Hoover’s 71 dominates Day 1 Joe Dickey junior finals

Kaitlyn Hoover 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.

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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


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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


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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


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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