July 23, 2016

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Ferrell grabs first-team berth

COLUMBUS — Medina County high school basketball didn’t have its usual amount of names when the All-Northeast Inland District teams were announced Thursday, but there was still enough recognition to go around.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick’s Tyler Ferrell was the lone first-team pick in Division I.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore, who coming into Thursday’s play was averaging 14.7 points-per-game, was just one of two 10th graders named to the first team along with Massillon Jackson’s Mark Henniger.

Cloverleaf senior Parker Hewit racked up second-team honors after leading the Colts to their best season in 15 years.

The 6-foot-3 swingman currently leads the area with a 22.5 scoring clip and dropped multiple 30-point performances throughout the year, including a career-high 39 against Creston Norwayne.

Buckeye senior forward Logan Weiland rounded out the honors with an honorable mention selection in D-II.

Wadsworth senior Chrissy Pavlik highlighted a plethora of area girls who were honored as she picked up a second-team honor in D-I.

Pavlik, a 5-foot-6 point guard, ran the show for the 17-6 Grizzlies, who won their 17th Suburban League title in 18 years and advanced to the Akron Ellet District.

Kelsey Durichko, Brunswick’s floor general, was a third-team pick. The senior helped the Blue Devils go 16-6 this season and advance to the Medina District.

Brunswick’s Brooke Forsythe and Jess Mangus, Wadsworth’s Britt Busson and Rachel DeMita and Cloverleaf’s Candace Andel were honorable mention choices, as was Black River’s Chelsey Calhoun in D-III.

Rittman guard and Guilford Township resident Chelsea Raines, the granddaughter of Medina County Sports Hall of Fame member Ron Mack, was a first-team selection in D-IV. Raines averaged nearly 16 points a night for the Indians.

Grindle may be reached at agrindle@ohio.net or 330-721-4043.

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Albert Grindle is a sportswriter for the Gazette. He can be reached at 330-721-4043 or agrindle@medina-gazette.com.