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Past articles by John:

High school girls basketball: OPSWA 2022-23 Northeast Lakes All-District teams

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association presents the Northeast Lakes All-District girls basketball teams for the 2022-23 season. The all-district teams are picked among schools from Ashtabula, Cuya… → Read More

High school boys basketball: OPSWA 2022-23 Northeast Lakes All-District teams

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association presents the Northeast Lakes All-District boys basketball teams for the 2022-23 season. The all-district teams are picked among schools from Asht… → Read More

Chardon’s Philip Colucci hasn’t let cerebral palsy stop him from athletic career in wrestling, football – News-Herald

Michael and Sandra Colucci fought back tears as they walked arm-in-arm with their son, Philip, across the mat at the Chardon wrestling team’s Senior Day festivities. With each step, memories … → Read More

Mentor grad Joe Kasper excited for Super Bowl as a Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach

Joe Kasper was pretty sure he knew what career path he was headed toward back in 2015 when he graduated from Baldwin Wallace and was looking at options for law school. He was off just a tad. A 2011… → Read More

Chagrin Valley Conference votes to add Fairview Park Fairview as league’s 26th team – Morning Journal

The ever-evolving Chagrin Valley Conference is on the move again, voting on Feb. 7 to accept Fairview Park Fairview as the league’s 26th member. League commissioner Dr. Donald Lewis confirmed… → Read More

Clute, Austerman take home big awards at Sport Commission’s annual banquet – Morning Journal

The last place Katie Clute and Maya Austerman ever imagined themselves being was on a stage in front of hundreds of people who were standing and applauding them. But that’s where Clute and Au… → Read More

Guardians’ Steven Kwan likely won’t fly under radar again this season – Morning Journal

Steven Kwan enjoyed the anonymity of wandering around Chicago during the offseason. → Read More

OPSWA announces 2023 media hall of fame inductees

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association has announced the 2023 induction class into the OPSWA Hall of Fame, which includes Steve Junga from The Blade in Toledo, Bob Rossiter from The Repository in … → Read More

Francona, Guardians aim to be best they can be amid higher expectations

The ante has been upped for the Cleveland Guardians. A year ago, the Guardians shot past most everyone’s expectations when they were 92-70, won the American League Central by 11 games thanks … → Read More

High school wrestling: Westlake’s Chace Morgan wins Perry Pin City title – Morning Journal

PERRY — When your practice sessions are harder than your game-time situations, well, that’s a recipe for success. Chace Morgan and his fellow Westlake teammates and drill partners showed that… → Read More

High school football: Lake Catholic’s Nick Brandt named winner of 2022 Chuck Koelble Award – News-Herald

Whatever needs to be done to succeed. That is pretty much the mindset and the course of action for Lake Catholic senior Nick Brandt. Because of that mantra, and particularly the by-product of said … → Read More

High school football: OPSWA Division I All-Ohio football team

The Division I football All-Ohio team was announced Dec. 8 by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. More about the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association can be found at: The OPSWA was created in … → Read More

High school football: OPSWA Division II, Division III All-Ohio football teams

Division II Offensive Player of the Year: Lamar Sperling, Akron Hoban Defensive Player of the Year: Jermaine Matthews, Cincinnati Winton Woods Coach of the Year: Dave Bors, Painesville Riverside; M… → Read More

High school football: Northeast Lakes all-district football teams

Presenting the 2022 Northeast Lakes All-District football team, compiled by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The all-district teams consider players from high schools in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga… → Read More

It’s up to the Guardians to respond in Game 5 like New York did in Game 4

No one said it was going to be easy. A day after a memorable comeback effort that saw the Guardians score three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to take a 6-5 win over the Yankees for a 2-1 l… → Read More

Guardians are writing a whole new chapter as Cleveland’s new Kardiac Kids

Move over 1980 Cleveland Browns, there’s a new group of Kardiac Kids in town. Capped by Oscar Gonzalez’s sharp single up the middle, the Guardians scored three runs in the bottom of the… → Read More

Cal Quantrill confident heading into a Game 4 rematch against the Yankees

Dance with who brung you. That’s Cal Quantrill’s mindset as he prepares to pitch in an elimination game in Game 4 of the American League Divisional Series on Oct. 16 at Progressive Fiel… → Read More

Riverside rallies from 18 down to beat Martinsburg (W.Va.), 36-35

Before sending his team back out onto the field for the second half of its game in Martinsburg, W.Va. on Oct. 8, Riverside coach Dave Bors had one last directive for his squad. “This comeback… → Read More

Lake Erie College shut down by Ohio Dominican, 38-7

Lake Erie College football coach D.J. Boldin knew defeating visiting Ohio Dominican on Oct. 8 was going to be enough of a chore in and of itself. Self-inflicted wounds weren’t going to help t… → Read More

High school scoreboard for Oct. 4

Girls soccer Amherst 1, Lakewood 0 Halftime: Amherst, 1-0 Amherst: Miller 1g Saves: Amherst, Pleban Records: Amherst 3-5-5 (2-1-2 SWC) Volleyball Bay 3, Elyria Catholic 1 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14… → Read More