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Fairview High School wrestlers split a PAC conference double dual last Thursday. They defeated Brooklyn 46-17 and lost to Black River 37-31. Senior Mahmoud Awad led the way with two pins. Mitch Minnich, Wilfredo Lopez, Kevin Thomas, Jacob Taylor and Tyler Cain each contributed victories.  The Warriors finish the dual meet season 5-5 in the PAC and 6-6 overall. Their next action is at the PAC conference tournament at Columbia High School on Feb. 11.

Bay Village resident and St. Edward junior Markus Scheidel, along with most of the varsity wrestling team at St. Edward, is a continuous honor student for his three years thus far. His last quarter, he achieved a 3.88 GPA and has had high honors (3.5 +) since freshman year. He is a student ambassador and also a member of the Federation of Christian Athletes. The 16-year-old is currently a junior and wrestles on the gold varsity team at 145 pounds. Last year, he placed fifth at the state tournament. The Eagles have faced top-ranked national teams for the past month at the Ironman, the Clash, Blair and St. Paris Graham tournaments. Last weekend Scheidel and his teammates faced St. John (Michigan) and Detroit Catholic Central, two highly ranked national teams. Scheidel’s record of 18-8 does not speak to the level of competition that he and his team have wrestled this season. The outstanding coaching of Greg Urbas, John Heffernan and all the other assistant coaches, along with their rigorous schedule, has prepared them to possibly garner the most state champions and most team points in the history of Division 1 Ohio high school wrestling.

Rocky River wrestlers defeated Elyria Catholic 58-15 in a dual meet last Thursday night.

Rocky River winners:

106 Brad Sprau (forfeit)

113 Daniel Mahoney (pin, 3:24)

126 Austin Suarez (pin, 2:25)

132 Travis Smith (15-12)

138 Seamus Kilbane (forfeit)

145 Jimi Smith (10-8)

152 Dominic Campanalie (11-5, major)

180 Enli Hamzai (forfeit)

195 Jared Zeigelmayer (forfeit)

220 Max Sawyer (forfeit)

285 Jesse Singler (forfeit)

Olmsted Falls wrestlers move to 19-1 on the season

 “The squad made the ten minute drive to North Olmsted Friday Night and came home with 62-13 victory,” said head coach Bill McGrain. “The ten-minute drive was inviting – as the kids have wrestled a lot of matches the past few weeks with the Clyde and Dies Tournaments – so a light weekend was good for the kids. 

“We look forward to a couple hard matches this weekend and we prepare for the tournament season,” he added. “We are all excited as we near the tournament run.” 
Winning matches Friday were: David Lance, Chase DuPratt, Adam Salti, Nick Asadorian, Alex Bevilacqua, Scott Ahern, Nick Sommer, Scott Linville, Travis Devericks, Jordan Lee, Aaron Bridge, and Mitch Dailey.
SENIOR NIGHT: This Friday is senior night with our home Super Tri-Meet versus Copley, Mantua Crestwood and Bay. Seniors will be introduced with their parents at 5:50 p.m. Then at 6:00 p.m. we take on Copley, and Mantua Crestwood and Bay. Then the winners of that round will compete in round 2, and the first round losers will compete against each other.


Magnificat High School is holding an early spring “Soccer Skills and Drills” session for girls in grades 4-8 on Sunday, March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1, 15, 22 and 29, at the high school at 20770 Hilliard Blvd. The session for grades 4-6 is 3-4 p.m., and the session for grades 7-8 is 4-5 p.m. Cost is $75 for seven sessions (which includes a T-shirt). Registration deadline: Monday, March 5. Call 440-331-7663 for more information. Coaches: John Fenix, Magnificat varsity head coach, and Nicole Rini Bebie (’89 graduate), Magnificat assistant varsity coach.

Valley Forge High School seeks a junior varsity girls spring fast pitch softball coach for this season. Contact Coach Z. Zoltai at 440-371-8837 or

39th Annual Phil Bova Baseball Camp

Experience your own spring training with the Phil Bova baseball camp June 18-22. The camp features an outstanding staff with over 200 years’ experience; professional, college and high school coaches on hand daily; individual instruction for all age levels; six batting cages in use daily; Competition Day to evaluate campers in throwing, hitting and bunting; games played daily on seven fields; a cap and shirt for every camper; Best Camper plaque awarded in each age group; lunch provided daily; guest speakers who share their expertise; a professional camp photo for each camper; inside demonstration instruction during inclement weather; and a 1:10 ratio of staff to campers.

Our planned daily schedule will feature a morning session and then two sessions in the afternoon. You will then be able to apply what you learned at camp to your games afterward. A typical day will be as follows:

8:15 a.m.                      Arrive at Westlake Baseball Field ready to play
11:20 a.m.                   Lunch provided
12:30 a.m.                   Back on field for instruction
1 p.m.                            Instructional age group games
2:30 p.m.                     Individual instruction or stations
4 p.m.                            Depart for the day

The camp cost is $230 per camper. There is no registration deadline, but the earlier the better for T-shirt and cap size availability. (There is also a sibling discount for multiple campers from the same family, and a discount for campers who display the Bova Camp sign in front of their house.) Cost includes instruction and lunch for all 5 days, shirt, hat, camp photo and evaluation. What to bring: Glove – Baseball Shoes or Tennis Shoes – Water Bottle – Bat – Practice Pants – Personal Attire (socks, supporters, etc.) PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR EQUIPMENT

For the 2012 camp we will be using the great facilities at the Westlake Recreation Center. We will be meeting the first day of camp at the baseball diamonds for signin. Address: Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145.

Feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns:

Phil Bova Baseball Camp
25709 Briarwood Court
Westlake, OH 44145

Go to, call 440-779-1390 or e-mail

Westlake cheerleaders night with the Lake Erie Monsters

Thursday, Feb. 23, the Lake Erie Monsters will host the Westlake High School cheerleaders for their game versus the Hershey, Pa., Bears. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. The Westlake cheerleaders will be performing during the second intermission. For discounted ticket information, contact Kim Scercy at 216-420-2541 or

North Olmsted’s Springvale Country Club will be hosting “A Great White Winter Cross Country Ski Chase” on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. The Chase is a fun-format cross country skiing distance challenge, where individuals or teams of two or three skiers complete as many laps as they can on a short course within one hour. Every skier on a team must complete at least one lap, after which it is up to teams to decide how many laps each skier will do. It is a great event for novice skiers, families and even as a warm-up for those training for ski marathons. Team categories will be determined the day of the chase, but include family, co-ed, youth and multigenerational teams. Any combination of one, two or three skiers will do. Registration will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10 per person. Springvale Country Club is located at 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted, Ohio. There is no preregistration. For more information e-mail

Crushers announce 3rd Annual Youth Baseball Camp dates

Crushers baseball is still over four months away at All Pro Freight Stadium, but the Crushers are getting ready for a summer full of baseball!  The Lake Erie Crushers are excited to announce their 3rd Annual Youth Baseball Camps, instructed by Crushers players.

The Crushers will host four two-day camps this summer.  The dates for the 2012 camps are:

·         Camp 1: Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13

·         Camp 2: Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19

·         Camp 3: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28

·         Camp 4: Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31

Each camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For $75 per camp, campers will receive a 2012 Baseball Camp T-shirt, a Crushers braided athletic necklace and one general admission ticket voucher for a 2012 home game. For more information and to print off a registration form, visit or contact the Lake Erie Crushers at 440-934-3636.

Argento Basketball Club (ABC) is now forming AAU teams for boys/girls 4th grade and up. For more information and tryout dates, please call 216-816-6766 or e-mail Info can also be found on




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