Monday, February 18, 2013
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School wrestling and gymnastics teams take first place tournament action over the weekend. The boys basketball and swimming/diving teams didn’t do so bad either.
From the mat to the pool, it was a big weekend for Brecksville-Broadview Heights' sports teams. It’s no surprise to many that the defending state champion gymnastics team took first place at the Division I District meet on Saturday. The girls, who hosted the meet at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, finished with 148.825 points. Strongsville finished second, at 142.275. The Brecksville wrestlers took first in the team standings at the first round of the Division I Sectional Tournament at Medina High School. The grapplers marked up 296 points — more than 70 points better than the second-place finisher, Wadsworth High School. The boys basketball beat Westlake High School, 66-63, in an overtime thriller, in one of the last games of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
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It’s that time of year again—time for the annual Brecksville Invitational Holiday Wrestling Tournament. The tournament is in its 52nd year, and 46 teams are competing. And the competition will be tough. According to a press release, more than 100 of these wrestlers have appeared in a state tournament before and eight were state champions last season. The tournament began Friday morning. Fans can check the Brecksville Wrestling website for official updates after each round. You can also follow @BrecksWrestling on Twitter for updates. Click here for a profile on the team and some of its star wrestlers. If you’re at the tournament, you can post updates in the comments below or share your photos above by clicking “Upload Photos and Videos.”
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education recognized students on Monday.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education took some time on Monday to recognize a few of the district’s successful students. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Principal Joseph Mueller said the students’ accomplishments reflect the high expectations of the community, and that the students rise to those expectations with confidence. Click through the pictures above to see some of the talented students, artists and athletes at the high school!
Friday, January 27, 2012
The event highlights two unique sports—gymnastics and wrestling—in one gymnasium.
Two of Brecksville-Broadview Heights' best-known teams are competing Friday night: the gymnastics and wrestling teams. How can a Bees fan choose between the two? This Friday, they don’t have to. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School is hosting its annual “Beauty and the Beast” competition, a combined gymnastics meet and wrestling match. One minute, a spectator might be watching a gymnast flip her way to victory. The next, they might be holding their breath as a wrestler fights his way to the final second of a match. “It’s a unique event in Ohio,” said Athletic Director Dan Kalinsky. The wrestlers will be facing off against Amherst, while the gymnasts will be competing against individuals from a variety of schools. If you go: When: 7 p.…
Friday, December 30, 2011
After two grueling days of wrestling, five Bees have qualified for the finals and are set to compete tonight in their respective weight classes.
The final matches of the Brecksville Holiday Invitational Tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight, and this year, the Bees have five wrestlers vying for the top spots in their respective weight classes. Here’s the breakdown: To qualify, those wrestling for first didn’t lose a single match in the two-day tournament, those wrestling for third lost once and those wrestling for fifth lost twice, head coach Todd Haverdill said. “Obviously, we’re hoping to go 5-0 tonight. But, right now, the name of the game is to just continue to get better. We just want to keep showing improvement, and I think we’re doing that,” he said. To find out how well the Bees competed tonight at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, check back with …
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
The annual wrestling competition has attracted teams from near and far.
Hundreds of wrestlers will gather in Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School today to take part in a tradition more than half a century old: the Brecksville Holiday Invitational Tournament. The tournament, in its 51st year, is notable because of the challenges it offers the wrestlers, said tournament director Nick Dimitris. “It’s the level of competition,” Dimitris said. Thirty-seven teams, including Brecksville-Broadview Heights, will face off this year. Dimitris said the tournament expanded from less than 20 teams competing to about 40 in the ’90s. That’s also when it opened up to teams across the state and beyond, rather than just northeast Ohio. According to a press release, the Bees haven’t taken the championship title since 1996, …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education last night honored some of the student athletes and artists in the district. The room was filled at the beginning of the board meeting, as people waited to watch the honors. The board presented each student with a Brecksville-Broadview Heights excellence in education pin – a new honor that has been passed out to few individuals so far, said Superintendent Scot Prebles. “It is a big night,” he added. The students – and often, their coaches or advisers – received a pin, a district pen, an honors certificate and a gift certificate, in addition to applause from the crowd. The students who were honored were: To hear more about what Prebles and Board President George J. Balasko thought about…
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Senior wrestler at 171-pounds excels at Columbus; Bees' team finishes tied for 27th.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees fielded four wrestlers at this past weekend’s OHSAA Division I State Wrestling Championships and came away with one third-place winner. Senior Marshal Willet (37-7 record entering state) won third place in the 171-pound event with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Springboro junior Brandon Walker. Willet’s quest for the title started off with two decisions over Painesville Riverside sophomore Evan Rosborough (11-5 score) and junior Brocky Leidecker of Ashville Teays Valley (11-4) to advance to the championship semifinals. Junior Michael Baker of Twinsburg (36-2 record) edged Willet, 4-3, to send Willet to the consolation bracket. Willet topped Lakewood St. Edward junior Jacob Davis the same way he …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Bees place second at Medina Sectional to defending state champion Wadsworth.
Senior Marshal Willet will lead 10 wrestlers from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School into next week’s District Tournament at Lorain High School. Willet was the only one of five Bees to win his Sectional championship match Saturday at Medina High School. Knowing that he was his team’s last chance at an individual title, Willet came out with passion in his 171-pound match against Isaiah Wheeler of Copley and earned a 21-5 major decision. The Bees finished second overall with 222 points. Their inability to beat Wadsworth wrestlers kept them from challenging the defending state champion Grizzlies for the team title. Wadsworth finished with 281 points and will take 13 wrestlers into next week’s meet. Willet and four others advanced by …