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Times Reporter Atricle Sports Page: Conotton Valley Athletics Hall of Fame to induct two individuals, two teams

 
Lanty Smith, a 1960 graduate, Tiffany Stocker-Sibel, a 1998 graduate, and the 1988 volleyball and baseball teams will comprise this year’s inductees into the Conotton Valley Athletics Hall of Fame.

These inductees will be honored on Friday, Feb. 8, between the junior varsity and varsity home boys basketball games versus East Canton. On Saturday evening, Feb. 9, they will be officially inducted at a 6 p.m. banquet in the school cafeteria.

Tickets are $20 apiece and can be purchased at any Conotton Valley home basketball game or in the school office during the day.

SMITH, who was also a co-valedictorian of his graduating class, was a three-sport athlete at CVHS. He earned letters in football (two years), basketball (three years) and baseball (four years). He was named All-Eastern Ohio in his junior and senior years and All-Ohio Special Mention his junior year and All-Ohio Honorable Mention his senior year in basketball, set a school record as a quarterback in football by throwing seven touchdown passes in one game, and just recently was named to the All-Harrison County Sports Hall of Fame.

STOCKER-SIBEL enters the CV HOF after garnering a total of 16 letters in volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. During her senior season in 1997-1998, Tiffany led the Rockets basketball team to a 19-4 record and a Sectional Championship averaging 26.1 points per game. She was named First Team All-Ohio, Associated Press Eastern District and District 5 Player of the Year. She was also named All-Ohio Second Team in softball her senior season. She continued her sparkling sports career at Cleveland State University playing on the softball team and setting numerous career records and being inducted into the Cleveland State HOF in 2013.

THE 1988 VOLLEYBALL TEAM, coached by the late Denny Newell, will be the first volleyball team inducted into the CV HOF. They made it to Ohio’s Sweet 16 by capturing sectional and district tournament titles before losing in the regional semi-finals. The girls were ranked No. 10 in the state coaches’ association poll and compiled a 21-3 record. Team members are: Tamula Gartrell-Daris, Tracy Hartline-Bride, Lisa Holdsworth-Alsept, Kimberly Kurfis-Van Hoose, Pamela Kurfis-Bauer, Becky McLansborough, Stephanie Newell, Cathy Nign-Ackerman, and Amy Veigel.

THE 1988 BASEBALL TEAM, coached by CVHOF 2018 Inductee Jim Monigold, will be the third baseball team to be inducted. The Rockets finished the season 19-8 and won sectional and district titles before losing to Racine Southern 3-0. Team members are: Ed Galigher, Keith Willoughby, Ed Miley, Jim Monigold II, Jay Franklin, Brian Vitagliano, Pat Alderman, Gus Dale, Tim Cooper, Stan Novak, Chris LeFevre, Ron Drescher, and Pete Newell.

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Posted Friday, January 11, 2019

LANTY SMITH, TIFFANEY STOCKER-SIBEL TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE CONOTTON VALLEY HOF ALONG WITH 1988 VOLLEYBALL AND BASEBALL TEAMS

 1960 graduate Lanty Smith , 1998 graduate Tiffany Stocker-Sibel, and the 1988 volleyball and baseball teams will comprise this year's inductees to the Conotton Valley Athletics Hall of Fame. These individuals will be honored on Friday evening, February 8, 2019, between the junior varsity and varsity home basketball game vs East Canton, and then on Saturday evening, they will be officially inducted at a 6:00 PM banquet in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $20 apiece and can be purchased at any Conotton Valley home basketball game or in the school office during the day.
 
Lanty Smith, who was also a co-valedictorian of his graduating class, was a three sport athlete at CVHS playing in the late 1950's. He earned letters in football (2 years), basketball (3 years) and baseball (4 years). He was named All-Eastern Ohio in his junior and senior years and All-Ohio Special mention his junior year and All-Ohio Honorable Mention his senior year in basketball, set a school record as a quarterback in football by throwing seven touchdown passes in one game, and just recently was named to the All-Harrison County Sports HOF.
 
Tiffany Stocker-Sibel enters the CV HOF after garnering a total of 16 letters in volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. During her senior season in 1997-1998, Tiffany led the Lady Rockets basketball team to a 19-4 record and a sectional championship averaging 26.1 points/game. She was named first team All-Ohio, AP Eastern District and District 5 Player-of-the-Year. She was also named All-Ohio 2nd Team in softball her senior season. She continued her sparkling sports career at Cleveland State playing on the softball team and setting numerous career records and being inducted into the Claeveland State HOF in 2013.
 
