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This is How We Roll

| Published on April 16, 2014

Paige Collins topped the scoreboard March 29 with a 147 game and 404 series.  Kyleigh Grandon was 46 pins over average with her 145 game.  Other nice games:  Brooke Collins, 108 (36 over), Emily Linamen, 111 (36 over), Adrianna Conway, 110 (35 over), Taylor Cressman, 99 (35 over), Sara Barker, …

This is How We Roll

| Published on April 9, 2014

Alex Gage and Paige Collins topped the score board for the 9:00 Trio on March 22.  They each shot games of 154.  Alex also rolled a nice 414 series.  Isaac Trickett was 46 pins over average with his 130 game.  Kyle Lance was over his 75 average all three games, …

“Love the Dress” Makes Prom More Affordable

| Published on April 9, 2014

Garrettsville – The James A. Garfield Sports Boosters held the first ever “Love the Dress” prom dress sale at the high school on Sunday April 6, 2014. The sports boosters were able to collect new and nearly new dresses and then resold them at a fraction of the price they …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on April 2, 2014

Ryleigh Gough had the high game and series on March 15 in the 9:00 Trio League.  Ryleigh’s average is 85 and she rolled games of 121, 151, and 115 for a very nice 387 series, 132 pins over average for the day.  Kyleigh Grandon was 43 pins over average with …

Hiram College Head Swim Coach Jack Groselle Sets Another World Record in U.S. Masters Swimming

| Published on March 27, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College head swimming and diving coach Jack Groselle added to his already impressive list of records by setting his second World Record of the year as part of U.S. Masters Swimming recently at the Milford Meltdown hosted by the Milford Athletic Club in Milford, Mich. on March …

J.A. Garfield Announces Winter All P.T.C. Athletes

| Published on March 26, 2014

Boys Basketball
Anthony Workman – 1st Team
Nick Jurcevic – 2nd Team
Mason Butler – Honorable Mention
 
Girls Basketball
Grayson Rose – 1st Team
Madisson Geddes – 2nd Team
Lauren Jones – Honorable Mention
Alicia Witte – Honorable Mention
 
Boys Bowling
Jaret Doraski – 1st Team
Colin McGurer – 1st Team
Zach Britton – 2nd Team
Zack Hoffmann – 2nd Team
Keddy Conway – …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on March 21, 2014

Now that the high school bowling season is over, the Scholastic League has started back up.  This year it’s a doubles format, made up of not only high school students, but also a number of other bowlers who are hoping to bowl on the high school team in the future.  …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on March 13, 2014

The Garfield Girls bowling team advanced to the state tournament this year, finishing 11th.  Congratulations to all the girls and to coach Joe Brigham!

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on March 9, 2014

Adrianna Conway had the high game in the 9:00 Trio League last week with 144, doubling her average of 72.  Adriana was also over average her other two games with 85 and 84, giving her a 313 series.  The top series belonged to Alex Gage with 364; Alex had a …

The Newest National Girls Wrestling Tournament in the Nation!!! And it is in Ohio!

| Published on March 9, 2014

The United States Girls Wrestling National Championships will be held at Perry High School, in Perry, Ohio.  The date for this new tournament is March 21, 22, & 23.  It is an open tournament for any girl in the US to enter, ages: K – 12 grade. 

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on February 26, 2014

Last week Paige Collins had the high game in the 9:00 Trio League with 149.  Alex Gage had high series of 383.  Alex has been on a hot streak lately, and was over his 100 average all three games with 125, 139, and 119.  Alex wasn’t the only bowler to …

Crestwood Ponytail League Celebrates 50 Years

| Published on February 19, 2014

As we enjoy the competition and exhilaration of the Winter Olympics, cheering on the talented men and women of our US Olympic team, it’s hard to imagine that things haven’t always been so equal for male and female athletes. For example, after the 1964 Olympics, swimmer Donna de Varona, who …

