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    Tromba advances to the DIII district wrestling semifinals


    Villa Angela-St. Joseph junior Joey Tromba advanced to the district semifinals at 132 pounds with a pair of wins on March 6 at the Garfield Heights District tournament.

    Tromba defeated Karl Sarver from Jackson-Milton and then outlasted Garrett Hall from Chippewa, 4-2, to advance to the district semifinals. Hall was a sectional champ and is 41-12 on the season. Tromba improved to 37-8.

    VASJ’s Daniel Cervenik lost his first match, but won his first consolation match at 170 to remain alive in the tournament. Cervenik will face Paul Dies from Akron Manchester on March 7. The Vikings’ Kevin Mullin fell out of the tournament at 182 with a pair of losses. Mullin lost to undefeated Kollin Moore from Norwayne in the opening match.

    The state tournament is held in Columbus at the Schottenstein Center from March 12-14.

    Steve Hare
    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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