The 1988 Volleyball Team, coached by the late Denny Newell, will be the first volleyball team inducted into the CV HOF. They made it to the Sweet 16 by capturing sectional and district titles before losing in the regional semi-finals. The girls were ranked #10 in the OHVCSA poll and compiled a 21-3 record along the way. members of the team are Tamula Gartrell-Daris, Tracy Hartline-Bride, Lisa Holdsworth-Alsept, Kimberly Kurfis-Van Hoose, Pamela Kurfis-Bauer, Becky McLansborough, Stephanie Newell, Cathy Nign-Ackerman, and Amy Veigel.
 
The 1988 Baseball Team, coached by CVHOF 2018 Inductee Jim Monigold, will be the third baseball team to be inducted. They finished the season 19-8 and also won both sectional and district titles before losing to Racine Southern 3-0. Team members are Ed Galigher, Keith Willoughby, Ed Miley, Jim Monigold II, Jay Franklin, Brian Vitagliano, Pat Alderman, Gus Dale, Tim Cooper, Stan Novak, Chris LeFevre, ron Drescher, and Pete Newell.

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Posted Monday, January 7, 2019

JEREMY BLEININGER TABBED AS NEW ROCKETS SOFTBALL COACH

Jeremy Bleininger, a 1994 graduate of Strasburg High School and Dover resident, was hired as the girls softball coach at the CV Board Meeting held on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Bleininger has been coaching softball for eight years and baseball for six years. He is the current president of the Tuscarawas County Softball League, as well as a certified USA Umpire. He also served in the Marine Corps. Currently he owns his own business in Strasburg.  Bleininger will be assisted by Karlee Dawson, who served as assistant coach last spring.

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Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018

JUNIOR SYD LYON EARNS FIRST EVER CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE AWARD!

Syd Lyon, a junior at Conotton Valley, was named Honorable Mention IVC on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Lyon, a member of the inaugural cross country team which was coached by Mrs. Debbie Gooding, becomes the first cross country athlete in the school's sports history to earn a postseason award. Lyon also earned two medals during the course of the season:.
 
The rest of the cross country team is as follows: Kersten Ferguson, Samantha Myer, Madison Page, Justina Reardon, Dallas Romig, and Kaden Webber. Congratulations to Syd and all the members of the historic first CV cross country team who competed this fall.
 
Football, golf, and volleyball individual awards will be announced at the Awards Night scheduled for November 13. 

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Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018

1st WIN FOR FOOTBALL TEAM A THRILLER IN DOUBLE OVERTIME!

Junior Braden Caldwellbatted down a fourth down pass in the end zone to preserve the Rockets' first win of the season last Friday night at Beallsville 21-14. the nailbiter came down to fourth and three when Caldwell swatted the potential tying (depending on the conversion) attempt to the ground. The Rockets started quickly as Mikey Cottis drew first blood as he scored from two yards out to give the Rockets a 6-0 lead. Senior Matt Caldwell then electrified the Rockets fan base by returning a kickoff 92 yards to account for the second CV touchdown in the second quarter and scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime with a two yard run. Nate Novakkicked the PAT to round out the scoring for the Rockets and setting up Braden Caldwell's heroics on defense.

 Assistant Coach Ty Carrothers hugs senior linebacker Nate Novak after the Rockets' thrilling double overtime win.

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Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MONIGOLD, ENOLD, 1977 BASEBALL TEAM HEAD CONOTTON VALLEY HALL OF FAME CLASS!

1966 graduate Jim Monigold (pictured left) and 1956 graduate Jim Enold (pictured below) are the newest inductees to the CV Hall of Fame. The 1977 Baseball Team also was inducted along with Monigold and Enold on January 26-27, 2018.
            Monigold was a star athlete at Conotton Valley where he actually competed in five sports in one season -- baseball, basketball, football, golf, and track. He was named All-Eastern Ohio 1st Team in basketball his junior and senior years at CV. He went on to play both basketball and baseball at Ashland College his freshman and sophomore years. In 2000, he was inducted into the Harrison County Hall of Fame and the following year, he was inducted into the Cy Young Baseball Hall of Fame. He also served as the head baseball coach at Conotton Valley leading his team to district titles in 1977, 1982, and 1988.
 
 Enold lettered all four years in high school baseball as a pitcher/shortstop and was named the county MVP in   baseball all four years. He also participated in basketball all four years. Coming out of high school, he was signed by   the Pittsburgh Pirates and was subsequently traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after one year in the minor leagues.  An injury after playing major league baseball for four years brought his career to an abrupt end. He later served as a  pitching coach for Conotton Valley under Monigold and then later Bart Busby.
 

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Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018