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Ellet to meet Firestone in City Series baseball, softball title games

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

The City Series baseball and softball playoff championship games are this weekend.

Joe Howard, the Akron Public Schools Program Manager of Interscholastic Athletics, said Ellet will play Firestone in each game.

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Don Ross set to retire as athletic director, assistant principal at Woodridge

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

Don Ross is set to retire as athletic director and assistant principal at Woodridge High School effective June 30.

The Board of Education unanimously approved Ross’s retirement last week. He worked for the district since August 2011.

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Regional track and field meets set for this weekend

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

The track and field season has just two big meets left – regional and state.

Regional meets will take place this weekend in all three divisions for boys and girls.

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Medina, Jackson girls; Hudson boys near state lacrosse finals

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

The Medina girls lacrosse team is just two wins shy of winning a fourth Division I state championship in a row.

Medina and Jackson will play in separate girls Division I state semifinal matches on Friday at New Albany High School. Jackson and Upper Arlington start at 5:15. Medina and Cincinnati Sycamore will start at approximately 7:30.

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VJ King of St. V-M set to train with USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

St. Vincent-St. Mary basketball player VJ King is headed back to Colorado Springs to train with USA Basketball.

King is among a pool of 31 players practicing with the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The sessions begin with a single practice today (Thursday), and will continue with two practices each day from May 31-June 6.

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Dunbar, Sandberg, Ong, Pennington among area Division I boys tennis state qualifiers

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

State boys tennis scouting box

When: Friday and Saturday.

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Fesemyer, McMullen, Followay qualify for OHSAA State Track & Field Wheelchair Championships

By Michael Beaven Published: May 29, 2013

Three area athletes have qualified for the first Ohio High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Wheelchair Championships in Columbus.

There are 10 total boys and one girl scheduled to compete on June 8 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University.

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North Canton Hoover advances to another softball regional

By Michael Beaven Published: May 28, 2013

North Canton Hoover is one of five area softball teams that won district titles to reach a regional bracket.

Hoover, which is seeking its third consecutive Division I state title, is 30-0 and will play Gahanna Lincoln (24-6) at 5 Thursday on the Ohio State University campus.

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Brunswick baseball boasts solid 1-2 pitching punch

By Michael Beaven Published: May 28, 2013

Seniors Kyle Michalik and Gerry Salsbury provide a solid 1-2 punch at the top of the pitching rotation for Brunswick’s baseball team, which is 20-9 and will play Mentor (22-5) in a Division I regional semifinal at 5 Thursday at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium in Canton.

Salsbury tossed a four-hitter to help Brunswick to a 3-2 win over Twinsburg in a district semifinal Friday, and Michalik threw a one-hit shutout to guide the Blue Devils to a 3-0 win over the host Hudson Explorers in a district final Saturday.

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Hoban heads to regional baseball bracket with desired defense

By Michael Beaven Published: May 28, 2013

Archbishop Hoban baseball coach Jim Diestel has his defensive alignment the way he wants it and the Knights find themselves just four wins from winning a Division II state championship.

Hoban (18-10) will meet Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (16-12) at 5 p.m. Thursday in a regional semifinal at the Ballpark at Hudson. The Knights beat the Lions twice in North Coast League Blue Division matchups this season.

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Walsh Jesuit announces coaching changes

By Michael Beaven Published: May 28, 2013

Walsh Jesuit Athletic Director Grant Conzaman announced coaching changes on the Warriors staff.

Joe Denton has stepped down as the Walsh boys golf coach and Mike Richetto has been elevated to head coach.

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St. Vincent-St. Mary junior linebacker Dante Booker Jr. commits to Ohio State; 9th Buckeyes recruit

By Michael Beaven Published: May 23, 2013

St. Vincent-St. Mary junior linebacker Dante Booker Jr. has committed to play football at Ohio State University on scholarship.

Booker is the second St. V-M junior to give OSU coach Urban Meyer a committment recently, following junior running back Parris Campbell Jr.

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Barberton names Greg Whitmer girls basketball coach

By Michael Beaven Published: May 22, 2013

This is courtesy of Ohio.com correspondent Courtney Kerrigan:

Greg Whitmer was welcomed as the new head coach for the Barberton High School girls basketball team Wednesday night as school members approved his hiring.

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Cuyahoga Falls names Sean Flaherty football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: May 21, 2013

Cuyahoga Falls High School has named Sean Flaherty as its football coach.

This is Flaherty’s first head coaching position.

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Ellet, Firestone set to meet in City Series baseball play this week

By Michael Beaven Published: May 19, 2013

The undefeated teams in City Series baseball will square off Monday and Wednesday.

Ellet (17-8, 10-0) and Firestone (13-13, 10-0) will meet twice this week at 4:30 to determine who wins the regular season title.

