Monday, August 15

    North opens season with tri-match sweep

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    North’s girls’ golf team opened the 2022 season with a home sweep of visiting Madison and Berkshire at Lost Nation Golf Course on Thursday.

    The Rangers finished with 225 rain-soaked strokes while Madison carded a 234 and Berkshire posted a 236.

    “It wasn’t all that nice,” said North coach Beth Brettrager of the win. “It was raining the whole time. We didn’t have any lightning, so we were able to make it through the whole way with everybody getting drenched. It started raining when we went out and finished up when we ended.”

    Last fall, the Rangers avoided the rain for the most part.

    They weren’t as fortunate in their season opener.

    “We really didn’t have that weather last year,” Brettrager said. “This was new for the girls so a lot of them didn’t have umbrellas or towels and they were just unprepared for the weather, but they learned today what they need in their bag.”

    Sophomore Lauren Iannetta claimed medalist honors for the Rangers. She finished with a 44.

    “I think it was a great start to the season and a very exciting first match to play,” Iannetta said. “I’ve been working on my game all summer so it was nice to get back out with the team. I was satisfied with my score today especially since it was the first match of the year.”

    The first round of the season left Iannetta with the desire to work hard on her overall game.

    “I think I need to improve in all areas to better my scores in the future,” she said.

    Aubrey Durand carded a 54, Jenna Berardinelli shot a 63, and Johanna Spicuzza closed out the scoring with a 64. Lacee Beringer shot a 69 and Anna Hoerning fired a 72.

    “We were very pleased,” Brettrager said. “With that weather, we were very pleased with the scores because the rain slows the ball down and you don’t get any roll, so we were very happy.”

    North travels to Madison on Friday.


    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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