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Walsh Jesuit prepares for season

By mdyer Published: July 30, 2010

The Walsh Jesuit football team opens the season Aug. 27 when it plays host to Louisville at 7 p.m. Walsh coach Gerry Rardin said he likes the team's focus going into the official start of practice on Monday.

"Team is learning a lot right now," Rardin said in an e-mail this week. "The thing like most is that they are tireless workers."

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What's Being Heard Out of Hoban

By gthomas Published: July 30, 2010

Among high school football fans in the area, the names are recognizable - Greg McMullen and LaTroy Lewis.

Call them Archbishop Hoban's bookends on the defensive line, which because of their presence could be the best in the area.  Here's the kicker:  they're only juniors.

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Important Dates for Upcoming High School Football Season

By gthomas Published: July 29, 2010

Some fans out there know whether they have a competitive team, others have little clue.  Still here's a list of the important dates for high school football on the Ohio High School Athletic Association calendar:

Aug. 2:  First day of coaching
Aug. 10 – Aug. 21:  Scrimmages allowed
Aug. 23 – Oct. 30:  Regular season
Oct. 11:  Non-conference play ends
Nov. 5:  7:30 p.m., Regional Quarterfinal Tournaments (Div. II, IV, VI)
Nov. 6:  7 p.m., Regional Quarterfinal Tournaments: (Div. I, III, V)
Nov. 12:  7:30 p.m., Regional Semifinal Tournaments (Div. II, IV, VI)
Nov. 13:  7 p.m., Regional Semifinal Tournaments (Div. I, Div. III, V)
Nov. 19:  7:30 p.m., Regional Final Tournaments (Div. II, IV, VI)
Nov. 20: 7 p.m., Regional Final Tournaments (Div. I, III, V)
Nov. 26:  7:30 p.m., State Semifinal Tournaments (Div. II, IV, VI)
Nov. 27:  7 p.m., State Semifinal Tournaments (Div. I, III, V).

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North Carolina offers Smith

By mdyer Published: July 29, 2010

Buchtel junior WR Corey Smith has reportedly been offered by North Carolina, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Smith (6 feet, 170 pounds) also has offers from Michigan State, Akron, Toledo and Miami (Ohio).

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Allow Me to Introduce Myself

By gthomas Published: July 28, 2010

Welcome to your home for Summit County high school football coverage.

I'm George Thomas and plan to be able to lead readers through the maze of high school sports in the area from the Northeast Ohio staple of football in fall through hoops and wrestling in the winter to baseball and other sports through the spring.

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Report: Another offer for McKinley QB

By mdyer Published: July 26, 2010

Canton McKinley senior QB Kyle Ohradzansky (6-1, 212) has reportedly added an offer from Cornell, says ScoutingOhio.com. He also has an offer from Illinois State.

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Report: Kent State offers Lowdermilk

By mdyer Published: July 26, 2010

Carrollton senior QB Johnny Lowdermilk (6-2, 195) has reportedly been offered by Kent State, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Lowdermilk also reportedly has offers from Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Air Force.

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Report: Akron adds two commitments

By Dan Published: July 21, 2010

Avon Lake senior tackle Andrew Bohan (6-5, 270) has reportedly made an oral commitment to play at Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Valley View senior quarterback Kyle Pohl (6-3, 205) has reportedly made an oral commitment to play at Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com. He also reportedly had an offer from Ohio University.

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Report: Michigan State offers Smith

By mdyer Published: July 17, 2010

Buchtel junior wide receiver Corey Smith (6-0, 170) has reportedly added an offer from Michigan State, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Smith also reportedly has offers from Toledo, Miami (Ohio) and Akron. Smith is considered to be one of the state’s top players in the 2012 class.

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Doran Grant ranked No. 1 Ohio football player in Class of 2011

By mikeb Published: July 16, 2010

OhioVarsity.com announced its Class of 2011 Preseason Top 150 high school football players in the state of Ohio.

Doran Grant is ranked No. 1 and Steve Miller is ranked No. 5 on the list that has several area players on it.

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Firestone RB Cody Grice to wait until after his senior season to choose college

By nulrich Published: July 15, 2010

Firestone senior running back Cody Grice said he has received scholarship offers to play football at the University of Akron and Alabama State University, but he plans to wait until after the 2010 season to make a commitment.

Grice revealed his plan during a phone interview Thursday with the Beacon Journal.

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Report: Chaffman named Garfield coach

By mdyer Published: July 13, 2010

Dave Chaffman has reportedly been named the new Garfield girls' basketball coach, according to SportsInk.com.

Chaffman was teh coach at Springfield the past three seasons, according to the website.

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Report: Lowdermilk adds offer

By mdyer Published: July 13, 2010

Carrollton senior QB Johnny Lowdermilk (6-2, 200) has reportedly added an offer from Air Force, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Lowdermilk also reportedly has offers from Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Youngstown State.

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Report: Kaser offered by Illinois

By mdyer Published: July 7, 2010

Walsh Jesuit punter Drew Kaser (6-3, 212) has reportedly been offered by Illinois, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

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Grant selected for national event

By mdyer Published: July 7, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary DB Doran Grant has been selected to participate in the Champion Gridiron Kings high school football event July 24-25 in suburban Orlando.

The event will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It will feature 65 high school players competing at seven skill positions, including quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback and safety.

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Garfield still considering QB options

By mdyer Published: July 6, 2010

Garfield football coach Bob Sax said he hasn't made any decisions on his quarterback situation yet, but does return starter Darius Hoisten, who is the frontrunner at this point in the summer.

Hoisten, who will be a junior, ran most offensive sets except for the times when Tyson Gulley ran the spread formation.

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Former Racer in line to become Medina softball head coach.

By izzy Published: July 5, 2010

Former Akron racer infielder Jessica Toocheck is considered a favorite to become the head softball coach at Medina High School.

Toocheck is a Medina High School graduate who played shortstop for the Battling Bees. She also played at Kent State University before joining the Racers in the 2008 season after graduating from KSU and played two seasons.

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Zips offer Valley View QB

By mdyer Published: July 2, 2010

Germantown Valley View quarterback Kyle Pohl has reportedly been offered by Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

It is reportedly the first scholarship offer for Pohl, who is 6 feet 3 and 205 pounds.

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Brumbaugh commits to Zips

By mdyer Published: July 2, 2010

Green defensive lineman Dylan Brumbaugh made an oral commitment to play football at Akron on Wednesday, according to Green coach Tom Stacy.

Brumbaugh, who is 6 feet 5 and 255 pounds, also had offers from Marshall and Youngstown State.

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Report: Canton McKinley QB has scholarship offer

By mdyer Published: July 2, 2010

Canton McKinley QB Kyle Ohradzansky (6-1, 212) has reportedly been offered by Illinois State, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Ohradzansky will be a senior this upcoming season.

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