November 27, 2014

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Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. blocks Ohio State’s upset bid on last play of overtime

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Aaron Craft rushed the ball into the frontcourt, trying to tie the game and force another overtime. Trey Burke defended him almost all the way to the hoop — then Tim Hardaway Jr. smothered Craft’s last-ditch attempt at a layup. “There was a bit of contact, but they didn’t call it, Read More…

Browns cut Frostee Rucker; move to 3-4 not good fit for veteran defensive end

Changes to the front office, coaching staff and defensive system are always followed by changes to the roster. Defensive end Frostee Rucker became the first casualty Tuesday when he was released after one season with the Browns. Rucker, 29, signed a five-year, $20.5 million contract in March and received a signing bonus of $5 million Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria looks to be rolling again after rolling over Mayfield

ELYRIA — Every coach will tell you he wants his team playing its best ball as tournament time approaches. With that in mind, Brett Larrick has to be feeling pretty good about his Elyria Pioneers down the stretch. Tuesday, the Pioneers started fast in finishing off Mayfield 80-58 for their 14th win in 18 outings Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic survives North Ridgeville rally, 3-point barrage

ELYRIA — In a game of stark contrasts, Elyria Catholic barely held off upset-minded North Ridgeville 66-63 in a West Shore Conference game at the Coliseum on Tuesday. Consider: • The Rangers (3-13, 0-10) shot a blistering 55 percent from beyond the 3-point line (11-for-20), but only 34 percent from the field overall (25-for-63), while Read More…

Baron Cup III hockey: Defending champ Midview cruises past Cleveland Heights

BROOKLYN — There was no defending champion misstep this time around. After Baron Cup II champion Amherst fell in a rugged battle Monday night to Solon, defending Baron Cup III champion Midview unleashed a five-to-one advantage in shots on goal in rolling past Cleveland Heights 11-2 on Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Read More…

Boys basketball: Stars within reach for Firelands after win over Buckeye

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s now official: The race is on for the championship in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division. Firelands made sure of it Tuesday night, using a patient, methodical offense and fantastic man-to-man defense to down Buckeye 43-37. The win put the Falcons (10-8, 8-5) into a first-place tie in the division with Read More…

MIDVIEW LEVY: Voters keep Middies sailing

EATON TWP. — In a stunning reversal of fortune, voters Tuesday approved the Midview school district levy. The resounding approval came just three months after a decisive Election Day defeat. Tuesday’s 3,892 to 2,359 tally was an approximately 62 percent to 38 percent victory, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections. Read More…

MIDVIEW LEVY: Passions deep for backers, opponents

GRAFTON TWP. — Several voters for and against the Midview Schools levy expressed strong emotions Tuesday after voting at Township Hall. Ann Marie and Mark Gallo of Grafton said they voted no on the 10-year, 9.75-mill property tax levy, which will raise $4.6 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional Read More…

Trustee quits VFW board, says group overspent

ELYRIA TWP. — Lorain County Veterans Service Commissioner Bob Childers said Tuesday that he resigned as a trustee at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria because of his concerns about the fiscal health of the post. Childers’ comments came during a discussion at the Veterans Service Commission meeting when the board was asked Read More…

Lorain councilman won’t seek new term

LORAIN — Four-term Lorain City Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward, will not seek re-election in the fall and will leave office at the end of his term Dec. 31 to pursue business interests. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure on Council,” Schuster said Tuesday. “I’m hopeful we’re making strides on moving Lorain forward, but at this time, Read More…