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Bowl game sparks .U early," Mmter said, then added, "There are freshmen in the area capable of making an ip:Jpact for us showd they' decide to come our way." The Bearcats would still .like to sign Gino Guidugli, the Highlands High School senior who committed to Kentucky but is waiting. be: fore· signing in the .wake 'of coach Hal Mumme's resignation Tuesday.

join the Bearcats next Miami adds size will fall are three local products: Defensive back Doug Monato roster; OSU · ghan (Oolerain), lineman ·Matt Webster (Scott) and finishes strong quarterback Kenwood Latti-

more (Winton Woods), who could end up at linebacker. Coincidence? Probably "It's a class that answers not. University of Cincinnati a lot of needs," Minter said. · Matt Tupuola, . a defenfootball coach Rick Mmter sive lineinan from El Camillo said Wednesday that his a1 f eighth recruiting class is College in Torrance, C i ., .probably one of his best two. may have the most immediate impact. · Other area schools · This one followed a 7-5 "He is the one guy that MIAMI:. Miami empha" season and Motor City Bowl we looked at who is capable sized ,adding beef to its ros. appearance. The other CiffiJ.e of. stepping into our lineup after the 1997 Humanitarian right away and fill the hole ter during the recruiting Bow1 appearance and 8-4 left by Mario Monds;" Mint- season. Ten of the 21 players the RedHawks signed .campaign. er said. "If I'm a kid out there, I With rare exception, Wednesday are offensive o"r certainly want to come to a Minter stayed away from defensive linemen. "I wanted to increase our · team that's winning, a team special· teams players and that's going places and in the running backs, two areas in numbersontheoffensiveand postseason and playing on which the Bearcats return defensive lines," coaCh Terry Hoeppner said. "And we've television," Minter said. several players. Seventeen players - 15 In addition to Lattimore, done that. We needed more from high, schools and two · UC signed two other quar- quality depth and this class from junior college - signed terbacks: George Murray does that." . The RedHawks also addnational letters of intent. (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Billy Wednesday to. attend UC. A"·.faulkner (Cynthiana, Ky.). . ed a familiar name: Matt few more are expected to sign. • ~ "You hope no freshman has Cohen, the youngest brother : Among the players who a chance to make (an impact) of former Miarrii star Dustirt The Cincinnati Enquirer arui Enf!uirer n!J!lls services

Area signings rice Hall - who rushed for 3,057 yards as a senior on Wednesday afternoon. · Tressel a:Jso grabbed Canton GlenOak defensive back Dustin Fox - whose brother Derek played at Penn Statein the final hours. Fox's undes, Kenny Kuhn and Tim Fox, are former .Ohio State standouts. Big Ten schools other than Ohio State signed more than 20 players out of the Buckeye state. The most notable of those were .Mr. Football Jeff Backes of Upper Arlington, who signed wl.th Northwestem, and his counterpart as · defensive player of the year in Division I, Pat Massey 'Of Cleveland St. Ignatius. · Ma~- · sey signed with Michigan. KENTUCKY: UK signed 17 recruits, highlighted by Highlands defensive lineman Ben Scott and Bluebirds defensive back Brett Hamblen. Guidugli told UK coaches he would wait a few days before announcing . his decision.

Cohen: Matt, a 6-foot-2, 220. pound linebacker, was a·fouryear starter at Cincinnati Country Day. He is one of five area players to sign with MU. The others: Hamilton Badin's Nate Bunce, an offensive and defensive lineman; Chris Fessel, an offensive lineman from St: Xavier; Derek Reh;Jge, a rurming back from East Central (Ind.), and Jarred Rich, a linebacker from Clinton-Ma~sie.

Josh Betts, the Southwest Ohio . Player of the Year, also signed with Mi" ami. Betts, a 6"3, 210pound quarterback, threw for 2,817 yards and 19 touchdowns for Vandalia Butler this yea~. . OHIO STATE: Jim Tressel, hired Jan. 18 to . replace the fired John Cooper, locked up 17 recruits. Tressel closed the deal on several highly touted prep star$ in the final two days. He picked up the signature of Columbus Brookhaven running ·back Mau-

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1 a t e LEXINGTON ~ Guy Wednesday Morriss isn't making any afternoon, gu.arantees that h.e will lead breaking a ~~::;ei~6.dig~~~~k~~-~Ml ~ :S~ li§.~: Kentucky's football team to self-imposed 130 {F) d. 140-Zinkan Meyer 12 "7{M) • 13d.5-Barla the top of the. Southeastern silence that, fM) -cornwoll d. Stehlin 16·5, Eynon 10-4, t4s-Wahoff (Fl d. o. Blanks 7-4, Conference or to a third began short152-M. Blanks·{M) d. Gadson 9· 7, 160-Eisen · 1 aft the 9F)d.Ostholtholt7·Sot, 171-Lukens{M)d.c. ·bowl appearance in four · Y er 5 2 Lawson · · lBS-Creeden SM) d. J. Lawson s cho o1 be~ M 1 5·3 ot, 215-Rowland {F) p. Bonn 5:29, Hwtyears. Gill SF) p. Kromer 2'51 · He is, however, vowing to gan its· inorr ss restore a sense of pride to a ternal investigation in Noprogram that has lost its Ius- vember. , "I would like to emphater. "I want. peop · 1e t'.0 know size that I had no knowlthat I will. do everything in edge nor did I' participate my power to make this foot- or encourage ·any NCAA ball program the best it can rules violations during my be," said Morriss, Ken- tenure," the statement tucky's offensive line coach said. "However, these things did occur on my the past four seasons. . Morriss, 49, was named watch. As the person 1h The Cincinnati Enquirer Deer Park 66 - Zac BuS" head coach Tuesday follow- charge, 1 felt it best for the · Phil Landes scored 13 . am hit a short juinp shot ing the abrupt resignation of program at UK that I take points in the fourth quarter, with five seconds remainHal Mumme, who stepped. responsibility and resign." including six consecutive ing, enabling Finneytown down amid allegations of Morriss, an 'All-Pro offen· th f" a1 to avert the upset. free throws dunng e m · DEER PARK {BB) - Beckman 1 1 3, NCAA violations. His hiring sive lineman in the NFL who minute, giving Mariemont, Burke 6 5 17. Dennis s 3 17, Hickey 3 2 s, was unanimously approved played in· two Super Bowls, ranked ninth in the Enquir- Rovekamp 2 2 7, Schaffer 3o 6, Ruthertord 2 3 8, Totals: 22 16 66. Wednesday by UK's athletic then addressed board memer's Divisions II-IV poll, a BusamFINNEYTOWN. (6B) -.Reichle 4 2 13, · 8 5 21, Davis 2 1 7, Partridge 4 0 8, association's 18-member bers following the ,vote to 56-48 upset victory over smith 113, McCormick s 6 16. Totals: 24 15 board of directors. confirm his hiring. No. 6 Reading. · :~·.r Park ................... 24 8 11 23-66 Morriss was given a one"This is a little bit nerve The setback dropped Flnneytown ................. 6 24 . 15 23-68 . d. l S~polnt<trs: D-Dennls 4, Rovekafup, RUth· Readin. g .mto secon pace, ertord. F-Rolchlo 3, Davis 2. Records: D3-13, . year contract, and his status racking," an emotional Morwill be evaluated at the end riss told the board. "This is one game behind Madeira, in 1-1o;·F 9-7. s-5 cHL · . of the 2001 season, athletics worse than stepping out on IIIII Taylor 54, Wyothe Cincinnati Hills League. director Larry Ivy said. the floor of the Superdome Each team has three league ming 53 - Ryan HoffMumme, who went20-26 and playing for the champigames remaining. mann sank a 3-pointer from in four seasons at Kentucky, onship of the world - and I Neither team managed the corner with two secissued a written statement did that twice." more than a .five-point lead onds remaining. until Landes took over durWyoming took the lead with seven seconds remaining the final quarter. He led all· scorers with ing on Jeff Davis' field goaL 20 points. Following a Taylor timeout Reading's. Kenny Brady to set up the last · play, "They completely dominated. came through with 18 Hoffmann took the pass · the state, and that means points and 11 rebounds. from Patrick Montague and they completely dominated MARIEMONT {56)- Gray 249, Clasen 2 fired the wiruier. g~bRi~~,;, ~fr4ws"~sman 2 I 6, Landes 6 WYOMING (53)- Rivera 2 o 4, Bruck 41 the nation. Nobody else. , McGinnis READING (48) ... Lawson 10, Henthorn 1 0 2, Huenlng 2 0 4, Dantzler 1 comes close." 2o 4, w.mn 10 2, Hershberger120025, Edwards 02, Davis 3 6 12, Goe 50 11, Tollett 2 48., "'" Totals, 20 II 53. . Mauer, from the same high 3 19, Brady 73 18, Aden 408. Tolals: 20 4 TAYLOR {54)_ Richmond 113, Rininger The Associated Press .school in St. Paul, Minn., as 48. · 1o2, Hoffmann 3 0 7, Bozich 24 8, Kroeger 3 Mariemont .................. 14 11 11 20·56 :2 2 6, Montague B 0 18,'-Fox 1 0 Reading ......;...............14 10 13 11-48 1 8, Thinnes Florida State is No.1 - in departed Heisman Trophy 3·polnters: M-Gray, Weissman, Landes 2. 2. Tota1s: 21 8 54• · " . R-Hershberger, Edwards 2, Brady. Records: R Wyoin.lng .................... 9 14 14 16.. 53 Recruiting Wars2001, that is. winner ·Chris Weinke, threw 14·3, 9·2 CHL; M 13·4.-8·3 CHL. Taylor ........-............... 15 16- 7 16-54 · d 3-po!nta::::s: W-Bruck, Gale. T-Hotfmann, The Seminoles rebounded for 5,528 yards and 73 touchIIIII Ma deira 72, In ian Kroeger, Mornlague 2. Records: T5·11, 3·8 from their loss to Oklahoma · downs in two years. He also is Hill 60 - Balanced scor- CHL; w6·11 . J.s cHL in the national title game a star catcher and could be a ing proved to be the key Girls with a recruiting haul that first-round pick in June's basefor Madeira in the .victory blew away the competition, ball draft. , 1111 New Miami 40, over the Braves. the Sooners included. Shelton, froin Lexington, Spring Valley 29 AuRob Tuke scored 20 Florida State signed three · Ky,, ran for 1,400 yards and points, Robb Hem 17, Bret brey Richie scored six high school All-Americans in 12 TDs last season. in the fourth quarter. points Underwood 11 and Branquarterback Joe Mauer, runIn addition, the 'Noles ·don Konieczka 14 for Ma- and Sarah Brosheat added ning back Eric Shelton and signed nine of the top 13 five, rallying New Miami to deira. · linebacker Chauncey Davis on players in Florida. INDIAN HILL (60) - Meyer 103, DeBord its first victory this season. 307, Rogers 8 0 16, O'Reilly 2o 4, Harmon 4 Richie finished with a Wednesday; then rounded, out LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma 1 9, sweeney 1 o 2, Kendall 6 3 1.7, wonncu 1 .. o 2. Totals: 26 4 60. , team-high 11 poihts . its class of 2005 with three and Texas also can celebrate MADEIRA (72) • Tuke 8 2 20, Steve SPRING VALLEY (29) - Dunn 1 0 2, other. stars rated among the their recruiting haills, with the "Tudor 1,0 3, Burch 0 11, Spence 2.0 6, Ht;rn 6 Schwln 3 4 11, Goddard 5 2 12, Kohls I 0 2, 5 17, Konieczka 5 0 14, Underwood 5 1 11. Doucette 1 o 2. Totals: 11 629. nation's top 25 players. Tigers making a surprisingly Totals: 27 9 72. MIAMI (40) - Goins 0 2 2. Robinson Indian Hlll ................... 22 10 12 1~-BD '2 2 8,NEW "It's a slam dunkfor Flor. strong run to the top of the Brosheor 3 0 7, Proffitt '4 0 8, Faulkner Madeira ...................... 2& 17 17 13·72 2 0 4, Riehle 51 11: Totals: 16 5 40. 3~polnters: !-Meyer, DeBord, Kendell 2. ida State," Allen Wallace of class. In fact, LSU's class was M-Kon!eczka 4, Tudor, Tuke 2; Spence 2. Re~ Spring Valley ...... ;........ 7 5 8 11-29 Now Miami.;.,............... 6 9 3 · 22-40 Laguna Beach, Calif.-based rated No. 1 by Max Emfinger cords: M 16~1, 10·1 CHL; I 8·9, 5·6 CHL 3wpolnters:·S-Schwln. N-Robinson 2, Bro· SuperPrep Magazine said. of National Blue Chips based in 1111 Finneytown 68, shear. Re~rds: NM 1·18. The Associated Press

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Morriss said it does not, bother him that the school committed to. him for only one season, which may make it difficult to lure future recruits to Le.xington. "Everybody's looking for security," he said after Wednes' day's .meet.1'ng.. "But in my case, at this tinie in my career, it's opportunity that I'm after. "If I do the job, I'm going to stay. I don't have a prob!em with that., UC STAFF SUBTRACTIONS: UC has lost three assistant coaches, two to the NFL. Mike Tomlin, UC's defensive' backs coach, is the new secondary· coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Larry Zierlein, UC's offensive line coach, is the new offensive line ' coach for the Cleveland Browns. UC defensive coordinator Rick Smith, who was prepared to take a job at Minnesota, has accepted a position on · UK' s staff. Minter said he is already in the process of trying to replace those who have ·left. - Michael Perry

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Covington, La. Among the new. Tigers are folir All-Americans. Also faring well was the Pacific-10 Conference, .Jed by Washington and UCLA. Among the Pac-10's scores, Shaun Cody, USA. Today's defensive player of the year, chose Southern Cal over Notre Dame. The Irish did not sign many high-profile players and managed a No.l3 rating from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report. ·Lemming said higher academic stan- · dards were the reason. "They finished 13th, and that's good for anyone else but Notre Dame," Lemming said~ "But they were competing with the Stanfords and Northwesterns rather than the Florida States, Tennessees and Michigans. That's an indication of raised academic standards."

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· will be tough." Crusaders co-captain Jeff Ostholthoff ·clearly was unhappy with his team's result. "I think we went in overconfident, even .though we By Chris Yeager knew they'd be r-eady to go," The Cincinnati Enquirer a 160-pound senior Ostholthoff said. "But to win by just Mike Wahoff, a co-captain three, we're not happy at all." of the Fairfield wrestling Moeller jumped out to a team and a 145-powid state quick ~)-0 lead after two contender, was proud of his matches and never trailed. teammates despite Tues- Fairfield, which was behind day's 29-26 loss to Moeller, by 15 points with two which is tied with Harrison matcht~s remaining, got for No. 1 in The Enquirer's quick pins from its final two area coaches poll. . . . Associated Press file "Even when the match wrestlers, 215-pounder Hal Mumme said in a statement Wednesday he had no knowledge of recruiting got out of reach, we• kept Brandon Rowland and violations at UK but as head coach accepted responsibility for them. going hard," Wahoff said of. heavyweight Sean .Gill, to the Indians, who are ranked gain 12 points and cut the final margin to three. N 3 ~o~ller is ranked second Even though the Indians · with Fairfield los.~I t~~~e=~~~~~~~f Wahoff had reason to be the greatest high sc~ool

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.C. State stops Arkansas upsets No. 10 .Tennessee 17/.e As.w)(:iated i're.~s

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State played five highly ranked teams closely the last month with nothing to show for it. But the Wolfpack did something about it We(lnesday night against No. 6 Virginia.· . Kenny Irige scored a career-high 2~ .. points as the Wolfpack ruined the Cavaliers' highest ranking in 18 years with a 90-80 victory. N.C. State (11-10, 3-6 Atlantic Cpa~t Conference) had lost to Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Syracuse by a com. bim!d 27 points before beating the Cavaliers .to break a 10-game losing skid against ranked teams. .. Inge was 8-for-11 from the fieldand 13-for-19 from the line and ·also had nine rebol!nds. VIRGINIA (16·5) - Hand 8·15 II-II 29, Mason 4-7 4·7 12. Hall 5·7 2·2 •12, Williams 4·10 2·5 10, Watson 1~3 3-4 5, Frle12-9 Q-0.6. Hare 0-0 0-0 0. -Young 0·'1 0'0 0, Mathis 2·4 2·5 6. Totals 26·56 24·34 80, NC STATE (11-10) -Wilkins 6·11 8·8 21. Grundy 5·11 l·l 12. lngc 8·1113·19 29. Guidry 2·7 1·4 6, l{elley 6-7 o-o 12. Thornton 1-2 0-0 2. Sherrill 0-0 0-0 0. CraWford 2·4 4-6 8, Wlnlams 0-0 0-0 0. Melvin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30·53 27,38 90. , Hallllme-NC Stale 36, Virginia 24. 3.Polnt goalsVIr~nla 4·20 (Hand 2·7, Frlei2-B, Hall 0·2, Mason 0·3), NC State 3·10 ('lrundy 1·2, WIIWns 1·3, Guidry 1·3, lnge 0-l •. CraWrard 0-1). Fouled out~Watson. Williams. Hand. Rebounds-Virginia 33 {Hall. Williams 7). NC State 31 (lnge 9). Assists-VIrginia 9 (Hand 5). NC State 15 (WIIklns-7). Total fouls-VIrginia 35, NC State 26; A-14.996.

N'o. 3 Duke 81, Clemson 64

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o-2 o-o o. Totals 19-46 28-40 73. . , y's iayup with 39.6 seconds left o, Wills Halftime-Wisconsin 45, Purdue 17. 3·Polnt goalsPurdue 6·21 (Cunningham 3_-6, Marshall 1-2. Lowe 1-4, gave the Eagles the lead, and Lewis 1·6, Deane 0·3), WISconSin 7-15 (Penney 3·4, they held to continue their best Boone 3·6, Bower 1·2, Wills 0·1, Vershaw 0-21: Fouled Rebo~nds~Purdue 35 (Wetzel9), Wtsconsln start since the 1966-67 squad ·OUt-Buscher. 3f (~owske 1OJ.: Assists-Purdue 8 (Marshall 3), went 23-2 before losing in the wsco sin 9 (DaVIs 61·, No. 21 Okla,homa 80, NCAA Tournament. Syracuse (18-4, 6-3 Big East) Texas Tech 72 · has lost its last three conference NORMAN, Okla. - J.R. Ray~ games on the road. mond scored 19 points and Daryan SYRACUSE (18·4) - Brown 9·10 3·3 21, McNeil Selvy added 12 points and a ca1·1 0-2 2. Grlffln,4-10 2-4.11, Shumpert 5-14 7-9 20, Williams 2·8 2-2 7, Duany 1·2 0·0 2, Thues 0·0 0-0 0, reer-high 12 rebounds. Cole 0·0 0-0 0. Totals 22·45 14·20 63. BOSTON COLLEGE (17·2)- Walls 3·8 1·2 8, Sin· The Sooners (18-4, 7-3 Big 12) gletary 3·!0 0-0 7, Agbal 2·7 4·6 8, Bell 3-ll 5·5 12, ' wpn their sixth straight. Hnrley 4-7 4·412, Beerbohm 4-7 2·310, Sidney 2·5 0·0 4. Ross 2·5 0·1 4. Totals 23-60 16·21 65. · Halftime-Boston· College 34. Syracuse 23. 3-Polnt gouls-Syracuse 5-~6 (Shumpert 3-B, Griffin 1·2, WIUiams 1·6), Boston College 3-18 (Singletary 1·4, Walls 1·5, Bell t-5, Ross 0-1; Sidney 0-1, Harley 0·2). Fouled OutMcNeil, Agbal. Rebounds-Syracuse 29 (BrQwn 8), Boston College 34 (Agbal, Harley 6). Assists-Syracuse 14 (WliUums, Griffin 6), Boston College 16 (~ell 6).

No. 16 Wisconsin 73, Purdue 54 MADISON, Wis. - Roy Boone outscored the Boilermakers by himself in the first half and finished with 20 points· for the Badgers. . · The Badgers (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten) broke it open with a 26-3 first-half blitz that included runs of 11-0 and 15-0. PURDUE (13-8) - Lowe 2·B 3·5 8. Smith 0·1 2·2 2. Garrity 0-0 0-0 0. De'an~ 1-8 0-0 2. Cunningham 4-8 3·4 14, Buscher ·t-4 2-2. 4, Parkinson 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 3·10 2-2 9, Marshall 2·3 2-7 7, Wetzel 4-6 0..0 8, Best 0·0 0-Q 0. Totals 17·4B 14·22 54. WISCONSIN (15·5) - Kowske 4·9 6-8 14. Vershal'i• ~-8 3-4 7. Penney 4-5 6·8 17. Kelley l-1 0·0 2. Boone 5·12 7-11 20, Davls,l-4 1-2 3, Schmtt 0·0 0·0 0, Unton O·O 0-0 o. Ukawuba• 0-0 0·0 o. Bower 2·4 5·6 10. Grusczynskl 0-0 0·0· 0: Owens 0-0· 0·1 0, Mader 0·1 0-0·

TEXAS TECH (8-11) - Owens' 4·6 3-4 11, Mitchell 6-9 2·5 16, Ellis 1·6 2·5 4, Brown 3-12 5·8 ll. Marshall · 3·7 2·2.10. Hayes 0·0 0·0 0. Bass 1-1 O·l 2, Shrops~re 1-3 0-0 3, Emmett 5-8.3~3 15, Phillips 0..0 0·0 0. Totals 25-52 15-23 72 ·OKLAHOMA (18·4) - McGhee 3-11 6·B 13. Heywood· 1·5 0-0 2, Johnson 4·13 7-B 15, Price 0-3 2·2 2, Raymond 7-18 2·3 19; Heskett 2·6 0·0 4, Newton 5·11 0·0 13, SeiVJ 6-B 0·112. Totals 28-75 17·22 80. Halfttme-Oklahama 37, Te)(as tech 35. 3-Polnt goals-Texa~ Tech 7-17 (Emmett 2-2, Mitchell 2-4, Marshall 2-5. Shropshire 1-2, Brown 0-4). Oklahoma 7-24, (Newton 3R7-, Raymond 3-11, McGhee 1·1. Johnson 0-1. Heskett 0·4). Fouled ou.t-Selvy. Rebounds-Texas Tech 36 (Ellis 9). Oklahoma 47 (Se!vy 12). Assists-Texas Tech 11 (Brown 6), Oklahoma 15 !Price 4).

Mississippi St. 84, No. 18 Alabama 70 STARKVILLE, Miss. -:Marckell Patterson scored 25 points to lead ·Mississippi State to the upset. Mississippi State (12-8, 3-6) went on a 21-2 run and had a 36-28 lead at halftime. ALABAMA (17•5)- Wallace 2·5 S·B 9, 0\Jdley 3·9 11, Meade 0·4'0-0 0, Grizzard BR19 3-4 24, Stinnett london 0·11 0·0 0, Martin 2·5 0·0 5, Walker 3·4 6·8 12. Haglnas· 0·0 0·0 0. Pettway 0·0 0·0 0. Totals 20·52 22·32 70. MISSISSIPPI ST. (12·8)- Hamilton 4·11 0·0 9. Patterson 6-14 13-24 25, RJackson 5-10 2-4 12, A.Jac.kson 3-12 6-6 12, Geuder 1-2 O·O 2. Billups 0·1 s~a

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· CLEMSON, S.C . .., Nate James had a career-high 27 points, anW Duke held up despite Jason Williams' second straight poor shooting performance to extend its ACC-record 24-game road win · streak. · . James was one of several Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1) to fill the scoring gap left by Williams, who had just eight points, 13 fewer than his aV'erage. Mike Dunleavy finished with 17 points and 17 rebounds and Shane Battier had 15 points as Duke won its 11th straight over Clemson (10-13, 1-9). DUKE (21·2)- Battler 4·10 5-8 15, Dunleavy 6-13 4-8 17. Boozer 2R5 5-6 9.James 10-14 4-6 27. Williams · 3-11 0-4 8, Buckner 0-0 0-0 0. Sanders 0-0 0-0 0. Duhon 2-3 0-2 5. Christensen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 18·34 81. CLEMSON (lQ-13) - Clifton 0·0 0·0 0, Hobbs 5-B

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Arkansas 82, . No. 10 Tennessee 77 (01) ·fAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Joe Johnson scored off a rebound while two' Tennessee players' stood and watched, apparently thinking· the bait was out of play as Arkansas won in overtime. '·' .•Johnson's rebound basket, sec• onds after he made a soft jumper al9ng the baseline, gave Arkansas (14-7, 5-4 SEC) a.76-73 lead with 1:18 to play.· Vincent Yarbrough got tangled up driving. the lane on the Vols' next possession and Carl Baker expanded the lead to five with two free throws. Tennessee (18-5, 5-4) suffered its fourth straight loss on the road. Arkansas has won five of. itB last six ·and is above .500 in the SEC for the first. time this year.

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Defiance 83, Thomas More 70 Gavin Sever led Defiance with a · game-high 30 points. Corey Grace led Thomas More\with 2~ points arid 13 rebounds.

Women A'nderson 71, . Mount St. Joseph 49 Rachel Miller led four Anderson players in double figures with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. Mount St. Joseph fell w _8 713 (3-6 .HCAC). Rebecca Petty led the Lions with 15 points.

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Divisions 11-111 poll The choice was unaniThe uncertainty of the 18 1. Purcel.l Marian (7) 166 mous. 161 coaches voting in' The 2· Reading (9) Every coach voting in The 3. Madeira (2) 154 Enqutro, · ···'s preseason D'!VISIOn ·· Enquirer's Divisions ll-ill pr{} 4. Kings 95 season wrestling poll points to 5. Franklin (1) ?4 I wrestling poll placed the an interesting season. 6. Edgewood 61 favorite's hat on Moeller, the Although Reading received 7, Taylor 51 Division I state runner-up in two more :first-place votes than 8. Ross . 36 2000. , Purcell Marian, the Cavd!iers 8. Springboro 36 With seven retunling edged the Blue Devils for the 10. Lemon Monroe 28 state qualifiers, coach- Jeff· No. 1 spot . Others: NorWood 25, Hillsboro Geier's Crusaders should Madeira is a close third, fol- 20· Blanchester 19·Batavia 15· dominate again. lowed by Klngsand Franklin. Roger Bacon 17, New Richmond 13, Fairfield was a distant secSummit Country Day 12, Indian Hill · The following is a look at the 10,Turpin 10, Lebanon 6, Carlisle 6, ond, followed by Elder, top 10 teams: Clinton Massie 5, Wilmington 4, Harrison and Lakota West I. PureeD Marian: State North College Hill4, Lockland 2, A look at the Top 10 placer Jason Lackmeyer (37-6) Western Brown 1, Wyoming 1, teams. and state qualifier Jake Clermont Northeastern 1. 1. Moeller: Defending Meinking (32-7l are the main189-pound state champion stays. has experience in Daniel Watts, Nick Lukens and runner-uP Coach TeiTY Meinking also Ronnie Longworth, Doug Joe Zinkan (145 pounds) are returns district qualifiers Mike England, Zach Katris, Matt both state title threats again. ·Von Hoene (17-9), Craig Franldin, Josh Noble, David Moeller also has three other state placers back: Blessing (ll-8), Mitchell Snowden, Jarrod West and Binford (20-12), Alex Spears Ryan Chewning. Mike Baria (fourth), Brian (17-9) and Jack Mitchell (6-13). 6. Edgewood: Thre{}year Zinkan (fifth) and David . The Cavaliers' success rriay starter and state qualifier Jeff Blanks (sixth), along !with · depend on how well six or King (32-10) is one of eight state qualifiers David CiUldY · seven untested wrestlers adjust experienced wrestlers. and Jeff Ostholthoff The Cincinnati Enquirer/ERNEST COLEMAN to the varsity level. Other veterans are Jim In addition, Moeller yvil1 Moeller's Nick Lukens, the defending state champion in the 189-pound weight . 2. ·ReadiJlg: The Blue Cassidy (18-10), Mike McSorley get a .boost from Marcus class. is one of the top wrestlers for the top-ranked Crusaders' squad. Devils might tal'e a while to (27-19);CiarkCripe(20-16),Ben Blanks, whomissedlastsea; reach their peak. Because of Lykins (18-13), Nick Harris (14son with an injury and dis- men ap.d a good group of Ron Demaris and Brian the football tetun's trip to the 8),BrandonCooper (14-12) and trictqualifierJoel Cottone. sophomoresandjuniors, Division I poll Brandt are returning semifmals, many BrianWest(9-9). Moeller needs to develop "Idon'tthinkanyteamcan 1. Moeller(l 6) state 160 starters. "We have six seniors back help at 215 pounds and compete with Moeller," 2. Fairfield 138 "Youth was a concern last wrestlers got a late start State qualifiers DJ. Engel who had winning records last heavyweight Harrison coach Chad Dennis 3. Elder 119 year with eight freshmen and and Tim Kelley anchor an expe- season and :live other excep2. Fairfield: As usual, 35- said. "Right now we're proba- 4. Harrison 113 sophomores contributing," rienced team. tiona! young wrestlers," coach year coach Ron Masanek will bly where we belong but 5. lakota West 90 coach Rick Stagmaier said. Chris Seta, a state qualifier Alan Bair said. "We also have 30 field a veteran team. when everyone gets healthy, 6. St Xavier 89 'We now have a state of the Although the. Indians lost .we could step up." · ?.lakota East SS art wrestling facility which last season at North College · freshmen to fill the gaps at 103, four to gradu.· 5. Lakota .· West: The 89.· Colerain 33 has been a source of pn'de Hill, adds Streno'·' th to a Reading 125 and 215 pounds." · alifi . state th .qualifiersthr Oak Hills 27 squad that has eight returning 7. Taylor: District qu · ers ation, · ey return e~fune .· Fire birds return nine 10.J'dnceton .... -~ ... 20 and given the team a sense of letter-winners... •.. __ .__ ,. ~-~-~~-.--Joe----,-Bmoksbar.k;o-rvnl<~r~tate -c qualifier ''"'-MicnaeJfijariels, two wil(rqtfalifieitil'trlu~~-otheis: r:a~salle 15, Love""la""=n""d'-'-4iimnpo~~~--3. Madeira: The Mustangs .Wilhelm and Joey Templeton Wahoff and state qu3lliierJoe· the state meet and five others 11, Sycamore 11, Hamilton 10, 9. Oak Hills: First-year return four state qualifiers are the.· mainstays for a team Ocasio. \, / who made it to the district Glen Este 9, Wilmington 3.. coach Ken Brater inherited a Ross Wittenberg (22-10), that will have to rely heavily on Overall, Fairfield will start Matt Mcintire went went team with eight returningletShawn Burroughs (.:l0-7), Kris freshmen. experienced wrestlers iii 12 40-1 last season, his only loss 7. lakota East: Eight ter-winners, including Tim Kuykendall (25-3) and Frankie Senior heavyweight Steve of 14 weight classes. in the state championship returning letter-winners "'ill Holt, a district qualifier. · Merle (27-16) Dunn and sophomore Mike 3., Elder: Two-time state match. benefit from the experience "Last year's lineup includ. They also return eight Lewisareexpectedtocontn'bute. qualifierNickSpatolahe~dsa The Firebirds' other top of last year's team that failed ed 10 seniors who will be wrestlers with more than 19 8. Ross: The Rams graduatveteran team that features 10 threat is Stephen Wooley (30- to win a dual meet. hard to replace," Brater $aid. wins the bestofwhomareDrew ed five seniors but coach Rich returning starters, seven 8), who was a state qualifier. Seniors Mike Bush, "Some inexperienced young Clo~ (32-11) Ryan Pattison Dunn returns six starters and who qualified to the district Other wrestlers expected Marques Johnson, Luis men will have to step up to (26-10) Bryan' Cummings (28- will field a team that has the tournament to contribute are Zach Flake, Rodriguez, Bill Ross and meet the challenges of a 12) and Drew Ellis (19-11). potential to move up in the poll. Seniors Adam May, Steve Kurt Willen, Brandon Tylan Tschopp are expect~d rebuilding year." "We have a strong core of · · Dan Lee (23-5), AlexSiemer Naltner and Kevin Reid IJ!ade Beyerlein, Max Dean and to be the primary scorers. Brater needs improvereturning vete!'lll!S who have (4:13), Z~ch Kanta (22-12), ittodistrictlastyear. DanKelley. 'Wefacetwochallenges," ment from a group that shown leaderShiP the past fuur M1cah H1tt (8-23), Ronn1e Junior Nick McCoy. and 6. St. Xavier: Unlike the coach Bob I.etessa said. 'Tb.e includes Nick Rartsick, Sean years,"26-yearveteran coach Bob Phelps (16-20) and Jason Cozad sophomores Jeff Mundy and past 10 seasons when St X :firstis a lack of depth and the Smith, Mike Hauck, Joe Kearns said. "Allhough we have (4-15) form the team's nucleus. . Jim Schultz should also be always seemed to have a star, second is a welcomed chru- Carnpolongo, Kyle Brater, 35wrestlers we lAck depth." "Tins will be a rebuilding successful. the Bombers will be bal- lenge for the coaching staft" Bryan Rengering and Jason 4. Kin~: Sil1ce taking over year,'' Durui said. 'We return 'We need someone to step anced with no marquee Latessa feels that impro-.;r{} VanArsdall. four years ago, coach Joe only two wrestlers with winning up at heavyweight," Elder names on the roster. ment by juniors Dustin 10. Princeton: The loss Woodall has turned the pro- records." . . coach Dick McCoy said. 'We 'We'll have one of our bet- Baynes, Chad Fmkes, Shat<e of state qualifier Hetag Pliev gram into a winner. 8. SJ?ringboro: Hi~ har~ b~ also. have four or five guys ter balanced teams for dual Hall, Steven Peetz and Bn;d (transfered to Marion This season shouldn't be an graduation, .the M1d-Mmrru making t(leir varsity debut meets;" St X coach Dick Williams will be a key to su,c- Pleasant), weakened a exception. Woodall returns sen- League Panthers will build They may struggle early but Murphy Said. "I don't know if cess this season. Viking team that returns two iors Jesse Catanzaro, Jon around returning state qualifier . will develop as the season we have a lot of state placers 8. Colerain: The CardimJs district qualifiers. Harvey, Jim Uedhegner, John Dave Campbell. goes on." : but time will tell. We always have potential to move up ln Mark Mathis, Trinin Velez and Jeff Williamson. .. Look for Gene Brown, Sean 4. Harrison: The Wlldcats hope that cream rises to the the rankings. They return :fiwe Howard and John Harris Woodall also thinks junior Ehrhart, Wayne Wertz, CJ. will :field an experienced team top." · wrestlers who won 20-or-mo~·e appear to be. the top. return·with nine letter-winners Seniors Mike Osterbrock matches last season, along ing performers. ' Nick Herrmann and sopho- Raberding and Adam Trifiro to returning, including Tim (21-14), Kyle Mueller (3-4), withfourotherstarters. "Every one else is mean moreBobAtkintionarecapable emergeaskeywrestlers. ofWinning20-01cmorematches. 10. Lemon · Momroe: Ruberg, a state qualifier last Brian Sellers (6-11), Andy Shane Bastin (23 win,.), and green," Princeton coach 5. Franklin: The team is Three-time state qualifier Zach year. Bosiljevac (7-9), Kyle Kevin Sablosky (22;), Tom White said. 'We also young but does return two state Hensley will ,anchor a young District qualifiers Rob Schweitzer (15-17), Dan Brandon Jasper (20), Sarn have Ram Ritter, a transfer Dearwester, Ryan Gillen and Baute (10.14) and Keith Kunkel (20) and BrandQn from South Carolina' who's qualifiers -,... senior Keith .and un!ested team that will Carter and juniorJohn Kremer. start e1ght sophomores or George Schultz will be joined Rosing (22-8) will be the top Brewer (20) return. Kevi11 never wrestled before but is a Coach Wendel Donathan freshmen. by several promising fresh- contributors. ·Martin (14), John Grimes, ballof:fire." Tke Cinci?mati/{Jiqllt'rer

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Falk flawless on her way to state singles title CHCA senior· went.32-0 in , winning 'third straight Piv. II champimnship By Dave SchuUI.e Tke Cincinnati E?Zif!ltt'rer

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It may be few years before Cincinnati has <another girls tennis player IikE.Audra Falk. Playing flawless tennis slllrting with her first match in August, the 18-year-old Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior compiled a 320 record on her way to winning a third consecutive Division ll state singles championship. As a result, Falk is the Enquirer's Player of the year. Falk's coach, CHCA's Lynn Nabors McNally, earned a second consecutive Coach of the Year award. "Tilis year, people expected me to win, and .it's been touuh

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Finding a catcher to com- a top •set-up .plement Jason, LaRue and reliever, is balancing· the n.eed for pitch- eligible for · salary arbiing with payroll constraints tration. Rewill occupy the Red~ most as cent signthey .enter b<~seqall ~ wmter ings have meetmgs, whJch begm today· inflated sala~ in Dallas. ries for mid- Sullivan Though adding pitching is die relievers beyond $3 mil- . an eternal goal, speculation lion. Though Reds officials will continue· to hound will not commept cin specifright-hander Scott Sullivan, a ,ics of the club's finan~es, it's subject of trade rumors since dubious, at best, whether the season ended: Sullivan's projected salary ·Sullivan, who has become will fit within the estimated

$42 million payroll. Three teams thaf might be able to· accommodate Sullivan: Cleveland, which may move Steve Karsay to the starting rotation; the New York Yankees, who lost set-up artist Jeff Nelson to free agency, and Atlanta, which ·always needs bullpen help. . Six players ·will consume close to $30 million of the Reds' budget Ken Griffey Jr. ,and Barry Larkin will earn a combined $18 million, by management's accounting, ,while

arbitration-eligible players Sean Casey, Danny Graves, Pokey Reese and Dmitri Young will approach or exceed $3 million apiece. Tlie Reds are especially thin behind the plate, having jettisoned two players who started 132 of their 163 games this year at that position. Eddie Taubensee was traded to Cleveland on Nov. 16, and Benito Santiago, a free agent, was not offered salary arbitration Thursday, essentially severing his ties with the club,

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because now the Reds cm1't re-sign him until May 1. The Reds could not guarantee Santiago the money or playing time he wanted. Cincinnati has no immediate reinforcements within its own system. The Reds' most promising catcher in the 'minor leagues has long been LaRue, who hit .235 with five homers and 12 RBI this year after. Taubensee suffered a seasonending back injury .. The next brightest prospect is Dane Sardinha, this year's second-

Tampa Bay is believed to be shopping Mike Difelice, because John Flaherty ,has emerged as the Devil Rays' No. 1 catcher. Affordable tree agents include veterans Tom Lampkin of Seattle, Jeff Reed of the Chicago Cubs. and Rick Wilkins of St. Louis. Reds general manager Jim Bowden also cited the Rule 5 draft as a potential player-ac~ quisition ·source. Leading catchers who could be av;ill' See· REDS, Page C3

Super Mario puts end to retiremeJ(lt The Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Mmio Lemieux, who came back from . . cancer and a one-year layoff The career of Mario Lemieux from back pain to be hockey's June 1984 - Selected by the dominant player before retir- Penguins with the No. 1 pick. ing at age 31 in 1997,. will ·July 11, 1990- Had surgery to . return to the Pittsburgh Pen- repair a herniated disk in his back. guins in a one-of-a-kind :role: January 1993 - Diagnosed with a player-owner. form of Hodgkin's disease. . ·. The news of Lemieux's July 28, 1993 - Had second back · comeback, which the Pen- surgery to repair muscle. guins officially will announce Aug. 29, 1994 -Announced he . today, sent shock waves was taking a leave of absence. , through the PittsbUI·gh Feb. 4, 1997 - Scored BOOth dressing room Thursday, It career goaL · also is a huge publicity jolt 1996·97 -Won sixth scoring title. for the NHL, which has Recorded 10th career 100-point struggled since the retire- season. ments of Lemieux and April 6, 1997 -Announced he will Wayne Gretzky to find a retire following the playoffs. marketable superstar. Sept. 3, 1997 - Lemieux's Lemieux's return to the ownership grou·p officially takes ice probably won't occur un- over Penguins franchise. Lemieux · til the end of the month - he becomes first player in the modern needs about three weeks of era of sports to buy the team he hard, physical work in pt·ac- once played for. tice to get into game shape - Dec. 8, 2000 - After saying for but it will be hockey's equiv- ·four years he would never play Lemieux tells Penguins he . alent to Michael Jordan leav- again, pla[l~ o~ comeback at age 35 . . ing the owner's·box and putting on a jersey again. , "This is a day ,i;I history. quish his spot on the NHL's _It_s _a_total shock, .defe~e"-Board of Govemors·ana'probaman Bob Boughner sard. bl . -"" eli· · t hims If "It's huge for a lot of'us who Y >vw sassocra e ·-·~ · have never played with from most of the team:~ Mario. I know I'm looking day-to-day b~smess affan:s. But forward to being part of his- .he can ~emam as ovn:er.. tory in the making." . Lermeux began his p~re, History will be made if only tlve.comeback about a month because Lemieux will be the ago. He started skating not at first in. the modern era to own the. team's practice rink .butat a major pro. sports team and one managed by former coaCh play for itat the same time. Kevin Constantine.

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broken leg suffered in training camp. Warrick had to learn all three receiving positions. There have been other lessons. "Me, probably, Lrun nice routes, but I don't ever get my depth," he said. "I take it short. I rush a lot of things instead of taking my· time." Warrick had eight receptions for 155 · yards in his first two games, incl4ding a season-long 46-yard h d. dh • catc , an rt appeare e was gomg to come close to his training camp goal of six catches a game. But after he had only one ret' · and thr balls thrown his cep ron · ee way in Game 5 against Tennessee, Warrick's frustration boiled over. The team was 'winless, and he wanted the ball. Coaches listened. The next week . p· b · h W · · k h d f m rtts urg ' arne a our receptions and two f 48 d Thrushing f0 11 ·attempts or yar s. e owmg

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These are the leading rookie · · th NFL · 1990 . engals' Peter Warrick was receivers 10 · e smce · T,h""' B 2000: *Peter Warrick (Bengals) ... 43 B N81'I S h 'dt seasons. Princeton was the the first wide receiver drafted in 1999: Kevin Johnson (Browns) , .. 66 Y c ml ninth-winningest team in the 2000, and despite a sense he has 1998: Randy Moss {Vikings) ..... 69 · 1Jw Cincinnati Enquirer . · failed along with the team's lowest1997: Rae Carruth (Panthers) .... 44 It's a small, private scbwol '90s (. 760); Xavier was 13th (. 716). iii/hen XU (5-1) visits ranked passing game, Warrick is on 1996: Terry Glenn {Patriots) ..... 90 that bloomed into the Tigers (2-3) Satpace to equal the· production of 1995: Joey Galloway (Seahawks) · 67 one of the 15 winurday, it will meet 1994 Derrick Alexander (Browns)· 48 other top rookie receivers. ningest basketball its mental match . 1993 45 . Since 1990, the leading rookie programs of the : Vincent Brisby {Patriots) ' ' . "It's a difficult d T 1992: Carl Pickens (Bengals) .... 26 1990s. It has made . receiver- a IISt that inclu es erry 1991: Lawrence Dawsey (Sues) .. 55 team to p1'epare Glenn and Joey Galloway - has 1990: Ricky Proehl {Cardinals) , , . 56 five consecutive for," XU senior averaged 56.6 receptions. *leads NFL with three games postseason appearguard Maurice. Through 13 games, Warrick has remaining ances, peaking in McAfee said. "It's · the natio'nal rankas much a mental a team- high 43 catc hes an d IS on tions since" Boobie .Clark and· Isaac ings three years pace for 53. Curtis each had 45 in 1973 _. The game as anything." . · ago at No. 7. It has He Ieads NFL rooki es m recep- franchise record f.or catches. by a XU narrowly · Darre11 Jackson of Seattl e rookie is Cris Collinsworth's 67 in growing pains this When: 7:30 p.m. t10ns. beat Princeton in and Sylvester Morris of Kansas -1981. season, trying to Saturday each of the past two work three rookies TV: Ch. 64 seasons. Their conCity are second with 41 catches. "I think I'm having an all right into its rotation. Warrick's 484 receiving yards rookie year," Warrick said ThursXavr'et·?. Almo.st. trasting styles ----: . t h'1rd beh'md Morns · ' 600 day. "I t could' ve b.een better. " I hun Pace It's Princeton, though that Princeton the tortoise, XU andjackson's 545. ·He was thrust' into the No.1 the hru·e - have made for Warrick should become the first receiver spot when veteran Darnay description is apt for XU rookie to lead the Bengals in recep- Scott was lost for the· season with a See WARRICK, Page C4 except the Musketeers' post- - - - - - - - ' - - - - - - - - - ' - - " - - - - - , --------~------__l---=s:=.ea=s:::o.::n..::s:.:::tl1:.:::·ng""'-'i::::s..::fo::.:u:::r...:s::::tr:.:ru::;·g"'-h:::t_ _,ee._ffi!NCETON. Page C4

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Wrestling results Results from the final day of the 2001 OHSAA Wrestling Championships: ~ TOP TEAM SCORES ' Division I l, LLJlmwood St. Edward 172.5; 2, Moeller 93i 3, Maple Hts. 89; 4, Day. carroll ·83; 5, Wadsworth 57; 6, Mentor 51; 7, Mayfield Village Mayfield 47: 8, Pickerington 44.5; 9, Massillon Perry 44; 1q. Dublin Coffman 38; 11, Strongsvil!e 35.5; 12, Liberty Twp. lakota E. 34; 13, Parma PadUa 32; 14, Lakota West 31; 15, Galloway Westland 30; 16, Stow-Munroe .Falls 27; 17, Fairfield 2G. Also: 27, Harrison 18.5; 28, Elder 17.5; 30, Winton Woods 15; 59 (tie}, lebanon 4; 64, Sycamore 3.5; 76 (tie), Hamilton 1

Division II l, St. Parts Graham 114.5; 2, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 75.5; 3, Ctlagrln Falls 1-<enston 71.5; 4, Cols. DcSales 71: 5, Olmsted Fairs 69.5: 6, Medina Buckeye 68: 7, Mentor lake Cath. 65; 8, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 52.5; 9, Sandusky Perkins 47.5: 10. Canal Fulton NW 45.5; ll, Wooster Triway 40; 12, Norton 34; 13, can. S. 33.5; 14. oay. ChamlnadeMJu!ienne 30.5; 15, Kings 29.5; 1G, Cle. Orange 26. Also: 18, Fra!lktin 24; 39, Purcell-Marian 11; 40 (tic), LemonMMonroe 10; 47, H1Usboro 8; 53, Clermont NE 5; 70 {tie), BelheiMTate 2: so (tie), Springboro 1. Division Ill 1, Akr. SVSM 129; 2, Bedford Chane! 127.5; 3, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 121; 4, Sandusky St. Mary's 60; 5, Reading 57; 6, Brookvllfe 4B; 7, Martins Ferry 47; 8, Sycamore MohaWk 40: 9, Madeira 36; 10, Elmore Woodmere 35; 11, Ontario 29; 12, Gallon Northmor 28: 13, NewcOmerstown 27; 14, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 25.5; 15, Delta 24. Also: 30, Carlisle 16; 50 {tie), Blanchester 9; 60, Batavia 4; 60 {tic), Flnneytown 4 CHAMPlONSHlP FlNALS (Area finishers) Division I

135: Matt Mcintire (Lakota West) .dec. Ryan west (Day. carroll) 6~2. 140: Joe Zlnkan [Moeller) dec. Jason Bake (Massillon Jackson) 3-1. 145: Mike Wahoft (Fairfield) rna}. dec. Ed Ma~ hono (Bedford) 15-3 171: Hetag Pllev (lakota East) pin Aklx Camargo (Berea) 3:52 Division II 103: Ricky Deubel {Chagrin Falls 1-<enston) maj. dec. Matt Franhl!n {Franklin} 13-1 112: John Velez (1-<ings) dec. Josh Zupancic (Cu~· ahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit) 3-1 Division Ill 152: Tim ~elly (Reading) dec. Dwayne Dauski (Magnolia Sandy Valley) 6·4 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS (Area finishers} Division I 103: Nino Paglia (Strongsville} md. Brent Goode (Moeller) 14MO. 112: Nathan Costello (Maple Hts.) tf. Joel Cattone (Moeller) 18-1. 125: Jason Januszewski (Strongsville) d. Brian Zinkan (Moeller) 3·2. · 130: Nick Spatola (Elder) p. David Wolf (Clayton Northmont) 2:14. 145: Mike Baria (Moel!er) d. VInce. Randazzo (P.:~rma Padua) 5-4. 145: David Blanks (Moeller) d. Jeremy Ghrist (East Liverpool) 5-2; ian Ruth (Winton Woods) d. MU<O Ashby (Mentor) 10-5. 152: Marcus B!anl~s (Moeller) d. Tommy Bauer (Ashland) 4·3. 160: Tim Ruberg (Harrfson) p. Tristan Murray (New Carlisle Tecumseh) 4:59. Division II 130: Chad Turchetta (Twinsburg) d. Zach Hensley (lemon-Monroe) 12-6. 1GO: Ant110ny Jenkins (lewistown Indian lake) d. Robert Zugg (Hillsboro) 2·1. 215: Mike Yates (Norton) d. Jason lackmeyer (Purcell Marian) 9·4. Division Ill 125: Kris Kuykendall (Madeira) d. Scott Elwood (New Albany) 7·2. ' 130: Chris Seta (Reading) d. Mark Zimmerman (Jeromesville Hl!isdale) 11-8; Frankla Merle {Madeira) d. Sean Rnneran (Sanduslty St. Mary's) 9-6 140: D.J. Engel (Reading) d. Brian Dotson {Uberty Center) 9-7. 189: Chad Sowers (Sycamore MohawK) d. Michael Williams {Blanchester) 10-4, 215: Matt Stookey (Sandusky St. Mary's) p. T.J. CJ1ilders {Carlisle) 1:20. THIRD PLACE (Area finlsllers) Division I 130: Nick Spatola (Elder) d. T.J. Tcpley (Garfield Hts.) 3·0. 135: Mike Bada (Moeller} d. Moore [Galloway Westland) 12-6. • · 145: Ruth (Winton Woods) a.·Oavld Blanks (Moeller) 3-l. 152: Chad Marzec (To!. St. Francis) d. Marcus Blanks (Moeller) 5·4. 160: Tim Ruberg {Harrison) d. Nlck.Terbay (Day. Carroll) 4-2. Division Ill 125: Dave Tierney (Martins Ferry) d. Krls Kuyken· dati (Madeira) 6-0. 130: Chris Seta (Reading) d. Frankie Merle (Madeira} 4-2 140: Matt Stacklin (Attica Seneca E.) d. D.J. Engel (Reading) 3·2. FIFTH PLACE

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COLUMBUS - Before the Ohio state wrestling championships begin, the athletes participate in a "Parade of Champions." Greater Cincinnati wrestlers put on a ' parade of their own. Saturday, winning six titles out of seveu tries. Lalwta West's Matt Mcintire (135 pounds),· Moeller's joe Zinkan (140), Fairfield's Mike Wahoff (145) and Lakota East's Hetag .Pliev (171) won Division I titles. Kings' John Velez (Division ll, 112 pounds) and Reading's Tim Kelly (Division III, 152) were also state champions. When Velez looked into the eyes of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh

Jesuit's Josh Zupancic, his undefeated opponent in the 112 Division II state filial, he saw a nervous ·wrestler.. "That kid looked like .John looked last year. This year, John was glaring back into it," Kings coach Joe Woodall said. "I got confidence," Velez said. "Then I knew I'd win." That Velez did, becoming Kings' first state wrestling champion with a 3-1 decisron. Reading's Tim Kelly said Friday night that he was. on a mission. That mission was accomplished as Kelly beat Magnolia Sandy Valley's Dwayne Dauski 6-3 for the Division III 152-pound crown. "I wanted to stay in his face hard for the whole six minutes," Kelly said. "When

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Jenny McGee scored 15 first-quarter points as Wyoming jumped to a big early lead en route to a 57-34 victory over Felicity for the Division III district championship at Vandalia Butler Saturday. The district title is Wyoming's. 11th in the last 12 years. Danielle Easter led Felicity with nine points. WYOMING {57) ... Hoyles 1'2·4. Mowry 0 1 1, Wlrt2 1 2 4, Verhaeghe 4 1 9. McCarttly 3 0 6, Befl 4 cJ B, McGee 8 1 22. Loper 1 l 3. TOILIIS: 22 8 57. FELICITY (34)- Bell 3 I B. Wehrum 2 D-4, Easter 4 1 9, !~efler 3 1 7, Cas. Hall 2 0 4, Can. Hall 1 0 2. Totnls: 15 3 34. Wyoming ....................... 20 12 20 5-57 FeU city ........,....,............. 9 10 7 8-34 3-pointers: W-McGee 5. F-Bell. Records: W 20-3. F 16-B.

m1l Jackson Center 53, Cincinnati Country Day 41, Division IV District finals' at Vandalia Butler Keesha Smith scored eight third-quarter points to erase a three-point halftime deficit for Jackson Center en route to victory. Cincinnati Country Daywas led by Brittany Woods with 12 points arid Palmer Fitzhugh with 10. JACKSON CENTER (53) - Smith 4 4 12, Byrd 2 2 6, Wildermuth 2 0 4, Zom 5 7 17, Hatbcrstaut 6 2 14. Totals: 19 15 53. CCD (41} - VIerling 4 1 9, Woods 3 3 12, Baker 2:2 7. F'1tzhugh 4 2 10, Reiber 1 0 2, Geier 0 1 1. Totals: 14 9 41. Jackson Center ............. 7 14 12 20-53 CCD ................................ 8 16 7 10-41 3·po/nters: C-Woods 3, Saker. Re~ords: J 23-1, C 19-S.

lll West Liberty Salem 38, Mariemont 35, Division UI district finals at Vandalia Butler - West Liberty Salem :ame back from a "even-point h.alftime defiCi' behind the ~lay of Ambc, Coder. Mariemont was led by Liz Kauffmann with a gameugh 17 points. MARIEMONT (35) - Kauffmann 5 4 17, L

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wm I needed to score, I scored." Reading coach Dick Engel was pleased to see the school get its second .state wrestling champion. "Tim just wore him down," he said. "We worked on staying in the other guys' faces and backing them up." Reading finished fifth in the Division III team standings, its best finish ever. At the beginning of the year, Lakota West's Mcintire said he wanted his own banner over the school's main hallway, one to match that of the 1999 girls soccer state champs. Lakota West now may have. to give him one. Mcintire came out hot, put his opponent, Ryan West of Dayton Carroll, on the defensive. from the start. The result was a 6-2 win and

the Division I 135-pound state championship, Lakota West's first in wrestling. Mcintire and West split two previous matches. West won the last one in the district finals, the only blemish on Mcintire's record this season. "I knew West would be in the finals because he's one of the best," Mcintire said. "I worked a,ll week on defending against his left arm tie-UP.." Moeller got another state championship this year as Zinkan beat Massillon Jackson's Jason Bake 3-1 at 140 . pounds in Division I. Bake was a defending champion. The title is a family matter now. Joe joins his brother Tom, who won titles in 1991 and '93, as a winner. Fairfield's Wahoff, wrestling with his customary ag-

ate· title gressiveness, manhandled Beford's Ed Mahonex, winning the Division I 145pound title 15-3. "I went out th ~re trying to give it everything I've got," Wahoff ·said. "I knew this was my last match and everything fell together perfectly." If you look away when Lakota East's Pliev wrestles, you can miss something beautiful. Like the lateral drop he laid on Berea's Alex Camargo, one that led to a second-period pin and his first state title, at 171 pounds in Division I. Bob Latessa, Lakota East head coach, said Pliev went through a number of potential set-ups before making his move: "He's that sophisticated in his offense. He doesn't force it. He knows how to wrestle."

Though Moeller fell of challenging perennia sion I power Lqkewoc Edward, the Crusader: finished second for tht ond year in a row. Moeller placed six · tiers and had one chart improving on last year': champion and four plact Franklin's Matt Fra lost 13-1 to Chagrin Kenston's undefeated R Duebel in the Divisi01 103~pound final. Elder's NiCk Spatola came the Panthers' f: three-time placer, tak third at 130 pounds. With best finish ever at the st tourney, Spatola closed . his high school career as der's all-time wins leader.

Badin wins district agaiJn Rams don~t take winning for granted By Dave Schutte Tile Cincilma.t.i'En<Juirn·

Cutting the net and accepting a winning medal continues · to thrill Angela Vilkoski, a senior point guard for the Badin girls basketball tearn. For the sixth straight year since coach Dan Purcell took over and the third for Vilkoski, the Rams, rartked seventh in the Enquh·er's poll, won the Division II district championship-, defeating No. 4 Purcell Marian 39-29 at Mason High School. "It only gets better every year," Vilkoski said. "We started off the season at 4-6 and came to reali;:e ·that it wasn't going to be as easy as in the past. That's when the The Cincinnati Enquirer/ERNEST COLEMAN· team came together." Colerain's Quanita Hailey covers her face as she cries at the end of the Cardinals' loss to St. Ursula Saturday at. Purcell, whose Rams were Cintas Center. Hailey led the Cardinals' effort with 19 points. . state runners-up last year and 1998 state champions, said Vilkoski has led the way. "Traditionally, tl1e point guard position (Megan McKnight and Keri Fiehrer) • •

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took out of Coleram. Thae lot B. Ulid OgS mam . t·ame . d their lead in the fourth quarter with solid defense and l .hf ] C] · c utc ree t rrows. o eram cut St. Ursula's lead to six pointS with 3:17 remaining ' but Mahon made three of four free throws. to push t. he lead to nine. "There were four keys to the game for us: Monica had a monster game; Mahon controlled the floor at point; we hit our free throws, and the league we play in prepares us for these games," Ballinger said.

Sophomore guard Momca Naltner scored a career-high 27 points and had 10 rehounds and three blocked shots as St. Ursula upset Colerain 49-43 in a Division I district championship game Satur'day at Cintas. Center. The Cardinals,. who were ranked No. 5 in The Enquirer's Division I area coaches (49) ·Schroeder o 2 2, Grogan Poll, were the third straight 3 1ST.7, URSULA Connaughton 1 0 2, Naltner 10 7 27, ranked team beaten by the Mahon 2 5 11. Tolals: 16 15 49. COLERAl~ (43) ·Halley 7 5 19, CrO>fon 3 0 Bulldogs. St. Ursu 1a aIso 6,Haggard102,Wesselt03,Mahlor4210, beat No.4 Lakota West and Bankston 1 o 3. Totals: 17 7 43. St. Ursula........................... 10 11 16 12 49 No. 8 Seton. Colerain ............................. 8 13 9 13 43 St. Ursula advances to the -ston3 ~~;~,~;'s3~-~~1~nc ;·9 -~~wessel, Bank· regional finals Wednes~ay · 1111 Mercy 59, Green· against Beavercreek, which ville 4 7, Division I district beat Fairfield 50-40 Saturday. championship - No. 3 Mer"! knew I had to step up cy scored 15 unanswered today. Colerain has a nice points in a three-minute team aud Quanita Hailey is a span jn the fourth quarter to strong player," Naltner said. · clinch its first district title "I felt really good today, but since 1996. The Bobcats, offense was not the question. who won· eight straight tiWe've been playing well of- . tles prior 1996, will face the fensively all year." winner of Saturday night's After being tied 21-21 at Mason-Centerville game at halftime, St. Ursula took. 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at control in the final 3:43 of Wright State. "We're a team capable of the third quarter. The Bulldogs went on a 9-2 run and scoring 15 , straight,. but .I never trailed in the fourth. wondered, Where d1d thrs Naltner hit two field goals run come from?'" Mercy and a free throw in the span, coach Mary Jo Huismann and Kristy Mahon ended the said. "We hit three 3-pointquarter with a 3-pointer. ers in the stretch and those · "Mahon's 3 was huge," are always killers." .

the Rams to hold off a Pm cell Marian run. Purcell, down 22-16 iw ; slow-paced game, rallied be hind Patti White and Ker Finnell to cut the deficit tc 22-20 with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter. Amy Morner scored at the. 1:09 mark for the Rams and· Vilkoski hit a short jump shot following a steal to make it 26-20 after three. Vilkoski opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer from the corner with 7:02 remaining for a 29-20 lead. "Their defense is good, but we missed a lot of shots and .· putbacks," Purcell Marian coach Mike Peddicord said. "After we got within two, we turned the ball over several times and it then got away." Badin controlled ·the boards and held Purcell to one shot on most possessions. On the offensive end, the Rams had six putbacks from offensive rebounds. During the fourth quarter, Badin converted five free throws and Robin Parker led · the way with five points. Badin advances to the resemifinals to meet Day-

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Fast start launche~// Rockets to regional .~

By Dave Schutte The Cincinnati Enq1dmr

The first appearance by the McNicholas girls basketball team in the Division II district championship game was a success. A 14-0 run early in the The Cincinnati Enquirer/ERNEST COLEMAN first quarter helped the Mercy's Jen Winright (32) flies out of bounds as she Rockets, .ranked third in the keeps the ball in play against Greenville Saturday. Enquirer's regular-season· poll, to a 54-39 vic.tory over .Mercy trailed41-40 when Melissa Clavier and Siob- Roger Bacon Saturday at Angie Heintz made a 15- han Zerilla, .Mercy's leading Mason High SchooL footer to give the Bobcats players, each fell victim to McNicholas advances to the lead and start the run. foul trouble in the first half, the Division II regional semiBecky Ruth~rford adde? a. but the Bobcats got 10 points finals Tuesday ag<~inst TroIayu~ and Enn Mullen hit a from reserve Jen Wolf. twood-Madison at Vandalia 3-pomter to push the lead to "I 'th . six. ~as p1ease w1 our Butler High School. . Jen Winright then broke defensrve effort, except we ."Everyone talks about the open the game with two ·fouled too much," said. Huis- boys team, but we'd also like 3-pointers and an assist. mann. "I was also pleased to do get some recognition," said senior Kendra HornWinrigh~'s second 3-po!n~er with the play from our who scored a came w1th 2:22 remammg bench. Normally we don't schemeier, game-high 14 points for the and gave Mercy a 55-41 have to play them as much." Rockets. "This has been our lead and command of the GREENVILLE {47) ·Jones 4 4 12, Johnson 0 goa] from the start." game. 1 1, Runner 3 3 9, Bowman 1 0 2, Brown 5 1 12, After Roger Bacon opened "As point guard, I had to Foster 2 1 s. Kruckeberg o 6 s. Totals: 15 16 · . · the game with a field goal, step up and quarterback the 47. MERCY (59) • Zerllla 3 ·2 B, Heintz 7 0 !5, H · h · d h team," Winright said. "We Mullen 3 0 7, Wlnrlght 6 0 !S, Stem I 0 2; OrnSC eme1er an SOp 0Rufherford 1 0 2, Wolf 4 210. Totals: 25 4 59. ' more Kim Breving took hit the three 3-pointers and 3-polnfers: G-Brown. M·Helnlz, Mullen, Win· · f rigf1t3 .. RecordsM 19-4,G 17-7 .over, comb'mmg or 16 of the that pumped us up."

next 18 points. "We had 14 turnovers in the first half· and they got easy baskets off of them,"Roger Bacon coach Tom Sunderman said. "The seniors may have had jitters:because they were afraid this· may be their last game." McNicholas easily beat Roger Bacon twice during the regular season. . "I thought we played well .. the first half, but we didn't handle prosperity well," McNicholas coach Rob Heise said. "After we took the big lead, we got careless with the. ball during the second half." · The Rockets took a 43-21 lead into the fourth quarter before the Spartans went ori an 8-0 · run. McNicholas re• grouped and took control the rest of the way. ROGER BACON {39) - Frentsos 5 I 11 Knecht 1 o 2, Wlthers 2 2 7, Zins 2 4 6, 1-<elly 1 C 3, Metz 2 0 4, Hazelbaker 3 0 6. Totals: 16 5-f 39. MCNICHOLAS {54) - Thomas 0 1 I, Horn schemeler 6 2 14, B. Clark 2 4 8, A. Clark 4 , 12, J. Brevlng. 0 2 2, Overschmldt 2 3 7, t Brevlng 3 4 10. Totals: 17 20-28 54. Roger Bacon .................. 4 8 9 18-3 Purcell Marian .............. 18 12 13 11-5 3~polnters: A-Withers, Kelly. Records: 10-!3.

Mason moves on vvith 37-19 win over Centerville Munoz paces Cornets with 13 By Mark Schmetzer Bnqulr(?r r:tm.tribulot

Points were scarce iR the Division I district championship game between Mason and Centerville Saturday night. But the defending state champion Comets came up with enough to get by the Elks 37-19 in the finale of a marathon five-game slate at Cintas Center. Mason senior center Michelle Munoz shook· off cramps to score six points in the fourth quarter and help the Comets shake off the Elks. 'the Comets meet Mer~y

in a regional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Wright State University's Nutter Center. "Any game that you win, that's all that really courits," Mason 'Coach Gerry Lackey said. "You just want to play ·again on Wednesday.~' Munoz finished with. a game-high 13 points and was the only player on either team to reach double figures. Junior guard Nicole Stein added nine and senior guard Jere Issenmann chipped .in with eight. · Senior guard Kasi PerrinCarpenter and junior forward Ashley Harris each scored eight to lead Centerville. Munoz had been held to just seven points when she limped off the court with 2:25 left in the third quarter

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was the ·ques- p.m.) at MARIAN {29) •• Hale 1 2 5, R~n~ll tion mark going into the sea- 50 PURCELL 10, P. Wfl!te 4 0 8, Reese 3 0 6. Totals: 13 -,_ 29. son, but Angela stepped up 2-2 BADIN {39) - Vilkoskf 5 1 13, Collins 0 2 2, down the stretch." Parker 4 1 9, Brennan·! 0 2, Shull 3 1 7, Marner 1 0 2, Overton 1 2 4. Totals: 15 7-13 39. Vilkoski' s two field goals Purcell Marian 6·G·B·9··29 11·7·8·13··39 late in the third quarter and Badin3-pofnters: PM-Hale; B·Vllkoskl2. Records: B early in the fourth enabled 15·9, PM 18·6.

................................... 9 6 6 16- 37 after a hard spill while being Mason Centerville .............................. 6 5 6 2 - 10 3Mpolnters:·M 2, Stein. Records: fouled by Centerville junior M !7·5, C 16·7. -lssenmann • Jenn Uptmor. She. r.eturned 1111 Chaminade Julienne with 12.7 seconds left in the 57, Oak Hills 53, Division third quarter and cscored six I district championship at points during a 9-0 Mason Xavier University - Chamirun to open the fourth quar- nade-Julienne .senior guard ter..The run left the Comets Jenny Beane scored five leadmg,. 30-17, before Cen· d· · dM • 1 'th 2.54 1 ft · pomts an Jumor guar et. erv1.11e scorec wr - e gan Duffy added four during the game. m "Y . th t b a 15-3 fiIrSt-quarter run, and ou JUS ave. 0 e men- tlie Eagles went on to knock tally tough and fight agamst ff 0 1 H'll · what your body's doing to 0 0 ka' H!lls. · J ki "M 'd · a 1 s semor ac e you, unoz sar . · C t d the CorneI'ms scored 14 of her Th . - e orne s. score h team-high 16 points in the d h If t h 1 th L d f1rst seven pomts of t e game, a ~un spar~ed by. Is- ~~~~~. th~ N~. 2et~amein ~h~ senmann sd 3-pomter · ' s D!VISIOn · · · I · h · · h JUSt Enqwr.er eig t secon s mto t e game. coaches' poll, cut the deficit MASON (37)- Shull 0 1 1, !ssenmann 3 0 a. Munoz 6 1 13, stein 2 4 9, Minnich 1 4 e. to two points, SS-53, with Totals: 12 3 37. 30 SeCOndS Ieft , ·bUt DUffy CENTERVILLE (19) • Harris 3 2 B, Hackert . 0 1 I, Graughran 1 0 2. Perrin·Carpenter 4 0 8. hit tWO free thrOWS with 6.9 19 80 Total" seconds left· to clinch the

win. "They're a great defensive team," Oak Hills coach Jan Wilking satd. "We couldn't get into the flow in the first quarter." Junior Danielle Dietrich scored 14 for tbe Lady Scots.· The Eagles piay a regional semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbus Fairgrounds Coliseum. OAK HILLS {53) • Cornelius 5 6 16, Dlefrich 5 3 14, Laug I 5, Sauers 1 2 5, Fehr 3 0 9, Holmes 2 0 4. Totals: 17 14 53. CHAMINADE·IULIENNE (57) - Hoskins B 3 19, Hansen 11 3, Duffy 510 20, Beane 4 2 12, Goldsberry 1.0 2, Jgah 0 1 1. Totals: 19 17 57. OakHllls............................ 7 16 8 22-53 c.J ..................................... 17 16 9 1s- 57 3-pointers: 0 - Fehr 3, Dletrl~h. Sauers. C Beane 2. Records: 0 20M3, C 22~2.

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Fairfield 40, Division I district championship at Xavier University - Sophomore center Alison Bales

scored 11 of her 27 points i the third quarter as tt Beavers, the No.l2 team the country according USA Today, took commo,n< FairfieJd freshman Wani ha Smith scored eight poir in the first quarter, inclu ing a 57 -foot banked pointer at the buzzer, a the Indians defense he Bales to four second-quarj points as Fairfield took 20-19 lead at halftime. Beavercreek will mE St. Ursula in the regia: semifinals at 8 p.m. Wedn day at Wright State Univ sity's Nutter Center. FAIRFIELD {40)- Buczek 0 1 I, Hanel 2, Smlttl 6 7 21. Carty 2 o G,oavenport 3: Totals: 12 10 40. BEAVERCREEK {50) - Willlams 3 0 6, Baf1 5 27, Webb 52 13, Ingle 2 0 4. Totals: 21 7 Fafrfield ........................... _13 7 9 11 · Beavercreel( ..................... 13 6 20 11 · 3~polntcrs: F ~ Smith, Carty, Davenport - Webb. Records: F 18·6, 8 24MO.


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STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Circleville h avyw i t rows.into n w role 111 Sought forhis football skills,

Brad Kassner is capitalizing on his maturation on the mat. By Scott Priestle Dispatch Sports Reporter Like many heavyweight vvrestlers, Brad Kassner of Circleville took up the sport to help hiS budding football career. Four years later, he is not sure when the transformation took place, but he. knows it is complete. · :"I'm a vvrestler now," the senior said after pinning Mark Lane of West Jl.ffiton Milton-

Union, last year's Division II state runner-up, in the first round of the state tournament yesterday at Value City Arena Kassner's future likely remains in football. After all, 6-foot-3, 270-pound athletes are in high demand, and there are more scholarships available in .football than in ' ·· · \\Testling. But at some point over the last two years, wrestling grabbed a little piece of Kassner's heart and has not let go.· His coaches realized as much when he showed up for football last fall at a relatively trim 275 pounds, so he would not be forced to hurriedly cut weight for wrestling season. "You could see the difference," said Circleville assistant coach Tim Chelikowsky,

who introduced Kassner to the sport as an eighth-grader. "You know people are looking at him for football, so we didn't want him to play at 260. But we wanted him to be a little lighter, and so far he looks a lot quicker!' Even before he shed a few pounds, Kassner was already lighter on hiS feet than many heavyweights but still bigger than most. He is a natural athlete who was always among the best baseball and football players as a youngster, Chelikowsky said. In his first season as a wrestler, Kassner went 21-4. With yesterday's win, he improved to 35-1 this season. The difference is knowledge and · confidence. "Everythingjust clicked," he said. . Chelikowsky said, ''You can coach him

like a lighter weight. There are things he can·: do that you usually don't see heavyweights do. And he's intelligent. We won a couple matches at districts by being patient, waiting it out, then capi~. But I didn't· really think we would capitalize so quickly today." Kassner's newfound patience and confidence showed when Lane quickly took him down and turned him over to get back points. When Lane got too high, Kassner sneaked his head out, reversed Lane, put him on his back and pinned him. Total time of the match: 46 seconds. It was a match that probably would have

gone the other way last year, When· Kassner lost two of his first three matches at the state meet and was eliminated · . ·"Being here already dispels that fear the first time out," he said. "I'm not nearly as nervous. It's still the sa:me thing, just another day at the office. Until Saturday." Kassner said he has improved "every phase of my game" since last year. First-year head coach Jerry Post said he has work~d mainly on "the mental stuff'' in recent weeks, while Chelikowsky fine-tuned Kassner's mat skills. It appears to be paying off. "The last couple weeks I'm wrestling bet~ ter than I did all year," Kassner said "This is the right time to peak." Spoken like a true wrestler.

