April 24, 2014


Boys basketball: EC pulls away late from Bay

Elyria Catholic's Jeremy Holley sets to put up a shot over Bay's Rex Sunahara. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Bay’s John Koz kept pace with Elyria Catholic’s Jeremy Holley for most of the game, but Holley and the Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter. Holley finished with a double-double — game highs in points (23) and rebounds (14) — while Koz led Bay with 19 points, but scored just three in Read More…

Amherst’s Klekota was big part of Notre Dame’s soccer national title team

Notre Dame midfielder Connor Klekota helped the Irish win the national championship this month. “It’s the best feeling in the world,” the sophomore said. “It was absolutely incredible.” PHOTO PROVIDED

Connor Klekota is usually smiling. Well, he’s got a really good reason to be happy right now. The sophomore played all but 19 minutes during Notre Dame’s tournament run to the Division I national championship, which culminated with a 2-1 win over Maryland in the College Cup final Dec. 15. “It’s the best feeling in Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion’s Kyle Nader counters Midview game-tying 3-pointer with game-winning putback

Vermilion senior Cameron Kuhn celebrates the last-second victory over Midview on Friday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — There were two firsts on the final two possessions in the Vermilion-Midview boys basketball game Friday night at Midview. Kyle Nader’s came second, and that’s just fine by him. Right after Vince Blevins hit a wide-open three to tie the game for Midview, Nader was in the right place at the right Read More…

Making her mark: Amherst graduate Deme Morales gets larger role, helps Wisconsin make it to volleyball Final Four

Amherst graduate Demi Morales, who has flourished under a new coaching staff at Wisconsin, plays in the Final Four tonight. PHOTO COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Deme Morales picked the perfect time to have a career moment. The Wisconsin junior outside hitter recorded a career-high 20 kills in four sets and her 13 digs gave the Amherst graduate her 18th double-double of the season in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory over Purdue in the NCAA Tournament’s regional championship Sunday. The win sent Read More…

Bears put the kibosh on Josh: Browns receiver Josh Gordon held to three catches, 67 yards after record-setting stretch

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon fails to make a catch against Chicago Bears strong safety Major Wright. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Sometimes numbers lie just a little. The stat line Sunday on Josh Gordon shows the wide receiver finished a yard off the team high with 67 yards and a touchdown. But he only had three catches in 10 targets in Cleveland’s 38-31 loss to Chicago at FirstEnergy Stadium. Gordon was held to just Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion’s Kuhn sets career scoring record

Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn goes up for a basket over Bay's Danny Heideloff. Kuhn broke the school scoring record during the game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — For 48 years, Vermilion boys basketball had one name on top of its all-time scoring list. On Friday, John Halley relinquished his record to senior Cameron Kuhn. Kuhn hit a pair of free throws at the 5:17 mark of the second quarter against Bay, giving Vermilion its first points of the quarter and Read More…

It’s official: Elyria High to compete in the new Greater Cleveland Conference beginning in the fall of 2015

ELYRIA — The era of the Northeast Ohio Conference will end in 2015. In its place will be a new league with an old name: The Greater Cleveland Conference. The Elyria Board of Education made it official by voting Wednesday to join Brunswick, Medina, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Solon and Strongsville in the new league beginning Read More…

Boys Basketball: Clearview’s Burkey hits late layup to sink Elyria Catholic

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ELYRIA — Just when Elyria Catholic got back in the game, Clearview’s Eric Burkey ripped it away from the Panthers. After Jeremy Holley’s tip-in tied it with 10 seconds left, Burkey went the length of the court for what became the deciding layup with three seconds remaining. The Panthers tried to tie the game with Read More…

High school football: Midview turns to defensive coordinator DJ Shaw to take reins from longtime coach Bill Albright

DJ Shaw

MIDVIEW — The search for Bill Albright’s replacement didn’t take long. DJ Shaw has been recommended by principal Tom Faska and superintendent Scott Goggin to be the first new Midview football coach in nearly three decades. The board of education will vote on the recommendation at its Dec. 18 meeting. “It’s really an honor,” Shaw Read More…

High school football: Howery’s tenure over as Oberlin coach

Oberlin Phoenix logo

OBERLIN — Fred Howery’s tenure as Oberlin High football coach came to a close Tuesday just two weeks after he completed his fourth season. Howery and athletic director Ty Stillman came to a mutual decision during an afternoon meeting. He leaves Oberlin with a 10-30 record and one winning season. Oberlin was 2-8 in 2013 Read More…