Hudson resident wins
ping pong tournament
A total of 50 ping pong players who compete in table tennis clubs from Columbus to Pittsburgh converged in Belmont recently for the Thunder Table Tennis Club's second annual open tournament.
Forty-nine men and one woman competed in the tournament
In the 'A' division finals, Columbus resident Olena Sowers, who was the United States Open 13-and-younger singles champion in 2004 and has competed as a member of a number of national teams, including the USA Junior national team, spun, blocked and smashed her way into the championship match.
Sowers lost a 3-2 decision to Hudson resident Rick Vesel, who competes in a number of clubs in both Akron and Cleveland, in the championship.
Hockey squad falls to
Sewickley on the road
The Western Reserve Academy ice hockey team fell to 8-14-1 after losing an 8-1 decision to Sewickley Academy (Pa.) Feb. 11 on the road.
The Pioneers were scheduled to host Shady Side Academy (Pa.) Feb. 16. Results were not available at press time.
Reserve is set to conclude the season at a tournament at Shady Side Feb. 22, 23 and 24.