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Rockets win sectional title, advance to face Trojans

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter An error by the River Pilots and a triple by Chloe Stuber was the turning point in the opening round of tournament action May 10 at Conotton Valley High School. The Lady Rockets defeated River 6-3 to advance to in the East District Division IV Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sectional competition. Stuber’s hit came in the bottom of the fourth when the

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Warriors sweep Canton South,
dominate Alliance in conference play

The Warrior baseball team kicked off last week with a dominate performance over Alliance that earned the team an 11-1 Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) victory.After scoring one run in the first inning and two in the second, the Warriors exploded for eight runs in the third inning. Alliance’s lone run came in the top of the first inning.Warrior pitcher Hayden Jenkins went the distance on the mound, allowing only two

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Brunner smacks home run in Lions’ win

Minerva starting pitcher Bella Murray threw five innings of scoreless ball as the Lions picked up a 10-3 non-league win over Lisbon April 29. Murray gave up four hits, walked two struck and out two batters during her work in the circle.  Sierra Cress pitched the final inning. The Lions jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, added a run in the fourth, five in the fifth

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Hoffee, Beaver take home top awards from Cogan Invite

By Carol McIntire Editor Longtime Carrollton track coach Larry Cogan was center stage Friday for the invitational  track meet that carries his name. Cogan, who coached and taught at Carrollton schools for over three decades was clad in his “official event starter” uniform Friday night at Community Field for the seventh annual event.  In his true spirit of always putting athletes first, Cogan’s main concern as the running events began  was to

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Lady Rockets claim OVAC championship

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Associate Editor The Conotton Valley Lady Rockets are back-to-back OVAC Champions! The Rockets won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 1A Championship April 29 at I-470 Complex in Wheeling, WV, by defeating the Beallsville Blue Devils 10-0 in five innings.  Sophomore Masy Baker put the Rockets on the board in the first period. On a full-count, she hit a three-run homer which bounced off the

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Lady Rockets advance to OVAC championship game

The Conotton Valley Lady Rockets advanced to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 1A championship game with a win Monday night. Conotton Valley shut out Paden City 10-0 April 25 in semi-final competition at I-470 Complex in Wheeling, WV. Sophomore pitcher Masy Baker threw a perfect five-inning game striking out 13 and throwing 51 pitches.   The Lady Rockets will face Beallsville April 29 at 5 p.m. at the I-470 Complex

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Warrior bats sizzle in United Local shutout

Cayden Rininger and Jimmy Little combined for a two-hit shutout of United Local to begin a busy weekend of baseball for the Carrollton Warriors. The host Warriors scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second and six in the third behind a strong pitching and hitting effort. Rininger went three innings of the five-inning contest with a strikeout and three walks. Little went the final two innings

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Rockets fall to Buckeye Trail

The Conotton Valley Rockets hosted Buckeye Trail in an Inter Valley Conference (IVC) and Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) contest April 13 and fell 16-4.  The Warriors took a 6-0 lead in the first inning, scored two in the third and fifth innings and finished with six runs in the top of the sixth inning.  Rocket Pitcher Gaige Galigher went 4 1/3 innings, walking three, striking out two and giving

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Baker, Beaver win titles at Lidderdale Invite

Warriors, Hornets join nine-team field at annual Sandy Valley event, athletes earn top 10-placings Nate Baker and Logan Beaver both won individual titles for Carrollton at the Lidderdale Invitational, held April 14 at Sandy Valley High School.Baker won the 200M with a time of 23.71 and Beaver won the discus with a throw of 130-feet, 7-inches. Baker also placed second in the 100M (11:56) and Beaver finished sixth in the

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Lady Rockets shut out Malvern in muddy county battle

In a muddy, rainy game April 5, the Lady Rockets defeated the Malvern Hornets 11-0 at home in a cross-county Inter Valley Conference contest. The Lady Rockets came out strong, taking a 6-0 lead in the first inning, one run in the second and four in the third inning.  “Masy Baker had yet another solid performance on the mound tonight with nine strikeouts and only giving up one hit in

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Lady Lions top Warriors 11-5 in early season matchup

