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St. Charles Roundup

Rooney finishes fifth at state wrestling meet

St. Charles Preparatory School sophomore Tim Rooney finished fifth at 126 pounds in the Division I state wrestling tournament, which was held Feb. 28 through March 2 at Ohio State.

He defeated Lakewood St. Edward's Chance Driscoll 3-1 in sudden-victory overtime in a fifth-place match to become the program's first sophomore to reach the state podium.

Rooney went 4-2 at state to finish 39-4. The Cardinals tied Hilliard Darby for 44th (11) behind champion St. Edward (117) as 89 teams scored.

Newark ends season for basketball team

The basketball team finished 17-6 overall, losing to host Newark 64-37 on Feb. 27 in the second round of the Division I district tournament.

Junior forward Matt Hennessey scored 11 points and senior guard Michael Lutter had 10 for the 17th-seeded Cardinals. Sophomore guard NiQuille Bell scored seven points and junior forward Sean Hennessey had six.

--Scott Hennen