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Wild night in Windham

JFK walks off floor before game ends

February 6, 2013

WINDHAM — You’ve undoubtedly heard of a walk-off home run in baseball. Basketball’s version of a walk-off happened Tuesday on Marty Hill Court when the John F....

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russhensley

Feb-08-13 2:29 AM

Just because there may be a few bad eggs in Windham doesn't mean the whole carton is bad. I know great people in the Warren area but I wouldn't let a kid roam around downtown alone. Other teams in the conference (atleast when I was in school) were much harsher student sections than ours in terms of sportsmanship. And our older fans were great supporters and rarely got "wild".

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BasketballPG10

Feb-07-13 5:15 PM

Yeah blame it all on the refs. If windham didnt play bad the first quarter they would have been up by 50 not 40.

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areyouseriou

Feb-07-13 5:14 PM

Also, i have been to a handful of JFK games and not ONCE has the coach who pulled the team off the court against Windham been sitting he on the bench. He has been 2-3 rows deep in street clothes.....total joke!

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areyouseriou

Feb-07-13 5:07 PM

Kennedy went toe to toe with Richmond Heights...lol. Down by 7 at half due mainly to the fact Kennedy made more foul shots than Richmond Heights took, they were blown out in the 2nd half when the refs put the whistle away and let them play since Kennedy was doing everyone a favor playing on basically no notice. Down by 20 most of 2nd half playing them toe to toe lol.....now I know why you don't believe in santa or the easter bunny...CLUELESS

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yesterday

Feb-07-13 3:32 PM

Yeah actually there can be inequality In technical fouls and player fouls. Absolutely. Especially when u possibly have 3 refs refusing to call a game equally and fairly with rabbit ears. Hiland beat Windham. So what. JFK loses to vasj and many others twice a year by more than this and there has never been an issue. Wether it's covered by the tribune, the plain dealer or the metropolis daily news and Lois lane. That has nothing to do with it. When u have help putting the ball in the hole the game becomes a lot easier. And this is coming from a former basketball official with over 15yrs of game experience on varsity and collegiate level. It does happen wether u like to admit it or not. It doesn't excuse the actions of many over the course of a game but its not as uncommon as u might believe. If u think windham is 40 pts better than jfk u are crazy. JFK went toe to toe with richmond hts last week. Get ur head out of the sand. The Easter bunny and Santa clause don't exist either.

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Bomber

Feb-07-13 2:39 PM

Yesterday maybe things do happen in the NCL but you never hear about them in the Tribune. Who knows? There is nothing odd about putting the ball in the hole. When Windham got beat by Hiland this year you never heard a work about inequality in calls in that game. You win with class and you lose with class. Was there inequality due to the fact that Kennedy had 4-5 technicals during the night and Windham had none?

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yesterday

Feb-07-13 12:26 PM

I was at this game. I also have no rooting interest in either team. I wanted to see this rivalry playout again. This was a highly anticipated matchup and was a good game at half even though JFK was in foul trouble early and often suspiciously in hindsight. Total fouls were JFK 25 and W 7. At one point in the second half fouls were 13-1. And 4 more called on Windham in the last 2 mins which clearly looked like a rush to cover inequality. JFK had plenty of poor decisions and actions but to say Windham is not without blame is also biased. Hope they meet again in district bc these are two solid programs. JFK has been losing by large margins for two years in thr NCL and never a problem. Something seems very odd with a close 5 point game at halftime turning into a 40 point lead in a quarter. The tape will not lie. I can also attest to some pretty outrageous language and behavior from Windham fans since I sat on their side. JFK fans obviously too. Good luck to both!

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Sjk222

Feb-07-13 12:24 PM

@truthmonger every player that is falling out of bounds will throw the ball off another player if one is near so they can get the ball back. Have you ever been to a basketball game before?

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truthmonger

Feb-07-13 12:14 PM

The photo makes the Windham kid appear to be the agressor.

If there were no punches or kicks thrown, let it be.

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BasketballPG10

Feb-07-13 11:58 AM

Max169, you obviously did not attend the game Tuesday night. There was no "near brawl", only a snall altercation after two players fought for a jump ball. It was quickly broke up by the players of both teams and the officials. The school is not run by inept and incompetent members so saying so is foolish and ignorant of you. The school principal, athletic director and superintendent attend every game and never let such classless behavior occur like what JFK did. Take your ignorance some place else and next time think before you say something.

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Bomber

Feb-07-13 11:32 AM

Go to the Record Courier website and read today's article on JFK and their possible penalties. I believe it is ****recordpub**** Max there's no black eye for Windham for jfk's actions. By the way Windham school administrators are top notch. That is a fact.

