September 5, 2015

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H.S. Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw throws no-hitter, but loses to Mentor’s perfect game

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LAGRANGE — Double no-hitters are about as common as professional sports championships in Cleveland. Rare as they are, softball fans were treated to one on a sunny and chilly Saturday afternoon at LaGrange Community Park. It happened in Mentor’s 2-0 victory over host Keystone in a four-way invitational that featured some of northern Ohio’s top Read More…

Lorain County Miss Basketball: Amherst’s Brooke Wallace quickly matured into county’s top senior

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For someone who didn’t start playing basketball until seventh grade, Amherst’s Brooke Wallace went a long way in a short time. Wallace, the Comets’ 6-foot-3 senior post, finished her high school career earlier this month after averaging a double-double for four seasons, scoring more than 1,000 points, hauling down more than 800 Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone’s successful season ends with loss to Holy Name

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Keystone’s finest season in years came to an end Wednesday night in a Division II district semifinal loss to Holy Name. The Wildcats, who won 19 games, suffered their fifth loss, 68-52 before a big crowd in the North Ridgeville gym. This was for two reasons. The Green Wave shot exceptionally well Read More…

District Girls Basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t make shots, loses to Richmond Heights

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — High school teams don’t often win games making fewer than 20 percent of their field goal attempts. Brutal shooting nights like that don’t happen very often. But they happen. Unfortunately, it happened to Elyria Catholic on Wednesday night. At the most inopportune time of the year and after winning 20 games. The Read More…

District Girls Basketball: Westlake turns up defense in 2nd half, stops Lakewood

Westlake's Rebecca Essig moves the ball up the court. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Rebecca Essig, a Westlake guard, said it seemed at halftime as though the Demons needed to ramp up the defense. They did, and very effectively. How effective were they? After leading Lakewood by just two points at the break, the Demons held the Rangers to just two points in the third quarter. In Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Columbia gets revenge, slips past Lake Ridge

Columbia's Bailey Patrouhas makes a diving pass in Saturday's game against Lake Ridge Academy. Also pictured are Columbia's Shelby Friedel, left, Lake Ridge's Brianna Kirk, center, and Rachael Williams. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA TWP. — With a history of close, hard-fought games, Columbia and Lake Ridge have developed a fan-friendly rivalry in recent seasons. Notable was the Royals’ three-point win over the Raiders in a Division IV sectional final last season. The pattern continued Saturday afternoon. Columbia, battling from four points down, made eight of 12 foul Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Firelands clamps down in 2nd half, knocks rival Keystone out of tourney

Keystone’s Sammie Stefan slams into Madi Bonner’s knee Thursday as Stefan and Firelands’ Keely Hall scramble for the loose ball in the fourth quarter. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — A win-or-go-home game sent old rivals Firelands and Keystone into a rubber match for a Division II sectional championship Thursday night. Each won half the game, just as they split their two regular-season matchups. The Falcons liked the second half a whole lot better. With a strong defensive effort, Firelands won the Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Elyria Catholic rolls past Oberlin

Elyria Catholic’s Sam Filiaggi, right, gets a rebound Wednesday against Oberlin’s Meaira Williams, left, and Judith Lesesne. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Their shooting was off, but the Elyria Catholic girls dominated the backboards, played well defensively and got a game-high 20 points from sophomore post Jessie Lee on Wednesday night. It added up to the top-seeded Panthers’ 51-17 victory over Oberlin in a Division III sectional semifinal at the Coliseum. EC (19-4) earned a Read More…

Girls basketball: Injured senior scores final basket in Avon’s win vs. Olmsted Falls

Avon senior Sierra Davidson goes up for a shot as Olmsted Falls senior Kerri Gasper attempts to block the shot during the Eagles’ win in Avon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Brianna Conroy, a three-year Avon starter, missed the Eagles’ first 21 games this season because of a volleyball injury. But she got into Wednesday’s Senior Night matchup with Olmsted Falls for 13 seconds and scored the first basket in Avon’s nip-and-tuck 51-48 non-conference victory. Never mind the Bulldogs allowed Conroy to score in her Read More…

Boys basketball: Different story this time as Elyria Catholic falls to Lakewood

Elyria Catholic’s James Tirbaso, left, blocks the shot of Lakewood’s Desmond Rollins during a loss to the Rangers on Friday. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — What a difference a month makes. After scoring 35 first-quarter points, Elyria Catholic breezed past Lakewood, 103-73, in West Shore Conference play on the Rangers’ court Jan. 13. It was a different story in the rematch Friday night in EC’s Coliseum. With senior guard Nick Porter scoring a career-high 33 points, the Rangers Read More…