July 23, 2016

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 17

Martice Jackson


Martice Jackson, Wadsworth: Senior running back rushed for 238 yards and two touchdowns in 26-13 non-league victory over Medina. … Finished with 33 carries. … Touchdown runs were 64 and 11 yards. … Fourth varsity season. … Also plays basketball. [br]

George Rusinko

Boys soccer

George Rusinko, Buckeye: Senior midfielder netted three goals as Bucks downed Lutheran West 4-0 in Patriot Athletic Conference action. … Added goal in win against Keystone as team won third in row. … Ended week with five goals and two assists on season. … Owns 4.3 grade-point average and volunteers with Big Brothers. [br]

Elizabeth Ash

Girls soccer

Elizabeth Ash, Medina: Sophomore midfielder scored game-winning goal as Bees edged Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division foe Solon 2-1. … Had both goals in win, coming in span of less than 2 minutes. … Had five goals and three assists as freshman on Medina team that advanced to Division I tegional final. [br]

Peyton Booth


Peyton Booth, Wadsworth: Senior outside hitter collected 19 kills and 15 digs as Grizzlies remained unbeaten in Suburban League. … Fired match-high 14 kills with nine digs in home sweep of Tallmadge … Followed with five kills and six digs in three-game victory at Highland. … Triumphs extended Wadsworth’s conference winning streak to school-record 49 matches. … All-Gazette in 2011. [br]

Greg Briggs

Boys golf

Greg Briggs, Cloverleaf: Sophomore shot 1-under-par 35 as Colts defeated Copley 155-169 in Suburban League play. … Score on Westfield Group Country Club’s South Course was career low. … Helped team record lowest nine-hole score since 2005. … Second varsity season. [br]

Megan Pollock

Girls golf

Megan Pollock, Medina: Junior shot 3-over-par 39 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division tri-match victories over Hudson and Solon. … Tied teammate Madison Loftis for medalist honors. … Holed 30-foot birdie putt to help Bees claw back into division race. … First-year starter. … One of most improved players in Medina County. [br]

Tanner Hawley

Boys cross country

Tanner Hawley, Black River: Improving sophomore placed 15th in Division III race at Galion Festival. … Owns top-10 finishes at Keystone (7th) and Avon Lake (6th) this season. … Earned honorable mention Patriot Athletic Conference honors in 2012. [br]

Maria Scavuzzo

Girls cross country

Maria Scavuzzo, Medina: Senior finished 11th in Red Division race at McDonough Invitational over weekend. … Finished fifth at Mentor Invitational. … Earned first-team All-Gazette honors in 2012. … Qualified for 2012 Tiffin Division I Regional (82nd) as junior. [br]

Allie Welch

Girls tennis

Allie Welch, Highland: Junior first singles player defeated Wadsworth’s Kiersten Castner 6-4, 6-1 in Suburban League play. … Two-time All-Gazette choice won SL titles at third singles as freshman and sophomore. … Had highest winning percentage in Medina County last season (.900) with 27-3 record, including 22-0 in singles play. … District doubles qualifier in 2012. [br]

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