June 29, 2016

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 24

Kenny Wilder


Kenny Wilder, Medina

Senior safety returned two interceptions for touchdowns om Bees 33-26 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division victory over Garfield Heights. … First pick-six covered 60 yards in second quarter. … Clinched game with 65-yarder in fourth quarter. … Averaged 39.8 yards on five punts. [br]

Collin Zuk

Boys soccer

Collin ZukCloverleaf

Senior midfielder scored four goals as Colts recorded first win of season with 12-0 non-league triumph over Bedford. … First multiple-goal game of career. … Victory snapped 10-game winless streak. … Five goals and four assists on season. … Had three goals and five assists as junior. [br]

Sophie Barnes

Girls soccer

Sophie BarnesBuckeye

Freshman forward scored game-winning goal as Bucks defeated Wellington in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division play. … Win gave Buckeye game edge in conference race. … Added game-high two assists and goal in win over Oberlin. … Second on county scoring list with 26 points (10 goals, 6 assists). [br]

Emily Vozar


Emily Vozar, Buckeye

Junior libero made team-high 54 digs as Bucks went 2-1 in Patriot Athletic Conference matches. … Recorded season-high 24 digs in four-game victory over Keystone. … Made 20 digs in three-game sweep of Brookside. … Added 10 digs in four-game loss at Lutheran West. … Second season as starter. [br]

Eric Bator

Boys golf

Eric Bator, Brunswick

Junior recorded
2-under-par 34 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division tri-match victories over Medina and Strongsville. … Score was career low and helped Blue Devils set school record for lowest score (146) at Pine Hills Golf Club. … Lone underclassman starter. … Second varsity season. [br]

Madison Butler

Girls golf

Madison Butler, Highland

Freshman fired 3-over 39 in Suburban League tri-match victories over Wadsworth and Cloverleaf at Pine Hills Golf Club. … Added 41 earlier in week during convincing SL triumph over Copley at Silver Lake Country Club. … Has scored in all 14 events this season. [br]

Tim Bizon

Boys cross country

Tim Bizon, Brunswick

Sophomore took 20th at Strongsville Invitational with 17:37.2 finish. … Top runner for Blue Devils in four of five races this year. … In second year on varsity. … Finished 97th at 2012 Division I state meet for Brunswick. [br]

Riley Freeland

Girls cross country

Riley Freeland, Cloverleaf

Freshman placed ninth at Todd Clark Cloverleaf Invitational. … Has five top-10 finishes through six races. … Finished sixth at Patriot Athletic Conference Icebreaker and Lexington Invite. … Set personal best of 19:55.2 at Galion. [br]

Emily Speckman

Girls tennis

Emily Speckman, Medina

Freshman recorded wins at second and third singles. … Won 6-1, 7-6 (5) at third singles in 4-1 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over Mentor. … Won 6-4, 6-2 at second singles in 3-2 cross-division win over North Royalton. … Did not play in in 4-1 cross-division victory over Normandy. [br]

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