Mentor, Euclid athletes earn All-Ohio honors

Mentor and Euclid both placed several athletes on the OPSWA Division I All-Ohio team, which was released on Wednesday.

Al Martin pulls double duty at Cuyahoga Heights

Cuyahoga Heights football coach Al Martin pulled off a rare feat last weekend by guiding the Redskins to a win in the state football semifinals on Friday and also coaching the girls’ basketball team to a season-opening win on Saturday.

Brad Burrows

OPSWA Division II & III All-Ohio teams announced

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Tuesday released its Division II and Division III All-Ohio teams. Several area athletes were among those honored.

Area athletes earn All-Ohio honors in Division IV & V

Several area football players on Monday were named All-Ohio in Divisions IV and V.

Austin Fulco

CVC well represented on D6 & D7 all-state teams

The Chagrin Valley Conference was well represented on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division VI and Division VII All-Ohio teams released on Sunday.

Kirtland 44, Nelsonville-York 0

Hornets upend the Buckeyes

Kirtland claimed a dominating 44-0 win over Nelsonville-York in Friday’s Division VI state semifinal at Quaker Stadium in New Philadelphia. The Hornets return to the state finals for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Kirtland 17, Rootstown 7

Kirtland upends Rootstown in regional title game

Kirtland shut down Rootstown’s potent running game to win the Division VI, Region 21 championship, 17-7.

Kirtland 34, Mogadore 28

Hornets survive in Week 12 tilt against Mogadore

Kirtland recovered a fumble at the four yard line with one minute remaining in the game to defeat Mogadore, 34-28, in a Division VI, Region 21 semifinal on Friday.

North Football

North’s historic season ends at Bedford

North’s historic season came to end with a 30-22 loss to third-seeded Bedford in a Division II, Region 5 playoff game on Friday.

Kirtland 40, Liberty 13

Fast start leads Kirtland to postseason win over Liberty

Kirtland scored touchdowns on its first five offensive possessions in a 40-13 win over Liberty in a Division VI, Region 21 quarterfinal on Friday. The Hornets advanced to play Mogadore in next week’s regional semifinals.

Cardinal 54, Berkshire 7

Huskies dominate Badgers to reclaim Kinsman Cup

Cardinal forced nine turnovers on the way to a dominating 54-7 win over rival Berkshire on Friday. The win was the first for the Huskies over the Badgers since 2014.

Independence Football

Blue Devils fall short in rivalry game

Independence’s bid for a Division VI playoff bid came to an end with a 28-21 loss to rival Cuyahoga Heights on Friday. The Blue Devils close out the regular season with a 7-3 record.

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Hornets pound Hawken to close out regular season

Kirtland rushed for 534 yards to close out the regular season with a 63-6 win over visiting Hawken on Friday. The Hornets finished the regular season with a 10-0 record for the sixth time since 2008.

Rangers earn way into postseason

North defeated Chardon on Friday, 28-7, to secure the school’s first postseason bid. The Rangers finished the regular season with five straight victories.

Brett Payne

Varsity Travel Players of the Week

Athletes from Berkshire, Cardinal, Hawken, Independence, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Orange and Madison have been recognized as the Varsity Travel Players of the Week for the week ending Oct. 22, 2017.

Owen Ramm

Blue Devils down the Badgers

Nick Mroczynski and Owen Ramm both scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Independence to a 32-8 win at Berkshire on Friday.

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Huskies top Spartans in OT

Cardinal scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter then went on to beat host Richmond Heights in overtime on Friday, 40-34.

Kirtland 42, Cuyahoga Heights 34

Kirtland holds off Cuyahoga Heights in another epic showdown

Mason Sullivan intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal Kirtland’s 42-34 win at Cuyahoga Heights on Friday to keep the Hornets’ undefeated season intact.

North Football

Payne runs for 243 in North’s win at Madison

North’s Brett Payne rushed for a career-high 243 yards to lead the Rangers to a 28-7 win at Madison on Friday. The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games.

North 31, Mayfield 16

Resilient Rangers top Mayfield

Brett Payne rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns and North’s defense stepped up in a 31-16 win at Mayfield on Friday.

Independence Football

Mroczynski leads Independence to win over Richmond Heights

Nick Mroczynski ran for 245 yards and four touchdowns to lead Independence to a 50-20 win over visiting Richmond Heights on Friday.

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