A school year full of rivalry games, state champions, postseason runs and memorable moments came to a close with the state track and field championships in Columbus in the first weekend of June. With the year now complete, a look back reveals some of the hallmark moments and memories from the 2012-13 school year. Today, review the month of November.
A school year full of rivalry games, state champions, postseason runs and memorable moments came to a close with the state track and field championships in Columbus in the first weekend of June. With the year now complete, a look back reveals some of the hallmark moments and memories from the 2012-13 school year.
November is playoff time in Mogadore and 2012 was no exception. After a high-flying, 49-24 win over Steubenville Catholic Central to kick off the postseason, the Wildcats won emotional, physical battles with Berlin Center Western Reserve and Youngstown Christian to set up a state semifinal showdown with Newark Catholic at New Philadelphia.
After falling behind 24-7 early in the second half, the Wildcats rallied to within three at 24-21. The key play came on a fourth-and-4 from the Mogadore 48 late in the third quarter. The Green Wave converted with a five-yard run, went on to score and pulled away for a 38-21 win.
Manchester has seen plenty of playoff action as well and the Panthers added another win to their ledger by besting Gates Mills Hawken in the first round before falling to unbeaten Brookfield in the second round, 55-14.
Lake won its fourth Federal League sportsmanship award in the past five years and has now won the award more times than any other league school since the award's inception in 2007. Just down the Rt. 619, LCCS volleyball wrapped up its tournament run with a straight-set loss to eventual district champion Villa-Angela St. Joseph.
Jackson girls soccer saw its tournament run come to a close in a 2-0 defeat to Solon in a regional semifinal, ending with an 11-5-3 record. For their counterparts on the boys team, Haupt earned player of the year honors for the Federal League and Stark County and was also named Associated Press First Team All-Ohio.
The last team left standing for the fall sports season made its way to Dayton in search of a state championship. The volleyball team reached the state semifinals for the first time and found itself in another battle of endurance, outlasting Kenston in four sets after a 33-31, four-set marathon at Wright State's Nutter Center.
That set the Polar Bears up fora state championship battle with perennial Division I power Cincinnati Ursuline Academy. Ursuline proved too much for coach Jeff Walck's squad, prevailing in three sets as Jackson claimed second in the state. Senior setter Kristin Cardwell tallied 19 assists in the loss.
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