Lake junior wrestler Zac Carson is four wins away from a perfect season.
Carson enters this weekend’s Division I state tournament at Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University with a 44-0 record.
Carson won a district title last week in Mentor and is one to watch in the 145-pound weight class. He finished as a state runner-up last year as a sophomore at 132.
Lake coach Mike Mattingly is bringing five Blue Streaks wrestlers to the state meet.
Wadsworth: 5 in D-I
The Division I meet features several area wrestlers who are coming off district-title performances, including Hudson senior Michael Coleman, who won at 160 last week at Mentor.
Wadsworth coach John Gramuglia is taking five wrestlers to the state meet. Sophomore Noah Baughman (106) and Tim Knipl (170) will compete after winning district titles at Cleveland State University.
Brecksville has eight wrestlers in Columbus this weekend after the CSU district tournament. Junior Austin Assad (120), sophomore Justin DeMicco (126), senior Austin Strnad (160) and senior Josh Murphy (195) all won a district title last week.
Nordonia senior Alex Woicehovich (220) and Brunswick freshman Nick Kiussis (132) are also coming to Columbus with a district title from CSU.
Walsh: 3 in D-I
Walsh Jesuit first-year coach Adam Koballa is taking three to Columbus for the Division I state meet.
Sophomore Alex Mackall (120), senior Nolan Whitely (132) and senior Mike Kostandaras (138) were district champs last week at Mentor.
St. V-M: 7 in D-II
A total of seven will represent St. Vincent-St. Mary in Columbus.
Senior Aaron Adkins is entered at 182 and will be seeking his second Division II state title in a row. Junior Dre’k Brumley will compete at 220. Adkins and Brumley were both key members of St. V-M’s football team that won the past two Division III state football championships.
Linton set for D-III
Rootstown senior Travis Linton is entered in the Division III state meet at 182 pounds and will be looking for his second state title in a row.
Swim coaches honored
The Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Association recognized Cuyahoga Falls boys coach Mike McDonald and Strongsville boys coach Tom Stacy as the recipients of this year’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.
McDonald and Stacy both received their award at the Division I state swimming and diving meet on Saturday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
McDonald is a teacher at St. Sebastian School in Akron.
“Mike is very deserving of this honor,” Cuyahoga Falls girls swim coach Peter Nauman said. “He is very good with kids as a teacher and as a coach.”
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