Kenmore junior football player Deon’tae Moore continues to receive interest from colleges.
Cardinals coach Ed Peltz said Monday that Moore currently has received scholarship offers from the University of Akron and Kent State University.
“He has heard from all the MAC, about half of the Big Ten and some of the SEC,” Peltz said.
Peltz said West Virginia, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Alabama are some of the schools that have reached out to him.
“The kid gets more mail than the rest of the school,” Peltz said with a laugh. “He can use his own post office, but he is handling so well. He is so well grounded.”
Moore, a 6-foot-4 and 208-pound outside linebacker, totaled 73 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 14 sacks last season for Kenmore. He forced five fumbles and recovered two, blocked three kicks, batted down six passes and blocked one punt.
Moore was an Associated Press Division II All-Ohio selection last season and was named the Division II Northeast Ohio Inland District Defensive Player of the Year.
Moore also competes on the Kenmore boys track and field team in the 100 meters, 400 relay, 800 relay and discus.
“My hope is that he takes his time and makes what he feels is the right decision,” Peltz said.
The Wadsworth softball team will host the Second Annual Strike Out Cancer Game when it plays Medina on Friday at Weatherstone Park.
The varsity teams will play a doubleheader starting at 4:30 p.m. on Field No. 1. The junior varsity teams will play at 4:30 p.m. on Field No. 2
Grizzlies coaches Michelle DeAngelis and John Gramuglia said the event raised more than $1,000 last year.
There will be raffle baskets and a 50-50 fundraiser. The teams will also honor all cancer survivors at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by mail to American Cancer Society, 721 E. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691-1255.
Progressive Field victory
The Highland baseball team continues on a roll after defeating Ravenna 10-1 on Friday at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Highland upped its overall record to 13-3 with the win over Ravenna (8-2) in the Cleveland Indians Charities High School Hardball Classic.
Hornets seniors Jerry Scholle and Chad Sedio both went 2-for-3 with a single and triple. Junior Anthony Ondrejcak also collected two hits.
Highland took control of the game with a seven-run third inning. The large lead allowed coach Jeff Rollyson to play all 18 players in uniform.
Highland junior pitcher Dylan McVay pitched four innings for the win. Kenny Sanford and Jacob Pries combined to pitch three scoreless innings.
The Hornets had 11 hits. Luke Raley, Evan Hollar, Zach Garcia and Jake Suran were contributors along with Ricky Esker, Ryan Hepner, Bruce Kinsey and Adam Bialosky.
The Ravens got two hits apiece from Brandon Holt and Kyle Spellman, and Tate Bennett smacked a triple.
• Woodridge senior Amy Donze will continue her academic and softball careers at Malone University.
Donze is a three-time All-Portage Trail Conference selection who currently pitches and plays first base for the Bulldogs. She has a 3.7 grade-point average.
• Woodridge senior Arielle Chopka has decided to continue her academic and bowling careers at Notre Dame College.
Chopka was the Player of the Year in the Portage Trail Conference. She has a 3.57 grade-point average.
• Firestone senior Christian Morgan will continue his academic and football careers at Ohio Dominican University.
Morgan, 6-foot and 165 pounds, will play wide receiver for the Panthers. He also competes on the Falcons track and field team in multiple events.
• North Canton Hoover senior defensive tackle Aaron Viscounte has committed to continue his academic and football careers at the University of Mount Union.
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