Athletes Of The Month Featured GCC News
The Greater Cleveland Conference has a new program to recognize outstanding monthly performances by our GCC Athletes. Athletic Directors from the Greater Cleveland Conference will nominate student athletes from their school based on their monthly performances and accomplishments.
Bri Sivy: HS Gym Challenge 1/26 – Beam and Bars (9.4) first place, helped lead the team to first place finish Invitational at West Geauga 1/20 – Floor (9.5) and All Around (37.05) first place. Tied her Season high All Around Score. Senior Night 1/13 – First on Vault, Bars, Floor, All Around Rubber City Rumble 1/5 – 2nd place finish Vault, Floor . Teddy: GCC Championship: 3rd 50 Freestyle 2nd 100 Butterfly 3rd 200 Medley Relay 2nd 200 Free Relay Mentor Dual: 2nd 100 Freestyle 2nd 100 Backstroke 2nd 200 Medley Relay 2nd 200 Free Relay North Royalton/Cleveland Heights Dual: 1st 100 Butterfly 2nd 200 IM 2nd 200 Medley Relay 1st 200 Free Relay
C’Mari: January Stats: 2 assists per game 9 rebounds per game 7 points per game 2 steals per game Season high 15 rebounds against Brunswick JayQuan: Averaging 20PPG in his last 3 GCC games
Maddy is a captain for the Girls Swim team and is one of the top scorers at every meet. She scored 14 points at the GCC Championship meet and was the only swimmer to score points in an individual event. She set new personal records on Senior Night against Andrews Osborne Academy in the 100 freestyle (1:12.55) and 100 breaststroke (1:24.85). Corey went 5-1 at the John Matteucci Memorial Classic to finish in 3rd place in the 150 lbs weight class. He also went 4-0 in conference matchups in January. Corey is 14-4 for the season with 7 pins and is 5-1 against conference opponents.
Kendall has been the Uneven Parallel Bars champion in 4 out of 5 meets for the month of January. She also posted a personal high score and a team high score for the season at a home meet this past month (37.05). Blaine finished 6-0 in Greater Cleveland Conference matches. He was also crowned Champion of the Medina Invitational Tournament (MIT) and the Josh Hephner Memorial Tournament. He battled back to take 3rd Place at the Maumee Bay Classic. Blaine set the school record for most pins in a season and also set the school record for most pins in a career. He also signed his National Letter of Intent to wrestle at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.
Paige: Won the first home meet of the year with a 9.4 on the floor and 36.25 all around vs Kenston. Won floor against 8 teams at the flip for the cure and won first place with a 37.3 at GCC League meet getting 9’s on all four events. Matt: During a game vs Strongsville Matt scored 46 points to lead the Cards to victory. In this game, he scored his 1000th career point for the Cards!
Ka’Mya has shown significant improvement on the court and in the classroom and embodies the very best of the Shaker Heights Cheer program. Ka’Mya is a dedicated student-athlete who continues to excel as an ambassador for Raider Nation. Senior hockey goaltender, Niko Deneris, was named GLHL Player of the Week. According to the press release from Ohio Hockey Digest, “Niko turned in a pair of sterling performances in the Red Raiders net at the Meadville (MKL) tournament and has been named the Great Lakes Hockey League Player of the Week for his efforts. Deneris stopped 50 of 52 shots, good for a 1.00 goals-against average and .962 save percentage to backstop the Raiders to a 3-1 win over Medina and a 1-1 tie against Bethel Park (PA). For the season, the senior netminder has a 2.53 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.
Sydney Bass is averaging 15 points a game, 4 steals a game and shooting 86.8% from the foul line. She broke her sister, Taylor Bass, three-point record for most threes in a game with 8 while scoring 33 points in a win over Christmas break. Gianna has been the all-around leader for the month of January on the Strongsville High School Varsity Gymnastics team, most recently placing 5th all-around at a quad meet against reigning state champions Brecksville Broadview Heights, and 10th all-around at the largest high school gymnastics meet in the state. Additionally, she has been the team leader on bars, earning the third high score in school history with a 9.4 and finishing third behind the reigning state bar champion at a Magnificat quad meet on January 16th and second at the Brecksville competition on January 25th. Gianna has also collected top ten finishes on vault and floor at meets this month.