Thursday, December 8

    Area girls place at Lady Longhorn Tournament

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    Lutheran West’s 1st Annual Lady Longhorn Tournament was contested on Tuesday with 13 area girls finishing among the top four at their respective weight classes.

    Olentangy Orange won the tournament and Western Brown and Minerva rounded out the top three.

    The host Longhorns, who placed fifth as a team, and Mentor, who finished 11th, both landed five wrestlers among the top four while Harvey had two top four finishers and Brooklyn had one.

    Harvey’s Melanie Herrera and Mentor’s Maddie Menchaca finished second at 100 and 170 pounds, respectively.

    Mentor’s Catie Kerr (120), Ally Lloyd (130), and Jamie Penny (170) and Lutheran West’s Catie Kerr (120) and Lo Zielinski (140) all placed third.

    Fourth-place finishers included Brooklyn’s Sofia Collins (110), Harvey’s Lizzett Garay (125), Mentor’s Shea Herda (135), and Lutheran West’s Nat Rodriguez (145), Jae Reyes (155), and Paris Willis (170).

    Team Placement:

    1. Olentangy Orange
    2. Western Brown
    3. Minerva
    4. Mogadore
    5. Lutheran West
    6. Brookfield
    7. CCC
    8. Central Crossing
    9. Elyria
    10. Manchester
    11. Mentor
    12. Port Clinton
    13. United
    14. New London
    15. Rossford
    16. Western Reserve
    17. Firestone
    18. Madison Comp
    19. Champion
    20. Columbia
    21. Keystone
    22. North Canton
    23. Alliance
    24. Avon Lake
    25. Brooklyn
    26. North Royalton
    27. Brush
    28. Firelands
    29. Harvey
    30. Lakewood
    31. Mapleton
    32. Madison
    33. Riverside
    34. Normandy

    1: Bridgett Hilliard (Minerva)
    2: Melanie Herrera (Harvey)
    3: Abigail Bailey (Alliance)
    4: Alexus Lyndsey (Western Brown)

    1: Riley Baynas (Elyria)
    2: Adri Metzler (Olentangy Orange)
    3: Hannah Plum (Mogadore)
    4: Rylee Horning (Alliance)

    1: Addison Ruddolph (Central Crossing)
    2: Paige Lucas (Minerva)
    3: Sarah Napier (Columbia)
    4: Sofia Collins (Brooklyn)

    1: Kelsey Lasch (Western Reserve)
    2: Dakota Propeck (Western Brown)
    3: Ava Nelson (Mentor)
    4: Liv Hussar (Rossford)

    1: Jaydyn McKinney (Manchester)
    2: Jada Shafer (Minerva)
    3: Catie Kerr (Lutheran West)
    4: Lucy Scheibeck (Olentangy Orange)

    1: Emily Shupe (Firelands)
    2: Zoe Gaetjens (Mogadore)
    3: Lexy Fultz (Western Brown)
    4: Lizzett Garay (Harvey)

    1: Cadence Wallace (Port Clinton)
    2: Johannah Klette (Western Brown)
    3: Ally Lloyd (Mentor)
    4: Sophia Antonio (North Royalton)

    1: Lacie Reese (Western Brown)
    2: Mia Gaetjen (Mogadore)
    3: Olive Karam (Champion)
    4: Shea Herda (Mentor)

    1: Alicia Coleman (Olentangy Orange)
    2: Lyndsee Young (Madison Comp.)
    3: Lo Zielinski (Lutheran West)
    4: Rejan Al-Hashash (Avon Lake)

    1: Allydia Byard (New London)
    2: Kascidy Garren (Olentangy Orange)
    3: Jordan Palmer (North Canton)
    4: Nat Rodriguez (Lutheran West)

    1: Zoe Hussar (Rossford)
    2: Surraiya Mahmud (Olentangy Orange)
    3: Jazmine Ross-Callix (Olentangy Orange)
    4: Jae Reyes (Lutheran West)

    1: Bailey Hackett (Brookfield)
    2: Maddie Menchaca (Mentor)
    3: Jamie Penny (Mentor)
    4: Paris Willis (Lutheran West)

    1: Masarrah Robinson (CCC)
    2: Emily Lorenzon (Firestone)
    3: Emily Jirousek (Keystone)
    4: Zayna Muntaser (Lakewood)

    1: Dakota McCracken (United)
    2: Kayley Ross (Alliance)
    3: Jessie Twardesky (Lakewood)
    4: Evian Myers (Columbia)


    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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