June 27, 2016

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Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls shuts down Amherst

AMHERST – The gym was quiet, but the play on the floor was very loud. Olmsted Falls withstood a huge Amherst run, fighting back with a big run of its own in a 67-56  Southwestern Conference victory in front of a subdued home crowd at Amherst High School. The Comets, in search of their first Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion holds off Huron for win

HURON — Even though it will not be a conference game until next season when Vermilion joins the Sandusky Bay Conference, the Sailors and Huron squared off in a game that featured plenty of intensity. Unfortunately for Tigers coach Bobby James, it also featured plenty of Huron mistakes. Vermilion fought off a pair of late Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic girls cut Parma down to size in Great Lakes Conference win

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

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…