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Division II District Track: Geneva wins district title

Chagrin Valley Conference teams competed in four different Division II District track meets on Saturday. None had more success than Geneva’s girls’ squad, which took home the Perry District title. The Eagles finished with 123 points in holding off league rival Perry, who was second with 102. Hawken, Chagrin Falls, and Beachwood rounded out the…

CVC dominates Division III District meet

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS—Independence won district titles for the second straight year as the Chagrin Valley Conference dominated the 2022 Division III Cuyahoga Heights District track meet. The Blue Devils won the girls’ competition with 105 ½ points. Cardinal finished second with 76. Kirtland scored 49 points to place fifth and Cuyahoga Heights was sixth with 45.…

CVC athletes punch tickets to Division II regional meet

Several Chagrin Valley Conference athletes punched their ticket to the Division II regional Track & Field Meet with a top-four performance at the Lakeview District Meet on Thursday. Edgewood’s Sarah Coxon was the runner-up in the shot put and the Warriors also advanced their girls’ 4×800-meter relay team to regionals with a fourth-place finish on…

Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Hawken win sectional titles

Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, and Hawken each won sectional titles on Wednesday and two other Chagrin Valley Conference teams remain in the hunt after their championship games were suspended due to rain. The Bison, who improved to 14-10, knocked off Wooster Triway, 7-2, to advance to the North Ridgeville District semifinals on May 23. No. 14…

CVC teams advance in postseason

Four Chagrin Valley Conference teams opened the postseason with a win on Monday. Beachwood opened the playoffs with a 3-2 win over Keystone, Berkshire topped United, 2-0, Brooklyn beat Fairview, 14-7, and Trinity edged league rival Wickliffe, 4-3. The Bison improved to 13-10 overall with their one-run win over Keystone. Josh Rosenblitt pitched a complete…

Records fall at Valley Division Track & Field Championships

MANTUA—Eight new meet records were set at the 2022 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division Track & Field Championships at Crestwood on Thursday. Beachwood, who edged Hawken for the boys’ championship, 156-154, set three of those new records while Hawken finished with five meet records. Grand Valley finished third with 106 points. Hawken’s girls’ turned the…

Beachwood, Grand Valley out to early leads in Valley Division

MANTUA–Beachwood’s girls and Grand Valley’s boys are out to early leads after one day of competition at the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division Championships at Crestwood. The Bison finished Tuesday’s first day with 36 points while Kirtland is second with 30 and Grand Valley is third with 23. Grand Valley’s boys finished the first day…

Valley Division Track Championships Preview

The 2022 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division Track Championships will be held on Tuesday and Thursday at Crestwood. Below is a list of the top performances in each event from this spring, along with the Valley Division record for each event. BOYS 100-Meter DashRecord: Justin Sulek, Newbury 11.10 (2011) Jordan Harrison, Hawken 11.04 Christian Anderson,…

Four CVC teams air it out at FirstEnergy Stadium

CLEVELAND—Four teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference competed at the Northeast Ohio Flag Football League Girls’ Championships at FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday. Kirtland defended its league title with a 19-6 win over Lake Catholic while Perry and Hawken both reached the semifinals. Berkshire also competed in the tournament. The Hornets, who won the 2021 league…

2022 CVC Sportsmanship Award Winners

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CVC Spring Sports Media Day–Central

CVC TV will live stream the 2022 Chagrin Valley Conference Spring Sports Media Day–Central event from Kirtland High School on April 10. The schedule is below (all times are approximate and can change without notice): DUE TO A CANCELATION, THE MEDIA DAY WILL BEGIN AT APPROXIMATELY 1:20 P.M. 1:22 Grand Valley Track 1:34 Chagrin Falls…

Perry’s CVC win streak hits 70

Mother Nature tried to intervene but the Perry Pirates extended their conference winning streak to 70 straight games by defeating host Geneva on Wednesday, 12-9. A persistent rain picked up late in the game with the Eagles leading 9-7. “The game should’ve been called in the bottom of the (fourth) after the home team hit,”…

New faces, same expectations at Berkshire

Despite graduating seven starters, Berkshire’s baseball team enters the 2022 season with the same lofty expectations. The Badgers finished last season with an 18-12 record overall and a 9-4 mark in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. They went on to win a district championship and fell to state Final Four participant Canton Central Catholic…

Division III-IV All-Ohio Girls Basketball Teams

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Monday released its Division III and IV girls’ basketball All-Ohio teams. Included among the All-Ohioans were 11 Chagrin Valley Conference players. In Division III, Trinity’s Mahogany Cottingham, Berkshire’s Lydia Kastor, and Kirtland’s Reilly Greenlee were named Special Mention while Wickliffe’s Ava Gabriel, Kirtland’s Alex Rosson, Independence’s Anna Weber, and…

