July 1, 2016

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High school softball: Keystone has plenty of returning talent

Keystone advanced to the state softball Final Four last spring with one senior on the roster — catcher-outfielder Liz Hayes. The Wildcats went no further than a 4-0 Division II semifinal loss to Hebron Lakewood, in which they managed just one hit and sent the minimum 21 batters to the plate. It was a disappointing Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake can’t hold lead vs. Toledo Whitmer in D-I regional semifinal

NORWALK — Toledo Whitmer, a team with six losses on its record, upset previously twice-beaten Westlake 41-38 on Tuesday in a Division I regional semifinal at Norwalk High. Demons coach Chip Weiss called this team the best he has ever coached, not in terms of talent, but overall in every area, including team chemistry. In Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake downs Avon, advances to Division I regional tournament for first time since 2011

ELYRIA — It wasn’t a thing of beauty on either side. But when Westlake defeated Avon 39-21 Friday night, it marked the Demons’ third Division I district championship under coach Chip Weiss, the first since 2011. How unattractive was it? Together, the Southwestern Conference rivals missed 47 of 67 field goal attempts, 18 of 21 Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon slips past Amherst in even matchup, advances to district title game against top-seeded Westlake

ELYRIA — Avon and Amherst couldn’t have been more evenly matched in Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal Wednesday night. The Southwestern Conference rivals split two regular-season games and each entered the rubber match at Elyria Catholic with a 16-7 record. The game reflected their similarities. Each team made 18 field goals, including five 3-point baskets. Read More…

Girls Basketball: Megan Scheibelhut leads EC past Buckeye with outside shooting

ELYRIA — Megan Scheibelhut, Elyria Catholic’s 6-foot-1 sophomore, has at least two valuable assets. Her height makes her effective under the basket as a rebounder and close-range scorer. Her soft shooting touch makes her dangerous from outside the 3-point line. For the third time this season, Scheibelhut nailed four 3-point baskets Monday night in leading Read More…

Girls Basketball: Westlake uses strong finish to beat Berea-Midpark, claim SWC crown

BEREA — Westlake turned in a big fourth quarter Saturday to clinch the Southwestern Conference championship for the second straight year. The Demons wrapped it up with a 56-44 victory over Berea-Midpark, their second win over the Titans this season. The teams were tied for the SWC lead going in. It was not an easy Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic turns up the defense to sweep Bay, clinch share of Great Lakes Conference title

BAY VILLAGE — With poise under pressure, clutch foul shooting and perhaps its finest defensive effort of the season, Elyria Catholic rolled past Bay 47-33 on Wednesday night. First place in the Great Lakes Conference was on the line. With the win, EC (16-3, 10-1) clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Bay (18-2, Read More…

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters sets Keystone career scoring record as Wildcats thump Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone Wildcats had already clinched the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title when they visited Black River on Saturday. So they really had nothing more to accomplish until the postseason starts Feb. 8. Well, actually, one item of business remained on the table, the girls career scoring record. That belonged to Read More…

High school basketball: Fireland girls not great, but good enough to snap skid

HENRIETTA TWP. — They didn’t shoot well and made too many turnovers. But the Firelands Falcons defeated Lorain 39-29 in non-conference play Monday night after suffering two straight losses. It was not a game of enduring artistic merit. Lorain (4-12) made just 17.7 percent of its field goal attempts. Firelands (11-6) was slightly better at Read More…

Girls Basketball: Keystone starts fast, cruises past Firelands to remain perfect in PAC

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was expected to be a tense, down-to-the-wire battle when Keystone and Firelands clashed on Saturday. But then just about everyone thought the Titanic couldn’t sink. After a fast start that set the tone, Keystone remained unbeaten in the Patriot Athletic Conference with a decisive 54-28 victory. The Wildcats improved to 13-2, Read More…