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Lake's Mitchell Spotleson is The Repository Stark County Boys Player of the Year
“If you can bottle Mitchell Spotleson up and put a team around him, you’re going to be a happy coach,” Lake Blue Streaks head coach Tom McBride said of this year's boys Player of the Year.
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Passion for game helped Kaylee Stroemple become The Repository Stark County Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Stroemple led the Vikings to a Division I state runner-up finish with her all-around play and strong leadership.
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Cliff Hickman
Apr 17, 2014 11:38 AM
Hoover will turn to one of its most famous alums to take control of its boys basketball program. Todd Blackledge will be recommended as the new head coach at the April 16th Hoover Board of Education meeting.
Cliff Hickman
Apr 11, 2014 9:41 PM
Alliance senior J.J. Kukura will be staying close to home to play college basketball. Kukura will attend the University of Mount Union next season.
Todd Porter
Apr 08, 2014 10:20 AM
ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge, former Hoover girls head coach Paul Wackerly, current Hoover assistant Chad Pado, and former Benedictine head coach Robert Stircula are four of the eight coaches who received initial interviews over the weekend.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Apr 07, 2014 3:53 PM
The All-Stark boys squad includes a Tiger, a Golden Eagle, a Crusader, a Trojan and pairs of Aviators, Polar Bears and Knights. And a Blue Streak.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Apr 07, 2014 2:51 PM
List of 2013-14 All-Stark County Boys Basketball Team members - first, second and honorable mention.
Josh Weir
Apr 07, 2014 2:44 PM
“If you can bottle Mitchell Spotleson up and put a team around him, you’re going to be a happy coach,” Lake Blue Streaks head coach Tom McBride said of this year's boys Player of the Year.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 31, 2014 3:28 PM
A lady Polar Bear, Trojan, Crusader, Knight, Blue Streak, Tiger, a pair of Bulldogs and four Vikings made the 2013-14 All-Stark County Girls squad.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 31, 2014 3:26 PM
Stroemple led the Vikings to a Division I state runner-up finish with her all-around play and strong leadership.
Andy Harris
Mar 27, 2014 1:48 PM
Back-to-back 20-win seasons and a sectional title are the headlines for Lake girls basketball for the 2013-14 season.
Andy Harris
Mar 27, 2014 1:44 PM
Coaches love consistency. Throughout the 2013-14 season, nothing was more elusive for the Springfield Spartans.
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Cliff Hickman
Mar 27, 2014 12:46 AM
A basket that would have brought Stark County to within two points of Summit County was waved off at the Plain Rotary Stark-Summit All-Star Basketball Game on Wednesday night at Malone University. Summit would go on to prevail 71-65.
Cliff Hickman
Mar 27, 2014 12:39 AM
Streetsboro’s Daniel Sapp poured in 31 points and pulled down 23 rebounds to lead Summit County to a 118-110 victory over Stark County in the 26th Annual Plain Rotary Stark-Summit All-Star Game at Malone University on Wednesday.
Andy Harris
Mar 24, 2014 9:10 AM
The resume is growing for Mogadore basketball and this season added another round of accomplishments to the program’s history.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 22, 2014 10:31 PM
After falling into an early hole, the Knights pulled within 18-16 before the game got away from them.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 22, 2014 9:59 PM
The St. Thomas Aquinas community hopes Matt Hackenberg sticks around after he coached the Knights to the state finals.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 22, 2014 5:52 PM
St. Thomas never led in the first half but trailed just 26-23 at the break. Convoy Crestview came out fired up after the break and stuck a 16-0 run.
Chris Easterling
Mar 22, 2014 12:07 AM
Don Montgomery, Washington High School's new dean of students and eventual defensive coordinator for the Tigers football team, got into teaching to help make a positive impact on kids.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 21, 2014 11:21 PM
A look at Matt Hackenberg, the rising head coach who has St. Thomas Aquinas in the boys basketball state finals.
Mike Popovich
Mar 21, 2014 10:58 PM
A preview of the boys basketball Division IV state championship game.
Andy Harris
Mar 21, 2014 12:54 PM
It was a thrilling ride with a memorable ending, and the Lake Blue Streaks enjoyed every second of it.
Andy Harris
Mar 21, 2014 12:51 PM
The Coventry girls basketball team ended its season in a better place than where it began five months earlier.
Andy Harris
Mar 21, 2014 12:48 PM
The Green Bulldogs built their 2013-14 season on the dual-pronged philosophy of effort and cohesion.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 21, 2014 12:22 AM
Caroline Daugherty guided the River View High School program to back-to-back Division II state championships in 2006 and 2007, compiling a record of 132-16 in six seasons at the Black Bears’ helm.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 20, 2014 10:49 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas began Thursday night worried about running out of time and finished it by having the time of their life. The Knights are in the state title game.
