May 23, 2015

Mostly clear

Prep Athletes of the Week for April 9

Nick Filak


Nick Filak, Black River: Senior utility man had pair of game-winning hits as Pirates swept Northwestern 9-8 and 5-4 in non-conference doubleheader. … Ended first game walk-off style with two-run single. … Put Black River in position for victory in second game with go-ahead sacrifice fly. … Finished day 5-for-7 with six RBIs and two runs.

Kaitlin Krajcik


Kaitlin Krajcik, Highland: Senior hit for cycle as Hornets notched 17-5 Suburban League victory over Green in five innings. … Finished with four RBIs and three runs scored. … Added double, home run and three RBIs in 7-0 SL victory over Revere. … Honorable mention All-Gazette as junior. … Catcher has scholarship to play for Division II Ursuline College.

Keith Yohman

Boys track

Keith Yohman, Brunswick: Senior had hand in three event wins as Brunswick finished runner-up at Avon Lake Invitational. … Won long jump with leap of 21 feet and clocked 23.5 seconds to take 200-meter title. … Anchored 4×100 relay to win in 44.65 and placed second in 100 (11.47). … State qualifier in 100 and 200 as junior. … Also plays football.

Michalla Gordon

Girls track

Michalla Gordon, Wadsworth: Senior helped 4×400-meter relay break meet record at GlenOak Golden Eagle Relays. … Joined Courtney Palange, Sarah Berger and Leah Runkle in group that clocked 4:05.10. … Also ran on winning relays in 4×100 and shuttle hurdles. … Qualified for state in 300 hurdles last season.

Ryan Salem

Boys tennis

Ryan Salem, Wadsworth: Senior excelled at first singles to help Grizzlies open season 4-0. … One of mainstays in lineup for first-year coach Christa Halicki, who served as assistant last season. … Combined with Owen McDevitt to place second at second doubles at 2012 Suburban League Tournament.