High School Sports Rewind: May 6 - May 12

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Relive some of the biggest happenings from the past week in Northeast Ohio prep sports.


Five Northeast Ohio prep football players - Tra Chapman, Aregeros Turner, Ben Gedeon, Kyle Kempt and Dymonte Thomas - were recently invited to participate in the 2013 All-American Bowl.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral Latin baseball team spoiled Padua's Senior Day on Monday, defeating the Bruins 6-1. NDCL starting pitcher Paul Szabo limited Padua to two hits while throwing a complete game. The Lions scored four runs in the fifth inning.

The Midview softball team defeated fellow West Shore Conference member North Ridgeville 4-2 in a Division I sectional tournament final on Monday. Middies starting pitcher Kim Stone threw a complete game, striking out three and limiting the Rangers to seven hits.

The Keystone softball team hit two home runs in its 12-0 victory against Black River to break the state's record for home runs in a season (34), which the Wildcats set last season. Bri Buckley led the offensive onslaught with three hits, two runs scored and three RBI.

The Akron Manchester baseball team opened tournament play with a 6-5 Division II Creston sectional tournament win at home against Waynesdale on Monday. The victorious Panthers scored three runs in the sixth inning.

The Brooklyn baseball team defeated Cleveland Central Catholic 4-3 in nine innings on Monday to advance in the Division III sectional tournament. Alex Sommers led the victorious Hurricanes by striking out 13 and limiting the Crusaders to six hits while throwing a complete game. Sommers also homered in the first inning.

Massillon Jackson volleyball player Katie Zito recently signed a national letter of intent with Wittenberg University. Wittenberg won the NCAA Division III title in 2011.


The Chippewa baseball team rallied to defeat 2010 Division III state champion Central Catholic 8-5 in a sectional tournament game on Tuesday. The Chipps scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun the Crusaders and advance.

The Copley softball team shut out visiting Akron Firestone 9-0 in a Division I sectional tournament final on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Kenzi Wallace struck out 14 batters and limited the Falcons to two hits while pitching a complete game.    

Lake Ridge Academy recently named Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz as its next girls basketball coach. Verhoff-Medvetz served as an assistant hoops coach at Notre Dame College the past five seasons.

Canal Fulton Northwest quarterback Nick Riley recently signed a national letter of intent with Mount Union University to play for the Purple Raiders gridiron squad, beginning in 2012-13

Walsh Jesuit volleyball player Brittany Zmyslinski recently signed a national letter of intent with St. Francis (Pa.) University.

The Glenville boys and John Hay girls track and field squads won team titles at the Jesse Owens City Track championship meet on Tuesday.

After one season as Canton South's boys basketball coach, Drew Meister has accepted the same position at Chillicothe.

Brunswick junior Gabrielle Bulic gave an oral commitment to the University of Michigan on Tuesday that she'll join the Wolverines' volleyball program in 2013-14.


St. Edward High School baseball coach Danny Allie plans to resign at the end of the season so that he can move to Florida and spend more time with his family.

Behind a no-hitter thrown by sophomore Bailey Frederick, the Brecksville Broadview Heights softball team routed John Marshall 20-0 in a sectional tournament final on Wednesday. 

Behind a dominating pitching performance by Quartni Whited, the Akron Springfield softball team defeated Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 7-2 in a Division II district tournament game on Wednesday. Whited struck out 13 batters while limiting the Fighting Irish to two hits. The junior also went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Behind a 13-strikeout performance by Mark Zimmerman, the Green baseball team defeated Canton GlenOak 5-0 in a Division I sectional tournament game on Wednesday.

The Cleveland Heights' boys and Shaker Heights' girls track and field squads captured team titles at the Lake Erie League Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. The Tigers tallied 121 points and the Raiders collected 112 points.

Chardon baseball coach Ed Mugridge has been suspended indefinitely by superintendent Joseph Bergant. Assistant coach Pete Percassi is currently leading the Hilltoppers.


The Walsh Jesuit baseball team scored four runs in the seventh inning to rally from a 7-2 deficit to edge Copley 8-7 in a Division I sectional tournament game on Thursday.

The Mayfield baseball team scored 11 unanswered runs  in its Division I sectional final game on Thursday against Cleveland Heights to defeat the Tigers 11-1. Mitch Longo homered for the victorious Wildcats

Behind Bonnie Zappitelli's second perfect game of her career and ninth shutout of the season, the Lake Catholic softball team defeated Edgewood 4-0 in a Division II sectional tournament final on Thursday.

The Uniontown Lake softball team defeated Massillon Jackson 10-6 in a Division I sectional contest on Thursday. Grace Hutcherson hit a three-run home run in the first inning for the victorious Blue Streaks.

The Archbishop Hoban lacrosse team defeated Padua 9-4 on Thursday night. Victor Pereira and Jimmy Bott each scored three goals to help the Knights spoil the Bruins' Senior Night.

Green principal Cindy Brown has recommended that Bruce Johnson be named the school's next athletic director. Current Bulldogs athletic director Mark Pfaff - whose contact was not renewed for next school year - is expected to become Kent Roosevelt's next leader of athletics.   


Notre-Dame Cathedral named its next boys and girls varsity basketball coaches on Friday. Chris Poulos will lead the boys squad and Joe Spicuzza will lead the girls squad.

The St. Vincent-St. Mary baseball team blanked Woodridge 10-0 in a Division II sectional final on Friday. Fighting Irish pitcher Adam Journic allowed just two singles and struck out 10 batters to earn the win.

The Chagrin Falls baseball team collected an 11-5 come-from-behind Division II sectional final win against University School on Friday. Keith Orzen, the winning pitcher for the Tigers, pitched five innings and went 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI.  

Massillon Jackson's boys track and field squad and North Canton Hoover's girls track and field squad were crowned Federal League champions at the league meet on Friday.

Berea's boys track and field squad and Amherst Steele's girls track and field squad won team titles at the Southwestern Conference Track and Field Championships on Friday. The Braves won their first-ever SWC meet title while the Comets were crowned conference champs for the first time since 2001.

The Avon boys track and field squad and Rocky River girls track and field squad took home team titles at Friday's West Shore Conference meet.  

Akron Firestone's boys track and field squad and Akron Buchtel's girls track and field squad were crowned City Series champions at the league meet on Friday. The Falcons tallied 125 points and the Griffins scored 149 points.


The Nordonia boys and Green girls track and field squads capped off their respective perfect seasons with first-place finishes at the Suburban League Track Championships on Saturday. The Knights scored 136 points and the Bulldogs tallied 161 points.

Plain Local Schools superintendent Brent May is expected to recommend to the school board that Jack Greynolds be hired as GlenOak's next varsity boys basketball coach. Greynolds served as the leader of the program as recently as two years ago.

North Canton Hoover alum Abbey Allerding has agreed to become the school's next varsity girls basketball coach. Allerding coached Massillon Perry's girls squad last season.

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