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Garfield G-Men Capture Play-Off Victory Against South Range

Garrettsville - What a difference a week makes. Last week the Garfield G-Men were on the brink of turning in their jerseys at the end of the regular season. Instead, the same Garfield squad donned their jersey with pride and a chip on their shoulder. In what one coach described as “Their best effort ever!” When asked to clarify,...

G-Men Advance to Playoffs

Football is NOT over for the Gmen in 2016......let's play one more!

Windham Volleyball Wins Awards

Three volleyball players from Windham were recognized at the Division 4, District 3 Volleyball Coaches Association voting on Sunday, October 23. Sophomore Mackenzie McLean, Junior Sabrina Garl, and Senior Alexis Knight were awarded first-team all district. Knight was also selected as player of the year. First year coach, Lauryn Gintert-Seger, was the recipient of the Coach of the Year Award.

Super Bowl Memories for G-Men Youth Varsity Football Team

On Nov. 15, 2015, the Garfield G-Men youth varsity football team played the Crestwood Red Devils for the Super Bowl at Dix Stadium in Kent.

On Nov. 15, 2015, the Garfield G-Men youth varsity football team played the Crestwood Red Devils for the Super Bowl at Dix Stadium in Kent. While Crestwood won the game with a final score of 8-0, the G-Men truly emerged victorious thanks to your community support. Head coach Matthew and Kristie Swigonski would like to send a special thank you...

This is How We Roll

Time to catch up – I am a week behind on reporting scores and I have to make sure we keep everyone up to date on all the bowling going on at Sky Lanes! On October 10, Jacob Britton tossed a 203 game and ended up with a nice 557 series, high for the day in the 11:00 Trio League. ...

This Is How We Roll: Week of October 9, 2015

Niles Wicks shot the high game for the 11:00 Trio with a nice 204 game; Niles also had a 500 series.  High series for the day belonged to David Martin with 519; David’s high game was 185.  Other good games were rolled by Billy Potteiger, 172, Ericq Williams, 156, Gavin Bervish, 149, Ian Huebner, 138, Billy Radcliffe, 138, and...

Congratulations Garrettsville Youth Softball Teams!

Sean's Pub 2015 C Division District Champions Cal's Gals 2015 B Division District Champions Autumn Angels 2015 A Division District Champs

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club Holds Junior Olympics

Newton Falls - May 2, sunny and 72°, finally a perfect morning for Kiwanis’s much anticipated event.  Eighty participants, ages 6-12, competed on the “field of dreams” in the track and field competition.  All who registered received a commemorative t-shirt, and some won medals and/or ribbons for their three events.  Newton Falls Band Boosters provided concessions; we wanted to...

James A. Garfield High School’s Amazing Athletes

photo courtesy of JA Garfield Schools

Garrettsville - Congrats to Garfield’s two state champs Edie Svonavec and Lauren Jones in this year’s track and field competition down in Columbus.

Free Football Officiating Academy at Hiram College

The Hiram College Athletic Department and the NFL have teamed up to present “The Football Officiating Academy” on April 10 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Les & Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation & Fitness Center and Henry Field on the campus of Hiram College.

G-MEN Wrestlers Battle at Sectionals

G-MEN Wrestlers Battle at Sectionals

Garrettsville - The Garfield G-Men High School Wrestling Team competed at sectionals held at Beachwood High School this past weekend.  This proved to be a rewarding day for several G-Men wrestlers, finishing 5th out of 11 teams, with only 7 wrestlers competing. Leading off the G-men at 106# is Guy Peart.  Guy was prelim favorite to battle for the 4th...

Lady G-Men Win Section Title

Garrettsville - For the first time since 1997 the Garfield G-Men girl’s basketball team is making their second consecutive trip to the district semi-finals. Following Garfield’s convincing 48-23 victory last Wednesday against Champion; the Lady G-Men soared by the Hawks from Hawken 62-49 to earn their back-to-back sectional title. The wire-to-wire victories put Garfield at 16-7 on the season and puts...

