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.

New look Blue Devils ready to forge own path

After winning the Division II state championship last fall, the Independence Blue Devils open the 2018 season with just one returning starter and two others with varsity experience.
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State champion Lyndsay Blum commits to Otterbein

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Cardinal’s Virginia Travers signs with Ashland

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Sanders extends his career in Europe

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Dodd celebrate’s father’s birthday with college commitment

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North’s Severino commits to John Carroll University

North senior Louie Severino announced on Wednesday his commitment to continue his education and playing career at John Carroll University.

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North’s Kenny Streb commits to Ohio Wesleyan

North senior wide receiver Kenny Streb on Tuesday announced his commitment to continue his education and playing career at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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