Badgers in the News

Defense, pitching lead Badgers to CVC win

Quality pitching and a stingy defense led Berkshire to a 4-1 win over host Grand Valley on Tuesday. The Badgers, who improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division, saw J.T. Bergmeier throw a complete game and his defensive teammates also stepped up to make several key plays to keep the…

Berkshire Boosters Mulch Sale

The Berkshire Athletic Boosters have launched their 2021 Spring Mulch & Soil Sale to benefit all Badger athletes. Contact Vinecourt Landscaping, Inc., to schedule your delivery and be sure to mention the Berkshire Athletic Boosters. Mulch/Soil Options (3-yard minimum on all orders): Dyed Black Mulch: $38.00/yard Natural Brown Mulch: $30.00/yard Screened Topsoil: $35.00/yard Bedding Soil*:…

Jacobs paces Badgers in win over Warriors

BERKSHIRE—Sophomore Jack Jacobs made the most of his first varsity start as he led Berkshire to an 8-1 win over visiting Edgewood on Tuesday in the second of a two-game series against the Warriors. Jacobs picked up the pitching victory after allowing just one run on four hits and he struck out two in six…

Nine from CVC earn All-Ohio honors in Divisions III & IV

Mahogany Cottingham The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Monday announced its Division III and IV All-Ohio girls’ Basketball teams. Included among the honorees were nine players from the Chagrin Valley Conference. Trinity’s Mahogany Cottingham earned third-team honors in Division III. The 5-foot-9 sophomore averaged 15.9 points per contest during the 2020-21 season. Kirtland junior Reilly…

Senior-laden Badgers aim high

With 11 seniors on the roster, Berkshire’s baseball team has raised its expectations for the 2021 season. The Badgers, who return four starters from 2019, also have a versatile roster with a versatile pitching staff and are eager for a shot at the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title this spring. “We return four guys…

Badgers return six starters

A two-year offseason leaves area baseball and softball coaches with more questions than answers but Berkshire’s Dave List is confident his squad has the potential for its share of success this season. The Badgers return five starters from 2019 when the team finished 8-15 overall and 6-6 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. “I…

CVC wrestlers wrap up state tournament

The 2021 OHSAA state tournament wrapped up on Sunday with eight Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers earning All-Ohio honors. Perry’s Colin Koenig placed third in Division II while Kirtland’s Will Davidson and Lucas Stoddard and Lutheran West’s Donovan Palmer did the same in Division III. Perry’s Zach Bellissimo finished fourth while teammate Brock Christian and Orange’s…

Three from CVC reach state semifinals

MARION—Three Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers have reached the semifinals round of the Division III state tournament and two others have earned All-Ohio honors. Kirtland junior Will Davidson, Lutheran West senior Donovan Palmer, and Berkshire junior Lucas Stoddard kept alive their hopes of winning a state title by winning both of their matches on Saturday. That…

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CVC athletes earn all-district honors

Nearly 100 athletes and three coaches from the Chagrin Valley Conference were included in the Northeast Lakes All-District teams released on Monday by the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association. Perry girls coach Roy Infalvi, Jr. Perry boys coach Al Iacofano and Richmond Heights boys coach Quentin Rogers each were named Coaches of the Year in…

Seven from CVC win district titles

Seven Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers won individual district titles and 11 others will follow them to the state tournament next weekend after finishing among the top four at their respective weight classes over the weekend. Perry’s Zach Bellissimo (106) and Colin Koenig (145) and Harvey’s Jayden Jackson (170) each won a district championship at the…

16 CVC wrestlers advance to district semifinals

Friday was a big day for over a dozen Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers who reached the semifinals at their respective district tournaments and now need just one more win to earn a berth in next weekend’s state championships. Perry had the most success as four Pirates won both of their preliminary matches at the Division…

District Wrestling underway

The 2021 OHSAA district wrestling tournaments began on Thursday with Division II wrestling at Norwalk and will continue through the weekend. Follow all the Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers through the information provided below. Teams: Lakeside Teams: Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Orange Teams: Edgewood, Geneva, Harvey, Perry, West Geauga Live Streams Friday Saturday Teams: Berkshire, Brooklyn, Cardinal,…

Berkshire, Perry, West Geauga win sectional titles

Led by sectional team champions Berkshire, Perry, and West Geauga, the Chagrin Valley Conference will be well represented at next weekend’s district wrestling tournaments. A total of 103 wrestlers from the league kept alive their dreams for a state title by placing among the top four in their respective weight classes at one of several…

