July 24, 2014

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Big lead leads to big win as Firelands downs Elyria Catholic

HENRIETTA TWP. – Elyria Catholic made it interesting in the fourth quarter Friday night, but Firelands` huge first-half lead proved too difficult to overcome as the Falcons downed the Panthers 74-63 in a non-conference boys basketball game. Firelands led the Panthers 42-18 with 1:35 remaining in the second quarter before EC`s spirited second-half rally closed Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria runs itself ragged in loss to Twinsburg

ELYRIA – Elyria High`s opener Friday resembled something more suited for one of the many playgrounds around town than it did an organized, officiated high school game. Neither team played particularly well in a loosely officiated, physical game that the Pioneers lost in racehorse fashion to Twinsburg, 63-52. The Tigers are now 2-0, having beaten Read More…

Browns’ secondary expecting tough test against Cardinals

BEREA – Blitzing safety Sean Jones hits Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller, safety Brodney Pool intercepts the wounded duck and returns it 100 yards for a touchdown. Pool breaks on a pass at the 5-yard line, lowers his shoulder, drills the receiver and separates the ball. No first down and the Texans settle for a field Read More…

Browns notes: Fullback Vickers excels without fanfare

BEREA – Lawrence Vickers is the forgotten man when it comes to the running game. Everyone cheers the guy gaining the yards – Jamal Lewis – and most people acknowledge the offensive line when a running back has success. But the fullback goes unnoticed. Vickers is the man in front of Lewis and led the Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion’s fast start slows down Wellington

VERMILION – If Kurt Habermehl has some magic in his pregame pep talks, he might find a lucrative market among his fellow coaches. For sure Tom Eibel would be among them. Both Vermilion`s Habermehl and Wellington`s Eibel felt that a quick start would be a key to Friday night`s non-conference basketball game. It was. Vermilion Read More…

Raptors survive without Bosh, but Cavaliers lost without LeBron

TORONTO – With LeBron James and Chris Bosh out nursing injuries, Andrea Bargnani and Carlos Delfino did their best to fill the stars` void. Bargnani and Delfino set career highs with 26 and 24 points each, and the Toronto Raptors won their third straight with a 91-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, the league`s Read More…

Prep volleyball: Cross stepping down as Keystone coach

LAGRANGE – The local high school volleyball scene will be without one of its coaching icons next season. Dave Cross, who has guided Keystone`s fortunes for 22 years, announced his retirement as Wildcats coach Friday. Cross, 47 and about five years away from full retirement, will continue to be a science teacher and athletic director Read More…

Doug Clarke: Buck proves priceless to Deerslayer

Friend of mine brought back an 8-point buck the other day. Had it strapped down over the trunk of his car for viewing. The neighbors watched his car pull into his drive and saluted. The driver gave a wave back that he hoped made him look like MacArthur returning after the Japanese surrender aboard the Missouri. Read More…

Ousted exec arrested after standoff

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Armed with a Glock 9 mm handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest, Christopher Cole arrived early at Puritas Metal Products on Friday morning. Cole The ousted company president barricaded himself inside the Race Road factory and refused to come out when workers started showing up about 6 a.m., North Ridgeville police said. Read More…

Gusts damage airport hangars

NEW RUSSIA TWP. – High winds Thursday in Lorain and Elyria caused damage at Lorain County Regional Airport. Several partially built airplane hangars were reduced to wooden skeletons overnight, but officials say the damage is minor. Skip Skolnik of Johnwin LCC, which is constructing 12 hangars priced at $108,000 each, said 45 mph gusts knocked Read More…