On January 13-15, the OVAC wrestling tournament took place. The results for Thursday, January 13, the results were as follows: 138 pound Gabe Marbais won by fall against Dominic Smith from Morgantown, 220 pound Lucas Thomas received a fall against Jack Baum from Steubenville Catholic Central, 285 pound Landen Thomas won by fall against Victor McElwee of John Marshall, 106 pound Justin Sampson, 113 pound Austin Fulton, and 132 pound Leland Lopez all received byes for the first round, and 145 pound Bryce Wallace and 170 pound Mike Smith lost their matches. The results from Friday, January 14 were: 106 pound Justin Sampson went three rounds with: Johnathan Huntsman from Barnesville but was unable to secure the victory, 3-5, won by fall at 0:54 against Gavin Bolock of Union Local, and won by two points against Brodie Emery of University, 215 pound Lucas Thomas won by fall at 1:04 against Jake McNemar from Wellsville, he won by fall again, securing the pin at 1:22 against Mathieu Wright of John Marshall, and at 285 pounds, Landen Thomas won 6-0 against Ezekiel Bruney of Martins Ferry, he then lost due to a fall at 5:35 against Marshall Bier of River, dropping him into the consolation bracket, where he was able to win by major decision against Gabriel Bookman of Warren Local. On Saturday, January 15, 106 pound Justin Sampson was unable to get the win against Zander Ward in a 2-0 decision, dropping him into the 7th/8th place match up, where Mason Simms won by fall 1:31, giving Justin an 8th place finish. At 285 pounds, Landen Thomas was able to fight his way to the finals with three victories against: Gabriel Bookman by major decision 11-0, Dylan Haseleu with a fall at 3:18, and Tyler Stanley with a fall at 0:48, securing his spot in the 3rd/4th place match up, where he faced Marshall Bier again, who won by a fall at 4:44, giving Landen a 4th place finish. Taking home, the 220 pound first place trophy was Lucas Thomas. Lucas went against Erick Brothers and secured the fall at 5:22, earning him the championship. Congratulations to all of the tournament place winners and champion!
- Shyloh Utter
Student Council Holds Annual Blood Drive
On Friday, January 14, the student council held their annual blood drive with Vitalant. Between staff and students, 30 people tried to donate and in total, 26 units of blood were collected. Harrison Central will receive $500 in scholarship money at this point, and are only 24 units away from another $500 in scholarship money. The student council will be holding another blood drive on April 29 and they are hopeful they will receive the other 24 units.
- Skyelar Goldsborough
Boys’ Basketball Drops a Close One with Beaver Local
On Friday, January 14, the boys basketball team hosted Beaver Local. The junior varsity team defeated the Beavers with a score of 44-28. The varsity team went into overtime, but unfortunately fell short with a score of 73-71.
- Gretchin Dulkoski
Girls’ Basketball Falls to Union Local at Buckeye 8 Championship
On Saturday, January 22, the Huskies Girls’ basketball team played Union Local at East Liverpool for the Buckeye 8 Championship. The girls’ lost to them, 65-13. McKayla Dunkle scored eight points and Danica Rensi and Angi Ferri assisted with two points each. Union Local left with the Buckeye 8 Championship crown.
- Maddie Sedgmer
Harrison Career Center Field Trip
On Friday, January 14, sophomore students had the opportunity to tour the Harrison Career Center during sophomore visitation day. Students were able to see and participate in various classes available to them. They moved around through five periods, including: welding, construction, agriculture mechanics, computers, and hospitality, each for an hour. The students were also provided a free lunch. The career center provides these tours in hopes for more students to join their programs and to gain a better understanding of what they have to offer.
- Emily Davis
8th Grade Girls Basketball Falls to Conotton Valley
On Saturday, January 15, a mixture of 7th and 8th grade girls played in the 8th grade game against Conotton Valley, as the Rockets do not have a 7th grade team. Unfortunately, the girls lost with a final score of 33-20. Randee Hennis led the team with 11 points.
