Sunday, October 17

    Blue Devils stay hot

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    Independence’s girls’ golf team continued its dominance in league play with a 182-213 win over host Lutheran West at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon on Tuesday.

    Led by Molly McGreal, who carded a match-low 42, three Blue Devils shot 43 or better in the win.

    “Being able to rely on my team to consistently shoot well relieves pressures on me,” McGreal said. “I love watching the younger girls get better and better.”

    McGreal has been among Independence’s top golfers all season.

    Despite her success, she knows she can still trim a few strokes off of her game.

    “I wasn’t completely satisfied with my round,” she said. “There is always something that I know I can improve on. (Against Lutheran West), that was my putting.”

    Emma Konopa and Hillary Esper both finished the round with a 43 while Kate Coljohn closed out the scoring with a 52. Macey McGhee (53) and Adriann Buyansky (54) also competed for the Blue Devils.

    With each match, the young Blue Devils gain valuable experience that McGreal hopes pays off with a deep postseason run.

    “The biggest thing that will help the newer girls is experience,” she said. “Being in different situations, good or bad, will definitely lower their scores. The team this year is just inexperienced; soon enough, we will be shooting even lower. This year is a building year, who knows what we will accomplish next year.”

    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.


    Blue Devils inch closer to CVC title

    Independence defeated Chagrin Falls at Tanglewood Golf Club on Thursday, 170-187, and now needs a strong finish at the postseason tournament to win the league.