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Ward’s Lawn Care Players of the Week

Cardinal senior Trent Mast pinned his way into the history books on Saturday.

The 132-pounder needed just 4 minutes, 24 seconds to pin all three of his opponents on the way to winning his fourth straight title at the 2016 Russ Ward Memorial Tournament. Mast became just the fourth wrestler to win four titles at the longtime event, which was renamed in 2015 to honor a supporter of the Huskies’ wrestling program who passed away earlier that year.

“As always, Trent’s a performer,” said Cardinal coach Jeff Zeigler. “Winning it a fourth time in a row was definitely a goal for him. He went out and took care of business and pinned everybody.”

Mast, a state alternate in 2016, improved to 6-1 on the year.

For his efforts, he was named one of the Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Co. Players of the Week for the week ending Dec. 11, 2016.


Name: Zach Guyer
School: Madison
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 18 points with 10 assists, four rebounds and four steals in Madison’s season-opening win over Geneva
Coach’s Quote: “Zach got us going in the first half with 16 of his 18 points, including three 3's,” said Madison coach Pat Moran. “His 10 assist shows his willingness to get his teammates involved. He kept the tempo up for us with getting us going in transition.”
Notable: Guyer carries a 4.2 grade point average and also plays soccer and runs track at Madision


Name: Jillian Hach
School: Harvey
Grade: 11
Stats: Scored 13 points with nine assists and five steals in a 52-27 win over Edgewood
Coach’s Quote: “Jillian was able to penetrate the defense on numerous occasions to get to the rim for scores,” said Harvey coach John Sams. “Her ball handling on the perimeter opened up many opportunities for teammates to get open and secure the victory.”
Notable: Hach is ranked No. 1 in her class with a 4.0 GPA and is in her third year as Harvey’s point guard
Name: Tessa Ludwick
School: Chardon
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 19 points with eight rebounds, five assists and seven steals in a 68-53 win over Mayfield
Coach’s Quote: “Tessa's performance against Mayfield set the tone on both ends of the floor,” said Chardon coach Cullen Harris. “Tessa is the hardest working kid in any gym in the area. She has put the time, effort, and energy in that is necessary to be able to compete at the level in which she competes.”
Notable: Ludwick carries a 4.0 grade point average in honors and AP courses
Name: Riley Wilson
School: Independence
Grade: 9
Stats: Scored 21 points with 16 rebounds and seven steals in just over five quarters of two wins
Coach’s Quote: “Riley was a big force in both wins,” said Independence coach Mike Marcinko. “Riley was instrumental in our early success against Richmond Heights, scoring, rebounding and getting steals. She had a huge effort in the win over Cardinal with a double-double. We don't run away from Cardinal without her contribution.”
Notable: Wilson already has emerged as a leader and sets the example with a strong work ethic and demeanor
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Coaches, click HERE to nominate your athletes for Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Co. Players of the Week. Athletes from all Northeast Ohio schools are eligible for the award and nominations are due by midnight every Monday.

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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