Tune in live on Wednesday for the volleyball matchup between two state-ranked teams when Lake Catholic visits Independence.

Lake Catholic is ranked No. 10 in the latest Division II state poll while Independence is No. 4 in Division III.


The Cougars enter the match 9-5 while Independence is 13-3.

Lake Catholic played in the state Final Four in three consecutive seasons from 2016-2018 while Independence has done the same from 2017-2019. The Cougars won a state title in 2010 and finished second in 2009 while the Blue Devils have back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2018-2019 and reached the Final Four in 2017.

JV is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. with varsity to follow. Tyler Stotsky will call the varsity match, which is presented by The Pixel Connection.

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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.