Thursday, October 6, 2022

CVC Players of the Week

Athletes from Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Geneva, Hawken, Independence and Kirtland have been named the Chagrin Valley Conference Players of the Week for the week ending December 9.

Each player was nominated by his or her coach.


Name: Clayton Ferguson
School: Hawken
Grade: 12
Stats: Averaged 8.5 points with nine rebounds and four assists in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Clayton has been working very hard and it is showing,” Hawken coach Seth Lieberman said. “He’s getting better game by game. A senior captain, he’s a quiet leader and leads by example.”

Name: Jayson Woodrich
School: Beachwood
Grade: 12
Stats: Averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds in two wins
“Jayson led us in both scoring and rebounding in both of our wins last week over two tough teams,” Beachwood coach Matt Miller said. “His experience as a four-year letter winner really showed as he helped lead our team to early wins this year.”


Name: Riley Wilson
School: Independence
Grade: 11
Stats: Averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals
Coach’s Quote: “Riley has gotten off to a very good start this season,” Independence coach Mike Marcinko said. “Riley practices and plays as hard as she can and she is imposing her will on games to this point.”

Name: Grace Wolfe
School: Kirtland
Grade: 9
Stats: Averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two wins; shot 19-31 from the floor (61%)
Coach’s Quote: “She had an incredible week for a freshman,” Kirtland coach Bob Bell said. “Going in and playing in the post, she’s doing an incredibly good job. She’s very mature for her age and confident and she just adds an awful lot to our team with what she gives us on the inside.”


Name: Charles Taylor
School: Geneva
Grade: 10
Stats: Won the Riverside Rumble with a 6-0 record and six pins
Coach’s Quote: “Charles is a hard worker that had one goal in mind and that was to come home with the 220-pound championship,” Geneva coach Chris Stamper said. “He went into each match determined and was able to pin his way to the championship.”

Name: Henry Woofter
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 12
Stats: Won the Riverside Rumble with six pins in under five minutes total
Coach’s Quote: “One the most dominating performance of any wrestler I have coached in one tournament in my career,” Chagrin Falls coach Peter Cimoroni said. “Henry took it to the competition and steamrolled his way to the championship. I’m looking for big things from him as the year progresses.”

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, 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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