May 5, 2016

Elyria
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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

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

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

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…

High school football: Elyria Catholic dominates early in win against Normandy

ELYRIA — For its road showdown with Rocky River next week to mean anything, Elyria Catholic had to take care of winless Normandy on Friday at Knights of Columbus Field. A healthy dose of Sam Best did the trick. Best rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Panthers to a 40-10 win Read More…

High school football: Lorain’s Bohannon a multi-talented individual

Lorain coach Dave McFarland thinks junior wide receiver/inside linebacker Nazihar Bohannon has no limits on his future. The 6-foot-6 Bohannon, who was the second-leading scorer on the Titans’ state-ranked basketball team last year, is the kind of player and student college coaches dream of. He looks at the books as an important part of his Read More…

High school football: Bay’s Best better than Elyria Catholic

ELYRIA — All game, in virtually every situation, Nick Best was better than Elyria Catholic. Best ran over, around and through the Panthers defense, scoring five touchdowns in the Bay Rockets’ 37-27 Great Lakes Conference victory at Knights of Columbus Field. Elyria Catholic senior defensive tackle Mickey O’Neil, who had a game-high 17 tackles, summed Read More…