Badgers look to compete

With a deep pitching staff and several key returning players, Berkshire’s softball team hopes to compete for a league title this spring. The Badgers return six starters and three others with varsity experience from the squad that finished 12-16 overall and 6-7 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. “We have a very talented junior…

Badgers rebuild with speed and depth

Berkshire lost several key athletes from its boys’ and girls’ track teams but the Badgers have plenty of returning talent along with the addition of more speed. “We have had an influx of soccer players and are hoping to utilize their speed to increase our presence in the sprint events. We are also looking to…

Berkshire’s Lucas Stoddard wins state championship

COLUMBUS—Berkshire senior Lucas Stoddard closed out his career on the top step of the podium at the 2022 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Stoddard won the Division III 190-pound state championship in dominating fashion on Sunday night. A five-point move in the first 30 seconds of the title bout set the tone for Stoddard, who went…

Berkshire’s Lucas Stoddard to wrestle for state title

STORY–Berkshire senior Lucas Stoddard is one win away from becoming the Badgers’ first state champion since 2008. Stoddard, who is making his third trip to the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, won three straight matches over the weekend to advance to Sunday night’s Division III 190-pound title bout. Lucas Stoddard @BHSBadgerDen not satisfied with a semifinal…

Seven CVC wrestlers reach state quarterfinals

COLUMBUS—Seven Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers opened the 2022 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships with a win while three others remain in the hunt for All-Ohio honors. Orange’s TeAndre Allen, Perry’s Brock Christian and Calvin Rowan, and Edgewood’s Kyle Biller all won their first-round bout and will compete in the Division II quarterfinals on Saturday. Hawken’s Patrick…

CVC sends 15 to state tournament

A total of 15 wrestlers from the Chagrin Valley Conference punched their tickets to the state championships with a top-four finish at one of three district tournaments on Saturday. Perry earned four state berths while Edgewood and Crestwood both will send two wrestlers to Columbus next weekend. Berkshire, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Hawken, Kirtland, Orange,…

CVC wrestlers open district tournament competition

Wrestlers from the Chagrin Valley Conference opened the final leg of the road to the state tournament at one of three district competitions on Friday. Seventeen CVC wrestlers won their first two bouts of the tournament and will compete in Saturday afternoon’s semifinals. Each wrestler needs just one more win to earn a berth into…

All-District Basketball Teams Announced

The Northeast Lakes District on Monday announced its boys’ and girls’ All-District Basketball teams. Among the all-district selections were three Chagrin Valley Conference coaches who were named Coach of the Year and 108 players who earned the postseason honor. Lutheran West’s Jordan Duke was named the boys’ Division II Coach of the Year while Cuyahoga…

Kirtland wins Berkshire Sectional title

Five Kirtland wrestlers won individual championships and five others earned a spot on the podium as the Hornets won the Division III Berkshire Sectional championship on Saturday. The sectional title was the first for the Hornets since 2015. “Five champions, I was pleasantly surprised by that,” said Kirtland coach Scott Francis. “Our goal was to…

Berkshire’s Lydia Kastor closes out record-breaking career

Berkshire’s loss to Garrettsville Garfield in a district semifinal on Wednesday closed out the record-breaking career of Badger standout Lydia Kastor. A four-year starter, Kastor set several school records along the way to moving into fourth-place on the school’s all-time scoring chart. She finished her career with 1,018 points. Kayla Byler is Berkshire’s all-time leading…

Two CVC teams advance in postseason

Trinity and West Geauga both claimed postseason victories on Wednesday and will play for a district title on Saturday. The Trojans edged Norwayne in a Division III Wooster District semifinal, 39-36, and West Geauga topped league rival Perry in a Division II Lakeside District semifinal, 46-33. Mahogany Cottingham led Trinity with 23 points as the…

CVC teams extend their season

The OHSAA boys’ basketball postseason tipped off on Tuesday with eight Chagrin Valley Conference teams extending their season by at least one more game. Geneva defeated Edgewood in an all-CVC sectional semifinal. Luke Smith led the Eagles with 17 points and Ethan Yost also scored in double figures with 11. Ben Welty and Logan Kray…

Boys Basketball Playoff Live Streams

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Fast start leads Badgers to district semifinals

A fast start led Berkshire to a 66-60 upset win at Rootstown on Saturday and a berth into the Division III Lakeview district tournament for the first time since 2012. The 10th-seeded Badgers jumped out to an early lead over the eight-seeded Rovers and used that momentum to extend their postseason run. “The team energy…

Stingy Kirtland clinches league title

Kirtland was in no mood to share the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title and wasted little time proving it in a 57-39 win at Berkshire on Saturday. A loss on Saturday would have left the Hornets in a three-way tie for the title with Berkshire and Cardinal. “It’s great,” said Kirtland coach Shawn McGregor…

