February 14, 2016

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Boys soccer: Olmsted Falls shuts out North Olmsted

OLMSTED TWP. — It’s been a grind in the Southwestern Conference this season, and it’s not going to get any easier. Olmsted Falls beat North Olmsted 2-0 Wednesday night to improve to 5-1-2 in the SWC — good enough for third in the league behind Berea-Midpark and Westlake. The Eagles fell to 3-4-1 in the Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon Lake ties Westlake, stays in control in SWC

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AVON LAKE — Playing against Avon Lake this season has proven to be difficult, as evidenced by the Shoregals’ going unbeaten since an opening loss to Oregon Clay. More difficult? Playing against the Shoregals with a deficit. So while Westlake battled back to tie Monday night’s key Southwestern Conference battle, Avon Lake did enough to Read More…

High school football: Midview stakes claim to front-runner role in Southwestern Conference against Berea-Midpark

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BEREA — Midview’s all-state quarterback was on the sideline, bruised not only from last week’s battle with Avon but a hard-hitting first half against Berea-Midpark. The Middies’ top receiver was playing quarterback, and threw a tough-luck interception that led to an immediate touchdown and a halftime deficit. So how did Midview react? Like a really Read More…

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…