Congratulations to Brandon Taylor!!

On October 3, 2013, in RASBC, by rasb

He is featured on the front page of today’s sports page in the Akron Beacon Journal!!

Defender Brandon Taylor combines ability, composure to help Revere boys soccer earn No. 1 ranking in Division II

By Michael Beaven
Beacon Journal sports writer

Published: October 2, 2013 – 02:39 PM | Updated: October 3, 2013 – 06:50 AM

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Revere’s Brandon Taylor juggles the ball against Copley in the first half of a soccer game at Copley High School on Sept. 24. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Revere senior Brandon Taylor is undecided about his future in college.
He is clear about the present with the Minutemen boys soccer team.
“We want to win the Suburban League outright, which we should do if we finish with a couple of more wins,” Taylor said. “We just take it one game at a time, really. We want to win sectional, district, regional and get to the state championship and win.”
Revere has finished as the Division II state runner-up twice (2010, 2011) during Taylor’s career, and was a district finalist in 2012.
Taylor, in his fourth year as a starter at defender, is hoping this season will end with a state championship trophy. Revere is ranked No. 1 in the Division II state coaches poll and has a 13-0-1 overall record and a 6-0-0 Suburban League mark. The Minutemen have outscored opponents 73-4 and have allowed goals in only two matches this season.
Revere boys soccer coach Sandor Jakab says Taylor, 18, is a key component to the Minutemen’s attack as a tri-captain with senior goalkeeper Joel Gerberich and senior midfielder Chase Somple.
“Brandon is a stable influence to the team,” Jakab said. “He is a composed player who doesn’t get ruffled by situations. He is a player that obviously has the ability to do whatever you would like to be done with the ball. The fact that he has that composure and mental toughness allows him to play. Players often have the ability, but don’t have the mental strength to be able to play under the kind of pressure and adversity that it takes. Brandon is a unique player.”
Taylor’s skill set has caught the attention of colleges, and a scholarship could be in his future.
“I am mostly looking at West Virginia,” Taylor said. “I had a visit there [Sunday] and watched their game [against Akron]. They like me. They want to see me again, and if they like that then I think they will offer me something probably.”
Taylor, who is 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, has a 3.3 grade-point average and earned a 26 on the ACT. Ohio State, Bowling Green and others also have shown interest.
“Brandon is an excellent student academically,” Jakab said. “As far as personality, he is a low-key, quiet person. He does have a sense of humor. He takes a little while to open up, but with that said, he is a great person and well liked by everybody in the school.”
Taylor plans to major in business or accounting in college, but before that he and his teammates have some work to do at the high school level.
“The presence is the leadership,” Jakab said of Taylor. “When he is out there you know that you have a direction with the team and you know that he has the capability to lead a team and takes it where it needs to go. Players feed off of that positive that he brings to the table. The mental strength to deal with situations and the composure he brings forces others to really step up and not let up because you don’t want to let a player like that down. You want to make sure you support him and do everything you can.”
Revere has wins this season over Perrysburg (at Columbus Crew Stadium) and several area teams including rivals Copley and Green. Its draw came against Bay Village Bay.
Taylor said he likes to “keep the ball down, but if I see something open over the top I will go with it.” As a defender, his primary concern is not giving up possession.
Taylor, Gerberich and Somple are key seniors along with Andrew Robinson, Jordan Marich, Nolan Dyko, Blake Easterling and Brian Gillette for the Minutemen.
Junior Luke Kasson is an impact player along with sophomores John Sternasty, Mark Oleson, Daniel Branch and Simon Kirkendall.
“I think this is the strongest team we have had in my four years,” Taylor said.
Revere, which is 68-5-6 since 2010, concludes the regular season with matches at home against Canfield on Saturday and at Wadsworth on Tuesday before starting tournament play.
 

Girls soccer: Revere 1, CVCA 1

On October 1, 2013, in Uncategorized, by rasb

By Jeff Brewer                                                                                     Special to the Beacon Journal

Published: September 30, 2013 – 11:45 PM                           | Updated: October 1, 2013 – 09:42 AM

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                                  Revere’s Alexis Espinal (left) reaches around Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy’s Kim VanBuskirk for the ball in the first period of a game at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Monday in Cuyahoga Falls. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
                          
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Revere senior striker Amanda Gallo fully expects to play Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy again in the district tournament.That was the prevailing sentiment after the visiting Minutemen and the Royals played to a 1-1 draw Monday night in a thrilling girls soccer match.The sectional-district brackets are put together Sunday.

