August 2, 2015


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…

Boys basketball: Avon rides strong finish, technical fouls to win over Bay

AVON — As Bay was starting to pull away, Avon’s offense took off while the Eagles defense grounded the Rockets. Zack Torbert and DelShawn Orr combined to score seven unanswered Avon points in the final four minutes, and the Eagles survived Bay’s final attempt in the waning seconds to secure a 58-56 West Shore Conference Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone stays perfect with win against Firelands

Firelands' Cole Sklarek breaks through the double team of Keystone's Brandon Kuhl and KJ Williams (5) in the second quarter Friday night at Keystone High School.

LAGRANGE — Keystone had to sweat out the final seconds with its perfect conference record hanging in the balance against Firelands on Friday night. The Falcons had two good looks with 16 seconds left, as Cole Sklarek drove strong to the hoop from the top of the arc. He missed, got his own rebound and Read More…

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

Keystone'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…