February 13, 2016

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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…

Girls basketball: Avon bounces back from season-opening loss

AVON — Losing is never good, but Avon coach Meghan Larrick got quite a bit of mileage out of her team’s season-opening non-conference loss to Highland. The Eagles were much more careful with the ball Tuesday night, shot a high percentage and dominated the backboards in a 66-29 home victory over Avon Lake that opened Read More…

High school football: Avon senior linebacker Alex Rimko had to wait for his time to shine, but he’s making the most of it

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Former Avon linebackers Cory Ohradzansky and Tanner Doenges were known more for shedding blocks and making plays than for blocking. Blocking, however, is exactly what they were doing to Alex Rimko. Avon coach Mike Elder knew Rimko had enough talent to excel at linebacker, but last year when Rimko was a junior, he had a Read More…

High school football playoffs: Firelands falls to Woodridge

PENINSULA — Even though Woodridge took any suspense out of the game early by racing out to a big lead, Firelands coach Mike Passerrello refused to let one game define his team’s season. The Bulldogs, the top seed in Division IV, Region 11, scored 21 points in the first quarter to take control early before Read More…

High school football playoffs: Explosive Avon hits Highland hard early; wins first round

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Avon High School senior Andrew Roesch (66) runs through the tunnel before the start of the Eagles' game against Highland on Friday night, Nov. 6.

AVON — With a Division I recruit at quarterback and a three-year starter at tailback, Avon is known for its explosive offense. In their 49-20 victory over Highland in the first round of the Division II Region Four OHSAA playoffs at Joe Firment Stadium on Friday night, the Eagles showed they can play some defense Read More…

High school soccer: Elyria Catholic girls can’t stop Padua

PARMA — Padua had a plan and Elyria Catholic played right into the Bruins’ hands. Padua wanted to put pressure on the Panthers’ defense, hoping to take advantage of mistakes … and Elyria Catholic made plenty of them. Junior striker Elena Rauhe scored three first-half goals, two off defensive miscues, as Padua downed EC 4-1 Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic sophomore Donovan Warfield finding success as starting receiver and cornerback

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When your cousin is a former state champion now playing football in the Big Ten, you might feel like you have big shoes to fill. Elyria Catholic sophomore cornerback-receiver Donovan Warfield takes it all in stride. The 5-foot-10, 151-pound speedster is more worried about carving out his own niche on the football field than measuring Read More…

High school volleyball: Vermilion sweeps Shelby in Division II sectional

VERMILION — Shelby coach Brandie Albert, at the district volleyball pairings meeting, chose to play at Vermilion. It didn’t turn out to be the best decision. Behind the strong hitting of junior Taylor Hollis and sophomore Reese Virgin the Sailors swept Shelby 25-23, 25-22, 25-15 in a Division II sectional semifinal at Vermilion High School. Read More…