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Woodridge boys track wins regional title
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge boys track wins regional title

Strong balance enabled the Woodridge boys track and field team to secure the team's second straight regional team championship.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Walsh softball beats rain at regionals
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Walsh softball beats rain at regionals

AKRON -- After winning the Division I state title in 2016, Walsh Jesuit softball knew it probably had a target on its back heading into this year's postseason.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Young Walsh baseball wins Struthers district
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Young Walsh baseball wins Struthers district

In terms of on-field expectations, the 2017 Walsh Jesuit baseball team came in further under than radar than any Warriors' team in recent memory. With a young core, however, Walsh was able to accomplish what last year's team couldn't: Win the Division I district title at Struthers.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge boys claim Bedford district crown

Fueled by a whopping seven titles or runner up finishes, the Woodridge boys track and field squad captured a district championship.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
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May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Black Tigers' Huffman reaches to regional meet

She made her first big high school breakthrough during the fall. Fast forward to several months later and Cuyahoga Falls junior distance standout Kayla Huffman is trying to end a stellar season with a bang. She took a crucial first step toward that goal May 19.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
CVCA beats Falls to claim City Baseball Championship
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

CVCA beats Falls to claim City Baseball Championship

The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy baseball team did not attain its two goals this season, but it was still a successful year for the Royals. "We wanted to win the Principals' Athletic Conference and a district championship," said head coach Jason Herblet.

By Roger Gordon Correspondent
Falls' Luksza relaxes his way to regional meet
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls' Luksza relaxes his way to regional meet

This time of season, athletes have a tendency to feel enormous pressure since their seasons could end at any time. And then there's Bronson Luksza. The Cuyahoga Falls junior seems to be oblivious to all of the stress.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
Proud Black Tiger ready to lead Falls football
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Proud Black Tiger ready to lead Falls football

Shane Parker is a Black Tiger and darn proud of it. The newly-hired Cuyahoga Falls head football coach makes no bones about his love for his community. "This is home. Being around the program as much as I have, I've wanted to be able to give back," Parker said.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Bulldogs girls takes runner-up honors at Bedford
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Bulldogs girls takes runner-up honors at Bedford

Thanks to a host of impressive performances, the Woodridge girls track team gained runner-up honors in the district championship. Facing a strong and deep field, Woodridge finished second overall in the Bedford Division II District Championships May 18 and May 20.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Bulldog softball goes out swinging vs. Revere
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Bulldog softball goes out swinging vs. Revere

The Woodridge softball team refused to give up. It kept fighting. Unfortunately, too many errors -- on defense and on the base paths -- overshadowed the fourth-seeded Bulldogs' resiliency in a 12-7 loss to No.

By Roger Gordon Correspondent
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Cuyahoga Falls hires new football coach
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Falls hires new football coach

Cuyahoga Falls High School's football team has a Black Tiger at the helm. The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Board of Education on May 17 unanimously approved granting Shane Parker a supplemental contract as the new head football coach. Parker's annual salary will be $8,940.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Bulldogs girls edge Cloverleaf to win league title
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Bulldogs girls edge Cloverleaf to win league title

It takes many things to capture 12 straight league titles, but the Woodridge girls track and field squad has endured much while snaring this year's exciting crown.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
Team effort leads Woodridge boys to PTC title
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Team effort leads Woodridge boys to PTC title

Behind some quality teamwork, the Woodridge boys track and field squad followed a regular season team championship with a spirited title in the Portage Trail Conference Championship Meet. The Bulldogs captured PTC Metro Division Championships May 10 and 12 at Crestwood.

By Steve Batko Correspondent
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls boys track places eighth in Suburban League

The Nordonia Division I district track and field meet features plenty of talented teams. But it's not nearly as strong as the Suburban League National Conference, according to one coach. "The conference is strong," Cuuyahoga Falls head coach Dieter Keller said.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
Woodridge loses district pitcher's dual to CVCA
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Woodridge loses district pitcher's dual to CVCA

EUCLID -- For the second straight year, backyard rivals Woodridge and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy made the long trip to Euclid to compete in a Division II baseball district semifinal game. For the second straight year, it was a pitcher's duel -- and the Bulldogs fell short.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Schneider gets 200th win as Bulldogs advance
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Schneider gets 200th win as Bulldogs advance

Dan Schneider's 200th win as head coach of the Woodridge softball team was extra special. It was an 8-6 victory over Portage Trail Conference Metro Division rival Streetsboro May 15 at home in an Akron Division II sectional final.

By Roger Gordon Correspondent
Big inning foils CVCA baseball's district hopes
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Big inning foils CVCA baseball's district hopes

EUCLID -- Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy baseball felt good about its chances heading into the Division II district final. It had to feel even better after taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. But then, the nightmare began for the Royals.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Falls girls track places eighth at conference meet
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls girls track places eighth at conference meet

There were plenty of things still to be determined on day two, but Cuyahoga Falls head girls track and field coach Dan Scourfield was ecstatic about his team's performance on the first day of the district competition.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
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Falls gets win in City Baseball Championship
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls gets win in City Baseball Championship

Despite all the ups and downs this spring, Cuyahoga Falls baseball will have a chance to play for a championship in its final game of the 2017 season.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
May 16, 2017 9:20 PM

Chagrin's big inning foils CVCA baseball's district hopes

Nine-run first inning leads Tigers past Royals

By Michael Leonard | Sports Editor