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ARRINGTON BECOMES ALL TIME REBOUND LEADER

Southington, OH- In a commanding display of skill and determination, the Grand Valley Mustangs secured a resounding 78-49 victory over the Chalker Wildcats. Led by standout performances from Jerry Arrington and Bobby Rogers, the Mustangs showcased their offensive prowess and celebrated a historic achievement by Arrington.

QUARTER SCORES
Grand Valley Mustangs: 13 | 33 | 16 | 16 = 78
Chalker Wildcats: 16 | 8 | 14 | 11 = 49

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points:

  • Jerry Arrington: 21
  • Bobby Rogers: 16
  • Braden Hart: 14
  • Peyton Dryer: 11
  • Logan Zirzow: 5
  • Ben Cozad: 5
  • Teagan Fenton: 3
  • Sammy Goforth: 2
  • Joey Gelfidi: 1

Chalker Wildcats Total Points:

  • Daniel Keller: 26
  • Tanner Kelson: 8
  • Zach Pack: 4
  • Nick Karr: 4
  • Andrew Kirkland: 3
  • Ryan Herdman: 2
  • Tegun Noble: 2

Jerry Arrington delivered a standout performance for the Mustangs, scoring 21 points and pulling down an impressive 18 rebounds in the game. With his dominant performance, Arrington secured his place as the all-time leader in career rebounds for the Grand Valley Mustangs with 583, adding a historic milestone to the evening’s achievements.

Joining Arrington in the scoring column, Bobby Rogers contributed 16 points, while Braden Hart added 14 points, and Peyton Dryer chipped in 11 points, highlighting the Mustangs’ balanced offensive attack.

Despite a resilient effort from the Wildcats, led by Daniel Keller with 26 points, they were unable to contain the Mustangs’ relentless offense.

With this victory, the Grand Valley Mustangs improve to a record of 8-14 and now set their sights on their upcoming matchup against the Windham Bombers in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs. Eager to avenge their previous loss to the Bombers, the Mustangs will look to carry their momentum forward and make a statement in the postseason.

As for the Chalker Wildcats, they move forward to face the Heartland Christian Lions in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs, determined to showcase their competitive spirit and resilience on the court.

The Mustangs’ victory over the Wildcats not only highlights their talent and determination but also celebrates the record-breaking achievements of Jerry Arrington, setting the stage for an exciting postseason journey.

 

 

 

MUSTANGS SHOW HORSE POWER AGAINST HERALDS

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Orwell, OH- Looking to bounce back off of a loss, the Grand Valley Mustangs cruised to victory over the St. John Heralds with a commanding final score of 63-28. From the opening tip-off to the final buzzer, the Mustangs asserted their superiority on both ends of the court, leaving the Heralds struggling to keep up.

QUARTER SCORES
Grand Valley Mustangs: 17 | 14 | 19 | 13 = 63
St. John Heralds: 5 | 5 | 12 | 6 = 28

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points:

  • Jerry Arrington: 18
  • Braden Hart: 15
  • Logan Zirzow: 8
  • Payton Plizga: 8
  • Ben Cozad: 5
  • Bobby Rogers: 3
  • Joey Golfidi: 2
  • Peyton Dryer: 2
  • Teagon Fenton: 2

St. John Heralds Total Points:

  • Anthony Severino: 15
  • Anthony Petrochello: 5
  • Brady Cole: 3
  • Donald Crawford: 2
  • Jaylen Streit: 2
  • AJ Henslee: 1

Leading the charge for the Mustangs was Jerry Arrington, who delivered a stellar performance with 18 points, showcasing his scoring prowess and leadership on the court. Braden Hart also made significant contributions with 15 points, while Logan Zirzow and Payton Plizga added 8 points each. Ben Cozad, Bobby Rogers, Joey Golfidi, Peyton Dryer, and Teagon Fenton rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs with a combined total of 12 points.

Despite a valiant effort from the Heralds, led by Anthony Severino with 15 points, they were unable to contain the Mustangs’ relentless offensive attack.

With this convincing win, the Grand Valley Mustangs improve to a record of 7-13 on the season, setting the stage for a strong finish as they prepare to face the Fairport Harding Skippers in their next game. The Mustangs will look to build on their momentum and continue their winning ways against a tough opponent.

As for the St. John Heralds, they will regroup and prepare to host the Edgewood Warriors in their next game. With a record of 3-17, the Heralds remain determined to compete at a high level and finish the season on a positive note.

