West Geauga 6-foot-1 senior Peyton Bissler swung his elbow to create some space from the harassing defense of Orange 6-foot senior Nick Walters and was called for an offensive foul 2 1/2 minutes into the game.
Kenston senior Rachel Apshago and sophomore Catara DeJarnette were lighting up the basket, as the Lady Bombers owned a 44-36 lead entering the fourth quarter of a home affair with league foe Chardon on Saturday night in Bainbridge.
Kenston appeared to be the lone boys hoops team capable of giving defending Western Reserve Conference champion Brush (10-4, 7-0) a run for its money this season.
Solon put six state-ranked wrestlers on the mats during the 12th annual Maumee Bay Classic on Friday and Saturday at Oregon Clay High School, just outside of Toledo.
Hawken School junior Connor Brown made the exhausting two-hand turn from breaststroke to freestyle in the 200-yard individual medley during the Chagrin Valley Conference meet on Saturday at his home Holtrey Pool in Chester Township.
Kenston 138-pound junior Maison Benz and 145-pound senior Nick Nastasi rolled with some of Ohio’s best and brought home a pair of thirds during the 33rd Bill Dies Tournament Friday and Saturday at Akron Firestone.
Behind a pair of one-possession victories last week, the Solon boys basketball team pulled up its big-boy pants and announced its arrival to the rest of Northeast Ohio.
Falling behind during a five-on-three shorty in the first period, the University School Icemen fought an uphill battle throughout the majority of their Great Lakes Hockey League clash with Holy Name on Sunday in Cleveland Heights.
West Geauga girls basketball clinched its first winning campaign in more than a decade during its 71-49 road rout of defending Chagrin Valley Conference champion Orange on Saturday afternoon in Pepper Pike.
Gilmour Academy’s reserves already subbed in and were making their marks, while Archbishop Hoban was still without a bucket during a Holy Cross boys hoops battle on Friday night in Gates Mills.
When a hockey player gets knocked out of the game on a penalty, the ensuing power play is an opportunity for his teammates to make the opposing team pay for it on the scoreboard.
Kenston was headlined by its divers during the Western Reserve Conference championship on Friday at Mayfield and Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
The Solon boys came two points shy of defending their throne, while the Lady Comets showcased their freshman standouts during the eight-team Greater Cleveland Conference championship on Saturday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.
Solon’s 11-point lead in the third quarter dwindled to three, 42-39, with three minutes left in the period during the Comet cagers’ league game against Strongsville on Friday night at their home gymnasium.
Ball security took a front-row seat for the Solon girls, who were without freshman point guard Chyanne Hatcher-Turbeville during a Greater Cleveland Conference hoops collision with Strongsville on Saturday afternoon at their home gym.
Josh Norton delivered a backdoor bounce pass to fellow junior Xavier Perez for an uncontested lay-in, which Chagrin Falls had been doing all game, and the Tiger cagers were on their merry way to marking a dub.
Three years ago, a 106-pounder by the name of Nick Nastasi came storming onto the high school wrestling scene with a 16-0 tech fall in front of a home crowd to claim his first Kenston Invitational Tournament title.
Short on skaters, the Kenston hockey team evened the playing field by working the long change to its favor against Solon during the host Comets’ holiday tournament on Saturday morning at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.
The Orange Icemen went down early and only had maybe three or four shots on goal during a division struggle against the Normandy Invaders on Friday night at The Pond in Auburn Township.
Kenston had to have been finding the hot shooter in the second quarter of the Bomber cagers’ league game against Riverside on Friday night in front of a home crowd in Bainbridge Township.
If Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin was going to keep dropping 3-pointers, the host University School cagers were going to have a difficult time pulling away on Friday night at Weatherhead Gymnasium in Hunting Valley.
Without a goal through two league games, the University School puck-handlers were left scratching their heads after a 0-0 overtime tie against Shaker Heights and then a 3-0 loss against rival Gilmour Academy on Dec. 4.
They called it the “Battle in the Barn,” a daytime wrestling match last week between Chardon Hilltopper wrestlers and the Riverside Beavers.
A starting lineup with a freshman, two transfers and a player who was only eligible for half the season last year, maybe it should have taken the West Geauga girls basketball team a hot minute to get settled.
In a sprinter-friendly meet, the Chagrin Falls swim team lightened the load but still ran away with the boys title during the Chardon Hilltopper Invitational on Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
Everybody knows about Hawken School senior heavyweight Will Lindsey and the Reinke bros, senior Jackson and sophomore Patrick, at least those paying attention to Northeast Ohio wrestling.
Solon 138-pounder Trysten Zahoransky opened his senior campaign by putting three straight opponents on their backs for pins during the 35th edition of his home Comet Classic wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Kenston 6-foot-3 junior Kyle Quinlan just knocked down his second 3-pointer for a 29-16 lead midway through the second quarter, and the Bomber cagers were well on their way during a season opener against Solon on Tuesday night in Bainbridge.
University School had its pocket picked, and Maple Heights cashed in on a transition bucket to start the fourth quarter of a boys hoops season opener on Sunday evening at Cleveland Heights High School.
Gilmour Academy must have had a holiday discount at Sherwin-Williams, because the Lancer cagers had no problem finding the paint during a boys hoops season opener against Cornerstone Christian Academy on Saturday night in Gates Mills.
Gilmour Academy varsity ice hockey coach John Malloy is already in the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall as an icon in the high school hockey ranks, and his most recent accomplishment solidifies his legendary status even more.
University School graduated five of seven state podium finishers from last year’s Division II championship swim team, but there was blood in the water for the 2019-20 Prepper torpedoes on Tuesday evening in Pepper Pike.
The Chagrin Falls Mighty Tigers 10-and-11 boys travel soccer team won the two-day Madison Invitational regional tournament last month on the shores of Lake Erie.
Orange junior forward Jason Kornbluth lit the lamp to the Lions’ hockey season in the first minute of play against league rival Chagrin Falls on Friday night at The Pond in Auburn Township.
Shutouts are few and far between with a multitude of talented goal scorers in the Great Lakes Hockey League, which features the best high school teams in Northeast Ohio. There were only nine shutouts in 40 GLHL games last season.
Gilmour Academy didn’t shy away from a formidable Division I opponent during the Lady Lancers’ season opener against Euclid on Saturday night at their home basketball court in Gates Mills.
The Kenston hockey team might be playing more defense than the Ice Bombers have become accustomed to in recent years, but, with senior netminder Jason Hildebran between the pipes, giving up freebies will be few and far between.
Kenston senior receiver Tyler Mintz came up with a 17-yard reception down to the 5-yard line on a play that took four seconds, at most, during the Bombers’ road playoff opener against New Philadelphia on Friday night.
Canton McKinley 6-foot, 200-pound stalwart running back Lameir Garrett broke off a 16-yard carry as the host Bulldogs were sniffing out a potential 21-7 lead midway through the second quarter of a playoff opener against Solon on Friday night.
Too bad volleyball doesn’t feature best-of-seven matches, because then Solon might have had a chance during its Division I state semifinal against Columbus St. Francis DeSales on Friday afternoon at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn.
The Gilmour Academy spikers owned a 16-12 lead in the fourth set with an opportunity to put their Division II state semifinal match away against Bishop Fenwick last Thursday night at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn.
The Gilmour Academy girls cross-country team might not have had an all-Ohioan this season, but that didn’t stop the Lady Lancers from securing their 10th straight top-10 finish during the Division III state championship Saturday at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
For the first time in 11 years, a team not named Beaumont, Lake Catholic or Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin will represent Northeast Ohio in the state final four of high school volleyball out of the Division II Stow Region.