February 10, 2016

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High school basketball: Keystone junior guard McKenah Peters on pace to reach some significant scoring milestones

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Keystone's McKenah Peters practices shooting on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30 after her team's formal practice.  Peters recently scored her 1000th career point during a game against Buckeye High School.

McKenah Peters stopped the show when she drove for a layup in Keystone’s win at Buckeye on Dec. 23. Actually, Peters didn’t stop anything. The officials halted play midway in the third quarter so the 5-foot-8 junior guard could be recognized for scoring the 1,000th and 1,001st points of her career. “I was at the Read More…

High school basketball: Firelands girls crash boards in second half to beat Vermilion

HENRIETA TWP. — Keely Hall, Firelands’ senior post, said she and her Falcons teammates learned at halftime Monday night they weren’t playing up to their potential. This was called to their attention, she said, by coach Dave Kudela, who is a stickler for assertive rebounding. It worked. Firelands was tied with old backyard rival Vermilion Read More…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth’s Johnson too much for Avon

AVON — Jodi Johnson, undefeated Wadsworth’s 5-foot-11 guard, has scored more than 1,000 career points and is an 85-percent free throw shooter. Johnson said her foul shooting was off in the Avon gym Wednesday night and she had to make adjustments late in the game. You couldn’t prove it by what she did. The sharpshooting Read More…

Westlake bounces back from weekend loss to rout Elyria

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ELYRIA — It was tough enough for the Elyria girls, who were missing their coach Monday night because of a knee injury, but the Pioneers had the additional misfortune to run into Westlake 48 hours after the Demons lost their first game of the season — a tough two-point setback at Amherst in the final Read More…

High school basketball: Grasso, Firelands girls outlast Wellington

HENRIETTA TWP. — Something had to give Wednesday night when Wellington and Firelands entered its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division showdown with identical records. Something gave, but without benefit of a thriller that might have developed between teams with a single conference loss. Each entered the game 4-3, 4-1 in the PAC. But faced with Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria erases big deficit but falls to Medina

ELYRIA — Medina had Elyria down by 15 points midway in the third quarter Wednesday night, which simply made the Pioneers work harder. They turned up the juice to the point they almost caught up. The operative word, of course, is almost. In the final 2½ minutes of its Greater Cleveland Conference game, Elyria had cut Read More…

Girls basketball: North Olmsted hits the boards, beats Lorain

LORAIN — North Olmsted went to work on the backboards in the second half, fended off two Lorain rallies and went home with a 34-24 non-conference win over Lorain on Monday night. The Eagles (3-1) got nine points each from the Kemp girls, senior Stephanie and junior Juliana, seven by Stephanie in the fourth quarter. Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic relies on stingy defense to defend Lorain County Holiday Classic championship

ELYRIA — For the second year in a row, Elyria Catholic defeated Keystone to win the annual girls Lorain County Holiday Classic. Nine Panthers scored in rolling to a 56-27 victory on their home court Saturday. They also placed three players on the all-tournament team, including junior Nora Hopkins, who was named most valuable player. Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone opens with Classic win

ELYRIA — Keystone dominated Lorain 55-46 on Friday night to open the annual girls Lorain County Holiday Classic in Elyria Catholic’s Coliseum. The Wildcats got 31 points from Mckenah Peters, who said she really doesn’t care how many points she scores as long as they contribute to a Keystone victory. Her teammate Sammie Stefan added Read More…

High school soccer: Columbia ousts defending state champs in shootout to make first regional final appearance

BRUNSWICK — After two sudden-death overtime periods, Columbia’s David Wos fired a rocket into the Mansfield Christian net Wednesday night, to the great relief of Raiders fans. It was the fifth shootout goal without a miss for the Raiders and it sealed their 2-1 victory over the undefeated Flames. Mansfield Christian was the defending state Read More…