The Mustangs’ dominant performance against the Heralds serves as a testament to their talent and determination. As they continue to strive for success, the Mustangs will look to maintain their focus and intensity as they aim to make a statement in the postseason.

FALCONS FLY HIGH IN WIN OVER MUSTANGS

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Jefferson, OH- In a commanding display of skill and determination, the Jefferson Falcons secured a resounding victory over the Grand Valley Mustangs with a final score of 70-34. Led by the unstoppable Joey DeGeorge, the Falcons showcased their dominance throughout the game, leaving their opponents struggling to keep pace.

QUARTER SCORES
Jefferson Falcons: 19 | 24 | 20 | 7 = 70
Grand Valley Mustangs: 9 | 4 | 14 | 7 = 34

Jefferson Falcons Total Points:

  • Joey DeGeorge: 34
  • Anthony Covetta: 13
  • Joel Navarro: 11
  • Robbie Pisano: 6
  • Caleb Welser: 3
  • Dylan Beebe: 2
  • Dylan Shetler: 1

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points:

  • Jerry Arrington: 17
  • Braden Hart: 8
  • Bobby Rogers: 4
  • Noah Waldo: 2
  • Payton Plizga: 2
  • Ben Cozad: 1

Joey DeGeorge put on a stellar performance, lighting up the scoreboard with an impressive 34 points. His remarkable consistency was evident as he scored 12 points in both the second and third quarters, setting the tone for the Falcons’ dominance.

Supporting DeGeorge’s efforts were Anthony Covetta with 13 points and Joel Navarro with 11 points, further solidifying the Falcons’ offensive prowess. Robbie Pisano, Caleb Welser, Dylan Beebe, and Dylan Shetler also contributed to the scoreboard with a combined total of 12 points.

Despite facing a tough opponent, the Grand Valley Mustangs put up a commendable effort, with Jerry Arrington leading the charge with 17 points. Braden Hart, Bobby Rogers, Noah Waldo, Payton Plizga, and Ben Cozad also contributed to the Mustangs’ scoring efforts.

With this victory, the Jefferson Falcons improve to a record of 11-8 on the season, showcasing their ability to dominate on both ends of the court. Looking ahead, the Falcons will prepare to face off against the Badger Braves on February 16th, 2024, in what promises to be an exciting matchup.

On the other hand, the Grand Valley Mustangs will look to regroup as they prepare to take on the St. John Heralds in their next game on the same day. With a record of 6-12, the Mustangs remain determined to bounce back and finish the season strong.

Joey DeGeorge’s standout performance and the Falcons’ collective effort highlight their potential as they aim to make a deep postseason run. As the season progresses, the Falcons will continue to rely on their depth and determination to achieve success on the court.

HART IN THE VALLEY

ORWELL OH-  As seasons go by, certain players become synonymous with their respective programs, embodying the spirit and essence of the team. For Grand Valley, that player is none other than senior standout Kaelyn Hart. Over the past four years, Hart has established herself as the cornerstone of the Grand Valley basketball program, leaving an indelible mark on the court and in the hearts of her teammates and coaches.

From the moment Hart stepped onto the court as a freshman, her leadership qualities were evident. Her unwavering determination and passion for the game set the tone for the entire team, earning her the respect and admiration of her peers. As the saying goes, “How Kaelyn goes, the team goes.” Her leadership is the heartbeat of the program, driving her teammates to exceed expectations and reach new heights.

But Hart’s impact extends beyond her role as a leader. She is the epitome of dedication and hard work, both on and off the court. During the offseason and summer months, while many of her peers were enjoying their break, Hart could be found honing her skills through AAU competitions and dedicated workouts. Her commitment to continuous improvement not only elevates her own game but also inspires those around her to strive for greatness.

The culmination of Hart’s dedication and talent came with her recent commitment to play at the collegiate level for Hiram College. For Hart, signing on to play at the next level was more than just a personal achievement – it was a validation of her years of hard work and sacrifice. It was a significant milestone, one that lifted a weight off her shoulders and filled her with pride as she embarks on the next chapter of her basketball journey.

As Hart’s senior year draws to a close, she finds herself leading Grand Valley to unprecedented success. For the first time in her career, the team secured a conference championship and a home tournament game, milestones that fuel Hart’s desire to lead her team as far as they can go. With a heart like hers, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.

In the annals of Grand Valley basketball history, Kaelyn Hart’s name will undoubtedly be etched in bold letters, a testament to her leadership, dedication, and unwavering passion for the game. As she prepares to leave her mark on the collegiate stage, Hart’s legacy at Grand Valley will serve as a shining example for future generations of players, reminding them of the power of heart and determination both on and off the court.

