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Kent State offers Price

By mdyer Published: May 31, 2010

Kent State has offered Cincinnati Wyoming junior linebacker/defensive end Eric Price (6-5, 220), according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Price also has offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Memphis, Western Michigan, Toledo and Ohio.

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Girls and boys track: Division II Ravenna regional recap

By nulrich Published: May 29, 2010

There wasn't an overwhelming amount of success achieved by local athletes at the Division II Ravenna regional, which began Thursday and concluded Saturday afternoon.

The Collinwood girls won a team title, and Poland Seminary finished first on the boys' side.

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East Canton goes to state in softball for first time

By izzy Published: May 29, 2010

KENT - East Canton is headed to state.

At the Kent Division IV regional softball final, the Hornets defeated  Mogadore 3-0, for the third time this season, but this victory sends them to state Final Four at Firestone Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

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Perry advances to Division I state softball tournament

By mikeb Published: May 29, 2010

Sophomore Shelbi Tilton hit a three-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Perry to a 3-2 win over Boardman in a Division I regional final Saturday afternoon at the University of Akron.

Perry (25-3) advances to play Holland Springfield in a state semifinal game on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Firestone Stadium. Holland Springfield defeated defending Division I state champion Elyria 2-1 Saturday afternoon in the Clyde regional final.

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State Tennis final thoughts

By jlloyd Published: May 29, 2010

It was difficult to watch Cloverleaf senior Ethan Dunbar lose his final chance at a state championship. It was even more difficult watching him hobble around the court Saturday in a meaningless third-place match.

After losing their chance at a championship, Dunbar and CVCA's Alex Aleman were forced to return to the court for consolation matches to determine third and fourth place.

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State Tennis final results

By jlloyd Published: May 29, 2010

Cloverleaf's Ethan Dunbar finished fourth after an ankle injury sabotaged his consolation match. CVCA's Alex Aleman also finished fourth when severe cramping kept him from doing much of anything in a 2 hour, 40 minute match. Canton Central Catholic's Colin Bernier took advantage, beating Aleman for third place in Division II.

CVCA's doubles team of Lou and Will Konstan beat Christian Fesko and Stephen Shin from Toledo's Maumee Valley Country Day to finish third in Division II.

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State Tennis: Day 2 update

By jlloyd Published: May 29, 2010

No area state champs this season. Cloverleaf's Ethan Dunbar, CVCA's Alex Aleman and Canton Central Catholic's Colin Bernier all lost in the semifinals, as did CVCA doubles team Lou & Will Konstan. Aleman and Bernier will meet in third place match in Division II.

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Girls and boys track: Division I Youngstown regional recap

By nulrich Published: May 29, 2010

The Buchtel girls won the Division I Youngstown regional Friday at Austintown Fitch High School. Wadsworth had the best showing of any local boys team, placing second for the first time in school history. Warren Harding captured the team title on the boys' side.

The essentials:

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Tennis: Division II, day one

By jlloyd Published: May 28, 2010

Bernier still alive

Canton Central Catholic junior Colin Bernier has advanced to the state semifinals for the second time in his career. Bernier finished fourth in doubles as a freshman, then was eliminated in his first match at state last season in singles.

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Tennis: Division I, day one

By jlloyd Published: May 28, 2010

Dunbar rolls

Cloverleaf's Ethan Dunbar flashed a huge grin as he walked off the court following his quarterfinal victory over Thomas Worthington's Casey Cempre. After what happened in the quarterfinals last season, he couldn't help himself.

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Medina-St. Ed's recap

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

What happened

The Bees fell behind 8-0, but managed to get the tying run to the plate in the seventh before losing to the Eagles, 8-4. Starter Logan Goehler (6-1), making his first start since early in the season, was hit hard for eight runs in the first three innings. He settled down after that, adjusted to the strike zone and blanked St. Ed's the rest of the way. But the damage had been done.