Mike Popovich
Mar 20, 2014 9:53 PM
Two days after rolling his ankle in practice, Austin Hill helps put St. Thomas Aquinas on the brink of a state championship.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 20, 2014 9:38 PM
The play and key moment of St. Thomas Aquinas' Division IV state semifinal win over Canal Winchester Harvest Prep.
Andy Harris
Mar 20, 2014 12:34 PM
At the start of the season, the Coventry Comets set out in search of three goals they hadn’t reached in a long time.
Andy Harris
Mar 20, 2014 12:08 PM
Jackson boys basketball set its sights high and when the end finally came, reality landed like a cannonball.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 20, 2014 12:22 AM
The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association All-District 4 team.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 19, 2014 11:39 PM
The second of two articles linking the only two St. Thomas Aquinas boys basketball team to reach a state final four, the 1974 Knights, and the Knights who will play in the state semifinals today.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 19, 2014 5:50 PM
A quick breakdown of the members of the Aquinas playing rotation that will try to get the Knights into a state championship game via a Division IV semifinal in Columbus on Thursday.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 18, 2014 11:05 PM
The St. Thomas Aquinas Knights are heading for the boys basketball final four for just the second time in school history. The first trip came on the heels of a surrealistic night ending with the death of a head coach. The first of two articles.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 18, 2014 7:36 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Austin Hill is Ohio’s Associated Press Co-Division IV Player of the Year.
Chris Easterling
Mar 17, 2014 11:15 PM
Massillon won 13 games in Larry Taylor’s third season at the helm. But what Taylor wants more of is the kind of big games that championship-caliber programs play.
Todd Porter
Mar 17, 2014 9:29 PM
Why did Canton City Schools Superintendent Adrian Allison turn to his former coach Thom McDaniels to replace Todd Filtz at McKinley? Todd Porter looks at the situation.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 17, 2014 8:58 PM
Lake’s Mitchell Spotleson and Alliance’s J.J. Kukura lead local honorees on Division I and II All-Ohio boys basketball teams.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 17, 2014 5:22 PM
What to expect from the starting five of the team St. Thomas Aquinas plays Thursday in the state semifinals.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 17, 2014 3:47 PM
Final-four fever: Harvest Prep’s coach isn’t quite sure about what to call St. Thomas Aquinas — he went with “Looieville” on Monday — but he seems to know a lot about the Knights.
David Harpster
Mar 17, 2014 1:23 AM
A Division I regional loss was as hard as one might envision for Jackson head coach Tim Debevec. When the coach thought about the Bears’ five key seniors seeing their high school careers come to an end, it became even harder.
FridayNightOhio.com Staff Report
Mar 17, 2014 1:19 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas left a masterpiece hanging on the Memorial Field House wall. As the Knights prepare for the state final four, some of the fascinating details are shared.
Andy Harris
Mar 16, 2014 11:08 PM
A small roster and a lack of experience made life difficult for the Springfield girls basketball team throughout the 2013-14 season.
Todd Porter
Mar 15, 2014 11:54 PM
There is a reason Kelsey Mitchell is going to Ohio State to continue her playing career. And there’s a reason why the Princeton High School senior guard was chosen as a McDonald’s All-American.
Josh Weir
Mar 15, 2014 11:52 PM
Freshman Markell Johnson’s pull-up jumper with 3.1 seconds left was the final act in East Tech’s 62-60 overtime win Saturday over Lake in this Division I regional final in front of two loud fan bases.
James Thomas
Mar 15, 2014 11:45 PM
Hoover falls when Ohio's Ms. Basketball scores 30 points to lead Princeton past the Knights in the Division I state championship Saturday.
Todd Porter
Mar 15, 2014 11:39 PM
In order for Hoover to beat Princeton, it was going to take an out-of-body experience on the floor. Yes Princeton had more talent. This was one of those games, though, where it seemed like heart and effort just might pull it out.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 15, 2014 10:54 PM
Lake's season ended Saturday, when Cleveland East Tech beat the Blue Streaks 62-60 in overtime in the Division I regional final at the Wolstein Center, one win short of their goal of reaching the state tournament.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 15, 2014 9:35 PM
West Holmes caps undefeated season with a 62-45 Division II state championship victory over Alter on Saturday.
Friday Night Ohio
Mar 15, 2014 8:41 PM
The Blue Streaks fall one win shy of reaching the final four.
Mike Popovich
Mar 15, 2014 12:17 AM
Aquinas uses past close contests to persevere through outage, Richmond Heights
Todd Porter
Mar 15, 2014 12:13 AM
North Canton Hoover dominated the paint, the turnovers and the transitions Friday night against Dublin Coffman in a Division I state semifinal. Why were they looking for signs of luck? They didn’t really need it in pulling away from Dublin Coffman.
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