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  • Carrollton’s boys baseball and girls softball teams started the season with a bang, a sound the opposing bats never made. Both teams threw no-hitters on March 30.

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  • Carrollton’s boys baseball and girls softball teams started the season with a bang, a sound the opposing bats never made.
    Senior Jeremiah Lowery threw a no-hitter on opening day, March 30, against East Liverpool as he and his teammates pounded out 13 hits in a 9-0 win. He struck out nine and walked three. Apparently, he didn’t feel the no-hitter was enough contribution to the team as he crashed a bases-loaded triple and had four RBI for the game.
    In softball, Tanner Owens tossed a no-hitter the same day, also against East Liverpool. But the girls played two games, and Tanner’s no-hitter was the second game, but still on opening day. Tanner struck out 12 and walked three in a 9-0 win, and also pitched the final inning of the first game, an 8-5 Warrior victory, giving up no hits.
    “I honestly didn't know I pitched a no-hitter until the principal came over and told me,” she said. “I threw one last year, also against East Liverpool, in the first round of the sectionals.”
    Tanner is a senior and will play for Muskingum University, one of the best college softball programs in the country. She is undecided on her major, but probably something like health and fitness, she said.
    Jason McCoy took over the Eick Electric business in Carrollton in November after working for Ron Eick for two years. He had come up from South Carolina to take the job.
    “Chasing a woman around the country,” he said. The woman is April Hoopes, whom he attended school with in West Virginia. She is now his fiancée. Between them, they have five children. Not quite the Brady Bunch, but close enough for electrical work.
    McCoy has added two employees since taking over the business, and Eick continues working with generators. The business now is named MJ McCoy Electric. They do all kinds of electrical work.
    “If it’s electrical, we'll do it,” he said.
    “I love the Carrollton community,” he said. “My goal is to continue to provide the quality service customers have come to expect.”
    Mary Phillips and Caleb Hartong are the Carrollton High School March students of the month.
    Mary, daughter of Terri Hull, is part of the school band and speech and debate team. She has been a stage hand for several school musical plays and is a 4-H member. Her plans include the University of Akron to major in international business while pursuing a master’s degree in history.
    Caleb, son of Micah and Becky Hartong of Mechanicstown, is a four-year member of the football and basketball teams, a two-year started in both and a scholar athlete. He is a four-year member of FFA and two-year member of the National Honor Society. Caleb also will matriculate at Akron and major in civil engineering.
    Page 2 of 2 - INDUCTEES TO BE FETED
    Four people will be inducted into the Carrollton High School’s Academic Hall of Fame with a dinner May 3 at the Atwood Resort and Golf Club. A social hour is at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7.
    This year’s inductees are:
    • John Davis, class of ’59, for his work in agriculture. He is chairman of the steering committee for Food, Land and People. The national, nonprofit educational organization works to make people aware of the relationships between agriculture, food and people of the world.
    • Larry Starr, class of ’64, whose career in sports medicine led him to his own company after 21 years as trainer for the Cincinnati Reds and another nine years with the Florida Marlins.
    • Dennis Hoobler, class of ’68, who graduated from Ohio State University and stayed on as an intern in the athletic department. He now is an associate athletic director.
    • Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, class of ’89, who has risen to the highest rank possible for a noncommissioned officer.
    Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by April 15 by calling Shirley Walter at 330-627-5429. The dinner is a choice of citrus chicken or roast sirloin of beef.
    Absentee voting is under way for the May 7 primary election. If you are registered, go to the Board of Elections Office in the Carroll County Courthouse weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    50 YEARS
    That’s how long the Bell-Herron Scholarship Foundation has been helping Carrollton graduates achieve their dreams of attending college.
    The foundation is named after W.R. Bell and J. Wendell Herron.
    Bell, a native of Cambridge, became assistant principal at Carrollton in 1912, principal in 1916 and superintendent from 1938 until his retirement in 1947.
    Herron, a Carrollton native, graduated from Carrollton in 1924 and joined the CHS staff in 1930. He became principal in 1937 and succeeded Bell as superintendent in 1947.
    After his retirement in 1963, the Carrollton Education Association chose to honor him, and Bell, with the scholarship fund. They awarded 80 scholarships in the first 10 years and more than 400 in the last decade, for a total of 1,012 scholarships for more than $1.06 million dollars.
    The first scholarship, for $400, went to Kay (White) Winters in 1964. The foundation will award more than $50,000 in scholarships this year.
    To submit an item, contact Jan H. Kennedy at jhkennedy42@yahoo.com, or call him at 330-735-2090 by Wednesday the week before publication.

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