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    Pirates achieve first of many goals


    Perry entered the season hoping to add a fifth straight Chagrin Valley Conference title to its resume.

    With a 69-34 win at Geneva on Saturday, the Pirates closed out the conference portion of their schedule with an undefeated mark.

    “We start every season with our initial goal to win the conference,” said Perry coach Roy Infalvi, Jr. “We’ve won our fifth consecutive CVC championship and each one is special. We don’t take it for granted. We did a great job of focusing on each and every game and the results were a testament to that.”

    For the Pirates, winning the league title was important but so too was bouncing back from just their second loss of the season.

    Chardon beat Perry on Monday and the game against Geneva gave the Pirates the opportunity to regroup and refocus on their goals.

    “After our loss against Chardon, it was important for us to get back on a winning streak and, most importantly, learn from our mistakes,” said senior Elle Infalvi. “We know we will face more teams like Chardon as we get deeper into the postseason so it was important for us to critique every flaw after that loss.”

    Infalvi, who scored a game-high 16 points in the win, also didn’t want Perry’s streak of CVC title wins to fall on her watch.

    “As a senior, it is important to keep the league title at Perry because we know we are very deserving of it,” she said. “We can be one of the best girls’ teams our school has ever had. We work hard every single day and we play for each other. Our team deserves that championship.”

    Madyson Hacking contributed to the win with 15 points and Margaux Jean also scored in double figures with 10. Gigi Vicini, Izzy McKoon and Sydney Moon each added six.

    “Today, it was important to move the ball on offense to find holes in Geneva’s defense,” Elle Infalvi said. “Most of my (four) 3-pointers today were contested, so I shot with a girl on me and a hand in my face. This was good, though, because it helps me work on a quick release and will get me ready for playoffs.”


    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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