July 2, 2015

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Prep Athletes of the Week of April 23

Kyle Michalik


Kyle Michalik, Brunswick: Senior pitcher hurled no-hitter as Brunswick defeated Medina 4-0 in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game. … Struck out 10. … Helped cause with two singles, RBI and run. … Had two singles, double and three RBIs in 10-0 win over Elyria. … Ohio State recruit.

Taylor MacWhade


Taylor MacWhade, Highland: Senior second baseman went 5-for-5 in 14-5 Suburban League win over Copley. … Had four singles, home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. … Added two singles and two RBIs in 8-4 SL loss to Wadsworth and two singles in 4-2 non-league win over Orrville. … Will continue career at Division II Lake Erie College.

Caleb Kupetz

Boys track

Caleb Kupetz, Buckeye: Senior clocked 22.1 to break school record in 200-meter dash as Bucks won tri-match over Fairview and Lutheran West. … Time broke previous record of 22.2, set in 2007 by Shawn Cordes. … Also won 100 in season-low 10.74. … Missed soccer season due to ACL injury. … Regional qualifier in 100, 4×1 and 4×2 last season.

Ashley Murray

Girls track

Ashley Murray, Cloverleaf: Junior broke school record in 3,200-meter run in Suburban League dual meet against Revere. … Clocked 11:22.3 to best previous mark of 11:28.2 held by Catie Coleman in 2005. … Won 1,600 in personal-record 5:23.7 at same meet. … Also runs cross country.

Ian Kurela

Boys tennis

Ian Kurela, Brunswick: Junior first singles player picked up three wins. … Biggest came against Normandy, when rallied from 5-2 down in third set to win 6-1, 6-7 (6), 7-5 and give Blue Devils 3-2 victory. … Split time last season between second and third singles.