April 16, 2014

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Boys basketball: Midview hangs on for OT win against Avon

Midview’s Matt Randolph goes to the basket while Avon’s Jeffrey Laraway, left, and Brad Sprecher defend Friday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview built up a nice early cushion in its West Shore Conference game against Avon at Kubuski Gym on Friday night. The Middies needed every bit of it. Avon rallied from a 17-point deficit to take a late lead, but the heroics of Midview sophomore Daimion Mahone made the difference in his Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon fends off Sailors for WSC win

Avon's Allie Bjorn goes to the basket against the defense of Vermilion's Jen Kovarik during the Eagles' West Shore Conference win on Wednesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — The Sailors kept throwing jabs and the Eagles kept answering with haymakers. In the end, Avon had to hold on to win on points. The Eagles used a dominant first half to forge a 20-point lead before Vermilion stormed back with a late surge that fell five points short in a 52-47 Avon Read More…

Let it bowl, let it bowl … Football and the holidays just go together for the Ryans with three sons playing Division I

Connor Ryan

It’s been almost a decade since Susan Ryan has cooked an old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner … one with relatives and card tables and all the trimmings. Christmas has been dicey as well, but the Westlake resident wouldn’t have it any other way. Instead of turkey dinners and Christmas ornaments, the Ryan family’s holiday seasons have consisted Read More…

Boys basketball: Jeremy Holley does it all in Elyria Catholic’s double-overtime win over Huron

HURON — Sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. With Elyria Catholic’s 6-foot-6 center on the bench late in the first quarter, the Huron student section started chanting, “Where is Holley? Where is Holley?” If they didn’t get enough of Holley in the Panthers’ 69-66 double-overtime win Saturday, they weren’t watching the basketball Read More…

Boys Basketball: Avon Lake shakes off big shot, prevails over Amherst in overtime

Amherst's Garrett Klekota passes the ball around Avon Lake's Matt Molina on Friday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHORNICLE

AMHERST — Garrett Klekota tried to play the hero, but Avon Lake had an answer every time. Klekota scored a game-high 29 points and sent the game into overtime with a heavily guarded 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim, off the glass and through the net. The Shoremen hit their free throws down the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic beats Keystone, meets coach’s goal

Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill goes up for a shot against the defense of Keystone’s Jena Copley on Monday. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic coach Eric Rothgery had a specific goal in mind when his team lost sophomore starter Josie Carandang to a back injury early this season. Monday night, with a 48-42 win over Keystone in non-conference action, Rothgery’s Panthers met his goal. “We knew Josie was going to be out until Jan. 8, Read More…

Wrestling: Worthington cruises in Nationwide Holiday Classic to remain unbeaten

Lorain sophomore Brandon Bartlome wrestles his way to a win over Beaver Local junior Jack Dawson in the 113-pound weight class Saturday at the Lorain Nationwide Holiday Classic. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Keystone sophomore Jacob Worthington made a statement at the Lorain Nationwide Holiday Classic wrestling tournament. The 182-pounder improved to 16-0 with 15 pins or major decisions, breezing through his weight class and defeating Worthington Kilbourne’s Lucky Shaut, 6-2, in the final. His final round win on points was the first time he did Read More…

Wrestling: Lorain sits fifth in host event after Day 1

LORAIN — The opening day of the Nationwide Holiday Classic unfolded in a way that would not have surprised many people. Historic wrestling power Copley sat on top of the team standings while Beaver Local, Bay and Worthington Kilbourne remained within striking distance. Host Lorain sits in fifth — a strong showing for the undermanned Read More…

Boys basketball: EC edges North Ridgeville in error-filled game

Elyria Catholic's DJ Graham shoots between North Ridgeville's Tyler Rowe and Jordan Montgomery. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic kept handing North Ridgeville chances, but the Rangers kept handing them back. The Panthers missed seven of eight free throws in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter, but the Rangers failed to turn those misses into points at the other end, missing their final three shots from the field Read More…

Girls basketball: Berea-Midpark’s Ziska spoils Westlake game plan

Westlake's Monica Fury tries to shoot past Berea-Midpark's Erin O'Neill. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Westlake’s defensive game plan seemed to be working perfectly. One problem for the Demons … they didn’t account for Becca Ziska. Westlake collapsed on 6-foot-3 Pittsburgh recruit Stasha Carey, hoping to force someone else to beat them. Ziska was more than happy to oblige. She connected on four of five 3-pointers as Berea-Midpark Read More…