See How Area Athletes Did At States This Weekend

Athletes from Mentor High and Lake Catholic were all over the podium this weekend

Athletes from and made the region proud this weekend as thet excelled in sports as diverse as wrestling, bowling and gymnastics.

  • Four Lake Catholic wrestlers competed at states this weekend in Columbus and all four placed.

Sophomore Anthony Tutolo lead the charge. He was second in his weight class (113,) his only loss was to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy wrestler Nathan Tomasello in the state finals.

Teammate Jimmy Szep (195) placed third and Sean Fee (126) and Brad Taton (106) were sixth and eighth, respectively, in their classes.

For more on how local wrestlers did at the state finals, check out The News-Herald's round up.

  • Mentor gymnast Kayla Kosmerl won the all-around at states, . This is the first time a Cardinal has earned that distinction.

The rest of Kosmerl's team also performed well on the way to . They only trailed the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees, the .

The highest the Mentor gymnastics team had ever scored at states before this weekend was fourth, .

  • Mentor bowler Kevin Oravecz -- the second best in the state. He only trailed the overall champion by three pins.

His teammates Brandon Poplstein, Ryan Parr and Cameron Sullivan all placed in the top 50 for the state, as well.

  • All four of the city's high school basketball teams -- boys and girls from Mentor and Lake Catholic -- won their playoff games this weekend.

Both the Mentor and Lake Catholic girls basketball teams won their district finals Saturday and will advance to the regional tournament.

Mentor while hitting a school record eight 3-pointers in their 61-49 win over Glenville. Meanwhile, .

On Friday, the .

Mentor's next game will be 7 p.m. Tuesday against East Tech, which beat Mayfield Friday, in Euclid.

The Cougars' next opponent is University School, whom they will play 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Ashtabula.


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