Wednesday, February 1, 2023

CVC Athletes of the Week

Athletes from Berkshire, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Fairport Harding, Grand Valley, Geneva and Orange have been named the Chagrin Valley Conference Players of the Week.

Each player was nominated by his or her coach.

All statistics incurred during the week beginning Dec. 2 and ending Dec. 8.

Here’s a look at each Player of the Week by sport:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Myles KingName: Myles King
School: Orange
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 18 points with five rebounds and a steal
Coach’s Quote: “Myles scored 18 points against West Geauga last Friday in only 15 minutes of play,” Orange coach Ashen Ward said. “He scored 12 of his 18 points during an explosive stretch in the second quarter. Myles was able to shoot 80-percent (8-of-10) from the floor and was 100-percent (2-of-2) from the free throw line.”

Xavier PerezName: Xavier Perez
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 11
Stats: Scored 28 points with seven assists and seven steals in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Xavier had a terrific week, allowing us to get two big wins to start the season,” Chagrin Falls coach Dave Bargar said. “He helped lead a balanced attack in both wins playing a great all-around game.”

Nicholas WaltersName: Nicholas Walters
School: Orange
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 10 points with eight rebounds and nine assists
Coach’s Quote: “Nicholas Walters had an impressive all-around game last Friday against West Geauga,” Orange coach Ashen Ward said. “He was able to contribute to the Lions’ first conference win by leading the team in rebounds and assists while also adding 10 points.”

Ashton ZupancicName: Ashton Zupancic
School: Grand Valley
Grade: 11
Stats: Scored 43 points with 10 steal in two wins
Coach’s Quote: “Ashton scored 33 points and was a spark plug for us on the defensive end to overcome a 13 point deficit in the first half against Cardinal to win by 10,” Grand Valley coach Justin Turk said.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lexi BoykName: Lexi Boyk
School: Berkshire
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 21 points with 10 steals, five rebounds and four assists
Coach’s Quote: “Lexi was in a different role coming off the bench,” Berkshire coach James Bosley said. “It didn’t slow her down at all. She actually played fewer minutes than normal but was able to have a big impact on the game. She scored 13 of her 21 in the second quarter.”

Olivia EldridgeName: Olivia Eldridge
School: Fairport Harding
Grade: 10
Stats: Scored a career-high 26 points with 16 rebounds, five blocks, two assists and a steal

McKayla SpicerName: McKayla Spicer
School: Cuyahoga Heights
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 22 points with five rebounds, two steals and two assists and drained four 3-pointers
Coach’s Quote: “McKayla scored a career-high 22 points and played an excellent all-around game,” Cuyahoga Heights coach Al Martin said. “Her hustle and leadership helped us to an important victory over Berkshire.”

HOCKEY

Garrin Bunker

Name: Garrin Bunker
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 11
Stats: Scored three goals with one assist in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Garrin scored the game-winning goal in the win over Lakewood and he scored the game-tying goal in the tie vs. Normandy,” Chagrin Falls coach Jim Revak said. “Garrin is the team’s captain and is the leader on and off the ice. Garrin’s excellent effort enabled the Tigers to get three points over the weekend.”

WRESTLING

Johnny WayslawName: Johnny Wayslaw
School: Geneva
Grade: 21
Stats: Finished 5-0 to win the 132-pound title at the Rick Link Invitational
Coach’s Quote: “Johnny defeated West Virginia’s second-ranked 132-pounder to win the championship at the Rick Link Invitational and help lead the team to a second place finish,” Geneva coach Chris Stamper said. “He knows this is his last chance to make it to the state tournament and he’s working hard to reach that goal.”

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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