Sounds like it was a heck of a game. Hopefully these rivals will still find a way to continue playing during the regular season in the future.Shaker beats US 2-1 in 2 OT's.
Second trip. First was 1979.From Brooklyn: Rocky River 5, Holy Name 2.
Holy Name swept the overall season series, but somehow the Pirates were able to win in the game that counted the most.
Kind of ironic that the year before the top private school programs will bolt from the GCHSHL that two traditionally solid public school programs that will anchor next year's Red North were able to win their respective district tournaments and head down to the state tournament. Congrats to both Rocky River and Shaker Heights, one of whom will get the chance to play for the state title next weekend.
Based on memory, I believe that this is Rocky River's first trip to the state Final Four, though I could be wrong (particularly if they made an appearance prior to the early 1990s).
Don't write off Shaker Heights.Winner of the Sylvania District wins it all.
I figured it was possible that they may have had a trip in the early days of the tournament, I just couldn't say for certain based on memory and I haven't seen the record books in some time.Second trip. First was 1979.
Three of the final four came off this list (Shaker, OL, Northview). River is the big surprise, combining with Holy Name to knock off Ignatius and Ed's. That is really big news, especially as the big privates in the Cleveland area head off to form their own league next year.Don't know much about this sport other than how to read a scoreboard. It appears that the challengers are...
On an entire body of work, it looks like Ignatius should be favored, but it also appears they could lose to any one of these teams. Ignatius has lost to TSJ, St. Ed's and tied Liberty and US. Overall, Ignatius is 8-2-2 against this group (haven't played Northview). As usual, Ignatius will likely have to get by rival St. Ed's to get out of Brooklyn.
Anyone who watches this sport closely have any opinions?
P.s.: Ed's 4-5-2 against this group; Shaker 2-6; US 5-6-1; OL 0-2-3; TSJ 4-4; Northview 4-2
I agree, would love to see Liberty somehow pull it off too (even though I see it as highly unlikely). Great bunch of kids and a stellar coaching staff down there for the Patriots.I'll bet Northview is feeling quite confident right now. I hope the RR/SH winner pulls the upset and brings trophy home to Cleveland
Here's the ThisWeekSports.com article on Northview's semifinal win over Olentangy Liberty.Northview scores 4 unanswered to beat Olentangy Liberty, 4-2. Liberty led 2-0 after the 1st.