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Nick scores Nick to lead Twinsburg over Walsh Jesuit

By Michael Beaven Published: May 19, 2013

Seniors Nick Jaworski and Nick Medwetz each played starring roles in Twinsburg’s 1-0 baseball victory over host Walsh Jesuit in a Division I sectional final Friday.

Jaworski, a right-hander, tossed a complete-game shutout and also batted in Medwetz for the lone run. Medwetz hit a triple prior to scoring.

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Hit No. 4 is a home run for Buckeye's Tom Metheney

By Michael Beaven Published: May 19, 2013

Buckeye senior Tom Metheney entered last week with three hits in 15 at bats this season. His primary role is to play first base as a defensive replacement late in games.

Metheney’s fourth hit of the season turned into a memorable one when he smacked a solo walk-off home run in the seventh inning Tuesday to lift the host Bucks over visiting St. Vincent-St. Mary 8-7 in Akron Division II sectional final. It was Metheney's first home run at any level of baseball.

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David Lough of Green called up to major leagues by Royals

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 17, 2013

David Lough of Green High was called up by the Kansas City Royals today. The Royals part at  the Oakland A’s tonight.

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Ellet scores baseball win to advance to Division I sectional final

By Michael Beaven Published: May 17, 2013

Ellet 7, Massillon Washington 3 – The host Orangemen (17-7) utilized a four-run third inning and a two-run sixth inning to defeat the Tigers (10-15) in this Canton Division I sectional semifinal baseball game Thursday.

Pitcher Andrew Myers worked six solid innings to notch the win. Russell Kline hit two doubles and finished with two runs batted in. Andrew Neal and Brandon Hendershot each contributed two hits.

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Stow baseball advances to Division I sectional final with victory

By Michael Beaven Published: May 17, 2013

Stow 5, Firestone 1 – The host Bulldogs (15-10) won this Hudson Division I sectional semifinal baseball game following a four-run fourth inning Thursday.

Troy Johnson earned the win by pitching six innings. Andrew Hurd went 2-for-3 at bat for Stow with a double, triple, two runs scored and one run batted in. Alex Damschroder hit a home run and finished the game with three RBI.

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OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights - 05/16-13

By Michael Beaven Published: May 16, 2013

Here is a new press release from the OHSAA:

COLUMBUS , Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the OHSAA office for its regularly scheduled May meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.

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OHSAA announces competitive balance proposal for high school sports fails in close vote

By Michael Beaven Published: May 16, 2013

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that member schools principals voted against the referendum on competitive balance that pertains to public and private schools.

The final vote was 327-308, and 188 did not vote. The OHSAA said it mailed out 823 ballots to high schools.

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Eric Glover-Williams of McKinley gets West Virginia offer

By Ohio.com Published: May 16, 2013

West Virginia has reportedly offered Canton McKinley sophomore standout Eric Glover-Williams, according to Scout.com.

Glover-Williams, who is listed at 5 feet 9 and 160 pounds, also reportedly has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, according to Rivals.com.

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McKinley LB Jamal Davis adds Indiana offer

By Ohio.com Published: May 16, 2013

Canton McKinley junior linebacker Jamal Davis has reportedly added an offer from Indiana, according to Scout.com.

Davis, who is 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds, also reportedly has offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Louisville, Toledo and Western Michigan.

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Grant Conzaman set to retire as Walsh Jesuit Athletic Director in June

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Athletic Director Grant Conzaman has announced his retirement, effective June 28, 2013, marking 40 years of service to Walsh Jesuit High School.

“Grant is the consummate gentleman and has been an outstanding Athletic Director and employee for 40 years,” Walsh President Karl Ertle said. “He truly exemplifies our mission, which he has carried down through our coaching staff, our parents and all involved with the Walsh Jesuit athletic community. His tireless work ethic and commitment to not only the Walsh Jesuit athletic program, but the Walsh Jesuit community is irreplaceable, and he truly will be missed.”

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Track and field league championship meets galore this week

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Postseason tournaments are already underway for baseball, softball, tennis and lacrosse teams in the Akron area.

Track and field teams will join the fray this weekend with league meets. District, regional and state meets will follow over the next three weeks.

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Jenna Lilley sets records, North Canton Hoover softballl continues to win

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

North Canton Hoover junior Jenna Lilley recently set two school records, home runs in a single season (seven) and home runs in a career (14).

Lilley entered this week with 39 hits in 56 at bats for a .696 batting average. She has scored 42 runs and batted in 52 in 25 games.

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Hudson baseball rolls on with wins

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

The Hudson baseball team continues to win with regularity, upping its record to 21-4 under coach Buddy Dice following a 6-3 victory over visiting Elyria on Tuesday.

Seniors Jono Chafe, Tim Kennedy, Brian Malerick, Mitch Schoenman, Brian Snyder, Alex Agra, Ross McLelland and Alex Albright have been consistent leaders for the Explorers.

