May 6, 2016

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Boys basketball: North Olmsted holds off Westlake to get back on track

WESTLAKE — Have a problem with ugly — or, at least, less aesthetically pleasing — wins? Save it. North Olmsted doesn’t want to hear it. Reeling after two consecutive lopsided losses and three defeats in their last five games that knocked them from the top of the Southwestern Conference, the Eagles held off a hot Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon continues hot stretch, downs North Olmsted to tighten Southwestern Conference standings

AVON — It took nothing extraordinary: Avon simply played better and harder than North Olmsted on Tuesday night, in a 72-57 Southwestern Conference win. Avon, down senior Jeff Laraway after he suffered a shoulder injury in his team’s loss to Olmsted Falls last week, rode DelShawn Orr and Damantie Thornton to its fourth win in Read More…

Boys basketball: Another loss for Lorain makes first two-game loosing streak since February 2014

BEDFORD – An uncharacteristically slow game between two of the region’s top teams ended far too abruptly – and bitterly – for Lorain on Friday night. Bedford’s Daron Falkner hit an improbable, falling-out-of-bounds runner over Lorain’s Naz Bohannon as time expired, giving the Bearcats a 46-45 victory. With its sixth straight win, Bedford improved to Read More…

Boys basketball: Undefeated Lorain set to face St. Edward, the team that ended its dream season a year ago

Lorain has been beaten once in the last 682 days. The Titans haven’t lost in the regular season in 689 days. Tonight, the team that achieved the former feat has a chance to end the latter streak. The Titans (8-0) travel to St. Edward (6-3) tonight to put that regular-season mark on the line against Read More…

Boys basketball: Anfernee Smothers’ smothering defense sets the tone as Lorain pounds Maple Heights to stay undefeated

MAPLE HTS. — Lorain’s Anfernee Smothers nearly single-handedly turned a dribble-drive Maple Heights team into a perimeter shooting team Friday night. You can probably guess how that went for the Mustangs. Smothers, the Titans’ unheralded big man, has become a force early this season and set the tone early Friday: He blocked three shots in Read More…

Boys basketball: After trailing most of the game, Lorain dominates fourth quarter to rally past Elyria Catholic

ELYRIA — It hasn’t happened terribly often, but Lorain has been in a few close games over the last two seasons. And somewhat unexpectedly, the Titans needed to draw on that experience Tuesday night. Elyria Catholic led by as many as 12 points and took a lead into the fourth quarter, but Lorain beat up Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted bench comes up big vs. Bay

BAY VILLAGE — Point guard Kyle Wapshott out for the year. Cleveland State commit Andy Lucien, limited by a sprained ankle, in foul trouble. Ryan Coleman, too. No, things didn’t look good in the season opener for North Olmsted late in the first quarter. But then the Eagles turned to their unheralded supporting cast, and Read More…

High school football: ‘Angry’ Avon rolls over Olmsted Falls

OLMSTED TWP. — Avon played angry last week in its impressive 48-point win over preseason Southwestern Conference front-runner Berea-Midpark. The Eagles, though, started slowly on Friday night — until they got angry again. A peculiar sequence on the Eagles’ second possession — on which Avon was penalized five times inside its 30 — served as Read More…

Boys soccer: Olmsted Falls advances to district final

BEREA — One of Olmsted Falls’ goals entering this season was to play on Halloween. And by avenging their only loss of the season, the Bulldogs will have to delay their trick-or-treating and costumes a little longer. Falls beat Berea-Midpark 2-1 in a Division I district semifinal Wednesday night, earning revenge for the Titans’ 3-1 Read More…

High school football: Midview overcomes mistakes, Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Midview hasn’t offered its opponents much in the way of hope this year, winning by an average of 28 points entering Friday night’s game against Avon Lake. The Middies gave the Shoremen an opening — but when the hosts failed to capitalized, Midview closed the window quickly. Dustin Crum and Logan Bolin Read More…