April 18, 2014

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Boys basketball: Black River downs Wellington, ends 38-game Patriot Athletic Conference losing skid

SULLIVAN TWP. — Everything was working against Black River on Friday night. The Pirates were missing a starter — senior small forward Stephen Zumack is likely done for the season with a broken leg — trailed by 14 points in the second half and hadn’t won a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2011. Those things Read More…

Girls soccer: Lack of offense … and players … costs Wellington in key Patriot Athletic Conference loss to Buckeye

Wellington junior Brittany Evans advances the ball past Buckeye defenders during the second half. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — One things for certain, Wellington’s girls soccer team has had trouble putting the ball in the net this season. Those offensive woes continued Wednesday night as the undermanned Dukes dropped a 1-0 decision to rival Buckeye in a key Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division clash. “We’re struggling offensively and it’s just a combination Read More…

Elyria’s James Troy bounces back from slow start, picks up top-20 finish at Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — It was a roller-coaster kind of day for Elyria’s James Troy on Wednesday at the 90th Ohio Open, but at least he was smiling at the end and not screaming. A pair of bogeys on the front side at Westfield Group Country Club’s South Course got him off on the wrong foot, Read More…

Golf: Rain halts opening round of Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — Over half of the field at the 90th Ohio Open Championship on Monday afternoon finished their opening rounds. The rest of the competition will have to wait until this morning. A rain delay of two hours made the North Course of Westfield Group Country Club unplayable and forced 129 players to finish Read More…

Division II district track: Vermilion girls nab two of four regional berths in high jump

EATON TWP. — Advancing to regionals is always nice, but to do it with a teammate makes the feat that much sweeter. Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome and Mallory Morris qualified to next week’s regional meet after earning two of the four berths up for grabs in the high jump Thursday on the first day of the Read More…

Boys basketball: History for Black River coach Cynthia Berry, but still a struggle for Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP. — Like any typical high school coach on opening night, Black River boys coach Cynthia Berry was nervous. Put aside the fact she entered the history books as the school’s first female head boys coach Saturday night versus Rittman, or the fact she’s one of just three women in the state to lead Read More…

Ohio Open Championship: Lorain Countians don’t make the cut

MEDINA TWP. — Amherst resident Brian Smith found himself on the outside looking in after Tuesday’s second round of the 89th Ohio Open Championship. Smith, who was tied for 16th place after Monday’s opening round, was plagued by four holes of double bogey or worse, as the local shot a 7-over-par 79 to miss the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria loses top player, then game

MEDINA — Playing a key Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game on the road at league-leading Medina on Wednesday night, Elyria’s girls basketball team could’ve done without any adversity off the court. Unfortunately the Pioneers were without the services of sophomore Jocelyn Spraggins due to health problems, leaving coach Mike Walsh without his starting point Read More…

Girls basketball: Brunswick 53, Elyria 48

BRUNSWICK — Elyria’s girls basketball team nearly left town with a come-from-behind victory over Northeast Ohio Conference River Division foe Brunswick on Wednesday night. The win would’ve been an early Christmas present, one that veteran coach Mike Walsh didn’t think his squad deserved. “It’s Christmas time and I guess we were thinking about Santa,” Walsh Read More…

High school football: Girard 56, Black River 14

UNIONTOWN — It was easy as 1, 2, 3 for Girard’s football team Saturday night. Those digits indicated the jersey numbers of Indians playmakers Ahmad Eggleston, Dan Graziano and Brand Byrd. The trio combined to dominate Black River en route to a 56-14 win at Blue Streak Stadium in a Division IV Region 13 semifinal. Read More…