Sunday, September 19

    North opens season under the lights

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    North’s cross country teams opened the 2021 season on Saturday at Riverside’s Kickoff Classic Night Invitational.

    The Rangers finished 19th in the boys’ race and 17th in the girls’ completion.

    Sophomore Troy Federici paced the boys with a time of 18:17, good for 72nd place overall. Seniors David Vaiksnoras (96th, 19:13), Mark Soucek (119th, 20:14), and Anthony Cirino (6th, 22:30), junior Matt Colton (123rd, 20:45), sophomore Andrew McCabe (131st, 22:37), and freshman Jake Snyder (129th, 22:28) also ran for the Rangers.

    Senior Kyra Kiessling led the girls with a time of 23:02. She placed 77th.

    Senior Jillian Ayres (84th, 23:19), junior Rachael Vojtush (99th, 23:55), sophomores Ashley Chase (112th, 26:14), Matison Schmitz (114th, 27:05), and Taryn Trem (115th, 27:05), and freshman Alexis Panzarella (110th, 25:54) also competed.

    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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