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Marlington's Dymonte Thomas selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

By Michael Beaven Published: November 30, 2012

Marlington High School senior Dymonte Thomas has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The game will be played on Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.

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Hudson standout Ben Gedeon named to U.S. U19 national football team

By Ron Ledgard Published: November 29, 2012
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Hudson senior linebacker Ben Gedeon will be named to the 2013 U.S. Under-19 national team later this afternoon, The Beacon Journal has learned.

Gedeon, who is orally committed to Michigan, is one of six linebackers to be named today by USA Football.

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Wooster tight end reportedly adds Air Force offer

By Ohio.com Published: November 27, 2012

Wooster senior tight end Charles Cairnie has reportedly received an offer from Air Force, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Cairnie is 6 feet 5 and 230 pounds.

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11 area football players earn All-Ohio nod in Division I & II

By Michael Beaven Published: November 26, 2012

The Associated Press released its All-Ohio football teams for Division I and Division II.

Here are the area players who received first-team status:

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St. V-M to play Bellevue at 11 a.m. Saturday for Division III state title

By Michael Beaven Published: November 26, 2012

St. Vincent-St. Mary is the final school still playing football in the five-county Akron Beacon Journal coverage area.

St. V-M (12-2) will meet Bellevue (13-1) in the Division III state championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.

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OHSAA sets state semifinal football pairings, locations

By Michael Beaven Published: November 19, 2012

The Akron Beacon Journal five-county coverage area has four teams still playing in the OHSAA state football tournament.

The four schools are Aurora, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Creston Norwayne and Mogadore.

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Falls' Andrew Appleby signs to swim at Ohio State

By Michael Beaven Published: November 19, 2012

Andrew Appleby will be trading in black and gold for scarlet and gray after this school year.

Appleby, a Cuyahoga Falls High School senior, signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue his academic and swimming careers at Ohio State University.

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Phil Heyn resigns as Revere football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: November 19, 2012

Phil Heyn, 35, recently gave Revere Athletic Director Bill Schumacher a letter of resignation as football coach.

Heyn, who previously served as Revere’s baseball coach, guided the Minutemen’s football team for the past three seasons and compiled a 4-26 record. He was an assistant coach the previous nine seasons.

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Lake athletes McBride, Stephens sign for college

By Michael Beaven Published: November 19, 2012

Lake seniors Jake McBride and McKenna Stephens signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers.

McBride is set to play golf at North Carolina State.

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Triway's Tessa Brooks nabs honor

By Michael Beaven Published: November 19, 2012

Triway senior volleyball standout Tessa Brooks was chosen as one of 12 national finalists for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors exceptional students who bring excellence in academics, athletics and community service.

Brooks is one of the 45,000 students who applied for this year’s award. She is one of the 12 national finalists who will travel to New York City where two national winners — one male, one female — will be chosen. Each will receive a crystal Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy, $10,000 donation to their respective high schools and recognition during the collegiate Heisman ceremony in New York City on Dec. 8, airing on ESPN.

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Dayton Carroll defeats CVCA boys soccer 2-0 in Division II state final

By Michael Beaven Published: November 10, 2012

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What: The Division II boys soccer state championship match.

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Walsh girls soccer defeats DeSales 5-0 in Division II state final

By Michael Beaven Published: November 9, 2012

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Division II state girls soccer championship match

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Northwest Akron Youth Basketball League seeking players

By Michael Beaven Published: November 7, 2012

The Northwest Akron Youth Basketball League is accepting registrations for youth basketball leagues.

Boys and girls are welcome between the ages of 8-13. Co-directors Harry Movsesian and Mike Kormushoff said the final registration date is Thursday (Nov. 8) at the Northwest Family Recreation Center on Shatto Rd. from 6-8 p.m. This year’s fee is $55 per player.

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Massillon's Conley is area's top-rated player

By Ohio.com Published: November 7, 2012

Massillon senior cornerback Gareon Conley is the area’s highest rated football player in the 2013 class, according to the ESPN 300 national list.

Conley, who is 6 feet 1 and 165 pounds, is ranked No. 62 nationally. He is verbally committed to Michigan.

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Akron men's soccer earns No. 1 national ranking

By Michael Beaven Published: November 6, 2012

The University of Akron men’s soccer team is No. 1 in the country just in time for the postseason.

Zips coach Caleb Porter found out Tuesday that his players have earned the No. 1 ranking in the national coaches poll. Maryland, North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA are ranked second through fifth.

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Kissner, Sturm step down as Walsh coaches

By Michael Beaven Published: November 6, 2012

Walsh Jesuit Athletic Director Grant Conzaman announced Tuesday that veteran coaches John Kissner and Missy Sturm have decided to step down.

Kissner started the Walsh boys soccer program 35 years ago and has served as its only head coach since 1978.

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Video: High School Football Week 11

By Ohio.com Published: November 1, 2012

Our pigskin prognosticators off their opinions for this week's high school football games.

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