Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy senior wrestler Nathan Tomasello continues to hold the No. 1 ranking in the country at 120 pounds, according to Amateur Wrestling News and InterMat.
Tomasello won his third Top Gun Tournament championship Saturday at Alliance by defeating Perry junior David Bavery 18-7 in the final round.
Tomasello, an Ohio State University recruit, will seek his fourth state title in March.
Perry junior Tony Dailey (152) and senior JoJo Tayse (195) also won Top Gun titles.
Claymont finished first in the team standings with 224.5 points and Perry was second with 196 points.
Bill Dies champions
Nine area wrestlers earned a Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament championship Saturday at Firestone.
Seniors Sonny Shump (132) and Vernon Rowe (220) both won titles to give Barberton two champions.
The other seven champs are Canton South senior D.J. Schoeppner (126), Twinsburg senior Tyrone McGuinea. Norwayne sophomore Kollin Moore (152), Rootstown junior Travis Linton (170), Revere senior Stephen Suglio (182), Highland senior Adam Kluk (195) and Chippewa senior Zack Srock.
Wrestling team rankings
Eight area wrestling teams are ranked in the state polls.
Perry is No. 2 in Division I and Wadsworth is No. 8. In Division II, CVCA is No. 2, Walsh Jesuit is No. 5 and St. Vincent-St. Mary is No. 10. Waynedale is No. 1 in Division III. Rootstown is No. 8 and Tuslaw is No. 9.
Several area basketball teams in both genders have sizeable winning streaks going.
On the girls side, Twinsburg (16-0) and Smithville (16-0) are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Division I and Division III, respectively.
Hudson (13-2) and Manchester (15-3) have both won eight in a row and Chippewa (14-2) has won seven in a row. Brunswick (10-5) and Wooster (14-1) are riding six-game winning streaks.
The North Canton Hoover (13-1) and Perry (13-3) boys teams come into their game tonight at Perry with winning streaks of 10 and nine, respectively.
CVCA (11-2) has won eight games in a row, Twinsburg (10-2) seven and Buchtel (9-2) six.
McKinley wins in 3 OTs
The Canton McKinley boys basketball team defeated visiting Massillon 65-62 in three overtimes Saturday at the Canton Memorial Field House.
McKinley senior Nate Provance scored all seven of his points in the third overtime. McKinley held an 11-8 scoring edge in the third overtime.
The Bulldogs (4-8) and Tigers (6-6) were tied at 45-45 at the end of regulation, 50-50 after one overtime and 54-54 after two overtimes.
Senior Hollis Alexander and junior Sam Burton both scored 17 points for the Bulldogs. The Tigers got 14 points each from senior Brody Tonn and sophomore Jordan Stock.
Hudson explores records
The Hudson swim teams combined to set five pool records on Senior Night on Friday against visiting Brunswick, Explorers coach Matt Davis said.
Hudson’s boys won their meet 141-41, and the Hudson girls won their meet 125-60.
The Explorers girls set four pool records. The 200-meter medley relay of sophomore Steph Boyd, senior Laura Murphy, senior Connie Gan and junior Paige Kelly combined to clock 2:04.58.
Gan broke the 100 butterfly record, going 1:05.28, Kelly followed by re-breaking her 400 freestyle record with a time of 4:31.70.
Hudson sophomore Ross Palazzo set the boys pool record in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:04.12, bettering the old record of 1:05.27 set in 1999 by Mark Gangloff, a Firestone and Auburn graduate and an Olympic gold medalist.
The final record came in the girls 400 freestyle relay when the unit of Gan, senior Emily Arther, Murphy and Kelly finished in 4:00.00.
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