May 3, 2016

Elyria
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High school softball: Elyria wins two at Wendy’s Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria made the most of a rain-shortened Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers brought home two victories, first prevailing 7-3 against Pickerington Central and then pulling away late from Clear Fork 4-1. All teams were originally supposed to play three games in a bracket-style tournament, but because Friday’s session was Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving makes memorable return to postseason with 31 points

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s 2015 NBA Finals were cut short after Game 1. He made a wonderful return to the postseason in the opening game of 2016. Irving led the Cavs with 31 points — combining with Kevin Love and LeBron James for 81 — and Cleveland used a late fourth-quarter run to keep the Read More…

NCAA women’s basketball: Westlake’s Kalpana Beach won’t let knee injuries get her … or her OSU teammates … down

Lying in the hospital after suffering another torn ACL, the knowledge that her season is going to be spent not on the court, but logging months of rehab sessions just to get back to normal is a sinking feeling. One Kalpana Beach knows all too well. Ohio State’s fifth-year senior forward isn’t lying in this Read More…

Midview’s Logan Bolin wins Lou Groza Award, decides to continue football career at Ashland

Logan Bolin’s big senior year keeps getting bigger. Midview’s do-it-all football player was honored this week by the Cleveland Touchdown Club with its Lou Groza Most Valuable Scholastic Player Award, given annually to the most outstanding high school football player in the Greater Cleveland area. “Looking at the list of past winners, it’s really humbling,” Read More…

Girls basketball: Five area players on Division II-III All-Ohio list

Five area players received  Division II and III All-Ohio honors. Keystone’s McKenah Peters and Columbia senior Alison Schafer earned second-team honors — Peters in Division II and Schafer in Division III. Joining Peters in Division II was Elyria Catholic senior Riley Schill, who earned a spot on the third team. Senior Keely Hall of Firelands Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Elyria Catholic closes gap late but can’t get past Hathaway Brown

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic had its chances, but just couldn’t convert against Hathaway Brown down the stretch. The Panthers couldn’t get within one possession despite forcing key turnovers late, and Hathaway Brown kept them at bay with clutch free throw shooting, preserving its 53-47 victory in the Barberton regional final Saturday afternoon. “There’s only four Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin relies on its defense to down Waynedale, claim second district title in four years

WOOSTER — Oberlin played like it wanted to go to the Sweet 16 on Friday night. The Phoenix brought maximum effort on defense against Waynedale, to the tune of 21 turnovers and by limiting a strong 3-point shooting team to just 27 percent from beyond the arc. The effort produced a 56-51 win and a Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic rights ship with win over Valley Forge

ELYRIA — After a brutal back-to-back, Elyria Catholic got back on track. Fresh off double-digit losses to Bay and Bedford on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Panthers took out their frustration against Valley Forge with an 85-52 home victory in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. “It’s huge,” Panthers point guard Darin Guice said Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces role as Southwestern Conference spoiler, hands Avon loss

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers went hunting for Southwestern Conference title contenders this week. They ended up bagging a pair of Eagles. Fresh off playing spoiler against North Olmsted on Tuesday, North Ridgeville doubled down and decided to try and thwart Avon’s championship hopes Friday. It accomplished its goal with a 68-52 victory. The Rangers Read More…

High school basketball: Avon rebounds from heartbreaker to beat Westlake

AVON — The Avon Eagles fell back on defense to bounce back against Westlake on Friday. The Eagles held the Demons to single digits in each of the first three quarters, then connected on enough of their free throws down the stretch to secure a 50-46 Southwestern Conference victory at Avon High School. Avon (11-6, Read More…