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DIVISION I

DIVISION II AND

Hansen looking for major reve al

Dollaway faces rough road in oming rounds ago, Hiles surrendered four stalling points in a 5-4, consolation quarter- · final loss to Matt Machnics of KenC.B. . Dollaway of Northmor ston- who used the same tie-up. "It was hard to do the things I can't catch a break at the state want to do," Hiles said. ' tournament The loss to Machnics meant Last season, he was ranked first in the state at 160 pounds but en- Hiles would not place, despite scortered the tournament with two bad ing the only offensive points of the knees, both of which were swollen match. Yesterday's match was considerably when he finished off a merely a nuisance, as Hiles - the 4-3 win over Eddie Kabbage of Sul- favorite to win his first state title ~ livan Black River to place fifth in led from the start. "I guess I should just stay out of · Division III. This season, Dollaway entered the tie-up and shoot," he said. Hiles' road to a title might have the tournament 46-0 but alSo en- · tered in the same 171-pound weight been cleared slightly when Billy class as defending state champion Wood of Preble Shawnee, the Chris Smolk of Cuyahoga. Valley No. 2-ranked wrestler in the Brake.: nian Report and Hiles' expected Christian Academy. Dollaway won his first-round second-round opponent, lost his match yesterday by pinning Ray opening match. 11!1 GOOD START- Tom Smith Lewis of Elmore Woodmore in 3:18. But he still faces possible matches of Cardington, the defending Division with Josh Obi of Ontario -'- who m state champion at 135 pounds, got gave Dollaway his closest match of off to a better start than a year ago, his match 14-7 overthe season, a 5-4 in By Scott Priestle Dispatch Sports Reporter

Dropping down weight class puts him in contention · By Bill Rabinowitz Dispatch Sports Reporter

· Chris Hansen's state vvrestling tournament past was dismal. By midJanuary, he could see that his future wasn't looking all that bright, either. So the Pickerington senior made a decision. Instead of contimnng at 125 pounds, he chose to shed at least 6pounds and wrestle at 119. The move has paid off. He won districts last week and yesterday dominated his first-round Division I •

For Hansen, victory at the state Neal C. l!.auron I Dispatch meet is a long time coming. In two Chris Hansen of Pickerington struggles early against Lebanon's Andrew Gray at 119 pounds but rallied to win 10-0. previous appearances on the state's most prestigious mats, Hansen had been, well; a doormat The latter vision iS what prompt- keep weight down for more than a said. "I wrestled my match the whole . · Until yesterday, he was 0-4 in ed the drop in weight class. He had month at a time. It's been six weeks for time and got into a zone. Today I was state competition and had been out- five losses at 125, including a pin at Chris." real focused becauSe I know that anyBurgess said Hansen's body has one can win in 119 this year. the Medina Classic in December. scored 54-12. "I figured I wouldn't let (Gray) If he had stayed at that weight, handled the weight drop well, and "In the past, I've always had score, so I could take a cl\unk out of · Pickerington coach Nick Burgess Hansen is 23-0 since the move. crappy first-round draws and almost (that margin)," Hansen joked. "It's said, he probably would have been Though regarded as no more than psyched myself out before the , looking at another early foss at the a dark horse entering the tourna: match." 54-22now." In fairness, Hansen had faced a state. ment, Hansen now seems to have a Hansen has additional motivation state champion (Mason Lenhard) The landscape at 119 was more legitimate chance at a championship. to make his final appearance at and runner-up (Joe Pflug) in his pre- encourn@ng. Kyle Ott, who would John Foster, touted in the Brake- states special. He is a close friend of vious first-round matches. have been the prohibitive favorite at man Report as the 119 favorite, teammate Ron Williamson, who is Still, failure is failure. that cli'\ssifi.cation, transferred to Di- didn't make it out of the district. Tim missing the state meet to. attend his · "It's been in my head a lot," Han- . vision U St. Paris Graham. Kist, a top contender in Hansen's mother's funeral. sen said. "I .haven't been able to But ~onsidering that Hansen's out- half of the bracket, lost in the first ':Last night I promised him that sleep a lot lately. Sometimes I think of-seas\>n weight hovers around 137 round yesterday. anything I do here is for him also," about getting my butt kicked (pre- pounds, he was making a big sacrifice. . Yesterday's shutout gave Hansen Hansen said · "It's very difficult," Burgess said. a boost of confidence. viously). Other times, I think of winbrabinow@dispatch.com ning and being on the podium." "Some coaches feel it's very hard to "I felt in control the whole time," he

DIVISION I NOTEBOOK

Since making grade, Marion-Franklin selrlor·has soared

rison of Ready (ranked second at 171) or Smolk. · "It will be a nice feeling if you do make it through," Dollaway said. "If you end up on top, you know you had to beat some good ·

guys." Said Northmor coach Mike Skelton: "It's . supposed to be tough. This is Ohio. Minnesota is known · for its high school hockey tournament, Texas puts on quite a show in football, Indiana is known for its basketball tournament, Ohio is known for our st[tte vvrestling tournament" Morrison adv:mced to the second round when Jeff Lichty of Defiance Ayersville defaulted with an i:rijury when leading 64. iii DEJA VU - Trever Hiles kept his perfect record intact, beating Jake Harris of Holland Springfield 8-5 in a Division II first-round match at 140. But the match brought back painful memories. Hiles (45-0) was called for stalling three times, each time when he tried to back out of a "Russian twoin-one tie up," he said. Two years

managed just a 10-9 win in , the first round last season. But ei- . ther way, he started with a win. "Mentally, it helps your confidence to have a good first match," Smith said. "That sets the pace for therestofthetournament." 1!11 BACK POINTS -The other three returning state champions from central Ohio - C.P. Schlatter and Jason Barnett of DeSales and Keith Cupp of Hamilton Township - all won their opening matches. . . . Two area vvrestlers saw their seasons end less than a week after winning district titles. Tony Blaine of Newark Catholic, who was battling painful shoulder and back injuries, lost twice by decision at 130 ·in Division ill. Matt Parrish of Buckeye Valley, who won a Division II district title at 189, lost a . heart-breaker to Marcus Addelman . of Alliance Marlington in the first round, allowing a tak:edown in the final 10 seconds and falling 64. He was pinned in 1:20 in his first consolation match. spriestl@dispatch.com

By Bill Rabinowitz Dispatch Sports Reporter

Von Graham now considers his involuntary absence from wrestling competition to be a blessing. His body is fresh, his mind clear. The Marion-Franklin senior missed most of this season because of academic ineligibility. Granted, Graham didn't exactly pull a Blutarsky, though he admits to "coasting." He missed remaining eligible by only three percentage points in one class. He became eligible Jan. 26 and has won 24 of 26 matches, including a 10-5 decision over Strongville's Brad White in the first round of the 130pound Division I state .vvrestling tournament last night. "I guess I'm lucky enough to learn in time to be able to wrestle when the season really counted and still learn a valuable lesson," Graham said He said he had a 2. 75 grade-point average on his most recent report card Even when he couldn't compete in matches, he didn't miss a day of practice. "It would have been easy to throw in the towel," Marion-Franldin coach Lenny Ball said, "but hfs got great dedication. He's worked as hard as anyone I've had in his four years." Graham had the predictable rust at first, bt\.t he won 19 consecutive matches until losing by one point in the sectional finals. Ill STEPHENS ELIMINATED - Ahmad Ste1phens of Brookhaven, a fifthcplace finisher last year, lost twice yesterday and was eliminated "Unfortunately, Ahmad knows you can't h%e a bad day (here)," Brookhaven coach Rick Watson said. "That's what's so disappointing. But I 4on't think this should overshadow the great thing§ he did for the City League." 111 BIG RALLY Pickerington sophon1ore Jake Kuhner had a comeback win over.John Ron. yesni of Lakewood St. Edward at 145 POUiids. After trailing 6-3, Kuhner rallj.ed for an 8-7 ~ieci­ siqn, with the decisive points coming on a t[tke-

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Jeff Hume of Thomas Worthington reacts after a pin by Mike Walters of Massillon Perry at 130 pounds. down with only~ seconds left.

It was a good day for Pickerington. In addition to the victory by Kulmer, Chris Hansen (119), Tony Iovine (103) and Jon Kuhner (152) were firstround winners. Iovine upset Ryan Riggs of Massillon Perry 8-3. llll OLDS ADVANCES EASILY -Adam Olds of Dublin Coffman wasted little .time advancing to the quarterfinals of the 275-pound bracket The Ohio State football recruit pinned Keith Rosing of Cincinnati St. Xavier in 33 seconds. "He came at me real quick and I took him down," Olds said. Of the other Shamrocks' other eight wrestlers, . only Bobby Dysart at 160 won his first-round match. Thomas Worthington, Westland and Marion

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The .{'prdinals' Mike •Neely and Greg Spivey, each of vhom placed last year, advanced to the quarter.f4als with easy ;victories. At 140, Neely won 10-1At 145, Spivey won 18-3. · Westlhd's T.J. Enright (125) won his match with a 5-; decision. Charles Moore (135) won by a · 12-2 m~. Harding'-s Adam Huddle (145) and Bill Beeclum (215) were victorious. 1!\1 ON>ECKO REBOUNDS-District champion Jim Ond~ko of Upper Arlington lost his first-round match, 1~5 to Jordon Lafollette of Akron Springfield, before bluncing back to win his consolation-round match b~e same score against Troy's Andy Subler.

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Friday, March 2, 2001

" HIGH SCHOOL

Fans did their part in U. •'s qualifier victory over Mexico

Canal stays on unlik ly roll Gilliland scores 17 in second half to sink Hartley

By Craig Merz

Dispatch Spans Repaner By Steve Blackledge Dispatch Spans Repaner · After graduating its top two players from a team that gave mighty Alo:on St. V\ncent-St.·Mary a scare in a state semifinal game last March, Canal Winchester supposedly was doomed to a rebuilding season- at least by its lofty standards. A 14-game win streak and yet andistrict final berth other Division certainly has shot down that notion.. · Ryan Gilliland .scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half as the Indians downed Hartley 69-61 in a •district semifinal last night in the Colisemn. "Some people didn't think we'd get. this far, but we always .have high expectations here, and coach (Kent Riggs) does his. best to see that we reach them," said Gilliland, a key holdover from the state tournament team.· Riggs was quietly confident that Winchester (18-4) could recapture some of its glory, provided some of his youngsters and newcomers picked up the slack "When we were 4-4 it didn't look so good, but I wasn't discouraged, because we had leads in the last three minutes of three of those games and they were against all good teams," Riggs said Mark Kinsel (14 points), Randy Saunders and Ryan Speakman (11 each) also hit double figures for Winchester, which gradually stretched a narrow lead in the third quarter. · Hartley (14-9) shot 59.5 percent from the field but was outscored 17-2

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at the free throw line. Canal Winchester was i1 of 14 from the stripe in the fourth quarter. · "When our point guard (Gerron Calloway) went out hurt in the third quarter, that was a very important stretch," Hartley coach Randy Kortokrax said. "I called time out to try to settle the kids down, but Gerron going out juSt deflnted us and we just couldn't get it back. That's where I felt the game turned around." With th~o~ victory, Gilliland won bragging rights from his uncle, Mike Gilliland, who starred on Hartley's 1974 state fu ~alist team. "I'm going to give him some grief," the younger Gilliland said

Matt Love hit 9 of 12 shots and scored 20 points for Hartley. Bloom-Carroll69, Granville 60 Brandon Jennings scored 24 of his season-high 34 points in the second half as Bloom-Carroll used its inside prowess to break down Granville. "When Kyle Wellfuan started hitting some outside jump shots in the. first half, they had to move out and play him more honest, and that opened things up for me," said Jennings, a first-team All-Central District choice who went 11 of 15 from the field and 11 of 12 from the freethrow line. He also grabbed a gamehigh 11 rebounds. Wellman added ·17 points for the

Bulldogs (20-2), who set up a rubber match with Mid-State League Buckeye Division rival Canal Winchester. They split their two regular-season games. Carroll hit 20 of 24 foul shots. Granville was 0 of 4. Tyler Priest paced Granville (19-4) with five three-point .shots and a career-high 21 points, the first time all season that a Granville player topped 20 points. "At times, we got a little impatient due to their strong defense, especially in the second half," Granville coach Paul Drake said. sblackle@dispa~.com

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Ill After 17 years, the Stallions return to the girDs gymnastics state meet as a favorite. 1m Who: DeSales and Dublin Coffman will joinJ 0 other Ohio teams intoday's team cqmpeti"

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tion; Thirteen athletes from eight area schools qualified for. Saturday's individual competition. 111 Where: Dublin Coffman High School.

Dispatch SparlS Reponer . When the DeSales .High School girls gymnastics team takes to the mats today at Dublin Coffman, it will mark the first time that the Stallions have competed in the state team competition since 1984. While teams with 17 years between appearances at a state tournament usually don't merit much notice, the Central District champion St:illions are one of the favorites to bring home the school's first state championship in girls gymnastics. "This· is the best team I've ever seen anywhere," said junior Megan Hollern, who won district titles on the bars and vault last week. "We've got so much individual talent, but what's more important is that we all realize that it's not the scores of 35 or 36 in the individual all-arounds that got us here- it's the 145 (team score)thatcounts." . It's that emphasis on team sue··cess that allowed the Stallions to win every meet they entered this season, as well as knock ·off five of the 12 teams. that qualified for today's meet DeSales also recorded what is believed to be the highest score ever posted by a team in Ohio high school competition at the presti-

For a while, the great Cold War of 2001 appeared to be backfiring.on the United States. The Mexicans were playing the Americans to a draw in a packed and fervently pro-American Columbus Crew Stadium Gustas planned) on a frigid night Gust as hoped).· Yet the United States was the team in trouble in the World Cup qualifier Wednes(iay. Hometown hero Brian McBride- the best offensive threathad left the match early with a nasty gash around his eye. And Claudio Reyna- the best player -limped off the field with a groin strain. After regrouping at halftime in the warmth of the locker room, the United States rebounded behind a goal and assist by McBride's replacement, Josh Wolff, to 'win 2-0. It wasn't exF~ed Squillante I Dispatch actly a miracle on ice - the conditions were close enough to at least U.S. players were quick to praise the consider merit - but it sure felt like fans' participation in the team's 2·0 itto most of the 24,624 who jammed victory over Mexico on Wednesday~ America's concrete and steel cathedral of soccer: . entered the parking lot worked. More "I think the fans were one of the than a thousand counterfeit tickets biggest factors in the game," ex~ were confiscated and four people were Crew goalkeeper. Brad Friedel said, arrested, McCullers said. downplaying his two brilliant stops · There is concern about crowd b(;of Francisco· Palencia in the second havior. Fans threw plastic beer bothalf. "I think we should have as tles and other objects on the field for many qualifiers here as possible." the second straight qualifier. Everyone on the winning side left "I know the fans say, 'They throw with a warm feeling about the expe- things at the U.S. at other games,' but rience. this is really ·a blemish on our re"I think Columbus did a great job cord," McCullers said. "We're going putting on the game," defender Jeff to put an end to it" Agoos said. "Every Pierson on the Beer sales could be cut off earlier field and on the bench felt it." and the use of plastic bottles discon~ As bigger and fanciier soccer sta- tinued. diums are ·built, the competition to "There'll be longer lines and a host events of this magnitude .will longer wait because the beer will increase. But there always should be have to be poured," McCullers said. a soft spot for the nation's first soc- "But we can't let this go on." cer-specific stadium. Traffic in and out of the stadium "We absolutely wrmt to· do it continues to be a problem when ·again," stadium general manager there's a. large crowd. Although the Mark McCullers said stands were nearly_ full at kickoff, It was McCullers' ,job to be the most people heeded warnings and Monday morning quarterback on arrived eat'ly. Still, there were cars Thursday.. on I-71 when the match started· · His assessment: "We don't like to hear of people Sure, the plan to keep tickets out sitting in· cars any more than they of the hands of Mexico fans didn't · like sitting in cars," McCullers said. work - there were an estimated "Traffic is goingto be my No. 1 prior4,400 - but the contingency ·meas- ity this season. We're going to work ures did. on asolution." "There was no real concentration 1111 EYES WIDE SHUT of (Mexico) fans. That was by de- McBride has delayed a return to Ensign," he said. gland's Preston North End until the The 5,000 tickets available to the swelling in his right .eye subsides public were purposely scattered enough for further examination by throughout the stadimu. It was diffi- doctors here. His last match for Prescult for the Mexico fans to start or- ton before rejoining the Crew is ganized cheers loud enough to be March11. heard above the constant din. Checking for ticket" before people · cmerz@dispatch.com

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happen again," DeSales gymnasts Megan Hollern, left, and JiiJian Stranges combined to win happened last Powers said. "We've had some new· three district titles last week. comers who bought into that attitude right away." With all three of the team's roogious McGee Invitational on Jan. 27 is,canwedoitagain?" If the Stallions • can avoid rriis- kies - Pezzutti, Brown and junior (the Ohio High School Athletic Association does not keep official takes like the four falls on the beain Kelli Martyr, a vault, bar and floor gymnastics records). The Stallions that cost them a state berth at last speciallst - stepping: into major scored a lt16. 7 on a day when sopho- year's district meet, the answer roles, Powers has been impressed With the way. her team has handled more Jillian Stranges, Hollern and might be a resoundirtg yes. Stranges won state titles in the vault the shakeup. junior Nina Pezzutti swept the top and beam and took second in the all"The kids who might have lost a three spots in the all-around. "Getting to state is something new aroundinlastyear'sindividuaJ..compe- spot to someone new realized that for·us, but we're definitely feeling some tition, and she finished first in the all- it's only going to help the team," she pressure," coach Lori<Powers .said. around last week First-year team said. "A lot of them have given up "We're undefeated,· we're district members Pezzutti and freshman Katy their personal goals for what's best champs and we had a score that might Jo Brown have nipped at Stranges' for this team, and I think that says a heelsallyear. lot about how dedicated these kids be an all-time Ohio record. "From Day 1, these girls have . are.towinning." "We've proved we can go up · against the best teams and win ~ had the attitude that they're going to smitchel@dispatch.com . we've done it all year. The question. do whatever it takes to not let what

Mexico media rips team:; MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's It wa.S the Americans' third news media lambasted the country's straight win over Mexico; and their national men's soccer team yesterday first over their southern neighbor · for its humiliating loss to the United a qualifier since 1980. States in a World Cup qualifying game The Mexicans generally have at Columbus Crew Stadium. dominated the North American, Cen• "Humiliated," the daily Excelsior tral American and Caribbean region . cried. The sports newspaper Esto Jed for years but hardly have looked forwith a headline. saying, "Not worth midable lately. Mexico is 0-5-1 in itS mentioning." last six games. · The Mexican team played "lacking The Mexican daily newspaper•La character, personallty, leadership and Jornada said the Mexican team even without a good goalkeeper," launched a "sterile attack" that endc lamented the daily El Heraldo newspa- ed up "sinking the Mexicans." per, referring to goalie Jorge Campos. The daily Rejorma .newspaper The United States defeated Mexi- · said the chilly weather - and play co 2-0 on Wednesday in a game by the United States - "paralyzed played with temperatures in the 20s. the Mexican team."

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Hearing delayed on making Earnhardt ·autopsy photos public From wire reports Dale Earnhardt's widow will.have to wait another week before trying to stop a newspaper from obtaining copies of her husband's autopsy photos. A hearing set for today· among attorneys for Teresa Earnhardt, The Orlando Sentinel and Volnsia County on releasing autopsy photos of the NASCAR driver was postponed because of a scheduling conflict Teresa Earnhardt sued Volusia County on Feb. 22 to stop the release of its medical examiner's autopsy photos taken after Earnhardt's fatal wreck at the Daytona 500 on Feb.18. . _ Crrcuit Judge Joseph G. Will issued atemporary injunction, saying the photos have no ., ·"bona fide newsworthiness" and could cause the family "additional anguishandgriet:" . But on Feb. 23, a Sentinel reporter submitted a public records request asking for ."any and all photographs" of Earnhardt. _}:

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Sentinel attorney David Bralow said the photos from .reaching the Internet, Bartlett newspaper has no desire to cause Teresa said. Anyone who wanted to make copies of Earnhardt more pain. The newspaper's edi- · the photos would have had to ask Will. tors have said they have no intention of pubHowever, negotiations fell apart Wedneslishing the photos. day, making a court hearing necessary. However, "if these photos will help eluci111 DRIVER SUES ·SAFETY HARNESS date the nature of what exactly went wrong MAKER - A recreational Massachusetts or what happened to Dale Earnhardt, then driver filed a suit seeking $2 million in damages against Simpson Performance Prodthe public is served," Bralow said Under. Florida's public records law, au- ucts, the same company that produced a topsy reports and photographs are public re- safety harness system for late NASCAR cord unless they are part of an active crimi- champion Dale Earnhairlt, who was killed nal investigation~ Feb. 18 in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. NASCAR officials refused to comment on the David Hutchins, 29, claims he suffered se. Smlinel's reasons for wanting the autopsy pho- vere fractures of his feet and ankles June 17 · tos, although spokesman John Griffin said that at Seekonk Speedway when his left lap belt NASCAR was not taking an active role in the came apart at the webbing and failed to attempt to prevent distribution of the photos but properly restrain him in an 80 mph crash did support the widow. during a NASCAR-sanctioned Pro Stock/Late Earlier this week, attorneys discussed an Model event agreementthat would allow the public to see Although it preceeded Earnhardt's fatal Earnhardt's autopsy file- but not take copies. accident by eight months; Hutchins's lap-belt The agreement would have prevented the failure bore a striking similarity to that suf.--·\ ~~

fered by the seven-time NASCAR Winston II SC1IU:MACJfiER uNINJURED IN Cup champion, · who was killed instantly CRASH - Ferrmi driver Rubens Barrichello from massive blunt-force head trauma when was the fastest in today's opening. practice he crashed head-on into the concrete wall in session for the Australian Grand Prix, but Tum 4 at Daytona-International Speedwuy. teammate and world champion Michael At a news conference last Friday, Schumacher provided most of the exciteNASCAR officials revealed the left lap belt of ment when he escaped ii\jury in a spectacuEarnhardt's five-point restraint syst~m had lar crash. 'come apart at the webbing between the belt Schumacher, who was unir\iured in the buckle and the adjuster. According t:o Earn- serious-lookir)g double flip in his car,<was hardt's car owner, Richard Childr~ss, the third fastest when Italy's Jarno. Trulli, in. hiS belts were purchased new and were i-nstalled Jordan Honda, took over second place after after the car had been built last November. . Schumacher's crash with three minutes left Hutchins's attorney, ·Brian Cunha, in the afternoon session. . ___ .. claimed Simpson Performance Products was Schumacher appeared to lose control of fully aware that a problem existed when he his Ferrari, spirming into a grass strip arid notified the company's attorneys of his then _into blue-painted gravel before flipping client's case last October. over twice and stopping near a concrete "I was quite surprised that Mr. Simpson wall. · would say he had never seen something like Before emergency workers .could get this happen in his (43) years," Cunha said; "I through the wall, Schumacher lifted hiS thought that was disingenuous of him to say steering wheel and calmly pulled himself out ·that becauSe he knew about this last fall." of the cockpit.

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Michigan State's Erin Skelly grabs a rebound over Ohio State's D'wan Shackleford in the second half.

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layup. Shackleford was fouled on the play and made the free throw. Lewis then stripped Michigan State guard Christie Pung and_ scored to cut the deficit to 24-23. The war was on. "We came out the second half like we meant business," Shackleford said. Although points were hard to come by for bOth defensive-minded tea!ns, the game still featured a a number of buzzer-beatingshots. DomtaJohnson rained home two three-pointers with time runi1ing out on the shot clock for the Spartans, and Julie Pagel added a third trey at the buzzer to tie the score at 41 with 2:00 to play. "It was tough to getashotoff," Lewis said. "You had to be ready to shoot. I thought they did a great job. We had to really work to score. But I think our defense makes our offense. We like to get a stop and get out and run and get a couple of easy baskets. -- -

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jill Chapman had. 29 points and 11 rebounds as Indiana defeated Minnesota 78-56 yesterday in a first-round game of the Big Ten women's tournament. The Hoosiers (19-9); the tourney's seventh-seeded team, will face second-seeded I()wa in a quarterfinal game today at Van Andel Arena. The Hawkeyes, ranked No. 23 in the nation, had a first-round bye. Indiana led 29-20 at the half and, in part behind Chapman's scoring and rebounding, took command early ih the second half. The Hoosiers started the second half with a 194 run to take a 48-24lead with 14:44 remaining. Ramey Alting scored nine points during the spell and Chapman added six points. ·Alting ended the game .with 13 points. Tenth-seeded Minnesota (8-20), mostly behind some hot free throw shooting by Lindsay Whalen and

Brandy Pickens, methodically cut the Gophers' deficit to 5743 with 7:43 remaining. But Minnesota could get no closer as Indiana regained control, scoring six straight points and ending any threat of a Gophers comeback Whalen finished with 22 points for Minnesota, with 13 coming on 14 free throw attempts. Teammate Kim Prince scored 12 points.. A basket by Kim Bell put the Gophers ahead 2-1 with 18:17 remaining in the first half. But the Hoosiers went on a 24-9 run and Minnesota never held another lead. ffiinois 75, Northwestern 60 Allison Curtin, with 20 points, was one offour lllinois players in double figures in Big Ten first-rolind game. Illinois (15-14), the sixth-seeded team, will play No. 3 seed Wisconsin in a quarterfinal game today at Van Andel AI Goldis/Associated Press Arena. The Badgers, ranked 20th in the Indiana's Anna Waugh dribbles past Minnesota defender Kim Prince country, had a first-round bye. during Big Ten Tournament action last night. · Northwestern (4-23) trailed 31-22 at the half and fell behind by 15 with 12:17 left in the game. But the Wild- the defensive pressure, causing three tern's. futility streak against confercats, mostly behind the scoring of Northwestern turnovers in a span of ence foes. The Wildcats dropped all Emily Butler, charged back to within 26 seconds that led to three Illii1i 16 of their regular-season Big Ten six points, 63-57, with just· over two . scores andultimate.ly cost the 11th- games this year. minutes remaining. seeded Wildcats any shot at winning. Butler fii1ished with 22 points to That's when Illinois cranked up - The · loss extended Northwes- lead all Northwestern scorers.

MICHIGAN STATE Player min fg fga ft fla rb a pf to bk tp Pagel 30 7 12 1 2· 9 I 4 3 0 16 Pung 34353313540 9 Salsc:heidar 301.62220220 4 Johnson 36 3 10 0 0 4 4 2 3 0 9 SkeHy 3345-0080321 8 Gallier 17 1 1 0 0 3 0 I 2 2 2 Reese 20 0 4 0 0 1 ·2 4 2 0 0 Tolllls 200 19 43 6 7 30 10 21 18 3 48 FG%: lsi heff .455 (10-22); 2nd hell .429 (9-21); game .442. FT%: 1st Mil .750 (3-4); 2nd half 1.000 (3-3); game .857. Team rebounds-2. Dead ball rebounds-C. OHIO' STATE min fg fga ft fla rb apftobk s Player 30 2 7 3 4 2 1. 0 2 o. 1 Brwm · 36 5 12 4 5 5 2 4 4 0 3 Lewis 27 0 6 3 4 3 0 1 1 0 3 Shenk 33 3 7 7 9 9 1 2 1 0 3 Shackleford 34 2 4 5 7 6 0 3 3 0 0 Coleman 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ·a Steams 15 1 3 0 0 0 I 1 1 0 0 Malter 14 0, 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 Reynolds 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Haynam 200 13 41 24 31 29 5 11 12 0 12 Tolllls FG%: tsl llalf .333 (7-21); 2nd half .300 (6-20); gems .317. FT%: 1st half .600 (3·5); 2nd half .808 (21-26); game .774. Team reboundr.-4. Deadballrebounds-t Halftime: Michigan State, 24-18, 3-point goals: Michigan State 4-14 .286 (Johnson 3-8, Pagel 1-3, Pung 0·1, Salsc:heider 0-1, Reese 0-1); Ohio Slate 2-9 .222 (MaHer 1-2, Lewis 1·6. Shenk Q-1 ). Officials-Siokes, Dressander, Roberts. A-1 ,844 (paid).

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119: First round-Kevin Ogg (Sycamore hawk) dec. John Tierney (Marlins Ferry) 7·2; An· lhony Marcelli (Andover Pymatunlng Valley) dec. Chas Franz (Waynes~lle) 11·9, OT; Joe Cavalor (Newbury) rna]. dec. Shawn Burroughs (Cin. Ma· de'ra) 12-3; John Bedlord (8more Woodmere) pinned Ross Luckett (Worthington Christian) 1:11; Matt Smilek (Cuyahoga Valley Chr~Uan Academy) dec. Jeratt Lacuro (Jamestown Greeneview) 13-8; 8111 Vaughan (Johnstown) dec. James Estrada (Defiance Tinora) 12·7; Roy Schwelnfurih (River Valley) dec, Chris Stines (l<ansas Lakota) 11J.6, OT; Jell Jaggers (Bedford Chane!) pinned Steve Smith (Versailles) 3:J4. Cansofal!ons-Tiemey pinned Franz 0:36; Bur~ roughs Madeira dec. Luckett 2-Q; Lacure rna~ dec Estrada 17.fl; Smith dec_ Stines 2·1.

TEAM SCORES 1. Lakewood St. Edward 33; 2. C1ncinnati Moeller 21; 3. Maple Heights 1511; 4. Dayton Car· roll 13'k; 5. Massillon Perry and Pickerington 12; 7. Mentor 11 and Wadsworlh 11; 9. Dublin Coff· men, Uber1y Township Lakota East and West Chester Lakota West 10; 12. Strongsville 8%; 13. Garfield Heights, Mayfield and Parma Padua B; omVan~

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Billy Wickline of Madison Plains takes control of Mike Buckingham of Sycamore Mohawk in their 103-pound match.

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One close shave will do for Wickline Wickline wasleadingjust 6-4 early in the second period before stepping up the pressure on Buckingham, rattling off 14 straight points to register the technical fall. "I knew I was going to win," Wickline said. "No doubt." He has shown that same confidence all season, running up a record of 43-2, including a win over Mcintyre in a sec-

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Dispatch Sports Reporter

Billy Wickline has not outgrown the hairdo, but he finally has outlasted the unfortunate nicknames. Two years ago, the Madison Plains junior decided to shave his head except for the considerable cowlick in the front. The look earned him nicknames like "Spot" and "Patch." After tional semifinal. "He walked in at the beginning ofthe winning a Division ill district title at 103 pounds last weekend, Wickline earned year and said, 'You know what coach? I'm going to be a state champ,' " Sayers anew moniker: "The Intimidator." . "I guess they started calling me that said. "He walked out and we laughed." Mcintyre set his goals as high as because I walk around the mat and stare at my gJiy," said Wickline, who Wickline's, and for good reason. Jeff looked impressive- and intimidating Monsman of Bedford Chane! and -in a 20-4 win over Mike BucKingham Mcintyre are the only returning state of Sycamore Mohawk in the first round qualifiers in the field at 103, and they of the state tournament yesterday at were ranked second and third, respectively, in the Brakeman Report. Value City Arena. Madison Plains coach Dan Sayers Despite the fact Mcintyre opened said, "I always thought 'Spot' and against Schafer-a district champ who 'Patch' sounded like a dog's name. 'The had just one loss coming into the tourIntimidator' seems to fit a little better." nament- he approached the match as With more matches like yesterday's, _though he was the favorite. "I knew nothing about him, but I Wickline might earn himself a new murre: state champ. But only if Sean knew that if I wrestled well, I would Mcintyre of River Valley doesn't beat · beat him," Mcintyre said He then gave a nod to Wickline him to it When top-ranked Andy Wade of "He's wrestling real well, he deserves Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy everything he's getting"- and looked failed to make weight for the sectional, forward to a possible rematch in the the 103 field opened up. When Mcintyre semifinals tonight. beat district champ Drew Schafer of "I'm hoping for revenge," said McMonroeville 6-4 yesterday, the field Intyre, who first must face Rory opened up even more. McCahan of Akron St Vincent-St. Mary , Wickline and Mcintyre each staked in the quarterfinals while Wickline an early claim. faces Mike Cavalier of Newbury. "I "I think I have a real good shot at it, know he's going to be ready for me, if I wrestle as good as I can," Mcintyre too." said. "But anybody can beat you at this SI)riestl@dispatch.com stage."

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Facing three-time champ a tough draw in opener By Rob Oiler

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Klinger of Cuyahoga Heights, figuring he had nothing to lose. "I know it only takes one mistake and the match could be over," said ~wis, who c~uldn't force a mistake

dalia Clay 5'k; '23. Ashland, East Liverpool, Fairfield, West· land, Logan, Mount Vernon, Stow-Munroe Falls, Toledo Walle and Warren Howland 5; 32. Cuya· hoga Falls, Dublin Scioto, Hilliard Darby, Locli Cloverleaf, Marietta, Massillon Jackson and Per· rysburg 4; 39. Akron Kenmore, Cincinnati Elder, Cincinnati Sycamore, Clayton Northmont 3b; 43. Berea, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Franklin Heights, Geneva, Harrison, Huber Heights Wayne, North Canton Hoover, New Garl1sle Tecumseh, Wester~ ville North and Willoughby South 3; 53. Akron Springfield 2; 53. Amherst Steele, Bedlord, Cincin· nati Winton Woods, Marlon·Franldln, Elyria, Greensburg Green, Greenville, Groveport, Lorain SoU1hv1ew, Macedonia Nordonia, Maumee, Painesville Riverside, Sidney, Sylvania Northview, Toledo Rogers, Toledo DeSales, Westlake, Worthington KUboume, Youngstown Austinlown·Fi:ch and Youngstown Boardman 2; 74. canton GlenOak, Cel1na, Cleveland Heights, Ham1!ton, Leba· non, New Philadelphia, Panna Normandy, Reyn~ oldsburg, Sylvania South'"ew, Toledo Central Catholic:, Toledo Libbey, Uniontown lake and Upper Arlington 1. 103: Arst round-Nino Paglia (Strongsvi'le) tech fall Matt Mosser (Groveport) 20.3, Dave Federico (Willoughby South) rna]. dec. Ben Wat· son (Kettering Fairmont) 8-o; Paul Fetton (E~ria) dec. Andy Subler (Troy) 8-4; Jordon Lafollette (Ak· ron Spnngfreld) dec. Jim Ondecko (Upper Arlington) 12·5; Uef G1lsdort (Maumee) dec Marl< Ma· this (Cin. Princeton) 10.3; Joe Womoff (Garfield Heights) dec. Josh Feldman (Dublin Coffman) 11J.4; Tony Iovine (Pickerington) dec. Ryan R1ggs (Massillon Perry) 8·3: Bnmt Goode (Cin. Moeller) pinned Steve Weaver (To!. Waie) 0.37. Consolations-Watson dec. Mossor 9·5: Orr decko dec. Subler 12·5: Feldman maJ. dec. Mathis 11-2; Weaver dec. Riggs 9-4. 112: First round-Ricky Randazzo (Parma Padua) maj. dec, Josh Hlebak (Lakota East) 13·2; Jared Se1over (Wapakoneta} dec. Pat Brown (Dublin Scioto) 4-1; Caleb Metcall (Perrysburg) pinned Blake Millar (New Philadelphia) 3·27; Ste· phan luke (Massillon Perry) pinned Brandon Luce (Sidney) 0:55; Mark Moos (Lakewood St Edward) pinned Jesan Edmister (Mount Vernon} 1·34; James Phillips C/larren Howland) pinned Josh Thompson (Day. Carroll) 0:52; Nathan Costello (Maple Heights) tech fall Joel Cotlone (Gin. Moeller) t5·0; Josh Fullen (Mentor) p:nnetl Joe Stewart (Delaware) 2:48. Consolatlons-Hiebak pinned Brown 0:49; M1!1er dec. Luce 3-0; Thompson dec. Edmister 11·5; Cottone rna]. dec. Stewart 15-2. ' 119: First round-Chris Hensen (Pickering· ton) maj. dec. Andrew Gray (Lebanon) 1IJ.O, Her> lor Mendez (Loreln South~ew) dec. Kurt Gross (Parma Padua) 8-4, OT; Josh Pniewski (Lodi CloverleaD dec. Cha!lie Agozzino (Lakewood St. EdWard) 10.8, OT; Jeff Hansis (Marietta) dec. Tim Kist (Hamilton) 7-3; Keith Pollock (Mentor) maj. dec. Joe Murray (Youngs. Austintown-Rich) 17·3; Tim Sizemore (Lakota East) maj. dec. Brendan Moody (Hilliard Darby) 11·3; Tommy Cun· nlngham (Groveport) dec. Isaac Seboum (Huber Heights Wayne) &2; Eric Lakia (Painesville River· side) dec. Jason Basso (Massillon Jackson) 9·8. Consolations-Gross maJ. dec. Gray 11·2; Agoz· zino pinned Kist 4:13; Moody dec. Murray 5·1; Basso dec. Seboum 10.5. 125: First round-Ryan Lang (Lakewood St. Edward) pinned Mike Teis (North CarJton Hoover) 1:42; Stephen Wolery (lekota West) maj. dec. Matt Farber (Gahanna) 11·3; Brian Zinkan (Cin. Moeller) dec. Stewart· Oswalt (Mount Vernon) 3· 2; Jermaln Thompson (Akron Kenmore) teclt fall Angelo Mango (Westlake) 194; T.J. Enright C/lestland) dec. Adam Maxwell (Vandalia Butler) 5·3; Joe Glaven (Mentor) dec. Darrell Spencer (Maple Heights) 5·2; Jason Januszewski (Strongs· ville) maj. dec. Josh lewis (Oregon Clay) 13·3; Daniel Mason..Straus (Cin. Sycamore) tech. fall Jon Forgy (Dublin Coffman) 18·3. Consolations-Teis pinned Farbef 2:38;~ asWill dec.Mango 3--2; Maxwell dec. Spencer 8·3; Lewis maj. dec. Forgy14-2. 130: First round-Nick Spatola (Cin. Elder) tech. fall Adam Schleucher (Celrna) 17-2; M>ke Walters (Mass1llon Peny) pinned. Jeff Hume (Thomas Worthington) 3:48; T.J. Tapley (Gameld Heights) dec. Paul Doucher (Dublin Coffman) 6· 3; Chris Vondruska (lakewood St Edward) dec. Zach Flake (Lakota West) 9·7; Joe Pflug (Maple Herghts) p10ned Jon Varner (East LiverpooQ 4·32; David Wolf (C~yton Northmont) tech. fall Anthony Harris (To!. Woodward) 23·7: Nick Retter (Huber Heights Wayne) dec. Dom Herrera (Mayfield V1l· !age) 6-4, OT; Von Graham (Marion·Fcanidln) dec. Brad White (Strongsville) 10.5. Cansolatlns-Schleucher dec. Hume 3~1; Rake pinned Douctler 4:35, Varner dec. Harris 4-2; Herrera dec. Wh!e 7·2. 136: First round-Chartos Moore (Westland) maj. dec. Nate Busick (lebanon) 12·2; Jay

McGee (Cuyahoga Falls) dec. M&e Pierce (Lake· wood St. Edward) 11·9, OT; Matt Ducher (Mac· adonia Nordon1a) dec M1ke Salwiesz (fol Central Catholic) 4-2, Ryan West (Day. Carroll) tech. tall Chase Huddle (Marion Herding) 19-4; Travrs Ko· vach (Massillon Perry) dec. Adam Milazzotto (W1I· loughby South) 8·3; Matt Mcintire (Lakota West) pinned Joe Springer (Mount Vernon) 4 25; Mike Barta (C~. Moeller) dec. Brandon Evans (Thom· as Worthington) g.3; Adem Morris (T~. Rogers) dec Vince Randazzo (Parma Padua) 104. Con· solallons-Buslck dec. Pierco 1i·8; Salwiesz dec. Huddle 3·2; Springer maJ. dec Milazzotto 8·0, Ra'ldazzodec. Evans 9-8. 140: Flllll round-Paul Dunstan (Lakewood St. Edward) maj. dec. Jared Rowland (Harrison) 18·9; Mathew Galchick (Youngs Austintown·Fltch) dec. Carl Amerine (Franklin Heights) 9-4; Noah Bookman (logan) maj dec. Chance Riley (Wads· worth) g.1; Joe Zinkan (Cin. Moeller) maj. dec. Ben Kettinger (To!. St John's) 11·3: Mike Neely (Thomas Worthington} maj. dec. Fortunato Spa· daro (Maple Heights) 10.1; Matt Middendort (New Carlisle Tecumseh) dec Andy Krieg (Ashland) 6·3; Steve Marlow (Vandalia Butler) dec. Evan Ware e i

125: First round-Dave Tiamey (Martins Fer· ry) pinned Tom O'Brien (Gates M1lis Gilmour) 2:39, Josh Neilson (Shecwood Fairview) pinned John Schuck (Brookville 0:51), Presley Bloom (l(ansas Lakota) maj. dec. Ethan Reynolds (Car· lisle) 14-2; Steven Blunk (Cuyahoga Veiey Chris· !ian Academy) tech. !all A.J. Wenger (Northmor) ts,o; Kris Kuykendall (Cin. Madeira) maj. dec. Josh Prince (Fostoria St. Weri:lelin) 10.2; Dan Ralph (Bedlord Chane!) dec. Scot Elwood (New Albany) 9·3; Brian Daniels (Jonathan Alder) dec. Drew Maglio (Akron Manch3ster) 11..S; Drew Oplar (Sandusky St. Mary's) pinned Matt Isaacs (lewisburg Trt·County North) 3:08. Consolellons--O'Bnen dec. Schuck E.Q; Wenger dec. Reyn~ds 9·3; Elwood maj. dec. Prtnce 12-4; Magic maj. dec. Isaacs 134.

189: First rountl-llersk Klaus (Wadsworth) dec. Josey Lawson (Fairtield) 3·1; Andy Rios (Lakewood St. Edward) pinned !lark Plogsted (Dublin Coffman) 0:38; Dave Kl1mkovicz (Madi· son) tech. fall Kyle Jones (East Liverpool) 16,1; Jell Clemens (Day. Carroll) pinned Darrel Wenz· darter (Cuyahoga Falls) 2'44; Matt Delguyd (May. lield Village) maj. dec. Dwan Jones (Marion· Franklin} 12-2; Nick Hiller (Greenv1!1e) dec. Jared Robertson (Parma Normandy) 7·1: Mike Poo (Lod1 Clovenean dec. Mike Creeden (Cin. Moeller) 3-0; Jason Truesdale (Wapakoneta) pinned Chris Hor· ton (Pickerington) 1:23. Consolations-lawson p!nned Plogstcd 2:50; Wenzdorfer maj. dec. Jones 14·2; Robertson dec. Jones 5-2, Horton dec. Cmeden 3-2. 215: First round-Matt Koz (Lakewood St. Ed· ward) tech. fall Michael Skonieczny (Stow·Munros Falls) 18·3; Shewn Ritzenthaler (Worthington Kilbourne) dec. Jeremy Slaven (Lebanon) g.8; Bill Beachum (Marlon Harding) tech. fall Brad Williams (Lakota East) 21·5, Aida Campea (Par· ma Padua) dec. Peter Gillette (Cia. St. Ignatius) 7·3; Andrew Adams (Dublin Scioto) pinned Derek Ankney (Sidney) 3:07; Ccalg Kataflasz (Syl· vanla North'"ew) dec. Anthony Mohler .(Wads· worth) 7-4; Joe Juby (Gartield Heights) over Rick Legg (Fremont Ross) defautt; Pat Barrentine (Day. Carro!Q dec Matt Burge! (Hilliard Darby) 8-4. Consolatlons-Skonieczny dec. Slaven 14-9; Gil· le11e pinned Williams 4:50; Ankney maj. dec. Mohler 10.2; Burget over legg bylorie~ 275: First round-Kenny leckrone (Ketter.ng Fa•rmont) de~ Ceasare Gray (Marlon Harding) l.Q; Derrick Bendau (Mayfield V;llage) dec. Scott Holden (Hudson) 9-4; Steve Vallas (Youngs. Boardman) dec. Dan Wendolowski (lakewood St. Edward) 5-2; Adam Olds (Dublin Coffman) pinned Keith Rosing (Cin. St. Xavier) 0:33; Brent Ardo (Stow·Munroe Falls) pinned Matt Arnold (Chardon) 0:49, Chris Nrcholson (Manetta) dec. Adam Hines (Vandalia Butler) 8·2; Tyler Bevlng· ton {Mount Vernon) dec. Wesley Taylor (Harri· son) 7-4; Rick Cannlngs (Tel. Waite) pinned Thomas Smith (Cie. Heights) 4:35. Consolations-Gray maj. dec. Holden 13-4; Wando· lowski dee. Rosing tiebreak; Hines pinned Arnold 3:50;Smithdec. Tayforg.3

Division II TEAM SCORES

1. Olmsted Falls 23; 2. St. Pans Graham 22; 3. Chagrin Falls Kenston 15'k; 4. DeSelas 15; 5. Menlor_Lake Catholic 14; 6. _Hamilton Township 10~. 7. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 1Di 8. San· dusky Perkins 9;' 9. Canal Fulton NW 81\; 10. Franklin B; 10 Medina Buckeye and Van Wert B; 13. Dayton Charninade-Julienne and Kings Mills t(ings i"k; 15. Cleveland Orange, Eaton and Norton 7; 1B. Lewistown lnd1an lake, Usbon Beaver, Pemberville Eastwood and Wooster Triway 6; 22. Bellevue, Chesterland West Geauga and North Ridgeville 5; 25. Canton South 41b; 26. Aurora, Bexley, Clncinnali Purcell Marian, Circleville, C~de, Copley, Defiance, North Bend Taylor, Rayland Buckeye Local, Sl. Marys Memorial, Tipp City T~pecanoe, Twinsburg, Uhrichsville Claymont and Urbana 4; Bay Village Bay, Cleveland Benedictine and Fairfield Union 3~; 43. Akron Coventry, SL Charles, le~ngton, Licking Valley, Mil· lersburg West Holmes, M1ne1Va, Peny, Thomv11!e Sheridan, Walkins Memorial and WU!ard 3; 53. A~ l1ance Marl•ngton, Alliance, Batavra Clermont Northeast, Bellbrook, Bethei·Tate, Chagrin Falls, rairview, Lakewood, Holland Springfield, Logan Elm, Miami Trace, Medina· Highland, M1lan Edison, Monroe lemon·Monroe, Oak Harbor, Orrville, 0 hllo, Port Clinton, Richfield Revere, Upper Sandusky, West Milton Miiton·Umon and Youngstown Uberty 2; 75. Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Car~ rollton, Fostorta, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, Greenfield McClain, Hillsboro, McConnelsville Mar~ gan, New Lexington, Springboro, St. Clairsvilfs, Venn lion and Washington C. H. 1. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 103: First round-Matt Fran~in (Frankfln) pinned BHI Crites (Elida) 3:30; Adam Pizzurro (DeSales) dec. Jim Laughlin (Canton South) 4·2 OT; Tyler Reichman (Uhrtchs~lle Claymont) dec. Danny Sandy (Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesun) 6-4; Mike Compton ~'Iiiiard) maj. dec. Jake Riley !WOSI M11ton Union) 14·1; Dav1d Bowers (Miami Trace) dec. Chad Kahn (Cie Orange) t2·10, OT; Ryan Smith (Olmsted Fals) pinned Dan lee (Hamilton Ross) 1:10; Jake Mernking (Crn Pur· ceii·Marian) dec. Matt Rabung (North Ridgeville) 4-3; Ricky Deubel (Chagrin Falls Kenston) prnned Nate Lindquist (Bexley) 2:00 Consolatlonsleughlln tech. fall Crites 16.(); Sandy de~ Riley 6-2; Kahn pin Lee 3:45; Rabung dec. Undqulst 54.

135: Arot round-Aaron Gomoll (Bay Village) tech. fall Chad Peterson (Alliance Mart1nglon) 15·0; Curt Henn (Bexley)maj. dac. Kyle Seeley (Benjamin Logan) 9.Q; James Daugherty (Bethel-Tate) dec. Dan Munyan (New Lexington) 17·13, Mike Ashton (Perry) maj. de~ Jameson Fee (Defrance) 12-4; Jason Bamett (DeSeles) maj. dec. Mail Couch (lippCilyTrppecanoe) 17-7; Matt Brandenburg (Chagrin Falls) dec, Tony S>mpson (Pemberville Eastwood) 10.3; Billy Raff (Chagrin Falls Kenslon) tech. fall Paul Adkins (Olmsted Falls) 19-4; Kalen Knull (St Paris Graham) maj. dec. Zach Kerr (Millersburg West Ha:mes) 12·2. Consolat!ons-Sseley dec. Peterson 6-3; Munyan dec. Fee 8-5; Couch maj. dec. Simpson 14-4; Adkins dec. Kerr 6,2. 140: First round-Traver Hiles (Licking Valley) dec. Jake Hams (Holland Springtisld)8·5; Todd Runyon (Mentor leka Cetho'ic) dec. Bll~ Wood (Cemden Preble Shawnee) 7-ll; Calvin Bennett (Akron Coventry) maj. dec. Sean Chrtstensen (Spnng. Graenon) 13·3; Jake Squire (Medina Buckeye) maj. dec Nate Smith (Lisbon Beaver) 19·8, Dave Gamer (Cuyahoga Falls Walsh JesuH) m~. dec. Brandon Cooper (Trenton Edgewood) 13·5; Brandon Shriner (Thomville Sheridan) dec. Dan Jarrett (Bellevue 5-3); C.J. Davids (Port Cl:nton) dec. Colt Shannon (Washington C. H.) &2; Bryce Markley (SL Paris Graham) de~ M&a Mohr (Alliance Marlington) 11·5. Consolations-Hams dec. Wood 11·8; Sm1th dec Chnslensen 6-2; Jarrett dec Cooper 5-1 ; Shannon dec. Mohr9-3. ' 145: Rrst round-Aaron Woodruff (Cuy. Falls Walsh Jesuit) dec. Nathan Whisner (Licking Val· ley) 7-2; Eric Lyons (lipp City Tippecanoe) dec. Ryan Bowers (Elida) 3·1, OT; Markus Black (Defiance) pinned Anthony Coate (Wesl Millon Union) 3:24, John Slattery (Mentor Lake Catholic) dec. Matt Henn (Bexley) 8·6; Dustin Smith (Urbana pinned Brice Weslhoven (Parma Heights Holy Name) 0:45; Justin Busnick (Canton South) dec. David Bertoflno (Rayland Buckeye Local) 7·2; Joe Goodfellow (Thornville Sheridan) dec. Pete Under· at1on (Norton) &3; Troy Deering (Sandusky Perkins) pinned Brandon Dean (Batavia Clermont NE) 0:49. Consoletions-Whlsner doc. Bowers 13-7; Henn dec. Coate 4-0; Bertolino dec. Weslh· oven 10-4; Underation dec. Dean 7-4. 152: First round-Luis Galvin {Cleveland Benedictine) tech. !all Brant Gibbs (Faimew Perk) 22· 6; Ben Wickert (St. Charles) maj. dec. J.R. Mock (Sprtng. Greenan) t2·3: Chad Heston (Fairfield Union) tech. fall Matt McGrath (Goshen) 194; Tim Maxworthy (Medina Buckeye) maj. dec. Chrts Smith (Copley) 13-3; Mike Wilhelm ry Wilson (Minerva) (Wooster Triway) dec. Bryan Asmus (Tontogany Otsego) 7·2; Keith Cupp (Hamilton Township) pinned Scott Rush (St. Paris Graham) 2:59. Con· solatlons-Gibbs maj_ dec Mock 13-2; Sm'th dec. McGcath 4-3; Quollen m~. dec. Wilson 17-4; Rush dec. Asmus &4. 160: First round-Clint Cennony (West Holmes) maj. dec. Brett Linkinhoker (Bellelon· Iaine) 1H; T~er Turchin (Norton) dec. Paul Bergman (Dak Harbor) 9·3; Frank lncorvara (Medina H1g~and) dec. Kyle Schmidt (Alliance Man· ington} 5-3, OT; Anthony Jenkins (lewistown lndi· an lake) dec. Robert Zugg (Hillsboro) 3-2, Grant Savelli (Mentor Lake Catholic) maj. dec. Tim Kay (Fairview Park) 164; Keith Carter (Fran~m) pinned Dan Brown (DeSales) 5:39, Joe Hoke (St. Parts Graham) dec. Ryan Knapp (McConnels· VIlle Morgan) 7-4; Derek Tieche (Sandusky Perkins) maj. dec Brett Abbott {Chagrin Falls Ken· ston) 12-o. Consolatlons-Unkinhoker dec. Bergman 8-4; ZUgg dec. Schmidt 8-4; Brown maj. dec_ Kay tg.7; Knapp dec Abbott4-3. 171: First round-Kenny Jones (Olmsted Fais) tech. fall Jack Otto (Rayland Buckeye Lo· cal) 18·3; Matt VanAusdal (Eaton) pinned Jeremy Hartman (Chesterland West Geauga) 5:14; John Lowery (Cuyahoga Falls Walsh JesuH) dec. Ertc Evemart (Lewrstown lndlan Lake) 9-4, Jason Hackett (Hamilton Township) dec. Adam Dy· mend (C~de) 6·3; Jared Vfllers (Canal Fulton NW) tech. !all Daniel Watts (Fran~in) 21J.5; Justin Mautz (Ph1lo) dec. Phil Rogacki (Holland Spring· fielcl) 7·6; Travis Brown (Pemberville Eastwood) dec. Dlrro Razzano (DeSales) 6-3; Joe Dennis (St Paris Graham) dec. Jessey Com (Alliance Marlington} 3-2. Consolations-Hartman dec. Otto 6-2; Dymond dec. Evelhart 6·2; Rogacki dec. Watts9-7; Razzano dec. Com6-5. 189. First round-Aaron Keough (Bata•a Clennont NE) dec. Jeremy Bermett (Fostoria) 9·3: Ben McAvinew (Canal Fulton NW) pinned Kevin McFarland (Warsaw River View) 3:42; Kiel Miller (Richlield Revere) dec. Jesse Sydebotham (Hamilton Township) 8-1; Andy Blomquist (Olmsted Falls) pinned David Snowden (Fran~in) 1:35, Matt Maggyesy(WoosterTnway) pinned

215: Flllll round-Mrchael Moran (Chagrtn Falls K:enston) pinned Josh Sears {Mouow Uttle MlamO 3:32; Joel Penton (Van Wert) maj. dec. Adam Hoppel (Usbon Beaver) 11·1; Aaron Saba (Pemb<lrvU!e Eastwood) pinned Jerrod Harter (Thoml'ille Sheridan) 3:27; Jason Lackmsyer (Gin. Purcell Manan) dec. Ray Buffington (Minerva) 8·2; Robert Edgington (BeUevue) pinned Joe Messer (Logan Elm) 1:37, Mike Yates (Norton) pinned Dustin Epperson (Bellefontaine) 3:51; Tomas Rodriguez (Cie. Orange) prnned Jon Asbury (West Millon Union) 1:46; Trevor Fisher (DeSeles) dec. Zach lory (Oak Harbor) 8·3. ConsolatlonsHoppel dec. Sears 2.0; Buffington dec. Harter 5· 3, OT: Messer maj. dec. Epperson 12-4; Asbury dec. Lo\y84. 276: First rounchfamel Bryant (Olmsted Falls) llinned Chris Theobald (Twinsburg) 0:47; Blake \.volfinger (Lakewpod) dec. Dave Camp· bell (S\>nngbero) 11-4; Terry Cottrell (Uhrichsville Claynx,,1t) dec. Ben Ryan (Lemon·Monroe) 4·t; AI Raber (Aiilance Mertrngton) dec. Luke Seal (Clyde) 74; Brad Kassner (Circleville) pinned Mark l~no (West Milton·Unlon) 0:46; Greg Powell (North l1~geville) dec. Mike Reeder (Chagnn Falls Kensto;;,) 2·1, OT; Kipp Cullin (Medrna Buckeye) dec. F',;;y Griff~ (Genal Fulton Northwest) 5-4; Roger Miller (Day. Chaminade-Julienne) tech. fall Trent Warren (St. Charles) 23·8, Console.11cns-o-Campbe!! dec. Theobald 13-9; Seal dec. Ryan S4; Lane dec. Reeder 10.3; Grillin dec. Warreu~-1,0T.

Division ill TEAM SCORES 1. r-.dford SL Peter Chene! 25; 2. Akron St. Vrncent.St. Mary 21; 3 Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acadenw 20; 4. Reading 14; 5. Martins Ferry 13; 5. San\iusky St. Mary's and Sycamore Mohawk 13; 8, Brookville 12; g, Canisle 11; 10. Cincinnati Madeiro 10; 11. Northmor 9; 12. Elmore Woodmore R; 13. Apple Qeek Waynedale, Bloomdale Elmwo...."\i and Sherwood Fairview 7; 16. Barnesville 6, Cadiz Harrison Contra!, Grond~ew and Newbuc~ 20; 20, Dalla, Fremont St Josaph, Jonathan Alder, Kansas lakota, Magnolia Sandy Valley, Newcomerstown and Ontario 5; 27. Batavia, Bl.}.achwood, Brooklyn, Carey, Defiance Tin~ ora, Ki;tland, laGrange Keystone, Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas, Loudonvme, Massillon Tuslaw, Pemnsl!la Woodridge, Pleasant, Ready and River Valley 4; 41. Cuyahoga Heights and Madison Plains 3~ 43. Amanda·Ciearcreek, Attica Seneca East Castalia Margarelta, Covington, Gates Mi!ls GUmour Acadeffiy, JeromesVille H11isdato, Lafayette Allen East, Liberty Union, Malvern, Oregon Cs.rd1nal Strilch, Versailles and Youngstown Ursuline 3; 55. Akron Manchester, Andover Pymatuning Valley, Ashland Crestview, Ashland Maple~ ton, Bascom Hopewell·loudon, Blanchester, Bloom-Carroll, Cardington, Casstown Miami East, Fisher Catholic, Genoa Area, Girard, Hamler Patrick Henry, Hannibal River, Jamestown Greene-.iew, Johnstown, North Lewisourg Tnad, New Albany, O!Wetl Grand Valley, Streetsboro, Utica, West Jefferson and Woodsl1eld Monroe Central 2; Archbold, Bluffton, Cincinnali Rnneytown; Dayton Oakwood, Gibsonburg, Uberty Can· tcr, Mcoroeville, North Union, Sarahsville Shenandoah, Snadyside, Toledo Christ1an, Wesl Uberty~ Salem, West Salem Northwest, Zoarville TUscaffi:l.Vas Valley 1. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 103: First round-Sean Mcfntyre (River Val· ley) doo. Drew Schafer (Monroe"lle) 64; Rory McCahon (Akr. SVSM) dac. Geoff Niswonger (Lewlst:\,rg Tn.County North) 84; M•ke Cavalier (NewbttlY) maj. dec. Ryan Robbe (Bata~a) 12-4; Billy 111ckline (Madison Plains) tech. fall Mike Bucking;,am (Sycamore Mohawk) 204; Jell Mons· man (!J.cllord Chane!) tech fall Shane Porter (SpenC\\mlle) 15-0; Jesse Emery (Cadiz Harrison Central) dec. Robbie LeJeune (Fremont St. Joseph) S-4; Aaron Clemans (Bloomdale Elmwood) dec. t\ony Ewing (Bioom·Carroll) 8·2; Adam Hams (Brookville) de~ Den Mosher (Mogadore) 4-D. Ct\nsolattons-Schaler dec. Niswonger 6-1; BuckinD,ham dec. Robbe &6, OT; LeJeune pmned Porter 2:A5; Ewing dec. Mosher Mogadore 6-2. 112: Rrst.round-Ranzlo Gambill (Miami East) maj. doo. Jarrod Chapa (Uberty Center) 6·5; Nic Rossie' (Cadiz Harrison CentraQ dec. T~er Scott (Loudonville) 3·t, OT; Frank Paparone (Bedlord Chane!) dec David Jack (Shadyside) 8·2; Ryan Derr (O.•gan Stntch) maj. de~ Craig Henry (Ver· sallies) g.1; Adem Buzek (Akron St VIncent-St. Mary) loch. fall Joe Wyse (Grandviaw) 16-0; Sean lutz (North Le,sburg Triad) dec. Mark Buc~n9:1am (Sycamore Mohawk) 64; Joe L . _!_

130: First round-Harry Lester (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) tech. fall Ryan Berg· man (Versailles) 19-4; Sean Finneran (Sandusky St. Mary's) maj. de~ Shannon Benningfon (New, comerstown) 14-4; Adam Lohman {Delta) dec. Dustin Walker (UUce) 7·5; Chris Seta (Reading) maj dec Alan Peltz (Beachwood) 17-5; Josh Cook (Sycamore Mohawk) pinned Allen Ankrom (Bloom-Canol!) 3:38; Frankie Mane (Cin. Ma· doira) dee. Dan Alexander (Streetsboro) 3-2; Marl<· Zimmerman (Jeromesville Hillsjale) ma~ dec. Garrett Wayec (Bluffton) 8.Q; Bill We:land (Elmora Woodmere) maj. dec. Tony Blaine (Newark Catholic) 15-3. Consolations-Bennington maj. dec. Bergman 12·2; Walker maj dec. Peltz 15,5; Ankrom dec Alexander 8-5; Weyer dec. Blaine g.2, 135: First round-Thom Teeter (Northmor) dec. Nicholas Rhoades (Versaill") Q.6; Bmtt Smi· lek (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) pinned Mark Dawson (Plymouth) 1:02; Jm Sianek (Bed· ford Chane!) pinned Adam Foster (Swanton) 1:11; Tom Smith (Cardington) dec. Craig Hasty (Cer· lisle) 14-7; Dustin Malott (Castala Margaretta) maj. dec. Josh Kosa (North Jackson Millon) 16·5; Matt Courtad (Pleasant) dec. Taro Tamaki (Day. Oakwood) 8-4; Klarln Anderson (Fisher Cetliollc) dec. Lucas Haz~tt (Readrng) 6,3; Moe Hurley (Akron St. Vincent·St. Mary) pinned Joseph Whrr ian (Sandusky SL Mary's) 0:2o. ConsolallonsAhoades maj. deo. DaVison 15-4; Hasty pinned Fosler 0.31; Tama~ dec. Kosa 5-3, OT; H~ett dec. Whelan S-4. ' 140: First rounchfohnny Vogel (Grandview) maj. dec. Steve Showalter (Mechanicsburg) 13-5; Mike tlnsker (Beachwood) pinned Donnie Young (Archbold) 5:12; Tim Scan (Gates Mills Gilmour) dec. Brian Dotson (Uberty Cente·) 6·2; D.J. Engel (Reading) de~ Jesse Irwin (Shadyside) 2-o; Matt Stacklin (Attica Seneca East) m~. dec. Brad San· derson (Cuyahog~ Valley ~hnstian Academy) 10~ 2; Josh Short (Carlisle) dec. Derek Roth (Martins Ferry) 8·5; Chns Wilson (Woodsfield Monroe Can~ traQ dec. Shawn Harris (Brook11lle) 14·7; Ryan Huney (Akron St V1ncent·SI. Mary) maj. dec. Brt· ar\ Madden (Detla) 18·5. Consolations-Young dec. Showalter 10·5; Dctson dec. lcwrn 5·2; Roth doc. Benderson 2.Q; Hanisdec. Madden 11J.3.

145: First round-Mike Parsons (Loudonville) maj. dec. Brett Bethel (Tal. Clristian) 12·1; Rl· chle Minner {Pleasant) dec. Ben Linebaugh (ClarksVIlle C!inlon·Massle) 15·13: Jarrld McGuire (River Valley) advanced with a bye; Bob Kirtley (Streetsboro) dec. Ben Grime (Archbold) 9·5; Bob Mayhugh (Martins Ferry) maj dec Matt Christian (Brookville) 13·1; Josh Beers (Akron St. Vincent· St. Mary) maj dec. Nathan Lof•l (Sycamore Mohawk) 16-7; Marcus Gordon (Alhlend Mapleton) dec. Aaron Unk (Sandusky St. Mary's) 6,5, Clinton Harmeyer (Reading) ma1. dec. Percay McGhee (Bellaire) 13·5. ConsofaUons-Betflel doc. Linebaugh 8-8; Grime act.anced with bye; Lofay dec. Chnstian 11-6; Link pinned McGhee 1Maire4:15. 152: First rountl-llwayne Dauskl (Magnoi~a Sandy Valley) dec, J1m Ubert (Youngs. Ursuline) 6-5; Trent Ohl (Ontario) dec. Kellen Cempbeil (Cin. Finnaytown) 10·7; Jeff Shultz (Brookville) pinned Grant Sarver (Elmore Woodmore) 5:3t; Tom Schaefer (Bedford Chane!) tech. fall Ty Word (Pleasant) 17.Q; Tim Kelly (Readrng) pinned Robert S~bert (Bloomdale Elmwood) 3.05; Ryan McCarroll (Brooklyn) p1nned Alex Picazo (Grandview) 2:42; Jarred Harmon (Apple Creek Waynedate) maj dec, Kurt Gl.,ser (Shadyside) 13·3; Mason Brand (Kansas Lakota) dec. Kenny Srms (lafayette Allen East) 5-3. ConsolatlonsUbert pinned Campbell 2:45; Sarm dec. Word 4· 0; Picazo dec. Seibert 13·8; Sims pinned Glasser

3.54. 160: First round-J.D. Davis (Defiance Tinora) pinned Jason Whitt (Reading) 109; AJ. Aeschli· mann {Massillon Tuslaw) pinned Just:1n Jefferis (Barnesville) 5.22; Jon Fisher (Liberty Union) maj. dec. Jason Hartz (Orwei G•and Valley 16-6; Drew Cioran (C~. Madeira) doc. Britton Kimmet (1 ~In Calvert) B-6 OT; Matt K Inger (Cuyahoga Heights) tech. fall David Lewis (North Union) 19· 4; Bnan King (Bloomdale Elmwood) dec. Steve Batdorl (Co~ngton 6·1 ); Jon Gleslga (Hamler Pet· rick Henry) dec. Brandon Mart1n (Biulllon) 3-1; Jim Pycraft (LaGronge Keystone) pinned Kenny Lawson (Malvern) 5.00. Consoletlons-Jefferis pinned Whitt 1:16; Hartz maj. dec. K1mmet 13-4; Lewis dec. Batdorf 10·3; Lawson pinned Martin 2:35.

171: First round-Chns Smolk (Cuyahoga Val· ley Chnst~n Academy) pinnec Kyle Ellerman (Versa;tles) 1:40; Joe Turner (Carey) pinned Zech Powell (Bames~lle) 3:Q1; Nick Morrison (Ready) over Jeff Uchty (Defiance Ayersville) default; Josh Howley (Girsrd) dec. Mike Stephan (Covington) g. 4, C.B. Dollaway (Northmor) p nned Ray Lewis

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- :.· 1, Lakewood St. Edward 33; 2, Moel!er .; 21; 3, Maple His, 15.5; 4, Day. Carroll13.5; 5, ..:. Masslllon Perry 12; 5(tle), Pickerington 12;· 7, ~ Mentor II; 7 (tie), Wadsworth II; 9, Dublin .:.: Coffman 10; 9 (tie), Lakota East 10; 9 (tie),

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whose firm, Law Offices of He's looking forward to getMyles L~;Berman, specializes ting back to work." Akili Smith's shortcomings in DUI cases; He confirmed Smith could travel freely to at quarterback last season Cincinnati. · · have forced the Bengals into Smith was arrested Feb. 8 shopping for a veteran free in his hometown of San Die- . agent and possibly spending By Mark Curnutte · go for imiestigiltion of drunk- a draft pick on a quarterback Tile Cinm:nnati Enquirer en driving. Smith was pulled this year to compete for the · An. attorney for Bengals · over for: driving the wrong starting job in training camp. quarterback Akili Smith en- ·way on · a one-way street Smith will be in Cincinnati tered a plea ,of not: guilty downtown at 2 a.m. . to practice with receivers Thursday morning ito the He was given a sobriety ·under the watch of new ofplayer's misdemeanor: drunk-· test and booKed into San fensive coordinator Bob en driving charge. · • Diego County jail. He was Bratkowski. Smith faces a readiness reieased on $1,600 bond. · The Be1igals had the worst hearing March 29 in San Smith, 25, was the third .pass offense in the NFL last Diego Superior Court but is overall pick ofthe 1999 draft season, a distant 31st behind free to travel to Cincinnati to ·and received a .$10.8 million 30th-ranked Cleveland. begin workouts Marc\112. Concerning his drunkensigning bonus. He was given He does not have· ·to be the starting job in 2000 but. driving charge, Smith could present at the hearing, a lost it after 10 games, during face NFL sanctions if he's court spokeswomap. said which he compiled the lowest found guilty or admits guilt. Thursday. passer rating ·of any regular The league could recommend Smith's attorney,i Lolita NFL quarterback. cotinseling or. an evaluation. '~It's been every father's . The Bengals are among Hamby, of Newport ':Beach, Calif., faxed the plea Thurs- nightmare," said Ray Sinith, NFL teams who have a servAkili's dad. "This is not the ice players .can call if they day morning. . Hamby referred comment norm forAkili. His desire to are out and believe they've to her boss, Myles Berman, win and ~o play is still there. had too many drinks to drive

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TEAM SCORES 1, Olmsted Falls 23; 2, St. Paris Graham 22; 3, Chagrin Falls Kenston 16.5; 4, Cols. DeSales 15; 5, Mentor Lake Cath. 14; 6, Cols. Hamilton Twp. ~0.5; 7, Cuy. Falls Walsh J~sult 10; 8, Sandusky Perkins 9; 9, canal Fulton NW 8.5; 10, Franklin 8; 10 {tie), Medina Buckeye; 10 (tie), Van Wert 8; 13, Day. Chamlnade-Jul!enne 7.5; 13 (tie), Kings 7.5; 15, Cle. Orange

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Chesterland W. Geauga 5; 22 (tie), N. Ridgeville 5: 25, Can. s. 4.5; 26, Aurora 4; 26 (tie),

Purcell Marian 4; 26 (lie), Circleville 4: 26 (lie), Clyde 4; 26 (lie), Cots. Bexley 4; 26 (tie), Copley 4: 26 (tie), Defiance 4; 26 (tie), N. Bend Taylor 4; 26 (lie), Rayland Buckeye local4; 26 (lie), St Marys Memorial 4; 26 (lie), Tipp City Tippecanoe 4; 26 (tie), Twinsburg 4; 26 (lie), Uhrichsville Claymont 4: 26 (lie), Urbana 4; Also: 53 (Ue), Clermont NE. 2; 53 (tie), Bethei·Tate 2. · 75 (tie), Hillsboro 1. . -CONSOlATION ROUND 1 103 Jim laughlin, Can. s. tech. fall Bill Crites, Elida 16·0; Danny Sandy, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit dee. Jake Riley, W. Milton Mllton·Unlon 6·2; Chad Kahn, Cle. Orange pin Dan Lee, Hamilton Ross 3:45; Matt Rabung, N. Rldgev· life dee. Nate Lindquist, Cots. Bexley 5·4 Local preliminaries MatrFranklln, Franklin pin Bill Crites, Elida 3:30: Ryan Smith, Olmsted Falls pin Dan Lee, Ross 1:10; Jake Melnklng, PurceU-Marlan dec. Matt Rabung, N. Ridgeville 4-3

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119 Chas PaUon, Rayland auckeyo Local dec. Jeff King, Trenton Edgewood 9·2; Tim HarriSon. oav. Chamlnade·Jullenne maj. d~c.

legally. The service provides the player a ride home and also provides someone who drives the player's car to his residence . O'DWYER SIGNS: The Bengals signed guard Matt O'Dwyer to a three-year contract worth a reported $4.5 million over three years. The team's starting left . guard the past two seasons, O'Dwyer, 28, played all but the last five games of last year, when he ·broke his ankle . "This is a boost for us/' Bengals head coach Dick LeBeau said. "Matt was performing on a level with the top guards in the league before he was hurt last year." By signing with the Bengals, O'Dwyer gave up the opportunity to become a free agent. He had start~d 74 of a possible 75 games for the Bengals and New York Jets before getting

hurt at Ne~ England. · CARTER\ CUT: The team tenninated ::the contract of cornerback Tom Carter . . The eight-y~ar NFL veteran played oneiplus seasons in Cincinnati ai)d was the start·er at left cdmerback for 11 games in 2QOO. · · Carter was scheduled to . make $2.4Ihillion this coming season! and was released to create additional salary cap ! room for the Bengals to negotiate in their efforts to sign veteran free agents. Free agency ·began at hlidnight this monling. • . · Carter had two interceptions, 43 tackles and 11 passes defensed last season. The Bengals have several. young c~merbacks who make much less money. Competing for starting roles will be Rodney Heath, Robert Bean, Mark Roman and Artrell 'Hawkins.

