September 3, 2015

Elyria
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Girls soccer: Comets can’t keep up in second half

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ROCKY RIVER — Amherst is getting healthy and for 40 minutes Monday night, it showed. The Comets battled their way to a slim 1-0 halftime deficit against Magnificat. But whether those returning players grew tired, Magnificat played better or — more likely — a combination, Amherst’s slim deficit didn’t last. The Blue Streaks came out Read More…

High school football: Bulldogs looking for more bite this year in new SWC

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OLMSTED TWP. — Olmsted Falls needed a couple third-down stops against Avon in last season’s Week 9 to position itself for a possible upset. The Bulldogs lost by a touchdown in Week 1 to Bedford, an eventual regional finalist. Olmsted Falls lost to Mayfield, which went 12-2, by 13 in a game that felt closer Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon Lake freshman shine in loss to Oregon Clay

AVON LAKE — If there was any worry about how the new faces on Avon Lake’s roster would fit in after replacing six departed seniors, the Shoregals’ young guns put that worry to rest Friday. The final score wasn’t particularly pretty — a 3-0 loss to Oregon Clay as part the Columbus Crew’s first Friday Read More…

High school football: Avon hopes to erase agony of defeat from last year

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AVON — Mike Elder and his Avon Eagles are two weeks from erasing the wild, disappointing end to their 2014 season. Sort of. Oh, they’ll never truly rid that loss from their memories, but at least they’ll see a different uniform in a real, live game Aug. 28 at Strongsville. “It was very disappointing. Any Read More…

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…