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Perry wins 10th consecutive Federal wrestling title

By mikeb Published: January 31, 2008

The Perry wrestling team won its 10th consecutive Federal League wrestling championship by defeating rival Lake 43-21 on Thursday night at Perry.

The Panthers (8-1, 6-0) won 10 matches and the Blue Streaks (14-1, 5-1) won four matches.

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Player of the Game: girls basketball

By admin Published: January 30, 2008



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Archbishop Hoban's Fleming selects University of Akron

By mikeb Published: January 30, 2008

Archbishop Hoban senior Will Fleming has orally committed to continue his academic and football careers at the University of Akron, Hoban coach Ralph Orsini said.

Fleming, a 6-foot-4 and 210-pound athlete who played safety, linebacker and wide receiver for the Knights, was a Division II All-Ohio Special Mention this past fall. He also earned first-team honors in the Northeast Inland district and in the North Coast League.

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Hudson pair choose

By gaffer Published: January 28, 2008

Two Hudson High School football standouts have made their college choices.

Quarterback Alex Gedeon has accepted a financial package from Harvard University of the Ivy League.

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Walsh Jesuit wrestling rolls in West Virginia

By admin Published: January 27, 2008

The Walsh Jesuit wrestling team defeated Wheeling Park (W. Va.) 41-33 in the championship finals to finish first Saturday in the West Virginia Duals.

The Warriors went 9-0 in the dual tournament held at Parkersburg High School in West Virginia.

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Player of the Game: boys basketball

By admin Published: January 25, 2008



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Strategy behind wrestling lineups

By admin Published: January 25, 2008

Second place in the Suburban League regular-season standings was at stake Thursday when Highland and Barberton faced off in a dual meet.

Junior Tyler Houska, who normally wrestles in the 215-pound weight class moved up to heavyweight to face Barberton junior Lance Coher in the meet's final match. Houska entered the match with a 24-4 record, and Coher was 28-4.

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Suburban League swimming gets interesting

By admin Published: January 24, 2008

The upcoming Suburban League swimming meet looks like could be a nail-biter.

Just when the Copley boys swimming team appeared to be a clear favorite to win its second consecutive league title, the Green Bulldogs upset the Indians 86-84 on Wednesday.

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Nordonia QB to Bowling Green

By gaffer Published: January 22, 2008

Quarterbacks of the past and future at Nordonia High School have moved into the spotlight.

Senior Aaron Pankratz has given an oral commitment to attend and play for Bowling Green State University. The void at quarterback for the Knights in 2008 likely will be filled by now-sophomore Jess Smetana, who has transferred from Walsh Jesuit.

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Kenmore good on paper, mat

By admin Published: January 19, 2008

The Kenmore wrestling team finished second with 188 points at the 21st annual Bill Dies Memorial Tournament Saturday at Firestone High School. The Highland Hornets edged the Cardinals for first place in the final team standings with 190 points.

Cardinals sophomores Garland McCormick (130) and Cody Lamberg (189) won individual titles.

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Squire's streak snapped

By admin Published: January 16, 2008

Wadsworth sophomore Brad Squire still has a chance to become a four-time state champion, but his hopes of achieving that feat with an undefeated record have been shattered.

Perry junior Seth Horner gave Squire his first career high school loss last Saturday. After losing to Squire in early December in a title match at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman, Horner edged his rival by a 5-3 decision Saturday to win the championship in the 130-pound weight class at the eighth Mayfield Big 8 tournament.

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Player of the Game: boys basketball

By admin Published: January 4, 2008



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Top-10 high school sports stories of 2007

By admin Published: January 1, 2008

On New Year's Day, I reflected on the past year in high school sports. Here is my list of top-10 high school sports stories for 2007:

1. The Buchtel girls track and field team captured the Division II state title last spring, making Griffins coach John Scott the first coach in Ohio history to win back-to-back state championships with different genders. The Griffins needed to win the final event of the meet -- the 1,600-meter relay -- to clinch their first girls state title. Kachay Hullum, Tiffany Tucker, Chelsea James and Samantha Lockhart delivered with a first-place finish in 3:54.42, sending Scott into a joyous, tearful celebration with his Griffins.

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