Archbishop Hoban senior Mason Tipton has committed to play football in the Ivy League at Yale University.
A 6-foot and 185-pound wide receiver, Tipton helped Hoban defeat Massillon 42-28 in the Division II state championship game in November to cap a 15-0 season and give the Knights their fourth consecutive state title.
Tipton, who earned three varsity letters as a contributor on Hoban’s last three state title teams, is expected to earn his third varsity letter in baseball this spring.
“Yale was the right fit because my goal when I started all this was to use my athletic ability to get the best education,” said Tipton, who has a 3.86 GPA.
“I feel like that was the main reason, but also because the campus is beautiful and I really fit in with the players. ... There was such a family type of vibe and the coaches really care about their players.”
Tipton, who had 48 receptions for 1,186 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, also held scholarship offers from Akron, Kent State, Navy, Dartmouth, Morehead State, Robert Morris, Youngstown State, Valparaiso, Notre Dame College and Tiffin.
“Mason is a big-play wide receiver,” Hoban coach Tim Tyrrell said. “He made the biggest improvement from junior to senior year. He really put his mind on being a great receiver and his hard work paid off.”
Record set at Field
Junior Maria Sziva set Field's single-game scoring record in girls basketball with 41 points in the Falcons' 77-42 win over visiting Coventry on Wednesday.
Sziva made 10 2-point field goals, four 3-pointers and nine free throws. Buzz Kline contributed 20 points for Field (11-5).
Suburban League leaders
Aurora and Wadsworth remain atop the Suburban League girls basketball standings in the American Conference and National Conference, respectively.
Host Wadsworth (13-3, 9-0) topped Cuyahoga Falls 71-36 in a Suburban National game on Wednesday behind Kacie Evans (18 points), Taylor Leatherman (11), E’Anna Won (11) and Maria Busson (10).
Led by Shyanne Sellers' seven 3-pointers and 26 points, Aurora (16-1, 9-0) beat host Barberton 66-27 in a Suburban American game. Mika Dalton (10 points) and Shayla Sellers (nine points) also chipped in for Aurora.
Surpassing 1,000 points
Norton senior Kelsey Hosey surpassed 1,000 career points Wednesday night in the Panthers' 47-46 win over host Cloverleaf (8-6, 6-3).
Hosey scored 15 points as Norton (12-3, 9-0) remained atop the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division.
More girls basketball
• Archbishop Hoban improved to 16-0 on Wednesday with a 64-22 win over visiting Parma Padua. Abby Griffith and Lonasia Brewer each scored 15 points and TaNayja Gooden-Wesley contributed 11 points for the Knights.
• Lizzy Stefanov scored 20 points Wednesday and host Stow beat Nordonia 66-32.
• Olivia Payne scored 15 points Wednesday and host Green beat Perry 47-37.
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