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Berea Midpark High School

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Fourth-quarter rally falls short as East bests West

With 9:46 left in the game and his team trailing 14-7, North Olmsted quarterback Brad Novak found himself in familiar territory. During the regular season, Novak and his Eagles had been involved in a number of close games that came down to the final minutes. On a cool Friday night in Berea, Novak drove the West All-Stars all the way down to the East 23-yard line as the Finnie Stadium clock ticked down to under five minutes remaining. As he had in the first quarter, he looked for Cuyahoga Heights\' Jack Alpert in the end zone. Novak\'s pass nearly found its mark, but Beachwood\'s Julio Stevens closed in to knock it away at the last minute and...    (8902 reads)

Champions! Titans use depth to take regional title

Berea-Midpark\'s boys track and field team is having a season to remember. The Titans, with the Southwestern Conference and Amherst District championships already under their belt, had their team depth pay off again. They scored 71 points to outdistance runner-up Sylvania Southview\'s 64 to win the Amherst Division I Regional Meet Friday at Richard S. Cooley Track. Berea-Midpark advanced nine events to the OHSAA Track and Field Championships this weekend in Columbus. Highlighting that group was the team\'s 4X200 of Caleb Samol, Anfernee Myers, Marlon Robertson and Chris Neumann that turned in a new district record time...    (3980 reads)

Titan boys dominate field at Berea Kiwanis Relays

Chalk up some more hardware for the Berea-Midpark boys track and field team. The Titans won six events and scored 104 team points to outdistance runner up Brunswick\'s 78 to win the Berea Kiwanis Titan Relays Friday at George Finnie Stadium. Medina came in third with 75 points, while North /Royalton came in fourth with 55. In the girls competition, Medina scored 81 points to take the team win. Brecksville was second with 74 points, while Brunswick (69.5) and St. Joseph Academy (58) came in third and fourth, respectively. Berea-Midpark earned a win in the 4X100 as Caleb Samol, Justin Harris, Marlon Robertson and Chris Neumann clocked in with a 43.42 to edge out Brunswick\'s 43.73. The Titans\' 4X400 squad of Neumann, Terry Duncan, Anfernee Myers and Justin Carroll too first-place honors with their time of 3:24.75. The 4X800 relay of Carroll, Duncan, Isaiah Nichols and Chad Ellis...    (4980 reads)

Berea-Midpark boys dominate at Lakewood Relays

The Berea-Midpark boys track and field team made its presence felt Friday night at the Lakewood Ranger Relays. The Titans dominated the field of eight teams, winning 10 events and scoring 134 team points. Runner-up North Royalton scored 90 points, while Westlake came in third with 74. St. Joseph Academy won the girls event with 92 points, with the North Royalton Bears right on their heels with 86 points. Rocky River took third place with 80 points. But this night belonged to the Berea-Midpark boys. It began with the Titans\' showing in the field events. Ken Sladnick (45-03.25), Somas Sessions...    (3735 reads)

Titans get the big inning, hold on to down Demons

Just two games into the season, Berea-Midpark head coach Chuck Salata was still waiting for his Titans to come up with a big inning at the plate. While they didn\'t exactly break out the heavy lumber, Thursday\'s second-inning output at Westlake was a step in the right direction. On a warm, windy afternoon, Berea-Midpark scratched out a four-run second inning and made the most of it. The Titans went on to build a 6-0 lead, then held off the host Demons in the final frames for a 6-4 Southwestern Conference win. \"We\'ve been waiting for that big inning,\" said Salata, whose team moved to 2-1 on the season. \"We had a couple more chances...    (5564 reads)

