Category: Sports

Mission accomplished!

Grapplers finish busy week with unblemished mark By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The Warrior wrestlers had a bustling week participating in a triangular, a conference match and a quad in the same week. Carrollton was the winner, defeating every team they faced on the mat. Seven wrestlers went undefeated through the competitions. They included seniors, Troy Lane and Evan Lewis, and freshmen Kolten Barker, Josh Carman, Levi Pidgeon and

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Miller’s free throw sparks Warriors win

Carrollton bounced back from a three-game losing streak with a 58-56 win in Harry Fails Gymnasium at Alliance Jan. 12 in boys basketball action. The visiting Warriors trailed 32-30 at halftime and allowed the hosts to build a 49-42 lead heading into the final eight minutes. Sparked by 5-11 junior Darick Miller’s free throw and put back, the Warriors went on a 14-2 run that erased a nine-point deficit. Senior

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Records set as Rocket bowlers roll

Bobby Brennan and Kendall Schaar, members of the Conotton Valley bowling teams, along with the girls team, rolled their way into the school records books at recent matches. Brennan rolled a high game of 269 against Canton Central Catholic, added a 246 for a high series of 515. Both are school records. Schaar rolled a high series of 440 (213, 227) against Marlington assisting the team to a school record

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JV girls top varsity squad, place second in bowling tourney

The decision as to who would advance to the championship round in the girls division at the NYE Varsity Bowling Tournament came down to the last ball in the 10th frame of the last game. The match was unique in that it pitted the Carrollton varsity girls team against the Carrollton junior varsity (JV) team and between a father-daughter coaching duo of Joe Phillis and Wendy Russell. Phillis is the

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McGee gets first tourney win

Warriors capture Licking Valley championship By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The Carrollton Warriors wrestling team won the championship trophy at the Licking Valley Invitationals Jan. 9, the first under Head Coach Joe McGee. The Warriors competed against 13 other teams and were included in the field of 135 wrestlers. The team of 14 wrestlers competed in 60 matches, 29 of which ended with a Warrior pin. The Warriors had

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Speelman wins 145-lb. title, Lions take home four champion titles

Carrollton junior Domanick Speelman wrestled his way to a first place finish at the America’s Best Value Inn Tournament Dec. 29 at St. Clairsville. The Warriors placed fourth overall out of 12 teams. Speelman (145 lbs.) recorded seven takedowns and two pins (1:48 and 32 seconds) on his way to an undefeated day. Freshman Kolten Barker (106 lbs.) placed second, landing four takedowns and one pin (1:45). Levi Pidgeon (120

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Warriors outlast Generals in five OT marathon

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton outlasted the Ridgewood Generals 89-87 in a thrilling five-period overtime marathon Dec. 30 that ended when junior Darick Miller scored on a layup. The host Warriors trailed early in the game against the Generals, who came into the contest undefeated in six games. Ridgewood led 11-5 at the close of the first quarter and 26-20 at halftime. The Warriors closed the gap to within one

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Warriors host Hornets, Trojans in triangular meet

Carrollton, Malvern coaches pleased with performances By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The Carrollton Warriors wrestling team hosted a tri-way competition Dec. 23 against Malvern and Newcomerstown. The Warriors went 2-0 and Malvern defeated Newcomerstown. Carrollton defeated Malvern 67-12 and Newcomerstown 69-12. Nick Jones (220 lbs.) was the first Warrior in the “Under 20 Club” for the 2020-2021 season. He pinned Logan Weaver in 19 seconds. Winning for the Warriors

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Coach McGee impressed with grit Warriors show in CVCA duals

Following a two-week layoff due to COVID-19, the Carrollton wrestling team was back on the mat Dec.19 for the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA) duals.  Due to COVID restrictions limiting the number of spectators, teammates and coaches provided encouragement from the sidelines.  The Warriors faced the CVCA Royals in the first dual, falling 42-33. Freshman Kolten Barker (106 lbs.) opened the dual with a 9-2 win over Owen Nelson earning points

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Hornets dominate in wins over East Canton, Steubenville

By Carol McIntire Editor Malvern’s powerful one-two punch of Derk Hutchison and Michael Minor scored nearly 100 points last weekend as the Hornets picked up two decisive wins. Minor, a 6-foot, 4-inch junior forward dumped in 30 points in an 81-50 win over East Canton and followed it up with a 25-point performance the following night in a decisive 84-53 victory over Steubenville Big Red. Hutchison, a 6-0 senior guard,

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