May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Boys District Basketball: Keystone KOs Clearview with late flurry, Brody Kuhl’s winning 3-pointer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Like two heavyweight boxers, Keystone and Clearview traded body blows all night until the Wildcats delivered a knockout punch. They scored the final nine points, including a 3-pointer by Brody Kuhl with six seconds left, for a 59-56 Division II district semifinal victory at North Ridgeville High School. “Where I am at Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin dominates Wellington in sectional final

OBERLIN — Oberlin trailed 2-0 to Wellington, but from that point, the Phoenix took complete control over their Patriot Athletic Conference foe Dukes, posting a 73-40 victory in a Division III Wooster sectional final. Second-seeded Oberlin, now 17-6, advances to face third-seeded West Salem Northwestern on Monday at 7 o’clock at Wooster High School. The Read More…

High school basketball: Midview beats North Ridgeville to share SWC crown

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Midview made sure that coach Troy DiFranco’s last regular-season game after 19 years was a memorable one. The Middies turned a close game into a blowout and back into a close game before pulling out a 69-58 victory over North Ridgeville that allowed Midview to share the Southwestern Conference championship with North Read More…

District Hockey: It takes 5 overtimes, but Olmsted Falls gets past Chagrin Falls on Jacob Kerkay goal

BROOKLYN — Olmsted Falls needed four overtimes last season to eliminate Chagrin Falls from the postseason. The task was even more difficult Wednesday night in district action at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. Seriously. Freshman defenseman Jacob Kerkay scored with 5:32 left in the fifth overtime to lift the tired Bulldogs to a 3-2 win. “My Read More…

District hockey: One goal enough for Avon to get past Avon Lake; Midview erupts for five goals in third to beat Normandy

BROOKLYN — Avon started Tuesday’s district tournament game against Avon Lake shorthanded, became even more shorthanded and still scored the only goal of the game … yep, it was shorthanded … in a 1-0 white-knuckle win at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “I don’t think anyone coming in here thought this was going to be a Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted’s fortunes turn around fast in 3-2 loss to Cleveland Heights in Baron Cup II final

BROOKLYN — One minute made all the difference for North Olmsted in Sunday’s Baron Cup II championship game against Cleveland Heights at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Eagles went from being up a goal to being down a goal when the Tigers’ Conor Lewis scored twice in a 60-second span to propel Cleveland Heights to Read More…

High school hockey: Midview falls short against North Olmsted in Baron Cup II play

BROOKLYN — Midview may have played its best game of the year Friday night, but it still fell short in the Baron Cup II tournament against second-seeded North Olmsted at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. Midview’ s defense was nearly flawless and goalie Jared Meredith played his best game in his four years between the pipes, Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic, Olmsted Falls bow out early in Baron Cup play

BROOKLYN — Olmsted Falls will probably look back at a 5-3 loss to Orange on Monday in the Baron Cup II tournament and think about missed opportunities. Trailing 4-2, the Bulldogs played the final 4:23 with at least a one-man advantage and couldn’t cash in. They gave up an empty-net goal during a 6-on-4 chance Read More…

High school hockey: Cleveland Heights lowers boom on Avon

LAKEWOOD — The regular season came to a rough end for the Avon hockey team as it dropped a 6-1 decision to White East Division champion Cleveland Heights in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League crossover game at Winterhurst. The Eagles gave up a pair of power-play goals to the Tigers in the first Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces spoiler role, downs Southwestern Conference contender North Olmsted

NORTH OLMSTED — North Ridgeville probably won’t be able to chase down Olmsted Falls for the Southwestern Conference title, so the Rangers are making sure no one else can either. North Ridgeville got a huge spark from Demario McCall and Jordan Montgomery in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter Tuesday to down North Read More…