Author: Carol McIntire

2018 CHS graduate recommended to fill head girls basketball coach position

A 2018 Carrollton High School graduate has been recommended as the next head coach for the school’s girls basketball program. The Athletic Committee announced this morning Mikayla Poole will be recommended to the board of education. The hiring is expected to be on the June 11 school board agenda. Poole earned four varsity letters in girls basketball and three letters in girls volleyball while at CHS. As a sophomore, she

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SR 151 open in Bowerston

The State Route 151 bridge in Bowerston is officially open after being closed since May 2023. The closure was due to replacing a bridge between State Route 212 and Main Street. All restrictions and barricades have been removed, and the bridge is officially open to traffic.

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Railroad repairs to close SR39 in Sherrodsville

State Route 39 will close on Monday, April 29, through Tuesday, April 30, in Sherrodsville, for repairs to the railroad crossing located just west of the intersection with State Route 212 (east). The detour is SR 212 west to SR 800 south, SR 800 south to SR 416 south, SR 416 south back to SR 39, and reverse. This work will be completed by Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway.

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Schweikert resigns Carrollton coaching positions, plans move to Georgia

By Dan Ries, Messenger Sports Reporter Nik Schweikert submitted his resigned as the Carrollton Warriors girls basketball and cross country head coach effective immediately. He has taken a similar position at a southern Georgia school. This past season, Schweikert lead the Warriors to their second Regional appearance in school history, finishing with a 21-6 record. Schweikert came to Carrollton in 2020 from Canton South as a physical education teacher and

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Robert L. McDannels, 96

Robert L. McDannels, 96, of Carrollton, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at Twin City Medical Center in Dennison, Ohio. Born on December 9, 1927 in Beverly, West Virginia, he was a son of the late James B. and Viola C. (Gibson) McDannels. Robert proudly served his county in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW Post 4120 in Minerva, Ohio.  He was a master at

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Dexter Charles Kaltenbach

Dexter Charles “Bunk” Kaltenbach was born in Chillicothe, OH Oct. 31, 1941, to the late James and Evelyn (Carnes) Kaltenbach. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margie Toot Kaltenbach; two daughters, Kelley (Jim) Busch of Chillicothe, and Nikki (Victor) Hollis of Key West, Florida; Margie’s children whom he cared for like his own, Mindy Jones (Todd “Chip”) Weiland of Dellroy, and Aaron (Carisa) Jones of Dellroy; grandchildren

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ROAD CLOSING

State Route 183 will close on Monday, April 22, through Tuesday, April 23, just east of Magnolia, for repairs to the bridge over Sandy Creek. The detour is SR 542 south to SR 212 west, SR 212 west to SR 800 north, SR 800 north back to SR 183, and reverse. All work is weather permitting.

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Terry E. Palmer, 64

Terry E. Palmer, 64 of Kilgore, died March 25, 2024, in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a brief illness. Born Feb. 1, 1960, in Canton, he was the son of the late George R. Palmer and Neala (Jones) Howell. He was a 1978 graduate of Carrollton High School, where he was active in the FFA program. He attended Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh and spent several years working as a

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Goldie L. Saltsman, 89

Goldie L. Saltsman, 89, of East Twp. passed Friday, March 22, 2024. She was born June 22, 1934, to the late Charles and Kathryn Cronin. She graduated from business school and married the love of her life, Clark Saltsman, Sept. 11, 1949. He passed Jan. 1, 2001. Goldie worked as a police constable for several area departments such as Irondale, Hammondsville and Stratton. She also served her community by being

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Sandra ‘Sandy’ Manbeck

Sandra “Sandy” Kay Manbeck, 68, died suddenly March 23, 2024, at her home near Scio. Born December 26, 1955, in Dennison, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert R. Schoolcraft and Shirley Ann Kugler Schoolcraft. Sandy graduated from Carrollton High School in 1974 and worked for a brief time at the former Scio Pottery. She had also worked as the groundskeeper at Carroll Court in Carrollton and had been

