High School Sports Rewind: Dec. 31-Jan. 5

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

-- The 2013 Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame induction class was recently announced. Six inductees - Herm Jackson, Travis McGuire, Norm Nicola, Leon Powell, Jay Rohr and Justin Zwick - will be enshrined this summer.

-- The Urspring boys basketball team from Ulm, Germany, defeated Mentor 63-51 in the championship game of the 30th annual Arby's Classic in Bristol, Tenn., on Dec. 31. Urspring became the first international team to ever win the tournament title.

-- The St. Ignatius ice hockey team defeated Washington, D.C.'s Gonzaga 2-1 in the championship game of the National Capital Hockey Tournament on Dec. 31. Joey Malone and Beck Schultz scored the Wildcats' two goals.

 -- Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin standout senior football player A. J. Branisel recently orally committed to attend the University of Tennessee next fall and to join the Volunteers' gridiron program.

-- Willoughby South standout senior tailback Kareem Hunt recently orally committed to attend the University of Toledo next fall and to join the Rockets' Mid-American Conference football program.

-- Brecksville-Broadview Heights senior standout wrestler Aaron Assad recently orally committed to attend Purdue University in the fall and to join the Boilermakers' wrestling program.  

-- The Shaker Heights ice hockey team helped coach Mike Bartley celebrate his 1,000th game on the bench as a prep coach by defeating Lake Catholic 3-0 in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Red North West Division game on Jan. 4. Bartley is the state's winningest coach.

-- Holy Name senior baseball standout Tyler Sullivan recently orally committed to attend the University of Evansville in the fall and to join the Purple Aces' Division I baseball program.

-- The Padua girls basketball team defeated Hawken 55-49 on Jan. 4 in the championship game of the Gator Classic hosted by Laurel School. Sophomore Savannah Heckelmoser scored 23 points for the victorious Bruins.

 -- Akron Kenmore football coach Ed Peltz recently resigned from his coaching post. Peltz guided the Cardinals on the gridiron the previous three seasons.

-- The Elyria boys swimming team made history on Jan. 7 when it won its first-ever conference swim championship meet by placing first at the sixth-annual Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division Swimming and Diving Championship.

  -- North Canton Hoover girls basketball player Julie Worley set the program record for most points in a single game when she scored 43 points in the Vikings' 79-49 win against Massillon Jackson on Jan. 5.  

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