Trailing 1-0, Revere equalized with 19:22 left in the game when senior midfielder Maddie Holvey blasted home a shot from 40 yards out. It caught CVCA goalkeeper Lauren Lichty by surprise and slid under the cross bar.

“It picked up our spirits,” said Gallo, now receiving some Division I recruiting interest. “We were like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got this.’ ”

What ensued from that point until the final tick on the clock had every bit the feel of a district championship game.

“All of the momentum switched to their side,” CVCA coach Bob Adamov said. “So, to be able to hold on, I was happy to come out with a tie.”

Revere (8-2-2) was relentless in sustaining its attack, and kept Lichty under siege.

“If we had played with that intensity through the whole game, and no disrespect to CVCA, but I think we would have won,” Revere coach Dave Howson said. “I’m not going to complain, especially going a goal down.”

A shot from freshman Audrey Harding glanced off the crossbar.

A shot from Gallo deflected off the post.

“It was difficult for CVCA to break out of their half,” Howson said. “Most of the action the last 20 minutes was down at their goal, and maybe we have to work at finishing in practice, but I was very pleased with our effort and attitude.”

With less than eight minutes play, five straight corner kicks during a four-minute stretch, kept CVCA flailing to clear the ball.

“We outshot them by a lot,” Gallo said. “But, we couldn’t finish.”

Adamov was especially proud of Lichty’s performance, given she is an emergency substitute with the team’s first two keepers injured.

“She came up to me and said, ‘I’ll do whatever it takes for the team,’ ” Adamov said.

Lichty, a top reserve field player, had virtually no goalkeeping experience when she volunteered to fill the void.

“I played [goalie] a little bit in pee wee league, but that really doesn’t count,” she said.

The Royals (8-3-1) scored at 7:10 of the first half when senior center midfielder Katherine Kouzelos slipped a pass ahead to sophomore wing Kim VanBuskirk, who scored from a tough, right-to-left angle by getting the ball inside the back post.

“Katherine’s been our offensive catalyst for the last two or three years,” Adamov said.

With perennial state power Walsh Jesuit moving up to Division I, the Division II bracket is going to be wide open. CVCA and Revere are pegged among the contenders.

Asked if she thought she’d see Revere again, Kouzelos said, “Yes, definitely. And it’s going to be a really good game.”

Read the high school blog at http://www.ohio.com/preps.

 

By MICHAEL BEAVEN Published: September 18, 2013

The Superintendents of the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg City School Districts will recommend to their Boards of Education that their district accept an invitation to join the newly reconfigured Suburban League effective the 2015-2016 school year.
The four school districts are expecting to have a vote next week to finalize the decision.
The Suburban League also invited Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Aurora, Kent Roosevelt and Barberton so it can form two-eight team divisions of similar enrollment. If approved, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg  will be in the larger school division along with Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Nordonia, and Wadsworth.
Schools invited to compete in the smaller school division are Copley, Cloverleaf, Highland, Tallmadge, Revere, Barberton, Kent Roosevelt and Aurora.
The expanded Suburban League will offer the opportunity for large and small school division cross-over for league and non-league play where appropriate, and a tighter geographic area for play when considering middle of the week contests for many sports and for middle school, freshman and junior varsity competition.
The Superintendents of Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg issued a joint statement that says: “The Suburban League Large Division schools have played each other in competition in years past. This move allows us to revive exciting rivalries and build great relationships in this newly expanded league. These relationships will also help foster healthy competition for our students both in the classroom and on the field. The close proximity of these schools will allow our fans, teams and band to cut down on travel time and expenses and is in the best interest of our students.”
 

2013-14 Revere Youth Wrestling Sign-Ups

On September 17, 2013, in Uncategorized, by rasb

2013-14 Revere Youth Wrestling Sign-Ups 

WHEN: Wednesday September 25th  and October 16th, 2013
7:00 – 8:00 PM
 
WHERE: Revere HS Auditorium Hallway
 
COST: $140.00 (second child $70.00)
 
*Make checks payable to Revere Youth Wrestling
 
 
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Coach Patrick Scavuzzo 
Dan Mosher
Revere High School Math Faculty
Head Varsity Wrestling Coach
 

Eric Moats Being Honored

On September 11, 2013, in Uncategorized, by rasb

Eric Moats, long time athletic trainer for Revere retired in the spring.  He will be honored during halftime of the football game on Thursday.