Minerva capitalized on six Carrollton errors  and outhit their hosts 8-6 to defeat the Warriors 11-5 at the Field of Dreams April 6. The Lions plated five runs in the top of the first inning. Carrollton pulled to within two runs in the third inning by scoring three runs. The Lions widened the gap to 6-3 in the fifth. Carrollton pulled back to within one run in the bottom of the

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New track, new season for Warriors

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton opened the 2022 track season March 29 on a new eight-lane track at Community Field and a much-improved view of the finish line. When the track was installed in the summer of 2021, the finish line was moved from the south side of the track (visitor bleachers) and relocated to the north side at the west end of the home bleachers.  “The life span of

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CHS wrestling program celebrates milestone

Feb. 10 win over Minerva marked school’s 1,000 match, secured league championship By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Wrestling Coach Joe McGee announced a milestone the program reached during the March 17 wrap-up banquet, held in Carrollton High School. The wrestling program celebrated its 1,000th match since its inception of the program in 1962. The milestone in itself is an accomplishment, but the match was a lot more. The Warriors

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Carman, Haines earn podium spots at state tournament

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton sophomore Josh Carman (126 lbs.) and Minerva junior Kaiden Haines (215 lbs.) capped off the 2021-2022 wrestling season on the podium at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State Wrestling tournament March 11-13 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.  Carman (42-8), a two-time state qualifier, placed sixth in his weight bracket. He defeated Liam Hatgas of Holy Name

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Carman, Haines win district wrestling titles

Lead group of Carrollton, Minerva wrestlers to state tournament By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Two area wrestlers earned spots atop the podium at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II District Wrestling Tournament March 4 and 5 at Gallia Academy High School in Gallipolis. Carrollton’s Josh Carman and Minerva’s Kaiden Haines won titles and will join seven other area wrestlers in Columbus for the OSHAA State Wrestling

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Warriors advance to title round, place 8th at state tournament

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton was one of eight teams to advance to the championship round of the Division II girls state bowling tournament March 5 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl only to run into the top qualifying team – Napoleon – in the first round.  Coach Wendy Russell’s Warriors qualified eighth and, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association format, the top qualifier –Napoleon- was pitted against the

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Carrollton girls, boys; Minerva girls qualify for state tournament

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton’s boys and girls bowling teams experienced a whirlwind of accomplishments last week, capped off with berths in the state bowling tournament. The teams kicked off the week by winning a make-up match at Carroll Lanes with Minerva that gave both teams outright Eastern Buckeye Conference and Stark County Bowling League American Conference championships.  On Thursday, the teams traveled to Coshocton to compete in the Division

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UNDEFEATED EBC CHAMPIONS: Grapplers top Canton South to win outright title

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Senior night for Carrollton wrestlers ended with a championship celebration. The Warriors defeated Canton South 55-18 and earned the outright Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) champions with a 6-0 conference record.  Seniors Steven Byler, Domanick Speelman, Trey Hilliard, Spencer Grindstaff, Jaden Powell and Cody Fritz were introduced with their parents prior to the start of the match, held Feb. 17 in the CHS gym.  Speelman

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Warriors sweep sectional bowling awards

Will be joined by Conotton Valley, Minerva bowlers at district tournament CCM Staff Report Carrollton swept the top awards at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II sectional bowling tournaments, winning the individual titles in both divisions as well as the team titles and leads a group of three area schools advancing both teams to district competition. The Warriors won the 21-team boys division with a total pin

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Warriors top Lions; move to top of EBC mat standings

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The rivalry match.  Attendees could feel the tension when they walked into the Minerva High School gymnasium for the annual Carrollton-Minerva wrestling match Feb. 10.  Fans from both schools cheered loudly, stomped their feet and bounced so much the bleachers vibrated as the two teams, undefeated in Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) action, squared off on the wrestling mat with the top slot in the

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Feb. 21 Carrollton – Minerva rematch will determine league champs

Carrollton and Minerva will meet at Carroll Lanes Feb. 21 with Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) boys and girls bowling titles on the line for both schools.  The match at Carroll Lanes was originally scheduled Jan. 18, but has been postponed three times due to weather conditions, which set up the Feb. 9 match at Minerva bowl prior to the Carroll Lanes match.  Both boys and both girls teams were unbeaten

