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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
Multiple reports indicate that sophomore football player Danny Clark intends to transfer from Massillon Washington to Archbishop Hoban.
Clark, a sophomore quarterback who is committed to Ohio State University, is 6-foot-4 and 205-pounds.
Hoban coach Tim Tyrrell declined to comment on Clark when reached by the Akron Beacon Journal on Friday.
Internet websites Scout.com and 247Sports.com published stories online indicating Clark’s desire to leave Massillon and come to Akron and enroll at Hoban.To read more or comment...
The Ellet boys basketball team will return to the court at 7 p.m. Friday to host Cleveland East Tech in a regular season finale for each team.
Ellet has an 18-3 record and is led by Breaon Brady and A.J. Gareri.
East Tech will also bring an 18-3 record into tonight’s game, and features Markell Johnson and Anthony Carmon.
The Orangemen are the Akron Public Schools City Series champion.To read more or comment...
It is a nice luxury to have when you coach a team with multiple scoring options.
Coventry boys basketball coach Lynn Wess knows the feeling this year as his Comets are 17-4 overall and won the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division with an 11-1 mark.
Junior Bryce Hargrove leads the Comets at around 18 points per game, and is one four players averaging double figures with junior Conner Wess (16), junior Shane Sturm (12) and sophomore Dustin Burkhart (11) being the others. Senior Will Morisak rounds out the starting five and averages six points per game.
“We are averaging 70 points per game as a team,” Wess said. “I have four players average in double figures so we are very balanced. Any given night, any of the four can score 20 points.”To read more or comment...
The St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball team will look to cap an undefeated regular season Saturday when Canton McKinley visits the LeBron James Arena.
St. V-M Athletic Director Andy Jalwan said the evening will be Senior Night for Johnnie Robinson, Joshua Williams, Jibri Blount and RJ Jones; and will also feature recent alums Doran Grant, Dante Booker Jr. and Parris Campbell Jr. who helped the Ohio State football team win a national championship last month.
Grant is a 2011 St. V-M graduate, and Booker and Campbell are 2014 St. V-M graduates. The three will be recognized at halftime of the game, which is set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.
St. V-M’s basketball team is 21-0 under coach Dru Joyce II, and is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Division II state poll and No. 3 nationally in the USA Today Super 25 and the CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 25 polls.To read more or comment...
Firestone High School has hired Matt Brooks to coach its baseball team after recently selecting him to coach its girls soccer team as well.
Brooks, 36, was Nordonia’s baseball staff last year as a freshman coach and also served as a Firestone assistant girls soccer coach.
“We’re looking forward to having Matt Brooks coach our baseball team,” Firestone Athletic Director Brian Fuller said.
“No. 1, he is a young guy with a lot of energy, and he’s been coaching out at Nordonia with his brother-in-law Drew Hoisington. No. 2, we’re excited because he is a teacher in the building and he has a familiarity with the kids. I know the kids are very excited to have him as the coach and are ready to move forward with this baseball season.”To read more or comment...
Southeast topped host Mogadore 75-52 Wednesday to clinch the Portage Trail Conference County Division outright girls basketball championship.
Sophomore Danielle Norquest scored 22 points to lead Southeast (19-3, 11-1) to another league title. Coach Bob Dunn has guided Southeast to outright PTC County titles this year and two years ago, a shared title with Mogadore last year.
Freshman Natalie Zuchowski and sophomore Emma Rankin both scored 12 points Wednesday for Southeast. The Pirates also got 10 points from senior Madison Dunn and nine points from sophomore Riley Norquest.
"I'm really proud of this group because we lost six seniors from last year that graduated," Bob Dunn said. "We start four underclassmen along with one senior and this group has kept the tradition going. . . . I'm blessed to work these kids. We really have a balanced team with players who play well together."To read more or comment...