September 20, 2014

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High school swimming notebook: Area contingent fares well at Viking Invitational

 Bay sophomore Nikki Craft was the class of girls diving at Saturday’s Cleveland State Viking Invitational. Craft scored a school-record 503.3 points in the 11-dive competition. She outdistanced Strongsville’s Rachel Rosenburg (428.85) and Westlake senior MacKenzie Wickliffe (368.65). “I’m just so surprised to do that well, especially for early in the season,” said Craft, who Read More…

High school roundup: Lawson leads Oberlin girls to another win

 OBERLIN — Senior Shaqwe Lawson scored a career-high 29 points and had five assists to lead Oberlin to a 68-55 victory over Wellington in Patriot Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night. Rachel Daniels and Alex Zimmerman added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Phoenix (8-1, 4-1 PAC). WELLINGTON (55): Gleisner 3-1-7, Rader 1-0-2, C. Read More…

EXTREME decorations

We are looking for houses so laden with Christmas decorations that they would put the ones you see on HGTV to shame. Have you seen one? Please let us know where it is.

Van plunges off I-90 into river

A man crashed a stolen van into the Black River this morning in Elyria following a brief police chase, which started in Lorain . A female Riverview Lane resident called police at 7:38 a.m. to report that her van had been stolen from her home in Lorain . Police began pursuing the vehicle as it Read More…

Hawaii calling: Browns end Pro Bowl drought as Cribbs, Edwards selected

BEREA — Joshua Cribbs and Braylon Edwards have never been to Hawaii, but they won’t have to wait much longer for their first luau. The NFL made the reservations Tuesday. Cribbs, a kick returner, and Edwards, a receiver, were named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, ending a five-year drought for the Browns. They will Read More…

Ohio State uses scoring runs to walk all over Cleveland State

CLEVELAND — Ohio State took control of the game so quickly even Cleveland State fans were chanting O-H-I-O during the second half Tuesday night. The Buckeyes used an early run to build a lead, then another big run to open the second half and cruised to an 80-63 victory over the Vikings at Quicken Loans Read More…

Roger Clemens denies using steroids or HGH

NEW YORK — Roger Clemens denied allegations by his former trainer that he took performance-enhancing drugs, calling them “a dangerous and destructive shortcut that no athlete should ever take.” The accusations against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner from former trainer Brian McNamee were the most striking in last week’s Mitchell Report. Former Senate Majority Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake scores rebounding win against Olmsted Falls

AVON LAKE — The game began looking as if turnovers would decide the outcome, and the difference would be in Olmsted Falls’ favor. As it turned out, rebounds and free throws were far bigger factors in Avon Lake’s 64-62 victory Tuesday night. Great rebounding won it for the Shoremen, even as poor free throw shooting Read More…

Midway Mall has pair of tickets for Hannah Montana

ELYRIA — They’re the hottest concert tickets to be had and the stories of “I-tried-so-hard-to-get-them” vastly outnumber those from the lucky few Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus “Best of Both Worlds” ticket holders. Yet Midway Mall officials said they have one great pair that they are going to give away. What’s the catch? Well, of course, there Read More…

Boys basketball: Southview rattles Elyria Catholic, then rolls to win

LORAIN — None of Andy Bastock’s lectures and exhortations had as much impact on the Southview Saints as did Saturday’s loss to Oberlin. That one got the Saints’ attention. “It was a better lesson than I could teach with words,” said Bastock after his Saints throttled Elyria Catholic 61-38 in non-conference play Tuesday night. “We Read More…