Saturday, November 26, 2011
The middle infielder for the Hoover High Vikings softball team helped her team win the Division I state championship this past season
Hoover High sophomore Jenna Lilley has verbally committed to attending the University of Oregon and continuing her athletics there, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The Beacon reported Lilley is the fourth sibling in her family to receive an athletic scholarship for softball or baseball. She hit a team-leading .505 last spring. Check out some of the photos of Lilley we've rounded up from this past season and wish her luck in the comments section!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Hoover Vikings girls' tennis team lost to the Jackson Polar Bears earlier in the year, but the rematch was a different story. The Vikings defeated the Polar Bears 3-2
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The North Canton Hoover Vikings volleyball team defeated the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Royals 3-1 Monday night
After barely winning game one 26-24, the Hoover High Lady Vikings dropped game two 25-18 to the CVCA Royals before rallying to win games three and four to take the match.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The North Canton Hoover boys' soccer team lost a tough game Thursday night to Cuyahoga Falls
After leading 1-0 at the half, the North Canton Hoover Vikings gave up a goal 41 seconds into the second half and a penalty kick goal with only four minutes remaining. The Vikings ended up losing 2-1 to Cuyahoga Falls at their home game Thursday night.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Hoover girls walked away with a 13-11 victory Friday and advance to the state championship today
Spurred by five goals from Ally Merten and clutch goaltending from Lexi Swisher, the Hoover High Vikings advance to their second consecutive state championship game with a 13-11 victory over Lebanon in the state semifinals at Mentor High School Friday. Swisher had a number of clutch saves, tallying 14. “Always a key to the game is Lexi Swisher at goal,” Hoover High head coach Jeff McCann said. “She stopped a lot of shots for us.” Merten led Hoover in scoring with five goals, and Rachel Eastman followed with three, but it was Ally Jajack’s heads-up play that broke Lebanon’s furious comeback and sealed the victory. Lebanon had just scored two unanswered goals and cut a seemingly insurmountable five-goal deficit down to three with under seven…
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…
The gymnast-turned-track star will study engineering and continue with track once she gets to college
As a freshman, Rebecca Maj saw track as a bridge between gymnastics seasons. She'd run a few races, but did nothing to jeopardize her body. Three years later, gymnastics is the diversion. "I just really liked track," Maj said. "I was never into sports when I was younger, but I got into track." The Hoover High School senior has also emerged as a force, especially in the two events she resisted in her first year: hurdles and pole vault. Worried about possible injuries, Maj ignored coach Kim Hood's urging to give it a try. "Gymnastics was her main sport, but she's such a gifted all-around athlete, I thought it was a good fit," Hood said. "I was able to coax [her] into it during her sophomore year. It's unusual for someone to do so…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A group raised money to cover the field in artificial turf, and the field will be ready before football practices begin
If all goes according to plan, the playing surface at Hoover's Memorial Stadium will be converted to artificial turf in time for the beginning of football two-a-day practices in August. According to turf committee member Andy Logan, a down payment on the $800,000 project has been secured to get the project under way later this month. “Vasco Sports Contractors of Massillon is the general contractor on the project and FieldTurf will manufacture and install the artificial playing surface,” Logan said. “Local high schools, Lake and Green, have the same turf.” Amazingly, the committee — composed of Logan, District Superintendent Mike Gallina, Bob Chufar, Bruce Hunt, Kevin Wood, Craig Pelini, Rob Frock and Dave Cochenour — pulled this project …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
So maybe you didn't click on all the North Canton Patch newsletters. And maybe a few Facebook updates slipped by you. For those reasons, we bring you the Week in Review.
1. Pat Yagielski spent 33 years working for the city and has been chief dispatcher for the past 17 years. Watch our video to find out what Yagielski and others had to say about her service to the North Canton community during her retirement party Friday. 2. We had some pretty cool photo galleries on the site this week. Those are: - Portage Collaborative Montessori students learning about fire safety at the North Canton Fire Department Friday - Our weekly Viewfinder gallery, which featured Jamie Macris, head of the North Canton Public Library’s children’s department - The Hoover High School tennis team in their Federal League Tournament victory Thursday 3. We featured some local students doing some awesome deeds and setting good examples. …
Friday, May 6, 2011
The North Canton Hoover Vikings tennis team won all three singles flights and both doubles teams took second place to win the Federal League Tournament Thursday
Nick Fockler, Justin Carpenter and Rob Demarco won all three singles flights as they each defeated Lake players in the finals. Both North Canton Hoover doubles teams took second place, coming up short against the Jackson doubles teams.