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Bengals: Will club manage to lure top free agents? From Page 01 ;

years," Brown said. "If · · 1 teamS are paymg p ayerS based on their prod.uctive . play years, We can COmpete with anybody. When you get Jlln Libert, Youngs. Ursuline pin Kel· • t dea1S th at pay p1ayerS len compbell, Flnneytown 2:45; Grant Sarv· lfl 0 er Elnlore woodmore dec. Ty Word, Manon· for time'theywill not play, if Pleas~nt 4·0; Alex: Picazo, Cols. Grandview Hts. . dec. iiobert Seibert, Bloomdale Elmwood 13·8; ·someone WantS to dq that, Kenril Sims, Lafayelle Allen East pin Kurt Glas· we're not going tO be in3 54 ser, §lladyslde ' 1so dined to match that effort."· Justin Jefferis, &amesville pin Jas~n · WhiJ . Reading 1:16; Jason Hartz. Orwell The Bengals will make of~~·Valley maj. dec. Britton Kimmet, Tiffin .£ t t t t . G"'"'it 13·4' David lewis, Richwood N. Union 1ers 0 a 1 eas One Ve eran ~·'"'steve Batdorf. Covington 10·3; Kenny. free agent, maybe as many as lae,;,~pn, Malvern pln Branden Martin, Bluffton four, Brown said. The organi2,35· 171 zach Powell, Barnesville pin K~e Eilerman, .zation is keeping .enough ·mon2:17; Mike Stephan, Covington over ey m' reserve to match any , Defiance Ayersvllle default; Ron .. Ftnnuytown dec. Ray Lewis, El· offer Bengals Pro Bowl runwoodmere 7-4; Dan Too\11, Amanda· kC Dill · h ~~~~fr.eek pin Cory Pinks, lafayette Allen E~st ning bac Orey On ITUg t 2: 1s receive in free agency. . 189 Duck Day, Magnolia Sandy Valley pin De· Several agents said the , Pryor, Akr. SVSM 2:26; Carl Way, W. B l h monill NW dec. Casey McConnell, Summit enga S ave a two-generaSa!o,,;.y Day 3-1 OT; Lucas Thacker, Carlisle tion reputation fo'r being c.o 1 ~Ja'red Poweskl, warren JFK 4:08: Andy Pin 1i Cuyahoga FaUS CVCA dec. Bryan cheap, are difficult tO negotiUct\m'tngs,' Madeira 3·1 cur.. 21s ate with, have a losing traAndy cook, zoarville Tuscarawas Va!, dec. d' t' d 1 · "t. that ;is Clarl<, McComb 7·6; Bryan Wilson, Read· I !On an p ay lfl a Cl Y Travec. Jake Hutchinson. Carroll Bloom-Carroll is not "sexy." Other agents lnJl. ·o:r: T.J. Childers, Carlisle pin Chuck Spen· S·o Newbury 3:15; Malt Lauck, Bloomdale Elm· Say they have had good deal~ ;;;~pin William Wade, sarahsville Shenando· ings with the Bengals _ par16 all "' · 21s ticularly Brown and his fami17.~~;.~e~::._~~s~~,.:h;~;n~~~ ~~~ 1~..

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the Bengals · than to many . other teams. · "On both sides of the ball, offense and defense,· they· dori't .)lave anybody who has experience winning," Katz said. "The only guys who've won in the NFL are the guys they bring in from other teams. You need that leadership. " Jim Gould, another Cincinnati-based agent, has a twopart plan that would help the Bengals. "They need to engage agents and make it a partnership,'.' said Gould, who represents Bengals receiver Peter Warrick. "They need to shoot high - not middle ground." :· Then there's a little bit of luck, most of w:hich has goi)e against the Bengals in rece*t years. . "The No.1 thing working against them is the snakebit, never-in-the-hunt, doomand-gloom tag,". Gould said.


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Today'& Games Clnelnitau (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Aa., 12:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Philadelphia at Clearwa~ tcr, Aa .. 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. New York Yankees at Tarn· pa, Aa., 1:15 p.m. . Pittsburgh vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Ra., 1:05 p.m. Cleveland {ss) vs. Atlanta at Klsslm~ mee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Florida at VIera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Los Angeles at Vero Beach, Ra., 1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Anaheim at Tempe, Ariz., 2:05p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Arizona at Tuc~ son, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee {ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenbc, 3:05p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Me~ sa, Ailz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. New York Mets vs. Montreal at Jupiter,

SARASOTA, Fla.- You learn who your friends are when your fastball dents the backstop and you can't play a simple game of toss. When you refuse to throw a breaking ball, for fear you might hurt someone ... who's with you then? Who's not? The Reds stuck with Mark WohlE-rs. Wohlers, somehow, stuck with himself. And here we are in the orange blossomscented morning, right in the middle of the best story in the game. "I still have doubt," Wohlers said Thursday. "But now, even if I'm playing catch, if I'm trying to hit a guy in the chest and I throw it over his head, I laugh. In the past, I'd make

one bad throw and think the world was going to end." · For a few years, Mark Wohlers couldn't hit the ocean from a boat. He was Rick Ankiel, before Rick Ankiel. Early in the '99 season, he blew out his elbow. Pitching is not exactly abundant, but who wanted a Paul headcase with a Daugherty busted elbow? The Reds got Wohlers a new ligament and asked him to try one more time. "We 'didn't treat him like a freak or a commodity," team doctor Tim Kremchek said. "We treated him like a man."

All that meant was everything. The Reds offered Wohlers $1.5 million to come back this year and finish the fairy tale. He could have gotten more elsewhere. He might have gotten a closer's job. You'd almost forgotten, He came back to the Reds. Something about loyalty.

even," he said. This is the kind of guy Wohlers is. It's worth remembering. During the '94 strike, Wohlers worked in an auto body shop. His peers showed up at bargaining sessions in stretch limousines. Wohlers prepped cars fur paint jobs. You !mew then he was different. You'd almost forgotten, Lesson in loyalty though. The wildness was We've made.a big deal of it. what you remembered, the It gets bigger every time ancomplete loss of control. The other more-more-more moron baseball felt foreign in his thinks $10 million a year is be- hand. The catcher's glove neath him. Wohlers is not looked to be on another planet. Imagine forgetting how to do moved. "If I deserve credit for be- something you've done your whole life; ing loyal to the organization, then they deserve credit for Said Wohlers: "To get to where I am today, I needed to . being loyal to me. We're

lie to myself: It's not in my head. It's mechanical. It's an injury. "Maybe it was. But I think a lot of it was in my head. The mind is a very powerful thing. You can convince yourself · you're not going to throw the ball over the plate. But you can also trick your mind enough to make your body do what you want." ·

he's better for what has happened. "Maybe what I went through made me appreciate what's happening to me now. I'm only 31.lcan pitch a lot longer. Maybe now I can start enjoying it more, regardless of the money. I've seen a lot of rich guys who aren't very happy. "I'm competitive. But if give up a run or two, everygoing to be OK tomor'Everything's going to be OK' thing's row." Wohlers pitched 30innings Perspective earned on the late last summer, with good wild side. results. In a squad game last week, he was throwing break- Contact Paul Daugherty at ing balls for strikes. Some be- '(68-8454; fax: 768-8550; elieve Wohlers eventually could mail: pdaugherty@enquirbe the Reds' closer. er.com. Cmcinnati.Com keyRegardless, Wohlers !mows word: Daugherty.

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with th~ Wizards two years ago, Falk sa1d he had "changed his lifestyle." · Instead, Strickland was the same old Rod, whose behavior reached the point where the Wizards felt most comfortable just getting rid of him. Washington will pay Strickland the remainder of his $10 million·salary for this season - even .if Strickland signs with another team. The Wizards had a $5 million buyout option for next season, and Strickland agreed to settle for half that amount. Strickland has played only four games since late December, citing shoulder and hamstring injuries.

1'lteAssociated Press. WASHING TON - Rod Strickland could end up with the j Los Angeles Lakers, who are one thinking Cinderella City," Pirtle "six or seven" playoff teams of ~'Pirtle said. interested in signing the point The Bearcats, who finished secguard after he clears waivers, ond behind Louisville in the Ameragent David Falk said Thursday. ican Division at 9-7, are trying to postse~on earn a fourth consecutive postseaThe Wizards dumped Strick,. . land, buying out the final year of son appearance. They have the ~By MiChael Perry his contract for half price- $2.5 · fifth-best overall record in pro:'lite Cincinnliti E'/Ufltirer million. Strickland took the hit so gram history. €I Laine 'Pirtle has not minced They have won five of their · he can sign with another team and be eligible for this season's :words'wlth her University of Cin- past six games but are coming off playoffs. -cinnati women's basketball team. a 70-57 loss to the Cardinals. · If the Wizards had cut Strick- Knicks 95, Celtics 88 : Despite her team's 19-8 record, "All the teams in the tournament land after midnight Thursday, he NEW YORK - Marcus Cam-the Bearcats' 15th-year coach has think they can win," UC junior would have been ineligible for the by scored a season-high 27 points :sent this message: The only way to forward Laura Wilder said. '.'To me, and grabbed 17 rebounds to help postseason. :"go to the NCAA Tournament is to anything less than a conference "Based on the talks that went Jeff Van Gundy become the third~ th~ Conference USA, Touma· tournament championship would be on prior to the trade deadline, we winningest coach in Knicks histoment, and the only way to get to the disappointing. We set our goals in know there are several teams ry as New York outlasted Boston: fNational Invitation Tournament is to the fall: Win the conference, win interested," Falk said. "They can With 224 career coaching vic"do sorhe'.damage" this weekend. the conference tournament, go to acquire $10-million asset for a tories, Van Gundy moved past Pat . "Ot)lef.'years, I didn't tell them the NCAA. We haven't done anycouple million dollars." Riley on the team's career coachc .,that, even though I thought it," she thing yet. The past 19 •\vins haven't Falk said the Lakers were one ing victories list. Red Holzman gotten us anything." :said. "This team can handle it." of .the. interested teams, but he won 613 games and Joe Lapchick :. uc::the fifth seed, plays at KING HONORED: Cincinnati's refused to identify any others. won 326. ,4 p.m. today against 12th-seeded Valerie King was one of five Larry Johnson added 21 points, Strickland will not clear waivers ;south F.!orida (4-23, 1-15) in the players named to the Conference until Monday. Kurt Thomas had 16 and LatreU Jeague: ~\lurnament at the U.S. USA all-freshman team, an"Rod only wants .to go to a Sprewell 13 for the Knicks, who ·cellular Arena in Milwaukee. The nouncei:l Thursday. playoff team," Falk said. won their third straight. Camby ,winnetplays No.4 seed AlabamaJoining King are Houston's Among the likely playoff reached double figures in re[Birmin~~am(18-9, 10-6) at 4 p.m. Chandi Jones, C-USA's freshman teams who could sign Strickland bounds for the eighth consecutive of the year; Louisville's Sara Nord; JSaturday. · f?r the $2.25 salary cap excep- game. · . · CinciJWati will have to win four Memphis' Princess Swilley, and twn are Portland, Indiana, CharPaul Pierce had 23 points and ;games .in four days to win the UAB's Natasha Thomas. lotte, New York and Philadelphia. Eric Williams 21 for the Celtics · King enters the Conference . tournex. It is 7-4 all time in . When Strickland re-signed who lost their fifth consecutiv~ USA Tournament ranked sev- · :c-us~'.1'ournament play. . The Bearcats defeated South enth in the league in scoring and 1 -Florida 66-52 on Jan. 7 and lead first out of all active freshmen ~the series with the Bulls 6-1. UC with an average of 15.3 points a game. She was the only fresh"lost to'fJAB 61-58 on Feb. 2. = The'Yolirnament favorite is top- man to be named the C-USA ,cseeded Louisville (19-8, 14-2), the Player of the Week twice this hegulat-~eason champion. Tulane season and became just the third freshman in UC program history 1(19-9; •12•4) is the second seed. ~- "I :&fik a lot of people are to lead the team in scoring.

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·j---T~s fs the· !asfw~men:soasl{eF ni;7~~a;do1~~~!;eP:re,·:aid: , ball season ill which first- and ·" secontl-'t~und NCAA To~ament . games will be at campus s1tes. It ~ is the first season Xavier as had a ~- facilit:\Uliat could house such an ' event: It:is the best team in hool ~ history:~; ~ · sc :· Win: .. ffie Atlantic 10 Tournament'tfiis weekend, and the Mus·. keteers probably will begin the NCAAs in Cintas Center. "The timin' ' g wo uld be amazing," XU coach Melanie Balcomb said. "If there's any shot of getting it, it's because of our crowds and our new arena. I think we could sell it out." The 12th-ranked Musketeers (25-2), A-10. regular-season champs, are top seeds in the d league tournament ·at Temple's "Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. n They'begin play with a quarterfi·~ nal game··at noon Saturday against 5 the wmiier of today's Ma.ssachu: setts-Rhode Island game. 5 The title game is at 5 p.m. ~ Mond.ayoon ESPN2. Y The:NCAA home-court scenarB io is cfitica] for a team longing for · L the fit'st Sweet 16 appearance in "! the program's history. The na:5 tion's top 16 teams as viewed by tr the NCAA's Selection Committee 5 - the~'tbp four seeds in each : region".!.!'get to host subregionals. 5 Despite its ranking, XU isn't J! on safe ground yet. It ranks a 21st' ilrthe Ratings Percentage n Index,~ '"RPI guru I erry Palm 1'

"It'd be a huge advantage and a great payoff (for the tourney titie) " XU is 13 o t h · ·t fi t . ._ - a . orne~ 1 s Irs unbe.aten home record. After averagmg·. 786 fa_ns a . game la~t season ill Sclu~udt F1eldhou.se, 1t has nearly tnple~ that figure (2,058 .average). th1s season. The home fmale agamst Dayton drew 79 A,S · "W · , h d .. · eve a some ~reat. accomplis?rnen~s •. but I ~?n t ~hink anyone s satisfied yet, s~or c~~ter Taru, Tuukkanen sa1d. We haven t gone beyond the second round of the (NCAAs) yet, and that's.~ goal we definitely want to reach. . XU takes aJID at repeating as A-10 tourney champ with one of the nation's most balanced teams. Four players own double-figure scoring averages, XU ranks second nationally in field-goal percentage (.516) and sixth in 3-point shooting (.403). Sophomore point guard Reetta Piipari leads the COUntry in assists (8.7 avg.). · Chief competition is expected to come from George Washington (20-8, 14-2 A-10), which split two games with XU, and host Temple (18-9, ll-5). · "I don't think we've played our best basketball yet," Parr said. "Hopefully it's going to come out starting this weekend."

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NKU led by as many as 23 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Senior guard Craig Conley (La Salle) set an NKU single-season record for assists (184) and finished with 11 points and eight assists. NKU improved to 25-5 and will face Kentucky Wesleyan, which beat Lewis (Ill.) 91-84 Thursday, in the GL VC semifinals at 9:30p.m. today. · 'fhe NKU women's team will play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at l p.m. today in a GL VC semifinal. MISSOURI•ST. LOUIS- Coleman 5·7 0·2 10, 8·20 2-2 19, Markus 5-9 0·0 13, Love HO 2·2 13. HamiiWn 0~2 0~0 0, DumP,hord O~l 0·0 0, ScheUch 3·6 !-! 9, Kassel 2·3 4·8 8. Totals: 27·58 9-15 72. N~U - Sanders 8-12 4-4 26, Norwell 2·4 5·7 9, Clark 3-7 2-2 10, Conley 2-5 7-8 11.. Stowers 3·4 4-4 10,LaWhon 1·3 3·3 Mllchell 4-11 o-o 8,. Wieber 1-4

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Fourteen area girls basketball teams play Saturday for district championships. Xavier University's Cintas Center plays host to the Division I· games, while Mason High School is the site for Division II. The Division III and IV districts are at Vandalia Butler. 1be road to 'the fimil four won't be easy, especially in Division I as three of the top 10 teams in the state remain, including topranked Beavercreek,· No. 5 ChaminadeJulienne and No.9 Mason. Fourth-ranked Kenton Ridge j;; favored in Division II and top-ranked Versailles in Division III. Third-ranked Tri-Village, No. 4 Jackson Center and No: 14 Southeastern are favored in Division. IV.

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Adversity sometimes necessitates change, which can lead to success. The Mariemont basketball team, seeded No. 1 in the Division III boys sectional tournament, is a prime example. Since losing a starter to academic problems, the Warriors have won eight consecutive games, including Thursday's 52-33 victory over Batavia in the Division Colerain vs. St. Ursula: Colerain could III sectional championship dominate this game. game at Sycamore. ''We don't _match up well with Colerain," St Mariemont advanced to Ursula coach Tim Ballinger said. ''We have no the district championship business where we are in the tournament." Wednesday at University of En route to the sectional championship, St Dayton Are.na, against the Ursula upset Lakota West and Seton, while winner of tonight's ClintonColerain had little trouble beating Winton Massie/Middletown Fenwick Western Hills' l'hil Smith ma,kes a pass in a recent practice. Woods and Princeton. game. Although Ballinger expressed concern about "We're not as deep now Colerain center Quanita Hailey, Katie Haggard (nine ,players), and we've and 3-point specialist Annie Wessel, the St Ursula: gone to a 3-2 zone," Mariedefense held Lakota West standout.Cara Wright mont coach David Wainscott to eight points. . . said. "We used it about half the time before, but we've St. Ursula relies on Katie Corul!J.Ughton, Kristy gone to it exclusively now.", Mahon, Kalee Grogan and Monica Naltner. Mercyvs. Greenville: TheBobcats bring an Using Btanden Fisher (6foot-4), Phil Landes (6-6) and eight-game win- ~---~= Geoff Gray (5-1 0) on the ning streak into outside, Mnriemont preventthe game against ! ' . . ed Batavia from getting good a quick, pressing shots outside or working the Greenville team. Riley (6-5, 190 pounds) and Byron ball inside. By Dave Schutte "!bey come at The Ctilctimati E;tqttirer Fields (6-2, 165 pounds) could be "If you can't shoot against you for 32 minoutmuscled by the stronger Ifs time for the Western Hills the 3-2, you're not going to EIRs 1 0 2, Malian 1 1 4, Bailey 2 0 4. ~otals: 14 : utes," Mercy Mustangs. basketball team, ranked No. 2, in beat it," Batavia coach Mike 2 33.MARIEMONT {52)· Gray 0 1 !;Keys. I 0 2, · coach Mary Jo "Rebounding will be one of the The Enquirer's final Division I bbys Hatfield said. Clasen 1 0 2, Asher 1~ 3 26, Welssman l 3 5, ' Htiismann said. 4716. Totals: 18 14 52. big keys," Lumpkin slrld, 'We are a poll, to make a statement on ihe After falling behind 14-7 Landes Their guards Batavia .......................... 7 14- -·e. 8-33 decent rebounding team but much Mariemont .................... 14 13.- -10 15-52 court after the first quarter and (Heather ·Brown, 3-pointers: B-WIIson 2, MallO I:\; •M-Fisher, . late in the season. We'll have better At 7 p.m. today at Millett Hallin 27-21 at halftime, Batavia Landes. Records: M 17·4, B 12-10. Sarah Johnson) to put a body on some folks to win." Oxford, the Mustangs (19-3) pfuy are very quick Winton Woods is the better outEnquirer poll champion Winton and the sophoside-shooting team. Riley (14 ppg), Woods (21-0) for the sectional title more center Hite (16 ppg) arid Anderson (9 and a spot in next week's Dis1:lict · (Brittany Runner) ppg) are solid 3-point shooters. Tournament at UD Arena scores and "Princeton .. played · .well off . _ This early tournamentmatchup rebounds well." ==~-'-'-Cincinnati Enquirer/ CWillton Woods on defense and could have been avoided if West Hi Mercy feaDICK SWAIM they buried the 3-pointers," coach Lannis Timmons·had electtures a balanced Mercy's Siobhan Zerilla, Tunmons said. ''We'll go straight ed to go into another bracket at the scoring attack left, will lead her team man-to-man and get in their face." tournament drawing three weeks with Siobhan against Greenville ·Peterson (18 ppg) and Andrews ago. Zerilla averaging Saturday. (8 ppg) are the Mustangs' outside The first order of business at the 12 points a game threats butneither has been condrawing is a vote to seed eight and eight rebounds a game. ·. sistent As result,. most teams go teams. In order of the seeds, coachAngie Heintz, Melissa Clavier, Erin Mullen, with a variety of wnes. Horace is es pick a spot. on .the brackets: Jennifer Winright, Laura Obert and. Kim Stern The Cincinnati Enquirer/CRAIG RUTILE the leading scorer at 21.9: Winton Wood~ \Vas. seeded No. 1, also have stepped up. .· ''We're primarily a m@:to-man Michael Hadnot works out at a Western Hill$ No: ,4. . . · Beavercreek vs. Fairfield: UnlessJ.Fairfield Acting on a request froin the recent Western Hills practice. team but we have played some freshman sensation Wanisha Smith·(21.1 ppg) zone," Lumpkin said. "Elder used players, Timmons decided to play turns in a great performnnce, the No. 1 in the Oxford sectional upper casts also are similar as both coach- a sagging man,to-man against Beavers could take control early. Western Hills and it was very bracket, forcing the showdown es go eight deep. Beavercreek (22-0) is solid at every position If Western Hills has an advan- effective." and especially strong on the inside with 6-foot- · with coach David Lumpkin's tage, it's on the inside wiih Miaini- · Timmons was impressed with Warriors. 6 sophomore center Alison Bales. . "If I had to do it again, I'd do the bound Danny Horace (&foot-6, 230 Winton Woods' play against Chaminade-Julienne w;. Oak Hills: same thing," Tunmons said.' "I'm pounds), future Akron guard · Princeton in the. sectional semifiRanked No. 5 in Ohio, C-J is known for defense. It not into running my mouth or talk-· Darryl Peterson (6-6, 200 pounds) · nals Monday. relies on the perimeter play of junior Megan Duffy "I saw a weJl.coached team that ing about what an opponentwill do. and Phil Smith (6-6, 210 pounds). (headed for Notre Dame) and sophomore West Hi starting point guard is hungry, plays well together and All I want to do is play the game." Brandie Hoskins for offense. Winton Woods has won 21 con- Malcolm Andrews·. will attend run good patterns and sets," 'They swarm to the ball on defense," Oalc secutive gan1es, but the Warriors Wright State next tali and the team Timmons said. 'The players seem Hills coach Jan Wilking said. ''We are bigger on haven't beaten a top-10 team. getssolidplayfromMichae!Hadnot to like each other, accept their the inside but they're quicker. We hope to take ''I honestly believe that teams W'mton Woods juniors Robert roles and are out there for the advantage of our.size." jumped in with us because of our Hite and DeForrest Riley and same reason." Point guard Danielle Dietrich will be a keyfor A lack of teamwork led to the Oak Hills. Michelle Holmes (6-2), Vanessa Laug . schedule and felt it was an easy way senior P.J. Mills could sign with out," Lumpkin said.."At the, same major colleges. Mustangs downfulllast season, but (6-2) and Monica.Lack (5-10) are the mside time, West Hi hasn't had much sucWinton Woods appears to Timmons· promised this hasn't threats. cess against Elder or St x:and I match ·up well with West Hi, but been a problem this season. ''We played well in our first two tournament The Cincinnati Enquirer/STEVEN M. ·i·IERPPICH understand why." lacks bulk undernea1h except for 'We've stressed that no one can games," Wilking said. "But we'll have to play our Batavia's Matt Faris drove around Mariemont's Matt Both teams are quick, strong on Mills, a 6-7, 210-pound senior. worry about points or playing best game to beat C-J" Weissman. Faris-finished with 17 points points. the inside and have three major colThe other starters, Rite (6-2, 175 time," Timmons said. ·~we have Mason vs. Centerville: Senior point guard lege prpspects. The supporting pounds), C. J, Anderson (64, 175), . to do is execute and play as a team Kasi Perrin-Carpenter is the key player for a Centerville team that features Jenn Uptmor and Emily Hackert on the inside. Coach Gerry Lackey's defending Divisio11 I state-champion Comets counter with Michelle Murioz and Jere' Issenmann. But if Stacy Shull arid Nicole Stein don't convert from the perimeter, it could be a close game. ·

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tied the score. 27-2i with ~ 5:28 remaining in the· third c quarter. ,. "We got to the sectional : championship last .year but ·· lost to Wyoming," said Fish- ~ er, who scored 26;. [Joints Thursday, "We wanted.to go : to Dayton, and we ·don't ' want to lose agairi:>We've ~ got a lot of momentum." During the final 5:i 1 of the third ,quarter, Mariemont .:C held the' Bulldogs scoreless ·: while Fisher and Landes combined for 10 points. _ Batavia made another run , early in the fourth quarter, : cutting the deficit to 37-31 · with 5:4 7 remaining. But : Fisher scored six points and Landes four to bi:'eak:it open. Assistant coach .Gordy Hammersmith had no doubt Mariemont would emerge as · sectional champion. In a b9ld move, Hammersmith and Wainscott had Division III . sectional champion T-shirts made. The shirts were distributed to each player in the locker room. .. ., "It's been a fevr years . since we've won a;.stlction- · a!," Wainscott said; "We : took a gamble and had them made." Matt Faris led Batavia , with 17 points, eight re- · bounds, three blocked shots and four assists. BATAVIA {33)- Wilson 2 0 6, Faris 8 117, .

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Badin. vs. Purcell Marian: The teams split during the regular season. Purcell Marian won at home 50-45 on jan. 4 and Badin earned revenge (35-25) on Feb. 1 at Badin. Cindy Overton led the Rums in their win over Kings with 17 points. Saundra Hale led Purcell Marian with 16 points against Goshen, McNicholas vs. Roger Bacon: McNicholas won both regular-season games, beating the Spartans (59-43) at Roger Bacon on Jan. 4 and · 75-54 Feb. lat home.. ''We've been pushing the ball a lot better and · everybody is getting im,olved," .McNicholas coach Rob Heise said. ''We just have to play the way We've played lately." ·

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Wyoming vs. Felicity: Defense, quickness and balance are the keys for Wyoming in this game. Felicity is coming off an overtime win over Georgetown. Mariemont vs. West liberty Salem: Mariemont is a strong defensive team that must slow down an up-tempo West Uberty Salem team. , Elizabeth Kauffman scored five points in the final 12.2 seconds to lead Mariemont past North College Hill in the sectional. Cincinnati Country Day vs. Jackson Center: Four of the five starters average in double figures for No.4 (Div. IV) Jackson Center. __;_. ---..Asblev Baker led CCD iJ'lSt Fayetteville in the

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:Moeller, Luke:ri claim ·State ·meet , :~·begins

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by out-of-bounds calls. "It -won't happen next week," Mcintire said. "In the past . I've been able to avenge when I lose." Thirty-four· Cincinnati ,Division I wrestlers qualified for next week's $tate tournament. And Moeller, which will take 10 wrestlers to Columbus, certified its city-championship status. The Crusaders scored 207.5 points, a district meet record. . . They easily outscored second-place Dayton Carroll, which finished with 146 points. Lakota East wrestled well, taking third with 106 points. Harrison place~ fourth and Fairfield sixth.· Wrestling ln all divisions hegins Thursday afternoon in Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. ·

over Purcell Marian's Jake· Meinking and fourth place finishes by John Kremer, Daniel Watts, and David · Snowden. Team scoroS: 1. Graham 225, 2. Franklin . 119, 3. 'Purcell Marian 93.5, 4. Cham.Jullenne 87, 5. Indian lake 86, 6. Kings 73.5, 7. MiltonUnion 71.5, 8. Edgewood 64.5, 9. Bellefontaine 55.5, 10. Cleremont NE 55, 11. Tippecanoe 54, 12. Eaton 50, 13. Benjamin logan 49, 14. Springboro 48.5, 15. lemon-Monroe 47.5, 16. Greenan 45, 17. Urbana 43, 18. Valley View 42 •. 19. Preble Shawnee 40. 20. Ross·37. 2l.·Bell~ brook 32.5. 22. Taylor 32, 23. Bethel-Tate 28, 24. Little Mlam/26.5, 25. Roger Bacori-25, 26. Northwestern 23, 27. Goshen 21, 28. Alter 16, 29. Kenton Ridge 16, 30. Norwood· 15, 31. New Richmond 13, 32. Indian Hill 11, 33. McNicholas 10, 34. T,urpln 9, 35. Dunbar 7. 36. Dayton Christian 6, 37. Western Brown 4, 38. Shawnee 3, 39. Wyoming 3, 40. Northridge 1. ·

.,.,' Ever since becoming Cin, Cirinati's only state wrestling ·.'champion last year, Moel·"ler's Nick Lukens has heard from the doubters: · : .. Lukens also heard Lakota .:Ea:st's Hetag Pliev would Championship round 103-Franklln (Franklin) d. Melnl<lng (Purcell have little trouble beating Marlan) default: 112-Ve!ze (Kings)tf. Klofta (In· ;: ·Ntn in Saturday's Division I dian lake) 18-1; lt9-0tl (Graham) p. King (Edgewood) 1: 14; 125-Wooton (Graham) If. Wil· district w·restling tournaliamson (Kings) 23-7; 130-E,.ns '(Graham) d. Hensley (le~on-Monroe) 12-9; 135-Knull (Gra~ hlent at Fairfield High ham) p.. Daugherty (Bethel-Tate) 3:01; 140•. S~hool. Pliev entered· their Markley (Graham) d. Christensen (Greenon) 12-6: . 145"Smlth (Urbana) d. Coate (Milton-Union) match undefeated. Lukens '12-6: !52-Wilhelm (Ta~or) d. McGrath (Goshen) 14-5: 160-Jrinklns {Indian lake) d. Carter . ~ :ha~ se;en losses_. , (Franklin) 10-5; 171-Dennls (Graham) d. Ever- · hart {Indian Lake) &-3; 189-Keough {Cieremont "' .. He s been killmg everyNE) d. Jlmmar (Purcell Marlen) 17·4; 215-lack"oody," Lukens said. "But I'm meyer (Purcell Marian) d. EpPerson (Bel!efohtalne) 10·3; 275-MIIIer (Chamlnade-Julienne) tf. in great shape and I know DIVISION I Campbell (Springboro) 23-8. . (at Fairfield) how to wrestle him." Third placo : Toam standings: 1. Moellef 207.5;2. Day103-Lee (Ross) md. Riley (Milton) 11-i; Lukens' conditioning is ton carroll 146, 3. Lakota East 106.5, 4. Harrl~ 112-Midlam {Chaminade} md. Browning (Bell99.5, 5. Hettering Fairmont 77.0, 6. Farffield brook) 12-4; 119-Harrlson (CHamlnade) d. Kre~ such he felt if the match son 74.0, 7. Buller 67.5, B. Wayne 67.0, 9. Tecummer{Franklln) 5-1; 125-Binford (Purcell) d. Tay61.0, 10. Elder 59.5. !1. Lakota West 56.0. lor (Indian LaJoie) 7-5: 130-Fowler (Northwestern) weht to overtime, he'd win., seh 12. Lebanon 54.0, •13. Northmont 46.0, 14. d. McSorley (Edgewood)12-6; 135-Seeley (Ben. That's exactly what hap- HamUton 43.0~ 15. Sidney 40.5, 16. Greenville Logan) d. Couch (Tippecanoe) 7-4; 140-Wood· 11. Wilmington 30.0, 18. Winton Woods (Preble) by default: 145-Lyons (Tippecanoe) d. pened. Countering Pliev's 31.0, 29.0, 19. Bea~ercreek 26.0, 20. Sycamore Dear'! (Clermont NE) 8-3: 152-Mock (Greenan) d. 25.0, 21. Princeton 25.0, 22. Colerain 24.5, 23. Rush {Graham) 7-5: tso..:Hoke (Grallam) d. Unkfreestyle-oriented approach, Plquo 23.0, 24. Troy 22.0, 25. St. Xavier 18.0. lnhoker !Bellefontaln) 8-6: 171-VanAusdal (Ea.Ctrkens won with an over- 26. Mason 18.0. 27. Meadowdale 12.0. 28. Cen- ion) d. Watts (Franklin) 8·5; 1B9cMoyer (Eaton) teNIIIC 12.0, 29. West Carrollton 9.0, 30. LaSalle p. Snowden (Franklin) 1:19; 215-Asbury (Millon) . time takedown 7-5. s.o, 31. Glen Este 8.0, 32. Mldcl/etown 7.0, 33. d. Sears {Little M!aml) 7-2; Hwt-Ryan (Lemon"I'm hack," said Lukens, Xenia 6.0, 34. Anderson 6.0, 35. Northwest 5.0, Monro_e) by default. 36. Milford 4.0, 37. Loveland 4.0,. 3B. Miamis·:smiling. · burg 3.o, 39. Mt.Healthy 2.0. Division 111 . . . Mike Sim~ns for The Enquirer. . Championship roun.d · Overall, the Division I dis103-Goode {Moeller) d. Watson (Fairmont) R di t k f" t J H_amilton's Mik~ Kist wraps up Way~e's Isaac Sebourn during the 119-pound district championship match. Kist . ea ng 00 IrS p ace pinned Sebourn 1n 2:34. Hamilton finished 14th as a team. Jrict meet was not a good 5·3: 112-Hiebak (Lakota East) d. Cottone (Moel· · fer) 4·6; !19-Kist' (Hamilton) p. Isaac (Wayne) With five wrestlers in the ;pl<!ce to bring an undefeated 2:34; 125-MaSon-Straus (S~camore) d. Zlnkan h 4·6; 130-Spatola (Elder) p. Reiter ·c ampionship round, four Of record. Fairfield's Mike (Moeller) (Wayne) 3:39: 135-West (C.no!l) d. Mcintire th · · JOhn Sch.uck (Brookville) 1:46; 130: ChriS Sela . (lakolll West) 2-5: 140-Zinkan (Moeller) d. Midem Willn!Ug. Wahoff had no losses until {Reading) me. Frankie Merle (Madeira). 14-6; dendorf (Tecumseh) 14-5; 145-Ruth(Winton D.J. ·Engel, Clinton Har135: Nicholas Rhoades {Versailles) d. Lucas Ha'Winton Woods' Ian Ruth Woods) d. Blanks (Moeller) 3-4: 152-Kaney meyer, TI'm Kelly, and Chri's. zlett (Reading) 9-3; 140: D.J. Engel {Reading} d. (Wayne) d. Abbott (Fairmont) 4-3: 160-Ruberg beat' him 11-6 in a semifinal (Harrison) Josh Short (Carlisle) Tlebrk OT: 145: Clinton Hard, Terbay (Carroll) 2·4: 171-lukens Seta all took individual meyer (Reading) d. nary Hensley (N. College Hill) ;match. Wahoff had given (Moellor) d. P)lev (Lakota East) 7-5: 1B9-Ciem5'-4: 152: Ttm Kelly (Reading) p. Jeff Shulu ens (Canoll) tf. Hiller !Greenville) 4:00: 215-Bar- crowns for the Blue Devils. Ruth his only loss this season rentlno (Canolt) d. Slaven (Lebanon) 9-5; 275- • Ma· dei'ra fi'n!'shed a close (Brookville) 5:~9; 160: Drew Clorim (Madeira) d. Steve. Batdorf (Co'o'lngton) 9-4: 171: Mike Ste-. ':m'the Coaches' Classic tour~ Leckrone {Fairmont) d. Taylor {Harrison) 5·2. phan (Covington) d. Ron Howard {Finneytawn) !03-Subler IT~~;)dl~.~~ls !Princeton) 6•2, third to Reading with Kr-is onai:nent. 112-l'hompson !Carroll) d. Luce (Sidney) 8-1: Kuykendall, Frankie Metle, 8·4: 189: Bryan Cummings {Madeira) d. Casey "If you think about re- 119-filzemore (Lakota East) d. Gray (Lebanon) Drew Cloran, and Bryan McConnell (Summit Co. Day) 8·2: 215: Adam Mosbacker (Bata'o'la) d. TJ. Childers (Carlisle) 0-2; 1~5-Wolery (lakolll West) d. Maxwell (Butvenge, you can lose control," ler) 4o9: 130-Wolf (Northmonl) d. Rake (lakota. Cummings all finishing first . 13-8: 275: Joe Binkley {Brook'o'llle) p. Ross Par~ West) 5·13; ,135-Barla (Moeller) d. Busick themore (W. Uberty-Salem) 0:16. ·Ruth said of the rematch. (leba•r•n) 6-2; 140-Sommer (Canoll) d. Row- . or second for Madeira. Third place .',f~But I had to beat him to get land (llanlson) B-4; 1.45-.Wahoff (Falrtleld) p. Team standings: 1. Reading .. !65. 5: 2. 103: Ryan Robbe {Bata'o'la) p. Shane Porter Helmer (Piqua) 5:37; !52-Blanks (Moeller) d. (SpencervUie) 0:31: 112:- Sean Lutz (Tr!Bd) d. to state." Gadsoll (Fairfield) 3~2: 160-0sthotthoff (Moeller} . Brookville 163.5: 3. Madeira 162.5;· 4. Carlisle Crelg Henry (Versailles) 4-2: 119: Chas Fra02 MurfilV (Tecumseh) 5-2: 171-Haws (Butler) d. 156.5:5. Versailles 109: 6. Tri-County No. 63; 7. ··::Ruth went on to beat d.Gadd {Waynesvll!e) d. Steve Smith (VersaiUes) 6-4 OT: (Hamilton) 5·3: !B9-Creeden (Moeller) d. Covington 62.5; 8, Allen East 59.5; 9. Batavia ·Moeller's David Blanks 4-3 Lawson (Fairfield) 3·2; 215-W!Uiams (lakota 56; 10. Cllnton-Massle 54; -1!. Miami East 48; 125: Ethan Reynolds {Carlisle) p. Matt Isaacs East) p. Ankney (Sidney) 1:41; 275-Hines (But12. Bluffton, Summit Co. Day 47; 14. Spencer(Tri·County No,) t:24;.130: Garrett Weyer (Bluffto·~claim his second district fer) d. Rosing (St.Xavler) 0-3. · viDe 46.5: 15. Blanchester 46: 16. .Finneytown ton) d: Ryan Bergman (Versailles) 6-3; 135: Tara · 44: 17. N. College Hill 35; 18. Llncoln,lew 31.5: Tamakl (OakwoOd) i. Craig Hasty (Carlisle) 5-4: Title. . 19. GreenevJe\'1' 29:,20. W. Uberty-Salem 27; 140: Shawn Harris (Brookville) md. SteVe Show21. Waynesville 25; 22. Dixie 24; 23. Deer Park "' Matt Mcintire of Lakota Division .11 alter (Mechanicsburg) 11-1:'145: Ben Llnebaugh 23.5: 24. O.akwood 23: 25. St. John's 21: 26. Gr.aham easily outdis- Cary-Rawson, Mechanicsburg 18: 28, Triad 17.5: (Ciinton-Massle) md. Matt Chrlsllan {Srookvl!le) ·w-est also was undefeated 29. Columbus Grove 17; 30. Lockland 16: 3f. 12-2; i52: Hellen Campbell {Finneytown) d. iien..before his district final match tanced second-place Frank- Williamsburg !2: 32. Cln. Country Day 10: 33. ny'Sims (Allen East) 9-3; 160: Brandon Martin Coldwater. Madison 9: 35. Northeastern 7: 36. a·gainst Dayton Carroll's . lin with six wrestlers taking Uma Central Cath. 5::37. Catholic Central l. (Bluffton) d. Jason Whitt (Reading) 4-3; 171: Cory P.ks (Al!en East) p. ·_Hyle Ellerman (VerRyan West. Mcintire was first place and one finishing . First place sailles)· 3: ;_2; 1S9: ~11chael Williams {Blanches~ 103: Adam Harris (Brookvl!le) d. :Geoff Nls· Mike Simons for The Enquirer · wonger ·frustrated by West's defen- . in· third place. ter) d. Lucas nar:ker {Carlisle) 2·1; 215: Ryan (Tri·County No.} 9-3: 112: Ranzle Gambill (M~ml East) d. Joe Rhodes (Brookv!Ue) 7-0; 119: Moeller's Brent Goode reacts to a hold by Fairmont's Ben Watson in the Pattison ·{Madeira)· d. Bryan Wilson (Reading) Frauklin was led by Matt Jerett •sive tactics. He also had a Lacure (Greeneview) d. Shawn: Burroughs 7·4: 275: Kevin Klinker {Columbus Grove) md. 103-pound final. Goode won 5-3: ·Couple of takedowns nullified Franklin winning at l03 (Madeira) 6·4: t25: Krls Kuykendaii(Madelra) p, Steve louA!Ierr (Deer Park)' 12·4.

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Game. He has a strong arm and runs a 4.43 40-yard J~i;back, .two years after us- dash. ·ing" the No. 3 overall choice ''I'm very competitive," tb take Smith and give him a McMahon said at the com.$l0 .8 million bonus to sign? bine. "Wherever I'll go, Fll C~ncinnati could always trade do my best. And if I'm picked ;slg}Yn and get two first-round in the fifth round; I'll wanno picks or ·an additional ·sec- prove I should have been ond-round pick for the No. 4 taken in the second round." :Slot. Rosenfels is 6-4 and is "We pick so f')arly," Le- considered a project for deBeau said. "We'll try to put a velopment. He. did not parnumber on them and rank ticipate in the. combine hut is 'them." . considered one of' the top """'Brees, five QBs in the draft, which who led the is headed by Virginia Tech's BoilermakMichael Vick. ers to their Another potential middlefir-st Rose round pick is Josh Heupel, Bowi since who led Oklahoma to the -the mid-60s, national championship. ~participated He's 6-P/z, 215\ and said ,in,the comhis inflamed elbow, suffered 'bii).'e Saturin the Orange Bowl victory, day. . Brees has healed. ""'~.'The Bengals are talking "There's a lot of talented to.. me a little hit," he said. quarterbacks in the draft," "Jt's hard to tell how serious he said Saturday. "I can play they are, but they have tak- quarterback in the NFL. I'm en a big interest in me in the a winner. If I'm a third-round .last couple of months." draft pick o.: the best 'quarterSome of the knocks on back of all time, Joe Mon·Brees are his size, just a bit tana, was a third-round over 6-foot, arm strength pick." · and the . spread offense he As for the veteran free ;played in at Purdue.. · agents who interest-the Ben' .. "He would have to show gals, tops on the list are two he: can do some additional guys named Johnson, Rob of lhings in the NFL," Brat- Buffalo and Brad of Washing:kowski said. "You don't rec ton. ;ally. know ·about a .quarterRob Johnson appears to t-ack class until five years have lost out to popular vet:a'iter they come out, but it eran Doug Flutie and might wouldn't surprise me to see he released. Brad Johnson some . under-rated quarter- wants out of Washington. backs do well in the league," "There's a guy out of that While he was still. group of free agents, if not receivers coach for the Stee- more than one, we will talk· lers, Bratkowski took a liking to and find out .where they Jg ;;McMahon, the 6-3 Rut- are;" Bratkowski said. ·gers quarterback who was· Bratkowski, who was the the most valuable player for Steelers receivers- coach for · lfie. Blue team in the Blue- the previous two seasons, G~~Y all-star game when he wasaifensivecoordinatorfor J;hrew for 284 yards. Seattle before. then. With the ... McMahon has a quality · Seahawks, he coached Kitna. Bi~t~owski values in quar' and John Friesz, who was terhacks: He gets rid of the released last week by New England. · q<!ll quickly on pass plays. Kitna, who flourished then · "You need to think quick, · to. make quick decisions," floundered under coach Mike Bratkowski said. "You don't Holmgren with the Seaneed to have the strongest hawks the past two seasons, arm if you can go 'boom- seems especially attractive boom·· through the· progres- to the Bengals. . He was 259-of-418 pass. sions." , , McMahon, who was ~-23 ing for 2,658 yards, 18 as• a starter on· bad Rutgers. touchdowns and 19 intercepteams, completed 16 of' 28 tions last season. He had a passes in the Blue-Gray 75.6 passer rating, almost From PageC1

The rookie and free. agent quarterbacl\s who are available to the Bengals: . .. Veteran free agents . . Trent Dilfer, Baltimore: Didn't impress with.his . statistles, b,Ut ~e wen(12'1- as-a starter, irJCiuding·a Sliper ·· . . · 'Bowlvictory. . · . ' · Gus Fi'erotte, Denv.er: Stillwants to start l:lutlooks like a career backup, except possibly in Cincinnati. ' · . John Friesz, New England: Cut last week, but best season was 1996 in Seattle. under Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski when he threw for 1, 629 yards and eight touchdowns. Brad Johnson, Washington: Probably will get the biggest QB contract of offseason after throwing 11 TDs and completing 228-of-365 passes. Rob Johnson, Buffalo: The Bills are hinting that they will release J?hnson in favor of veteran Doug Flu tie as theirstarter. Danny Kanell, Atlanta: Afavorite of Falcons coach Dan · Reeves but has never put up good NFL numbers. · Jon Kitna, Seattle: Another QB who played when Bratkowski was Sea hawks offensive coordinator. Will not sign in Seattle·in spite of good str~tch run that accounted for 18 TD passes and more than 2,650 yards. Shime Matthews, Chicago: No way he stays with team. He gets rid of ball quick, reads defenses well, but.arm strength is a question. The rookies Josh·Booty, LSU: After pro baseball run, back to school for two seasons. He's 25. Drew Brees, Purdue: Second-rated quarterback on almost all draft lists, behind Michael Vick. Josh Heupel, Oklahoma: A self-confident winner; elbow inflammation suffered if) national title game has healed. . Mike McMahon, Rutgers: Played on bad college team, 1.~ but stock rose with Blue MVP in Blue-Gray Game with · 16-of-28 passing for 284 yards. Sage Rosenfels,·lowa. State: Ol)e of top five QBs in the draft. · · · Marques Tuiasosopo, Washington: Injured shoulder in . Rose Bowl victory. MichaeiVick, Virginia Tech.: Probably the No. 1 overall pick by San Diego; great runner, but can he pass in the NFL? · Chris Weinke, Florida state: Heisman Trophy winner is 28 and could adjust quickly to pro game. Played with . Bengals wide receivers Peter Warrick and Ron Dugans two seasons ago in college.· · · 25 points better than Srriith be behind the Cleveland and Mitchell. . Browns in their" offseason The quarterback question quarterback work. will get a great deal of attenThe Browns' new offention through free agency, sive coordinator, Bruce Ariwhich begins March 2, and ans, who also interviewed for until the college draft. In the the coordinator job in Cincinmeantime, look for Mitchell nati, has been working with to sign and to be in· Cincin- quarterback Tim Couch. nati with Smith and the Couch, corning off a broken team's receivers beginning thumhonhisthrowinghand, March 12. . • is benefitting from Arians' Smith, who has a hearing attention and already has imin early March for a DUI d h' . h . . arrest in San Diego, hasspo- prove IS mec ames' partieken with Bratkowski on the . ularly on .his drops, Clev~phone: · I:n;.d he_ad coach Butch J?avis . "We hiid a good talk," . said Fnday arthe combme. Bratkowski said. "He soundBratkowsk1 and the offen" ed very-excited to get back." sive coaches are busy installQuarterbacks coach Ken ing the Bengals' new offense, Anderson will not be on the brought to Cincinnati by road scouting as much as Bratkowski. other assistant coaches' and "We're not behind," he will he working with the QBs ·said. "We'll have plenty for and. receivers in March. the players to work on when But the Bengals appear to they come here in March." '-;'rt \

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shoes-- one size smaller than Bengals right taclde Willie 111ri Cincimmli E•~<wirer · Anderson _ hut on the footINDIANAPOLIS _ Hi~ hall field Davis moves like a nickname, Big, only begins to 'ballet .dancer. He's never off describe Leonard Davis. balance, and those yard-long The University of Texas arms help keep even the left tackle, projected by speediest pass-rushing de-. many . draft_. forecasters as . fensive ends off the quarterthe Bengals' first-round pick, hack's blind side. Davis can't was big enough to drive a remember the last sack he tractor at age 3. That's no allowed. . · typographical error. Age 3. · "Some of the guys from At the wheel of a farm imple- · Texas Tech and Kansas ac· ment. tually said something on the In fifth grade, at age 11, fi~ldabout how big I was and the manchild reached 6 feet, how quick I was," Davis said. 200 pounds. "They said it was amazing. I In seventh grade, as wa- · just laughed.' I smiled and terboy for the Wortham said, 'Yeah, I !mow.'" (Texas) High football team, In uniform, he admits to he was 6-4 and 300 pounds, , having a mean streak. Away bigger than any other player · froin the game, Davis is a on the roster. gentle gi!Jnt, a small-town · At 22, Davis remains a guy from a blended family of biological marvel and a book" 22 children who grew up end lineman who could make working on a farm with his a'hig contribution toward im- dad. proving the Bengals' anemic That 22 kids is not a typo, pass offense. either. His dad remarried. He showed up at the Everything about Davis is NFL's annual scouting com- big. His. size, his family· ' his bine weighing 37.0 pounds character. and standi_.ng J·ust shy of 6-6. "I. really feel ·Jike the He has 36-inch arms, the scouts and general managers longest Bengals coaches are really interested,". he have seen other than current said. ''I think they probably NFL players Jevon Kearse feel like I'm somebody they. and Alonzo Spellman,· hut don't have to worry· about off Davis still was able t• bench ·the field." · press 225 pounds 32 •imes. His father, L.A. Davis, a He can bench more th ,n 500 former bus driver, preacher and farmer, taught his son pounds. Davis recently went to a many lessons. Paramount custom clothing store in Dal- among them, ..,You can't do 'las that has fit Cowboys play- all the things everybody else ers for years, said former does," Leonard Davis ·said. Cowboys executive Gil "That really didn't hit· me Brandt, and Davis was the until my freshman year in largest man tailors there had college. Just going out. and ever measured. He wears a partYing. I realized I couldn't

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more about taking care of. business." . The combination ·of physical skills and maturity has impressed the Bengals. Of~ fensive line coach Paul Alexander interviewed Davis at the combine. · "What he has, in the run game, is explosiv~ness at the point like no player I've seen," Alexander said. "Then, in protection, he's a balanced, athletic guy who has extraordinary· reach. He's able to gain a step be.cause of his reach. "He's a.good person, and he wants to be really good, which is important.'' Davis has no. preference where he plays in the NFL. "There are .four or five teams who are really looking hard," he said. "Cincinnati,\ Arizona,. New England, Atlanta~ Cleveland also. I understand (the Bengals) ·have been struggling, and I .feel like I could add something to the table to help them winning games. I feel I have that to bring.'' The Cardinals and Browns · · pick before the Bengals, hut the Browns, at least, appear ready to select a running hack· if they are ·unable to sign the Bengals' Corey DilIon as a free agent. Davis has ·a private workout March 21 in Austiq, Texas, that the Bengals are sure to attend. Davis worked out in Arizona with a private trainer to prepare for the combine.. · The combine is a big stage, Leonard "Big" -Davis said, and he ca[IIe to put on a big show. ·

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11w Associated Press HONOLULU _ Hawaii · football .coach June· Jones remained in guarded condition Saturday and is expected to be hospitalized for several weeks following a car accident. · Doctors are optimistic about chances for a full recovery. The 48-year-old coach has regained. consciousness and is moving his arms and legs. Dr. GailTominaga, director of trauma ·services at

. The Queen's Mcedical Center, said Jones Yvas nodding in response . to q:;estions and had started to open his eyes. A breathing tube prevents Jones from speaking; doctors said, so he hasn't been able to explain what caused his car to veer off the freeway and crash into a concrete pillar.· Jones was not wearing a . se:,t belt, and the state's Department of Transportation hopes to. use him as an example of the importance of seat

belts, spokeswoman Marilyn Kali said.

XFL 1111 Hitmen 13, Enforc· ers · 0, at Chicago - In a freezing drizzle Saturday, Chicago lost.. The New York/New Jersey Hitmen got the lone touchdown of a slop~ pily played game to slog past tl1e Chicago Enforcers 13~0, leaving the Enforcers as the only team in the . fledgling league without a victory. r:


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Ott report-edly first developed a .fluid stars.. · sac. on the knee in the sununer of 1999, feet. but the real damage happened last sumPliev grew up wrestling freestyle in ID THAT WAS QUICK Derrick mer when the knee became infected his native Russia and has had to adjust to . Bendau of Mayfield didn't stick around By Rob Oiler_ Ott had SlU'gery soon after but needed . the ·high school ''folk" style, which re- long during his heavyweight consolation Dispatch Sports Reporter more work done to clean up the knee. quires mat wrestling. match. The sophomore pinned Adam The adjustment is nearly complete, as Hines ofVandalia-Butler in a Division I Several· Plastic surgeries later, and deThe left knee, with its thick scar cir- spite. the doubts . of some doctors, Ott Pliev reached the 171-pound final in Divi- record ti:ine of 11 seconds. The previous sion I yesterday by pinning J.R. Fainnan mark was 14 seconds set in 1989 by Jacling a kneecap, resembles a fleshy fried returned to the mat. · egg. Ott's odyssey goes beyond injuries. of Mayfield in 1 minute, 45 seconds. son Hackett (135) of Lakewood St. EdInside the joint, however, everything After winning back~to-back titles (103 Pliev has worked so hard to master ward and 112) the last two seasons at Huber the folk style because he wants to land a has been sci:arnbled 111 HALL OF STRIPES -Three offiKyle Ott doesn't like talking about the Heights Wayne, he transferred to St. Par- college scholarship and "you have to be a cials will be inducted into the Ohio Wreseight knee operations he has had since is Graham because he.had problems with . state champ to go to college," he said. tling Officials Hall of Fame today, includJuly, partly because he doesn't want to the Wayne administration. Colleges compete in folk style. ing Steve Montgomery of Gahanna. The Grallam welcomed him and is on the 1!!1 CALLING CRISTOPHE- Weird make excuses. As it turns out, the senior from St. . verge of its first championship since win- hair has become the norm at the state Groveport product has worked matches tournament, with the bleached-blond for close to 18 years. Paris Graham has no need for excuses ning in 1998 in Fairborn. II HO-HUM HETAG - It's not every because he has yet to do much of anylook, the burnt-orange .look and the bad llill LOTS OF INK - The Ohio High thing wrong. day that a potential state champion has combination blond-burnt orange look Scllool Athletic Association received Mike (135) and Ryan Hurley (140) of more than 500 media requests for the Ott (119) continued his trek to a third little use for the style :of wrestling that straight state title yesterday by advanc- · might land him a title. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary opted to take three-day event, making the tournament Hetag Pliev of Lakota East won a Ca- a different tact with their 'dos. The broth- the state's most-covered high-school athing to the Division II finals today in Value City Arena. . det National freestyle title last sununer ers reverted to the 1970s look during the letic .contest. "I'm· not 100 percent, but I'm getting and prefers the international format, - postseason, perming their hair so tl1at it roller@dispatch.com there," said Ott, who defeated Jim which emphasizes wrestling on your puffs up well beyond their headgear.

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Dollaway of Northmor). So even ensuring a spot on the podium was not enough to dull the pain of a 10-7 Defending Division II state loss to Smolk in a semi. champion Jason Barnett of DeSales ·' "My goal was to win it," Morri, had a close shave in his 135-pound son said. "I guess it's OK to place, state quarterfinal match yesterday, but that's not what I cante here to trailing Matt Brandenburg of Cha- do." grin Falls 6-4 in the third period Morrison, who beat Smolk at after stopping the match to tend to the state tournament two years ago his injured right shoulder. in their only previous meeting, . After rallying for an 8-7 win that stayed with him for six minutes brought on a shower of boos from yesterday, trailing 8-7 with about 10 the crowd, Barnett msilited he was seconds left before allowing a late never-worried,,Bu~.te~tlte C.P.. takedown. In the. other semi,· · Sclllatterwas. · ·' -- '· -Donaway beat Josh Ohl of Ontario "I saw him holding his shoulder 6-3 to remain unbeaten. and I got a little nervous," said "I'm not sure if it was the toughSchlatter, who had just wrapped up est (weight class), but it was defia 13,3 win over Brian SanFilippo of nitely ·very tough. And competi" Mentor Lake Catholic on the· other tiv'e;"· Ready coach Mickey Balmert end of the floor. "I thought, 'Oh my said god, he better not lose.' " t1 SWEET REVENGE - Ben Late in the third period, Barnett of St. Charles had waited Wickert picked up Brandenburg for the six weeks for revenge. In the first · tllird time and dropped hinl for another takedown and the win. He round of the Catholic Invitational Tournament in mid-January, he beat Kalen Knull of St. Paris Grawas ambushed by Luis Galvin of ham 3-1 in a semi to advante to the Cleveland Benedictine, dropping a . state final for the third straight sea· surprising 14-6 decision. son. , The state tournament was a dif, "They are all quality wre:>tlers at this point. You have to approach ferent story. "There was no element of sur~ every match like the most important," said Schlatter, who drilled prise," Wicl<ert said. "I took it to Chad Turchetta of"Twinsbtrrg 15-0 him.... I was so calm, so ready to in a semi to reach the title 111atch at go. I knew I was going to win." WiCkert scored a rare siX-point 130. . Teanunate Jim Burns (125) also · move - two for a takedown, three will place, but he lost a dramatic back points and a penalty point semifmal match 3-2. He led two- when Galvin stopped the match time state placer Ryan Finn of San- while on his back - and beat Gal, dusky Perkins 2-1 with three sec- vin 10-7 in a 152-pound Division II onds left and the clock stopped. quarterfinal match yesterday mom: But off the restart, Finn dived at ing to ensure he would place. m1 BACK POINTS - Jonathan Burns' legs for the quick tal<edown, - scoring the decisive two points Alder heavyweight Eric Allegre~ won two matches yesterday to with one second left. 1!11 HANG WITH 'EM Nick reach the Division III final. He im~ Morrison of Ready was not de- proved to 40cl. ... Trever Hiles of terred by his draw at 171 pounds in Licking Valley suffered his first loss Division III, which included a de- of the season, falling to Jake Squire fending state champion (Chris of Medina Buckeye 8-6 in a Division · Smolk of Cuyahoga Valley Chris- II semifinal at 140 pounds. tian Academy) and an undefeated spriestl@dispatch.com_ returning state placer (C.B.

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Hamilton Township's Keith_ Cupp (in green), who beat Wooster Triway's Ken Kearney 9-7 in a quarterfinal, and lils teammates are in 1Otb place•.

Cupp leads Rangers to up r helon By Scott Priestle

. Dispatch Sports Reporter The journey of the Hamilton Township wrestling p,rogram the last two seasons has mirrored that of its standout, senior Keith Cupp: a long time coming, with an impresSive burst to the finish line. Cupp, a fixture on the novice and junior-high wrestling scene 'since he took up tl1e sport, went Ul.ldefeated en route to the program's first state title last season. And he will take a 45-0 record into the Division II state championship match at 152 pounds tonight. "I'm wrestling pretty good right now," Cupp said after his quarterfinal win yesterday morning. · That is a good sign for Cupp and the Rangers. The team leader board is a better sign. H~ton Township, which had just seven state placers in its history before ihis season, ended the day in lOth place, with three placers. "It's been a long road getting the program to this point. Now it's time to take another step," Rangers coacll John Rathburn said.. "I told the kids that before we came up here. It started with having a state champ, and we got that last year. Now the goal is to look up on the board and see our name up toward the top. And I think we have

the kind of kids that can make ithappen. "Reith showed us the -ivay, showed it can be done. Now we want to do the same thing teamwise." _ Hamilton Township took a significant step when it advanced five wrestlers to the ·tournament, the most in school history. It is hardly DeSales territory, but the view is nice. "We mainly wanted to m11ke a name for ourself," said junior Thea Dotson, who reached the semifinals at 119 pounds. "We know we work as hard as anybody and we wanted to try to perform up to it.... We're riot satisfied, but we know we took a pretty good step." Dotson, who spent last year at DeSales before transferring back to Hamilton Township, lost to Anthony Costantino of Mentor Lake Catholic 154 in the semis but guaranteed himself a spot on the podium. Sophomore Jason Hackett decisioned Dino Razzano of DeSales 3-1 in a conSolation semifinal at 171 to ensure he will place as well. Cupp has benefited from both. He regularly practices with Hackett, a bigger, muscular wTestler whom Cupp said is particularly strong on top.

He also occasionally rolls around with the much quicker . Dotson, the ·Rangers' top lightweight wrestler. "They have really. different styles and they both · help because you see all .different styles here," Cuppsaid. The effect has been obvious. Cupp, who Rathburn said was not particularly strong on his feet · before last season, had 116 tal<edoW!ls last season and ''close to-200" this season. · "He's always been confident, but this year he actually seems to be more confident," Rathburn said. "The other thing he has really improved is his work ethic in practice. He has only missed one practice all year and he always goes hard, he always helps the other guys." · As a resUlt, Cupp has given those guys - and his coaches- reason to believe the best is yet to come. "It's always been my goal to be a state champ, my dream,'' Rathburn said. "And I tell the kids to dream big and believe in your dream. I tell them to think about your match, about having your hand raised or getting that big takedown. r do that, too, and I think that comes across in my coaching."

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Smith loses, but his 'teammate' is near a title By Scott Priestle

Dispatch Sports Reporter For a one-man team, Tom Smith of Cardington has a lot of support. Unfortunately for Smith, when the state championship matches begin at 5:20 p.m. today, he will be reduced to returning the favor. Smith, the defending Division III champion at 135 pounds, lost a semifinal· last night. Meanwhile, one of the adopted teanunates who cheered Smith to victory last season - Sean .Mcin e of River Valle - Will be

"I know he was on my mind. I was thinking about all my teanunates. They busted their butts all year." River Valley had three wrestlers in the field, a fact coach Mark McGuire said was due at least in part to their regular workouts with Smith. "He brought our level up," McGuire said. "We hM three kids down here this year and they're looking at him.·... We take;; · ·

er of Ryan Hurley, who Smith beat for the title last season- and the wrestler he would have faced in the championship match tonight. Instead, he will . wrestle in a consolation semifinal today and is guaranteed to finish no worse than sixth. "I think I was a little apprehensive about possibly facing Hurley again," Smith said. "It was tougher this year than last year. It's all who shows up the day of the match." McGuire said, "The pressure to · repeat is off. Now we have to wrestle

often in the Nutter Center as a youngster cheering on River Valley wrestlers. "I knew this was where I wanted to be when I was older," he said. "And I'm there.'' He had to avenge aprevious loss to Wickline to get there. After losing 5-l in a sectional final, Mcintyre and the River Valley coaches spent the last two weeks preparing for a re- · match. After falling short in the districts, they gotfueir wish in the state semis and took advantage. "That was the best I have seen

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College basketball TODAY'SGAMES Underdog Line Favortte Ohio State at Penn State 11< atlowa Wisconsm 1 Michigan a.t Michigan State 22 at Purdue 2 lnd1ana Mmrm{Oh10) at Bcw~1ng Green 3 Toleflo at Ball Slate 2 Kent Slate 6% at Akron at Buffalo MBIShail 9 Northern Uflno1s at GeniTal M10h1gan 14 Eastern M1ch1gan at Westem M1ch gan 5 lSU at Tennessee 13 at DePaul* CnlClnnati 6 RoridaState at Clemson 5% at Geo. Washmgton Temple 2 St Bonaventure at Massachusetts 6 Villanova atM1aml 4 Mruquene at Charlotte 9 at Texas Tech Texas 6 7'k V1rg111~ at Maryland ConnectiCut at Seton Hail 1 7'/, Vanderb111 atAubum 10% Rhoda Island at Fordham TCU 6% atSMU South Carolma atMississippiSia!e Tk atLowSVille Memph;s 3 Ulah at New Mexico pick 3% Alabama at MISSISSippi Georgia at Arkansas 7'1. a!UCLA Sianlord 5 Nebraska at Iowa Slate 13 13'h Virgm~a Tech at Pittsburgh atRutgEIIS ProVIdence 3 Washington at Washmglon Slate 7'1. Oregon Stale etArlzonaSiate 10 atA1rForce 71. BYU South Flonda at Southern MISS 4 at Yale 1~ Penn Cornell atHruvard 7 atWestVirgma Boston College 3 at Brown Pnnceton 2~ Gal Poiy.SLO at Utah Slaie 21 Columbia at Da'imOuth 1 Cafrtom1a at Southern Cal Sl. Oregon at Arizona 1B Tulane at Houston &k TexasA&M at Baylor 10 leSallell 12~ at Sl Joseph's a!UAB 3 Srunt louis 8% Oklahoma Slaie at Oklahoma at Colorado 10! Kenses Slate HaNaJJ 8 aiUTEP UC San1a Barbara at 8o1se State 7 Tulsa at Fresno Stale 7'k atUNLV Wyommg 1 etldaho UCh'.Ona Tk R1ce at Nevada 5 1% at San D1ego Slate Colorado State *-at the UnHed Center #-a!The Paieslra MIDWESTERN COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE Qusrterfinars, et Dayton Favorite Line Underdog Wnghl State 1 Wis -M1I.aukee Buller 13% l.oyota, In Detro~ 8 Wis.-Green Bay Cleveland State 2h Ill-Chicago COLONIAL ATHlETIC CONFERENCE Quarlelflnels, at Rkhmond, Va. Favorite Une Underdog Old Dom1n1on 3 Willla'll & Mary Va Commonwealth 5'k James MadiSon MiSSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Quarterfinals, at St. Louis Favorite Una Underdog Indiana Stale iY.. Sou\hem I! 1no1S Illinois State 3 Evansvll~ WEST COAST CONFERENCE Quartetffnals, at San Diego Favorite Line Underdog 14 Portland Pewerd1ne 25 Sl Marys, Cali Gonzaga 8~ Loyola Mal)'llount SanlaCiara atSan010go 10 San FranCisco

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Television TODAY 9 am , Golf Channel - Golf Eurooean PGA Dubru Desert Class1c Noon, Ch 10- Men's college basketball Ohio Stale at Penn Stale Noon, Ch 51 - Men's college basketball: Cmcmnati at DePaul Nkon, ESPN - Mens college baskelba'l St Bonaventure at Massachusetts 1 30 p rn, Golf Channel- Golf Canadian PGA Barefoot ClassiC 2 p m , ESPN - Men's college basketball. Georgia State·Samford wmner vs Stetson-Troy StateWJnner 2prn Ch51-Menscollegebaskeibwl Virginia at Maryland 2 p m , Fox Sports Net- Men's college basketball Rhode Island at Fordham 2 30 p m , Ch 10 - Men's college baskelbail. W!Sconsm at Iowa 2 30 p m., WUAB - Men's college basketball Kent at Akron 3 p m, Ch 4-Gall PGA GenuityCham~onshlp 4 p m , Ch 51 - Men's ooliege baskelball S\anford at UCLA 4 p m , ESPN - Men's college baskelbatl Tennessee Tec:h·Aust1n Peay wmner vs Eastern !1Hno1s-MurraY State wtnner 4 p fit, ESPN2 - Men's college baskeiball Aactforci-Charleston Southem Winner vs Winthrop· Ubertywmner 4pm and2am,FoxSports Net- Tern•·ATP Sybase Open semif1nals 4 pm, Ch.6- Men's soccer BraZJ!vs. Umted States 4'30 p m , Ch 10 - Mens college basketball M1ch gan at Michigan State 6 p m.. FoK Sports Nei-Men's college basket· bait Oregon State at Arizona Stale 6 p m, CNBC-Gol~ Toshiba Semor Classic 7 p m, ESPN -Men's college baske~all Cal Po~.San lwsObispoat U\ao State 7 p m , ESPN2 - Hockey Pittsburgh at Washington Bp m Ch.4- Pro football XF~ los Angeles at New Yolk-New Jersey 8 p.m , Fox Sports Net- Men's co lege basket· bail St. Jos.ph'satl.a Salle 9 pm ESPN - Mens college basketball O~ahoma Slate at OWahoma 10p m, ESPN2-Hockey Detrole\LosAngeles 3 am , Golf Channel Golf Eu·opean PGA Dubrn Desert Classic

Radio TODAY 10 15arn, WLDR·AM {1550)-Boyshlghschocl beskelbal Worthington Chnslian vs. Cardington Noon, WBNS.AM (1480), WBNS FM (971), WUC[}AM {1270), WCLT-AM {1430)- Merfs OJI· lege baskelbal Oh~ Stale at Penn State The Dispatch ts not responsible for unannoonced changes, pre-emptions or Interruptions 1n pro;~ram· ming

Second round, at Grand Rapid~ M/ch Purdue (8)81, Ohio Stale 61 M1ch1gan66 PennState(19)60 lowe {23) 81, Indiana 76 1111no1s 80 Wtsconsm (20) 68 TOP25 Tennessee(1) 80 Alabama 52 Duke(4)vs Wake Forest Georg1a (6) vs MISSISSIPPI Flonda (11)7B, Arkansas 59 Vanderbilt (15)70, LSU (16)58 OHIO Cme~nnafi Slate 72, Columbus State 69 Cincrnnali60 South F!onda 4i

Big Ten Michigan 66, Penn State 60 MICHIGAN-Thonus5·72·315, Goorllowll-161 217, GandyS.91l-112, Ingram 3·132·28 8105+10 2 410, Robinson 11-2 00 0, Sm1th 1·22·24. Totals 27·5991466 PENNSTATE-Mmente5-111·212,Shepherd 4 9 o-o 9, Barnes 6-14 ll-13 18, luke 3-5 o-o 9, Walseth 2-6 lh3 4, carr 4 8 0 0 8, Brungo 1).2 00 0, Upshawll-1 00 0 Totals23-569·1860 Halftime Penn State, 24·22 S.po1nt goalsThonus 3, Luke 3, Mazzmlle Shephard ReboundsMiChigan 35(Goodiow 14), Penn State 38 (Barnes H) As•sls-'Michlgan 18 (Tho nus 9), Penn Slate11 (Barnes 4) Talai lo\Jo-Michlgan 17, Penn State 17 A-NIA Iowa 81,1ndlana 76 INDIANA-Cessady 1·10003, Allng 3-71 28, McGms 10.18 5-6 27, Jones 1-65-67, Chapman 7· 11 +B 18, Waugh 4 6 o-o 12, Honegger 0.21-21 ChnstensonQ.-1 o-oo Totals2&611&-24 ?a IOWA-Meder 6·17 5-6 20, Magner 2-ll 0·0 5 Consueg~a 5·14 910 19, Pe•e~on5·105-715, Ulhs 2-62·2 6, Watson 1-2002, Berdo il'42-22, Bullock 4-64-812 Totals25-672S.3581 Hwffim<lndian~ 53-35 3-P<Hnt goals-Waugh4, McGmms 2, Meder 2, Cassady, M1ng, Magner Fouled out-A!Ung Rebounds-Indiana 40 (McGinniS 13), Iowa 48 {Pele~on 15). AsSistsIndiana 13(Cassady 5), Iowa 10 {Consuegra5). Total louls-fndena 24, Iowa 20 A:-n/a Illinois 80, Wlsconstn68 ILLINOis-DNeii4·111!J.1218 A Curtm610 6-7 20 Hunler 2·5 004, Wlson 1·2 11-0 2, Vana:J.B 4-510 Marcausl<aile 3-103410, HagbergO, Dallas 6-7 4416 Totals 25-5127.:3280 WISCONSIN-Sms 5·186-617, Moore4-9 44 12, Black3-li 3.:3 10, Stomski4 82410, N Smilh7 12 5·i 19, C Smith o, Helle 01 ooo Seegero-1 ooo,B,rdO Tolais235721J.2463 Hatffime lilmols, 35-27 3 p01nt goals-A Curlin 2, Mat'causkatle Black, S1ms Fouled aut-Black, Stomski Rebounds-!Wno1s 30 (Vana 7), Wiscans n 01 {SmilhB) AssiS!s-ll~nois 11 {Curlin6), WisconSin 13 {Mocre4f Tolaifouls-III~OIS 17, Wisconsin 24 A-'-5,566 Today's games· Semlflnals-M1Ch1gan vs Purdue (8], 4 p m, Iowa (23) vs Illinois, 6 30 p.m Thursday's results First round-Ohio State 52, M1ch1gan State 48 Indiana 78, Mmnesola 56, IDmo1s 75, Northwestern 60

MAC Tournament Today's games First round-BO\vliilg Green at Westom M1ch1gan , 7 p m, Akron at Bulfalo, 7 p m; Central Mthlgan at Northern 1\hnms, 8 05 p m; Oh1o at Eastern Mchlgan, 7 30 p m, Marshall al M1am1, 4 pm

Schedule TODAY'SGAMES Top 25-Tennessee (1) vs Afkansas 6 p.m., lotJs1ana Tech {5) vs Western Kentucky, 3 p m; Georg1a {6) vs Vanderb1ll {15), 8 30 p m, Xav~er {12) vs Massachusetts, noon, Utah (13) vs New MeXIco, 5 p m, Southwest MISSoun State (18) vs Drake, 3 p m. North Garolma Siale {21) vs Maryland, 7 p rn; An· zona State {22) at Oregon Stale, 10 p m , Clemson (25) vs North Garo ma, 4·30 p m.