 

REVERE GET OPENING DAY WIN FOR FIRST YEAR COACH

By Hayden Hajdu on August 30, 2013 11:43 p.m.

With a new look on offense and a stingy defense, Revere scores 55 points to open up the 2013 season.
Revere scores on their first offensive series and never looks back.  Jr. starting Quarterback Zeck Lehman was 10 of 13 passing for 313 yards and 3 TD’s.  Jr. Nick Zimmerman hauled in 4 passes for 104 yards and 3 touchdowns (two rushing).  Jr. Zack Lalkowski was on the receiving end of 3 passes for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Sr. Austin Hawkins had a great all around game with 2 receptions for 61 yards and was the team’s leading rusher with 56 yards on 8 carries and a touchdown.   Revere used a well balance attack piling up 550 yards total offense.
Defensively Revere was very aggressive totaling 7 sacks and limiting Buckeye to under 12 minutes of total time of possession.
Final score: Revere 55 | Buckeye 7
 

Revere Youth Sports Recycles!

On September 3, 2013, in Uncategorized, by rasb

Revere Youth Sports Recycles!

Sports programs across the country have been dealing with the same rising costs and aging equipment issues and “registration fees” can only go so far.  This year, we’ve found a way to supplement our finances and we need some SUPERHERO’s to help us out.

Revere Youth Sports is participating in a Recycling Program! This fundraiser is FREE and simple because there’s nothing to sell, no paperwork to fill out and no deadline. The program runs year-round, accumulating constant income for the many improvements we can make for all of our participants.

Please HELP our cause by giving us your empty printer cartridges and cell phones.  We’ll take it from there!  All components will be recycled and nothing will end up in the landfills.  Last year alone, more than 500 million cartridges were discarded from offices and homes, while 125 million cell phones were tossed or replaced.  So as you think about Back-to-School or changing your phone, be a SUPERHERO and help us collect.  All proceeds will be used to help keep our sports program updated with the latest uniform and equipment needs.

To help us out – many local businesses are stepping in by participating.  While visiting any of the below, please bring your printer cartridges & cell phones and look for our drop-bins.  The locations are:

  • Acme Fresh Market – 3979 Medina Rd,  Montrose
  • Colonial Pharmacy – 1915 N Cleveland-Massillon Rd,  Bath
  • Constantine’s Nursery & Garden Center – 2518 Brecksville Rd, Richfield
  • Corkscrew Johnny’s – 2542 Brecksville Rd,  Richfield
  • Gasoline Alley – 870 N Cleveland-Massillon Rd,  Akron
  • Musketeer’s Bar & Grille – 3027 Brecksville Rd,  Richfield
  • Smith Bros Garden Center (RB Stout) – 1285 N Cleveland-Massillon Rd,  Bath
  • Subway – 4174 Wheatley Rd,  Richfield
  • Yoga Bliss – 3045 Smith Rd,  Fairlawn

PLEASE HELP.  We ask that you make your athlete or cheerleader aware of this and Dad’s and Mom’s,  think beyond your home!  Believe it or not – businesses can support this program too and we request you find out how your office can help.  Just think – we can raise money and you can help without spending a cent.  Each of the businesses above will be visited twice weekly.  We will collect, submit – and issue progress reports on how we’re doing.  Remember, if you don’t help, we cannot win! 

If you have office locations that want their own boxes – we can make those available as well with FREE prepaid shipping labels sent, sent directly to your business, organization, or facility within the continental United States.  Business supporters simply need to load boxes, apply the FREE prepaid shipping label and give it to your UPS driver. If you work for a company that may be interested in supporting us, please call FundingFactory toll-free at 1.888.883.8237. Give the customer service representative our organization identification number, [ID# 334811] and they’ll set you up to support our account.

If you have any questions about this great opportunity, please feel free to email me at brad.garrison2@roadrunner.com  We thank you for your support!