CVC teams advance in postseason play

The girls’ basketball playoffs continued on Wednesday with seven of 12 Chagrin Valley Conference teams extending their season with a win. Berkshire, Cardinal, Chagrin Falls, Hawken, Lutheran West, Trinity, and West Geauga all won their sectional semifinal games and will compete for a sectional title on Saturday. The Badgers defeated Mogadore, 48-31, in a Division…

Berkshire cruises past Mogadore in postseason opener

Berkshire’s girls’ basketball team bid adieu to its home gym with a 48-31 win over visiting Mogadore in a Division III sectional semifinal on Wednesday. The 10th-seeded Badgers, who advanced to play at No. 8 Rootstown on Saturday, will play next season in the gym at the new Berkshire campus opening in 2022. The old…

Boys basketball teams head into the stretch run

The final week of the boys’ basketball regular season is upon us and a couple of Chagrin Valley Conference titles are up for grabs. Richmond Heights locked up the Chagrin Division title with a dominant run through its conference schedule. The Spartans are 14-0 in league play with only Hawken standing in their way of…

Girls Basketball league titles on the line this weekend

The girls’ basketball postseason tips off this weekend but several Chagrin Valley Conference teams are focused on a more immediate goal as two league titles remain contested. One of those league titles will be decided on Saturday when Hawken hosts Perry in a crossover game. The other, the Metro Division title, might take a little…

Berkshire avoids trap game, tops Crestwood

Following its first win over Kirtland in a decade, Berkshire traveled to Crestwood on Saturday faced with a trap game. Instead of falling victim to the situation, the Badgers rallied together to top the Red Devils, 45-33. “I wasn’t sure what to expect when the game started,” said Berkshire coach James Bosley. “We are coming…

Perry, Cuyahoga Heights, Kirtland win CVC titles

INDEPENDENCE—Perry, Cuyahoga Heights, and Kirtland ruled the day at the 26th annual Chagrin Valley Wrestling Championships at the Independence Field House over the weekend. The Pirates won the Chagrin Division title, Heights claimed the Metro Division crown, and the Hornets took home the Valley Division championship. Perry scored 228 points to cruise to its 20th…

CVC TV: Wrestling Championships

CVC TV travels to Independence on Saturday, Jan. 29 for the finals round of the Chagrin Valley Conference Wrestling Championships. The finals will begin shortly after the last round of consolation wrestling. Follow @CVC_Athletics on Twitter for the start time of the broadcast. An early estimate for the start of the championship round is 1:00…

2022 CVC Wrestling Championships

The 2022 Chagrin Valley Conference wrestling championships begin on Friday and will conclude on Saturday. This year, the event is being held inside the Independence Fieldhouse with preliminary wrestling starting at 6:00 p.m.. On Saturday, wrestling resumes at 9:00 a.m. with the championship round tentatively scheduled to occur around 1:00 p.m. CVC TV will live-stream…

Berkshire stuns Kirtland

Berkshire dug itself out of an early hole and then rallied back in the fourth quarter to defeat visiting Kirtland on Wednesday, 46-39. The win was the first for the Badgers over the Hornets since a 31-22 win back on Jan. 28, 2012. “The game was a battle for all 32 minutes,” said Berkshire coach…

CVC TV: Berkshire at Kirtland

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Hot-shooting Berkshire tops rival Cardinal

Berkshire spread the wealth in defeating rival Cardinal in a Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division showdown at Berkshire on Wednesday, 54-28. Caroline Kuchling, Hayley Stoddard, and Natalie Hering combined to score 32 points for the Badgers, who improved to 8-7 overall and 3-5 in league play. “We had a very good overall shooting night,” said…

Berkshire defense paves way in win over Wickliffe

Berkshire’s pressure defense paved the way for the Badgers in a 42-30 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division win over visiting Wickliffe on Wednesday. The Badgers allowed just nine points in the first half in the win. “We are at the halfway point of the season and everyone is really starting to play well together,” said…

Berkshire cruises past Edgewood at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Lydia Kastor and Kylie Neumore both scored in double figures in leading Berkshire to a 45-24 win over Edgewood at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday. With the win, the Badgers improved to 4-6 on the year after starting out 0-4. “Wins are hard to come by because so many of our opponents are high-quality teams,”…

Berkshire upsets Chagrin Falls

BURTON–Berkshire pulled away late to earn a 36-31 non-conference upset win over visiting Chagrin Falls on Tuesday, 36-31. The Badgers trailed frequently during the course of the game, but weathered the storm and played strong defense, and forced several key turnovers down the stretch. “We focused on just defense a lot in the last week,”…

West Geauga sweeps Berkshire, Cardinal

CHESTERLAND—West Geauga earned a doubleheader sweep of visiting Berkshire and Cardinal in a tri-match on Thursday. The Wolverines opened the night with a 50-24 win over the Huskies and followed up Berkshire’s 45-36 win over Cardinal with a 43-25 win over the Badgers in the nightcap. “We were very aggressive on our feet against Cardinal…

