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Hudson duo place second, fourth at Division I state girls dive meet

By mikeb Published: February 25, 2012

Hudson senior divers Taryn McLaughlin and Rachel Speakman stood on the awards podium together with smiles on their faces for the second consecutive year in Canton.

McLaughlin finished second in the Division I state girls 1-meter diving meet with 489.40 points Saturday at C.T. Branin Natatorium and Speakman placed fourth with 458.45 points.

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Garfield football to play non-league games against Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Wooster

By mdyer Published: February 25, 2012

Garfield football coach Bob Sax said recently the Rams non-league schedule for 2012 will be Wooster, Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge the first three weeks. The Rams will also play St. Thomas Aquinas in Week 7.

While the City Series schedule hasn’t been announced just yet, Garfield will play Kenmore Week 4, then Buchtel, North, East, Ellet and Firestone, Sax said.

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Hudson's Alex Obendorf wins Division I state boys diving title

By mikeb Published: February 23, 2012

Hudson sophomore Alex Obendorf won the Division I state boys 1-meter diving championship Thursday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Obendorf finished with a score of 510.65 points after 11 dives.

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Local football players Kempt, DiLaurio, Conley add offers

By mdyer Published: February 16, 2012

Massillon junior quarterback Kyle Kempt has reportedly been offered by Indiana, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Kempt, who is 6 feet 5 and 200 pounds, is one of the state’s top players in the 2013 class. He also has offers from Toledo, Tennessee, West Virginia and Bowling Green, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Green junior tight end/defensive end Christian DiLaurio has reportedly been offered by Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com. It is the first offer for DiLaurio, who is 6 feet 5 and 245 pounds.

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City Series boys basketball playoff championship scouting report

By mikeb Published: February 16, 2012

City Series boys basketball playoff championship scouting report

Teams: East (17-1, 12-0) vs. Firestone (13-4, 9-3)

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Spectator information for City Series boys basketball playoff final

By mikeb Published: February 16, 2012

Several people within the community are wondering why Firestone is hosting the City Series playoff title game instead of East on Friday at 7 p.m.

Joe Howard, the Akron Public School Program Manager of Interscholastic Athletics, said the location of the game “was predetermined as of last July” because that was when permits were submitted to hold events in buildings.

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Firestone's Gladney adds football scholarship offers

By mikeb Published: February 13, 2012

Firestone football coach Tim Flossie said junior wide receiver Kevin Gladney now has scholarship offers from Michigan, Nebraska and Michigan State.

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Rivals 100: Marlington's Dymonte Thomas only area player to crack 2013 list

By mdyer Published: February 8, 2012

Marlington junior defensive back Dymonte Thomas is ranked the nation’s No. 77 player in the 2013 class, according to the first 2013 class rankings by Rivals.com today.

Thomas averaged 7.1 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns on offense and had 102 tackles on defense last season, according to Rivals.com. He is verbally committed to Michigan.

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GlenOak offensive lineman to Malone

By mdyer Published: February 8, 2012

GlenOak senior offensie lineman Brenson Ennis has committed to play at Malone, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Ennis is 6 feet 4 and 310 pounds, according to the website.

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Brock & Marsinek on national preseason All-American baseball list

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Louisville Slugger released its high school pre-season All-American list, and two area players were mentioned.

Crestwood senior third baseman/right-handed pitcher David Brock and Walsh Jesuit left-handed pitcher Michael Marsinek are both on the honorable mention list. Six Ohioans made the national list.

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Elms senior Morse signs with Northern Kentucky for softball

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Our Lady of the Elms senior Kaitlin Morse has signed a letter of intent to attend Northern Kentucky University and to play Division I softball.

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St. V-M senior Cetnarowski signs with Shawnee State for baseball

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior first baseman Tyler Cetnarowski has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at Shawnee State.

“On and off the field, Tyler deserves everything that he has earned up to this point,” St. V-M coach Anthony Boarman said. “He is a dedicated student in the classroom and one of my hardest workers in the baseball program. He is unselfish and understands the important of faith, family, and sacrifice. I know he we will successful at the next level academically and athletically because of these unique qualities that he possesses.”

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APS athletic dates to keep in mind

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Joe Howard, the Akron Public Schools program manager for interscholastic athletics, announced the following dates for City Series championships:

- The boys and girls bowling meet will take place in Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Midway Lanes, 1070 E. Tallmadge Ave. in Akron.

