July 1, 2016

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H.S. Wrestling Notes: Elyria has strong shot at 2 state titles, but Josh Lowe predicts a 2nd-place finish at individual tourney

The Elyria Pioneers will get a chance to win their first state championship since 1973 on Feb. 14 in Columbus at the Dual Team Tournament, and wrestling guru Josh Lowe is picking them to finish second at the individual state tournament in March. Lowe, who is the national high school wrestling analyst for Intermatwrestle.com, has Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria gets spark from Tristan Brady’s last-second pin, qualifies to state dual team tournament

ELYRIA — Perrysburg had won three straight matches and was on the verge of taking the lead in the Division I regional final of the OHSAA Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday night. That’s when Elyria junior Tristan Brady provided a huge boost that the Pioneers used to roll to a 54-14 victory. The regional championship Read More…

National Signing Day: Area not lacking for talent

North Ridgeville senior Demario McCall watched one top recruit after another bounce from one college program to another in a flurry of commitments and decommitments. McCall’s feet stayed toasty warm and he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning to play football for Ohio State. “I knew where I wanted to go to Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Elyria’s Tadaaki Hatta remembers Dave Schultz on the anniversary of the Olympic great’s death

The wrestling world was affected greatly by the life and death of Olympic champion Dave Schultz, whose murder was depicted in the 2014 Oscar-nominated film “Foxcatcher” starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. Schultz trained and coached at the Foxcatcher Farm, which was funded by millionaire philanthropist John du Pont, in Pennsylvania. Tuesday marked Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Cameron King’s impressive win helps Elyria oust Midview from dual team tournament

ELYRIA — Cameron King is surrounded in the lineup by state champions. The Elyria 220-pounder is sandwiched between Ben Darmstadt, who won the Division I 182-pound state title last season, at 195 and returning heavyweight state champ Kevin Vough at 285. So the Pioneers junior has picked up a couple of moves. “They keep me Read More…

Elyria Catholic grad and Super Bowl winner Matt Wilhelm presents school with golden football, shares his experiences

ELYRIA — It’s well known that Elyria Catholic’s colors are green and white, but Monday morning the Panthers added a little gold. Matt Wilhelm, a 1999 graduate, stopped by after the all-county liturgy to deliver a golden football, which was part of an NFL promotion celebrating the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary. “So an email came Read More…

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…