September 2, 2014

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Boys basketball: Keystone takes advantage of long scoring drought to defeat Brookside

SHEFFIELD — A ragged game by both teams turned into an exciting one down the stretch, but Keystone held on to defeat Brookside 52-47 in Patriot Athletic Conference action Friday night. The Cardinals (3-6, 3-2 PAC) led most of the night but a scoreless stretch that spanned seven minutes over the final two quarters allowed Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia able to answer Amherst’s runs, rolls into DiFranco final

EATON TWP. — The unbeaten Columbia Raiders showed they can dominate in all phases of the game Friday in a 68-50 win over Amherst in the first round of the Bob DiFranco Memorial Holiday Tournament at Midview High School. Taking nearly three times as many 3-point attempts (26) as 2-pointers (nine) through three quarters, the Read More…

High school tennis: Vermilion’s Chaz Hansen suffers first loss, finishes second at sectional

ROCKY RIVER — It’s tough to beat a good team, or good tennis player, three straight times. Rocky River’s Henry Grierson proved there’s validity in that old saying. He lost twice over the last two weeks to Chaz Henson of Vermilion. Saturday, though, was another story as he defeated the previously unbeaten Henson, 6-2, 2-6, Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington rides big second quarter to win over Brookside, tie for PAC Stars title

WELLINGTON — The Wellington seniors more than satisfied the hometown fans Friday in blasting visiting Brookside 75-52. The easy win guaranteed the Dukes (16-2, 14-1) at least a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. A win at second place Keystone on Tuesday would give them the outright title. “We’re not satisfied,” said Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview comes up big against Vermilion

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never faltered in handily beating Vermilion 67-34 Friday night in a West Shore Conference game. The Middies, fielding a starting five averaging 6-foot-3, easily outranked the much shorter Sailors, who average just 6-0. Midview made good use of the difference in commanding Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington turns close game into rout with 31-0 run against Clearview

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two games were played last night in the Clearview gym. One was a back-and-forth affair that promised to turn into a nail-biter, the other was a wide-open, take-no-prisoners blowout. The strange thing was both were played in a total of four quarters as the Wellington Dukes blasted the Clippers over the last Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview’s Callaway throws five TD passes in win

VERMILION — The winning team had 318 passing yards and its sophomore quarterback threw five touchdown passes — including three to a junior receiver. The teams combined for 77 points. The winners’ place-kickers converted seven straight extra points and made a field goal. It certainly wasn’t your old man’s high school football game that was Read More…

H.S. Football: Lorain can’t match Tigers’ speed, big plays

LORAIN – The Lorain Titans, winners of their first two games of the season, lost their second straight game to the speedy Cleveland Heights Tigers, 39-21. Lorain matched the Tigers yard for yard and racked up more first downs than its opponent but couldn’t stop the visitors’ big plays in falling to a 32-7 deficit Read More…

H.S. Football: Oberlin puts up spirited rally, but falls to McDonald

OBERLIN – The mood was surprisingly upbeat at Oberlin on Friday night despite a disappointing 32-27 loss to McDonald. This was especially the case since the Phoenix could have beaten the Blue Devils, a perennial playoff team. Turnovers and penalties ruined a fine offensive effort by Oberlin (1-1), which outgained McDonald by more than 100 Read More…

Boys basketball: Open Door gets big win over Oberlin

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ELYRIA — Sometimes the game comes down to experience. The Open Door Patriots, loaded with well-tested big men, shook off some post-holiday blahs to defeat the visiting Oberlin Phoenix, 62-52, Tuesday night. It was Oberlin’s first loss. Oberlin, helped by eight Open Door turnovers, took a quick 8-2 lead with 3:33 to play in the Read More…