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Southwestern Conference varsity baseball preview (area teams)

Shoremen aim for Southwestern Conference title Avon Lake By Joe Ostrica After going 16-9 overall last year, including 7-5 in the Southwestern Conference to finish second in league play, the Avon Lake baseball team is shooting higher for 2015, hoping to win the conference crown this season. The Shoremen will need strong support from several [...]

30 years later: The chair throw remembered – Phil Bova looks back on his part in one of the most infamous moments in American sports

Westlake By Ryan Kaczmarski Westlake resident Phil Bova is known locally for running one of the absolute best youth baseball camps in the country, which kicks off the summer vacation season here for the kids in Northeastern Ohio. But not only is Bova an incredible baseball instructor – he spent two years playing in the [...]

Five questions with James Handwerk

Rocky River By Ryan Kaczmarski With his 4-0 performance last weekend at the Division OHSAA III state wrestling championships in Columbus, Lutheran West High School sophomore James Handwerk had become the first state champion in school history. West Side Sports (WSS) thought our readers would like to get a little insight into Handwerk’s (JH) personality [...]

Handwerk’s title leads area at state tourney

State wrestling By Dan Gilles It’s been a long time since an area wrestler had their hand raised on Saturday night on the big stage and stood atop the podium at the annual State Wrestling Tournament at Ohio State. Lutheran West sophomore 170-pounder James Handwerk kicked the door down on that mythical barrier at this [...]

 

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