High School Sports Rewind: August 12 - August 18

High School Sports Rewind: August 12 - August 18

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High School Sports Rewind: August 12 - August 18

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

Sunday

The Laurel School golf team captured the team championship at the first annual Lady Rough Rider Invitational at the Fairways at Twin Lakes in Kent, Ohio, on Aug. 11. Wadsworth golfer Alice Ho finished first individually.

Youngstown State’s women’s volleyball program recently announced that 2011 Lakeview High School graduate Becca Calvin has made this year’s squad as a walk-on.

Monday

The St. Vincent-St. Mary girls golf team placed first at the Greater Akron Girls Golf League Preseason Tournament at the Raymond C. Firestone Public Golf Course on Monday. Fighting Irish senior Michelle Noethen placed first individually.

The Medina boys golf team placed first at the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Invitational at Silver Lake Country Club on Monday. Stow-Munroe Falls junior Ian Holt won the individual title.

Wednesday

Massillon Washington High  School graduate and former Kent State basketball player Michael Porrini will begin his pro hoops career in Turkey. The guard recently signed with Gelisim Koleji Spor Kulubu, a second-division team in the Turkish Basketball League.

Aurora senior two-way football player Zach Smierciak recently orally committed to attend Miami University in fall 2013 and to play for the RedHawks’ Division I gridiron program.

Solon senior standout volleyball player Kristi Tekavec recently orally committed to attend Fordham University in fall 2013 and to join the Rams’ Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball program.

Brecksville-Broadview Heights senior football player Mike Tyler recently orally committed to attend Vanderbilt University in fall 2013 and to join the Commodores’ Southeastern Conference gridiron program.

Solon senior girls basketball Martha Thompson recently orally committed to attend Xavier University in fall 2013 and to join the Musketeers’ Division I women’s hoops program.

Thursday

Magnificat senior volleyball player Cayley Balser recently orally committed to attend Clemson University in fall 2013 and to play for the Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball program.

St. Ignatius senior two-way football player Dave Katusha recently orally committed to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in fall 2013 and to play for the Falcons’ gridiron program.

Friday

Mayfield senior standout outfielder Mitch Longo recently orally committed to attend Ohio University in fall 2013 and to play for the Bobcats’ Mid-American baseball program.

The Uniontown Lake boys golf team placed first at the Gran Kickoff Classic at Seven Hills Country Club on Friday. Blue Streaks senior Jake McBride won the individual title.

Saturday

2012 Orrville graduate Alexa Jarrett was recently awarded a partial scholarship to join the University of Toledo’s track and field program and compete in the pole vault.

Willoughby South’s boys soccer team defeated Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 2-1 in a season-opening match on Saturday. David Safradin scored the decisive goal in the game’s 62nd minute.

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