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Steve Hare

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.
Konnor Duncan

Cuyahoga Heights, Kirtland fare well at Redskin Invitational

Cuyahoga Heights and Kirtland both turned in strong performances at the 2018 Redskin Invitational at Cuyahoga Heights on Saturday.
Jackson Reineke

Seven CVC wrestlers place at North Coast Classic

Several Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers were among the best at their weight classes at the 2018 North Coast Classic over the weekend at Independence.
Harvey Wrestling

Harvey, Cardinal, Wickliffe compete at Russ Ward Memorial Tournament

Harvey earned a top-four on Saturday at Cardinal’s Russ Ward Memorial Tournament. The host Huskies finished seventh and Wickliffe placed ninth as a team.
Tiger LaVerde

Tiger LaVerde named Cleveland Browns High School Coach of the Year

Kirtland's Tiger LaVerde on Sunday was named the 2018 Cleveland Browns High School Coach of the Year during the Browns' game against the Carolina Panthers.
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North edges Perry in non-conference thriller

Brian Skolny hit a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left to lead host North to a 61-59 win over visiting Perry in a non-conference thriller on Saturday.
Maddy Hamilton

Rangers outlast Brush

Brush held North standout Destiny Leo to a season-low 23 points but the Rangers still pulled out a 64-53 win over the visiting Arcs on Saturday.
Anna Pastor

Toppers hold off improved Rebels

Chardon used a stingy defense and balanced offense to hold off host South in a 50-35 win on Saturday.
Payton O'Neal

Mayfield bounces back with win at Madison

Mayfield bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 55-34 Western Reserve Conference win at Madison on Saturday.
William Lindsey

North Coast Classic underway

Independence’s North Coast Classic tournament kicked off on Friday with five rounds of wrestling. The event will continue on Saturday with two more preliminary rounds followed by the championship tournament.
Aaron Broja

Broja leads Rangers to win over Mayfield

Aaron Broja scored a game-high 24 points to lead North to a 60-50 win over visiting Mayfield in the Western Reserve Conference opener for both teams.
Cardinal Wrestling

Huskies earn split at Western Reserve Academy

Cardinal’s wrestling team split a pair of dual matches at Western Reserve Academy on Thursday.
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Ehrbar scores 28 in West Geauga’s win at Geneva

Nikki Ehrbar scored a game-high 28 points to lead West Geauga to a 48-35 Chagrin Valley Conference win at Geneva on Wednesday.
Sydney Feller

Shorthanded Hilltoppers hold off Brush

Sydney Feller went 8-for-8 from the free throw line to help Chardon defeat visiting Brush on Wednesday, 46-36.
Destiny Leo

Fast start leads North to win over Mayfield

North got off to a fast start in a 68-47 win over visiting Mayfield in the Western Reserve Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday.
Brittni Lawrence

Lawrence paces Huskies in win at Wickliffe

Cardinal outscored host Wickliffe by 20 points in the third quarter on the way to a 67-45 win on Wednesday in the Chagrin Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Riley Wilson

Balanced Blue Devils top Spartans

Independence excelled on both ends of the court in a 64-40 win over visiting Richmond Heights on Wednesday.
Grace Wolfe

Hornets pull away from Badgers

Kirtland used a 28-point second quarter to pull away from host Berkshire in a 57-36 win on Wednesday.
Cardinal Boys Basketball

Huskies get defensive in win over Chalker

Three scored in double figures but it was Cardinal’s defensive effort that keyed a 73-50 win at Southington Chalker on Tuesday.
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Rangers roll to tournament title

Destiny Leo scored a game-high 28 points and Abby Carter added 15 and an impressive defensive effort to lead North to a 62-44 win over host Andrews-Osborne Academy in the championship game of the Melanie Williams Memorial Tournament on Sunday.
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Independence downs John Hay in third-place game

Three scored in double figures to lead Independence to a 54-43 win over John Hay in the third-place game of the Melanie Williams Memorial Tournament at Andrews-Osborne Academy on Sunday.
Juls Consolo

Wildcats overcome slow start in win over Garfield Heights

Mayfield rallied back from a first quarter deficit to beat visiting Garfield Heights on Saturday, 56-43.

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