The recruiting process is starting to heat up for Revere senior football player Jason Tretter.
Revere coach Phil Heyn said Tretter, an offensive tackle and defensive end who missed all of his junior year to injury, has one scholarship offer and several other schools showing interest.
Kent State offered Tretter a scholarship on Wednesday. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Northwestern are also interested in the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Tretter, who is nearly 100 percent recovered.
“Jason missed all of last year with a knee injury, which dramatically stunted his recruiting process,” Heyn said. “I believe he would be committed to a major football program already if not for the injury.
“Prior to the injury, he was high on the list for most major football schools. After the injury, most schools took a wait-and-see position.”
Tretter has a 3.7 grade-point-average and scored a 29 on his ACT.
“Jason is a D-I player, just a matter of what level,” Heyn said. “He has great size and is still growing into his body. He will develop even more as he gets older. He is a good athlete with long arms and great feet.”
Tretter also played basketball and baseball at Revere.
“The best part about Jason is the type of kid he is,” Heyn said. “He is a polite, smart and overall great young man. He would run through a wall for this program, for his teammates and his coaches.”
Buchtel players commit
Buchtel coach John Scott announced that 2012 graduates Jasmine Lofton, Rachel Whittaker and Tykeshia Thompson will continue their academic and track and field careers at Lincoln College, a two-year community college in Illinois.
Mount Union signs two
Highland graduate Adam Bialosky and Wadsworth graduate Jimmy Winkelman have committed to the University of Mount Union, where they will play baseball.
Bialosky is a 5-foot-11 outfielder and Winkelman is a 5-foot-11 pitcher/outfielder.
Wood receives offers
Tallmadge football coach Joe Vassalotti said senior Jacob Wood has scholarship offers from Yale and Youngstown State.
Wood is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end.
Crestwood athletes sign
Crestwood baseball coach John Bakalar said three recent graduates will continue to play baseball at the college level.
Aaron Jackson has committed to the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, a Division III school, and Tony Sargiovanni and Cody Miller will both play at Lourdes College in Sylvania, an NAIA school.
All three players earned All-Portage Trail Conference honors.
Jackson is a left-handed pitcher/first baseman. He hit .393 as a senior with 33 hits, 19 runs, nine doubles, six triples, 23 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He also compiled a 2-2 record pitching with a 3.73 ERA, one complete game and 32 strikeouts in 30 innings.
Sargiovanni is a right-handed pitcher/shortstop. He hit .295 as a senior with 28 hits, 27 runs, nine doubles, one triple, one home run, 18 RBI and 16 stolen bases. He posted a 5-3 record with a 3.00 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and 31 strikeouts in 39? innings.
Miller is a catcher. He batted .338 as a senior with 27 hits, 14 runs, eight doubles, two triples and 14 RBI.
Porvasnik wins tournament
Highland senior Jessica Porvasnik won her second consecutive Cleveland Junior Open golf tournament girls championship on Thursday at the par-72 Red Tail Golf Club in Avon.
Porvasnik, who turned 17 on Saturday, finished with a 54-hole score of 216. Kari Bellville of Granger, Ind., and Ju-Hee Bae of Chantilly, Va., tied for second at 221.
Showcase raises cash
Walsh Jesuit held its annual Showcase for the Cure baseball event on June 20 and raised $37,000 for the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and cancer research.
Walsh baseball coach Chris Kaczmar said the event draws top prospects and scouts from throughout the region, and since 2006, has raised money for cancer research.
This year’s event honored Gene Blackwell, father of two-time Walsh baseball state champion David Blackwell, and his family. Gene Blackwell is battling multiple myeloma.
This year’s showcase drew 113 players from Ohio and more than 50 college and professional scouts. Indians President Mark Shapiro opened the event by addressing the crowd, which included 160 grade-school boys who had just completed a three-day baseball camp.
To raise money for the Taussig Cancer Institute, Kaczmar and event chairs Jeff and Pam Frye asked everyone attending to make a donation, rather than charging baseball players a fee to attend. In addition to donations, vendors sold a variety of products at the event, contributing their proceeds to the charity.
Hillsdale names AD
Hillsdale High School named Adam Bracken as its athletic director.
WRA goalie nabs honor
Western Reserve Academy senior goalie Brian Czerwonka has been named a 2012 Brine National High School All-American and will represent the Ohio Midwest Regional Team in the 2012 Brine National Lacrosse Classic.
The event, which runs for four days beginning Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., brings the top 400 high school underclassmen lacrosse players in the country to one venue. There will be 16 regional teams competing to become the 2012 national champion and qualify to compete for an International Championship later in the year.
This is the third time that Czerwonka has been selected to the Ohio Midwest Regional team. He was honorable mention on this year’s Midwest Scholastic Coaches Lacrosse Association team.
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