Walsh Jesuit senior Shane Downey has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career on the baseball team at Marshall University.
Downey, an Akron resident, is the first Walsh baseball player to commit to the Thundering Herd, and is the eighth member of the 2015 Warriors team has committed to a Division I school.
Downey, a right-handed pitcher, posted an earned-run average of 1.91 in seven appearances in 2014. He walked one batter and his opponents batted .241 against him.
Walsh compiled an undefeated regular season record in 2014 before losing to Hudson in a Division I district final. The Warriors were ranked as high as third nationally won a North Coast League championshipTo read more or comment...
It appears that a total of 24 area schools will be heading to the football playoffs, based on the OHSAA final computer rankings and the unofficial computer rankings by joeeitel.com.
The OHSAA finalized its computer rankings through the 10-week regular season and is allowing schools to report any possible errors that they might see today.
The OHSAA will issue a press release this afternoon that will include a complete schedule with dates, times and locations.
There are five teams in the Akron Beacon Journal coverage area that will enter the playoffs at 10-0: Hudson, Nordonia, Triway, Canton Central Catholic and Mogadore. Chippewa, Louisville, Aurora and Crestwood will enter the postseason at 9-1. Several teams are 8-2 and 7-3.To read more or comment...
MACEDONIA: Copley senior defender Holden Torrens doesn’t get many scoring opportunities.
He made sure to put away his chance Wednesday following a corner kick to lead Copley to a 1-0 victory over Avon in a Division I boys soccer regional semifinal at Nordonia High School.
Torrens' goal, which came in the 59th minute, was his first of the season.
“It felt awesome to score,” said Torrens, a 6-foot-3 and 195-pound third-year starter.To read more or comment...
The Hudson boys soccer team is going to a regional final Saturday following a 4-2 victory over Shaker Heights in a Division I regional semifinal Wednesday at Revere.
Hudson coach Kelsey Resnick said senior Jack Sullivan scored two goals. Seniors Dan Brady and Colton Rowell also each netted a goal for the Explorers.
Sophomore Alex Vuksta and senior Daniel Fetsko both had an assist for Hudson.
Shaker Heights ends its season at 15-4-1.To read more or comment...
Juniors Luke Fraley and Gino Finelli each scored a goal to guide the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy boys soccer team to a 2-0 Division II regional semifinal win over University School on Wednesday at Hudson.
CVCA upped its record to 13-2-3 under first-year coach Angelo Finelli. Angelo is Gino’s older brother.
US concludes its season at 16-1-3.
Sophomore Braden Petno, senior Collin Surface and juniors Cody Boerema and Ben Hobrath have consistently played well in the postseason for the Royals.To read more or comment...
The Buchtel football team will be seeking to conclude its regular season undefeated in the City Series when it plays at Kenmore on Saturday.
Buchtel (5-4, 5-0) kept its perfect record intact in the City Series with a 39-0 win over visiting North (2-7, 1-4) this past Saturday.
Junior Marquis Sams rushed for two touchdowns to help Buchtel top North.
Griffins seniors Marnell Turner, Eric Rucker and Tavaris Bushner also rushed for a touchdown, and Rucker tossed a touchdown pass to sophomore Jamie Rogers.To read more or comment...
We've got lots of teams fighting for playoff spots.
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