March 6, 2015

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Wrestling: Brecksville’s SWC tenure: Just perfect

Olmsted Falls’ Noel Caraballo, top, has a leg up on North Olmsted’s Alec Winston in the 220-pound finals. C­araballo won. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Brecksville will be going to the Suburban League next year with a boatload of wrestling hardware from the Southwestern Conference. The Bees, fresh off winning the Division I state dual meet tournament championship last Saturday, put the finishing touches on their 10th straight SWC Tournament title in 10 seasons in the conference, getting Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria sweeps tri-match in last NOC event

Elyria’s Kevin Vough, left, takes down Mayfield’s Tim Carlile en route to an 18-second pin Friday night at Elyria High School. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Weather postponed Elyria’s scheduled Northeast Ohio Conference tri-meet at Strongsville with Mayfield last month. With a break in the schedule before sectionals begin next weekend, the final meet was made up Friday night. Because Strongsville’s gym was unavailable, Elyria’s wrestlers got the added bonus of one final match on its home mats. In Read More…

Lorain Sports Hall of Fame selects 2015 class

LORAIN — The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame, after much deliberation, elected its 2015 class Wednesday, settling on seven individuals and two teams. The Class of 2015, which will be officially enshrined May 7 at DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain, is Nandi Cruz, Ray “Froggy” Davis, Billy Kopp, Marin Ferlic Waynar, Larry Flynn, Read More…

Boys basketball: 3rd-ranked Lorain cruises past North Ridgeville, stays undefeated

Lorain’s Devon Andrews smiles as he jumps past North Ridgeville’s Tyler Arnold on his way to the basket Tuesday night at North Ridgeville. Andrews scored a career-high 39 points as the Titans improved to 20-0. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A game after it scored 100 points, Lorain almost did it again. The Titans improved to 20-0 Tuesday with a 95-55 non-conference rout of North Ridgeville in front of a packed house at the Rangers gym. The 20-0 start is the best for a Lorain high school since the 2008-09 Admiral King Read More…

Wrestling: Avon dominates final West Shore Conference Tournament, picks up 2nd straight championship

Avon’s Travis Leopold, left, gets the better of North Ridgeville’s Tommy Wendling in the 160-pound final. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Avon’s wrestling team wanted to leave its mark in the final season of the West Shore Conference. Winning a second consecutive outright league championship Saturday did the job, but the Eagles didn’t stop there. After going undefeated in the dual-meet season, the Eagles had a school-record seven individual champions to highlight a dominating Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia puts Clearview away in 2nd half

COLUMBIA STATION — For one half and the start of the third quarter Friday night, Clearview was giving Columbia all it could handle. But a 7-0 run helped the Raiders flip the game on its ear as they erupted for 50 second-half points and coasted to a 77-57 Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division win at Read More…

Boys Basketball: Brookside pulls stunner, hands Keystone first PAC loss

LAGRANGE — Brookside entered Tuesday night having won four of the previous six games, yet not many had noticed. The Cardinals are no longer under the radar. Brookside wasn’t intimidated by a Keystone team that had only lost two games and was unbeaten in Patriot Athletic Conference play. The Cardinals went into Keystone’s house and Read More…

Wrestling: Wellington gets 4 individual champs, captures first Patriot Athletic Conference Tournament title

Nick Amspaugh from Wellington (right) cradles Columbia's Jarrett Hylton for a pin and the championship at 113 pounds. RICK TWINING/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Heading into the championship round Saturday, Wellington had its first Patriot Athletic Conference Tournament championship well in hand. That didn’t stop the Dukes from taking care of business in the final round and cementing that long-awaited conference crown. Nick Amspaugh (113), Mason Wright (126), Jon Eschedor (145) and Steve Ferguson (220) claimed Read More…

Boys Basketball: Chase Parker reaches 1,000-point milestone in huge First Baptist win on Senior Night

First Baptist’s Chase Parker hits a layup Thursday night to reach 1,000 points for his career. The Sabres beat the Geauga Grizzlies 78-55. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — First Baptist’s Chase Parker had been thinking about his Senior Night for four years. He made it a night he’ll never forget. Parker needed 12 points to reach 1,000 for his four-year career, and reached the milestone with 58 seconds to go in the first quarter en route to a career-high 34 Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone uses 12-2 spurt to run away from Wellington

Keystone’s K.J. Williams hits a shot Tuesday over Wellington’s Damian Paramore, left, and Bryce Gibbs to end the first quarter. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — Through three quarters Tuesday night, Wellington gave Keystone all it could handle and then some. In the Dukes’ final home game with a packed gym on both sides, they were eight minutes away from handing their archrivals their first Patriot Athletic Conference loss of the season. But a 12-2 run to open the Read More…