CVC TV: West Geauga Wrestling Tri-Match

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Badgers pick up first win

A team effort helped Berkshire snap a four-game skid with a 41-25 victory over visiting Crestwood on Tuesday. The Badgers used a second-half run to pull away from the Red Devils. “We had a good first half offensively and then a really solid second half defensively,” said Berkshire coach James Bosley. “It was a true…

Perry places fourth at North Coast Classic

INDEPENDENCE—Perry won two individual championships and placed six other wrestlers in finishing fourth at the 2021 North Coast Classic over the weekend. The Pirates finished with 369 points. Nordonia won the tournament with 433. Solon was second and North Royalton finished third with 409 and 378 points, respectively. Dominic Ciolli won the 113-pound title and…

Division IV & V All-Ohio Football Teams

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Tuesday released its Division IV and Division V All-Ohio Football teams. Included among the All-Ohioans were 25 Chagrin Valley Conference players. First-team selections in Division IV included Chagrin Falls senior Nick Dalessandro, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman, and Edgewood senior Troy Peterson, a defensive lineman. Lutheran West’s Eddie Lewis…

Highlights: Cuyahoga Heights 43, Berkshire 34

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Conroy sparks Heights to win over Berkshire

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS—Tess Conroy scored a game-high 24 points as Cuyahoga Heights claimed a 43-34 win over visiting Berkshire on Friday. Talyssa Moody, who finished with eight points, drained two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws in the first quarter as Heights jumped out to an 18-10 lead. Conroy took over from there as she…

CVC TV: Berkshire at Cuyahoga Heights

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Badgers get Empowered

Each winter, Berkshire girls’ basketball coach James Bosley challenges his players to give back to the community. Last season, the Badgers wrote over 100 Christmas cards they delivered to two different senior centers. On Monday, Bosley and his players took their talents to the Geauga YMCA for a scrimmage against the Empower Sports basketball program.…

Balanced Badgers look to overcome inexperience

Berkshire head coach Ryan Dickard hopes his balanced roster will help the Badgers to overcome their inexperience this season. The Badgers, who finished 9-9 overall last season and 2-3 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division, return just one starter but do have five others with varsity experience on the roster. “We have six to…

Lake, Valley Divisions rule the night

PERRY—The Lake and Valley Division all-stars ruled the night at the inaugural Chagrin Valley Conference all-star volleyball matches at Perry High School on Sunday. The Lake Division all-stars swept the Chagrin All-Stars, 3-0, in the first match and the Valley Division all-stars won all three sets against the Metro All-Stars in the nightcap. Perry’s Maddie…

CVC TV: Boys Basketball Media Day

CVC TV will live stream the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Boys Basketball Media Day from Independence High School on Thursday. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and will loosely follow the schedule below: 4:00 p.m. Chagrin Division 5:00 p.m. Lake Division 6:00 p.m. Metro Division 7:00 p.m. Valley Division Chagrin Valley Conference

Berkshire optimistic heading into new season

After last winter’s COVID-shortened season, the Berkshire Badgers are optimistic heading into a new season. The Badgers, who finished last season with an 8-9 record overall and a 5-1 mark in conference play, return three starters and five others with varsity experience, leaving fourth-year head coach James Bosley confident his team is poised to achieve…

CVC TV: Girls Basketball Media Day

CVC TV will live stream the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Girls Basketball Media Day event from West Geauga High School on Nov. 16, 2021. The schedule is below: 3:45 p .m. Lutheran West 3:55 p.m. Berkshire 4:05 p.m. Chagrin Division 5:05 p.m. Lake Division 6:05 p.m. Metro Division 7:05 p.m. Valley Division (with Chagrin Falls)…

CVC TV: Fall Sports Awards

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Four CVC athletes named District Player of the Year

Four Chagrin Valley Conference athletes were honored on Monday as the Northeast Lakes District Players of the Year. Harvey’s Rick Coleman, Jr. was named the Offensive Player of the Year in Division III while Kirtland’s Mason Rus earned the Division V Defensive Player of the Year awards. Independence swept the offensive and defensive honors in…

CVC athletes recognized by High School Heisman program

Led by Berkshire’s Lucas Stoddard, 13 athletes from the Chagrin Valley Conference earned recognition from the Heisman High School Scholarship program presented by Acceptance Insurance. Stoddard earned a state award, granted to one high school boy and girl from each of the 50 states. As a state winner, Stoddard won a $1,000 scholarship. As of…

Kirtland surges to win over Berkshire

MENTOR—Kirtland scored three second-half goals to defeat rival Berkshire in a Division III, Region 9 semifinal at Mentor on Tuesday, 3-0. The second-half surge led the Hornets back to the regional championship game for the fifth straight season. “Reaching the regional finals for the fifth straight year is a credit to our players, parents and…

