April 16, 2014

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Boys basketball: Outside shooting Oberlin’s downfall

CANTON — Oberlin coach Kurt Russell acknowledged after Wednesday night’s Division III regional semifinal at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse that the Phoenix will never be mistaken for a good outside shooting team. LaBrae knew it, schemed to force the Phoenix to shoot from the perimeter and the Vikings are moving on because of it. Jason Read More…

Former Elyria star’s development on display as CSU career winds down

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CLEVELAND — Five years after leaving Elyria High School, Honesty King still is the same offensive threat she was when she was named Lorain County’s Miss Basketball and a second-team All-Ohio selection as a senior. But as her career and the Cleveland State University women’s basketball program has evolved, King has adapted her game. And Read More…

Boys basketball: No. 4 Midpark ousts Midview

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BRECKSVILLE — Midview did little wrong in the opening round of the Division I sectional tournament Tuesday night against Midpark. The No. 4-seeded Meteors, though, especially their tandem of outstanding guards, were a little better, bordering on flawless. Midpark senior Chris Calton and junior Michael Schuller combined for 47 points in the Meteors’ 64-49 victory, Read More…

Boys basketball: Shoremen fall at ‘The Q’

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CLEVELAND — Avon Lake had the chance Tuesday to do what many teams don’t — play on an NBA court in a 20,000-seat arena. And while the Shoremen will certainly remember the experience, they’ll take a few regrets back to Lorain County from downtown Cleveland. Strongsville beat Avon Lake 55-52 on Tuesday night at Quicken Read More…

Boys basketball: Raiders turn to ‘D’ for win over Firelands

COLUMBIA STATION — It’s not often Columbia’s potent offensive attack goes scoreless for six-plus minutes. It’s even rarer for a team to survive such a stretch in a fierce conference test against a fellow division leader. Both occurred Tuesday night, though, as the Raiders withstood a scoreless stretch of six minutes, 28 seconds over the Read More…

Boys basketball: Unbeaten streak ends for Raiders

PARMA — There’s no secret to Columbia’s philosophy: Push the ball, shoot often and then do it all over again. It’s also no secret the Raiders are good at it, with an 11-0 record entering Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup with Parma. The danger, of course, lies in those nights when, either because of an opponent’s Read More…

Girls soccer: EC shoots its way to title

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ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic coach Tony Rozanc has the luxury of preaching aggressiveness to his offensively talented team, so he urges his crew to treat each game as if they’re down by three goals at the outset — and score four. They couldn’t manage any for 110 minutes of action Thursday night in the Read More…

District soccer: EC girls dominate play, look to repeat

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ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic dominated everywhere but the scoreboard on Monday night in a Division III district semifinal. And while the final score didn’t quite reflect that dominance, the Panthers are confident heading into Thursday night’s final against Wellington in their chances to repeat as district champs. Independence scored three times in the second half Read More…

Boys sectional soccer: EC beats Wellington to advance

ELYRIA — Despite a slow start, Elyria Catholic had plenty of chances to find the back of the net Saturday afternoon in a Division III sectional final against Wellington. And even though the Panthers left some opportunities on the field, it’s hard to argue with the result. EC eventually broke through for two goals in Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon Lake avoids upset at hands of Olmsted Falls

AVON LAKE — The best thing to happen to Avon Lake on Friday night was Olmsted Falls kicker Chris Fox booting a 29-yard field goal with 2:22 left in the third quarter. Three points, after a drop in the end zone halted the Bulldogs’ growing momentum, turned out to be the opening the Shoremen needed Read More…