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Southwestern Conference Scholar and Sportsmanship Athletes of April

Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.  For April, the SWC recognizes the following student athletes:

Scholar Athletes of the Month

Tatum McNeal (So)
Elyria High School
Track & Field, Cheer

Tatum McNeal currently holds a 4.75 cumulative grade point average and received the High Honor Roll.  The sophomore is currently enrolled in CCP Spanish and is taking AP US History.  A member of Elryia’s Link Crew, McNeal also participates in the orchestra, cheer, and track and field.

Tyler DiFranco (Sr)
Midview High School
Cross Country, Track & Field

Ranked seventh in the 2022 graduating class of Midview High School, Tyler DiFranco has a 4.3168 cumulative grade point average.  The senior has earned the High Honor Roll, Academic M, Student of the Quarter and was the SWC Scholar-Athlete for Cross Country.  DiFranco earned a perfect AP US History Score and was named an OAEA Emerging Artist High School Exhibition Finalist.  He is enrolled in Principles of Engineering and the following CCP courses: Earth Science, Psychology, English and Calculus.  DiFranco is involved in several after school activities, including National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Class Officers, Midview Express, Teen Street Team, Drama Club, International Club, Student Advisory Committee, Tri-M, FCA and Culture Diversity Committe.

Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month

Leah Vandrasik (Sr)
North Ridgeville High School

Leah Vandrasik has been a tremendous leader at North Ridgeville and for the Rangers’ softball program.  She consistently demonstrates good sportsmanship skills and is an excellent student, earning a 4.6 cumulative grade point average.  Vandrasik is a budding artist, enjoying both photography and paint.

Luke Devins (Sr)
Berea-Midpark High School

Berea-Midpark’s starting quarterback has been a leader for the Titans since his freshman year.  He wears the Orange and Blue colors with pride and displays the upmost respect to his coaches, teammates, opponents and officials.  Devins has been a member of the Berea-Midpark Student-Athlete Leadership Team for two years and is also a Link Leader.  He has volunteered with the Titans’ Adaptive Football Camp and tutoring elementary school students in math.  The senior captain holds a 4.15 cumulative grade point average.  On top of the stressors of being a high achieving student-athlete, Devins owns his own business (Devins Power Wash), where he over sees nine employees and contracts several jobs in the Berea City School District and neighboring communities.




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Avon Lake wins SWC Boys Bowling Preview

SWC Boys Bowling

Avon Lake High School used a game-best 932 opener and followed up with a 900 in game two to build a comfortable lead at the 2021-22 Southwestern Conference Boys Bowling Preview Sunday (December 12) at Roll House in North Olmsted. The Shoremen then withstood an Avon High School rally during the Baker games to finish ahead of their rivals with a 4026 pin total.

The SWC Preview was part of the larger 11th annual North Olmsted Eagle Challenge, which featured 24 schools rolling three traditional games and eight Baker games. Avon took runner-up with 3925 pins. Olmsted Falls High School placed third with 3810 pins, while Amherst Steele High School was fourth with 3689 pins and North Ridgeville High School took fifth with 3364 pins. Midview High School finished sixth with 3327 pins, while Elyria High School was seventh with 3327 pins.

Berea-Midpark High School did not participate in the event due to Covid-19 protocols. What impact that has on the overall championship will be decided at a later date. The SWC Championship is slated to take place at Nautical Lanes in Avon Lake on Sunday (February 13) at 9 a.m.

Ben Scheef (Olmsted Falls) finished as the league’s top individual bowler at the event. He rolled a Preview-best 246 game one and then a 203 and 210 for a 659 series. Finishing runner-up at the SWC Preview was Phillip Hock (Avon Lake) with a 625 series. Alex Fedyszyn (Midview – 556), Aiden Bedock (Elyria – 543) and Jacek Gomez (Avon Lake – 542) rounded out the top 5 performers at the event.

Boys Standings Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Bakers Total
Avon Lake HS 932 900 828 1367 4027
Avon HS 821 799 843 1462 3925
Olmsted Falls HS 842 864 878 1226 3810
Amherst Steele HS 781 837 760 1311 3689
North Ridgeville HS 753 761 733 1117 3364
Midview HS 662 685 750 1230 3327
Elyria HS 664 715 804 1137 3320
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