ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Edgewood’s Hayden Kanicki etched his name in the county basketball history books quite a few times this past season.
The senior helped guide the Warriors to a 24-2 record, an All-American Conference Blue Tier title and a Division III district championship, Edgewood’s first since 1991. He became the fifth player in program history to reach 1,000 career points during an AAC matchup at Campbell Memorial on Feb. 1.
He is now a two-time Ashtabula County boys basketball Player of the Year.
“It feels good. I feel like I don't deserve it, though, because we played so well as a team this year and it wasn’t just me,” Kanicki said shortly after Edgewood coach John Bowler informed him of the news during the Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation’s Senior Classic earlier this month. “Everyone contributed every game and we got it done as a team night in and night out. I do feel honored about it, though. It does feel good.”
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.