February 7, 2016

Elyria
Partly cloudy
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Hockey: Avon rallies after Middies’ rally

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ELYRIA — Avon was able to come back from the comeback. After surrendering a two-goal lead in the second period, the Eagles rallied to claim a 4-3 Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League White West Division win over Midview at North Park Recreation Center in Elyria. Avon (14-4, 4-1) took a 2-0 lead early in Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t keep up with Warrensville Heights

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic was stuck waiting for the opening that never came. The Panthers kept it close but Warrensville Heights never gave Elyria Catholic the chance to cut it to one possession, hitting its final 13 free throws and turning the ball over just twice in the fourth quarter in its 72-62 non-conference victory Read More…

High school hockey: EC rally falls short in loss to Parma

CLEVELAND — Elyria Catholic had a chance, and it was quickly taken away. Parma dominated most of the game, but the Panthers made it interesting late in the third period before a penalty put things out of reach in the Redmen’s 6-3 non-league win at the Parma Redman Christmas Hockey Tournament at Michael A. Reis Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain rallies, then holds off North Olmsted

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LORAIN — The Lorain Titans remained unbeaten, but they are no longer untested. After winning their first five games of the year by an average of 36 points, the Titans had to battle back from a seven-point second-half deficit in their 74-72 non-conference home win over North Olmsted on Tuesday night. Junior Nazihar Bohannon scored Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic ekes out win over Clearview in barnburner

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ELYRIA — The atmosphere was more late March than mid-December and the play was as physical as your normal hockey game … and in the end Elyria Catholic was able to land the last punch. Senior Jake Kuchta split a pair of free throws with nine seconds left in regulation, then grabbed his 10th rebound Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls shuts down Amherst

AMHERST – The gym was quiet, but the play on the floor was very loud. Olmsted Falls withstood a huge Amherst run, fighting back with a big run of its own in a 67-56  Southwestern Conference victory in front of a subdued home crowd at Amherst High School. The Comets, in search of their first Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion holds off Huron for win

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HURON — Even though it will not be a conference game until next season when Vermilion joins the Sandusky Bay Conference, the Sailors and Huron squared off in a game that featured plenty of intensity. Unfortunately for Tigers coach Bobby James, it also featured plenty of Huron mistakes. Vermilion fought off a pair of late Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic girls cut Parma down to size in Great Lakes Conference win

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ELYRIA — Facing a team with three 6-footers on its roster, Elyria Catholic girls basketball coach Eric Rothgery knew his team would have to work hard on the boards. Senior Nora Hopkins was up to the task. Hopkins grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and the Panthers went on big runs to open both halves in Read More…

High school wrestling: Santana win helps Lorain win Nationwide title

LORAIN — Senior heavyweight Sadi Santana knew Lorain’s fate in the Nationwide Kickoff Classic rested on his shoulders when he stepped onto the mat for his championship match with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Dom Sciaretti. A win would give his Titans the team title, and a loss would allow the Irish to hoist the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic’s pressure defense does the job against Keystone at Bob DiFranco Tip-off Tournament

EATON TWP. — When Keystone was able to shoot the ball it got exactly what it wanted. Against Elyria Catholic’s press, however, getting shots off was the Wildcats’ biggest problem. The Panthers held Keystone to more turnovers than field goals in winning 66-54 in the opening game of the Bob DiFranco Tip-off Tournament at Midview Read More…