The Archbishop Hoban boys basketball team will likely be without its top scorer for the remainder of the season.


Knights coach T.K. Griffith said junior DeAllen Jackson is expected to miss the rest of the season after fracturing a bone near his eye Saturday afternoon in an accident at home.


Jackson is still recovering at Akron Children’s Hospital after surgery to insert a dissolvable plastic piece and to repair the fracture and muscle damage in the eye area.


Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound guard, was leading Hoban (8-3) in scoring this season with a 16.4 average. He made 70 percent of his free throws and 44 percent of his field goals.


“I feel terrible for this kid,” Griffith said. “He loves basketball and is crushed.”


East opens football job


East is looking for a new football coach, Joe Howard of the Akron Public Schools said in an e-mail Tuesday.


Damon Beasley had been the coach at East since July 2002.


Stow names baseball coach


The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Edcuation approved Bryan Celik as its new varsity baseball coach Monday.


Celik, 31, played baseball at Firestone High School and the University of Akron. He graduated from Firestone in 1999 and UA in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.


“I am excited to be a part of the Stow baseball program,” Celik said. “It is a great community. There is a lot of support within the community and I am looking forward to continuing their winning tradition in baseball.”


Celik previously served as the varsity pitching coach and freshman team coach for Firestone for five seasons under coach Brad Lightfoot.


Celik is a construction manager and is employed by H.R. Gray as an engineer. He replaces coach John Daymon, who resigned after the 2011 season.


Football commitments


•?Orrville senior punter Drew Brenner committed to Ashland, Red Riders football coach Doug Davault said.


•?Walsh Jesuit senior defensive tackle Dane O’Driscoll committed to Duquesne, Warriors football coach Gerry Rardin said.


Ticket news


Public all-session ticket sales for the OHSAA state wrestling tournament begin at 10 a.m. Monday.


The state tournament is March 1-3 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.


The cost for an all-session ticket book (five sessions) is $75 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $55 each for the Terrace Level.


Tickets can be purchased in person at Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by going on-line at ticketmaster.com.


Single-session ticket sales for the state tournament begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 with tickets priced at $15 each. Single-session tickets can be purchased by following the same procedures listed above for all-session ticket orders.


Correspondent Mike Dyer contributed to this story. Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the high school blog at http://www.ohiomm.com/blogs/varsity_letters/. Also follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MBeavenABJ. Follow ABJ sports on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sports.abj.