Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CVC teams earn state rankings

The fall sports season is near the midway point and several Chagrin Valley Conference teams have been recognized as some of the best in the state.

Kirtland has three state-ranked teams thanks to its defending state champion football and girls’ soccer programs and a boys’ soccer team that continues to climb the rankings.

The Hornets are 4-0 in football and have locked down the No. 1 spot in Division V as they chase a fourth straight state title. The girls’ soccer team, which last fall became the first public school to win the Division III state title, dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in Division III.

Independence also has a pair of teams in the state rankings.

The Blue Devils’ volleyball squad, the defending Division III state runner-up, is ranked No. 5 in Division III.

Chagrin Falls and Cuyahoga Heights both landed their girls’ soccer teams in the rankings.

Below is a look at the CVC teams who have earned a spot in their respective coaches’ polls:

FOOTBALL

  • No. 1 Kirtland (Division V)

BOYS SOCCER

  • No. 5 Kirtland (Division III)
  • No. 13 Independence (Division III)

GIRLS SOCCER

  • No. 8 Chagrin Falls (Division II)
  • No. 2 Kirtland (Division III)
  • No. 14 Cuyahoga Heights (Division III)

VOLLEYBALL

  • No. 5 Independence (Division III)
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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