May 1, 2016

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Boys basketball: Lorain can’t complete rally vs. Lima in regional semifinals

TOLEDO — Lorain hoped to take at least one step further this season, but Lima Senior stopped the Titans in their tracks. Early jitters put the Titans, who fell in the regional semifinals for the second consecutive season, in a hole they couldn’t climb out and the Spartans advanced with a 46-38 victory at the Read More…

The tournament trail: Lorain’s Kevin Davis faces tough task in Division I regional semis

LORAIN — Lorain senior guard Kevin Davis is getting exactly what he wanted. When his Titans tip off against Lima Senior in the Division I Akron/Toledo regional semifinal, Davis will be defending one of the top high school players in the nation, 6-foot-1 shooting guard Xavier Simpson — a University of Michigan recruit. Simpson has Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain repeats as district champ, looks to make run in regional

ELYRIA — Lorain is back in familiar territory. And this year hopes to take things at least one step further. The Titans captured a Division I district title Saturday and moved on to the regional semifinals courtesy of a 58-40 win over North Ridgeville at Elyria Catholic High School. Senior guard Da’vierre Andrews scored 20 Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain keeps calm, turns up heat, pulls away from Avon

ELYRIA — Lorain advanced to the Division I district final for one simple reason. The Titans don’t panic. After the top-seeded Titans let sixth-seeded Avon creep back into the game, they methodically pulled away again, using a pair of big runs in the second half to put away a 76-57 win over the Eagles at Read More…

High school wrestling: Brookside’s Packard wins title at Division II sectional

SHEFFIELD — Brookside’s Greg Packard keeps rolling along. The 220-pound junior improved to 42-1 and captured a sectional championship with a win over Clearview’s Clinton Cooper in the final of the Division II sectional tournament Saturday. The end came with just three seconds left in the final period. “That was the seventh time I’ve faced Read More…

High school basketball: Lorain celebrates Southview with instant classic win to clinch Lake Erie League title

LORAIN — On a night when Lorain High celebrated Southview High School, the final regular-season game at what was the home of the Saints was a classic. The Titans (18-3) rallied from a three-point deficit in the final :22.5 of regulation to send the game to overtime, then came from behind in the extra session Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Amherst cleans up on boards, wipes out Olmsted Falls

AMHERST — Olmsted Falls spent the week before its Division I sectional game at Amherst working on rebounding. The Bulldogs still couldn’t manage to keep Amherst off the glass, as the Comets dominated the rebounding battle and overcame a four-point deficit in the second half for a 58-45 victory. Junior Jayla Hall led all players Read More…

High school basketball: Defense seals win for Elyria Catholic over Rocky River

ELYRIA — It was like Novocain — kind of dull and not a lot feeling, but exactly what Elyria Catholic needed. On a night when neither team shot the ball well, especially from the perimeter, Elyria Catholic’s fourth-quarter defense was the difference in the Panthers’ 55-40 Great Lakes Conference win over Rocky River at the Read More…

High school boys bowling: Elyria downs Amherst with one pin to spare, captures North Shore Bowling Conference title

VERMILION — After 15 matches, four games and nine frames, the North Shore Bowling Conference championship was still undecided. And it was all on Elyria junior Nathan Hensley’s shoulders. Hensley came through with a clutch spare, toppling the 5-pin with the last ball of the last frame to give the Pioneers the title by one Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic’s comeback a point short against Cleveland Central Catholic

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta is an idiot. Just ask him, he’ll tell you. Proudly. Following his Panthers’ last-second 85-84 loss to Cleveland Central Catholic, Kuchta talked about those that questioned the wisdom of Elyria Catholic scheduling a home non-conference game against Ohio Mr. Basketball candidate Tervell Beck and the tough Read More…