• St. Thomas Aquinas junior tight end Joel Rich has reportedly been offered by Buffalo, according to ScoutingOhio.com. It is the first offer for Rich, who is 6 feet 4 and 230 pounds.
• Kenmore junior outside linebacker Deontae Moore has reportedly added an offer from Toledo, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Moore, who is 6-4 and 205 pounds, also has offers from Akron and Kent State.To read more or comment...
Copley senior quarterback Lou Gigliotti has decided to attend the University of Toledo as a preferred walk-on for coach Matt Campbell.
Gigliotti, 6-foot and 175 pounds, leaves Copley as the all-time leading passer in school history with over 5,000 passing yards and 39 passing touchdowns.To read more or comment...
Marques Hayes has been named the East football coach, Dragons Athletic Director Ron Linger said.
Hayes, 30, was an assistant under previous East coach Damon Beasley the past two seasons serving as the defensive line coach in 2010 and the defensive coordinator in 2011.To read more or comment...
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has added a seventh division for football for 2013. The Beacon Journal’s area schools are listed by 2012 divisions with number of boys enrolled in 2012 and new division classification (based on current enrollment and could change before 2013 season) in parenthesis. With the projected numbers, 38 of our five-county schools would move divisions.
The projected new enrollment breakdowns based on number of boys in the high school are as follows:
Division I: 600 to 1,164
Division II: 410 to 599
Division III: 288 to 409
Division IV: 216 to 287
Division V: 159 to 215
Division VI: 114 to 158
Division VII: 30 to 113
The OHSAA has decided to add a seventh division in football starting in 2013. The top division will have the top 10 percent of schools according to enrollment. The next six divisions will be divided evenly.
Here is the OHSAA release:To read more or comment...
Hudson senior Laura Mummey has committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Case Western Reserve University, Explorers coach Dennis Lawler said.
Mummey was named Special Mention All-Ohio as a senior and was also selected to the Academic All-Ohio team.To read more or comment...
Hudson senior Christie Wade has committed to continue her academic career and play basketball and softball at
Wade is a starter and key player for both Explorers teams. She has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.To read more or comment...
Cameron Black said he has decided to step down as Kent Roosevelt boys basketball coach to spend more time with his family.
“After 26 years of coaching, I have decided to step down,” Black said. “The No. 1 reason is my wife and I’s two children will be playing Division I college sports. My oldest son Cameron II is playing basketball at Bowling Green and my youngest son Curtis will be playing football at Akron. With the two boys competing in the fall and winter, I felt it was time to move on, watch them play and spend more time with my wife (Casondra).”To read more or comment...
Kent Roosevelt is seeking a new boys basketball coach.
Roosevelt athletic director Ernie Rutzky informed the Akron Beacon Journal that the school is currently accepting applications for the open position, which was previously held by Cameron Black.To read more or comment...
Massillon junior quarterback Kyle Kempt has reportedly made a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati, according to ScoutingOhio.com.
Kempt, who is 6-feet-5 and 200 pounds, also had offers from Toledo, Tennessee, West Virginia, Bowling Green, Indiana, Kent State and Mississippi.To read more or comment...
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