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Fairview’s Harvey steps down as girls hoops coach, takes boys position

Fairview Park By Ryan Kaczmarski Five years ago, Bill Harvey, a Lakewood resident, took over a downtrodden Fairview girls basketball program. Over that time, he has built the Lady Warriors into a top-tier program in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Now with the departure of seven-year boys basketball head coach Peter Maienknecht, Harvey has decided to […]

Lacrosse season hits the ground running in 2015

Varsity lacrosse preview: From the April 15, 2015 issue of West Side Sports (page B5) By Ryan Kaczmarski The snow has melted and the flowers are blooming in Northeast Ohio. The rain as of late has spoiled a lot of the early spring season games for baseball and softball, but in the lacrosse world, all […]

Sportsmanship a priority for Westlake Baseball League

Courtesy of John S. Alfes The phrase “Good game” echoes throughout the night sky as Westlake Baseball League (WBL) players shake hands after an early June game. This display of sportsmanship dates back to when the league first began and has continued as a lasting tradition for baseball programs around the world. The WBL offers all […]

Westlake’s Bata stands out in East-West game

Football By Jeff Gallatin Friday’s East-West All-Star game at George Finnie Stadium typified what Westlake linebacker Chad Bata loves about the game of football. Even though the West came out on the short end of the 34-22 final score, Bata led the West defenders with three individual tackles, tied Adam Kantor of North Royalton for […]

 

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