April 1, 2015


Boys basketball: Danny Stintsman comes up with big basket as Open Door downs Lake Ridge in OT

Open Door’s Danny Stintsman comes up with a steal  in overtime Tuesday night in the Patriots’ win over Lake Ridge in a Division IV sectional opener. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Danny Stintsman came up with a biggie, and Open Door is headed to the second round of the Division IV sectional tournament Friday at Cuyahoga Heights. With the score tied at 56 with 1:20 left in overtime Tuesday, Stintsman made a dramatic layup in heavy traffic to put Open Door in front to Read More…

Girls basketball: Firelands’ shooting ice cold in loss to Bay

Firelands’ Victoria Grasso drives to the hoop Monday past Bay’s Nora Ziebarth during the Falcons’ 34-18 loss in a Division II district semifinal at Elyria High School. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The cold weather has everyone down, and Bay and Firelands couldn’t escape its clutches Monday in the Division II district semifinal. No, the Elyria gym doors weren’t open, letting in all the frigid air that has left snow on the ground for 58 straight days and nights. It was the teams’ ice-cold shooting Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: EC’s pressure defense too much for Wellington in easy win

ELYRIA — The Elyria Catholic Coliseum served as a great reminder Saturday afternoon of ancient Rome’s house of horrors. Only this time it was the Panthers, not the lions, doing the mauling. Top-seeded Elyria Catholic (20-4) rolled over Wellington 58-20 in the Division III sectional title game to advance to next week’s North Ridgeville district Read More…

Boys basketball: Logan Bolin’s clutch free throws lift Midview past Vermilion

EATON TWP. — It was Friday the 13th, but nobody was unlucky at Midview’s Ed Kubuski Gym unless, of course, you include Vermilion when Kyle Nader launched a court-length heave that barely missed going in at the final buzzer. The miss left the Middies with a dramatic 48-47 win in West Shore Conference action. Nader, Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Sybil Roseboro, right, takes the ball down the floor as Olmsted Falls’ Kristina Mancini blocks her path Wednesday night during the Pioneers’ 46-30 win. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — Not even a trip into the frigid night — during the game — could cool off Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks and Sybil Roseboro on Wednesday. The dynamic duo almost double-handedly beat Olmsted Falls in a non-conference game. Middlebrooks (21) and Roseboro (19) combined to outscore the entire Olmsted Falls (3-10) team in a Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview done in by ugly second quarter

Midview Daimion Mahone goes to hoop past Bay Danny Heideloff  Jan. 9.  Steve Manheim

EATON TWP. — It was a game of streaks, one way and then the other, before Bay escaped the last rally to beat Midview 61-58 in a West Shore Conference game at Kubuski Gymnasium. A 3-point bomb at the buzzer that would have forced overtime for Midview had the right trajectory, making fans hold their Read More…

Boys basketball: Despite 53 fouls, Elyria Catholic happy with win over Bay

EC's Jacob Kuchta does a layup over Bay's Danny Heidleoff. Photo by Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — In a game lasting nearly three hours due to a staggering 53 fouls called, Elyria Catholic finally outlasted visiting Bay 64-52 Friday night in a West Shore Conference opener at the Coliseum. Despite the fouls — 27 on Elyria Catholic and 26 on Bay — only one player fouled out. Both teams shot Read More…

Girls basketball: Christian Community School notches first win of the season

Christian Community School’s Darla Allen puts up a shot Tuesday during a victory over Kingsway Christian. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Christian Community School got its first win of the season in a low-scoring 28-19 non-conference game Tuesday night over Kingsway Christian. Both teams had reasons for their sparse point production. The host Warriors had six freshman and one sophomore in the lineup, along with just one senior and two juniors. “We’re very young,” Read More…

OCSA playoffs: First Baptist slips by Horizon Science

First Baptist's Corey Williams high-fives teammate Brett Snelling after he scored a goal against Horizon Science. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Slippin’ and a sliding while singin’ in the rain. That was the story Tuesday afternoon in an Ohio Christian Schools Association playoff soccer opener. The slippin’ and a sliding was done by both teams in a steady rain the first half of the match, won by First Baptist 5-1 over Cleveland Horizon Science Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon controls game against Elyria, looks to tournament

Avon’s Michael Smigel advances the ball 
as Elyria’s Adam Supel gives chase Monday 

ELYRIA — Avon’s football team is having its usual solid season, but so is the futbol team, making for a highly exciting autumn off Detroit Road. The Eagles, under the leadership of Chris Dore, are the ninth-rated team in the state in Division I and will enter next week’s sectional tournament seeded No. 1. Need Read More…