Friday, October 22

    Hornets bounce back with sweep at Grand Valley

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    Kirtland opened the season with a disappointing loss on Tuesday but the Hornets bounced back with a 3-0 sweep at Grand Valley on Thursday.

    The Hornets won the match 25-14, 25-10, 25-10.

    “After a tough loss in our first game this season, the team knew how important it was to learn from it,” said Kirtland coach Arlayna Newcomer. “We responded in the way that I hoped, used it as a learning experience and moved on.”

    Katie Reynolds led the Hornets with 11 assists while Georgia DeJohn posted a team-high nine kills. Marissa Carmosino contributed with a pair of blocks and Ava Golem finished with a team-best 18 digs.

    “Our whole varsity team contributed to the win tonight,” Newcomer said. “We had consistent, solid play.”

    Kirtland is now 1-1 on the season. The Hornets host Wickliffe on Tuesday.

    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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