June 27, 2016

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 29

Kyle Wheeler

Boys basketball

Kyle Wheeler, Brunswick: Senior point guard scored game-high 25 points in 57-48 win over Firestone at Dunk4Diabetes Shootout. … Added 10 rebounds in game at Walsh University. … Scored 18 points in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division win against Stow. … First-team All-Gazette as junior. … Three-year starter. [br]

Brianna Moss

Girls basketball

Brianna Moss, Brunswick: Senior small forward had 14 points and five assists in 51-28 win at Strongsville in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division action. … Assist total was game high. … Added eight points in 53-45 non-league victory over Brecksville. … Recent strong play has helped Blue Devils claw back into division title race. [br]

Tyler Hughes


Tyler Hughes, Brunswick: Senior moved up weight class to post impressive win at 182 pounds and help Blue Devils clinch Northeast Ohio Conference River Division regular-season crown with 43-18 win over Hudson. … Recorded key back points to beat district qualifier Danny Tilly 3-1 in double overtime. … Currently 24-2 at 170 pounds. [br]

Billy Silvestro

Boys swimming

Billy Silvestro, Brunswick: Junior won 500 freestyle to help Blue Devils win Medina County Championships. … Cloacked 5:40.67 to win by 10 seconds over Cloverleaf’s Brian Easterling. … Placed third in 200 free in 2:08.01 and helped 400 free relay to runner-up finish in 3:43.77. [br]

Carolyn Yurkoski

Girls swimming

Carolyn Yurkowski, Medina: Junior recorded pool record to win 1-meter dive event at Medina County Championships. … Recorded score of 334.35 to set standard at Medina Community Recreation Center. … First in 50 free in 26.14 and swam leg on winning 200 medley and 400 free relays as Bees fell to Cuyahoga Falls. [br]

Charlotte Bates


Charlotte Bates, Wadsworth: Sophomore won all-around with 33.55 in triangular against NEGC champion Wooster and Hoban. … Claimed top honors on balance beam and second in floor exercise. … Owns seven event victories on season, eight in career. … 2012 Painesville Riverside District qualifier. … All-Gazette honorable mention as freshman.

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