Live Video: Sectional Wrestling

Listed below are links to the live video streams from the sectional wrestling tournaments where Chagrin Valley Conference teams will compete. Note: We are not responsible for these streams. Please direct any support questions to the host of the stream. DIVISION I Brecksville-Broadview Heights Lakeside DIVISION II Beachwood Beachwood Chagrin Falls Orange Lake Catholic Edgewood…

Berkshire freshman delivers game winner in win at Crestwood

MANTUA—Freshman Mason Mendolera didn’t have time to think about the what-ifs of his last-second shot in Berkshire’s sectional semifinal at Crestwood on Tuesday. With the clock winding down, Berkshire had trouble penetrating the Crestwood defense. That’s when J.T. Bergmeier dished the ball off to Mendolera, who drove halfway through the line and released the floating…

Badgers dominate fourth quarter in win at Chalker

Berkshire allowed just one point in the fourth quarter as the Badgers rallied to beat host Chalker on Saturday, 38-33. The Wildcats used a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to take a 32-31 lead into the fourth quarter but Berkshire rose to the challenge and outscored Chalker in the final eight minutes, 7-1. “That gave them all the…

Coljohn, Miklovic bailout Blue Devils

BURTON—Aidan Coljohn and Adam Miklovic combined for 18 fourth-quarter points as Independence rallied from an early deficit to beat host Berkshire on Friday, 45-32. Coljohn scored 13 of his 17 in the fourth quarter while Miklovic scored five of his 10 in the final eight minutes as the Blue Devils outscored the Badgers, 18-4. “He’s…

Badgers take down rival Huskies

Berkshire has had some trouble finding its offensive rhythm throughout the season but that wasn’t the case on Thursday in a 49-30 win over rival Cardinal. The Badgers outscored the visiting Huskies in the first quarter, 15-2, and led at halftime, 30-9. “Early in the season, we have had a hard time getting started in…

Berkshire wins CVC Valley Division Title

Berkshire’s wrestling team turned in a dominating performance in winning the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title on Saturday at Independence. The Badgers claimed eight individual champions in earning 279 ½ points. Independence was a distant second with 171 and Cuyahoga Heights finished third with 160. Colin Hering (106), Justin Heiden (120), Josh Tribuzzo…

2021 CVC Wrestling Tournament

The 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference wrestling tournament will be held at two locations on Saturday, Jan. 30. Chagrin Division wrestlers will compete at Perry while Independence will host the Valley Division. Each mat at each location will be live-streamed. This page will be updated as necessary leading up to the tournaments. When possible, live bout…

March Gift Card Fundraiser now live

Show your support for the Berkshire Boosters and you could win a gift card every day during the month of March 2021.

Kirtland tops Berkshire in battle for first place

BURTON—With first place in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division on the line, Kirtland scored the first 16 points of the game and then held off host Berkshire on Saturday, 50-40. The Hornets, who dropped a tough non-conference game to Cornerstone Christian on Friday night, drew inspiration from that loss in their fast start against…

Badgers prevail in rivalry game

BURTON—Matt Heffern scored a game-high 13 points and Berkshire’s stingy defense led the Badgers to a 43-25 win over rival Cardinal on Tuesday. Berkshire led at halftime, 20-14, before outscoring the Huskies in the third quarter, 12-0. Heffern scored 10 of his 13 in the first quarter to spark the Badgers. Dakota O’Dell scored six…

Badgers off to strong start

Berkshire is one of a handful of area teams that started the 2020-21 season on time and sixth-year head coach Adam Lange has been pleased with what he’s seen out of the Badgers. “We have a lot of talented individuals who have good experience under their belt,” Lange said. “We are expecting our guys to…

CVC Hoops Roundup

Perry’s boys’ and Independence’s girls’ basketball teams picked up victories on Friday night. The Pirates traveled to Berkshire and knocked off the Badgers, 54-33. Jake Cubbison scored a game-high 15 points while Jaylen Anderson and Desmond Malone each contributed to the win with 13. Berkshire kept the Pirates in check for most of the first…

Live Video: Perry at Berkshire

Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his…

CVC well-represented on Division IV & V All-Ohio teams

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Monday announced its Division IV and Division V All-Ohio football teams. That group included 23 players from the Chagrin Valley Conference. First-team selections included Perry running back Jaylen Anderson and Chagrin Falls offensive lineman Nick Dalessandro in Division IV and Berkshire quarterback Jacob Brown and defensive lineman J.J. Perrin,…

Live Video: Mayfield at Berkshire

Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his…

Live Video: Berkshire at Perry

Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his…

Live Video: Berkshire at Cuyahoga Heights

Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference’s Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his…

