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    Bobrow, McDaniel, Young, Zumack named Ward’s Lawn Care Players of the Week


    Hawken’s Aidan Bobrow, Cuyahoga Heights’ Chad McDaniel, Berkshire’s Jarret Young and Independence’s Hallie Zumack have been named Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Co. Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 6.


    Bobrow, a junior at Hawken, scored one goal during the week but assisted on five others for the Hawks.

    Hawken coach Marius Giulvezan identified Bobrow as the top player on the team due to his production, but also because of the leadership he provides to his teammates.

    “Aidan is one of the hardest working players on the team,” Giulvezan said. “(He is) one of the four captains but the only junior, the other three are seniors. He leads his team through example.”

    Giulvezan credits Bobrow’s hard work for his success son the field.

    “We are proud of Aidan’s progress over the last two years,” Giulvezan said. “He has been nothing but a great success story and what hard work will get you as an individual.”


    McDaniel, a junior at Cuyahoga Heights, played a big role in the Redskins moving to 2-0 on the year with a 14-8 win at New London.

    He recorded 22 tackles, including eight solo stops and six first hits, and assisted on eight others. He also had three tackles for loss, a quarterback sack, two hurries and deflected a pass. He also was in on every snap at center on offense.

    “Chad was all over the field defensively in a 14-8 win at New London,” said Cuyahoga Heights coach Al Martin. “He consistently made big plays that helped stop drives.”

    According to Martin, McDaniel is relentless on defense and never misses a snap when his team has the ball. He also is an outstanding student.


    The colors may have changed for Young, a former Ledgemont Redskin, but the results haven’t. Young, now a senior at Berkshire after the two schools merged, rushed for 281 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Badgers’ 35-27 win over Garrettsville Garfield on Friday.

    He also caught three passes for 55 yards.

    “(Young) led his team to victory with three fourth quarter touchdown runs, including an 83-yard TD to finish the game,” said Berkshire coach Josh DeWeese. “As the game went on Jarret grew stronger running the ball.”

    Young is also an outstanding student as he carries a 3.5 grade point average.


    In two matches, Zumack recorded 12 kills, 16 digs and 49 assists for the Blue Devils, who beat Perry and Wickliffe.

    A senior setter and team captain, Zumack has been efficient in running Independence’s offense this season.

    “Her stats prove that she is a vital contributor to running our offense and playing defense,” said Independence coach Megan Osysko. “She works extremely hard to keep the team focused throughout the matches by her leadership and communication to her teammates.”

    Zumack’s experience over the years enables her to refocus her teammates when things aren’t going their way.

    “Hallie is a very hard working setter that will give you her best effort each point that is played,” Osysko said. “She does not allow much to get to her throughout the match and is able to refocus herself and teammates on the court.”


    Coaches, click HERE to nominate your athletes for Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Co. Players of the Week. Athletes from all Northeast Ohio schools are eligible for the award and nominations are due by 10:00 p.m. every Monday. 

    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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