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    Blue Devils extend winning streak to eight


    Five of Independence’s six golfers shot 45 or better in a 164-176 win over host Beachwood at Briardale Greens on Monday.

    The win was the eighth straight for the Blue Devils.

    “The guys really rose to the challenge today against Beachwood during a windy, cool, damp round of golf at Briardale Greens,” Independence coach Mike Marcinko said. “Having five golfers between 38 and 45 was really a tremendous effort by the team and made us very tough to beat this evening.”

    Mark Pillar shot a team-low 38 while Charlie DeCapua came in with a 41 and A.J. Marcinko and Sam Coddington closed out the scoring with a 42 and a 43, respectively. Joey Spacagna shot a 45 and Mark Tripodi carded a 55.

    “Mark and A.J. did a great job going head to head with Beachwood’s No. 1 and No. 2, but Charlie carding a 41 in the No. 4 spot was a difference-maker. That was Charlie’s lowest competitive round to date and really put us in a good position to get the win.”

    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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