The Associated Press released its first weekly state poll, and several teams are included.
Hudson is ranked No. 4 in Division I, just ahead of Brunswick at No. 5. Strongsville is 10th and Jackson is 13th.
In Division II, Massillon is No. 1 and Nordonia is No. 8.
The Division III rankings include Aurora (sixth), St. Vincent-St. Mary (eighth) and Archbishop Hoban (tied for 19th).To read more or comment...
Canton McKinley senior Eric Glover-Williams has been selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.
Glover-Williams was presented an honorary game jersey at his high school Friday morning during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour. The event was part of the three-month selection tour for the game.
Glover-Williams is an Ohio State University recruit who plays running back, quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at McKinley. He is one of 90 players selected to compete in the eighth-annual Under Armour All-America Game, which features some of the top high school seniors in the United States.
The 2015 Under Armour All-America Game is scheduled to be played Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be nationally televised live on ESPN2 at a time to be determined.
Buchtel will host Firestone at 6 p.m. Thursday in a key City Series volleyball match.
Firestone is atop the league standings at 9-2 overall and 7-0 in the City Series, and Buchtel is close behind at 8-3, 7-1.
Firestone is the defending City Series percentage and playoff champions. The Falcons are led by five seniors – Janelle Perry, Destynee Lovejoy, Julia Bowden, Taliyah Carter and Dara Perry. Sophomores Portia Snipes, Lydia Sherman and Terynn Williams are also impact players with freshman Hannah Fortune for Falcons coach Stacey Myers.
“I think the reason that we have been able to win 9 of 11 matches is because we’ve spent a lot of time on mental preparation and team building,” Myers said. “Half of our starting line up consists of first year sophomores and a freshman. We have been working hard to not only develop skills of individual players, but to grow as a team together. Our focus has been on creating a champion attitude that transcends the court.”To read more or comment...