May 1, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: High-flying Lorain soars past Vermilion

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

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

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

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

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…

Volleyball: Olmsted Falls finishes unbeaten in SWC

AVON — Olmsted Falls and Avon played an instant classic in the regular-season finale for both as the Eagles pushed the Bulldogs to five games for the first time this year. Falls withstood an incredible defensive effort by Avon and had just enough at the end to grab a 25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 23-25, 15-13 victory to Read More…

Volleyball: Lutheran West stays perfect in PAC with win over Columbia

ROCKY RIVER — Lutheran West continued its winning ways in the Patriot Athletic Conference, but Columbia pushed the Longhorns to the limit before they pulled away for a 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16 victory on senior night. Lutheran West, 18-3 overall, has won 33 straight in league play dating back to late 2013 and can clinch Read More…