Beacon Journal staff report
Division II sectional
Ben Moore of St. Vincent-St. Mary defeated Aaron Pohelia of Manchester 6-2, 6-2 to win the Division II sectional singles title on Thursday at the College of Wooster.
Moore, Pohelia, Alec Bird (Canton Central Catholic) and Tyler Flickinger (Triway) all advance to the district tournament next week.
The No. 2 seeded doubles team of Kyle May and Brandon Caynor of Norton defeated No. 1 seeded Chase Krummel and Andy Udovich of Archbishop Hoban 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the doubles title.
Josh Reyes and Ryan Vagedes of St. Thomas Aquinas and Jovan Jevric and Randy Roland of Norton will join May/Caynor and Krummel/Udovich at the district tournament next week.
Division I sectional
Joey Thomas of Jackson will play Jake Pukys of Louisville and Dale Booher of Lake will play Jake Zalenski of Jackson in the singles semifinals of the Division I sectional at Harvard Park. All four will advance to the district tournament next week.
The No. 1 seeded duo of Rob DeMarco and Mike O’ Connor of North Canton Hoover will play Ben Shaheen and Anthony Kanam of Jackson in a doubles semifinal on Saturday. Nick Debiec and William Brown of Canfield will play Mark Dickerhoof and Mark Spencer of Jackson in the other semifinal. All four doubles teams will advance.
Walsh Jesuit 13, Woodridge 0
Sophomore Taylor Rahach struck out 11 and threw a perfect game to lead the Warriors (20-5) in an Akron Division II sectional final. Sophomore Riley Ries hit two home runs and had five RBI for the Warriors.
Northwest 4, St. Vincent-St. Mary 1
Hannah Gordon allowed one run on eight hits and struck out 13 for the Indians (18-7) in a Navarre Division II sectional win.
Manchester 1, Canton South 0
Junior Courtney Roth had an RBI single in the first inning and junior Brooke Horning threw a one-hitter to lead the Panthers (20-6) in a Navarre Division II sectional.
Tallmadge 9, Orange 0
Junior Kirsten Lightel threw a no-hitter and struck out 14 in an Akron Division II win for the Blue Devils (18-7).
Nordonia 7, Medina 5
Senior Billy Smith had three RBI and senior Nick Piotrowski drove in two runs for the Knights (21-7) in a Hudson Division I sectional.
Highland 4, Cuyahoga Falls 2
Luke Raley singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Hornets (20-8) in a Hudson Division I sectional.