Monday, June 27

    Area players earn All-Ohio honors

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    The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Tuesday released its Division I and Division II Girls Basketball All-Ohio Teams.

    North senior Destiny Leo was named All-Ohio for the third time in her career.

    Leo, who averaged 24.8 points per game, was named to the Division I first-team for the second consecutive season. She was a second-team All-Ohioan as a sophomore.

    Other Division I All-Ohioans included North’s Abby Carter, Mayfield’s Catherine Rock and Brush’s Kayla White, who all were named honorable mention.

    West Geauga’s Athena Hocevar was named third-team All-Ohio in Division II and Geneva’s Jordan Vencill, Orange’s Kaydan Lawson and Kenston’s Catara DeJarnette earned special mention honors.

    Perry’s Madyson Hacking and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Emma Liberatore both were named honorable mention.

    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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