High School Sports Rewind: Dec. 24-Dec. 30

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Relive some of the biggest happenings from the past week in Northeast Ohio prep sports.

-- Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy boys basketball player Bob Peters recently orally committed to attend Indiana Wesleyan University next fall and to join the school's men's hoops program.

-- Glenville junior lineman Marcelys Jones recently orally committed to attend Ohio State in fall 2014 and to join the Buckeyes' football team. Jones is OSU's first verbal commit from the 2014 graduating class.

-- Medina Highland recently named Jay Grissom as the school's next head varsity baseball coach. Grissom served as an assistant coach within the Hornets' program the previous five seasons.  

-- St. Edward basketball coach Eric Flannery recorded his 300th career varsity coaching victory on Dec. 21 when the Eagles defeated Richmond Heights 74-61 at home. Flannery, a St. Ed's alum, is in his 16th year at the helm of the Eagles' hoops program.

-- Solon senior runner Therese Haiss recently orally committed to attend the University of Oregon in the fall and to join the Ducks' track team.

-- The Hathaway Brown basketball team proved its one of the nation's best high school girls hoops squads again this season when it defeated previously undefeated Whitney Young from Chicago in the semifinal round of the Naples Holiday Shootout on Dec. 28. The Blazers then lost to Georgia's North Gwinnett in the championship game of the showcase the following night.

-- St. Edward defeated Brunswick 63-49 in the boys basketball championship game of the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29. Tony Vuyancih paced the victorious Eagles with 18 points.

-- North Royalton defeated Padua 52-32 in the girls basketball championship game of the Bear Holiday Basketball Tournament on Dec. 29. The victorious Bears were led in scoring by Alison Smolinski (10 points), Rachel Flis (8 points) and Halle Ezell (10 points).

-- Chippewa girls basketball coach Denny Schrock recorded his 500th career varsity coaching victory when the Chipps defeated Akron Our Lady of the Elms during the fourth-annual Hoops for Habits Holiday Tournament on Dec. 30. Schrock has coached prep girls hoops for 28 seasons.    

-- The Brecksville-Broadview Heights wrestling team won its own holiday tournament for the first time since 1996 when the Bees topped the 45-team field at the 52nd annual Brecksville Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Brecksville grapplers Austin Assad, Aaron Assad and Quinton Hiles won individual titles.

-- The St. Edward wrestling squad won the team championship at the 38th annual Medina Invitational tournament with five individual champions. Massillon Perry finished second in the team standings while Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy placed fourth.

-- University School's Dominic Monaco won the 145-pound individual title at the Kenston Invitational Tournament. In the team standings, Parma topped the field, Kenston finished eighth and Willoughby South finished 14th. 

-- The Lakewood ice hockey team defeated Avon 2-1 in the championship game of the Eagles' second-annual holiday tournament on Dec. 30 when Victor Dobbs scored the decisive goal with 2:18 left in overtime.

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