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

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Today features the busiest day of high school sports in the New Year with more than 80 boys and girls basketball games on tap, lots of wrestling, hockey, and more.

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.

Read these Morning Announcements posts every Monday through Saturday for a rundown of the high school sports coverage you’ll find on cleveland.com for the day.

Check cleveland.com/hssports today for:

Previewing weekend’s biggest boys and girls basketball games

Wondering which boys basketball game to check out tonight? Read our Opening Tip story that will set up all of tonight’s big games and get you caught up on many storylines from the boys basketball beat by David Cassilo and Tim Bielik.

Likewise, girls basketball reporter Mark Kern will have an article previewing the top girls matchups scheduled for tonight and Saturday. 

Get to a game

Check out Saturday’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. 

Where we’re at tonight

The cleveland.com reporting team will be at one hockey game and three boys basketball games tonight.

Hockey beat reporter Robert Rozboril will be at Gilmour to see the Lancers take on Holy Name.

In boys basketball, Tim Bielik will be covering the big Northeast Ohio Conference showdown between No. 7 Shaker Heights and No. 5 Medina; Bill Landis will be on hand for the NOC matchup between No. 25 Stow and No. 23 Brush; and David Cassilo will report on the John Hay-No. 12 Glenville game in Senate Athletic League play.

Who will win tonight’s marquee boys basketball matchup in Medina?

See videos from all the hockey and basketball games, as well as a picture galleries from the Stow-Brush and John Hay-Glenville matchups.


Weight in on our daily High School Sports Question of the Day later. In the meantime, check out Thursday’s question that asked which Dunk 4 Diabetes boys basketball matchup you’re most excited to see.

A look back at Thursday’s high school sports coverage

Thursday’s coverage included the debut of our weekly girls basketball Pick-and-Roll Podcast.

Catch up on all the stories here.

Listen to Kern and fellow girls basketball reporter Stephanie Kuzydym break down the latest on the beat in the inaugural Pick-and-Roll Podcast.

In gymnastics, Magnificat ended Brecksville’s run of 777 consecutive wins on Thursday.

Five-time defending state champion Hathaway Brown won its first girls basketball game in its 14th contest of the season Thursday, edging Archbishop Hoban, 43-41.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy wrestling bests Walsh Jesuit in a dual Thursday, 42-33. See story, slideshow and video.

Wrestling’s Weekly Weigh-in previews the top wrestling duals and tournaments by beat reporter Scott Patsko.

Kuzydym wrapped up the major developments from Wednesday’s busy slate of girls basketball games

Rozboril looks back on hockey developments from early in the week, as well as sets up weekend play.

Cleveland Heights point guard Delaunte Davis is profiled in Lexi Pluym’s weekly boys basketball spotlight, as well as an “Off the Court” feature video getting to know the senior beyond basketball

The anticipated Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout schedule was released Thursday, and the two-day showcase later this month features 13 area boys basketball teams. Of note is a showdown between defending Division I state champ Mentor and Division IV winner Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

Contact high school sports manager Kristen Davis by email (kdavis@cleveland.com) or Twitter (@cleveHSsports). Or log in and leave a message in the comments section below.


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