The upcoming senior signed on as an Akron Zip
Hoover High Viking Dom Iero has recently signed on to play baseball for the Zips at the University of Akron. The Canton Repository reported last week that Iero verbally committed to playing for Akron and head coach Rick Rembielak. “I’ve got a good relationship with their coaches that formed over the summer,” Iero said in the Rep. “They have great facilities. I really like the direction they’re going in. I want to be a part of it.” You can find more about Iero's verbal commitment on the Canton Repository's website.
Dugouts and other buildings have fresh coat of paint, and fundraising is under way to pay for padded railings and other improvements
Although the Hoover High School baseball season is months away, Coach Jeff Hite hopes for a baseball renaissance come March 2011. Hite, a 1978 Hoover grad in his seventh year at the helm of the Vikings, has fond memories of how special Hoover baseball once was. "I remember Hoover hosting the district baseball tournament and getting out of school early to help out," Hite said. "There would be a traffic jam on 7th Street as fans swarmed to watch a high school baseball game at our field. We had dozens of students packed onto the old wooden bleachers." Back then, Hite said, Hoover's field was the premier place to play baseball in the area. It has unique dimensions, with the power alleys in left and right center field farther from home plate …