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Mooney’s Love named state’s best on defense

Published: Wed, November 30, 2011 @ 12:09 a.m.

Staff report

Junior linebacker Courtney Love of Cardinal Mooney, who will be playing in the state championship game on Friday, has been named co-defensive player in Division III by The Associated Press.

Love (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) shares the honor with Adolphus Washington of Cincinnati Taft and Najee Murray of Steubenville.

The All-Ohio teams are voted on by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters around the state.

Love was joined on the Div. III first team by teammate Austin Trgovcich, a 6-3, 290 senior offensive lineman.

The Cardinals (10-3) will play Springfield Shawnee (14-0) for the state championship at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.

Two other Mooney players were named to the All-Ohio team: Defensive back Ryan Farragher (6-2, 185), a senior, was named third team, and Marcus McWilson was selected special mention.

Also named to the team, as special mention honorees, were Darius Harris, Frank Saban and Patrick Barrett of Niles; Jordan Voitus of Poland; and Anthony Pesce, Jeremy Kerola and Tyler Karabin of Hubbard.

In Div. IV, Girard senior quarterback Dan Graziano and Brookfield running back Ryan Mosora were named second team on offense. Graziano, a 5-10, 185 quarterback, led the Indians to a 9-1 record and a berth in the playoffs. Mosora (5-11, 185, junior) led the Warriors to similar achievements.

Girard was also represented by senior kicker David Meigs (5-10, 170) on the third team and special mention honorees Alex Walp, Ahmad Eggleston and A.J. Devore.

Brookfield’s Mark Hiner and Jimmy Quinlan were also selected special mention.

LaBrae was represented by third team honorees Paul Zigmont (6-1, 180, junior) on the defensive line, and Zack Miller (5-9, 185, senior) at linebacker, and Matt Szorady was named special mention.

Also selected special mention were Elijah Henderson and Austin Haines of Lakeview, and Cody Dillon of Newton Falls.


1taxme(361 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Where did Courtney Love go to grade school? Just asking!

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2mopar10(5 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Congrats Mr. Love, well deserved! as for the grade school that this young man went to, what difference does it make Cardinal Mooney is on the southside of Youngstown and I know for a fact that Mr. Love was born, raised and never left the Southside, this kid knew he was going to Mooney since birth trust me.

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3Max(98 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Actually, Courtney Love attended St. Luke's grade school. Any other questions, TaxMe?

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4cs713(5 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Courtney, Austin, Ryan and the ENTIRE Mooney football team has worked VERY hard to get where they are. They have all played since they were little boys and have practiced hard to develop the skills they have. Each and every one of those boys have mutual respect for each other and everyone around them. I am very proud and happy that they have EARNED the spot for this championship title. The coaches and support staff as well as the teaches and administraters at Cardinal Mooney are kind caring and work together to build the strength and character that these boys all have.
As far as the comments that Mooney pulls the best players to play and win..I have watched all of these boys grow up since they started off with flag football. There are a lot of schools in this entire area that have a players with a lot of talent. It doesnt only take talent to win. It takes the coaching physically and mentally to win!

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5realfan63(19 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Finding out that Love went to a Catholic grade school won't stop the bashing, after all, maybe the Catholics could tell that he was going to be a good player when he was 6 yrs old. Maybe they "recruited" him at age 6!!
Or maybe, like most of the CMHS and UHS kids, he and his parents never considered another school. Maybe the combination of academics and athletics at those schools was all that was needed.

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6LeoFibanacci(19 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Realfan63, keep selling the myth that Mooney and Ursuline academics are superior to public schools. Nothing like playing D-III playoffs with D-I talent. Woohoo!

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7BHS83(7 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Graduate Information

Class of 2011
149 Graduates

Pursuing some form of post-secondary education 98%
Attending a 4 or 2 year college or university 145
Students accepting scholarships 85
Amount of monies offered $12+ million
Passed the Ohio Graduation Test 100%

National Merit Information 1986-2011
Finalist - 27
Commended - 61

Need I say more!! We are Mooney!!

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8BHS83(7 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations Courtney!! You are truely a great young man, on and off the field!! Keep up the good work!

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