Sectional next up
for AHS grapplers
Aurora High's wrestling team is taking some time off from competition after the recent Suburban League tournament and before the Division I sectional tourney gets started.
The Greenmen will be in action at the sectional Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at Kenston High in Bainbridge Township.
Other teams in the sectional are Austintown-Fitch, Boardman, Hudson, John Adams, Kenston, Kent Roosevelt, Solon, Stow-Munroe Falls, Twinsburg and Walsh Jesuit.
The top four individuals will advance to the district tournament March 4 at North Canton Hoover.
Last year, three Greenmen grapplers advanced to the state tournament in Columbus. Bubba Arslanian took third place at 182 pounds, Jarrod Brezovec placed sixth at 132 and Jack Gorman was eighth at 106.
The state individual tourney is March 9-11.
On winning team
Aurora Parks Coordinator Bill Fellenstein was a member of the Kent Lanes team which won the handicap championship at the annual Portage County Tournament. Other members are Karl Nash, Les Yost, Craig Holcomb and Rich Botzer. They rolled a handicapped total of 3,825.
Girls season over
After last week's Suburban League middle school tournament, Harmon School's seventh-grade girls basketball team finished the season with a 15-1 record. The squad lost its first game and then beat Brecksville 30-29. The eighth-grade girls finished the season with two tourney losses -- 50-45 to Revere and 64-29 to Highland to finish with a 9-7 record.
KSU men lose two,
women win a pair
Kent State men's basketball squad (13-12 overall, 5-7 in the Mid-American Conference) dropped two games last week -- 84-83 in overtime to Bowling Green and 78-58 to Toledo -- last week.
Against BG, Jaylin Walker led with 18 points, Kevin Zabo added 17, while Jimmy Hall, Deon Edwin and Desmond Ridenour each had 12. Against Toledo, Walker had 13 points, Hall 10 and Adonis De LaRosa 9.
Meanwhile, the KSU women improved to 8-5 in the conference and 14-11 overall with a 72-58 victory over Akron and an 83-65 win over Eastern Michigan.
Against Akron, McKenna Stephens had 20 points, Jordan Korinek 17 and Larissa Lurken 14. Against EM, Korinek had 28 points, Lurken 22 and Stephens 18.
Heading into this week's action, the women was just 1 1/2 games behind Ohio U. (9-3, 18-5) in the MAC Eastern Division. Akron is in command of the men's race for the MAC Eastern Division title with a 10-1 record.
The men will travel to East Division-leading Akron on Feb. 17 and Buffalo on Feb. 21. The women will host Ohio University on Feb. 18 and play at Bowling Green on Feb. 22.
6,000 fewer deer
are killed in Ohio
Hunters checked in 182,169 white-tailed deer in Ohio's 2016-2017 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Last year, 188,329 deer were checked in.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio's deer populations. The goal of Ohio's deer management program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.
Deer hunting regulations over the past two seasons have been designed to allow for moderate herd growth throughout most of the state. Herd growth is achieved by reducing harvest and protecting female deer.
Coshocton County led the deer kill list with 5,929 harvestded, followed by Muskingum 5,118, Ashtabula 5,040, Tuscarawas 5,039 and Licking 4,971. Portage County hunters harvested 2,211 deer.
Any Aurora High student interested in trying out for softball this spring must complete Final Forms online and turn them in to Mary Beth Tuma in the athletic office as soon as possible. There is a player / parent meeting scheduled for Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.