January 25, 2015


Girls basketball: Shayla Middlebrooks helps Elyria bash Brush

Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks puts up a shot over Brush’s Da Jamia Martin. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria coach Brian Arth said he saw some positive signs in his team’s loss to North Royalton. He saw even more Wednesday night in a 62-32 win over Brush at Elyria High. Behind a career-high-tying 20 points and 10 rebounds from junior Shayla Middlebrooks and a 14-point effort from senior Sybil Roseboro, Elyria Read More…

Boys basketball: Experience helps Lorain handle Cleveland Heights

LORAIN — Lorain and Cleveland Heights both came into Tuesday night’s Lake Erie League game undefeated. After about a minute, it was pretty clear the Titans were the better team. Scoring eight unanswered points in the first 90 seconds, Lorain was off and running. It never looked back either, rolling to a 79-66 win in Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington can’t hang with New London

Wellington’s Trey Bealer drives against New London during the Dukes’ 51-37 loss Saturday night at home. Bealer finished with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — The Wellington High School gym was packed with orange-clad fans on both sides in support of a local girl battling cancer. Unfortunately for the Dukes, it was New London that brought the fight to Saturday night’s non-conference boys basketball game. The Wildcats (1-3) came into the game winless but got a 12-point, 12-rebound, Read More…

Boys basketball: Heated Avon, Midview rivalry continues on court

Midview's Dimitri Redwood, center, grabs a rebound between Jacob Wells, left, and Jeffrey Laraway of Avon. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Fresh off two highly entertaining and nerve-wracking football games this fall, Midview and Avon renewed their rivalry on the basketball court Friday night in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. This time, the game wasn’t nearly as close, but it had the same result — a Midview win. The Middies, Read More…

High school wrestling: Numbers, solid performances add up to 2 North Ridgeville wins

North Ridgevile’s David DiFilippo, top, has control against Elyria Catholic’s Paul Hruby in a 152-pound match Thursday at Vermilion. DiFilippo won 14-6 and was 2-0 on the night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — North Ridgeville won the numbers game … and both of its matches Thursday night. The Rangers were the only team that competed in the West Shore Conference wrestling double dual that had all but one of its weight classes filled. While that alone helped translate into victories over Elyria Catholic (70-4) and the Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon wins its first K of C title in dominating fashion

Avon’s Joe Travagliante downs Midview’s David Croftcheck 11-3 in the 195-pound final Saturday at Avon Lake. The win was Travagliante’s second K of C tourney title. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — After winning a West Shore Conference championship a year ago, Avon coach Mark Porter had good reason to expect big things for his wrestling team this season. He has even better reasons today after what the Eagles did at the 34th Annual Knights of Columbus tournament at Avon Lake High School. With Read More…

Wrestling: Avon nabs Day 1 lead at Knights of Columbus tournament

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE Avon High School's Robert Canterbury wrestles and pins Port Clinton High School's Deegan Beach in the 152lbs weight class on Friday evening, Dec. 5.

AVON LAKE — Wrestling season is officially underway, and it’s looking very good for Avon. The 34th annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament kicked off Friday night at Avon Lake High with a three-round, round-robin format in each weight class. Wrestlers were broken up into pools of two, three or four, depending on the number Read More…

High school football: 18 Lorain Countians will be playing for the D-I title

A large contingent of Lorain Countians will be part of St. Edward High School’s team which will take on Huber Heights in Saturday’s Division I championship game. Seven of them are, front row from left, Sean Powers (Elyria), Kyle Tomshack (Vermilion), Ben Gauthier (Avon), Scott Koney (Avon Lake) and Drake Morris (Avon); back row from left, Alex Stump (Avon) and Matt Carandang (Avon). STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

When Avon’s Ben Gauthier and Matt Carandang and Elyria’s Sean Powers were shadowing students as eighth graders at St. Edward High School, the place was abuzz. The football team had just finished the season 15-0 and were celebrating a 35-28 win over Huber Heights Wayne in the Division I state football championship. The trio got Read More…

Keystone’s C.J. Conrad wins Golden Helmet award


LAGRANGE — C.J. Conrad’s senior football season was one that players dream about. Conrad began the year by accepting a Division I scholarship and orally committing to play for Kentucky. Then the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end/linebacker had a fantastic season on the field — both as an individual and as a member of the Keystone Read More…

Midview dominates All-Lorain County football team

Midview quarterback Dustin Crum rushes for a touchdown while defended by Avon's Austin Lewis. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Midview’s dream season came to a halt Friday in the Division II regional championship game. But while the season is over, the accolades continue to pour in for the Middies. Midview — the only Lorain County school to go undefeated during the regular season and reach a regional final — dominated the individual honors in Read More…