April 21, 2014

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Boys basketball: Elyria finally ends drought against Strongsville

ELYRIA – Last March, as Elyria packed up following a season-ending 82-73 loss to Strongsville in the district final, Pioneers coach Bob Walsh muttered something about thinking his team would be sick and tired of losing to the Mustangs. Maybe the message sunk in. Friday, for the first time under Walsh`s guidance, the Pioneers defeated Read More…

Boys basketball: Freshman’s 3-pointers save day as North Ridgeville wins in 2OT

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – It took two overtimes and a most unlikely hero for North Ridgeville to win its West Shore Conference opener Friday night against a tough Rocky River team, 72-64. Freshman guard Danny Montgomery was the unlikely hero for the Rangers. He only finished with eight points, but six came on two crucial 3-pointers. Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview turns into road warriors with win at Firelands

HENRIETTA TWP. – Given the choice, Midview would have picked a friendlier venue to turn around its road fortunes. The Middies had already opened their season with a pair of losses on the road. Friday night the schedule sent them to Firelands. The Firelands gym, with tight seating on the sides – one featuring a Read More…

Prep wrestling: Chaszar’s return helps Amherst challenge for first at K of C

AVON LAKE – Amherst coach Bill Walker was a little worried about his team as it prepared to do battle in the 27th annual Knights of Columbus tournament Friday night at Avon Lake High School. “I really didn`t know what was going to happen today because we`re kind of a banged-up team,” Walker said. “Yeah, Read More…

Good game Sunday could land Cribbs in the Pro Bowl

BEREA – A trip to Honolulu will be on the line Sunday at The Meadowlands. Cleveland`s Joshua Cribbs and New York`s Leon Washington are the AFC`s leading kickoff returners and will square off for a Pro Bowl spot when the Jets host the Browns. Cribbs leads the NFL with a 31.2-yard average, followed by Washington Read More…

Browns notes: Don’t expect a Jets lag on punt rush

BEREA – The New York Jets like to pressure the punter and go for the block, which is rare in the NFL. So the Browns will have to be ready Sunday. “Not everybody in the NFL will rush punts on a consistent basis, but these guys rush punts on a consistent basis,” coach Romeo Crennel Read More…

Doug Clarke: It was an electric night at the Eagles Nest

You could feel the electricity. It danced along the rafters where pennants from past championships hung, sashayed through the balcony where the grownups sat and then skittered through the frenzied, war-painted, gold-clad student body. This was inside the Eagles Nest on Thursday night, where the Lakewood St. Edward High Eagles played host to Campbell Hall Read More…

LeBron still not ready to go; Cavaliers star to miss fifth straight game

CLEVELAND – LeBron James didn`t practice Friday and will miss his fifth straight game with a sprained left index finger when the Cavaliers play tonight at Charlotte. In speaking to reporters for the first time since he sprained the finger at Detroit on Nov. 28, when Nazr Mohammed slapped at the ball as he attempted Read More…

Teen shooting suspect to be tried as adult

ELYRIA – A 16-year-old Elyria boy was bound over Friday to stand trial as an adult on charges accusing him of shooting an Oberlin boy in the back and leg after a party Nov. 10. Cross Roderick “Chubs” Cross Jr., 16, sat quietly as he listened to testimony presented in Lorain County Juvenile Court, including Read More…

‘Guitar Hero III’: No amp required to rock

ELYRIA – Cory Landis has everything he needs to become a guitar hero. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE Markus Younkin, 18, of Lorain, takes his shot at the “Guitar Hero III” tournament at Lorain County Community College on Friday as Cory Landis of New London waits to play. The 19-year-old from New London sports long, rock-star style hair Read More…