CVC TV: Kirtland vs. Berkshire

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Crestwood gambles in postseason win over Berkshire

Crestwood coach Jack D’Amato took over the Red Devil program with a promise to play an aggressive brand of football and he backed it up on Saturday with a couple of risky calls that paid off in a 22-21 playoff win over visiting Berkshire. The Red Devils trailed 14-0 at halftime but rallied to pull…

CVC teams 4-for-4 in district finals round

Four Chagrin Valley Conference girls’ soccer teams claimed district championships on Thursday and will play in next week’s regional semifinals. Berkshire defeated Rootstown, 4-1, in a Division III District championship game and will play Kirtland in the Sweet 16. The Hornets knocked off West Salem Northwestern, 3-0. The Badgers improved to 14-3-3 with their win…

Three from CVC to play for district title

Three Chagrin Valley Conference volleyball teams will play for a district championship on Saturday following their wins in Wednesday’s semifinals. Independence, the defending Division III state runner-up, knocked off Chippewa, 3-0, and will play Canton Central Catholic for the Elyria District championship at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Blue Devils, who improved to 24-0, started…

Independence, Kirtland advance to district championship round

Chagrin Valley Conference boys’ soccer teams hit a brick wall in the district semifinals on Tuesday. Independence and Kirtland both advanced to the district championship round but four other teams saw their season come to an end. Independence knocked off CVC Metro Division rival Wickliffe, 3-1, in one Division III district semifinal. Aidan Coljohn scored…

Four from CVC set to play for district title

Four Chagrin Valley Conference girls’ soccer teams will play for a district title following wins in Monday’s semifinals round. Berkshire, Chagrin Falls, Kirtland, and West Geauga all won their district semifinals games on Monday and will compete for the district crown on Thursday. The Badgers improved to 13-3-3 after beating Badger, 5-0. Jordyn Wichert scored…

CVC lands 14 teams in football playoffs

The OHSAA’s expansion of the high school football playoffs from eight to 16 teams benefited the Chagrin Valley Conference as 14 teams from the league will play in Week 11. Among the teams that qualified for the playoffs are seven who earned a first-round home game including Perry, Lutheran West, Kirtland, Crestwood, Cardinal, Independence, and…

CVC TV: 2021 CVC Cheer Showcase

CVC TV will live stream the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Cheerleading Showcase from Perry High School on Oct. 24, 2021. Tune in at 3:00 p.m. to see the league’s cheer squads showcase their talent and spirit. While you wait, check out the last showcase streamed by CVC TV in 2018: [embedded content] Chagrin Valley Conference

CVC runners earn regional berths

Led by Hawken’s boys’ and girls’ teams, who both won district championships, the Chagrin Valley Conference qualified 13 teams and eight individual runners to next weekend’s regional championships. Hawken’s boys’ team won the Division II Madison District title with 70 points. Sophomore Nick Garcia-Whitko won an individual district title with a time of 16:13. David…

CVC TV: Berkshire at Cardinal

CVC TV will live stream the Week 10 rivalry matchup between visiting Berkshire and host Cardinal on Friday at 7:00 p.m. This game has league championship implications for five teams in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. Due to several teams having one league game canceled, the Valley Division title may not be decided on…

Berkshire, Kirtland repeat as Valley Division champs

PERRY–Berkshire’s boys’ cross country team and Kirtland’s girls’ squad both repeated as Valley Division champions at the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Perry Outdoor YMCA. Berkshire won the boys’ race using a sixth-runner tie-breaker to edge Lutheran West for the team title. The Badgers and Longhorns both scored 65…

CVC football teams eye playoff berths

With nine weeks in the books, the high school football playoffs are within reach for most of the teams in the Chagrin Valley Conference. If the season ended today, according to JoeEitel.com, 14 CVC teams would have locked up a playoff berth with another on the verge of earning its postseason bid. As of 2021,…

Badgers raise the bar

Last fall, Berkshire’s boys’ soccer team set a new program record with eight wins in a single season. The Badgers weren’t satisfied and raised the bar even higher with nine wins and counting this season. “This is the second year in a row breaking that record,” said Berkshire coach Nick Fejedelem. “It feels pretty good.”…

League championship races near their end

As the regular season winds down, the Chagrin Valley Conference championship races also are nearing their end. Several division champions already have been determined—with golf and tennis winners earning their titles at the league tournaments—while the rest of the division championship races should be settled in the coming week. Here’s a look at each of…

Orange, Berkshire pop up in state soccer rankings

Orange and Berkshire made their first appearances in the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state rankings released on Monday. The Lions earned votes in the Division II boys’ poll while the Badgers came in at No. 13 in the girls’ Division III poll. Kirtland’s boys’ and girls’ teams remain ranked among the state’s top teams.…

