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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!

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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.

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