September 30, 2014

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Lorain County Speedway: Tigh Shaffer triumphs despite cautions

SOUTH AMHERST — Yellow flags clash when it comes to sports. Tigh Shaffer, the two-time defending Modified division champion, won the 50-lap feature event Saturday night at Lorain County Speedway despite nine caution flags which halted the green-flag racing. Multiple caution flags also flew during restart laps and contributed to the 24-car field needing one Read More…

High School Tennis: Oberlin grabs a pair of titles

ROCKY RIVER – Oberlin seniors David Miller and Marius Chamberlain looked as if they would cruise through all four of their first doubles tennis matches at the Rocky River Quad on Saturday afternoon, but Lakewood’s Max DiFillippo and Dragoslav Cvijetinovic had another idea. Trailing 5-2 in the final match of the doubles competition, which was Read More…

North Ridgeville girls track team wins season-opening Nelson Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — The North Ridgeville girls and boys track teams each scored 117 points at the Nelson Howe Invitational track meet at Firelands High School on Friday. But despite the identical scores, the two teams came away with slightly different results. For the girls, the 117 was good enough for first place in the Read More…

Hockey: Puck, victory belong to EC as Panthers pounce

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BROOKLYN — Possession is said to be nine-tenths of the law. It can also be the key to owning a hockey game. The Elyria Catholic Panthers showed the value of possession Monday in their 8-1 victory over the Trinity Trojans in the second round of the Brooklyn district hockey tournament at the John M. Coyne Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain High Titans in the zone

LORAIN — Lorain High coach Andy Bastock got one look at what the Collinwood Railroaders could do against a man-to-man defense and quickly reverted to a zone in Tuesday night’s non-league match-up in Lorain. The plan worked as the Titans (11-5) held Collinwood (12-6) to 6 of 22 shooting from 3-point range in a 68-51 Read More…

Fight of a lifetime: Bruck hasn’t let diabetes stop her

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The 2010 volleyball season may be over, but there is a battle University of Michigan redshirt junior Karlee Bruck fights every day, with no timeouts or changeovers. During her freshman year at Michigan, Bruck, a middle blocker, went to a preseason tournament in Hawaii. But as the team prepared for the season, Bruck and the Read More…

College football: Mount Union’s season a big kick for Elyria’s Tyler Almeida

Mount Union makes its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game – the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl – today. It would be tough to find a Purple Raider who is looking forward to the game any more than Tyler Almeida. The Elyria High graduate is a sophomore kicker for Mount Union, Read More…

Oberlin women’s basketball: Memories of final game fuel hopeful Yeowomen

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The Oberlin College women won five games last season, but it was their final game, a six-point road loss to a 20-win Ohio Wes­leyan University team, which got them geared up for this year. In that loss, the Yeowomen connected on 24 of 55 shots from the floor, 6-of-13 3-point­ers and matched the Battling Bishops Read More…

College basketball: Oberlin men’s basketball roster filled with variety

A quick look at Oberlin Col­lege’s men’s basketball roster reveals something about the program. There is not a player on the roster from Ohio or the same high school. They have players from as close as Chicago and as far away as San Francisco and Boulder, Colo. With the varying backgrounds, there should be a Read More…

College basketball: Area talent fills Jackets’ roster

BEREA — Following the 2008 season, the Baldwin-Wal­lace men’s basketball program needed a head coach after longtime Lorain County resi­dent Steve Bankson retired. Duane Sheldon was brought on to lead the Yellow Jackets, and in two years he has contin­ued to build on the recruiting base in and around the area. There are five area Read More…