Griffith, a senior, rolled a 680 series at the Ravenna Ravens Tournament at Spins Bowl in Kent to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team. The Blue Devils finished second in the team standings. Griffith also rolled a 461 two-game series to lead Tallmadge to a victory over rival Kent Roosevelt in a Suburban League matchup.
Archbishop Hoban, football
Pete, a senior, helped Hoban win the Division II state championship game 42-14 over Cincinnati Winton Woods at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. He blocked a punt that resulted in a touchdown return by senior Donny Swain and also had three solo tackles, four assisted tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss. The Knights won their third state title in a row with a 14-1 record.
Richardson, a senior, scored 39 points in a 66-45 win over visiting Our Lady of the Elms and scored 21 points in a 63-25 victory over visiting Firestone. She made five 3-pointers and also had eight rebounds against the Elms, and made two 3-pointers and had 10 steals and four rebounds versus Firestone.
Toney, a senior, scored a career-high 39 points in a 97-89 double-overtime victory over Barberton in the Joe Siegferth Basketball Classic at Firestone. He made four 3-pointers and also had four rebounds and three steals. He scored in each quarter and overtime, including 10 points in the fourth and five points in each overtime.
Trainer, a senior, helped the Bulldogs open their season with wins over Kenmore-Garfield (77-27), Highland (52-29), North Canton Hoover (42-34) and Northwest (46-33). She scored 21 points in the win over the Golden Rams at the Canton South Turkey Tip-Off, nine points in the victory over the visiting Hornets, 14 points in the triumph over the host Vikings and 11 points in the win over the visiting Indians.
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High School Spotlight: Dec. 7