Monday, November 12, 2012
Mills, a standout diver for Solon High School, plans to dive in the Ivy League next year.
Sivan Mills, a senior at Solon High School, has committed to dive at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) of the Ivy League next year. Mills was recruited by a number of Division I programs and ultimately decided to take recruiting visits to Penn, Cornell and Tulane. "It was a difficult decision to choose among these great schools and strong programs, but ultimately I felt most comfortable at Penn," Mills said. She was the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) National Champion on the 3 meter springboard in 2012, and was also the bronze medalist on the 1 meter board. Sivan has been diving for the American Flyers Diving Club team since second grade and has been coached by Marc Cahalane over the last four years for her club and high school team. …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Kreft finishes his high school career on top with his second Division I state diving championship in two years
Solon High senior Michael Kreft knew it was not going to be easy to repeat as a Division I state champion in diving. Kreft, who was second as a sophomore and state champion as a junior, proved worthy of being one of the participants featured on the program cover of the 84th Ohio High School Athletic Association swimming and diving championships at Canton's C.T. Branin Natatorium. That was by collecting a meet-best 506.25 points for the state title, outscoring runner-up Troy Richert of North Royalton, who finished at 474.20. "We like to keep it light," Kreft said. "I knew what I needed to do since he beat me at Viking," Kreft said of the big Christmas time meet held annually at Cleveland State University. But from the beginning to the end, …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Kreft, a senior, won his second championship in Canton today
Solon's Michael Kreft won his second state championship today, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. From the newspaper's article: Kreft, 18, scored 506.25 points during the 11 dives to hold off fival senior Troy Richert from North Royalton, who finished with 474.20. Hudson freshman Alex Obendorf was third at 454.90. "I definitely faced more pressure coming into it,'' said Kreft, who will attend Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. "You can't move up. You can only fall.'' Solon Patch has a correspondent at the meet, so stayed tuned for our own article.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Your sports Roundup for the first full week of February, including diver Michael Kreft's pursuit of a back-to-back state title
The Week in Solon Sports is just that – a weekly look at Solon High School sports teams in action over the last week and quick previews of what's to come next week. Come to Solon Patch every Friday afternoon to get all the sports you need. WRESTLING Solon had three weight class champs at the Northeast Ohio Conference Meet as Brandon Thompson, Anthony Collica and Nathan Hoff captured titles. Thompson won the 103-pound class with a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Mayfield’s Mike Carlone, Collica rolled to a 13-2 decision over Armando Torres of Elyria and Hoff captured the heavyweight title with a pin at the 2:18 mark against Derek Rhodes of Cuyahoga Falls. The Comets’ Justin Peterson added a third place at 171 pounds with a 6-5 win in the …
Friday, February 4, 2011
All the winter sports action you need is right here.
The Week in Solon Sports is just that - a weekly look at Solon High School sports teams in action over the last week and quick previews of what's to come next week. Come to Solon Patch every Friday afternoon to get all the sports you need. WRESTLING The Comets will be one of the teams to beat in this weekend’s Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division championships to be contested at Garfield Heights High School. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. today and the finals will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Solon finished the dual meet portion of the season with a 4-1 mark, one match behind Elyria. The eventual champion will be determined by both dual match and tournament results. Solon’s standout sophomores Brandon Thompson (103 pounds) and Anthony …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Your weekly recap of sports news around Solon
The Week in Solon Sports is just that — a weekly look at Solon High School sports teams in action over the last week and quick previews of what's to come next week. Come to Solon Patch every Friday afternoon to get all the sports you need. GIRLS' BASKETBALL Solon’s ladies split their two games at the Pickerington Central Tournament, rolling to a 56-31 win over Alexander Albany and dropping a 54-28 decision to Gahanna Christian. Junior guard Jaime Gluesing continued her strong play this season, scoring 13 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Albany. Freshman Kristen Confroy contributed another 12 points while senior Skylar Cumberlander also found her way into double figures with 10 points. Gluesing finished with 12 points in the loss …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Glory in the swimming pool, scary injury on the hard court and more
The Week in Solon Sports is just that – a weekly look at Solon High School sports teams in action over the last week and quick previews of what's to come next week. Come to Solon Patch every Friday afternoon to get all the sports you need. SWIMMING AND DIVING Solon senior Annie Marquiss had an outstanding meet at the Northeast Ohio Conference Championships held at Cleveland State on Saturday as she set two meet records. Marquiss, who placed 14th in the state in the 50 freestyle last year, won both the 50 freestyle (24.59) and the 100 freestyle (53.56) at the NOC meet. Her time in the 100 free broke the record set in 2008 by another Comet swimmer, Gretchen Hestley. Solon’s ladies also won the 200 free relay with the team of Kelsey McRill, …