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Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:24

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Lexi Petit

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Lexi Petit, a junor basketball player for Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Lexi says that team chemistry is one of her favorite things about playing basketball for coach Bob Podges at Stow, but also a key to success for the Lady Bulldogs on the practice floor and on game nights.

“My teammates are my best friends,” Petit said. “Our whole team dynamic gets along very well, and we're like a huge, big family.”

As of this writing, the Bulldogs are 11-1 on the season.

Lexi is a team captain for the Lady Bulldogs, in addition to being a 3rd year letter-winner, and 2nd team All-Suburban League.

Petit is a two sport athlete playing both basketball and golf. She said one of her memorable moments was setting a school record with 11 assists in one game against Brecksville last week.

In her spare time, Lexi likes to play basketball, spend time with her family, and read.

We here at 1590 WAKR wish Lexi the best in all of her future endeavors.

This week's 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Isaiah Johnson from Tallmadge High School.

Isaiah is a sophomore and plays wheelchair basketball for both the Blue Devils and the Junior Cavaliers wheelchair basketball team.

Isaiah enjoys attending Tallmadge, and he attributes a lot of his mental toughness to his mother. He says she has helped him overcome adversity, as well as the overall life challenges on a daily basis.

A long-time fan of LeBron James, Isaiah attends as many Cavalier games as he can.

Best of luck to Isaiah and his career at Tallmadge and in the future!

Friday, 29 December 2017 10:09

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Lauren Davis

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The 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Lauren Davis, a junior basketball player from CVCA High School.

Lauren says she got into basketball at an early age and how the camaraderie of her coaches and teammates is something special.

“It started in second grade and I played because all of my friends were playing so I decided to join in,” she said.

“I stuck with it because I like the team aspect of it and how we work together for a common goal.”

With the girls and new coach Andy O'Keefe, it's been a positive experience both on and off the court, despite the day to day grind of competing, winning, and losing.

“We're all kind of like a huge family,” Davis said. “We all pick each other up and we work together really well.”

As the team's point guard, she directs the action on the floor and helps put her teammates in position to make plays scoring the basketball.

Lauren says that her team goal is for her teammates including her to get better each and every day on the court.

In her spare time, Lauren says spending time with family is one of her favorite things to do.

We here at 1590 WAKR wish Lauren the best in all of her future endeavors.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:29

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Ashley Forret

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This week, the 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Ashley Forret of Manchester High School.

Ashley is a member of the Panthers basketball team, and will alternate between playing guard and forward on the floor. However, her bread and butter is defense.

"I like to hustle on defense and get rebounds," Ashley says.

Her love of sports is not just sequestered to basketball. During the fall season, Ashley is the water girl for the Manchester football team.

When she is not on the court or football sidelines, Ashley is a member of the Spanish Club, and is also the treasurer of the National Honors Society at Manchester.

After high school, Ashley is looking to stick around the state of Ohio. As of this writing, it is a toss-up between Tiffin University and the University of Cincinnati. No matter which school she chooses, Ashley wants to major in criminal justice.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:28

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Jordan Earnest

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Wadsworth senior Jordan Earnest is the male 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for December 22nd-29th.

Jordan is a member of the famed Wadsworth wrestling program, and has his share of accolades to take home. He is a team captain for the Grizzlies, and in his junior year, he was named first-team All-Medina County.

He may not appear to be an intimidating presence in the heavyweight division, but Jordan is more than holding his own against opponents who tip the scales about fifty pounds heavier. Jordan has a solid training method, and though he eats what he pleases, he points to his agility for his success.

first place in North Canton Hoover, coincidentally where he spent his early years

What makes Jordan different from other high school athletes is his focus and passion is on wrestling and wrestling only. “I played football, and that’s how I got into wrestling,” he says. "I played football all the way up to my freshman year, but I just wanted to focus on wrestling, and getting better [at the sport].”

Recently, Jordan took home first place at a tournament at North Canton-Hoover, which just so happens to be the area in which he spent his early years. Since he is not a lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Jordan may have a different perspective on the school than his peers. On Wadsworth, he says he enjoys “the togetherness [of the student body], and how everyone helps each other.

