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Hoover's Austin Appleby reportedly commits to Purdue

By mdyer Published: June 30, 2011

North Canton Hoover senior quarterback Austin Appleby has reportedly made a verbal commitment to play football at Purdue.

Appleby, who is 6 feet 5 and 225 pounds, threw for 1,427 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, according to the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, Ind.

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North's Dowdy Adds An Offer from West Virginia

By gthomas Published: June 28, 2011

North High School's De'Shawn Dowdy was flying under the radar as far as notoriety.  That's until his coach Mike Laktash submitted some footage to a Ohio football website.

Since then the offers have been flying in, the latest coming from the West Virginia Mountaneers.  It's his second offer from a BCS Conference school, the first coming from Iowa State.

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Orrville defensive back adds Toledo offer

By mdyer Published: June 27, 2011

Orrville senior defensive back Stewart Turner has reportedly been offered by Toledo, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Turner, who is 6 feet and 170 pounds, also has an offer from Ball State.

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Zips recruiting defensive back and wide receiver from Ohio

By mdyer Published: June 27, 2011

- The University of Akron football program has reportedly offered Cleveland Glenville senior defensive back Sean Draper, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Draper, who is 6 feet 1 and 180 pounds, also has offers from Buffalo, Ohio and Toledo.

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Walsh Jesuit Kicker Commits to Duke University

By gthomas Published: June 24, 2011

According to cleveland.com Walsh Jesuit kicker Ross Martin has committed to play football for the Duke Blue Devils.

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Friday recruiting notebook: Michigan interested in Hudson linebacker

By mdyer Published: June 24, 2011

- Hudson outside linebacker Ben Gedeon has reportedly been offered by Michigan, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Gedeon, who will be a junior this upcoming season, is 6 feet 2 and 220 pounds, according to the website. It is his first offer.

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Hoban's Greg McMullen Talks About Choosing Nebraska

By gthomas Published: June 24, 2011

Archbishop Hoban's dominant defensive end Greg McMullen confirmed to the Akron Beacon Journal that he verbally committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Thursday.

McMullen, a highly coveted national prospect, ranked as one of the Top 100 college prospects in the nation and many people thought that he was destined for Columbus and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Hoban's McMullen Reportedly Commits to Nebraska

By gthomas Published: June 23, 2011

Archbishop Hoban's dominant defensive end Greg McMullen has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska according to Allen Trieu of Scout.com

McMullen, a highly coveted national prospect, is ranked as one of the Top 100 college prospects in the nation and many people thought that he was destined for Columbus and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Walsh's Ross Martin kicking across the U.S.

By mdyer Published: June 22, 2011

Walsh Jesuit senior-to-be kicker Ross Martin has been kicking all over the country this summer, according to Walsh coach Gerry Rardin.

Martin, who is 5 feet 10 and 185 pounds according to ScoutingOhio.com, is currently kicking in Florida this week, according to Rardin.

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Marlington's Alden Smith offered by Michigan, Iowa

By mdyer Published: June 22, 2011

Marlington junior-to-be running back Alden Hill has reportedly added offers from Michigan and Iowa, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Hill, who is 6 feet 2 and 225 pounds, also has offers from Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, Northern Illinois, Vanderbilt, Kent State, Virginia, Northwestern, Pittsburgh and Illinois.

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Recruiting notebook: MAC teams after area football players

By mdyer Published: June 22, 2011

- Canton McKinely wide receiver Malcolm Robinson has reportedly added offers from Buffalo, Bowling Green and Toledo, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Robinson, 6 feet 1 and 182 pounds, also has an offer from Ball State, according to the website.

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Tressel resignation leads Canton McKinley's Se'Von Pittman to Michigan State

By mdyer Published: June 20, 2011

Canton McKinley defensive end Se’Von Pittman reportedly has made a verbal commitment to play football at Michigan State, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Pittman, who is 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, also had offers from West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio State and Louisville, according to the website.

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Hoover QB Appleby scores Big Ten offer; UA offers linebacker

By mdyer Published: June 16, 2011

North Canton Hoover quarterback Austin Appleby has reportedly added an offer from Purdue, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Appleby, who is 6 feet 5 and 228 pounds, also has offers from Toledo, Kent State, Temple, Akron, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio) and Louisville, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

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Local Players Set for Big 33 Football Classic

By gthomas Published: June 15, 2011

More than a few local standouts will appear in one more high school football game before they say their goodbyes to the Akron-Canton area to head off to their respective colleges.

