April 18, 2014

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Prep athletes of the week for June 4

Jen Sansonette

Baseball Joey Verbiak, Brunswick: Senior left fielder went 1-for-3 with RBI and run during Blue Devils’ 6-3 loss to Mentor in Canton Division I Regional semifinals at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. … RBI base knock up middle plated team’s first run. … Later scored on two-run double by Kyle Michalik. Softball Jen Sansonette, Medina: Senior Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for May 28

Gerry Salisbury

Baseball Gerry Salisbury, Brunswick: Senior pitcher allowed one unearned run in complete-game victory over Twinsburg in Hudson Division I District semifinals. … Left-hander surrendered four hits and struck out six. … Added triple and double while playing first base against Hudson as Blue Devils won district title. … First-team All-Gazette as junior. … Sister, Paige, Read More…

May 21 Prep Athletes of the Week

Tom Metheney

Baseball Tom Metheney, Buckeye: Senior first baseman hit walk-off home run to give Bucks thrilling 8-7 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron Division II Sectional finals. … Homer was first lifetime. … Ball hit to left field was team’s third home run of game. … Entered game in seventh inning as defensive replacement. … Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for May 14

Collin Minor

Baseball Collin Minor, Medina: Sophomore second baseman was 3-for-3 in thrilling Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory over Mentor. … Scored tying run in seventh inning to help Bees clinch share of division title. … Had three of team’s four hits. … Smoked RBI double in second inning. … Second varsity season. … Starting quarterback Read More…

Prep of the Week for May 7

Eli Kraus

Baseball Eli Kraus, Buckeye: Junior left-hander pitched one-hitter as Buckeye demolished Clearview 10-0 in Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division play. … Walked two and struck out six in five-inning game. … Second one-hitter of season. … Has yet to allow earned run in PAC play. … All-Gazette as sophomore. … Kent State recruit. Softball Megan Paradise, Medina: Read More…

Prep of the Week for April 30

Madi Tata

Baseball Luke Raley, Highland: Senior had 14 RBIs as the Hornets went 6-0 last week. .. Belted grand slam and picked up win on the mound in 11-1 triumph over North Royalton. .. Scored three runs in 7-1 victory over Rocky River at Progressive Field. … Had eight RBIs and seven hits in doubleheader sweep Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week of April 23

Kyle Michalik

Baseball Kyle Michalik, Brunswick: Senior pitcher hurled no-hitter as Brunswick defeated Medina 4-0 in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game. … Struck out 10. … Helped cause with two singles, RBI and run. … Had two singles, double and three RBIs in 10-0 win over Elyria. … Ohio State recruit. Softball Taylor MacWhade, Highland: Senior Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for April 16

Brad Scheiman

Baseball Brad Scheiman, Wadsworth: Senior had five hits, four RBIs and four runs as Grizzlies swept Buckeye in non-league doubleheader. … Tallied two singles, double, two RBIs and two runs in 11-0 win in first game. … Added single, triple, two RBIs and two runs in 10-2 victory. … Also pitches. Softball Julia Horton, Wadsworth: Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for April 9

Nick Filak

Baseball Nick Filak, Black River: Senior utility man had pair of game-winning hits as Pirates swept Northwestern 9-8 and 5-4 in non-conference doubleheader. … Ended first game walk-off style with two-run single. … Put Black River in position for victory in second game with go-ahead sacrifice fly. … Finished day 5-for-7 with six RBIs and Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for March 5

Brogan Scott

Boys basketball Brogan Scott, Highland: Sophomore small forward scored game-high 24 points in 52-44 upset of Medina at the Copley Division I Sectional semifinals. … Made 7-of-8 free throws and grabbed five rebounds in fourth quarter. … Added 10 points in sectional finals loss to Hudson. … First-team All-Gazette as freshman. … Brother, Brennan, was Read More…