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Avon dominates K of C wrestling tournament

By Dan Gilles Coming off a West Shore Conference championship, Avon coach Mark Porter had high hopes for his wrestling program this season. Based off what the Eagles did during the 34th Annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, they could very well exceed those expectations. With seven individual champions, four [...]

Dzuro, Salti, Mustafa place in Division I state

By Dan Gilles COLUMBUS – Of the seven area wrestlers representing five different high schools in the Division I State Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Ohio State’s Value City Arena, only three of them reached the podium and placed in the top eight. North Olmsted resident and St. Edward senior Gabe Dzuro (third, 182), Olmsted [...]

Mecklenburg, DeLorge give Lutheran West two state placers

By Dan Gilles The last time Lutheran West had a state placer, which was in 2008, the school had two wrestlers accomplish the feat together. Josh Malave took third and Collin Dennis placed eighth that year for the Longhorns. This year, senior 152-pounder Jake DeLorge (50-8) and junior 126-pounder Tim Mecklenburg (26-8) made the trek [...]

Lakewood’s Abdel-Salam wins school’s first district title since 1988

By Dan Gilles Lakewood senior Yassir Abdel-Salam has had a fine wrestling career on his own, but one thing eluded him for all this time – a berth in the Division I State Wrestling Tournament. Last weekend, the 138-pounder not only finally accomplished that goal, but he did it in grand fashion by winning a [...]

 

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