May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
78°F
 

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…

Greater Cleveland Sports Awards: Westlake’s Colin Teets rewarded for his courage following near-fatal hockey injury

CLEVELAND — For most hockey players, scoring their first goal is a special moment, but Colin Teets’ first goal for Westlake went way beyond special. It completed his triumph over a brain hemorrhage that nearly claimed his life. Teets received the Cleveland Clinic Courage Award at the 16th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon snaps Midview’s nine-game winning streak

EATON TWP. — Points were at a premium at Midview High School on Friday night, but Avon managed to ante up in the crunch. The Eagles scored three straight baskets in 30 seconds and held off a Middies rally in the final minute to secure a 45-44 Southwestern Conference victory and snap Midview’s nine-game winning Read More…

College commitment: Midview football standout Dimitri Redwood likes the academics and the weather at Wofford

Dimitri Redwood won’t have to worry about the cold weather much longer. The Midview senior has committed to play football at FCS Division I Wofford College in South Carolina. He will officially sign Feb. 3 — National Signing Day. Redwood will take part in Wofford’s pre-medical program with the intent on one day becoming a Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone crashes the boards to beat Buckeye

MEDINA — It seemed as though every time a shot went up for Keystone or Buckeye, Brandon Kuhl came down with the ball. The senior had a career-high 20 points and added 13 rebounds, seven offensive, and the Wildcats defeated the Bucks 65-56 Friday night to give coach Jeff Holzhauer his first win at Buckeye Read More…

Boys basketball: Jake Kuchta, Darin Guice and tough defense make the difference as Elyria Catholic defeats Rocky River

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic relied on three things when it needed to pull away from Rocky River on Tuesday night. Defense, Jake Kuchta and Darin Guice. The Panthers’ defense smothered the Pirates in the fourth quarter, holding them to just 10 points in securing a 62-47 Great Lakes Conference road victory to remain perfect Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington wins rivalry game vs. Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Wellington’s Colton Schmidt didn’t miss often from behind the arc. Schmidt connected on five of seven 3-pointers — including all three in a big first quarter — during a 56-43 victory against Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division rival Black River on Tuesday night. “There’s noting better than a rivalry win,” said Schmidt, Read More…