Division ill NCAA TOURNAMENT Todays games: Second round-Ohio Wesleyan (22·6) ai Hope, M10h {25·2), Mount St Mary {18·9) at NaN York UniVeffilty {24·1). Bo•dom {20 7) at Sa'em State, Mess (23·3), Spnngl~ld {244) at Emmanuel, Mass (25 2) Cortland Si (26·2) at Oneonta Stale, NY {26· 1) Fontbonne (2%) at M1ll1k1n, Ill. {23·2), Ne· breske Wesleyan (15 9) vs Wartburg (244) St Thomas {24-3) at George Fox Ore {23·2) UW Eau Claire (23-5) at Washington, Mo. (232), llhaca {20 7) at College of New Jersey {23 3), Swarthmore (234) at EliZabethtown, Pa (19-5), Messiah (234) at Kings, Pa (1g.8), Marymount (22 6) at Salisbury State, Md (24· 'll); 0el11re (21 5)-vs Maryvrlia (224);-:Gullord {21·6) at Hard<n·S1mrnons, Texas {21·5); Del1· anoe (234) a\ Baldl>nn.Wallaoe, OhiO {25-2)

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At Fairgrounds Coriseum Mlffiin 71, Eas1moor Academy 58 Eastmoor Academy 10 12 15 21-58 Millin 10 21 16 24-71 EASTMOOR ACADEMY-Penn 2.().4 Smrth 1· 0·2, Talley 5414, Almon 5·111, Brown 2·2·7, Milligan :J.0-7 0Pierson2·1·5 Carter2 ().5, Wallace 1·1 3 :J.pmnt goais-Bro•n Milligan, Garter. Totals 23-9<i8 MIFFLIN-Booker +513, Slaughter !J.2·2, S;lhvan7.S.20,PmsonS.1·13 RossH5 WhileS. 6-18 To!els25-2171 ,, • " licking Valley 79, StCharles 75 Wcl<ingVailay 14 18 20 27-79 St Chartes 14 20 17 24-75 LICKING VA!.LEY-Gutndge 3-5·11, Hmger 9-728, Gaughenbeugh 4.[).8, Nethers 1-ll-3, Hartrum S. (h 13,.Felumlee 1·0·2, Ful< 4-4· 14. 3·pomt goaisHtnger3 Fu\k2, Nethers, Hartrum Totals28-1&79 ST.CHARI.ES-Cook :>Q.£, Alexander 1·02, Bauman 5·2-15, Ingram 5 314, Angehnl4 210, Ayeffi7 3·17,Hunter3·1·9, Gruen.ald 142 31'0101 goals-Bauman 3 HLinler ~.Ingram Totals29-11 75, •1

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Women's tennis Ohio State 7, Mmnesota 0: S!ngles-Dascoll del Vladea &2, 4-6,6-3, Rmcon de! Thomas 6-3, 63, Pervezdef. Havelkova 7·5, 6-i, Fisk del Wang 76, 6 3 Castro del Howard 7 6, 6 3, Maloney del. Watts 6-1, 6-3 Doubles-Dascoh·Amcon def Havelkova.Yiadea 8·2, Pervez·Maloney def WangHoward 8·2, Rsk-Cestrodef Thomas·Watls 8 7.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE AUantic Division W LPct GB PhlladelphiB 44 16 ,733 M1arru 35 24 593 8~ NewYork 34 24 586 9 Ortando 31 26 .544 11~ Boston 2B 33 441 17'k New Jersey 20 40 333 24 Washngton 13 48 220 30~ Central Division Milwaukee 35 22 614 Chartolle 33 26 .559 3 1 4 Toronto 32 27 .542 lnd1ana 2B 30 464 B% Cleveland 22 35 .386 13 Detrorr 21 37 362 14% Allanta 18 41 305 18 Cl'icago 10 47 .175 25 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division WLPcLGB Ulah 39 18 684 San Anlonio 38 19 667 1 Dallas 36 22 621 3! Mmnesota 35 24 5g3 5 Houston 32 27 542 B Denver 30 30 500 10b Vancouver 18 41 305 22 Pacific Oivls!on Portland 41 18 5g5 Secramen\o 38 19 667 2 LA laka~ 37 19 661 2! Phoenix 34 23 5g5 6 Seallle 31 29 517 1~k LACI1ppero 21 41 339 21! Golden Slate 16 42 276 24! Yesterday's results Ortando 120 Cleveland 94 Ph1lade~h1B 107, Wash nglon 102 SeaWe 86, lnrlana 83 Toronto 107, NewJersey90 Bo~on 103, Ulah 99 Charlotte 105, AllanIa 99 Ch1cago81, NawYork72 Mlaml97, Detroi93(0T) Minnesota 59, Denver71 LA. Cl1ppe~ 88, Saoramenlo 81 Todey's games LA lakers at Vancouver, 3 30 p fit Houstona!D~Ias 8pm Allanta at San Antonio, ~30 p m Ch cago at Milwaukee, 8 30 p m Denver at Phoemx 9 pm Golrliln&.ateatPortlan~ IOpm Sunday's games NewYorkatToronto 1230pm OrtandoatDetrol1230prn Charlotte at Boston,3pm Ulah ai Washington, 3 pm NewJerseyatlnd1ana, 3 p m Seattle at Minnesota, 3 30 p m MIBml at Cleveland, 7 30 p m Golden Slate at LA.lekero, 9:30pm Thursday's resulls Seattle10I, Cleveland 99 {01] NswYork95 Boslon69 Houston 108 Milwaukee 91 San Antomo 91, PhoeniX 71 Portland 94, LA. Cl1ppero 81

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FT A Pis 2·2 2 8 34 6 21 2·3 1·9 3 10 1-2 (}£ 12 8 3 3 11-2 0 15 44 (}£ 0 13 ().2 1·3 2 0 ().4 ().2 02 0 0 3-6 00 01 2 6 Tolals 240 31·73 16-22 743 27 81 Percentages: FG 425, FT .682 3-polnt goals: 4·13, 308 {Drew 24 BenJamin 1·1, HOlberg 1-6, Anesl 0·1, Crawford 11-1) Team rebounds 10 Blocked shols-Benjam1n Brand, Ho1berg. Turnovers-BenJamin 3, Brand 3, Artest 2, Crawford, Rzer, Miller. Sleals-Artest 3, M1ller 2, Hmberg, Ruiftn. Technical FouHIIegal Defense, 3:35third

BOSTON M1n FG Reb Walker 41 111-20 o-4 3-7 4 P1erce 32 6-19 18-19 (}£ 4 Blount 20 2·3 11-2 4-6 o Brown 20 14 2 2 0.1 4 Sllh 33 +10 5-5 lh3 3 PalaciO 2g 5-6 2·2 0.3 4 EWilhams 31 3-5 00 !J.1 2 Po\apenko 27 4-9 0-0 5-9 0 Carr 6 lh3 00 00 1 McCarty 1 00 00 00 0 0 Totals 240 33-79 27-34 12-36 22 103 Percentages· FG 418, Fr 794 :J..polntgoals: 10·24, A17 (Walker 6-9, EW1IIiams 34, Slith 14, Brown0..1,Carr0..1, Palac1o0..1, Plerce0-4) Team rebounds 12. Blocked shots-Polapenko, Blount, Sllh. Turnovers-Pierces Wa~er2,Siilh2, Palacio 2, Brown, Blount, Carr steals-Pterce 3, E Withams 2, Palac:to 2, Br0\\11, Walker, BIOllnl Technical foufs-lllegaJ delense (3), 7 441hrr<\4 47\hRti; 2:44 third, Potapenko, 9 39 fourth Utah Boston

MINNESOTA Min FG FT Reb A Pis Szc:zaiblak 29 tJ.9 H 4-6 4 7 Garnett 36 914 S.B 2·14 4 24 Slaler 19 +9 00 o-4 o 8 Brandon 33 3-11 2·2 2·5 5 8 Peeler 21 25 44 23 1 9 Ellis 17 2-3 H 3-5 2 5 Billups 27 1-6 5-6 o-5 4 7 Garrett 20 5-6 0-0 2-5 1 10 Mrtchell 15 1-5 00 1·2 1 2 Avery 15 4-6 00 11-2 1 9 LQPBZ 400000000 Nes~ro~c 4 00 00 (}0 0 0 Totals 24tl 34-76 19-23 1&51 23 89 Percentages: FG 447 FT 826 3-polnt goals: 2 10, 200 {Avery 1-2, Peeler 1·3, Garnett o 1 Michell o-1, Billups 0.3) Team rebounds 9 Blocked sholi>-Ganett 3, Gamet! 2, Szczerbiak2 Ellis 2 B1Jiups, Mitchel~ Brandon TurnoversPeeler 4, Billups 3, Avery 3, Garnett 2 Brandon 2 Szc:zaib1ak, ElliS, lopeL Steels-Ga>rett4, Peeler2 S.rozerblak, EUe,ls.,S,Iate"'r'--"-----

CHARlOTTE Min FG FT Reb A Pis Mashburn 41 6-15 0.3 1-6 B 13 PBrown 39 5-6 11 3-13 1 11 Campbell 32 4-11 24 2-6 1 10 Da•s 41 9-13 6-10 00 4 28 Wesley 41 4-13 910 05 6 17 Maglmre IS 1·2 1·2 1·1 1 3 ERob1nson 19 5-6 2 2 00 0 13 Thorpe 1a 34 1-2 oo 1 7 James 4 1-2 0-0 11-1 0 3 Totals 240 38-74 22-34 7-36 22 105 Percentages: P<l .514, FT 647 3-polnt goals 7 1o, .700 (DaviS 4-.5, James H, E Robmson H. Mashburn 1·2 W~ley Q-1). Team rebounds 12 Blocked shots-Campbell 4, P.Brown 3, E Robinson 2. Turnovers-campbell 3, Mashburn 2, Da•s 2 E Rob~nson 2, Wesley, P Brown Thorpe Steals-Wesley 3, ERob1nson 2, Mashburn, P Brown, Campbe~ Thorpe ATLANTA cra,nord

OENVER FG FT A Pis McDyess 5-13 2,'1 1 12 Posey 1·7 o-o :J.5 5 3 laFrentz S.S 44 0.2 0 16 Lenard H 00 0.1 1 2 VanExel 4-13 1·2 o-2 8 10 McCloud 1-5 2·2 0.2 2 4 Wills 3-7 00 1-3 1 6 Pack 3.fl 00 o-1 4 6 Da•s 11-1 00 0.1 0 0 Bo.en 4-6 14 2.:3 1 9 Strickland 14 1·2 2 5 0 3 Tolals 240 28-78 11·16 9-32 23 71 Percenteges: FG .359, FT .688. 3·polnt goals: 4-14 286 {LeFrentz2-3 Posey 1·2, Van Exel'4, McCloud 11-2 Lenard 0.:3). Team rebounds 9 Blocked sho1s-l.aFrentz 3, MeDyess, StriOkiand. Tumoven>-Peck3, McCloud 2, Posey 2, Bow.,~ Strickland 2, Van Exel, laFrentz, MoDyess. Lenard Steals-Posey 3, Pack 2, Van Exel McDyess, Stricl<iand

FG FT Reb A Pis 1-ll 24 14 0 4 4-B H 5 9 2 12 Wnghl +10 00 1·9 1 8 Knight 15 00 1·1 6 2 Terry 4<3 1!J.23 34 Q.£ 7 28 Sanchez ~ 11-1 00 00 1 0 Kukoc &3 11·16 2-4 1·7 3 28 Mohammed 2<\ &9 00 5-7 1 12 Johnson t 11-2 00 0-0 0 0 Mortole 1~ 2-2 34 00 1 7 Glover 1 00 00 00 0 0 Totels 240 39-84 14-23 14-43 22 99 Percentages: ('G .464, FT .609. 3·point goals: 7·17, .412 {Kuk"" +7, Terry 3-7 Johnson 11-1, Crawford 02) Team rebounds. 11 Blocked shots-Wnght 2, Crawford Turnovers-Kukoc 5, Mohammed 4 Crawford 2, Henderson, Terry. Steai.....Crawfor\12, Wnght 2, Mohammed, Tony. Technical foul-'-1\;,gatdelense 8 S0th1rd Hende~on

MIAMI Mason M1n FG FT Reb A Pis BoMn 31 13-22 &7 5-6 5 36 Gran! 27 5-7 00 4 9 4 10 Jones , ;7, 3-5- Hl- 1·7-0- 7- ...Hardaway MMi~r 32 5-14 00 :>5 3 11 Carter Annstrong 26 1-6 2--3 1 5 6 4 Green Hudson 22 ().3 5-6 ().2 2 e M~erle Do~ac 17 I 5 00 11-3 0 2 House Wiliams 25 7·11 14 !J.3 3 15 Amaeoh1 18 5·7 &10 1·3 1 16 DR01d 17 24 22 3-8 1 6 Alexander 8 1·3 2·2 ().1 1 5 Totals 240 43-ll7 211-39 1&52 26 120 Percentages FG 494, FT 718 3·po!nt goals: 619, 316 (McGrady 4 6, Alexander 1-3, M Mdler 1·5, Hudson 0 2, Armstrong 0·3) Team rebounds 10. Blocked shots-0 Re1d, DETROIT OuUaw, McGradY, Amaechl TurnoversaRe1d 3, Arms1rong 3, Outlaw 2, Amaech1 2, Cuny JSmilh M Miller 2 McGrady, Hudson, Williams. BWaiiace S1eals-Dullaw 3, McGrady 2, Doleac 2, DeStackhouse Clercq 2, Alexander 2, Hudson, Wtlllams, Atkins MMillar. Technical foul-'-lllegal Delense 5 05 Moore fourth Cardinal OV!ens Gleaves Banos

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QBfirst player to get nine-figure deal. Associated Press On the first day when free agents were allowed to cash in, non-free agent Brett Favre crashed the party. · Favre re-upped with the · Green Bay Packers yesterday for a reported $100 million over 10 years. Among the players on the free-agent market, cornerback Jason Sehorn scored the biggest contract, staying with the New York Giants for $36 roillion over six years. RUlliting back Jerome Bettis decided to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers, signing a six-year, $30 million deal. Favre, who had three years left on a seven-year, $47.25 million deal, agreed to a contract extension that makes him, the NFL'sfirst $100 million man. Last year, .rUlliting back Stephen Davis signed a $90 million contract with the Washington Redskins. · "I do want to be a Packer for life," the 31-year~old Favre said during a conference call. "I couldn't envision myself playing with another team. ... If that was to ever come up, I probablywouldjustretire."· Favre, the ironman quarterback who has the NFL record for consecu-

live starts with 141, receives a $10 million signing bonus, and the new deal cuts $4 million off his salary cap number, which would have been $9,474,000. Favre hopes· to play through 2006, making his deal essen.tially a six-year package for cap pur. poses. The NFL's only three-time MVP winner, Favre threw for 3,812 yards with 20 touchdowns and 16 interceplions last season, but Green Bay finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the second year in a.row. Elsewhere on the free-agent scene: .! The Denver Broncos signed two of their own- linebacker John Mobley and offensive lineman Dan.. · Neil .I The St. Louis Rams kept Jeff Wilkins, signing the kicker to a fiveyear deaL Wilkins was the league's only perfect ldcker last season, hitting all17 of his field goal attempts andall38extra-pointattempts. · .! Receiver-kick returner Derrick Mason, .vho set an NFL record with 2,690 all-purpose yards last season, is staying with the Tennessee Titans. He signed a five-year deal worth a reported $23.45million. ' .! The Oakland Raiders re-signed receiver James Jett, who had 20 catches for 356 yards with two touchdowns last season. In his eight-year NFL career- all . with the "Raiders - Jett has 254

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Quarterback Ryan Leaf, left, will try to resurrect his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after three disastrous seasons with the San Diego Chargers. , catches for 4;398 yards and· a 17-yard

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rather than be released Bowens was to make $6.5 million Leaf, a bust during three troubled this season with the Dolphins, who seasons with the San Diego Char- are struggling to create room under gers, will get a chance to revive his : the salary cap. The restructuring recareer with the Tampa Bay Buccan- duced Bowens' cap number to $2.25 eers. million. The Bucs claimed the bad-boy llll WILEY VISITS CHARGERS quarterback off waivers, saying they :.._ Defensive end .Marcellus Wiley, wanted to take what would ammmt one of the high-profile free agents to a ''free look" at the second pick in this seaspn, began shopping himself the 1998 NFL draft. around when he rriet with the San E1 SEAHAWKS TURN TO HAS-. Diego Chargers. · . . · SELBECK- Seattle acquired Matt Wiley, who had 10* sacks for the lfusselbeck, Favre's backup in Green Buffalo Bills last season, is interestBay, to be their starting quarterback ed in the Chargers for a number of nextseason. · · · · reasons: He's from the Los. Angeles The teams swapped first-round .area and knows the Chargers' top picks in April's draft, with Green Bay two personnel men, general manager picking up the lOth overall selection John Butler and his assistant, A.J. while sending the 17th choice to Smith, who spent the last 14 seasons Seattle. The Packers also get a third-· in the Bills' front office. Wiley also plans to meet next round pick . · ei BOWENS RESTRUCTURES week with the Oakland Raiders and CONTRACT - Defensive tackle Seattle · Seahawks, said his agent, Tim Bowens agreed to restructure Brad Blank. l!il BUCS CLAIM· LEAF.- Ryan

Bengalscontact QBs; Browns sign backup By Ken Gordon Di~patch Sports Reporter Apparently, Cincinnati Bengals president .Mike Brown is serious about opening the team's quarterback job to competition. .. On the first day of free agency yesterday, the Bengals contacted the agents. for the biggest names on the market: Washiitgton's Brad Johnson, Kansas City's EMs Grbac and Seattle's JonKitna. . The result was a commitment from Kitna· to visit ·next Tuesday or Wednesday; JohnSon and Grbac are considering making visits. · The Bengals' Web site reported that Denver Broncos .quarterback Gus ·- Frerotte has agreed to a visit, . but Frerotte's agent could not be reached for confirmation. All was quiet on th!! Corey Dillon front The Bengals' Pro Bowl running back, tabbed as the team's transition player, received no offers. Kitna, 28, istheyoungestofthequarterbacks Cincinnati contacted He led theSe3hawkstoa9-7recordandawildcard berth in 1999 but played poorly. early last season and was benched. Kitna's agent,. Carl Taylor-Lopez,.

said Kitna has been hearing good things about Cincinnati from former Bengals quarterback Jack Thompson (the "Tlrrowin' Samoan"), aSeattle-based businessman.. Also, Cincinnati offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski was the coordinator in Seattle with Kitna in 1996 and 1997. - Kitnawas uridrafted out of Central Washington and made a career-high $1.3 million last season. A source close · to the SeahawkssaidKitnamightbe sat. isfied with a relatively low salary oft about $1.5 million a year. That would be attractive to the · Bengals, who still plan to give third-year man Aldli Smith a chance to win the starting job. Grbac, 30,· was a Pro Bowler this past season, throwing for more than 4,000 yards with the Chiefs. He was released earlier in the week because he was due 11. large roster bonus. "There could be a visit," said J4n: Steiner, Grbac's agent "We're listening to (the Bengals)very closely." . · JohnSOn, 32, was a Pro Bowler as the Redsk:irl'> made the playoffs in 1999 but lost his job to Jeff George during a disappointing 2000 campaign. "Bradisopentoanythingrightnow," agent Phil Williams said

Frerotte, 29, started six games for and the Detroit Lions' JeffHartings1 and Denver last year. signed Indianapolis Qolts reserve quarAlso yesterday, the Bengals set up a terback Kelly Holcomb to a two"year midweek meeting with ·Tennessee deal The Browns got a visit from MinTitans defensive end Kenny Holmes, nesota Vikings linebacker Dwayne . who. is considered one of the best pass Rudd rushers on the market The Cleveland Browns reportedly have scheduled a Visit with. San Francisco 49ers running. b:i(!k Charlie Gatner, which wo\.J.ldcs¢em tO· G.J:ias).r · speculation that·the team will make . · . . .· . Dillon an offer. The only concrete news Berea ... yesterdaywasthattheBrowns·ctmtacted two guards: Seattle's Pete Kendan

The friendship . between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter looks more like a feud these da:,'S. · "He's never had to lead," Rodriguez was quoted as saying in the April edition of Esquire. "He can just go and play and have fun. He hits second ~ that's totally different than third or fourth in a lineup. ' "You go into New York, you wanna stop Bernie (Williams) and (Paul) O'Neill You never say, 'Don't let Derek beat us.' He's never your concern." Told about the remarks, Jeter said he had a phone call to make. "I'll ask him tonight, and I'll talk to you tomorrow" the New York Yankees' shortstop said yesterday. "The orilythingyou can ask him is what his intentions were. Do I think his intentions were bad? No." · Later in the day, Rodriguez said he looked forward to telling Jeter he meant nothing ·negative. The Texas shortstop insisted· his comments were taken out of context from a 90-minute interview in December. "How . can I ever dog · Derek Jeter? It's impossible," Roqriguez said "There is nothing to knock He's a great defensive player. He's a great offensive player. He'.s one of the top three players in the game, for the greatest team oi' my era "It's my mistake because I said it It's not the journalist's fault. It's been my fault for jt\st talking the game and being too general I.guess you h<tve to be very specific." e CARDINALS ~~ The St. Louis Cardinals showed more confidence in Rick Ankiel, signing the le:ftrhander to a one-year, $400,000 contract. . Ankiel, 21, remains on a slow program during spring . training workouts as he attempts to ·come back from his wild appearances in

the playoffs last season. Manager Tony La Russa said Ankiel, who has been working out early in the morning to avoid atten. lion, threw batting practice yesterday and "looked good" Pitching coach Dave Duncan said this week that the club has yet to set a timetable for Ankiel to pitch in a spring training game. Ankiel made $202,500 last year. ill! MARLINS ~ Right-hander Josh Beckett, Florida's top pitching. prospect, was admitted to a hospital near the team's spring training site with an iirl:lamed appendix. Beckett was taken to Holmes · Regional Medical Center before ·Florida's game against Tampa Bay. He had complained of abdominal. . pain, team spokesman Steve'· Copses said, and will remain in the ):tospital overnight for observation. Beckett, 20, signeda $7 million."" dehl as the second player selected: . in the 1999 draft. The Marlins were · · bringing him · along .slowly this spring, not wanting to take chances with his talented right arm. 1111 PIRATES Kris Benson .. could be the. next to sign as Pitts- , ' burgh tries to lock its .key players, into multiyear contracts. · · Benson,· currently unsigned, said he is negotiating an extension of three to four years that could tie him to the Pirates through 2004.. · The deal likely would be in $8 million to $12 million range, .de~. pending on the years. fi'l WHITE SOX - No decision on the disputed Mike Sirotka deal will be reached by commissioner .. Bud Selig until next week at the. • earliest, his spokesman said. The Toronto Blue Jays got Siratka on Jan. 14.in a six-player trade ,, that sent David Wells. to the Chicago White Sox. ' ' But Sirotka has been unable to · pitch because of an i.r\iured left shoulder - no timetable has been set for his return - and Toronto ,.j askedforcon1pensation. "I believe I will. be pitching this season," Sirotka said "I'm happy here and look forward. to playing with these guys."

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six tournaments, Stewart Cink bJ.is.. tered the Blue Monster for a bogeyTiger Woods is amused some peo- free 66 and took a two-stroke lead ple think he is actually in a slump. He over Hal Sutton and Mike Weir in the suspects they have a lot to learn Genuity Championship in Miami. "I feel comfortable here," said aboutgoli Winless in five U.S. tour· events Cink, whose 14-under 130 was one this season, Woods reminded organ- stroke shy of the 3(J;.hole record at izers of the Dubai Desert Classic Doral "I don't see why I can't keep why they paid him $2 million to play going. You gain confidence from on: this course in the United Arab what you did in the past, not what you expect in the future." Emirates in the Persian Gulf. Despite .making 14 birdies withHe birdied the last two holes yesterday for his second straight S-un- out a bogey over two days at Doral, der-par 64, taking a two-stroke lead · Cink still has plenty of work left. Sutton, playing without pain for on partner Thomas Bjorn of Denmark in what is virtually a twcrman the first time since May, relied on his solid driving to get in position for event "I haven't won in eight tourna- seven birdies in a: round of 66 that . ments in America," said Woods, who left him at 132. Weir was eight strokes worse. last season became the first golfer to win three Grand Slams since Ben than his opening 62. The cut was at 3-under 141, tying Hogari. in 1953. "But· I've won three other tournaments in that span. I the Doral record set last year. rill SENIOR PGA TOUR - Jose won in Thailand (Jolmnie Walker), the Grand Slam (Hawaii) and then in Maria Canizares, Bob Gilder,· Dana Argentina (World Cup). There are Quigley, Bruce Fleisher and Dave three events that I've won and they Stockton fired ();.under 65s to share the first-round lead in the Toshiba (Americans) don't count those. ·"I don't think they actually follow Senior PGA Classic in Newport .the game globally as weU as they Beach, Calif. Jim Colbert, Hale Irw:in and Terry should Some of the writers - the public - don't get to see what goes Mauney were two shots back after · shooting 4-under 67s. , on in the world of golf." Defending champion Allen Doyle Jeev Milkha Singh of India shot a G-under 66 ·to go with a 67, leaving shot a 68 and led 10 golfers who ''him five strokes behind Woods. · ·. were three shots back as 51 players 11i1 PGA TOUR Corning off a shot par or better in tricky wind conNewport Beach wet, unpredictable West Coast sWing ditions at '-··-hl~h.h.a.h<..-1 cmlv. one ton.lO in

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TEAM SCORES ' !. lakewood Sl Edward 133~; 2. Maple Heights 74~; 3. Dayton Carroll 74; 4. Cmcinnall Moeller 72, 5. Mentor 42; 6. Wadsworth 41, 7 MasSillon Perry 40 8. Pickerington 37!; 9. May· fold Vilrage 37, 10 Dublin Coffman 31, 11. La· kola East 28; 12. Lakota West 27; 13 WestJand 26, 14 Parma Padua 25; 15. Slow-Munroe Falls 23, 16 Massillon Jackson 22~ 17 Kettenng Fmr· men/ 22; 18. Farrtleld 21; 19 Akron Springfield 20, Berea and Maumee 20, 22 Strongsville 19~. 23. Bedford and Garfield He~hts 19, 25. Thomas Worthington t&h; 26 Mount Vernon 13 27 Marion Harding 12%; 28. Greenville, Lodl Cloverleaf, Logan and Toledo Waite 11; 32 Ashland, East Liverpool and Warren Howland 10; 35. Clay ton Northmont and Harnson 9\!!; 37. Manstta, Nsw Carlisle Tecumseh and Syl11ama NorthVJOW 9; 40. Akron Kenmore, Cincinnati Elder and Madison 8%; 43. Cincinnati Winton Woods, Franklin Heights and Willoughby South 8, 46. Amherst Steele, Mar· lon~FrankJin, Groveport, Lorain Southview, Toledo St Francis, Vandafla Buller and Wapakoneta 7; 53 Dublin Scioto, Hilliard Darby and Penysburg 6, 55. Oregon Clay 51, 57. Geneva and Greensburg Green 5; 59. Cuyahoga Falls, Huber Heights Wayne, Lebanon, North Canton Hoover and Youngstown Austintown·Fitch 4; 64. Cmcmnati Sycamore 3\!!, 65 Cleveland St lgnat1us, Elyna and Westerville North 3; 68 Canton GlenOak, Macedonra Nordonia, Painesville A1verside, Sid· ney, Toledo Rogers, Westlake, Worthington !{II· bourne and YolJI1gstown Boardman 2, 76 Celina, Cleverand Herghts, Hamilton, New Pr.J!adelphta, Parma Normandy, Reynoldsburg, Syl11ania South· v1ew, Toledo Central Catholic, Toledo Lrbbey, llniontov.n LaIre and Upper Arlington 1

DIVISION I

Dysart relishes his shot at state title

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 103: Championship semifmals-Jordon lafol· letle (Akron SpringfiCid) pinned Nmo Paglia (Strongsville) 132, lref Grlsdorl (Maumee) pinned Tony Iovine (Pickerington) 2:28 ' Championship quarterfrnals-Paglra dec Dave Fedenco (\'I'll· loughby South) 10·3: Lafo/letle dec. Paul Fallon (Eiyna) 9·7, OT; G•lsdort dec Joe Womol/ (Gar· field Heights) tiebreak; Iovine dec Brent Goode (Gin Moeller) 8·6, OT Consolation quarterfin· a/s-Brent Goode (Crn Moeller) deo Wornoff 9·8, Fedenco dec Felton 6-2. Consolation second round-Goode over Ben Watson (Kettering Fair· mont) disqualmed, Womoff dec. Jfm Ondecko (Upper Arlmgton) 9·7; Fallon deo Josh Feldman (Dublin COffman) 7-5, OT, Federico dec. Sieve Weaver (To/ Wrute) 7-4

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sart said. "He's a real good kid. He beat me last year at the Medina Invitational." He can have pizza now without In the quarterfinals, Dysart won a worrying about the needle on the scale. 3-0 decision over Jeff Ostholthoff of Bobby Dysart likes that. Cincinnati Moeller. · He likes his position in the state Now Dysart is one victory away from state gold. wrestling tournament even more. The Dublin Coffman senior be"He's been ranked No.1 all year," 112: ChampiOnship semifrnals-Stephen llike (Massdlon Perry) dec. Ricky Randmo (Parma carne one of three central Ohio Divi- Dysart said of Magistrelli. "He had a Padua) 6-4; Marl< Moos (lakewood Sl EdNard) sion I wrestlers to advance to the close semifinal match, which I pinned Nathan Costello (Maple Helgh/s) 0'24. Championship quarterflnals-Randazzo dec. Ja· finals tonight in Value City Arena watched. I'm real confident going in red Selover (Wapakoneta) 5·4; Luke maj dec Ca. Dysart will face Anthony Magis- there." leb Me/calf (Penysburg) 15·5; Moos dec. James trelli of Maple Heights for the 160Dysart's excitement last night was Jhilhps {Warren Howland) 12-8, Costello ptnned Josh Fullen (Men/or) 515. Consolation quarterpound title. Chris Hansen of Picker- tinged with disappointment for tearnfinals--Phillrps dec. Fulton 12-5; Joel Col/one ington continued his unexpected run mate Adam Olds, who lost his 275{Ctn. Moeller) dec Metcalf 10-4. Consolation second round-Fulton pinned Josh Hlebak (laby advancing to the 119 final, and pound se:mifinal match 8-2 to Kenny kota East) 3·52, Pht lips dec Blake Miller (New Westland's T.J. Enright reached the Leckrone of Kettering Fairmont. Ph-ladelphia) 9·3; Metcalf maJ. dec, Josh Thomp· son (Day Carroll} 9-1, Cottone dec. Jared Selover title match at 125. Leclmme and Olds are ranked (Wapakoneta) 5 z Dysart wrestled at 135 pounds first and second in the state. 119: Championship semifinals-Chris Hanlast year, but he was fighting two "It should have been me and him sen (Pickerington) dec Jeff Hansis (Manetta) 4battles- one on the mat and one on in the finals instead of the semis," 2; Ketth Pollock (Menlor) dec Tommy Cunningham (Groveport) 9 2. Championship quarthe scale. He had to cut 20 pounds to Leckrone said, "but that's the luck of terfinals-Hansen tech. fall Hector Mendez compete at that weight, and it took a the draw - or bad luck, depending (Lorain Southview) 19 4; Hans1s doc Josh Pnrenski (Lodi C!overleaO 10·7, Pollock dec Tim toll: on how you look at it." Sizemore (Lakota East) &2; Cunningham dec:. Besides, he had to give up some It turned out to be unfortunate for Eric Lakia (Painesvtlle Ri11ersrda) 4-3 Consolation quarterfinals--Charlie Agozzino (Lakewood St. Olds. Leckrone got a takedown rnidofhisfavoritefoods. Ed.vard) dec. IWrt Gross (Parma Padua) 4-1; "No Papa John's pizza," he Ia- way through the first period, and Mendez dec Brendan Moody (Hilliard Derby) & 1. Consolation second round-Gross maj. dec. mented. Olds never was able to change the Eric Lakia (Palnesvrlle RJVerstde) 9.0: Agozzmo And no state medals, either. Dy- momentum. deo Sizemore 8-3; Moody dec. Pn1ewsk1 11·9, OT; Mendez dec Jason Basso (Massrllon Jack"Today, he 'was just better than sartfailed to place last year. son) 6-1. He bulked up through off-season me," Olds said. 125: Champlonshlp semifinals-Ryan Lang workouts and is wrestling four Sald Dysart, "I'm really upset (Lakewood St. Edward) maJ. dec. Jermain Thomp· weight classes higher than a year about (Olds' loss). It was me and son (Akron Kenmore) 14-3; T.J. Enright (West· ago..-----~----·~-- '---. ~-.him,~-w€-c-w.fli!t@d--te--be there in-- _@.ndUfeg.. Jason"J~uszew§kl.(il_~OEQ?VIffe)..J·'!.­ Champlonshlp quarterfinals-Lang d~c Stephen "This year, I feel like a fast light- the finals together." Wolery (Lakota West) 7·2, Thompson dec Brian Zinkan (Cin Moeller) 5·3, OT, Enright dec Joe heavyweight," he said. "Last year, I At leasr Olds has a football scholGlavan {Mentor) 4·2: Januszewski dec Danrel Mawas tall and lanky and had to play arship at Ohio State to fall back on. son-Straus (Cm Sycamore) 7·4. Consolation quarterftnals-Giavan dec Mike Tets (North Candefense a lot. I feel better in matches Dysart is hoping that his peifonnton Hoover) 5·3, OT, Zinkan dec. Wo!ery tiebreak. nowanddon'tfeeldraggeddown." ance at states will help secure a Consolation second round-Te1s dec Danis! Mason~Straus (Crn Sycamore) 7·2, Glavan dec. Yesterday's semifinal match was wrestling scholarship for him. Stewart Oswalt (Mount Vernon) 9-5; Zinkan dec. a case in point. He took the lead only "Wrestling is his life," Olds said. Adam Maxwell (Vandalia Buller) 11 5; Wolery dec. Josh Lew1s (Oregon Clay} 8·3 _20 seconds into the match by shoot- "I've known him since freshman ing at Dayton Carroll's Nick Terbay year, and Cwinning states) has been 130: Championship sem/finals-Ghns Von· druska (lakenood St Edward) dec Nrck Spalo a and getting a takedowu. his one goal. He's got the match of , (Cincinnalr Elder) 6 5, Joe Pflug (Maple He~hts) Dysart got another take down and his life tomorrow. I !mow he'll win." tech. f~l Von Graham (Marion·franklln} 18·3. Championship quarterfinals-Spatola dec Mrke held on for a 4-2 victory. Walters (MassHion Perry) 15-10, Vondruska dec. "It was a pretty tough match," Dybrab.inow@dispatch.com T J Tepley (Garireld Hrughls) 3·0, Pflug tech fall 1

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Enright reaches final with another 2-point win By Bill Rabinowitz

Dispatch Sports Reporter

His · margins of victory haven't been daZzling, but that doesn't matter. Yqu want style points, play another sport. This is state championship wrestling, not gymnru,iics. At this level, all that matters is surviving to wrestle again, which is what Westland sophomore T.J. Enright has done. His 6-4 victory over Jason Januszewski of Strongsville in the a 125-pound semifinal last night of the Division I state tourn e

"It's awesome," Hansen said. "It's the most incredible thing I've ever experienced. You really can't explain what Ifeellike right now." Like Enright, Hansen faces a difficult challenge in the final against second-ranked Keith Pollock of Mentor. "If I win, that'd be amazing," Hansen said. 'Tve been wrestling for 13 or 14 years and (a state title) has been my goal." llll SEMIFINAL BLlJES - Ten central Ohio wrestlers made it to the Division I semifinals, . but only,Enright,

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2, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh JesU!I 641il, 3 Mentor Lake Catholtc 61; 4 Chaglin Falls Kenslon 60~; 5. DeSa/es 56~; 6 Medina Buckeye 55; 7 Olmsted Falls 46k; 8 Canal Fulton Northwest 41~, 9 Sandusky Parkins 38~, 10. Hamilton Township 37~; 11 Wooster Tnway 30, 12 Canton SouL\ 28:!; 13. Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 26%, 14. Cleveland Orange 26; 15 Ktngs M1lls Kmgs 25~ 16 Frankltn 24; 17. Norton 22; 18 Perry 21, 19. North Ridgavil/e 20*. 20 Al1mnce Marlrngton, Millersburg West Holmes and Upper Sandusky 20, 23. Van Wert 16, 24. Pemberville Eastwood, Twinsburg and Uhnchsv~le Claymont 14; 27 Bexley 13, 28 Lick•ng Valley and Usbon Beaver 12, 30 Cleveland Benedictine 111!!. 31 Chesterland West Geauga and Indian lake 11 33 Bellevue, lemon-Monroe and Willard 10; 36. Minerva 9~; 37. Buckeye Local, Bay VIIlags Bay, Cmcmnati Purcell Manan and Lex1ngton, 8%; 41. St. Charles, Oak Harbor and Vermtl1an 8, 44 Al!tarJce, Copley, Eaton, Port Crinlon, Richfield Revere, T1pp C1!y Tippecanoe and Youngstown Liberty 7; 51 Gnadenhutten lndtan Valley and H1Usboro 6, 53. Bata11ia Clermonl Northeast, Clyde, 09flance Sl Marys Memorial and Them· vile Shsr~dan 5; 58. Akron Coventry, Aurora, Cha· gnn Falls, Circlevll1e, Miaml Trace, North Bend Taylor and Urbana 4; 65 Fa1rtield Union 3%; 66' Bellbrook M1lan Edison, Philo and Walkins Memo· nal 3; 70. Bellefonlame, Bethel-Tale, Fairv1ew Park Fauvtew, Holland Spnngf1eld, Lakewood, Lo· gan Elm, Medrna Highland, Mrlton·Unlon, Orrville, St Clalrsvtfle 2; BenJamin Logan, Carrollton, Fostoria, Greenfield McCia1n, McConnelsville Morgan, New laXIngton, Springboro, Washington C. H. 1. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

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15-9. 112: Championship semifinals-Ranz1e Gambirl (Miami East) dec. Frank Paparone (Bedlord Chane/) 115; Adam Buzek (Akron St V~ncent-St Mary) maj. dec. Joo Rhodes (Brookville) 11·2 Championship quarte~ finals-Gamblf dec Nc Ross~er CadiZ Harrison

160: Championship semlflnels-J.D. Davis (Defrance Tmore) prnned Jon Fisher (Liberty Union) 2 08; Man Klinger (Cie Cuyahoga He•ghls) maJ. deo Jrm Pycrall (LaGrange Key· stone) 13·3 Championship quertorfinals-Oavis dec. AJ. Aeschlimann (Massillon Tusfaw} 10-5; Fisher deo. Drew C/oran (C111. Madeira) 4·31 Klinger maj. dec. Brian Ktng (Bloomdale Elmwood) 13·5; Pycratt m~. dee. Jon Gleslge (Hamler Pat· nck Henry) 16·5 Consolation quorterllne/Ha· son Hartz (Orwell Grand VaUey) dec. Justin Jel· fens {Samesvrlle) 2·0, Aeschl1mann dec David Lewis (North Union) s-o. Consolation second round-Jefferis dec. Jon Giesige (Hamler Patrick Henry) 4·2; Her/z dec. Bnan Krng (Bloomdale_ Elmwood) 7·2, Lewis dec. Drew C/oran (Crn. Ma· de,ra) 2-D; Aescht1mann pinned Kenny Lawsoij (Malvern) 4:33. . 171: Championship semtnnels--Chrts Smolk (Cuyahoga V~ley Chnslian Academy) dec Nick Morrison (Ready) 10·7, C.B. Dollaway (North· mar) dec. Josh Ohl (Onta>io) 6·3 Championship querterllnets--Smo/k tech fall Joe Tumer (Carey) 15·0; Morrison mar. de~ Josh Howley (Girard) 12-2; Dolleway pimed Jake Glove[ (Akron Sf Vrncent-St Mary) 2 42; Ohl dee. Andrew Bishop (Peninsula Woodridge) 8-1. Consolation quarter• finals-Bishop pinned Glover 6:27, OT; Dan Toollf (Amend.. C/earcreek) dec, Ron Honard (C1n Finneytown) 2·1. Consolation second round--Bishop pinnod Zach Powell (Barnesville) 4:57; Glover dec Mike Stephan (Covington) 12·9, Howard pinned Howley 4:17; Toolfl dec Turner 6·

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130: Championship semifinals-Harry Lester ·(Cuyahoga Valley Chnst1an Academy) dec Chns Seta (Reading) 5-3; Bill Weiland (Elmore Wood· more} dec Frankie Maria (Gill. Maderra} 2·1. Championship querterfinefs-Lester tech, fall Seen Frnneran (Sandusky St Mary's) 20-2; Seta dec Adam lohman (Delta) 13-6, Mane dec. Josh Cook (Sycamore Mohawk) 9-4; Weiland dec. Mark Zimmerman (Jeromesville Hillsdale) 7·3. Console· t!on quarterflnals-Zimmenmn dec Cook 8·7: Finneran dec. Lohman 9-3. Consolallon second round-Zimmerman dec. Shannon Bennington {NeNcomerstown) 7·5; Cook maj. dec. Dustin Welker (Utioo) 16·5; lohman deo Allen Ankrom (Bloom-Carroll} 11·5, Fmnaran pinned Garrett Weyer(Biultton) 1:40.

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125: Championship semlllnals--Steven Slunk (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) dec Dave Tmmey (Manins Feny) 13·7; Drew Opfer (Sandus· ky St. Mary's) maj. dec. Kris Kuykendall (C.n. Ma· deim) 13·3. Championship quarterl~nals--Tier· ney pinnsd Josh Nellson {She"vood FaifView) 2:53; Blunk tech fall Presley Bloom {Kansas La· kola) 17·2; Kuykendarl dec Dan Ralph (Bedford Chane!) 5·3, OT; Opfer maJ dec. Brian Daniels (Jonathan Alder} 17-6. Consolation querterfln· els-Ralph dec. Daniels 5-3, OT; Scott Elwood (New Albany) dec. Neilson 10·9 Consofel/on second round-Daniels dec: Tom OBnen (Gates Mrlls Gilmour) 5·3, OT; Ralph dec. A.J, Wenger (Northmor) 8·5; Elwood dec Bloom 8·3, Neilson dec Drew Maglio (Akron Manchester) 18-12.

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STATEWIRESTUNG RESULTS Blake Wolfinger, Hebron Lakewood 1:34; AI Ra~· ber, AIUance. MSrllngton pin Terry Cottrell, Uhr~ lchs!Jli!e Claymont ~:38; Greg Powell, N. R!dge~t llle pin Brad Kassner, Circleville 5:49; Roger:: Miller, Day. Chamlnade-Julienne dec. Klpp Cullin; Medl~a Buckeye 3-2.

COLUMBUS, OhiO· - Results from the second day of the 2001 OHiSAA wrestling Championships

Kings' Velez ljeats D-II champ By Chris Yeager Bnquirer contributor "' .

; Seven wrestlers from the area are _in position to contend for state ·championships at the Ohio High School Athletic Association meet. ;Among them is Kings' ]0hn Velez, who entered the state tournament relatively lightly regarded. But Friday, h~. beat the defending Division II champion, Kyle Stoffer of Olmsted Falls 5-3: :·With a technical fall in the opening round and a pin in the quarterfinals, Velez has started a new style. "I don't usually put kids on their backs," he said. :Velez meelsj osh Zupancic o~ Walsh Jesuit for the 112-

pound title tonight. Franklin's Matt Franklin joined Velez in the championship finals at 103 pounds by beating Tyler Reichman of Ulrichsville Claymont 5-4. He meets Ricky Deubel of Kenston in tonight's finals. The·se two wrestlers, though, were among the few bright spots for area Division II wrestlers. No other Division II loc1)ls are in position to place. St. Paris Graham has pulled into the Division II team lead wifh 89.5 points, followed by Walsh Jesuit at 64.5 points and Mentor Lake Catholic at 61 points.· In Division III, 140-pouder D.]. Engel suffered his first Joss ofthe season, losing 6-2 to Mike Linsker of Beachwood. His Reading teammate, Tim Kelly, reached the 152-pound championship

finals, beating Mason Brand of Kansas Lakota 6-2. Kelly faces Magnolia's Dwayne Dauski in the final. · "I'm on a mission," Kelly said. · And 130-pounder Chris Seta of Reading gave three-time state champion Harry Lester his best match of the tournament, before falling 5-3. Reading dropped from fourth to fifth in the team standings. Madeira coach Bob ·Kearns was pleased with the Mustangs' performance. "Wr;'ve a·ccomplished more at this tournament than we've done before,"' Kearns said. "Hopefully we'll have our two guys place higher than the fourth and fifth we "had before." Kearns was referring to 125-pounder Kris Kuykendall and 130-pounder Frankie Merle, both of whom lost semifinal matches.

Akron St. Vincent-st: Mary and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy lead Division III teams with 102 points. Four Division. I Cincinnati wrestlers, three from the Greater Miami· Conference, will vie for titles today. Lakota West's Matt Mcintire gets a chance to avenge his district final loss to Dayton Carroll's Ryan West. Mcintire beat Moeller's Mike Baria 7-4: to gain the 135-pound finals. Moeller's Joe Zinkan beat a Lakewood St. Edward opponent to earn a title shot. Zinkan beat Paul Dunstan 3-2, becoming Moeller's only finalist this year. • Fairfield's Mike Wahoff pulled off another late-match victory to reach his first state finaL Wahoff beat Moeller's David Blanks 3-1

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·n· battle top $.econd-ranked West Hi beats No.1 Winton ~Y Dave Schutte Tlw Cincinnati Enqnircr

;.OXFORD - Danny Hora'G'e scored 20 ·points and grabbed 11 rebounds Friday riight, leading Western Hills, th·e No. 2 team in The Enquirer's Division I area ooaches poll, to a 67-58 victory over top-ranked Winton W:oods in a boys sectional championship game at Milleit Hall. :'~."This wasn't about beatiiig the No. Iteam," West Hi coach Lannis Timmons said. "It was about keeping tlie season alive and playing an,other game." :Western Hills advances tq , .t\)e Division I__djstri~t_cha1J1-, pionship ·game on Saturday against the winner of Monday's game at UD Arena

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B:eavercreek. : Horace wasn't the only player to deliver for the Mustangs. Darryl Peterson scored 17 points, Michael · fiadnot had 12 and Malcom Andrews added 10. :Winton Woods coach, David Lumpkin thought missed opportunities in the first ana fourth quarters doomed his Warriors, who are ranked No. 2 in the Division I slate poll. "We. had .a lot of good looks in the first quarter but the shots wouldn't fall," tumpkin said. "We fell behjnd and had to come back all

· By George Schutte Enqu1:rer conl'ribulor

OXFORD - Nick Monserez came up with the defensive play and Matt Sylvest~r delivered the crushing b:low in Moeller's 61-60 overtime victory over Hamil" ton in a Division I basketball s~ctional final at Millett Hall PJiday night. · · With the Crusaders trailing 60-59 and 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Monserez stole the -ball at midcourt and cirove to the basket, but• missed ari off-balance shot. : A trailing Sylvester, who would finish with .34 points, grabbed the rebound and scored. on a four-foot jump · sh:Jt with one second remainil)g, enabling the No. 3 seeded Crusaders to avoid the upset. ·~ "I was going to foul, but I decided to take a swipe at t~e ball," Monserez said. "I ·somehow got a piece of the ball and grabbed it." ; The heroics by Monserez ahd Sylvester climaxed a nipand-tuck fourth quarter after the Big Blue erased a 36-25 Crusaders lead midway t\lrough the third ql)arter. . :Sylvester, 1l 6-foot-7 senior who will play at Ohio s'tate next season, also came up big with 34 seconds rell).aining in overtime, nailing a: 3-pointer to cut the deficit fiom four points to one. ' "We didn't have to dribble

By Carey Hoffman Enquirer contributor

game." The Warriors were 3-of11 from the field in the first quarter when the Mustangs took an 18-lllead. Andrews scored five points in the period fpr Western Hills. In the fourth quarter, Winton Woods missed the front ends of three consecutive one, and-one bonus free throw situations. "We were s~ven down (55-<18) and if we had hit the free throws, it could have beerJ a one-point game," Lumpkin said. "We had our chances, but when you're behind, you have to take advantage of the opportunities." Western Hills pulled away in the second and third quarters, taking a 52-44 lead into the fourth before Winton Woods made a run. But the Warriors' missed free throws- they were 1-of-5 in _ Uie qllarter.- . . . to overcome. The Cincinnati Enqu rer/BRANDI STAFFORD The Akron-bound Peterson turned in a stellar Danny Horace of Western Hills goes up for a basket defensive effort, limiting· over Winton Woods' :Byrori Fields. Winton Woods forward De- said. "They then came out of The only Cincinnati-area Forrest Riley to two field· the zone which is what we team to beat Western Hills goals and 10 points. wanted. Once we got the this season was Elder, a pos"The only way to stop a lead, they seemed to slow sible opponent if both teams shooter is to deny the ball," down." advance to the regional tourPeterson said. "He:s a great The Mustangs' victory nament in two weeks at Xa-· player and I stayed in his gave Horace even more rea- vier'·s Cimas Cenfer. face." · son to celebrate. WINTON WOODS (5BJ- Anderson 1·3 0..0 2. Fields 2·7 O<! 4, Riley 2-10 5-6 10, Hunter "I found out yesterday 0-1 Andrews, ·a senior point 0-0 0. Hlte 10-17 4-5 27.Latumore 2··3 1-2 guard who will play at . that I passed the college en- 5, Milis 5-8 0-l 10. Totuls: 22-49 10·16 58 WESTERN (67)- Andrews 4-12 1-3 Wright State next season, trance test (SAT)," said JO, Mills 1-1 HILL5 o-o 3, Hati'lo! 6-11 0·0 12, who will play at MiHorace, Peterson 8-11 1-117, Sanks 1-4 0-0 2, Smith ran th~; show. He had four 1-5 1·2 3. Horace 7-18 6-B 20. Totals 28-62 assists and played havoc with ami University next season. 9-14 67 "Passing the test took a Winton Woods .............. 11 11 22 14-58 Warriors point guard Byron Western Hllls ................. 18 15 19 15-67 lot of pressure off and I Field!;' game. 3-pointers: WH (Andrews 1-6, Mills 1~1, 0-1)v WW !Fields 0-1. R!tcy 1-7, Hite 3· 7). "We knew they would play played relaxed tonight. This Banks ReboUnds: WH (38) Horace 11. WW (27) Mills· 9. a zone and that's why it was is where I'll play· (Millett Turnovers: WH 9. \'VW 14. Assists: WH (14) Andrews 4. Hadnot 4. WW ( 13) Rliey 4. Steals: important to hit some out- Hall) next year and I wanted WW 2 (Riley 2), WH 10 (Andrews 5]. Records: \VW 21-l, WH 19-4. side shots· early( Andrews to have a good game." ·

Clutch plays lift Crusaders in OT on that play,"· Hamilton coach Larry Allen said. "But there were a lol of big plays during the last 10 to 12 minutes, with some going our way and some their. way." Moeller appeared to have the game under control, leading 51-48 with 38.1 seconds to play in regulation after twu free thro.ws by Tyler Tabler. But Hamilton battled back. Jon Smith scored with 21 seconds to play and Nate Rusbosin followed with two free throws with 16.6 seconds Jdt to give the Big Blue a one-point advantage. Fouled with 7.6 seconds remaining, Sylvester sank one of l wo free throws to send the game into overtime. Moeller's team bus had diffictillty getting to Millett Hail dl!.le to a huge traffic jam on Rt .. 27. 9,552 people attended! the double header, which included the earlier WesteJTn Hills-Winton Woods game. "It took us three hours to get here," Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. "We didn:t ~1rrive untit there were five minutes left in the Western Hills game. They delayed our game 20 minutes so we co.uld stretch." Moeller jumped out to a 5-0 lead only to see Hamilton storm back to take a 13-10 .advantage a.t the quarter

to reach the 145-pound final. "Blanks was looking for the big play, a pancake or lateral (drop)," said Fairfield head coach Ron Masanek. "He didn't take an offensive shot the whole match." Hetag Pliev of Lakota East pinned J.R. Fairman of Mayfield to become a finalist. Overall' it was a difficult day for Moeller. While defending ·171-pound champion Nick Lukens won't place this year, 125-pound teammate Brian Zinkan was embroiled in one of the tournament's biggest controversies. In overtime, Zinkan was credited with taking down Ak, ron Kenmore's Jermain Thompson for l wo points, which should have ended the match. Then Thompson flipped Zinkan, and the referee awarded Thompson the takedown, giving him a 5-3 win.

break. With Hamilton leading 25-24 at halftime, Moeller opened the second half on a 11·0 run, fueled by two 3pointers by Tyler Tabler and five points from Sylvester. HAMILTON (60)- Andrews 5 4 16, Underwood 1 a 2, Sml!h 54 14, Rusbosln 7 2 18,

Couch 1 0 2, Ballinger 3 0 8. Totals: 22 10 60.

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rlil Milford Christian 78, Immaculate Conception 48 - Chad Braley scored 26 points, including a school-record eight 3-pointers, as Milford Christian gave coach Jim Aenis his 300th career victory. IMMACULAIE CONCEPTION (48) - 0. Boesken 1 1 5, Field 4 4 16, T. Field 6 2 15, Vanderyt 3 0 6, Reist 1 0 2, Capetelio · 1 1 4. Totals: 17 7 48., 7, Spurlock 5 0 10, Hart 8 0 16. Morehead 1 4 6, Braley 9' 0 26, Wulf 1 2 5, Ruhn 1 0 2, Hutchin· son 1 0 2."Kuehllng 1 0 2, Kelter 1 0 2.. Totals: 9 78. lrnm. Conception ........... 6 13 12 .17-48

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13 329, Cohen 237, Mitchell 4311, Daly 02 2, Seward 2 26. Totals: 30 19 SO. GEORGETOWN (50) • Seeshollz 5 l 11, Dennis 124. Sebastlan 011. Helbling 103, WallS 5 o 12, Foster 1 14, Rhoades 2 1 s, Johnson 5o 10. TolaiS: 20 650. CCD 23-17-24-16-80 Georgelown 15-11·11-13:50 3-polnl goals: CCD ·Wright; G· Hel~ing, Warts 2, Foster. Recorns: CCD 22-1, G 10-I3.

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103: MaH Franklin, F'rankUn dec. Adam Plzzurro, Cols. DeSales 9~; Tyler Reichman, Uhrichsville Claymont dec. 'Mike Compton, Willard 5-2; Ryan Smith, Olms~ed Falls dec. David Bowers, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 3~2; Ricky Deubel, Chagrin Falls Kenston maj. dec. Jake Melnklng, Purcell·l'tlrarian 11·3 112: Kyle Stoffer, Oln~sted Falls dec. Bryan Huriey, Chagrin Falls Kenston 3-2;, John Velez, Kings pin Matt Giambrone, Aurora 2:38; Nathan Kendjorsky, R'.ayland Buckeye lo~ cal dec. Ty Klotta, lewlstow,, Indian lake 6~4; Josh Zupancic, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit dec. Cody Mldlam, Day. \.:hamlr.ade·Jullenne 6-3 119: Anthony Construttlno, Mentor lake Cath. dec. Dominic lochOt.z\i, Oak Harbor 6~2; Theo Dotson, Cols. Ham~!t~n Twp. dec. Jon .Stoffer, Olmsted Faits 8-6~ 'Kyle Ott, St. Paris Graham maj. dec. Mark Bur:~l, Orrville 16*5; Jim Fowler, Medina Buckeye (.'!ec. Shawn Protz, Chesterland W. Geauga 5-3 OT 125: Cole Bowersock, 'Lisbon Beaver dec. David King, Youngs. Uberty ~ 1-8; Josh Wooton, St. Paris Graham tech. fall1. Bobby Blackburn, Clyde 18-3; Ryan Finn, San,;-Jusky Perkins tech. fall Jeff Williamson, Klng·s 19·2; Jim Bums, Co!s. DeSaies de<:. Brian MiJiha!l, Mentor Lake

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189: Ryan Kirst, Lexington dec. Shawn1 Hays, St. Marys Memorial 16·11', Dusty Braun";" Gnadenhutten Indian-Valley dec, Aaron Keough',: Clermont NE 5·4, OT ~ 215: Mike Yates, Norton dec. Adam Hoppel, Lisbon Beaver 3-1: Joel Penton, Van Wert plr\' Aaron Sabo, PemberVIlle Eastwood 1:31 275: Klpp Cullin, Medina Buckeye dec. luke-. Seal, Clyde 5-3; Teny Cottrell, Uhrlchs~Jille Clay·' mont dec. Ray Griffin, Canai Fulton NW 3~2 '''

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152: Ryan Foglla-::o, Maple Hts. ·dec. Marcus Blanks, Moell~r 6·3; Chad Marzec,. To!. St. Francis dec. Jar. Kuhner, Pickerington 2-1: Tommy Bauer, Ashlc:rd dec. Peter Gasparro, StrongsviUe 11-6; Ct:(·is Kallal, Wadsworth pin Chris leabu, lakewccX! St. Edward 3:16 160: Bobby Dysart, Dublin Coffman dec.

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112: Andrew Perez, VermUJon maJ.' dec. Nate Browning. Bellbrook 8-0; Colby Turchetta, Twinsburg dec. Bryan Hurley, Chagrin Falls Ken~ ston 6·2 · 119:'Shawn Protz, Chesterland W. Geauga maj. dec. Tim Harrison, Day. Chamlnade-Jullenne 14-3; .Dominic lochotzkl, Oak Harbor maj. deer: Brad Russell, Van Wert 11-2 125: Brian Mulhall, Mentor la!ie Cath. dec. Scott Conrath, St. ClalrsvUie B-3; David King,~ Youngs. Uberty dec. Brian Falsi, Chagrin Falls~ Kenstcn 4-1 ·

140: Paul Dunstan, 'la!(ewood St. Edward dge, Mathew Ga!ch!ck, Youngs. Austintown· Fitch 7-3: Joe Zlnkan, OOJoeller maj. dec. Noah Bookman, Logan 13-!; Mike Neely, Thomas Worthington pin Matt M!C:l.:!endcrf. New Carlisle . Tecumseh 3:39; Jason ~J.;e, Massillon Ja~son tech. fall Steve Martow, \''anclalia Butler 20-5 145: Mike Wahoft, Fairfield dec. Ml{e .Ashby, Mentor 7~4; Dal:id Blanks, Moeller maj. dec. Greg Spivey, lhomas Worthington 14-6; Jan Ruth, Winto-n Woods maj. dec. Adam Huddle, Marion Hartling 11~2; Ed Mahone, Bedford r'naj. dec. Jake Kuhner, Pickerington

Austinttlwn·-Rtch 9·-4 make up for that with its Youngs. 145: Jeremy Ghrtst. East Liverpool maj. dec. Joe Ambrose, Greensburg Green 13-2; defense. Mike Ashby, Mentor over Greg Spivey, Thomas default "We're trying to convince Worthington 152: Chris leabu, W.ewood St. Edward them that defense can do a maj. dec. Peter Gasparro. Strongs\'llle 13~2; Blanks, Moeller dec. Jon Kuhner, lot for you," Brownstein Marcus Pickerington 4·2, OT 160: Kevin Shaver, Lakewood St. Edward said. dec. Tommy Wiseman, can. GlenOak 3·1, OT; Georgetown was harassed into .Tristan Murray, New Carl~51e Tecumseh dec. George Patzak:ls, Madison 4-3 33 turnovers on Friday night, 171: Matt Kalial, Yl:?dsworth maj. dec. leading to numerous CCD.fast- Devin Carman, Geneva l2~3; Brian Cesear, Amherst. Steele dec. Nick Lukens, Moeller breaks. And CCD's consider- "4·3 189: Nick Hiller, Greenville pin Jason able size advantage meaili' 25 Truesdale, Wapakoneta .::2:21; Derek Klaus, Wadsworth dec. Dave K!lmkovlcz, Madison t!e~ of its 30 baskets came on from break. · inside the paint. "They are 215: Joe Juby, Garfie~).i Hts. dec. An'drew Adams, Dubl:n SCif?tO 7-3: Aldo campea, Pargood at what they do," said ma Padua dec. Matt Burge;., Hilliard Darby 5-3 Georgetown coach Jerry Un- · 275: Tyler Bevington. Mt. Vernon dec. Dan Wendolowskl, lakewood St. Edward '13-B; Derderwood. . rick Bendau, Mayfield Vl!lag~ Mayfield pin Adam

ceo {80) • Carraway 2 3 7, Gardiner 1 2 4, 811soo 4 o 8, Wright 1 a 3, McM1tlon 1 1 3, Allen

CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS 103: Jim Laug)llin, Can. s. dec. David aow-

.ers, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 9·3; Mike' Compton, Willard dec. Matt Rabung, N. Rltlgevlil~'

9·4, OT

Cincinnati Country Day is Oo49 Alex Camargo. ;serea dec. Nick Luk• heading back to the district ens, 171: Moeller 3·1; Jared Snyder, MassUion PerBrian Cesear, Amticrst Steele 8~2; Ho· tournament for the first time rytagdec.Pllev, Lak~ta East dec. Matt Kallal, Wadsworth 4-l: J.R. Fair:·~,an, Mayfield· VIllage since a controversial loss Mayfield dec. Zach Woltz.. Logan 10-7 . two years ago. 189: Andy Rios, l~kewood St. Edward fall Derek Klaus, \\'adsworth 20-4; Jeff The Indians suffocated tech. Clemens, Day. Carroll !='.n DaVe Kllmkcvlcz. Ma~son I:47; Mau Del;:<.zyd, Mayfield VIUage Georgetown with a variety of Mayfield dec •. Nick Hiller, Greenville 4-0; Mike ·trapping defenses, setting Poe, Lodl Cloverleaf pin J~on Truesdale, Wa4:21 the tone for an 80-50 victory pakoneta 215: Matt Koz, lake~uood st. Edward dec. Ritzenthaler, W~rthlngton Kilbourne in the Cincinnati Division IV Shawn 11·4; Bill Beachum, Mari<Jn Harding dec. Aldo upper bracket sectional final Campea, Parma Padva ft-.5; Craig Katafiasz, Syivania Ncrttwlew p!n Ar~arew Adams, Dublin at Loveland High School. Scioto 1:06; Pat Barrentin~, Day. carroll pin Joe Garfield Hts. 5:08 It's CCD's eighth district Juby, 275: K~nny Leckrorv~. Ketts-lng FaiRllont visit in coach Howard dec. Derrick Bendau, MaY¥!eld VIllage Mayfield 5~1; Adam Olds, Dublin Coffman dec. Steve Brownstein's 16 years at the Valles, Youngs. Boardm-::,11 6-2; Brent Ardo, Stow-Munroe Falls pin Chr;:s Nicholson, Marietta school. None was more pain- 5:11; Rick cannlngs, TeL Waite pin Tyler Be~ ful, however, than Russia's vlngton, Mt. Vernon 5:43. CONSOLATION QU-ARTERFINALS game-winning tip-in that ap103: Brent Good~, Moeller dec. Joe Womoff, Garfield Hts. 9~S.: 08\/e Federico, Wllpeared to come· after the louJtby South dec. Paul Ferton, Elyria 6-2 final horn in 1999. 112: James Phillips. Warren Howland dec. Josh Fulton, Mentor 12~5; Joel Cottone, "We are on a mission to Moeller dec. Caleb Metca~f. Perrysburg 10-4 Charlie Agozzir~<J. Lakewood St. Edwin this game," said CCD ward 119: dec. Kurt Gross, Parr:.ia Padua 4-1: Hector senior forward· Noah Allen, Mendez, Lorain Southview .:lee. Brendan Moody, Darby 6·1 · one of three players on this Hilliard125: Joe Glavan, M·~':"ltor dec. Mike Tels, N. can. Hoover 5-3 OT; Brf.an Zlnkan, Moeller year's team· to play in that dec. Stephen Wolery, takota West, tie· . game two years ago. "That break. 130: David Wolf, Ckyton Northmont maj. was just so disappointing." dec, Nick Reller, Huber Ht·s. wayne 14·5: T..!. Garfield Hts. dec. C'•:Jm Herrera, Mayfield CCD is 22-1, matching the Tcpley, VIKage Mayfield 2-1 135: Travis Kovach. best record in school history. Busick, Lebanon Brownstein says this team Nate Parma dec. Joe I isn't his most talented offen-

Fay~tteville, By Carey Hoffman

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS

103: ~ino Paglia, Strongsville dec. Dave W11!oughby S. ~0-3; Jordon Lafollette, Akr. Spring. dec. Paul F,:'elton, Elyria 9-7, OT; Lief G!isdorf, Maumee r::t~c. Joe Womoff, Gar~ field Hts. Tlebreak; Tof'ly !ovile, Plc~<er!ngton dec. Brent Goode, Moiittller B-6, OT 112:: Ricky Randaz::.'l, Parma Padua Franciscan dec. Jared Seic·trer, Wapakoneta 5-4; Stephen luke, Massillon Perry maJ.·dec. Caleb Metcalf,· Perrysburg lS;'S; Mark Moos, Lake~ wood St. Edward dec. loames PhiHips, Warren Howland 1:2·8; Nathan <.;ostelio, Maple Hts. pin Josh Fulton, Mentor 5:1$ 119: Chris Hansen. Pickerington tech. fall Hector Mendez, LOrain Scuth~J!ew 19~4; Jeff Hansls, Marietta de<:. Jc:sh Pniewskl, lodl Clo· IJerleaf 10·7; Keith Polh::.ck, Mentor dec. Tim Sizemore, Lakota East 6-2; Tommy Cunningham, Groveport-Mad\son dec. Eric lakia, Painesville Riverside 4·3 125: Ryan Lang, lakewood St. Edward dec. Stephen Wolery. Lakota West 7:.2; Jermaln Ttlompson, Al(l', Kenmore·dec. Brian Zlnkan, ~oeller 5·3, OT~ T.J. Enright, Gallo· way Westland dec. Joe· Gla~Jan, Mentor 4-2; Jason Januszewski, Stror;gs!Jii!e dec. Daniel Ma~ son~Straus, Sycamore l ~4 130: Nick Spato.ta, Elder dec. Mike WalterS, Massillon Perry 15-10; Chr!s Vondrus+ ka, Lake~ood St. Edward dec ..T.J. Tepley, Garfield Hts. 3·0; Joe Pflug;, Maple Hts. tech. tall David Wolf, Clayton Nort:tmont 1B-3; Von Gra~ ham, Cols. Marion-Frani~,;Hn dec. Nick Reiter, Huber Hts. Wayne 10·6 . 135: Charles Moor';::, Galloway Westland dec. Jay McGee, Cuyah('Jga Falls 13-7; Ryan West. Day, Carroll pin M~tt Ducher, Macedonia NOfdonla 5:36; MaH Mc;Jintlre, Lakota West dec. Travis Kovach, Massillion Perry 11~4; Mike Barla, Moeller dec. Adiltm Morris, To!. Rogers Federl~o.

DIVISIONIIICHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS Sean Nlclntyre, Marion River Valier dec: Rory McCahan, Akr. SVSM 5-4; BIUy Wlcl<' ' 103~

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l!ne, london Madison Plains dec. Mike Cavalier~;~ Newbury 6·2; Jeff Monsman, Bedford Chane!· • dec. Jesse Emery, Cadiz Harrison cent. 2·1 OT;"' Aaron Clemans, Bloomdale Elmwood dec:': Adam Harris, Brookville 11-6 112: Ranzle Gambill, Casstown Miami East dec. Nlc Rossiter, Cadiz Harrison Cenf:. 13-S OT; Frank Paparone, Bedford Chane! dec.:, Ryan oerr, Oregon Strltch 7-4; Adam Buzek 1·1 Akr. SVSM dec. Sean Lutz, N. Lewisburg Triad" 6·3; Joe Rhode:S, Brookville dec. Paul CharvaC 1 Cuyahoga Fails CVCA 8-4 119: Kevin Ogg. Sycamore Mohawk pin. 1. Anthony Marce!!!, Andover Pymatunlng ValleY'· 5:06; Joe Cavalier, Newbury dec. John Bedford;'"' Elmore woodrnore 8-4 OT; Matt smliek, cuya,,, hcga Falls CVCA tech. fall BDI Vaughan, Johns· town-Monroe 18·2: ieff Jaggers, Bedford Ch~! ' nel maj. dlk. Roy Schwelnfurth, Marlon River

Valley 16-4

125: Dave Tierney, Martins Ferry pin Josh 1 Neilson, Shenvcod Fairview 2:53; Steven Blunk: ' · Cuyahoga Falls CVCA tech. fail Presley Bloom,u Kansas Lakota l7-2; Krls Kuykendall, Ma.1 ~ delra dec. Dan Ralph, Bedford Chanel 5~3 OT;.. 1 Drew Opfer, Sandusky St.· Mai)''S tnaj. deci. Brian Daniels, P!aln City Jonathan Alder 17~6 ~''~ 130: Harry lester, Cuyahoga FaUs CVCA tech. fall Sean Rnneran, Sandusky St. Mary's 20·2; Chris Seta, Reading dec. ~dam Lolf.~~ man, Delta 13~6; ·Frankie Merle, Madeira ' dec. Josh Cook, Sycamore Mohawk 9-4; S!il ~ WeiiCfld, Elmore Woodmore dec. Mark Zlmmert' 1 man, Jeromesville HillSdale 7-3 135: Brett Sml!ek, Cuyahoga Fails CVCA .. pin Thom Teeter, Gallon Northmor 0:1B; Toril'-1 Smlth;Cardlngton~llncoln dec. Jim Stanek~" Bedford Chane! 9-6; Dustln Malott, castalia Margarritta dec. Matt Courtad, Marien Pleasant 5·4: Mike Hurley, Akr. SVSM dec. Klerln Ander:.~ Lancaster Fisher Cath. 12-5 ._,,, Vogel, Cols. Grandview Hts. 5:41; D.J. Reading dec. Tim Searl, Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. 3-1 OT; Matt Stacklln, Attica Seneca ~ dec. Josh Short, Carlisle 14·9; Ryan Hurley, Akf. SVSM maj. dec. Chris Wilson, Woodsfield·· Monroe Cent. 16-6 · 145~ Riehle Minner, Manon Pleasant dec. Mike Parsons, loudonville 6·5: Bob Kirtley,_ Streetsboro maj. dec. J~rrid McGuire, MariOri·River Val!~y 15·7: Bob Mayhugh, Martins F.er;i·,; pin Josh Beers, Akr. SVSM 5:37: Marcus Gor., ... don, Ashland Mapleton dec, CRnton Harme~~ 11 er, Readlilg 9·4 .wa 152: Dwayne Dauskl, Magnolia Sandy ~al:!J ley dec. Trent Ohl, Ontario 3-2:·Tam Schaefel~~ Bedford Chane! tech. fall Jeff Shultz, BrockviJifll 19~2; Tlrn Ke!iy, Reading dec. Ryan McCarro~~: Brooklyn 12-5; Mason Brand, Kansas lak'!!~~. dec. Jarrod Hannon, Apple Creek Waynedale,

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160: J.D. Davis, Defiance Tlnora dec. A.J:" · Aeschlfmann, Massillon Tuslaw 10-5; Jon Fish:·: er, Baltimore liberty Union dec. Drew Clora.n;: 0 Madeira 4--3i Matt Klinger, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts.maj. dec. Brian King, Bloomdale Elmwood 13·§~~ · Jim Pycraft, laGrange Keystone maj. dec.· Jqn ... Gleslge, Hamler Patrie!\ Henry 16-5

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tech. fall Joe Turner, Carey 15-0; Nick MorrlsolJ~: Cols. Bishop Ready rnaj. dec. Josh Howley, Gl~~~ rard 12-2; C.B. Dollaway, Galion Northmor pin.'i Jake G:over, Akr. SVSM 2:42; Josh Ohl, OntaifdH dec. Andrew Bishop, Peninsula Woodridge 8·x:.~ 199: Mark Nagel. Delta dec. Michael \'VII~;> IIams, Blanchester 1.2·5; Jerome Freeh, Fre-o::. mont St. Joseph dec. Dustin Holt, Martins Ferry' 5·4; D.J. Grewell, Newcomerstown pin JoS~­ Barker, AShland Crestview 3:36; Chtid Sowers,Sycarnore Mohawk dec. NIC!i Barte, Cols.: ~ Grandview His. 8~1 · :as: Mark Zaranec, Bedford Chane! deC:· .. Adam MoSbacker, Batavia 5·4i Chrl,o;"" . McStoots, Sherwood Fairview dec. Jason Shll!\'i~" man, Apple creek Wayneciate 8·4: Matt Stoo~~~ ey, Sandusky St. Mary'~ pin Nate Johnston, Wr:' Jefferson 2:57; Angelo Caponi, Akr, SVSM de'C'.1J Ryan PaWson, Madeira 6·2 ;1 '1~ • 275: Eric Mason; Genoa Afea pin Alan Dalllde, sedford Chane! 1:38; Eric Allegree, Plain City Joriathan Alder maj. dec. Joe DebeS, louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 10*2; Matt Tur.il" er, Kirtland pin Tony Carothers, Cadiz Harrison. Cent. 0:49; Joe Blrikley, Brookvl!ie pin NiCK' stuff, Ga6'ln Northmor 0:51 """'

a banner for basketball." Fayetteville, now 4-19, adThe beauty of every bas-· vances to meet the winner of ketball tournament lies in today's Anna-Botkins game the unexpected. There may in the district finals .on 8·3 not be a team left alive in March 9 at 7:45 p.m. at Calh. 130: Billy Evans, St. Paris Graham pin Ohio pasketball right now University of Dayton Arena. Jason Roush, Van Wert 0:2~.~ Trey VInce, Upper Sandusky pin Mark Tlttl. Cl":~grln Falls Kenston that appreciates that fact Fayetteville beat Williams- 3:31; Ch<:d Turehetta, Tw~nsburg dec. Matt .tONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS 103: Drew Schafer, Monroeville dec. JesS:g: more than Fayetteville. burg in its tournament open- Shultz, N. Rldge~Jiife B· 7; C,P, Schlatter, Cols. Emery, cadiz Harrison Cent. 8-3; Rory McC<b They may have been 1-19 er, then edged Harmony r:~:'i3~~~aj. dec. Brian SanFilippo, Mentor han, Akr. SVSM dec. Robbie LeJeune, Fremont! ~aron Gomoll, S;;;.y VIllage Bay dec. in the regular season, but on Community School on a shot Curt 135: St. Joseph 5-2 : Henn, Co!s. Bexley m-7·, Mike Ashton, Perry pin James Daugherty, Bethei·Tate Paul Charvat, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA: • Friday night, the Rockets in the final five seconds on 1:48; Jason Bam~:tt, Co!s. :,esales dec. Matt die. 1:1.2: S~an lutz, N. lewisburg Triad 8-5; NICI earned the right to be called Wednesday to earn a spot in Brandenburg, Chagr!n Falls S:~7: Kal~n Knul!, St. Ross!t~r. Cadiz Harrison Cent dec. Ryan Derr: Paris Graham dec. Billy Roff, Chugrln Falls KenOregon Strltch 10~5 :~ sectional champions. Fay- the sectional finals. stan 5-4 119: John Tierney, Martins Ferry dec; !40: .Trevor Hiles, Ne~~rark Licking Valley etteville defeated Seven Hills Seven Hills (12-11) saw its dec. Todd Shawn Burroughs, 1\iadelra 6·0; John Becf.:.i Runyon, Mentor l~ke Cath. 5·2; Jake. ford, Elmore Woodmore dec. Ste!Je Smith, Vet..J Squire, Medina Buckeye m<;;L!. dec. Calvin Sen48-46 to claim the Cincinnati string of five straight sec- nett, sallies 5~1 Akr. Co~Jentry 9-1; Dav~ Garner, Cuy. Fails Division IV lower bracket ·tiona! tilles snapped. Walsh Jesuit dec. Brandon Shriner, Thornville 125: 12 .. 11; Bl)'ce Mark:tey, St. Paris GraDan Ralph, Bedford Chane! dec. BriSO sectional title. It is the first Seven Hills opened a dou- Sheridan ham dec. C.J. Davids, Port c:nnton 9-5 Daniels, Pla:n City Jc'nathan Alder 5·3, Of~ Scott Elwood, New Albany dec. Josh Nellsgfi': Aaron Woodruff, Cuy. Falls Walsh' boys basketball champion- ble-digit lead early in the Jesuit145: Sherwood Fairview 10~9 1.• tech. fall Eric lyons, Tlpp City Tippecanoe 130:_Mark Zimmerman, Jeromes!Jiile HIU~~ ship of any kind won in second quarter, but Fayette- 15-0; John Slattery, Mente;; Lake Cath. dec. Markus Black, Defiance 6-:.;; Justin Busn!ck, · dale dec. Josh Cock, Sycamore Mohawk B:n school history. ville battled back to trim it to Can. 5. maj. _dec, Dustin Sr:il!h, Urbana 10-2; Sean Finneran, Sandusky St. Mary's dec, Adam Trey Deering, Sandusky Perk11s dec. Joe GoodLohman, Delta 9-3 t.,, "This is why you play the five at halftime. fellow, Thornville Sheridan 12i~12 135: Nicholas Rhoades, Versallics de~~ 152: Ben Wickert, Cols.. St. Charles dec. Matt Courtad, Marion Pleasant 3~ 1; Jim Staneij, tournament," said Fayette"Give those guys credit, Luis Galvin, Bedford Chane\ mal. dee. \hom leetcr, Go.\\on Cle. Benedictine l.0~7; Tim MaKWor•. ville coach Mike Call, who they play scrappy," first- thy, Medina Buckeye maj. rllec. Chad Heston, Northmor 14~0 140: lancaster Fairfield Union 10...'1: Chris Hahn, Ml~ was wildly pumping his fist yea!' Seven Hills coach Rich- nerva tech. fall Mike Wilhei!m, N. Bend Taylor Brian Dotson, liberty Center over Donnie Young, Archbold default; Johnny Vogel, Cols! 20-4; Keith Cupp, Cols. Hami!lton Twp. dec. Ken a_t midcourt amid his players ard Derksen said. "We quit Kearney, Grandview Hts. dec. Tim Searl, Gates Mills G!Jll wooster Triway 9-.7/ mour 3·1. OT 160: Clint Carmony~. Millersburg W. n~ht after the game, th.en hitting shots and that helped Holmes muj. dec. Tyler Turc:hin, Norton 17~8; 145: Josh Beers, Akr. SVSM dec. Cllntdii w1pmg away tears a few mm- allow them back into the Anthony Jenkins, Lewlstowm :Indian lake dec. Harmeyer, Reading 11-4; Mike ParSons, lc~ danville dec. Nathan lofay, Sycamore Moha\~R Frank Incorvaia, Medina Higjhland 9~2; Grant utes later. ·'We've just}een · game." 10-5 . • Savell!, Mentor lake Cath. {(lee. Keith Carter, 152: Jarred Harmon, Apple Creek Wayn~ Franldln 9-7; Derek Tleche,. :sandusky Perkins plaTyhmg hour hearts out. Fayetteville has benefitted pin Joe Hoke, St. Paris Grallmm 4:47 dale pin Ryan McCarroll, Brooklyn 4:57; TrenJ Ohl, Ontario maj. dec. Jeff Shultz, Brook1JI(~ K~mw J~nes, Olmmted Falls tech. fall . e e:o on F~Iday was from improved free-throw Matt 111~ 12-2 VanAusdai, Eaton 20-3~ John Lowery, Cuy. semor Billy White, who . . . Jason Hartz, Orwell Grand Valley de_!;, Falls Walsh Jesuit dec. Ja<;cn Hackett, Co!s. . hed a pair . of fr ee throws shootmg Its last SIX games, Hamilton Twp. 3·2; Jared Villers, Canal Fulton Justin160: Jefferis, BameS\'II!c 2-0; A.J. Aeschlb sw1s . mann, Massillon NW dec. Justin Mautz, Philo 5~3; Travis Brown, ·h A d · · up m the 75 percent range ,PembeNIIIe Eastwood pin Jo~ Dennis, St. Paris wood N. Union 3~0Tuslaw dec. David lewis, Rlth1 WJt 3.• secon s remammg f.t 'tt' . th . 171~ Andrew Bishop, Peninsula Woodridge to win the game. White had a er SI mg m e 1ow 50s Graham189:4:39 pin Jake Glover, Akr. SVSM 6:27. OT;· Dan Ben McAvlnew, Cai'lal Fulton NW dec. Tool!!, Amanda·Ciearcreek dec. Ron tloward; been fouled while battling for for most of the year. Aaron Keough, Clermont NE 9-8; Klel Miller. 2·1 . FAYETTEVILLE (48] - Carller 237, Cook 2 Richfield Revere dec. Andy B!omqu!St, Olmsted Finnoytown 189: Josh Barker, Ashland Crestview dec! a re bound aft er a missed o s, Maloney 2o s, Pertuset s 1 13, lies 3o 6, Falls 4-0; Matt Meggyesy, Wuoster Tri\'ray p!n Nick Barte, Cols. Grandview Hts. 11~5; Micha-el Ryan Kirst, lexington 3:38: Marcus Adelman, Seven Hills jumper. ~~~~h ~_2 4. White 12 4, Murray 2o 4. Totals: Alliance dec. Shawn Hays, St. Marys Memorial · Wi!Uams, Blanchester dec. Dustin Holt, Martitrn 4 7~1 . ••; "I jUSt had to clear my SEVEN HILLS (48)- Burke 30 7, Rohde 2 9-3 215: Michael Mor;;in, Chagrin Falls Kenston Ferry 215: Nate Johnston, W. Jefferson de$; 3 3 Ryan Pattison, Madeira 8·4i T.J. Chllder!, mind," White said of his free ~ ~: if~~b~l ~~~ ~~iaT;~~~~eJd4~-' · Derksen dec. Joel Penton, Van Wert 7-2; Jason Lack· Carlisle dec. Matt Lauck, Bloomdale Elmwo~ meyer, Purcell Marian dec. Aaron Sabo, throws. "I had to make Seven Fayetteville ....................... 13 11 12 12-48 Pemberville Eastwood 7-3: Robert Edgington, HiJis ......................... 12 17 8 9-46 s-a 275: Jesse Wells, Sa~ahsvlllc Shenando~ Bellevue dec. Mike Yates, Norton 8--4: Tomas them. This is the first time 3-polnt goals: F- Cook, Maloney, Pertusel 2: Rodriguez, Cle. Orange pin Trevor Fisher, Cc!s. dec. Tony Carothers, Cadiz Harrison Cent. ~,;2: • 1. bJ 7H- Burke, Rohde 2, Lenobcl, Derl\son. Records: Justin Arbogast, Buscotn Hopewell-Loudon pin DeSales 1:49 we ve ever L•een a e to hang F4 19, 7H 12-11. Alan Dai!lde. Bedford Chane! 4:54 E-nquirer coulributor

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Dispatch Sports Reporter C.P. Schlatter lost a wrestling match. Granted, it happened in December, so it hardly qualifies as news. But it is worth keeping in mind when the DeSales sophomore takes the rriat tonight in an attempt to win his second Division II state title in as many years. The kid ain't pelfect. But he is an honor stUdent, an ofthonored athlete and on a very short list of candidates for the best high school wrestler in Ohio. · Kyle Ott of St. Paris Graham, a twotime state champion who has lost just twice in his high school career, might get some votes in that category. And Harry Lester of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, who will attempt tonight to · become just the lOth four-time state champ in history, probably would get the most But Schlatter is not far behind, and he has stated his case across the country this season, going 47-1 against national cornpetition, losing only to Michael Martin of Great Bridge, Va., 7-5 in the final of the Beast of the East on Dec. 17. It is the only loss of Schlatter's high schooi career. Because he has been so impressive · against such formidable competition - . including the Brecksville Invitational, the state duals and the Catholic Invitational Tournament - Schlatter was selected · the .Dispatch-Casey Fredericks Wrestler of the Year for the second straight year. Bob Stoll of Dublin Coffman was selected ' coach· of the year by his peers after leading the Shamrocks to Division I sectional and district titles. Like Stoll, whose team edged Pickerington for the district title, Schlatter beat out talented candidates. Four central Ohio wrestlers entered the state tournament undefeated, including senior Keith' Cupp of Hamilton Township, who went imbeaten last season, as well. But Fredericks gave Schlatter the nod over Cupp and defending Division III state champion Torn Smith of Cardington, in large part because of the competition Schlatter faced

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Members of the All-Metro wrestling team are, front row from left, T ,J, Enright of Westland, Chris Hansen of Pickerington, Jim Ondeclw of Upper Arlington and Joe Stewart of Delaware; middle row, Greg Spivey of Thomas Worthington, Trever Hiles of Licking Valley, coach Bob Stoll of Dublin Coffman, Jason Barnett and C.P. Schlatter ofDeSales; back row, Matt Parrish of Buckeye Valley, Adain Olds of Dublin Coffman, C.B. Dollaway of Northmor, Bobby Dysart of Dublin Coffman, Keith Cupp of Hamilton Township and Nate Johnston ofWest Jefferson. . . "He is one of the best wrestlers we've ever h;1d in this district, by far," said Fred,ericks, the former Ohio State coach for whom the award is nained. "You can't take anything away from him because he's a freshman or a sophomore. He is the best wrestler we've had in the district for years." With years of experience behind him, including a Cadet National freestyle championship in the srnurner of 1999, Schlatter burst onto the scene as a freshman last year. He went 44-0 en route to a Division II state title at 119 pounds,

sparking talk that he could become the first wrestler in Ohio history to go undefeated during an entire career. He followed with another Cadet National freestyle title last summer, and he and teammate Jason Barnett · - who went 45-0 last season ~ seemed poised for pelfection again. But DeSales faced a much tougher schedule this season, including the nationally renowned Beast of the .East, and· coach Mark Marinelli acknowledged before the season that it wa5 likely none' of his wrestlers would tnake it through the season without a loss.

"A record is nice and pretty and eveiything, but the top goal is to win a state title," Schlatter said. , Meanwhile, Stoll had his best team in years, and he continues to build Coffman into one of the premier programs in cen_tral Ohio and beyond. He led Coffman to a second straight district title and qualified nine wrestlers for state - more than he ever had at Ready (where he won a state title in 1982 and was· runner-up in 1983, '86 and '88) or West Chester Lakota.

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Honorable. mention Tony Iovine (Pickertngton) so., 35-6; Frank Brown (DeSales) so., 31-11; Thea Dotson (Hamilton Township) jr., 35-6; Scot Elwood (New Albany) jr., · 37-2; Paul Doucher (Dublin Coffman) sr., 29-6; Brandon Evans (Thomas ·worthington) sr., 33-5; Johnny Vogel (Grandview) so., 33-4; Matt Henn (Bexley) sr., 34-3; Alex Picazo (Grandview) so., 22-3; Jon Fisher (Liberty Union) sr., 36-3; Nathan Tucker (Dublin Coffman) sr., 32-8; Nick Barte (Grandview) jr., 24-5; Bill Beechum (Mario,n Harding) jr., 34-6; Tyler Bevington (Mount Vernon) sr., 38-4.

ABoVE: Johnny Vogel, left, of Grandview could keep his shoulders off the mat only so long before Mike Linsker of . Beachwood won by a fall in a Division ill quarterfmal at 140 pounds. RIGHT: Jonathan Alder heavyweight Eric Allegree stays .on top of Louisville St Thomas Aquinas' Joe Debee to lock up a 10-2 major decision in a Division ill _quarterfmal.

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COLLEGE HOCKEY

·neSales comes up short in title quest

Fast-starting Miami hands OSU its fifth straight loss By Craig Merz

OXFORD - Someone wandering into Goggin Ice Arena after the first period last night could not have guessed that Miami was the secondplace team in the powerful Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Ohio State was about to lose its fifth straight But a hockey game lasts 60 minutes and playing only two-thirds of it is like telling a joke without the punch line. OSU is not laughing. Miami scored two ·early goals, got an empty-netter late and rode the 27-save performance of David Burleigh to a 3-0 victory before an · overflow crowd of2, 742. "We learned a lesson," OSU coach John Markell said. "We have to be ready to play the first period, especially in the playoffs. This was like a playoff game." .The real postseason begins next week and Ohio State's opponent is ·unclear. What is !mown is that Ohio State

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(16-16-2, 13-13-2) no longer controls its own destiny. · The Buckeyes are tied for fifth ~ the final spot for home ice in the first round - with Northern Michigan and Western Michigan. OSU has finished its season. Western Michigan is at Notre Dame and Northern Michigan hosts Lalce Superior tonight to complete their seasons. The only positive for the Buckeyes is they own the tiebreaker over both teams. · "It doesn't matter who we play. If we're prepared, we'll be fine," OSU defenseman Eric Skuug said. Miami led 15-6 in shots and 2-0 18 minutes into the game. The Red~ Hawks were outshot 21-6 in the final42 minutes. · Their final shot was a powerplay score by Gregor Krqjnc with 55 seconds left after goalie Mike Betz was pulled for an extra att-acker. "I don't think we cm1 play any better in the third period," Markell said. "We can't score any stupid goals." The Buckeyes have six goals in

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Broadview Heights defends its title . by less than a point Fifteen minutes before hopping on the balance beam in the state team gymnastics championships at - Dublin Coffman, the majority of DeSales' competitors were engaged in a ;, spirited round of square dancing. . And while that might not seem • like the proper way for a team fight. ing for a state title to prepare for the - final event of the night, Stallions coach Lori Powers wouldn't have it any other way. "I lmew going into beam that we needed a 37 to tie for the lead and I lmew it would be very difficult to do ·that," Powers said. "Of course, the kids had no idea where we stood at the time and that's the way we want.· ed it. · They were loose and I think ~· that really helped us do well" · Unfortunately, DeSales' do-si-do with the balance beam left it .75 of a :point shy of its first state title. Dechampion Brecksville' fending ~· Broadview Heights posted a solid . : 35.325 on the bars to give the Bees a team score of 145.725 and their third team title in eight years. In its first state team appearance since 1984, DeSales finished second (144.925), followed by Rocky River · Magnificat (144.275). Host Dublin . Coffman (140.6) finished seventh. One of the favorites coming in, the Stallions sustained a setback be-

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the last five games. Miami (20-14-2, 17~10-1) J:jeat Betz twice in the opening seven minutes and had 10 shots on goal'at the midway point of the period before the Buckeyes put a shot on net.' Left winger Anthony Donskov, who moments before had been honored as one of four RedHawks sen- · iors, scored on a wraparound ·.at 2:31. He beat Betz through the padS. · Betz had no chance on the :second goal at 6:54. Danny Stewart skated down the left side leading the odd-man rush. He feathered a pass across the slot to Matt Medvecz for a one-timer. · The Buckeyes had the misfortune of allowing the first goall;ly:a Miami defensemah in 32 games. ·· · : Markell called a timeout. "We had to settle down," he said. "We were running around .like chickens with our heads cut off. We were playing soft." cmerz@dispatch.com

Will Shilling/ For The Dispatch

Kristin Mcintyre of host Dublin Coffman pushes off the vault during the state gymnastics meet. · fore they entered the gym. Floor specialist! Jessica Foor suffered a severe ankle sprain during warm-ups, forcing senior Kahlee Stahr to compete in an event she hadn't practiced in nearly a month. With_ no time to stretch or warm up, Stahr tumbled.to an 8.675 and took a hefty load of pressure off her teammates. "I really didn't even have time to think about what I was doing," Stahr said. "!just w¢nt out and did it." After a mediocre showing in the vault, DeSalcs got a second shot in the arm when Jillian Stran_ges, the defending state championship in vault and beurn, whirled her way to a 9.5 on the bars, putting the district . champs bade into contention for the title; Stranges added a 9.375 on the

beam and a 9.475 in floor exercise. Coffman, state team runner-up in 1!198 and '99, got solid performances from all six of its gymnasts. . ."We were just happy to be here," Coffman coach Julie Kayser said. "For the first time all. year, we didn't have any falls on the beam and I felt we had the best night on the floor that we've ever had. We thought a good night would be a score of 140, and we couldn't have done any better than we did tonight." Stranges will join 12 other central Ohio gymnasts today in the state in- . dividual competition at Coffman, beginning at 11:45 a.m · smitchel@dispatch.com

·. Valley forges on in district

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Ford teams whine despite Jarrett's pole. From wire reports It was business as usual yesterday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a Robert Yates Racing car taking the pole and the Ford teams still whining about an aerodynamic disadvdlltage. Dale Jarrett, driving a Taurus, led qualifying -for. the UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 on Sunday with a lap of 172.106 mph, giving the Yates team its third pole in four tries on the lli:-mlle Vegas oval · Jarrett won the inaugural pole here in 1998 and teammate. Ricky Rudd won it last year, setting the record of 172.565. Jack Roush Fords have won all three Wmston Cup races inLas Vegas, with Mark Martin WWng the first event and Jeff Burton each of the last two. Still, with all that Ford success, Jarrett said no one should talce that as a sign that the follcs with the blue oval logo will dominate on Sunday. "This is a racetrack that demands a lot of things," the 1999 series champion said. "The straightaways are long

enotJ_t(h to demand a lot ofhorsepower and Ricky and I both have that from our Robert Yates engines. "But you have to handle, too." That's where the question mark is, Jarrett added, nqtirig again that the Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Dodges appear to have an aerodynamic advantage with less drag. Ill SEATBELT LAWSUIT- The malcer of the safety harnf,ffls worn by Dale Earnhardt in his fatal crash claims a lawsuit against the company by another driver is a stunt to capit:ilize on publicizy. : . · David Hutchins, a 29-year-old driver from Somerset, Mass., claimed in a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. DiJ1trict · Court in Boston that a similar safety harness to the one found broken in Earnhardt's car also failed him in a crash last .Tune at Seekonk Speedway. 11!1 FORMULA ONE- Michael Schumacher will begin the defense of his Formula One world championship from the pole position for Sunday's season-opening Austriilian Grand Prix. , Schumacher had a quickest lap of 1 minute, 26.892 seconds. Rubens Barrichello was second fastest in 1:27.263.

Hinger, Panthers avenge toumamentlossto.St. Clulrles .· By Mark Znidar · Dispatch Sports Reporter

The name of the building ls the 'Coliseum. Until last night, Licking ·. Valley guard Michael Hinger called it ' The House of Pain. "Last year, I was in tears leaving , this place," Hinger said .of a district semifinal loss to St. Charles. "I didn't ·.want that to happen again." · Hinger did his best impression of a superstar by scoring 28 points as the Panthers wiped out an eight. point deficit down the stretch to pay back St. Charles 79-75 in a Division ll district semifinal. Licking Valley (15-7) will play for .its first district championship since · 1978 when it faces Mifflin (10-11) at · 6:15p.m Thursday. ·· The Cardinals (12-9) opened a 70Fred Squillante I Dispatch . 62 lead with 4:17 left on a basket by Taiwan White ofMiftlin drives past Ricardo Olverson ofEastmoor during the guard Todd Ingram. But the Panthers didn't panic and took a 75-73 lead Punchers' 71-58 DiVision ll tournament win in the Coliseum. , with 1:04left on a driving bank shot third grade and lmew what we were team- there are two seniors - that · by center Daniel !}utridge. "It was a game of momentum, no going to do. You've got to be a blind good things were in store if they played together. .'question," Licking Valley coach Tom monk not to see they outplayed us." "We're gaining experience every Young said. "Our people did the Mifflin 71, Eastmoor Academy 58 ·things th<U; mattered. We made our , Those who don't lmow the City game," Caslin said. "We played ,'free throws and made our threes. League North Division. might think Brookhaven, the best team in the :..That was just a great team win for Mifflin has no business being in the state in Division I, and some other really good teams.· That was a tough championship game. .us." But the Punchers proved that a schedule and this is the time of the When St. Charles took the late lead, Hinger said the players remem- sectional · win over Bexley was no year when that should help this fluke by stufting Eastmoor ACademy. team." ' bered Young's pregame speech. "A lot of teams have underestiStillivan scored 20 points on 7-of"Coach told us that if we got up by 10 points not to think it was the mated us," forward Lucius Stillivan 11 shooting from the field, point game and that if we got down by 10 said. "We lmew all along that if we guard Taiwan White had 18 points points dori't think that way, either," came out and played hard that we'd and forward Shaun Pinson added 13 be OK We do play in the hardest points and 10 rebounds. Hinger said. The best job might have been by The game was close from the division" Mifflin chose to get tougher rath- guard Demetrius Slaughter, who opening tip, but Cardinals .coach Wally Teeters said the Panthers put er than wilt after losing twice to held Eastrnoor standout Darren MilBrookhaven and Beechcroft, once to ligan to seven points on 3-of-17 on a clinic of team basketball "They out-executed us, they out- East and to Westerville North and to shooting from the :field. played us and they out-hustled us," Lin1a Senior in a tournament. Coach Gene Caslin told his young mznidar@dispatch.com he said. "They hiul us scouted since

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Wills' three-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation Chalandra White scored five of her 17 points in overtime •as Heath outlasted Granville 47-46 in a Division ill district forced overtime. Ashley Curl added 11 points for the Blue Aces, who won the two regular-season meetings with Heath. final last night at Hilliard Davidson Heath (14-9), which got 16 points from Kristen Krueger, Highland 44, Elgin 29 •scored five of its nine overtime points at, the free throw line. Fourth-seeded Highland (21-3) used a 13-0 run in the Heath has won eight of its last 10 games, including three second quarter to send third-seeded Elgin (21-3) home in in the tournament, after starting the season 0-3. a Division ill district final at Hilliard Davidson "I told my team to be patient and after four or five weeks "OVerall, I am real pleased with the defense," Highwe started to come around," Heath coach Doug Griffin said. land coach Lynn Thompson said. "We never let Elgin "The main thing is we're confident in ourselves. We kept · really get into any kind of rhythm" saying we're going to do it and finally we did it" Marcie Hutchins scored 16 points, including 10 in the Granville (18-6), which fought back from a five-point deficit in the final45seconds to send the game to overtime, second half, to lead Highland. was led by Morgan Wills' 15 points. Caitlin Carr's 14 points led Elgin.

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Wrestling\ Enq11irer's all-star teams

Boys volleyball preview

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Moeller opens as topte~m By Dave Schutte · 77te Cti;cbmatiEt,qttirer

Moeller, St. Xavier and twotime defending sbate champion Elder have dominated Cincinnati-m-ea boys volleyball Wrestler of the Year the past four seasons and the Sixth in state - 112 lbs. State qualifier- 119 lbs. Sixth in state - 125 lbs. ·State champ - 135 lbs. Sixth in state - 103 lbs. Third in state - 130 lbs. State champ - 145 lbs .. Moeller sophomore same wiU be true this year. Hamilton senior Moeller freshman. Moeller senior Elder senior lakota West junior Fairfield senior Record: 25-15 Record: 35-5 Record: 31-8 Record: 40-4 Record: 40-1 Record: 20-13 Based on the .return of Record: 34-1 League and sectional League, sectional, League and sectional League, sectional, league, sectional, League and sectional UCI.A-bound Jeff Silber and League and sectional champ district champ champ champ district champ district champ major college prospect Chris champ Pennekmnp, Moeller is the top choice in The Enquirer's pre' season coaches' poll. Elder,' St. XaVier, Roger Bacon and Lakoba West round out the top five. , "CinciJmati graduated a lot of seniors, but Moeller has about everybody back," St. Xavier coach Donna Mechley said. "'111ey will be great. They're tall, quick, jmnp well Third in state - 160 lbs. Fourth in state - 152 lbs. State champ - 171 lbs. State qualifier- 189 lbs. State qualifier- 215 lbs. State qualifierand are smart hitter8." State champ - 140 lbs. Harrison senior Heavyweight Moeller senior Lakota East junior Moeller senior lebanon senior 1. Moeller: Coach Tom Moeller senior Record: 31-3 Record: 35-1 Record: 37-7 Record: 29-12 Harrison sophomore Record: 38-4 Reco.rd: 30-3 Brinlonan has the luxui-y of six League, sectional, League and sectional Record: 24-9 League and sectional League and sectional league and sectional League, sectional, seniors, plus an out~tanding district champ · champ champ Sectional champ champ champ district champ group of underclassmen. The Crusaders -. who won . sbate titles the two seasons preDivisions 11-111 honorable mention Division I honorable mention vious to Eldei:S titles- not only 103: Mark Mathis (Princeton); Rob Dearwester (Harrison) 103: Jake Meinking (Purcell Marian); Ryan Robbe (Bate,via) have Silber and Pennekamp, 112: Josh Hlebak (lakota East); Jim Schulz (Elder) 112: Jeremy Jett (little Miami); Terrell Shields (North College Hill) tw·o of the best hitters in the 119: Tim Sizemore (Lakota East); Andrew Gray (Lebanon) 119: Jeff King (Edgewood); John Kremer (Franklin) state, but also setter Jude 125: Daniel Mason-Straus (Sycamore); Stephen Wolery (lakota West) 125: Jeff Williamson (Kings); Mitch Binford (Purcell Ma(ian) Hueber, junior middle hitter 130: Frankie Merle (Madeira); Zach Hensley (Lemon-Monroe) 130: Zach Flake (lakota West); Mil\e Bush (Lakota East) Joe Ryan, sophomore Nick 135: Lucas Hazlett (Reading); Steven Muldrow ~Summit. Country Day) 135: Mike Baria (Moeller); Nate BtJsick (lebanon) Divisions 11-111 Meyer and senior Mike Walsh. 140: Kyle Harmon (Reading); Ryan Garvel' (Roger Bacon) 140: Jared Rowland (Harrtson); Jolm Harris (Princeton) Coach of the Year "V\Te have a lot of experi145: Clinton Harmeyer (Reading); Gary Hensley (N.orth College Hill) 145: ian Ruth (Winton Woods); David Blanks (Moeller) Reading- 5thjn state ence, but don't ever underesti152: Mike Wilhelm (Taylor); Matt McGrath (Goshen) 152: ian Emmons (Hamilton); Joe Gadson (Fairfield) (best-ever for Reading) mate Elder," B1i.nkman said. 160: Keitl1 Carter (Franklin); Jesse Catanzaro (Kings) 160: Jeff Ostolthoff (Moeller); Andmw Fuhrman (Lakota West) 2. Elder: Although Elder 171: Daniel Watts (Franklin); Nick Randolph (Summit Clluntry Day) 171: Nick Lukens (Moeller); Joe Godd (Hamilton) Division I lost 10 seniors to· graduation, 189:·Bryan Cummings (Madeira); Casey McConnell (Swnmit CD) 189: Josey Lawson (Fairfield); George Schultz (Harrison) Coach of the Year . j 215: Ryan Pattison (Madeira); Adam Mosbacher (Batavia) 215: Steve Naltner (Elder); Brad Williams (Lakota East) the Panthers junior varsity Moeller- State runner-up Hwt: Tony Johnson (lakota East); Keith Rosing (St. Xavier) Hwt: Alex Spears (Purcell Marian); Gordon Putnam (Blanchester) matched the varsity team last season, recording an undefeated season. Coach Tom Silbernagel will rely on returning veterans Cluis Morman (outside hitter1, Scott Benken (middle hitter) and Pat Nienaber (setter). ''We will be strong up the middle and at the setting position," Silben\.agel said. 'The toughest job' will be teaching the_kids to"play defense." ... ~=~~-silbetri'itgel. poillted- outalthough :· Columbus teams have sevei'al outstanding players, tl1ey .will have difficulty State qualifier- 119 lbs. Fourth in state - 125 lbs. Third in state - 130 lbs. Wrestler of the Year State qualifier- 135 lbs. Fourth in state- 140 lbs. se'cond in state - 103 lbs. Madeira junior Madeira junior Reading junior competing against 'Cincinnati State champ - 112 lbs. Bethel-Tate senior Reading se 1ior Franklin sophomore Record: 35-11 Record: 45-4 Record: 42-3 Kings senior Record: 34-5 Record: 43-2 because of ~epth. · Record: 32-6 League champion, League, sectional, League, sectional, Record: 40-0 District runner-up League, sectional, League, sectiona I, 3. St Xavier: An injury to sectional rumier-up district cllamp. league, sectional, district champ district champ district champ Aaron Mdrose, a 5-foot-11 ; district champ senior outside hitter, will hamper coach Meohlcy's Bombers early in the season. Meirose injured his index finger in a blocking drill and will miss the first five weeks of the season. Setter Kevin Bruner, a 5-10 senior, returns and is expected to provide leadership while VladanJovanovic, a senior transfenvill take over as middle hitler. Bruce Endres, Paul · State qualifier- 171 lbs. State qualifier - 160 lbs. State qualifier- 189 lbs. Fifth in state- 215 lbs. State qualifierState qualifier- 145'1bs. Toogood and Keith Haun also State champ- 152 lbs. Finneytown Madeira Clermont Northeastern Purcell Marian senior Heavyweigh: Clermont Northeastern ReatJing senior are eJ."Pected to contribute for Record: 40-5 Sectional champion junior Record: 36-5 · lemon Monme junior junior Record: 42-1 the Bombers. League, section, district Record: 35-3 .. league, sectional, Record: 33-4 Record: 31-10 League, sectional, 4. Roger Bacon: Coming champ league, sectional, district champ League and sectional .. League and sectional district champ off a 13-12 season, tl1e Spartans district champion champ , champ return five starters, including setter Dan Combs, a senior with a 94-percent setting proficiency last yem: . · Coach Sa1lyVeatch also will rely on Beckham and Nate WYJick, along with RJ. Post and Chad Stockman. "Outside hilling and midclle · blocking will be our strengths," on how they mix their lineups." younger players to step up in 'BY John Schutte Veatch said. "Serve reception and Coaches1 tennis poll 4. Sycamore: Derek doubles." :E!Iqltirer c011tdbtlfor defenSe are the wealrn.esses." Johnson, Marshall Kuresman · 7. · Anderson: The ~ Parity is the theme for the 5. lakota .West: Coach 1. Walnut Hills (6) ......110 and Bryan Pittman all return Redskins must replace four .'boys tennis season. Area Jenny Schwarz has a veteran . as seniors from last year's seniors from last :season. Ryan 'coaches agree any one of six · 2. Princeton (4) ..........101 team as the Firebirds return 10 3. St. Xavier (3) ............ 91 team that finished-No. 5 in the Ragle steps up to No. 1 singles ·~teams has a legitimate shot at seniors, several who ·started 4. Sycamore ................ 79 Enquirer's :final coaches' polL after posting an 11-2 regular~claiming the city champithe past two seasons. 5. Indian Hill ................ 65 With a wealth of experience season record at tl1e No. 3 slot ,_onship. . 'Dtree-year . starters Matt returning, Sycamore will be last year. Depth and experi• "I can't 1"emember six teams 6. Turpin ...................... 47 Knollman and Lukas Graham, 7. Anderson .................. 27 one of a handful of teams with ence are concerns. ':SO closely packed," St. Xavier along with two-ye..ar startersJal{e 7. Seven Hills .............. 27 a shot at winning the city title. 7. Seven Hills: Alex ;coach Russ King said. Butman, Thomas I.e and John 9. Lakota West ... : ........ 18 'There will be some great Comisar, Nick Binkley and ; Walnut Hills coach Chris Felini, will provide the leader10. Oak Hills ................16 competition on the team. Allll Chris Wyant ret<Im to form ~Hemingway agrees. ship for a Lakota West team that . Others: CHCA (1) 15, players are good enough to the core of a o:trong team. ''Don't expect anyone in the could move up in the poll. f1:op five to go undefeated. The Moeller 13, Elder 13, Fairfield challenge for a starting posi- Depth and a wim~ing tradition 5. Purcell Marian: .5, CCD' 5, Wyoming 3, :city championship Will be tion," coach Mike Teets said. will help the Sting-ers cope with Because of constmction, the 'decided by who is most consis- Sycamore (B) 2, Kings 2, 5. Indian Hill: Four of the the loss of key plc:.yers. Cavaliers wiU play every game .. tent, and who is playing best in Colerain 2, St. Xavier (B) 1 Braves' top players return 9. Lakota West: The at the opponents' gym. First-place votes in paren;April," Hemingway said. from last season's team that Flrebirds will put up stiff comHitters John Anderson and The Cincinnati Enquirer(BRANDI STAFFORD " Walnut Hills is the coaches' thesh. finished No.8 in the Enquirer's petition to GMCfoesPiinceton Josh ·Robertson, along wifu. Walnut Hills' Eric Thomas keeps his eye on the ball at ipreseason favorite to finish the final coaches' poll. Ryan and Sycamore. Senior Matt defensive speCialists Nick ~season on top. Plinceton, St the l 1.ustralian Junior Open last practice this week. McCarthy and Mike Compton Melully will .fill the first court Horton and Nate Pucke and <Xavier, Sycamore, lndian Hill summer. feated (16-0) in No.3 singles gles slots with both doubles return to .the top two singles and give West mOJre firepower. freshman setter Rob Ryan will .. 'and Turpin will be in the hunt 1. Walnut Hills: For the last season. Coach Mike M1aeller re1llrns teams still up in the air. Seghal spots after posting solid seabe the main players. Darrell ~ ·The Eagles feature one of secomd stra:ight season Walnut "W'Il i:; ranked fifth in the finished second in doubies at sons. Matt Mcintire _ and seniors Matt Hamibleton, Matt · Brown is ex'J)ected to develop The state's top singles players Hills< enters the season as the country in 16-and-under dou- state and Bartish finished George Musekamp also McManus and juniors Brian into a solid hitter. ~in Eric Thomas. As a fresh- top-ranked team. TI1oinas will bles and in the top 150 in sin- fourth in doubles. return to a deep team. Savino and Dale Stniley. 6. Princeton: First-year :inan, Thomas finished fourth play .No. 1 singles \vith seniors gles," Princeton coach Bob The Bombers will be tested 6. Turpin: Strong singles "We have good •overall team Vikings coach Jon Bennett iat state. faces a rebuilding season with ; "Eric has taken himself to Jonathan Khoury (26-0 last Caress said. "He has an all- early when they travel to players and good depth are the strength. We an.' solid down Marquis ·Wofford m1d Dave t nother level in the offsea- season), Greg Pipkins (19-7) court game and rru'ely makes Toledo to face St Francis and Spartans' · strengths. West through the lineup and will and Daniel Smith battling for mistakes." St. John's. The city champi- Virginia-bound senior j.R compete on every court," ; ''1, He has a lot of weapons, Wernersbach the only return- · Seniors Kevin Teufel and onship could be decided in Randlill moves into the No. 1 Mueller said. ing veterans. -~ he added a strong first the other two singles spots. "We've kept our three sin- Rob Caress join Lofgren. at sin-. May when St X plays Walnut singles slot after playing No.2.· 10. Oal{ Hills: The ".:1 ve to complement his 7. Lakota East: Coach - ;game," Hemingway said. "If gles players, so I think we have gles while the doubles teams Hills (May 3) and Sycamore last yeru: Matt Miller and Tim Highlanders are looking to · Dave McKain's team will rely (May 8) in a five-day spm1. Geraci move to singles this improve on last Yc'ar's rebuild-;he was playing this well last an experience edge over other m·e yet to be decided. · · on· a freshman/~ophomore 3. St. Xavier: ., The 'Walnut Hills, Princeton and year, leaving some questions ing. Coach Rod Thomas · 'year I think he would have temns in the city. I1l take my lineup. Matt Williams and top three against anyone in the Bombers return several, play- ourselves are all similar in that marks at doubles. returns both doubles teams · ;won state." Mike Inel Lander .are the "We have very strong sin- and all three singles players. ers in their quest for a second we have three good singles . ·, · Jason Zimmerman of state," Hemingway said . returning senior~. and Brad 2. Princewn: Sophomore straight city title. Andy Bm·tish, playe1:s," King said. "I think we gles players and we are pretty Leading the way will be David :CHCA is the top returning Williams, ]arrod Mahaffey ;Division II player. Zimmerman Wil Lofgren takes over the No.1 Neil Seghal and Vivek hold an advantage in doubles deep this yem:" coach Scott Oyler, who :finished last season and Jeff Flaig are the return• ~sa state qualifier and played in singles spot after going unde- Ramaswamy will .fill in the sin- .\vith our depth, but it depends Childers said. ''We need some with a 10-4 record. ing juniors.

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Name, School .......'........... W 1.-Mcint!re, Lak. WesL ......... -19 0 ,. . .""2~.Stell!in, Faldleld ..--f···~~~ ...$~~-.-Giln1er-vs,·.Holy-Gros..s, &.-30~.·• 3. Carraher, St. X..... ~........... 7 2 Regular Season 4. Hautman,.LaSalle.-:.......... 10 2 Bellt?yue at Dayton 5. Spen_ce, Elder................... 18 6 Saini Henry at B~one Co. - 6. Aemtng, Sycamor~.......... 10 2 Augusta at Calvary Christian 7. T. Brewer, Colerain........... 9 1 Newport at Campbell Co. B. BUtler, Mt Healthy...... 13 3 conv)ngton Cathoilc at Simon Kenton 9. Coyle, O.His .........._........... 3 3 W!l~amstown at Grant Co. 10. Ryan, loveland ... ;.. :·....... 14 8 Heritage at Villa Division 11·111 uoyd, at Hlghlarids 1. Merle, Madeira ...... ~ .......... 22 2 ludlow at Sli'fer Gmve 2. Higginbotham, Blanc........ 14 2 Holmes at Ry!e 3. Hazlett, Reading.............. 9 4 St. Henry at Boone co. 4. Hit!. Ross ...................:::.. B 4 · Saturday 5 2 (Games at .7:30 p.m. unilitSS noted) • 5. Smith, Lockland..... 140 POUNDS Kenton Trace. Conference Name, School ........ W L Blanchester at Waynesville, 8 p,rri 1. Baria, Moel!er........ ~......... 10 2 Clinton Massie at Southeastern, B p.m 2. Harris, Prlllceton ... L ........ 16 3 Non League 3. Eynon. Fairfield ......'~·......... 10 4 Australia at St. Xavier 4. Gerwe, Milford ....... ;......... 19 3 Mt. Healthy at Coieraln 5. Gallagher, St. X..... :........... 11 8 Hamilton at Xenia 6. Conley Lak. East. 7 4 Sycarhore at Walnut Hills 7. Greer, N'west. ................. 10 2 CHCA;vs Taylor Calvary Ch: at Landmark B. Clafk, Glen Este .....:......... :7 5 t:h, 8 6 9. Pope, Elder............ : Suminit at Georgetown fO. Badllio, Coleraln ... l......... ·6 5 Williamsburg at Fayetteville Division lf·lil Frnnld!n at Deer Park 1. Harmon, CNE......... ~......... 16 Hi!isboro at Fairfield 2. Garvey, Rog. Bacon.......... 13 Ne\'J Ric.hmond at Manchester - 3. Bumett, Kings.................. 6 lynchburg Clay at Westem Brown 4: Phelps, Ross................... 5 · Indiana 5, Mc~lnnls, Norwood.:......... 6 Lawrenceburg at South Dearborn, 8 p.m ' 145 POUNDS East Central at Franklin Co., 8 p.m · Kentucky Name, SchOol .. , ......~....... W L Calvary Christian at Landmark 1. Wayhoff, Fairfield ... .'·.:.:.... 10 o Daytor1 at Kentucky Country Day 2. RUth, W:Woods .............. 10 2 Beth Haven at: Hefitage 3. Zlnkan, Moeller................ 10 2 Pendle~on Co. at Highlands 4. Connelly, St. X.........:..... 8 6 Uoyd.<H Henry Co. 5. Beyerlein, Lak. West.,; ...... 13 a Millersburg Military Academy at Sll'fer 6. Tennant, Milford ............... 20 3 Grove. _3 p,m 7. Hotopp, Harrison .... ./:...... 9 5 Walton Verona ·at Vi!la Madonn·a 8. Tschopp, Lak.Est. .... 7 6 Girls Basketball ' 9. Vogelpohl, Elder....... ~....... B 6 Today 10~ King, Lo'fe!and....... ~....... 13 5 (Games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Division 11·111 Miami ValleiY Conference 1. Dean, CNE ...; ........... ~ ....... 13 Lockland at. Seven Hills 2. Wilhelm, Taylor ....... .'........ 9 KentuckY 3. Hull, Norwood.......... :....... 10 All A Classic 4. Fuller, New Richmond ....... 12 Eight Region At Owen County u.s. 152 POUNDS Name, Sehool ..........,;...... W l ' Gallatin Co.jTrlmble Co winner vs. Em~ 1. D. Blanks, Moe................ 10 2 lnence/;Owen Co. winner, 6' p.m. 2. Gadson, Fairfield...... !........ 10 2 Williamstown/Carroll Co. winner vs. 3. Sacksteder, Harr .....:........ r13 5 SpEiriclir Co.;Wa!lon Verona, winner, 4. Stultz, Glen Este....... l.. ... ; 13 4 7:30 p.;m. 5. Malinowski, 51. X...... i...... 12 7 Ninth Region At Newport H.S. 6. Holt, Dal< f11!is ...........:...... 7 6 7. Emmonds,"Ham'ton.L .... 12 4 Sem!fl~als: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 8. Mundy, Eldef......... 10 2 · Teqtfl Region 9. Roseman, Mt. HeaL.:....... 11 2 At Bishop Brossart H.S. 10. Lobes, Milford ................ 14 7 Nicholas County/Sliver Gfove winner vs. Maysville St. Patrlck/Oemlng winner, 6 Division 11-111 1. Kelly, Reading 11 p.m. 2. Mullengef, R. Bacon ...... 13 Paris/Augusta winner ·vs. Bishop Bros· sartjB£aeken Co. winner. 7:30 160 POUNDS Regular Season Name,·School .................. w l (Game;begin at 7:30 unless noted) t7 2 Df~ie Heights at Madison Central· 10 2 ·Simon •(enton vs. Brecit~!tt Co. at Cynth!~ 11 7 ana Lyons Club Invitational 10 3 5. Meadors, Mason ........ ;., ... 15 3 .Wr~estlili1g 6. Bosiljevcc, St. X......... :•.... 14 ·B 7, Thomas, Eider ........... :..... 12 7 Mason 47, Northwest 33 8. Johnson, Lak. East. .. ;.:..... 6 6 t03-lambert {M) p. Mitchell :27; 9. Ranslck, oak Hills......;..... 7 56 112-Cen!er (M) p. Kuhn 5:54; 119-Ford . 10. Wallace, La Salle............ 8 6 IN) d. Schmidt 7-3; 125-Smlth IN) p. · Division 11>111 Mentrup 2:45; 130-Brelner (M) p. Mon¥ 1. Catanzaro. 1{1[1~ .... :... :... . 11 t· roe 1:49.; 135·-Howe (MJ p, Grow 3:34; 2. Halcomb, N. Rich ........ ~ .. .. 21 2 140-Thurman (M) H. Conelly 15-0; 1453 .. VonHoene, Pur.Mar.. · 10 6 Vorfiargen {N) forfeit; 152-Madden (M) 4. Pride, Roger Bacon .. 11 5 p. Adams :49; 160-Meadors IM)_p, ?· Whitt, Reading............... 7 5 Buchholz :33; 171-Mastaferz M) p, 171 POUNDS Shells 2:54; 189-May {N) forfeR; 2t5-. Name, School ........... ,;,;•••• w L Mooney (NJ forfelt; Hwt-Massy (N) ·tor· l. Dstholthoff, Moeller.....~ .. .. 10 2 felt: Records: Mason 3-4, 2. Saylo_r, Fairfield............~ ... . ~ 2 Wilmington 40, Miami Trace 19 103-Roberts {M) p. Taylor ·:57; 3. Gadd, Hamilton .. . t2 3 ll2·Bowers (M) d. J. Smith 7~2; 119·0. 4: May, Elder ....... .. 15 5 5. Saute, St. Xavier. 16 7 2 6. Simons, Mason ............... . 8 t 7. Wasinger, H'son .............. 11 8 ;41; t35·Murphy IW) p. Bradley 2:46: 8, Everhart, G. Este......... ;_.. .. 10 2 t40-Tolliver IW) d. Boyle 6·5; t45·0eW· eese (M) d. Rose 5~2: 152-Ross (W) p. 8. Rnkes. Lak. East......... ~ .. . 7 7 DIVIsion iJ.IJI Peele-3:50; 160-Home (W) md, Lute 1. Cloran, Madeira-...........;.. . 20 t9·3; t71-J. Jewell {M) d. Steele 12-3; 1B9-Bec11ett (W) d, Rodden 14-7; 2152. Brown, Springboro.......;.. . 10 3. Randolph, N. Rich..... . tB Jewel (M.I d. sean 11-5; 275-H!cks (W} 4; Dick, Reading................ .. 7 p. FennN;2:39. Records: W 2·0.

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OHIO GIRLS , COLUMBUS; Ohio - HoW state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls bas.ketbaU teams In the fourth of six weekly regular~ season 2000-2001 pails for The Associated Press {records through games of Jan. 28): Record 1Pts DIVISION I I. Beavercreek (16) ...... 16-.0 220 2. Cols. Brookhaven (2) , 16·0 i189 3. Plckertngton (2) ........ -14-2 135 . 4. Day; Cham:'Jullenne.. 16-2 118 · 5. Hudson (I) ............... 14·0 113

3. Lykins, Edge\V~od .... ~ ...... 18 4. Holcomb, N. Rich ............ 23 3 5. Von Hoene, p; Mar .......... 15 10 171 POUNDS Name, Schooi..'••'..........1..... .w L 1. Lukens, Moeller..-.......... ;... 15 7 2. Gadd, Hamilton..:............. 21 5 3. Saylor, Fairfield ................ 17 3 4. May, Elder.....;.i............ ;... 19 8 5. Simons, Masonj ........... ;... 14 2 Dlvlolon 11·111 1. Browf?, SpringbOro ............ 19 3 2. Cripe, Edgewood ............... 12 6 3. Randolph, N. Rich ............. 22 5 4. How~rd, Flnn'to~n............ 23 I 5. Kelly, Turpln..... c............... 15 6 189 POUNn$

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Leagu·e · Roger Bacon at McN!c~o!as Purcell Marian at Badin Seton at McAuiey i: Mercy at Ursuline 1, ~- ~a~~lsN B~~~~ch;~d"""'·' ~~ Mt.: Noire Dame vs. St. .Ursula at XU's · el •· ' m ......... Schritldt Flelqhouse 119 POUNDS Kenton TJace Conference · Name, _School .... ~............. W L East Clinton at Waynesville 1. McCoy, Elder................... 20 6 Greenview at B!ancheste,r 2. Kist, Hamilton ................. 24 3 t;;reater MJ8mi Valley Conference 3; Gill, loveland ....; ............. 21 5 Mldd. Madison at Valley View· 4.l0ebker. An~erson .......... 19 7 . • : Non LeagUe 5_. Kunkel, Fairfield ............ !. 19 _4 -~f_!l~__:._ Qg_ntral B_~t___~t.Jacobs C_e_!!:_ __ ~al1n;-Fafr~.------ra------z :. · ter; 7 p.m. _ Division 11·111 . . . lndi8na l.){lngs; E'wood .................' 19 2 South of.arbom at BatesVille 2. Burroughs, Madeira......... 18 7 Kentucky 3. Franz. waynesv!IJe.......... 26 1 Ryle at Newport 4. Beach, Deer.Park.'... c....... 25 5 St. Henry at Lloyd .~ 5. Steadman, Norwood........ 14 7 Holy Cross at Mason Co!.!"ty 125 POUNDS Holmes at Scott · Ludlow at Dayton Name, School.................. W L Highlands at conner 1. Zlnkan, Moeller............... 15 3 Bellevue at.Beechwood 2. Wolery. lak. We:.~.......... 27 2 Simon Kenton at Bishop Brossart 3:Straus. sycamore ........... 17 4 . VIlla Madonna at cavary _Chrlstlan 4. Brewa-, Colerain ............. 18 5 Campbell County at Notre Dame 5. Gillen, Harrison............... 15 11 Silver Grove at' Heritage 4cademy Division 11·111 Calvary Christian al Heritage Academy 1. Kuyl<endall, Mad.............. 25 2 2. W!l!!amson, Kings........... 24 2 3. Binford, Pur. Mar............. 16 7 4. McKinney; Batavia ........... 13 0 Mason 6'6, Winton Woods 12 5. Kania. Ross.................... 1B 7 103-Lambert {MJi p. Bannister 1:p, 112-Hanson (M) fotfelt,119-CcnUOPOUNDS ter (M) p.lazear 1;20, !25cMentrup (M) Name,_School.................. · W L forfeit, 130-Brelner (M)_·forfelt; 1351. Spalola, Elder!................ 24 2 Howe (M) forfeit, 140-:-ThurrnM (M) for~ 2. Flake, Lakota West ......... 24 7 felt, 145-double forfeit, !52-Ruth (W) p. 3. Breiner, Mason ................ 19 7 Madden !;31, 160-Meadors (M) p, Haw4. CO!lJWSH, Fairfield............ 16 7 kins 2:21, 17!-Simons (MI forfeit; 1895. Hotopp, Harrison............. 12 10 Gentene IMI fcrlelt, 215-Stranger (W) DMslon II..JU forlelt, Hawt)Dooley (M) p. Taylcw 5;37. 1. Hensley, lem·Mon......... 25 ·2 Records: M 5-5. · · 2. Seta, Reading.~ ........·....... 24 2 Ainella 36, Anderson 26 3. Merle, Madeira ...·............. 26 2 103-:-Morris {Am) forfeit, 112-Shaf- · 4. Fox, Blanchester...... ,...... 27 3 fer {Am) p. Coorey 1:02, 119-double 5. McSorley, E~woocl ............ 19 3 forfeit, 125-Loa:Jk~r {And) d. R~ttlnger 14,3, 130-Bell (And) d. Roth 9-3, 135135 POUNDS Medley (And) d. Sheppherfi14-5, 140Name, School.................. w L Mutter (Am) p. Merchant 2:48, 145-Say1. Mcintire, lak. West......... 27 0 ers (Am) forfeit, 152-lem' (Am) p.lage2. Baria, Moelier................ , 12 8 mann 1:3B, 160-0sborne '{And} d. Dear~ 3. T. Brewer, Colerain.......... 18 2 dorf 6-4, 171-llaggs (And) d. Shaffer 4. Hautman,laSalle............ 24 4 8·1, 189-Hart lAm) forfeit, 215-CuHing 5. Stehlin, Fair!................... 1S 4 (And) d. Lehn 11-4, HwFO'Conner (And) Division fi.JIJ p, ~orbitt 2:20. 1. Daugherty, B-Tate........... 18 2 ·-La saue 69, Turpin 10 2. Goebel, S'boro..........-...... 19 3 103-Evers {l) _forfelt1 112_-Bender 3. Hlgglnb_otham, Blanc....... 26 4 (l) forfeit, 119-Rick (l) P'. Ballman ;50, 4. HaZlett, Reading.............. 22 S 125-No•ls (l) p. Meyers 1;36, 130-Hol5. Muldrow, Summit CD..... 16 6 thaus {l) p.. Griffin 2:41,-135-Hautman 140 POUNDS (l) forfeit, 140-Fianlgan ill p. Winchell Name, School.................. W L 2:36, 145-Bernecker (l) p; Forbes 5:23, 1. Zlnkan, Moeller............... 15 3 !52-Reid (L) p. luparlello 3;39, 1602. Harris, Princeton............. 18 4 Wallace Ill d. Burke 6-1, HI-Kelly (T). 3. Gawe, Mllfoltl ......, ......... 29 3 d. Jackson 12-L 189-Long (LJ p. Cullen 4. Conley, Lak. East.......... ~, 11 5 3;52, 215-Harms (T) p, Noth 1:26, Hwts. Flanigan, l'a Salle.; .......... 21 8 Rathman {l) forfeit. .~ Lakota East 57, Princeton 15 Division 11·111 · LEngle, Reading ................ 26 o 103-Wolf (P) f_Jrfelt., 112-Mathls·. 2.-Harmon. C!. N'east.......... 19 4 (P) p. Hlabak 2;22, 119-Sizemore (l) p. 3,,Garvey, Rog. Bac ............ 22 2 Ritter 1:57, 125-DHion (l)'forfelt, 1304. Cooper,_E'wood ............... 17 5 SchmlttaueJ (l) forlelt, 135-Bush (L) d. ~-Keiser, CCD.................... 17 3 Thomas 6-3, 140-Harris Wl d. Baynes 6-3. 145-Tschopp ill p., Welis 2;49, 145 POUNDS !52-Ross (L) d. Howard 2-1, 160-John· son ILl forfeit, 171-PIIcv (L) p. McKee Name,.School.............,••;, w L 3;00, 189-Finkes (L) d. Reynolds 11-4, , 1. Wayhoff, Fairfield .......... .. 18 0 215-Wllllams 9l) p. Howar~ 3:1S, Hwt2. Ruth, Woods .........:.... 14 2 Johnson (L) p. Way 1:41.. ' 3. D. Blanks, Moeller........... 14 4 4. Boslljevec. St.X. ............. . 21 10 5. Beyerlein, lak. West...... . 20 9 DMslon 11·111 Walnut Hills 111.85, Se\'en HillS 1. Dean, CNE.... ............. 16 6 108.60, Xenia 67.65, Mason 57:20 2. Wilhelm, Taylor ............... · 9 1 Events Winners: Vault-lwoml ·(Xe3. Hartmeyer, Reading........ . 21 4 nia) 8.35, Bars-Haar (Mason) 8.80, 4. Hull, Norwood ............... .. 18 4 Beam-Haar (Mason) 8.45.: Floor Exer5, Fuller, New Richmond; .... . 16 8 cises: Haar (Mason B.BO); ·All AroundHaai' (Mason) 34.25. 152 POUNDS ' Naine, School.................. w L 1. M. Blanks, Moe............... 19 4 2. Emmoncts, Ham'ton........ 22 5 BOYS 3. Gadson, Fairfield............. 17 3 Northwest 29, Colefaln 8 4. Holt, Oak Hills ................. 14 B Top- Scores: N-llntz 573. C-Evans 5. 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East .Clinton at Cedarvme Southeastern at BlancheSier queen City Conferenee Western Huts at Aiken Mt. Healthy at Woodward Walnut Hills at Wlth<ow :southern Hills League Fayetteville at W~lteoak Peebfe's ·at Eastern · Falrlleld 'at North Adams West union at Lynchburg Western ':at Ripley Miami Valley Conference , landmark Ch. at New Miami CCO at Seven Hllls CHCA-at lockland summit at St. Bernard . , FAVC Cardinal .Goshen at Ross · Kings at· lillie Miami .f.overand at Lebanon Norwood at Wilmington Girls Greater Cincinnati League Alter at Purcell Marian Badin at McNlcholas ~t.

