Archbishop Hoban sophomore running back Todd Sibley Jr. has received a football scholarship offer from Ohio State University.
The offer from the Buckeyes is Sibley's first.
OSU beat Michigan and Wisconsin to end December as Big Ten champions, and then won the national title in January following a semifinal win over Alabama and a final win over Oregon.
Sibley rushed 190 times as a sophomore for 1,576 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 8.29 yards per carry.To read more or comment...
Archbishop Hoban junior Jonah Morris has five football scholarship offers.
Morris is a wide receiver, tight end and safety. He recently received offers from Toledo and Indiana to go along with offers from Kentucky, Miami (OH) and Kent State.
Morris had 28 receptions for 366 yards and two touchdowns on offense as a junior.
Defensively, he made 63 tackles with one sack, nine tackles for loss, three interceptions, four fumbles forced and three fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown).To read more or comment...
The Firestone girls basketball team defeated host Kenmore 70-65 in double overtime Thursday to remain in first place in the City Series.
Seniors Darian Carter (24 points) and Sara VanNewkirk (14 points) led the Falcons (8-5, 7-0).
Senior Ashley Ingram and sophomore Tatiana McAdoo both scored nine points for Firestone, which led 21-8 after one quarter, 28-18 at halftime and 37-35 following three quarters.
Kenmore rallied back and forced two overtimes. The score was tied at 53-53 after four quarters and 59-59 following the first overtime session.To read more or comment...
Chippewa’s girls basketball team beat host Hillsdale 95-29 Thursday to up its record to 16-0 overall and 9-0 in the Wayne County Athletic League. Hillsdale is 1-14, 0-8.
Senior Maegan Storad led the Chipps, ranked No. 1 in the Division III state poll, with 19 points and junior Carly Koncz added 18 points.
Sophomore Taylor Richards (14 points) and junior Jamie Sammons (12 points) also reached double figures for Chippewa.To read more or comment...
Revere’s girls basketball team led visiting Wadsworth for about 28½ minutes Wednesday night in a key Suburban League matchup. The other 3½ minutes belonged to the Grizzlies (12-2, 7-0) who won 49-37 over the Minutemen (8-4, 5-2) to remain atop the league.
“That was a great effort,” Wadsworth coach Andrew Booth said. “You can’t win a game like that when all the things are going against you unless you have great senior leadership, and I thought Aubrey [Virgin] was a warrior all night. She played big girl basketball. It wasn’t always pretty, but she would not let us put it in the tank. With a young team and not a lot of veterans back, sometimes that is easy to do and it certainly could’ve been easy to do tonight, but we didn’t let that happen.”
Junior Jodi Johnson led Wadsworth with 19 points. Virgin scored 14 points.
Wadsworth led briefly near the end of the third and briefly in the middle of the fourth. The final 2:38 belonged to the Grizzlies who scored the game’s final 13 points.To read more or comment...
Archbishop Hoban High School has named Meredith Smith as its girls volleyball coach and Cassie Scala as its boys tennis coach.
Smith comes to Hoban after nine winning seasons coaching at all age levels, most recently as the coach of the New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic volleyball team. Smith’s 2014 TCC team won the Inter-Valley Conference (IVC) championship and went undefeated in their league. The Saints were Division IV regional finalists and finished with a record of 23-5. Smith earned the IVC Coach of the Year.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Archbishop Hoban community and I am looking forward to working with such extraordinary and talented young ladies,” Smith said Thursday.
Smith is a graduate of Ohio University and received her M.A. degree from the University of Akron. She works part time as a speech-language pathologist. Coach Smith and her husband, Jon, are very active in their community and serve on several committees and boards. They reside in North Canton with their two daughters, Lainey and Ainsley.To read more or comment...
Tom Lombardo will remain as Highland’s football coach after saying no to overtures from Massillon to be the Tigers coach, according to multiple media reports.
Lombardo did not apply for the open position, and was instead approached by Massillon.
Lombardo guided the Hornets to an 8-3 mark in 2014 and has a 61-28 record in eight seasons at Highland. The 2013 Hornets went 13-1 overall, 7-0 in league play and were a Division II state semifinalist. That Highland team defeated Massillon in a playoff game.
Lombardo cited family and the opening of Highland’s new stadium in 2015 as reasons to stay. He has led Highland to five playoff appearances and two league titles.To read more or comment...
Sophomore Rachel Chessar made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points Wednesday night to guide host Archbishop Hoban to a 74-56 girls basketball victory over Kenmore.
Junior Nora Minter added 13 points in the Knights (10-4) win over the Cardinals (9-5).
Elsewhere Wednesday, one of Hoban's rivals, Walsh Jesuit, welcomed back a key player in senior Lilli Piper, a University of Akron recruit for basketball and softball.
Piper returned to the lineup for Walsh in a game at Mentor after being out for over a month and a half due to a broken wrist. Mentor prevailed 62-47 over Walsh. Anna Hall scored 17 points for Walsh and Piper contributed 14 points. Mentor is 11-2 and Walsh is 7-8.To read more or comment...
The Peters boys at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy are continuing to score in bunches on the basketball court this season.
Brothers Michael Peters and Nate Peters each scored in double figures to lead CVCA to a 77-41 victory over host Indian Valley on Tuesday.
Michael scored 25 points and Nate scored 19 points. Their cousin, Luke, added nine points as the Royals improved their record to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the PAC-7.
Michael and Nate's older brother, Bob Peters, previously starred at CVCA. The three boys' father is Jay Peters and he is the Royals coach.To read more or comment...
The St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball team maintained its No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Division II state poll, and is still located in the national polls.
St. V-M (12-0) is No. 6 in the USA Today Super 25 boys basketball rankings and No. 7 in the MaxPreps boys basketball Top 25 national poll.
Josh Williams, Henry Baddley, Jibri Blount, Johnnie Robinson and Jayvon Graves are consistently playing well under the guidance of coach Dru Joyce II.
The Irish return to the court at home Saturday night against Dayton Thurgood Marshall.To read more or comment...