Following a successful spring sports season for Rootstown, the Rover athletes gathered in the high school gymnasium to honor the best and the brightest of track, baseball and softball.

Keith Weasch, Rootstown High School athletic director, thanked the coaches, athletes and parents for their dedication as the recipients were announced for each sport.

Girls Track: Meaghan Hahn, varsity Most Valuable Player; Debbie Vogt, outstanding distance runner; Jenna Atkinson, RPMA Award; Emily Drago, coaches award; Alexis Washington, outstanding freshman.

Boys Track: Logan Carpenter, varsity MVP; Evan Piscitani, best distance — outstanding freshman; Jett Paulus, best distance; Gavin Schlaubach, best sprinter; Josh Vogt, most improved award; Caleb Donovan, most improved award; Roger Williams, coaches award.

Softball: Karlie Duvall, varsity MVP; Savannah Stefancik, junior varsity MVP; Layla Lauck, varsity offensive MVP; Sarah Caruso, varsity defensive MVP; Dominique Rimar, junior varsity most improved; Natalie Sellers, coaches award; Ava Brunty, outstanding freshman.

Baseball: Ben Shank, varsity MVP; Thayne Ocel, varsity MVP; Ryan Bender, junior varsity MVP; Kaden Grubbs, junior varsity MVP; Giovanni Sibbio, best defensive player; Jacob Caruso, most improved award; Cameron Miller, Rootstown’s Mr. Baseball; Adam Beery, outstanding freshman.

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It’s a Strawberry Festival to end the public dinners hosted by the First Congregational Church of Rootstown.

On Saturday, the church lawn will be filled with strawberry offerings including strawberry pie, strawberry sundaes, strawberry shortcake and chocolate covered strawberries. Hot dogs and sloppy joes complete the menu.

The annual festival also includes a raffle for theme gift baskets.

Games for children, face painting and corn hole contests are also available.

The event will move inside the church if it rains so strawberries are available for all despite the weather.

The church is located at S.R. 44 and Tallmadge Road.

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Contact Susan Jenior at 330-206-9083 or golffam2@neo.rr.com