November 28, 2014

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Boys basketball: North Ridgeville uses defense to defeat Perkins

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville brought out its pressure defense for the second night in a row, only this time it was in the fourth quarter. Holding Perkins to just six points in the quarter while scoring 15, the Rangers pulled out the non-conference win Saturday night, 61-47. It was the fifth win in a Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville turns up the heat in second half to get past Firelands

HENRIETTA TWP. — A close first half was enough to tell North Ridgeville’s coaches something had to change in the second half Friday night. If, that is, the Rangers wanted to leave Firelands High School the way they entered it … undefeated in the West Shore Conference. “We threw down a challenge to the team Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville’s zone defense the difference as Rangers hand Rockets their first loss

NORTH RIDGEVILLE –- Bay came into North Ridgeville in a definite zone Friday night, but it was the Rangers’ zone defense that reminded the Rockets which of the two teams is the defending West Shore Conference champion. Final score: Defending champion Rangers 55, previously undefeated Rockets 48. Bay’s reputation as a lethal 3-point shooting team Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside comes all the way back

 SHEFFIELD — Anyone watching the first quarter of the non-conference game between Brookside and Open Door on Saturday night had to figure the Cardinals were en route to their fifth straight loss, while the Patriots were on their way to their second straight victory. That’s not exactly how things turned out. After turning the ball Read More…

Girls basketball: North Ridgeville coach has successful debut as Rangers hold off Black River

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Black River tried to take a win away from North Ridgeville on Saturday night, but the Rangers held on and pulled out a 50-38 non-conference girls basketball win. The win was the first for new Rangers coach Amy Esser, who comes to North Ridgeville after three years as Bay’s varsity assistant. Trailing Read More…

North Ridgeville basketball star Drew McGhee commits to Miami of Ohio

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Although he hasn’t officially signed a letter of intent, which will come in the middle of November, North Ridgeville senior Drew McGhee — the Rangers’ premier 6-foot-11 pivot man — has given his verbal commitment to the Mid-American Conference’s Miami of Ohio. “It’s a real load off my mind,” McGhee said. “Now Read More…

High school football 2008: North Ridgeville needs seniors, underclassmen to jell, come together as a unit

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A philosophy instilled in Jeff Riesen a long time ago by his father is still the basic concept he tries to instill in his players today. “I’ve been coaching for 35 years and the first thing I learned from my father, who was a coach, and from other good coaches along the Read More…

Little League softball: Walks, 13-run inning too much for Elyria 10-11 year-olds to overcome

ELYRIA — Bucyrus sent Elyria’s all-stars into the losers bracket of the 10-11 year-old state softball tournament on Saturday. On Sunday, Wheelersburg sent them home. Walks did in Elyria as the home team gave 14 batters free passes and every one of them scored as Wheelersburg won by mercy rule, 22-11, at Vic Janowicz Park. Read More…

Hot Stove regional baseball tournament boasts a pair of unbeaten Lorain County teams

GRAFTON — A pair of Lorain County baseball teams entered the Hot Stove regional semifinals sporting unblemished records and hopes of advancing to the state tournament. In Class G, Valley City Miller Farms improved to 23-0 with a 9-1 victory over Grafton North-Redwood Management and will take on Columbia Halo Mechanical, a 19-0 winner over Read More…

H.S. Softball: Keystone finds a way past Fairview, into district final

LAGRANGE — It might have been a little too close for comfort, but the season isn’t over yet for the state’s top-ranked Division II team. Keystone took advantage of an error in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday to push across the eventual winning run in a 2-1 victory over Fairview in a district Read More…