Hornets News · Vote Now for Highland! North Gateway Tire Co October Athlete of the Month

Hornets fans! It’s time to vote for the October North Gateway Tire Co Athlete of the Month. Nominated for Highland High School this month is:

Cole Koch – Soccer – Highland HS

Cole has been our engine this year. The team has keyed on his energy and he adds a completely different element to the game when he’s playing at his best. Down the stretch, Cole scored some big goals for the Hornets. He also battled through a nasty foot injury and simply refused to sit on the bench and watch. It was a truly an inspiring effort from a senior who wanted to help his team win in any way possible. Cole was our heart and soul.

Bella Delfino – Soccer – Highland HS

Being a leader, great worth ethic, and overall contributions throughout the season.

Ella Dinwiddle – Soccer – Highland HS

Contributions in games through assists and goals scored. Being creative and humble with her contributions.

Gabby Phillips – Soccer – Highland HS

Overcoming injury and helping in the final third of the season with hard work and assists in key games.

Click here to Vote now! Voting closes at 11:59 on Thursday, November 19. The winning male & female athlete will receive a certificate courtesy of North Gateway Tire Co.

Area Nominees:


Luke Hensley – Football – Medina HS

Luke helped lead the Medina Battling Bee football team to its first ever Regional Championship game in school history. This historic playoff run included back-to-back victories over Saint Edward and Saint Ignatius.

Luke finished this season with 66 receptions for 1,039 yards and 15 TD catches. In the month of October (5 games), he compiled 33 receptions for 479 yards and 6 TD catches. Against Saint Edward he finished with 6 catches for 63 yards and 3 TDs and against Saint Ignatius he hauled in 10 catches for 186 yards and 2 TDs.

Jonathon Stahl – Cross Country – Buckeye HS

Jonathan had an outstanding junior season, finishing it out with a 17:58 personal best at the GLC conference and GLC honorable mention.

Kyle Scherette – Football – Brunswick HS

Kyle is an all-around player as he plays on Offense and Defense! This season Kyle had 48 total tackles (24 Solo and 24 assisted), 3 tackles for loss, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown! On offense, Kyle plays wide receiver, and this season he had 8 receptions for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns! Kyle is one of the team captains and was a key part in the success of the Blue Devils going 6-3 this season!

Justin Rupanovic – Soccer – Buckeye HS

Scored the first goal and also 1 assist in Buckeye’s first playoff game against Cloverleaf. Also, has the highest GPA of all seniors.

Part of team defensive line that have posted 10 shutouts this season.


Jenna Razavi – Cross Country – Medina HS

Jenna qualified as an individual runner for the OHSAA Division I Cross Country State Championships by finishing in 28th place at the Boardman Regional Meet. She finished in 3rd place in her section race at the District Meet. Jenna finished in 5th place at the GCC Championships at Strongsville High School to earn All-GCC honors. She also finished in 8th place at the Medina Festival (Gold Division) earlier in the month.

Alexa Mackey – Soccer – Brunswick HS

Earlier this month in a win over Euclid, Alexa tied the school record for goals in a game with 5! Then this past Monday, October 26th in an OHSAA playoff game, Alexa scored the team’s only goal vs. North Royalton in a 1-0 victory!