St. Ignatius buzzer beater ends Titans' tourney run

After trailing by double digit points most of the first half, the Berea-Midpark Titans had battled all the way back against St. Ignatius. A Devon Posey 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation tied the Division I district championship game at 64-64 as a packed Kubuski Gym crowd anticipated overtime. Trouble was, the Titans left too much time on the scoreboard clock. After a timeout, St. Ignatius inbounded the ball and quickly moved it up the right sideline to a wide-open Devon Stover in the corner. His jumper splashed through the net as time expired, giving the Wildcats a stunning 67-64 win and a berth in the OHSAA Akron regional tournament. Berea-Midpark, which closed out its first season at 21-4, was led by senior guard Alex Brown. Brown scored 29 points, 12 of them in the fourth quarter. Posey, who led the Titans with nine rebounds, had 13 points while Michael Schuller added...    (1973 reads)

Titans top Bulldogs, advance to district title game

The rematch is set. But this time, there\'s way more than bragging rights on the line. During the regular season, Berea-Midpark hosted St. Ignatius and earned a 70-61 win over the Wildcats at Purdy Gymnasium. This Saturday afternoon, the two teams will battle each other again, this time at Midview for a Division I district championship and a berth in the OHSAA\'s Sweet 16. The Titans advanced Wednesday night. Using a 23-4 fourth quarter, they earned a convincing 72-48 win over Southwestern Conference rival Olmsted Falls before a packed house at Midview\'s Kubuski Gym. Guard Alex Brown, the SWC\'s Most Valuable Player, led the way with 23 points, 14 of them coming in the second half. On Thursday, St. Ignatius claimed its spot...    (3081 reads)

Titans' tournament run ends with loss to Grizzlies

With the score tied at 12-12, Wadsworth hit Berea-Midpark with a double whammy to close out the first half. The Grizzlies drew an offensive foul call on the Titans\' Stasha Carey, giving her three fouls with 4:40 left in the half. They added salt to the wound with a 10-2 run to close out the quarter for a 22-14 halftime advantage. Then in the third quarter, Wadsworth delivered what proved to be the knockout punch. The Grizzlies stormed out of the locker room and opened the second half with an 11-0 run. That made all the difference as they came away with a 51-44 win over Berea-Midpark in a Division I regional semifinal game Tuesday night at...    (2559 reads)

Huge third quarter run powers Titans past Eagles

After a rough start to their season, the Avon Eagles had played some solid basketball down the stretch. They carried that momentum into the post season with a home win over Parma in the first round of the sectional tournament. Saturday night in Berea, that momentum continued to build. Early in the third quarter, senior guard Brian Kelly drove to the hoop and had his Eagles on the brink against state-ranked Berea-Midpark. That\'s when the Titans shifted their game into another gear. The Southwestern Conference champions scored the next 18 points and never looked back. Berea-Midpark left Purdy Gymnasium with a 68-48 win to claim a sectional championship and a berth in next week\'s district semifinals. Berea-Midpark will now face a familiar foe...    (5259 reads)

Titans pull away late, top Generals for district title

When it comes to competing in a district final contest, experience matters. The seniority and leadership of Berea-Midpark played a big factor Friday night during the Lady Titans\' 58-46 girls basketball win over Wooster in the Division I district finals at Valley Forge High School. The second-seed Lady Titans, in their inaugural season as part of the Berea-Midpark merger, advanced to Tuesday\'s regional semifinals against top-seed Wadsworth. \"The conference title was number one and winning our district was goal number two,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Kevin Braaten. After what was a bit of an up and down first three quarters for the Lady Titans, a switch was flipped in the final eight minutes of play. The fourth quarter is money time and several experienced members of the team knew how to handle it...    (2390 reads)

CHAMPIONS! Titans slip past Bulldogs to win SWC

The Berea-Midpark boys basketball team wasn\'t about to let this rare opportunity slip away. Having already lost to Olmsted Falls exactly a month ago, the Titans knew they were in for another fight. They withstood a late second quarter rally by the Bulldogs, battled back from a halftime deficit and made the plays down the stretch. All of that added up to a Southwestern Conference-clinching 67-64 home win over Olmsted Falls Friday night in front of a sellout crowd. A win by Olmsted Falls would have forced an SWC split title. Just like their girls team, the Berea-Midpark boys were crowned conference champs in the inaugural year of the merger. \"Our mindset was we\'re not cutting down the nets, we\'re not celebrating if we don\'t win this game,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Duke Barther...    (3296 reads)

