Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Basketball team beats Stow
The Strongsville High School boys basketball team scored its first win of the season Tuesday night, beating the Stow Bulldogs 65-54. The Mustangs hit six 3-point shots in the first half to lead 28-22 at the midpoint. Senior Kyle Meehan led the Mustangs with 20 points. The win puts Strongsville 1-3 on the season. The junior varsity also beat Stow Tuesday night 52-38 to even their record to 2-2.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Varsity boys now 0-3 on season
The Strongsville High School boys basketball team lost its home opener Tuesday night, falling 79-51 to the Twinsburg Tigers. The Mustangs are now 0-3 for the season. The junior varsity boys beat Twinsburg Tuesday night 72-56 to even their record to 1-1.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville over the last few days
Here's a rundown of the biggest stories in Strongsville this week: Joe Lynch cleared -- An internal investigation into allegations of verbal abuse and bullying by the Strongsville High School basketball coach wraps up. New restaurant opens -- The first-ever Great Bear Mountain Pie is at SouthPark Mall. Police chief named -- Deputy Chief Jim Kobak will take over the Strongsville Police Department. Most expensive house on the market -- A look at the biggest home for sale in Strongsville. Bill Mason -- A look at the man behind the politician as he leaves the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
School district ends investigation into long-time Strongsville High School coach
An investigation into the Strongsville High School basketball program has ended with no evidence that Head Coach Joe Lynch bullied or abused players. A news release from Superintendent John Krupinski says the investigation, launched after several parents complained about the program at an Aug. 16 school board meeting, turned up no proof that Lynch acted inappropriately. "Based on the results of the investigation, no evidence of bullying or abuse was substantiated," the release says. Lynch did not comment publicly on the probe, other than to say the allegations were "absolutely not" true. "I think this investigation has established that," he said. "What was represented (by the parents) is not what was happening." Parents asked school …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Probe will look into charges that coach verbally abused players and runs a program that's too negative
An investigation into the Strongsville High School basketball program continues this week, with school officials setting up meetings with parents and students to look into allegations of verbal abuse from coaches. Parents also have come forward with claims that a "negative environment" is causing players to leave the team. Superintendent John Krupinski said the district has met with its lawyer and will now arrange interviews with parents and students who have levelled the complaints, then with those who support long-time head coach Joe Lynch. "It goes both ways," Krupinski said. "We're going to hear both sides." 'Verbal Abuse' Several parents at an Aug. 16 School Board meeting complained to school officials that their sons -- and other …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville in the last few days
A rundown of the top headlines from the last week: 1. Middle school site selected -- The Strongsville Schools' Facilities Task Force, with help from an architectural firm, recommends a new middle school be built at the current Center Middle School site. 2. Vandalism -- Four unusual incidents of criminal mischief are reported, two involving feces. 3. New restaurant -- Little Hong Kong seeks permission to open a mostly takeout restaurant in the former Hobby Town USA location on Pearl Road. 4. Coaching investigation -- Parents come forward to say boys are leaving Strongsville High School basketball team because they're tired of verbal abuse from the coaches and a negative environment. 5. Luxury home -- A look inside the second-most-expensive…
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, January 27, 2012
Mustangs drop to 3-9 on season
The Mustangs held an early lead against St. Ignatius in boys basketball action at home Friday night, but lost 81-44. Strongsville led 16-12 after the first quarter, but lost the lead and did not regain it. In the junior varsity game, St. Ignatius won 81-39.