Friday, October 7, 2022

Independence, Geneva open season with tournament wins

NEWBURY—Independence and Geneva opened the 2019 season with big wins at the Chagrin Valley Conference Preseason Tournament at Punderson Golf Course.

The Blue Devils shot a 368 to edge defending Chagrin Division champion Chagrin Falls, who finished with 376 strokes. Geneva won the Valley Division with a division best 482. Edgewood finished second in the Valley with 499 strokes.

Independence’s Emma McGreal claimed medalist honors with a tournament-low 82. Lutheran West’s Sam Webb finished second with an 83 and Independence’s Allie Ksiaska and Hawken’s Ella Wong both carded an 84 to finish tied for third. Chagrin Falls’ Chloe Steger rounded out the top five with an 88.

Geneva’s Nia Gribbons won medalist honors in the Valley Division with a 116.

Team Scores:

Chagrin Division

  1. Independence 368
  • Emma McGreal 82
  • Allie Ksiazka 84
  • Morgan Pascarella 88
  • Alexis Kovesdi 114

2. Chagrin Falls 376

  • Chloe Steger 88
  • Maggie Mills 95
  • Emma Bartlett 96
  • Hanne Wilson 97

3. Lutheran West 418

  • Sam Webb 83
  • Nadia Kauntz 102
  • Julia Colton 116
  • Callie Wabeke 117

4. Hawken 437

  • Ella Wong 84
  • Kate Petersen 112
  • Lauren Ellis 119
  • Rachael Slotta 122

5. Orange 489

  • Noelle Laisure 104
  • Leah Laisure 114
  • Jesseca Hudson-Turpin 134
  • Elizabeth Harvey 137

6. Cuyahoga Heights 490

  • Darci Bundus 107
  • Emma Patterson 119
  • Abigael Morrow 132
  • Kara Jenonosky 132

Valley Division

1. Geneva 482

  • Nia Gribbons 116
  • Audrey Williams 120
  • Corinne Dushney 122
  • Abby Tagle 124

2. Edgewood 499

  • Jenna Wolf 119
  • Kaci Kanicki 124
  • Taylor Racut 126
  • Emily Shumate 130

3. Perry 510

  • Zoe Wiley 124
  • Rachel Cumberledge 127
  • Oliva Schafer 127
  • Emily Culligan 132

4. West Geauga 540

  • Jane Javorek 132
  • Hannah Federico 134
  • Janelle Sparent 136
  • Valerie Angie 138

Lakeside 282 (Did not score as a team)

  • Jorden Hosken 139
  • Taylor Wilber 143

Top 15 Individual Scores:

  1. Emma McGreal 82
  2. Sam Webb 83
  3. Allie Ksiazka 84
  4. Ella Wong 84
  5. Chloe Steger 88
  6. Morgan Pascarella 88
  7. Maggie Mills 95
  8. Emma Bartlett 96
  9. Hanne Wilson 97
  10. Nadia Kauntz 102
  11. Noelle Laisure 104
  12. Darci Bundus 107
  13. Kate Petersen 112
  14. Alexis Kovesdi 114
  15. Leah Laisure 114
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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