Sunday, October 2, 2022

Hawks win four titles at 50th Annual HIT

GATES MILLS—Hawken won four individual championships on the way to placing fourth overall at the 50th Annual Hawken Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

The Hawks finished with 131 points behind Brecksville (177 ½), Benedictine (154 ½) and Cleveland Central Catholic (140). Independence placed eighth with 110 ½ points while Cardinal was ninth with 108, Chagrin Falls finished 11th with 86 ½, Beachwood placed 13th with 68 and Trinity was 16th with 44 ½ points.

Winning titles for Hawken were Patrick Reineke (106), Jackson Reineke (126), Jacob Hlifka (138) and William Lindsey (285). Jeremy Leizman (4th, 132), Christian French (6th, 126) and Jay Doyle (6th, 170) also placed for the Hawks.

Cardinal’s Jerry Rose (160) also won an individual tournament championship.

Other place winners from the Chagrin Valley Conference included:


• Drew Keilin, 5th, 138
• James Flowers, 2nd, 170
• Elijah Durham-Harris, 4th, 195
• Uzonna Nzekwe, 6th, 220


• Mike Wojtasik, 2nd, 113
• Austin Strever, 6th, 145
• Trevor Bachna, 5th, 152
• Andrew Tucholski, 6th, 152
• John Avalon, 4th, 285


• Leonardo DiPadova, 5th, 106
• Alex Maciech, 4th, 120
• Jonathan Mares, 3rd, 132
• Owen McClintock, 3rd, 170


• Sammy Sidor, 6th, 106
• Joe Botzman, 5th, 126
• Luke Pascarella, 2nd, 138
• Nathan Coudriet, 4th 170
• Ben Vitron, 3rd, 182
• David Dorko, 2nd, 220


• Darnell Caver, 6th, 138
• Merrell Sheehan, 3rd, 220

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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