Monday, October 18

    North’s Tyler Schwenk tees up college choice

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    North senior Tyler Schwenk on Thursday announced his commitment to continue his education and golf career at Lake Erie College.

    “It has been a childhood dream of mine,” Schwenk said of playing in college. “Words can’t explain how thankful I am to be given this opportunity to play for Lake Erie.”

    Schwenk, who averaged 39.9 strokes per nine holes in the fall, chose Lake Erie for a number of reasons, including the school’s proximity to his home and his confidence that the coaching staff and current players will challenge him to become a better player.

    He’s also ready for the challenge of competing at a much higher level.

    “The first step to preparing for the challenge is to just work even harder than I did in high school,” he said. “I have to keep playing and practicing. Putting myself in summer tournaments around the state with some of the best golfers around would prepare me for the competition at the collegiate level.”

    As a senior, Schwenk shot an 84 at the sectional tournament and then ended his season with an 86 at the district competition.

    As the weather breaks, he expects to spend a lot of time on the course preparing for his future.

    “I ended last year on a positive note and I just started playing again with the nice weather recently and it seems that I’m picking up from where I left off last year,” he said. “If I keep playing and practicing at the range, the sky’s the limit.”

    Schwenk plans to major in Sports Management at Lake Erie.

    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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