Badgers earn season sweep of Mustangs

ORWELL—Injuries have changed the look of Berkshire’s lineup but that didn’t slow down the Badgers in a 3-0 sweep of host Grand Valley on Tuesday. Berkshire won the match, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16, to earn the season sweep of the Mustangs. “We have some people playing news spots because we have a couple of injuries we’re…

Hawken, Independence win sectional titles

The postseason kicked off for Division II golfers on Monday and Chagrin Valley Conference members Hawken and Independence both claimed sectional titles. Hawken won the Division II boys’ golf sectional at Quail Hollow while Independence won the Division II girls’ sectional at Punderson Golf Course. The Hawks finished with 322 strokes, nine less than second-place…

Hawken boys win Cardinal Invitational title

Hawken’s boys’ cross country team claimed the top three positions on the way to winning the Cardinal Invitational on Saturday. Nick Garcia-Whitko led the way as he won the meet with a time of 16:21. Sam Cohen and Parker Carrus placed second and third, respectively, in 16:44 and 16:54. David Hamilton (8th, 17:08), Jeremy Hofius…

Daniels, Blasiole lead Red Devils to big win over Berkshire

MANTUA—Crestwood’s offense nearly scored at will in a 50-7 win over visiting Berkshire on Friday. Using a balanced rushing and passing attack, the Red Devils traded early scores with the Badgers and then reeled off 43 unanswered points to snap a three-game skid and improve to 2-3 on the year. “This team played tough football,…

Hawken, Independence, Geneva win postseason tournament titles

CONCORD–Hawken, Independence, and Geneva opened the postseason with wins at the Chagrin Valley Conference tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Course on Monday. Hawken won the Chagrin Division with 332 strokes, 19 ahead of second-place Chagrin Falls. Independence claimed the Metro Division title with 345 strokes while Beachwood was second with 363. Geneva finished first in…

Records fall as Independence tames the Badgers

INDEPENDENCE—Michael Tommer set new school records for passing yards and touchdown passes in a single game in leading Independence to a 42-12 win over visiting Berkshire on Friday. Tommer completed 14-of-21 passes for a new school record 354 yards and he threw six touchdown passes, breaking the previous school record of five TD passes thrown…

Hawken, Perry win postseason tournament titles

NEWBURY—Hawken and Perry added some new hardware to their trophy cases following strong performances at the Chagrin Valley Conference postseason tournament at Punderson Golf Course on Monday. The Hawks won the Chagrin Division with an impressive 348 while Perry claimed the Valley Division crown with 399 strokes. Hawken junior Ella Wong shot a career-low 69…

Grand Valley, Kirtland earn meet wins

KIRTLAND—Grand Valley and Kirtland pulled out wins at the Kirtland two-mile tri-meet at Chapin Forest on Wednesday. The Mustangs claimed a 25-31 win over the Hornets in the boys’ race but Kirtland outran Cardinal in the girls’ competition, 19-41. Grand Valley’s David Steimle won the boys’ race in 11:41, just 10 seconds ahead of Kirtland’s…

Huskies sweep tri-match

HUNTSBURG–Cardinal earned a pair of victories on Thursday by defeating both Berkshire and Garfield in a tri-match at Rolling Greens Golf Course. The Huskies finished with 172 strokes while Garfield shot a 206. With just three golfers, Berkshire did not score as a team. Cardinal’s Conner Callison claimed medalist honors with a match low 38…

West Geauga, Chagrin Falls win titles at Riverside

West Geauga’s boys’ cross country team and the Chagrin Falls girls’ team won titles at the Riverside Kickoff Classic Night Invitational on Saturday. The Wolverines edged Hawken, 65-77, while the Tigers held off Maplewood, 58-67. Junior Daniel Kearns finished sixth overall in 17:08 to pace West Geauga. Grant Congdon (12th, 17:45), John Mikes (13th, 17:46),…

Cardinal sweeps rival Berkshire

MIDDLEFIELD–Cardinal extended its winning streak to four straight matches with a 3-0 sweep of rival Berkshire on Thursday. The Huskies improved to 4-0 with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 win over the Badgers. Haley Domen led Cardinal with 22 assists, including the 2,000th of her career, and she also recorded seven digs. Lindsay Hissa finished the…

Live Video: CVC Cross Country Media Day

Teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference will be highlighted during the 2021 CVC Cross Country Media Day live from Grand Valley High School at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Chagrin Division will lead off the live stream while the Valley Division is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Chagrin Valley Conference

CVC Football Roundup: Week 1

Football teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference took to the field on Friday night for the first time in the 2021 season with mixed results. CVC teams finished 5-8 in non-conference games while Cuyahoga Heights beat league rival Berkshire in double overtime and Kirtland extended its winning streak to 42 straight games with a 50-6…

