Barberton High School will host the eighth annual K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic on Saturday with six boys basketball games featuring 12 area schools.
The schedule with approximate game times is:
11 a.m. Kent Roosevelt vs. Copley.
12:45 p.m. Archbishop Hoban vs. Massillon Washington.
2:30 p.m. Northwestern vs. Manchester.
4:15 p.m. Revere vs. North Canton Hoover.
6 p.m. Northwest vs. Nordonia.
7:45 p.m. Barberton vs. Wooster.
Carl Bako of Barberton said tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and all seats are general admission and good for all six games. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 330-753-3572, by going to www.barbertonschools.org and going to the Athletic Department Page or in person on Saturday.
The Classic honors Greynolds, a legendary coach who passed away Jan. 14, 2005. Greynolds coached for 12 years at Revere and for 18 years at Barberton. He compiled a 549-121 record and never had a losing season.
Greynolds led Barberton to the 1976 Class AAA state championship with a 25-0 record. The Magics were Class AAA state runner-up in 1976 (25-1) and in 1982 (22-6).
Greynolds’ teams also won 17 sectional titles, six district titles and three regional titles.
Proceeds from the Classic go toward youth programs and equipment, as well as stroke awareness education in Barberton. Bako said in seven years the Greynolds Classic has raised $133,500 for these causes.
Tallmadge hosts event
The Tallmadge girls basketball team is hosting a tournament Thursday and Friday which features four area schools.
Blue Devils coach Bill Johnson said Stow and Kent Roosevelt will play at 6 p.m. Thursday with a game between Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy to follow.
The winning teams from Thursday will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the losing teams from Thursday will play at 6 p.m. Friday.
East scores wins
The East boys basketball team defeated Garfield, Ellet and Walsh Jesuit last week, and in two of the games had a player score 30 points.
Senior guard Demetrius Ray totaled 60 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and six blocks in the three wins for the Dragons (4-2, 3-1 City Series). Ray scored 30 points in a 54-46 victory over Ellet.
Sophomore guard Derik Lewis scored 30 points in a 83-72 triumph over previously undefeated Walsh Jesuit.
Walsh has a 5-1 record with senior captains Mark Mittiga, David Croft and Jordan Kay playing well.
Hoover’s dynamic duo
The North Canton Hoover boys basketball team is 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Federal League with a pair of dynamic senior scorers, Dom Iero and 6-foot-5 post Harrison Blackledge.
Iero, a three-sport standout, scored 32 points in a 75-72 victory over host Canton McKinley on Friday night and made nine 3-pointers. That was the second time this season Iero has scored over 30 points and made nine 3-pointers in a game.
Blackledge, son of former Hoover three-sport standout Todd Blackledge, scored 28 points in the Vikings’ win over the Bulldogs and also put together a 30-point performance earlier this season against Perry.
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