April 27, 2015

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Kevin Love has strong postseason debut despite slow start

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid postseason performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking Read More…

OSU Spring Game: Elyria’s Chase Farris named starter at right tackle for fall

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer didn’t waste any time confirming Elyria High graduate Chase Farris had won a spot in the starting lineup. “We didn’t improve as a team … but we did individually get better,” Meyer said after the Gray team’s 17-14 win over the Scarlet team in the spring game. “Some Read More…

Ohio State Notes: Mixed results for QB Cardale Jones in spring game

COLUMBUS — A year ago Cardale Jones had a miserable spring game performance. Four months ago Jones played the best three games of his career in leading Ohio State to a national championship. The junior quarterback was somewhere in between Saturday, yet still did enough to help his Gray squad come away with a 17-14 Read More…

High school wrestling: Lorain’s Isaiah Margheim an All-American after taking fourth at senior nationals

Isaiah Margheim

Lorain senior Isaiah Margheim wasn’t satisfied finishing third at the Division I state tournament earlier this month, so the Titans 195-pounder went out and earned All-America status at last weekend’s 26th annual National High School Coaches Association senior nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. “It was exciting, it was fun,” said Margheim during a phone interview Read More…

North Ridgeville’s McCall commits to Ohio State

Ohio State has three top-tier quarterbacks on its roster and everyone is wondering who is going to be in charge of the Buckeyes’ passing game next season. It appears the same questions are going to soon pop up about Ohio State’s rushing attack. North Ridgeville junior Demario McCall announced his oral commitment to the Buckeyes Read More…

Lorain County Wrestling All-Star Meet: Lorain’s Isaiah Margheim finishes in style with tough win, top award

ELYRIA — Lorain senior Isaiah Margheim got to show off his platinum hair one last time. He got to exhibit his superior skills on the mat one last time. He even got to dance on the sideline before his match one last time. Margheim won a tough 4-3 decision over Columbia’s Jose Caraballo, then was Read More…

State Wrestling: Huge night for Elyria, as Ben Darmstad and Kevin Vough win titles, team finishes runner-up

Elyria's Ben Darmstadt (top) gets a quick two point near-fall against Mason's Jordan Collins.
Rick Twining

COLUMBUS — The Elyria wrestling program is used to having big nights, but the Pioneers haven’t had a night as big as they did Saturday at the Division I state tournament in a long time. Elyria grabbed its first state runner-up trophy — to set next to the state title it won in 1973 — Read More…

State Wrestling: Four from area will take center stage tonight with chance to bring home titles

COLUMBUS — While Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt was the only one blowing out candles Friday, three other area wrestlers were celebrating with him. The quartet won two matches and will battle for state championships tonight. Lutheran West’s James Handwerk, Olmsted Falls’ Noel Caraballo and Pioneers teammate Kevin Vough joined Darmstadt, who celebrated his 17th birthday, as Read More…

State Wrestling Notes: 18 from area survive tough 2 days, will finish as state placers

COLUMBUS — The numbers are impressive. The area sent 25 wrestlers to the state tournament. Fifteen won their opening match, eight advanced to the semifinals and four will wrestle in the finals tonight for state championships. Eighteen of the 25 advanced through two days of tough competition and will stand on podiums tonight — five Read More…

State Wrestling: Elyria gets off to great start, leads in team race after Day 1

COLUMBUS — Elyria made the trip south knowing there was a sizable number of teams that had a reasonable shot at winning the Division I state championship. After Thursday’s opening session, the odds have gotten longer for many of those contenders. Not the Pioneers. They’re on top of the leaderboard, leading 20.5-16.5 over St. Edward. Read More…