Copley High School junior soccer star Brooke Simmelroth is the WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week for October 21st-October 28th.

Brooke carries an impressive 4.0 GPA while being a three-year player on the terrific Copley Girls soccer team.

Brooke is coming off a knee injury that kept her out early, but has put together another outstanding season for the Indians with 2 goals and 5 assists.

"Her soccer IQ speaks for itself, as she is a selfless leader and a determined hard worker," said Copley girls soccer coach Wally Senk.

"I have always loved soccer since I was little," said Simmelroth. "I like to score but I really love to help teammates get in a position to score. I love to assist."

That is where Semmelroth would like to take the next step, as she would like to not only educate on the soccer field, but would love to teach in a classroom.

"I really would like to get into education and teach," she says.

"Brooke's leadership and field smarts have also led to great academic success at Copley," said Senk.

Brooke does a lot of volunteering at her church, as she teaches kids in her church soccer and basketball.

Semmelroth was an All-Suburban League performer in 2015 as a Center-Midfielder, helping the Indians enjoy another winning season.

"Being part of this program is great, and Coach Senk does a great job of coaching and teaching," says Simmelroth.

This week's WAKR Male Student Athlete of Week is Clayton Langdon, a two-sport athlete at Revere High School.

Clayton is a senior and a member of the track and football teams. He is the running back for the Minutemen, and has had a great season carrying the ball in the Suburban League.

Like many of our student athletes, Clayton is a smart young man with a bright future ahead of him. At Revere, Clayton is a Student Ambassador and a member of the National Honor Society.

On the field, Clayton has impressed with accolades which include Scholar Athlete (Suburban League ), All-Suburban League First Team two years in a row, and All District honors.

Clayton has plans to attend Harvard for college, where he plans to study pre-med.

This week's 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Brandon Bischof from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

Brandon is a two-sport standout for the Irish, playing both football and baseball. His football team is heading down the home stretch in 2016, and hoping to land a spot in the 2016 OHSAA Playoffs.

Brandon will play baseball at the next level, as he is an outstanding pitcher and outfielder.

While football, baseball, and studying take up a large amount of time, Brandon enjoys watching sports on television and challenging his brothers at XBox.

Brandon is currently studying anatomy in his senior year, and is looking into sports medicine next year when he attends The University of South Carolina Upstate. He carries a 3.5 GPA right now at St.Vincent-St. Mary.

Brandon really enjoys the family atmosphere at St. V, and hopes to add a few more memories during his time on Maple Street before he graduates in the spring.

Friday, 14 October 2016 06:24

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Joe Andrassy

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is senior football player Joe Andrassy from Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Joe says playing for coach Mark Nori has been a pleasure and he enjoys his role as a leader on the team.

“We've got 17-18 seniors, we're all leaders, we all know each other,” Andrassy says. “We're all a team.”

Joe says quite a few of the seniors have been playing together since the sixth grade and the bond with those teammates has been special.

“We're friends, we're teammates, we have that chemistry, so it's been fun,” he says.

With a GPA over 4.0, Andrassy takes his school work seriously and is a part of the National Honor Society.

He is undecided on where he will be attending college, but plans on studying engineering upon graduation.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys hanging with friends and relaxing. We wish Joe the best in his future endeavors.

Friday, 07 October 2016 06:33

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Amber Howell

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Our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Amber Howell, a senior multi-sport athlete at Kenmore High School.

Howell competes in volleyball, softball, and basketball, while continuing to maintain high marks in the classroom. Amber one day hopes to study in the medical field in college.

Amber is also a member of the Junior ROTC, and the National Honor Society. She takes great pride in her work both on the field and in the classroom. Amber believes the life lessons she learns through sports can be applied throughout her life.

We here at WAKR News Room the best through her senior year and into college.

Barberton junior football star Keye Thompson is the WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week for October 7th-14th. Thompson scored three touchdowns in the Magics’ tremendous win last week over West Holmes.

"It was a great feeling as the line blocked well and I was able to get through,” said Thompson. “It was a great team win.”

Keye is a junior veteran on this team, as he is a three-year player and a two-year starter. On offense, he is team's most explosive running back while on defense his an All-Suburban League performer at inside linebacker.

"I like the aggressiveness of the game and it has helped me in basketball. [I] love to tackle," said Thompson.

Keye is a forward on the Barberton Varsity Basketball team, and also plans on running track this coming spring. In the classroom, he is a high level academic student who would like to be an Athletic Trainer when he finishes college.

"I have been around sports my whole life, it would be a way of staying in sports when my playing days are through,” Thompson says.

On the side of giving back, Thompson often circles the Barberton streets with other teammates picking up trash to better the Barberton neighborhoods.

Thompson carries a 3.87 GPA.

Friday, 30 September 2016 08:04

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Ty Shannon

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Ty Shannon, a football player at Tallmadge High School, is our Male Student Athlete of the Week!


This week's 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is senior volleyball player Mary Kate Harmody from CVCA High School.

Mary Kate says she enjoys being on the court with her teammates and coaches day in and day out.

"We have 8 seniors and I enjoy playing with each and every one of them, and I'm very thankful for the team that we have," she says.

As a three-year captain, she says mentoring the younger girls is something she takes seriously as well.

Balancing academics and and athletics is a challenge for any student athlete, but Mary Kate says that it's taught her a lot of life lessons.

"It teaches me how to get through the tough scenarios, so whenI'm out of season it becomes a little bit easier."

Mary Kate plans on studying nursing at either the University of Virginia or Ohio State University after graduation and also plans on joining the ROTC Program.

In her spare time, Harmody enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with family.  


Friday, 23 September 2016 07:12

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Dalton Earich

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Dalton Earich from Manchester High School.

Dalton is a two-sport athlete for the Panthers, where he is the quarterback on the football team in the fall and on the baseball squad in the springtime. He certainly excels in football, as he was named the PAC player of the year in 2015, and looks to build on it in 2016.

Dalton looks forward to continuing his education at Youngstown State where he will play baseball and study Bio Chemistry. He looks forward to attending Youngstown State because it will give him the opportunity to play with some of his high school teammates.

We here at 1590 WAKR are wishing him the best of luck throughout his senior year and on into college.

Friday, 23 September 2016 07:07

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Kaci Evans

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Wadsworth High School sophomore volleyball player Kaci Evans is the WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week for September 23rd-September 30th.

The super sophomore has been tremendous on the court, as well as off the court, for the Grizzlies. She was selected as one of the team captains as a 10th grader.

"Yeah, we have a close team and I am proud that I was selected," says Evans. "I like to lead, it is great."

Kaci began playing the sport at the young age of 7, as both her parents participated in volleyball in high school and college.

"I fell in love with the sport right away. I remember telling my parents that this is the sport I want to play the rest of my life," said Evans.

This is her second year on the team and will try her hat at basketball this winter as she looks to try to get back into that sport after taking time away the past few seasons.

Kaci is a member of the key Club and the International Club at Wadsworth, and is already thinking of a career in Physical Therapy.

Evans plays outside hitter on the team and currently carries an impressive 3,67 GPA.