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    VASJ senior Brian Parker shines at South Invitational


    Villa Angela-St. Joseph senior Brian Parker has already made a name for himself on the basketball court, winning two state titles and earning a Division I scholarship to Marist.

    At the Willoughby South Invitational Track Meet on April 17, Parker made a name for himself yet again in a new sport.

    Parker was a member of the 4X100 relay that took first with the fourth best time in the state at 45.01. John Hearn, Tremayne Harvell and LaRon Jones rounded out the winning relay team.

    Parker also was a member of the 4X200 relay (Hearn, Jones, Harvell and Gaston Dowdley), and individually took fifth in the 100M and eighth in the 200M.

    VASJ’s Jacob Stauffer placed seventh in the discus with a throw of 134 feet.

    On the girls side, Kynadi Byers was sixth in the 100 at 13.02. Toni Beuck was ninth in the 400 and was part of the 4×200 relay that placed 10th (Jordan Walker, Alison Sukys, Byers.)

    The VASJ girls 4×100 relay was eighth featuring Dena Pullem, Sukys, Taylor Parker and Byers.

    The Vikings also competed the next day at St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Steve Hare
    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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