Badgers have potential

Berkshire graduated five seniors from last season but the Badgers aren’t entering the 2021 season focused on their losses. Instead, 17th-year head coach Joni Prots is looking ahead to the potential of her team this fall. “I feel that this group can do a lot of great things,” Prots said. “We need to work on…

Live Video: CVC Volleyball Media Day

The Chagrin Valley Conference will host its 2021 Volleyball Media day live from Chagrin Falls High School on Monday, Aug. 16. Each of the conference’s teams will have an opportunity to preview the upcoming season live on CVC TV. Tune-in beginning at 4:00 p.m. for live video from the event. MEDIA DAY SCHEDULE 5:00 P.M.…

Live Video: CVC Football Media Day

The Chagrin Valley Conference will conduct its 2021 CVC Football Media Day live from Perry High School on Sunday, Aug. 15. Players and coaches from around the league will be available for local media and will appear on the league’s live stream. The schedule is as follows: 4:00 P.M. Chagrin Division Geneva Kirtland Lakeside Orange…

Berkshire golfers thrown to the fire

With just two players returning from last season, the Berkshire golf team has been thrown to the fire this season. Head coach Dave List, entering his 24th season with the Badgers, will lean on his returning starters to carry the team until the newcomers gain valuable experience and the confidence to compete at the high…

Independence, Perry girls win tournament titles

Independence and Perry claimed team titles at the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Preseason Tournament at Punderson Golf Course on Monday. The Blue Devils finished with 372 points in winning the Chagrin Division while the Pirates shot 426 to win the Valley Division title. Hawken’s Ella Wong shot a tournament-low 73 to claim medalist honors in…

Orange, Independence, Geneva win preseason tournament titles

Orange, Independence, and Geneva kicked off the high school golf season in style on Monday by claiming divisional titles at the Chagrin Valley Conference preseason tournament. At Little Mountain Country Club, Orange edged Hawken, 332-335, to win the Chagrin Division title and Geneva won the Valley Division with 333 strokes. Independence won the Metro Division…

2021 CVC Girls Soccer Media Day

Tune in on Monday, August 9 for the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Media Day live from Independence High School. Listed below is the schedule for each division. Individual teams will be available for local media throughout their time slot. Their live interviews will occur during their respective divisional time slots. CHAGRIN DIVISION 5:30…

2021 CVC Boys Soccer Media Day

Tune in on Monday, August 9 for the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Boys Soccer Media Day live from Independence High School. Listed below is the schedule for each division. Individual teams will be available for local media throughout their time slot. Their live interviews will occur during their respective divisional time slots. VALLEY DIVISION 2:00…

CVC Sportsmanship Award Winners

Facebook Twitter Each year, the Chagrin Valley Conference presents sportsmanship awards to a male and female from each of the league’s 22 member schools. Prior to COVID, these winners were presented with a plaque during a luncheon held at one of the member schools. The 2020-2021 CVC Sportsmanship Award winners are listed below. Beachwood: Emily…

CVC to crown at least three new champs this fall

In less than three months, the Chagrin Valley Conference will crown at least three new cross country champions. This fall, the CVC Cross Country Championships will be held at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Three of the four 2020 individual division winners have graduated, leaving each of the races wide open. Kirtland senior Reilly Greenlee is…

CVC State Track Recap

Perry’s Javin Richards won a state title and several other athletes from the Chagrin Valley Conference earned All-Ohio honors after one day of action at the 2021 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships on Friday at multiple locations in Columbus. Richards cleared 15-feet, 6-inches to win the Division II state title in the pole vault.…

Rosters set for CVC Softball All-Star Game

Rosters are set for the inaugural Chagrin Valley Conference Softball All-Star Game, which will be held at Perry High School on June 14, 2021. No admission fee will be charged for spectators to attend the game. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Each senior was nominated by her coach. One junior pitcher was added…

Rosters set for CVC Baseball All-Star Game

Rosters are set for the inaugural Chagrin Valley Conference Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held at Perry High School on June 14, 2021. No admission fee will be charged for spectators to attend the game. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Each senior was nominated by his coach. Listed below are the rosters…

CVC State Track Qualifiers

A total of 66 Chagrin Valley Conference athletes will compete in next weekend’s OHSAA state track championships after emerging from one of the three Northeast regional meets over the weekend. In addition to earning an opportunity to compete at state, CVC athletes claimed 12 regional championships. Perry’s Javin Richards won three by himself. He won…

Berkshire’s Dana Shale earns regional runner-up finish

Berkshire senior Dana Shale accomplished one goal on Friday and next week she hopes to check off another.

Berkshire edges Mooney for district title

Berkshire’s Garrett Bosse chases down a Mooney runner attempting to steal home According to Three Dog Night, a 1960s-era rock band, one is a lonely number. But, it’s been a magic number for the Berkshire Badgers, who eked out a 1-0 win over Cardinal Mooney in the Division III Struthers District championship game on Thursday.…

Badgers claw out 1-0 win over Springfield

Berkshire’s baseball team has had a flair for the dramatic all season long and on Monday, the Badgers claimed their third walk-off win of the season when Blake Jenkins hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat New Middletown Springfield in a Division III District semifinal, 1-0. With the win,…

CVC track athletes run to D2 regionals

Chagrin Valley Conference teams competed in multiple district meets over the weekend. Edgewood’s Sarah Coxon and Lydia Randolph both won district titles at Lakeview. Coxon tossed the shot put 39-feet, 5 ¾-inches to win that event and Randolph topped the 3200-meter run field with a time of 11:35.28. Randolph won her preliminary heat in the…

Big day for CVC athletes at Division III track meet

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS—Independence swept the team titles at the Division III Cuyahoga Heights District track meet and a host of athletes from the Chagrin Valley Conference are headed to the regional meet after strong finishes in the two-day event on Wednesday, May 19, and Friday, May 21. The Blue Devils scored 104 points to win the…

CVC titles settled on the track

Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Geneva, Hawken, and Independence all claimed Chagrin Valley Conference track championships last week. The Bison held off Hawken for the boys’ title in the Valley Division while the Hawks took home the girls’ title at the same meet. Geneva edged Chagrin Falls for the boys’ championship in the Chagrin Division while the…

Hornets hold off Badgers in CVC title game

BURTON—Kirtland’s Mason Sullivan pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and hit a two-run homer in leading the Hornets to a conference championship-clinching 5-3 win over host Berkshire on Monday. With the win, the Hornets improved to 17-6 overall and 11-0 in conference play. They also clinched their second straight Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title and…

CVC titles on the line this week

As the regular season nears its end so too do the marches toward a Chagrin Valley Conference baseball or softball championship. All three baseball titles should be decided early this week. Chagrin Falls (9-1) can clinch the Chagrin Division title with a win over Lakeside on Monday or Tuesday or a Hawken loss to Geneva.…

McDermott delivers in Berkshire’s second straight walk-off win

Evan McDermott’s seventh inning RBI single delivered a second straight walk-off win for Berkshire, who beat Beachwood, 5-4, on Friday.

Brent’s walk-off double keeps Berkshire’s title hopes alive

BURTON—Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Berkshire baseball uniforms and they showed up in force during the Badgers’ dramatic 3-2 win over visiting Cardinal on Thursday. Brian Brent hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning to score the winning run and to keep alive Berkshire’s hopes of winning the Chagrin…

Ball bounces Berkshire’s way in win over Cardinal

binary comment A seventh-inning error allowed Berkshire to score the go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory over host Cardinal on Wednesday in a game that spanned two days. The Badgers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Tuesday but that game was postponed due to inclement weather before the Huskies…

CVC races approach final turn

The races for one of three Chagrin Valley Conference baseball titles is approaching the final turn and all three divisions remain up for grabs. Currently, Chagrin Falls has first place locked down in the Chagrin Division, Beachwood and Independence are tied for first in the Metro, and Kirtland remains undefeated in the Valley Division. There…

Berkshire manufactures win over Heights

Max Janssen Berkshire managed just two hits but the Badgers made the most of them in a 2-1 win over visiting Cuyahoga Heights on Saturday. The Badgers, who improved to 12-5 overall, scored one run in both the first and fourth innings and made some key plays down the stretch to hold on for the…

Berkshire shuts down Crestwood

J.T. Bergmeier pitched a one-hit shutout and eight different Berkshire players recorded a hit in a 13-0 conference win at Crestwood on Monday. Crestwood had runners in scoring position in both the second and third innings but Bergmeier struck out two batters in each frame to maintain his shutout. “J.T. came and threw well again,”…

Brown leads Berkshire past Lakeside

Once Jake Brown settled in on the mound the Berkshire senior was nearly unhittable in the Badgers’ 5-1 win at Lakeside on Saturday. Brown allowed one unearned run on two hits and struck out 12 in the complete-game victory. “Lakeside’s lineup is tough,” said Berkshire coach Nick Burzanko. “The leadoff guy started with a single…

West Geauga shakes up Valley Division standings

West Geauga’s 15-5 win at Wickliffe on Tuesday shook up the standings in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. Frankee Flesher and Tara Gall both hit home runs for the Wolverines, who pounded out 13 hits, including five for extra bases, in the win that left the division in disarray as four teams are within…

Berkshire sweeps season series with Harvey

Berkshire opened the week with a season sweep of the Harvey Red Raiders that has kept the Badgers in the hunt for the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title.

Badgers clutch up in doubleheader win

Berkshire made clutch plays throughout the day to sweep a doubleheader against Ursuline and Columbiana at Bob Cene Park in Struthers on Saturday.

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

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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…

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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

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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.