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GlenOak-Mayfield recap

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

What happened

GlenOak lost to Mayfield 3-2 when the Eagles left the bases loaded in the third and had runners at second and third in the sixth but could only score once. Starter T.J. Sutton (6-1) used fastballs in offspeed counts and breaking balls in fastball counts to keep a powerful Mayfield lineup off balance. It worked until the third time through the order, when the middle of Mayfield's order got to Sutton for a pair of runs. GlenOak's season ends at 20-10.

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Medina loses, but rallies in 7th

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

Medina rallied to bring the tying run to the plate in the seventh before falling to St. Ed's, 8-4 in a Division I regional semifinal. The Bees trailed 8-0 after three innings, but rallied for a run in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Medina batted around in the seventh when Nick Martinez represented the tying run, but he fouled out to first to end the game.

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Division I regional baseball

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

St. Ed's pounding Medina, 8-1 going to the bottom of the seventh. Cody Cooper's bases-loaded triple in the third keyed a six run inning for the Eagles.

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GlenOak's season ends

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

Mayfield scored twice in the sixth off GlenOak starter T.J. Sutton for a 3-2 victory. The Eagles left four runners in scoring position on the day and finish their season 20-10.

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Division I Regional Baseball

By jlloyd Published: May 27, 2010

GlenOak's Jordan Shank singled and scored in the first, Mayfield tied it when Paul Mann doubled and scored in the third. Tied at 1, Mayfield coming to bat in the bottom of the fifth at Munson Stadium in Canton.

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Perry advances with Division I Regional win over Ellet

By mikeb Published: May 27, 2010

PERRY 4, ELLET 3

What Happened – The Perry softball team entered the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday six outs from elimination and facing a three-run deficit against Ellet in a Division I regional softball semifinal.

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Boys track and field: Youngstown Division I Regional recap

By nulrich Published: May 27, 2010

Below you'll find a recap from the first day of the Youngstown Division I Regional at Austintown Fitch High School.

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Girls track and field: Youngstown Division I Regional recap

By nulrich Published: May 26, 2010

Below you'll find a recap from the first day of the Youngstown Division I Regional at Austintown Fitch High School.

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Division II softball - Poland Seminary 12, Tallmadge 2

By izzy Published: May 26, 2010

AKRON - A first inning error by Tallmadge opened the door and Poland Seminary ran through it as the Bulldogs defeated Tallmadge 12-2 in a five inning mercy rule game  Wednesday night at Firestone Stadium.

A two-out error in the first inning allowed the Bulldogs to go up 2-0 and Megan Hirschbeck's RBI single in the second to left scored Kalie Benson to make it 3-0.

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Tallmadge in trouble; Blue Devils trying to rally

By izzy Published: May 26, 2010

The Tallmadge softball team is in trouble in the Division II regional semifinal at Firestone Stadium.

Poland Seminary, the state No. 1 ranked team in Division II,  led Tallmadge 7-0 after three innings.  Three errors killing Tallmadge.  First inning error led to two runs with two outs and two more in the bottom of the third led to four more.

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No. 1 Poland Seminary faces upstart Tallmadge

By izzy Published: May 26, 2010

The No. 1 state in Division II faces a  big challenge tonight.

At 5 p.m., Poland Seminary (28-1), the state's top-ranked team, faces Tallmadge (21-6), which upset Walsh Jesuit in last week's district final, 5-1, in the regional semifinal at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Poland's only challenge was in the district semifinal, which was a 3-0 victory over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.

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Kent State offers defensive tackle

By mdyer Published: May 26, 2010

Kent State has offered Cincinnati Withrow junior defensive tackle Brandon Mitchell (6-2, 300), according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Mitchell also has offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Ball State, Western Kentucky and Ohio.

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Orrville prepares for season

By mdyer Published: May 25, 2010

The Orrville football team is anxious to get the 2010 season started.

"Our kids are really working hard and some young kids are looking to step up this year," Orrville coach Doug Davault said. "We should be able to run the ball and we have some experience back on offense."

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Copley's Kungle and Sharnsky make college choices

By mikeb Published: May 24, 2010

Copley High School announced Brittany Kungle and Lauren Sharnsky have signed national letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers in college.

Kungle will play soccer at Walsh University and Sharnsky plans to play volleyball and swim for Ursuline College.

