August 29, 2014

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Girls basketball: Big quarter helps Elyria take control in non-conference win

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It is no understatement that North Ridgeville lost a non-conference game Wednesday in the second quarter. After trailing by only three points after the opening quarter, the Rangers had a disastrous second period that paved the way for a 58-29 loss to Elyria. In the other three quarters, the Pioneers only outscored Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview holds off Cloverleaf in 2OT, gets to play for own tourney title

EATON TWP. — Cloverleaf gave defending Bob DiFranco Holiday Tournament champion Midview all it could handle, but ultimately fell 67-66 in double overtime at Ed Kubuski Gym on Friday. The Middies (5-3) face Columbia tonight in the title game at 7:30. The Raiders beat Amherst in the opener. Midview is vying for its fourth title, Read More…

Boys soccer: Blue senior all-stars find offense in second half, put Red away

EATON TWP. — What started out looking like a low-scoring affair, turned into a shootout in the second half Saturday at the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association boys senior all-star game on the artificial turf at Midview High. The Blue team found the net four times in the second half and went on to Read More…

All-star volleyball: East, North come out on top

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ELYRIA — The skies outside were cloudy but the stars were shining brilliantly Wednesday night at Elyria Catholic’s Coliseum in the annual Lorain County Volleyball Coaches Senior All-Star games. Forty of the premier players in the county were divided up as evenly as possible into four squads that played two three-game matches. Most of the Read More…

High school soccer: Laszlo Szabados’ header lifts Columbia to semifinal win

COLUMBIA STATION — Kicking is the name of the game in soccer, but sometimes it’s using your head that counts. Columbia scored the match’s only goal on a header shot by Laszlo Szabados just two minutes into the second half as the Raiders edged visiting Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 1-0 Monday night in a Division Read More…

Volleyball: Brooke Camera, Kara DeLuciano propel Open Door

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ELYRIA — On paper it looked like a rout, with visiting Elyria Open Door Christian swepting First Baptist Christian in three games, 25-18, 25-15, 25-9. But, Monday’s non-conference volleyball match at First Baptist was more spirited than the final score indicated, with the Sabres (3-9) executing a number of long volleys to make the Patriots Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon pushes Mags to end

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AVON — There are no such thing as moral victories, just plain victories or losses on the scoreboard. But Avon came just about as close as a team could come to claiming one Monday night. The Eagles held Magnificat, the state’s sixth-ranked Division I girls soccer team, scoreless for 70 minutes and 47 seconds before Read More…

Golf: Avon tops Avon Lake by a single stroke in battle of unbeatens

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AVON — There wasn’t much on the line for the Avon and Avon Lake girls golf teams when they squared off in a dual match Monday on a rain-soaked and windy Bob-O-Link Golf Course. Well, nothing but bragging rights and the possibility of a slight mental edge in the upcoming Division I sectional. Yeah, that’s Read More…

High school golf: Avon soars to easy title

COLUMBIA STATION — Avon had a great tuneup Wednesday for its West Shore Conference Tournament at Sweetbrier today. The Eagles are the favorite to win today’s league tournament after going 14-0 in the dual match season and winning Wednesday’s Lorain County Coaches Association tournament with a 317 team score on the tough private course at Read More…

Boys soccer: Sam Weiss scores four goals as Oberlin blanks Columbia

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OBERLIN — It was all Sam Weiss on a gorgeous autumn afternoon Saturday at Oberlin High School. Weiss, a senior tri-captain, did all the scoring in the Phoenix’s 4-0 win over Columbia in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division match. His first two goals were on free kicks, from 10 yards out with 36:43 left Read More…