3. Oc;~slO. F'fle!d ..............:.... 12 5 4. Goode, Moe!!er.... ;........ •.. ,. . 6 6 5. Smith, Wllm'ton .............. 12 · 5 Division 11·111 1. Melnk.h1~ Pur.Mar.........(: ) 7 2. Lee, Ross.. :......:.... .-._..... ~. '13 3: Wertz, Springboro:.......,... 10 4. Robbe; Bala\1/a..... ,.......J. ll 5." Back,· Waynesv!We. ........ ;~ 21 U2POUNDS ' ,Name, Scbool................ ~; w 1. Cottone, Moef!er.............·. 12 · 2. Goodman, Lr.~k. V{ ...... ~ ...1 20 3. Shaffer. -Ameua............... 13 4~ Hlebek;.lak'ota East. ..... ;: · 9 5. Spencely, Falrlleld......... .-.. 8 Dlvlllon 11·111 ', I. Vete,, Kings .................. :•. 22 0 2. Schlertoh. Lockland ......... 1.19 5 3. B_less!ng. Pur. Mar ........... , 10 .7

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Name, ~chool....:............. W 'L L Zlnkan, Moeller............... 15 3 2. Wa!ery, lak. We............. 25 2 -.3, StraUs, Sycamore........... 13. · 4 4. Brewer, Coleraln~ ......,...... 17 -5 · 5. Falllace, Ekler................. 17 10 Division 11·111 · I. Kuyl<endall. ~lad .............. 24 2 2. W!lt!amson, Kings....._...... 20 ·2 3. Binford, Pur, ~ar.......... _. 14 6' 4. McKinney, satavfa.~ ......... 13 0 5. Reel. Blanchester............ · 16. 2 ;l30 POUNDS

Jl.ea~ltlg 31 200MR-Norwood. 2:12.54, 200FS. Russ (N) 2:44.02; 2001M-Nunn 1L) 2:!8.24, 50FS-Shlrley (R) 29.76, 100Fiy-l.. Balan (N) 1o14.58. 100FS-G. · Bolan 1:03.22, SOOFS-L. Balan (N). 6:31.94, 200FSR-Loveland 2:02.82, 1008ack-Nunn L) !:03.02, !OOBreastHellmann (R) 1:20.56. 400FSR-Narwood .-4:38.92. Sycamo_r.e.94, Hamilton 89. 200MR-Hamlltan 2:14.98, 200FSPoilard (H) 2:13.56, 2001M-Preglow (S) 2:53.52. SOFSCRider (S) 28.37, IOOAyKiay!llan (S) 1:12.84, 100FS-MoMullen (S) 1:02.76, SOOFS-Aihera IS) 6:18.52, :200FSR-Sycamore 2:0t.32, 100BackPollard (H) :07.84, IOOBreast-Gross lSI 1:24.13. 400FSR-Hamllton 4:39.01. BOYS Loveland 1431 Reading 62; · Norwood 14 ' 200MR-Loveland 2:02.77, 200FSWalf (R) 2:!6.86, 2001M-Eiklng (L) 2:38.57. 50FS-Huskey IN) 25.06, IOOFiy-owens (L) 1:00.92, 100FS-Huskey (N) 58.19, 500FS-Sharpnaek ll) 6:55.5!, 200FSR-Lol'llland 1:A9.o7, IOOSackCEiklng '(l) 1:14.66, 100Breast-Shelton' (R) 1:15.52, 1 400FSR-loveland 4:19.82. Sycamore 107, Hamilton 48 200MR-Hamllton 2:02.99. 200FSC Clements (S) ·a:J0.74. 2001M-Stephens (H) .2:11.37, .50F5-Chao (S) 26.07. IOOFiy-Stephens (H) 59.38, 100FSRichardson.(H) !:01.39, 500FS-Truax (S) 5:45.39,. '200FSR-Sycamore 1:44.53, 100Ba\:k-Keller (S) 1:08.55, !OOBreast-Adami (Sl 1:14.75, 400FSR... Sycamore 4:54.85_. '

Name, Scbool.........;.,.,.", W L I. Spatola, Elder. .........:...... 23 2 · 2. Flake. lakota West.. ....... 22 7' 3.Bre!ner.Mason................ 11" 6 -· 4. Ccmwoll, Falrtlekl ............ 14 7 5. Hctopp. Harrison,............ 12; 9 . . .. ~ivl91on U·UI 1. Hensley, tem~M~r1. ......,.. 18! 2. Seta, Readn~ ................ 19. 2 3._ Merl_e, M:ac'e!ra ....-.... _....,. .. 25-·. 2 4. Fox, ~lanches.ter........... ;. 23; · 3 5. McSorley, E:wao<L ........ : 19: ··3 135 POUNDS HamS,- SchoOl .................: w· L 1. Mclntlre. lak. West. ........ 25 0 2. Saria, Moeller................. 11 , 8 3._-T. Brewer, Cofiratn.... ~ ..... 17 !:2 4. Hautman, LaSalle............ 21 ; 4 5; Stehlin, Falrf....,.............. 13 .! 4 D.Jvlslon iJ.IU • 1. Daugllerty, S-Tate........... ·18 !.2 2. Goebol. S'boro................ 19 13 · HlggJnbollram, Blanc ........ 22 4, Hazre.tt, Reading ...... ,...... , 17 5 5. Hltt. Ross .................: ...., 12 !8 140 POUNDS Elder-iB1 39,'\v_estem Hills :is Harne, Sc_bo-ol ......... .: ••;,~.,! w 103-double: torltelt, q2-doubie . 1. ZJnkan, Mo~ler............... 15 ·3 lorlelt. 119-Com~ley (E) p. Mahansha 2 Hanls Princeton 18 3 5:59. 125-doub-le forfeit, 130-Klas.erner a'Gerwo. Milford... ::::::::::::: 25 3 (E) p. Canner 3:47, 1~5-Gaul\ IW) p. 4, Conley Lak. East............. 9 4 _lawrence 3:29, 14,0-Lubers {E) p. -Hart , 5. ~anlgan, La Salle ............ 18 S 1:26, !45clackson (E) P, Young 2:59, · ________ Qlvls!on II· IlL .. --- _.~. ___ ~·.- 152-Lee (WJ.. ,d .. Hc:ss~!b~ot:lt 3~?.._!6_Q-:--_ ""'J:Eig~>illeaarnl(.::-:::::z:::-2l'-·5""' ......,liiiifnson"(EJ d."Ciir~ief ll'6;!71=ReJder" 2. Harmon, Cl. N'easL ....... 18 4 (E) p. Adams 3:11! 189-Bemlng (E) p. 3. -Garvey, Reg. Sac............ 22 2 Stegman :51, .215-double fortlet, Hwt4. Cooper; E'wood ... ;•• ;, ....... 17 5 Butler (W} p.Loude1back 1:44. 5. Keiser. CCD ....:............... 17 3 Indian Hill 40, Flnneytown 24 · · 145 POUNDS 103-Bullock (F) forter~: 112-double forfeit, 119'"'Tadd.Toplci(l) forfel~ 125Name, Setu)oi ... W !; Tlm TOpicz ·(I) forfeit, 130--Tony Toplcz L Waylmtf, Falrtlekl ............ !6 , O. (I) fortelt, 135-Couslno II) p. 8hl<hofel 2. Ruth, W. WoodS ............... !O 2 1:12, 140-Rheln (l)"md. Lut• 20-4. 3. D..Bianks; Moeller ..........·. 13 4 · 145-McOoriald j~} foi'felt, 152-Vonrl\ces 4. Bosiljevec, St.X............... 2! 9 (I) d. A!en 7-6. !60-Campbe!t (F) p. 5. Beyerlein. i;'l~is\':.e;tjj;jjj' 18 9 Brothors 2:38, 171"double forfeit, !891_ Dean, CN" ..·..................·. 15 6 ,· Pritz (I) d. Hubbard 9,3, 215-Behier (F) .._ p: .Miller 1:30, Hwt-double forfeit. 2. Wilhelm, Taylor...._........... 9 1 \ SuinmH ~untry Day 31,1ndian KiD 18 3. Hartmeyer, Readlrig.. ,...... 16 4 , 103-doub!e. foffelt. 112.,cfouble 4. ~uu, Norwood ................. ·16 4 · tortelt, 1!9-Todd Toplcz (I) Tortelt, !255. full~.r. New Rlchmood ....-. .. 12 7 . ·Jason Loreaux (5) it Tlm Toploz 5·3 ot, 152 POUNDS 130-Cuslno (I) forfelt 1 136cT0!1Y Topic: Name, Sthool ........:......... W (I) p. Muldrow 4:35,, 140-Evela (S) p._ .t M. tilanks, Mcie ............... -19 Rhein 5:44, ·145-double forfeit, 152?. Hott. Oak H\lls.......; .. :...... 14 Chrlos loreauz (S)- md. Brothers 10·2, 3. Emmonds.Kam'ton.:...... 19 160-Colllns (5) d. Voorhees !3'11, 4. GadSon. Fairlleld............. 15 111-A~I (S) d. Pritz 11'4, 189-McCo5. Sacksteder. Hart............. 19 nell (S) p, Miller 1:47. 215-Abdulghanl ~ 'Division· U·lll (S) tortelr. H.wt-doubJe. ftlrfelt Srmrmlt Country Day <IS, Flnne)llovin lS · L Kelly, Reading................. 19 2. McGrath, Goshen.. :.......... 22 103-Bullock (F) foilel~ 112-double 3. Mullenger,RSacon........ 21 forfeit;· 119-dauble forlelt, 125-JJson 4. Weimer, Sp'baro ........, .... 19 loreaux (5) fortelt. 13D-doullle fortelt. 5, Cr.i:ls1ey, Bl'chesler ........;. 1I 135-Muldrow (5) forfel1, 140"-Evelo (S) ' 160 POUNDS ·p. Blrkoter 1:03, l45~CIITls loreaux {S) Name~ School.............. :... w p. McDonald 2:36, 152:-Auen {F} forfeit, 1 R b g Han! · - 24 160-Campbell \F) forfeit, 171-Colllns : · u er • son............. (S) farfelt, 189-Aibic(S) d. Hubbard 7-1, ' 16 ~-~llroltltoff,Moeller ..;...... 215-MtConnell 95) p~ Haward·2:36. ·. me, Wlm'ton.............. 20 Hwt-Abdulghanl (S)"p. WUske :40. 4. F"uttm1an, L west.. ..-........ "16 Lakota West 38, LiJhota East 24 5· Parker, F'field ............;.... 5 . . .103-Sullivan (W) forfeit. 1 !21 i. Catanzaro~~r~~~-~..~~:~. ~. '13 Goodman IW) d. Hleblik 4·2, 119-51••· more (E) d. Garten· ,19-4, 125-Wolery 2·- cr0ran • Madelra.... ~ ...;...... 22 (W)·d. Schmlttauer 19·4, 130-flake {W) ;3.'Lykfns, Edgewood........... 18 d.. Bush 4·2. 135-'-Baynes (E) d. Dean , A:Hok:omb. N. Rich:......... ;. 21 2~1; 140-Mclnt!reJW). p. Conley· 3:21, 5. Von Hoene, P. Mar.......... 13 14 5-Be~r!eln jW) .·Tschopp 5-3, 152111 POUNDS ' Ross (E) d•. Hartman !0-5, 160-Fuhr· Name, Scboor.....;.....;...... W . mann {W) p. M. Johnson 5:32, 171-· 1: Lukens, Moefler....... c....... !4 · FlnKes (E)· p, Rhla 4:371 189-·Maggard 2. Gadd. Hamilton.........,..... !9 (W) forfeit, 215-Wjillams (E) d. Drew 3: Saylor, fairfie-ld~ ...........;,. 12 4-1, ·Hwt-T. Johnson (E)· d.. Gam~r 16~9. 4. N!ay. Bder!..................... 19 Clermont NE 36; Goshen 29 5. Simons, Mason ......:....:·... 11 103-double forfeit~: 112-Pettigrew · Division 11•111 )C) p. Blll>y 4:!'3, 119-Tatman (G) p..J. !. Broivn. Springboro ........: .. 19 campbell 3:43 125 M Campbell I'll! p 2. Cripe, Edgewood....... :.:... ·12 Smith 3:00, l30-.;;ubiC farlelt, · !35~ 3. ~andolph, N. Rich...........; 18 larkin (C) p. Hall 4:46. 140-Harmon (C)· 4, Dick. Reading................. 14 p. Rqesch :56, 145,pean (C) p. Zlgg!ts 5. Eppens, Lockland.:.......... 7 1:02, !52-McGrath (G) d.. Braden.11·0, 189 POUNDS 160-Sargent (G) p. Apgar 1:51, 171Name, Sclloar.................;· W L double forfeit, 189-Keough {C) forfeit, 1.-PI!ev.Lakota £................ 1_3 0 215-:-double far1elt,- Hwt-~cHenry (G} p. : 2. Schultz, Har'san.............. 23 B Allen 1:12. · , 3. Mcl<!eran; Anderson...... :. 20 · 4 Amelia 38, Northwest 31 · 4. Creaden,,Moeller ...........,, 14 .8 103-Moores (A) p. Mlotchell :52, 5. 5ablosky, Colerain.......... 7 3 112-«unb (N) p. Shipp :38. 119-Ford . Dlvtslon 11-111 . (N) d., Shaffer B-7, 125-Smlth (N) p. · !.Keough, CNE.........:....... :. 18 1 Ross 1:42, 130-Kap'(A) 11. Monroe 2. Wlll~ms,.B'cneste!......... 22 .2 22-7, 135-.Greer (N) p. Shepar<J :58, S. Cummi!!Jls, Madeira........ 20 5 !40-G!ow (N) p. Mutter 3:30, 146-Say4. Cassidy, Ed'woo,d............ 18 6 ers (A) p. Curso 1:52, 152-VonB~rgen 5.long. Norwood.: .............. 16 6 (N) d. Cursol 12-1, 160-lahn (A) P. 21S POUNDS Jeager 1:31, 171-0eardorff (A) p. Shell Nome, s.cbool.................. w L 3:33, !B9clahn (A) d. May B-5, 2151. Nalter, Elder.................... 20 6 Mooney (N) p. Good :29. Hwt-Korbut (A) 2. Drew, Lak. West.. ..........: 21 . 9 p. Ros7Ml~:!ira 67, Norwood 3 3. Sctwreitzsr;St. X...'.......... 14 9 103.;..double forfeit. H2-Joerger 20 4 4. Cutting, Anderson...; ... ;... {M) forfeit, 119-:--Burrougt\s {M} p. Stead~ 5 6 · Howarci;Pr~~~j~~~n·ii'~~~i· 1l man 1:51, 125-Kuyk~ndall .{M) p, Paul 1. Lackmeyer, Pur.Mai.:...... 15 · 3 2:56, !30-Mene (M) p. Messer 4:49, 2. Mostacker, aatevla:........ 13 2 135-UlUe)Ohn.iMI fcrtert, 140-EII~ fer-. 3. Pattison. Mad~ra.: .......... 19 4 fe~. 145-Huil (N) d. Rutledge 4-1, 1524. Atkinson, rungs............ .-.. 18 4 Davidson (M) p, Kemp 3:17, 160-Ciaran · 5. Snellln!llockland .........., 14 4 • (M) p. Sh~kle 3:37, !7l-D. Patl~on (M) . !d. Ayers 9-1, 189-Cummrngs {M) p: ·HEAVYWEIGHT· :long 1:44, .215-R. Pattison :(M) p. OsHame, School .................; W L ibom :33, Hwt-Rohe {M) d. Cox 7·4 1. Rosing, St. X.............:..... -17 3, \ Roger- Bacon 60, Winton: Woods 24_ 2. D.ooley. Mason................ 14 3 : 103-Relber. (Rl p.. B~nnlster :56, 3. Gamer,lak. WesL ......... 14 7 112cBrocl<emldge (R) tortelt, 119-la4. Huber. Elder.................... -21 7 zear {W) p._JOhanstn-g 1:1S, '125-0wens 5. Hicks, Wilm~gton........... 10 3 (R) to{felt. 130-Soles (R) p. Pickett ' DiviSion 11·111 2:26, 135-Ciements {R) forfeit. 1401. Campbell. Sp'boro ... :..:.. :, 20 2 Hauck (R) forfeit, .145-Rith (WJ p. Brocll 2. Ryan, lem. Monroe........ ; 19 0 2:18, 152-MullenrW (R) p, Hawkins :29. · 3. Putnam. Bl'chester .......... 23 3 . · !60cPrlde (R) fortelt. 171cHelton (R) 4. Cox, Norwood ...........;..... !6 4 forfeit, 189-Neumann (R) lortelt. 215c 5. Srumrs; Pur. Milr..:; .......: ... 12 1 Strange \W) p. Brown 1:57,: Hwt-1ayior \W) t>-.O'Donnell :5!. Falrflcld &1, Sycamor.e 12 , 103-Wileox (F) d. Rufl15;5, 1120caslo (F) p. Minor 3:43, 119~eeker- (F) p. Ki~tley 2:48, 125-Masan_~straus (5} tf. Kaiser 19~3, 130-ComwetUfl d. Rln· aldl !5-7, 135-Slehlln (F) d. Fleming · 9·4: 140-Eynon (F) a. Penn 14,5, 145Wahoff (F) p. ·uckatter :41, 152-Gad_son (F) d. carter 10-5, 160-Eisen (F) fcrlelt, 171"5aylor (F) p. Vlzltiu 4:26, 189(Rouse ,(F) d. Tauber;7~6, 2.l5-Lawson (F) p. Reich 3:00. Hwt-Eades (5) forte!!.

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Birthdate: 6-26-82 Residence: Lebanon Graduating!GPA: 2000-4.4 weighted Height/Weight: 5'11 "/200 lbs. Greatest Achievement: • Ohio State Div. I Wrestling Champion " Parents: Bill & Mikki blings: Bethany (16)-Ryan (14) . Favorite Movie: Braveheart Favorite Book: The Frontiersman Favorite Entertainer: Mel Gibson Riggest Influence: "My parents." Sports Hero: Archie Griften-Michael Jordan-Randy Moss {;((lst l ike to Meet: Jesus Christ Future Goaf: 2nd state wrestling championship; be All-American wrestler for Stanford

Ore of Greater Cincinnati's premier prep sporting events -~the Southwest Ohio Coaches Holiday Classic \',nestling tournament December 22-23 at Wtt. St. Joseph College - shov;cases the area's best v,:rest;ers. including Ohio state champion Nick L(;i<ens of Moeller High Schooi. Wrestl'n.g at 171 lbs. Last year as a jur,;or. ~;ck w::n the state tit!e with an overtim2 tai~e dm·m, to become the only Div. I Cincinnati wrestier to bring home a state championship whi:e becoming it.oeller's 4th ind;viduai state chn1pion in school history. An academic al;~star, too, Nick earned all ..city and all-state i10nors last year and •.-;as :wmed Cincinnati's Div. I Wrestler of the Year. 'N~est:ing at 189 lbs. this year, sen.ior i\ick leads tl<e Cr~saders' #7 natiorJal!y ranked team. Nick aiso pllayed footba:l and lacrosse for the Crusaders, and will colitirwc ''tis wrGstiing competition n:;x~ year at Sta:ford L;~=versity. Coach's Quote- "Nick is a quality kid aL ~he way around. He ~andles competitive pressure extremely we: I and that together with his strong academics, makes him the complete student~athlete package.··

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Birthdate: 2-28-83 Residence: Mason Graduating: 2000-3.5 Height/Weight: 6'1"/180 lbs. Greatest Achievement: Ohio State championship & AAU National Championship Parents: Anthony & DeDe Brother: Michael (19) Favorite Movie: She's All That Favorite Book: The Bible Favorite Entertainer: Freddie Prinze Jr. Biggest Influence: "Jesus Cl'l'ist & my parents." Sports Hero: "My dad and brother." Most Like to Meet: Jesus Christ Future Goal: Successful bas~etball career at Tennessee-possibly go pro-be a make-up artist r~:ason's All-American M;chelle Munoz leads the nationally ranked Comets in quest of back-toback state championships. As a junior, Mich~!le averaged 21 points-8 rebounds during the regular season in leading the undetected Comets to the state championship and #2 ranking in the nation. In her 79 varsity games with rl1ason, Miche:le has an astounding 77-2 record and has garnered virtually every honor possible-- Player of the Year for the conference, city, Southwest Ohio and Ohio, while being named state tournament MVP and Ms. Ohio Basketball. She also was named as last year's LaRosa's Female Athlete of the Year, a rare honor for a junior. Michelle's AAU team won the nat:onal championship this summer and she was named as the tm.:mament's MVP. ~-~~chelle will play next year fo• the University of Tennessee. Coach's Quote- "Michelle is an ali-round athlete a~d oer:>oro. She is unasSt.:ming and puts the team first. She comes every -:ight ready to play."

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Mason High School

"We are extremely proud of the diversity of our athletic successes and the coaches and athletes who have made them all possible."

-Dick Beerman-Barry Borman, Athletic Directors

Location: SycaiT'ore Township Year Founded: 1960 Pri'lcipa~: Dan Ledford At11ietic Directors: o:ck Been:.an-Barry Bormar: Errollment-Faculty: 890-60 Nickname-Colors: Fighting Crusaders' B!ue·Goid-White Conferf.:'1GE- Div.: G~eatt::r Catho'ic leaGue

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"Mason High School has always maintained a competitive interscholastic abietic program. As a charter member of the FAVC, we've consistently placed at or near the top of the FAVC All-Sports competition. The Comets have won this award six of the )ast 10 years. A veteran coaching staff and dedicated group of athietes ha·;e enabled MHS to achieve many milestones and several district, regional and st.lte honors throughout the sports' programs." ·

-Rod Russell, Athletic Director Location: Mason, Ohio Year Founded: 1959 Principal: Arr:y Spicher Athletic Director: Rod Russell EnrollmenH'aculty: 1.486-95 N;ckname·Coiors: Cmnets C•een & White Conference Divisio:1: Ft Arde!t Va 1!ey CtJr:fcrence·l


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Nama, School.................. l. Spatola. Elder...... 2. Flake. Lakota West....... 3. Breiner. Mason............ 4. Cornwell. Fairfield 5. Hotcpp. Harrison.......... 6. Holthaus. La Salle... 7. Cook. Loveland. B. Berling. G.Este.. 9. Kapp. Amelia... lO.Decker.MIIford 135 POUNDS

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Name, Schoal.................. l. Mclnt.re. Lak. West... 2. Baria. Moeller. 3. T. Brewer. Colerain... 4. Hautman. LaSalle ............ 5. Stehlin. Fairf... 6. Spence. Elder... 7. Fleming. Sycamore... 8. Butler. Mt. Healthy 9. Ryan. Loveland....... 10. Meckstroth. Amelia...... 140 POUNDS Nama, School.................. l. Zinkan. Moeller.. 2. Harris. Princeton... 3. Gerwe. "ltlford 4. Conley. Lak. East 5. Flanigan. La Salle 6. Ciarl<. Glen Este... 7. Rowland. Harison 8. Eynon. Fairfield... 9. Greer. N west 10. Badillo. Colerain.... 145 POUNDS

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Nama, School.................. l. Wayhoff. Fairfield... 2. Ruth. W. Woods....... . 3. D. Blanks. Moeller... 4. Bosiljevec. St.X......... 5. Beyerlein. Lak. West... 6. Hotopp. Harrison... 7. King. Loveland. . 8. Perl<ins. lo';ddletown.. ..... 9. Tennant. Milford... 10. Tschopp. Lak.Est........ 152 POUNDS Name, School.................. l. M. Blanks. Moe... 2. Emmonds. Ham·ton... 3. Gadson. Fairfield............. 4. Holt. Oak Holls... S.Reid.Eider. 6. Roseman. Mt. Heal.......... 7. Malinowski. St. X B. Sacksteder. Harr. 9. Stulu. Glen Este... 10. Lobes. Milford... 110 POUNDS Nama, School.................. l. Ruberg. Harrison... 2. Ostholthoff. Moeller... 3. Horne. Wllm'ton... 4. Fuhrman. L. West... 5. Parlier. F'field... 6. Meadors. Mason.. 7.Ransick.OakHills... 8. Seley. Dldd'town........ 9. Thomas. Elder I o. Wallace. La Salle.. 171 POUNDS Namo, Schaol................... l. Lukens. Moeller.............. 2. Pllev. Lakota E... 3. Gadd. Hamilton.............. 4. Saylor. Fairfield............. 5. May. Elder.......... 6. Simons. Masoo 7. McGeehan. Lebanon.... 8. Wasinger. H'so 9. Saute. St. Xavier............ I 0. Clements. Colerain .. ..... 181 POUNDS Name, School.................. 1. SchuiU. Harson.............. 2. Creeden. Moeller..... 3. Lawson. F'fleld........ 4. Long. La Salle... ...... 5. Weaver. Loveland 6. Chamber. Elder..... 7. George. Glen Este.... 8. MtKieran. Anderson 9. Lehn. Amelia.................. 10. Maggard. L. West... 215 POUNDS Name, School.................. I. Cutting. Anderson... 2. Williams. Lak. East..... . 3. SchwelUer. St. X...... 4. Hennessey. Harrison.... 5. Slaven. Lebanon............. 6. Nailer. Elder...

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Schedule loys laskotball Today (Gamoo 11 7:30 p.m. unleu noted) Kentucky Beechwood at Ludlow Trimble Co. al Williamstown Owen Co. at Grant Co. Frldoy (Games at 7:30 p.m. unleu naled) Greotor Cothollc Leotue Elder at Moeller. B p.m LaSalle at St. Xavier. B p.m Purcell Marian at Kettering Aller. B p.m McNicholas at Chamlnade Julienne. B p.m Badin at Roger Bacon. 8 p.m Greater Miami Conferonco Colerain at Sycamore Fairfield at Milford Oak Hills at Hamilton Lakota East at Lakota West Princeton at Middletown Miami Volley Canftronct CHCA at ceo Landmarl< at North CoHege Hill St. Bernard at Lockland Summit at Seven Hills FAVC Buckeye Amelia at Anderson Harrison at MasonGien Este at Northwest Turpin at Winton Woods FAVC Cordlnal Wilmington at Goshen Kings at Loveland Norwood at Lebanon Little Miami at Ross Mid Miami League Edgewood at Fenwick Talawanda at West Carrollton Franklin at Monroe Dayton Carroll at Miamisburg Springboro at Dayton Stebbins Queen City Canftrtnct Aiken at Ta~ MI. Healthy at Hughes Woodward at Walnut Hills at UC's Shoe· maker Center. 7 p.m. Western Hills vs. Withrow at uc·s Shoe· maker Center. 8:30p.m. Cincinnati Hills LooCut Deer Pari< at Madeira Taylor at Finneytown Reading at Indian HHI Wyoming at Mariemont Southern luckoyt Canforenco Williamsburg at Bethel Tate Batavia at Georgetown Clermont Northeastern at New Richmond Hillsboro at Felicity Kenton Troca Conference East Clinton at Blanchester. 8 p.m Greater Miami Valley Conf. Midd. Madison at Brookville Non L••••• Immaculate Conception at S.P.C.A Indiana Lawrenceburg at SwiUerland Co .. B p.m Kentucky Dayton at Silver Grove Boone County at Highlands Conner at Newport Central Catholic Fleming Co. at Pendleton Co. Ryle at Simon Kenton Dixie Heights at St. Henry Covington Catholic at Stott Bellevue at Villa Madonna Maysville St. Patrick ay Bishop Brossart Campbell County at Holmes Girls lllkalblll Today (Games at 7:30 p.m. unleu nated) Girls Greater Clnclnnotl Lea••• Roger Bacon at Mercy · Greater Miami Conference Sycamore at Middletown Fairfield at Colerain Lakota East at Hamilton Oak Hills at Princeton Lakota West at Milford FAVC luckeyo Glen Este at Amelia Mason at Northwest Harrison at Winton Woods FAVC Cordlnal L~tle Miami at Goshen Lebanon at Kings Norwood at Ross Wilmington at Loveland Southern Buckeye Canforonce Bethel· Tate at Batavia Western Brown at Clermont Northeastern New Richmond at Hmsboro Quean City Conference Aiken at Walnut Hills MI. Healthy at We stem Hills Woodward at Hughes Withrow at Ta~ Southern Hills Loa•ue Fayetteville at Manchester Peebles at Ripley North Adams at West Union Lynchburg at Eastern Western at Fairfield Miami Valley Conforonco Landmark at Summit North College Hill at Lockland CHCA at St. Bernard New Miami at CCO Mid Miami Lll.ut Franklin at Fenwick Talawanda at Monroe Miamisburg at Springboro Cincinnati Hills Loo••• Madeira at Deer Pari< Reading at Indian Hill Mariemont at Wyoming Finneytown at Taylor Kenton Troce Conforonco Blanchester at Clinton Massie Non Leo'"'' Brookville at Madison SCPA vs. Center Chrlstiar at Jacobs Cen· ter. 6 p.m. lndlar South Ripley at South earbom. 6 p.m. Brown County at Bat• illle Kont••ky Scott at Notre Dame Simon Kenton at Newport Boone County at Highlands St. Henry at Dixie Heights Silver Grove at Dayton Newport CC at Conner Villa Madonna at Bellevue Highlands at Boone Co~nty Holmes at Campbell County Owen County at Grant County Friday (Games 11 7:30 p.m. unleu noted) Kentucky Ludlow at Beechwood Cov. Latin at Walden 6 p.m.

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Kovalev's hat trick leads Pens to win Enquirer staff, u·ire reports PITTSBURGH~ Alexei Kovalev had three goals in his first career five-point game and Jaromir Jagr had two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-4 Wednesday night. Mario Lemieux added a goal - his 17th in 17 games - for Pittsburgh. Jagr's goals were his 30th and 31st of the season and came only hours after he was cleared to play. He sat out the All-Star game Sunday with a concussion. • Maple Leafs 7, Thrashers 1, at Toronto Gary Roberts scored twice for Toronto. • Panther·s 2, Wild 1, at Sunrise, Fla. - Mike Sillinger's third-period goal extended Florida's home unbeaten streak to five (4-0-1). • Sabres 2, Islanders 1, OT, at Buffalo, N.Y.Maxim Afinogenov scored 42 seconds into overtime. • Suspended defenseman Marty McSorley has signed with the London Knights of the British league. His one-year suspension for attacking Donald Brashear with his stick expires Feb. 21, and he would be free to be picked up by an NHL club after that.

Cyclones shut out MILWAUKEE- Ville Peltonen had three goals and an assist as the Milwaukee Admirals defeated the Cincinnati Cyclones 5-0 Wednesday. Cyclones forward Erik Cole left in the second period after a hit by Milwaukee's Alexandre Boikov.

Ducks tie Hamilton HAMILTON, Ontario - Antti Aalto's second goal of the game at 6:45 of the third period lifted the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 2-2 tie with the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday in the AHL. • Defenseman Jiri Fischer was assigned Wednesday to the Ducks by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Cincinnati ............................................................................................. 1 0 1 0-2 Hamilton ............................................................................................... 1 1 0 0-2 Flrlt period: l. Ham. Swanson B (Haaley). 16:01.2. Cln. Aallo 6 (Suursoo. Wren). 17:54. Second period: 3. Ham. Samo 10 (Riesen. FiUpalrltkJ. 10:571ppg). Third period: 4. Cin. Aalto 7 (Wallin. Wren). 6:45 (ppg). Overtime: No scoring. Shots on goal: Cin 13·21·6·6·46: Ham 9·11·7·3 .. 30. Power plays: Cin 1·5: Ham 1·3. Goalies: Cin. Naumenko (2B saves), Ham. Gage (44)

·Andretti returning to Indy? INDIANAPOLIS - Reports that Michael Andrettiwill drive in this year's Indianapolis 500 for Panther Racing of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series are false, Panther team owner John Barnes said. Barnes told the Indianapolis Star he hasn't spoken with Andretti or his agent since July. Barnes denies an ESPN report that Andretti would sign with Panther in "a couple weeks" but said the team would be willing to talk to Andretti, 38, the winningest driver in CART history, has not participated in the 500 since 1995.

Stuff lose 1Oth straight The Cincinnati Stuff of the IBL lost their lOth straight game, 99-94 to the St. Louis Swarm 99-94 Wednesday night at Firstar Center. Cincinnati forward and former Withrow High School grad Eric Taylor had 27 points and nine rebounds. Since signing with the Stuff last month, Taylor has averaged 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. The Stuff also released former Kentucky Wildcat Allen Edwards, who had averaged 4.9 points and 1.8 assists a game. He was replaced by former Xavier Musketeer Darnell Williams. St. Loulo- Carter 4·8 S·B 13. Sims 4·9 0·0 9. Walkins 2·2 0·0 4. Robinson 1·3 1·2 3. Stolt 2·2 0·0 5. Johnson 5·13 2·4 12. Hollender 1·1 2·4 5. Smith 7-16 8·8 22. Grimm 5·8 5·6 16. Houston 3-6 4·4 10. Totals: 34·68 27·38 99. Clnclnnlll- Blakney 4·10 9·10 18. Kingsbury 2·4 0.0 5. Potter 2·4 0.0 4. Thomas 2·9 0.0 4. Lewis 2·5 2·4 6. Wiliams 2· 7 3·4 7. Johnson 0·2 0.0 0. Reese 8·15 2·2 19. Taylor 11-19 5·7 27. Sheppard 2·7 0·2 4. Totals: 35-82 21·29 94. st Loulo ..................................................................................24 25 24 21-11 Clnclnnotl ................................................................................17 21 30 21-14 3-polnters: 51. Louis 4·15 (Sims 1·3. Stoll H. Johnson 0·3. Hollender 1·1. Smith 0·3. Grimm 1·4): Cincinnati 3·19 (Blakney 1·2. Kingsbury 1·3. Thomas 0·5. Lewis 0·1. Williams 0·3. Johnson 0·1. Reese 1·3. Taylor 0·1 ).

BOXING Schedule Fob. 10 At Kingsway Centre. Widnes. Eng· land ISH01. Harry Simon. Namibia. vs.

Robert Allen. New Orleans. 12. for Simon's WBO junior middleweight title: Michael Gomez. Ireland. vs. Laszlo Bog. nar. Hungary. 12. for Gomez·s WBO In· tercontinental super featherweight title. At Sunset Station. San Antonio rTELE). Adan Vargas. Mexico. vs. Jorge Eliecer Julio. Colombia. 12. for the vacant WBA·NA bantamweight title: Jose Miguel Collo. Puerto Rico. vs. Ubaldo Hernandez. 12. for the vacant IBA Continental Amerl· cas featherweight title.

HORSE RACING Turfway ~ntries TODAY Pelt limo I p.m.

Girls bowling Amalia 21, Norwood 2 Top Scores: A-Hamilton 433. NCoover 398 McAuley 15, Seton 12 Top Stores: M-Davis 555. 5-Corbln 582.

Boys bowling Amelio 24, Norwood 3 Top Scores: A-Branham 569. NKuchey 490. Elder 18, La Salle I Top Scores: E-Kiekamp 635. L-Noe 560. Records: E 12·2. L 8·6.

Ftb. 11 AI Grand Victoria Casino. Elgin. Ill. IFOXSN;. Ray Mercer. Fayetteville. N.C .. vs. Jeff Pegues. Akron. Ohio. 10. heavy· weights. Feb. 17 At MGM Grand. Las Vegas IHBD). Gu· ty Espadas. Mexico. vs. Erik Morales. Mexi· to. 12. for Espadas WBC featherweight title: Andrew Lewis. Brooklyn. N.Y .. vs. James Page. Pittsburg. Calif .. 12. for the vacant WBA welterweight title. Fob. 18 At Far West Rodeo. El Paso. Texas IFOXSN1. David Reid. Philadelphia. vs. Tony Menefee. Lincoln. Neb .. 10. middleweights.

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Four Star Rating North ern Kentucky earn ed a four-star rating at th e state wrestlin g tournament in Frankfort, Ky., thanks to the performance of four individual wrestlers who won state titles in their respective weight classes. Scott sen ior Jason Daviaux won his second straigh t state titl e with a 14-6 win over Jake Bu chen berger of Louisvi lle Trinity in the 125-pounds division. Daviaux capped off a great care r by also winning th e District 6 and Region 3 tournaments, and finish ed th e year with a record of 44- 1. Senior Jordan Blackmore of Ryle High School capped off a stron g season by pinnin g fellow Nort hern Kentuckian Josh Sharon of Simon Kenton to win the 135pound division. Blackmore finished th e year with a sparklin g 50-1 record , including wins at the District 6 and Regi on 3 tourn aments. In the heavyweight division, Campbell County's Mike Ramsey pulled ou t a tough 18-1 3 win over Marl on Dill o f North Hardin. Ramsey finished the year at 46-3, including a win at th e District 6 tournament. Th e on ly underclassman to win at state was sophom ore Brad Cooper of Simon Kenton. Cooper won a 9-5 decision over Mark Shaver o f South Oldham and established himself as a force to be reckoned with in th e future by finishi ng th e year at 39-3, win ning both district and regional titles. Simon Kenton had the best team finish at state, coming in fourth place with 103 points. Campbell Coun ty, who won both District 6 and Region 3 titl es, finished in seventh place with 87 points.

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in Division I at the state tournament. the best finish among local schools.

Dayton Carroll , 6-2. Mcintire finished the regular sea on undefeated (30-0) only to see his perf ct mnrk go down th e drai n against W t in the district finals. But his wiu al state prove sweet revenge, and was also Lako ta West's first in wrestling. Joe Zinkan o f Moeller won th e 140-pound division with a tough 3-1 decisi on over Jason Bak of Massill ion Jackson. Fairfield's Mike Waholf and Hetag Pliev of Lakota

Division II. Velez (1 12 pounds) became the Knight<;' first champion in wrestlin g with a 3-1 wi n over J'osh Zupa ic of Cuyah uga Falls Walsh Jesuit, and fin ished th e year unbeaten. Reading's Tim Kelly was dom inant all season in Division 111 in th e !52-pound class and it showed at tate, where he defeated Dwayne Dauski of Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-4 . Moeller fin ished second in Division I for the second straight year. The Crusaders had a strong year but couldn 't get past perennia l powerhouse Lakewood St. Edward. In Division II, Kings finish ed 15th while Reading had the highes t fin ish among loca l schools in Division Ill, placing fifth. t.(

Six Gun Salute Although Cin cinnati schools fail ed to bring home a state team title, there certainly wasn't a lack of individual titl es. A total of six wrestlers won state titl es in three different divisions in an impressive showing at Columbus. In Division I, Lakota West's Matt Mcintire capped off a brilliant season by winn ing the 135-pound divi ion over Ryan West of

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East were unb aten during th e regu lars ason only to s e th ei r perfect records take a hit at the distri ct tou rnam ent, both losing on th e same day. Undaunted, they recovr cl to turn in impressive performan es at state. Pliev ( 171 pounds) pinn d Alex Camargo of Berea and Wahoff beat Ed Mahone of Bedford , 15-3, to come home with trophies. John Velez of Kings was certainly the "knight" in shining armor for th e year in

Jason Daviaux ol Scott High Sch.ool won his second straight state title.

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By Ed Letsinger Cinci nnati girls' swimmers perform ed superbly at the state meet. Notre Dame's Tiffany Clay took top honors in the 100 breaststroke.

In Division II, Mi chelle

Reyno lds of Wyo ming (100 butterfly) and Will iamsburg's Betsy Jo Brockm an (200 individua l med ley) brought home titl es.

Have A Nice Day Th at was th e theme in Lexington at th e Kentucky boys' state swimming mee t, where Dix ie Heights senior Michael Day won th e 100 ya rd butterfly (50.53) an d 100 backstroke (5 1.89) on his way to earnin g co-outstanding co mpetitor honors wi th Wi ll Ratliff of Montgomery Coun ty.

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named to the All-State team.

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onship with a resounding 333-1 71.5 win over runner-up Centervil le.

No No rth ern Kentucky team brought

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home a state titl e, although some impressive

It was thr >e cheers for the three McAu ley

Jayme Cramer was once again the catalyst

performances were turn ed in . Covington

d ivers who br ught a Division I state diving

for the Bombers, winn ing th e 200 individual

Catholi mounted a run at perennia l pow-

title ba k home to Ci ncinnati . Sophomores

medley and 100 backstroke in a record time

erh ous Louisvi lle St. Xavier, but in the end

Marissa Lam p and Katie Meister along with

of 47.65. Teammate Max Leassner also won

th e Colonels came up short, finishi ng in sec-

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events. Anderson finished fourth overall.

Matt Bertke (200 freestyle) and Brett

capped off a gr at year by winning at state. "Th ey exc eded my expectations ," said

The Redskins' Rob Kauscher wo n th e 100

Hoersting (100 freestyle) both wo n individ-

breaststroke in a time of 57.54.

ual tit les, and th e Colonels captured first in

coach B bbi Murphy. "They were so stro ng

Ursu line successfully defended its titl e in

togeth er."

Division I, beatin g runn e1cup St. Ursu la, 322-

Th e 5'0" 95-pound Lachmann , th e team's "sparkp lug"

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th e 200 and 400 freestyle events, but it wasn't enough to pull off th e upset.

191. It was th Lions fourth state title in th e

Notre Dame finished third at th e girls'

described by Murphy, fin·

last 10 yea r , and th ey ti ed a school record

meet, racking up 186 points with only six

ish d third ov rail , followed by Lamp ( lith)

wi th six championships, includ ing two each

qualifiers. Beechwood placed sixth . 1l1e

and Meister ( 13th) It was Lach mann's dou·

from soph omore Whitn ey Meyers (200 and

Tigers' Wesley Swafford turn ed in a strong

bl e·twisting one-and-a-half on her lOth dive

500 k ee tyle) and seniorTami Ransom ( 100

perform ance in the 200 individual medley,

that helped the Mohawks to th e win, said

freestyle and 200 individual medley).

fini hing second in a time of 2:06.3 1. 1:,(

Murphy. "She comp letes th at dive maybe 25 percent or th e tim e;· she said . Lamp, a gymnast turn d diver, and Meister, are back next season along with freshman Megan Packer, who was a district qualifier this year. In Division II , Indian Hill sophomore Em ily Hunter successfully defended her state diving tit le with another victory The 16-year-o ld phenom, who as a member of th e Cinci nnati Stingrays com peted at the Junior Olym pics last su mmer finishing sixth in platform , has yet to be beaten in higlil school co mpetiti on.

The Dominators St. Xavi r won their third straight and 23rd overall Division I swimming champi-

All-American Jayme Cramer of St. Xavier led the Bombers to their 2Jrd state title.

Michael Day of Dixie Heights was a double winner at state.

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Division Ihonorable mention 103: Mark Mathis (Princeton); Rob Dearwester (Harrison) 112: Josh Hlebak (Lakota East); Jim Schulz (Elder) 119: Tim Sizemore (Lakota East); Andrew Gray (Lebanon) 125: Daniel Mason-Straus (Sycamore); Stephen Wolery (Lakota West) 130: Zach Flake (Lakota West); Mike Bush (Lakota East) 135: Mike Baria (Moeller); Nate Busick (Lebanon) 140: Jared Rowland (Harrison); John Harris (Princeton) 145: lan Ruth (Winton Woods); David Blanks (Moeller) 152: ian Emmons (Hamilton); Joe Gadson (Fairfield) 160: Jeff Ostolthoff (Moeller); Andrew Fuhrman (Lakota West) 171: Nick Lukens (Moeller); Joe Gadd (Hamilton) 189: Josey Lawson (Fairfield); George Schultz (Harrison) 215: Steve Naltner (Elder); Brad Williams (Lakota East) Hwt: Tony Johnson (Lakota East); Keith Rosing (St. Xavier)

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Zinkan wins wrestling title for Moe BY JERRY SCHROCK CONTRIBUTOR EASTSPORTS@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

In a sport usually dominated at the state level by Northeastern Ohio athletes, area wrestlers more than held their own this year at the 64th annual boys state wrestling championships at Ohio State University's Value. City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Cincinnati-area wrestlers had six individual state championships, one runner-up, five third-place and five fourth-place finishes in the March 1 to 3 competition. Local wrestling was Jed by senior Joe Zinkan (140 pounds) as he added his name to the Moeller record books by becoming the fifth Crusader wrestler to earn a state championship: Zinkan' s older brother Tom did it twice in 1991 and 1993, while placing second in 1992. Twin brother Brian placed fifth last year at 130 pounds and sixth this year 125. Joe finished as runner-up at 140 pounds in 2000 and fourth at 130 in 2001. The Zinkans are well recognized names both in the Moeller wrestling record book and on the state tournament awards stand. Moeller's twin brothers were not the only wrestlers to ,excel at this year's tournament. In fact, they were not even the only twins to place for the Crusaders. Senior twin teammates David (145) and Marcus (152) Moeller High School senior. Joe Zlnkan won a Division I state wrestling title for the Crusaders March Blanks each placed fomth. 3, taking the 140-pound championship in Columbus.

Other Moeller wrestlers to finish in the top six were junior Mike Baria (135), third, while freshman Brent Goode (1 03) and sophomore Joel Cottone (112) each finished in sixth. All of this helped Moeller score 93 points and earn the Division I runner-up trophy trailing only state and national powerhouse Lakewood St. Edward High School's 172.5 points. The

Crusaders nipped third-place Maple Heights' at 89-point total and . the fourth-place finish of Dayton Canol! (83). Sycamore's Daniel MasonStraus (125) qualified for this year's tournament in impressive fashion, winning¡ the Fairfield Division I district tournament over Moeller's Brian Zinkan. The Aves soph<?more sensa-

tion started out this year's state tournament in equally impressive fashion, earning a technical fall over John Forgy of Dublin Coffman, 18-3. However, in his next match, Mason-Straus injured his during a 7-4 loss to Jason Januszewski of Strongsville and could not overcome the injury. He lost again in his next

match to Mike Teis of North Canton Hoover, 7-2. The loss ended his sophomore year at 30-7. Other Cincinnati-ar'ca champions were Kings' John Velez (112), Lakota West's Matt MacIntire (135), Fairfield's Mike W ahoff ( 145), Reading's Tim Kelly (152) and Lakota East's He tag Pliev.


2001 STATE RUNNER-UP DISTRICT CHAMPIONS CITY CHAMPIONS GCL CHAMPIONS SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS 6-6

103-Brent Goode-Fr 112-Joe Cottone-So 119-David Candy-Jr 125-Brian Zinkan-Sr. Capt. 130-Ryan Meyer-Jr 135-Mike Baria-Jr

140-Joe Zinkan-Sr. Capt. 145-David Blanks-Sr, Capt. 152-Marcus Blanks-Sr 160-Jeff Ostholthoff-Sr. Capt 171-Nick Lukens-Sr. Capt. 189-Mike Creeden-Sr

215-Greg Bonn-Sr 215-Alexi Pappas-Sr 275-Chuck Kramer-So Tom Druffel-Sr Dave Lemen-Sr Tim Weinkam-Sr

Nick Corey Donald Schnitzler Jason Ahlers

Bob Feldman Bruce Nelson P.J. Boland

Coaches:

Jeff Gaier Ed Jamieson Rob Lyons


ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL

2001 AGENDA

4:00pm

SOCIAL

4:30pm

WELCOME .. .. ..... .... . .. ..... ........... ...... ... ..... . Jeff Gaier Assistant Varsity Coach

INVOCATION .................. Bro. Charlie Wanda, S.M. Team Chaplin

OPENING REMARKS ........................ Dick Beerman Athletic Director

YOUTH WRESTLING ........................... Dale Berger Kid Crusader Coach

JUNIOR HIGH TEAM ............................. Dan Kunkel Junior High Coach

FRESHMEN TEAM ....... Jason Ahlers, Bob Feldman Freshmen Coaches

5:00pm

..................................................................... DINNER

5:30pm

GUEST SPEAKER ................................. Jude Skove NCAA Wrestling Champion- Ohio State U.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS ...... Dick Beerman Athletic Director

SPECIAL TEAM AWARDS ...................... Rob Lyons Varsity Coach

J.V. TEAM ................. Nick Corey, Donald Schnitzler J.V. Coaches

VARSITY TEAM ................................... Ed Jamieson Varsity Coach

SENIORS ......... ,......................................... Jeff Gaier Varsity Coach

7:30pm

CLOSING (approx)


MOELLER WRESTLING 2001 High School I Youth Coaches: Jeff Gaier Ed Jamieson Rob Lyons

Nick Corey Don Schnitzler Bruce Nelson

Jason Ahlers Bob Feldman P.J. Boland

Dan Kunkel Doug Weaver Dale Berger JudeSkove

Team Support: Earl & Portia Blanks (Captain's Parents) Bill & Mikki Lukens (Captain's Parents) Don & Sue Ostholthoff (Capt. Parents) Lou & Mary Ann Zinkan (Capt. Parents)

Dick Beerman (Athletic Director) Bro. Charlie Wanda (Chaplin) Craig Lindsey (Trainer) David Seeger (CFW President) Tim Bonn (Video)

Seniors: David Blanks Marcus Blanks Greg Bonn

Nick Lukens J eft Ostholthoff Alexi Pappas

Mike Creeden TomDruffel Dave Lemen

Tim Weinkam Brian Zinkan JoeZinkan

Juniors: Daniel Adkins Eric As brock Michael Baria David Candy

T.J. Carpenter Jeffery Eitel Brandon Gilbert Daniel Gilbert

NickKanoza John Keller Adam Long Ryan Meyer

Steve Peck Chad Schnitzler

Sophomores: Carl Bohart Joel Cottone A. Gammarino Chuck Kromer Marc Lang

Jeff Lang BenLlyod Andrew Murphy Jeff Newell Patrick Richter

Donald Seitz Joe Sheehan Michael Stanley Dan Tobergte Luke Visnic

Chris Wessel Pat Witte Ryan Woods

Freshmen: Bill Adkins Brad Albrecht Brandon Asbrock Brendan Beresford Kevin Buckingham Mike Cronin Pete Cunningham Alex Cutter

Brandon Druffel Devin Finegan Ian Furterer Brent Goode Beau Goodhart Joe Hamad Brian Haverkos Tom Hayden

Joshua Brock (7) Eric Cameron (7) Tye Chavies (7) Sam Cole(7) Mark Druffel (8) Matt Feldhaus (8)

Jared Glaser (7) Carl Hayden (7) Allen Hughes (7) David Klonne (7) Nathan Kmetz (8) Lou Miller (7)

Brent Hutzel Tim Kemme Craig Kerkhoff Brad Lindsey John Margraf Ben Michaels David Neumann Steve Pestian

Sean Robinett Mitch Schwering John Taylor Jimmy Tull J.J. Turnwald Chris Walsh Nick Welling PhilYowler

Junior High: Josh Newbanks (8) Lou Uecker (7) Charles Quehl (8) Alex Weaver (7) Peter Rytel (8) Alex Zeigler (7) Brian Schuckman (7) Ben Schutte (8) Peter Simon (8)


JOE ZINKAN -140 lbs. **

MIKE BAR/A- 3RD, 135 lbs. DAVID BLANKS- 4TH' 145 lbs. MARCUS BLANKS- 4TH' 152 lbs. BRENT GOODE- 6TH' 103 lbs. ** JOEL COTTONE- 6TH' 112 lbs. BRIAN ZINKAN- 6TH' 125 lbs.

JeffOstholthoff-160, NickLukens-171**, Mike Creeden-189

Brent Goode -103 * Joel Cottone -112 * Brian Zinkan -125 * RyanMeyer-130 Mike Baria -135 * Joe Zinkan -140 *

David Blanks -145 Marcus Blanks -152 * Jeff Ostholthoff -160 * Nick Lukens -171 * Mike Creeden -189 *

Mike Baria, Nick Lukens, Mike Creeden

* Sectional Champion ** District Champion


MOELLER WRESTLING-BANQUET AWARDS MOST VALUABLE WRESTLER - given to the wrestler whose competition performances, practice habits, leadership, and holistic commitment elevated the performance level of the team. OUTSTANDING WRESTLER - given to the wrestler whose mat performance was consistently highest throughout the year, and whose performance peaked at the team's most critical tournaments.

CRUSADER AWARD - given to the wrestler who best displays the qualities of the wrestler and individual our program aspires to produce: Honesty, Loyalty, Respect, Unselfishness, and Class.

BIGMOEAWARD - given to that individual who best exemplifies and defines teamwork and sacrifice. This individual is selfless in his willingness to do whatever is needed for the sake, cause, and overall goals of the team.

MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER - given to the wrestler that has shown marked improvement from the first day of practice to the end.

BULLDOG AWARD - given to the wrestler that has shown exemplary mental and physical toughness both during competition and in the practice room.

SPIRIT AWARD -given to the wrestler who best exemplifies "The Moeller Wrestler'', displaying exemplary camaraderie, passion, and attitude within the context of the team's overall goals and vision. NEW COMER AWARD - given to the first year varsity wrestler who makes the biggest impact on the success of the team.

TAKEDOWNAWARD - given to that individual who is most impressive in the neutral position in wrestling. Typically this wrestler leads the team in takedowns for the year.

HAMMER AWARD (Most Pins) - given to that individual who is most impressive pinning their opponents. Typically this wrestler leads the team in pins for the year. EAGLE AWARD - given to that individual who displayed marked commitment to preparation for the upcoming wrestling season. This includes dedication during fall lifting and attendance at spring and summer wrestling opportunities. 500 ROPE CLUB AWARD - given to those individuals who climb 500 or more ropes during the wrestling season. To accomplish this, each wrestler must average eight ropes per practice.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD- SENIOR: - given to the senior wrestler with the highest class rank. To earn the award the wrestler must have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.50. SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD- UNDERCLASS: - given to the sophomore or junior wrestler with the highest class rank. To earn the award the wrestler must have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.50.


FINAL CITY POLL RANKING: 1 (South West Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association) FINAL STATE POLL RANKING: 2nd (State Wrestling Coaches Association)

DUAL MEETS: (6-6) SCORES: Moeller 41 -Elder 28 Moeller 71 -Thomas Worthington 0 (State Duals) Moeller 28- Massillon Perry 26 (State Duals) Moeller 15 - St. Edward 40 (State Duals) Moeller 18- Blair Academy, NJ 47 (National Duals) Moeller 13- Easton, Pa 54 (National Duals)

Moeller 23- Midwest City, OK 40 (National Duals) Moeller 42- St. Xavier 18 Moeller 19- Blair Academy, NJ 53 (St. Ed's Quad) Moeller 21 - St. Edward 41 (St. Ed's Quad) Moeller 53- Walsh Jesuit 23 (St. Ed's Quad) Moeller 29 - Fairfield 26

TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Beast of the East- Newark, Delaware (76 Teams): 9th S.W.O.W.C.A. Holiday Tournament (28 Teams): 2"d State Dual Meet Tournament (8 Teams): 2"d Nati~nal Final Four Duals (4 Teams): 4th Ohio Catholic Invitational Tournament (29 Teams): 1st G.C!L. (9 Teams): 1st Sectional Tournament (13 Teams): 1st, 297 points, 11 district qualifiers District Tournament: 1st, 207 points, 10 state qualifiers State Tournament: 2"d, 93 points, 7 state placers, 1 state champion

I

WGT WRESTLERCW 103 i BRENT GOODE (9) 103/19 DAVID CANDY (11) 112 JOEL COTTONE (10) 119 DAVID NEUMANN (9) BILLY ADKINS (9) 119 119 i PAT RICHTER (10) 125 BRIAN ZINKAN (12) 130 RYAN MEYER (11) 135 MIKE BARIA (11) CHAD SCHNITZLER (11) 135 135, JOE SHEEHAN (10) 140, JOE ZINKAN (12) 145 DAVID BLANKS (12) 145, TIM WEINKAM (12) 145 BRANDON GILBERT (11) 152: MARCUS BLANKS (12) DAVE LEMEN (12) 152 160' JEFF OSTHOLTHOFF (12) 1n NICK LUKENS (12) 171 TOM DRUFFEL (12) 189 MIKE CREEDEN (12) 215, GREG BONN (12) 215 ALEX! PAPPAS (12) 215 CHRIS WESSEL (10) HWT CHUCK KROMER (10)

WON LOST PINS 20 13 8 14 16 0 25 15 13 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 31 8 15 16 19 3 27 10 3 4 4 10 1 4 0 12 30 3 28 10 12 3 4 1 0 1 0 37 7 16 1 0 0 30 12 20 32 9 12 1 0 0 29 12 7 5 3 6 3 10 0 0 3 0 2 12 0

BE

cc

Tournament Place CIT GCL SEC 1 1 5

DIS 1

ST 6

2

2

6

2 2

4

8

3

1 3 1

3 1

1 3 1

2

6

3

3

1 2

1 2

1 4

3

4

3 1 2

2 2

2

3

2 1

3 1 1 5

3


Moeller Wrestling -Varsity Individual Stats 2000-2001

Wgt

Wrestler

TDS For A

103

Goode

49

40

6

13

5

8

6

6

28 41

0

6

8

0

2

115.0

20

13

8

.606

103/119 Candy

31

57

2

17

5

2

3

3

33 34

4

2

0

0

4

50.0

14

16

0

.467

39 21

19

5

7

14 17 28

15

8

7

12

1

4

133.5

25

15

13

.625

NF-3 NF-2 REV For A For A For A

ESC For A

Pen Pts Tee Maj. Tm. For A Pins Fall Dec. Pts.

Won Lost Pins Pet.

112

Cottone

44

112

Adkins, B.

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

1

0

.000

119

Neumann

12

16

2

10

4

3

1

6

5

4

2

1

1

0

1

12.0

4

9

1

.308

119

Richter

0

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

0

1

0

.000

125

Zinkan, B.

128

12 11

2

12

1

1

2

25 105 5

3

11

4

6

182.0

31

8

15

.795

130

Meyer

64

46

3

9

8

14 33 42

7

7

2

1

6

53.5

16

19

3

.457

130

Sheehan

1

11

1

7

0

4

0

3

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

6.0

1

4

0

.200

135

Baria

109

35

9

1

3

0

4

2

42 93

3

3

2

1

8

123.5

27

10

3

.730

135/140 Schnitzler

9

34

3

3

2

2

2

0

24

10

0

1

3

1

0

13.5

4

10

4

.286

140

Zinkan, J.

97

12 12

1

8

2

13

1

23

88

6

4

10

2

6

165.0

30

3

12

.909

145

Blanks, D.

79

21

16

8

8

2

6

5

34 65

5

6

11

1

4

153.5

28

10

12

.737

145

Gilbert, B.

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3.0

1

0

0

1.000

145

Weinkam

20

9

5

0

5

1

3

3

10

4

2

1

10

1

1

54.0

14

5

11

.737

152

Blanks, M.

109

20

19

3

7

2

7

9

38

94

6

4

13

3

5

181.5

37

7

16

.841

160

Ostholthoff

49

24 21

1

14

4

15 11

20 32

8

7

19

1

5

174.0

30

12

20

.714

171

Lukens

84

32

18

4

5

6

13 11

36 53

1

4

10

2

5

170.0

32

9

12

.780

189

Creeden

80

39

4

5

2

2

5

3

45

82

11

10

7

0

5

136.0

29

12

7

.707

215

Bonn

11

9

3

0

2

1

1

3

13

7

1

0

8

1

0

72.0

16

8

9

.667

215

Pappas

8

14

0

0

2

1

4

3

10 14

3

3

0

0

0

11.0

3

10

0

.231

215

Wessel

0

11

0

3

0

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

3

0

.000

275

Kromer

0

19

0

0

0

1

1

1

6

2

0

4

0

0

0

11.0

2

12

0

.143

10 13

Team Totals 986 505 163 112 92 60 108 104 468 786 72 74 127 19 62 1820.0 364

197 146 .649


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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Moeller Wrestling - Career Statistics

Yr

Wrestler

TDS For A

Sr

Blanks, D.

334 112 74 23 34

12 22

Sr

Blanks, M..

183

65 31

12

12

4

15 16 84 167 13

11

Sr

Bonn

18

19

3

4

3

2

2

4

18

13

1

Sr

Creeden

80

39

4

5

2

2

5

3

45

82

11

Sr

Lukens

192

66 30

13

15

11

36 31

73 114 7

Sr

Ostholthoft

110

77 36

10 27

11

32 26

69

75

Sr

Pappas

!

22

27

4

0

3

1

7

6

23

Sr

Weinkam

1

23

11

6

1

5

2

3

3

11

Sr

Zinkan, B. I

449

76 53

7

27

7

30

11

99 349 10 22 35

Sr

Zinkan, J.l

506 102 49

14 24

7

63 20 143 420 18

235

1

1

10

3

19 11

16

Jr

'

'

II

Baria

I I

52

NF-3 For A

21

NF-2 For A

15

REV For A

ESC For A

Pen Pts Tee Maj. Tm. For A Pins Fall Dec. Pts.

16 143 288 20 34 36

Won Lost Pins

Pet.

7

17 537.0

100

34

43

.746

22

3

10

273.5

63

23

25

.733

0

9

1

0

82.0

18

13

10

.581

10

7

0

5

136.0

29

12

7

.707

9

25

2

11

406.0

77

17

27

.819

15

19 29

1

12 322.0

62

33

30

.653

31

11

12

2

0

1

37.0

13

23

2

.361

5

2

1

12

1

1

60.0

15

6

13

.714

13 22

592.0

110

29

48

.791

17 32

10 31

635.5

122

26

42

.824

72 200 13

6

8

6

13

290.5

63

19

14

.768

8

99 157 13

9

9

4

9

285.0

68

43

13

.613

!

I

Jr

Candy

I

176 129 18 33

'

Jr

'

Gilbert, B. I

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3.0

1

0

0

1.000

0

10

0

5

0

1

0

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

0

5

0

.000

87

98

10 47

8

19 23 29 48

60

12 10

10

1

6

96.5

27

40

11

.403

16

42

3

2

3

29

17

1

4

4

1

0

22.5

6

13

5

.316

66

81

34 40

12 30 44 36 40

23

12

11

17

2

8

203.0

40

35

19

.533

1

21

0

0

0

1

1

3

6

2

0

4

0

0

0

11.0

2

16

0

.111

I'

Jr

Kanoza

Jr

Meyer

!

I I

I

Jr So

Schnitzler'

I

Cottone

5

3

2

'

So

I

Kromer

i I

i

So

Richter

I

0

9

0

4

0

2

1

0

4

1

0

1

1

0

0

6.0

1

2

1

.333

So

I Sheehan I

1

11

1

7

0

4

0

3

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

6.0

1

4

0

.200

So

Wessel

II

0

11

0

3

0

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

3

0

.000

So

Witte

I

0

7

0

2

0

1

1

1

3

0

0

1

1

0

0

6.0

1

3

1

.250

Fr

Adkins, B.

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

1

0

.000

49

40

6

13

5

8

6

6

28 41

0

6

8

0

2

115.0

20

13

8

.606

12

16

2

10

4

3

1

6

5

2

1

1

0

1

12.0

4

9

1

.308

i

I

Fr

Goode I'

Fr

Neumann

4


DUAL MEET RESULTS (2-3): Moeller 54 - Lockland 40 Loveland 51 - Moeller 30 Roger Bacon 58 - Moeller 15 Waynesville 48 - Moeller 42 Moeller 50 - Mason 20 TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Amelia Tournament (10 Teams): 3rd place Madeira Tournament (20 Teams): 3rd place Lockland Duals (8 Teams): 4th place Lasalle Tournament (14 Teams): 5th place

WGT

WRESTLER {Yd

WON LOST

AMELIA

MADEIRA

LaSalle

2nd

103

Tom Hayden (9)

3

112

Brian Haverkos (9)

3

2

119

Brad Albrecht (9)

2

3

119

Bill Adkins (9)

3

2

119

Pat Richter (1 0)

2

125

Phil Yowler (9)

4

125

PatWrtte (10)

2

130

Devin Finnigan (9)

130

Joe Sheehan (10)

6

2

135

Andrew Murphy (10)

2

6

135

Don Sietz (10))

140

Luke Visnic (1 0)

5

6

145

Marc Lang (1 0)

2

3

145

Brandon Gilbert (11)

6

4

4th

5th

4 2nd

4th

2 6th

4th

4th

1st

2nd

152

Tim Wienkam (12)

11

160

Dave Lemen (12)

13

6

171

Tom Druffel (12)

7

5

189

Nick Pappas (11)

4

2

14

3

1st

3rd

5

4th

6th

189

Greg Bonn (11)

215

Chris Wessel (10)

5

215

Alexi Pappas (12)

3

215

Matt Griffith (11)

3

275

Chuck Kromer (1 0)

3rd

5th

2"d

6th 2"d

2nd 2 2


DUAL MEETS: {6-3) G.C.L.: {3-1) DUAL MEET SCORES: Moeller 59 - Harrison 15 Moeller 42 - St. Xavier 24 Moeller 32- Lakota West 31 Moeller 48- Fairmont 19 Moeller 49 - LaSalle 33

Moeller 39 - Lakota East 45 Moeller 30- Fairfield 31 Moeller 47 - St. Xavier 27 Moeller 30 - Elder 54

TOURNAMENT RESULTS: New Lexington Reserve Tournament [NL] 1st Purcell Reserve Tournament [PUR] {16 Teams): 5TH Lakota East Tournament [LE] 2nd Elder Reserve Tournament [EL] {1 0 Teams): 2nd G.cf.L. Tournament [GCL] {8 Teams): 2nd I

WGT

103 103 112 119 119 125 130 130 130 135 135 135 135 140 140 140 145 152 152 160 160 171 171 171 171 171 189 189 HVT. HVT

WRESTLER Brent Goode Tom Hayden Jeff Lang Pat Richter Bill Adkins Pat Witte Eric Asbrock Joe Sheehan Steve Peck Dan Tobergte Ryan Murphy Ryan Woods Ben Uoyd Nick Kanoza LukeVisnic Chad Schnitzler Brandon Gilbert Marc Lang Daniel Gilbert Dan Adkins John Keller Jeff Newell Mike Stanley Ryan Lukens TJ Carpenter Jeff Eitel Mike Cronin Chris Wessel JimmyTull Chuck Kromer

WON

5 5 11 15 0 14 4 15 0 0 8 8 2 3 8 12 24 8 20 17 0 0 5 5 7 6 0 15 1 7

LOST

LE

0 0 5 8 2 5 7 6 3 6 6 5 2 1 6 0 1 7 5 2 2 3 4 1 4 7 1 6 1 5

1

NL

PUR

2 2"d

2"d -

-

2nd

EL

4th

3rd

-

3rd

GCL

1 2"d 2"d

4th

-

3RD

-

RD 3 3RD 3RD

-

4TH

2ND 3RD ND 2

-

2ND 1

-

2ND 1

2ND 1

3rd

-

3rd 3rd

-

2nd

-

3rd


DUAL MEETS: (4-2) G.C.L.:

(3-1)

DUAL MEET SCORES: Moeller 53- Harrison 21 Moeller 46 - Lakota East 27 Moeller 15 - Elder 54

Moeller 58 - LaSalle 6 Moeller 45 - St. Xavier 21 Moeller 3 Fairfield 56

TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Purcell Freshman Tournament [PUR] (14 Teams): 3rd place Centerville Freshman Tournament [CENT] (19 Teams): 6th place Dublin Coffman Tournament [DUB] (24 Teams): 6th place G.C.L. Tournament [GCL] (8 Teams): 1st place

WGT

WRESTLER

98 98 103 112 112 119 125 125 125 125 130 130 130 135 135 140 145 145 145 152 160 160 160 160 171 171 171 189 189 235 235 235

Tom Hayden Steve Pestian lan Furterer Brad Albrecht Brian Haverkos Billy Adkins Kevin Buckingham Devin Finegan John Taylor Phil Yowler Brendan Beresford Craig Kerkoff David Newman Brent Hutzel Sean Robinett Ben Michaels Pete Cunningham JJTurnwald Nick Welling Tim Kemme Brandan Asbrock Alex Cutter Beau Goodhart Mitch Schwering Joe Hamad Ryan Lukens Chris Walsh Mike Cronin Brandon Druffel Brad Undsey JimmyTull John Markgraf

WON

LOST

27 1 0 1 18 14 8 3

4 5 10 1 5 2 9 2

1 7 0 7 3

4 11 1 2 4 2

6

6

1 0 3 9 2 1 2 1

7 1 7 4

21 5

1 2

13

5

13

9

6

PUR

3

CENT

DUB

3

2

3 3 2

GCL

3 3

5 4 3

3

6 2 1 3 1 5 3 3

5

2


DUAL MEETS: {10-2} G.C.L.: (1-0} DUAL MEET SCORES: Moeller 56- Campbell County 27 Moeller 59- N. College Hill12 Moeller 54- Delhi 27 Moeller 43 - Mt. Healthy 27

Moeller 46 - Franklin 36 Moeller 37 - Elder 34 Moeller 19 - Fairfield 42 Moeller 56- Wilson 18

Moeller 60 - Dayton Wayne 19 Moeller 60 -White Oak 30 Moeller 51 - Loveland 36 Moeller 25- Lakota Ridge 51

TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Columbus DeSales {22 Teams): 5th Elder Tournament {13 Teams): 4th

Madeira Tournament (17 Teams): 191 Coaches Classic {21 Teams): ]Ill

TEAM TOTALS: Team Takedowns (F-A): 469-190

Pins (F-A): 112-46

WGT 80 80 86 86 86/92 92 92 92 98 I 104 104 110 116 122 122 128 134 134 I 134/142 172 Hvt

WRESTLER (GR) Alex Weaver (7) Tye Chavies (7) Josh Newbanks (8) Peter Simon (8) Jared Glaser (7) Alex Zeigler (7) Ben Schutte (8) Carl Hayden (7) Eric Cameron (7) Peter Rytel (8) David Klonne (7) Lou Uecker (7) Brian Schuckman (7) Nathan Kmetz (8) Lou Miller (7) Joshua Brock (7) Mark Druffel (8) Matt Feldhaus (8) Sam Cole (7) _ Charles Quehl (8) Allen Hughes (7)

WON 16 3 14 3 18 3 3 3 20 3 2 7 1 15 8 7 2 19 16 27 3

LOST 6 0 7 3 9 3 6 4 3 14 6 5 9 10 7 10 1 7 11 0 12

PINS 13 2 3 3 12 3 2 2 9 1 1 5 0 8 1 7 2 13 14 24 2

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8

4 2 2 4

4

3

6 - 1 3

3 6 6

3

2

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3 1

1 3 1

4 5 1

YEARLY TOP RECORDS: 1991: Adam Molina (17-5), Mark Williams (17-4), Patrick Feldman (17-4), Randy Adkins (16-0) 1992: Adam Molina (15-1), Josh Janson (16-4), Mark Williams (13-1), Tim Arthur (1 0-3) 1993: Josh Janson (17-0), Mark Zielinski (16-0) 1994: Aaron Zistler (19-3), David Feldman (15-2), Pat Murray (16-4) 1995: Aaron Zistler (20-1), Bobby Lyons (20-0), Brad Haverkos (21-3), Brian Rahe (19-4), Jeff Janson (24-6), Jeremy Holtkamp (19-4) 1996: Bobby Lyons (18-1), Brian Zinkan (23-1), Greg Bonn (20-4), Joe Zinkan (21-3), Nick Lukens (20-5) 1997: Brian Zinkan (20-2), Dan Adkins (17-2), Greg Bonn (18-0), Joe Zinkan (17-1), Nick Lukens (10-1) 1998: Cameron Goode (22-0), Dan Adkins (19-1), T.J. Carpenter (17-5) 1999: Bill Adkins (18-5), Brent Goode (18-3), Camerson Goode (23-1 ), Rob Carpenter (22-6), Ryan Lukens (20-5) 2000: Bill Adkins (19-5), Josh Smith (22-7), David Neumann (15-5), Tim Kemme (16-8), Ryan Lukens (20-2) 2001: Charles Quehl (27-0), Eric Cameron (20-3), Matt Feldhaus (19-7), Jared Glaser (18-9), Alex Weaver (16-6), Josh Newbanks (14-7)


TOM ZINKAN ...................................................... 130 lbs...................................................... 1991 SCOTT OSTHOLTHOFF .................................... 1891bs...................................................... 1992 TOM ZINKAN ...................................................... 140 lbs ...................................................... 1993 NICK LUKENS ..................................................... 171 lbs ·····································:················2000 JOE ZINKAN ........................................................ 140 lbs...................................................... 2001

TOM ZINKAN ................................. 1992 JOSH JANSON 2ND .............................. 1996 CHRIS DAVIS 2ND ................................. 1998 JOE ZINKAN 2ND .................................. 2000 BOBBY LYONS 2ND .............................. 2000 JOSH JANSON 3RD ............................... 1997 MIKE BARIA3RD ................................... 2001 JOE ZINKAN 4TH ................................... 1999 MIKE BARIA4TH ................................... 2000 DAVID BLANKS 4TH .............................. 2001

Frank Haidle ......................... 1964 Mike Scheadler ..................... 1965 Frank Haidle ......................... 1966 Dennis Riehle ........................ 1966 Ken Hanson ..................... 1971 ,72 Steve Scherzinger................. 1972 Ken Adkins ............................ 1975 Randy Webb ......................... 1975 Jay Case ............................... 1975 Steve Melink ......................... 1976 Rick Magliano ....................... 1981 Terry King ............................. 1987 Bill Palermo ...................... 1987,88 Dave Seeger ......................... 1988 Jerry Wilkin ........................... 1988

Jon Rice ............................... 1989 Scott Ostholthoff ............. 90,91,92 Tom Zinkan .................... 91 ,92,93 Clint Whalen .................... 1991 ,92 Billy Lyons ............................ 1993 Brian Reichert ....................... 1993 Guy Olinger .......................... 1993 Josh Janson .............. 94,95,96,97 Bob Feldman ........................ 1994 Mark Zielinski .................. 1995,97 Patrick Feldman ................... 1995 Justin Brashear .................... 1996 Tim Arthur ............................. 1996 Chris Davis ...................... 1997,98 John Bell .............................. 1997

Mike Scheadler .................................................. 1965 Dennis Riehle ..................................................... 1966 Frank Haidle ...................................................... 1966 Jay Case ............................................................ 1975 Terry King .......................................................... 1987 Dave Seeger ...................................................... 1988 Scott Ostholthoff ................................................ 1992 Tom Zinkan ................................................... 1992,93

Dennis Riehle .............................. 1966 Ken Hanson ...................... 1970, 71,72 Todd Chambers .......................... 1974 Bill Sutliff ..................................... 1974 Jay Case ..................................... 1975 Ken Adkins .................................. 1976 Dave Markgraf ............................ 1977 TimTepe ..................................... 1977 John Ziegler ................................ 1979 Joe Magliano ............................... 1983 Mike Hyzdu ................................. 1985 Mark Stoy .................................... 1985 Terry King ................................... 1987 Bill Palermo ............................ 1987,BB Dave Seeger ............................... 1988

MARCUS BLANKS ......................... 2001 KEN HANSON 5TH ............................... 1971 BRIAN ZINKAN 5TH ............................... 2000 KEN HANSON 6TH ............................... 1972 KEN ADKINS 6TH ................................ 1975 RANDY WEBB 6TH ............................... 1975 DAVID BLANKS 6TH .............................. 2000 BRIAN ZINKAN 6TH ............................... 2001 JOEL COTTONE 6TH ............................. 2001 BRENT GOODE 6TH .............................. 2001

Sean Cronin ......................... 1997 Joe Zinkan .................. 1999,00,01 Bobby Lyons ................... 1999,00 David Blanks ............... 1999,00,01 David Candy ........................ 2000 Danny Hill.. ........................... 2000 Brian Zinkan ...............-..... 2000,01 Mike Baria ....................... 2000,01 Jeff Ostholthoff ................ 2000,01 Nick Lukens .................... 2000,01 Kelly Cronin .......................... 2000 Mike Creeden ....................... 2001 Marcus Blanks ..................... 2001 Joel Cottone ......................... 2001 Brent Goode ......................... 2001

Janson ................................................. 1996,97 Chris Davis ........................................................ 1998 Joe Zinkan ................................................1999,00,01 Bobby Lyons ................................................ 1999,00 David Blanks ..................................................... 2000 Nick Lukens....................................................... 2001 Brent Goode ...................................................... 2001

Jon Rice ...................................... 1989 Scott Ostholthoff ................... 90,91 ,92 Clint Whalen ............................... 1992 Tom Zinkan ...................... 90,91,92,93 Matt Herring ................................ 1993 D. J. Hartman .............................. 1993 Bob Feldman .............................. 1994 Patrick Feldman .......................... 1994 Josh Janson ..................... 94,95,96,97 Justin Broshear ...................... 1995,96 Tim Arthur ................................... 1995 Bobby Lyons ................... 1997, 99, oo Chris Davis ............................ 1997,98 Chip McCord ............................... 1997 Brian Zinkan ........................... 1998,01

David ........................... 1998 Danny Hill ................................... 1999 Joe Zinkan ....................... 1999, 00,01 David Blanks ........................ 1999, 00 Donald Schnitzler ....................... 1999 Jeff Ostholthoff ...................... 2000.01 Nick Lukens ........................... 2000,01 Kelly Cronin ................................ 2000 Brad Findley ............................... 2000 Marcus Blanks ............................ 2001 Mike Creeden ............................. 2001 Mike Baria .................................. 2001 Joel Cottone ............................... 2001 Brent Goode ................................ 2001


1966

4..

5

Frank Haidle, Dennis Riehle, Mike Schaedler, Mike Obert, Chuck Weber

1967

3"'

2

Nick Haverkos, Mark Andrews

1968

3"'

2

Tom Goodhart, Mark Andrews

1969

4..

1970

2""

3

Mike Blanck, Pat Sietz, Mike Stagge

1971

3"'

3

Ted Cole, Bob Carraher, Ken Hanson

1972

3"'

1973

3"'

0

None

1974

3"'

4

Vince Condenni, Steve Melink, Bill SUtliff, Todd Chambers

1975

3"'

4

Mike Magliano, Randy Webb, Mark Griener, Bill Sutliff

1976

4..

Ken Adkins

1977

5..

Dave Markgraf

1978

. 5..

0

None

1979

5..

0

None

1980

3"'

2

Rick Magliano, John Ziegler

Dave Vargo

Joe Bauer

1981

5..

1982

6..

0

1983

6..

0

1984

6..

1985

5..

1986

6..

1987

5"'

2

1988

3"'

3

1989

6..

1990

4..

