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    VASJ takes bye as top seed in D3 Garfield Heights District


    Villa Angela-St. Joseph's pursuit of a sixth state championship in boys basketball will begin at Viking Village on March 6.

    VASJ, the top seed in the Division III Garfield Heights District, took a bye and will play the winner of Gilmour and Cleveland MLK in a sectional final on Friday, March 6 at Viking Village.

    The Vikings, winners of the last two Garfield Heights District titles, are 15-2.

    Warrensville Heights, the 2014 district runner-up, is in the bottom of the bracket and opens at home against St. Martin DePorres.

    If VASJ wins the sectionaal title game at home, the Vikings will play at Garfield Heights on March 9.

    VASJ won the Division IV state championship in 2013 and were D-III state runner-up in 2014 losing to Lima Central Catholic last March. 

    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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