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State swimming notes

By mikeb Published: February 25, 2009

Swimmers can compete in a maximum of four events. The Akron Beacon Journal's five-county coverage area has 12 swimmers that accomplished the feat of qualifying for state in four events.

Firestone junior Kevin Meisner and Wooster junior Alex McCord will compete in four Division I boys events.

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Walsh Jesuit baseball garners national ranking

By mikeb Published: February 24, 2009

Walsh Jesuit baseball coach Chris Kaczmar recently announced that the Warriors are nationally ranked for the fifth time in the past six years.

The Warriors are ranked in three pre-season polls, No. 22 in the ESPN Rise Pre-Season Fab 50 Poll, No. 26 in the Collegiate Baseball News Pre-Season Poll and No. 66 in the Perfect Game Cross Checker Top 100 pre-season high school baseball teams of 2009.

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Varsity Letters for Feb. 19

By Dan Published: February 19, 2009

Prep Talk for Feb. 12

By Dan Published: February 12, 2009

Girls and boys basketball, including undefeated Smithville, the City Series and more on sectionals are just some of the topics featured by Akron Beacon Journal sports writers Michael Beaven and Jonas Fortune in this weeks Prep Talk.

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2009 High School Football Recruits Sign

By mikeb Published: February 5, 2009

Here is a list of 2009 Football Recruiting Classes for the University of Akron, Kent State, Ohio State and other local high school players that signed with other schools.

NOTE: This information was obtained from high schools and colleges in person or via e-mail, fax, mail, etc. There will be additional local players that will sign at a later date.

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Top area football players sign letters of intent

By Dan Published: February 4, 2009

Here is a look at where the area's top football players are going, according to

John Pettigrew
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Running back
5'8, 177 pounds
College: Bowling Green

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Highland standouts to play in all-star games

By jcfortun Published: February 3, 2009

Highland stand out football players Chris Snook and Tyler houska each have one last prep game to play before heading off to college. The seniors will participate in some upcoming all-star games. The press release is below:

For Immediate Release
Highland standouts to play in all-star football games

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