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Sports Chatter (12-7)

Lutheran West Wrestling


The Longhorn wrestlers successfully defended the title for their third consecutive Longhorn SuperQuad Championship on Saturday.  Lutheran West went 5-0, and Conference rivals Clearview and Brooklyn finished 4-1.  Clearview took the runner-up trophy by defeating Brooklyn in the third round 45-36. 


Longhorn Super Quad Results

Dec. 3 at Lutheran West High School

 1st– Lutheran West  5-0

2nd– Clearview  4-1 (head to head)

3rd–  Brooklyn  4-1

4th–  Elyria Catholic  3-2 (216pts)

5th–  Twinsburg B  3-2 (204pts)

6th–  West Geauga B  1-3

7th–  Chagrin Falls 0-5 (99pts)

8th–  Lincoln West 0-5 (83pts)


Lutheran West girls basketball


An early season match-up of last season’s Patriot Athletic Conference divisional winners failed to live up to the hype Saturday as Keystone used a 22-point second quarter to defeat Lutheran West 50-35.

Lindsay Thomas led the Longhorns with 15 points, including three, 3-pointers but it was the Wildcats long distance shooting that set the tone for the night.

Keystone’s Emily Nagy and Emily Kolar each hit four, 3-pointers. Nagy was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points.

“We just weren’t able to double down on No. 42 (Nagy),” Lutheran West coach Josh Campbell said. “We played a triangle and two defense to stop their inside game and they just kept knocking down three pointers.”

It was a tough week for the Longhorns (0-2) who opened the season with a last Tuesday with a 60-39 loss at Gilmour Academy.

Junior forward Ari Tomasula led the Longhorns with eight rebounds.

Campbell expects his team to make a quick turnaround from its early season struggles.

“God has a plan for us and sometimes it is humbling,” he said. “But we know we have a lot of potential and we will be better for playing these tough opponents early.”



Lutheran West Christmas basketball clinic


Phil Argento Jr., Ohio’s high school and college 3-point record setter, is running a Christmas basketball clinic at Lutheran West High School on Dec. 26-27, from 12:30-3 p.m. The clinic is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Please call 216-816-6766 or email him at with questions or to register. More info is available at


Magnificat basketball


Basketball CYO Night: Come watch the Magnificat High School Blue Streaks take on Lake Catholic High School in the home opener on Dec. 14. Freshmen play at 4:30 p.m., junior varsity at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7:30pm. Wear your CYO basketball uniform and admission is only $1.00. Admission for teams is $10 per team or $1 per girl. Pizza will be served at halftime during the JV game. Please call Athletic Secretary Mrs. Karen Blesse at 440-331-7663 for reservations.

Cavs High School Hoops Showcase: The Magnificat High School varsity and junior varsity basketball teams will be playing Beaumont High School at Quicken Loans Arena in the Cavs High School Hoops Showcase on Friday, Dec. 23. The JV will play a shortened game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity will play at 6 p.m. Tickets for the Cavs High School Hoops Showcase are $16 and include admission to all games that day, as well as a voucher for a future Cavs game valid through the 2012-13 regular season (seats subject to availability for a mutually agreed upon date). Fans can get their tickets for the Cavs High School Hoops Showcase through Magnificat’s athletic department, 440-331-7663, or by visiting

Rocky River varsity swimming


The Pirates began their first home meet of the season on Dec. 2, against Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, with a dedication ceremony in memory of Brad McCoy, a coach, friend and mentor, who passed away this fall after a courageous battle with cancer. The Pirates dedicated their season to Coach Brad. 


Girls:  RR – 134, NDCL-49:  200yd medley relay RR 159.60 (McCue, Goepfert, Flynn, Auzenbergs); 200free RR 2.01.85(M.Auzenbergs); 200IM RR 2.27.60 (McCue); 50free RR 25.80 (Flynn); 1M Diving RR140.78 (Oster); 100flyRR110.31(Stemen);100free RR 58.99(Perez); 500free RR 5.55.34 (Weger); 200free relay RR 1.46.06 (Perez, M. Auzenbergs, Geopfert, McCue); 100back RR  1.03.42(McCue); 100breast RR 1.14.82(Flynn); 400free relay RR 3.55.76 (Weger, Flynn, Perez, M. Auzenbergs)


Boys:  RR – 138, NDCL – 36: 200yd medley relay RR 148.67 (Henry, Parris, Goecke, Arnold); 200free RR 2.06.38(Henry); 200IM RR 206.00 (Parris); 50free RR 23.62(Goeke); 1M Diving RR 158.63 Bokas; 100fly RR 102.88 (Grant); 100free RR 56.05(Salberg); 500free RR 5.47.70(Kanner); 200free relay RR 1.36.45(Goecke, Parris, Henry, Arnold); 100back RR101.42(Henry); 100breast RR 111.40 (Grant, Mahoney-tie); 400free relay RR 3.34.42(Parris, Goecke, Arnold, Salberg)

Results provided by Susan Auzenbergs


Westlake Ice Hockey


Dec. 3: Westlake 10, Canfield 0

Score By Periods
Westlake                  1  3  6  –  10
Canfield                   0  0  0   –  0
Goals– WL: Axcell (3), Sandor (1), Freedman (1), R. Keppler (2), Jenkins (1), Greenberg (1), Miller (1)
Assists– WL: Freedman (3), WL: R. Keppler (2), WL: Adams (1), WL: Jenkins (1), WL: axcell (1), WL: Fife (1), WL:  Johnson (1).
Goalkeepers – WL: Russell – 11 Saves, Canfield: Geiser – 37 Saves, Canfield: Cole (21)

Dec. 5: Westlake 5, Medina 0


Score By Periods
Westlake                  1  3  1  –  5
Medina                    0  0  0   –  0
Goals– WL: Axcell (2), WL: Freedman (1), WL:  R. Keppler (2)
Assists– WL: Freedman (1), WL: Johnson (1), WL: Greenberg (1), WL: Sandor(1), WL: Jenkins (1), WL: axcell (2)

Goalkeepers – WL: Russell – 6 Saves, Medina:  McCarthy – 11 Saves, Medina: Giltner – 15 Saves




FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL is looking for a pole vault coach for the 2012 track and field season. This is a paid position.  Responsibilities will include teaching Pole Vault technique to High School boys/girls while also working with middle school vaulters two times a week, run the pole vault event at high school and middle school meets and assisting with other track related duties on the team. Applicants must have a CPR certification, attend a sports medicine class, attend the OHSAA “Coaching Class” and attend a pole vault certification class. Please contact head coach Rich Friel at 440-356-3500 ext. 4141




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