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Setting up Saturday’s high school sports coverage for Jan. 25, 2014: Morning …

CLEVELAND, Ohio — This Saturday is filled with plenty of high school sports including of plenty of boys and girls basketball coverage. See all of the games we are covering both as a part of Dunk 4 Diabetes as well as other matchups. 

The 12-person cleveland.com high school sports staff has you covered day and night with a full slate of coverage to get you ready for tonight’s big games, as well as box scores and recaps later this evening.

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.

Check cleveland.com/hssports today for:

Boys basketball

Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout (Day 1)

We will have plenty of coverage of Day 1 of the Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University, including a post where you can find links to all of it in one place. Five local teams are taking place in the first day of the tournament. All five are ranked in the cleveland.com boys basketball Top 25 poll

Get a look at what kind of coverage will be posted all day on cleveland.com today and Saturday here.

We will have live coverage of all five games starting at 2 p.m. with No. 11 Beachwood vs. Leavittsburg LaBrae. The coverage will continue with Uniontown Lake vs. No. 14 North Royalton at 3:45 p.m., Newark vs. No. 23 Brunswick at 5:30 p.m., No. 6 Cleveland Central Catholic vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) at 7:15 p.m. and No. 2 Shaker Heights vs. Huntington Prep (W.Va.), 9 p.m. Reporters Tim Bielik, David Cassilo, Nate Cline and Bill Landis. 

We will also broadcast live tonight as part of the Fastbreak boys basketball audio webcast during the Cleveland Central CatholicLa Lumiere (Ind.) and Shaker HeightsHuntington Prep (W.Va.) games. Reporters Chris Fedor, Dan Labbe and Bill Landis will be bringing play-by-play coverage and color commentary. 

There will also be plenty of photos and videos from each game. Check out this post setting up the matchups. 

Which Dunk4Diabetes matchup are you looking forward to most?


There will be a collection of recaps and box scores from the many wrestling matches scheduled to take place tonight along with links to stories and other content. 

Girls basketball

Reporter Stephanie Kuzydym will be providing live coverage as Avon takes on Elyria Catholic in Elyria at 2:30 p.m. Elyria Catholic is ranked No. 15 in the cleveland.com girls basketball Top 25 poll and Avon is No. 16. 

Reporter Mark Kern will be covering St. Joseph Academy at Magnificat at 2 p.m. Magnificat is ranked No. 11 in the Top 25 and St. Joseph is No. 17.  

See this post by Kern previewing some of the other girls basketball matchups set to play out today. 

Previewing weekend’s biggest boys and girls basketball games

We have separate preview coverage for this weekend’s Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout being held Saturday and Sunday at Walsh University, featuring some of the area’s best boys basketball teams.

Get to a game

Check out Sunday’s hockey and wrestling schedules. Looking for a hoops game? Search our boys basketball schedule database, as well as our searchable girls basketball schedules.

Box score central tonight

Our website is your one stop shop for boys and girls basketball box scores and recaps all night long, as well as a post with results and highlights in bowling, gymnastics, hockey, swimming and wrestling.

Scores from every game in Ohio

Wondering how the rest of Ohio fared in boys and girls basketball? Every night we post a list of statewide scores. Tonight’s post should be plentiful. 


Be sure to share your thoughts in our High School Sports Question of the Day.

A look back at Friday’s coverage

North Royalton girls basketball’s Alison Smolinski a contender for player of the year: Weekly MVP spotlight for Jan. 24, 2014 (polls)

Shaker Heights defensive lineman Ja’Merez Bowen verbally commits to play football for Cincinnati

Aurora QB, Kent State football commit George Bollas’ recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014 (video)

Listen in as Stow, Wadsworth girls basketball teams join Pick-and-Roll podcast

St. Edward OL, Ohio football commit Jake Pruehs’ recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014 (video)

Big 3 days of boys basketball matchups starts tonight: Setting up Friday’s action for Jan. 24, 2014

Glenville RB, Indiana football commit Devine Redding’s recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014 (Video)

Bedford DT, Kent State football commit Jon Morgan-Cunningham’s recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014 (Video)

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