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PEPPER PIKE, OH- In a dynamic rivalry matchup between Beachwood and Orange, the Orange Lions orchestrated a stunning comeback in the third quarter, outscoring the Beachwood Bison 29-5 and ultimately clinching a commanding 69-49 win.

The first half proved to be a closely contested battle, with Beachwood holding a slim 26-25 lead over the Lions at the break. However, the Lions shifted the momentum dramatically in the third quarter, showcasing a balanced scoring effort from six different players and establishing a formidable 54-31 lead heading into the final frame.

Dominic Anekwe spearheaded the Lions’ offensive charge with an impressive 17 points, while Ernest Pryor added 16 points, contributing significantly to the team’s overall performance. On the Beachwood side, Daniel Rub led the Bison with 15 points in a hard-fought effort.

The Lions’ strategic comeback in the third quarter highlighted their resilience and ability to rally together as a team. The Beachwood Bison faced challenges in containing the Lions’ multifaceted scoring attack, ultimately succumbing to Orange’s dynamic play.

Looking ahead, the Orange Lions will carry their momentum into the next matchup as they hit the road to face Hawken next Wednesday night. The win not only adds to their overall record but also underscores their competitive spirit as they navigate the season.


Photo Credit: Joclyn Nicholas

Beachwood,OH- With both teams looking for their first win of the year the scene was set for a CVC battle in Beachwood. The Grand Valley Mustangs faced off against the Beachwood Bison, resulting in a final score of 42-13 in favor of the Mustangs.

The 1st quarter began with a bang as Grand Valley’s John Foss Peters scored an 8-yard touchdown, followed by a successful 2-point conversion, putting the Mustangs ahead 8-0. Just moments later, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas made an interception, but it turned into a nightmare as Grand Valley’s Bobby Rogers returned it for a 45-yard touchdown. The extra point was good, extending the lead to 15-0. Grand Valley continued their dominance in the 1st quarter, with Sammy Goforth connecting with Bobby Rogers for a 40-yard touchdown pass, although they missed the 2-point conversion, making it 21-0.

The 2nd quarter continued the Mustangs’ offensive prowess, as Sammy Goforth found Bobby Rogers again, this time for a 38-yard touchdown pass, and the extra point was good, bringing the score to 28-0. Not to be outdone, Connor Sullivan added to the Mustangs’ lead with a 5-yard touchdown run, followed by another successful extra point, making it 35-0. However, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas broke free with an 80-yard touchdown run, though the extra point was missed, resulting in a score of 35-6.

In the 3rd quarter, Grand Valley’s Tanner Lee added another touchdown with a 7-yard run, and the extra point was good, extending the lead to 42-6. In the 4th quarter, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas showcased his skills once more with a 49-yard touchdown run, accompanied by a successful extra point, making it 42-13.

The final score favored the Grand Valley Mustangs 42-13. The Mustangs, with a record of 1-3, will host the Wickliffe Blue Devils (1-3) in week 4, while the Beachwood Bison, now 0-4, will travel to play the Crestwood Red Devils (3-1) in their next matchup. With big nights from Bobby Rogers and Sammy Goforth the Mustangs offense put on a show and will look to build on this new found confidence.


Geneva, OH- In a thrilling football game with both teams providing highlight reel plays the St. John Heralds defeated the Beachwood Bisons with a final score of 38-24. While the game would be full of action both teams need a quarter to figure out their plan of attack. The first quarter ended with both teams unable to score as the defenses held strong, causing multiple 4-and-outs.

The second quarter kicked off scoring with 8 minutes and 17 seconds left on the clock when a high snap resulted in St. John taking a safety, putting Beachwood on the board with 2 points. The momentum continued to swing Beachwood’s way as Mar’Tez Pinkney returned a punt for a spectacular 65-yard touchdown. However, the 2-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, leaving the score at St. John 0 – Beachwood 9.

St. John fought back with a 1-yard touchdown run by Vin Narducci, but once again, they couldn’t convert the 2-point attempt. The score now stood at St. John 6 – Beachwood 9.

Just before halftime, St. John’s defense made a crucial play with Ryan Williams intercepting Larry Clark’s pass. St. John’s offense seized the opportunity, executing a trick play with a double pass. Will Anderson connected with Anthony Severino for a 45-yard touchdown, making the score St. John 12 – Beachwood 9. St. John then successfully recovered an onside kick with only 1 minute and 32 seconds left in the second quarter.

In the dying moments of the second quarter, Vin Narducci found Will Anderson again, this time for a 21-yard touchdown pass. The successful 2-point conversion extended St. John’s lead to 20 – 9 as they headed into halftime.

The third quarter saw St. John continuing their offensive prowess, with Vin Narducci tossing a 42-yard touchdown pass to Will Anderson. However, their 2-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score at St. John 26 – Beachwood 9. But Beachwood’s Aaden Condor came up with a crucial interception to halt St. John’s momentum.