Boosters grateful for Community Support

We would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all who sponsored, donated, and participated in the annual Berkshire Booster Auction & Reverse Raffle! We are so very grateful for this community’s continual support! Remember our small businesses this holiday season when you shop! They are the ones who are supporting our kids…

Badgers ready to compete

Berkshire will face many challenges during the 2020-2021 season. The Badgers, who return three starters and a host of others with varsity experience, play in the very competitive Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division, so they know they’ll have to be prepared to play physically on any given night. “Some challenges we expect to encounter throughout…

Cuyahoga Heights opens with win at Berkshire

Cuyahoga Heights opened the 2020-2021 season with a 52-24 win at Berkshire on Friday. While Heights was just happy to play a game during these uncertain times, head coach Al Martin was impressed with the way his players stepped up in the season-opener. “We were so happy just to play a game,” Martin said. “Our…

Speedy Badgers eye league title

With four returning starters and speed throughout the lineup, Berkshire’s girls’ basketball team has its sights set on winning the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title. The Badgers finished 14-10 overall and 10-6 in league play last season. “I feel pretty confident with how we can do this season,” said third-year head coach James Bosley.…

CVC athletes/coaches honored by OPSWA

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Monday released its 2020 Northeast Lakes All-District teams, which included dozens of players and coaches from the Chagrin Valley Conference. Leading the way were Division V, Division VI and Division VII Coaches of the Year, Tiger LaVerde of Kirtland, Marce Porcello of Wickliffe, and Independence’s Rick Adams, respectively. Kirtland’s…

Berkshire’s Mollee Chapman named All-Ohio

Berkshire senior Mollee Chapman’s high school volleyball career came to a close with a 3-2 loss to Cardinal Mooney in a Division III district semifinal late last month but on Sunday she received a prestigious parting gift. The Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches’ Association included Chapman as one of the players on its Division III…

Berkshire’s Dana Shale vaults her way to Slippery Rock

Berkshire senior Dana Shale on Tuesday announced her intention to continue her education and track career at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Shale will compete in the pole vault in college but her future wasn’t always this clear. “I was a gymnast for 10-plus years before I started to pole vault and decided it was…

Berkshire, West Geauga fall in regional semis

Berkshire’s and West Geauga’s girls’ soccer teams both bowed out of the OHSAA state playoffs with losses on Tuesday. Rocky River ended West Geauga’s season, 4-1, and Berkshire fell to South Range, 2-1. Nicola Ehrbar scored West G’s lone goal and Ashlyn Drayer recorded six saves in the net for the Wolverines. West Geauga closed…

CVC Spotlight: Episode 6

Tune in at 8:00 p.m. for the premiere of the CVC Spotlight: Episode 6 highlighting some of the league’s top teams and athletes. Episode 6 of the CVC Spotlight features segments on Hawken’s girls’ cross country team, Cuyahoga Heights runner Darien Tillett and the other runners from the Chagrin Valley Conference who qualified for the…

CVC takes home three district titles

Berkshire, Kirtland and West Geauga each won a girls’ soccer district championship on Thursday. The Badgers defeated Hanoverton United, 4-1, while Kirtland beat Navarre Fairless, 7-1. West Geauga shut out host Streetsboro, 5-0. Summer Larch, Jordyn Wichert, Allie Barcikoski and Brooke Ruchalski each scored for Berkshire while Larch, Wichert, and Evania McCandless all assisted on…

Cardinal, Independence, Kirtland advance to district final

Three teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference on Wednesday punched their tickets to the district championship round. Cardinal, Independence and Kirtland all advanced to Saturday’s district finals with 3-0 wins on Wednesday. The Huskies defeated South Range, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, and will host Kirtland in the district championship on Saturday. Jessie Proch led the Huskies…

Four CVC teams advance to district championship

Berkshire, Chagrin Falls, Kirtland and West Geauga all will play for district titles on Thursday after their wins in Monday’s semifinal round. Third-seeded Berkshire scored two second-half goals to pull away from No. 7 Rootstown in a 3-1 win at Berkshire. Allie Barcikoski scored two goals and Summer Larch punched in one for the Badgers.…

CVC Runners Shine at Districts

Chagrin Falls’ girls’ team won a district title on Saturday and nine other squads will join the Tigers at the Boardman Regional this weekend. The Tigers finished with just 48 points at the Division II Madison District, beating second-place Hawken by 18 points. Rose Hoelzel led the Tigers with a second-place finish in 19:14. Mila…

