March 30, 2015

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NCAA Tournament: Undefeated Kentucky survives scare, edges Notre Dame to make it back to Final Four

CLEVELAND — Kentucky didn’t have to be perfect to stay undefeated, but it got the perfect call at the perfect time. Andrew Harrison drove to the hoop with six seconds left, drawing a foul from Demetrius Jackson. The sophomore connected on two free throws and Jerian Grant missed on a desperation 3-pointer from the corner, Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame shocks Shockers with finishing flurry

CLEVELAND — All it took was one lead change to get Notre Dame going. Wichita State took a one-point lead — it’s only lead of the game — with 16:35 to play. The Irish proceeded to score 18 points on six second-half 3-pointers and move on to the Elite Eight with an 81-70 win Thursday Read More…

College Swimming and Diving Notes: Amherst graduate Tyler Moore repeats as OAC’s top swimmer for Mount Union

Tyler Moore set three school records and a conference record as a freshman at the 2014 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. He topped that this year. The Amherst graduate followed up that impressive debut by defending his OAC Swimmer of the Year award with three individual titles. He broke his conference record in the 100 breaststroke Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion takes huge lead, then hangs on for win over Bay

Vermilion High School's Ryley Miller (21) jumps to take a shot as Bay High School's Brandon Morriss (12) attempts to block his shot. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion looked to be in total control with a little more than four minutes left against Bay on Thursday night. The Sailors had a 15-point lead, and Rex Sunahara — arguably Bay’s best player — had just fouled out. Everything was aligning for Vermilion to reach its second straight Division Read More…

District Girls Basketball: Avon’s tourney run ends under too much Wadsworth pressure

Avon’s Catie Kelly scores against Wadsworth’s Laurel Palitto on Thursday during the third quarter. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

MEDINA — Every time Wadsworth turned up the pressure, Avon had no answer. The Grizzlies forced the Eagles into 26 turnovers, 14 in the first half, and used a suffocating pressure defense to build a big lead and seal a 58-26 win in the Division I Medina district championship Thursday night. Wadsworth, which won its Read More…

District Girls Basketball: Avon clears hurdle, beats St. Joseph Academy, reaches district final

MEDINA — Avon was not going to let Brittany Morrison take over its district semifinal Monday evening. After recording a double-double in the first half, St. Joseph’s Morrison was limited to just six points and two rebounds in the second. The Eagles turned up the defense and forced the Jaguars into seven third-quarter turnovers during Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone runs away from Black River, clinches outright PAC Stars title

Keystone’s Brody Kuhl tries to keep the ball away from Black River’s Allan Benson on Tuesday night. Kuhl got a start due to a teammate’s illness and scored 14 points. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Keystone got greedy Tuesday night, and took the necessary steps to ensure it didn’t have to share a division title. The Wildcats jumped on Black River early and Austin Conrad sparked a third-quarter run that put away the Pirates, sealing an outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title with a 64-32 win. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lutheran West clinches title

Lutheran West's Andrew O'Hare, left, and Clay Carper, front center, battle for a rebound against David Delahunty, back center, and Brandon Heidecker, right, of Columbia in the first quarter. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — The setting was the only thing different for Columbia on Friday night. Hosting Lutheran West with control of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division on the line, the Raiders faltered in the second-to-last conference game of the season for the second year in a row, this time losing on their home floor Read More…

College Notes: Surgery ends season for Ohio State’s Kalpana Beach

Kalpana Beach

Kalpana Beach can’t seem to catch a break, at least not a good one. After being sidelined for two seasons with multiple ACL injuries after her freshman season with Ohio State women’s basketball team, the Westlake graduate had to go under the knife again to address another tweak to the same knee — ending the Read More…

St. Edward standout golfer Anton Krecic to join brother at Cleveland State

Anton Krecic

With Cleveland on the upswing, Anton Krecic hopes his golf swing will help Cleveland State stay on top of the Horizon League. Krecic, a Columbia Station resident and a three-year letterman at St. Edward, has orally committed to play golf at Division I Cleveland State, the defending Horizon League Tournament champions. He said he will Read More…