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MUSTANGS GET STUNG BY THE HORNETS

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Orwell, OH- In a thrilling matchup, the Kirtland Hornets emerged victorious over the Grand Valley Mustangs with a final score of 59-47. The game, played at the Hornets’ home turf, saw both teams fiercely competing until the final buzzer.

Quarter Scores:

  • Grand Valley Mustangs: 10 | 12 | 16 | 9 | Total: 47
  • Kirtland Hornets: 13 | 12 | 15 | 19 | Total: 59

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points:

  • Jerry Schultz Arrington: 22
  • Braden Hart: 13
  • Logan Zirzow: 2
  • Ben Cozad: 2
  • Peyton Dryer: 2
  • Bobby Rogers: 2
  • Payton Plizga: 2
  • Teagan Fenton: 1
  • Sammy Goforth: 1

Kirtland Hornets Total Points:

  • Gino Blasini: 16
  • Vince Carriero: 15
  • Danny Alfieri: 10
  • Nick Barisic: 8
  • Jack Green: 4
  • Will Sayle: 4
  • Aaron Fortuna: 2

The first quarter set the tone for the rest of the game, with both teams displaying offensive prowess. The Hornets managed to take a slight lead, ending the quarter with a score of 13-10. However, the Mustangs quickly retaliated, keeping the game close as they entered halftime with a score of 25-24 in favor of Kirtland.

As the second half commenced, the intensity only grew. The Hornets managed to maintain their lead, but the Mustangs stayed within striking distance, refusing to let the game slip away. Heading into the final quarter, the Hornets held a narrow 40-39 advantage.

In the fourth quarter, the Hornets showcased their resilience and determination, pulling away from the Mustangs with a series of impressive plays. Despite a valiant effort from Grand Valley, Kirtland’s offensive firepower proved too much to handle, ultimately securing them the victory with a final score of 59-47.

Leading the charge for the Grand Valley Mustangs was Jerry Schultz Arrington, who delivered an outstanding performance with 22 points. Braden Hart also contributed significantly with 13 points of his own. However, their efforts were not enough to overcome the Hornets’ balanced attack.

For the victorious Kirtland Hornets, Gino Blasini led the scoring with 16 points, followed closely by Vince Carriero with 15 points. Danny Alfieri also made a significant impact, adding 10 points to the team’s total. With contributions from multiple players, the Hornets showcased their depth and cohesion on both ends of the court.

With this win, the Kirtland Hornets improve to a solid 13-5 record, further solidifying their position as a formidable force in the league. On the other hand, the Grand Valley Mustangs, now standing at 6-12, will look to bounce back as they prepare to face the Jefferson Falcons in their upcoming matchup.

LADY MUSTANGS RACE PAST BOMBERS

Orwell, OH- In a dominant display of skill and teamwork, the Grand Valley Mustangs emerged victorious over the Windham Bombers with a final score of 54-26. With this win, the Mustangs concluded their regular season on a high note, boasting a commendable record of 15-6 as they prepare to enter the OHSAA postseason tournament.

 

Box Score:

Teams 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Grand Valley Mustangs 8 23 8 15 54
Windham Bombers 6 7 8 5 26

Player Stats:

Grand Valley Mustangs:

  • Kaelyn Hart: 18 points
  • Morgan Crawford: 12 points
  • Chloe Freeman: 8 points
  • Kaitlyn Bauman: 5 points
  • Reagan Boiarski: 4 points
  • Dixie Miller: 4 points
  • Abbey Eland: 3 points

Windham Bombers:

  • Briah Daniel: 8 points
  • Mariah Woods: 4 points
  • Abby Simpson: 4 points
  • Lorena De Oliviera: 4 points
  • Skylar Bailer: 3 points
  • Makenzi Blockenger: 3 points

The Mustangs showcased their offensive firepower with a balanced scoring effort, led by standout performances from Kaelyn Hart and Morgan Crawford. Their relentless defense stifled the Bombers’ offense throughout the game, allowing the Mustangs to maintain control and secure the decisive victory.

Looking ahead, the Windham Bombers (11-9) will face a tough challenge in their next game against the Rootstown Rovers (17-2) on 2/12/24, on the road. The Rovers are coming off an impressive 66-46 win over the Mogadore Wildcats, making them a formidable opponent in what promises to be an exciting matchup.

