Wednesday, September 28

    Record-setting Blue Devils win fourth straight CVC title

    - Advertisment -

    NEWBURY—Independence broke a five-year-old school record in winning its fourth straight Chagrin Valley Conference title.

    The Blue Devils shot a 335 to win the Chagrin Division postseason title on Tuesday at Punderson Golf Course. By virtue of finishing the regular season dual matches undefeated, the Blue Devils also won the overall conference title.

    Independence’s 335 was 13 strokes better than the previous school record set by the 2017 state championship team.

    All six Independence golfers placed among the top eight and each Blue Devil shot 88 or better.

    Sophomore Macey McGhee opened the tournament with a bogey and then reeled off 10 straight pars to finish with an 80, just two strokes behind tournament champion and defending Division II state champion Ella Wong of Hawken.

    McGhee led Wong for most of the tournament but she scored one over par on her 16th and 17th holes that left her and Wong tied heading into McGhee’s final hole. McGhee’s tee shot left her in the rough to the left of the fairway and behind a pair of trees, but a well-placed iron shot got her out of that trouble.

    She ended up closing out the hole with a double bogey but trimmed off two strokes from her previous best score.

    Molly McGreal (84), Hillary Esper (85), and Kate Coljohn (86) closed out the Blue Devils scoring.

    Bel Trombetta (88) and Emma Konopa (88) also competed for the Blue Devils.

    Independence will honor its seniors on Wednesday against Solon and then prepare for next week’s sectional tournament.


    Team Scores

    1. Independence 335
    2. Hawken 367
    3. Chagrin Falls 411
    4. Cuyahoga Heights 462
    5. Lutheran West 477
    6. Orange 507

    Individual Scores

    1. Ella Wong (HAW) 78
    2. Macey McGhee (IND) 80
    3. Molly McGreal (IND) 84
    4. Kate Petersen (HAW) 84
    5. Hillary Esper (IND) 85
    6. Kate Coljohn (IND) 86
    7. Bel Trombetta (IND) 88
    8. Emma Konopa (IND) 88
    9. Emma O’Brien (CF) 100
    10. Keira Chang (HAW) 101
    11. Julia Colton (LW) 102
    12. Madi Machado (CF) 103
    13. Ellie Conrad (CF) 103
    14. Lizzie Kent (HAW) 104
    15. Helena Yanchar (HAW) 104
    16. Samantha Holtz (CF) 105
    17. Marin Roshkowski (LW) 107
    18. Tessa Kemelhar (ORA) 108
    19. Marley Gabriel (CF) 108
    20. Shai Moore (CH) 111
    21. Matilda Fischer (CF) 112
    22. Lauryn Wilson (CH) 113
    23. Anna Patterson (CH) 119
    24. Sarah Glenn (CH) 119
    25. Su-Kyi Ng (HAW) 123
    26. Kelia Goines (CH) 128
    27. Nora Gardner (LW) 129
    28. Alexandra O’Connor (ORA) 131
    29. Ronetta Bell-Moore (ORA) 134
    30. Virginia Cohn (ORA) 134
    31. Isabella Rudnickas (LW) 139
    32. Ava Peck (CH) 141


    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.


    McGreal leads Blue Devils to fourth-place finish at Midwest Classic

    Emma McGreal shot an 87 to finish in eighth place overall at the 2019 Midwest Classic at Skyland Pines Golf Course in Canton on Saturday.
    Cardinal Golf

    Huskies back for more