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Murphy still committed to Indiana

By mdyer Published: November 30, 2010

St. Vincent-Mary senior defensive back Mark Murphy is still verbally committed to Indiana despite the Hoosiers making a head coaching change over the weekend.

"Currently, Mark has no plans to change his commitment," SVSM athletic director Andy Jalwan said in an e-mail this morning.

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Gridlocks: Playoffs Week 4

By Dan Published: November 26, 2010

Orrville prepares for Chagrin Falls

By mdyer Published: November 25, 2010

 

The Orrville football team (10-3) plays Chagrin Falls (12-1) in a Division IV state semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Medina.

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Thanksgiving Day football rosters announced

By mikeb Published: November 24, 2010

FOOTBALL -- THANKSGIVING DAY ALL-STAR GAME

The Summit County Thanksgiving Day All-Star Football Game will debut at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Here are the rosters, according to game organizers Jacob Thompson, Mike Murphy Jr. and Jay Brophy Jr.:

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Buchtel's Smith Catches Eye of Ohio State

By gthomas Published: November 21, 2010

Akron Buchtel wide receiver Corey Smith has caught the eye of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  After receiving offers from Michigan State and North Carolina, Smith is now on OSU's radar said Buchtel coach Ricky Powers.

Whether the Buckeyes offer him depends on his grades and college test scores.  Smith has also drawn interest from LSU, their program is apparently waiting for game film from the entire season.

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Irish's Doran Grant Selects Four For Official Visits

By gthomas Published: November 21, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary defensive back Doran Grant has selected four colleges for official visits. Grant is one of the state's prized recruits in football and although he plies his trade predominantly at defensive back, he played quarterback, receiver and running back for the Irish this year.   The schools he will officially visit:

Michigan State

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Anderson one of area's best

By mdyer Published: November 20, 2010

Kent Roosevelt junior OL Ryan Anderson (6-4, 300) has taken unofficial visits to Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame this fall, according to Kent Roosevelt football coach John Nemec.

ScoutingOhio.com reported Anderson has an offer from Pitt.

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Division III preview: Marlington vs. Dover @ Fawcett Stadium in Canton

By izzy Published: November 19, 2010

The Division III Region 11 regional final is a matchup of power football in Marlington and Cinderella in Dover. The Tornadoes (10-2) are coming off a 34-28 win over Thornville Sheridan in overtime in the regional ssemifinal after stunning Steubenville in the quarterfinals 31-28.

The great year Marlington has had into football in reflected in some post season honors already.

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Division II playoff preview: Lake vs. Sunbury Big Walnut @ Ashland University's Jack Miller Stadium

By izzy Published: November 18, 2010

The first meeting between these teams is intriguing. Sunbury is that exit of I-71 north of Columbus people often stop for gas or snacks to give you perspective on where the town is.

Understand this - Big Walnut knocked off Columbus Marion-Franklin 24-12 which held explosive Ashland to just seven points earlier this season, so you know its defense led by lineman Mitch Paulino, linebackers Corey Paulino and Jarrod Daugherty.

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Gridlocks: Playoffs Week 3

By jim Published: November 16, 2010

Akron Beacon Journal sports writers Jonas Fortune, George Thomas, Jim Isabella and Michael Beaven preview upcoming high school football games.

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Orrville in regional finals again

By mdyer Published: November 16, 2010

The Orrville football team will make its second consecutive regional final appearance this week when it plays Genoa Area at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Avon Lake.

Here are a few notes:

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Ball State showing interest in Brewton

By mdyer Published: November 16, 2010

Garfield senior TE-DE Kevin Brewton has been receiving interest from Ball State lately, according to Garfield coach Bob Sax.

Brewton, who has an offer from Akron, hasn't set up a visit with Ball State yet.

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UPDATED: Live from the state soccer championships

By jcfortun Published: November 12, 2010

COLUMBUS:  It is a bit of an odd site when you walk into Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus.

What is a statue of an American Football legend doing in a major league futbol park?

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Gridlocks Playoffs Week 2

By Dan Published: November 12, 2010

Orrville linebacker taking unofficial visit to Nebraska

By mdyer Published: November 11, 2010

Orrville junior linebacker Mason Monheim (6-1, 215) will take an unofficial visit to Nebraska this weekend, according to Orrville coach Doug Davault. Monheim, who is one of the state’s top players in the 2012 class, has already visited Michigan. He has an offer from Illinois.

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Division III playoff preview - St.V-M vs. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney

By izzy Published: November 11, 2010

Time for the rematch, but will there be a different result?