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CVCA's Sachem Wilson signs with Liberty for men's soccer

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Senior Sachem Wilson of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and soccer careers at Liberty University.

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John Gramuglia thanks Wadsworth community for their effort

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Here is a letter I received via email from Wadsworth wrestling coach John Gramuglia:

Dear Grizzly Invitational Merchants, Workers and Sponsors,

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Report: Northwestern offers Tra Chapman football scholarship

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Kent Roosevelt junior quarterback Tra Chapman has reportedly added a scholarship offer from Northwestern, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Chapman, who is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, also has an offer from Kent State.

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Report: Ohio State offers Ben Gedon football scholarship

By mikeb Published: February 3, 2012

Ohio State has reportedly offered a scholarship to Hudson junior linebacker Ben Gedeon, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Gedeon, who is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, also has offers from Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, Boston College, Michigan State, Purdue, Stanford, Duke and Virginia, according to the recruiting website.

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Signing day photo from Archbishop Hoban

By RonPreps Published: February 2, 2012

Alexis Becker will play soccer at Edinboro University. Colleen Rosen will play soccer at Ursuline College. Greg McMullen will play football at Nebraska. LaTroy Lewis will play football at Tennessee. Madison Kaser will play soccer at Akron. Maria Libertin willplay soccer at Xavier. Taylor Bolender will be on the gymnastics team at Central Michigan. Make sure to click on the photo for the full image.

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Ravenna's D.J. Jones set to play football at Akron

By mikeb Published: February 2, 2012

Ravenna senior running back D.J. Jones said Thursday he will attend the University of the Akron and play football.

Jones and Ravens coach Jim Lunardi each confirmed that Zips coach Terry Bowden and running back coach Trent Boykin recruited the 5-foot-9 and 190-pound standout to UA.

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Norwayne's Wallace signs to play football at Ashland

By mikeb Published: February 2, 2012

Norwayne senior Adam Wallace has signed to play football and continue his academic studies at Ashland University.

Wallace, a 6-foot-3 and 205-pound quarterback-linebacker, guided the Bobcats to the Division IV state title over Kenton on Dec. 3 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

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Copley's Chatman is set to play at Walsh U

By mikeb Published: February 2, 2012

Copley senior defensive back CJ Chatman, has signed to play football Walsh University.

Chatman is 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds.

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Hoover's Nutt to play at Ohio Dominican

By mikeb Published: February 2, 2012

North Canton Hoover senior Jonathan Nutt signed a national letter of intent to play football at Ohio Dominican University.

Nutt was a three-year lettermen and two-year starter at tight end for Hoover. He caught 25 passes for 321 yards and six touchdowns for his career.

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Green's Roehlig to run for Ohio U

By mikeb Published: February 2, 2012

Green senior Krista Roehlig has signed with Ohio University to continue her academic, cross country and track and field careers.

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Tallmadge's Williams is Baldwin-Wallace bound

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Tallmadge coach Joe Vassalotti said Blue Devils senior running back Tyrin Williams will continue his academic and football careers at Baldwin-Wallace.

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Walsh athletes select colleges for sports

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Walsh Jesuit High School announced Wednesday that 18 seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

The 18 student-athletes are (by sport):

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Hoban athletes pick colleges to play sports

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Archbishop Hoban High School announced Wednesday that seven seniors signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

The seven student-athletes are:

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Green's Finch set to play for Tiffin

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Green senior linebacker Kyle Finch will continue his football career at Tiffin University.

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Ellet's Male set to play for Walsh University

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Ellet senior Aaron Male has signed to play college football with Walsh University, Ellet coach Joe Yost said Wednesday.

Yost said Male had other offers from Tiffin, Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace and Mount Union.

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Field's Boggs is Tiffin bound

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Field senior running back Patrick Boggs will college football at Tiffin, Field football coach Patrick Youel said Wednesday.

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East's Dawson makes college decision

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

East senior Joshmere Dawson has signed to play with St. Francis (Pa.)

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Firestone trio make college football choices

By mikeb Published: February 1, 2012

Firestone football coach Tim Flossie said three Falcons seniors have decided where they will play college football.

Dion Collins is going to Campbellsville University in Kentucky, and Christian Morgan and Stefan Willis are keeping their talents in Ohio by electing to go to Youngstown State University and Tiffin University, respectively.

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