July 28, 2015

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Boys basketball: Naz Bohannon might only be a sophomore, but his energy, enthusiasm keep undefeated Lorain rolling

Lorain High School sophomore forward Nazihar Bohannon (33) is hoisted by a sea of fans after scoring the game-winning basket against Bedford as time ran out on the clock. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

Lorain’s Naz Bohannon leads the Titans’ pregame ritual, in which he enters a circle of Titans players and cheerleaders and begins with, “No talking Boaaaaa — we came to win!” Fans follow with, “Hey! Hey!” On the court, he is most often the on-ball man in the Titans’ full-court, trapping press, and he wastes little Read More…

Boys basketball: How far can the Lorain Titans go?

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Warrensville Heights did everything right Thursday in its bid to end Lorain’s run at an unbeaten season. The Titans, for a while at least, did a lot wrong. That Lorain overcame those two factors to beat the Tigers and complete that 22-0 record raises two pressing questions as the Division I district tournament begins this Read More…

Lorain rallies to beat Warrensville Heights, finish regular season 22-0 (with Video)

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WARRENSVILLE HTS. — In its final hurdle to a 22-0 season, Lorain trailed by eight at half Thursday night against Warrensville Heights — its largest halftime deficit of the year. So it was slightly surprising to see the Titans emerge after just two minutes of the halftime break. The message in that short locker room Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain rallies to beat Bedford, clinch outright LEL title, improve to 21-0

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BEDFORD — Lorain’s Devon Andrews stepped to the line Tuesday night with 1.3 seconds left and a very pro-Titans crowd roaring. He calmly sank two free throws to make it 78-71 to log his 32nd and 33rd points of the night. And if ever there was an exclamation point on the first goal of this Read More…

Boys Basketball: EC drops WSC finale, yet still shares league crown

EC Jacob Kuchta shot over RR Sutton Klodnick in first half Feb. 20.  Steve Manheim

ROCKY RIVER — Not a whole heck of a lot went right for Elyria Catholic on Friday night — until about 9:20 p.m., when the Panthers were on the bus home. That about sums up one of the wildest West Shore Conference seasons on record, fitting, since it was the league’s last. Needing a win Read More…

Lutheran West’s Andrew O’Hara had to grow up early after losing his father to cancer

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Andrew O’Hara has had it tougher than his siblings, his older brother, Jake, says. Andrew had to stay. In the fall of 2011, after their father, Tom, died from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 47, Andrew, a Sheffield Village resident, was entering his freshman year at Lutheran West — and became the Read More…

Boys basketball: Lakewood forfeits 2 games; Elyria Catholic now tied for first in WSC

The final basketball season of the wild, wacky West Shore Conference just got a whole lot weirder. Lakewood has forfeited its last two games, wins over Elyria Catholic (77-63) on Friday and Westlake (64-53) on Tuesday. At issue is the Rangers’ Logan Swift, a second-team All-WSC pick at forward a year ago. Swift’s eligibility was Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview gets confidence boost with win over North Olmsted

NORTH OLMSTED — The grind of a long season, with more basketball left when tournament play starts in two weeks, intensifies in the final weeks, with mental fatigue often looming as largely as anything physical. In these late stages, then, any boost can prove welcome, even if it is a seemingly otherwise meaningless non-conference victory Read More…

Boys Basketball: Depth turns tide as Lorain overcomes deficit, beats Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND HTS. — With four minutes left in the third quarter Tuesday night, Cleveland Heights — one of the few teams that could say so this season — had Lorain on the ropes. The Tigers had erased a 10-point first-half deficit to take a 42-38 lead. Making matters worse, three of the Titans’ most important Read More…

Once a scorer, Eddie Williamson now focuses on helping undefeated Lorain other ways

Lorain senior Eddie Williamson’s stats might not dazzle, but his importance to the Titans’ success is undeniable. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Maybe it’s his role as quarterback on the Lorain football team and the relative exposure he received from that high-profile position. Or maybe it’s that he’s always been mature, and sensible about his surroundings. Whatever the reason, Titans senior point guard Eddie Williamson has approached the evolution of his contributions to his unbeaten basketball team Read More…