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Division II


Jackie Grisdale (Poland)

Jenna Riccardo (Beaver Local)


Emma Ludwig (East Liverpool)

Emma Elia (Strutters)


Caitie Perry (Mooney)

Kyla Jamison (Salem)

Kailyn Brown (Poland)


Division III


Izzy Lamparty (South Range)

Krista Perry (Crestview)


Kayla Muslovski (Columbiana)

Tanner Hoffer (Crestview)

Lexi Giles (South Range)


Division IV


Caitlyn Condolean (Warren JFK)


Izzy Perez (Lisbon)


Maddie Liberati (Lisbon)



Jenna Riccardo (Beaver Local)


Aaron Blatch (Crestview)



Jenna Riccardo Sr. Beaver Local

Maddie Liberati Sr. Lisbon

Joclyn Fristik Jr. East Palestine

Kayla Muslovski Sr. Columbiana

Krista Perry Jr. Crestview

Izzy Perez Sr. Lisbon

Kyla Jamison Jr. Salem

Emma Ludwig Sr. East Liverpool


Grace Hammond Sr. Columbiana

Bailey Boosz Sr. United

Tanner Hoffer Sr. Crestview

Sydney Ogden Sr. Heartland

Anna Buffone Sr. Leetonia

Casey Johnson Jr. Salem

Cameron Carlevale Sr. Wellsville

Grace Witmer Jr. Columbiana


Madison Cline (Beaver Local); Tori Long (Columbiana); Mara Halas (Crestview); Ciara Peachey (East Liverpool); Payton Sherry (East Palestine); Madi Matthews (Heartland Christian); Taran Ferry (Leetonia); Bryanna VanGiesen (Lisbon); Jaden Hamilton (Salem); Erin Boyle, Olivia Kerns (Southern Local); Morgan Hovorka (United); Hunter Weekley (Wellsville).


STRUTHERS OH- Crestview and Liberty has already met two times this season coming in to Wednesday night’s district semifinal matchup. Liberty took both games. The first matchup was a lopsided 18 point Leopard win, the second was much more competitive as the Rebels cut it to 4. They say third time is a charm and that couldn’t be more true for Crestview as this time they dominated Liberty from the tip and upset the Struthers district 1 seed 69-53.

Liberty actually started the game on top. They hit some perimeter shots to take leads in the first quarter. Crestview was able to score right with them, which would become a huge advantage as the game went on. Unlike the first two matchups, the Rebels did not let the Leopards get out to a big lead. After a quarter Liberty led by just one 12-11.

The shift of momentum came in the closing minutes of the second quarter when Crestview went on a 12-0 run to end the half and turn a 16-15 deficit to a 27-16 halftime lead. That lead only grew as the third quarter ticked on. Crestview saw themselves up by 18 midway through the third. They could taste the upset. However, Liberty has a quick strike offense and everyone in the gym understood that this could be a close game real quick. The Leopards held true to their form to close out the third and cut the Rebel lead to 10. A bucket right before the buzzer of the third made it 47-35 Crestview after 3.

In the fourth quarter it was clear
Liberty’s strategy was to put Crestview on the free throw line and make the game longer. That backfired as Crestview shot 21 for 27 on the line. Free throw shooting kept the Leopards at bay and secured the big upset victory for the Rebels.

Crestview has four players in double figures, and was led by Tanner Hoffer with 19. Krista Perry finished with 16, Addison Bandy got herself 15. Mara Halas added 10.

Crestview advances to the district championship against South Range on Saturday night at Struthers. The start time is set for 7:00.


COLUMBIANA, OH- Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like a dominating win. Crestview enjoyed a 63-36 win over Springfield on Monday night.

Crestview shot the lights out of the gym as the whole team shot well from three. The Rebels had five different players hit a three-pointer. They shot 50% from beyond the arc (7/14). The Tigers had no answer for the strong shooting performance. With Tanner Hoffer in foul trouble early, Krista Perry has a dominant first half with 19 points at the break. The Rebel defense came close to holding the Tigers to their lowest total of the season as Springfield tacked on a couple of buckets late to avoid that stat.

Krista Perry led the Rebels with career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Shianna Mathis and Tanner Hoffer both finished in double figures with 10.

The Rebels return to action Saturday as they travel to Lowellville.


COLUMBIANA OH- On Wednesday night a clash between two AAC Blue contenders took place at Crestview high school. Liberty came away with this one 64-46.

This was a matchup of two teams that like to play opposite styles. Liberty likes to play fast and score often. Crestview likes to slow down and be deliberate in the half-court.

The first quarter was back and forth, as Crestview looked to make a statement early with some quick shots. Proving they could play fast as well. Unfortunately for them, they could never get the game to slow down to their pace. Liberty gradually extended their lead as the quarters went on. One of the big keys for Liberty was their three-point shooting. The Leopards hit seven threes on the night. They were also able to force plenty of live-ball turnovers that gave them easy fast-break opportunities.