Demons beat Titans, SWC title remains undecided

With two Southwestern Conference games remaining, the Berea-Midpark Titans had an opportunity to wrap up the outright conference championship with a win at Westlake. But on this Monday night, the Demons had other ideas. After a tough 61-58 loss at Brecksville knocked them out of the conference race, the Demons returned home and put together one of their best performances of the season. They defeated Berea-Midpark, 68-55, to delay any title decisions and avenge a 71-54 thumping at the hands of the Titans earlier this month. The Titans, now 9-2 in the SWC, will host Olmsted Falls Friday night with the conference crown on the line. The Bulldogs will enter that game with three SWC losses and needing a win to force a conference title tie. That scenario developed as Westlake took an early 6-0 lead and never trailed from that point on. The Demons got a...    (5086 reads)

CHAMPIONS! Titans stifle Demons, take SWC title

When Berea and Midpark merged prior to the 2013-14 school year, there were those who wondered what would become of Midpark\'s vaunted girls basketball program. Could the winning continue? Would the new team, made up former Meteors who were used to success and girls from the struggling Berea program, mesh and work together? Could the Titans challenge for a Southwestern Conference championship? The answer to all those questions proved to be a resounding yes. The Berea-Midpark Titans capped off their first season Thursday night with a convincing 59-31 win over Westlake to clinch the outright SWC championship. The Titans finished 12-0 in the conference and 20-2 overall on the way to winning the school\'s first-ever girls team title. \"I think this is really special,\" said Berea-Midpark senior guard Jess Barnes, a former...    (4633 reads)

A classic! Bears topple Titans in overtime thriller

The sold out crowd that packed the North Royalton gym Saturday night for the Bears\' game against Berea-Midpark certainly got its money\'s worth - and more. The Bears and Titans, with a combined two losses heading into the matchup, battled for four quarters and four minutes of overtime while North Royalton prevailed, 69-64, in non-conference boys basketball action. \"Two good teams playing,\" said North Royalton head coach Tim Matus. \"It\'s what it\'s for. We\'re getting close to the tournament and it felt like a tournament game. Both teams made a lot of plays throughout and we were fortunate enough to have a couple plays in overtime.\" Both squads made their fair share of clutch plays throughout the course of the game. Berea-Midpark\'s Alex Brown, who led his team with 24 points, hit a pair of free throws...    (2792 reads)

Titans swat away Bees to stay on top in SWC race

In the first meeting between Berea-Midpark and Brecksville, the host Bees jumped out on the Titans early and led by as many as 18 in the opening half. The Titans, on their home floor this time, turned the tables on the Bees. They grabbed a seven-point lead by halftime and cruised to a 70-48 win over Brecksville Friday night in Southwestern Conference boys basketball action. Berea-Midpark, fifth in the most recent AP Division I state poll, improved to 15-1. The Bees dropped to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in the SWC. \"I thought we played pretty well in the first half,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Duke Barther. \"We didn\'t do anything differently. They have great shooters everywhere. We just tried to stay up on them.\" Normally a good outside shooting team, Brecksville was too inconsistent against the Titans...    (2714 reads)

Titans all alone in first after demolition of Demons

Up 19-8, Westlake was having its way early in its big Southwestern Conference showdown with Berea-Midpark. But with 2:05 left in the first quarter, Titans head coach Duke Barther called a timeout. What happened next may have been the momentum shift to end all momentum shifts. The Titans picked up the defensive pressure, with Nolan Gerrity shutting down Westlake\'s inside game. The result was a 29-5 run to close out the half and an eventual 71-54 demolition of the Demons on a snowy Tuesday night in Berea. In the process, Berea-Midpark moved into sole possession of first place in the SWC...    (4235 reads)