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Max169

Feb-07-13 11:14 AM

Not surprised a brawl almost broke out. Another black eye for WHS. When your school is run by inept and incompetent members, those things happen.

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nortman

Feb-07-13 10:53 AM

Is it possible that Kennedy was totally at fault in all of this? Sure it is. Is it possible that the refs screwed Kennedy? That is possible as well. I will wait for the OHSAA to speak up about it after they run their investigation.

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nortman

Feb-07-13 10:50 AM

I wonder if the Trib will let us know what the OHSAA says after they review the videos from the game.

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Ihateusblues

Feb-07-13 10:23 AM

The photo cracks me up. Looks like they are playing dodge ball.

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buckeye4ever

Feb-07-13 9:32 AM

WHSGRADS: Regulation 14.1 and 14.2 do not apply to this situation since no one entered the spectator area. The OHSAA enforces their regulations exactly as they are written and therefore cannot apply 14.2 to the situation.

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WHSGRADS

Feb-07-13 9:15 AM

Article from the Record Courier,start with the post from 9:02 first,does not seem to match with some comments being posted on here

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WHSGRADS

Feb-07-13 9:06 AM

Head coach Shawn Pompelia was ejected from the game after receiving a pair of technicals. In all, the Eagles (3-13) were whistled for 25 personal team fouls.

After the JFK team walked off the court, several JFK fans came onto the floor and approached the officials. It was reported that one person actually grabbed one of the referees. The JFK frustrations probably started before the Eagles ever took the court Tuesday. These two teams have been involved in several double- and triple-overtime games recently, with the Bombers coming out on top every time. Windham eliminated JFK 50-49 last season in the district championship game. There reaches a point in a season and a game when you have to admit defeat and take your seat on the bench as the game winds down to the final tick of the clock. To blame the officials for every mistake your team makes and every foul that is called is only showing your immaturity as a coach.

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billf1972

Feb-07-13 9:04 AM

the people from east cleveland call warren the bottom.....lol...

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WHSGRADS

Feb-07-13 9:03 AM

"I would not go so far as to say the whole team will be ineligible," said Stried. "The first item (14.1) is usually applied to a player going into the stands and fighting with a spectator. I can tell you, however, that penalty 14.2 states the school is immediately placed on probation pending the report, and I think that is where we are right now." Once the game starts, the officials are in charge and they have the authority to stop the contest and declare it over. If that were the case Tuesday night prior to the JFK players leaving, then there would probably be no penalties issued. However, all reports from multiple witnesses from Tuesday's scenario say JFK walked off the court without any legitimate threat of a hostile situation erupting. The frustrated JFK team that left the court probably did not realize they had crossed the line when they departed, which came after being whistled for five technical fouls -- three of which were delivered to their coaching st

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WHSGRADS

Feb-07-13 9:02 AM

Warren JFK could suffer consequences from Tuesday night's decision to leave the basketball court before the conclusion of its game at Marty Hill Court in Windham. The Bombers were leading in the game 88-49 with 3:51 remaining in the game when JFK players and coaches went to their locker room. The officials declared the game over and also left the court. In the guidelines, OHSAA's General Sports Regulations No. 14.1 deals with players leaving the "playing area" and entering the "spectator area." Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Information Services, said Wednesday that penalties under rule No. 14.1 could be as much as all players leaving the court being suspended for the remainder of the school year. In this case that would be the entire JFK team. Rule No. 14.2 states that the school shall be immediately placed on probation pending an investigation. The OHSAA administrator for basketball is Assistant Commissioner John Snodgrass, and he would head up the investi

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reader

Feb-07-13 8:18 AM

In this game. neither school picked the referees I don't think. Talk with your athletic director today.

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flopro

Feb-07-13 5:19 AM

Unlike most commenting on this article, I WAS at the game. If you weren't there, I see it very difficult to comment, no matter your opinion of either team. As an alum of Kennedy, I am proud of the way our guys put up with the lack of respect shown by the officials, both by the JV and varsity. The game was very one sided and it was very obvious that Windham was well represented by the referees. The Windham team had a substantial lead at half time and beyond. They played very well and the score reflected the events of the evening. I believe that Marlon was frustrated and felt that he and his players were not being represented fairly. I'm no sports officianado by any means, but I have attended many high school basketball games. I don't believe I've seen 4 technical fouls in dozens of games, let alone 4 in one night, on one team. JFK got homered. There was no need for such preferential treatment to the Windham team. The score reflected the night's events.

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TheCortlandguy

Feb-06-13 8:58 PM

Haha...good one Russ. Remember, it's not looking down your nose if its true... Simple.

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momof4nf

Feb-06-13 8:13 PM

I don't think it was the staff sounds like the fans to me . If I remember correctly several years ago the fans in windham rushed the floor during a girls 5th or 6th grade game ..... Classy

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