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Bulldogs open with win over Wadsworth
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Bulldogs open with win over Wadsworth

The Stow-Munroe Falls swimming and diving teams got off to a great start Dec. 2, as both girls and boys teams overwhelmed Wadsworth in a Suburban League meet. "It was a great way to start the season.

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Stow wrestling takes its lumps at McGhee Invitational
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow wrestling takes its lumps at McGhee Invitational

With his top wrestler out and a team lacking experience, Stow-Munroe Falls wrestling coach Randy Jenkins wasn't expecting miracles when his team opened the season Dec. 3 at the Paulie McGhee Invitational. "I think this our learning weekend," Jenkins said.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Bowling Bulldogs post wins over Knights, Blue Devils
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Bowling Bulldogs post wins over Knights, Blue Devils

It was big week for the Stow-Munroe Falls bowling teams, as two of the Suburban League's better teams paid visits to Sto-Kent Lanes. After the pins were counted, both Stow squads found themselves still undefeated. On Dec.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow girls open with wins over Grizzlies, Knights

One game into the 2016-17 season, Stow-Munroe Falls girls basketball already made history. The Bulldogs travelled to Wadsworth Dec. 3 to face the defending Division I state champions and came home with a decisive win.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
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Stow boys rout Roosevelt in opener
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow boys rout Roosevelt in opener

It was a quite a contrast on the benches Dec. 2 at Kent Roosevelt High School. On one end stood Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball coach Dave Close and his 530 career wins.

By Eric Clutter Correspondent
Dec 9, 2016 10:19 PM

Stow boys basketball team holds off conference rival Wadsworth

Five players reach double digits as Bulldogs rally from early deficit to defeat Grizzlies.

Stow bowling teams remain undefeated on season
Dec 5, 2016 7:53 PM

Stow bowling teams remain undefeated on season

Bulldogs sweep Tallmadge bowling on home lanes

By Michael Leonard | Sports Editor
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow swim teams looking to make a splash

If dedication, enthusiasm, and swelling numbers are indicators, the Stow-Munroe Falls swimming and diving teams is headed for a standout season. Dan Reese, in his fifth season as head coach of the Bulldog crew, has great expectations for both his boys and girls divisions.

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Young Bulldog grapplers looking to grow
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Young Bulldog grapplers looking to grow

Having a young team with not much depth is not a recipe for success in wrestling -- especially a league as loaded as the Suburban League National Conference. Such was life, however, for coach Randy Jenkins on the Stow-Munroe Falls wrestling team last season.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Bulldog boys to rely on depth and height
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Bulldog boys to rely on depth and height

Since this millennium began, the most successful Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball teams always had a big-time scorer or a pair of big-time scorers at their disposal. That probably won't be the case this season.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
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Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Warrior girls look to bounce back from losing season

The Walsh Jesuit High School girls basketball team is not accustomed to a losing record. That's why the Lady Warriors will use last season's losing ledger as "fuel for the fire" during the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. Walsh Jesuit finished last season with an overall record of 7-16.

By Matt Deutch Correspondent
Getting a lift from an All-District player
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Getting a lift from an All-District player

Stow-Munroe Falls running back JR Atkinson gets a lift from lineman Matt Esterle during the Bulldogs Week 10 win at North Royalton. Esterle was one of 11 Bulldogs selected for the Associated Press' Division I All-Northeast Inland District football team, which was released Nov. 17.

Bulldog girls seek return to regionals
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Bulldog girls seek return to regionals

The 2015-16 season was one of the most remarkable in the history of Stow-Munroe Falls girls basketball. Midway through the season, Stow was injury-riddled, young and looking lost. Then suddenly, everything clicked.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Walsh Jesuit girls soccer wins fifth straight title
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Walsh Jesuit girls soccer wins fifth straight title

Columbus -- Walsh Jesuit girls soccer's drive for five is complete. The Warriors made history again Nov. 12 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, as Walsh captured an unprecedented fifth straight state championship.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
What broken streak? Walsh girls keep on rolling
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

What broken streak? Walsh girls keep on rolling

The weekend of Nov. 11 to 13 was a busy one at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. The venue formally known as Columbus Crew Stadium hosted all six Ohio High School Athletic Association soccer championship games over the weekend.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
DOGS' COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

DOGS' COMEBACK FALLS SHORT

Twinsburg -- After getting slow start Nov. 11 in its regional semifinal game, it didn't look like Stow-Munroe Falls football would have a chance to win.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Musings with an inner fan in wake of Indians' run
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Musings with an inner fan in wake of Indians' run

The theme of Cleveland sports in 2016 might be "Agony and Ecstasy." After an ecstatic June with the Cavaliers, Indians fans were probably down in agony Nov. 3 (Game 7 actually finished around 1 a.m.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Stow football wins big over McKinley
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow football wins big over McKinley

Stow -- Going into a murderer's row of heavyweights in its region, the Stow-Munroe Falls football team had to face one of three former state champions in its playoff opener. It could face two more perennial state powerhouses before it's all said and done.

By Frank Aceto Associate Sports Editor
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Walsh girls dominate Eagles in state semifinal
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Walsh girls dominate Eagles in state semifinal

Sandusky -- In big-game situations, experience matters. When it comes to state final four experience, Walsh Jesuit girls soccer outranks any team in the state. The Warriors made their eighth straight appearance in the state semifinals when they travelled to Sandusky Perkins Nov. 8.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Stow's Pitcovich sets personal record at state
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow's Pitcovich sets personal record at state

Hebron -- It took Tessa Pitcovich three years to get to the state cross country meet. The Stow-Munroe Falls junior had a couple of near misses in her first two high school seasons, which kept her from making it to the big race.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor