The Revere boys soccer team and the Walsh Jesuit girls soccer team remain ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions, according to the state coaches poll.
Coach Sandor Jakab has his Revere boys team holding down the top spot in Division II and coach Dino McIntyre has guided the Walsh girls team to atop the Division I poll.
In Division II boys, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is sixth and Archbishop Hoban is 12th.
The Twinsburg girls are No. 2 in the Division I poll, Hudson is eighth and Medina is 13th. On the Division I boys side, Jackson and Medina are second and seventh, respectively.
Other girls soccer teams ranked are Archbishop Hoban (fourth in Division II) and Manchester (eighth in Division III).
Western Reserve Academy is No. 4 in the Division III boys poll and Chippewa is 11th.
Football poll update
The Associated Press released its second state football poll as the season enters Week 5.
St. Vincent-St. Mary and Massillon Washington are ranked No. 1 in Division III and Division II, respectively.
Highland (12th) and Nordonia (15th) are just outside the top 10 in Division II. Aurora is No. 3 in Division III.
In Division I, Canton McKinley is manning the No. 5 position with Hudson eighth.
Orrville is No. 6 in Division V and Fairless is 12th.
Mogadore is No. 2 in Division VI.
Other poll updates
North Canton Hoover is No. 3 in the Division I state tennis coaches poll.
In volleyball, Jackson is ranked No. 7 in Division I and Wadsworth is 11th. Revere is 11th in Division II and Canton Central Catholic is second in Division III. Triway (10th), Orrville (12th), Dalton (13th) and Waynedale (19th) are also in the mix in Division III.
Koons commits to EKU
Wadsworth senior Ciera Koons has committed to continue her academic and athletic careers at Eastern Kentucky University on a volleyball scholarship.
“Ciera is one of the best blockers I have ever seen,” Wadsworth coach Jill Klingbeil said. “She is a very talented player. She has a huge wingspin which really helps her adjust. Even if she jumps at the wrong sport, she has the length to block the ball. She has really gotten better with ther hitting ever since freshman year.
“Her leadership skills are incredible. She helps push her teammates to get better eveyday. Ciera is that girl that stays after and wants to have a couple more blocks, serves and spikes. She is a great kid."
Koons has a 3.8 grade-point average at Wadsworth.
Lil’ Dunbar wins
Cloverleaf freshman Emily Dunbar won the Suburban League individual tennis title on Monday at Medina High School Tennis Courts.
Revere and Copley finished first and second in the team standings, respectively.
Dunbar is the younger sister of Ethan Dunbar and Jacob Dunbar, who each starred at Cloverleaf and are on the University of Richmond men’s tennis team.
Ethan, a red-shirt junior at Richmond, was a three-time Division I state qualifier in high school and posted a 120-9 record.
Jacob, a freshman at Richmond, graduated from Cloverleaf a year early. He won the Division I state title in 2013, made three trips to the state tournament and finished his high school career with a 95-3 record.
Highland tops rival
The Highland football team will travel to Copley for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday following its emotional 24-23 victory over host Wadsworth this past Friday.
The undefeated Hornets built a 24-7 lead through three quarters and then withstood a Grizzlies rally that fell short following a missed point after touchdown kick in the fourth.
Hornets senior Bruce Kinsey rushed for two touchdowns and senior Alex Harris rushed for one touchdown. Luke Allen converted a 20-yard field and made 3-of-3 PAT kicks.
The game featured rain and a delay of over an hour due to lightning.
Senior Martice Jackson rushed for two Wadsworth touchdowns, junior Adam Dennison tossed a touchdown pass to senior Mark Casalinova and Aden Campbell booted a 35-yard field goal.
Tallmadge pursues title
Tallmadge is pursuing its fourth Suburban League football title in a row this season.
Tallmadge will host Revere at 7 p.m. Friday after winning an overtime thriller 22-16 this past Friday over visiting Copley.
Senior Bobby Clark scored the game-winning touchdown on an 8-yard run after the Blue Devils defense stopped the Indians on their possession.
“I think we took a big step,” Clark said. “We need to keep to going like this and keep the senior leadership up. That was an intense game. It felt like a playoff game.”
Tallmadge is 21-1 against league opponents since 2010. Coach Joe Vassalotti has guided Tallmadge to eight playoff appearances and seven league titles since 2004.
“We definitely need to improve a lot and cut out the stupid mistakes,” senior lineman Joe Lowery said. “We came together at the end and got the win, which is great. It was a pretty exciting game.”
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