1991

3

Tom Zinkan, Clint Whalen, Scott Ostholthoff

1992

2"" 2""

4

Matt Herring, Tom Zinkan, Clint Whalen, Scott Ostholthoff

1993

1"

4

Matt Herring, Tom Zinkan, Wolfgang Scholz, Guy Olinger

1994

1"

4

Patrick Feldman, Josh Janson, D.J. Hartman, Billy Lyons

1995

1"

4

Mark Zielinski, Josh Janson, Justin Broshear, Patrick Feldman

1996

1"

5

Justin Broshear, Josh Janson, Tim Arthur, Chip McCord, John Bell

1997

1"

5

Chris Davis, David Feldman, Josh Janson, Chip McCord, John Bell

1998

1"

5

Danny Hill, David Feldman, Chris Davis, David Blanks, Sean Cronin

1999

1"

5

Joe Zinkan, Bobby Lyons, Marcus Blanks, Don Schnitzler, Kelly Cronin

2000

1"

7

Brian Zinkan, Mike Baria, Joe Zinkan, Bobby Lyons, Jeff Ostholthoff, Nick Lukens, Kelly Cronin

2001

1"

8

Brent Goode, Brian Zinkan, Mike Baria, Joe Zinkan, David Blanks, Marcus Blanks, Nick Lukens, Mike Creeden

Rick Magliano None None Joe Magliano 2

Arist Mastorides, Mike Hyzdu Terry King Bill Palermo, Terry King Bill Palermo, Dave Seeger, Shawn Herman Jon Rice Scott Ostholthoff

Josh Janson ................................................................................................19941 19951 19961 1997

Scott Ostholthoff .. 19901 91 92

Tom Zinkan .......... 1991 I 921 93

Joe Zinkan ........... 19991 001 01

Mark Andrews .... 19671 1968 Bill Sutliff ............ 19741 1975 Rick Magliano .... 19801 1981 Terry King .......... 19861 1987 Bill Palermo ........ 19871 1988 Clint Whalen ...... 1991 I 1992 Matt Herring ....... 19921 1993

Patrick Feldman.1994 1 1995 Justin Broshear .. 19951 1996 Chip McCord ...... 1996, 1997 John Bell... ......... 19961 1997 David Feldman ... 1997, 1998 Chris Davis ........ 19971 1998 Bobby Lyons ...... 19991 2000

Kelly Cronin ....... 19991 2000 Brian Zinkan ....... 20001 2001 Mike Baria .......... 2000, 2001 David Blanks ...... 19981 2001 Marcus Blanks ... 19991 2001 Nick Lukens ........ 20001 2001

I


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Bobby Lyons 39 Bobby Lyons 38 Scott Ostholthoff 37 Josh Janson 37 Marcus Blanks 37 Josh Janson 36 Mike Baria 36 Joe Zinkan 35 Nick Lukens 35 Brian Zinkan 35 Chris Davis 34 David Blanks 34 Tom Zinkan 33 Tom Zinkan 33 Scott Ostholthoff 32 Justin Brashear 32 Donald Schnitzler32 JoeZinkan 32

1 -92 1998-99 1999-00 1991-92 1996-97 2000-01 1995-96 1999-00 1998-99 1999-00 1999-00 1997-98 1999-00 1990-91 1992-93 1990-91 1995-96 1998-99 1999-00

Ken Hanson Brad Findley Brian Zinkan Scott Ostholthoff John Bell Jeff Ostholthoff Joe Zinkan Jon Rice Josh Janson Tim Arthur Brad Findley Kelly Cronin David Candy Mike Creeden Clint Whalen Clint Whalen Patrick Feldman Bobby Lyons

32 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28

1970-71 1999-00 2000-01 1989-90 1996-97 2000-01 2000-01 1988-89 1994-95 1995-96 1998-99 1999-00 1999-00 2000-01 1990-91 1991-92 1994-95 1996-97

David Blanks Tom Zinkan Terry King Bill Palermo Justin Brashear David Blanks Danny Hill Mike Baria Ken Darby Mark Summers John Bell Mark Zielinski Sean Cronin David Feldman JoeZinkan David Candy Jeff Ostholthoff Joel Cottone

28 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25

Bobby Lyons Joe Zinkan Josh Janson Brian Zinkan 110 Scott Ostholthoff 108 David Blanks 100 Justin Brashear 91 Chris Davis 84 Patrick Feldman 80

1996-00 1997-01 1993-97 1997-01 1988-92 1997-01 1992-96 1995-98 1991-95

Brad Ken Hanson Mark Zielinski Nick Lukens Don Schnitzler Clint Whalen David Feldman Bill Palermo Sean Cronin John Bell

78 77 77 75 72 70 68 67 64

1968-72 1993-97 1997-01 1996-99 1988-92 1995-98 1984-88 1995-98 1993-97

Marcus Tim Arthur Danny Hill Jeff Ostholthoff Terry King Bob Feldman Jon Rice Todd Chambers

1997-01 1992-96 1996-00 1997-01 60 1984-88 57. 1991-94 55 1985-89 55 1972-75

Tom Zinkan Scott Ostholthoff JoeZinkan Brian Zinkan Bobby Lyons Josh Janson Dave Seeger Josh Janson MikeStagge Scott Ostholthoff Ken Hanson JoeZinkan

0.975 0.974 0.970 0.952 0.950 0.949 0.926 0.923 0.917 0.914 0.912 0.909

0.904 0.879 0.824 0.819 Bobby Lyons 0.816 Scott Ostholthoff 0.800 0.791 Brian Zinkan Ken Hanson 0.780

39-1,91-92 37-1,91-92 32-1, 99-00 20-1' 98-99 38-2,99-00 37-2,96-97 25-2, 87-88 36-3,95-96 22-2,69-70 32-3, 90-91 31-3, 70-71 30-3, 00-01

132-14, 89-93 116-16,93-97 122-26, 97-01 77-17, 97-01 129-29, 96-00 108-27, 88-92 110-29, 97-01 78-22, 68-72

Tom Justin Brashear 0.865 Donald Schnitzler0.865 Nick Lukens 0.854 Chris Davis 0.850 David Blanks 0.850 0.848 Clint Whalen Bill Palermo 0.844 Marcus Blanks 0.841 Brad Findley 0.838 Josh Janson 0.829 Kelly Cronin 0.829

33-5, 90-91 32-5,95-96 32-5,98-99 35-6,99-00 34-6,97-98 34-6,99-00 28-5, 91-92 27-5,86-87 37-7, 00-01 31-6,99-00 29-6,94-95 29-6,99-00

0.778 84-24, 95-98 0.768 53-16, 84-88 Bill Palermo 0. 767 68-20-1 ,85-88 Todd Chambers 0.764 55-17, 72-75 Bill Sutliff 0.753 54-17-1,72-75 0.746 100-34, 97-01 David Blanks Marcus Blanks 0.733 63-23, 97-01 Justin Brashear 0. 728 91-34, 92-96

Mike Baria ¡ Brian Zinkan Nick Lukens Chris Davis Joe Zinkan David Blanks Mike Baria Jeff Ostholthoff David Blanks Mike Creeden

Clint Whalen John Bell Brad Findley Don Schnitzler David Feldman Jeff Ostholthoff Sean Cronin Danny Hill

0.800 0.795 0.780 0.767 0.761 0.737 0.730 0.714 0.711 0.707

0.727 0.696 0.687 0.676 0.673 0.653 0.638 0.596

996-97 2000-01 1989-90 1986-87 1986-87 1994-95 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 1989-90 1987-88 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1997-98 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01

36-9,99-00 31-8, 00-01 32-9, 00-01 23-7, 96-97 35-11 ,98-99 28-10, 00-01 27-10, 00-01 30-12, 00-01 27-11,98-99 29-12, 00-01

72-27, 64-28, 79-36, 75-36, 70-34, 62-33, 67-38, 62-42,

88-92 93-97 96-00 96-99 95-98 97-01 95-98 96-00


Updated: March, 01

Josh Janson 28 Tom Zinkan 27 Josh Janson 25 Bobby Lyons 23 Scott Ostholthoff 22 Bobby Lyons 22 Chris Davis 21

1996-97 1991-92 1995-96 1998-99 1990-91 1999-00 1997-98

Scott Jeff Ostholthoff Josh Janson Bill Palermo TomZinkan Justin Brashear Don Schnitzler Brad Findley

Josh Janson 77 Scott Ostholthoff 75 Bobby Lyons 67 Brian Zinkan 48 Justin Brashear 44 Bill Palermo 43 David Blanks 43 Joe Zinkan 42

1993-97 1988-92 1996-00 1997-01 1992-96 1984-88 1997-01 1997-01

Mark Zielinski Chris Davis Don Schnitzler Sean Cronin Patrick Feldman Guy Olinger Ken Darby John Bell

40 39 38 36 34

33 32 32

Scott Ostholthoff 26 Josh Janson 22 Josh Janson 21 Scott Ostholthoff 20 Jeff OsthOithoff 19 Bill Palermo 18

Brad Findley Bobby Lyons MikeStagge Josh Janson Dave Markgraf 16 Scott Ostholthoff 16

33

Josh Janson Bobby L~ons Tom Zink'an Bill Palerino Brad Findley David Blanks Brian Zinkan

1993-97 1996-00 1989-93 1984-88 1996-00 1997-01 1997-01

Guy Joe Zinkan Don Schnitzler Sean Cronin Dave Markgraf Ken Darby John Bell Jeff Ostholthoff

1991-92 1992-93 1998-99 1990-91

Justin Brashear Josh Janson Bob Pflanz John McPhillips

1989-90 200Q-01 1994-95 1986-87 1990-91 1995-96 1998-99 1999-00

Mike Stagge Tom Zinkan Dave Markgraf Keith Fulmer John Bell Marcus Blanks

1993-97 1995-98 1996-99 1995-98 1991-95 1990-93 1986-90 1993-97

Jeff Ostholthoff Dave Markgraf Ken Hanson Billy Lyons Nick Lukens Brian Reichert

30 29 28 27 27 26

1997-01 1975-77 1968-72 1992-94 1997-01 1990-93

Tom Zinkan Keith Fulmer Bobby Lyons Guy Olinger Billy Lyons Don Schnitzler

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Chris Davis Tom Zinl<an TomZinkan Bobby Lyons Tom Zinkan

11 8 8 7

Tom Zinkan Justin Brashear Chris Davis Bobby Lyons Mark Zielinski

30 20 18 16 13

I

Patrick Feldman Mark Zielinski Randy Adkins Nick Lukens Billy Lyons Kelly Cronin

27 27 26 25 24 23

1991-95 1993-97 1991-95 1997-01 1992-94 1996-00

29

199Q-93 1997-01 1996-99 1995-98 1975-77 1986-90 1993-97 1997-01

7 7 5 5

1995-96 1996-97 1990-91 1993-94

Joe Zinkan Brian Zinkan Mike Baria Brian Zinkan

5 5 5 4

1998-99 1999-00 1999-00 2000-01

32 31

30 29 29 29

Josh Janson 13 Brian Zinkan 13 Scott Ostholthoff 10 Joe Zinkan 10 Jon Rice 7

1991-95 1992-96 1996-99 1997-01


Updated: March, 01

Tom Joe Zinkan Tom Zinkan Justin Broshear Josh Janson Brian Zinkan Bobby Lyons Bobby Lyons JoeZinkan Brian Zinkan Mike Baria Tim Arthur David Blanks Josh Janson Tom Zinkan Marcus Blanks Mike Baria

182 182 179 146 139 141 132 131 128 128 126 118 115 112 111 109 109

1991-92 1998-99 1992-93 1995-96 1996-97 1999-00 1998-99 1999-00 1999-00 2000-01 1999-00 1995-96 1999-00 1995-96 1990-91 200Q-01 2000-01

David Blanks Bobby Lyons Joe Zinkan Danny Hill JoeZinkan Sean Cronin Brian Zinkan Brad Findley Justin Brashear Mark Williams Jon Rice Brian Zinkan Patrick Feldman Chris Davis Nick Lukens David Feldman Kelly Cronin

Tom Zinkan Joe Zinkan Brian Zinkan Bobby Lyons Josh Janson David Blanks Justin Broshear Tim Arthur Sean Cronin Brad Findley David Feldman

527 506 449 434 342 334 323 230 216 211 199

1989-93 1997-01 1997-01 1996-00 1993-97 1997-01 1992-96 1992-96 1995-98 1996-00 1995-98

Nick Lukens Danny Hill 191 Patrick Feldman 188 Marcus Blanks 183 180 Jon Alee Chris Davis 180 D.J. Hartman 174 John Bell 164 Don Schnitzler 160 Scott Ostholthoff 157 Mark Zielinski 145

Joel Cottone Kevin Wallace Clint Whalen JoeZinkan Bill Sutliff

989-90 1999-00 1979-80 1991-92 1998-99 1974-75

Mark Summers Bob Feldman Ryan Knight Mark Zielinski Nick Lukens

77 Clint Patrick Feldman 70 JoeZinkan 63 Mark Zielinski 61 Scott Ostholthoff 60 Justin Brashear 55 Bob Feldman 54

1988-92 1991-95 1997-01 1993-97 1988-92 1992-96 1990-94

Mark Summers Dave Seeger Tom Zinkan Sean Cronin Chris Davis David Feldman

Kevin Wallace John Schmitz Bobby Lyons Eric Tepe Bobby Lyons Tom Zinkan

1979-80 1979-80 1998-99 1979-80 1999-00 1991-92

24 18 18 17 17 15

108 99 99 98 97 94 93 92 89 89 87 87

84 84 84 83 82

27 26

1998-99 1997-98 1997-98 1999-00 200Q-01 1996-97 1998-99 1998-99 1994-95 1994-95 1988-89 1997-98 1994-95 1997-98 200Q-01 1997-98 1999-00

1996-00 1991-95 1997-01 1985-89 1995-98 199Q-94 1993-97 1996-99 1988-92 1993-97

Sean Cronin Nick Lukens Mike Creeden David Candy David Blanks Bob Pflanz John Bell Scott Ostholthoff Jon Rice Brian· Reichert Bobby Lyons Chip McCord Brad Findley

80 80 80 79 79 76 75 73 72 72 72 70 70

1997-98 1999-00 2000-01 1999-00 200Q-01 1990-91 1996-97 1991-92 1987-88 1992-93 1996-97 1996-97 1999-00

Ken Brian Clint Whalen Billy Lyons Terry King Jeff Ostholthoff Kelly Cronin Bob Feldman John Gatto

1986-90 1989-93 1988-92 1992-94 1983-87 1997-01 1996-00 1990-94 1988-92

Danny Hill Brad Haverkos Jeff Ostholthoff Joel Cottone

1998-99 1998-99 1999-00 200Q-01

18 17 15

1990-91 1986-87 1992-93 1996-97 1996-97 1999-00

48 46 46 45 45 45

1985-88 1984-88 1989-93 1997-98 1997-98 1997-98

Josh Janson Bobby Lyons Nick Lukens Danny Hill

35

1993-97 1996-00 1997-01 1996-00

Bill Sutliff 15 David Blanks 15 Dave Seeger 14 Scott Ostholthoff 14 Tom Zinkan 14 Patrick Feldman 14

1974-75 1999-00 1987-88 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94

Jeff Ostholthoff 14 Josh Janson 13 Mike Baria 12 Brian Zinkan 12

2000-01 1996-97 1999-00 2000-01

25

36

36 35


Updated: March, 01

47 Tom Zinkan Scott Ostholthoff 40 Justin Brashear 39 39 Josh Janson Don Schnitzler 37

1989-93 1988-92 1992-96 1993-97 1996-99

David Blanks Bob Feldman Tim Arthur Mark Zielinski Brad Findley

Davis Justin Brashear 37 Josh Janson 36 Scott Ostholthoff 35 Tom Zinkan 34 34 Chris Davis 34 Bobby Lyons

1993-94 1996-97 1989-90 1989-90 1996-97 1998-99

Mark Zielinski David Blanks Bobby Lyons Dave Seeger Josh Janson Mark Zielinski

Chris Davis 113 107 Tom Zinkan Josh Janson 1oo Bobby Lyons 95 Justin Brashear 91 Mark Zielinski 87 Scott Ostholthoff 86

1995-98 1989-93 1993-97 1996-00 1992-96 1993-97 1988-92

Blanks Brian Zinkan Patrick Feldman Tim Arthur Joe Zinkan Bob Feldman Jon Rice

I

Tom Zini<Bn 255.5 Bobby Lyons 250.0 Josh Janson 237.5 Josh Janson 233.0 Bobby Lyons 215.0 Scott Ostholthoff 209.5 i

1991-92 1999-00 1996-97 1995-96 1998-99 1990-91

739.5 725.0 Bobby Lyons Scott Ostholthoff 684.0 Joe Zinkan 635.5 592.0 Brian Zinkan David Blanks 537.0 Justin Brashear 447.0 Chris Davis 412.5

1993-97 1996-00 1988-92 1997-01 1997-01 1997-01 1992-96 1995-98

I

Chris Davis David Blanks Tom Zinkan Joe Zinkan Brian Zinkan Brad Findley

Patrick Feldman Mark Zielinski Bill Palermo Clint Whalen Sean Cronin Don Schnitzler Ken Darby

34 29 29 28 28

1997-01 1990-94 1992-96 1993-97 1996-00

1990-91 1995-96 1998-99 1999-00 1987-88 1995-96 1996-97

53 51 49

49 43 42

1997-01 1991-95 1992-96 1997-01 1990-94 1985-89

27 27 27 25 25

1985-88 1997-01 1997-01 1988-92 1996-00

Scott Ostholthoff 25 John McPhillips 25 Justin Brashear 25 Brian Reinhart 25

1991-92 1993-94 1994-95 1994-95

Don Clint Whalen Bill Palermo Dave Seeger John McPhillips Brad Findley

1988-92 1985-88 1985-88 1990-94 1996-00

Dave Seeger Jeff Ostholthoff Brian Zinkan Clint Whalen Danny Hill

205.0 202.0 200.0 197.0 190.5 187.0

1997-98 1999-00 1990-91 1999-00 1999-00 1999-00

Josh Janson Brian Zinkan Marcus Blanks Nick Lukens Jeff Ostholthoff Don Schnitzler

182.5 182.0 181 .5 180.0 174.0 172.0

1995-96 1994-95 2000-01 2000-01 1999-00 2000-01 1998-99

389.0 381.0 356.0 345.5 338.5 336.5 330.5

-01 1996-00 1991-95 1993-97 1985-88 1988-92 1995-98 1996-99 1986-90

David Feldman John Bell Danny Hill Tim Arthur Marcus Blanks Guy Olinger Jon Rice Billy Lyons

310.5 301 .0 286.5 276.5 273.5 264.0 252.0 245.0

1995-98 1993-97 1996-00 1992-96 1997-01 1989-93 1985-89 1992-94

f"A~t§!PIN: .·

David Seeger Bill Palermo Bill Palermo Dan Kuethe Bob Sanford

Bill Palermo Tim Wagner Todd Costello Joe Clubb Matt Kob

Tim Tom Hayden Brendan Beresford


Year 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 Totals

Dual Record 9-2 5-3 4-1 7-2 8-1 8-6 9-0 8-1 12-1 14-1 6-6

GCL Finish 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

City Poll 3 5 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 1

State Poll

Sectional Finish 4 2 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1

10 17 10 4 2

District Qualifiers 6 9 11 10 10 8 10 9 10 12 11

90-24

District Finish 9 4 3 11 5 5 3 8 6 1 1

State Qualifiers 3 3 4 2 3 3 5 1 3 10 10

State Placers 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 7

47

21

95

State Finish 13 5 16

16 14 23 2 2

2000 ................................................. 1211 1999................................................. 1111 2001 ................................................... 972 1998................................................... 891 1996................................................... 821 1997................................................._.. 747 1995 ................................................... 730 1993 ................................................... 720 1992................................................... 690 1994................................................... 549

1993 .................................................. 157 1999 .................................................. 157 1997 .................................................. 140 1996, 2001 ........................................ 136 1992 .................................................. 132 1995 .................................................. 129 1998 .................................................. 120 1994 .................................................. 108 1991 .................................................. 106

G. C. L. CHAMPIONSHIPS ..................... 9 ............................ 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS ......................... 4 .......................................................... 97, 99, 00, 01 SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ............. 7 ........................................ 93, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS ................ 2 .............................................................. 2000, 2001 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS...................... O................... ;.... STATE RUNNER-UP: 2000, 2001

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The Future ..... 2001-2002 looks to be another exciting year. The new wrestling room should be completed by September which should allow for a solid pre-season training program. With regards to the schedule, a new state rule requires more dual meets. The team will pick up duals with Dayton Carroll, Lakota East, and Columbus DeSales to go with the usual dual meet powers Fairfield, Elder, and St. Xavier. Another out of state trip is in the works but not yet finalized. The team will travel back to St. Edward for a quad in late January, and also participate in the C.I.T., and S.W.O.W.C.A. Tournaments. As another bonus, Moeller will be the host school for the GCL tournament. ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE FOR 2001-2002 December 15- Dual Meet with Fairfield (Home) December 21-22- S.W.O.W.C.A. Tournament (Mt. St. Joes) January 19-20- Ohio All-Catholic Tournament (Newark) January 26 - St. Edward's Quad (Cleveland) January 31 -Dual meet with Carroll (Home) February 1 - Dual meet with Lakota East (Home) February 9- GCL Tournament@ MOELLER February 15-16- Sectional Tournament February 22-23- District Tournament Match 1-2- State Tournament

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Sheehan, Alumni Association and Dan Cloran for their financial help. Alumni wrestlers for their help at the J.H. Tournament and during practice. Andy Luckhaupt and Joe's Express Photo for the numerous pictures this year. Bill Balbach for his help with the Crusaders for Wrestling Club. Bill Candy for his help as treasurer with the Crusaders for Wrestling Club. Bro. Charlie Wanda for working with the wrestlers and the prayer services. Captain's parents - Bill & Mikki Lukens, Earl & Portia Blanks, Don & Sue Ostholthoff, and Lou & Maryann Zinkan for EVERYTHING! Clyde Findley for coordinating the state tickets and the Crusaders for Wrestling. Coaches Wives- Chris Anne Gaier, Bea Lyons, Martha Lee, Trisha Boland, Trish Nelson, Amy Ahlers, and Kelly Corey for understanding and enduring the time demands put upon the coaches. Corporate sponsors: Double-Click, Coca Cola. Craig Lindsey and Dr. Tim Kremcheck for their work with the team this year. Dan Eddingfield {'81) for the team dinner during the state tournament he sponsored at Worthington Country Club. Dick Beerman for caring about the wrestlers and the team and being a fan of wrestling. Don Ostholthoff and all the parents who helped with the Bengal's concession fund-raiser. Don's Auto Repair Doug Becker and Coca Cola for the tickets and VIP Box at the state wrestling tournament. Dr. Adams for his help as our "skin" doctor. Golf Sponsors- Apke Carpet Care, Lebanon Equine Clinic, McCormick Equipment Co.,Party City, Patrick Hill and Sons, Roadway Express, Ohio Teamsters- Local 26, Dan Druffellnc., Double Click, Jamieson Accounts, Kneisel Contracting Corporation, Oppenheimer Funds, Skips bagels, Federated Mutual Funds, Davis Mutual Funds, Turnbull Concrete, Medical Recovery Systems, Controlled Credit Corp., Seeger Tax Accounting, Dr. Timothy Kremchek, Matt Stephens ('86}, Digineer, Inc., Mercedes of Cincinnati, Brosnan & Company, Venture Annuity, Tri-Health, The Couple to Couple League, B & B Studio, Josten's, Joan McCullough, Mary Kay Crowe, and Aramark for the morning breakfasts and food service. Jude Skove for his help with the team. The Kromer Family for all your help and support, including the Griffey poster. Lou Zinkan for his help organizing all the hotels for the team throughout the year. Medical Recovery Systems Mike Hyzdu {'85) for the state tournament vip box. Moeller Athletic Department for all their support. Parents for support and help at the kids tournament Pat Hill- for his endless support and bringing in equipment to move mats into the wrestling room. Sean Ryan for his help during the golf outing and state tournament. The Feldman Family for their help with the Junior High Tournament. The Gapinski Family (Andy, Nate) The Ostholthoff Family The Pappas Family The Hartman Family (D.J., Nick) The Lukens Family for the luxury box at the State Tournament. The Schnitzler's, the Gilbert's, and all the parents who helped at the Monte Carlo Tim Bonn and B & B Studio for the video and pictures throughout the season. Tim Cunningham for his help with the coordination the Wrestling Golf Outing. Whitey Campbell for his help with the uniforms this season.

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO ANYONE THAT IS NOT ON THIS LIST THAT WERE MISSED!


Six locals return with championships By Kevin Goheen ~st contributor

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - Three area wrestlers entered the Division I district championships with perfect records. But Matt Mcintire of Lakota West, Mike Wahoff of Fairfield and Hetag Pliev of Lakota East left the tournament with their first losses of the season - and the vow not to lose aga~n. Satu!"day night, those three joined Moelle~ Zinkan, . Kings' John Velez and Reading's . Tim Kelly at the top of the state tournament's victory stand in front of a record crowd of 15,618 at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. Wahoff's 15-3 domination of Ed Mahone of Bedford in the 145pound finals helped earn him the Most Valuable Wrestler honor in Division I. It was his fourth consecutive state placing and made him coach Ron Masanek's ninth individual state champion. "The most important thhg was the work I did during ,;he week," said Wahoff, a senior who had lost to Winton Woods' Ian Ruth in the district semifinals. Ruth beat Moeller's David Blanks for third place after losing to Mahone, 8-4, in Friday night's semifinals. Juniors Mcintire and Pliev both said their losses at district gave them the motivation for the state tournament. Mcintire avenged his 5-2 loss to Dayton Carroll senior Ryan West in the Division I 135-pound district finals with a 6-2 win for the state crown. Mcintire promised after the semifinals to wrestle more intensely and aggressively, which is exactly what he did. The win gave Mcintire a 3-2 advantage lifetime against West.

"I worked all week to wrestle him in the finals because I kn'ew he was the best one out there," Mcintire said. "I worked specifically on what he did to ine in the · finals last week." Pliev pinned Alex Camargo of Berea with 21 seconds left in the second period with· a lightningquick lateral drop. It was Pliev's third pin in four matches and a move he spent the earlier portion of the match setting up. "I was thinking about the move the whole time," the junior said. "It doesn't come by luck." "He understands wrestling so well," said Lakota East coach Bob Latessa. "Off of one move he'll have four or five different options that he can go to. He's kind of like a chess player." Before splitting into East and West after the 1996-97 school year, old Lakota High School had produced two state champions. The wins by Mcintire and Pliev were the first for each of the new schools. Last season, Mcintire had placed second at 130 pounds while Erik Jones of East was second at 189 pounds. RUNNER-UP REPEAT- .zinkan's 3-1 victory at 140 pounds ·over Jason Bake of Massillon Jackson turned out to be the more than the Crusaders' fifth individual state championship. The win also gave ~er ~3 _poi-);s, clinching second-p ace m the ivision I team race for the second straight season. Lakewood St. Edward won its fifth straight title and 17th since 1978 - with 172.5 points. The point total was one more than Moeller scored last season while the Crusaders had seven state placers compared to six in 2000.

Ohio high school wrestling championships Moeller S-1 152: Chad Marzec, Tol. St. Francis dec. Marcus Blanks. Moeller 5-4 FIFTH PLACE 103: Tony Iovine. Pickerington maj. dec. Brent Go~erjjl-2 -TEAM SCORES .112:RiCkyRandazzo, Parma Padua dec. Joel 1. Lakewood St. Edward 172.5: 2-MoeiWt 3... Cottone Moeller 7-4 Maple His. 89: 4. Day. Carroll83; 5, Wadsworth S: 6, ~rrnain Thompson, Akr. Kenmore dec. Brian Mentor 51; 7, Mayfield Village Mayfield 47; 8, Pickering1on Zinkan, Moelle1 4-2 44.5; 9, Massillon Perry 44: 10, Dublin Coffman 38: OTHER LOCALS: 12, Lakota E". 34; 14. Lakota W. 31; 17, Fairtield CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS 26:27. Harrison 18.5; 28, Elder 17.5; 30, Winton Woods · 103: Nino Paglia, Strongsville maj. de~nt 15: 59. Lebanon 4: 64, Sycamore 3.5; 76, Hamilton 1. ~!ll~ller 14-0; Dave Federico, ViTTiaugliiiy South CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS dec. T<lnflovine, Pickerington 3-1 112: James Phillips. Warren Howland dec. Ricky 103: Jordon Lafollette, Akr. Spring. dec. Lief Gilsdort, Randazzo, Parma Padua 6·0: Nathan Costello, Maple Hts. Maumee 8-3 tech. fall Joel Cottone, Moeller 18·1 112: Mark Moos. Lakewood St. Edward dec. Stephen . Luke, Massillon Perry 7·1 125: Joe Glavan, M'entor pin Jerrnain Thompson. Akr. Kenmore 2:39; Jason Januszewski, Strongsville dec. 119: Chris Hansen, Pickerington dec. Keith Pollock, Brian Zinkan, Moeller 3.J Mentor 10-6 125: Ryan Lang, Lakewood St. Edward dec. T.J. ' 130: Nick Spatola, Elder pin David Wolf, Clayton Enright Galloway Westland 3-1 Northmont 2:14; T.J. Teptey, Gartield His. dec. Von Graham, Cots. Marion-Franklin 5·2 130: Joe Pflug, Maple Hts. dec. Chris Vondruska, Lakewood St. Edward 9-4 135: Charles Moore, Galloway Westland dec. Travis 135: Matt Mcintire, Lakota W. dec. Ryan West, Day. Kovach, Massillon Perry 3·2: Mike Baria, Moeller dec. V!!JaB4ndazzo, Parma Padua 5-4 Carroll&-2 140: Joe Zinkan, Moeller dec. Jason Bake, 145: David Blanks, Moeller dec. Jeremy Ghrist, EaS1 MasslllonJackson3·1Liverpool ~-:[;lan Ruin, Wrnion Yi'I!Oas dec. Mike Ashby, 145: Mike Wahoff, Fairfield maj. dec. Ed Mahone, Mentor10·5 Bedford 15·3 152: Chad Marzec, Tot. St. Francis dec. Chris Leabu, 152: Chris Kallal. Wadsworth dec. Ryan Fogliano, Lakewood St. Edward Tiebrk: Marcus Blanks, Moeller Maple Hts. 4·2 dec. Tommy Bauer, Ashland 4·3 160: Anthony Magistrelll, Maple His. dec. Bobby 160: Nick Terbay, Day. Carroll dec. Kevin Shaver, Dysart, Dublin Collman 14-7 Lakewood 51. Edward 6-3: nm Ruberg,liarrison pin 171: Hetag Pliev, Lakota E. pin Alex Camargo, Tristan Murray, New Carlisle Tecumseh 4:59 Berea 3:52 189: Jeff Clemens, Day. Carroll dec. Matt Delguyd, Mayfield Village Maylield 2.{) 215: Matt Koz, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Pat Barrentine, Day. Carroll 5-4, OT . 275: Brent Ardo. Stow-Munroe Falls dec. Kenny Leckrone. Kettering Fairmont8·4 THiRD PLACE 130: Nick Spatola, Elder dec. T.J. Tepley, Garfield His. 3.{) . 135: Mike~. Moeller dec. Charles Moore, Galloway West an 2-b .. 145: tan Ruth. Winton Woods dec. David Blanks,

COLUMBUS - Results from Saturday's final day of the 2001_ OHSAA Wrestling Championships:

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·Ol1io high· school state wrestling pairings 3-J-d~ COLUMBUS- First-round pairings for locals at this week's state wrestling championship · ... _ _ _ , at the Value City Arena: . . Sr., 35-4 vs. CASEY ABRAMS, LEBANON, DIVISION I '

103- Nino Paglia, Strongsville, Fr" 35-2 vs. JOSE OCASIO, FAIRFIELD, Jr., 28-8; Nate Vickers, Massillon Perry, Sr., 28-6 vs. fiCA~Y, MOEllER, SO., 29-11; A ade, rea:so.~ -6 vs. SCOTT LOEBKER, ANDERSON, Jt., 30-3 112- PETE SUER, ELDER, Sr., 26-4 vs. John Weaver, Tol. Waite, Sr., 31-3; SEAN LUTHER, GLEN ESTE, Sr.. 31-4 vs. Cruz Gomez, Holland Spring., Jr., 32-6; - T.J. Enright, Galloway Wes~and, Fr., 37-3 vs. CARL LEUGERS, FAIRFIELD, Sr., 30-3 119- DANNY HILL MOE!tfR,,Sr., 27-12vs.Jermalhe lnompson,ron Kenmore, So:, 38-4; STEPHEN WOLERY, LAKOTA WEST, So.. 31-6 vs.Cody Stevens, Mansfield Mad. Comp., Sr., 35-5 125- SCOTT SMITH, ST. XAVIER, Sr., 39-0 vs. Chrls.Earich, Defiance, Sr.. 26-7; Mark Jayne, Lakewood St. Edward, Sr., 36-0 vs. TIM KIST, HAMILTON, Jr.. 34-10 130- Evan Ware, WesUake, Jr., 29-9 vs. ¥f1AN ZINKANdfW, Jr., 32-6; MA MCIN liRE, KOT EST, So., 38-0 vs. Dustin Rike, Worth. Kilboume, Jr., 27-10; JEREMY SALYERS, FAIRFIELD, .Sr., 19-6 vs. Nick Mann, LakeWOOd St. Edward, Sr., 28-6 ·135- Nate Zvduck, Perrysburg. Sr.. 29,12 vs.IAN RUTH, WINTON WOO S, J_r., 32-2; Scott Verllnger, Macedonia Nordonie, Sr., 29-5 vs. ARLEN LAMPE, GLEN ESTE, Sr., 33-3; Chris Vondruska, Lake· wood St. Edward, So .. 21-15vs.~ BA!l!,A, MOELLER, So., 32-7 , 140- Cllris Kremer, Greensburg Green, Sr., 32-6 vs. MIKE JABLONSKI, ST. XAVIER, Sr.,27-10; Adam Huddle, Marion Harding,So.,30-10vs.~

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LAKOTA WEST, Sr., 32-5 vs. Joshua Por· acky, Young. Boardman, Sr.. 26-10 145- Mike Ashby, Mentor;Jr.. 34-.6 vs. MIKE WAHOFF, FAIRAELD, Jr., 29-4; .. BOBBY I Y~~MOEL~ Sr., 35-1 vs. lt(ith Fisher, Atla/1li.'S05-9 · 152- DAVID BLANKS Mllfli,5R, .Jr., 31-3 vs. ehlia 1\UrzeC: ISLStFrancis DaSales, Jr., 33-3; ALEX MCELROY, LEBANON, Sr.. 36-12 vs. Josh Stevens, Worth. Them. Worthington, Sr., 36-2; Grant Gillette, Wapakoneta, Sr., 27-10vs. TIM RUBERG, HARRISON, Jr., 32-6; Ed Willis, LAKOTA EAST, Sr., 25-10 vs. Adam Whi· ' tecre, Akron Spring., Sr., 29-6 ' 160- Ahmad Stephens, Col. Brook• haven. Jr., 34-2 vs DUSTIN FLINT, LEBANON, Sr.. 34-9; Chris Knudsen, Ga~

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Sr., 30-5; NICK LUKENS. MOELLER,Jr., 31-6 vs. Justin l!runsV/relt, Sr., 30-6; ROB OOERFLEIN, HARjliSON, Sr., 34-5 vs. Tony Lovell, Akron Spring., Sr., 38-8; HETAG PUEV, PRINCETON, So., 33-4 vs. Alex Camargo, Berea, Jr., 34-1 189- Josh Chllcole, GroveportMadison, Sr., 34-0 vs. KELL~~RONIN, M0E1J.EB. Sr., 29-4; SOOR.zny, Srow-MIJ1iioe Falls, Sr., 36-8 vs. ERIK JONES, LAKOTA EAST, Sr... 36-4; Hank Jontony, Strongsville, Sr., 31-2 vs. MIKE FARRELL, OAK HILLS, Sr., 32·5 .. 215- Craig Katafiasz, Sylvania Norrtwiew, Jr., 37-3 vs. JEREMY SLAVEN, LEBANON, Jr., 42-5 , 215- OLIVER HYAMS·, SYCA· MORE. Sr., 29-4 vs. Eric Howell, Garfield . Hts., Sr., ~7-4; JEFF RAMSEY.-FAIRFIELD

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Brent Goode

Moeller

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Joel Cottone

Moeller .........

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Tim Kist

Matt Mcintire Joe Zinkan

Moeller

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Elder

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Mike Wahoff Marcus Blanks Tim Ruberg Pli~

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Brian Zinkan Nick Spatola

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Hamilton

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Fairfield

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Moeller

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Harrison

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Jeremy Slaven

Lebanon

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Wesley Taylor

Harrison

So.

Mike Creeden

COMMENT 103-won GCL, sectional and district before ~lacin& sixth at state. 112-sectional champ, district runner-up placed sixth at state. 119-GMC. sectional and district champ finished 36-5. 125-lost a pair of controversial decisions a state, still ~laced sixth. 130-ended strong season by placing third at state. Sectional and distnct champion went 40-4. . 135-avenged lone loss of the season b~ beatin& R~n West of Fairborn for state title. 140-joined older brother Tom (1991 & '93) as a state cham~ion. Went 30-3 al!!!inst a toul!!! schedule. 145-went 35-1 and became the ninth state champion under coach Ron Masanek. 152-placed fourth at state after winning GCL and sectional titles. 160-thlrd at state after losing to eventual cham~ion in semifinals. Finished 39-3. 171-dominated at state, plnnil:f. three of four oeeo'nents on wa~ to . e. 1B9-won GCL and sectional titles. Placed third at district tournament to qualify to state. 215-district runner-uN and FAVC Cardinal chameion. Finished 9-5. 275-youn1ffi1er helped Wildcats to big season w FAVC Buckeye till~ and state appearance.

• WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Hetag Pliev, Lakota East. • COACH OF THE YEAR: Chad Dennis, Harrison.

DIVISION I SECOND TEAM NAME

SCHOOL

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Marl< Mathis

Princeton

So.

Josh Hlebak

Lakota East

So.

Tim Sizemore

Lakota East

Fr.

Daniel Mason-Straus • Sycamore

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Zach Aake Mike Barta

Lakota West Moeller

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Jared Rowland .

Harrison

Sr.

ian Ruth

Winton Woods

Sr.

Joe Gadson Jeff Ostholthoff

Fairfield Moeller

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Nick Lukens

Moeller

Sr.

Josey Lawson

·Fairfield

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lnon). Frank Gorrasl y Williams (Mason). veland). Andrew Gray ebanon). Ryan Gillen Norris (La Salle). Daryl (Loveland). Mike Bush Xavier). Tony Hautman (Elder). Brian Gerwe La Salle). John Harris lanks (Moeller). David Hamillon), Chris a Salle), Andrew (Colerain). Tony leld), Joe Gadd amber (Elder). ome Hennessey (Sycamore). 275-Brandon Allen Oooll!y (Mason), Chns!l~n Knigh! (Ha!lh!lon), Shaun Hpskins (Glen


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TEAM SCORES 1 Lakewood St. Edward 133.5; 2, Maple Hts. 74.5; 1 Day: Carroll74; 4, Moeller 72; 5, Mentor 42; 6, ~adsworth 41; 7, Massillon Perry 40: B. Pickerington 17.5; 9, Mayfield ViHage Mayfield 37; 10, Dublin Collman 11· OTHER LOCALS: 11, Lakota E. 28: 12, Lakota W. 27: 18: Fairfield 21; 35(11e), Harrison 9.5; 40 (tie), Elder8.5; 13, Winton Woods 8; 59 (be), Lebanon 4: 64, Sycamore l.5. CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS 103: Jordon Lafollette, Akr. Spring. pin Nino Pagia, Strongsville 1:32: Uef Gilsdorf, Maumee pin Tony Iovine, Pickerington 2:28. 112: Stephen Luke, Massillon Perry dec. Ricky Randazzo, Parma Padua 6-4: Marl< Moos, Lakewood St. Edward pin Nathan CosteHo, Maple Hts. 0:24. . 119: Chris Hansen, Pickerington dec. Jet( HansiS, Marietta 4-2; Keith Pottock, Mentor dec. Tommy Cunningham, Groveport-Madison 9-2. • 125: Ryan Lang. Lakewood St. Edward maJ, dec. Jermain Thompson. Akr Kenmore 14-3; T.J. Ennght. GaHoway Wes11and dec Jason Januszewski, Strongsville 6-4. . 130: Chris Vondruska, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Nick Spatola, Elder B-5; Joe Pflug. Maple Hts. tech. faU Von Graham, Cols. Marion-Franklin tB-3. 135: Ryan Wes1, Day. Carroll teen. fall Charles Moore. GaHoway Wes11and 20-5; Matt Mcintire, Lakota w. dec. Mike Barta, Moeller7-4. 140: Joe Zlnkan, Moeller dec. Paul Dunstan, Lakewood SL Edward 3-2; Jason Bake, MassiUon Jackson maj. dec. Mike Neely, Thomas Worthington 17-6. 145: Mike Wahofl, Fairfield dec. David Blanks, MoeUer3-1; Ed Mahone, Bedford dac.lan Ruth, Winton Woods8-4. 152: Ryan FogWano, Maple His. dec. Chad Marzec, Tol. St. Francis 5-4: Chris Kallai, Wadsworth maj. dec. Tommy Bauer.Ashland 11·1. 160: Bobby Dysart, Dublin Collman dec. Nick Terbay, Day. Carroll4-2; Anthony Magistrelll, Maple Hts. dec. Tim Ruberg, Harrison 3-1. 171: Alex Camargo, Sa rea maJ. dec Jared Snyder, Massillon Perry 15-5; Heteg Pllev, Lakota E. pin J.R. Fairman, Mayfield ViHage Mayfield 1:45. 189: Jell Clemens. Day. Carroll dec. Andy Rios, Lakewood St. Edward 12-5: Matt Deiguyd, Mayf1eld Village Mayfield dec. Mike Poe. lodi Cloverleaf 8-1. 215: Man Koz, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Bill . Beachum, Marion Harding 14-6: Pat Barrentine. Day. Carroll dec. Craig Katafiasz, Sylvania Nortnvlew 2·1, OT. 275: KeMy Leckrone, Kettering Fairmont dec. Adam Olds. Dublin Coffman 8-2; Brent Ardo, Stow-Munroe FaDs dec Rick C8nnings, Tol. Waite 8-5. CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS 103: Tony Iovine, Pickertington dec. Brent Goode, MoeUer 6-6, OT. • 119: Ke'1th Pollock, Mentor dec. Tim S1zemore. Lakota E. 6-2. 125: Ryan Lang, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Stephen Woler\'. Lal<o!a VI. 7-2; Jermam Thompson, Akr. Kenmore dec. Brian Zirlkan. lloeller 5-3, OT; Jason' Janusz•wskl, Strongsville dec Daniel Mason-Straus, Sycamore 7-4 130: Nick Spatola, Elder dec. Mike Walters, , Massillon Perry 15-10. 135: Matt Mclnt~e. Lakota W dec. Travis Kovach, Massillon Perry 11-4: M1ke Baria. Moeller dec. Adam Morris, Tol. Rogers 9-4, OT. 140: Joe Zonkan. Moener maj dec. Noah Bookman, Logan 13-1. 145: Moke Wahoff. Fairfield dec. Mike Ashby, Mentor 7-4; Dav:d Blanks, Moeller mal. dec. Greg Spivey, Thomas Worthington 14-6; tan Ruth, Winton Woods maj. dec. Adam Huddle. Marton Hard,,g 11-2. 152: Ryan Fogllano, Maple Hts. dec. Marcus Blanks, Moeller 6-3. · 160: Bobby Dysart. Dubl1n Coffman ~ec. Jeff Ostholthoff, Moeller 3-0. 171: Alex Camargo, Berea dec. Nick Lukens, Moeller 3-1; Hetag PW.v, Lakota E. dec. Matt Kalal, Wadsworth 4-1. '\..

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Wrestling results

Results from the final day of the. 2001 DHSAA ~ WresUing Championships: · • TOP TEAM SCORES Olvlslon I I, lakewood St. Edward 172.5; 2, Moeller 93; 3, Maple Hts. B9: 4, Day. Carrol 83; 5, Wadsworth 57; 6, Mentor 51; 7, Mayfield Village Mayfield 47: 8, Plckerlng!on 44.5; 9, MassiUon Perry 44: 10, Dublin Coffman 38; 11, Strongsville 35.5: 12, Uberty Twp. Lakota E. 34: 13, Parma Padua 32: 14, Lakota West 31; 15, GaHoway Westland 30: 16, Stow-Munroe Falla 27: 17, Fairfield 26. Also: 27, Hamson IB.S: 28, Elder 17.5: 30, Winton Woods 15; 59 (tie), ~ebanon 4! 64, Sycamore 3,5: 76 (tie), H~mRton

Division II I, St. Parts Graham 114.5; 2, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 75.5; 3, Chagrin Fans Kenston 71.5; 4. Cots. DeSales 71: 5, Olmsted Fans 69.5; 6, Medina Buckeye 68; 7, Mentor lake Cath. 65; 8, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 52.5; 9, Sandusky Per1dns 47.5: 10, Canal Fulton NW 45.5: 11, Wooster Trlway 40: 12, Norton 34: 13, Can. S. 33.5; 14, Day. Chamlnade-JuUeme 30.5; 15, Kings 29.5; 16, Cle. Orange 26. Also: 18, Franklin 24: 39, Purcell-Marian 11: 40 (Ue), lemon-Monroe 10: 47, HIUsboro 8: 53, Clermont NE 5: 70 (Ue), Bethel-Tate 2; 80 (tie), Springboro 1. Division Ill I, Akr. SVSM 129; 2, Bedford Chane! 127.5; 3, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 121; 4, Sandusky St. Mary's 60: 5, ReadlnC 57; 6, Brookville 48; 7, Martins Ferry 47: 8, Sycamore Mohawk 40; 9, Madeira 38; 10, Elmore Woodmore 35: 11, Ontario 29: 12, Galion Northmor 28: 13, Newcomerstown 27: 14, Cte. Cuyahoga HIS. 25.5; 15, Delta 24. Alao: 30, Carlisle 16: 50 (tie), Blanchester 9: 60, Batavia 4: 60 (Ue), Flnneytown 4 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS (Area finishers) Division I 135: Matt Mcintire (Lakota Wesi) dec. Ryan West (Day. Carroll) 6-2. 140: Joe Zlnkan (Moeller) dec. Jason Bake (Massillon Jackson) 3-1. 145: Mike Wahoff (Fairfield) maj. dec. Ed Mahone (Bedford) 15-3 171: Helag Pliev (Lakota East) pin Alex Camargo (Berea) 3:52 DiviSion II 103: Ricky Deubel (Chagrin Fals Kenston) maJ., dec. Matt Franklin (Franklin) 13-1 112: John Velez (Kings) dec. Josh Zupancic (Cuyanoga Fal~ Wa~h Jesuit) 3-1 Division Ill 152: Tim Kelly (Reading) dec. Dwayne Dauskl' (Magnotla Sandy Valley) 6-4 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS (Area finishers) Division I _ 103: Nino Paglia (StrongsviUe) md. Brent Goode (Moeller) 14-0, ' 112: Nathan Coslello (Maple Hts.) tf. Joel Cottone (Moeler) 18-1. 125: Jason Januszewski (Strongsvlie) d. Brian Zlnkan (MoeKer) 3-2. 130: Nick Spatola (Elder) p. David _Wolf (Clayton Northmont) 2: 14. US: Mike Barla (Moeller) d. VInce Randazzo (Parma Padua) 5·4. 145: David Blanks (Moeller) d. Jeremy Ghrist (East liverpool) 5-2: ian Ruth (Winton Woods) d. Mike Ashby (Mentor) 10-5. 152: Marcus Blanks (Moeller) d. Tommy Bauer (Ashland) 4-3. 1 160: Tim Ruberg (Harrison) p. Tristan Murray ·(New Carlisle Tecumseh) 4:59. ' Division II 130: Chad Turchetta (Twinsburg) d. Zach Hensley (lemon-Monroe) 12-6. 180: Anthony Jenkins (lewistown Indian Lake) d. Robert Zugg (Hillsboro) 2-1. ' 215: Mike Yates (Norton) d. Jason Lackmeyer (Purcell Marian) 9-4. •• ' • . · Division Ill 125! Krls Kuykendall (Madeira) d. Scott Elwood (New Albany) 7·2. . 130: Chris Seta (Reading) d. Mark Zlmmemnan (Jeromesville Hillsdale) 11-8: Frankie Merle (Madeira) d. Sean Finneran (Sandusky St. Mary's) 9-6. 140: D.J. Engel (Reading) d. Brian Dotson (Liberty Center) 9-7. 189: Chad Sowers (Sycamore Mohawk) d. MIchael Williams (Blanchester) 10-4. 215: Matt Stookey (Sandusky St. Mary's) p. T.J. Chlders (Carlisle) 1:20.

THIRD PLACE (Area finlahera) Division I 130: Nk:k Spatola (Elder) d. T.J. Tepley (Garfield Hts.) 3·0. 135: Mike Barta (Moeller) d. Moore (GaHoway Westland) 12-6. 145: Ruth (Winton Woods) d. David Blanks (Moeller) 3-1. 152: Chad Marzec (Tot. St. Francis) d. Marcus Blanks (Moeller) 5-4. 160: Tim Ruberg (Hamson) d. Nick Terbay (Day. Carroll) 4·2. Division Ill 125: Dave Tierney (Martins Ferry) d. Krts KuykendaM (Madeira) 6-Q. ' 130: Chris Seta (Reading) d. Frankie Merle (Madeira) 4-2. 140: Matt Stacklln (Attica Seneca E.) d. D.J. Engel (Reading) 3-2. FlnH PLACE (Area finlahera) Division I 103: Tony Iovine (Pickertng!on) md. Brent Goode (Moeller) 10-2. 112: Ricky Randauo (Parma Padua) d. Joel Cot· tone (Moeller) 7-4. • 125: Jermaln Thompson (Akr." Kenmore) d. Brian Zlnkan (Moeller) 4-2. · Division II 130: Matt Shultz (N. RldgeviUe) d. Zach Hensley (lemon-Monroe) 11·5. • 160: Robert Zugg (Hillsboro) d. Tyler TIKchln (Norton) 3-1, or. 215: Jason Lackmeyer (Purcell-Marian) d. Robert Edgington (BeKevue) 6-4. Division Ill 189: Josh Barker (Ashland Creslvlew) d. Michael WIBiams (Blanchester) 4·3. 215:. Chris McStool! (SherwoOd Fairview) d. T.J. Childers (CarliSle) 7-4. ;·


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favorite Vinny DiGIOvanni of COLUMBUS - Moeller Solon 4-2 with a late reversal, coach Jeff Gaier thought the and Wmton Woods' Ian Ruth· Crusaders needed 10 wres- beat Doug Jones of Akron tiers in the state meet to Springfield 6-4 in overtime.. challenge Lakewood St. EdIn Division II, Purcell Manward's DiYision I dominance. an's Jake Meinking and FrankEight Crusaders· moved .on lin's Matt Franklin advance? at to 'the quarterfinals, placmg 103. John Velez (112) of Kings them in striking distance of moved on, as did teammate St. Ed. St. Ed, which also ad- Jeff Williams (125). vanced eight, led Moeller Bethel-Tate's James Daugh33-21 after the first day of the erty (135) beat Dan Munyan three-day tournament. of New Lexington 17-13 · Moeller's Brent Goode Franklin's Keith Carter (160), pinned his 103-pound oppo- Purcell Marian's Jason Lacknent, Steve Weaver of Toledo meyer (215) and Clermont Waite. Though Joel Cottone Northeastern's Aaron Keough lost at 112 pounds, ~e n~ (189) also advanced. . . seven Crusaders - Bnan ZmNo Cincinnati-area DlVIkan (125), Joe Zinkan (140), sian III is contending for the Mike Baria (135), David title but Reading was fourth Blanks (145), Marcus Blanks with 14 points. Chris Seta (152) and defen~ing 171- (130), D.}. Engel (140), Cl!npound champion Nick Lukens ton Harmeyer (145) and Tim - put up crucial points: . Kelly (152) advan~ed. · The Division I 125-pound For Madeira, Kris Kuykenclass looked strong for area dall (125), Frankie Merle wrestler.s. Lakota West's (130), Drew Cloran (160) and Stephen Wolery and Syca- Ryan Pattison (215) advanced. more's Daniel Mason-Straus · also advanced. • Results, DS

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TEAM SCORES I, Lakewood St. Edward 33: 2, Moeller 21; 3, Maple Hts. 15.5; 4, Day. Carroin3.5: 5, Massillon Perry 12: 5(tle), PickeMngton 12: 7, Mentor II; 7 (tle), Wadsworth II; 9, Dublin Coffman 10: 9 (lie), Lakota East 10; 9 (lie), Lakota West 10; 12, Strongsville 8.5; 13, Garfield Hts. 8; 13 (tle), Mayfield VIllage May· field 8; 13 (tie), Panna Padua 8; 16. MoMon Harding 7.5; 17, Madison 6.5; 17 (tie), Thomas Worthington 6.5: 19, Kettering Falnnont 6: 19. (tie) Vandalia Butler 6; 19 (He), Wapakoneta 6: 22, Oregon Clay 5.5: 23, Ashland 5; 23 (tle), East Uverpool 5; 23 (He), Fairfield 5; 23 (lie), Galloway Westland 5; 23 (tie), Logan 5: 23 (tie), Mt. Vernon 5: 23 (tie), Stow-Munroe Falls 5: 23 (tie), To!. Waite 5: 23 (tie), Warren Howland 5; Also: 39 (tie), Elder 3.5; 31 (lie), Sycamore 3.5; 39 (tie), Clayton Northmonl 3.5. Also: 53 (Ue), Winton Woods 2; 74 · (Ue), Hamilton 1; 74 (Ho), Labanon 1. CONSOLATION ROUND 1

103 Ben Watson, KetteMng Falnnont dec. Malt Mosser, Groveport-Madison 9-5: Jim Dndecko, Upper AMington dec. Andy Subler. Troy 12-5; Josh Feldman, Dublin Coffman maj. dec. Mark Mathis, Cln. Princeton 11-2; Steve Weaver, Tol. Waite dec. Ryan Riggs, Massillon Perry 9-4 Local prollmlnarles Lief Gilsdorf, Maumee dec. Mark Mathis. PMnceton 10-3; Brent Goode, Moeller pin Sieve Weaver, Tol. Waite 0:37 112 Josh Hlabak, Lakota East pin Pat Brown, Dublin Scioto 0:49; Blake Miller, New Philadelphia dec. Brandon Luce, Sidney 3-0: Josh Thompson, Day. Carroll dec. Jason Edmister, Mt. Vernon 11-5; Joel Cottone, Moeller ma). dec. Joe Stewart, Delaware Hayea 15·2 Local preliminaries Ricky Randazzo, Panna Padua maj. dec. Josh Hlebak, Lakota East 13-2: Nathan Costello, Maple Hts. tech. fall Joel Cottone, Moeller 15-0

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'Kurt Gross, Panna Padua maj. dec. Andrew Gray, t.ebanon 11-2: ChaMie Agozzlno, Lakewood Sl. Edward pin Tim Kist, Hamil!on 4:13: Brendan Moody, Hilliard Darby dec. Joe Murray, Youngs. Austintown-Fitch 5-l; Jason Basso, Massillon Jackson dec. Isaac Seboum. Huber HIS. Wayne 10-5 Local preliminaries Jeff Hansls, MaMelta dec. Tim Kist, Hamil· ton 7·3: Tim Sizemore. Lakota East. maj. dec. Brendan Moody, Hilliard Darby 11-3

125 Mike Tels, N. Can.' Hoover pin Mall Farber, Gahanna Lincoln 2:38; Stewart Oswatt, MI. .Vernon dec. Angelo Mango, Westlake 3-2: Adam Maxwell, Vandalia Butler dec. Darrell Spencer, Maple HIS. 8-3: Josh Lewis, Oregon Clay rna]. dec. Jon Forgy, Dublin Coffman 14·2 Local preliminaries Stephen Wolery, Lakota West. maj. dec. Matt Farber, Gahanna Lincoln 11-3: BMan Zlnkan, Moeller dec. Stewart Oswalt, Mt. Vernon 3-2: Daniel Mason-Straus, Sycamore tech. fall Jon Forgy, Dublin Coffman 18-3

140 cart Amerine, Cola. Franklin Hla. pin Jared Rowland, Harr110n 2:30; Chance Riley, Wadsworth dec. Ben Kettlnger, To!. St. John's 6-5; Andy Krieg, Ashland dec. Fortunato Spadaro, Maple Hts. 8-3; Evan Ware, Westlake maj. dec. Mat LaMonica, Dublin Coffman I 0-o Local prellmlnarlea Joe Zink~~Moeller maj. dec. Be!!!:ttlnger, TDt"Si. Jo n s TI·3 .

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Jeremy GhMst. East Liverpool dec. VInny b!Giovannl, Solon 10-6; Joe Ambrose, Greensburg Green maj. dec. David Wolfe, Oregon Clay 15-4; Ryan Rhodes, Sylvania Southview dec. Doug Jones,' Akr. SpMng. 6-5; John Konyesnl, Lakewood St. Edward maj. dec. Chad Helmer. Piqua 11-2 •I

152 . Jeremy Shaw, East Liverpool pin CoM Har· Ms. Lorain Southview 4:10; Brandon Abbott. KetteMng Falnnont pin Chuckle Homer, Uniontown Lake 4:38; Jon Kaney, Huber Hts. Wayne dec. Matt White. Dublin Coffm"" 5-3: Krla Simmons, Westerville North pin Joo Gad· ~on, Fairfield 4:22 Local prellmlnarloa : Marcus Blank~oeller dec. CaM HarMs, loram ~VIeW 1· , "t'll?lrteBbu. caK'ewood St. Edward lech. fall Joe Gadson, Fairfield 22·5

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. Devin Cannan, Geneva pin Nathan Tucker, Dublin Coffman 6:49 DT; Joe Gadd, Hamil!on dec. Malt Schoolcraft, East Uverpool 9-6: Tom Gagolln, Reynoldsburg dec. Zach Andy, Ashland 5-3: Andre Alexander, Warren Howland dec. rolatt Haws. Vandalia Butler 4-1 , Local prellmlnarlea

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138 Adam Schleucher, Celina dec. Jeff Hume, Thomas Worthington 3·1: Zach Flake, W. Chester Lakota W. pin Paul Ooucher. Dublin Coffman 4:35; Jon Varner, East Liverpool drc. Anthony Harris, Tol. Woodward 4-2: Dom Herrera, Mayfield VIllage Mayfield dec. Brad White, Strongs: ville 7-2 Local preliminaries Nick Spatola, Elder tech. fall Adam Schteucher, Celina 17-2; Chris Vondruska, Lakewood St. Edward dec. zach Flake, Lakota West 9-7

135 Nate Busick, Lebanon dec. Mike Pierce, Lakewood St. Edward 11-8; Mike Salwlesz, Tel. Cent. Cath. dec. Chase Huddle, MaMon Harding 3-2: Joe SpMnger, Mt. Vernon maj. dec. Adam Mllazzotto, Willoughby S. 8-0: VInce Randazzo, Panna Padua dec. Brandon Evans, Thomas Worthington 9-8 ' · Local preliminaries Charles Moore, Galloway Westland maj. dec. Nate Busick, Lebanon 12-2: Matt Mcintire, Lakota West pin Joe SpMnger, Mt. Vernon 4:25; • Mike Barla, Moeller dec. Brandon Evans, Thom-

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COLUMBUS - On the .trength of eight first-round vinners, Moeller is in second Jlace in Division I after the irst day of the state wrestling :ournament at the Schotten;tein Center. Lakewood St. Edward, tryillg for its fifth straight Divi;ion I state wrestling champi· :mship, leads Moeller, 33-21. . · The Eagles ·advanced eight to today's quarterfinals and are going for their 17th state championship overall. ·In Division II,, Olmsted Falls held a 2~·22 lead against St. Paris .Graham. No local team is among the leaders. In Division III, Bedford Chanel was the first-round leader with 25 points. Reading stands in fourth place with 14 points. The Blue Devils'placed four wrestlers into the quarter· finals. Madeira also had four wrestlers advance.

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TEAM SCORES • • DIVISION 1: 1. Lakewood Sl. Edward 33: 2....M.o~r 21; 3, Maple Hts. 15.5; 4, Day. Carrotl13.5: s:mssiflon '!'WY· Pickerington 12. OTHER LOCALS: 9 (tie). Lakota East, Lakota We !It 10; 23 (tie), Fairfield 5; 39 (tie), Elder, Sycamore 3.5; 43 (tie), Harrison 3; 53 (tie), Winton Woods 2; 74 (tie), Hamillon 1; 74 (tie), Lebanon 1. DIVISION II: 1, Olmsled Falls 23; 2, Sl Paris Graham 22; 3, Chagrin Falls Kenslon 16.5; 4, Cols. DeSales 15: 5, Mentor Lake Caih. 14. LOCALS: 10, Franklin 8; 13 (tie), Kings 7.5; 28 (tie~ Purcell Marian, Taylor 4; 53 (tie), Clermont NE, Bethel-Tate, LemonMonroe 2; 75 (tie), Springboro 1 Sll(l!ll!d St P;~ter ~'lanel25; 2. Akr. CVCA 20: 4.lleadlng 14: 5. ycamore Mohawk 21, Batavia .4: 78

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171: Nick Lukens, Moeller dec. Devin Carma.nGeneva ~.J: Bnan "tesear, Amherst Steele dec. Joe GlMil, Hamlllon 8-3: Heteg Pliev, Lakota East pin Zach Andy, Ashland 5:07 189: Derek Klaus. Wadsworth dec. Josey Lawson, Falrfleld 3-1: Mike Poe. Lodi Cloverleaf dec. Mike Creeden, Moeller3-0 215: Shawn Ritzenthaler, Worthington Kilbourne dec. Jeremy Slaven, Lebanon 9-8; Bfll Beachum, Marion Harding tech. fall Brad Williams, Lakota East 21·5 275: Adam Olds, Dublin Coffman pin Keith Rosing, Sl Xavier 0:33; Tyler Bevington, MI. Vernon dec. Wesley Taylor, Harrison 1-4

DIVISION I CONSOLATION ROUND 1 103: Josh Feldman, Dublin Coffman maj. dec. Marl< Mathis, Princeton 11-2 , · 112: Josh Hlebak, Lalota Ea!lt pin Pat Brown. Dublin Sciolo 0:49; Joel Cottone, Moeller maL dec. Joe 125: Slephen Woiery. Lakota West maj. dec. Matt St~ Delaware Hayes 1S:2 ~ Farber. Gahanna- Lincoln 11-3; J!!ja_n Zinkan, MQeller 119: Kurt Gross, Parma Padua maj. dec. Andrew dec. Stewart Oswall. Mt. Vernon ~son· Gray, Lebanon 11-2; Charlie A<!ozzino, Lakewood Sl Slraus, Sycamore teai.TaU Jah Forgy, Coffman 18-3 Edward pin nm Kls~ HamUton 4:13 130: Nick Spatola, Elder tech. fall Adem Schlauch· 130: Zach Rake, Lakota West pin Paul Ooucher, er, Celina 17-2; Chris Vondruska, Lakewood 51. Edward Dublin Coffman 4:35 · dec. Zach Rake, Lakota West 9-7 135: Nate Busick, Lebanon dec. Mike Pierce, 5 Lakewood 51. Edward 11-8 Nate 140: Carl Amertne, Cols. Franklin Hts. pin Jared pin Joe Springer, MI. Vernon 4:25: Mike B~, M,!!$11er Rowland, Harrison 2:30 dec. Brandon "Evans, Thomas Wortliington 152: Kris Simmons, Westerville North pin Joe Gadi4o: Paul Dunslan, La~oOd SL Edward maj. dec. Jared Rowland, Harrison 18-~: Joe Zlnkan, Moeller maj. son, Fairfield 4:22 171: Joe Gadd, Hamilton dec. Matt Schoolcraft, East Liverpool 9-6 189: Josey Lawson, Falrfleld pin Mart< Plogsted, Dublin Coffman 2:50: Chris Horton, Pitkerlngton dec. Mika Creeden, Moeller 3-2 215: Michael Skonieczny, Slow-Munroe Falls dec. Jeremy Slaven, Lebanon 14-9; Peter Gillette, Cle. Sl Ignatius pin Brad Williams, Lakota East 4:50 275: Dan Wendolowskl, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Keith RosinQ, Sl Xavi..- nebrl<; Thomas Smnh, Cle. ~~lghts dec.Wesley Taylor, Harrison 9-3

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·tend for state championships afthe Ohio High School Athletic Association meet. : Among· them is Kings' john Velez, who entered the state' tournament relatively lightly regarded. But Friday, h~ beat the ·defending Divi~ sion II champion, Kyle Stoffer· of Olmsted Falls 5-3. :With a technical fall in the opening round and a pin in the quarterfinals, Velez has started a new style. "I don't usually put kids on their backs,". he said. •VelezmeetsjoshZupancic ot Walsh . Jesuit. for the 112-

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finals, beating Mason Brand of Kansas Lakota 6-2. Kelly faces Magnolia's Dwayne Dauski in the final. ''I'm qn a mission," Kelly said. / And 130-pounder Chris Seta of Reading gave three-time state champion Harry Lester his best match of the tournament, before falling 5-3. Reading dropped from fourth to fifth in the team standings. Madeira coach Bob Kearns \_YaS. pleased with the Mustangs' performance. "We've accomplished more at this tournament than we've done before," Kearns said. "HopE:fully we'll have our two guys place higher than the fourth and fifth we had before." Kearns was referring to 125-pounder Kris Kuykendall and 130-pounder Frankie Merle, both of whom lost semifinal matches.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary and. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy lead Division III tea'ms with 102 points. ·• Four Division 1I Cincinnati wrestlers, three from the Greater Miami Conference, will vie for titles today. Lakota West's Matt Mclntire gets achance to avenge his district final loss to Day'ton Carroll's Ryan West. Mcintire beat Moeller's Mike Baria 7-4 to gain the 135-pound finals. Moeller's joe Zinkan beat a Lakewood St. Edward opponent to earn a title shot. . Zinkan beat Paul Dunstan 3-2, becoming Moeller's only finalist this year. Fairfield's Mike Wahoff pulled off another late-match victory to reach his first state final. Wahoff beat Moeller's David Blanks 3-1 '

STATE WRESTLING RESULTS COLUMBUS, Ohio - Results from the second day or the 200 I DHSAA WresUing Cham~l­ onshlps

DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS 103: Nino Paglia, Strongsvlle dec. Dave Federtco, Willoughby S. 10-3; Jordon Lafollette, Akr. Sprlng. dec. Paul Felton. Elyrta 9-7, OT; Lief Gisdorf. Maumee dec. Joe Wornoff, Garfield His. Tiebreak; Tony Iovine, Plckertngton dec. Bront Goode, Moeller B-9. OT 112: Ricky Randazzo, Parma Padua Franciscan dec. Jared Selover, Wapakoneta 5-4; Stephen Luke, Massillon Perry maj. dec. Caleb Metcalf. Perrysburg 15-5; Marl< Moos. Lakewood St. Edward· dec. James PhHRps, Warren Howland 12-8; Nathan Costelo, Maple Hts. pin Josh Fulton, Mentor 5: 15 · 119: Chrt& Hansen, Pfckertngton tech. fall Hector Men<lez. Lorain Southview 19·4; Jell Hansls. Marietta dec. Josh Pnlewskl. Lodl Cloverteaf 10-7; Keith Pollock, Mentor dec. Tim Sizemore, Lakota East 8-2; Tommy Cunningham, Groveport-Madison dec. Ertc Lakla. Painesville Riverside 4-3 · 125: Ryan Lang. Lakewood St. Edward dec. Stephon Wolery, Lakota Wost 7-2; Jermaln Thompson, Akr. Kenmore dec. Brian Zlnkan, Moeller 5-3, DT; T.J. Enrtght, Galloway Westland dec. Joe Glavan. Mentor 4-2; Jason Januszewski. Strongsville dec. Daniel Ma· son-Straus, Sycamore 7-4 130: Nick Spatola, Eldu dec. Mike Walters, Massnlon Perry 15·1D; Chrts Vondtuska, Lakewood St Edward dec. T.J. Tepley, Gar· fteld Hts. 3-0; Joe Pflug. Maple Hts. tech. ran David Wolf. Clayton Norttunont 18-3; Von Graham. Cols. Marton-franl<ln dec. Nick Reiter, Huber His. Wayne I 0-6 .

to reach the 145-pound final. "Blanks was looking for the big play, a pancake or lateral (drop)," said Fairfield liead coach Ron Masanek. "He didn't take an offensive shot the whole match." He tag Pliev of Lakota East pinned ].R. Fairman of Mayfield to become a finalist. Overall it was a difficult day for Moeller. While de-. fending 171-pound champion Nick Lukens won't place this year, 125-pound teammate Brian .Zinkan was embroiled in one of the tournament's biggest controversies. In overtime, Zinkan was credited with taking down Ak~ ron Kenmore's jermain Thompson for two points, which should have ended the match .. Then Thompson flipped Zinkan, and the referee awarded Thompson the takedown, giving him a 5-3 win.

135: Chartes Moore. Galloway Westland dec. Jay McGee. Cuyahoga Fals 13-7; Ryan West, Day. Carroll pin Matt Duther. Macedonia Nordonla 5:36; Matt Mcintire, Lakota Walt dec. Travis Kovach. MassKion.Perry 11·4; Mike Berla, Moeller dec. Adam Monts, Tol. Rogers· 9·4, DT 140: Paul Dunstan, Lakewood St. Edward dec. Mathew Galchlck, Youngs. AustintownFitch 7·3; Joe Zlnkan, Moeller maj. dec. Noah Bookman. Logan 13·1; Mike Neely. Thomas Worthington pin Matt Middendorf. New carlisle Tecumseh 3:39; Jason Bake, Massillon Jackson tech. fall Steve Martow, VandaUa BuUer 20-5 145: Mike .Wahoff, Fairfield dec. Mike Ashby, Mentor 7-4; David Blanks, Moeller maj. dec. Greg Spivey, Thomas Worthington 14-6; lan Ruth, Winton Woods maj. dec: Adam Huddle, Marton Harding 11-2; Ed Mahone, Bedford maj-. dec. Jake Kuhner, Pickerington 17-9 152: Ryan Fogllano, Maple Hts. dec. Marcus Blanks, Moaner 8-3; Chad Marzec, Tol. St. Francis dec. Jon Kuhner, Plckertngton 2·1; Tommy Bauer, Ashland dec. Peter Gasparro. Strongsville 11-6; Chrts Kallal, Wadsworth pin CMs Leabu, Lakewood St. Edward 3:16 180: Bobby Dysart, Dublin Cottman dec. Jeff Oltholtheff, Moeller 3-0; Nick Terbay. Day. Carroll dec. George Patzakls, Madison 9-3; Tim Ruberg, Harrison tech. fall Ryan Franke. Oregon Clay 18-3: Anthony MagJstreli, Maple Hts. pin Kevin Shaver, Lakewood Sl Edward 0:49 111: Alex Cemargo, Berea dec. Nick Luk· ens, Moeller 3-1; Jared Snyder, Massillon Perry dec. Brlan Cesear, Amherst Steele 8-2; Hetag PlleY, Lakota East dec. Matt Kalal, Wadsworth 4-1; J.R. Fairman, MaYfleld Village Mayfield· dec. Zach Woltt. logan I 0-7

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by out-of-bounds calls . "It won't happen next week," · Mcintire said. "In · the past I've been able to avenge when I lose." Thirty-four Cincinnati Division I wrestlers qualified for next week's state tournament. And Moeller, which will take 10 wrestlers to Columbus, certified its City-championship status. The Crusaders ·scored 207.5 points, a district meet recorq. They easily outscored second-place. Dayton Carroll, which finished with 146 points. Lakota ~ast wrestled well, taking .third with 106 points. Harrison placed fourth and Fairfield sixth. Wrestling in' all divisions begins Thursday afternoon in Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center.