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Harsh’s 265 game vs. Alliance is record setter

Two members of the Lady Warriors bowled 400 series Feb. 2 as their team topped Alliance by 1,000 pins at Carroll Lanes. The Warriors won the individual games score 1,945 -1,106 and the Baker 584-421 for a total pin fall win of 2,529 -1,527. Senior Kellyn Harsh earned high series and high game honors with a 446 series and a 265 single game score. Her 265 game score was a

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Brennan bowls first perfect game in Rocket history

Conotton Valley bowler Bobby Brennan rolled his way into the Rockets record books. Brennan, a sophomore, threw the first 300 game in school history Feb. 1 at Atwood Lanes.  Brennan was voted the Stark County High School Bowling Conference National Division’s Bowler of the Year last season and qualified individually for the District tournament.   Along with his record setting game, he also rolled the high series 504 (300, 204) helping

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Energy + intensity = Warrior win

By Carol McIntire Editor The Sandy Valley Cardinals led for nearly the first 24 minutes of a non-league girls basketball game at Carrollton Jan. 31, at times by as many as 10 points.  Carrollton led when it mattered the most: 72-58 the final buzzer.  The Warriors chipped away at Sandy Valley’s 34-27 halftime lead in the third period, closing to within three points at 43-40 when Sophia Glass swished a

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Warriors, Lions set for showdown

The showdown between unbeaten Carrollton and Minerva bowling teams was postponed until this Friday, Feb. 4 at Carroll Lanes.  Both teams are undefeated in Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) and Stark County Bowling Conference action.   The two teams will face off at 4 p.m. at Carroll Lanes with the EBC and Stark County league championships at stake. 

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Hornets roll over TCC, East Canton in IVC clashes

CCM Staff Report Michael Minor recorded a double-double and four Hornets scored in double figures as Malvern picked up an 84-71 Inter Valley Conference road win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jan. 25. Michael Minor scored a game high 27 points and grabbed 12 of his team’s 30 rebounds. KJ Thomas added 17 points, Dylan Phillips 15 and Mitchell Minor 12. All 12-of Mitchell Minor’s points came from 3-point range. Michael

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Rockets sweep OVAC bowling championship awards

Conotton Valley bowling swept the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) championships, winning not only the top team awards in the small school division, but also top boys and girls awards as well Jan. 22 at St. Clair Lanes in St. Clairsville.  All teams bowled three individual games, where five bowlers bowl three games each, and four bakers, where the five bowlers work together to bowl a game. Girls title The

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Hornets put the sting on Lions

Malvern pulls away in second half for 63-43 cross-county victory By Carol McIntire Editor Minerva kept pace with Malvern over the first two quarters of a fast-paced boys basketball contest Jan. 11 in the Minerva gym.    The second half was a different story and led to a 63-43 win for the visitors. Pressure defense and a trapping full court press by both teams led to a low scoring first quarter

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Wrestlers create rumble at Claymont

Carrollton, Malvern grapplers stand atop podium By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Five county wrestlers won championships at the first Rumble in the Pit at Claymont High School Jan. 14 and 15.  Kail Snair (113 lbs.), Josh Carman (126 lbs.) and Ben Zinda (190 lbs.) each won their brackets and helped the Warriors win the team championship.  Malvern wrestlers Tyson Clear (138 lbs.) and Zach Babiczuk (215 lbs.) won their

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OHSAA adds girls wrestling, boys volleyball as emerging sports

In a historic move Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to add girls wrestling and boys volleyball as emerging sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year. In addition, the board voted to move girls and boys lacrosse out of the emerging sports category into the list of OHSAA recognized sports, and also committed to discuss partnering with a group to provide a tournament in

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Rinkes’ shot sends game to overtime, Mallarnee secures win with foul shot

By Carol McIntire Editor Jaxon Rinkes 20-foot jumper swished through the net with 1.5 seconds remaining  in regulation to tie a game with the Salem Quakers Friday at 56-56 and force overtime. The Warriors went on to win the overtime thriller 59-58. “We knew we wanted to have the ball in his hands (Rinkes) and then make a decision whether it was getting the ball to Darick (Miller) down low

