May 1, 2016

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Boys Basketball: Lake Ridge uses big run to beat First Baptist, extend win streak to 5

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge trailed early but exploded for a game-turning run from the end of the first quarter and through the second to post a 66-52 win over First Baptist on Monday night. The Royals have won five straight, their longest streak in at least 15 years, according to coach Brian Ansberry, whose Read More…

High school hockey: Olmsted Falls edges Midview

ELYRIA — Special teams was the difference for Olmsted Falls in its 5-4 Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League win over Midview at the North Park Recreation Center on Sunday. The Bulldogs scored two power-play goals in three chances and killed off four Middies power plays, including the final 4:02 of the game after a Read More…

Ineligible player forces Avon Lake hockey to forfeit 16 games

Avon Lake thought it had capped a hockey season of dreams with a 6-2 win over Elyria Catholic on Wednesday night that clinched a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Blue West Division championship and a spot in the Baron Cup III tournament. But over the last 48 hours, the euphoria of a championship season Read More…

Boys basketball: Big 2nd quarter leads Vermilion past Willard

VERMILION — It took Vermilion eight minutes to get warmed up in its non-conference game with Willard on Monday night, but once the switch was flipped, the Sailors didn’t cool off. A big second quarter was the difference as Vermilion rolled to a 60-40 win. Leading just 9-7 going into the second quarter, the Sailors Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview puts big loss in past, pounds Firelands

SHEFFIELD TWP. — If there were any worries about Clearview after the drubbing the Clippers took against Lorain High last Saturday, they can be pushed aside after Friday night’s Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game with Firelands. Clearview turned a nine-point halftime advantage into a runaway win, forcing eight Falcons turnovers in the third — including Read More…

High school hockey: Big third period gives Elyria Catholic fourth straight win

ELYRIA — Just when it looked as though Elyria Catholic’s three-game winning streak was about to come to an end Wednesday, the Panthers played one of their best periods of the season, scoring three times in the final 15 minutes to pull out a 7-5 non-league win over Aurora at North Park Recreation. EC improved Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted defeats Avon to win first Southwestern Conference tournament title in five years

NORTH OLMSTED — The drought is over. Thanks to the all-junior line of Kyle Sukenik, Shane Malinak and Zach Servidio and the outstanding goaltending of sophomore Ryan Godin, North Olmsted won its first Southwestern Conference hockey championship in five years Monday afternoon at the North Olmsted Rec. Final score: North Olmsted 4, Avon 1. Sukenik, Read More…

High school hockey: Avon scores three goals in the first period to down Midview, advance to SWC tourney final

NORTH OLMSTED — Avon has a chance to make its first Southwestern Conference hockey tournament a memorable one. The Eagles, in their first year in the conference, scored three goals in the first period and made them hold up in a 6-3 win over Midview in one semifinal at North Olmsted Rec. The second-seeded Eagles Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington dominates early beating Columbia in Patriot Athletic Conference

WELLINGTON — Despite scoring 29 points in the first quarter and owning a 19-point second quarter lead, Wellington needed a 13-0 run over the final two quarters to pull out a 76-65 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover victory over Columbia on Friday night. “Anytime you play a good Columbia team, no lead is safe, and you Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic outlasts Nordonia in high-scoring GCC matchup

ELYRIA — If you like high-scoring games, then North Park Rec was the place to be Wednesday night as Elyria Catholic pulled away from Nordonia with two goals in the final 2:23 for a 10-7 victory in the Blue Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League. The Panthers (10-6, 10-2) never trailed, but Read More…