Sunday, September 19

    Grand Valley, Kirtland earn meet wins

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    KIRTLAND—Grand Valley and Kirtland pulled out wins at the Kirtland two-mile tri-meet at Chapin Forest on Wednesday.

    The Mustangs claimed a 25-31 win over the Hornets in the boys’ race but Kirtland outran Cardinal in the girls’ competition, 19-41.

    Grand Valley’s David Steimle won the boys’ race in 11:41, just 10 seconds ahead of Kirtland’s Ian Borthwick, who placed second. Kirtland’s Brigham Weight (12:17) and Grand Valley’s Ben Cozad (12:43) and Ethan Hughes (12:59) rounded out the top five.

    Kirtland freshman Sylvia Vosicky continued to impress in her first season as she won the girls’ race in 13:21. Cardinal’s Lily Ayer finished second in 14:06. Kirtland’s Delaney Kuczkowski (14:29), Ainsley Borthwick (14:30), and Stephanie Drazetic (14:31) also finished among the top five.



    1. David Steimle (GV) 11:41
    2. Ian Borthwick (K) 11:51
    3. Brigham Weight (K) 12:17
    4. Ben Cozad (GV) 12:43
    5. Ethan Hughes (GV) 12:59
    6. Ronnie Sergeant (GV) 13:33
    7. Jeremy Mrva (K) 13:42
    8. Warren Eveland (K) 13:49
    9. Gavin Weikart (GV) 13:56
    10. Wyatt Hamilton (GV) 13:57
    11. Clay Kudera (C) 14:05
    12. Vincent Dragolich (C) 14:07
    13. Max Bogardus (GV) 14:45
      14: Luke Emlaw (K) 15:42
    14. Niko Petrunic (K) 17:14
    15. Austin Booth (K) 17:58
    16. Daniel Booth (K) 17:59


    1. Sylvia Vosicky (K) 13:21
    2. Lily Ayer (C) 14:06
    3. Delaney Kuczkowski (K) 14:29
    4. Ainsley Borthwick (K) 14:30
    5. Stephanie Drazetic (K) 14:31
    6. Josie Copeland (K) 15:23
    7. Paxton Moore (C) 15:51
    8. Jessy Jackson (K) 15:59
    9. Aubreigh Kitzmiller (C) 16:01
    10. Brynn Bradac (K) 16:49
    11. Maya Hill (K) 17:06
    12. Claire Dumstorff (K) 17:22
    13. Haylie Rosenberger (C) 18:45
    14. Cia Johnson (K) 19:11
    15. Lauren Iacobucci (K) 19:23
    16. Hanna Neikirk (C) 20:01
    17. Kasia Balcerski (K) 23:12

    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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