Boys golfers place sixth at Walker Jones Classic
The Hudson boys golf team finished in a three-way tie for sixth with Brunswick and North Royalton at the 18-team Walker Jones Classic Aug. 14 at Shale Creek Golf Club in Medina.
The Explorers finished with a score of 314. Cincinnati St. Xavier (290) won the competition and Walsh Jesuit (298) and Toledo St. John's Jesuit (300) placed second and third, respectively.
Walsh's Chase Johnson placed first with a score of 65, which is a tournament record.
Will Kurtz led Hudson with a score of 72 and teammate Dave Sexton shot a 75. Also contributing for the Explorers were Kevin Kubik (81) and Johnny Merrill (86).
Hudson is scheduled to host Medina Aug. 21 at the Country Club of Hudson. Play is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Explorers are scheduled to play in the Hunting Valley University School Invitational Aug. 24 at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna. Play is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Soccer squad settles
for draw with westlake
The Hudson boys soccer team opened its season with a 1-1 draw with Westlake Aug. 17 on the road.
Jack Sullivan scored on a penalty kick 20 minutes into the game to give the Explorers a 1-0 lead. The Demons tied the game right before the half on a free kick.
Hudson dominated possession and had several chances in front of the net. But the Explorers couldn't convert again in the second half.
"It was a little bit frustrating," Hudson first-year head coach Kelsey Resnick said. "We did just about everything right in terms of keeping the ball and finding chances to score. Their [the Demons] keeper made some big saves.
"I felt there were some positives. The boys took it a little tough because they felt they deserved to win."
The Explorers were scheduled to host Green Aug. 20 at Memorial Stadium. Results were not available at press time. They are set to entertain Copley Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
WRA girls fall in opener
The Western Reserve Academy girls soccer team lost a 2-0 decision to West Muskingum Aug. 17 in Zanesville.
Both teams finished with eight shots on goal and three corner kicks.
West Muskingum struck on an unassisted goal when junior Shahrzad Frost scored 13 minutes into the second half.
Eight minutes later, Frost's corner kick found Katie Ware, who knocked the ball in for the final tally.
Goalkeeper Maria Paparella made four saves in the nets for the Lady Pioneers.
"We just started practice this week and it showed," Reserve head coach Joe DiBiase said. "Most of all, we were still tired from a hard scrimmage [Aug. 15].
"We weren't ready for the minutes [Aug. 15] and could not recover. I think we will be a different team [in our next game]."
WRA was without the services of injured all-district performer Zoe McCormick.
"Zoe has a nagging hip flexor strain," DiBiase said. "We are anxious to get right probably next week. Senior captain Rylee Nelsen stepped up [Aug. 17] to manage the midfield. Getting Zoe back, however, will be a big plus."
The Lady Pioneers are scheduled to host Manchester Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. and Linsly Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.