July 2, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Lorain overwhelms Clearview, snaps skid

LORAIN — One night after both teams played last-second thrillers, Lorain eliminated the possibility of any late suspense Saturday before the echoes from the final notes of the national anthem faded into the night. Clearview ran into a buzzsaw as the Titans took out the frustrations of two straight losses, the second by a point Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview hands Keystone their first PAC loss of the season

LAGRANGE — If you ask Keystone coach Jeff Holzhauer, Clearview senior Lance Billings gave Keystone exactly what it deserved. Billings drilled a 3-pointer while being fouled, then connected on the free throw in the game’s final moments to lift the Clippers to a 55-54 road victory and hand the Wildcats their first Patriot Athletic Conference Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview turns up defense to beat North Ridgeville

EATON TWP. — The offense wasn’t working, so Midview turned up the defense. After a poor shooting start by the Middies allowed North Ridgeville to race out to a big lead, Midview went to a three-quarter-court trap that turned the game around in its 56-46 home Southwestern Conference victory at Kubuski Gym. The Middies (9-4, Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic takes frustration out on Brookside

SHEFFIELD TWP. — After one of its toughest games of the season, Elyria Catholic was ready for its easiest. Winless Brookside, on the second night of a back-to-back following a tough conference loss to Wellington, was the unfortunate victim. The Panthers shot a stunning 75 percent in the first half and a season-high 69 percent Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t overcome Bay’s 31-7 second-quarter run, suffers first Great Lakes Conference loss

ELYRIA — If Bay coach Jared Shetzer goes to pick up some Powerball tickets he should probably make sure his numbers have a lot of twos in them. The second quarter has been magical for the Rockets in recent days. Bay went on a huge run and scored 35 second-quarter points for the second consecutive Read More…

Hockey: Avon rallies after Middies’ rally

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

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

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…