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Published: September 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Girls finish 4-2 at Super Duals

The Tallmadge girls cross country team finished third with a 4-2 record in the seven-team American Conference of the Suburban League Super Duals Sept. 3 at Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton.

Highland beat all six American Conference teams and Aurora finished 5-1.

The Lady Blue Devils defeated Copley (27-28), Revere (27-28), Kent Roosevelt (25-31) and Barberton (15-49) and lost to Highland (18-43) and Aurora (20-43).

"Going in, we knew Highland and Aurora were the top two teams," Tallmadge head coach Jeremy Huth said. "I don't think we can beat either at the league meet, but I think we can do better than we did, close the gap a little. Overall, I was proud of what the girls did, but I think we can improve."

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Highland's AnnaMarie DiGiacco and Kayla Kenne placed first and second, respectively, with times of 18 minutes, 51 seconds and 19:03. A total of 140 runners competed.

Kenna Loveless led the Lady Blue Devils with a seventh-place time of 20:03.

"We thought Kenna could be a top 10 finisher," Huth said. "There was a lot of great competition at this meet. She had a phenomenal race. She had a great start and put herself in fine position for a strong finish."

Rounding out the top five for Tallmadge were Morgan Moses (55th, 22 minutes), Autumn Wanchick (82nd, 22:45), Vanessa Lane (100th, 23:36) and Claire Cate (109th, 23:58).

The Lady Blue Devils were scheduled to run at the Bruce Lerch Invitational Sept. 10 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. Results were not available at press time.

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Tallmadge is set to compete at the Galion Invitational Sept. 17 at Amann Reservoir and Park. Racing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Boys distance team

is fifth in Norton

The Tallmadge boys cross country team finished fifth with a 2-4 record in the seven-team American Conference of the Suburban League Super Duals Sept. 3 at Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton.

Aurora beat all six teams in the American Conference and Highland finished 5-1.

Tallmadge defeated Revere (17-45) and Kent Roosevelt (25-30) and lost to Copley (26-31), Highland (24-33), Aurora (20-39) and Barberton (17-46).

"Going in, we thought we could give Highland and Copley some competition, so that's who we tried to lock in on," Blue Devils head coach Jeremy Huth said. "Out numbers two, three, four and five guys just did not get the job done.

"We're inexperienced. We were a little timid at the beginning of the race. It's okay if you're a little more conservative at the start, but you've got to make moves throughout the race, but we never did that. We just stayed where we were."

Twinsburg's Ryan Adkins, who competed in the National Conference, won the 144-man race with a time of 16 minutes, 18 seconds.

Ryan Riter led Tallmadge with a 35th-place time of 17:36.

"Ryan ran well," Huth said. "He ran consistent the entire time. He's starting to grow as a runner because of his consistency."

Rounding out the top five for the Blue Devils were Vince Labosky (43rd, 17:58), Zack Brown (62nd, 18:19), Alex Krukemeyer (95th, 19:11) and Jordan Sapper (103rd, 19:24).

Tallmadge was scheduled to run at the Bruce Lerch Invitational Sept. 10 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. Results were not available at press time.

The Blue Devils are set to compete at the Galion Invitational Sept. 17 at Amann Reservoir and Park. Racing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Boys soccer defeats

McKinley and Kent

The Tallmadge boys soccer team has a long way to go if it wants to achieve a perfect season.

Thus far, though, things are looking really promising.

The Blue Devils improved to 5-0 with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Kent Roosevelt in their Suburban League American Conference debut Sept. 6 on the road.

Nick Hussing scored twice and added an assist and Ross Haught scored once for Tallmadge. The Rough Riders had a 2-1 lead at one point.

Blue Devils' goalkeeper Tommy Kilway made six saves. Kent had an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.

Host Tallmadge also posted a convincing 7-2 win over Canton McKinley Sept. 3 at Thomas Rossiaky Stadium.

Hussing led the way with three goals and Justin Betts, Jerry Walsh and Jared Emslander each had one goal and one assist. Haught also scored for the Blue Devils and teammate Jason Betts contributed three assists.

Kilway stopped four shots and Tallmadge backup goalkeeper Sam Weyandt made two saves.

The Blue Devils had a 13-5 advantage in shots on goal and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Tallmadge was scheduled to visit Canton South Sept. 10. Results were not available at press time.

The Blue Devils are set to entertain American Conference rival Copley Sept. 13. They are scheduled to visit Ellet Sept. 17 in Akron. Both games are set to begin at 7 p.m.

Golfers still seeking

first conference win

The Tallmadge boys golf team is still seeking its first Suburban League American Conference win.

Copley earned a 162-198 victory over the Blue Devils Sept. 1 at Maplecrest Golf Club in Kent.

Tallmadge fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the American Conference.

JT Forster and Andrew Lampner each earned medalist honors after shooting a 39 for the Indians (5-0, 2-0).

Jake Pallotta led the Blue Devils with a career-best nine-hole score of 41. Also contributing to Tallmadge's team score were Jake Reifsnyder (49), Brandon Gray (50) and Austin Moore (58).

The Blue Devils were scheduled to visit American Conference rival Barberton Sept. 8 at Barberton Brookside Country Club in Norton. Results were not available at press time.

Tallmadge is set to compete at the Wooster General Invitational Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to visit Cloverleaf Sept. 13 at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center before returning to Maplecrest to play American Conference foe Highland Sept. 15. Play is set to begin at 3:10 p.m. both days.

Program offered

The DG Warriors youth basketball program is set to host a fall 2016 basketball skill development program.

The program is for boys and girls (grades 3-12). Two sessions are scheduled to take place Sept. 17 and 24 in Gates Mills and will move to Reminderville for the Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 sessions.

For more information on the program, call Randy White 330-283-4084 or Derick Polk 216-269-7094.

Run in 5K

The Gift of Life 5K is scheduled to take place Sept. 17 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora.

For details, visit www.hmapromotions.net.


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