High School Sports Rewind: April 22 - April 28

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Sunday

The Huber Heights Wayne softball team defeated Akron Ellet 6-5 in the Akron Racers Spring Showcase on Sunday. Wayne scored the decisive run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Clearview softball team blanked Akron Firestone 2-0 at the Ohio Showcase at Firestone Stadium on Sunday. Clippers sophomore Sarah Kaya pitched a one-hitter and recorded 12 strikeouts in the win. 

The Medina softball team split two games at the Akron Racers Spring Showcase on Sunday. Canfield defeated the Bees 3-1 in extra innings in the first game. Then, Medina came back to defeat Aurora 5-4 in the second game. Bees first baseman Madison Tata batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.

Monday

Devlin Culliver has been tapped as Maple Heights' next football coach. Culliver spent the past three seasons as Shaw's offensive coordinator.

Fairless defeated Indian Valley 2-1 in a Principals Athletic Conference baseball game on Monday. Travis Widder pitched a complete game - scattering four hits and striking out 12 - to help the Falcons win the low-scoring affair.    

Behind a stellar pitching performance by Jennifer Sutton, the Amherst Steele softball team shut out Westlake 4-0 on Monday. Sutton limited the Demons to four hits, and Brooklyn Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the first inning to lead the Comets to victory.

Visiting Walsh Jesuit defeated rival Archbishop Hoban 12-2 in a North Coast League Blue Division softball game on Monday. Courtney Iacobacci and Jackie Ammar each tallied three hits to lead the Knights' offensive onslaught.

Senior Jake Opincar's goal with 2:09 remaining in the second overtime gave the Padua lacrosse team a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over visiting Brunswick.

Akron Firestone runner Sarah Meek has orally committed to continue her academic and athletic career next school year at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Tuesday

The Twinsburg baseball team routed Mayfield 10-0 on Tuesday to end the Wildcats' 14-game winning streak. Scott Effross didn't allow a hit in the five-inning game and collected two RBI of his own. Brady Haba collected three of the Tigers' 13 hits.

Cloverleaf picked up a 7-2 road win at league-leading Copley on Tuesday in a Suburban League softball contest. Karissa Kelling's home run headlined a four-run fifth inning for the Colts.  

Longtime Western Reserve Academy field hockey Marie Fiedler has announced she will retire at the end of the school year. Fiedler compiled a 451-105-63 record while guiding the Pioneers the past 40 seasons.

Rootstown senior wrestler Garrett Linton is expected to sign a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Notre Dame College, beginning in the 2012-13 school year. Linton capped his high school grappling career by winning the Division III 195-pound state title.

Wednesday

Padua sophomore Nikki Fritz became the second Bruins softball player to throw a no-hitter this season when she stifled St. Peter Chanel's offense on Wednesday. Fritz struck out eight batters and collected three hits and six RBI of her own en route to helping Padua record the 15-0 win.  

Behind a near-perfect pitching performance by junior Adrian Calez, the Lorain softball team defeated Euclid 7-0 in a Lake Erie League contest on Wednesday. Calez threw a one-hitter and fellow junior Desmond Guice collected two of the team's 11 hits.

The Hudson baseball team edged Stow-Munroe Falls 5-4 on Wednesday to record its 16th victory of the season.

Behind a six-run third inning, the Brunswick baseball team defeated North Royalton 9-2 on Wednesday. Senior Tyler Greiner hit a three-run home run for the victorious Blue Devils.

Medina Highland golf coach Mary Becker recently announced that senior Stephanie Horvath has signed a national letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Cincinnati, beginning in 2012-13.

Shaker Heights senior pitcher Spencer Byers recently committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Kenyon College, beginning in 2012-13.

Thursday

Paced by strong pitching and batting performances by Kayla Finkel, the Black River softball team defeated Lutheran West 15-1 on Thursday. Finkel hit a home run, scored twice and collected two RBI.  

The Gilmour Academy softball team defeated Hathaway Brown 9-8 in extra innings on Thursday. Rachel Staton batted 4-for-5 and recorded three runs, four stolen bases and an RBI to lead the victorious Lancers.

The Ravenna baseball team edged Garrettsville Garfield 8-7 in nine innings at home on Thursday. Dillon Gillespie and Kyle Spellman led the victorious Ravens. Gillespie tallied two hits and two runs scored while Spellman recorded a run scored and an RBI.

Warrensville Heights named Larry Petroff its next head football coach on Thursday. Petroff, who currently teaches at the school, previously served as a Division I college football recruiting coordinator.

Friday

Wadsworth senior wrestler Nick Tavanello was named the winner of the 2012 Ohio Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award presented by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum.

St. Edward senior football player Joe Palange recently committed to continue his academic and athletic career at the College of William and Mary, beginning in 2012-13.

Berea's boys track and field squad won the Berea Relays for the first time since 1982 on Friday while Medina's girls track and field squad defeated Brunswick 170-154 to win the girls' team title.

The Fairless Local Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Patrick Reynell as the district's next varsity boys basketball coach, Lindsay Gaut as its next varsity girls basketball coach and Debbie Beatty as its next varsity volleyball coach.

Saturday

Massillon Perry sophomore Matt Kittelberger threw a no-hitter against Revere on Saturday to help the Panthers win 11-0. Kittelberger struck out six and walked two in five innings.

The Keystone softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday en route to defeating Columbus DeSales 6-0 at the Prebis Memorial Softball Classic. Starting pitcher Kenzie Conrad threw a two-hitter to help the Wildcats remain perfect on the season.

The Barberton baseball team collected 23 hits en route to sweeping a doubleheader against visiting Cuyahoga Falls on Saturday. Behind a four-hit performance by Sam Jerome, the Magics won the first game 9-7. Alex Norman collected three hits and five RBI in the team's 10-4 victory in the second game.

Mentor's boys and girls' track and field squads won team championships at the Cardinal Relays on Saturday.

Cuyahoga Christian Academy's boys track and field squad and Rocky River's girls track and field squad won team championships at the Avon Jim Reynolds Relays on Saturday.

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