As the fourth quarter began, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas made an impact with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Eriq Walker, followed by a successful extra point. The score tightened to St. John 26 – Beachwood 16. But St. John responded swiftly, with Vin Narducci connecting with Will Anderson again, this time for a 69-yard touchdown pass. Their 2-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, making the score St. John 32 – Beachwood 16.

Beachwood refused to back down, as Jacob Thomas orchestrated a 1-yard touchdown run and a successful 2-point conversion, closing the gap to St. John 32 – Beachwood 24. Beachwood then recovered an onside kick with just under 8 minutes left on the clock.

However, their momentum was short-lived, as Jacob Thomas threw an interception to St. John’s Donald Crawford. St. John capitalized on the turnover, with Ryan Williams scoring a 14-yard touchdown run. The 2-point conversion was once again unsuccessful, making the score St. John 38 – Beachwood 24.

With just 3 minutes and 34 seconds remaining in the game, St. John recovered another onside kick, sealing their victory.

The final score stood at St. John Heralds 38 – Beachwood Bisons 24. The St. John Heralds improved to a 1-2 record and looked forward to facing the Steubenville Catholic Central Crusaders in week 3, while the Beachwood Bisons, now 0-3, prepared to play against the Grand Valley Mustangs in their next matchup.


BEACHWOOD, OH- The Orange Lions open the season with 49-0 win over its arch-rival Beachwood at Beachwood High School.  The Lions took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field which ended with a 2-yard touchdown run by Alex Ford.  Ford would not be done, as he added two more touchdown runs later in the game and threw for one touchdown.

The Lion’s defense would also make a stand, with Beachwood opening series, the Lions were able to force a bad snap that went out of the endzone to take 9-0 lead over the Bison. The Lions would keep Beachwood out of the scoring column to earn the shutout.

Alex Ford would finish the game with 79 yards rushing and was 4/5 throwing the football for 65 yards. The Lions held Beachwood to -16 yards of offense while the Lions amounted to 270 yards of offense.

The Lions will host Mineral Ridge on Friday in the team’s home opener.  The Rams won their first game 29-22 in the final seconds over Pymatuning Valley.


*Contributed by Tim Porter


WARREN OH- Mooney came in to Saturdays Regional Final looking to get back to the state tournament. After punching a ticket in 2020, the Cardinals had a disappointing overtime loss to Crestview last season to end their year. Almost immediately, Mooney got hungry to get right back. They brought back just about everyone that made big contributions in their run. Throughout the year, Mooney faced every challenge their schedule had to face with precision and focus. That is how they handled this matchup with Beachwood, and that’s why they came away with a 2-0 victory.

The first half both teams were feeling each other out. Both programs feature excellent defense, and they proved it. There were only 5 combined shots on goal in the first half. Beachwood had 3, Mooney had 2.  As the wind gusted in the second half, Mooney took advantage of going with it.  They scored two goals in two minutes in a quick strike. The first one came from Angel Alvarez in the 51st minute, then just a minute later Mason Janis netted the Cardinals second goal.

Mooney advances to their second state semifinal in three seasons. They’ll square off with Ottawa Hills on Wednesday at 7:00. That game will take place at Sandusky Perkins High School, the host of Ottawa Hills win over United in the regional semifinals.


COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview has high hopes in this years OHSAA tournament. They know they have to take it one step at a time. They took care of step one on Tuesday as they swept Beachwood to advance to the sectional finals. (25-5 25-7 25-13)

Grace Auer led the offense this time around by collecting 14 kills on the night.  She also finished with 6 assists, and 7 digs.  Abbey Emch put in a solid 8 kills for the Rebels.  She also had 7 digs, and served up 4 aces.  Lainy Auer led the team in assists with 17.

Crestview advances to the sectional championship on Thursday against Waterloo. That game will be at Crestview and first serve is set for 6:00.


CANFIELD OH- South Range is on yer another playoff run. That’s become a normal thing in the 25 years of head coach Dan Yeagley’s tenure with the program. The Raiders have advanced to the regional semifinals with a 49-16 drumming of Beachwood.

The Raiders set the tone early, marching down the field on their first drive. After Michael Patrone hit Jake Gehring for a long pass up the middle, Dylan Dominguez capped off the drive with a trip to the endzone from 3 yards out. Later in the half, Luke Blasko bolted for a 46 yard touchdown on a reverse, and then after a turnover Dominguez scampered to a 48 yard touchdown run. Beachwood was keeping afloat, trailing just 21-10 just before halftime. Then Patrone found Luke Crumbacher for a massive 57 yard score to make it 28-10 before the half. The Raiders kept their foot on the gas and outscored the Bison 28-6 in the second half.

South Range now sets their sights on an all to familiar foe. The Raiders will host Crestview, who is coming off a big upset over Garfield. That game is set for Saturday at 7:00.