May 5, 2016

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Boys basketball: Oberlin tops Firelands in overtime

OBERLIN — Sometimes a team doesn’t know what it’s made of until it faces a daunting scenario. Oberlin passed its test with flying colors. Down by as many as 20 points late in the second quarter, the Phoenix utilized a furious second-half rally to force overtime, then rode two field goals by Justin Smith to Read More…

College soccer: Amherst’s Souders hopes to spark Akron to NCAA title

Andrew Souders has helped lead the Akron men’s soccer team back to the NCAA College Cup — soccer’s version of the Final Four. Now the Amherst High graduate hopes to cap his senior season with a championship. The Zips will face Stanford in the second semifinal, at 8:30 tonight in Kansas City, Kan. The winner Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic gets offense rolling with 16-0 run in 2nd half on way to win over Normandy in GLC opener

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic kept pace in the first half with defense Friday, then dominated the second half with offense. The Panthers forced Normandy into 10 second-quarter turnovers and exploded out of the locker room to the tune of 16 unanswered points to coast to a 62-41 win in the teams’ first game in the Read More…

High school football: Firelands QB Brad Thrasher, defensive end Aaron Miller named first-team All-Ohio in Division IV

Firelands’ senior class won just three games in its first two years, going 0-10 as sophomores. Tuesday, two of those seniors were named first-team All-Ohio in Division IV by The Associated Press, with a third senior earning second-team honors. Quarterback Brad Thrasher, the Division IV Northeast Inland District player of the year, and defensive lineman Read More…

All-Ohio football: Elyria’s Simeon Lawrence, Midview’s Logan Bolin and Avon’s Jake Sopko make first team

It wasn’t his first choice, but making first-team All-Ohio was a nice consolation prize for Avon quarterback Jake Sopko. The senior was one of three area football players to be named first-team selections in Division I and Division II by The Associated Press on Monday. Elyria senior defensive end Simeon Lawrence made it in Division Read More…

College volleyball: Local contingent helps CSU to Horizon League Tournament title

CLEVELAND — Alexis Middlebrooks provided the offense and helped Dayna Roberts anchor a dominating defensive effort for Cleveland State on Sunday. The top-seeded Vikings defeated No. 3 Valparaiso 25-13, 25-16, 25-18 at Woodling Gym in Cleveland — winning the Horizon League Tournament for the third time in program history, its last championship coming in 2012. Read More…

College signing: Westlake four-sport athlete Michelle Appel makes her choices … running and the University of Louisville

Michelle Appel will pursue her two favorite sports at the Division I level. The Westlake senior, who also plays basketball and soccer, chose to run cross country and track at the University of Louisville, signing a letter of intent Tuesday. She selected the Cardinals over other Division I schools such as Memphis, Campbell University and Read More…

High school football: Midview’s Daimion Mahone a dependable and versatile player on offense and defense

A reliable target is a quarterback’s best friend. No wonder Daimion Mahone is so well-liked by Midview’s passers. Even though the senior trails fellow receivers Logan Bolin and Dimitri Redwood statistically, he’s every bit as reliable out of the slot, finding ways to get open and delivering when called upon. For the season, Mahone has Read More…

High school football: Logan Bolin’s record-setting night leads Midview past North Ridgeville and to perfect regular season

EATON TWP. — North Ridgeville was determined to control its destiny and beat Midview to ensure its playoff spot. The Rangers, however, couldn’t control Logan Bolin. The slippery wide receiver routinely got open, to the tune of 19 catches for 302 yards — both Lorain County records — and three touchdowns in the Middies’ 35-28 Read More…

Boys soccer: Lutheran West downs Elyria Catholic in 2OT

ROCKY RIVER — Lutheran West’s Preston Warren was in the right place at the right time. More importantly, he didn’t let the moment slip away. The sophomore punched in a cross from Brian Koscianski in double overtime, capping the Longhorns’ 3-2 comeback victory over Elyria Catholic in a Division III sectional final at Lutheran West Read More…