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Huskies Talk Issue 16




Boys’ Basketball vs East Liverpool

On Friday, December 9, the boys’ basketball team played at home against East Liverpool. Junior varsity unfortunately ended the game with a score of 27-26. Varsity also fell short with an ending score of 70-48. Hayden Cassidy and Jace Madzia both scored 10 points for the Huskies. 

 - Emma Tuttle 


Varsity Wrestling at W.I.T. in Smithville

On Friday, December 9, Harrison Central took 13 wrestlers to Smithville. On Friday night, Hunter Bittinger started off round one with a fall. At 175, Michael Smith won by a late third period fall. At 215, Lucas Thomas secured a win in the first period, and Landen Thomas followed with a first period fall. At 132, Andrew Cox suffered a loss on the night, but was able to fight back in the next coming rounds to advance for placement. On Saturday, December 10, Cox started the morning with a fall, followed by Smith. Hunter Bittinger, Lucas Thomas, and Landen Thomas all secured championship spots in their weight classes, each of them bringing home a second place finish. Cox was awarded fifth place. The team finished 7th place overall out of 17 teams.

- Servacio Lopez 


Cheering Wins State Title

On Saturday, December 10, the competition gameday team competed at the OHSAA state competition. They competed in the qualifying round where they then moved on to finals. They also won best band chant and crowd-leading. Congratulations! 

 - Haley Dunlap 


Girls Bowl Away at Indian Valley Invitational

On Saturday, December 10, the girls’ bowling team played their match at the Indian Valley invitational. The teams that participated were Harrison Central, River View, Indian Valley and Garaway. The Harrison Central girls’ placed second overall. 

- Leah Cottrell 


Junior High Wrestling at Indian Creek Tournament

On Saturday, December 10, the junior high wrestling team traveled to Indian Creek to participate in their tournament. The team finished the day in 17th place, as there were some forfeits due to illness. 


Junior High Boys’ Basketball Splits Against Conotton Valley

On Saturday, December 10, the junior high boys’ basketball team traveled to Conotton Valley. The 7th grade team won 26-18, and played well under pressure. This makes them 3-1. The 8th grade team unfortunately lost, 31-11.

 - Kendra DeWees 


Bowling Defeats John Marshall

The bowling team traveled to John Marshall on Monday, December 12. The varsity boys’ team won 1789-1234, and the varsity girls’ team won 1464-1182. The junior varsity boys’ team bowled against Union Local, falling 936-842, while the girls’ junior varsity team bowled against East Richland Christian Academy’s varsity team, where they were defeated 1134-1128. 


Girls’ Basketball Defeated by Creek

On Monday, December 12, the girls’ basketball team traveled to Indian Creek for a regular season game. The girls’ had a tough loss, 74-36, which made them 6-2. Danica Rensi led the team with 10 points. 

- Angi Ferri 


Christmas Band Concert

On Monday, December 12, the Harrison Central Band hosted their annual Christmas concert in the auditorium. They showcased their wonderful talents by performing a variety of Christmas songs for individuals from the community to attend.

- Lexi Smith 


Freshmen Boys’ Basketball Falls to the Cadets

On Tuesday, December 13, the freshman basketball team lost against the Linsly Cadets, 42-36. The boys played well. The Freshman coach, Coach Little, said that the freshmen this year are going to have a good season and is excited to see how they finish throughout the season.

- Cooper Thompson 


Christmas Choir Concert

On Tuesday, December 13, the annual Christmas choir concert was held in the high school auditorium. Four groups performed: Junior High Choir, Belcanto, Bella Voche and the Select Choir. Mrs. and Mr. Zalenski did a fabulous job, along with the choir. All four groups provided a beautiful performance, and their next concert will be in the spring. 

- Sophie Bland 


Varsity Wrestling vs. Panthers

On Wednesday, December 14, the wrestling team fell short of a win in a home dual against Buckeye Local with a final score of 43-33. Starting at 106, Zane Carson received a forfeit. At 132, Andrew Cox won by decision, 12-11, against Seth Driscoll. At 144, Servacio Lopez won by fall in 1:57 against Landon Durbin. Hunter Bittinger was also able to secure a 1:30 fall against Gavin Edgell. 215 pound, Lucas Thomas won by fall over Bryce Horvath. Landen Thomas ended the night with a 0:48 fall against Brendon Stillion. The Biddy Huskies were also recognized between the junior high and varsity matches. 

- Servacio Lopez 


Girls’ Basketball vs Purple Riders 

On Wednesday, December 14, the girls’ basketball team played away at Martins Ferry. Junior varsity fell with a score of 14-9, only playing two quarters. Varsity also fell short with a final score of 31-26. 

- Zoe Whipkey 


Bowling Defeats Bridgeport

The bowling team traveled to St. Clair Lanes to take on the Bridgeport Bulldogs on Thursday, December 15. The varsity boys’ were victorious with a final score of 1789-1204, bowling with only four. The girls’ team defeated the Bulldogs 1473-1230. 


Junior High Girls Beat Buckeye Local

On Thursday, December 15, the 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball teams played the Buckeye Local Panthers. The 7th grade team beat the Panthers 15-13. The 8th grade team followed and beat the Panthers 30-11. Good job to both teams!

- Maddy Bender 


Math Classes Complete Christmas Assignments 

Senior Math Students colored ugly Christmas sweaters after solving trigonometry problems to solve the color code. Geometry students made quadrilateral Christmas cards, and some will be shared with residents at Gables Care Center. 


Science Classes Get in the Christmas Spirit

Mrs. Taylor’s science classes have been doing various activities over the past week to get in the holiday spirit. The forensic class had Christmas crime scenes to solve, while the zoology and anatomy classes made ornaments over things they have learned this year.

- Nadia Tweedy 


Health Department Speakers

On Tuesday, December 13, employee’s from the Harrison County Health Department spoke to Mrs. Taylor's science class about careers in the health field. 

- Khylii Keffer 

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 19
• Coed Varsity Bowling East Liverpool High School Home 4:00
• Boys Junior High Basketball Barnesville HS Away 5:30
• Boys Freshman Basketball Steubenville High School Home 6:00
• Girls Varsity Basketball St. Clairsville Home 6:00

Tuesday, December 20
• Coed Varsity Bowling OPEN EOBL Baker Tournament Away 3:30
• Boys Freshman Basketball Wheeling Central Catholic HS Away 4:30
• Boys Varsity Basketball Wheeling Central Catholic HS Away 6:00

Wednesday, December 21
• Boys Varsity Wrestling Shenandoah High School Away 2:00
• Girls Varsity Basketball Brooke High School Home 6:00

Thursday, December 22
• Boys Junior High Wrestling Richard Kirkland Invite Home 10:00

Friday, December 23
• Boys Varsity Basketball St. Clairsville Home 6:00





Grinch Visits HCE

Preschool through third grade students enjoyed a visit from the Grinch himself on Tuesday! 

Holiday Celebrations with Mrs. Turners

Students in Mis. Turner’s second grade class celebrated their countdown to Christmas break with various holidayr themed activities!


Mrs. McAfee’s Artists

Students in second grade showed off their art skills as they drew and colored reindeer! They also created Christmas trees with construction paper. Great job!


12 Days of Dressing Up


4th Grade STEM

4H Educator, Catie Romshak, and extension employees, Kaylee Toland and Thea Haney, present a STEMbot lesson to 4th graders. To include a Holiday theme the students made a path for Santa to follow using the bots. It was a great educational experience!

4th graders used the materials purchased from the STEM grant to build bridges, vehicles, houses, steps and more.


Have an amazing week, and as always,
 Go Huskies! 



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