When he is not on the mats, Jordan is studying hard in the classroom, and he is also a student ambassador. He will be making his way to Ohio University in the fall of 2018, and plans on wrestling for the Bobcats.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:49

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Garrison Keeslar

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This week's 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Garrison Keeslar of Green High School.

Garrison is a shooting guard on the basketball team, and has had a passion for the game since he was quite young. He started shooting hoops back in second grade, and still plays with many of his second grade classmates at this current level.

"Both of my brothers and my parents played basketball, so I was always around it," says Garrison.

When he is not on the court, Garrison is also a member of the Key Club, student council, and The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Math is his favorite subject in school, and he plans on continuing his studies and find a job in the future where he can lean on his strong skills.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:48

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Molly Chelovitz

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Firestone swimmer Molly Chelovitz is the female 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for December 8th-15th.

Molly is entering her senior season in the pool for the Falcons, and she looks to expand on what she has accomplished earlier in her high school career. As a freshman, she led the team in points, and was named MVP and team captain in her junior year.

The Falcons swim team is off to another good start, and a big reason for that is the amount of upperclassmen on the roster.

"The team bonding is already there,” says Molly. "We support each other fully, and we’ve really been pushing each other this year, and we’ve got really great things ahead of us."

Molly had a stint on the tennis team before giving that up to focus solely on swimming, which is her passion. A Firestone lifer, she has been swimming in the area since the tender age of four.

"I really like Firestone,” Molly says. “I think it’s a great diverse community, and I think that being a part of the swim team is like it’s own little community inside of Firestone, which is great to be a part of."

When she is not in the pool, Molly can be seen with friends or helping others in her community. She has been involved in Buddy Up Tennis, the Special Olympics

After high school, Molly is still undecided on where to go, but she has narrowed her choices down to Georgetown or the University of Michigan. She has toured the halls of Michigan and likes what she sees, and if accepted, she plans on swimming for the Wolverines and will major in either business or law.

Friday, 01 December 2017 07:21

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Anna Kimevski

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This week's 1590 WAKR Female Student of the Week is Anna Kimevski from Coventry High School for December 1st-8th.

Anna is a standout athlete for the Comets. She just came off a successful season in volleyball, and looks forward to showing off her skills on the softball field in the spring. However, softball is a year-round activity for Anna, and she is a standout pitcher for her teams.

Her passion for softball began at an early age, when Anna watched her brother play baseball and decided she wanted to do the same.

On Coventry, Anna says she enjoys the family atmosphere inside the school, with both the students and the faculty. The student body, according to Anna, is great and tight-knit, which she enjoys.

When she is not in the classroom or on the ball field, Anna excels in makeup application. She has done makeup for proms and homecomings, and some of her tutorials can be found on YouTube and Twitter.

After graduation, Anna will travel a few minutes down I-77 to Canton and study at Walsh University. She plans on majoring in communications, as well as continuing her athletic career there.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 08:30

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Choady Jenkins

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Choady Jenkins, a senior bowler from North High School.

Jenkins said bowling has been a part of his family and his life from a very early age, and he has truly grown to appreciate it.

“I've been bowling since I was three our four,” he explained. “I bring the fun into bowling for North, and I get to know my teammates and make them my family.”

His high game with North is a 254 and his coach Fred Friberger says it's all about “one frame at a time.”

He is a three-sport athlete, competing in bowling, baseball, and football. In addition to those accomplishments, he also is on the honor roll and has a 3.8 GPA.

Jenkins says that time management is key to balancing three sports as well as maintaining his schoolwork.

He says that his one of his goals as a senior is to win a city championship in bowling and leave a good legacy for the younger bowlers at North High.

We at 1590 WAKR wish Choady the best in all of his future endeavors.

Monday, 27 November 2017 19:04

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Alex Keith

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This week's WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Alex Keith of Lake High school. Alex is a Senior football player for the Blue Streaks.

When asked what it was like to play football for the Blue Streaks, Alex said, "It's one of the greatest things I've been apart of in high school."

While Alex works hard on the field, he also puts in the time in the class room as well. Health Tech Prep is Alex's favorite course of study "It's just called my name out. Both of my parents are in the medical field."

Alex plans on continuing his studies in the medical field and taking courses in Bio Tech Prep in college.

Congratulations to Alex Kieth the WAKR Student Athlete of the Week

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