Jonathan Kostoff scouted the Kenston girls soccer team twice this past fall, first during a 1-1 draw against Mayfield and then a 2-1 loss against Chagrin Falls.
Gilmour Academy 15th-year head varsity hockey coach John Malloy might have been feeling sorry for his players, including four seniors who punched their program’s first state final-four ticket since 2011.
Solon fifth-year head wrestling coach Audie Atienza was already on the road to Columbus with 160-pound senior Jack Mack, who was set to make his state wrestling debut last Thursday at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center.
Solon 13-year-old Dominic Roberto was just getting settled on the 7 1/2-meter platform during his second season diving that height at the 2019 USA Diving Junior National Championships this past August in Tennessee.
The Gilmour Academy Icemen were putting a short-handed forecheck into effect like they had all season behind one of the most dominant penalty-kill units in Ohio.
Hawken School wrestling booked a pair of return trips to the big dance behind the district champion duo of sophomore Patrick Reineke and senior William Lindsey on the Division III mats Friday and Saturday at Garfield Heights.
It’s been three years in the making, but Kenston 145-pound senior Nick Nastasi is heading back to the Division I state wrestling tournament beginning this Thursday at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
With a 16-0 tech fall in his opening bout, Solon 160-pound senior Jake Mack couldn’t have asked for a much better start during the Division I district wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday in Mentor.
If the Solon boys fell behind by more than a few possessions, then their game plan would be out the window during their Division I boys basketball district championship game against Shaker Heights on Saturday afternoon in Twinsburg.
Solon senior Jake Mack, Solon sophomore Nick Gerome and Kenston senior Nick Nastasi opened their postseason runs with sectional titles during the 10-team Division I wrestling tournament on Saturday at Kenston.
The Solon basketball boys (17-6) owned a whopping 5-4 lead at the quarter mark of their Division I district quarterfinal game against No. 6-seed Bedford (9-15) on Saturday night in a true home game for the Comets.
The Gilmour Academy Icemen were hounding University School senior goalie Michael Holtz with 15 shots on cage, but nothing was going in during the first period of a district semifinal collision on Saturday night in Kent.
The Solon boys were favored to fare well, but seeds didn’t count for diddly-squat during the Division I state diving competition on Saturday morning at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The state No. 3-ranked Gilmour Academy Icemen (27-7-1) struggled none during their playoff opener against Kent Roosevelt (12-19-1) on Saturday evening at Kent State University’s ice arena.
The competition was different, but the 1-meter springboards were the same for Kenston senior Mary O’Neill during the Division II state diving competition last Wednesday at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Gilmour Academy senior Matt Vanone smashed the touchpad in 21.82 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle during the Division II state swimming prelims last Thursday at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The West Geauga basketball girls showed some mercy but still put a 68-14 hurting on Painesville Harvey in their home playoff opener last Thursday in Chester Township.
Hawken School junior Alex Podrez put team ahead of self with his decision to forego chasing the 500-yard freestyle this postseason in an effort to provide his fellow Hawks the opportunity to clean up in that event.
Like so many times before, it all came down to the adrenaline junkies on the 400-yard freestyle relay for University School during the Division II state swim meet on Friday night at Branin Natatorium.
Swimming through bronchitis last postseason, Gilmour Academy senior Cate O’Haimhirgin is ready to set the waters straight after a solid showing during the Division II Northeast District meet on Friday at Cleveland State’s Busbey Natatorium.
Kenston 145-pound senior grappler Nick Nastasi sharpened up his toolbox with a Western Reserve Conference title during the eight-team league meet on Saturday at Chardon High School.
On the heels of their program’s first Chagrin Valley Conference banner campaign, the Orange basketball girls surely wanted to chase a repeat league title under new head coach Jazmyne Frost this winter.
Top to bottom, Solon remains the best diving program in Ohio with seven flyers punching their tickets to states during the Division I Northeast District competition last Thursday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.
Depth prevailed in favor of the Hawken School boys for the third time this season against archrival University School during the Division II Northeast District swim meet on Friday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.
Gilmour Academy led, 1-0, but the horn was quiet going on 27 minutes during the Ice Lancers’ struggle against St. Edward in the Cleveland Cup championship game on Saturday night at OBM Arena in Strongsville.
The Chagrin Falls boys were chasing their program’s first district gold in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the Division II Northeast Ohio meet on Friday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.
After taking one on the chin just nine days earlier, the Orange Icemen had a dream start against Normandy during the Baron Cup III championship game on Sunday at the Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn.
Surrendering a 12-2 run in the first quarter, the Orange boys basketball team’s perfect mark at home was tested in a non-league clash against University School (13-6) on Friday night in Pepper Pike.
Motored by a sweep in diving and a trio of top-three finishes in the pool, the Solon girls captured the Division I sectional swim title on Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
The seed selections were on Sunday, but the Gilmour Academy boys basketball team (12-7) didn’t bother kicking up its feet to just mosey around until tournament time.
The Hawken School girls swim team will be maxed out after advancing three relays and all 32 individual performances during the Division II sectional meet on Friday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
The Hawken School boys swim team didn’t win any relays and only claimed gold in one individual event during the Division II sectional meet on Friday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
Racing with a trio of individual champs and a relay victory, the Solon boys swimming and diving program had no issue defending its Division I sectional title during the 13-team meet on Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
Coming off its lowest-scoring quarter of the season, the Chagrin Falls girls faced a 20-14 halftime deficit during a home clash against league rival Orange on Saturday afternoon at Quesinberry Gymnasium.
Solon 160-pound senior Jake Mack will go out his senior wrestling season as a Greater Cleveland Conference champion after finishing 3-0 with a pair of major decisions during the league meet on Saturday in Euclid.
Orange senior Yury Pozdneev, sophomore TeAndre Allen and Hawken School senior William Lindsey captured Chagrin Valley Conference titles on the mats during the 19-team tournament Friday and Saturday at Cuyahoga Heights.
Solon 6-foot-3 senior Bandon Chambers missed a driving layup and came down funny just four minutes into the Comet cagers’ home clash with Greater Cleveland Conference foe Brunswick on Friday night.
Taking Gilmour Academy’s top six scorers against Hawken School’s top six scores, it would have been a close game. But the Lancer cagers had too much depth during a home rout against their rivals on Saturday night in Gates Mills.
The Orange girls hung close with their top-tier swimmers winning the majority of the races, but Chagrin Falls had too much depth during a dual meet on Friday evening at the Lady Lions’ home pool in Pepper Pike.
Behind Solon freshmen double-event victors Grace Perlberg and Hannah Jones, the Lady Comets defeated Kenston for the first time in four years during a swim dual on Friday evening at their home natatorium.
The Solon girls forecasted rain inside their home gymnasium, but the visiting Lady Bees left their umbrellas in Medina during a 67-48 rout in Greater Cleveland Conference play Saturday afternoon.