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    Independence wins fifth straight CVC title

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    NEWBURY—Independence locked up a fifth straight Chagrin Valley Conference title by winning the league’s postseason tournament on Tuesday at Punderson Golf Course.

    The Blue Devils won the Chagrin Division with 366 strokes. Chagrin Falls placed second with 366.

    “It was fun,” said Independence coach Marty Hyland. “The course was a little firmer than it was when we were out here last week, but it was fun to watch the girls adjust. They didn’t start out as strong as they wanted do, but they calmed down and it turned out pretty good.”

    Molly McGreal claimed medalist honors by shooting a tournament-low 80. Macey McGhee placed second with 86 strokes, Adriann Buyansky shot a 97 to place ninth, and Maria DeCapua closed out the scoring with 103 strokes, good for a 10th place tie.

    Linna Si (114) and Callia Shumay (120) also played for the Blue Devils.

    Independence will return to Punderson next week for the sectional tournament and playing well at the CVC tournament is a confidence booster as the Blue Devils embark on another run toward the state tournament.

    “We’re going to go into sectionals with the same mindset and to just have fun,” Hyland said. “We’re not too worried about setting school records or anything like that—that might be a pie in the sky—so individually, it’s just go out and play the best you can and take it one shot at a time.”

    Chagrin Division

    1. Independence 366
    2. Chagrin Falls 386
    3. Orange 415
    4. Cuyahoga Heights 448
    5. Hawken 457

    1. Molly McGreal, Independence 80
    2. Macey McGhee, Independence 86
    3. Tessa Kemelhar, Orange 89
    4. Samantha Holtz, Chagrin Falls 93
    5. Keira Chang, Hawken 95
    5. Reagan Burnight, Chagrin Falls 95
    5. Ellie Conrad, Chagrin Falls 95
    8. Anuja Patel, Orange 96
    9. Adriann Buyansky, Independence 97
    10. Emma O’Brien, Chagrin Falls 103
    10. Maria DeCapua, Independence 103
    12. Shai Moore, Cuyahoga Heights 104
    13. Lauryn Wilson, Cuyahoga Heights 105
    14. Gracie Ryan, Chagrin Falls 109
    14. Matilda Fischer, Chagrin Falls 109
    16. Sarah Glenn, Cuyahoga Heights 110
    17. Su-Kyi Ng, Hawken 113
    18. Linna Si, Independence 114
    19. Alexander O’Connor, Orange 115
    19. Bree Turner, Orange 115
    21. Kennedy Hughes, Lutheran West 116
    22. Tess Petersen, Hawken 120
    22. Callia Shumay, Independence 120
    23. Sophie Lang, Orange 126
    24. Anna Patterson, Cuyahoga Heights 129
    24. Nora Gardner, Lutheran West 129
    24. Sol Rivera, Hawken 129
    27. Kelia Goines, Cuyahoga Heights 131

     

     

    Steve Hare
    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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