Top seeds win quarterfinals
The Patriot Athletic Conference’s eighth-grade boys basketball tournament’s top four seeds won quarterfinals Saturday.
Clearview, Firelands, Buckeye and Oberlin all advanced.
Marcus Martin’s 13 points led the top-seeded Clippers to a 38-19 win over eighth-seeded Brookside. Demetrius De Almeida and Jamel Billings added nine and eight points for the Clippers, while Jules Gray’s eight points paced the Cardinals.
Nathan Kovach scored nine points to pace the fourth-seeded Falcons to a 39-34 win over fifth-seeded Wellington. Aaron Alston and Colin Myers contributed eight points apiece for the Falcons, and Patrick Brightbill added six.
Trey Bealer’s scored 10 points for the Dukes.
Michael Doerge’s nine points paced the third-seeded Bucks to their 33-27 win over sixth-seeded Fairview. Joey Bartinelli added eight points for the Bucks, and Garrett Rivett and Braeden Stauffer each had six. Josh Filkill’s six topped the Warriors.
Zion Hicks scored 12 points to lead the second-seeded Phoenix to a 27-23 win over seventh-seeded Keystone. David Payne III contributed seven points for the Phoenix, while Donald Johnson added six. Turner Campbell paced the Wildcats with six, Kyler Staller added five, and Trey Minnich and Jacob Sokolowski added four apiece.
Tournament semifinals will be Tuesday at South Amherst Middle School and will have Clearview playing Firelands at 4:30 p.m., followed by Oberlin vs. Buckeye at 5:45.
Denney leads Falcons 7th grade
Nick Denney’s 19 points led the South Amherst Middle School seventh-grade boys basketball team to a
44-16 win over Clearview Durling Middle School in a Patriot Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday.
Spencer Street added six points for the Falcons (12-4), and Michael Bansek, Corey Jones and Sam Dennis each contributed four.
Sheldon hits 20 as Falls downs Comets
Kasey Sheldon scored 20 points to lead Olmsted Falls (6-1 LEBL) to a 34-20 win over the Amherst Little Lady Comets (10-2, 5-2 LEBL) in sixth-grade basketball.
Audrey McConihe led the Comets with eight points while Kamryn Dziak and Alexis Pullin scored five and four, respectively.
Three Northwood wrestlers perfect
Three Northwood wrestlers went undefeated at the Akron North Dual Team Tournament over the weekend.
Faybyon Todd (122 pounds), Trevor Workman (160) and Eric Arnett (245) went 4-0.
Pioneers Jake Honaker (98) and Beau Gibson (134) had three wins, while Jake Pakeltis (142) and Tim Minnicch (205) each won a pair.
Rodney Mele (104), Josh Kefover (110), William Griffin (116) and Caleb Lewis (122) also had wins for Elyria.
Former owners back at county speedway
SOUTH AMHERST — Lorain County Speedway has announced that Kevin and Cara Bonnema will return as owners of the track this season.
Nick Giurukis has been appointed general manager and race director. Joe Caranci and Ray Dorko will serve as competition directors. Harry Walker and Brian Dolan will return as pit stewards, with Bobby Hayduk taking over flagman duties. The track opens its season April 20.