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Warriors finish 5-4 in tough Wheeling Park Duals

The Carrollton Warriors mat men competed in the Wheeling Park Duals at Wes Banco Arena Dec. 28 and 29. The Warriors were 5-4 in the two-day competition. “It was a tough tournament, and the level of competition was solid,” Head Coach Joe McGee stated. “We had a few guys in our line-up who were a little banged up, but we had others step in for them and they recorded some

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Hornets stay unbeaten; top Buckeye Trail, Caldwell

By Carol McIntire Editor Eleven Malvern Hornets put points on the board as the team outlasted the Buckeye Trail Warriors 74-56 in an Inter Valley Conference (IVC) crossover contest Dec. 28. The Warriors held their own against the undefeated Hornet team midway through the first half, but Coach Dennis Tucci’s style of rotating fresh players into the contest on a constant basis proved too much for the visitors.  Playing with

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Minor joins 1,000 Point Club in win over Rockets

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Associate Editor Malvern senior Michael Minor and the Hornets played a solid game Dec. 21, defeating Conotton Valley 71-38. Minor was not only happy because the basketball team won or because he was the high scorer, but because the last basket he landed in the game had significant meaning. It was his 1,000th point in his high school career.  Minor is the 23rd Hornet to

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Warriors earn podium spots at wrestling tournament

The Carrollton Warriors wrestling team participated in the North Canton Holiday Tournament Dec. 17 and 18 with five members earning podium spots.  Shown above are tournament placers. From left: Levi Pidgeon (120 lbs.) and Josh Carman (126 lbs.), both sixth; Domanick Speelman (144 lbs.), fourth; Jaden Powell (175 lbs.) and Ben Zinda (195 lbs.), both sixth.  The Warriors return to regular action Jan. 6 when they host the Salem Quakers.

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Conotton Valley announces 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

The Conotton Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced its selections for the Class of 2022.  Five individuals and one team will be inducted Jan. 22 during a ceremony at the high school. Inductees include Mindy Craig, Ed Galigher, Denise McGuire (deceased), Doug Smalley, Regina Scott-Statler, and the 1995 Football Team. Mindy Craig Craig is a 1987 graduate of Conotton Valley High School who lettered all four years

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CHS wrestlers top West Branch

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton was the winner in the battle of Warriors when they defeated West Branch on the road Dec. 16.  Several Carrollton wrestlers recorded pins for the 55-19 win. Josh Carman (126 lbs.) pinned Gage Firestone in 11 seconds, earning his spot for the season in the Under 20 Pin Club. Kail Snair (113 lbs.) set the tone for the match pinning Nate Hang in

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Costea’s 30 points lifts Lions to 57-43 win over Warriors

By Carol McIntire Editor When Minerva Lions Coach Shawn Green needs a big moment on the basketball court, he goes to his top player – Brayden Costea.  Friday, when the Lions were down 16-8 to Carrollton in the first quarter, Green turned to Costea, who responded by scoring 30 points and leading the Lions to a 57-43 road win.  “We started the first quarter down 11-0 down after saying ‘let’s

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Lions withstand Warrior comeback for 65-55 victory

By Carol McItnire Editor Saturday’s Carrollton Warriors vs. Minerva Lions girls basketball game was just as you’d expect any game between the two Eastern Buckeye Conference rivals to be: hard fought, full-of momentum swings and a battle to the buzzer. In the end, it was Lions on the winning end of a 65-55 score. Playing on the road, the Lions enjoyed a first quarter where they imposed their will on

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Malvern crowns four champions at United tourney

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Four Malvern Hornets grapplers added “champion” to their resume after winning their weight bracket at the United Local Invitational Dec. 11. Johnny Walker (120 lbs.), Tyler Clear (138 lbs.), Xavier Watson (175 lbs.) and Trevor Slider (190 lbs.) won their brackets.  Walker, a senior and 2020 state qualifier, pinned Jacob Allen of Toronto in 1:24; Cyle Burt of Salem in the last tick of

