Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mustangs varsity, JV win at home Tuesday night
The Strongsville High School boys varsity basketball team won a nail-biter over Avon Lake at home Tuesday night with a 3-point shot that broke a tie with 12 seconds left. The Mustangs beat the Shoremen 55-52. Tom Krokey led the Mustangs with 14 points. Strongsville led 34-23 at the half and took a 14-point lead at one point, but Avon Lake tied the score at 50 with 1:20 left in the game. With the score tied again at 52, the Mustangs hit a 3-point shot with 12 seconds left. The Strongsville JV team also scored a last-minute victory with a basket at the buzzer that put them 38-37 over Avon Lake. The freshman Mustangs also won Tuesday night agains Holy Name High School, 49-44.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Mustangs will play again today
The Strongsville boys basketball team led by 7 in the second quarter, but ended up losing to the Chanel Firebirds 71-46 in the first day of a holiday tournament at Strongsville High School. Strongsville is hosting the two-day tourney with Berea, Shaw and St. Peter Chanel. Shaw beat Berea in the first varsity game Friday evening and will play Chanel on Saturday for the championship. The Mustangs will play Berea in a consolation game at 6 p.m. In junior varsity action, the Mustangs beat Chanel 66-41. On Saturday, they will take on Shaw, which bested Berea 46-39. Strongsville's freshman team also won on Friday and will play Berea for the championship at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Officials promise to probe allegations of name-calling, verbal abuse by Strongsville HIgh School coaches
A small group of parents told Strongsville school officials Thursday night that "negative environment" and bully tactics by coaches are ruining the district's basketball program and causing kids to leave the team. Superintendent John Krupinski promised to look into the complaints. "There will be a comprehensive investigation," he said. Strongsville High School's long-time head basketball coach Joe Lynch said he did not want to comment until after he meets with school officials on Monday. Parent John Psellas told the board his son, a senior, is leaving the SHS basketball team this year because he is tired of the negativity. "Our students should be playing the game they love and not leaving it because of a negative climate," Psellas said. …
Friday, December 2, 2011
In their opener against Olmsted Falls tonight, Strongsville will focus on smart play, tough defense and hard work to get the season started on the right foot
Strongsville High basketball fans are ready for a new season. Only question is, are the players ready, too? Coming into this year, the Mustangs lost five senior starters, and veteran coach Joe Lynch is now looking to a fresh set of upper classmen to step up. Seniors Sean Alexander, Justin Stephens, Brady Armitage and Jacob Even are the leaders of the new-school Mustangs, and according to the up-and-comers, they’re prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Given a list of opponents that includes Garfield Heights, Mentor, St. Ignatius and St. Ed’s, there will certainly be plenty of challenges to go around. Despite any adversity, the seniors appeared composed and focused after this Wednesday’s practice. Alexander stressed the team’s …