The PNC Big 33 Football Classic features some of the top players from Ohio and Pennsylvania squaring off in all-star game.  This year’s game will take place at 7 p.m. at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn.

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Recruiting notebook: Streetsboro lineman commits to Indiana

By mdyer Published: June 15, 2011

- Streetsboro lineman Alex Todd verbally committed to Indiana, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Todd, who is 6 feet 4 and 290 pounds, is the first Indiana commitment in the 2012 class, according to the publication. He also reportedly had offers from Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green and Kent State.

- Massillon quarterback Kyle Kempt has reportedly been offered by Toledo, according to ScoutingOhio.com. It is the first offer for Kempt, who will be a junior this upcoming season. Kempt is listed at 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds on ScoutingOhio.com.

- Canton McKinley defensive back Jermaine Edmondson has reportedly added offers from Nebraska and Purdue, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Edmondson, 6 feet 2 and 173 pounds, also has offers from Toledo, Louisville, Buffalo, Illinois and Bowling Green, according to the website.

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Zips offer Princeton High linebacker

By mdyer Published: June 13, 2011

Princeton High School linebacker Jhalil Croley was offered by Akron this past weekend, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Croley, who will be a senior this season, also has offers from Pittsburgh, Ohio, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Ball State and Miami (Ohio).

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Hudson guard adds Kent State offer

By mdyer Published: June 13, 2011

Hudson guard Quaison Osborne, a senior-to-be on the football team, has reportedly added an offer from Kent State, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Osborne, 6 feet 4 and 315 pounds, also has offers from Akron and Youngstown State.

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UA women add point guard; Football team offers WR

By mdyer Published: June 13, 2011

Lockland High School girls’ basketball player Teesha Bennett has committed to the University of Akron as a preferred walk-on, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bennett, a point guard, was the Miami Valley Conference Gray division player of the year last winter. Lockland is a Division IV program north of downtown Cincinnati. Bennett averaged nearly 15 points and averaged 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 steals during the regular season.

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Hoover QB scores Louisville offer

By mdyer Published: June 9, 2011

North Canton Hoover quarterback Austin Appleby has reportedly added an offer from Louisville, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Appleby, who is 6-foot-5 and 228 pounds, also has offers from Toledo, Kent State, Temple, Akron, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Bowling Green and Miami (Ohio).

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OHSAA: Commissioner Talks Competitive Balance; More Hoops

By gthomas Published: June 9, 2011

Commissioner Dan Ross:  “This fall, the OHSAA will conduct a survey of our membership to gather feedback on the Competitive Balance issue. The Competitive Balance Committee will then meet to study the survey results and determine if a new proposal should be forwarded to the Board of Directors for consideration of a new referendum issue next May. It remains the goal of the OHSAA to keep public and non-public schools together in the same tournaments. The Competitive Balance Committee’s goal is to do that, but also to create a more balanced method for how schools are placed into divisions. We appreciate all of the feedback from our member schools thus far and expect to receive even more when the survey is completed.”

Highlights:   By a 5-4 vote, the Board approved a proposal from the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association to allow member schools to play up to 22 regular-season basketball games beginning with the 2012-13 season. Of note, the length of the season will not be expanded.

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Pair of area football players receive local college offers

By mdyer Published: June 9, 2011

Brush junior Kevin Houchins Jr. has reportedly added an offer from Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Houchins, who is being recruited as an athlete, is 6 foot and 180 pounds. He also has offers from Toledo, Louisville, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Miami (Ohio).

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Minerva reportedly finds new football coach

By mdyer Published: June 8, 2011

Dale Soles is reportedly the new head football coach at Minerva, according to the Canton Repository. Soles replaces Brett Yeagley, who was hired as an assistant principal at Marlington, according to the report.

Soles has been the Minerva defensive coordinator the past four seasons, including helping the Lions to the Division III playoffs last year, according to the report.

