Monday, November 5, 2012
Solon Comet runners performed well at the state meet in Hebron last weekend.
The Solon Comets performed well at the state cross country meet last weekend in Hebron, led by a 9th place finish from standout runner Therese Haiss. The boys team and three Lady Comets runners qualified for the meet. The boys team finished 11th overall, with a team-best 16th place finish from Kevin Blank. Also representing the boys team was Dan Arters, Grant Behnke, Kevin Burns, Jacob Pearlman, John Riordan and Kyle Singerman. Besides Haiss, the two other Lady Comet runners, Geneva Sandridge and Louiza Wise, finished 42nd and 58th, respectively. Congrats on great performances, Comets!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Lady Comets soccer team continues its postseason run at 6 p.m. tonight when the team plays Massillon Jackson in Twinsburg.
The Solon High School Lady Comets soccer team hopes to continue its magical playoff run with a victory tonight against Massillon Jackson in the regional semi-final game. The Comets are fresh off their first District Title in team history after defeating Hudson 1-0. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. tonight at Twinsburg High School. There are no pre-sale tickets, but they can be purchased at the gate for $6. If the Comets win, they will play the winner of the Strongsville-Mentor contest in the Regional Championship game on Saturday.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Malina Howard leads all scorers with 28 points.
In the end, Malina Howard did what she always does: She strapped the Twinsburg Tigers to her back and lead her team to victory. Howard scored 28 points to led the Tigers back to Columbus after a 54-37 victory over the Solon Comets Friday in the Canton Regional Final. Twinsburg, the defending state champs, competes for their second state championship next week. "This is a really special senior class," said Twinsburg Coach Julie Solis. "They've had their sights on this for a long time." Solon played tough, keeping it close, 22-20, at halftime. Howard, who had 12 points in the first half, should have had more, as she struggled from the free throw line. Twinsburg scored 10 unanswered points to start the game and led 16-6 after the first …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Senior wrestler Kresevic will compete in the state wrestling tournament, which begins Thursday, a year after missing the entire season with a knee injury.
This time last year, Justin Kresevic wasn't a dominant wrestler headed to the state tournament. He didn't have a 39-6 record. He didn't come in second in his weight class in one of the toughest district tournaments in Ohio. Last year, Kresevic didn't compete on the mat for the Solon Comets. He was recovering from knee surgery, and working hard to get where he is today. "I came out a stronger person all around, not just as an athlete," Kresevic said. "You realize your opportunities can be taken away at any time, so every time I step out on the field or the mat I realize it can be my last." Kresevic's comeback story in his senior season is an inspiring story in a Solon wrestling season filled with triumph. Kresevic joins juniors Brandon …
Friday, February 24, 2012
A bunch of Solon athletes in a number of sports are competing in postseason tournaments and meets, including some state championships
Some of Solon's brightest Comets will be competing this weekend in their sports' postseason competitions. Athletes from individual and team sports, from bowling to basketball, will be going for glory this weekend. Here's a rundown: Swimming and Diving Divers Doug Karn and Sivan Mills are competing at the State Diving Championship in Canton this weekend. In fact, Karn is diving today. Swimmers headed to the state meet include Alex Polishchuk, who will compete in 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Also competing in individual events are Mark Lippert in the 500 freestyle and Ryan Carson in the 100 backstroke. The relay teams competing include: Carson, Polishchuk, Grant Pinchot and Patrick Tippen in the 200 medley; Anna Wong, Kelsey McRill, Dana…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Mentor Cardinals advance to play St. Ignatius in the regional final. Solon ends its season at 10-2.
The Mentor Cardinals are still alive in the state playoffs, surviving a barrage of turnovers and a second half surge from the Solon Comets to win 42-40. Congratulations to all the players on both teams for great seasons and a hardfought game. Best of luck to Mentor against St. Ignatius next week. And best wishes to the Solon seniors, who played their final high school game. Patch will have complete coverage of tonight's big game. Come back later for our complete game recap.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Solon enters the playoffs for the 17th time. This year, the Comets take on a tough Willoughby South Rebels team.
It's win-or-go-home time for the Solon Comets football team. The Comets went into the final week of the regular season in second place in Region 1, poised for a home-field game in the first round. But as things often do with computer rankings, things changed quickly. After the dust settled in week 10, the 9-1 Comets ended up as the fifth of eight seeds in the region, forcing them to play on the road against a fourth-seed opponent. That opponent? The Rebels of Willougby South. Remember, Solon Patch is your go-to source for Comet football news. Here's six things you need to know about tonight's Week 7 matchup. 1. Game Time: 7 p.m. Saturday at Willoughby South High School, 5000 Shankland Road, Willoughby. 2. Matchup Details: South is making …