Fitch honored by the Ohio Special Olympics
Akron Firestone graduate Gene Fitch, a Hudson resident, was honored by the Ohio Special Olympics as 2012 Coach of the Year at a ceremony in Columbus Sept. 28.
Fitch, a Hudson resident, is a former All-American swimmer at Firestone, has been volunteering as head coach of the Summit Special Olympic Athletic Club swim team for 10 years with the support of his employer, Majestic Steel.
Todd Eisinger, of West Akron, who competes in Special Olympics swimming, skiing and golf, was named Athlete of the Year.
Brown signs national
letter of intent
Hudson resident Cassidy Brown, a senior catcher on the Walsh Jesuit baseball team, signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles Nov. 14.
Brown has earned first-team All-Ohio and North Coast Conference awards.
Last year, he batted .439 with five home runs and 31 runs batted in.