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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.
Hanna Wilson

Wilson locks in her college choice

After losing her junior season due to an injury, Independence's Hanna Wilson is back and has locked in her future.
Vipers Softball

Vipers Softball holds first of two tryouts

Over 30 girls geared up for the first day of Ohio Varsity Vipers Softball tryouts held at Mentor High School on Thursday.
Abby Avila

Avila sets up her future

Independence senior setter Abby Avila has one less thing to worry about as she prepares for her final year with the Blue Devils.
Independence Football

Blue Devils grind through “basic training”

Independence’s football team on Thursday added a military twist to its summer conditioning program.
Riley Montagner

Madison’s Riley Montagner makes college choice

Madison senior Riley Montagner on Thursday announced her intention to continue her education and basketball career at Notre Dame College.
Ella Hadley

Former Cougar Ella Hadley ready for next challenge

Former Lake Catholic standout Ella Hadley prepared for her next challenge by competing for the Croatia Juniors in the WPSL.
Cardinal Volleyball hoodie

Change the game with custom hoodies

Change the game and rep your squad in style with fully-customized sublimated hoodies from OhioVarsity.com.
Croatia Juniors 3, Motor City 0

Juniors close inaugural WPSL season with second straight win

Lesley Kiesling scored two goals and Hallie Krzys scored one to lead Croatia Juniors to a 3-0 win over visiting Motor City Futbol Club at Carter Stadium on Saturday.
Amanda Kolar

Riverside’s Amanda Kolar commits to Ashland

Amanda Kolar has long dreamed of playing college softball and Monday she realized that dream when she committed to Ashland University.

Vipers Softball to hold tryouts

Mentor coach Jo Bondra hit the ground running in her first season at Mentor and she’s hoping to do the same with the Ohio Varsity Vipers 18U elite softball team.
Madie Cicero

North’s Madilyn Cicero commits to Waynesburg

Madilyn Cicero always dreamed of playing college softball and she has worked hard over the past several years to reach that goal.
2021 North Shore Summer League

Rangers clinch Summer League title

Kailey Minch scored a game-high 14 points in North’s 52-37 win over Madison in the championship game of the North Shore Summer League at Lost Nation Sports Park on Wednesday.
Sophia Rowan

Big Red 05 earns qualifying bid

Mentor Big Red 05 is headed to the national tournament after winning the Reach for the Starzz qualifying tournament at Todd Field.
Lesley Kiesling

Kiesling scores two as Croatia Juniors claim first win

Lesley Kiesling scored two goals to lead the Croatia Juniors to a 2-1 win at Motor City Futbol Club at Lake Orion High School in Michigan on Saturday.
Ambassadors 4, Juniors 1

Bad bounces doom Croatia Juniors

Bad bounces doomed the Croatia Juniors in a 4-1 road loss to the Cleveland Ambassadors in Women’s Premier Soccer League action at Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
Andrew Spencer

Lake County Baseball All-Stars Announced

The Lake County Baseball Coaches Club earlier this week announced its 2021 all-star teams.
Ashleigh Porter

Local trio represents Northeast in underclassmen tournament

Independence's Ashleigh Porter, Harvey's Mira DiPierro, and NDCL's Madi Dutton represented the Northeast in the OHSFCA underclassmen tournament.
North Baseball

Rangers add postseason honors

Four more North baseball players and their coach were recognized by the Lake County Coaches Club for strong performances this spring.

Independence’s Casey McGhee shines at kicking camp

Independence's Casey McGhee finished among the top five in the field goal competition at the Kornblue Kicking Camp on Sunday.
Lexi Gomez

Juniors show promise in loss to Ambassadors

The scoreboard tilted toward the Cleveland Ambassadors, but the Croatia Juniors had plenty to be proud of in a 6-2 loss on Thursday.
Anna Brethauer

Live Video: Cleveland Ambassadors at Croatia Juniors

Tune in for live Women's Premier Soccer League action as the Cleveland Ambassadors visit the Croatia Juniors on June 17, 2021.