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High School Sports Rewind: April 1 - April 7

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Relive some of the biggest happenings from the past week in Northeast Ohio prep sports.


Rocky River's girls fencing team placed second at the Ohio High School Fencing Championships. Westlake's Matt Bogard won the individual boys epee title while Brecksville-Broadview Heights' Rebecca Rutan won the individual girls epee championship.

Medina senior standout basketball player Kenny Kaminski tallied five points, two rebounds and two assists in the ESPNHS All-American Championship in New Orleans on Sunday.

Massillon Washington rising senior quarterback Kyle Kempt recently orally committed to attend the University of Cincinnati beginning in the 2012-13 academic year and to play for the Bearcats' gridiron squad.


Behind a complete game, two-hit performance by Nate Hunt, Hawken defeated Wickliffe 3-0.

Padua's boys lacrosse team overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat Eastlake North 7-3 on Monday. Bruins senior Jake Opincar scored five goals in the win.

The Tallmadge softball team picked up its fourth consecutive victory with a 5-3 win over Uniontown Green on Monday. Tallmadge starting pitcher Paige Schertzinger struck out seven batters, and the Blue Devils scored four runs in the sixth inning.

The Copley softball team topped Wadsworth 6-2 in a Suburban League tilt on Monday. The visiting Indians scored four runs in the first inning, and starting pitcher Mackenzie Wallace did the rest by retiring 14 0f the last 15 batters she faced while striking out six.

Stow-Munroe Falls senior Kyle Scelza recently committed to attend the University of Mount Union and play for the Purple Raiders' Division III basketball team.


Padua's baseball and softball teams each suffered defeats on Tuesday. Archbishop Hoban scored sixth runs in the ninth inning to register a 9-3 come-from-behind win over Padua in a North Coast League Blue Division baseball game. The Laurel softball team scored four unanswered runs to defeat Padua 4-3.

The Walsh Jesuit baseball team defeated Lake Catholic on Tuesday for the second time in as many days with a 6-3 over the host Cougars on Tuesday. Cassidy Brown and Drew Miletti both hit home runs for the victorious Warriors while starting pitcher Michael Marsinek struck out five while scattering four hits in six innings.

North Canton Hoover's baseball team opened Federal League play on Tuesday by routing Massillon Perry 14-2. The victorious Vikings recorded 15 hits, and senior Austin Appleby went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs and three runs scored.

The Akron Ellet softball team picked up its third shutout on the early season on Tuesday, defeating Akron Kenmore 15-0. The victorious Orangemen built an early 11-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to the win behind starting pitcher Autumn Smith and relief pitcher Courtney Wright.


Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin's softball team defeated previously unbeaten Walsh Jesuit 4-3 on Wednesday with a two-out, seventh inning RBI single by Anna Martin,

Archbishop Hoban's softball team scored nine runs in the fourth inning to rout Padua 14-3 on Wednesday.

Behind a stellar pitching performance by junior Brian Malerick, Hudson remained perfect on the season with a 3-0 win over Twinsburg on Wednesday. Malerick scattered three hits and struck out five in the seven-inning shutout.


The Brunswick baseball team defeated St. Edward 3-2 in dramatic fashion on Thursday when Vinny Brucchieri scored on a suicide bunt by Jesse Elias. Kyle Michalik homered for the victorious Blue Devils.

Reigning Division I softball champion North Canton Hoover routed host Massillon Jackson 14-1 in Federal League action on Thursday. Pitching ace Caly Russo limited the Polar Bears to three hits in five innings, and Erika Warren collected three hits and scored three times.

Behind a shutout pitching performance by sophomore Savanna Backo and a productive day at the plate by junior Alyssa Carcioppolo, the Twinsburg softball team defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary 7-0 on Thursday.

Solon senior volleyball player Christy Tekavek recently announced that she'll sign a national letter of intent next week, agreeing to attend Valparaiso University and play for the school's Division I program in the fall.

On Thursday, the Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association released the names of the 80 Cuyahoga County high school seniors that have been selected to participate in the 40th annual Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Cuyahoga County East-West High School All-Star Scholarship Football Game on June 15th.


Behind a 3-for-3 performance at the plate by Ray Guerrini and a four-RBI day by Larry Pinto Jr., the Mayfield baseball team handed New Albany its first loss of the season with a 14-4 road win on Friday.


Shaker Heights senior and Louisville basketball signee Terry Rozier scored 21 points in the 21st Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game on Saturday to earn MVP honors and help the Ohio team to a 116-103 win.

Solon's boys and girls track squads took home team titles at the Medina Relays on Saturday. Nine records were broken at the meet.

St. Vincent-St. Mary's girls track and field squad won the 12th annual Bill Barry Invitational in convincing fashion on Saturday, finishing 52 points ahead of runner-up Highland. Walsh Jesuit finished atop the boys' field for the second year in a row.

Mentor's boys track squad and Wadsworth's girls squad captured team titles at the Maralyn H. West Track Invitational on Saturday. Mentor scored 169 points to earn its first-place finish while Wadsworth collected 163 points to do the same.

North Canton Hoover's softball team defeated Walsh Jesuit 7-2 on Saturday. The host Vikings collected five singles and scored four runs in the fourth inning. 

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