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Two top area footbal players get scholarship offers

By mdyer Published: June 6, 2011

Two area football players from the 2012 class reportedly added scholarship offers this weekend, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Marlington running Alden Hill added an offer from Illinois. Hill, who is 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, also has offers that include Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Kent State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Northern Illinois.

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Canton Central Catholic wins Division III state baseball title

By mikeb Published: June 5, 2011

Senior Joe Tann contributed as a pitcher and a hitter to lead the Canton Central Catholic baseball team to a 7-5 victory over Cincinnati Madeira in the Division III state championship game Sunday at Huntington Park in Columbus.

Tann (11-3) pitched three scoreless innings in relief to get the win. He also had two hits, scored two runs and batted in two runs.

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Canton Central Catholic game delayed to Sunday

By izzy Published: June 4, 2011

The Division III state baseball championship game between Canton Central Catholic and Cincinnati Madeira has been postponed until 10 a.m Sunday at Huntington Park.

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Hoban loses 9-8 in Division II state title game

By izzy Published: June 4, 2011

COLUMBUS:   Columbus St. Francis DeSales (21-9)  defeated Archbishop Hoban (20-9) 9-8 at Huntington Park in the Division II baseball state championship game.

The big blow was a two-run home run by Zak DeCamp with two outs in the bottom of the sixth gave the Stallions the lead.

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Narducci to Fairview; Hildebrand to WRA

By izzy Published: June 4, 2011

Former Hudson football coach Tom Narducci will officially be named head coach at Fairview High School sources said. He will also teach there.

Narducci was 90-72 in 16 years as head coach for the Explorers before his coaching contract for the upcoming fall season was not renewed last month.

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Ohio Division I State Track Meet Results

By gthomas Published: June 3, 2011

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

Elijah Beach of Canton McKinley qualifies

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Canton Central Catholic win 7-3 in state semifinal

By izzy Published: June 3, 2011

COLUMBUS: Canton Central Catholic (25-8) scored five times in the fourth inning and on its way to a 7-3 win over Defiance Tinora (24-4) in the Division III baseball state semifinal Friday night at Huntington Park.

The Crusaders play at 7  Saturday night against Cincinnati Madeira (23-1) for the Division III state title at Huntington Park.

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Hoover softball in state final

By RonPreps Published: June 3, 2011

North Canton Hoover beat Elyria 9-5 this morning in an OHSAA Division I state softball semifinal at Firestone Stadium. Hoover (29-3) advances to the state title game at 4 p.m. Saturday. Ally Farrah with three hits and three runs scored, Erika Warren had two hits and two RBI and Rachel Harris had two RBI for the Vikings.

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Ohio Division II State Track Results

By gthomas Published: June 3, 2011

Columbus - The following are the track results from the state meet in Columbus.  Most recent result at the top:

Girls 3200 Relay Final:

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Hoban defeats Holy Name 3-2 in state semifinal

By izzy Published: June 3, 2011

Columbus: Matt Gebacz up four hits and survived a solo home run in the seventh as Archbishop Hoban held on to defeat Parma Heights Holy Name 3-2 Friday afternoon in the Division II state semifinal at Huntington Park.

Gebacz struck out seven, hit one batter and did not issue a walk to improve to 5-2. The lefty gave up a run in the sixth on a RBI single by Anthony Smith and Alex Kurowski's long home run to right field with one out in the seventh inning.

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Archbishop Hoban to meet Holy Name in Division II state baseball semifinal

By mikeb Published: June 2, 2011

State Baseball Scout Box

At Huntington Park, Columbus

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Canton Central Catholic to meet Defiance Tinora in Division III state baseball semifinal

By mikeb Published: June 2, 2011

State Baseball Scout Box

At Huntington Park, Columbus

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State track and field scouting report

By mikeb Published: June 2, 2011

STATE TRACK AND FIELD SCOUTING REPORT

What: The 104th annual boys OHSAA state track and field meet and the 37th annual girls OHSAA state track and field meet.

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North Canton Hoover to face Elyria in Division I softball state semifinal

By mikeb Published: June 2, 2011

This is from Tom Gaffney:

STATE SOFTBALL SCOUTING REPORT:

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Offers continue to come in for area football players

By mdyer Published: June 1, 2011

Several area football players have reportedly added scholarship offers, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

- Orrville junior linebacker Mason Monheim reportedly has added an offer from Buffalo.

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