Can anyone defeat Pymatuning Valley?
That, basketball fans, is the question.
However, you'll have to wait until Tuesday night to at least begin to answer that question.
The fifth annual Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation Faculty Tournament will begin tonight with a pair of opening-round games at SS. John and Paul High School's Mahoney Gymnasium.
As the games begin, all eyes are on the Lakers, who have stormed through the first four tournaments undefeated. maintaining possession of the traveling trophy that goes to the championship team.
In fact, the closest game the Lakers have played in the four-year history of the event was their 12-point win over Jefferson in the semifinals a year ago.
Speaking of Jefferson, it will take on Edgewood in the tournament's first game at 6 p.m., with the host Heralds welcoming Geneva in the nightcap.
In Tuesday's lidlifter, Conneaut will take on Lakeside, a late entry into the event after initially saying it would not participate, with the four-time defending champion Lakers being challenged by archrival Grand Valley in the second game.
The semifinals will be played on Wednesday night, with the title game set for Friday at 6 p.m. (WWOW). The second ACBF Senior Boys Classic will follow the faculty tourney title game on Friday night.
Star Beacon Print Edition: 3/26/2007
Fifth ACBF Faculty Tourney commences tonight at SJP
Can anyone defeat Pymatuning Valley?
Jefferson comes up a run short vs. Chagrin Falls
Whether it was the mistakes of a largely youthful team or just a case of bad timing, the Jefferson Falcons struggled to get hits with runners in scoring position during a Division II district semifinal final against Chagrin Falls.
Edgewood can’t hold off charge of NDCL
Not many people expected a much out of the Edgewood Warrior baseball team this year.
With a young team featuring only two seniors, Edgewood advanced all the way to the district semifinal contest Monday night before losing an early lead and succumbing to a talented second-seeded Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin team, 8-5.
A Don McCormack column: Home fires burn for Fitch
Paying another visit to the variety store...
It didn’t take long for Ryan Fitch to find a new “home” as a basketball coach.
PAC-ing a familiar punch
The Madison and Riverside softball teams are quite familiar with each other at this point in the season after having played each other twice during the regular season.
High School Baseball Statistics:
Chargin Falls 3, Jefferson 2
at Cotton Field, Havens Complex
TUESDAY, MAY 21
at Havens Complex, Jefferson
(1) Chagrin Falls vs. (2) NDCL
Ashtabula County Finishers
Chris Sopko, Roaming Shores, Male, 34, 2:59:14
Jesse Sharp, Ashtabula, Male, 56, 3:23:26
Erik van't Veer, Ashtabula, Male, 44, 3:28:22
Daniel Loose, Ashtabula, Male, 50, 3:44:05
Benjamin Hawes, Dorset, Male, 27, 3:58:47
Shawn Van Buren, Ashtabula, Male, 28, 4:04:58
Sebastian Ornelas, Ashtabula, Male, 34, 4:10:18
Robert Sapatka, Jefferson, Male, 46, 4:21:26
Samual Spain, Geneva, Male, 44, 4:22:34
The next level
In a perfect world, Jefferson and Edgewood would prevail in their respective Division II district semifinal baseball contests tonight and square off Tuesday with a district championship on the line.
On their own
While Jefferson and Edgewood will be keeping an eye on each other as they enter the district-tournament waters tonight in Division II contests at Havens Complex, the area’s other two sectional-championship squads won’t have to worry about distractions.
A Don McCormack column: Tributes continue to roll in
Paying a visit to the variety store...
Man of honor
I’ve been flooded with messages, emails and telephone calls about the passing of Paul Demshar last Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.
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