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Edward Lee Nuske, 68

Edward Lee Nuske, 68, passed away peacefully at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat surrounded by his loved ones. He was a life-long resident of Carroll County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Harriet Nuske. Edward is survived by his wife, Doris Brackin Nuske; sons, Steven (Vicki) Nuske, David (Cassie) Nuske, and Jackson Nuske; a daughter, Elizabeth Nuske; brother, Robert (Kathy) Nuske; sisters, Susan (Lee) Clark and

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Donna Kohler Moore 75

Donna M. Kohler Moore, 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Richmond on Thursday evening, March 21, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Sept. 11, 1948, in the family home in Kilgore, Donna was the daughter of the late Donald and Marietta Bright Moser. She grew up in Kilgore, a place that held a special significance in her heart throughout her life. Donna pursued her passion for

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Malvern man killed in Andora Rd. crash

Carroll County recorded its first fatal crash of 2024 when a Malvern man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Carroll County yesterday evening. According to a report filed by Sergeant Clinton D. Armstrong of the new Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Patrick Snow, 71, of Malvern, was pronounced dead at Aultman Hospital following the crash, which occurred at 7:05 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle,

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Voter turnout just over 26 percent in Carroll County in primary election

By Carol McIntire- Editor Just over 25 percent of the 18,048 voters in Carroll County cast ballots in the March 19 primary election. According to unofficial results from the Carroll County Board of Elections, a total of 4,801 ballots were cast. That number includes 878 early in-person and absentee ballots, 3,843 Republican ballots, 901 Democrats and 57 non-partisan ballots were cast. Board of Elections Director Cheri Whipkey wasn’t surprised with

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Malvern’s J’Allen Barrino is finalist for 2024 Ohio Mr. Basketball

Malvern senior J’Allen Barrino is among a list of nine finalists announced today for the 2024 Ohio Mr. Basketball Award. The winner will be announced next Wednesday, March 20. Barrino was named the Division III East District and Inter-Valley Conference North Division Player of the Year after leading the Hornets to a 22-0 regular season. He has played 59 career games at Malvern and the team has gone 56-3. His

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Malvern knocks off Barnesville, will face Martins Ferry in district title game Friday

The Malvern Hornets earned a spot in the Division III East District boys district championship game with a 66-50 win over Barnesville March 5 at Edison High School. Malvern will face the No. 3 seed, Martins Ferry, Friday (March 8) at 7 p.m. Malvern conceded the first five points of the game to the Shamrocks. After knotting the score at 5-5 midway through the period, Malvern gave up the lead

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Kail Snair picked up his 100th pin at the district tournament.

Nine Carrollton wrestlers continue quest for state tournament berths

By Carol McIntire, Editor Four Carrollton Warriors will continue their quest for a district wrestling championship tomorrow at Gallia Academy. Landon Jenkins (106 lbs.) Kail Snair (113), Levi Pidgeon (126) and Josh Carman (138) all won their first two matches of the Division II district tournament earlier tonight. They will wrestle in the semifinal round when wrestling resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. Jenkins won both of his matches by pin(19

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Kail Snair picked up his 100th pin at the district tournament.

Four Warriors in contention for district wrestling titles

By Carol McIntire, Editor Four Carrollton Warriors will continue their quest for a district wrestling championship tomorrow at Gallia Academy. Landon Jenkins (106 lbs.) Kail Snair (113), Levi Pidgeon (126) and Josh Carman (138) all won their first two matches of the Division II district tournament earlier tonight. They will wrestle in the semifinal round when wrestling resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. Jenkins won both of his matches by pin(19

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Warriors dominate sectional wrestling tourney, nearly entire team advances

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton won the Division II East District sectional wrestling title Saturday at Claymont, crowned three champions and will send nearly the entire team to the district tournament next weekend at Galia. The Warriors won the team title with 212 points. Minerva finished a distant second with 184 and New Philadelphia third at 167 in the 10-team field. Seniors Landon Jenkins (106 lbs.), Kail Snair (113) and

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Mallarnee reaches 1,000-pt. plateau

Carrollton senior Lincoln Mallarnee marked an achievement few do in their high school basketball career- scoring 1,000 points. The 6-ft., 2-inch forward needed seven points going into the Feb. 20 home game with Indian Valley to reach the mark. He wasted no time setting the mark, driving into the lane for a layup at the 5:30 mark of the first period and repeating the fete just over a minute later.