This is How We Roll

| Published on February 19, 2014

On February 1. Alex Gage had the high series for the 9:00 Trio League.  Alex rolled a 140 game and 368 series.  Teammate Zach Seebacher had a 132 game, 40 pins over his average.  Taylor Cressman was most over average for the day.  Taylor was over her 57 average all …

Crestwood School Board News

| Published on February 19, 2014

Mantua -  In his report to the School Board, Superintendent David Toth shared that first grade teacher Natalie Harr was one of only two Ohio educators to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science this year. Harr will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, …

This Is How We Roll

| Published on February 12, 2014

Star of the 9:00 League on January 25 was Ryleigh Gough.  Ryleigh was over her 81 average all three games, with 118, 120, and 92, for a 330 series, which was high for the day.  Zach Seebacher rolled the high game of 135, 43 pins over his average of 92.  …

Hiram College Swim Coach Breaks U.S. Masters Swimming National and World Record

| Published on February 12, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College head swimming and diving coach Jack Groselle recently competed in the 27th Annual “Super” Swim Meet in Michigan as part of U.S. Masters Swimming and set a national and world record time in the short course 400-meter freestyle in the 60-64 age group.

A Challenge to the James A. Garfield Community

| Published on February 5, 2014

Garrettsville – As you may be aware, the James A. Garfield Local Schools were recently awarded a $5 Million grant to construct an addition on the elementary to create a centralized campus and update our technology.  While this is exciting and will shape the education of kids for years to …

Mantua K of C announces Free Throw Championship Winners

| Published on January 29, 2014

Mantua – Nine Crestwood-area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 were named Local and District Champions of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to complete at the Regional level.  Mantua Council # 3766 sponsored the local competition at Crestwood Middle School on …

Kinder Than Necessary

| Published on January 22, 2014

Mantua – “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle…” is a quote you will see displayed throughout Crestwood Middle School.
Eighth grade Crestwood Middle School Wrestler, Tom Carson, acted in the very spirit of this quote showing the finest character and integrity during a …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on January 22, 2014

Jacob Britton started off the new year with a 184 game and 506 series; both were high for the day for the 11:00 Trio.  Lauren Sanchez rolled a nice 179 game.  Clark Jackson was 54 pins over average with his 175 game.  Other good scores:  Wilson Jackson, 148 (45 over), …

Garfield’s Svonavec Sets Records

| Published on January 16, 2014

Garrettsville – This past weekend J.A. Garfield High School junior Edie Svonavec turned in big performances at two indoor track meets.
On Saturday she established a new meet record at the Jerome Field Open at Akron University in the shot put with a throw of 43’7″. She followed up that performance …

Mantua K of C to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

| Published on January 16, 2014

Mantua – Crestwood area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  This is a fun, free activity for area youth to compete in a Free Throw (foul shot) competition for best …

This Is How We Roll

| Published on December 4, 2013

Billy Potteiger had the high series the week of November 23.  Billy rolled 187 and 186 and ended up with a 520 series, his first 500.  Noah Hoffmann started out with the first 6 strikes and ended up with a 236, 113 pins over his average of 123.  Noah also …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on November 27, 2013

There’s nothing quite like seeing the face of a bowler who has just shot his or her first 200 game – and I got to see it twice last week.  In his second game, Adam Norris rolled 200 on the nose.  It was obvious from the look on Adam’s face …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on November 21, 2013

Isaac Trickett rolled a 122 game last week, 49 pins over his average of 73.  Isaac was over average his other two games as well, with scores of 80 and 103, putting him 86 pins over average for the day.  Paige Collins continued her hot streak with a 157 game …

Impressive Record for Soccer Team

| Published on November 6, 2013

Garrettsville – The 8th Count Dance sponsored U-12 Girl’s soccer team completed another terrific season and winning the year end tournament held in Waterloo; compiling a total record of 10-2-1.

