At the beginning of the wrestling season, Lexington coach Brent Rastetter said the goal for his team this season was to finish as state runner-up in Division II to defending D-2 state champion and national power St.Paris Graham. The stretch run for that begins this weekend with the Division II sectionals at Medina where Lexington is a heavy favorite. The Minutemen will be competing with 11 other schools Bay, Brookside, Buckeye, Clear Fork, Clearview, Fairview, Firelands, Keystone, Madison, Vermilion and Rocky River.
Behind Tyrell Edmiston's 19 points, 18 rebounds and ten blocks, the Plymouth Big Red held off the Massillon Tuslaw Mustangs 40-38, for the team's 18th straight win. Tyson Beebe was the only other Plymouth player in double figures with 11 points, point guard Hunter Bailey had five, Dodge Collins three and Tyler Taylor two. The Mustangs were led by Madison Rominger with nine points, Harley Snyder and Mark Meyer each had seven.
Two area divers made podium at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton during the Division II state diving competition on Wednesday. Lexington junior Evan Heth took third out of 24 divers. Heth finished with a final score of 428.7. He finished one spot ahead of Coldwater's Caleb Keck who was fourth and had beaten Heth for the district title last week.
After seeing the possibility of an undefeated season slip away last weekend at Upper Sandusky with their first loss of the season, the Colonel Crawford Eagles will look to finish the regular season strong with a win over 18-3 Carey in North Robinson on Senior Night. Coach David Sheldon says yes it is disappointing to see an undefeated season slip away, but that was not a goal for the team. Goal number one was reached last week with a win over Buckeye Central which clinched an outright N-10 championship. Goal number two comes next week, a shot at winning a Division III sectional title against either Margaretta or Crestview at Shelby next Friday.
The Madison Rams have a new head football coach as former Tyger head coach and most recently, defensive assistant coach Jamie Masi will take over the program for Sean Conway who stepped down after last season. Over the past five seasons the Rams were 29-24 on the field with two OHSAA playoff appearances in 2012 and this past season when the team finished at 7-4. Masi says it's a great opportunity to work with a good group of coaches and players who come from a good community.
It's been an up and down season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have gone from preseason title favorites, to dysfunctional disaster and back to championship contenders, all during the first half of the season.