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Steve Valdinger, Jr., 81

Steve L. Valdinger, Jr, age 81, of Scio, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Lifecare Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia surrounded by his family. Born July 14, 1942, in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late Steve L. Valdinger Sr. and Anna Noska Nemeth Valdinger. He graduated from Scio High School in 1960 and honorably served his country in the US Air Force from 1960-1964. Except

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Chalynne Kaye Moore, 36

 Chalynne Kaye Moore shed her earthly pain and made a peaceful exit on Feb. 9, 2024, while at home surrounded by the love of her family.  She fought a courageous battle against Triple Negative Breast Cancer with grace.  Today and forever, she is healed, and her spirit is free.  Born Aug. 21, 1987, in Canton, OH, the daughter of Joseph and Donna (Stewart) McCaulley, who instilled in her a strong

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Boys basketball sectional pairings

Three area boys basketball teams will host first round East District sectional tournament games. Sectional pairings were conducted earlier today and announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Malvern earned the no. 1 seed in Division III and will host Ridgewood, the no. 15 seed, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.  The winner will play no. 14 Edison March 1 at 7 p.m.  The Division II East District contains 21

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FIRE CALL

Carrollton Village firefighters are en route to a brush fire in the 5000 block of Alamo Rd.

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Warriors receive highest seed of area teams in East Division girls basketball tourney

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced the basketball pairings for the 2024 high school girls basketball state tournament Sunday. In the Division II Eastern District (21 teams), the Carrollton Warriors received the #4 seed and will host # 18 seed New Philadelphia on Feb. 21. The winner will play #16 seed Maysville on Feb. 24. Minerva received the 15th seed and will travel to #5 seed West Holmes

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FIRE CALL

Carrollton Village firefighters were called to the 6000 block of Mackel Rd. at 2:40 p.m. today for a mower on fire. A Co-Op worker was reportedly clearing a field under power lines when the mower caught on fire. Firefighters also responded to gas line leak on Daniel Ave, Carrollton, and a garage fire on near the intersection of Bellflower Rd. and Ridge Circle this morning.

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Heavy snowfall forecast: Make sure you and your vehicle are ready

In light of forecasted snowfall, Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to follow safe driving tips and winterize their vehicles. “Ever-changing weather patterns during the winter can catch drivers off guard. You can reduce the risks of being involved in a crash by ensuring your vehicle is ready for the season, adopting winter driving techniques and following general roadway safely,” they advise. Last winter, there were 10,256 crashes on

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Warriors plan to ‘PACK the GYM ‘ for Jan. 17 Salem game

Carrollton High School is planning to “Pack the Gym” for the Jan. 17 Carrollton v Salem girls basketball game. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m. The game includes: *Free admission for students and staff who show ID. *100 shirts will be given away to students to the black hole.  *Youth-to-youth face painting for $1. All money goes to girls basketball program.  *A “Teddy Bear” toss at halftime. All the

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Nilamarie Hendershot, 95

Nilamarie Hendershot, age 95, a lifetime Dellroy resident, died  Thursday afternoon, Jan, 4, 2024, in  the Carroll Golden Age Retreat at Carrollton. She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Dellroy, the daughter of the late Josiah T., Sr. and Dora Mae (Williamson) Barrick.  Her husband, Robert P. Hendershot, whom she married March 8, 1971, passed away June 26, 2020. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in

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Search underway for new Minerva athletic director

A search is underway for a new athletic director (AD) at Minerva Local Schools. Current athletic director Mike Waller has announced he will leave the position in July. The new AD will take over in August. Deadline to apply is July 12.  Interested applicants must complete the application on the district website and email a cover letter and resume to Lola [email protected]. Call 330-868-4332 for additional information.

