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    Blue Devils stay undefeated in league play

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    Three Independence golfers shot 38 or better in a 152-169 win over visiting Wickliffe at Shawnee Hills Golf Course on Wednesday.

    With the win, the Blue Devils improved to 3-0 in Chagrin Valley Conference play.

    “Mostly hard work,” said junior A.J. Marcinko. “Everyone is practicing almost every day and I think that hard work transferred over well today.”

    Mark Pillar claimed medalist honors with a 36. Charlie DeCapua carded a 37, and Marcinko finished with a 38. Sam Coddington closed out the Independence scoring with a 41.

    For Marcinko, the lower score was much needed after a few inconsistent rounds to start the season

    “In all honesty, I have no idea,” he said when asked what has led to his uneven rounds. “I have the same mentality and same work ethic. I’ve just been really inconsistent recently. I’m just happy I helped out the team today and hopefully, I can do the same every day.”

    With his first sub-40 score of the season, Marcinko hopes to build off of the round to sustain that success.

    “It definitely helps, but it was only one round,” he said. “I need to be more consistent, and so far this year, I haven’t done that.”

    David Eichler (45) and Sam Spacagna (46) also competed for the Blue Devils.

    Calvin Cackowski led Wickliffe with a team-low 37. Gabe Stoehr (42), Noah Telisman (44) and Ryan Latkovich (46) also scored.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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