plan. He knew how to take away their best stuff. (Lakeside) had some miscues, like bad snaps and penalties, but I give a lot of credit to all of our coaches. They were in the zone and that really helped us.”

The defense’s success carried over to the other side of the ball.

“(The defense) stepped up and made big plays,” senior running back Chris Poore said. “That was important. They helped us get the ball back and get on offense.”

“The defense was just amazing tonight,” senior running back Andrew Goudge said. “They stopped the bal and gave us a chance to do what we had to do.”

— Bob Ettinger

In memory

n Friday’s Grand Valley-at-Fairport game was dedicated to the memory of Pam Locotosh, also known as “Loco” to those around the Skipper program. Locotosh not only had two children go through Fairport, Meghan and Tim Knotts, but was as much a devoted booster as she was a devoted mother. Locotosh passed away Wednesday.

A moment of silence was held before the game in her honor.

— Adam Raeder

Public-address humor

n Being a public-address announcer can be a tough job. It also requires a sense of humor.

Thus is the case at Perry High School on Friday night. The PA announcer mistakenly announced the ball being on the “52-yard line.” After a moment’s pause, he corrected himself by saying, “Correction, the ball is on the 48-yard-line. It isn’t like this is Canadian football here.”

— David Negin

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  • Complete performance

    It has taken a while for the Grand Valley Mustangs to put it all together on the softball diamond this season. Wednesday afternoon, the Mustangs did just that, combining a superb pitching effort by Katie Paskey with a tight defense and opportune offense to smother the Maplewood Rockets, 8-1, in Northeastern Athletic Conference action.

    April 24, 2014

  • Pirates sail past Eagles

    The seniors on the Perry softball team wanted to talk with coach Frank Rico. They had some ideas for how their coach could help the Pirates. Rico was receptive of the players’ thoughts. It didn’t hurt that the Pirates were right on the mark in their assessments.

    April 24, 2014

  • Don A Don McCormack column: Years of wonder, indeed...

    The recent effort that appeared in this space last week about things yours truly did while growing up that prompted several replies, which were also published as a followup, brought one more into my inbox the other day.

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  • Thompson breaks own vaulting mark

    Geneva pole vaulter Ally Thompson is competing mostly with herself in the early going. She claimed a major victory in that category in toppling her own Ashtabula County record in the Eagles’ victories over Lakeside and Harvey at Spire on Wednesday.

    April 24, 2014

  • Scholastic Statistics:

    Grand Valley 8, Maplewood 1
    at Grand Valley

    April 24, 2014

  • Scholastic Schedule:


    Ledgemont at Grand Valley (4:30)
    Campbell at Edgewood (5)
    Lordstown at PV (4:30)
    Riverside at Perry (7:30)
    Champion at Jefferson (5)

    April 24, 2014

  • Tribe bests Royals

    The top of the Cleveland lineup has been starting to hit. If that continues, it will bode very well for the team.

    April 24, 2014

  • BB1 Walk on the wild side

    Going into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday, things were looking pretty good for the Madison Blue Streaks at Edgewood.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Peck A Rich Kelly column: Rick Peck... his legacy born at CLA

    We all leave a legacy of our persona as we pass from this world to whatever the future holds for us.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • BB2 Scholastic Statistics:

    Edgewood 14, Madison 3
    at Higgins Field, Edgewood

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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