Wrestling: Journey to state begins with sectionals|
The 2013 high school wrestling postseason gets underway this weekend with the OHSAA sectional wrestling tournaments.
Avon, Avon Lake, Lakewood, North Olmsted and Westlake will be competing in the Division I tournament at Lorain starting Friday at 5 p.m. The action will continue Saturday at 10 a.m.
In Division II, Bay and Rocky River will hit the mats at Medina, with the action starting Friday at 6 p.m. and resuming Saturday at 10 a.m.
Last weekend, the North Ridgeville Rangers rallied to win the West Shore Conference championship. They scored 163.5 points to edge out Avonís 159.5 and Bayís 156.5.
Avon had three champions...
Eagles rally late to nip Rockets in key WSC match|
If Thursday night was any indication, the battle for wrestling supremacy in the West Shore Conference is going to go down to the wire.
Avon, the defending WSC tournament champion, won five of the last six matches of the night to defeat up-and-coming Bay, 33-31, to help send the regular season race into a 3-way tie with two duals remaining.
Down the Road at Rocky River, the Pirates were having their say in the race. Their 37-34 win over previously unbeaten North Ridgeville dropped the Rangers into a tie with...
Video: Rocket wrestling team off to a strong start|
Donít look now, but the Bay wrestling program has gotten off to one of its best starts in recent memory.
The Rockets opened with a strong second-place finish at the always-tough Knights of Columbus Invitational at Avon Lake. Vince Zitiello won an individual championship at 106 for Bay, which finished behind Amherst in the team standings.
The dual season opened last Thursday night at Rocky River, with the Rockets defeating both the Pirates and Fairview. Bay scored a 58-24 win over host River, then beat...
Wrestling: Scoring error clouds overall WSC title|
When is a championship not a championship?
When a non-correctable scoring error says so, evidently.
Last Saturday, the Avon wrestling team thought it had won a share of the West Shore Conference championship after edging regular season champ Midview, 160.5-159.5, in the WSC tournament at Avon High. The Eagles seemingly won the tournament when Rocky River heavyweight Jesse Singler...
Video: Eagles split at Westlake mat quadrangular|
The Westlake wrestling team hosted Southwestern Conference foe North Olmsted, along with North Ridgevile and Norwalk, last Saturday in non-conference action. The Eagles split their two matches, defeating North Ridgeville, 44-24, but getting edged out by the Truckers, 39-31.
The Demons dropped a 43-24 decision to Norwalk, and ended their day with a narrow 37-36 loss to the Rangers that came down to the heavyweight bout. Larry stopped by to capture some of the action with these photos and video...
Video: Avon grapplers get best of Pirates, 42-27|
Avon picked up a dual match decision at Rocky River Thursday night with a 42-27 win. The Eagles got pins from Kuconritha (120), Kirresh (180) and Holowecky, while Mahoney (113), Gallagher (160), Hamzai (170) and Singler (HWY) registered pins for the Pirates. Larry captured the action with his pictures and video...