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    Blue Devils beat the heat in sweep at West Geauga


    CHESTERLAND—After Tuesday’s 3-0 sweep at West Geauga, Independence head coach Megan Osysko might consider cranking up the heat every time her team takes the court.

    The Blue Devils overcame the heat inside the West Geauga gymnasium to win 25-4, 25-15, 25-13.

    “The JV game went to three (sets) so we just wanted to get out of here,” said Independence senior Emily Magas. “It was really hot so we had to really work hard and put all our effort toward winning. We came out really strong. That was exciting. We kind of let up but we still pushed through and brought home a win.”

    Magas led the Blue Devils with 12 kills in 24 attempts and also contributed with two of Independence’s service aces.

    “Everyone contributed,” said Independence head coach Megan Osysko. “Emily Magas had a great game. She started off that first match with great ball control and ended up putting 12 down.”

    Hallie Zumack pitched in with seven kills, nine service points and 31 assists. Marua Collins posted a team-high 11 service points, with three aces, and also had 11 kills and 12 digs. Mallory Trombetta recorded eight servcie points and a team-high 14 digs.

    In all, the blue Devils recorded 44 kills in three sets.

    “We were able to do all that and get so many kills tonight because of our ball control,” Osysko said. “When Hallie is able to get that ball right at the top of the tape she can really have great attempts no matter what.”

    Independence improved to 4-1 overall heading into Thursday’s home game against Chagrin Fallls.

    “I’m proud of the girls,” Osysko said. “It’s just another step toward what we’re working for.”

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    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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