September 17, 2014

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Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls finds a way, slips past Avon Lake with basket in final seconds

AVON LAKE — The game had overtime written all over it. Olmsted Falls, it appeared, was about to fritter away the final minute without getting off a shot in a tie game. The Bulldogs had all sorts of trouble finding a good look at the basket against a much taller Avon Lake team and its Read More…

H.S hockey: Andrews brothers lead way as EC cruises

ELYRIA — It was a pretty fine evening for just about all the forwards wearing Elyria Catholic jerseys, but Saturday night was extra special for two players named Andrews. Chris Andrews, an EC senior, scored two goals and had an assist. His brother Kevin, a sophomore, also picked up two goals and an assist. “This Read More…

Boys basketball: Bad quarter costs Elyria Catholic in loss at Cleveland Central Catholic

CLEVELAND — Alan Januzzi said he wanted his Elyria Catholic team to do three things from the beginning of Friday night’s game. That triumvirate was: • Limit the turnovers; •Keep Cleveland Central Catholic’s rebounding in check; •Control the tempo. “We didn’t do that in the first quarter, but we did it from that point on,” Read More…

H.S. Hockey notes: Young Shoremen focused on future

The 31 young men who play varsity hockey for Avon Lake High School are, by coach Brent Figueira’s admission, sick of losing. Fortunately, the Shoremen are not sick of playing hockey. That’s a positive, seeing that Avon Lake has very few seniors on its roster. Only six 12th-graders are on the varsity roll. There are Read More…

Boys basketball: Lutheran West’s height makes sure Black River comes up short

ROCKY RIVER — Both coaches agreed it was size that tipped the scales in Lutheran West’s favor Tuesday night. The larger Longhorns beat Black River 72-42 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. But it wasn’t only height that allowed Lutheran West (8-4, 7-1 PAC) to score the last 15 points of the third quarter Read More…

Boys basketball: Buckeye tops Lutheran West in overtime

ROCKY RIVER — When Lutheran West’s Caleb O’Hara missed a 3-point attempt with about two seconds remaining on Tuesday, overtime was the result. The Longhorns had to face the extra four minutes without Stephon Seton, their 6-foot-7 leading scorer and rebounder. Seton, who scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half, was Read More…

Frustrating finish: North Olmsted dominates play, but falls to Brecksville and its top-notch goalie in SWC final

NORTH OLMSTED — Once again, the immovable object won. It helped that the irresistible force wasn’t around, but that fact did little to diminish the object’s marvelous effort. Brecksville, with Dan Miller playing another superb game in goal, won its second consecutive Southwestern Conference championship with a 2-1 victory over North Olmsted on Monday. It Read More…

North Olmsted downs Olmsted Falls to reach SWC hockey tournament final

NORTH OLMSTED — Once again, Olmsted Falls goalie Pat Butterfield turned in a terrific game against North Olmsted. And once again, North Olmsted managed to survive Butterfield’s fine effort. North Olmsted (19-2) defeated the Bulldogs 2-1 on Sunday to advance to today’s championship game of the Southwestern Conferernce tournament against defending champion Brecksville (15-6), which Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Plenty of penalties, little scoring, a North Olmsted win

NORTH OLMSTED — Both defenses and both goaltenders played extremely well, as much because of necessity as desire. “That was an interesting game, to say the least,” Olmsted Falls coach Brian Thompson said of his team’s Southwestern Conference tournament game against North Olmsted on Saturday. What made it that way were penalties — 16 of Read More…

High school hockey notes: North Olmsted loses big chunk of offense with Murphy unable to play in SWC tournament

The Cleveland Cavaliers have proven they can beat good teams even without Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Ben Wallace. But could they win consistently without LeBron James? North Olmsted might be asking itself a similar question. Can the Eagles win without Chad Murphy, one of the most dynamic offensive players in Ohio? Murphy will not play this Read More…