Windham Youth Football Team wins Super Bowl

| Published on November 6, 2013

Windham – On October 26, 2013 the Bombers Junior Varsity Youth League Football Team was playing in the game of their young lives.  The team assembled at the Ed Liddle Field in Windham in front of a packed crowd and was ready to play the “Super Bowl” Game of the …

Varsity Gold Team Advances To Championships

| Published on October 25, 2013

Congratulations to the Varsity Gold Youth Football team who finished their regular season  7-0 after defeating Streetsboro Gold 21-6 last Sunday.
The boys will play their championship game  — the Super Bowl — at the JAG Stadium this Saturday night at 7 pm.  Everyone is invited to watch these boys battle …

Garfield Boys Soccer Team on a Roll

| Published on September 23, 2013

Garfield Boys Soccer Team has dominated their opponents all season and the past two  weeks were no different. The boys have kept their winning streak going by defeating Streetsboro 8-0. The group played as a team, with the scoring being spread out. Four players managed to score goals for the …

Garfield Football Players Learn Why They Are Called The G-Men

| Published on August 21, 2013

Garrettsville – Last week  the Garrettsville youth  football players  took a break from practice and enjoyed a presentation by Julie Thompson who explored the 1935 Garrettsville train heist and how it paved way for modern FBI techniques. The players now have a better understanding why this is G-Men Country.

SkyLane’s Youth Camp

| Published on August 21, 2013

Garrettsville – Twentysome of the areas local youth just finished three days of bowling instruction at the 5th Annual Youth Bowling Camp at Skylanes.
The campers were taught bowling fundamentals which included etiquette, 4 & 5 step approach, and spare shooting.
Youth League sign-ups will be the next two Saturdays Aug. 24 …

Brick by Brick Honors Final-Four Baseball Teams

| Published on August 7, 2013

Windham -  The Brick by Brick Scholarship Committee will hold their annual fundraiser dinner this Saturday August 10, 2013 at Windham High School. Each year, the committee searches for the just the right person or group to honor at the dinner. The past honorees have been authors, local business people, …

JAGS are 2013 OGSO Class C Champions

| Published on August 7, 2013

Garrettsville – The Garrettsville JAGS won their third OGSO state title over the July 27th  weekend in Champion.  They defeated South Amherst Firelands (10-0), Amherst Vipers (6-0) and Mogadore Wildcats (10-1).  The JAGS finish off a stellar OGSO run where their record is 89-3 since 2009.

Crestwood District Sports News

| Published on July 1, 2013

Mantua – At the June School Board meeting, outgoing Crestwood All Sports Booster President Debbie Stephens presented a check to the School Board in the amount of $25,000 to cover part of the cost of resurfacing the track at Jack Lambert Stadium. The money was raised over the past seven …

GMS Track Fares Well At State

| Published on June 9, 2013

James A. Garfield Middle School track team went to the Ohio State Finals on May 26th and did great considering we don’t even have a track to run on. They practice in the school parking lot! Lauren Jones finished 1st in state and set a new track record in discus …

Sibling G-Men Qualified For AAU Junior Olympics

| Published on May 29, 2013

Trinity and Angel Williamson, students at James A. Garfield Elementary and Middle Schools respectively, have qualified for the AAU, (Amateur Athletic Union), Junior Olympic Games to be held in Detroit, Michigan in July 2013.  Angel is qualified in Black Belt Poomsae boys age 13-14 and Trinity is qualified in Black …

G-Men Baseball

| Published on May 7, 2013

4/23/2013 – Garfield G-Men 10, Waterloo Vikings 2
Batteries: Waterloo: Daniel Buckley and Cooper. Garfield: Kaiser and Damko; Schustrich and Damko.  W: Kaiser 3-2. L: Daniel Buckley 0-0.  HR:   Waterloo: None. Garfield None.
Notes:  Waterloo: Cooper RBI Garfield: Patterson 3B, 2 R, RBI. Schustrich 3B, 2B, 2 R, RBI.
JV Score:  G-Men …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on May 7, 2013