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$2.5 million settlement reached in Sikon wrongful death lawsuit

By Carol McIntire, Editor A $2.5 million settlement has been reached in a 2020 lawsuit filed by the family of the late Robert S. (Bobby) Sikon, III against Carroll County, Sheriff Dale Williams (now deceased) and Deputy Jacob Baker. Baker, in his capacity as a deputy sheriff, shot Sikon four times in the back Nov. 16, 2019, in New Harrisburg during a traffic stop. Sikon was transported by ambulance to

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L.D. Hollyfield, 95

L. D. Hollyfield was born in Carter County, TN, in a little place high on a mountain called Pogy.  He was born to LeRoy, a farmer, and Sarah Ann (Potter) Hollifield Nov. 24, 1928.  He was the fourth child in a family of eight which included his brothers Jack, Spud, Bill, Jimmy, and Bobby and his two sisters Trena and Madgie.  He enjoyed a close relationship with all of his

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Committee recommends hiring of Storm Hill as next CHS football coach

The Carrollton High School (CHS) Athletic Committee is recommending Carrollton native Storm Hill to the Carrollton Schools Board of Education to be hired as the next head football coach. He replaces Jim Tsilimos, who spent five seasons with the Warriors. Hill’s hiring will be on the agenda at the Jan. 9 school board meeting.  Coach Hill is a 2005 graduate of CHS where he lettered and was a captain in

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Linda Mae Phillips, 74,

Linda Mae Phillips, 74, of Carrollton, died at home, Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2023.  Born February 10, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Erma Maple Haun. She spent much of her time in the kitchen cooking, taking care of her family and loved playing cards. In 2010 she retired from Carroll County Transit. She is survived by her husband, Walter Phillips, whom she married Aug. 28,

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Dorothy H. Moore, 77

Dorothy H. Moore, age 77, of Carrollton, Ohio, died early Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2023, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Moodus, CT, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Rich) Wardwell.   Dorothy was an animal lover who demonstrated her support through her membership in the Carroll County Humane Society. She was a champion Scrabble

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Norma Jean (Wilson) Smith, 92

Norma Jean (Wilson) Smith, age 92, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Dec. 2, 2023. She was born April 6, 1931, in Amsterdam to Scott and Lillian Wilson. The second of four children, Norma lived a long life in and for the community of Amsterdam. Norma married George M. Smith Nov. 11, 1950. They raised five children and were active participants in all their children’s activities from

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Todd Reed, 57

Todd A. Reed, 57, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Aultman Hospital.  He was born May 2, 1966, in Canton. Todd worked for over 35 years as a journalist, sports writer and photographer. He spent most of his career at The Malvern Community News and The News Leader until its closing. He then worked for eight months for Jordan Miller-News until he was unable. He loved covering

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Sign up, distribution dates for Toys for Tots in Eastern Ohio counties

Ohio’s oil and gas industry is partnering with Toys for Tots in five counties in eastern Ohio to distribute toys that have been donated to those in need in early December. The Toys for Tots program, with roots dating back to 1947, has helped countless families over the years. This year, as in the past, the local oil and gas industry has joined in to help.     Many local churches, small businesses, schools and individuals have

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Aiden McNutt remembered as ‘awesome kid’

CHS senior perishes in weekend house fire By Carol McIntireEditor A Carrollton teen who perished in a tragic weekend house fire is being remembered as “an awesome kid with a great sense of humor.”Aiden McNutt, 18, a senior at Carrollton High School, died in a fire at his Andora Rd., Carrollton, home in the late night hours of Nov. 11.Carrollton Fire Chief Shane Thomas said his department was toned at

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Unofficial Carroll County election results

