The Wadsworth girls basketball team continues to win in impressive fashion over Suburban League foes.
Wadsworth (4-0, 2-0) will host Nordonia (5-0, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday looking to extend its Suburban League win streak to 50 games under coach Andrew Booth.
Wadsworth opened its conference schedule this season with wins over Cloverleaf (73-23) and Green (52-20), and has won the Suburban League title either outright or a shared portion in 20 of the past 22 seasons.
Wadsworth has won the past three Suburban League championships with 14-0 records. Green was the last team to defeat Wadsworth on Jan. 23, 2010. The Grizzlies followed that with five wins to conclude the 2009-10 league schedule.
Booth has guided Wadsworth to the Division I regional bracket in each of the past three seasons following district titles.
The Grizzlies were a regional runner-up in each of the past two seasons and were a regional semifinalist the season prior.
Wadsworth is led this season by Booth’s daughter, senior Peyton Booth. Seniors Hannah Centea, Maddie Gilger, Taylor Wyatt, Olivia Thompson and Courtney Palange also play key roles.
Peyton Booth is a University of New Hampshire recruit, while Centea is committed to Mercyhurst College.
Sophomores Jodi Johnson and Laurel Palitto and juniors Elizabeth Edurese and Annie Gilbert also make an impact.
Revere (4-1, 2-0), Green (5-1, 1-1), and Tallmadge (3-1, 1-1) are off to solid starts and are in the mix this season.
Kennerly shines on court
Firestone senior forward Evan Kennerly scored 31 points Saturday to lead his team past Copley 65-49 in the K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic at Barberton. His point total is tied for the third most in the nine-year event.
GlenOak graduate Kosta Koufos holds the record with 34 points against Medina in 2006. Springfield graduate Ryan Hershberger is second with 32 points versus Orange in 2009.
Kennerly’s 31 points tie him for third with Firestone graduates Darius Carter (2010 vs. Jackson) and Ramel Mitchell (2006 vs. Green), Jackson graduate Steve Griffin (2010 vs. Firestone), Green graduate Matt Somogye (2007 vs. Jackson) and Kenmore graduate Antonio Hearn (2009 vs. Barberton).
Kennerly also had 13 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals Saturday. This is Kennerly’s third year as a starter at Firestone.
Five area athletes have been recognized as All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Revere senior Brandon Taylor and Copley sophomore Chris Brennan were selected on the boys side.
Copley senior Anna Haverchak, Strongsville senior Kelly Novak and Archbishop Hoban senior Mykaela Zingale were chosen on the girls side.
Bowling a 300
Jaret Doraski of Garrettsville and Eric Bator of Brunswick have both reached perfection in bowling this season.
Doraski and Bator each rolled a 300 game last week.
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