July 2, 2016

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District wrestling: Elyria’s Brendon Fenton gets highlight win, pin of opening round; Pioneers send eight to semifinals

PERRYSBURG — Every high school wrestler looks for a signature win that can help boost confidence, earn intimidation points and get social media websites buzzing. Elyria’s Brendon Fenton had such a victory Friday night during opening action at the Division I district tournament. The sophomore was winning a close match against Anthony Wayne junior Caleb Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria brothers Mikah and Brendan Price share a love of competition, dreams of making state

The Price brothers enjoy competing, whether it’s on the football field, on the wrestling mats or even in a martial arts dojo. “I started with karate when I was like 4 or 5 at Mr. Dee’s (in Elyria),” Mikah Price said. “Then my dad put us in wrestling, then it was football … he pretty Read More…

Sectional Wrestling: Elyria finishes runner-up to St. Edward — again — sends 13 wrestlers to district

WESTLAKE — High school wrestling fans have to be tired of watching St. Edward and Elyria grab the top two spots in every event they enter. Pioneers fans have to be tired of watching the Eagles always win it all. But that’s the way it went again Saturday as St. Edward captured its 41st straight Read More…

Sectional Wrestling: North Olmsted’s Kevin Kelly shooting for state after learning from brothers

North Olmsted junior Kevin Kelly learned about success from oldest brother Chris, learned about heart from middle brother Ricky and has taught himself a few things along the way. The 132-pounder will join dozens of area athletes Saturday at the Division I sectional tournament at Westlake High with hopes of advancing to next week’s district Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria improves on last year’s finish, but can’t get past St. Edward in state dual meet tournament

COLUMBUS — The pain was evident — inside and out — for the Elyria Pioneers on Sunday night in the OHSAA dual meet state tournament at St. John Arena. After a thrilling 41-21 win over Delaware Hayes in the quarterfinals and a huge rally for a 34-24 win over Brecksville in the semifinals, Elyria couldn’t keep Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls dominates on way to 1st outright Southwestern Conference championship since 2003

AVON — Olmsted Falls won the matches it was supposed to, won a few matches it wasn’t and went on to win it all. The Bulldogs finished with nine individual championships en route to winning the Southwestern Conference tournament title and the league’s outright championship for the first time since 2003 — and they did Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Elyria in fine form, facing high expectations heading into state Dual Team Tournament on Sunday

The Elyria Pioneers are expected to do better at the OHSAA state Dual Team Tournament than they did last season. If they meet the expectations, they will advance to the final as the No. 2 seed and possibly pull off the upset and win their first state title since 1973. Elyria is one of eight Read More…

H.S. Wrestling Notes: Assistant coach Jeremy Johnson giving Avon a boost

It’s hard to dispute that the level of wrestling in Lorain County has steadily risen over the last decade. While some might think it has a lot to do with the great coverage given to the sport by the local media, a more likely factor is the steady addition of top-tier assistant coaches. The county Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Class of 2016 selected, loaded with track stars

ELYRIA — The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame is getting a lot faster. The Hall selected its 45th class Monday night, and it’s dominated by track stars. The 2016 inductees are Elyria High track’s Mike Inge, Elyria Catholic track’s Jessica Patton, Elyria High volleyball’s Jenn Snyder-Larrick, Elyria High basketball’s Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz, Elyria High wrestling’s Tom Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Elyria continues winning ways in inaugural GCC tourney

EUCLID — The name of the conference tournament may have changed, but the result remained the same. It was all Elyria during the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference tournament Saturday afternoon, just a year after the Pioneers set the points record in the final installment of the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament. Elyria advanced 11 wrestlers into Read More…