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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

Harvey edges West Geauga to remain undefeated

Two weeks into the fall season and Harvey’s boys’ golf team already has established itself as the feel-good program of the 2018 season.

High expectations for senior-laden Rebels

South returns five starters from last year’s squad that finished 15-9 overall and 6-3 in the Western Reserve Conference, but even more importantly, the Rebels are led by a solid group of seniors with multiple years of varsity experience.

Eagles look to build on past success

Geneva returns six starters and 11 letter winners from last year’s squad that finished 8-5-4 overall and reached the sectional championship game. The Eagles hope that experience leads to even greater fortunes in 2018.

Kirtland, Independence finish among top four at Badger Invitational

Kirtland finished in third place and Independence right behind the Hornets in fourth at the 2018 Badger Invitational at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. The Hornets shot a 350 while the Blue Devils finished with 362 strokes.

West Geauga girls ready to run

West Geauga’s girls’ cross country team might be short on upperclassmen but the Wolverines have plenty of talent.

Hawks ready for bump up to Chagrin Division

Hawken finished the 2017 season with a 16-7 record overall and an 11-3 record in the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Valley Division. The Hawks return four starters and five other letter winners from that squad. They’ll need that experience as they bumped up to the Chagrin Division for the 2018 campaign.

Young Lions ready for challenge

Orange graduated five seniors from last season leaving the Lions in a bit of a rebuilding year but the young golfers stepping into the lineup are ready for the challenge.

The Bar is Set High at Madison

With all 11 starters returning from last year’s team that finished 14-2-3 overall, 6-1 in the Western Reserve Conference and played in a district championship game, Madison’s girls’ soccer team has the potential to make a lot of noise in the postseason this fall.

Badgers reload for another postseason run

Berkshire returns four starters from the squad that reached the Division III regional semifinals, finished 23-3 overall and a perfect 14-0 in claiming the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Valley Division title. The Badgers hope to use that experience to defend their league title and to make another deep postseason run.

Senior-laden Lions have potential

Orange’s girls’ soccer team has some work to do in replacing two all-league performers from last season but the Lions have the potential for a special season this fall.

Lofty goals for Kirtland runners

Kirtland’s cross country teams enter the 2018 season with plenty of promise and lofty goals, including competing for its first Chagrin Valley Conference title in many years and advancing a number of runners to the regional and possibly the state cross country meets.

Hawken, Kirtland claim preseason tournament titles

Hawken and Kirtland took control of their respective divisions in the Chagrin Valley Conference by winning titles at the league preseason tournament at Pine Hills Golf Course in Hinckley on Thursday.

Rebels rely on senior leadership

With just four returning starters from last year’s squad that finished 5-10-3, South’s boys’ soccer team will rely on its senior class to provide the leadership to the younger Rebels as the team comes together this fall.

Chagrin Falls seeks first league title since 2014

A large group of returning players has the Chagrin Falls Tigers eyeing their first Chagrin Valley Conference title since 2014.

Independence gearing up for another run

With nine returning starters and four other letterwletter winnersing from last year’s team that finished undefeated in the regular season and went on to finish 19-1 with an appearance in the Division III regional semifinals, Independence enters the 2018 season with high expectations.

Badgers look to develop in a hurry

Berkshire returns three starters from last year but the Badgers are relatively young and inexperienced. They’ll look to grow up in a hurry as they hope to remain competitive in the Chagrin Valley Conference.

Blue Devils show improvement at Blue Streak Invitational

Independence’s young golf team grew up in a big way at the 9th Annual Blue Streak Invitational hosted by Magnificat High School at Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake on Tuesday.

Tigers claim CVC Preseason Tournament title

Chagrin Falls kicked off the 2018 season in dominating fashion by winning the 2018 Chagrin Valley Conference preseason tournament at St. Denis Golf Course on Monday.

Ksiazka’s ace steals the show

Independence opened the defense of its Division II state title on Saturday at the Kent Roughrider Invitational. The Blue Devils, who finished in eighth place overall, were highlighted by sophomore Allie Ksiazka’s hole in one on the fifth hole, a 137-yard par 3 at Twin Lakes Country Club.

Red Raiders optimistic heading into new season

Harvey returns four starters from the team that won 12 matches last fall. That has the Red Raiders optimistic heading into the 2018 season.

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