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WRA wrestlers place

third in Cleveland

The Western Reserve Academy wrestling team placed third with 94 points at the 16-team Cleveland Central Catholic Invitational Dec. 14.

Cleveland St. Ignatius' 'B' team won the title with 211.5 points and Cleveland John Adams finished second (197).

Billy Walsh (126 pounds), Nick Farrell (132) and Trevor Grode (182) placed third for the Pioneers. Nine Reserve wrestlers reached the final of their respective weight classes.

"I'm really pleased with this result, especially because we were missing both our captains and several other varsity wrestlers who were taking the ACT or away on college visits," WRA head coach Dave Farrell said. "We had a number of guys step up for this tournament and a couple of them managed to place in the top six.

"We've been threading the needle between conditioning and technique. I wish we had more hours in the day, but I think we've done pretty well with our practices this week."

The Pioneers are scheduled to visit Newbury for a tri-meet Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

Hoops team wins

The Hudson junior varsity boys basketball team improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division after posting a 36-28 victory over Stow-Munroe Falls Dec. 13 at Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium.

Davey Spitz led the Explorers with a game-high 17 points and teammate Jackson Hickert added nine points.

Reserve girls fall

The Western Reserve Academy girls basketball team lost a lopsided 58-16 decision to Streetsboro Dec. 12 on the road.

The Rockets outscored the Pioneers 50-12 in the final three quarters. Emma Presley led Reserve with six points.

WRA (1-4) is set d to host Newbury Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Hahn places seventh

Hudson graduate John Hahn finished in a tie for seventh place at the Nelson Mandela Championship Tournament, which concluded Dec. 14 in Durban, South Africa.

Hahn shot rounds of 69, 66 and 65, respectively, for a 54-hole total of 200. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to weather issues.

Sandberg joins Brown

Hudson resident Aaron Sandberg, a senior at Walsh Jesuit, is planning to continue his academic and tennis careers at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Sandberg finished second in singles' play at the Division I state tennis tournament during the spring.

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