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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…

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…

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…