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Lake’s Tyler Straley signs to play baseball at Malone

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Lake senior Tyler Straley signed a national letter of intent to further his education and baseball careers at Malone University.

Straley, who is 6-foot, is the Blue Streaks ace right-handed pitcher.

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Revere senior Emma Gresser signs to swim at University of Cincinnati

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Revere High School senior Emma Gresser signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and swimming careers on scholarship at the University of Cincinnati.

Gresser said the Bearcats recruited her to compete in the 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley.

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OHSAA set to announce referendum voting results Thursday

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Tim Stried of the Ohio High School Athletic Association said the referendum voting period for OHSAA member schools ended Wednesday.

Stried said results will be tabulated Thursday morning with an announcement to follow in the afternoon.

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Stow senior KC Kolke signs to play soccer at Lake Erie College

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Stow High School senior KC Kolke signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and soccer careers on scholarship at Lake Erie College in Painesville.

Kolke, who has a 4.1 grade-point average, was recruited to play defense and plans to major in accounting. He earned four varsity letters under coach Kyle Kosmala and served as a team captain.

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Highland’s Adam Kluk accepts scholarship offer to wrestle at Findlay

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

Highland senior Adam Kluk has accepted an athletic scholarship to Findlay University, where he plans to wrestle.

Kluk was a four-time state qualifier in wrestling and a three-time state placer. He placed third at the Division I state meet at 195 pounds in Columbus after winning sectional and district titles.

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Canton McKinley football players garner more scholarship offers

By Michael Beaven Published: May 15, 2013

- Canton McKinley sophomore quarterback Eric Glover-Williams has been offered a scholarship by West Virginia, according to Scout.com.Glover-Williams, who is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, also has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

- Canton McKinley junior linebacker Jamal Davis has been offered a scholarship by Indiana, according to Scout.com.Davis, who is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, also has offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Louisville, Toledo and Western Michigan.

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Wooster, Mount Union advance to NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament

By Michael Beaven Published: May 13, 2013

The College of Wooster and University of Mount Union baseball teams have advanced to the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament and will play in the same regional.

Wooster is the No. 3 seed and Mount Union is the No. 8 seed at the NCAA Division III Mideast Baseball Regional hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

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Lake names Dan DeGeorge football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: May 10, 2013

Lake High School has named Dan DeGeorge as its new football coach.

DeGeorge, who has been a teacher and coach at Lake for the past 15 years, replaces long-time Blue Streak coach Jeff Durbin who stepped down recently after 23 successful seasons leading the football program.

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Jackson set to hire Anthony Butch to coach girls basketball

By Michael Beaven Published: May 10, 2013

Jackson High School is expected to name Anthony Butch its next varsity girls basketball coach.

Butch will be recommended at the Board of Education meeting on May 21.

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Kent Roosevelt’s Zachary Janus commits to Marietta for baseball

By Michael Beaven Published: May 10, 2013

Kent Roosevelt senior Zachary Janus has committed to continue his academic and baseball careers at Marietta College.

Janus, 18, is 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds.

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Louisville QB Joey Duckworth commits to Ohio University

By Ohio.com Published: May 6, 2013

Louisville junior quarterback Joey Duckworth has reportedly made a verbal commitment to Ohio University, according to ScoutingOhio.com and 247 Sports.

Duckworth, who is listed at 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds by 247 Sports, is a pro-style quarterback. He also reportedly had offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Kent State, according to 247 Sports.

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Revere's Stephen Suglio signs to wrestle at Kent State

By Michael Beaven Published: May 2, 2013

Revere High School senior Stephen Suglio has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling careers at Kent State University.

Suglio is a four-year varsity letter winner on the Minutemen wrestling team. He ended his senior season with a record of 48-3 and finished second in the Division II state tournament at 182 pounds.

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Wadsworth's Rachel Goddard signs to play basketball at Miami (OH)

By Michael Beaven Published: May 2, 2013

Miami University women’s basketball coach Cleve Wright announced the signing of Wadsworth senior Rachel Goddard to a national letter of intent on Thursday.

Goddard will begin play for the RedHawks during the 2013-14 season.

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Magical season taking place for Barberton softball

By Michael Beaven Published: May 2, 2013

The Barberton Magics softball team is having a season to remember as they enter today with a 17-2 record following a 4-0 victory over host Cleveland St. Joseph on Wednesday.

Barberton third-year coach Amy Garner Cardenas is leading the Magics to a winning season after compiling 5-22 and 9-17 records the previous two seasons.

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Massillon's Nathaniel Devers adds Indiana offer

By Ohio.com Published: May 1, 2013

Indiana reportedly offered Massillon senior offensive lineman Nathaniel Devers, according to Scout.com.

Devers, who is 6 feet 4 and 270 pounds, also has offers from Akron, Toledo, Ohio, Bowling Green and Buffalo, according to the recruiting website.

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