Varsity, JV Academic Challenge teams win championships

Hoban's Academic Challenge teams finished the regular schedule with power on March 15. The varsity team brought home the championship trophy for the fall season and the runner-up trophy for the spring season with an overall record of 13-2. 

Senior Owen Kovalik was awarded the Summit County League Player of the Year gold medal with a personal tally of 12 games, in which he contributed over 100 points and a league record-breaking 200-point game. He was well assisted this year by senior Jonathan Popa and juniors Rachael Rice, Maddie Mlachak and Stephen Matko.

The JV team also brought home their league championship and a record of 12-1 with excellent play by juniors Katie Elliott and Lexi Hart, sophomore Ryan Yovichin and freshmen Annie Fuhrer, Alyssa Garfinkle, Ingrid Kovalik and Logan Miavez.

The varsity moves on to regionals on April 17 and has also earned an invitation to the National High School NAQT tournament in May.