April 21, 2014

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Wrestling notes: Tournament time is here

The regular-season dual meets are dwindling, the postseason tournaments are just around the corner and the next two weekends will be filled with some exciting conference tournaments. The action begins tonight in Garfield Heights as the Northeast Ohio Conference holds its inaugural tournament, and fittingly there is a three-way tie atop the Valley Division — Read More…

Surprise: Admiral King takes second at Firelands wrestling invite

HENRIETTA TWP. — If somebody had asked last week what the chances would be of Admiral King winning an individual championship during Saturday’s Falcon Invitational at Firelands High School, the answer would have been zero. “We weren’t really supposed to be in this tournament,” Admirals senior Mike Daniels said. “Our coach asked them to let Read More…

Prep wrestling notes: Small teams, big issues

What wrestler wouldn’t want to be part of the Lake Ridge program? You’d have a new wrestling room — fully heated — a lock to own all the school records in the sport and have your own personal coach to help you hone your craft. It must be pretty good to be Mike Rose. “We Read More…

Wrestling: Lutheran West assistant OK after heart stopped

 If “heart” is one of the components needed for a good wrestling program, then Lutheran West should consider itself lucky it has such a strong one beating in the chest of assistant coach Harry Dennis. Dennis, who lives in North Ridgeville, collapsed during the championship round of the Joe Searcy Memorial tournament at Bedford High Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria gets revenge over Strongsville

 ELYRIA — As far as senior Steve Mitcheff is concerned, Elyria and Strongsville are even. For years, the Mustangs dominated the Pioneer Conference, winning 23 of the last 24 league wrestling championships. The one hiccup came three seasons ago as the Pioneers came away with the crown. “It feels good to finally beat them again,” Read More…

Amherst’s Winemiller a well-rounded wrestler

 Some coaches will call an athlete well-rounded if he has a good mix of strength and speed. Some fans will call their player multitalented if he is a winner on the field and in the classroom. But not many high school wrestlers can match the versatility of Amherst senior 171-pounder Aaron Winemiller. Winemiller, who was Read More…

Boys basketball: Bench bunch leads Elyria past Normandy

PARMA — A quick look at the box score might have some jaws dropping after Elyria’s 86-77 victory over Normandy on Tuesday night. The Pioneers finished with a 42-5 advantage in bench points during the Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game, mostly due to Elyria’s leading scorer, Demetrius Dalton, being held out of the starting lineup Read More…

Wrestling notes: Area teams dealing with injuries

It’s nearing the point of the wrestling season where an injury can prove disastrous to an athlete and his team. It’s also the point where several area coaches are starting to see athletes who were injured to start the season rejoining their rosters and giving their programs some depth. “I think we’re finally healthy for Read More…

Basketball team’s blowout win a nice change for Ohio State fans

COLUMBUS — That was just what the doctor ordered. A sluggish Value City Arena crowd became more and more boisterous as the game went on, relishing every moment of Ohio State’s lopsided 79-48 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night. The fans seemed subdued during the early going — barely finding the energy to raise their Read More…

Browns’ Anderson earns win, but Quinn finally pitches in

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland faithful got a look at the future when Brady Quinn saw his first NFL action, but it was Derek Anderson who delivered a late Christmas present Sunday afternoon. Anderson was knocked out of the game with an injury to the little finger on his throwing hand late in the second quarter, Read More…