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Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 28

Kyle Prunty

Kyle Prunty

Boys basketball

Kyle Prunty, Wadsworth: Senior center scored season-high 32 points in 57-54 non-league victory over Buckeye. … Added 16 points in 82-29 Suburban League win at Cloverleaf. … Led team with 12 points in 58-37 loss to Cornerstone Christian at Walsh University. … Third varsity season. … First-team All-Gazette as junior.

Sara Dash

Sara Dash

Girls basketball

Sara Dash, Buckeye: Senior post scored game-high 17 points in 40-25 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division victory at Brooklyn. … Averaging team-leading 10.4 points. … Fourth varsity season. … Lone returning letterwinner. … Brother Matt played three sports at school in mid-2000s. 

Joe Pavlak

Joe Pavlak

Boys swimming

Joseph Pavlak, Wadsworth: Freshman swam on winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays as Grizzlies captured first Suburban League championship since 2010. … Placed second in 50 free in 22.26 and was runner-up to older brother Matt in 100 breaststroke in 1:04.05. … Part of 200 medley team that broke 5-year-old meet record and matched meet mark in 50 free. 

Ellie Surratt

Ellie Surratt

Girls swimming

Ellie Surratt, Wadsworth: Senior won second straight Suburban League title in 50-yard freestyle to help Grizzlies to third place as team. … Clocked time of 24.79 to win event. … Placed second in 100 butterfly in 1:03.28 and helped 200 free and 200 medley relays to third-place showings. … All-Gazette selection as junior after qualifying for districts in 50 and 100 free. 

Samantha Borelli

Samantha Borelli

Gymnastics

Samantha Borrelli, Medina: Junior finished first on uneven parallel bars with score of 8.85, helping Bees to team title at afternoon session of Brecksville Rock and Roll Classic. … Also placed second in all-around with season-high 35.475. … Added runner-up showings on floor exercise and vault. … Two-time OHSAA state meet qualifier. … Two-time All-Gazette selection. 

Wrestling

Clayton Brandenburg, Wadsworth: Senior captured 195-pound weight class to help Wadsworth win Grizzlies Invitational Tournament. … Outlasted Field’s Andy Eckhart by 7-5 decision. … Won two bouts in pool action before posting 4-3 semifinal victory over Findlay’s Marcus Winklejohn. … Tournament title was first of career and helped Grizzlies capture 16th title at event in last 17 years.


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