May 29, 2016


Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 3

Andrew Vaughn


Andrew Vaughn, Black River: Senior running back rushed for 343 yards and four touchdowns in Pirates’ 40-14 victory over Western Reserve. … Rushing total third-highest in Medina County history. … TD runs were 30, 81, 61 and 10 yards. … Two-time All-Ohioan.

Leah Runkle

Girls soccer

Leah Runkle, Wadsworth: Senior forward capped five-goal week with hat trick in 4-0 victory over rival Cloverleaf. … Also had third assist of season. … Scored pair of goals in 6-0 win over North Canton Hoover. … Bowling Green recruit has led county in scoring last two seasons. 

Kseria Klue


Ksenia Klue, Medina: Senior outside hitter blasted 20 kills as Bees scored two decisive victories. … Fired match-high 11 kills in Northeast Ohio Conference crossover sweep at Parma. … Contributed nine kills to share team-high honors in three-game home win over Buckeye. … Will continue volleyball career at College of Wooster. … Triplets with brother Jerry and sister Oksana. 

Grant Morgan

Boys golf

Grant Morgan, Medina: Senior recorded 2-over-par 38s in narrow Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victories over North Royalton and Stow. … Match against Bears at Fox Meadow Country Club, while showdown with Bulldogs at Fox Den Golf Club. … Honorable mention All-Gazette as junior. 

Mindy Herrick

Girls golf

Mindy Herrick, Medina: Freshman recorded career-low 4-over-par 76 as Bees finished eighth at deep Walsh Jesuit Invitational at Prestwick Country Club. … Added 4-over 39 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division triumph over Brunswick at Medina Country Club. … Leads Medina County with 38.5 average. 

Theo Bach

Boys cross country

Theo Bach, Wadsworth: Senior finished fifth at Suburban League Super Duals. … No. 1 runner for Wadsworth through two meets. … Second-team All-Suburban League in 2012. … Team captain. 

Carlee Rhoads

Girls cross country

Carlee Rhoads, Highland: Sophomore placed third at Suburban League Super Duals. … Second top-three finish of the year. … Finished 33rd at 2012 Tiffin Division I Regional. … First-team All-Gazette as freshman. 

Madeline Petrich

Girls tennis

Madeline Petrich, Highland: Senior won pair of matches at second singles as Highland went 2-0 for week. … Defeated Cloverleaf’s Morgan Wood 6-2, 6-4 and Tallmadge’s Rebeccah DiPuccio 6-0, 6-2 in Suburban League action. … Finished 12-10 while playing mainly second doubles as junior. … Twin sister Macie plays first doubles for Hornets. 

Boys soccer

Dean McNeil, Medina: Senior goalkeeper stopped six shots in Bees’ 2-0 win against rival Copley. … Two those saves came by his foot, including one on breakaway late in regulation. … Shutout win was third clean sheet of season. … Helped Medina to Brunswick Division I District title as junior. 


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