- Trista Thompson
JH Best in The State
On Sunday, January 16, the Huskies JH cheerleaders competed at Best in The State competition. They took two teams, traditional comp and non-tumbling comp. Traditional competition placed fourth place. Non-tumbling placed first place. Great job to all of these girls!
- Shyloh Utter
Cheerleaders successful at BITS
On Sunday, January 23, the Harrison Central cheerleaders attended the annual Best in The State Competition in Columbus. They took three teams this year and were very successful. They added a non-tumbling team and got best in the state as well as grand champions. The other team, Gameday, also got the best in the state. At the end of the day the girls had brought home two banners, two trophies and a plaque. All of the girls on the non-tumbling team got medals. The girls were very proud of themselves.
- Madison Angle
Harrison Central Varsity Bowling
On Thursday, January 20, the varsity boys and girls bowling teams had an away match against Weirton. The boys varsity team score was Weirton with a total of 2483 and Harrison Central with 1934. High individual scores were as follows: Chad Viers 214 and 203, Davis Chrisman 178 and 191, Corey Hayes 188, and Drew Culbertson 166 and 166. The girls team score was Weirton 1670 and Harrison Central 1636. High individual scores were: Lauren Best 167, Aleyna Runevitch 167, and Cami Basich 161.
- Cameron Aughinbaugh
On Saturday, January 22, Harrison Central wrestling crew entered into a match with the results of Gabe Marbais having four falls and one injury forfeit. (weight class 138) Gabe ended up making three falls in the first period then his championship match was won in the second period. (weight class 150) Hunter Bittinger went into the finals winning all three matches with only two falls. In the end Hunter lost in the third period. (weight class 215) Lucas Thomas had four quick falls but all his falls were won in the first period. Lucas ended up losing 5-6 by decision in his championship match. (weight class 285) Landen Thomas won his first three matches by fall. Everything for Landen was then secured in the first period. Landen soon won the finals 7-3 decision. Congratulations to all the participants!
- Jessica Waid
Boys Basketball Soundly Defeat Buckeye Local
On Thursday, January 27, the Harrison Central Huskies hosted the Buckeye Local Panthers. The Huskies started that game with three straight steals in their sound victory over the Panthers. The final score was 59-36 Huskies as they improved to 10-5 on the year. Since December 14th the Huskies have been on an 8-2 run as they look to finish the season strong. The Huskies will travel to East Liverpool on the 2nd and host St Clairsville on the 4th.
- Edwin Stringer
Wrestling Hosts Shenandoah and Malvern
On Wednesday, January 19, the wrestling team hosted Shenandoah and Malvern. The results for their match against Shenandoah were: at 132 pounds, Leland Lopez won by fall against Dylan Morgan, 138 pound senior Gabe Marbais won by decision against Drake Kanyuch, 175 pound Michael Smith won by fall versus Kaden Palmer, 215 pound Lucas Thomas had a quick fall against Carson Cline, and 285 pound Landen Thomas also had a first period fall against Axle Saling. Overall, Shenandoah won 54-27. In the match against Malvern, 138 pound Leland Lopez was able to get his second fall of the night against Eathan Boni, 157 pound Hunter Bittinger won by forfeit, 215 pound Lucas Thomas won against Zack Babiczuk, and 285 pound Landen Thomas won by a major decision versus Frank McClelland. Unfortunately, the Huskies fell again with a score of 60-21.
- Kaylee Vermillion
Girls’ Basketball Suffers a Close Loss to Beaver Local
On Thursday, January 20, the girls’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams hosted Beaver Local. It was senior night and they honored McKayla Dunkle being the only senior on the team. The junior varsity defeated Beaver Local with the score of 29-12. Kaily Banal led the team with 11 points, while Kendal Hercules and Danica Rensi both had four points. The varsity game was very eventful, but unfortunately, they fell short with a final score of 33-32. McKayla Dunkle led the team with 21 points and Maddie Butler added six.
