Category: Sports

High school golfers tee off this week for 2020 season

In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the high school fall sports season, at least one sport is moving forward: high school golf.CHS BoysThe Warriors of Carrollton officially started practice Aug. 1 and kick off the season this week with a busy schedule. Wednesday, they travel to Union Country Club at Dover to participate in the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints Invitational, Thursday they host Malvern at noon at Carroll Meadows Golf

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Born to drag race

Corey Griffith writes his page in family history book with back-to-back wins at World Footbrake Challenge By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorCorey Griffith was born to drag race.Griffith grew up in the Summitville-Salineville area with his younger sisters, identical twins Casey and Carissa. The trio is the third generation of Griffiths to strap in the seat of a drag car on the starting line waiting for their light.The trio’s grandfather, Jim

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Pandemic Racing: Harness horsemen thankful for the opportunity to race

By Carol McIntire, Editor Harness racing at the Carroll County Fairgrounds last week wasn’t what spectators, trainers, drivers and owners are accustomed to in mid-July, but it was RACING and, according to many of them, that’s all that matters. “I’m just glad I got to come,” said Dick Sutton of Minerva who was one of a handful of spectators who sat in the grandstand. “I raced horses on this track

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Sean Hinkle’s need for speed drives him to variety of competition tracks

Leigh Ann Rutledge,  CCM Associate Editor Just like Maverick and Goose in “Top Gun”, Sean Hinkle wants to go Mach 1. Hinkle, of near Dellroy, will have an opportunity when he straps himself in a 1995 Ford Mustang Aug. 1 at Nelson Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville. He will participate in sprint races at the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Regional Race. The two-mile paved course has seven major

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Griffeth heads west to high school rodeo national finals as Ohio’s goat tying champion

Carrollton teen then heads to Frank Phillips College on a rodeo scholarship By Carol McIntireEditorGillian Griffeth is packing her truck and horse trailer and hitting the highway this week, heading west for the National High School Rodeo Finals (NHSRF) at Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK.It will be the second trip to the finals for Griffeth, the daughter of D.J. and Amiee Griffeth of Carrollton. In 2019 she competed in

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Carrollton alumni planning July 25 golf outing

Carrollton High School alumni from all years are invited to play in the 2020 CHS Alumni Golf Outing July 25 at Carroll Meadows Golf Course.Due to coronavirus restrictions, space is limited on the course for the outing, which begins at 8 a.m. Teams consist of two golfers. Cost is $45 per person.Divisions include: 1. Seniors (age 50 and over); 2.) juniors (ages 18-49) and Women (all ages). Prizes will be

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Life is a ‘day job and race cars’

For cousins Clayton Oliver, Noah Patterson By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate Editor Cousins Clayton Oliver and Noah Patterson are carrying on the family tradition of racing.They race in the local series at Midvale Speedway in the Compact Class (driving Chevys) and in the Midwest Compact Touring Series. The cousins grew up at the race track watching their dads compete and both were in the driver’s seat before they had a legal

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Peebles Racing has done it all

Dirt, asphalt, demo and circle track By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorMoney can’t buy everything. It can’t buy happiness, health or a blown tire on a race car.Especially the tire that sent Josh Peebles into the wall at Bristol Motor Speedway at 90 mph; the same wall legendary NASCAR drivers, Dale Jr., Tony Stewart and Terry Labonte hit.Today, Peebles, of Carrollton, races a truck at Midvale Speedway for Peebles Racing.His ride

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McLean Racing spans three generations; throttles forward

In the family circle By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorCircle track racing is a legacy in a Carrollton family.From a 1955 Buick weighing nearly two tons to a ’71 Chevelle, a Chevy Cavalier and a custom-built modified, the McLean Family has been a staple in racing since the late 1960s.Three generations have participated in circle track racing; Ed, Sr., Eddie, Brady and Connor. Almost everyone in Eddie’s family has competed in

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Warriors hit the practice field

Members of the 2020 Carrollton High School football team are on the practice field at Community Field. Second-year coach Jim Tsilimos said the squad is hosting conditioning drills three days a week during the month of June, under guidelines set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the county health department.Members of the team were learning defensive drills June 12 when the above photo was taken.

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