Blue Streaks strike late to hand Titans first defeat

For over 31 minutes, basketball powerhouses Berea-Midpark and Magnificat had played each other on even terms. With the tie game coming down to the final seconds, the Blue Streaks\' Bridget Pryatel found herself with the ball. And as the Titans\' defense closed, Pryatel looked to her left and found point guard Colleen McGervey alone on the baseline. The two seniors connected. McGervey\'s tough, driving shot slipped through the net with two seconds left to give Magnificat a 58-56 win in a Saturday afternoon thriller at the House on Hilliard. It was a huge Senior Day victory for the Blue Streaks, while the Titans suffered their first loss of the season after 15 straight wins. \"There was a lot of pressure...\"    (5182 reads)

Bees rally late to snare overtime win from Eagles

On Thursday night, not much went right for North Olmsted\'s Andy Lucien and his Eagle teammates in a 65-42 loss at Olmsted Falls. The 6-5 sophomore had one of his most frustrating games as a varsity player, while the Eagles managed just 15 points in the first half against the red-hot Bulldogs. Back at home on Friday night, it was a different story as the Black and Orange came within a Tyler Tupa 3-pointer of getting one of the team\'s biggest wins of the season. Tupa, Brecksville\'s sophomore guard, hit a 3-pointer from the left corner in final minute of regulation to force overtime. The Bees\' defense did the rest, clamping down on the Eagles in the extra session and leaving town with a hard-fought 57-54 win in a Southwestern Conference thriller...    (5169 reads)

Titans prove they're for real with win over Wildcats

The Berea-Midpark Titans are for real. If there was any doubt as to whether the Berea-Midpark boys basketball team could stand toe-to-toe with the elite teams in the area, it certainly dissipated Friday night. Not only did the Titans hang with St. Ignatius, they beat the Wildcats, 70-61, in front of a sellout crowd on their home floor. Berea-Midpark may have won 11 of its first 12 games heading into its meeting with St. Ignatius, but there was still a chip on the Titans\' shoulders. \"It\'s a big win because a lot of people don\'t like to give us credit because we had a weak schedule at the beginning,\" said Berea-Midpark center Nolan Gerrity. \"But now that we can say we beat a team like St. Ignatius, it gives us a lot of credit going forward...\"    (2663 reads)

Bees start strong, but Titans rally to stay unbeaten

For about the first 12 minutes of play Friday night, the Berea-Midpark boys basketball team was hardly recognizable. Then the Titans showed why they were undefeated and one of the state\'s top-ranked hoops teams. Berea-Midpark trailed host Brecksville by 17 midway through the second quarter. Somehow, the Titans found their rhythm and dominated the rest of the way, beating the Bees, 56-45, in a Southwestern Conference showdown. \"I didn\'t say a lot at halftime,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Duke Barther. \"I challenged them a little bit but they did it themselves,\" he said. \"They stepped up defensively. We came in here and they were kind of coaching...    (3253 reads)

Demon girls, Titan boys swim on to SWC victories

One of the top swimming and diving matchups in the Southwestern Conference took place last weekend at the Westlake Recreation Center pool. When it was all said and done, it was Berea-Midpark that came one event away from a sweep. The Westlake girls won the final event of the night, taking the 400 Freestyle Relay to edge the Titans 93-92. But in the boys meet, Berea-Midpark got four-win performances from seniors Quenten Cipra and Ray Klebowski to come away with an impressive 111-74 win...    (5798 reads)

Video: Titans roll by Mustangs, remain undefeated

The Berea-Midpark boys basketball team just keeps on rolling. The Titans remained unbeaten at 8-0 Saturday night with a convincing 84-57 win at Strongsville. Berea-Midpark jumped out front early, using a 15-0 run in the first quarter to take an early 18-4 lead. The Titans took the first quarter 22-10, then put 20 more points on the scoreboard in the second quarter to build a 42-23 halftime lead. They erased all doubt in the third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 22-11. Senior guard Alex Brown led all scorers with 22 points, with 11 of those coming in the Titans\' big first-quarter run. Nolan Gerrity...    (3777 reads)

