Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll


    The high school baseball and softball seasons are underway, although Mother Nature has limited the action. previewed a total of 21 area baseball teams and 20 softball squads. Click here for the baseball team previews and here for softball.

    Coaches also were polled to determine the preseason rankings for the Chagrin Valley Conference and Western Reserve Conference teams.

    The results are listed below.


    CVC Chagrin Division

    1. Chagrin Falls
    2. Geneva
    3. Perry
    4. Wickliffe
    5. Beachwood
    6. Fairport Harding
    7. Orange
    7. West Geauga

    CVC Valley Division

    1. Hawken
    2. Cuyahoga Heights
    3. Kirtland
    4. Berkshire
    5. Independence
    6. Cardinal
    7. Harvey

    Western Reserve Conference

    1. Mayfield
    2. Chardon
    3. South
    4. North
    5. Kenston
    6. Madison
    7. Riverside
    8. Brush

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    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.