The Revere Youth Football Program

 

 

By Michael Beaven
Beacon Journal sports writer

Published: August 20, 2013 – 04:52 PM | Updated: August 21, 2013 – 07:01 AM

Green High School sports teams will soon be heading south more instead of north.
Green Superintendent Jeff Miller said Tuesday that the Bulldogs will be leaving the Suburban League to join the Federal League beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
“I am announcing my recommendation to the board that Green join the Federal League in ’15-’16,” Miller said. “The board meeting is this coming Monday.”
Miller said he gave the situation considerable thought and talked with others at Green.
“I conferred with [Green Principal] Cindy Brown, [Green Athletic Director] Bruce Johnson, numerous community stakeholders and got input from our coaches,” Miller said. “Certainly Bruce, Cindy, [Assistant Principal] Erich Muzi and [Assistant Prinicpal] Bill Bridenthal were involved heavily in gathering the information and bringing me up to speed on this.”
Miller said the vote will go to the five-person board Monday. Green will continue to compete in the Suburban League in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
“I have the utmost respect for the Suburban League, Commissioner Keith Walker and all the member schools,” Miller said. “There was an athletic meeting earlier [Tuesday] where they were notified in person.
“I have also crafted letters that have gone out to the superintendents, principals and athletic directors at the schools.”
Miller said he “looked at it from a lot of different angles, with one of the prime ones being this is the best possible experience for our student-athletes.”
He also said proximity, natural rivalries with neighboring communities in the Federal League and getting students home earlier to focus on their studies after athletic events were important aspects.
A league of seven
Green, a school in southern Summit County, will join a Federal League that features nearby Stark County schools Canton McKinley, GlenOak, Jackson, Lake, North Canton Hoover and Perry.
“We are very excited about this decision,” Federal League Commissioner Joe Eaton said. “The Federal League couldn’t be happier. That was our mission when we started all of this. Of all the schools we talked to, we were hoping Green would be a player with us. We think it is a win-win for Green and the six schools in Stark County.”
Eaton said at this point the Federal League will move forward with seven schools but would discuss a possible eighth school.
“We will sit down and talk with our seven members, which includes Green, and see where we go,” Eaton said. “We will talk about sticking with seven or going to eight. Right now, we are happy at seven. I would like to sit back and relax at this point. It has been a long process.
“Green did their due diligence for their students, parents and coaches. I know a lot of people were talking and saying Green was playing the Suburban League against the Federal League and vice versa, but that was not the case. This was not an easy decision for Green. They looked at their options and came to this conclusion that it was time to move on. I also see this as a win for the middle school programs. It is just a perfect fit for all. A great move for Green and a great move for the Federal League.”
A league of 16?
Green is a charter member of the Suburban League, which was started in 1949, and will leave behind Copley, Nordonia, Revere and Tallmadge of Summit County and Cloverleaf, Highland and Wadsworth of Medina County.
Walker said the other seven schools are firm with their commitments to the Suburban League.
“Green delivered that information to us at a meeting in person, which was very nice of them,” Walker said. “Their superintendent then made the decision public.
“We have another meeting set for next Monday at 9 a.m., and it will involve the principals and athletic directors of the seven school members and we will put together an action plan on how we move forward.”
Walker said the seven Suburban League holdovers talked about the possibility of adding other schools that are currently in other leagues.
Walker said 13 schools have varying levels of interest in joining the Suburban League. The 13 schools are Medina, Hudson, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Solon, Twinsburg, Barberton, Kent Roosevelt, Aurora, Kenston and Ravenna.
“An email went out to all of those schools today and we will move as quickly as possible forward,” Walker said. “We let them know that we will be back in touch with them as soon as we can. Highland Principal Dana Addis is the outgoing Suburban League president, and he is going to host the upcoming meeting.”
Walker said the plan is to have a revamped Suburban League that will feature 16 schools, with two conferences/divisions of eight schools. Enrollment figures would divide the schools into big and small groupings.
Even though Green is moving in a different direction, it still would like to play Suburban League schools in the future once it leaves the league.
“We are looking to continue our rivalries with Suburban League schools,” Miller said. “They would be nonleague games, but absolutely we would like to continue to play against Suburban League schools.”
Wadsworth’s new Athletic Director Brad Musgrave and former Athletic Director Rich Berlin each said that the Grizzlies are staying in the Suburban League.
“Wadsworth is committed to the Suburban League,” Musgrave said. “We just found out at the league meeting about Green’s decision.”
 

The Revere Board of Education sincerely thanks the Revere Booster Club and it’s members for the Scoreboard in the High School Gym and funds to support the Athletic program.

Click here to read the letter.

 

Revere Youth Sports Recycles!

On August 23, 2013, in Uncategorized, by rasb