Kaitlyn Hoover (pictured above) and Chaz Ekoniak fired power numbers Friday on Day 1 of the 36-hole ‘Joe’ Dickey Electric Greatest Golfer Championships.

Both used a great sunny day at Avalon Lakes as Hoover, of New Wilmington, went 71 to grab a 7-shot lead on her division. Struthers’ Ekoniak has a 3-shot lead over Thomas Pesa of Ursuline.

Day 2 of the Kreps Drywall u17 finals tees off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Squaw Creek, and will be joined by the 18-hole Dr. Flauto Championship of the u14 division.

Saturday tee times and Friday scores for u17s are at the bottom.


Four juniors champs were already crowned from Thursday’s Panera Long Drive / Par 3 Juniors Skills Shootout at Trumbull Country Club. Congrats to:

—   Par 3 Champ - Chaz Ekoniak, Struthers High, 9 feet, 5 inches from 140 yds out

—   Long Drive Champ - Nolan Froelich, Ursuline, 298 yards longest

—   Par 3 Champ- Luciana Masters, Hickory High, 5 feet 9 inches from 100 yards out

—   Long Drive Champ - Sophia Rivera, Boardman High School, 222 yards.


BOYS u17 Coaches Burger Bar

11:00                            Kyle Miller                   115                  Austintown Fitch High School              

                                    Anthony G Cesario       102                  Niles McKinley High School    

                                    Garrett Brajkovich        93                    Hubbard                                  

11:09                            Chase Forsyth               90                    Ursuline High School                           

                                    Zack Ross                     84                    Moon Area                              

                                    Caleb Domitrovich        84                    McDonald High School                        

11:18                            Nathan Kelly                83                    East Liverpool HS                                

                                    Mark Sowers                82                    Brecksville-Broadview Heights             

                                    Luke Rupeka                81                    Warren John F Kennedy                       

11:27                            Nolan Froelich              80                    Ursuline High School                           

                                    Thomas Pesa                 79                    Ursuline High School                           

                                    Chaz Ekoniak               76                    Struthers      


BOYS u14 Avalon Downtown Pizza                                                                                                                

11:36                            Michael (Mick) Ambrose          Canfield                                  

                                    Jackson Ensley                         Springfield                               

                                    Andrew LaPolla                                    Warren JFK                             

11:45                            Alexander Eckstein                   Cardinal Mooney                                 

                                    Santino Toscano                       Wilmington School District           

                                    Braeden Sallee                          Fitch                           

11:54                            Matthew Morrone                     Poland                         

                                    Dante Turner                            Cardinal Mooney                                 

                                    Chase Zelesnak                         Boardman                                

12:03                            Andrew Fredenburg                  Warren JFK                             

                                    Anthony “AJ” Battaglia             Poland Seminary                                  

                                    Christopher Sammartino            St. Charles                               


GIRLS u17 Magnolias on the Green                                                                                                         

12:12                            Cadence Elford             108      Canfield High School               

                                    Taylor Morrone             99        Canfield                      

12:21                            Madalyn Rauzan           98        Ursuline High School               

                                    Zoey Fick -Mills           92        Boardman                    

12:30                            Sophia Rivera               90        Boardman High School            

                                    Shaylee Muckleroy       88        West Branch                

                                    Matilyn Zines               82        United Local                

12:39                            Miya Cohol                  82        Canfield                      

                                    Jocelyn Zhao                78        Canfield                      

                                    Kaitlyn Hoover             71        Wilmington Area                                           


GIRLS u14 Ambrose Family Eye Care                                                                                                     

12:48                            Chloe Leskovac                        Canfield                                  

                                    Lindsey Hoover                        Wilmington Area                                 

                                    Alex Conley                             Canfield                                  

12:57                            Kate Sowers                             West Middlesex                       

                                    Aubree Philibin                         Canfield                                  

                                    Lorin Sam                                Canfield High School                           

1:06                             Gianna Ross                             Boardman High School                        

                                    Natalie Sawicki                         Canfield High School