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Nine sign to continue athletic careers

April 26, 2018
By Jim McCreary, Town Crier , The Town Crier

Nine Spartan athletes sign their national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college last week.

Holden Lipke will attend Case Western Reserve to play basketball. Holden was a 1st Team AAC Selection, 1st Team District 1 Selection and scored over 1,000 points in his career, the first boy to reach that milestone in 27 years.

Mike Melewski is headed to Geneva College to play basketball. Melewski was a 2nd team AAC Selection, and 1st Team District 1 selection. He is a three-sport athlete also playing football and baseball.

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Nine BHS Student Athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level. Seated (L-R): Keyshawn Colmon, John Carroll, football; Bob Toth, John Carroll, football; Holden Lipke, Case Western Reserve, basketball; Mike Melewski, Geneva, basketball; Sarah Murray, Clarion, Swimming; Callen Aulizia, Naval Academy, Swimming; Paige Dill, Geneva, Softball; Abby Ankrom, College of St. Joseph-Vermont; Casey Zaitzew, Youngstown State, Track and Cross Country. Standing (R-L) Anne Bott, Asst Principal; Cindy Fernback, Principal; David Kornbau, Asst Principal; Moris Jadue, Asst Principal; Timothy Saxton, Superintendent; Denise Gorski, Athletic Director

Sarah Murray will attend Clarion University to continue her swimming career. She earned 1st Team AAC First Team honors and was selected to the Northeast Aquatic Conference All-Star Team in 2016 and 2017.

Callen Aulizia will attend the Naval Academy to pursue his swimming career. He is a three-time All American and is on the Boardman school record board in 4 different events. He qualified for the State Championship Swim Meet the past three years, placing in the top 8 in 4 individual and three relay events.

Abby Ankrom will continue playing soccer at the College of St. Joseph in Vermont. She played on the girls soccer team for four years, lettering three of those years.

Keyshawn Colmon will attend John Carroll University to play football. He was a starting wide receiver for the Spartans and played basketball for Boardman.

Bob Toth will also attend John Carroll University to play football. He was a three-year starter at center, named captain this year, and earned 1st Team AAC League honors.

Casey Zaitzew is headed for YSU to run track and cross country. Casey is a three-time Mahoning County Champion and three-time regional qualifier in the 3200 meter run. She has also qualified to the Regional CC Meet the past three years.

Paige Dill has been the starting catcher for the Spartans for 4 years and earned 2nd Team All-AAC Honors last year. She has caught nearly 100 games in the four years she has lettered as a Spartan.



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