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Walsh Jesuit prepares for season

By mdyer Published: May 24, 2010

The Walsh Jesuit football team opens the season at home against Louisville on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Walsh then plays host to Hoban on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

Walsh coach Gerry Rardin said his team has been looking forward to the season.

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Report: Smith adds offers

By mdyer Published: May 24, 2010

Massillon junior WR Devin Smith (6-2, 175) has reportedly added offers from Purdue and Penn State, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Smith also reportedly has offers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Boston College, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Toledo, Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State and others.

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Report: Indiana offers Murphy

By mdyer Published: May 24, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary junior strong safety Mark Murphy has reportedly been offered a scholarship from Indiana, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Murphy (6-2, 195) also has an offer from Arizona.

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Zips offer defensive lineman

By mdyer Published: May 24, 2010

The Zips has offered a scholarship to Mount Healthy junior defensive lineman Joel Heath (6-5, 240), according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Heath was a first-team all-area selection in Divisions II-VI last season. He had 6 1/2 sacks last season.

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Report: UCLA offers Grant

By mdyer Published: May 20, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary junior DB Doran Grant (5-11, 175) has reportedly been offered by UCLA, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Grant, one of the nation's top players in the 2011 class, also has offers that include Ohio State, USC, Stanford, Boston College, Michigan, LSU, Georgia, Michigan State, Penn State, Cincinnati and several others.

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Mogadore's Dawn Marie Krager wins national award

By mikeb Published: May 20, 2010

Mogadore High School senior Dawn Marie Krager has been selected as one of 10 MaxPreps Citizen Athletes throughout the country for the 2009-2010 school year.

“The MaxPreps Citizen Athlete presented by the National Guard program was created to honor those student-athletes who excel both on and off the field,” company President Andy Beal said in a prepared statement. “High school sports are community-based, and thousands of student-athletes contribute to making their communities a better place to live. MaxPreps is honored to celebrate the achievements of these fine young Americans.”

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Lauren Tilden set to play basketball at Mount Union

By mikeb Published: May 20, 2010

Ravenna High School senior Lauren Tilden has committed to attend Mount Union College and continue her basketball career.

Tilden, a 5-foot-5 guard, was an All-Ohio, all-district and three-time all-conference selection for Ravenna coach Rod Chlysta. Tilden was named the 2009-10 Portage Trail Conference Metro Player of the Year and finished her career with 170 3-pointers made.

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Parade Magazine All-Americans through the years

By mdyer Published: May 19, 2010

Parade Magazine has been naming the top high school football players in the nation since 1963. The publication recently released a top 10 list of schools that have produced the most Parade All-Americans.

Massillon Washington is ranked No. 7 on the list with eight players. Canton McKinley is ranked No. 4 on the list with nine players.

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Report: Olack adds another offer

By mdyer Published: May 19, 2010

Massillon junior WR Justin Olack (6-4, 195) has added an offer from Marshall, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Olack also reportedly has offers from Illinois, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Toledo, Ball State, Miami (Ohio) and Indiana.

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State softball poll

By mdyer Published: May 18, 2010

Hudson is ranked No. 2 in the season's final Division I state softball coaches' poll. Hudson received four first-place votes. Brunswick is ranked No. 6.

In Division IV, Tuscarawas Central Catholic is ranked No. 4. East Canton is No. 6.

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Boys' tennis poll

By mdyer Published: May 18, 2010

CVCA is ranked No. 4 in this week's Division II state boys' tennis poll.

In Division I, Jackson is No. 9 and Dubline Jerome is No. 10.

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Report: Kent State offers LB

By mdyer Published: May 17, 2010

Kent State has offered Fairfield junior linebacker Marquise Vann, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Vann (6-1, 215) also has offers from schools that include Akron, Stanford, Central Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan State and others.

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Report: Miami (Ohio) offers Twinsburg player

By mdyer Published: May 17, 2010

Twinsburg junior Aaron Macer has reportedly been offered by Miami (Ohio), according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Macer (6-1, 185) also has an offer from Akron.

