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Morning Announcements: Setting up Monday’s high school sports coverage for …

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Northeast Ohio Media Group’s high school sports staff will kick off another week today with polls, weekend recaps and results from all of Monday night’s action.

We’ll also debut a new live boys basketball video chat.

Look for these Morning Announcements posts every Monday through Saturday. They will give you a rundown of what will be posted that day and night at cleveland.com/hssports in all sports, as well as links to the previous day’s coverage.

Let’s get started.

Check cleveland.com/hssports today for:


We’ll continue rolling out recruiting snapshots leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

Boys basketball

Debuting at 7 p.m. today will be a live video chat on Spreecast where boys basketball reporters David Cassilo and Tim Bielik will discuss this week’s cleveland.com top 25 poll and the AP state poll. You can sign up for an account here to participate in the chat. To see an example of a Spreecast chat, click here.

At 11 a.m., the latest edition of the Top 25 boys basketball rankings will be released. Expect some shuffling in spots 5-10.

A video breaking down the poll will feature reporters David Cassilo and Tim Bielik, and be hosted by Nubyjas Wilborn.

Just minutes after the poll is released, Cassilo will reveal his poll talking points that discusses the decisions that went into making the poll this week.

Monday marks another installment of the weekly Associated Press state poll, which comes out at 6:30 p.m. 

Like we do with our own poll, we’ll be breaking down the state poll. Included will be why we decided to vote the way we did this week.

Freelancer Rodger Bohn will have coverage of Cleveland Central Catholic taking on national power Huntington Prep (W. Va.) at the Flyin’ to the Hoop in Dayton.

After all of the games conclude tonight, we’ll have a post with all the scores from across the state.

What was the biggest high school sports story from the weekend?

Girls basketball

Get caught up on all the big girls basketball games and developments from last week from reporters Mark Kern and Stephanie Kuzydym.

Check back tonight for box scores and recaps if any games are played locally, as well as a list of scores throughout Ohio.


There were several big wrestling events over the weekend and reporter Scott Patsko will recap the highlights and go beyond the box scores.

We’ll also have a post where you can ask your questions for our wrestling podcast, The Center Mat, which will be posted Tuesday.


A new week means a new list of the top swimming performers. Check the latest compilation of top 10 times and diving scores from the season throughout Northeast Ohio.


Reporter Robert Rozboril will look back on the top hockey games from the previous week and bring fans up to speed on what’s happening with teams across the region.


We’ll have box scores and highlights from all of tonight’s high school sports action.

Question of the day

Reporter Scott Patsko will be asking for your thoughts in the High School Sports Question of the Day.

Don’t miss any of Sunday’s high school sports coverage

Freelancer Rodger Bohn had coverage from the Flyin’ to the Hoop boys basketball showcase in Dayton. Shaker Heights beat Christian Brothers (Mo.) behind 29 points from Esa Ahmad. VJ King and Jalen Hudson led St. Vincent-St.Mary past University (Ill.), while Garfield Heights fell to Prime Prep (Tx.).

Mark Kern and Stephanie Kuzydym saw local girls basketball teams compete at the Classic in the Country Challenge in Berlin. Wadsworth beat Toledo Rogers, and Solon fell to Kettering Fairmont in overtime.

The Kent Roosevelt hockey team beat Cleveland Heights to win the Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin Winter Invitational. Robert Rozboril had the coverage.

Lake Catholic’s Anthony Tutolo led local wrestlers at the Catholic Invitational Tournament. Freelancer Brad Bournival was there.

Contact high school sports reporter Bill Landis by email (blandis@cleveland.com) or Twitter (@blandis25). Or log in and leave a message in the comments section below.

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