November 24, 2014

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Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic has no trouble with Trinity

ELYRIA — A few more games this good and Elyria Catholic might equal, or even surpass, its North Coast League record of three seasons ago. “That’s three league victories,” EC coach Al Januzzi said. “We have won only one or two in the league in years past.” The Panthers improved to 3-2 in the NCL Read More…

High school hockey: Panthers edge River for tourney title

 CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — Power plays have not been kind to Elyria Catholic this season. Maybe what happened Monday night will turn things around. Elyria Catholic scored on a power play in overtime to beat Rocky River 4-3 in the championship game of the Cleveland Heights Holiday Tournament. The Panthers had scored on only 11 of Read More…

Amherst bounces back for hockey win over Olmsted Falls

PARMA — It’s hard to believe anyone would have guessed Saturday night’s game between Amherst and Olmsted Falls would have turned out the way it did, based on what happened the day before. Amherst defeated Olmsted Falls 3-1 on the second day of the Parma Holiday Tournament. This after the Comets had bowed to host Read More…

Girls basketball: Southview turns over Firelands

 LORAIN — Turnovers doomed Firelands … again. The Falcons committed 38 of them and gave Southview more than twice as many field goal attempts as the Saints defeated Firelands 50-36 in the first game of the Clipper Invitational tournament Monday at Clearview High School. “We played them before and that was a similar situation,” Southview Read More…

High school hockey: Eagles stay unbeaten at EC’s expense

 ELYRIA — It was like a typical day at the office for Chad Murphy, North Olmsted’s outstanding senior center. Murphy came into Saturday averaging 3.9 per game. He added four more points on three goals — one of which was shorthanded — and one assist as the Eagles beat Elyria Catholic, 5-2 in a GCHSHL Read More…

Boys basketball: Fentner scores 34 as Elyria Catholic survives missed free throws to beat Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin

CHARDON — Either way, free throws were going to make the difference Friday night. “How many did they shoot, compared to us?” Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin coach Rob Plumley asked. The answer? Elyria Catholic shot 27 to only nine for NDCL. The trouble was, EC made only 12. Had the Panthers been a little more accurate, Read More…

King’s guards stand tall: Admirals pressure keeps bigger North Ridgeville off-balance

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The first opportunity North Ridgeville missed came with 8:00 on the clock in the first quarter. Admiral King had been charged with a technical foul for dunking during warmups. Both free throws were no good. There were many more missed opportunities in the succeeding 32 minutes, and all cost North Ridgeville heavily Read More…

High school hockey notes: North Olmsted, Bay still riding perfect starts to season

There are only nine days until Christmas and there are still two undefeated teams in our area. Every team had at least one loss by the end of the first weekend of play last season. Two years ago, Elyria Catholic managed to last until Dec. 14 before losing. Bay’s 10-0 record can partly be explained Read More…

High school hockey: Third period hardly a charm as Elyria Catholic gets outscored 5-1, falls to Trinity in NCL tourney

ELYRIA — If the Panthers had been able to ride out the last few seconds of the second period, with Trinity on a power play, things might have been different. As it turned out, the goal the Trojans scored with five seconds left in the second — their first goal of the game and one Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic finds its offense, cruises past Holy Name in North Coast League tournament opener

ELYRIA — The good Panthers showed up for this one. Elyria Catholic rebounded from a subpar showing at home Saturday against Walsh Jesuit with a 6-2 victory over Holy Name in the opening round of the North Coast League tournament Monday at North Park Rink. “A much better effort,” EC coach Dave Phiel said. “We’d Read More…