August 3, 2015

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H.S. Baseball: Amherst freshman Shawver strikes out 15, shuts out Midview in debut

Amherst's Evan Shawver pitches during a game against Midview on April 1. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Left-hander Evan Shawver may be a freshman, but he looked like a seasoned veteran in his first varsity start. An exceptional seasoned veteran. Shawver scattered five hits over seven innings of shutout ball Wednesday, striking out 15 while walking just two as Amherst got a pair of fifth-inning runs to hand Midview a Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion stays course, rallies past Brookside

VERMILION — Jeff Keck looks at every baseball game as an opportunity for his Vermilion Sailors to learn a lesson. Tuesday’s lesson? You are never out of it. Vermilion rallied from a four-run deficit, scoring the game’s final eight runs to top Brookside 9-5 for the second consecutive day at Vermilion’s high school baseball complex. Read More…

High school basketball: Lorain’s Devon Andrews named top player

OBERLIN — Asthma and a bad attitude. Lorain senior Devon Andrews didn’t have a lot going for him three short years ago when he had to sit out half his team’s basketball season as a sophomore. He had trouble breathing at times and wasn’t the most responsible or serious student in the classroom. He is Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain seniors pave way for future success

Lorain's Eddie WIlliamson drives to the basket against St. Edward's Thomas Schmock in the second half of the boys division I regional semi-final game Wednesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. ANNA NORRIS/ CHRONICLE

AKRON — Eddie Williamson, Devon Andrews and Rashod Berry were the main players in a love story that ended Wednesday with Lorain’s 68-60 loss to St. Edward at James A. Rhodes Arena. The loss ended a dream season, but did nothing to diminish the feelings the city of Lorain had for the Titans. Or the Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion never finds rhythm, knocked out by Holy Name

Vermilion High School's Nick Prenatt (33) jumps to take a shot as Holy Name's Nick Opincar (15) and Jack Ehrbar (25) jump to block him. (KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion senior Kyle Nader had his usual phenomenal game Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the cold-shooting Sailors saw their season end with a 65-50 loss to Holy Name in a Division II district final. Nader scored a game-high 26 points and eclipsed 1,000 points in his career, but he was the Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Lorain needs 3 overtimes to outlast Brunswick, stay undefeated, move into district final (VIDEO)

Lorain's Eddie Williamson hangs in the air on the way to the hoop Wednesday during a 59-56 triple-overtime win over Brunswick. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Lorain coach John Rositano said his team needed a game like the one it had just played. The Titans had not had a game where they were in serious jeopardy of losing since Jan. 23, when they rallied in the final minute to knock off Bedford. Since then Lorain had won nine Read More…

Sectional Boys Basketball: Lorain puts on show for fans, family in big win over North Ridgeville

LORAIN — The Lorain boys basketball team has become the hottest ticket in town. Prior to its sectional final at home against North Ridgeville, fans lined up from the front doors across the parking lot  to wait for entrance. The Titans did not disappoint. Lorain, the second-ranked team in the state, put on a high-flying Read More…

Sectional Boys Basketball: D’amonte Thornton’s 3-pointer in OT lifts Avon past Amherst

Avon’s D’amonte Thornton, left, and Will Ybarra sandwich Amherst’s Antonio Serrano as they fight for a rebound during Wednesday’s game at Avon High School. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — The three easy shots Amherst missed led to the nearly impossible game-winner Avon was able to hit. The Comets had three chances to put the game away, but missed the front end of three one-and-one opportunities, one in the final 34 seconds of regulation and two in the final 43 seconds of overtime, Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic overcomes struggling start to capture Division III sectional opener

Elyria Catholic's Jacob Kuchta and James Tirbaso foul Oberlin's Donald Johnson as he drives to the basket. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It took a quarter of basketball, but once Elyria Catholic figured out Oberlin’s 2-3 zone it quickly took control. The Panthers trailed by a bucket after the first quarter before dominating the final three in an 84-59 Division III sectional opener at the Elyria Catholic Coliseum. The Phoenix started the game in a Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain rolls up 100 points against Euclid, improves to 19-0

Lorain’s Devon Andrews slams home two of his 21 points Friday night in the undefeated Titans’ romp over Euclid. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — After his team dismantled Euclid in front of a sold-out Senior Night crowd, Lorain coach John Rositano didn’t really talk about what happened in the 100-41 win over the Panthers. He wanted to give credit for what has been a “basketball renaissance” of sorts in Lorain … one that has the program poised Read More…