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Oehlstrom, Ball lead area contingent of All-Ohio football selections

Two area high school football players earned All-Ohio first team honors when the teams were announced earlier this week by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Carrollton running back Chase Oehlstrom was a Division IV and Malvern defensive back Noah Ball was a Division VII winner. Oehlstrom, a junior, carried gained 2,231 yards on 357 carries for an average of 6.2 yards per carry and scored 21 touchdowns. Ball, a senior,

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Hornets claims title at own holiday tourney

The Malvern Hornets wrestlers hosted the annual Hornet Holiday tournament Dec. 4, winning for the first time in more than a decade.  “I’m really happy for the kids. We haven’t won the Hornet Holiday in over 10 years and it’s really special for our seniors who have put so much into this program,” Head Coach Robbie Wilson said. “This is the first of numerous goals we have for the season

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Miller dumps in 22 points as Warriors notch first win

By Carol McIntire Editor Senior Darick Miller scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Carrollton Warriors to their first win of the young basketball season. Playing their second game in two nights and the third of the week, the Warriors jumped in front early and never looked back, leading 16-8 after one quarter, 27-15 at intermission and 40-27 after three quarters and outscored the visitors 17-10 in

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Warrior bowling teams earn split in opening week action

Carrollton varsity bowling teams couldn’t muster enough pins to get past Perry on the opening day of the 2021-22 regular season but rebounded the following day to earn wins over Jackson. The boys team fell to Perry 2,759-2,571 at Hall of Fame Lanes in Canton and defeated Jackson 2,476-2,360 at Parke Center while the Lady Warriors fell by 33 pins to Perry, 2,565 – 2,532 and downed Jackson 2,291-1642. Boys

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CHS fall sports wrap up

Carrollton High School sports teams recently wrapped up successful fall sports seasons.  Here’s a wrap up of all teams, including junior high.  Varsity Football Regular season record: 7-3. OHSAA playoffs: Defeated Cambridge 37-21 in the first round; lost to St. Clairsville 38-9 in the second round.  Finished second in the Eastern Buckeye Conference with a 4-2 record. League Standings: 1.) West Branch 6-0; 2.) Carrollton 4-2; 3.) Alliance 3-3; 4.)

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STATE CHAMPIONS!

Lady Lions bring home Division II trophy The Minerva girls cross country team won the first Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state championship in school history Nov. 6 at Fortress Obetz. The girls won the Division II title by defeating Granville by three points, 136-139. Adding to the excitement was Connor Shingleton, who placed third in the Division II boys race. “To bring the first team OHSAA state championship home

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Hornets shut out Lowellville, face Lucas Saturday

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The Malvern Hornets shut-out, shut-down and shut-off the Lowellville Rockets 34-0 Saturday night in front of the home crowd in the Division VII Region 25 playoff game.  The Hornets kicked off to start the game and were flagged for a face mask penalty on the play. The Hornets regrouped and were facing third-and-goal on the Rockets 1-yard line as the first quarter ended. Malvern

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On to round 2: Warriors top Cambridge 37-21

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton Warriors vs. St. Clairsville Red Devils – Round II – will take place this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Red Devils’ stadium. The two teams met 12 weeks ago in the first game of the 2021 high school football season on the Warriors’ home turf. In a shoot-out, the Red Devils scored in the final minutes to claim a 42-35 victory.  The rematch was

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Area cross country runners regional bound

Four teams and two individuals are advancing to the Regional Cross Country meet Saturday at Pickerington.  Minerva is sending its girls and boys teams and Carrollton and Sandy Valley will send their girls teams in Division II, while Malvern is sending Lanie Bower and Landyn Huffman in Division III. The Lady Lions swept second through sixth places to clinch the team title with 20 points Saturday at the East District

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Warriors place third at state tourney

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton broke away from a three-way, third-place tie on the second day of the Division II boys state golf tournament and claimed sole possession of the spot when the results were announced late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16.  Gahanna Columbus Academy won the championship title with a two-day score of 611. Kettering Archbishop Alter finished as the runner up with 614, followed by Carrollton. The Warriors shot

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