St. Vincent-St. Mary faces Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 7 p.m. Saturday at Uniontown Lake Blue Streak Stadium in the Division III football regional semifinal. The two teams hooked up in Week 8 with the Cardinals winning 23-6.

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Playoff preview - Tallmadge vs. Ashland

By izzy Published: November 10, 2010

Wil lit be air vs. ground or ground game vs. ground game?

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Copley Wrestler Signs with Oklahoma

By gthomas Published: November 10, 2010

Sam Wheeler, senior wrestler from Copley High School, accepted a scholarship and signed a Letter of Intent to continue his wrestling career at The University of Oklahoma.  Sam was 53-1 as a junior 171 lb. wrestler and finished as a state runner up in Division I last season. 

In the spring and summer Sam Wheeler was a Fila Cadet All American in Freestyle wrestling and was a member of the elite Ohio Freestyle dual team that finished 3rd in the country.  Sam was a state alternate his sophomore year in wrestling.  Sam also was a captain on the 9-2 Copley football playoff team and finished with 170+ tackles as an inside linebacker.

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Regional semifinal football local pairings and sites

By jcfortun Published: November 7, 2010

Division I

Region 2
No.8 Medina (9-2) vs. No.4 Toledo St. John’s Jesuit (10-1)
When:
7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Huron Memorial Stadium

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Zips receive soccer commitment

By mdyer Published: November 7, 2010

Glen Este senior Karina Atkinson has verbally committed to play women's soccer at Akron , according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Atkinson, a senior midfielder, had 11 goals and six assists for Glen Este this season.

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Report: Kent State offers WR

By mdyer Published: November 7, 2010

Kent State has reportedly offered Kenton senior wide receiver Max Morrison (6-1, 165), according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Morrison also reportedly has offers from Air Force and Vanderbilt.

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Report: Illinois offers Monheim

By mdyer Published: November 7, 2010

 Orrville junior middle linebacker Mason Monheim (6-1, 215) has reportedly been offered by Illinois, according to ScoutingOhio.com. It is reportedly his first offer.

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Playoff Preview: Warren Howland (10-0) at Copley (9-1)

By gthomas Published: November 5, 2010

Warren Howland (10-0) at Copley (9-1)

7 p.m., Infocision Stadium

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Roosevelt lineman Ryan Anderson makes Michigan visit

By Dan Published: November 5, 2010

Kent Roosevelt junior OL Ryan Anderson (6-4, 300) reportedly took an unofficial visit to Michigan recently, according to Rivals.com.

Anderson, one of Ohio ’s top college prospects in the 2012 class, has been offered by Pittsburgh, according to ScoutingOhio.com

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Playoff preview: Buckeye Central (9-1) at Mogadore (10-0)

By izzy Published: November 5, 2010

Mogadore football is one of the great traditions in all of Ohio high school football. The Wildcats won their fourth state title in 2002 and visit the playoffs yearly now under coach Matt Adorni and for years with Scott Pollack.

The Wildcats (10-0, 7-0) won the Portage Trail Conference County Division, finishing with a 17-7 win over East Canton. Wildcat football is running the football with senior running back  Jake McAvinew and Kodey Chance.

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Playoff preview: No. 6 Columbus St. Charles (5-4) at No. 3 Uniontown Lake (7-3)

By jcfortun Published: November 3, 2010

No. 6 Columbus St. Charles (5-4) at No. 3 Uniontown Lake (7-3)
Division II, region 7
Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lake Stadium

STORYLINE It’s hard to argue with Lake’s resume, a Division II school with impressive victories against playoff teams Canton McKinley and Austintown Fitch in the always tough Federal League.

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Playoff preview: No. 8 Medina (8-2) at No. 1 Canton McKinley (8-2)

By jcfortun Published: November 3, 2010

No. 8 Medina (8-2) at No. 1 Canton McKinley (8-2)
Division I, region 2
Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fawcett Stadium

STORYLINE: Medina qualified for the playoffs for just the second time in school history, and have a date with perennial power Canton McKinley to show for it. Lucky them.

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Playoff preview: No. 8 Kent Roosevelt (8-2) at No. 1 Tallmadge (10-0)

By jcfortun Published: November 3, 2010

No. 8 Kent Roosevelt (8-2) at No. 1 Tallmadge (10-0)
Division II, region 5
Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tallmadge Stadium

STORYLINE: A lot of people ignored Tallmadge when the season started. No one can ignore them now that they are undefeated and the top seed in Division II, region 5.

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Gridlocks: Week 11

By jim Published: November 3, 2010

Find all of their picks, and those from Jim Isabella, after the jump.

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