November 26, 2014

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District softball: Amherst survives scare vs. Lakewood, takes undefeated record into final against Elyria

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Today`s dream matchup – No. 1 Elyria vs. No. 2 Amherst – came within a whisker of not happening Tuesday when Lakewood scared the undefeated Comets in the final inning before falling 3-2 in a Division I district semifinal. Lakewood (18-11), trailing 3-1, loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh Read More…

Sectional baseball: Admirals put up fight, but fall to No. 1 Strongsville

STRONGSVILLE – When you`re facing the state`s top-ranked Division I team – which won a state title just three years ago – you`re probably going to be an underdog. And when you have a 5-14 record compared to your opponent`s 20-3 mark, you`re going to be a major underdog. But despite all that, Admiral King Read More…

Sectional softball: Elyria Catholic does it with defense

ELYRIA – Defense told the story of Elyria Catholic`s 6-1 Division III sectional victory Thursday over Oberlin. Elyria Catholic (11-5) had it, Oberlin (9-9) didn`t. None of the Panthers` six runs was earned, helped by a whopping five errors, along with four wild pitches and a passed ball. Elyria Catholic had no errors plus a Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Bay bats stay hot, Rockets blast Firelands

HENRIETTA – Bay used small ball in a big way Tuesday afternoon in Division II sectional tournament play. The Rockets ran up a 20-4 mercy-rule victory in six innings against host Firelands even though they got only one extra-base hit, a double by Sam Ward. How is that possible? Well, in the first place, Firelands Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville finishes what Rocky River starts, wins big despite Pirates’ red-hot first quarter

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Never let a first impression fool you. Rocky River came out on fire in the first quarter Tuesday night against West Shore Conference leader North Ridgeville and it looked like a great game was shaping up. Then everything turned sour for the Pirates and the Rangers ended up with a 64-48 blowout. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic breezes past Open Door

ELYRIA — Sometimes, it’s just your night.Sure, Elyria Catholic probably knew that long before Joe Januzzi sank a 46-foot running jump shot just before the first-half buzzer sounded Friday night. After all, the shot gave the Panthers a 41-22 halftime lead and they went on to post a comfortable 67-48 win over Open Door in Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview forces OT, then falls to Firelands

EATON TWP. — A miracle shot temporarily saved Midview on Tuesday night before four fatal turnovers sank the Middies in a 58-56 overtime thriller won by visiting Firelands at Ed Kubuski gym. Down by three points after a missed shot with two seconds to go, Brad Gross grabbed the rebound, dribbled to the corner and Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville’s fast start too much for Fairview to overcome

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When one team is close to perfection, second best for the opponent just doesn’t cut it. North Ridgeville had a traveling turnover on its first possession of the game but played flawless basketball through most of the opening half to secure a big lead en route to beating visiting Fairview, 69-53, Tuesday Read More…

EC boys rally for overtime win against Lake Catholic

ELYRIA — Overcoming a bad third quarter, Elyria Catholic rallied with a patient offense and some clutch shooting at the end to edge visiting Lake Catholic 52-47 in overtime Saturday in a North Coast League game at the Coliseum. The game was originally slated for Feb. 10 but was moved up in a late schedule Read More…

Boys basketball: Saints get consolation at Bob DiFranco Memorial tournament

 EATON TWP. — Midview came out fired up Tuesday night, charging out to a big lead, but eventually Southview had too much speed and quick feet for the Middies. The result was  a 73-57 victory for the Saints in the consolation game of the ninth annual Bob DiFranco Memorial tournament at Ed Kubuski Gym. The Read More…