This Is How We Roll: Weekly Bowling Stats

In the 9:00 Trio on February 7 Ryleigh Gough had the high game of 152 and high series of 407.  Ryleigh has raised her average to 105 and it keeps going up.  Kelly Stamnock had a very nice 148 game, 56 pins over her 92 average.  Brooke Collins had one of her best days ever with games of 107,...

Hiram presented with heartfelt gift from Mount Saint Joseph

Two schools, separated by over 250 miles, came together in another heartfelt moment on Friday night in Hiram.

This Is How We Roll

Alex Gage had the top scores in the 9:00 Trio league for the second week in a row.  Alex, whose average is now 115, rolled games of 141, 155, and 135 for a nice 431 series.   Sara Barker was 64 pins over average with her 145 game.  There were a number of 9:00 bowlers with good games this...

Garfield G-Men “Tackle” Cancer

The Garfield Stadium was a sea of pink Friday night as the G-men football team held a “pink out” night to pay tribute to those who have conquered breast cancer, those who are conquering the disease and those who lost the battle prior to the Mogadore-G-men game.

This Is How We Roll – Bowling Roundup

Another bowling season has begun and the youth bowlers are already making their mark.  There will be some names you recognize and some new names as we begin another year of reporting their Saturday morning scores. Lauren Sanchez started off the year with a bang!  Lauren had her first 500 series on the first week of bowling, a 526 with...

I want three volunteers–you, you and you.

It’s that time again. School has begun and so have a number of other activities.  Most of them could use some volunteers to keep things moving along and produce the best outcomes for all concerned. Booster groups of every stripe need help in their fund-raising  activities.  Picture yourself hustling hot dogs at a game or topping off a root beer float...

The Harlem Ambassadors to Challenge the Garrettsville Inspectors in October: Tickets go on sale Monday, August 18th

Advance tickets go on sale Monday, August 18th and may be purchased online at garrettsvillearea.com/tix or at one of many area businesses including: The Villager (8088 Main St); Charles Auto Family (10851 North St); Miller’s Family Restaurant (8045 State St); Garrettsville DQ Grill & Chill (8013 State St); and the James A Garfield School offices when school returns.

Garfield Fall Jr. High Soccer Sign Ups

Our Garfield Junior High soccer team will be co-ed and be comprised of grades 6 thru 8; open to all communities.  We will be playing other Jr. High teams in Geauga County and the surrounding area so travel is mandatory, skill level is higher than recreation and games will most likely be played on the weekends.  Although we are...

Challenge Raffle a Success!

Garrettsville - Months ago I challenged the James A. Garfield students to take an active part in a fundraising effort to kick off renovations to the schools’ athletic facilities. Our students accepted the challenge with great fervor, and I am proud to report that the “Challenge Raffle” winner was drawn at noon on Friday, May 30th by Mayor Rick...

GarrettsvilleStrong Softball Team Wins Tournament

Akron - The Garrettsville Strong charity softball team won the North Akron 2nd Annual Spring Warm up and raised over $1,000 (including fund raising uniform t-shirts by the Villager), and still counting, for the Gville fire fund!! The donations will be made  in the name of Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws to the Garrettsville Strong fund. Great job...

Bowl SMART-er

Garrettsville - SkyLane Bowling Alley recently held their 3rd Annual SMART Scholarship Tournament.  All of the Youth bowlers competed on  April 19th for a chance to win $800 in scholarship money.   Collin McGurer was the runaway winner by rolling an all-time 719 series.  Pictured from left to right are Ryan Ambler – 3rd Place ($100), Collin McGurer –Champion...

This is How We Roll

Alex Gage had the top series for the 9:00 Trio with 392; Alex rolled games of 112, 131, and 149.  High game was Paige Collins with 152.  Zach Seebacher had a nice 139 game and 368 series.  Ryleigh Gough was 42 pins over average with her 132 game.  Other nice games:  Emily Linamen, 116 (40 over), Damian Tourville, 96...