- Kaily Banal
Junior High Boys Basketball Battles Indian Creek
On Wednesday, January 26, Junior High boys played away at Indian Creek. 7th grade won with a final score of 32-21. Unfortunately, 8th grade lost with a final score of 25-11. Congratulations to 7th grade on their first win of the season.
- Trista Thompson
Bowling OVAC @ Parkersburg
On Saturday, January 22, the bowling team was at Parkersburg for OVAC’s. The girl’s team scored 2533 and falling into 3rd place. Cami Basich led the way placing 5th overall with games of 176, 160, and 151 with a series of 487. Aleyna Runevitch 12th overall with a series of 435 and Lauren Best 17th overall with a series of 416. The boy’s team scored 2930. Chad Viers led the way placing 10th overall with games of 205, 181, and 176 with a series of 562. Davis Chrisman 13th overall with a series of 540, Kobie Hennis 20th overall with a series of 495, and Corey Hayes 26th with a series of 438.
- Kaylee Vermillion
Bowling defeated by East Liverpool
On Thursday, January 27, the Huskies bowled against East Liverpool at Valie Lanes. The Varsity boys team was defeated by East Liverpool, Huskies scoring an 1829 and East Liverpool scoring a 2012. High Individual scores are Chad Viers 257, Kobie Hennis 173, Davis Chrisman 166, Drew Culbertson 147. Varsity girls also was defeated by East Liverpool, Huskies scoring a 1794 and East Liverpool scoring an 1806. High individual scores are Aleyna Runevitch 228 & 169, Karlea Thompson 179, Alexis Lishick 174, Cami Basich 152 & 158.
- Aleyna Runevitch
Boy Basketball at John Glenn
On Saturday, January 22,The Harrison Hill Boy basketball team between Husky and John Glenn. It was closet game husky won with the score ending up to 59-58.With Jace Madia scoring 23, and Jonathan Vermillion 15 million, Mikey Quito 10.Great Job guys
- Georgia Cox
Wrestling OVAC duals at Brooke
On Wednesday 26, the wrestling team traveled to Brooke to wrestle in duals. Harrison Central the number four seed was matched up with St. Clairsville on the first seed. Justin Sampson (106 pounds) started the dual with a win by fall. Leland Lopez (132 pounds ) was defeated by Harrison Kazmiski with an ending score of 8-5. Gabe Marbais (138 pounds) pinned Darshan Howard in the first period. Hunter BIttinger (145 pounds) secured the win with the score of 14-8. Lucas Thomas ( 220 pounds) won by fall in just 0:24 seconds. And finally, Landen Thomas received a forfeit at the 285 pound weight class. The final score for the first round of the duals was 51 for St. Clairsville and 27 to Harrison Central.
After the loss, the Huskies took on the number three seed Oak Glenn. Justin Sampson lost by fall against Logan Davis. Leland Lopez won by fall against Glenn Adams. Hunter Bittinger pinned Mallory Heinrich. Lucas Thomas received a forfeit and Landen Thomas finished with another forfeit for the team. The 113,120 and 126 huskies weight classes gave up and the 152,160,170,182 and 195 were all won by Oak Glenn with forfeits. The final score was 36 for Harrison Central and 48 for Oak Glenn.
- Nahia Ruiz de Alda
Academic Challenge falls to St. Clairsville
On Thursday, January 27, the Harrison Central Academic Challenge team lost to St. Clairsville. The final score was 3-0. The next match is scheduled for February 3rd.
- Peyton Roski
Monday, January 31
• Varsity Girls Basketball @ Union Local 7 PM (OVAC Consolation)
Wednesday, February 2
• Boys Varsity Basketball @ East Liverpool 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 3
• Boys Junior High Basketball @ Barnesville 5:30 PM
• Academic Challenge vs Buckeye Local 4:30 PM
Friday, February 4
• Boys Varsity Basketball vs St. Clairsville 6:00 PM