February 9, 2016

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Boys basketball: Oberlin cruises past Open Door

ELYRIA — Open Door was, for the most part, playing at full strength for the first time this season. It didn’t matter. Donald Johnson, Oberlin’s leading scorer, was limited in the second half due to foul trouble and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. It didn’t matter. Open Door senior Ben Slater, who wasn’t Read More…

Wrestling: Lorain downs Amherst in annual rivalry meet

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AMHERST — The wrestling teams at Lorain and Amherst have a friendly rivalry. The neighboring schools work out together during the summer, see each other during the postseason and Lorain has assistant coaches with Amherst ties on its staff. Meeting for their annual daytime non-conference dual meet just before the winter break, the Titans — Read More…

Avon’s Gerak commits to play football at Northwestern

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As Avon junior center Sam Gerak was getting recruited by many Division I football programs, one aspect he really kept an eye on was the school’s academic reputation. A 4.3 GPA student who scored over 30 on his ACT, Gerak wants to eventually become a doctor after his football career. On Monday, Gerak orally committed Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview boys outshoot shooters in win over Olmsted Falls

EATON TWP. — Olmsted Falls brought its reputation as a good shooting team to Midview’s Kubuski Gymnasium on Friday. Then a funny thing happened: The Middies outshot the shooters. Midview shot 59 percent from the floor (23-for-39) with three 3-pointers and had three players in double figures and four with at least nine points in Read More…

Boys basketball: Firelands hands Buckeye its first loss of year

HENRIETTA TWP. — Being the defending Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division champions and sporting an unbeaten record heading into Tuesday’s divisional showdown with Firelands, Buckeye wasn’t going to go down easily. Twice the Bucks rallied from sizable deficits after the Falcons’ red-hot starts to the first and third quarters and took a one-point lead with Read More…

Boys basketball: Jake Kuchta and Darin Guice lead Elyria Catholic to big victory over GLC favorite Holy Name

Elyria Catholic Darin Guice goes to hoop past Holy Name Andreus Harhalos Dec 11.  Steve Manheim

ELYRIA — Before the season, Holy Name was projected as the favorite to win the newly formed Great Lakes Conference. The fact the Green Wave reached the regional last season and boast sophomore Dwayne Cohill, who is already getting looks from Ohio State and West Virginia, among others, was a big reason for that. On Read More…

Wrestling: Avon Lake beats Keystone, loses to Bay

BAY VILLAGE — Avon Lake and Keystone were unable to overcome Bay in non-conference dual meets Thursday night, but the Shoremen managed a split on the night by downing the Wildcats. After Bay downed Keystone 56-22, Avon Lake defeated Keystone 42-20 and then lost 38-32 to the Rockets in the finale. Keystone lost sophomore 152-pounder Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon finishes 2nd at K of C tourney

AVON LAKE — Avon’s bid to repeat as team champion of the 35th annual Knights of Columbus Invitational came up short. However, Eagles coach Mark Porter was happy with his team’s performance, in which they compiled 276 points and had four individual champions, two runners-up and 11 placers following Saturday’s final matches. The performance was Read More…

High school football: EC, Columbia well represented on All-Ohio list

There were quite a few football players from area schools — mainly Elyria Catholic in Division V and Columbia in Division VI — who found themselves on the last of the Associated Press All-Ohio football teams, which were released Wednesday. Though no local names were on the first-team lists in Divisions V-VII, three area players were Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone overcomes Columbia’s hot first half to take consolation game at DiFranco tournament

EATON TWP. — The consolation game at the 16th annual Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament between Keystone and Columbia was a rare chance for two conference rivals to play without it counting in the league standings. Both teams played better than they did the previous night in losses, with the Wildcats rallying from an 11-point halftime Read More…