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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

C.J. Oldham
C.J. Oldham

Solon High School graduate C.J. Oldham recently wrapped up his collegiate basketball career at Gannon University, and picked up two prestigious honors along the way. Oldham, a 2009 SHS grad, was named the 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men's Basketball Champion Scholar for his work in the classroom. The award is given to the player with the highest grade point average in the 23-team conference. C.J. is a Mechanical Engineering major who has a 3.68 cumulative GPA.

C.J. started 29 of 30 games this season for Gannon University, and helped lead them to a 20-win season. C.J. averaged 6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, but made quite an impact for the Golden Knights on the defensive end of the floor. For his efforts, C.J. won the PSAC Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Year award.

Congratulations to this former Comet on these tremendous honors - Way to GO COMET!

Check the link below for more detailed information.

Resources: Gannon Sports Information

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Comets traveled to Warren G. Harding High School on Wednesday to face the Harding Raiders in the first round of the District playoffs. Solon got behind early but fought back to trail by only 3 at the end of the first quarter. Harding outscored the Comets 13-2 in the second quarter and never looked back. Despite Solon hanging close in the second half (27-30) the Raiders went on to a 57-40 victory.

Solon was led in scoring by Tariq Ali with 9 and Ryan Guest with 8. Lavonne Davis, Jr.(15) and Ryan Guest(5) led the rebounding effort. Jason Steele (3), Kelan Eichelberger (3), and Brendan Jackson (2) led the team in assists.

Good luck to Seniors LaVonne Davis, Jr., Brendan Jackson, Darren Young, Michael Stanton, and DJ Rowell as they head off to college. Congratulations on great high school careers in the Solon athletic program.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Solon will travel to Warren G. Harding High School on Wednesday to face the Harding Raiders. Game time is 7:00 PM. Make the road trip and support your Comets.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Solon hosted the 16-4 Stow Bulldogs in their final regular season game. The Comets started strong and held a 12-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Comets shooting cooled down in the second quarter and Stow regained a 24-18 lead as the teams headed for their locker rooms at the half. The Comets battled hard in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 31-30, but could not overcome the halftime deficit. The final score...Stow..54..Solon..49.

The seniors were honored prior to the game and, despite the loss, showed their leadership during the contest. The Seniors, LaVonne Davis Jr. (17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks), Brendan Jackson (7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists), and Darren Young (7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal), led the Comets. Sophomore Zach Lesko (9 points, 5 rebounds, and a team leading 5 assists) and Junior Ryan Guest (6 points, 7 rebounds, and a team leading 2 steals) also played solid games.

The Comets have played well the second half of the season. The state playoffs start next Wednesday and the Comets will face Warren G. Harding High School (@ Harding High School - 7:00 PM).

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday night your Solon Comets will take on the Stow Bulldogs. The Comets have been on a role as of late. Come out and support our team and our senior players, cheerleaders, and managers. GO COMETS !!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Students came out in big numbers this week to support the boy's and girl's basketball teams. On Wednesday night they cheered the Lady Comets to a 55-37 victory over Twinsburg. Friday night the student section traveled to Twinsburg to assist the Boys varsity in a 51-39 victory over the Tigers. The crowds for both teams were the largest of the year. The students were loud, energetic, and having a blast as they watched their Comets win. Let's continue to build support for both teams as they finish their seasons and head into their regional tournaments. Thank you to all of the students that came out in support of their classmates. GO COMETS!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Armed with an energetic student section and a large supporting crowd, Solon traveled to Twinsburg High School Friday night to face the rival Twinsburg Tigers. The Comets were hoping to revenge a loss from earlier in the season. It was a high scoring back and forth battle the entire first half. Darren Young hit a long three point shot as the clock expired to give the Comets a 31-29 lead at the half. The Comets played great defense in the second half limiting the Tigers to only 10 points. Defense along with solid shooting led the Comets to a 51-39 victory. The victory gives Solon 4 wins in it's last 6 games. The Comets were led by their Seniors, LaVonne Davis (13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks), Darren Young (12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block), and Brendan Jackson (10 points, 2 assists, 1 block). Senior Mike Stanton, playing in his final game of the season due to shoulder surgery, added 2 points, 1 steal, and a team leading 4 assists. Juniors Tariq Ali (8 points, 7 rebounds) and Ryan Guest (6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block) also added strong performances.

The Comets last home game of the season will be against the Stow Bulldogs next Friday night.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Varsity 7:30, JV 6:00, FR 4:30

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