February 6, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Clearview pressure proves too much for Wellington

SHEFFIELD TWP – Clearview’s first 12 minutes ended up being a little better than Wellington’s final 20 minutes as the Clippers improved to 4-0 on the year with an 82-77 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover win Friday night. In the first 12 minutes of the game, Clearview was unstoppable, forcing 19 turnovers and converting them into Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted rolls over Midview

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ELYRIA — North Olmsted showed why it just might be the team to beat in the White West Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League with a dominating 4-1 win over Midview on Sunday at North Park Rec. The Eagles pressured the Middies all over the ice and were able to hold the Read More…

Boys basketball: High-flying Lorain soars past Vermilion

Vermilion's Ryley Miller, left, grabs an errant pass while defended by Jamar Ross of Lorain. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

VERMILION — The heart was willing, the jump shot — not so much. Vermilion knew it faced tough odds just to hang with high-flying Lorain in a non-conference matchup Friday night, but the Sailors’ hustling effort couldn’t make up for their 33 percent shooting as the Titans breezed to a 92-40 win. Lorain (2-0) opened Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic tops Brooklyn behind big game from new goalie Kevin Hahn, David Kukucka hat trick

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CLEVELAND — Elyria Catholic might not have a big hole in the net after all. The Panthers’ goalie job looked to be up in the air this season after four-year starter Luke Farmer graduated. Never fear, EC fans, St. Edward transfer Kevin Hahn, is here. Hahn posted his second straight shutout Thursday as the Panthers Read More…

Turning it around: LCCC volleyball team rides midseason surge to return to nationals

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The Lorain County Community College volleyball team is headed to the Division III national championship tournament this week. The team includes (front row left to right) Lindsay Eisbrenner, Ali Stanziano, (back row left to right) Haley Looney, Emily Mandoke, Kady Whitsel, Sammie Anderson, Maryssa Kellick, Mikayla Walbom and Stacey Labis.

ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College’s volleyball team had one goal this year — return to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III national championship tournament in Rochester, Minn. It seemed like a tall task for the Commodores with just two members of last year’s national runner-up returning to the team and the squad Read More…

High school football: Firelands gets past Keystone, secures spot in playoffs

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands was in win-and-wait mode in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division finale Friday against Keystone with a playoff appearance on the line. Things did not look good for the Falcons after giving up 25 points to the Wildcats in the second quarter and trailing by three at the half. But a Read More…

High school volleyball: St. Joseph blocks Avon’s title hopes

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EATON TWP. — The 25-year old Cinderella story is over. Avon’s run toward its first district volleyball championship since 1990 came to an end Thursday night when the Eagles’ youth simply couldn’t handle St. Joseph Academy’s experience in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-20 loss in the Division I final at Midview. The fifth-seeded Jaguars (21-4) advance to Read More…

Volleyball: Avon sweeps Magnificat to end district final drought, but top-seeded Olmsted Falls falls to St. Joseph

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EATON TWP. — Two matches, two upsets. One a doozy. Third-seeded Avon ended a 26-year district final drought Tuesday night by beating an experienced and second-seeded Magnificat team 26-24, 25-14, 25-22. The Eagles will play for the Division I district championship Thursday night at 7:30 against St. Joseph Academy. Wait, what? Not Olmsted Falls? Nope. Read More…

High school volleyball: Sloppy win for Bulldogs; Comets get swept

EATON TWP. — Even when Olmsted Falls isn’t playing its best volleyball, it finds a way to come out on top. The top-seeded Bulldogs had more than enough to battle through some stagnant play, down North Olmsted 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday night and advance to the Division I district semifinals at Midview High School. Read More…

Division I sectional volleyball: Midview, Avon roll in openers

EATON TWP. — Midview made a run to the Division I district semifinals last year. Monday they began a similar trek. The Middies opened a big lead early in the first set and then used late runs in the final two for a 25-11, 25-23, 25-15 win over Rocky River in a Division I sectional Read More…