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    The newly formed Lake County Softball Coaches Association on Sunday released its all-county softball teams.

    Riverside’s Amanda Kolar and Grace Fisher were named the Lake County Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, and Perry’s Madeline Infalvi was named the county’s Freshman of the Year.

    Kolar, an Ashland University signee, batted .579 with 33 hits, 12 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 26 runs scored, and she knocked in 38 runs.

    “It means so much to me being named the Lake County Player of the Year,” Kolar said. “A lot of people see the success, but not all the work that’s put into it. Seeing all the hard work I put into the game paying off is amazing. I’m very thankful and it’s very rewarding being recognized.”

    Fisher, a Notre Dame College signee, finished the season 13-2 in the circle with a 0.98 earned run average. She allowed just 60 hits and struck out 142 to just 24 walks in 92 innings of work.

    “It feels amazing and I’m so thankful to be named Pitcher of the Year and being recognized for the hard work put in,” Fisher said. “Most people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into being a successful athlete and the extra work that is put in to be a successful pitcher. I’m so happy I can be a role model to the younger girls just starting this sport and I hope to continue to share my talent.”

    Infalvi batted .656 with 63 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 43 runs scored, and 20 runs batted in. She also stole a school-record 43 bases.


    • Amanda Kolar, Riverside
    • Grace Fisher, Riverside
    • Gianna Cantini, Kirtland
    • Leah Temple, Mentor
    • Delaney Keith, Riverside
    • Laylah Ruscin, Wickliffe
    • Emma Kovalchuk, Riverside
    • Madeline Infalvi, Perry
    • Rachael Boykin, Harvey
    • Madison Matijevic, Kirtland
    • Alyssa Tekavec, South
    • Alyssa McPeek, North
    • Amanda Dobida, North
    • Sydni Bush, Mentor
    • Olivia Augusta, North


    • Bryanna Butler, Wickliffe
    • Abby Schneider, Wickliffe
    • Lola Thomas, Harvey
    • Alexa Bailey, Harvey
    • Bella Carcioppolo, Mentor
    • Mira DiPierro, Harvey
    • Mackenzie Gazdak, Wickliffe
    • Jensen Sminchak, Andrews-Osborne
    • Diane Cortes, Harvey
    • Dori Siekaniec, North
    • Maggie Haydu, Mentor
    • Juliana Augusta, North
    • Milana McCaleb, Riverside
    • Cat Heckman, South
    • Nia Guess, South
    • Grace Woodcock, South


    • Emili Blackie, Madison
    • Maren Kelly, Riverside
    • Gianna Vicini, Perry
    • Tahja Brown, Madison
    • Faith Hartman, Perry
    • Savannah Watren, Madison
    • Janae Camargo, Andrews-Osborne
    • Morgan Staska, South
    • Adrian Pecic, Lake Catholic
    • Calli Thompson, Perry
    • Gia Mazzolini, Lake Catholic
    • Rosalyn Tharp, Perry
    • Lexie Nicholson, Madison
    • Lilly Agostine, Perry
    • Chloe Whittingham, Andrews-Osborne
    • Elise Strahan, Perry


    • Bella Hostutler, Kirtland
    • Maddie Russo, North
    • Carla Sakacs, Wickliffe
    • Megan Lehner, Riverside
    • Abby Haydu, Mentor
    • Leah Miller, Harvey
    • Gianna DiFranco, Kirtland
    • Lily Namestnik, North
    • Haylee Timothy, Wickliffe
    • Kayla Bobeczko, Riverside
    • Olivia Sacks, Mentor
    • Josie Basco, Harvey




    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, 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, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the 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.

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