April 27, 2015


H.S. Wrestling: Short-handed Lutheran West still manages pair of dual meet wins

Oberlin’s Robby Cobb, top, defeats 
Lutheran West’s Adrian Diaz on Thursday at 126 pounds. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Dual meet success often eludes teams without a full 14-wrestler lineup. Lutheran West, which only suits up seven wrestlers, is proving to be an exception. Losing only two of their head-to-head matchups Thursday night, the Longhorns kicked off the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division season with two wins in a double dual at Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville feels good, keeps wins coming

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall drives around Rocky River’s Patrick Connors. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After winning only six games last season and 10 over the last two seasons, the North Ridgeville Rangers certainly aren’t taking winning for granted. While it wasn’t the prettiest performance of the season Tuesday night, the Rangers put away Rocky River 53-42 in West Shore Conference play to improve to 8-4, 4-2 Read More…

High school wrestling: North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls earn 2 wins

North Olmsted’s Kevin Kelley, right, picks up back points during his win over Westlake’s Eyad Shouman at 120 pounds Thursday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — For North Olmsted, it was a matter of wanting to perform well in its only home dual meets of the season. For Olmsted Falls, it wanted to erase the bad taste of losing to Brecksville. Both Southwestern Conference wrestling teams accomplished their goals Thursday night in a league double dual — the Read More…

Wrestling: Midview wins Columbia Invitational Tournament

Midview's Kolby Hirschfelder takes down Westlake's Mahmoud Mustafa. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — By advancing eight wrestlers to their respective championship matches, Midview essentially had the team title at the 41st annual Columbia Wrestling Invitational Tournament all wrapped up. The Middies ensured as much by winning four of the eight title matches, racking up 170 points and winning their first team tourney title of the season Read More…

Wrestling: Firelands, Brookside take control at Vermilion Holiday Dual Meet Tournament

Firelands’ Kyle Hieb, left, battles Vermilion’s Alex Matos in a 138-pound match Monday at Vermilion High School. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Brookside and Firelands — the two teams at the Vermilion Holiday Dual Meet Wrestling Tournament that boast at least 13 starting wrestlers — appear to be on a collision course for the team championship. The teams, which haven’t met yet in the Patriot Athletic Conference regular season, went 4-0 Monday and should wrestle Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville uses strong 2nd half to bury Westlake

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were ahead by eight at the half, but coach Bryan Morgan wasn’t pleased. North Ridgeville was just 10-of-17 from the free throw line and 10-of-28 from the floor in the first half, and he felt they didn’t fully capitalize on their chances. The second half was a totally different story. Read More…

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…