The Firestone football team has a new coach and his name is Eric Mitchell.
Ron Linger, the Akron Public Schools Interim Program Manager of Interscholastic Athletics, confirmed Tuesday that Mitchell will lead the Falcons football team in 2015.
“Eric Mitchell has been hired, pending board of approval at the March 30th meeting,” Linger said. “His background check is complete. His coaching resume is outstanding being at the different places he has been, Brush, Warrensville Heights and Lutheran East. He also has experience as a track and field coach at Firestone and he is a community person within the Firestone community. He is well-known and respected within the Firestone community.”
Linger described Mitchell as a “well-rounded guy” who has also coached girls basketball.To read more or comment...
Garfield junior two-way player Jatairis Grant has received scholarship offers from Kent State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Toledo and James Madison.To read more or comment...
Ohio University has offered a scholarship to Nordonia junior offensive tackle Terek Zingale.
Zingale also has offers from Akron, Bowling Green and Toledo after helping Nordonia win the 2014 Suburban League championship and finish as state runner-up in Division II.To read more or comment...
Michigan is the latest college to offer a scholarship to Walsh Jesuit junior offensive guard Jack Wohlabaugh.
Wohlabaugh helped Walsh reach the Division II playoffs in 2014. He also has offers from the University of Akron, Boston College, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kent State, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan.
His father, Dave Wohlabaugh, is a retired NFL offensive lineman who played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams. He played in college at Syracuse.To read more or comment...
Archbishop Hoban sophomore running back Todd Sibley Jr. has received a football scholarship offer from the University of Michigan.
This is the fourth offer for Sibley. Ohio State, Kentucky and Akron were the first three colleges to offer Sibley a scholarship.
OSU beat Michigan and Wisconsin to end December as Big Ten champions, and then won the national title in January following a semifinal win over Alabama and a final win over Oregon.
Sibley rushed 190 times as a sophomore for 1,576 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 8.29 yards per carry.To read more or comment...
COLUMBUS: The following Akron-area wrestlers have advanced to Saturday night’s final round of the state tournament at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena.
Each of these wrestlers won a first round match Thursday and then triumphed in quarterfinal and semifinal matches Friday to reach a state championship match.
The final round for Division I, II and III is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
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COLUMBUS: The following Akron-area wrestlers have advanced to Friday night’s semifinal round of the state tournament at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena.
Each of these wrestlers won a first round match Thursday and then triumphed in a quarterfinal match Friday. They are all two wins shy of winning a state championship.
The semifinal round for Division I, II and III is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The championship matches are set to start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.To read more or comment...
Canton McKinley High School has named Dan Reardon as its football coach.
Reardon coach Youngstown Ursuline High School’s football team from 2004-2011 and compiled a record of 53-6. He guided Ursuline to state championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and was named the Paul Brown-National Football Foundation Coach of the Year, the first in Ohio history to win three years in a row.
He has been coaching in Colorado since 2012, according to a press release from McKinley.
“Dan Reardon wants to be here at Canton McKinley and he will play a highly important role in uniting our two high school programs,” Superintendent Adrian Allison said Thursday in a press release. “Most importantly, he understands that when we say ‘student-athlete,’ the role of student comes first.”To read more or comment...
The North Canton City School District Board of Education approved Brian Baum as the new football coach at Hoover High School on Wednesday.
Baum takes over a Hoover football program previously led by Don Hertler, Jr. from 1996-2014. Hertler retired earlier this year.
“Coach Baum brings enthusiasm, dedication, and a true love of the game to our Hoover football program,” North Canton Superintendent Michael Hartenstein said in a press release. “His vision for the program is to continue to increase participation in the sport – growing the love of football and desire to play from the youth level on.”
Baum served in Iraq in 2005-2006/ He spent the past five years as coach at Fredericktown High School, where he posted a 40-16 record, including two 10-0 seasons. His teams made the OHSAA playoffs and were conference champions in 2010 and 2014.To read more or comment...
The Chippewa and Windham girls basketball teams will put their undefeated records on the line Saturday in district championship games.
Chippewa (25-0) will meet Orrville (20-4) in a Division III district final at 1 p.m. at Wooster. Orrville beat Chippewa 49-42 in a district semifinal last year.
The Chipps kept their record perfect this year Wednesday by defeating Canton Central Catholic 44-31 in a semifinal at Wooster.
Carly Koncz scored 17 points to lead Chippewa. Ashley Richardson contributed 13 points and Taylor Richards scored nine points for the Chipps. Emilee Flynn paced the Crusaders (15-9) with nine points.To read more or comment...