Manny Dela Cerna, Highland: Sophomore gunner on special teams recovered pooch kick in 41-13 loss to Glenville in Division II state semifinals. … Recovery came dangerously near Highland sideline against multiple Tarblooders. … Arguably fastest player on team. … Finished season with 15 tackles while also playing backup cornerback.
Brogan Scott, Highland: Junior center scored game-winning basket as time expired to give Hornets 47-45 overtime victory over Brecksville. … Buzzer-beater came after teammate Tanner Houska missed contested layup. … Finished game with 13 points and seven rebounds. … All-Gazette selection as sophomore. … Third season as starter. [br]
Angie Kazek, Black River: Senior guard scored six of team-high 11 points in fourth quarter to lead Pirates past Oberlin 40-36 in Patriot Atheltic Conference cross-division play. … Had three field goals and five free throws. … Leads team with 12.0 scoring average. … Second season as starter. … Brother Gus was standout cross country runner for school. [br]
Anthony Kozma, Cloverleaf: Sophomore won 145-pound championship at Madison Coke Classic. … Claimed title with major decision over Alex Knoll of South Central. … Won other four bouts with pins. … One of eight placers at tournament for Colts. … District qualifier as sophomore with 29 wins.