Relive some of the biggest happenings from the past week in Northeast Ohio prep sports.
Magnificat senior basketball player Megan Barilla gave an oral commitment to the University of Akron's women's basketball coaching staff on Sunday, agreeing to attend UA and join the Zips' athletic program beginning in 2012-13.
Behind a stellar pitching performance by senior Michael Marsinek, Walsh Jesuit's baseball team defeated Benedictine 6-2 on Monday. Marsinek struck out 12 batters while scattering four hits in six innings.
The St. Vincent-St. Mary baseball team picked up a 12-9 road win over Cardinal Mooney on Monday. Zac George reached base three times and Gavin Wilcox recorded three RBIs for the victorious Fighting Irish.
The Hudson softball team routed Cuyahoga Falls 10-0 on Monday to record its eighth consecutive victory. Senior Christie Wade went 4-for-4 at the plate and Hannah Driscoll fanned nine batters while scattering three hits to record the shutout.
The Elyria softball team handed North Royalton its first loss of the season on Monday, defeating the Bears 4-1.
Cameron Black recently resigned as head boys basketball coach at Kent Roosevelt, citing the desire to be able to watch his sons play college sports. Black compiled 101-53 career coaching record.
Ashland's Adam Schaly accomplished the rarest of baseball feats on Tuesday, throwing a perfect game in the Arrows' 7-0 win over host Clear Fork. Schaly struck out 15 batters - including 10 in a row - and needed only 76 pitches to record the second no-hitter of his prep career.
Twinsburg senior basketball player Leah Fechko has given St. Francis College her oral commitment to join the Terriers' Division I hoops program.
Hudson standout junior linebacker Ben Gedeon gave his oral commitment to the University of Michigan on Tuesday, agreeing to join the Wolverines' football program beginning in 2013-14.
The Tallmadge baseball team remained perfect in league play on Tuesday, defeating Suburban League foe Uniontown Green 8-1. Blue Devils' senior Matt Shomo led the team at the plate and on the mound. Shomo collected three hits and yielded only one run in six innings pitched.
Canton Central Catholic's softball team routed host Perry 10-0 on Tuesday. The Crusaders' Lizzy Weber tallied an RBI triple and scored four times in the victory.
Nordonia senior starting pitcher Sara Andrasik fanned 14 batters in throwing a complete game against Cloverleaf on Tuesday, as the Knights won 10-3. Fellow senior Katie Hurst hit a three-run home run.
Wednesday marked the start of the regular signing period for baseball, basketball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, softball, volleyball and wrestling. Several Northeast Ohioans signed binding national letters of intent, officially accepting scholarships offered to them by a college or university. Brush senior basketball standout Curtis Oakley accepted a scholarship offer from Bryant University.
Behind a stellar pitching performance by Ryan Moss, the Beachwood baseball team defeated Wickliffe 1-0 in a Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division game on Wednesday. Jeff Murtaugh recorded the game-winning RBI single.
The Padua lacrosse team remained perfect on the season with a 10-2 home rout of Beachwood at home on Wednesday. Seniors AJ Fallaro and Jake Opincar each tallied three goals.
Cloverleaf senior Kristen Kilzer pitched a complete game and collected two hits and a run scored en route to helping the Colts' softball team to a 4-3 Suburban League victory over Uniontown Green on Wednesday.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced on Thursday it will be adding a seventh tournament division in football beginning in 2013. Vote and tell us what you think of the decision. Be sure to also vote and tell us if you would change how the OHSAA decides competitive balance.
Beaumont's softball team defeated Lechter County (Ky.) in the championship game of the Grand Strand Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Blue Streaks, who won 9-2, were led by Emily Iott. Iott pitched a no-hitter and went 4-for-5 at the plate.
Veteran Canton Central Catholic baseball coach Doug Miller became the 11th Ohio coach to reach 600 career wins when the Crusaders beat visiting Canton Timken 12-2 on Thursday. Central Catholic senior Anthony Paone recorded two hits and two RBIs in the win.
Strongsville baseball coach Josh Sorge announced Thursday that starting pitcher Austin Prichard has orally committed to attend and play baseball for the University of Cincinnati beginning in 2012-13.
Archbishop Hoban defeated Akron Ellet 7-2 in a showdown between two standout Summit County programs. The Knights, who have won five games in a row, were led by starting pitcher Drew Lakos and starting shortstop Sean Trexler. Lakos pitched a shutout while Trexler tallied two hits and an RBI and scored once.
Padua's softball team split a doubleheader with Parma on Friday afternoon. After falling 2-1 in extra innings in the first game, the Bruins routed the Redmen 10-0 in the second game. Center fielder Nikki Fritz led the offensive onslaught with two home runs.
It appears the Brunswick baseball team has mastered the art of small ball. The Blue Devils scored two runs - the second on a suicide bunt - in the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday against Elyria to defeat the Pioneers 5-4 to remain perfect in Northeast Ohio Conference play.
A day after defeating the reigning Division I champion North Canton Hoover Vikings, the Uniontown Lake softball team used a six-run fourth inning to propel itself to an 8-2 win against Wooster. Macey Cook went 4-for-4 at the plate for the victorious Blue Streaks.
The Avon Lake boys track squad and the Amherst Steele girls track squad were crowned champions at Friday's Midview-Lorain County Track and Field Invitational. The Shoremen won the boys team title for the third straight year with 126 points while Steele won the girls team title for the first time since 1989 with 131 points.
The Crestwood boys track squad and the Tallmadge girls track squad were crowned champions at Friday's Kent Rough Rider Invitational. The Red Devils captured their first invitational meet title of the season with 89 points while the Blue Devils won the girls team title with 114 points.
The Elyria softball team collected wins against Fairview, Columbia and Sylvania Southview on Saturday en route to winning its annual tournament. The Pioneers outscored their foes by a combined 22-0 on the day and have now won 10 consecutive games.
Behind a strong pitching performance by junior Joe Mockbee and key situational hitting, the Walsh Jesuit baseball team defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary 4-1 on Saturday.
Behind a six-run third inning, Hudson's baseball team defeated Canton Central Catholic 10-4 on Saturday.
The Solon boys track team placed first at Saturday's Walsh Jesuit Warrior Relays with 159 points and host Walsh Jesuit finished second with 115 points.
Westlake senior Colton Buffington won the first-singles championship at the 2012 St. Edward Boys Tennis Invitational on Saturday. As a team, the Demons placed second.
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