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Fairview’s Harvey steps down as girls hoops coach, takes boys position

Friday, June 19th, 2015
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Fairview Park
By Ryan Kaczmarski
Five years ago, Bill Harvey, a Lakewood resident, took over a downtrodden Fairview girls basketball program. Over that time, he has built the Lady Warriors into a top-tier program in the Patriot Athletic Conference.

Bill Harvey

Now with the departure of seven-year boys basketball head coach Peter Maienknecht, Harvey has decided to do it all over again, this time with the boys at …Read More

Lacrosse season hits the ground running in 2015

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Varsity lacrosse preview: From the April 15, 2015 issue of West Side Sports (page B5)

By Ryan Kaczmarski

The Bay High girls varsity lacrosse team defeated Avon Lake, 12-10 on March 30, to win the "Westshore Cup" trophy–a tradition started between the two teams this year. The trophy will be housed at the winning team's high school for a year until the the following year's competition. …Read More

Sportsmanship a priority for Westlake Baseball League

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Courtesy of John S. Alfes

The phrase “Good game” echoes throughout the night sky as Westlake Baseball League (WBL) players shake hands after an early June game. This display of sportsmanship dates back to when the league first began and has continued as a lasting tradition for baseball programs around the world.

The WBL offers all of its coaches an opportunity to attend a coaching clinic that emphasizes …Read More

Westlake’s Bata stands out in East-West game

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Football

By Jeff Gallatin

Friday’s East-West All-Star game at George Finnie Stadium typified what Westlake linebacker Chad Bata loves about the game of football.

Even though the West came out on the short end of the 34-22 final score, Bata led the West defenders with three individual tackles, tied Adam Kantor of North Royalton for the top spot with six overall tackles – including one tackle for a …Read More

Local talent shines in loss at GCFCA East-West All-Star game

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Lowry named West MVP

Football

By Ryan Kaczmarski

Rocky River's Matt Lowry was named the West squad MVP for his play at quarterback. Photo – Daniel Ondercin

It was another rough night for the West squad at the annual Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association (GCFCA) East-West All-Star football game, as the East won for the fourth year in a row, this time 34-22, Friday night at Baldwin Wallace …Read More