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A reporter called Antonio Allen around 9 p.m. Monday night, expecting Waite's 6-6, 210-pound senior forward-center to be busy watching TV or playing video


games with friends.


Allen, the top rebounder in the City League, was studying for an exam.

"It's called measurement and analysis," said Allen, who was asked to explain exactly what that meant. "It's a little bit of algebra, a little bit of geometry. Math is my favorite subject."

This time next year, Allen will be in college somewhere. He said he will be the first person in his family to attend college. Whether or not he will still be playing basketball is secondary.

"School comes first," Allen said. "Growing up as a kid, everybody I was surrounded by made sure to tell me school comes first, before basketball."

Waite coach Dave Pitsenbarger said Allen "is being recruited by several Division II and Division III schools."


Once again it was Genoa senior wrestler Scott Traver putting the team on his


back and leading the way by going 5-0 at the Central Catholic Duals January 9 at the Sullivan Center. 

As a team, Genoa went 3-2 in duals scoring victories against Lincoln West, Huron and Haviland Wayne Trace while falling short against Central Catholic and St. John's (Mich.). Genoa defeated Lincoln West 72-9, Huron 42-30, and Wayne Trace 63-12.

Traver (135 pounds), who leads the team in pins (10), team points scored (112), and takedowns (33) was the lone Comet to go undefeated on the day while Seth Morrison (103), Adam Klavinger (112) and Jake Winters (189) all went 4-1. The Maroon and Grey took home hardware for the fourth consecutive tournament as they finished with third place honors. 

Comet wrestler Chance Dalton (103) was 3-0, Shawn Gantka (119) 3-2, Drew Keenan (125) 3-2, Ed Ramsey (130) 1-2, Nathan Breuer (135) 1-0, Jake Fejes (140) 2-2, Dustin TenEyck (145) 3-2, Justin Upham (152) 2-3, Garrett Scott (160) 0-1, Nick Vizi (160) 0-4, Jaron Bintz (171) 3-2, Nick Keller (215) 1-1, Matt Keaton (215) 1-3, and Jake Sparks (HWT) 1-3.


Clay coach Rob Belegrin’s dilemma will be how to score points when facing the


undefeated and state ranked Central Catholic Irish this Friday in the Sullivan Center.

The Irish (7-0) have held two teams to under 30 points — St. Francis DeSales and Northview.

“They are very athletic, and they are stingy on defense,” Belegrin said. “That’s the athletic prowess and that’s a good coach teaching them to be at the right spot at the right time.”

“We have to patient,” Belegrin continued. “No. 1, we have to be strong with the basketball. They are going to be physical, they are going to bump you off balls, they are going to do certain things against you — chest cutters, and they are going to be very physical and if we go in there and not be ready to be physical, then we’re not going to put it in the hole very much.

“But I think we’ll be ready and I think the kids will respond,” Belegrin added. “I think that Central has to score off their defense quite a bit, too. I think that’s how good teams are — they get points off their defense and are able to execute offensively.”


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