As the Grand Valley Mustangs shift their focus to the postseason, they aim to carry the momentum from this victory into their playoff campaign, confident in their ability to compete at a high level and make a deep postseason run.

MUSTANGS WIN THE HOOPS BATTLE OF THE VALLEY

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Orwell, OH- In a thrilling matchup, the Grand Valley Mustangs emerged victorious over the Pymatuning Valley Lakers with a final score of 55-51. The game, played at the Mustangs’ home court, showcased intense competition and a determined effort from both teams.

Quarter by Quarter Breakdown:

First Quarter: The opening quarter saw a close battle, with the Mustangs putting up 12 points and the Lakers leading with 16. Both teams displayed strong defensive efforts, setting the stage for an exciting game ahead.

Second Quarter: The Mustangs took control in the second quarter, outscoring the Lakers 16-14. The scoring efforts were well-distributed among the Mustangs’ players, setting a solid foundation for the team heading into halftime.

Third Quarter: Maintaining their momentum, the Mustangs continued their strong performance in the third quarter, scoring 13 points to the Lakers’ 8. The Lakers faced a challenging defensive effort from the Mustangs, limiting their scoring opportunities.

Fourth Quarter: In a closely contested final quarter, the Mustangs held on to their lead, scoring 14 points to the Lakers’ 13. The Lakers made a late push, but the Mustangs’ defense proved resilient, securing the victory.

Top Performers:

Grand Valley Mustangs:

  • Braden Hart: 21 points
  • Jerry Schultz: 10 points
  • Logan Zirzow: 10 points
  • Sammy Goforth: 7 points
  • Bobby Rogers: 5 points
  • Payton Plizga: 2 points

Pymatuning Valley Lakers:

  • Blake Krznaric: 20 points
  • Zane Zeczeporenko: 12 points
  • Ryan Croston: 7 points
  • Caydence Wiser: 4 points
  • Trevor Clute: 3 points
  • Drake Haines: 3 points
  • Seth Bryan: 2 points

Upcoming Games:

The Grand Valley Mustangs (4-10) will hit the road for their next game against the Cardinal Huskies (4-13) on 2/2/24. The Huskies are seeking a rebound after a 69-61 loss to the Wickliffe Blue Devils.

Meanwhile, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers (11-4) are gearing up for a crucial NAC conference matchup against the Badger Braves (12-3). The Braves won the previous encounter between the two teams on 12/15/23, securing a 71-69 victory in the final seconds. The Braves enter the game with confidence following a dominating 77-39 win over the Maplewood Rockets. This upcoming clash promises to be a highlight in the conference, as both teams vie for supremacy in the standings.

LADY MUSTANG WIN BACK TO BACK HOME GAMES

Orwell, OH- In an intense girls’ basketball matchup, the Grand Valley Mustangs triumphed over the Cornerstone Christian Patriots with a final score of 44-36. The game, played in four quarters, showcased the Mustangs’ resilience and skill on the court.

Quarter Breakdown

Grand Valley Mustangs: 11 | 15 | 10 | 8 – Total: 44

Cornerstone Christian Patriots: 7 | 8 | 6 | 15 – Total: 36

The Mustangs started strong, taking the lead in the first quarter with a score of 11-7. They continued to build on their momentum, securing a comfortable lead at halftime with a score of 26-15. Despite the Patriots’ efforts to narrow the gap, the Mustangs maintained control in the third quarter, leading 36-21. The Patriots fought back in the final quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 15-8, but it wasn’t enough to change the outcome.

Player Stats

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points: 44

  • Reagan Boiarski: 14 points
  • Kaelyn Hart: 9 points
  • Cloe Turk: 14 points
  • Dixie Miller: 5 points
  • Abby Eland: 2 points

Cornerstone Christian Patriots Total Points: 36

  • Dekotah Barnes: 11 points
  • Myah Campbell: 8 points
  • Dejah Davis: 7 points
  • Alyssa Mason: 6 points
  • Kamryn O’Leary: 2 points
  • Hope Murphy: 2 points

Next Games

The Grand Valley Mustangs (14-4) are gearing up for an away game against the Kirtland Hornets (7-7) on January 31, 2024. The Hornets are coming off a close 36-32 loss to the Crestwood Red Devils.

The Cornerstone Christian Patriots (11-6) will defend their home court against the West Geauga Wolverines (4-11) on January 26, 2024. The Wolverines are entering the game with renewed confidence after securing a 41-33 victory over the Hawken Hawks.

