Friday, April 19, 2013
The future Zip, Nyles Evans, signed his letter of intent with Akron Wednesday.
Hoover High School's all-time leading scorer, Nyles Evans, signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday to play basketball at the University of Akron. Evans announced in December he would transfer to Akron from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla., gozips.com reports. Interestingly enough, he's the Zips' first junior college transfer and will have two seasons of eligibility on the court. "We received Nyles' commitment during the school year and he is a player we recruited out of high school," said Akron head coach Kevin Dambrot in a prepared statement. "We felt that our first junior college player should be special and Nyles is a great ball player. He comes from a great family, played for great high school and junior college …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Upload a picture of your bracket and play along with others in the community.
Sure the Super Bowl is great, but there is nothing in sports like the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament. That's right folks, March Madness has begun. Every year millions around the country fill out their tournament brackets whether for fun or hoping to win some cash. In a recent article by CNY Central, one firm estimated that workers will spend 8.4 million hours watching the tournament on the job. But don't worry — we won't tell your boss. The fun begins Tuesday as Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State kick it all off at 6:40 p.m. on Tru TV.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Jeff Young — men's coach at Walsh University and already a Cavalier — is a finalist for the Cleveland Cavalier's D-League team coach
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Hoover High School girls' basketball team recently was honored for high GPAs, and two seniors tell you how they were able to maintain good grades and success on the court
Coach Tim Vick's first year as head coach of the Hoover High School Lady Vikings basketball team was very successful. Vick's squad finished with a 19-4 record and made it to the District finals. His Lady Vikings recently picked up a prestigious award sponsored by the Ohio Army National Guard, The Ohio State University and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. "Of the 800-plus girls' basketball teams in Ohio, Hoover was one of five teams in the state to have a collective GPA of 4.0 and the only school north of Columbus," Vick said. Seniors and former basketball captains Hannah Romano and Sam Pavkov agreed being a student athlete can be taxing, but success boils down to one thing: time management. Romano said there were times…
Friday, April 29, 2011
This week's Whiz Kid is full of life and is always on the go. It's also his birthday today. Happy Birthday, Gage!
This week's Whiz Kid comes to us from Vicki Stanley, mother of Gage Stanley —yup, and also the lady behind the New Work City Foundation. Gage's favorite sport is hockey. He's played community soccer for five years and loves being part of a team. Every year, his family installs an ice rink in the back yard. "So he gets lots of practice," Vicki said. "And with his four cousins living next door, they practically make a team." "Gage is the bouncing ball of happiness and I love being his mom," Vicki said.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Long winter and rigors of daily life make us forget to stay kids at heart
I remember restless nights during my grade school years — nights before basketball practice or a basketball game. We practiced before school and played games on Saturday morning. There were lots of enjoyable sports moments growing up. Life's responsibilities and commitments often keep our minds occupied. We lose sight of the wholesome joy that youth sports brings us. I witnessed several instances around North Canton over the past couple weeks that helped me shake off the long winter doldrums and feel a little younger again. As I registered in over 120 youth baseball players at the Hoover Baseball Clinic March 13, I witnessed firsthand the eagerness on those players' faces as they filed into the high school gym to get a chance to work with …
Friday, March 25, 2011
David Miller took a breather inside the North Canton YMCA this week and talked with us about his March Madness bracket
"You Said It!" is a new feature on North Canton Patch where we take to the streets to get your opinion on a different topic each week. This week we want to hear about your March Madness bracket. Are you still in the game? We found Greentown resident David Miller inside the North Canton YMCA this week and asked him about his bracket. We also asked him about his wife's bracket (OK, her three brackets), and you've got to hear the answer to that one. We want to hear from you, too. Tell us who you're rooting for in the comments section below.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We found Bret Rodgers at the North Canton YMCA today. He likens filling out a March Madness bracket to playing the lottery — it's all up to chance!
"You Said It!" is a new feature on North Canton Patch where we take to the streets to get your opinion on a different topic each week. This week we want to know how your March Madness bracket is doing. We found Perry Township resident Bret Rodgers inside the North Canton YMCA today. "It's like the lottery," he said. Did you catch Stark State College student Louis Baranyai in Tuesday's installment? He's been filling out a bracket for about seven years and "I lost a lot of money, too," he said. Join in and tell us who you're rooting for in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Hoover poised for upcoming Federal League schedule starting next week
A combination of solid performances by two seniors named Hannah and a deep bench proved the difference Tuesday night as the Hoover Lady Vikings defeated Canfield 60-43 in the finale of the Lady Vikes Holiday Classic. The win brings the Lady Vikings' season record to 6-1. Point guard Hannah Romano scored 15 points to lead all scorers and caused havoc on defense with four steals. She forced a couple more turnovers to pressure Canfield guards. Forward Hannah Roan came off the bench to spark the Lady Vikings with 10 points, including three 3-pointers. The Hoover bench outscored Canfield's reserves 21 to four to thwart any small runs Canfield had during the game. "We played a lot harder tonight than last night," Romano said. "We need to keep …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Coach Tim Vick said players must work on defense and intensity to keep winning games
The Hoover Lady Vikings basketball team members literally wear their team goal on the back of their right shoulder in black marker — the number 32 — which represents the quest to play hard the entire 32 minutes of a basketball game. Monday night, the Lady Vikings accomplished that goal for at least the first half as they were en route to an easy 72-53 victory over the Thomas Worthington Lady Cardinals (6-2). The game kicked off the first night of the Lady Vikes Holiday Classic at the Hoover High School gymnasium. "We have struggled with maintaining intensity in games since this summer and tonight was no different," said first-year head coach Tim Vick. "I felt we were not mentally ready to play and we were not good defensively." But, …