Big second quarter powers Titans past Brecksville

Sometimes, all it takes is one little stretch of dominance to take down a team on the basketball court. For the Berea-Midpark girls basketball team on Dec. 18 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights, it was all eight minutes of the second quarter. The Titans held the Bees to just 2 points, one field goal, for the entire frame and outscored the hosts, 22-2, overall. This run propelled Berea-Midpark to a convincing 52-23 victory at the famed Bee Hive, which was rather quiet on this particular Wednesday evening. \"Defensively, we picked up the pressure a little bit,\" Berea-Midpark coach Kevin Braaten said. \"We kind of mixed up our presses. Offensively, we hit some shots when we needed to. Obviously, the second quarter was critical...    (3316 reads)

Big fourth-quarter run powers Titans past Rangers

Through the better part of three quarters, two of the top girls basketball teams in Northeast Ohio battled on even terms. Berea-Midpark and Lakewood were going at it tooth and nail, with neither team able to build a sizable lead. But as the third quarter began to wind down, the visiting Titans began to wind up. Having used relentless full-court pressure from the opening tip, Berea-Midpark began to make its move. Trailing 34-32, the visitors went off on a 19-2 run over the next five-plus minutes to come away with a 57-44 win over the Rangers in non-conference action Wednesday night. The Titans, now 2-0, forced 30 turnovers to help jump-start an offense that had struggled...    (4736 reads)

Titans finish, exorcize Demons in overtime thriller

The Berea-Midpark Titans weren\'t about to let another lead slip away. Berea-Midpark, leading at halftime against visiting Westlake, made the plays down the stretch to close out a 22-15 overtime win in Southwestern Conference play Friday night at George Finnie Stadium. It was a welcomed turn from a week prior when Berea-Midpark led 18-7 at North Olmsted and suffered a 21-18 loss. \"We talk about this so much,\" said Titans head coach Ray Hradek, whose team improved to 3-4 on the season. \"Everything that we\'ve done...    (8660 reads)

Lakewood stuns Berea-Midpark in double overtime

It shouldn\'t have gone this way. Berea-Midpark and Lakewood battled Wednesday evening in a Division I boys soccer sectional match. The team with the better record? The Titans. The squad with the clear advantage in the shots-on-goal category? The Titans. But it was the Rangers of Lakewood who skated by with a 3-2 double overtime win in first round playoff action at Big Creek Elementary School. Entering the match with just a pair of wins to Berea-Midpark\'s nine, Lakewood exhibited the determination and resolve needed to overcome several emotional swings during the match. Lakewood head coach Andrew Toth felt all the growing pains during a trying regular season finally were worth it. \"We\'ve had a real tough season and they\'ve been resilient all year,\" said Toth, whose club advances...    (5560 reads)

Robertson goal gives SWC championship to Titans

Berea-Midpark senior forward Marlon Robertson said he had not scored on a header all season. Well, he picked a perfect time for his first one. Just over five minutes into the Titans\' boys soccer matchup with visiting Olmsted Falls, Robertson executed a textbook header to give his team a 1-0 lead and the eventual game-winning goal. It was all the Titans needed as they went on to clinch the Southwestern Conference championship Wednesday afternoon at Big Creek Elementary School. \"It\'s a feeling I\'ve never had before,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Steve Blatnica...    (2835 reads)

Titans set the tone early, score shutout over Falls

The Berea-Midpark Titans set the tone right from the opening snap during their 34-0 shutout football win over Olmsted Falls Friday night at George Finnie Stadium. On the first play from scrimmage, Berea-Midpark\'s Justin Harris sprinted 91 yards down the sideline to put the host Titans ahead, 7-0. They continued to put the pedal to the metal, scoring all 34 points in the first half in this Southwestern Conference matchup. Berea-Midpark, winners of two of its last three...    (3128 reads)