As the regular season progresses, both teams are determined to showcase their skills and make a statement in the competitive world of girls’ high school basketball.

MUSTANGS LOCK IN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Orwell, OH- In a resounding display of skill and determination, the Grand Valley Mustangs secured the CVC Valley division championship with a commanding victory over the Cardinal Huskies. The final score of 55-28 reflects the Mustangs’ dominance throughout the game, demonstrating their prowess on both ends of the court.

Quarter Scores:

  • Grand Valley Mustangs: 8 | 19 | 12 | 16 | 55
  • Cardinal Huskies: 8 | 10 | 1 | 9 | 28

Player Stats:

Grand Valley Mustangs Total Points:

  • Morgan Crawford: 17
  • Kaelyn Hart: 6
  • Reagan Boiarski: 8
  • Cloe Turk: 2
  • Abby Eland: 4
  • Dixie Miller: 8
  • Chloe Freeman: 8
  • Alex Hunt: 4
  • Kaitlyn Bauman: 2

Cardinal Huskies Total Points:

  • Emily Pleva: 8
  • Natalie Soltis: 6
  • Ivy Kamiski: 3
  • Nova Young: 11

The Mustangs showcased a balanced offensive effort, with multiple players contributing to the scoring. Morgan Crawford’s impressive 17 points led the charge, supported by notable performances from Reagan Boiarski, Dixie Miller, and Chloe Freeman.

This victory marks a historic achievement for the Grand Valley Mustangs, securing their first conference championship since 1989. The players, coaching staff, and fans celebrate this momentous occasion, recognizing the dedication and hard work that has led to this remarkable success.

In addition to the conference title, the Mustangs boast their most wins in a season since 2016, highlighting the team’s consistency and improvement over the years. The Grand Valley Mustangs, with a season record of 13-4, now set their sights on future challenges with confidence and determination.

The next game for the Grand Valley Mustangs is set to take place at home against the Cornerstone Christian Patriots (11-5) on 1/25/24. Anticipation runs high as the Mustangs aim to continue their winning streak and build on the momentum gained from their championship-clinching performance.

On the other side, the Cardinal Huskies (3-13) will regroup and prepare for their upcoming game on the road against the Berkshire Badgers (6-10) on 1/25/24. Despite the challenges faced in this matchup, the Huskies remain resilient and determined to bounce back in the games ahead.

As the Grand Valley Mustangs bask in the glory of their CVC Valley division championship, the entire community rallies behind them, eager to witness further triumphs as the season unfolds.

LADY MUSTANGS DASH PAST PIRATES

Orwell, OH- In a thrilling girls’ basketball showdown, the Grand Valley Mustangs emerged victorious against the Southeast Pirates with a final score of 36-31. The game, played across four intense quarters, showcased outstanding performances from key players on both sides.

Quarter Scores:

  • Grand Valley Mustangs: 7 | 7 | 10 | 12 | Total 36
  • Southeast Pirates: 12 | 4 | 13 | 2 | Total 31

Grand Valley Mustangs Player Stats:

  • Reagan Boiarski: Led the team with an impressive 11 points.
  • Kaelyn Hart: Contributed 8 crucial points.
  • Morgan Crawford: Showcased skill with 6 points.
  • Cloe Turk: Secured 5 points for the team.
  • Abby Eland: Added 4 points to the total.
  • Dixie Miller: Contributed 2 points.

The Mustangs’ coordinated efforts and strategic play were evident in the balanced scoring distribution among the players. Their resilience in each quarter paved the way for a well-deserved victory.

Southeast Pirates Player Stats:

  • Emerson Smallfield: Led the Pirates with an impressive 16 points.
  • Lexi Morris: Contributed 9 points to the scoreboard.
  • Alex Hikach: Added 2 points to the total.
  • Elliott Smallfield: Scored 2 points.
  • Jenna Canale: Contributed 2 points.

Despite a valiant effort from the Pirates, the Mustangs’ defensive prowess and strategic plays ultimately secured the win.

Looking ahead, the Grand Valley Mustangs (11-4) are gearing up for an upcoming away game against the Pymatuning Valley Lakers (9-4) on 1/22/24. The Lakers, fresh off a commanding 50-17 victory over the Mathews Mustangs, pose a formidable challenge for the Mustangs.

On the other side, the Southeast Pirates (7-7) are set to face the Mogadore Wildcats (5-9) on 1/24/24. The Pirates aim to bounce back from this loss against the Wildcats, who recently suffered a 52-34 defeat against the Ellet Orangemen.