When Crestview has success it was down low. Krista Perry earned every point she had as she was fighting a great rebounding Leopard squad. The Rebels got quite a few good looks from three throughout the night, but just couldn’t get them to fall at a good enough pace.

Crestview made one last surge as the fourth quarter opened. They cut the lead under single digits to nine. But then the Leopards’ ability to score a lot of points quickly showed itself as they rattled off eight points in about a minute and a half. The Leopards speed proved to be too much for Crestview as they ran away with the win tonight 64-46.

Krista Perry has a strong 18 point performance for the Rebels. She added 7 rebounds. Tanner Hoffer grabbed a double-double with 13 points 11 rebounds

The Rebels return to action Saturday as they travel to Champion.




COLUMBIANA, OH- The Crestview Lady Rebel Basketball team got their season started with a win Wednesday night over Beaver Local 54-46.

In the first half, it seemed as though Beaver Local was going to control the pace of play. They used their speed in transition to take advantage of easy basket opportunities. While Crestview hung around by slowing the game down and being deliberate on offense. Beaver Local took a four-point lead into the break.

In the third quarter, the Beavers kept dominating with the transition. Live ball turnovers would turn into points. They built up a 38-30 lead. Then the Rebels finally started to find their stride. With a little help from the perimeter shooting the Rebels were able to jump out to an 11-0 run and take a 41-38 lead. After the teams traded a trio of threes back and forth, the game was tied at 44-44. The Rebels ended the game on a strong 10-2 run to bring home the opening night victory 54-46.

Leading the way for the Rebels was Tanner Hoffer who finished with a double-double 17 points 11 rebounds. Krista Perry also finished with a double-double totaling 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Beaver Local was led by Jenna Riccardo with a game-high 22 points and 6 rebounds. Madison Cline was also in double figures with 10.

Crestview will return to action Monday night as they travel to Girard. Beaver Local will get back on the court Thursday as they host East Liverpool.


COLUMBIANA, OH- One of the area’s top all-around hoop stars is headed to the Steel City this Fall to continue her education and basketball career.

Crestview Senior, Tanner Hoffer announced on YSN that she is verbally committing to Point Park University to join the Basketball Program in 2020.  Hoffer averaged 12 points per game in 2018 while pulling down 11 boards, a double-double machine.

“I love how different it is compared to where I am now, I’m going from cornfields to the city, basically,” says Hoffer.  “I want to bring a strong defensive aspect to the team.  I typically face-guard the best player on the other team, so I’m looking forward to bringing my defensive skill set.”

Hoffer will study to be an actuary when she arrives in Pittsburgh next fall.

Congratulations, Tanner.  Good luck this year and in all you do in the future.




COLUMBIANA, OH- The Crestview Lady Rebels advanced to the sectional finals Wednesday with a 55-33 win over Waterloo.

The Rebels set the tone from the tip as they started the game on a 22-0 run through a quarter and a minute. 3 different Rebels hit a three in the first quarter. Mara Hallas was a big reason Rebels were getting open as she tallied 4 assists in just the first frame.  

The Rebel domination continued throughout the game as they got solid contributions from Peyton Huff and Tanner Hoffer down low. Haley Eskra complimented their post dominance with a prolific night from the perimeter, putting in 3 three-pointers in the first half alone.

Eskra was a shooter on a mission as she came into the night needing just 5 threes to tie the school record for threes in a season. She hit her 5th three late in the 4th quarter and time for her to break the record on her home floor was running short. Crestview got the ball with about 47 seconds left in the game. Eskra took a shot from the wing and missed it but it deflected off a Waterloo defender and back into her arms. She made a step back move and put a shot up with 20 seconds on the clock and it was a no-doubter.

It was Eskra’s 6th three of the night and her 48th of the season, breaking the previous record of 47.

The Rebels went on to win 55-33. Haley Eskra led the way with 20 points while Peyton Huff added 13.  Tanner Hoffer was also in double figures with 10 points and led the team in rebounds with 6. Mara Hallas had 8 assists.

The Rebels move on to play at Ravenna Southeast on Saturday at 1:00 in the sectional finals.  


Crestview Senior Haley Eskra talks about her big night:


There’s a switch that every competitor has that allows them to take themselves to “another level.”  For Crestview Junior, Tanner Hoffer, that switch has been flipped.

Hoffer played numerous sports leading up to high school that included volleyball and track along with basketball.  When she was a freshman, she was taken under the wing of a senior who changed her outlook on her social life, as well as what it took to become a leader.  Hoffer since has dropped other sports to focus on what she feels will propel her into college, and continue to play a game that she loves.  A game that when you talk about her teammates, a wide smile crosses the face of the Rebel Forward.

Quite simply, a new and focused Tanner Hoffer is an incredible asset to the Rebels and is bad news for her opponents.

We sat down with Tanner prior to the Labrae game for this week’s Crestview Rebel Player Profile: SO MUCH TO HOFFER.