Voting is open for the Ohio VarsitySoftball Player of the Year Awards. Five softball players were selected from the list of nominees. Players of the Year will be announced during the 2016 Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic.
Voting is open for the Ohio Varsity Baseball Player of the Year Awards. Five baseball players were selected from the list of nominees. Players of the Year will be announced during the 2016 Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic.
Kirtland’s Katie Straus and Independence’s Jared McCullough both had a strong first day at the 2016 Navarre Division III Regional track meet on Wednesday. Straus won the high jump and qualified for Friday’s finals in three other events. McCullough ran his way into the finals in two events and several other local athletes extended their seasons.
Kirtland’s girls track team moved down a division in 2016 and the Hornets responded with their first district championship since the late 1980s. Led by Katie Straus, who won four district championships, the Hornets advanced 21athletes to the regional meet.
Strong performances from Emily Kruse and Erin Ross and the contributions from the rest of the Cardinal girls’ track team led the Huskies to a second place finish at the 2016 Division III District meet on Friday.
Independence first year track athlete Jared McCullough had a big day at the 2016 Division III District track meet on Friday. He won the 100-meter dash and placed second in three other events to lead the Blue Devils.
The Division III Independence District track meet began on Wednesday at Stan Skoczen Stadium. Kirtland’s girls got off to a great start with two event wins and Cardinal’s Nate Peters claimed one. Independence also qualified several athletes to next week’s regional meet.
Berkshire scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning and got a complete game pitching performance out of Gordy Cossick to beat Hawken, 4-1, in Tuesday’s Division III district championship game.
Cardinal defeated host Berkshire on Monday, 10-6, to close out the 2016 season with an 11-9 record. The winning season was the first for the Huskies since 2009.
Kirtland defeated Wickliffe, 5-2, on Thursday in a Division III sectional championship game. With the win, the Hornets earned a spot in their 13th straight district tournament.
Independence’s boys track team held off Cuyahoga Heights to win the 2016 CVC Valley Division track championship on Thursday. The Blue Devils finished second in the girls competition.
Kirtland’s girls track team claimed its third straight conference title on Thursday while the boys team finished sixth.
Cardinal’s girls track team finished third and the boys were fifth at the 2016 Chagrin Valley Conference Track Meet at Independence on Thursday.
Ever since its rise to the top of the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Valley Division in 2012, the Kirtland softball team has been waiting for a signature win. It got it on Wednesday with an 11-8 victory over visiting LaBrae in a Division III sectional semifinal.
Independence geared up for Thursday’s sectional final against Wellington with a 9-1 league win at Fairport Harding on Wednesday.