Stralka hat trick leads Independence to win over Berkshire

INDEPENDENCE—Emmett Stralka’s second-half hat trick led Independence to a 4-0 win over visiting Berkshire in a Division III sectional championship game on Saturday at Stan Skoczen Stadium. The Blue Devils, who improved to 10-4 overall and will play at Smithville in a district semifinal on Tuesday, had multiple opportunities in the first half but were…

CVC Spotlight: Episode 4

Episode 4 of the CVC Spotlight premiers at 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2020. Tune in for feature stories on the CVC Cross Country Meet, including interviews with meet champions Ella Gilson, Reilly Greenlee, J.T. Basco, Patrick Garrett, Jackson Hare and Lucas Leggett, and Darien Tillet, as well as another with Ohio State commitment Juliana…

Berkshire, Kirtland win CVC Valley Division titles

GATES MILLS—Berkshire and Kirtland set the pace for the rest of the field at the 2020 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Hawken. The Badgers’ won the boys’ race while the Hornets finished first in the girls’ race for the first time since 2006. Lutheran West’s boys’ finished second with…

CVC football teams advance in postseason

Three more teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference earned postseason victories on Saturday. Beachwood, Chagrin Falls and Trinity each won their first-round games and will play in the second round next weekend. The Bison won in the postseason for the first time in school history. Beachwood scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to…

Postseason soccer seeds announced

The Northeast Ohio District Athletic Board on Saturday released the results of the voting for the upcoming soccer playoffs. Area coaches ranked each team in their respective districts and on Sunday the brackets will be drawn and released after 2:00 p.m. Seeding results for Chagrin Valley Conference teams are listed below: Girls 23. Lakeside Boys…

CVC Athletes of the Week

Athletes from 11 different schools have been named the Chagrin Valley Conference Athletes of the Week. Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach. All statistics incurred during the week beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 4. Here’s a look at each Athlete of the Week by sport: BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Name: Lorenzo LinekSchool: West…

Badgers tame Lions on CVC TV

BURTON—Seniors Mollee Chapman and Delaney Tuceck helped the Berkshire Badgers to tame the Orange Lions on Saturday in a match broadcasted on CVC TV. Chapman recorded a match-high 14 kills and added 14 assists, nine points, four service aces and three digs in Berkshire’s 25-12, 25-10, 25-17 win. Tucek, who was recognized before the match…

Beachwood closes out first-ever undefeated season

BURTON-Beachwood rallied late with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 28-27 win over host Berkshire on Friday. Jalen Minter connected with Desmond Kirks on a nine-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth for the game-winning score as the Bison finish the regular season 4-0, their first undefeated regular season in school history.…

Live Video: Orange at Berkshire

Are you ready for some bonus Chagrin Valley Conference volleyball coverage? CVC TV will live stream Saturday’s matchup between the Orange Lions and the host Berkshire Badgers. Tune in at 10:00 a.m. for the freshman match and stick around for the JV and varsity contests (play-by-play for varsity only). Chagrin Valley Conference

Late goals seals Berkshire’s win over Brush

A late goal lifted Berkshire to a 3-2 non-conference win over visiting Brush on Thursday. As they have many times this season, the Badgers took an early lead but couldn’t hold it. This time, though, after allowing the equalizer, Berkshire managed to respond with a third goal to seal the win. “We’ve given up the…

Huskies earn season split with Badgers

MIDDLEFIELD–Cardinal avenged an early-season loss to rival Berkshire with an exciting 3-2 win over the Badgers on Thursday. The Huskies improved to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in the Chagrin Valley Conference with a 20-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-21, 15-13 win. Lindsay Hissa and Jess Proch led the Huskies with 14 and 13 kills, respectively, while Karalyn…

Badgers rout Huskies

Jay Wolfe scored a pair of goals to lead Berkshire to a 7-1 Senior Night win over rival Cardinal on Tuesday.

Late goal results in Berkshire win over Wickliffe

Allie Barcikoski’s goal late in the second half was the difference in Berkshire’s 1-0 win over visiting Wickliffe on Tuesday.

Chapman hammers home win over Huskies

Berkshire senior Mollee Chapman recorded seven of her 22 kills in the decisive fifth set as the Badgers beat rival Cardinal, 3-2, on Tuesday.

Berkshire’s Miller, Brown recap rivalry win over Cardinal

BURTON–Berkshire’s Miles Miller and Jacob Brown recap the Badgers’ 27-21 overtime win against rival Cardinal in the season opener on Aug. 28, 2020.