July 5, 2015

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Boys basketball: Lorain rolls over Norwalk

Lorain’s Rashod Berry takes it strong to the basket against Norwalk’s Brandon Bleile during Saturday’s game at Lorain High. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Norwalk coach Steve Gray had no delusions of grandeur heading into Saturday night’s game against Lorain. “We knew what was coming,” Gray said. “There was just nothing we could do about it.” What was coming, with apologies to hall of fame coach Nolan Richardson, was 32 minutes of hell. Lorain jumped on the Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon scores final 9 points to edge Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic’s Darin Guice drives to the basket as Avon’s Johnny Peganoff (10) and Will Ybarra (33) defend Tuesday night at EC. The Eagles scored the final nine points of the game to pull out a 
one-point win. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The first and only lead change of the game made all the difference Tuesday night. After Elyria Catholic led for the entire game, D’amonte Thornton’s layup with 3.5 seconds left gave Avon its first and only lead of the game. When D.J. Graham’s stumbling jumper fell short as the buzzer sounded the Eagles Read More…

Boys basketball: Firelands finishes off Brookside

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was the driest of dry spells, the slipperiest of slides and the spinniest of tailspins. What Brookside suffered through over the final four-plus minutes of its 62-49 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss at Firelands almost defied description. With 4:24 left in the fourth quarter, junior Cameron Drew gave the Cardinals Read More…

Lorain County Nightmares’ Tim Jones to kick in Dallas bowl

Elyria High graduate Tim Jones kicks the extra point for the Lorain County Nightmares vs. Mahoning Valley in a game last season. Jones will be playing in the All American Bowl at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Tuesday in Dallas. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — It’s a long trip from Midview High, where the Lorain County Nightmares play their regular-season home games, to Dallas Cowboys Stadium — the NFL team’s $1 billion home in Irving, Texas. Nightmares kicker Tim Jones, a 2010 Elyria High grad, is making that trip. Jones is one of 84 players selected from more Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain stays unbeaten with sizable victory over short-handed Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic’s  Ceeven Shelton finds his path to the basket thwarted by Lorain’s Anfernee Smothers during Saturday night’s game. The Titans used their superior size to dominate the inside and improve to 5-0. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The trouble for the Panthers started Friday night, when starting center James Tirbaso … the only EC player 6-foot-4 or taller … sprained his knee and elbow in a loss to Midview. That left 6-2 forward Ceeven Shelton as the tallest player in the Elyria Catholic starting lineup. Against the towering, athletic Titans, Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls splits SWC dual meets

North Olmsted’s Shawn Hegyl tries to fight off a pin attempt by Brecksville’s Austin Hiles during their 152-pound match Thursday night in Olmsted Township. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — Senior Night didn’t start out as Olmsted Falls would have liked, but everything worked out in the end. The Bulldogs wrestling team, in a Southwestern Conference triangular dual meet against Brecksville and North Olmsted, dropped a 53-10 decision to the nationally ranked Bees in the first meet. After Brecksville beat North Olmsted 75-3 Read More…

Boys basketball: Defensive change works out well for Elyria Catholic in win over Vermilion

Elyria Catholic’s Jacob Kuchta puts up a runner as Vermilion’s Kyle Nader defends Tuesday in a West Shore Conference game at Elyria Catholic. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It was a simple tweak, but it made all the difference in the world. After Vermilion’s Kyle Nader lit up the Panthers for 12 points in the first quarter, Elyria Catholic coach Phil Kuchta slightly changed the way his team defended the Sailors’ leading scorer. Nader scored only 14 points the rest of Read More…

High school hockey: Midview holds off Avon

Midview’s Jacob Hack keeps the puck away from Avon’s Gabe Intaglianta during the second period Sunday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — It was a big penalty … and an even bigger penalty kill. Midview was able to shut down the Avon power play for five minutes after Jacob Hwodecky was whistled for a five-minute major for his hit on Pat Baeder, protecting a two-goal lead that culminated in a 5-3 Middies victory at Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville rounds up victory against Vermilion

Vermilion Kyle Nader goes to hoop over N Ridgeville 10 Collin Sullinger Dec 12.  Steve Manheim

VERMILION — North Ridgeville has turned a corner. After winning a combined 10 games the past two seasons, the Rangers won for the third time this season without a loss, pulling away from Vermilion in a 72-62 victory that was the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. Senior Kyle Nader had 30 points and 19 rebounds Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst downs Clearview for first win

Amherst’s Casey McConihe goes up for a shot Tuesday night during a victory over Clearview. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Clearview’s Jason Young owned the paint, but Amherst owned everything else. The Comets overcame a big night from the Clippers’ only returning starter to win their first game of the season Tuesday night, 67-48. Against the smaller Amherst front line, Young scored 17 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots, but the Read More…