Manchester’s girls basketball game with Waynedale was one of several events cancelled Thursday due to the extreme cold temperatures and snow that have hit Northeast Ohio.
Panthers coach Tucker Pappas said he and his team will turn their attention to the postseason where Manchester (16-5) is seeded No. 4 in the Division III Wooster sectional-district behind Chippewa, Tuslaw and Orrville.
Manchester will play at Orrville at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.
Pappas said Manchester’s starting lineup features senior Alex Klein and includes seniors Emma Kreakbaum, Brittani Porter and Allie Richmond and junior Grier Cowles.To read more or comment...
Veteran coach Denny Schrock led Chippewa’s girls basketball team to a 61-24 win at Smithville on Tuesday, giving the Chipps an undefeated regular season.
Junior Ashley Richardson led the Chipps (22-0, 14-0 WCAL) with 20 points. Junior Carly Koncz (15 points) and sophomore Taylor Richards (10 points) also scored in double figures for Chippewa, which outscored Smithville 24-0 in the first quarter.
Chippewa is the No. 1 seed in the Wooster Division III sectional-district. The Chipps will open the postseason by hosting Black River at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.To read more or comment...
The Wadsworth girls basketball team won its 75th Suburban League game in a row Wednesday night with a 55-36 victory over host Highland.
Junior Jodi Johnson scored 21 points to lead Wadsworth (19-3, 14-0), which has won six Suburban League titles in a row. Five of the six titles have featured 14-0 records under coach Andrew Booth.
Senior Aubrey Virgin also reached double figures for the Grizzlies with 14 points.
Senior Sydney Bowers scored six points and junior Jenna Johnson scored five points. Sophomore McKenna Banks scored three points. Freshmen Lexi Lance, Sophia Fortner and Peyton Banks added two points apiece.To read more or comment...
Walsh Jesuit announced Tuesday it has hired Scott Beigie as its football coach.
Beigie, a 2005 Walsh graduate, succeeds Gerry Rardin, a 1972 Walsh graduate, who retired as Warriors coach following 35 seasons.
“I am deeply humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the Walsh Jesuit football program into the future,” Beigie said in a prepared statement. “I would like to thank Coach Rardin in particular for offering me the opportunity seven years ago to return to my alma mater as a young coach and learn from a group of dedicated men that have been a great influence in my life. As the head football coach, I promise to lead with a respect for the traditions of the past, a vision for the future, and a sincere commitment to the school mission, the football program and the student-athletes.”
Beigie, who was named Walsh’s Assistant Athletic Director in 2014, and is also a guidance counselor at the school, played for Rardin. He completed his eighth coaching season this year, with the past seven as a Walsh assistant and one prior to that on the Cleveland Heights sidelines.To read more or comment...
The Coventry boys basketball enters this week knowing it has clinched the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division championship.
Coventry coach Lynn Wess said the Comets 82-77 victory over Ravenna on Friday coupled with Norton's victory over Field allowed the Coventry to wrap up its first league championship in boys basketball since 1957-1958.
The Comets are 15-4 overall and 10-1 in the PTC MD. Kent Roosevelt, Field and Norton all are two games behind Coventry in the standings.
Coventry hosts Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Falcons are the only team to beat the Comets in league play this season as the Comets swept the Rough Riders and Panthers.To read more or comment...
The Firestone vs. Perry Division I boys sectional basketball game will tip off at 5 p.m. on Wednesday March 4 at Firestone High School, says Copley sectional-district tournament manager Janet Coon.
The game was originally scheduled for later that evening, but was moved due to a scheduling conflict with a play at Firestone, which features International Baccalaureate and Visual and Performaing Arts programs.To read more or comment...
There will be a meeting of two undefeated boys basketball teams at 7:30 tonight when St. Vincent-St. Mary plays at Walsh Jesuit.
St. V-M is 18-0 overall, and is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Division I state poll and No. 3 nationally in the USA Today Top 25 and the MaxPreps Xcellent 25. The Irish are led by senior Joshua Williams, a University of Akron recruit.
WJ is 19-0 overall and features junior Mitch Peterson, a player with multiple scholarship offers.To read more or comment...
Dan Sears has been named the Lake girls soccer coach after two years as the varsity assistant coach.
He replaces Les Drinkwater, who resigned after six seasons as Lake’s girls soccer coach.
Sears is a graduate of Lutheran West High School and a four-year letter winner for the men’s soccer team at the University of Mount Union.
Lake won its first Federal League Championship in 2013 and made a Division I district final appearance with Drinkwater as head coach and Sears as an assistant.To read more or comment...
Stow-Munroe Falls senior softball player Sadie Jones has accepted a scholarship offer from Ursuline College to continue her academic and athletic careers.
Jones, a pitcher, has led the Bulldogs to a 66-22 record over the past three seasons while winning three consecutive outright Northeast Ohio Conference River Division championships. Stow is 27-3 in conference play the past three years.
Jones has compiled 53 career wins heading into her senior season. She has been a first team All-NOC RD selection all three years and NOC RD Player of the Year in 2012 while being named Division I second-team All-District each year.
“Sadie has been a workhorse in our program the last three years and has established herself as one of the best to ever wear the maroon and gold,” Bulldogs coach Doug Hawkins said. “She is one of the most dedicated athletes I have had the privilege to coach in my 20-year career. She has what you can’t teach – she has heart.”To read more or comment...
Walsh Jesuit junior offensive lineman Jack Wohlabaugh added his eighth football scholarship offer recently, according to ScoutingOhio.com.
Kentucky is the latest offer Wohlabaugh, who is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds. He also has scholarship offers from the University of Akron, Boston College, Cincinnati, Kent State, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Wohlabaugh’s father, Dave Wohlabaugh, 42, is a retired NFL offensive lineman from New York. Dave Wohlabaugh played in college at Syracuse University, and then nine seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots (1995-1998), Cleveland Browns (1999-2002) and the St. Louis Rams (2003).To read more or comment...