Three area prep athletes vie to be named High School Athlete of Year

Three area prep athletes vie to be named High School Athlete of Year

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Three area prep athletes vie to be named High School Athlete of Year

Shaker Heights’ Ahmad, Hudson’s Guadagni, Valley Forge’s Zoltai named finalists by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

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Shaker Heights’ Ahmad, Hudson’s Guadagni, Valley Forge’s Zoltai named finalists by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

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Finalists for the 15th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards were announced by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission on Jan. 14.

The event, which is set to take place Thursday night at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, will be hosted by former Ohio State and NFL running back Eddie George.

Shaker Heights High School senior basketball player Esa Ashmad, Hudson High School senior football player Mitch Guadagni and Valley Forge senior soccer and softball player Brooke Zoltai have been named the three finalists to be honored as the High School Athlete of the Year.

Ahmad, one of the state’s top post players and a West Virginia University signee, is averaging double-digit point and rebound totals for the Raiders this season.

Guadagni, a University of Toledo verbal commit, threw for 2,584 yards and 35 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 1,039 yards and five scores while guiding the Explorers to a Division I state semifinal appearance.

Zoltai, a multisport standout, has set numerous school and Ohio High School Athletic Association milestones while earning seven varsity letters thus far in her prep athletic career.

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