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

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Northeast Ohio Media Group’s high school sports staff will debut two new features on Thursday. You can also expect the second installment of the weekly girls basketball podcast.

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:


Today will be the debut of football recruiting profiles, which we’ll roll out daily leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 5 on all area players headed to a Division I program.

Boys basketball

Boys basketball beat reporter David Cassilo will debut a weekly top 10 ranking for cleveland.com’s boys basketball player of the year.

The boys basketball player spotlight returns with a profile of Brunswick’s Ryan Badowski by reporter Lexi Pluym.

Girls basketball

The weekly Pick-and-Roll girls basketball podcast returns today with guests coach Kevin Braaten of Berea-Midpark and Chip Weiss of Westlake.

Beat reporters Mark Kern and Stephanie Kuzydym will have also have a recap of all of Wednesday night’s girls hoops action.


Reporter Scott Patsko will debut cleveland.com’s rankings of the top area wrestlers in each weight class.

Patsko will also set up the weekend’s wrestling action in a preview post.


Robert Rozboril will have a post previewing the weekend’s hockey action, including notes and Tweets from local hockey players.


Kern will have our High School Sports Question of the Day.

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

Don’t miss any of Wednesday night’s coverage

In girls basketball, Elyria Catholic rode its defense to a win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph, and Kern was there for the coverage. Kuzydym had coverage from Holy Name’s overtime win over Rocky River.

Rozboril saw Lake Catholic and Walsh Jesuit hockey play to a tie.

Cassilo had coverage from East Tech’s 83-70 win over Cleveland Heights in boys basketball action.

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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