Eagles topple Titans in a hard-fought SWC contest

Chippy doesn\'t even begin to describe the play between Berea-Midpark and North Olmsted Wednesday night in boys soccer action. Emotions were high and running overboard - on and off the field - during North Olmsted\'s 3-2 win over the visiting Titans, whose five-game win streak was snapped. \"That\'s one of worst games I\'ve ever been a part of,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Steve Blatnica. \"It\'s frustrating when the ball is taken out of our hands because of some poor calls.\" What started out as a routine soccer match quickly turned out of hand and borderline out of control late in the second half. The Titans, trailing, 2-0, at halftime, were assessed an array of penalty cards for some supposed rough play on the field. It eventually became too much to keep track, of...    (4749 reads)

Ohm lights up the night as Shoremen defeat Titans

With plenty of time remaining on the Memorial Stadium scoreboard clock, the Berea-Midpark Titans had momentum on their side. Quarterback Dan States found senior wideout Nate Diggins all alone down field for a 38-yard touchdown that cut Avon Lake\'s lead to 16-8 with 10:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Titans\' defense, which had forced a three-and-out their last time on the field, had the Shoremen facing a third down and four at their own 22-yard line. Avon Lake\'s response? Easy: Just hand the ball off to Wyatt Ohm. Ohm, the Shoremen\'s 5-9, 185 bolt of lightning...    (5118 reads)

Bees break away for key SWC victory over Titans

With the number of chances it got, it was only a matter of time before the Brecksville girls soccer team was able to capitalize. The Bees broke away from Berea-Midpark down the stretch to beat the visiting Titans, 3-1, Wednesday night in Southwestern Conference girls soccer action. Brecksville scored twice in the final 23 minutes of play to pull ahead. \"They\'re a pretty well-coached team, no question,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Georgia Arcuri. \"We had high expectations and we\'ve got a few games left in the conference, so we should be OK.\" The Bees received goals from three different players on the night and were constantly attacking the Titans zone. They got on the board first and broke the scoreless tie at the 13:43 mark of the first half when junior Chauntel Houk punched in a goal from near the front of the goalie box. \"We created so many opportunities...    (2844 reads)

Robertson's goal keeps Titans on top in the SWC

The Berea-Midpark boys soccer team scored its only goal Tuesday night halfway into the first half. Thanks to a stellar goalie and defensive unit, that\'s all it would need as the Titans edged visiting Brecksville, 1-0, at Baldwin Wallace University\'s Finnie Stadium. Berea-Midpark improved to an impressive 6-2-3 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in the Southwestern Conference. \"That\'s big,\" said Titans head coach Steve Blatnica. \"Two big wins this week. Westlake last week was a big win and this was huge. That\'s probably the toughest competition in the conference right now.\" The Bees certainly had their chances and knocked on the door several times. But the Berea-Midpark back row and junior goalie Shane Bartek completely stonewalled any shot by the Brecksville attackers. That defensive prowess...    (3018 reads)

Bulldogs make quick work of short-handed Titans

Berea-Midpark was fighting a losing battle right from the start. Already without one of their top hitters, the visiting Titans showed some of their youth and inexperience during a three-game sweep at the hands of Olmsted Falls. The host Bulldogs dominated from the opening serve and defeated Berea-Midpark, 25-7, 25-12, 25-13, in Southwestern Conference volleyball action Tuesday night. \"I kind of expected it to go that way,\" said Olmsted Falls head coach Dawn Moses. \"We\'re just really trying to work on focus with this team...    (2542 reads)

Strong start powers Mustangs past winless Titans

It may not have been the prettiest of victories, but Strongsville sure isn\'t complaining. The Mustangs defeated Berea-Midpark, 29-19, Friday night at Baldwin Wallace University\'s Finnie Stadium in nonconference football action. The win improves visiting Strongsville to 2-1, its best start since 2008 when the Mustangs went to the Division I regional finals. \"It feels great. We haven\'t been 2-1 in a long time,\" said Strongsville head coach Russ Jacques. \"The kids are playing hard, and we\'re overcoming some big injuries...    (3161 reads)

