Sunday, January 29, 2023

Independence sweeps Chagrin Falls, Orange

CHESTERLAND—Independence posted the top five scores in earning a tri-match sweep over Chagrin Falls and Orange at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course on Wednesday.

The Blue Devils finished with 171 strokes while Chagrin Falls was second with 204 and Orange closed out the match with a score of 256.

Independence’s Emma Konopa claimed medalist honors with a match-low 41. Teammates Molly McGreal and Hillary Esper both carded a 43 and Kate Coljohn closed out the scoring with a 44. Adrian Buyansky finished with a 45 to round out the top five scores at the match. Bel Trombetta also competed for the Blue Devils and shot a 50.

Sam Holtz led Chagrin Falls with a team-low 48. Molly Fischer and Ellie Conrad both shot 51 and Marley Gabriel closed out the scoring with a 54.

Orange’s top scorer was Tessa Kemelhar, who finished with a 55.

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Team Scores

Independence 171

Emma Konopa 41
Molly McGreal 43
Hillary Esper 43
Kate Coljohn 44
Adrian Buyansky 45
Bel Trombetta 50

Chagrin Falls 204

Sam Holtz 48
Molly Fischer 51
Ellie Conrad 51
Marley Gabriel 54
Molly O’Brien 55
Julianne Rankin 57

Orange 256

Tessa Kemelhar 55
Virginia Cohen 65
Ronetta Bell-Moore 68
Alex O’Connor 68




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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