May 28, 2016

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

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…

Boys basketball: Midview shakes off slow start to down Columbia, make it to final of own DiFranco tournament

EATON TWP. — After a dismal first quarter of basketball on both sides, it was Midview that righted its ship first Friday night. Erupting for 18 points in the second quarter and cementing the win with a 15-5 fourth-quarter advantage, the Middies advanced to the championship game of their own Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament with Read More…

High school football: All-Lorain County lists released

To the victors go the spoils, or so the saying goes. Such was the case with the 2015 high school football season in Lorain County. All but three of the nine players and five coaches who received individual honors when the annual All-Lorain County football teams were released Thursday were on teams the reached the Read More…

College football: Oberlin loses lead, falls to Hiram in finale

OBERLIN — In the final game of the season Saturday, Oberlin College coach Jay Anderson pulled out all the stops against Hiram. The Yeomen successfully executed two fake punts, went for a double-reverse pass (which fell incomplete) and forced six turnovers — three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. But even with all that, a five-point Read More…

Wellington’s John Sedlick makes state wrestling hall of fame

WELLINGTON — When John Sedlick took a teaching job at Wellington High School upon his graduation from Ashland College 44 years ago, little did he know what kind of impact he would have as a wrestling coach. In 44 years, Sedlick has coached six state champions, 31 state-placers and 49 state qualifiers, along with countless Read More…

High school baseball: Former Fairview and John Carroll player, area assistant coach to lead Midview program

Todd Ratica and Midview have crossed paths many times during his baseball career, first as a player at Fairview High School and then during his six years as a high school assistant coach. Now those paths are headed in the same direction. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ratica will be formally recommended to the board of Read More…