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Garfield freshman Camryn Woodley continues to impress in softball

By Michael Beaven Published: May 6, 2015

Camryn Woodley is making an impact as a freshman on Garfield’s softball team.

Rams coach Jim Noall said she entered the week with a .579 batting average and a .680 on-base percentage. In three games last week, she pitched and won two games, including a no-hitter in one of the games. She went 6-for-8 at bat with 10 RBI and four runs scored.

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CVCA senior Ryan Adams signs to run at Furman University

By Michael Beaven Published: May 6, 2015

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy senior Ryan Adams has signed to continue his academic and running careers at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

Adams was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the Optimist Track and Field Meet this past Saturday at Austintown Fitch after winning the 1,600-meter race in a time of 4:11.51 and the 800-meter race in a time of 1:51.13. His 1,600 time is a school record, meet record and stadium record, and his 800 time is a meet record and stadium record.

Adams, a Hudson resident, has been a standout for the Royals in cross country and track and field, and has experience in state meets in each sport under the guidance of coaches Rick Lyons, George Hallis and Jeff Port.

Adams earned All-Ohio honors in cross country in 2012 (finishing 23rd), 2013 (seventh), and 2014 (second).

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Adams, Lawson won twice at Optimist Track and Field Meet at Austintown Fitch

By Michael Beaven Published: May 4, 2015

CVCA senior Ryan Adams and Stow senior T.J. Lawson won two events apiece Saturday in the 35th annual Optimist Track and Field Meet at Austintown Fitch.

Adams won the 1,600-meters and 800, and Lawson won the long jump and high jump.

Lake’s Jacob Kernell (3,200) and Streetsboro’s Dakari Carter (100) also won a boys event. Copley’s 800 relay won with Aulden Knight, Weston Bridges, Jared Davis and Kyle Boles, and Massillon’s 400 relay was victorious with Jeff Koch, Austin Jasinski, Justice Kemp and Deionne Harper.

On the girls side, Garrettsville’s Lauren Jones (discus) and Edith Svonavec (shot put), Aquinas’ Athena Welsh (1,600), Stow’s Sam Shaver (200), Firestone’s Janelle Perry (long jump) and Green’s Macee Erikson (pole vault) won. Twinsburg won the 400 relay with Lauryn McKinley, Emmarie Foote, Brianna Sanborn and Raquel Jones.

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Joey Thomas guides Jackson to Federal League tennis title

By Michael Beaven Published: May 4, 2015

The Jackson tennis team is on a roll after sweeping all five flights of the Federal League Tournament on Saturday at Harvard Park in Canton.

Juniors Joey Thomas, Jake Zalenski and Anthony Kanam won the singles championships, and the doubles units of senior Mark Dickerhoof and junior Wesley Piekarski and freshman Danny Thomas and junior Mitch Sloan also triumphed for the 11-3 Polar Bears.

Jackson, No. 3 in the Division I state coaches poll under coach Louie Thomas, will host Wooster and Canfield on Monday and Tuesday, and visit Westlake on Thursday.

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Ariel Linberger brings powerful bat to St. V-M softball lineup

By Michael Beaven Published: May 4, 2015

Junior Ariel Linberger entered Monday with 10 home runs for the St. Vincent-St. Mary softball team (15-4) after smacking one Saturday in a 13-0 win over Hathaway Brown.

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Stow softball wins twice at Gahanna Lincoln Invitational

By Michael Beaven Published: May 3, 2015

Pitchers Sadie Jones and Alyssa Ingram earned wins Saturday to guide Stow softball (15-3) over Logan Elm, 10-0, and Mount Vernon, 5-0, in the Gahanna Lincoln Invitational.

Jones, Landry Slider, and Hanna Ingram combined for six hits and five RBI in Game 1. Bekah Jones had two hits in Game 2 and Chrissie Vaughan smacked a two-run home run.

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Undefeated Wadsworth set to meet Copley in key baseball games

By Michael Beaven Published: May 3, 2015

Wadsworth (18-0, 10-0) and Copley (13-5, 8-2) will meet in Suburban League baseball games Tuesday and Wednesday.

The host Grizzlies beat Chippewa 9-2 Saturday and the visiting Indians defeated Woodridge 7-1. Riley Campbell and Jared Houser combined for five hits, five runs scored and four RBI for Wadsworth.

Copley’s Luke Correia and Noah Maynard combined for seven hits, five runs scored and three RBI.

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Jackson sngas key baseball wins

By Michael Beaven Published: May 3, 2015

Jackson, the defending Division I state champions, is 14-4 overall after weekend wins over Hudson, 16-8 Friday, and Canton Central Catholic, 9-0 Saturday.

Nate Rearick, Jon Conkle, Sam Miller, Jake Kempt, Nate Cobb, Dillon Dingler, Zach Meese, Jake Pallotta, Brent Solinger, Zach Mottice and Christian Specht are some of the top players for Polar Bears coach Bill Gamble.

Jackson also has victories over Walsh Jesuit (2-1 in 12 innings), Archbishop Hoban (14-6), Tallmadge (7-1) and Perry (9-4 and 6-0) this season.

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Farner pitches no-hitter for Cuyahoga Falls baseball team

By Michael Beaven Published: May 3, 2015

Perry Farner pitched a no-hitter to guide Cuyahoga Falls over host Parma 2-0 Saturday in Game One of a baseball doubleheader. Tyler Adams hit two doubles and had an RBI.

Falls swept the doubleheader with a 4-3 win as Jeremy Tomas and William Rightley combined to pitch a 3-hitter. Austin Riegler had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

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Norton tennis team aims for fourth PTC title in a row

By Michael Beaven Published: May 2, 2015

The Norton tennis team is aiming for its fourth Portage Trail Conference title in a row.

Norton is 13-4 overall and clinched the PTC regular season title with an 11-0 record. The Panthers defeated rival and host Kent Roosevelt 4-1 on Friday and will conclude the regular season portion of the league schedule on Monday at Crestwood at 4 p.m.

“No other Norton team in any sport has won four league championships in a row,” Norton coach Phil Seenes said. “We are aiming to be the first.”

To do so, Norton will need to win its fourth PTC championship tournament in a row. The event is set for May 6 at Kent Roosevelt, and will start at 8 a.m.

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