July 8, 2015


May 21 Prep Athletes of the Week

Tom Metheney


Tom Metheney, Buckeye: Senior first baseman hit walk-off home run to give Bucks thrilling 8-7 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron Division II Sectional finals. … Homer was first lifetime. … Ball hit to left field was team’s third home run of game. … Entered game in seventh inning as defensive replacement. … Made one putout. … Played in 8-man junior varsity football game in 2010.

Madison Smith


Madison Smith, Brunswick: Senior had single, triple and four runs batted in as fifth-seeded Brunswick defeated third-seeded Highland 5-1 to win a Barberton Division I Sectional title. … No. 7 hitter drove in Blue Devils’ first run with bloop single, then broke open tie game with bases-loaded triple in fifth. … Scored insurance run on fielder’s choice groundout.

Stuart Arbuckle

Boys track

Stuart Arbuckle, Highland: Senior clocked personal-record 1:58.23 in winning 800-meter title at Suburban League Championships. … Previous best in event was 2:00. … Helped 4×800 relay team to runner-up finish. … Standout competitor for cross country team.

Sarah Berger

Girls track

Sarah Berger, Wadsworth: Junior had hand in three event victories as Grizzlies clinched share of Suburban League title. … Helped 4×8 and 4×4 teams to wins in season-best times, along with placing first in 1,600 in 5:08.76. … Plays defender for soccer team.

Steve Smykal

Boys tennis

Steve Smykal, Highland: Senior finished third at Medina Division I Sectional in doubles with junior Michael Hutchings, earning first career district berth. … Will be one of 16 duos at Oberlin College District. … Won sectional third-place match over Revere’s Mike Wolowiecki and Dominic Polifrone 6-0, 6-2. … Played first singles for Hornets during regular season.