Catching up with the Colts as winter sports season continues

BELLVILLE — It’s still early in the season, but thus far, fall success has carried over into the winter campaign, at least for Clear Fork’s fall sports teams.

Clear Fork’s wrestling team has seen some success, too. On Dec. 8, the Colts won their own wrestling invitational, beating 12 other teams at Clear Fork High School. Also, on Dec. 15, the Colts finished second in a tournament at Loudonville High School.

Thanks to the wrestling staff for email results they are much appreciated.

The Star is looking for someone to cover high school winter sports. That means going to the game, collecting statistics and putting together a short story for publication in the Bellville Star newspaper and on our website. You will be paid for your efforts. If interested, please email Russ Kent at

Coaches are also being asked to email game results of their games to Russ Kent at

Here are some recent local results.


Team standings1. Clear Fork 205.0; 2. Firestone 183.0; 3. Streetsboro 162.0; 4. Huntington Ross 130.0; Vermilion 130.0; 6. Centerburg 121.0; Lucas 121.0; Waynedale 121.0; 9. Berkshire 110.5; 10. Western Reserve 109.5;11. Northwestern 92.0; 12. West Carrollton 77.5; 13. Fredericktown 44.0.

Individual placers113: 1st Colton Campbell (Clear Fork) pin Hamzah Abdelrahim (Firestone) 1:55; 113: 3rd J.R. Carman (CF) won by major decision Dylan Thomas Huntington Ross 11-3; 120: 3rd Isaiah Thomas (Clear Fork) pin Dylan Carroll (Huntington Ross) 5:42; 126: 4th Chase McCune (Clear Fork) was pinned by Noah Ulery Lucas 4:06; 152: 4th Brady Au (Clear Fork) lost to Grant Barrett (Lucas) dec. 2-0; 160: 5th Matt Marzetti (Clear Fork) lost to Hal Huber Northwestern dec 3-1; 170: 5th Travis Bowman (Clear Fork) was pinned by Brayden Malloy Streetsboro 1:34; 182: 5th Carson Miller (Clear Fork) was pinned by Drake Shaw Vermilion 0:45; 195: 1st Blake Miller (Clear Fork) maj. dec. Colt Slanczka (Northwestern) 17-5; 220: 3rd Landon Smith (Clear Fork) pin Zac Clark Clear Fork 2:10; 285: 1st Randall Crawford (Clear Fork) pin Trevor Peffers (Fredericktown) 3:55.


Team standings —1. Rittman 178.0; 2; Clear Fork 167.5; 3. Roosevelt 165.0; 4. Firestone 143.0; 5. Loudonville 137.5; 6. Wadsworth 134.0; 7. Liberty 128.5; 8. Willard 121.0; 9. Cuyahoga Falls 95.5; 10. Columbus East 94.5; 11. Triway 90.5; 12. Lucas 89.0; 13. Orange 75.0; 14. Canton C.C. 59.0; 15. Euclid 43.0; 16. Danville 24.0.

Individual placers113: Colton Cambell 10 finished 2nd losing to Billie Ferrell 11 (Cuy. Falls) 6-5; 113: J.R. Carmen 9 finished finished 4th losing to Hamzah Abdelrahim (Firestone) 21-7; 120: Isaiha Thomas 10 CF was 3rd defeating Isiyah Bullock 11 – Roosevelt 5-2; 152: Brady Au 10 CF placed 6th losing to Mason Myers 12 Loudonville 3-0; 160: Matt Marzetti 9 CF placed 6th losing to Qyce Dweik Cleveland Orange by pin 5:24; 170: Travis Bowman 9 CF was 5th winning by Tech Fall over Tristan Goudy Danville 19-4; 182: Carson Miller 9 CF was 4th losing to Jacob Jones of Willard pinned in 1:52; 195: Blake Miller 11 CF was 2nd losing to Brice Swindall 11 Loudonville pin 1:30; 220: Landon Smith 9 CF was 1st pinning Luke Dailey 11 of Triway 1:10; 285: Zac Clark 9 CF was 7th pinning Giovanni DiNardo 11 Youngstown Liberty in 5:32.

The MOAC basketball tournament is Feb. 16 at Galion High School.

Despite a late start to the season due to the Colts’ presence in the state football playoffs, the boys basketball team, as of Dec. 17, is tied for first place in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference standings. The boys are 3-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall.

The complete boys basketball standings according to the MOAC website are Pleassant 3-0 (3-0); Clear Fork 3-0 (4-1); Ontario 2-1 (2-1)[ Buckeye Valley 1-2 (2-3); Galion 1-1 (2-1); Shelby 1-2 (3-2); Harding 1-2 (1-3); River Valley 0-3 (2-3).

Upcoming games for the Colts included Galion at Clear Fork on Wednesday and Mansfield Christian at Clear Fork on Saturday. The Colts re taking part in the 419 Basketball Challenge at Ontario High School.

The Lady Colts basketball team is 1-4 overall in the early going and 1-4 overall.

In the girls basketball team standings, Shelby is in first place at 5-0 (6-0), followed by Harding 4-1 (7-1), Buckeye Valley 3-2 (4-2); River Valley 3-2 (3-4); Pleasant 3-2 (3-3); Ontario 1-4 (1-4) the Lady Colts 1-4 (1-4) and Galion 0-5 (1-6).

Upcoming games included Pleasant at Clear Fork on Tuesday and Mansfield St. Peters at Clear Fork on Tursday. After a break, the Lady Colts are at Loudonville on Dec. 27 and finish off 2018 on Dec. 29 when Highland comees to Clear Fork High School.

Fall sports individual honors

If you missed them here are all post-season results for the fall sports teams, courtesy of the MOAC website.


Clear Fork: Kaylee Krausman — 1st Team District; Kaylin Helinski — 1st Team District; Emily Hart — 1st Team District; MacKenzie Thorne — 2nd Team District; Alli Strudenmund — 2nd Team District; Bailey Romoser — Honorable Mention District.


Clear Fork: Seth Stoner — 1st Team District; Chase Wortman — 2nd Team District; Isaac Kistler — Honorable Mention; Will King — Honorable Mention.


Clear Fork:

Hunter Tollinson — 1st Team District, Northwest District Co=Offensive Lineman of the Year; Trevon Trammell — 1st Team District; Michael Chillemi — 1st Team District; Jared Schaefer — 1st Team District; Caden Flynn — 2nd Team District; James Watt — 2nd Team District; Gabe Baluser — 2nd Team District; Jay Swainhart — 2nd Team District; Brennan South — Honorable Mention District.


Clear Fork: Brock Dettmer — 2nd Team District, Academic All-Ohio; Michael Ebert — Academic All-Ohio.
Colts win own wrestling invite; boys basketball team finding suceess


By Russ Kent

Bellville Star