June 30, 2015

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High school baseball: Firelands relievers slam door on Buckeye in key Patriot Athletic Conference game

YORK TWP. — Trevor Damron and Kyle Wilson put Firelands closer to its goal of winning the Patriot Athletic Conferences Stars Division championship. The sophomore relievers made clutch pitches when the game got tense Monday, allowing the Falcons to fight off a potential collapse and defeat Buckeye 7-4 on a blustery afternoon. Damron allowed one Read More…

Boys Basketball: Clearview can’t stop Buckeye’s Ryan Grauel in second half

Clearview’s Jason Young goes up for a shot against Buckeye’s Tyler Hagmeier. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

YORK TWP. — Ryan Grauel sat on a locker room bench at halftime and peered into the deepest part of his soul. He then asked himself a question: Is this how he wanted to end his high school basketball career? The answer came in a virtuoso performance that sent Clearview to the offseason. The free-wheeling Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington struggles against Cloverleaf press in third quarter, suffers fifth straight loss

Wellington’s Trey Bealer goes up for a shot against Cloverleaf’s Troy Kapeluck during the third quarter of Monday’s game at Cloverleaf. The Dukes were dominated in the third quarter and lost their fifth straight game. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Triangle of Terror was an equation the Wellington boys basketball team failed to solve. Behind a multilook press and the post-attacking trio of Troy Kapeluck, Connor Ploucha and Dillon Mullins, Cloverleaf shaped the game the way it wanted, rallied and knocked off the Dukes 56-53 Monday night in non-league play. The Read More…

Boys Basketball: Unbeaten Lorain battles its way past Medina for 71-65 win

Lorain’s Rashod Berry dunks over Medina’s Tyler King on an alley-oop pass from Devon Andrews on Tuesday. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

MEDINA — The enemy crosshairs have yet to zero in. Coach John Rositano has said it before, and he said it again Tuesday: His undefeated Lorain team, which is ranked ninth in The Associated Press Division I state poll, has a target on its back. Medina, featuring 7-foot Michigan recruit Jon Teske, was the latest Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River proves it can handle bright lights in win over Brooklyn

Black River’s Matthew Potter passes around Brooklyn’s Tim Czirr during the fourth quarter at The Q. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — The magnitude of the moment wasn’t lost on senior shooting guard Alex McIntyre. The Black River boys basketball team was clinging to a single-digit lead over Brooklyn heading into the fourth quarter. The golden opportunity to grab its second Patriot Athletic Conference victory in 46 months was there for the taking. The catch Read More…

Boys golf: Columbia Station resident wins district, leads St. Edward back to state tournament

Anton Krecic

HINCKLEY TWP. — Anton Krecic is picking a great time to peak. The St. Edward senior and Columbia Station resident shined brightly Wednesday at the Division I district golf tournament at Pine Hills, taking medalist honors with an even-par 71. Krecic’s effort was huge for the Eagles (314), who finished second to archrival St. Ignatius Read More…

High school golf: Area pair headed to state

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MASSILLON — Avon Lake senior Niki Schroeder and North Ridgeville junior Nicole Gerome posed for a photo in front of the scoreboard, complete with the oh-so trendy hand-on-the-hip look. Their wide smiles told the story: While Lorain County won’t have a team at the Division I state tournament next week, it still has plenty of Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone blanks Buckeye, wraps up PAC Stars title

YORK TWP. — Right-hander Kendle Steiner and left fielder Denny Szalai took a walk down memory lane. The Keystone baseball players remembered the feeling of losing to Buckeye at James H. Tighe Field last May. It wasn’t a warm and fuzzy memory, especially considering the Bucks went on to take the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Read More…

High school baseball: Brookside defeats Black River in rainy conditions after mix-up leads to late start

Brookside’s Ryan Blotzer dives in safely at home as Black River catcher Brock Waltz checks out the other runners during the third inning Monday at Black River High School. Brookside overcame rainy conditions to win and hand the Pirates their first Patriot Athletic Conference loss of the year. AARON JOSEFCZYK / CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Well, that was awkward. Weekday high school baseball games almost always start around 4:30 p.m., but a communication mix-up Monday caused Brookside to arrive at 5:21 for its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Black River. Dudley Taw didn’t seem to mind, as the left-hander led the Cardinals to an easy Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River celebrates long-awaited win

Whether it’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell or Diana Ross behind the microphone, the lyrics are still the same. ‘Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough Ain’t no valley low enough Ain’t no river wide enough To keep me from getting to you The Black River boys basketball players and cheerleaders couldn’t help but Read More…