State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.), along with State Representative John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) and State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township), today welcomed the Mentor boys basketball team to a session of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, where they were presented with resolutions and honored before the respective chambers.

The team was honored for its first-ever state championship on March 23rd, defeating Toledo Rogers 76-67 to capture the Division 1 title. They also defeated Hoover, Shaker Heights and Northland by double digits on their way to the title game.

“This is a moment for all of Mentor and Lake County to come together and celebrate not only a great sports achievement, but also to celebrate the character of these exceptional young men who won a state championship, not just for themselves, but for their community,” said Rep. Young. “I believe with young people such as these, the future of Lake County and Ohio will be in good hands.”

“I would like to personally congratulate each member of this team on their amazing season,” said Rep. Rogers. “These young men have made their families, school, hometown, and community proud. It is my sincere pleasure and honor to recognize this team and their coaching staff on this tremendous achievement.”

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