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PV teams won’t leave county

Pymatuning Valley athletic teams will play only Ashtabula County opponents for the 2020-21 school year, according to a published report. Superintendent Christopher Edison confirmed the plan this week to the Ashtabula Star-Beacon.

“I notified the NAC (Northeastern Athletic Conference) to let them know that we’re not going to be competing out of county for regular season athletics for this entire school year,” Edison said. “It’s not just for football season. It’s our fall, winter and spring sports. The goal is that if this is our best chance of having athletic competition for our kids then we gotta do it.”

Edison said the option of playing only county schools has been in the thought process. As far as the revised schedule, he said, “Our goal for rescheduling games and getting games scheduled would be getting our athletic director Mrs. (Melody) Nowakowski working with other athletic directors to see if they have open dates that we could play.”

NAC schools include Badger, Bloomfield, Bristol, Chalker, Lordstown, Maplewood, Mathews, Windham and Fairport Harbor.

Of those, Chalker, Mathews, Windham, Fairport and PV have football teams.

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