March 27, 2015


Girls Basketball: Columbia can’t find offense against Fairview

Columbia’s Becca Tacchite goes up for a shot Wednesday in a loss to Fairview. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

FAIRVIEW PARK — Columbia picked the wrong Wednesday to have a forgettable night. The Raiders couldn’t find any offense against Fairview, converting just seven field goals in a 42-24 loss that gave the Warriors a two-game lead in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division. Columbia dropped to 11-3 in the PAC and 13-6 overall while Read More…

Boys Basketball: Brody Kuhl’s 3s spark run to propel Keystone

ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLEKeystone's Brody Kuhl is fouled by Columbia's Justin Tacchite in the second half Friday night at Keystone High School.

LAGRANGE — Through three quarters, Keystone versus Columbia was a starters-only party. No reserve player had scored. Brody Kuhl ended that early in the fourth, and he got the Wildcats’ offense rolling when it needed it most. The freshman nailed back-to-back 3-pointers — part of a seven-point effort — to give Keystone its first lead Read More…

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters comes up huge in important Keystone win over Firelands

Keystone's McKenah Peters passes against Firelands. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — McKenah Peters was a huge factor in an equally big win for Keystone against Firelands on Wednesday night. The sophomore scored 20 points — the only scorer in double figures — and the Wildcats overcame converting only two second-half field goals by going 7-of-13 from the free throw line in their 30-26 win Read More…

Boys Basketball: Avon’s defensive effort thwarts Middies’ comeback

Daimion Mahone, left, of Midview defends a driving shot by Avon's Mario Ferguson. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

AVON — Just when Midview nearly tracked down Avon, the Eagles turned up the defense. Avon smothered the Middies for the final 10 minutes of a West Shore Conference game, holding Midview to just 14 points in securing a 66-48 victory Friday night. “Early on in the game they were killing us on the offensive Read More…

Amherst’s Nathan Nunez commits to play football at Dartmouth

Nathan Nunez

Nathan Nunez wanted a college that could offer him the best on and off the football field. The Ivy League proved to be a natural fit. The Amherst senior orally committed to Dartmouth College on Wednesday. He said he will receive his formal acceptance to the college April 1. “Coming from a student-athlete’s standpoint, Dartmouth Read More…

College Notes: Lorain’s Thomas Wimbush helps spring upset for Fairmont State

Thomas Wimbush

Fairmont State redshirt sophomore Thomas Wimbush played a key role in a big upset. Wimbush, a Lorain graduate, tied for the team high with 20 points and the Falcons handed West Liberty — which entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Division II — a 99-83 loss Saturday. He also grabbed five rebounds Read More…

College Basketball: LCCC can’t keep up with Lakeland’s size in 107-91 loss

LCCC’s Marvin Coleman, an Avon High School graduate, goes to the basket Wednesday night during the Commodores’ loss. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Just when Lorain County Community College caught up to Lakeland, the Lakers pulled away with a big first-half run that they turned into a 107-91 victory at LCCC on Wednesday night. LCCC had no answer for Chris Scott, the 6-foot-8 freshman forward who scored a game-high 30 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks. Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia uses flurry of 3-pointers to put Clearview away

Columbia's David Delahunty shoots over Maliek Ivey at Clearview High School. photo by Ray Riedel

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With the game in the balance, Columbia used the 3-point shot to tip the scale against Clearview. The Raiders scored four of five field goals during a pivotal run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Clippers and hold on for a 60-58 Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division victory Friday Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone closes out Brookside

Keystone’s C.J. Conrad, right, prepares to make a move on Brookside’s Nathan Jasko during the Wildcats’ win Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The team that finishes strongest usually wins. Unless, as in Brookside’s case against Keystone on Tuesday night, it had a very bad start. The Wildcats forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter and withstood the Cardinals’ fourth-quarter rally to prevail 64-60 in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game. “We came into the Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain wins big over Euclid behind Titans’ Big 3

EUCLID — Lorain is blessed with a triple-headed monster in the frontcourt, and it certainly made its presence felt against Euclid on Friday night. The trio of Devon Andrews, Nazihar Bohannon and Rashod Berry flexed its collective muscle with Bohannon racking up 22 points on 11 field goals, Andrews adding 21 and Berry grabbing a Read More…