May 5, 2016

Elyria
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High school wrestling notes: It’s time for the dual team tournament

The fourth annual Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament is set to begin and the event is quickly becoming one of the highlights of the high school season. The regional first-round and quarterfinals take place Wednesday, the regional semifinals and finals will be Feb. 3 and the eight regional champions in each division Read More…

High school wrestling: Three Pioneers take first as Elyria defends Bill Dies title; other area schools fare well, too

AKRON — Elyria defended its team championship, local wrestlers won the final four individual titles and all four area programs in the 46-team field finished in the top quarter of the standings. Yeah, you could say it was a good weekend for area wrestling at the 29th annual Bill Dies Memorial wrestling tournament at Akron Read More…

Midview’s Logan Bolin, who played and excelled all over the field, wins Golden Helmet Award after record-setting season

EATON TWP. — The list of statistics is long. The list of records is even longer. Midview senior wide receiver Logan Bolin continued to add to his resume Monday night at the Middies football banquet as he accepted award after award. Then came the final entry to cap his high school career — Bolin was Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon’s Max Bourque turns in dominating peformance on way to Perry Pin City title

PERRY — It might have taken a month, but Avon junior Max Bourque finally got a little payback. After going 3-0 in Friday’s round-robin pool play, Bourque used a pair of pins and a major decision to roll through the 132-pound championship bracket and capture the title at the Perry Pin City Invitational wrestling tournament Read More…

High school wrestling notes: How would Elyria fare against an area All-Star team?

Every year around this time, I put together an All-Star team made up of high school wrestlers from our area in an effort to see how formidable a dual meet lineup we could put together. I didn’t think this would be much fun this season as Elyria has state-ranked wrestlers at nearly every weight class Read More…

North Ridgeville’s McCall enjoying elite experience at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

This week couldn’t be going much better for North Ridgeville High senior Demario McCall. The superstar running back is getting the chance to replace the memory of an injury-plagued senior season, build chemistry with a few of his future Ohio State teammates and play football in front of millions in sunny San Antonio during the Read More…

High school wrestling: Midview takes title, Columbia is runner-up at Vermilion tournament

The Vermilion Holiday Duals served as the perfect event for several area wrestlers to sharpen their skills and it provided some much-needed hardware for a pair of area programs. Midview went 9-0 to capture the team title and Columbia went 8-1 to finish as runner-up. “I don’t remember the last time Columbia left a gym Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls winning and grinning

Most coaches hope a few of their wrestlers have gotten into a groove by this point of the season. Many are lucky to have several wrestlers with winning records, maybe even an undefeated wrestler or two in their lineup. Bryce Burkhard has 14 wrestlers — in 13 weight classes — with records of .700 or Read More…

High school wrestling: Freshmen start strong

Every wrestler hopes for a strong start to the season, and every freshman hopes for a strong start to their high school career. Two area athletes got both during the opening weekend. Elyria Catholic freshman Steve Ferguson won five matches to capture the 106-pound championship at the Nationwide Kickoff Classic at Lorain High, and Avon Read More…

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott says coaches didn’t put team in ‘right situations’ to beat Michigan State, adds there’s ‘no chance’ he’ll be back for senior season

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer probably felt he was sufficiently hard on himself after the No. 2 Buckeyes lost 17-14 to No. 9 Michigan State in front of a record Ohio Stadium crowd Saturday night. “I call a lot of plays anyways, so the finger will be pointed right here,” Meyer said. “I Read More…