This Is How We Roll

Garrettsville - It’s getting close to the end of the bowling season and the bowlers just keep getting better!  Collin McGurer shot his first-ever 700 series last Saturday in the Scholastic League.  Collin rolled games of 264, 247 and 205 for an excellent 716 series.   Ryan Ambler’s 266 game gave him a nice 637 series and Jaret Doraski...

Garrettsville Strong Team Raising Funds for Rebuilding

Pictured above are (left to right): Bottom - Lexi Schultz, Sarah Shearer, Gracie Pignaloso, Angela Vanhorn, Chloe Pfile, Madi VanKirk, Maddy Cline Top - Coach Dan Masiello, Scott Vanhorn, Meg Visocan, Angela Masiello, Torrie Gall, Anna Jo Weaver, Emma Lawrence, Shelby Mayes, Coach Tom VanKirk, David Pignaloso Not pictured - Autumn Belviy and Hailey Eckelberry

Garrettsville - We are proud to announce that Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws have put together a team of local 12u and out of town players to raise money for the rebuilding of the businesses lost in the fire in Garrettsville a few weeks ago. We have 7 Garrettsville girls, 4 Crestwood, and 3 out of towner’s...

Soccer Camp for Kids This Summer

Auburn Twp. - If your child could use an intensive week of soccer skills training in a friendly, professional atmosphere, with the added bonus of daily Team Talks for instruction in life-enriching Biblical principles, they will love Ambassadors Soccer Camp 9am-3pm, July 22-26 (Tuesday-Saturday) at Friendship Alliance Church in Auburn Township. Ambassadors Soccer Camps are designed to give developing players...

This is How We Roll

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, 104 (34 over), and Ryleigh Gough, 121 (34 over). In...

This is How We Roll

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, rolling games of 110, 114, and 84 for a...

“Love the Dress” Makes Prom More Affordable

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 originally sold for, making prom more affordable for many....

“This Is How We Roll”

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 her 142 game.  Other nice games:  Zach Seebacher, 129...

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

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 16.  Groselle competed in four short course events and posted...

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

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 – Honorable Mention Ethan Hoffmann – Honorable Mention   Girls Bowling Olivia Doraski –...

“This Is How We Roll”

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.  There are also quite a few bowlers who are...

“This Is How We Roll”

The Garfield Girls bowling team advanced to the state tournament this year, finishing 11th.  Congratulations to all the girls and to coach Joe Brigham! Isaac Trickett rolled an amazing 161 game last week, 78 pins over his average of 83.  Adrianna Conway continued her hot streak with a 128 game, 55 pins over average.  Emily Linamen hasn’t had a lot...

“This Is How We Roll”

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 140 game as well.  Other good games were rolled...

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

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.  Dean Olson, of Mantua, Ohio is the founder and tournament director for the...

“This Is How We Roll”

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 be over average all three games.  In fact, there...

Crestwood Ponytail League Celebrates 50 Years

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 had won gold medals, could not obtain a college...

This is How We Roll

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 three games with games of 100, 85, and 79,...

Crestwood School Board News

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, which administers the program. She is currently on professional...

This Is How We Roll

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.  Emily Linamen was 48 over average with her 118...

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

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. The meet was held on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Brighton High School in...

A Challenge to the James A. Garfield Community

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 come, this is just the beginning!  Since grant dollars...

Mantua K of C announces Free Throw Championship Winners

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 Jan 15th and the District level at Aurora High...

Kinder Than Necessary

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 wrestling tournament at West Geauga the weekend of January...

“This Is How We Roll”

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), Ian Huebner, 109 (37 over), Ericq Williams, 137 (32...

Garfield’s Svonavec Sets Records

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 on Sunday by not only winning the shot put...

Mantua K of C to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

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 of fifteen consecutive shots.  The Knights of Columbus Free...

This Is How We Roll

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 shot his first 500 series, with a 515.  There...

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