Youthful Titan spikers sweep Demons for third win

It may be young, but the Berea-Midpark volleyball team has high expectations this fall. The Titans grabbed their third win of the season Thursday night by making quick work of visiting Westlake, beating the Demons, 25-13, 25-11, 25-20, in a Southwestern Conference clash. \"It\'s a lofty goal, but I\'d like to be in the top three in the conference,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Jeanne Osborne. \"I think we have the talent,” she said. “I think we have the ability to do so, but it\'s putting pieces together. It\'s a tough conference. But I think we could if we get all the pieces together.\" Berea-Midpark sure looked like...    (4573 reads)

Mustangs, Titans fare well at Ashland Invitational

Strongsville and Berea-Midpark put up some impressive numbers during the Division I Ashland Cross Country Invitational over the weekend. Strongsville\'s boys were third and the Titans finished fourth out of 13 teams. Olentangy Liberty was first overall, followed by Ashland. On the girls side, Strongsville placed fourth, finishing behind winner West Holmes, Dublin Scioto and Lakewood. Leading the Strongsville boys was junior Tim Doyle with a 10th place finish (17:11.60). Two Lady Mustangs placed in the top 10...    (2799 reads)

Bears overcome slow start to spoil Titans' debut

It may not have showed on the scoreboard, but both North Royalton and Berea-Midpark came out winners Friday night. The Bears were the actual winners, beating the visitors, 31-21, in Week One of the high school football regular season. Walking away with a moral victory were the Titans, who were playing their first ever football game of the Berea-Midpark era. \"It would have been great to have a victory and all that, but offensively we improved from our scrimmages. I\'m pleased with the improvement I saw,\" said Berea-Midpark head coach Ray Hradek...    (2988 reads)

Titans set to take on Bulldogs in first home opener

There will be a lot of \"firsts\" this year for the inaugural season of the Berea-Midpark High School football program. Following a 31-21 Week One loss at North Royalton in the opener, the newly-formed Titans are preparing for their first game in front of a home crowd. Berea-Midpark hosts Garfield Heights Friday night at Baldwin Wallace University in front of what head coach Ray Hradek hopes is an exciting atmosphere. \"You’ve got to figure the stands will be filled and packed,\" said Hradek. \"Our student section and community turned out pretty good at North Royalton, so we\'re expecting this to be a really, really big motivator for our kids...    (1883 reads)

DiBiasio makes Titans proud at SWC Preview Meet

Miranda DiBiasio made history Saturday morning. DiBiasio became the first varsity athlete for the new Berea-Midpark High School to win a championship, winning the Southwestern Conference Preview Meet individual title at the Lorain County Community College course. She won it with a time of 20:18.1. Overall, the Titans finished fourth in the meet. Brecksville and Westlake tied for the team title with 55 points each, while Amherst Steele came in third at 77. In the boys race, The Comets won the team title with 29 points, while Berea-Midpark took runner-up honors. Avon Lake was third at 61 point, followed by Brecksville with 83. Mike Kardos of Amherst Steele was the individual champion...    (4727 reads)

BeAFanatic expands with new Southern Hills site

Good morning, and welcome to! And...a very special good morning to the athletes, coaches, administrators and fans at Berea-Midpark, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville. Welcome to your new online souce for neighborhood high school sports coverage. Those of you who follow high school varsity sports in Cleveland’s Westshore area already know us. Since our birth in August of 2011, we’ve covered varsity girls and boys athletics from Cuyahoga County’s western border to the inner suburbs of Lakewood and Rocky River. It has been, without a doubt, a great and rewarding experience. We look forward to strengthening our relationships...    (5725 reads)

Shoregals bounce back with sweep over Braves

When you win a conference championship, in any sport, you always have a bullseye on your back the following season. To have a chance to repeat, a team has to learn how to play with that added pressure. Following a season-opening loss on Tuesday night to Brecksville, Avon Lake needed to make a statement in its home opener on Thursday against Berea. Falling two games back in the Southwestern Conference would not be a good way for the Shoregals to start their defense of the crown. Lesson learned. Avon Lake took control...    (5386 reads)

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