Travis Horner had the top game and top series in the 9:00 Trio League on April 6.  Travis rolled a 128 game and 332 series.  Sydney Coburn continued her good bowling.  Sydney’s 118 game was 61 pins over her 57 average.  Sydney was also 105 pins over for series with …

G-Men Baseball

| Published on April 26, 2013

4/22/2013| Garfield  G-Men 14, Waterloo Vikings 2
Garfield: Tim Schwan (5) and Damko. Waterloo: Thomas Diven (2) and Cooper; Chalmers (3) and Cooper.  W: Tim Schwan 5-1. L: Thomas Diven 0-0.  HR:   Garfield: None. Waterloo None.
Notes:  The G-Men pushed across 14 runs and Tim Schwan scattered 5 hits to lead …

RFC’s Alumni Games were a Slam Dunk!

| Published on April 24, 2013

Windham -  On Friday, April 19th area alumni from Windham, Garfield, Waterloo and Rootstown took to the basketball court in a four game contest to prove that  athletic skills don’t fade, but improve with age. 

Once more, with feeling. . .

| Published on April 21, 2013

Garrettsville – Two more distinguished alumni are set to enter the James A. Garfield Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27.  Tickets for the dinner and the presentation are still available by contacting Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384.
This year’s honorees are Mark Manno, ‘74 and Martin Paul, ’61.

This is How We Roll

| Published on March 8, 2013

Milo English was the star of the 11:00 PeeWee League on February 16; Milo started out with a nice 102 game but then rolled 130 for an excellent 232 two-game set.  Gavin Dunfee rolled a nice 112 game and a 205 series.  Kenny Stoots had the high game for the …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on February 6, 2013

What’s better than good youth bowling scores to report?  Two weeks’ worth of good scores!  On January 19, Gavin Dunfee had a great 123 game in the 11:00 PeeWee League.  Milo English rolled games of 117 and 110, and Brooklynn Horner and Memphis English each had games of 94.  Sophia …

Mantua Youth Wrestling Places Again at Annual Southeast Pirate Invitational

| Published on January 16, 2013

Mantua – The Mantua Youth Varsity Wrestling team placed 3rd out of 8 teams at the 8th annual Southeast Pirate Invitational in December, only missing 2nd place by 11 ½ points. Head Coach Mike Picone said “the competition was really tough and I am so proud of how our team …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on January 16, 2013

The PeeWees were on fire last week.  It isn’t very often that the bumper bowlers have a 200 series, but three of them did it last week.  Kenny Stoots started out with a 135 game; he added a 98 for a nice 233 series.  Brooklyn Horner shot games of 117 …

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on January 10, 2013

It’s time to catch up on the bowling scores from the end of 2012.  For the week of December 22, Eric Schaefer had the high game in the 9:00 Trio League with 123, which was 52 pins over his 71 average.   Paige Collins had the high series with 300; …

Hiram Terriers Participate in D3 Hoops.com Classic

| Published on January 3, 2013

Las Vegas -  The Hiram College men’s basketball team captured its fifth straight victory with a 62-54 win against non-conference opponent Hendrix (Ark.) College as part of the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada last Friday. 

“This Is How We Roll”

| Published on January 3, 2013

Paige Collins had the high game and series in the 9:00 Trio League on December 15.  Paige rolled a 135 her second game, which is 50 pins over her average of 85.  Paige also added games of 105 and 89, giving her a 329 series.  Sara Barker was well over …

This is How We Roll

| Published on December 13, 2012

One of the most enjoyable moments in youth leagues is when a bowler hits the 200 mark for the first time in league play.  Jacob Britton did that last week in the 11:00 Trio League, with a 208 his last game.  Jacob, who averages 125, also added a 152 game …

G-Men – Bombers Football, The End of an Era

| Published on October 29, 2012

The best rivalry in Portage County is coming to an end this Friday when the Garfield G-Men and the Windham Bombers will play their final football game in the Portage Trail Conference (PTC), as Windham will exit the PTC at the end of the year. This year’s game will be …