May 25, 2015


Prep Athletes of the Week for Dec. 31

Eric Bluic

Boys basketball

Eric Bulic, Brunswick: Junior power forward earned all-tournament honors at Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic. … Had 11 points and seven rebounds in 86-61 semifinal victory over Rhodes. … Followed with nine points and eight boards in 52-40 win over Solon. … Brother of 2013 Gazette Female Athlete of Year Gabrielle Bulic.

Farrah Benner

Girls basketball

Farrah Benner, Brunswick: Sophomore small forward scored career-high 15 points in 48-23 non-league win over Avon Lake. … Nailed five field goals, including two 3-pointers, and two free throws. … Averaging 11.7 points. … Plays AAU for Stockman Basketball Club.

Brice Bechtel

Boys swimming

Brice Bechtel, Cloverleaf: Sophomore broke school record in 200 individual medley at Cloverleaf Stampede Invitational. … Recorded time of 1:02.36 in event to finish sixth. … Also swam on 200 and 400 freestyle relays that took sixth. … Among area leaders in 100 backstroke as freshman.

Lauren Oktavec

Girls swimming

Lauren Oktavec, Brunswick: Junior accounted for 33 points in helping Blue Devils to runner-up finish at Cloverleaf Stampede Invitational. … Swam lead leg on 200 medley relay that posted win in 1:59.16. … Recorded second-place finish in 200 individual medley in 2:24.63 and third-place showing in 500 freestyle in 5:41.87.


Darrin Gilkerson, Wadsworth: Sophomore 126-pounder beat pair of seeded wrestlers en route to taking runner-up honors at Medina Invitational Tournament. … Posted 6-1 decision over third-seeded Evan Toth of Detroit Catholic Central and 9-3 decision over No. 6 Zach Garrett of Hilliard Darby. … Wrestled at Fargo Nationals over summer.