Staff report

Boys golf

Senior Philip Martin led the Firestone boys team to their third consecutive City Series golf championship Thursday at Mud Run Golf Course.

Martin earned the medalist honor for the third year in a row by carding a 2-under-par 66.

“I feel like I have really developed as a player over the past three years,” Martin said. “It feels great to win as a team and as an individual. The biggest area I have gotten better at is my mental game. I think I have taken a big step from where I was three years ago.”

Martin made four birdies and two bogeys Thursday.

“To do it one year is great, but to do it three years in a row comes with a lot of pressure,” Falcons coach Dave Milo said. “Philip is playing very well and improving. He is a golf-a-holic.”

Firestone finished first with a 306, and Ellet was second with 323. Kenmore (390) and North (393) were third and fourth, respectively.

Senior Patrick Schultz (76), freshman Brian Schultz (82) and sophomore Jon Giaquianto (82) also scored for Firestone.

“It feels awesome to win the City Series championship for the third year in a row,” Patrick Schultz said. “It’s different each year because you’re going to have players leaving and players coming in.”

Junior Ben Cockerham led Ellet with a 77. Senior Aaron Beckert (79), sophomore Joel Beswetherick (82) and senior Jesse Porter (85) also scored for the Orangemen.

Volleyball

Green 3, Copley 2

Senior Angela Ciocca had 28 digs and senior Emily Yablonski had 10 kills to lead the Bulldogs (7-7, 4-6) over the Indians in a Suburban League match.

The Indians won the first set and third set to take a 2-1 lead but lost the fourth set 25-23 and the fifth and deciding set 15-13.

Senior Lexi Teodosio had three service aces and 10 assists for the Bulldogs.

Firestone 3, Garfield 0

Destynee Lovejoy had 27 assists and seven digs to lead the Falcons (12-6, 9-1) to a City Series win over the Golden Rams (4-11, 2-7). Sara Davis had 14 kills and five blocks for the Falcons.

Boys soccer

Woodridge 2, Southeast 1

Senior Mitch Hepburn scored a goal in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and give the Bulldogs (12-0-0, 6-0-0) the PTC win over the Pirates.

Hudson 1, Jackson 0

Senior Gabe Walker scored the game-winning goal in the second half for the Explorers (6-3-2).

Revere 5, GlenOak 1

Eric Zeno and Andrew Robinson each scored two goals for the host Minutemen (12-0-1) in a win over the Golden Eagles (5-3-2).

Nominating athletes

Coaches are encouraged to submit nominations for the High School Spotlight by noon on Mondays to be displayed in Ready, Set, Play each Thursday.

Please email bjsports@thebeaconjournal.com with the nominee’s name, school, grade, accomplishments for the week and, most important, a color headshot (a jpeg image).