July 5, 2015

Partly sunny

Prep Athletes of the Week for May 14

Collin Minor


Collin Minor, Medina: Sophomore second baseman was 3-for-3 in thrilling Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory over Mentor. … Scored tying run in seventh inning to help Bees clinch share of division title. … Had three of team’s four hits. … Smoked RBI double in second inning. … Second varsity season. … Starting quarterback for football team.

Dagmar Smith


Dagmar Smith, Black River: Senior struck out eight in 3-1 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss to Wellington, breaking Medina County career record of 754 strikeouts set by 2006 Brunswick graduate Amanda Macenko. … Eight K’s gave Division II Ursuline College recruit 757. … Three-time All-Gazette choice helped Pirates reach regional final as junior.

Chandler Laux

Boys track

Chandler Laux, Cloverleaf: Senior accounted for 30 points as Colts finished second at Bob Knoll Invitational. … Won triple jump with leap of 37 feet, half-inch. … Second in long jump and third in 110 hurdles and 800 run. … Placed first in three events in Suburban League meet with Tallmadge.

Leah Runkle

Girls track

Leah Runkle, Wadsworth: Junior cleared county-best 16 feet, 9 inches in winning pole vault and helping Grizzlies to 104-33 Suburban League victory over Revere. … Won 400-meter dash in season-low 58.9 seconds and anchored 4×200 relay to win. … Regional qualifier last season in long jump and 4×2. … Bowling Green soccer recruit.

Connor Varney

Boys tennis

Connor Varney, Medina: Sophomore finished third at second singles at Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Tournament. … Bees finished third in all five championship brackets, leading to team’s third-place finish. … Teamed with Jake Liebler to finish fourth in top flight at Medina Doubles Tournament. … Lettered as freshman, playing primarily first doubles.