Seven Barberton seniors have committed to play college football as of Monday.

Keye Thompson was the first Barberton senior to commit to a college when he pledged to play linebacker at Ohio University this past summer.

Since then, six other Magics have committed — quarterback Zane Ries (Ashland), wide receiver Garrett Turnbaugh (Ashland), linebacker-defensive lineman Macolm Boyd (Saginaw Valley State), defensive lineman Christian McCarroll (Grand Valley State), cornerback Dee Smith (Baldwin Wallace) and linebacker Mason Haywood (Heidelberg).

Barberton coach Tony Gotto said defensive lineman Andrew Wasch, cornerback Jeff Parker and two-way lineman John Bloch are still weighing their options.

“These guys all have an opportunity to continue playing football,” Gotto said. “We have talked all the way through, and football is a little different than the other sports. You can go out and play softball and you can go out and play in a pickup basketball game, but there are not too many pickup football games in the backyard.

“So these guys are getting an opportunity to continue to play and to continue their education at the same time. Obviously, it is special that a couple of these guys will play against each other in the future [because their schools are in the same league], and then Zane and Garrett will get to play together at Ashland.

“All of these guys continue to be a good group. Their leadership and hard work has paid off, and hopefully in four or five years they will be getting their college degree.”

Barberton (12-1) won the Suburban League American Conference title, defeated Cleveland Benedictine and Bedford in the opening two rounds of the Division II playoffs and then fell to Archbishop Hoban, the eventual state champion.

300 for Griffith

Tallmadge senior Gabe Griffith rolled a 300 game last week in a victory over host Wadsworth at Kolony Bowling Lanes. Tallmadge coach Scott Krainess said Griffith rolled a 454 series against Wadsworth, and also recently compiled a 695 three-game series at the G-Men Classic tournament at SkyLane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville.

Girls basketball tidbits

• Lake defeated Tallmadge 43-28 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Mackenzie Hance led Lake with four 3-pointers and 17 points.

• Rachel Bolyard’s 31 points on Saturday led Streetsboro to a 55-46 win over Field.

• Avery Robinson, Lauren Calhoun and Daijah Caples combined to score 40 points in Ravenna’s 58-41 win over Coventry.

• Northwest beat Manchester 39-33 with Shaye Foutty scoring 18 points.

• Mikaila Carpenter and Shadra Hamsher combined to score 31 points and lead Orrville to a 49-47 win in overtime over Tuslaw.

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com.