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Walsh’s Jack Wohlabaugh holds over a dozen scholarship offers, including one from Michigan

By Michael Beaven Published: March 24, 2015

Michigan is the latest college to offer a scholarship to Walsh Jesuit junior offensive guard Jack Wohlabaugh.

Wohlabaugh helped Walsh reach the Division II playoffs in 2014. He also has offers from the University of Akron, Boston College, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kent State, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan.

His father, Dave Wohlabaugh, is a retired NFL offensive lineman who played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams. He played in college at Syracuse.

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Michigan joins Ohio State, Kentucky & Akron in offering Hoban's Sibley a scholarship

By Michael Beaven Published: March 23, 2015

Archbishop Hoban sophomore running back Todd Sibley Jr. has received a football scholarship offer from the University of Michigan.

This is the fourth offer for Sibley. Ohio State, Kentucky and Akron were the first three colleges to offer Sibley a scholarship.

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.

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State wrestling update: 13 Akron-area wrestlers ready to compete for title tonight

By Michael Beaven Published: March 14, 2015

COLUMBUS: The following Akron-area wrestlers have advanced to Saturday night’s final round of the state tournament at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena.

Each of these wrestlers won a first round match Thursday and then triumphed in quarterfinal and semifinal matches Friday to reach a state championship match.

The final round for Division I, II and III is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

DIVISION I

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Several Akron-area wrestlers advance to state semifinals

By Michael Beaven Published: March 13, 2015

COLUMBUS: The following Akron-area wrestlers have advanced to Friday night’s semifinal round of the state tournament at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena.

Each of these wrestlers won a first round match Thursday and then triumphed in a quarterfinal match Friday. They are all two wins shy of winning a state championship.

The semifinal round for Division I, II and III is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The championship matches are set to start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

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Canton McKinley selects Dan Reardon to coach football

By Michael Beaven Published: March 12, 2015

Canton McKinley High School has named Dan Reardon as its football coach.

Reardon coach Youngstown Ursuline High School’s football team from 2004-2011 and compiled a record of 53-6. He guided Ursuline to state championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and was named the Paul Brown-National Football Foundation Coach of the Year, the first in Ohio history to win three years in a row.

He has been coaching in Colorado since 2012, according to a press release from McKinley.

“Dan Reardon wants to be here at Canton McKinley and he will play a highly important role in uniting our two high school programs,” Superintendent Adrian Allison said Thursday in a press release. “Most importantly, he understands that when we say ‘student-athlete,’ the role of student comes first.”

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North Canton Hoover hires Brian Baum to coach football

By Michael Beaven Published: March 11, 2015

The North Canton City School District Board of Education approved Brian Baum as the new football coach at Hoover High School on Wednesday.

Baum takes over a Hoover football program previously led by Don Hertler, Jr. from 1996-2014. Hertler retired earlier this year.

“Coach Baum brings enthusiasm, dedication, and a true love of the game to our Hoover football program,” North Canton Superintendent Michael Hartenstein said in a press release. “His vision for the program is to continue to increase participation in the sport – growing the love of football and desire to play from the youth level on.”

Baum served in Iraq in 2005-2006/ He spent the past five years as coach at Fredericktown High School, where he posted a 40-16 record, including two 10-0 seasons. His teams made the OHSAA playoffs and were conference champions in 2010 and 2014.

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High school notebook: Chippewa, Windham enter separate girls basketball district finals undefeated

By Michael Beaven Published: March 6, 2015

The Chippewa and Windham girls basketball teams will put their undefeated records on the line Saturday in district championship games.

Chippewa (25-0) will meet Orrville (20-4) in a Division III district final at 1 p.m. at Wooster. Orrville beat Chippewa 49-42 in a district semifinal last year.

The Chipps kept their record perfect this year Wednesday by defeating Canton Central Catholic 44-31 in a semifinal at Wooster.

Carly Koncz scored 17 points to lead Chippewa. Ashley Richardson contributed 13 points and Taylor Richards scored nine points for the Chipps. Emilee Flynn paced the Crusaders (15-9) with nine points.

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Tallmadge set to name Scott Pollock football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: March 4, 2015

Scott Pollock will be named football coach at Tallmadge, according to Akron Beacon Journal correspondent Tim Rogers.

Pollock formerly served as football coach at Mogadore.

Stay tuned to the Akron Beacon Journal and ohio.com for more on this developing story.

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CVCA set to name Dan Larlham football coach Monday

By Michael Beaven Published: March 1, 2015

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy will announce the hiring of Dan Larlham as its football coach Monday.

Larlham finished this past season as a Walsh Jesuit assistant coach. He starred on the field as a Warriors football player.

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Swimmers from Hudson, Walsh, Brecksville win Division I state championships

By Michael Beaven Published: February 28, 2015

CANTON: Hudson senior Ross Palazzo won his fifth career individual state championship Saturday night at C.T. Branin Natatorium in the 88th annual year of the boys meet.

Walsh Jesuit senior Michael Reilman earned his first state title in the boys meet, and Warriors sophomore Carly Hart won her first state title in the girls meet, which is in its 39th year.

Palazzo won his title in the 100-yard breast stroke in record-setting fashion by posting a time of 54.35 seconds. He also was second in the 200 individual medley (1:47.54), and helped Hudson place second in two relays, the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle.

Palazzo won state titles in the 200 IM and 100 breast stroke in his sophomore and junior seasons.

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