July 23, 2016

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Feb. 26

Zach Parker

Boys basketball

Zach Parker, Brunswick: Junior small forward scored game-high 19 points in 69-64 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division upset of state-ranked Mentor. … Hit 7-of-12 field goals, including 5-of-9 3-pointers. … Second season as starter. … All-Gazette punter for football team. [br]

AnnMarie Kirchner

Girls basketball

AnnMarie Kircher, Senior small forward scored team-high 18 points in 83-70 win over Kenmore in Medina Division I Sectional finals. … Added seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. … Tallied nine points and three assists in sectional semifinal victory over Ellet. … John Carroll recruit. … All-Gazette pitcher for softball team. [br]

Zack Taylor


Zack Taylor, Brunswick: Senior 126-pounder battled way through consolation bracket at Cleveland Division I District to earn first state bid. … Won matches by pin and decision, followed by 3-0 decision over Adam Salti of Olmsted Falls. … Dropped 2-1 bout with Amherst’s Bryant DeRuchie to place fourth. [br]

Maddie Brandt


Maddie Brandt, Cloverleaf: Junior advanced to state meet for second straight season. … Qualified in all-around, vault and floor exercise out of Painesville Riverside District. … Top district finish was fourth on floor with 9.225. … Participated in 2012 state meet in maximum five events, earning All-Ohio honors in all-around. … Third varsity season.

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