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Friday, 20 January 2017 06:41

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Tyler Silcox

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is senior bowler Tyler Silcox of East CLC.

He says he's proud of how the team has done thus far, at 4-3 on the season.

"My team has really come on to be a competitive team, and I'm happy to see the progress we've had so far."

Tyler has been bowling since age 11, and with his dad as his coach, he's had some good support on the home front and on the lanes.

"We tend to disagree in some aspects, but we have the same goal in mind, and that's to make the team better," he explained.

One of his most memorable moments while bowling for East, is when Tyler bowled a 300 game as a sophomore in the City Series bowling tournament.

Even though Tyler is proud of his accomplishments on the lanes, he puts the team first and recognizes them for their contributions to the greater goals of the season.

"Without my team, without my dad being my coach, I wouldn't be here bowling for East," he says.

Tyler plans on attending Kent State University after graduation in the spring of this year (2017) and study Database Administration.

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

Friday, 13 January 2017 07:19

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Jenna Kelley

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Barberton junior basketball player Jenna Kelley is the WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week for January 13th-January 20th.

Jenna recently scored 32 points in win over Kent-Roosevelt while getting her team off to a nice start.

"This year I am playing the point guard position more, but I have played other spots but whatever I can do to help the team is good with me," said Kelley.

Jenna is a three-year starter in not only basketball at Barberton, but is also a three-year member of the girls soccer team. Kelley was an All-Suburban League choice this past fall as a midfielder on the soccer team.

"It can be challenging playing multiple sports and working hard in the classroom,” says Kelley. “But you have to do, and yes, I think excelling with the grades helps me in sports.”

Jenna was an All-Suburban League choice in basketball last year and is off to a quick start this year averaging 17.0ppg for coach Greg Whitmer's Magics.

"We are improving, and working hard,” Kelley believes. “[It’s] starting to come together.”

Jenna is a volunteer soccer referee and is a member of Barberton High School's Student Council. She is looking at getting into a Chemistry Major once she goes to college.

Friday, 13 January 2017 07:18

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Thomas Woods

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This week’s 1590 WAKR male Student Athlete of the Week is Thomas Woods of Kenmore High School.

Thomas is a member of the Cardinals boys basketball team and plays multiple positions on the hardwood. He is a well-spoken and confident young man that has a lot of pride in his school and plans to represent well in Kenmore's final year.

The Kenmore senior also learned the value of being coachable. "You always have to be open to constructive criticism,” says Thomas. "It will make you a better player and person.”

Thomas enjoys studying business and marketing, and has a plethora of options to look at as he heads to college. He is looking to continue his education at either Ohio Christian or Barry University.

We here at WAKR wish him luck through his senior year and into college.

This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Lauren Turshak, a senior basketball player from Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Lauren says her coaches and teammates are great to work with each and every day.

"We have good relationships with all the coaches," Turshak says. "They make sure to be really close to their team."

The Stow girls basketball program has experienced a great deal of success under head coach Robert Podges, and he's happy to have leaders like Lauren on the squad to prove that experience and know how on the practice floor and on game days.

Turshak explained she is more of a leader by example, but won't shy away from being vocal and encouraging her teammates.

"I lead by example with my energy and encouraging attitude," she says.

In addition to being a two sport athlete at Stow, Lauren also is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as a mentor for special needs children.

She plans on studying nursing at either the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, or the Ohio State University upon graduation in the spring of this year.

This week, the 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is John Williams from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

John is a standout basketball player under head coach Dru Joyce and his famed Irish hoops program. The senior basketball star has tremendous respect for Joyce and his other coaches, and he has really enjoyed his stay at St. V.

On the floor, John tries to pattern his game after such stars like Dr. J and Allen Iverson.

After high school, John has already made the decision to continue his academic and athletic career at Robert Morris University. He will be majoring in Sports Psychology.

When he’s not on the hardwood, John is a member of Irish Athletes for Christ and Peer Ministry. He also volunteers his time with the Salvation Army’s Toys For Tots program.

Friday, 23 December 2016 06:57

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Ed Suber

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

Ed is sophomore standout wrestler for the Blue Devils, with sights of wrestling long after high school. Iowa City may be Ed’s future residence, as that is the home of the Hawkeyes. His dream is to don the black-and-gold, and he’ll see to it that it happens.

In what limited free time he has, Ed will spend time with his friends and family, and will put it some extra study time, as well.

Congratulations, Ed, and best of luck at Tallmadge and in the future!

Friday, 23 December 2016 06:12

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Jada Wright

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Jada Wright, a senior basketball player from CVCA High School.

She says her coaches and teammates have grown closer on and off the court throughout her time with the Royals.

"It's just wonderful to go out and play with them every Wednesday and Saturday, and even during practice," she explained.

Wright says each student athlete has a specific role on the team, and as a senior,it's her job to keep the rest of her teammates are energized throughout the game.

"I bring a lot of vocal energy to the floor and I am always encouraging my teammates," she says.

Jada is a three-sport athlete for CVCA in volleyball, basketball, and track.

Wright says her goal is to become a better teammate each day, and for her team to finish first or second in conference play.

We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.

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

Jordan is the point guard for the Panthers basketball team, and she absolutely loves the game. She and her teammates feed off their coach, Tucker Pappas, and the intensity and work ethic he preaches.

Jordan’s work ethic is evident, both on and off the court. Her favorite subject in school is math, and since she’s only a junior, Jordan is keeping her options open as far as college goes.

A player Jordan looks up to is also a point guard, Sue Bird, who plays for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA.

We here at WAKR wish Jordan the best through her junior year and on into college.

Friday, 16 December 2016 06:58

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Joe Pavlak

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Wadsworth senior swimmer Joe Pavlak is the WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week for December 16th-December 23rd.

Joe has been selected as a High School Heisman Trophy finalist for his great work in the tanks, classroom and the community. Pavlak finds out this month if he will receive the national award.

"It was really something as I just started filling out some papers, I applied and then I kept getting word that I was advancing through the process, pretty cool" said Pavlak.

Joe is a member of Wadsworth High School's Student Council and a member of the National honor Society. He will look to get into Pre-Med once he goes to college.

"My family has a good history in medicine so it is something I really want to do" said Pavlak.

Pavlak is a four year member of the swim team at Wadsworth and races in the breast stroke. He finished in the top eight in the state as a junior and looks to improve on that this spring. He is a three time All-Suburban League selection.

Joe is a lifeguard at the Wadsworth YMCA

This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Rachel Chessar from Archbishop Hoban High School.

Rachel is a standout basketball player for the Knights, and is currently in her senior year. She has been an active participant in basketball since her freshman year at Hoban.

Off the basketball court, Rachel is close with her family and is very active in the community. She is a eucharistic minister at her church and volunteers at St. Barnabas, as well as being a member of the Siblings Club.

After graduation, Rachel will be attending Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a big Cleveland Cavaliers fan, and her favorite player is point guard Kyrie Irving.

Congratulations, Rachel, and best of luck in your future!

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