To prepare for the upcoming season, Western Reserve's coaching staff started the three-a-day training event at Huntington Beach in Bay Village. The day helped rebuild each player physically, mentally, and the group as a team through rigorous strength and condition training. (Screenshot)

Reciting ‘Invictus,’ carrying logs, dragging football teammates through water: Western Reserve Academy’s preseason beach training (video)

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Western Reserve Academy’s football team returned where it all started last summer, where a beach and lake replace a field, for three hours of training at 6 a.m. earlier this month. “It just brings back great feelings and great memories to see my old teammates working hard,” said graduate Zak Burgan. “It gets…

In the left photo, Elyria Catholic's Riley Schill drives to the basket into the defense of Richmond Heights' Izmalia Sougafara during the District playoffs last year. In the right photo, Richmond Heights' Deja Winters (top) fouls Schill on her shot attempt (John Kuntz, Northeast Ohio Media Group)

3 local girls basketball teams among big movers in OHSAA’s biennial division realignment

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The girls basketball postseason will have some shakeups this coming season in regard to division placement. The OHSAA on Thursday announced new two-year postseason division assignments based on new enrollment figures across the state. Among the local teams in Northeast Ohio, Elyria Catholic will move up from Division III to II. Elyria Catholic…

Pictured Willoughby South senior Vince Anzalone takes a strike at the ball during the Division I state semifinals on Saturday at Ohio State University's Varsity Tennis Courts. Anzalone finished fourth in the state. (Nathaniel Cline, Northeast Ohio Media Group)

Watch fan cheer from parking lot at high school tennis tournament

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many spectators including Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye were attracted to the boys tennis high school state semifinals on Saturday at the Varsity Courts. But the person who caught everyone’s attention was one of the loudest fans cheering on Willoughby South senior Vince Anzalone. It was Willoughy South substitute teacher Ricky Guycan yelling…