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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 […]

Several area wrestlers punch tickets to state

By Dan Gilles Forty-five wrestlers from 11 area high schools qualified for their respective district wrestling tournaments, which took place this past weekend, with Division I at Cleveland State, Division II at Mansfield High School and Division III at Garfield Heights High School. When the dust settled, only nine of those wrestlers were able to […]

Avon wins back-to-back WSC crowns

By Dan Gilles Avon came to the West Shore Conference Wrestling Tournament last Saturday as the regular season champions. The Eagles saw what they were up against at the Elyria Catholic Coliseum … and they conquered. A school-record seven individual champions highlighted a dominating 208-point performance for Avon, which claimed its third WSC wrestling crown […]