Unofficial Carroll County Election Results for Nov. 7, 2023 Total ballots cast 9,241 Total Registered voters 18,038 Voter turnout 51.2% Early votes and absentee votes cast (included in total votes) 1,740 Provisional votes yet to be counted 104 Carrollton Mayor William J. Stoneman 617 Andrew Gonda  336 Carrollton Clerk/Treasurer Darla Tipton 780 Carrollton Council (2 to elect) Christopher R. Barto 648 Danny Locke 406 Dellroy Mayor Amy Harkless 52 Doug

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Malvern hosts Norwalk St. Paul Friday in Division VII matchup

The Malvern Hornets (5 seed) will host the Norwalk St. Paul Flyers (13 seed) in a Division VII second round football matchup Friday at 7 p.m. This will be their first matchup between the two veteran playoff teams, so here’s what you need to know about St. Paul. This is St. Paul’s 25 time in the state playoffs since 1995, including the last 12 years in a row.  They finished

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Robert “Bob” Gemind

Robert “Bob” Gemind, of Carrollton and Avion Palms in Bowling Green, Florida, passed away the evening of Oct. 12, 2023. Born Nov. 19, 1939, in Copley, OH, Bob was a son of the late Adelbert “Del” and Betty Kealy Gemind. Throughout his life, Bob made significant contributions to the construction industry, serving as a foreman concrete finisher for over 35 years in the Akron area. Following his retirement, Bob and

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Local teams earn OHSAA football playoff berths

Several local football teams have reached the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs. All games are Friday Oct.27 at 7 p.m. The top 16 teams in each region advance to the post season. Division IV Region 15 # 16 Carrollton (6-4) at # 1 Steubenville (10-0) Division V Region 17 #10 Richmond Edison (7-3) at #7 West Lafayette Ridgewood (7-3) #9 Sandy Valley (6-4) at #8 Cortland Lakeview (5-5)

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Emergency officials say burning railroad ties pose no health concern for residents

By Carol McIntire Editor Smoke continues to blanket the area of Arbor and Apollo roads near Minerva this afternoon as emergency personnel work to extinguish a fire in a pile of old railroad ties. Carroll County Emergency Management Director Tom Cottis, who has been on scene since the early morning hours, said the fire began in a large pile of shredded railroad tires stored at the railroad yard off Arbor

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No appointments necessary for multiphasic blood analysis program

CCM Staff Report Carrollton Rotary Club officials are emphasizing there are no appointments necessary to participate in the Nov. 11 Aultman Lab Services and the Rotary Club’s multiphasic blood analysis program. Club officials announced last week the popular program is returning this year and will be held Nov. 11 in the Ashton Event Center at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Unlike in past years, this year’s event is a walk-in clinic.

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Stabbing case bound over to grand jury

Carroll County Municipal Court Judge Gary Willen (right) watches a video screen on the bench via which Michael L. Geclker appeared for a hearing Wednesday morning. Geckler can be seen on the larger screen at left.

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School officials investigating homecoming dance incident

CCM STAFF REPORT Carrollton Schools officials are working with law enforcement to address a situation that occurred during the Sept. 23 homecoming dance at the high school. Superintendent Dave Davis issued a press release Sept. 25 saying a student report another student brought a knife to the homecoming dance. “We are thankful this was reported and happy no one was harmed as a result of this action,” Davis said. “We

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Rockets come up short against Newcomerstown

On paper, the Conotton Valley Rockets and Newcomerstown Trojans played a pretty even contest Friday at Leesville. The scoreboard told the different story: Newcomerstown 52, Conotton Valley 20. The host Rockets scored first. Zach Putnam found receiver Kamden Wright open for 48 touchdown and converted the two-point conversion in the first quarter. The was the only score the Rockets would put on the board until the fourth quarter when Putnam

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Penalties costly in 13-0 Warrior loss to Generals

By Dan Ries Sports Reporter The Carrollton Warriors faced two foes Friday night: the Ridgewood Generals and themselves, as they suffered a 13-0 loss at West Lafayette. The Warriors committed 10 penalties for 79 yards. It wasn’t the number of penalties that hurt, it was the timing. As for the Generals, they held Carrollton to 73 total yards while gaining 242 total yards themselves. The host Generals received the opening

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