August 27, 2014

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Girls basketball: Brianna Shagovac steals the show in Amherst win

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AMHERST — Brianna Shagovac may not have been the quickest girl in the Amherst gym Wednesday, but the senior guard was fast enough to beat the buzzer and Lorain High. Shagovac knocked the ball out of the hands of the Titans’ Alex Harris at the top of the key, then drove the floor in the Read More…

Boys basketball: Middies somehow force overtime, win over Keystone

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EATON TWP. — It might have taken Midview the better part of four quarters to get its act together, but after suffering through a four-game losing streak the outcome was well worth the wait for the Middies. Behind a game-high 22-point performance from senior Wes Davic, the Middies caught fire in the final 1:40 of Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin holds off Firelands behind Jason Moore’s clutch free throws

HENRIETTA — Oberlin senior Jason Moore knew that despite his team holding a double-digit lead for most of the game Friday night, Firelands would not just roll over. So he was not surprised when he had to step to the free throw line with just 21 seconds remaining in the game and Oberlin clinging to Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin puts it all together against Keystone

OBERLIN — It may be early in the season, but Oberlin coach Kurt Russell had already pegged Tuesday night’s Patriot Athletic Conference game against Keystone as a “must win” to his team. The Phoenix obviously listened. Forcing 27 turnovers, scoring 18 points on offensive rebounds and blowing open a close game with a 18-5 third-quarter Read More…

Girls basketball: Missed free throws foul up Elyria’s perfect start, result in loss to Mayfield

ELYRIA — After many years of coaching the Elyria girls basketball team, Mike Walsh pulls no punches during a postgame interview. “I only have one thing to say,” Walsh said. “If we make our free throws, we win this game easily. We didn’t and they did, and that was the difference. I mean we missed Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion wins own tourney behind Cameron Kuhn’s 33 points

VERMILION — Saturday night at the first annual Vermilion Tip-Off Classic was anything but classic as Vermilion and Western Reserve ran away with wins in the championship and consolation games. Behind a career-high 33 points from junior Cameron Kuhn, the host Sailors (2-0) darted out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and never Read More…

Girls basketball: Columbia rides fast start to season-opening win over North Ridgeville

COLUMBIA STATION — If every game can be as easy as Saturday night’s season opener for the Columbia Raiders, first-year head coach Ken Marlette will end up looking like a defensive wizard. But even Marlette is quick to point out that his team is still a work in progress. Behind the double-digit scoring of Kaley Read More…

Boys soccer: One goal, a little luck enough for Oberlin to get past Chanel

OBERLIN — Sometimes a little bit of luck really does go a long way. Despite a solid effort turned in by Oberlin on both sides of the ball Saturday afternoon, it was a well-timed goal off the foot of senior forward Dorian Boye-Doe that was the difference in a 1-0 win over St. Peter Chanel. Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside soars in three-game win over Lorain

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SHEFFIELD — If a coach could use a mulligan in volleyball, then Lorain’s Lynne Rositano would have done away with Game 2 on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for her Titans … no such luck. In a battle of volleyball powers, the Brookside Cardinals held off Lorain for a 25-19, 25-9, 25-20 win in non-conference action. The Read More…

High school football: Wellington snaps winless start at Clearview’s expense

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Wellington coach Matt Stoll was starting to question himself after the Dukes opened the season with an uncharacteristic 0-4 start. He’s also been around long enough to know that one big night can turn things around in a hurry. Behind senior quarterback Dylan Weidrick, who ran for 194 yards and four touchdowns, Read More…