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    Beachwood’s Tamarea Townes signs with Shaw University


    Tamarea Townes on Wednesday became the third member of Beachwood’s volleyball team to sign a National Letter of Intent.

    Townes, a right side hitter, signed with Shaw University.

    “I picked Shaw University because when I went to visit it was very nurturing,” Townes said. “Everybody there is like family. They’re all friendly and as far as the coach, the team, they are wonderful. They’re attitudes are great. The coach, she really wants to take me in and teach me. That’s what I was really looking for.”

    Townes helped lead the Bison to a school record 15 wins in 2014.

    She finished third on the team with 92 kills, 39 blocks and 122 digs and was fourth on the team with 29 serving aces.

    In 2014, she was named second team All-Chagrin Valley Conference, honorable mention all-district and earned Ohio Varsity Athlete of the Week honors. She was honorable mention all-CVC in 2013.

    “Tamarea was one of the seniors that was a very valuable part of our team this year,” said Beachwood coach Sarah Schoenhagen. “As a leftie that could jump out of the gym, she was very consistent and effective all season with her offensive and defensive game. She always brought a lively, competitive nature to practice and in games that I am sure will bring her lots of success at the next level. She will be missed.”


    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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