Bay High fall sports teams had fantastic seasons this year. Congratulations to all the teams and good luck on your upcoming games and competitions. Go Rockets! Photos Credit: @BayAthletics
The Bay High boys soccer team has once again fashioned an excellent season by advancing to the OHSAA Div. II state tournament this week. The Rockets (18-1-2) faced Richfield Revere (16-2-3) in the state semis Wednesday and would advance to meet the winner of Cincinnati Summit Country Day (14-6-0) – Columbus St. Francis DeSales (18-3-0) at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus this Saturday. Another landmark season for the Band of Brothers, Bay captured the school’s 30th district title on this year’s tournament trail.
The Bay High girls soccer team has advanced to the Final Four in this week’s OHSAA Div. II state soccer tournament. Bay Village (13-5-3) met Mentor Lake Catholic (13-5-1) at Nordonia High School Tuesday in the state semis and would advance to meet the winner of the No. 6 Cincinnati Indian Hill (16-2-3) vs. No. 9 Sunbury Big Walnut (14-2-4) contest in the Division II State Championship game this Friday, at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
The Bay High football team lodged another great season in 2018 – winning a Great Lake Conference co-championship and advancing to the OHSAA Div. III playoffs. Bay lost its playoff opener to Sandusky last Friday at Bay High, but ended the season with an excellent 8-3 record. The Rockets made their GLC co-championship official the final night of the regular season when they rallied to beat Valley Forge, 14-13, after rallying from a 13-0 halftime deficit. Bay also beat arch-rival Rocky River, 21-16, for another signature win.
One week after winning the 2018 GLC Championship, Bay High School’s Ivan Slyepkan was able to take control of the District 5000 meter race at about the halfway point and pull away from Woodridge’s All Ohio runner Micah Blair in the last quarter mile to earn the victory at the Youngstown Regional. Khaled Hamil in 4th and Jude Ault in 7th, helped Ivan lead the team to a second place finish behind perennial Ohio State Champion Woodridge. Will Warren, 11th and Everest McKenna finishing 22nd, completed the Rocket’s scoring. Another big year for the Bay runners – congratulations!