May 3, 2016

Elyria
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High school basketball: Midview gets emotional win in overtime against Avon Lake

EATON TWP. — After spending 19 years as Midview’s basketball coach, Troy DiFranco had to wait an extra quarter to find out if he was going out a winner in his final regular-season home game. Midview rallied from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit in the final 3:51 to tie the game, only to come up just Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Sean Lipscomb wins heavyweight final to lift Firelands to PAC title, its first in 20 years

OBERLIN — Firelands had waited 20 years for a wrestling conference championship, so waiting for the result of one last match Saturday at Oberlin High School wasn’t that bad. Firelands sophomore heavyweight Sean Lipscomb clinched the long-awaited team title with a pin of Clearview’s J.D. McCardle in 1:37 in the championship match — the last Read More…

Boys basketball: Slow start costs Elyria Catholic vs. Parma; Panthers fall out of tie for first in Great Lakes Conference

ELYRIA — Parma came into Tuesday night’s Great Lakes Conference matchup at Elyria Catholic with just one league win. EC, on the other hand, was tied with Bay for first place in the GLC, with the end of the regular season near. However, on Tuesday, it was the Redmen who played like the team in Read More…

High school basketball: Black River takes control late in win over Brookside

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — Three nights after using a fourth-quarter eruption to take Oberlin to overtime, Black River found itself in a similar situation Friday night at Brookside. The Pirates responded, shaking off a pair of Cardinals leads with a 23-point fourth quarter on the way to a 57-51 win in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Avon starts fast, overpowers Lorain in dual team tourney

AVON — With Mansfield Madison excusing itself from the OHSAA Division I dual team tournament, second-seeded Avon found itself without a first-round opponent Wednesday. The Eagles (7-1) watched as Lorain (3-4) defeated North Ridgeville (2-8) for the second time in five days, 49-30, then jumped on the Titans with 11 consecutive victories to advance to Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Lorain honors Ternes brothers, says goodbye to Southview gym with a win

LORAIN — The gymnasium at former Southview High and current Lorain High has housed many wrestling memories from the time it opened in 1969. Dan and Tommy Ternes founded a Southview program that grew into one of the most respected programs in Northeast Ohio. That first year was the only losing season the Ternes brothers Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls beats Avon in battle of SWC unbeatens

WESTLAKE — The battle of Southwestern Conference unbeatens Olmsted Falls and Avon almost didn’t happen as billed Thursday night. That’s because host Westlake came within a whisker of pulling off one of the bigger upsets of the season in its last home regular-season duals of the season. The Demons led by 22 points with four Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Dorian Crutcher makes first varsity start memorable with 22 points in win over Columbia

ELYRIA — With junior Doug Taylor Jr. sidelined with an injury, Elyria Catholic coach Phil Kuchta decided to give sophomore Dorian Crutcher a chance. Crutcher, whose father, Nate, was a standout at Elyria West 20 years ago, made his first varsity start Tuesday night. If he continues to play like he did in the Panthers’ Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Avon stays unbeaten in SWC with wins over Midview, North Olmsted

EATON TWP. — Midview had home-mat advantage Thursday in its quest to stake a claim to the runner-up spot in the Southwestern Conference standings. It didn’t matter to unbeaten Avon. The Eagles opened the SWC double dual that also featured Amherst and North Olmsted with a back-and-forth battle with the Middies. But seven wins in Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls wins battle of unbeatens, snaps Midview’s 17-meet win streak

NORTH OLMSTED — Olmsted Falls and Midview came into Thursday’s Southwestern Conference double dual riding a wave of momentum. The Bulldogs took second at the prestigious Medina Invitational Tournament last week, while Midview won tiles at the Vermilion Holiday and Brush dual tournaments. Both teams entered the matchup unbeaten. The Middies (17-1, 2-1 SWC) were Read More…