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Report: Zips offer Stoudt

By mdyer Published: May 14, 2010

Dublin Coffman junior QB Cole Stoudt (6-4, 185) has reportedly been offered by Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Stoudt, who is considered one of the state's top quarterbacks in the 2011 class, also reportedly has offers from Cincinnati, Toledo, Arizona State, Ohio University, Miami (Ohio), South Florida and Western Michigan.

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Walsh Jesuit's Katie Meyer signs with Memphis

By mikeb Published: May 13, 2010

Walsh Jesuit senior Katie Meyer, 18, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and volleyball career with the University of Memphis.

Meyer, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker, was a three-year letter winner with the Warriors and a team captain during her senior season. She helped Walsh win district championships in 2007 and 2008, and to a regional runner up finish in 2009.

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State softball poll

By mdyer Published: May 12, 2010

Hudson is No. 3 in the Division I state softball poll this week. Hudson received three first-place votes. Brunswick is No. 8 in the poll.

In Division IV, Tuscarawas Central Catholic is No. 4 and East Canton is tied for No. 6.

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McKinley softball coach fired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with students

By Dan Published: May 11, 2010

Amid allegations that he behaved inappropriately with one or more students, the softball coach at Canton McKinley High School has been fired.

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Report: Arizona offers Murphy

By mdyer Published: May 10, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary junior strong safety Mark Murphy (6-2, 195) has reportedly been offered by Arizona, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

It is reportedly the first offer for Murphy.

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Zips offer defensive tackle

By mdyer Published: May 6, 2010

Akron has offered a scholarship to Cincinnati Withrow junior defensive tackle Brandon Mitchell (6-2, 300), according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Mitchell also has offers from Ball State, Ohio and Western Kentucky.

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Sarbaugh commits to Mt. Union

By jcfortun Published: May 5, 2010

North Canton Hoover senior A.J. Sarbaugh has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Sarbaugh, a 6-0, 195-pound tight end/punter/kicker, was an All-Ohio, two-time all-district, all-league and all-county selection for coach Don Hertler Jr. This past season he had 30 catches at tight end, a 37.1 yard punting average and made nine field goals with a long of 43 yards.

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Grant, Miller nominated for All-American Bowl

By mdyer Published: May 5, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary junior RB-DB Doran Grant and Canton McKinley junior DE Steve Miller have been nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to bowl officials today.

Miller is orally committed to Ohio State, while Grant has several high-profile scholarship offers from around the country.

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Buchtel's Kachay Hullum headed to Ohio State

By mikeb Published: May 4, 2010

Buchtel High School senior Kachay Hullum will continue her track and field career at Ohio State University, Griffins coach John Scott said.

Hullum has experience at the state meet as a Buchtel and Firestone runner.

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State softball poll

By mdyer Published: May 4, 2010

Hudson is tied with Brunswick for No. 3 in the Division I state softball poll this week.

In Division IV, Tuscarawas Central Catholic is No. 4. East Canton is No. 7.

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State lacrosse ratings

By mdyer Published: May 4, 2010

Medina is No. 1 in the boys' and girls' state lacrosse computer ratings, respectively, according to Laxpower.com.

In the boys' ratings, Western Reserve Academy is No. 7, followed by No. 8 North Canton.

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Report: Illinois offers Massillon receivers

By mdyer Published: May 4, 2010

Massillon junior receivers Devin Smith and Justin Olack have reportedly added offers from Illinois, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Olack also reportedly has offers that include Pittsburgh, Ohio, Toledo, Indiana, Ball State and others.

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Cincinnati offers Lewis

By mdyer Published: May 3, 2010

Hoban sophomore DE-TE LaTroy Lewis (6-4, 230) has been offered by the University of Cincinnati, according to ScoutingOhio.com. It is reportedly the first offer for Lewis.

Lewis was an all-Beacon Journal selection this past season. He had 70 tackles, 11 sacks, three tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, one interception and a TD reception during the regular season.

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Zips offer junior LB

By mdyer Published: May 3, 2010

Fairfield junior LB Marquise Vann (6-2, 215) was offered by Akron today, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Vann also has offers from Central Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan State and others.

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