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"' '- Ever since becoming Cin·. ·~cirmati's only state wrestling ·"champion last year, Moel;.~er's Nick Lukens has heard from the doubters. -:..wLukens also heard Lakota .• East's Hetag Pliev would have little trouble beating ohim in Saturday's Division I 'district wrestling tourna:m:ent at Fairfield High School. Pliev entered their match undefeated. Lukens . had seven losses. :.~::."He's been kiiling every'Body," Lukens said; "But I'm in great shape and I know DIVISION I (II Fairfield} how to wrestle him." · Teom otondlnCa: I. Moeller 207.5, 2. Day· Lukens' conditioning is ton CarroQ 146, 3. Lakota East 106.5, 4. Harrl· son 99.5, 5. Kettering Fairmont 77.0, 6. Farlfleld such he felt if the match 74.0, 7. Butler 67.5, 8. Wayne 67.0, 9. Tecum· 61.0, 10. Elder 59.5, 11. Lakota West 56.0, went to overtime, he'd win. seh 12. Lebanon 54.0. 13..Northmont 46.0, 14. That's exactly what hap- Hamilton 43.0, 15. Sidney 40.5, 16. Greenv111e 31.0, 17. Wilmington 30.0, 18. Winton Woods pened. Countei-ing Pliev's 29.0, 19. Beavercreek 26.0. 20. Sycamore 25.0, 21. Princeton 25.0, 22. Colerain 24.5, 23. freestyle-oriented approach, Piqua 23.0, 24. Troy 22.0, 25. St. Xavier 18.0, Lukens won with an over: 26. Mason 18.0. 27. Meadowdale 12.0. 28. Centerville 12.0. 29. West Carrollton 9.0. 30. LaSalle titile takedown 7-5. 8.0, 31. Glen Este 8.0, 32. Middletown 7.0. 33. 6.0, 34, Anderson 6.0, 35. Northwest 5.0. "I'm back," said -Lukens, . Xenia 36. Mlllord 4.0, 37. Loveland 4.0, 38. Miamis:smiling. burg 3.0, 39. Mt. Healthy 2.0. Championship round ~-·.overall, the Division I dis103-Goode (Moeller) d. Watson (Fairmont) 5-3; 112-Hlebak (Lakota East} d. Cottone (Moel. trict meet was not a good ler) 4-6; 119-Kist (Hamilton) p. Isaac (Wayne) 'place to bring an undefeated 2:34; 125-Mason-Straus (Sycamore) d. Zlnkan (Moeller) 4-6: 130-Spatola (Elder) p. Reiter 're'cord. Fairfield's Mike (Wayne) 3:39; 135-West (carroll) d. Mcintire (lakota West) 2-5; 140-Zinkan (Moeller} d. Mid:Wahoff had no losses until dendorf (Tecumseh) 14-5; 145-Rutll (Winton 'Winton Woods' .Ian Ruth Woods) d. Blanks (Moeller) 3-4; 152-Kaney (Wayne} d. Abbott (Fairmont) 4-3; 160-Ruberg ·beat him 11-6 in a semifinal (Harrison) d. Terbay (Carroll) 2-4; 171-Lukens d. Pllev (lakota East) 7-5; 189-Ciem-· ;match. Wahoff had given (Moeller} ens (Carroll} tf. H111er (Greenv111e) 4:00; 215-BarRuth his only loss this season renUne (carroll) d. Slaven (lebanon) 9-5; 275d. Taylor (Harrison) 5-2. : irl' the Coaches' Classic tour- Leckrone (Fairmont)Third place 103-Subler (Troy) d. Mathis (Princeton) 6-2: . pament..r· · 112-Thompson (Carroll) d. Luce (Sidney) 8-1; ~:·."If you .,_think about re- 119-Sizernore (lakota East) d. Gray (lebanon) 0-2; 125-Wolery (lakota Wesl) d. Maxwell (But·venge, you -can lose control," ler) . . . . _ Mike Simons for The 4-5; 130-Wolf (Northmont} d. Aake {lakota 5-13; 135-Barla (Moeller)_d. Busick ,. Ruth said · of the rematch. West) Moeller's Brent Goode reacts to a hold by Fairmont's Ben Watson in the · (lebanon} 6·2; 140-Sommer "(Carroll) d. Row· · ::~.13ut I had to-beat him to get land (Harrison) 8·4; 145-Wahoff (Fairfield)" p. 1-03-pound fin'al. Goode won 5-3. Helmer (Piqua} 5:37; !52-Blanks (Moeller) d. to state." Gadson (Fairfield) 3·2: 160-0stholtlloff (Moeller) d. Murray (Tecumseh) 5·2: 171-Haws (Butler) d. -:~Ruth went on to beat . Gadd (Hamilton) 5-3; 189-Creeden (Moeller) ·d. ·Moeller's David Blanks 4-3 Lawson (Fairfield) 3-2; 215-WIIIIams (lakota East) p. Ankney {Sidney) 1:41; 275-Hines (But· to: claim his second district Jer) d. Rosing (St.Xavler) 0-3. 'rtitle. ' ' n• Matt Mcintire of Lakota ·West aiso was undefeated -before his district final match .'against Dayton Carroll's Ryan West. Mcintire was ~frJ!strated by West's defen, sive tactics. He also had a ··couple of takedowns nullified

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Wrestlers took to the mats for their respective sectional tournaments over the weekend, and several came out with be1ths in the district tourney. Deer Park will have three wrestlers in the Division Ill district meet -Jonathan Beach (119.), Tom Welage (171) and Steve Louallen (275). Beach finished second at the Batavia sectional last weekend, losing by pin in the title match to Madeira's Shawn Burroughs, a returning state qualifier. Burroughs had also defeated Beach for the Cincinnati Hills League championship. Beach goes into districts with a 32-8 record. Welage finished third in his bracket, defeating a Reading opponent in the consolation match. Louallen lost a tight 9-6 decision in the championship match to Dan Ivins of Clinton-Massie.

Madeira won five championships and sent 11 wrestlers to the Division Ill district meet at Xenia. Madeira gained a measure of revenge on Reading after losing a tight battle for the CHL title, edging the Blue Devils 231.5-222 for the sectional title at Batavia. Winning sectional titles were Shawn Burroughs (119, 30-7 overall record), Kris Kuykendall (125, 34-2), Drew Cloran (160, 34-3 ), Dave Pattison (171, 18-16) and Brian Cummings (189, 36-5). All five had won league championships as well. Frankie Merle (130, 36-4), Chris Davidson (152, 23-13) and Ryan Pattison (215, 345) fmished second. Merle and Davidson lost to Reading wrestlers who also claimed CHL titles, while Pattison lost the title match to a homestanding Batavia wrestler. Cory Rutledge (145, 22-18) and substitute Joe Hellebusch (275, 4-2) placed third in their brackets, while Nate Littlejohn (135, 19-11) finished fourth to advance. Kuykendall, Burroughs and Merle went to state last year.

Moeller had nine sectional champions and 11 district qualifiers to easily win the Division I sectional at St. Xavier, its fourth straight title to add to its eighth straight Greater Catholic League South crown the week before. Winning titles for Moeller were Brent Goode (103, 13-10 overall record), Joel Cottone (112, 19-11), Brian Zinkan (125, 25-4), Mike Baria (135, 19-8), Joe Zinkan (140, 223), Marcus Blanks (152, 29-4), Jeff Ostholthoff (160, 25-9), Nick Lukens (171, 26-7) and Mike Creeden (189, 24-9). All but Cottone and Ostholthoff had won Greater Catholic League titles the week before. David Blanks (145, 22-7) finished second at sectionals, losing a close match to 28-1 Ian Ruth of Winton Woods. Ryan Meyer (130, 16-I6) placed third in his bracket. Deer Park and Madeira will be in the Division III district meet beginning Friday at Xenia High School, with Moeller competing at Fairfield in Division I.

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Wrestlers took to the mats for their respective sectional tournaments over the weekend, and several came out with berths in the district tourney. Moeller had nine sectional champions and II district qualifiers to easily win the Division I sectional at St. Xa:vier, its fourth straight title to add to its eighth straight Greater Catholic League South crown the week before. Winning titles for Moeller were Brent Goode ( 103, I3-l 0 overall record), Joel Cottone ( Il2, 1911), Brian Zinkan (125, 25-4), Mike Baria (135, 19-8),, Joe Zinkan (I40, 22-3), Marcus Blanks (I52, ·29-4), Jeff Ostholthoff (I60, 25-9), Nick Lukens'(17I, 26-7) and Mike Creeden (I89, 24-9). All ·but Cottone and Ostholthoff had won Greater Catholic League titles the week before. David Blanks (145, 22-7) finished second at sectionals, losing a close match to 28-I Ian Ruth of Winton Woods. Ryan Meyer (130, I6-16) placed third in his bracket. One w~ek after winning its first ever Miami Valley Conference championship, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy finished seventh at the Divi-

sion III Batavia sectional and sends four wrestlers to the district meet. Juni~r c·ollin Richardson (1 03) and "rreshnien Dan Vincent (I12), Nick Spohn (125) and Pat Thatcher (275) advanced to districts. Vincent won the sectional title and carries a 17-8 record into the next round. The other three placed fourth to get to the district meet, with Thatcher carrying the· best record at 20-12. Sycamore will have two wrestlers at the Division I district meet in Daniel Mason-Straus ( I25) and Joe Reich (215). Mason-Straus finished second in the St. Xavier sectional, losing a narrow 7-6 decision in the championship match to Moeller's Brian Zinkan, a state placer last year. · Mason-Straus, the Greater Miami Conference champ at I25, is 2~-5 this season. · Reieh was the f'ourth seed in the sectional and finished fourth, going into districts with a I5-17 · record. CHCA will be in the Division Ill district meet beginning Friday at Xenia High School, with Sycamore and Moeller competing at Fairfield in Division I.

Division I )- --:z 1-c; Moeller placed 10 wrestlers in the finals and produced nine champions on its way to a fourth consecutive sectional championship. "I thought we had the kids capable of doing it," Crusaders coach Jeff Gaier said. "It doesn't always go the way we planned, but we wrestled well." Northwest sophomore Tony Smith beat the top seed, the fourth seed and the second seed on the way to the 119-pound title. Te1m standtncs: I. MoeHer 297.5, 2. Elder 228.5, 3. SL xavier 199, 4. La Salle 144, 5. Colerain 131, 6. Glen Este 101.5, 7. Loveland 98. 8. Sycamore 64.5, 9. Winton Woods 57, 10. NOI!hwesl 51, 11. Amelia 35. 12. Talawanda 30.5. 13. Western Hills 8. Championship 103-Goode (Moeller) d. Baslln (Colerain) 10-3; 112-Collone (Moeller) d. SchUltz (Elder) 4·2; 119-Smlth (Nonhwesl) d. McCoy (Elder) 7·6: 125-Zinkan (Moeller) d. Straus (Sycamore) 7-li; 130-Spatola (Elder) p. Brewer (Colerain) 3:40; 135-Barla (Moeller) d. Brewer (Colerain) 8-7; 140-Zinkan (Moeller) p. Aanlgan (La Sane) 2:47; 145-Rulh (Winton Woods) d. Blanks (Moeller) 9·6; !52-Blanks (Moefler) d. Engel (Colerain) 17·5: 160-0sthollhoff (Moeller) d. Thomas (Elder) 13-2; 171-Lukens (Moener) d. May (Elder) 8-1; 189-Creeden (Mo•ll!r) d. Chamb!rs (Elder) 7·4; 215-Nallner (Elder) d. Schweitzer (51. Xavier) 12-5; 275-Anen (love· land) p. Hoskins (Glen Esle) 1:44. Third place 103-Gorrasl (Elder) d. Woolf (La Salle) 5-2; 112-Cook (51. Xa\1er) d. Ford (Northwest) 2~; 119-GIII (Loveland) d. Sellers (SI. xavier) 6·5 (2 OT): t25-Norrls (La Salle) d. Maupin (Glen Estel 11-3; 130-Meyer (Moeller) d. Cook (Loveland) Il-l; 135-Haulman (La Salle) over carver (Sl Xavier) del.; 140-Gallagher (51. Xavier) d. Pope (Elder) 4-2; 145-Boslljevac (51. Xavier) d. King (loveland) 6-5; 152-Malinowskl (51. Xavl.,) d. Stultz (Glen Estel two-ovenlme crllerla; 160Kannady (Colerain) p. Wanace 5:14; 171-Baule (51. Xavi.,) d. Sm~h (Loveland) 9-0; 189-Georg (Glen Este) over Lehn (Amelia) del.: 215-Sirange (Wmton Woods) d. Retch (Sycamore) 8-5; 275Roslng (SL Xavier) d. Noth (La Sane) 5-3.


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1. Moeller(11) ........~........... 137 2. Harrison (3)............................ 128 3. Fairfield .................................. 112 4. Elder........................................ 97 5. Lakota West............................ 86 6. Lakota East ............................ 65 7. St. Xavier ................................. 59 8. Colerain ................................... 31 9. Hammon .................................. 20 Mason ...................................... 20 Others receiving votes: La Salle 4, Loveland 4. Wilmington 3. 103 POUNDS Name, school W • L 6 t. Mathis, Princeton ......... 24 2. Dearwester, Harrison ... 24 6 3. Goode, Moeller ......... tOtO 4. SmHh, Wilmington ........ 20 6 5. Gorrasi. Elder ............... t9 7 112 POUNDS Name, school W 1. Cottone, Moeller ........... t6 - t t 2. Goodman, Lakota w.... 25 6 3. Ocasio, Fairfield ........... t8 8 4. Beisch, Harrison ........... t9 2 5 Hlebek, Lakota East.. .... t3 tO 119 POUNDS Name, schoot

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t. Ruberg, Harrison .......... 27 2. Home. Wilmington ........ 27 3. Elsen, Falrfield ............... 18 4. Ostholthoff. MoeUer ·"" 21 5. Meadors, Mason .......... 28 171 POUNDS Name, school w t. Lukens, Moeller .... ~ .. 22 2. PHev, Lakota East......... 22 3. Gadd, Hamilton ............ 24 4. Simons, Mason ............ 18 5. McGeehan, Lebanon .... 26 189 POUNDS Name, school W

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• Marcus Blanks, Moeller p3·5, 11). Joe Gadson, falri1eid (280 f, 13).60 ·Tim Ruberg, Harrison (35-2, 3)•; Jeff Ostholthoff, Moeller (29-10, 7). 171 ·Nick Lukens. Moeller (30-7, 4)'; Hetag Pliev, lakota East (30·1. 1); Joe Gadd, Hami~on (30-10, NR). 189 • Creeden, Moeller (29-10, 17); Josey Lawson, ~alri1eid (29-10, 2~). 215 • Jeremy Slaven. Lebanon (39-3, 10); Brad Williams, Lakota East (24-7, NR). 275 • Wesley Taylor, Harrison (26-7, NR), Keith Rosing, St Xavier (28-6, 18).

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DMSION II (24) 103 • Matt Franklin, Franklin (29,5, 10)'; Jake Meinking, Purcell Marian (29-4, 3); Dan lee, Ross (26· 7, 25). 112 ·John Velez, Kings (36-0, 5)'. 119 • Jeff King, Edgewood (30-6, 10); John Kremer, Franklin (30-6, 11). 125 • Jeff WilliamsQn, Kings (35-3, 10); Mitchell Binford, Purcell Marian (26-11, NR); 130 • Zach ~en-

103 • Ryan Robbe, Batavia (2B-2. NR). 119 • Shawn Burroughs, Madeira (33-B, 9). 125 •

Kris Kuykendall, Madeira (41-2, 4)•. 130 • Chris Seta, Reading (38-2, 3)•; Frankie Me~e. Madeira (39·5. 6). 135 • Lucas Hazlett, Read· . ing (35-6, 15). 140 • OJ. Engel, Reading (40-0, 3)•. 145 • Clint Harmeyer, Reading (35-4, 17)'; Gary Hensley, North College Hill (25-4, 12). 152 ·Tim Kelly, Reading (38-1, 2); Kellen Campbell, Finneytown (32-3, 3). 160 • Drew Cloran, Madeira (38-3, 11 )•; Jason Wh~ Reading (29·10, 20). 171 • Ron Howard, Finneytown (34-2, 20). 189 • Bryan Cummings, Madeira (40·5. 17); Casey McConnell, Summ~ Country Day (32-4, 8); Michael Williams, Blanchester (39·5, 5). 215 • Adam Mosbacker. Batavia (31·3, 9)'; Ryan Pattison, Madeira (39·6. 12); Bryan Wilson, Reading (29-10, 16). 275 ·Steve louAiien, Deer Park (20-9, 26).


Moeller wins GCL South title j..-1/-0{

League crown 8th straight fot Crusaders 77u' Ciur:inua# /:}nquirer

Moeller won its eighth straight Greater Catholic League South Division wrestling title Saturday, . leaving behind second-place Elder 214~6-135%:

Eight Crusaders won in the championship round. Moeller's Jeff. Gaier was . .named' coach. of th'e year and the Crusaders' Brian Zinkan, the 125pound champion, was named wrestler of the year in the South Division.· · In the North Division, Purcell Marian ·.von its ·sixth straight league chan.,Jionship and earned coach-of-the-year honors for Terry Meinking. . The Cavaliers' Jason L.ackmeyer won at 215 pounds for the· .second straight year and was named wrestler of the year in the North Division, · · (At Purcell Marian) North Division Team Standings: L Purcell Ma~an 98, 2. Chaml· nade·Julicnne 89. 3. Aller 36, 4. Roger Bacon 35, 5. McNicholas 12\'>. South Division Team Standings: L Moeller 2141'>. 2. Elder 1351'>, 3. St. Xavier 116. 4. La Salle 85°h. Championship Round - 103-Goode (Moe) d. Mclnklng (Pu~ S-4: 112-Midlam (CJ) d. Cottone (Moe) 7-5: 119-Harrison (CJ) d. McCoy (Eid) 8-6: 125-8. Zln· kan (Moe) p. Norris' (las) 3:57; 130-Wallon (CJ), d. Spence (Eid) 10-5: 135-Ba~a (Moe) d. Carver (Six) 13-4: 140-J. Zlnkan (Moe) tf. Garvey (Rog) 4:40; 145-0. Blanks (Moe) tf. Boslljevak (Stx) 4:51: 152-M. Blanks (Moe) d. Reid (Eid) 7-4: 160-0orland (All) d. Ostolhoss (Moe) 7-4:.171-Lukens (Moe) d. May (Eid) 8·2: 189Creedcn (Moe) d. Long (LaS) 3-2: 215-Lackmeyer (Pur) d. Naltner _(Eid) 4·2: Hwt-MIIIer (CJ\ p. Rosing (Six) 4:30.

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7. Franklin ....................................... 29 B. Roger Bacon ................................ 27 9. Springboro ................................... 17 10. Norwood ..................................... 14 2000·2001 Ranklngs 103 POUNDS , Name, School ...........:...... I. Candy, Moeller................ 2. Mathis. Princeton............ 3. Dearwester, H~r·son........ 4. Smith, Wilmington........... S. Gorrasl, Elder.................. Division 11·111 I. Melnklng, Pur.Mar........... · 2. Lee, Ross....................... 3. Robbe, Batavia............... 4. Back, Waynesville .......... : s. Wertz, Springboro........... 112 POUNDS Name, School.................. I. Cottone, Moeller.............. 2. Goodman. Lak. w........... • 3. Shaffer. Amelia.............. 4. Ocasio, Fairfield.............. 5. Hlebek, Lakota East........ Division 11·111 1. Velez. Kings.................... 2. Schlerioh, Lockland ......... 3. Blessing, Pur. Mar........... 4. Francis, Blan'ches.:......... 5. Wells, N. Richmond......... 119 POUNDS Name, School.................. 1. McCoy, Eider................... · 2. Kist, Hamilton................. 3. Gill, Loveland .................. ~ 4. Loebker, Anderson .......... ', 5. Kunkel, Fairfield.............. s, Hahn,fal~~~-sio"n"ii:ii"i

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Name, School .....:............ 1. Zlnkan, Moeller............... 2. Wolery, Lak. We............. 3. Straus, Sycamore........... ' 4. Brewer, Colerain.............. 5. Gillen. Harrison............... Division 11~11 1. Kuykendall, Mad .............. 2. Williamson. Kings........... 3. Binford, Pur. Mar............. 4. McKinney, Batavia........... 5. Kanta, Ross.................... . 130 POUNDS

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Name, s,chool.................. I. Mcintire, Lak. West......... ·2. Barla, Moeller................. 3. T. Brewer, Colerain.......... 4. Hautman, LaSalle ............ S. Stehlin, Fair!................... Division 11·111 1. Daugherty, B·Tate ........... 2. Goebel. S'boro ................, 3. Higginbotham, Blanc....... 4. Hazlett, Reading.............. 5. Muldrow, Summit CD.......

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HEAVYWEIGHT Name, School.................... I. Rosing, St. X.................... 2. Dooley, Mason.................. 3. Hicks. Wilmington ............. 4. Allen, Loveland.: ............... 5. Taylor, W. Woods ............. Division 11·111 I. Ryan, Lem. Monroe.... ;...... 2. Putnam, Bl'chester ........... 3. Campbell, Sp'boro ............ 4. Louallen Deer Pk .............. 5. Spears, Pur. Mar...............

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Moeller High School recently announced plans for a new wrestling and weight lifting facility. . The. wrestling and weight lifting' building will ·be located on the athletic field directly behind the school. Construction will begin this month and should be completed in June 2001. ... "This new building will pro~lt;'Stati!:of-the-art weight trahiinifacility for all sports and al'~RW>tu'St,t,o,,begin other camp11s improvements as the old facility is tom down," said Moeller principal Dan Ledford. This $1 million project is partially made possible through the generosity of Kevin O'Connor, who coached Moeller's wrestling team froni 1987-1992. "Being part of the (wrestling) program taught me to listen, motivate and manage," O'Connor said. "I always say if you can get a 17 -year-old to do anything, then running a company ~s easy." O'Connor is founder, chairman and former CEO of Doubleclick. The new facility will contain a 4,200 square foot weight room and a 7,000 square foot wrestling room. Other amenities will include a ·locker room, training room and team video area. "It will be one of the finest wrestling facilities in. the state," said coach wrestling Jeff Gaier. "This will provide our wrestlers with a year-round workout facility arid enable to program to continue to be one of the best in the state.


Sectional wrestling

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Harrison wins title, gets· best of Moeller claims -· -·--- Fairfield again fourth straight championship By Chris Yeager Enquirer contributor

Harrison High wrestler Tim Ruberg feels he and his teammates don't get enough respect. Fairfield's Mike Wahoff said he and ·his teammates were looking to avenge a dual meet loss to Harrison earlier this year. Redemption will have to wait, as Harrison captured the Division I sectional wrestling title at Fairfield on Saturday. Harrison beat Fairfield 232-218.5. Harrison is sending 10 wrestlers to next week's district meet. Fairfield advanced 11. Lakota West placed third (213.5 points) and is sending seven wrestlers on to districts. Lakota East finished fourth, with nine wrestlers advancing. "I'd like to think we have a pretty tough sectional,"

said Harrison coach Chad Dennis, who gr_aduated from Fairfield in 1991. "It's good to beat my old coach twice in one season." Wildcat co-captain Ruberg won the 160-pound title. "Winning the district meet is a goal. I wouldn't mind an exhibition with Fairfield, again, too," Ruberg said, smiling. "They have a great team," said Wahoff, who took his third consecutive sectional title, this time at 145 pounds. Wahoff broke Willie Wineberg's record for most pins by a Fairfield wrestler. Wineberg recorded 75 pins in four years. Wahoff now has 77. Lakota West's Matt Mcintire (135 pounds) won his third sectional title. While he said he was pleased with his team's showing, the sectional tournament has become just a step on the way to the state meet. · "Well, southwest Ohio is improving so much now, the North isn't just this powerhouse, so there's a greater focus on state now," Mcln-

tire said. The Division I district tournament begins at 2:45 p.m Friday at Centerville.

Team standings: I. Harrison 232, 2. Fairfield 218'h, 3. Lakota West 215'12, 4. Lakota East 200'h, 5. Hamilton 133, 6. Mason 109, 7. Princeton 72, 8. Milford 56'h, 9. Mt. Healthy 51. 10. Oak Hills 42, II. Anderson 35. Championship 103-Mathls (Prln) p. Dearwester (Har) 2:22: 112-0caslo (Fair) d. Hlebak (Lakota East) 10-8; 119-Kist (Ham) d. Hahn (Fair) 5-2; 125-Wolery (lakota West) d. Schmittauer (lakota East) 8-3; 130-Aake (Lakota West) d. Cornwell (Fair) 7-3; 135-Mclntire (lakota West) md. Stehlin (Fair) 20·7: 140-Harrls (Prln) d. Rowland (Har) 3-1: 145-Wahoff (Fair) md. Hotopp (Har) 22-11; 152-Gadson (Fair) dd. Emmons (Ham) 9-4: 160-Ruberg (Har) md. Fuhrmann (lakota West) 18-6; 171-PIIev (Lakota East) by default: 189Schultz (Har) d. Maggard (lakota West) 3-1; 215-WIIIIams (lakota East) d. Drew (lakota West) 7-0; Hwt-Taylor (Har) md. Johnson (lakota East) 18-4. Third place 103-Kist (Ham) p. lambert (Mason) 1:57; 112-Belsh (Har) d. Williams (Mason) 6-1; 119S~emore (Fair) d. Loebker (And) 9-7; 125-GIIIen (Har) d. Wisor (Fair) 6-3: 130-8ush (lakota East) d. Breiner (Mason) 5-3: 135-Butler (MI. H) md. Howe (Mason) 15-4; 140-Gerwe (MIIf) d. Eynon (Fair) 3-2; 145-Beyerleln (lakota West) d. Tennant (Mill) 5-3; 152-Sacksteder (Har) d. Ross (lakota East) 8-6: 160-Eisen (Fair) d. Meadros (Mason) 5·3: 171-Parker (Fair) d. Gadd (Ham) 9-8; 189-Lawson (Fair) d. lester (Ham) 5-2; 215-Cuttlng (And) d. Hennessey (Har) 3-2; Hwt-Dooley (Mason) d. Knight (Ham) 3-2.

said. "It doesu t dlWdY"' gu the way we planned, but we wrestled well." Northwest sophomore Tony Smith beat the top seed, the fourth seed and the second seed on the way to the 119-pound title.

Team standings: I. Moeller 297.5. 2. Elder 228.5, 3. St. Xavier 199, 4. La Salfi 144, 5. Colerain 131, 6. Glen Este 101.5, 7. Loveland 98, 8. Sycamore 64.5, 9. Winton Woods 57, 10. Northwest 51. II. Amelia 35, 12. Talawanda 30.5, 13. Western Hills 8.

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Xavier) del.: (Elder) 4-2:

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(Loveland) 6-5; (St. Xavier) d. ~ Stultz (Glen Este) two-overtine criteria; 160(Colerain) p. Wallace 5:14: 171-Baute Moeller placed 10 wres- Kannady (St. Xavier) d. Smith (Loveland) 9-0: 189-Georg tlers in the finals and pro- (Glen Este) over lehn (Amelia) del.; 215-Strange (Winton Woods) d. Reich (Sycamore) 8-5; 275duced nine champions on its Roslng (St. Xavier) d. Noth (La Salle! 5-1 way to a fourth consecutive sectional championship. "I thought we had the kids capable of doing it," Crusaders coach jeff Gaier ,

Division I

Weather. forces postponements of prep events A little snow and a lot of freezing rain added up to the cancelation of Wednesday night's prep action. Three Cincinnati Hills League boys' basketball games were rescheduled, as was the dual wrestling match between the Ohio area's · top two wrestling squads - Moeller and Fairfield. That match will now be held Feb. 7 and means nationally ranked Moeller will have to wait until this weekend to begin its season.

WRESTLING The Moeller Crusaders travel to Newark, Del., to compete in the Beast of the East tournament at the University of Delaware on Saturday and Sunday. Wrestling USA Magazine ranks the tournament as the top prep event in the nation, with seven of the publication's top 25 teams competing, including top-ranked Blair Academy (N.J.) and No. 3 Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward. Lakewood beat Blair last weekend at· Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit's Ironman tournament. "Having some type of match would of been nice," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. "It's been over four weeks of just practice and in this type of tournament it would be nice to have some competition in." Lakota West hosts a quad meet Saturday. Elder, Sycamore and Hamilton will join the Firebirds for the 10 a.m. start. Lakota East travels to the North Canton Hoover Invitational in northeastern Ohio. Anderson heads to Dayton for the Centerville Duals.


HIGH SCHOOLS Wrestling honor roll

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Division I I. Moeller IIOj 140 I. Hatrlson i5 1 140 3. Fairfield 122 4. Elder 107 5. Lakota West 91 6. St. Xavrer 66 7. Lakota Easl 65 8. Colerain 39 . 9. Mason 25 10. Haml~on 17. Others: Loveland 6. Glen Esle 2. La SaHe. Milford I. Division 11·111 1. Maderra 17 1 88 2. Purcell Manan l2r B3 3. Reading 82 4. Edgewood 49 s. Kings 41 6. Ross 33 7, Franklin 29 B. Roger Bacon 27 9. Springboro 17 10. Norwood 14 2000·2001 Rankfnga 103 POUNDS Nama, School.................. I. Candy. Moeller................ 2. Mathis. Princeton............ 3. Oearweste~ Har"son........ 4. Smith. Wilmington........... 5. Gorrasl. Elder.................. 6. Bastin. Colerain.............. 7. lamben. Mason ..••.......... 8. Woolf. La Salle............... 9. Taylor. M~ford ................. 10. Jasper. G. Este.............. 112 POUNDS Nama, School.................. I. Cottooe: MoeH~r .............. 2. Goodman. Lak. w........... 3. S~affer. Amelia.............. 4. Ocasio. Farrfield ............. 5. Hiebek. Lakota East........ 6. Schultz. Elder.................. 7. Belsh. Harrison............... 8. Moore. Midd"town............ 9. S"1lth. Wilmington .......... : 10. lamplot. loveland......... 119 POUNDS Name, School.................. I. Gray. lebanon................ 2. McCoy. Elder................... 3. Kist. Hamilton ................. 4. GIH. loveland.................. 5. loebker. Anderson.......... 6. Kunkel. Fairfield.............. 7. Hahn. Fairfield................ 8. Foust. Harrison............... 9. Crowe IMIIfordj........ .... ... lO.Sellers.St.X................ 125 POUNDS Nama, School.................. 1. Zinkan. Moeller............... 2. Wolery.Lak. We............. 3. Straus. Sycamore........... 4. Brewer. Colerain ............. 5. Gillen. Harrison............... 6. Falllace. Eldel................. 7. Wisor. Fairfield............... B. Gravllle. Hamilton ............ 9. Wisecup. Wilm"ton .......... 10. Maupin. Ren Este: .......... 130 POUNDS Name, School.................. I. Spatola. Elder ................. 2. Flake. lakota West... ...... 3. Breiner. Mason................ 4. Cornwell. Fairfield ............ 5.1jtitopp. Harrison .............

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Mike Wahoff, a co-captain of the Fairfield wrestling team and a 1457Jxmnd state contender, was proud of his. teammates despite Tuesday's 29-26 loss to Moeller, which is tied with Harrison for No.1 in The Enquirer's area coaches poll. "Even when the match got out of reach, we kept going hard," Wahoff said of the Indians, who are ranked No.3. · Moeller is ranked second in Ohio, with Fairfield ·No.8. Wahoff had reason to be proud of himself after defeating another state hopeful, David Blanks, 7-4. While happy to leave the Indians gym with the victo-: ry, Moeller coach jeff Gaier was lukewarm about his Crusaders' performance. "I don't think we wrestled particularly well," Gaier said. "But some of that was because Fairfield wrestled smart: You know with Fairfield, every match

knew they'd be ready to go," a 160-pound senior Ostholthoff said. "But to win by just three, we're not happy at all." Moeller jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead after two matches and never trailed. Fairfield, which was behind by 15 points with two matches remaining, got quick pins from its final two wrestlers, 215-pounder Brandon Rowland and heavyweight Sean Gill, togain 12 point~ and cut the final margin to three. Even though the Indians lost, they remained positive. "I think this was one of the greatest .high school matches around here in a long time," Fairfield coach Ron Masanek said. "They've got some ·real stars and they've beaten up on some people, but · they didn't beat us up." 103-Good• (M) p. Wlllcoeks l:S3, 112Cottone (M) d. Ocasio 10·3. 119-liahn (F) If. Candy 3.00. 12S-Zinken (M) d. Wisor 13-5, 130-Comwel (F) d. Meyer 12·7. 13S-Barla (M) d. Stehlin 16-5, 140-Zinkan (M) d. Eynon 10·4, 145-Wahoff (F) d. D. Blanks 7·4, 152-M. Blanks (M) d. Gadson g.7, 160-Eisen 9F) d. Dstholtholf 7-5 ot, 171-Lukens (M) d. C. Lawson S-2, 189-creeden 9M) d. J. Lawson 5-3 ot. 215-l!owtand (F) p. Bonn 5:29. HwtGill 9F) p. Kromer 2:Sl.


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. Mltord lnltatlonal Team Staodlaga: I. Sidney 90, 2. Glen Este 71 'h 3. Loveland 57'h, 4Kings 50'h, 5. 1\nderson 4B, 6. Winton Woods 35, 7. Mount Healthy 34'h, 8. Goshen 34, 9. Milford 33, 10. Middletown 32, 10. Slmmlt 32, 12- Urbana 29'h, !3. Talawanda 23'h, 14- Turpin 20, 15McNicholas 17, 16. Uma 12, 17. Fairborn B. !B. Trotwood Madison 4. Q•artartlnala 103-Puckett (Sidney) p. Bannister (Winton Woods) :44; Jaspers (Glen Estel p eruckhorst (Tatawanda) 3:56; Forsberg (MI. Healthy) p. Taylor (Milford) 5:50; Flnkblne (Urbana) d. Trent (Middletown) 15-0.

CATHOLIC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT Sunday at Newark Catholic LARGE SCHOOL TEAM RESULTS: 1, Columbus DeSales, MOELLER 190; 3, Lake catholic 185; 4, Padua; 5, ELDER 147; 6, Dayton Carroll143'h; 7, Toledo Sl. Charles 105; 8, Toledo St. Francis 791'.!; 9, ST. XAVIER 79; 12, Chaminade-J ulienne 76: 11, Toledo Central Catholic 62; 12, Cleveland Sl. Ignatius 541'.!; 13, Toledo Sl. John's 53; 14, Columbus Bishop Watterson 43. SMALL SCHOOL TEAM RESULTS: 1, Akron! Sl. Vincent-51. Mary·s 176; 2, PURCELL MARIAN 112: 3, Cleveland Benedictine 701h; 4, Sl. Wendelin 70: 5, Columbus Ready 66; 6, NDCL 56; 7, Trinity 45; 8. Newark Catholic 30; 9, Youngstown Ursuline 28: 10. Kettering Aller 23; 11, Elyria Catholic, Lima Central Catholic, Cardinal Slrttch 22; 14, Delphos St. John's 131'1; 15, Sidney Lehman 3. ' CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: 103-Meinking (Purcell Marian) maj. dec. Herasula (NDCL), 11-1; 112-Buiek (SI. Vincent) dec. Randazzo (Padua), 6-3: 119-Conslanlino (Lake Catholic) maj. dec. Brown (Columbus DeSales), 15-4; 125-Zinkan (Moeller) l!laj. dec. Mulhall (Lake Catholic). 11-3: 130Schlatter (Columbus DeSales) pinned Spatola (Elder), 5:17; 135-West (Daylon Carroll) dec. Barnett (Columbus DeSales), 3-2; 140-Hurley (SI. Vincent) maj. dec. Kettering (Toledo Sl. John's), 17-6; 145-Beers (SI. Vincent) maj. dec. Slattery (Lake Catholic), 12-4: 152-Galvin (Benedictine) dec. Marzec (St. Francis), 13-6; 160-Savelli (Lake Catholic) dec. Osthollhoff (Moelle~. 3-1; 171-Morrison (Ready) maj. dec. Lukens (Moeller), 15-6; 189-Ciemens (Daylon Carroll) tech. fall Frankart (St. Wendelin), 16-0; 215-Barrentine (Dayton Carroll) dec. Lackmeyer (Purcell Marian), 5-1; Hwt-Miller (Chaminade-Julienne) pinned Huber (Elder), 1:06 .. LOCAL RESULTS FROM THE CONSOLATION BRACKET: 125-Binford (Purcell Marian) dec. Faillace (Elder), 7-4; 135-Hurley (St. Vincent) dec. Baria (Moeller), 4-3: 145-Lovell (Columbus DeSales) dec. Bosiljevac (St. Xavier). 13-6; 152-Bianks (Moeller) dec. Wickert (51. Charles), 3-2; 171-0ravec (Padua) dec. May (Elder), 2-1; 189-Creeden (Moeller) dec. Marnell (Elder), 4-3; warren (St. Charles) dec. Rosing (51. Xavier), tiebreaker. LOCAL RESULTS FROM THE FIFTH PLACE BRACKET: 103-Goode (Moeller) pinned Gorrasi (Elder). 3:04; 119-Harrison (Chaminade-Julienne) default McCoy (Elder); 152-Dolce (Lake Catholic) dec. Reid (Elder), 8-7: Hwt-Spears (Purcell Marian) dec. Frost (Ursuline). 7-4.

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Invitational:

· Ohio All Catholic Tournament: Saturday 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 10 a.m.

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Wrestling 1--Jl--c:Jf Friday, 5 p.m .. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6- p.m. '(championship}, Fairfield High School, 8800 Holden ..Blvd., Fairfield. Of note: Many of the best teams from Dayton and Cincinnati will compete.

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Moeller High School's wrestling team will participate in the ·prestigious National Final Four of High School Tournament on Saturday at Easton High School in Easton, Pa. "It's really an honor to be chosen to participate in this tournament," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. "It's classified as dual meets so we will take all 14 of our Wrestlers and com. pete in all categories." Ohio champion Nick Lukens and state runner-up Joe Zinkan are two of the Crusaders' top wrestlers in Jeff this national inGaier vitational. State placers Mike Baria, Brian Zinkan, David Blanks and qualifiers David Candy and Jeff Ostholthoff join Marcus Blanks and Joel Cottone in giving Moeller an excellent chance against the top two teams in the nation. Besides Moeller (ranked No. 12 nationally) and host Easton (No. 2), Blair (N.J.) Academy (No. 1) and Midwest City (Okla.) High School (No. 18) will be competing in the tournament. Moeller, 3-1 in dual meets, is planning for the future. Even if the Crusaders don't win, Moeller will reap the benefits of this weekend's experience, Gaier said. "Part of what we've done is get the best competition to prepare us for the state tournament," he said. "These tournaments give us a chance to polish our skills and clean up any weaknesses we have, which will always show up in competitions of this stature. "It should give our guys extra confidence going into postseason tournaments."


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Name, school W 1. Mclnlfre, Lakota Wes1 .. 25 2 Baria, Moeller ................ 11 3. T. Brewer, Colerain ...... 17 4. Hautman. La sane ........ 21 5. Stehlin. Fairfield ........... 13 140 POUNDS Name, school W 1. J. Zlnkan, Moeller......... 15 2. Harris, Princeton .......... 18 3. Gerwe, Milford.............. 25 3. Conley, Lako1a Easl. ...... 9 5. Flanigan. La Salle ......... 18 145 POlJNDS Name, school W 1. Wahofl, Fairfield ........... 16 2. Rulh, Winton Woods .... 10 3. 0. Blanks. Moeller ........ 13 4. Bosiljevlc, Sf. Xavier ..... 21 5. Beyerteln. Lakota West.18 152 POUNDS Name, school W 1. M. Blanks, Moeller ....... 19

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Fairfield's Wahoff wins By Chris Yeager Bnqui1·r,r cm1t1·ilmlor

Though he pulled off the tournament's biggest upset, beating top seed and state runner-up Joe Zinkan of Moeller, Winton Woods' Ian Ruth wasn't necessarily the biggest surprise at the Southwesi Ohio Coaches Association Holiday Classic at Mount St. Joseph. · Ruth (33-4), a district champion last year, was' headed for a Classic title at 145 pounds when he found himself headed for a fall. His opponent, Mike Wahoff of Fairfield, scored a near fall toward the end of the third period, defeating Ruth 6-5 ..

"I started to stand up and lost my footing," Ruth said. 11103 pounds: A firstperiod takedown, and a successful defense of a late head-and-arm takedown attempt by Moeller's David Candy earned Purcell Marian's Jake Meinking his first Coaches' Classic title, 3-0. Candy was the defending champion. "I got victimized by the head-and-arm all summer," Meinking said. 'I'm just glad there wasn't much time left."

The Cincinnati Enquirer/JEFF SWINGE

Purcell Marian's Jake Meinking celebrates pinning Moeller's David Candy for the 103-pound title. Meinking, a junior, was the top seed.

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BtG-scHoot TEAM ·sTANDINGS: 1. Fairf~etd 89; 2, St. Xavier 67: 3. Elder 651~; 4, Lakota West 59 1.?; 5.~6. Lakota East 52; 7. Nordonla sm: 8.-coleram li7: 9, Hammon 42; 10. Sycamore 341>; 11. Beavercreek 30; 12. Oak Hills, Princeton 23. SMALL·SCHOOL TEAM STANDINGS: 1, Mason 511>: 2. Purcell Marian 45; 3, Lebanon 421>; 4, Amelia 36; 5. Glen Este 311>; 6, Reading 29; 7, Middletown 261>; 6, Clermon1 Northeastern, Winton Woods 22; 10, Anderson 151~; 11, Taylor 15; 12, Lemon-Monroe 131'1: 13, Nortt.west 11; 14, Scott (Ky.) 91>.

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FIRST ROUND: Kahatra [Nordonia) pinned Carter (Glen Este), 2 44; Ocasio (Fairfield) pinned Morris (Amelia). :54; Gorrasi (Elder) tech. fall Trent (Middletown), 19-2. SECOND ROUND: Melnking (Purcell Marian) pinned Kist (Hamilton). 3:20; Mclean (St. Xavier) pinned Marco [Taylo~. :28; Bastin (Colerain) pinned Kahatra (Nordonla), 2:48: Mathis (Princeton) pinned Martin (Lebanon), 2:40; Ocasio (Fairfield) pinned Sullivan (Lakota West), 1:15; Lambert (Mason) pinned Coyle (Oak Hnts), 1:36; Gorrasi (Elder) pinned Bradley (Beavercreek), 1:57; Candy (Moeller) dec. Robbins (Scott) 11-3. _ -~-. - - - - -

ton), 8-6; Eazlefi (Reading) pinned Coyle (Oak Hills), 4:21; Stehlin (Fairfield) ptnned Armbrust (Lebanon),

3:53. SECOND ROUND: Mcintire (Lakota West) pinned Meckstroth (Amelia). 5:42: Spence (Eidery dec. Schn~zler (Moeller), 3·2: carraher (St. Xavier) pinned Drewry (Glen Este), 1:20; Whittaker (Nordanla) tech. fall Grow (Northwest), 25-8. Fleming (Sycamore) pinned Eazlett (Reading), 1:31; Howe (Mason) pinned Rompies (Colerain). 5:36; Barlage (Beavercreek) dec. Larktn (Clermont Norlheastern), 9-3; Stehlin (Fairfield) pinned Oldfield (Lakota East), 1:33. 140

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. - m" FIRST ROUND: McKee (Princeton) dec. Gaines (Scott), 13·7: Baute (St. Xavier) pinned Roberson (Purcell Marian), 1:24; May (Elder) pinned Bailey (Winton Woods), 2:39; Simons (Mason) pinned Clements, 1:34; Flnkes (Lakota East) ptnned Cantrell ~iddletovm), 2:39; Frei (Nordonia) pinned FlOrence Clermont Northeastern), :26; Saylor (Fairfield) dec. verhart (Glen Este), 18-7. ®!!CONI..!

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(Mason}. 14; S1zemm~ !l'l~l!vercr&nkl ct0t. Clark !Glen Estel. 8-7: Harns(t'rirn:~hll'l) <li!C 1£\arlillo (Cole· rsll1), 12·0: Eynon (Fatrlle!d) ptM~~ ilt'"9~ rHamllton), 258: r>onn !Sytamor!l') dac Walamup ltsl<c!a West). IS-5: Harll!f)l1 (Ci!lfmr>n! Nor!hems!sm) ooc. Shepard (Oak Hills), 19-5. 145 - FIRST ROUND: Perkins (Middletown) pinned Spraggins (Nordonia), 3:43; Beyerlein (Lakota West) dec. Sayers (Amelia), 8-2; Ruth (Winton Woods) pinned Ranslck [Oak Hills). 3:40; ·Tschopp (Lakota East) dec. Von Bargen (Northwest~ 9-6; Ockotter (Sycamore) dec. Cornelius (Lebanon), 12·5: Thomas Beavercreek) dec. Oaks (Glen Estel. 10·6; Vogelpohl Elder) pinned Bruce (Monroe), 2:38 SECOND ROUND: Z~ (~ pl!!Jlj!d H<mard (Priqon). 1:23: Demaris (Colerain)' dec. Per1<1ns, 1()-(i; ·-oean (Clermont Northeastern) dec. Beyerlein, 11-6; Ruth dec. Harmeyer (Reading). 10.2; Connelly (St. Xavier) dec. Tschopp, 8-<1; Mitchell (Purcell Marian) dec. Ockotter. 7-5: Thomas dec. Snowden (Hammon), 16-5; Wahofl (Fa,rfield) ptnned Vogelpohl, 1:07. 152

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FIRST ROUND: O.o..llliinks (Moeller) pl'!!!.ed Soyller (Sco!t), :57: SOKli\VJskl (Niiilronla) "afic. ~ (Anllil<a). 16-7; Ross (Lakota Ross) default Franke (Taylor); Stultz (Glen Este) pinned Thomas (Princeton), 3:01; Gadson (Fairfield) p.nned Harten (Purcell Marian), :37; Emmons (Harrnlton) pinned Schafer (Middletown). :47. SECOND ROUND: Blanks dec. Moon (Beaver· creek), 16-3: Malinowski (St. Xavier) o.nnned Sokowt· ski, :55; Ross dec. Tenhand<eld, 12·10; Stu:tz dec. Hanman (Lakota West), 5·3 OT; Hoi: (Oak Hills) dec. Braden (Clermont Northeastern), 7-2; Gadson pinned Carter (Svcamore), 5.33; Engel (Co!erain) pinned Hawkins ~'f111ton). :47; Kelly dec. Emmons. 9·2. 160 FIRST ROUND: Elsen (Fairfield) tech. fall Bamske (Glen Este), 18-3 ; Billy (Nordonia) pinned Cottonqin (Scott), 3:01; Blanks (Moeller) pinned Skeens (Monroe), :25; Meadors (Mason) pinned Wi· ley (Beavercreek), 1:19; Fuhrmann (Lakota West) pinned Lewis [Taylor), 1:54; M~rtln [Colerain) pinned Mockabee (Middletown). 3:50; Hauck (Oak Hills) dec. Whitt (Reading). B-6. · SECOND ROUND: Elsen pinned Douglas (Northwest), :45; Johnson (Lakota East) pinned Billy, 5:39; Blanks t~h. fall Bosiljevac (St. Xavier). 24-9; Meadors pinned Apgar. :17; Fuhrmann dec. Dag9s (Anderson), 11-8; Thomas (Eider) pinned Mantn, 2:57; HaUdk dec. Seeley, 4·2: Von Hoene (Purcell Marian) tech. fall Lehn (Amelia). 1e-3.

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(Lakota Slaven (Ltoontml 3:33. SECOND ROUND: Lackmeyer pinned Heich, 5:47; Schweitzer pinned Hoskins (Glen Este), :48· WiUiams pinned Brandt (Colerain), 3:04; Rowland dec. Howard (Princeton), 5-3 OT; Strange pinned . Townsend (Taylor), :43; Walter pinned Lester, 5:42; Creeden pinned Allen (Clermont Northeastern), :18; Slaven pinned Drew, 1:38. HEAVYWEIGHT FIRST ROUND: Huber (Elder) pinned Csldwell (Scott), :20; Tavtor (Winton Woods) dec. Vance (St. Xavier), 4·2 Of; Gill (Fairfield) dec. Malley (Nonhwest), 3-1 OT; S~pas (~). 5:38; Dooley (Masmi)' pinned · Ruckman (Beavercreek), 4:51. SECOND ROUND: Ryan (Monroe) pinned Huber, 4:21; Taylor pinned Eades (Sycamore), 2:17; Gill' pinned O'COnner (Anderson), 4:42; Johnson (Lakota East) pinned Shaw, 1:57; Dooley pinned Dunn (laylory, 1:20; Knight (Hamilton) pinned Hoskins (Glen Este), 1:17; Ammerman (Amelia) pinned Thompson (Colerain), 1:47; Garner pinned Way (Prlnceton), 2:36.


• 112 punds: _Beavercreek's Kyle Puckett, the top seed, pinned· Moeller's Joel Cottone, seeded third, with 56 seconds left in the second period. Ill 119 pounds: U nseeded Andrew Gray of . Lebanon held on for a 6-5 victory over Nick McCo~ of Elder. f\1cCoy ~ad rallied fro!? a 4-2_ d~fec1t after two penods, g~mmg grou~d on a penalty P?lllt and tradmg reversals w1th Gray. II 12 5 pounds: Mason Straus_ upset Kentuc~y state champiOn Jas~n Dav!aux to· reach, the. fmal, but he couldn t build on tha,t momentum. Lakota Wests Stephen ~olery, seed~d seco~ld, used f1rst- and th1rd-penod 1~~edowns to beat Straus

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Blanks of Moeller and Reading's Tim Kelly fought as evenly as the top seeds could, ending three periods tied at 3-3. , Early in the ~econd overtime, Kelly was penalized for locking hands, giving the titie to Blanks. a 160 pounds: Marcus Blanks, seems to have fared well in his year off from wrestling. Even without a 1999 record, Marcus was seeded fifth for the Coaches' Classic. And he took first, beating Andrew Fuhrman of Lakota West 12-8. 11 171 pounds: Moeller's Mike Ostholthoff pinned Fairfield's Jason Saylor in the second period. • 189 pounds: The final

feat~re~ a re'?atch_ of last year s fmal, With ~lck Lukens of Moeller taking on Aaron Keough of Clermont Northeastern. L~st year,_ Luke~s scor~d late m th~ th1rd penod to wm 4-3. Th1s y~ar, though, Keough took 1t to Lukens, beat!ng Cincinnati's _only returmng state champ1on 7-1. "Early. in the season, if you _beat the area's only .returmng state champ, that means things look better for later in the year," Keough said. II 215 pounds: Purcell Marian's Jason Lackmeyer improved on his third-place 1999 finish. Lackmeyer pinned Moeller's Mike Creeden with seven seconds to go in the second period. Ill 275 pounds: Monroe's Ben Ryan pinned Sean Do61ey of Mason in the first period. Dooley was Mason's lone

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Moeller's Joel Cottone ties up Beavercreek's Kyle Puckett, the top seed, in the championship match at 112 pounds. Puckett won.

finals qualifier. Semifinals 103-Meinklng (PM) d. Mathis (P) 17-10, Candy (Moe) d. Ocasio (F) 8·3. 112-Puckett (B) d. Spencely IF) 15-1, Cottone (Moeller) p. Gray (Lebanon) 2:28. 119-Gray (Lebanon) d. Kunkel (Cole) 4-2. McCoy (Elder) by default. 125-Strauss (Syc) d. Davlaox (Scott) 8·4 (ot). Wolery (LW) d. Kist (Ham) 14-4. 130-Spatola (Elder) d. Hensley (Monroe) 21-6. Zinkan (Moe) d. Seta (Read) 5-2. 135-Mclntlre (LW) by default. Stehlin (F) p. Fleming (Syc) I :52. 140 - Engel (Rea.) d. Sizemore (Bea.) 8-2; Harmon (CNE) d. Harris (Prl.) 10-0. 145 - Ruth (WW) d. Zinkan (Moe.) 17-2; Wahoff (Fal.) p. Connelly (St. X) 3:31.

152 - Blanks (Moe.) p. Stultz (GE) 1:10; Kelly (Rea.) del. Gadson (Fal.) 10-8. 160 - Blanks (Moe.) p. Elsen (Fal.) :57; Fuhrmann (LW) d. Von Hoene (PM) 8·3. 171 - Ostolhoff (Moe.) d. May (Eid.) 6-2; Saylor (Fal.) d. Gadd (Ham.) 7-4. 189 - Lukens (Moe.) del. Chambers (Eid.) 12-10; Keough (CNE) del. McKiernan (And.) 12-1. 215 - Lackmeyer (PM) del. RowlaAd (Fal.) 7-3; Creeden (Moe.) del. Kainer 7-3. 275 - Ryan (Mon.) p. Johnson (LE) 4:22; Dooley (Mas.) def. Garner (LW) 14-9.


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The Crusaders had the best-ever state finish for a Cincinnati team last year, second place. They hope to get back to that level with seven returning state qualifiers. · Nick Lukens, the state champion at 171 last year, moves up to 189 this season. The senior co-captain has signed to wrestle at Stanford University. Senior co-captain Joe Zinkan was the state runner-up at 140 last season and will be _there of.at 145 this year. Mike Baria was a fourth-place finisher at state last season and will be at 135 or 140. Senior co-captain Bri;m Zinkan was fifth at 130, and David Blanks was sixth place at 152. Senior co-captain Jeff Ostholthoff and junior David Candy are the other returning state qualifiers. Sophomore Joel Cottone qualified for districts last season and will wrestle at 112 this year, and. Mike Creeden (215) and Alexi Pappas (275) also return with major experience. "We're trying to get everybody in their weights and get them in condition for our tough schedule," said head coach Jeff Gaier. "So far, they're in good shape." Moeller's schedule includes several major events· - the Beast of the East tournament in Delaware Dec. 16, a national dual meet at Lehigh University ·Jan. 20, and a quad meet at Lakewood St. Edward which features three other Ohio powers. Moeller will also be in the state dual meet Jan. 8. "If we keep everybody healthy, we should have a pretty good state tournament," Gaier said.

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HAMPTON, Va. - Moeller's wrestling team advanced to th~ ~h~mpionship round of the V1rgm1a Duals with a 34-31 victory Saturday over Great Bridge (Va.) in the semifinals. Trailing 22-0 after the first four matches, the Crusaders · won eight consecutive matches with Joe Zinkan' s 2-1 victory over Brian Cresswell at 125 pounds starting the run. Great Bridge is ranked ninth n~tionally (USA Today Wrestlmg Magazine). The Crusaders wrestle No. 4 Calvary Chapel (Calif.) for the championship.

Premier wrestling showcase Classic draws 27 area teams By Kevin Goheen Post contributor

The biggest local wrestling event of the high school season is this weekend at the College of Mount St. Joseph when the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association has its Coaches Holiday Classic. Twenty-seven teams from Ohio and Kentucky are entered in the two-day event at the Harrington Center, which will include the induction of three new members to the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame. Former Western Hills coach Pat Eagan, referee Laurie Boulton and Jim Monnig - a former president of the wrestling coaches association - will be inducted at ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Preliminaries begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the consolation rounds to start at 7. Saturday's matches begin at 10 a.m., followed by a short break before the Hall of Fame ceremonies and then the first-, third- and fifth-place matches. Moeller and Glen Este are defending big- and smallschool tournament champions, respectively. Moeller should get a formidable challenge from Fairfield while the small-school battle is up for grabs between' the likes of Reading, Purcell Marian and Glen Este.

The Cincinnati area had 18 placers at last season's state tournament, 15 of whom wrestled at the Holiday Classic. Moeller 171pounder Nick Lukens was the lone area state champion last season and he returns wrestling at 189 pounds. ' The 130-pound class may be the deepest of any of the classes. Nick Spatola of Elder is the top seed, followed by Moeller's Brian Zinkan Reading's Chris Seta and Lemon-Monroe's Zach Hensley. The 140-pound class features top seed D.J. Engel of Reading - the Division III state third-place finisher at 135 pounds - and Mike Baria of Moeller, fourth in Division I at the same weight.

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· Moeller's undefeated wrestling team can take a inajor step toward cracking the national Top 25 with a · strong performance at the Virginia Dual Meet Moeller is seeded sixth at the tournament, which takes place at Hampton, Va. "In reality, we have a good dual meet team and ~hould do well. We're taking 24 kids and we'll play around with the lineups," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. Entered in the National High School Division that features four top 25 teams, including No. 4 Calvary Chapel (Calif), Moeller is paired against Massapequa, N.Y., in a first round match today at 11 a.m. : If the Crusaders win the first round match, they advance to the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. : The semifinals and championship rounds are Satur-

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: "We finished third h~re last year," Gaier said. "Eleven starters are back who were here last year. We're hoping to make a statement which could get us into the top 25." Results of Moeller's matches can be obtained within 15 minutes of completion at www.vaduals.org.


men and a good group of sophomores and juniors. · "I don't think any team can compete with Moeller," Harrison coach Chad Dennis said. "Right now we're probably where we belong but when everyone gets healthy, we could step up." 5. Lakota West The Firebirds return nine starters, two who qualified to the state meet and five others who made it to the district Matt Mcintire went went· 40.1last season, his only loss in the state championship 3. Elder: Two-time state match. qualifier Nick Spatola heads a The Frrebirds' other top veteran team that features 10 · threat is Stephen Wooley (30. returning starters, seven 8), who was a state qualifier. who qualified to the district .Other wrestlers expected tournament · · to contribute are Zach F1ake, Seniors Adam May, Steve Kurt Willen, Brandon Naltner and Kevin Reid made . Beyerlein, Max Dean and it to district last year. Dan Kelley. Junior Nick McCoy and 6. St Xavier: Unlike the sophomores Jeff Mundy and past 10 seasons when St X Jim Schultz should alSo be always seemed to have a star, successful. the Bombers will be bal'We need someone to step anced with no marquee up at heavyweight," Elder names on the roster. coach Dick McCoy said. "We 'We11 have one of our betalso have four or five guys ter balanced teams for dual making their varsity debut meets," St X coach Dick They may struggle early but . Murphy said. "I .don't know if will develop as the season we have a lot of state placers goes on." but time will tell. We always 4. Harrison: The Wildcats hope that cream rises to the will field an experienced team top." with nine letter-winners Seniors Mike Osterbrock returning, including Tim (21-14), Kyle MueVer (34), Ruberg, a state qualifier last Brian Sellers (6-11), Andy year. Bosiljevac (7-9), Kyle District. qualifiers Rob Schweitzer · (15-17), Dan Dearwester, Ryan Gillen and Baute (10.14) and Keith George Schultz will be joined Rosing (22-8) will be the top by several promising fresh- conbibutors. ·

Division I poll 1. Moeller (16) 160 2. Fairfield 138 3. Elder 119 4. Harrison 113 5. Lakota West 90 6. St Xavier 89 7. Lakota East 38 8. Colerain 33 9. Oak Hills 27 10. Princeton 20 Others: La Salle 15, Loveland 11, Sycamore 11, Hamilton 10, Glen Este 9, Wilmington 3.

--------· 7. Lakota East Eight returning letter-winners will benefit from the experience of last year's team that failed to win a dual meet Seniors Mike Bush, Marques Johnson, Luis Rodriguez, Bill Ross and Tylan Tschopp are expected to be the primary scorers. 'We face two challenges," coach Bob Letessa said. 'The first is a lack of depth and the second is a welcomed challenge for the coaching staff." Latessa feels that improvement by juniors Dustin Baynes, Chad Finkes, Shane Hall, Steven Peetz and Brad Williams will be a key to success this season. 8. Colerain: The Cardinals have potential to move up in the rankings. They return five wrestlers who won 20-or-more matches last season, along with four otl1er starters. Shane Bastin (23 wins), Kevin Sablosky (22), Brandon Jasper (20), Sam Kunkel (20) and Brandon Brewer (20) return. Kevin Martin (14), John Grimes,

Ron Demaris and Brian Brandt are returning starters. · "Youth was a concern last year with eight freshmen and sophomores contributing," coach Rick Stagmaier said. 'We now have a state of the art wrestling facility which has been a source of pride .and given the team a sense of importance." 9. Oak Hills: Frrst-year coach Ken Brater inherited a team with eight returning letter-winners, including Tim Holt, a district qualifier. "Last year's lineup included 10 seniors who will be hard to replace," Brater said. "Some inexperienced young men will have to step up to meet the challenges of a rebuilding year." Brater needs improvement from . a group that includes Nick Ransick, Sean Smith, Mike Hauck, Joe Campolongo, Kyle Brater, Bryan Rengering and Jason VanArsdall. 10. Princeton: The loss of state. qualifier Hetag Pliev" (transfered to Marion Pleasant), weakened a Viking team that returns two district qualifiers. Mark Mathis, Trinin Howard and John Harris appear to be the top return-. ing performers. "Every one else is mean and green," Princeton coach Tom White said. 'We also have Ram Ritter, a transfer from South Carolina who's never wrestled before but is a ball of fire."

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The choice was unanimous. Every coach voting in The Enquirer's preseason Division I wrestling poll placed the favorite's hat on Moeller, the Division I state runner-up in 2000. With seven returning state qualifiers, coach ]eft Geier's Crusaders should dominate again. Fairfield was a distant second, followed by Elder, Harrison and Lakota West A look at the Top 10 teams. 1. Moeller: . Defending 189-pound state champion Nick Lukens and runner-up Joe Zinkan (145 pounds) are both state title threats again. Moeller also has three other state placers back: Mike Baria (fourth), Brian Zinkan ·(fifth) and David Blanks (sixth), along with state qualifiers David Candy and Jeff Ostholthoff. In addition, Moeller will Moeller's Nick'Lukens, the defending state champion in the 189-pound weight get a boost from Marcus class. is one of the top wrestlers for the top-ranked Crusaders' squad. Blanks, who missed last season with an injury ·and district qualifier] oel Cottone: Moeller needs to develop help at 215 pounds and heavyweight 2. Fairfield: As usual, 35year coach Ron Masanek will field a veteran team. Although the Indians lost four state qualifiers to graduation, they return three-time state qualifier . Michael Wahoff and state qualjfier Joe Ocasio. Overall, Fairfield will start experienced ·wrestlers in 12 of 14 weight classes.

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Favorite Book: The Frontiersman Favorite Entertainer: Mel Gibson Biggest Influence: "My parents." 路. Sports Hero: Archie Griffen-Michael Jordan-Randy Moss Most Like to Meet: Jesus Christ Future Goal: 2nd state wrestling championship; 路 lile All-American wrestler for Stanford One of Greater Cincinnati's premier prep sporting events- the Southwest Ohio Coaches Holiday Classic wrestling tournament December 22-23 at Mt. St. Joseph College- showcases the area's best wrestlers, including Ohio state champion Nick Lukens of Moeller High School.路. Wrestling at 17llbs. Last year as a junior, Nick won the state title with an overtime take down, to become the only Div. I Cincinnati wrestler to bring home a state championship while becoming Moeller's 4th individual state champion in school history. An academic all-star,路 too, Nick earned all-city and all-state honors last year and was named Cincinnati's Div. I Wrestler of the Year. Wrestling at 189 lbs. this year, senior Nick leads the Crusaders' #7 nationally ranked team. Nick al.so played football and lacrosse for the Crusaders, and will continue his wrestling competition next year at Stanford University. Coach's Quote- "Nick is a quality kid all the way around. He handles competitive pressure extremely well and that, together with his strong academics, makes him the complete student-athlete package."

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Nick Lukens has been itching to get this wrestling season started since last March. That's when the Moeller 171-pounder won an unexpected Division I state title and helped the Crusaders place second as a team behind national power Lakewood St. Edward. With seven state qualifiers back from that team, Lukens isn't afraid to say this Moeller team has the possibility of doing something no team from southwest Ohio has done before -win a team state title. "We're getting a name for our school for something besides football," said Lukens, a Stanford signee who is moving up to the 189pound class this season. "And a name for wrestling in Cincinnati." ' The Crusaders will have plenty of opportunity to prove their No. 7 National Wrestling Coaches Association ranking against one of the toughest schedules in the country. Moeller could run into St. Edward, ranked No. 10, five times as well as No.1 Blair Academy (N.J.) and No. 2 Easton (Pa.). It opens the season next Wednesday at Fairfield. Besides. Lukens, twin seniors Joe and Brian Zinkan along with David Blanks and Mike Baria were all state placers last season, while Jeff Ostholthoff and David Candy were state qualifiers. Marcus Blanks, David's twin brother, returns from a shoulder injury that kept him out last season. Here's a look at some of the other top Division I teams in the area, in alphabetical order: ELDER - The Panthers have 10 starters returning from last year's team, including 130pound senior Nick Spatola who was injured late in the season. ·

FAIRFIELD- Coach Ron Masanek is in his 36th season at the Butler County school and has three-time state qualifier Mike Wahoff to anchor this year's team. Wahoff placed fourth in the state at 145 pounds last season. Brandon Rowland, a 215-pounder, was the Greater Miami Conference champion at that weight last season. HARRISON - Tim Ruberg moves up to 160 pounds after placing third at state at 152 last season. The Wildcats have one of their deepest and largest teams with 65 wrestlers on the roster. LAKOTA WEST - Junior Matt Mcintire may have been the best wrestler in the state last season not to win a state championship. He . went undefeated up until the finals of the 130pound class. . ST. XAVIER- The Bombers don't have any returning state qualifiers, but will have a balanced lineup. Coach Dick Murphy is beginning his 28th season at St. Xavier. In Division II-III, these are some of the top clubs: KINGS - John Velez and Jesse Catanzaro lead a strong senior class for the Knights. MADEIRA - The Mustangs have four state qualifiers returning, but only Kris Kuykendall won any matches. PURCELL MARIAN - Senior Jason Lackmeyer placed fifth in Division II at 215-pounds and leads a young Cavalier team that does have seven returning starters. Six of those qualified for the district tournament. READING - This is coach Dick Engel's last season as the head man and he· has a good group to go out with. The addition of North College Hill transfer Chris Seta to returning state qualifiers Tim Kelly and Engel's son, D.J., give the Blue Devils plenty of firepower.

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1999-2000 Team Accomplishments 6th 2nd

NWCA/AWN STATE Div. I Virginia Dual Tournament Best of Southwest

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Joe Zinkan, SR Mike Baria, JR Brian Zinkan, SR David Blanks, SR

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Co-Captain State Champion All Ohio Academic Co-Captain State Runner-up 4th State All Ohio Academic Co-Captain 5th State Co-Captain 6th State All Ohio Academic Co-Captain State Qualifier State Qualifier All Ohio Academic

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15,000 Sq. foot Wrestling I Strength Training Facility Thanks to: Former Moeller Coach Kevin O'Connor

Varsity Schedule 2000-2001 Dec. 13

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Dec. 16-17

Beast of the East Tournament

Dec. 22-23

S.W.O.W.C.A. Tournament

Jan. 3

Elder Dual

Jan. 7

Ohio State Dual Tournament

Jan. 13-14

Ohio All-Catholic Tournament

Jan.20

NHSCA National Dual Lehigh University

Jan. 26

St. Xavier Dual

Feb. 3

Super Quad: St. Edwards Walsh Jesuit Blair Academy

Feb. 10

G. C.L. Tournament

Feb. 16-17

Sectional Tournament

Feb. 23-24

District Tournament

Mar. 01-03

State Tournament

Good Luck to Moeller graduates in their College wrestling season: Bobby Lyons ('00) -Neosho, Kansas Danny Hill ('00) - Marquette University Josh Janson ('97) - Ohio State University Mark Zelinski ('97)- Mt. Saint Joseph, Oh For further information regarding Moeller Wrestling or Moeller High School please log on to www.moeller.org. Program ad paid by:

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event upooming Area's best set for Holiday Classic Most of the area's top wrestlers will compete in the annual coaches' Holiday Classic at the College of Mount St. Joseph Of! Dec. 21-22. It is the sport's premier local regularseason event. Two reigning Ohio champions, Matt Mcintire of Lakota West (135 pounds) and Hetag Pliev of Lakota East (171 pounds) are among the top individuals entered. Mcintire has moved up to 140 pounds and Pliev·to 189 pounds this season. ...... Moeller and Fairfield, ranked 1-2 in the Enquirer Division I area poll, headline the 29-team field. Moeller finished second in the 2000-01 state championship and was ranked No. 18 nationally by USA Today. Madeira and Purcell Marian, ranked 1-2 in the Enquirer Divisions II-III poll, also are entered. Teams from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will compete. Thirdplace Kentucky finisher Simon Kenton and seven-time Indiana champion Evansville Mater Dei also wiii compete. The tournament has grown from the UC Invitational that started in tTie 1960s. The event moved three years ago to Mount St. Joseph, the only remaining local college to offer an NCAA wrestling program. The event is the primary fund raiser for the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association, which annually donates more than $4,500 in scholarships, sponsoring TV coverage of the Ohio state · wrestling championships and support of summer wrestling programs. Wrestling begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.

No. ·1 Moeller too much for Fairfield Crusaders show mettle, whip No. 2 Indians 41-19

~!q~~~!i~071~~~:!~ ':/t~fvI Though picked No. 1 by area coaches' in the initial Enquirer poll, the Moeller wrestling team was an unknown quantity. Saturday night's 41-19 pounding of No. 2 Fairfield provided at least a local measure of just how strong the Crusaders might be. "It's a big-time ·win," said senior co-captain Brandon G-ilbert. "This match is how we are judged

in the area." Gilbert is one of a number of Moeller wrestlers who have been waiting for their chances to crack the starting lineup. The match started with the 135-p.ound weight class, with Moeller's Ryan Meyer gaining a 7-4 decision. In the next match, Gilbert's third-period pin of Fairfield's Jeremy Young at 140 pounds put the score at 9-0 and seemed to give the Crusaders a lift.

· cost Fairfield a team point on a rare uniform violation call. Thus, Curtis Rouse's 10-5 win over Chris Wessel at 215 pounds left Fairfield one behind Moeller at 15-14. And that's where Fairfield's apparent comeback stalled. A Fairfield wrestling forfeit is probably more rare than a uniform violation, btit the Indians gave up six points by not fielding a heavyweight, putting Moeller up 21-14. After that, Moeller pretty much had its way. Brent Goode (103) and To.m Hay-

Dan Adkins' 12-6 win then put Moeller up 15-0. That's when the Fairfield seniors - who head coach Ron Masanek said needed to come through began producing. At 160, joe Gadson beat Chad Schnitzler 7-2. Caleb Lawson pinned Daniel Gilbert at 171, and Tony Parker survived a rally by Moeller's Ryan Lukens to win a tight 11-8 match at 189. .. Parker's win, though,

den (112) racKed up.major decisions. Back in the varsity lineup after a difficult season, David Candy (125) made it 36-14 by pinning Steve Nitz. Fairfield's Roger Hahn, one of eight starting seniors, won by technical fall over Brian Haverkos. Then Moeller's Joe Sheehan (130) capped the Crusaders' scoring with a 19-5 major decision over Matt Doxsey - and a much different outcome than last year's 29-26 Moeller win. Given Fairfield's longstanding reputation, the

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FACILITY CEREMONY: Moeller will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony 7 p.m. Monday for the opening of its O'Connor Wrestling & Weight Training Facility. The facility's lead gift was from Kevin O'Connor, a· former Moeller wrestling coach (1987-92) who is founder, chairman 'and former CEO of DoubleClick Inc.

Crusaders were ple~sed with their performancer "This usually determines the city title," Goode said . "It lets us know we've reloaded, that we didn't Ipse that much from last year's team. We've had guys· waiting in the wings, 'imd this will give them confidence." -. 103-Goode (M) md. Willcocks 19·6;.112Hayden (M) TF. Johnson 15-0; 119-Caridy (M) p. Nltz 2:34: 125-Hahn (F) If. Haverkos 22·5; 130-Shcehan (M) md. Doxsey 17·6; 135Meyer (M) d. Spenceley 7·4; 140-B. Gilbert (M) p. Young 5:32; 145-Barla (M) d. Cciinwell 13-9; 152-Adklns (MId. Wisener t2·6rtao· Gadson (F) d. Schnitzler 7·2; 171-Lawo;.on (F) p. D. Gilbert 2: 12: 189-Parker (F) d.. Lukens 11-8; 215-Rouse (F) d. Wessel 10·5; .275Kromer (M) forfeit.


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