August 1, 2014

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Girls basketball: Brooke Wallace sparks Amherst in win over Clearview

Amherst's Brooke Wallace  drives between Clearview's Megan Woods and Raquel Santana. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Brooke Wallace is a Division I college prospect. She’s also her own harshest critic. After Wallace dominated the paint in Amherst’s 58-40 non-conference win over Clearview, the 6-foot-1 junior talked about what she was unable to get accomplished in the game. Wallace scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked five shots, snared four Read More…

Boys basketball: Big plays lead Midview past Bay in 2OT

EATON TWP. — Bay did a lot of things right, but Midview did the right things when it counted the most. After a Grant Overy 3-pointer at the buzzer sent the game to overtime, Jack Duffner sparked a Middies run to start the second overtime as Midview held off the Rockets 91-88 in double overtime. Read More…

Elyria’s two-time, first-team All-Ohio linebacker Connor Kamczyc signs with Marist College

Conner Kamczyc

Elyria’s Connor Kamczyc is going to a place where he will definitely be needed. The two-time first-team Division I All-Ohio linebacker has decided to continue his football career at Marist, a Division I Football Championship Subdivision program that finished tied with Butler atop the Pioneer Conference regular-season standings last season at 7-1. The Red Foxes Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls turns page after pregame technical foul, hands Berea-Midpark first loss of season

OLMSTED TWP. — The book was wrong, but everything else went just fine for Olmsted Falls in a key Southwestern Conference game against Berea-Midpark. The Bulldogs had their players’ road numbers written in the scorebook instead of the numbers on their home whites, drawing an administrative technical foul before the game even started. However, once Read More…

Hockey: Westlake beats Brecksville for Southwestern Conference title

Westlake’s Alex Miller (11) celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of Sunday’s 5-3 win over Brecksville. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Westlake played like the top seed it was … but Brecksville was not going down without a fight. The Demons jumped out to a three-goal lead in the second period, then held on to win their first Southwestern Conference hockey tournament title with a 5-3 win over the Bees. Andrew Marincic pulled Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion stuns Elyria Catholic in the first half, then holds off big Panther rally in the second

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ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic spent all Friday night digging itself out of a big mess. It was not stranded in the heavy snow that fell at the corner of Gulf and Poplar … the mess was inside, and it was one of the Panthers’ own making. Elyria Catholic put itself in an 18-point hole at Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst tops Lorain

Lorain’s Destiny Wilson (21) tries to shoot over Amherst’s Brooke Wallace. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — When Amherst took care of the ball, its offense was effective. It took the Comets until the second half to decide to take care of the ball. After turning over the ball 14 times in the first half Wednesday, Amherst gave it up only six times in the second in its 39-34 non-conference Read More…

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…