July 24, 2016

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Prep of the Week for May 7

Eli Kraus


Eli Kraus, Buckeye: Junior left-hander pitched one-hitter as Buckeye demolished Clearview 10-0 in Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division play. … Walked two and struck out six in five-inning game. … Second one-hitter of season. … Has yet to allow earned run in PAC play. … All-Gazette as sophomore. … Kent State recruit. [br]

Megan Paradise


Megan Paradise, Medina: Junior went 3-1 with save, giving up one earned run in 28⅓ innings. … Tossed four-hitter in 6-0 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win over Strongsville … Gave up four hits in 1-0 loss to five-time Valley champ Elyria. … Tossed six-hitter and gave up no earned runs in 10-1 Valley victory over Brunswick. … Struck out eight and gave up no earned runs in 9-1 win over Columbia. [br]

Hunter Williams

Boys track

Hunter Williams, Wadsworth: Junior anchored 4×200-meter relay to win that clinched team championship for Grizzlies at Reynolds Relays in Avon. … Teamed with Quade Hanlin, Eric Yetzer and Josh Weber to clock 1:32.02. … Also won open 100 dash in 11.50 and helped 4×1 to second-place finish. … First-year member of track team. [br]

McKenna Baluch

Girls track

McKenna Baluch, Medina: Junior cleared 11 feet, 6 inches to win pole vault and help Bees to team title at Berea Kiwanis Relays. … Mark was quarter-inch off meet record held by former Bee and current Villanova vaulter Alex Wasik. … Soared a then-PR 11 feet earlier in week against rival Brunswick. [br]

Jake Liebler

Boys tennis

Jake Liebler, Medina: Senior scored three-set intracounty victory over Highland’s Steve Smykal at first singles. … Teamed with Connor Varney to finish fourth in top bracket at Medina Doubles Tournament. … Went 14-6 at second singles to earn All-Gazette honors as junior. … Primarily played doubles in first two seasons with Bees, posting 26-18 overall record.

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