June 29, 2016

Elyria
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H.S. Wrestling: Coach Brian Behrendt steps down from Brookside program due to health issues

Brian Behrendt spent the last decade elevating a Brookside wrestling program that was once painful to watch. After last season, the veteran coach decided it had become too painful to continue at the level he desired. “I have some health issues,” said Behrendt, who’s set to turn 50. “I’ve been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for Read More…

Division III softball: Elyria Catholic downs Wellington, looks to defend first district championship today against Columbia

AVON LAKE — The Elyria Catholic softball team has learned how to do a few things the past couple of seasons — play good defense, come up with clutch hits and find its way into the Division III district championship game. The Panthers held off Wellington on Wednesday afternoon for a 6-3 victory that put Read More…

Cavaliers: Second unit, with huge assist from LeBron James, starts big run in second quarter that paves way for blowout

CLEVELAND — A quick look at the box score and it’s easy to see that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were the stars of Cleveland’s 115-84 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals. But the second unit received a ton of praise for taking a five-point lead Read More…

Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

High school softball: Westlake turns tables on Midview, wins sectional after two losses to Middies during regular season

EATON TWP. — Midview appeared to be a heavy favorite heading into Tuesday’s Division I sectional championship game against Westlake. The Middies were 17-5 and had defeated the Demons, who were 11-11, in two regular-season meetings. But both of those losses were by one run and Westlake had All-Ohio pitcher Katie Lew in the circle. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Inductees share spotlight with families

ELYRIA — It’s normal at the annual Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet for inductees to talk about and thank their family members, yet the 2016 class took the family theme to another level Saturday night. That’s because the 45th class included three Elyria High members who joined family members who’d already been enshrined — Read More…

Stunned Hawks have no answers after Cavs’ 3-point barrage

CLEVELAND — The locker room scene resembled that of a heavyweight boxer’s after he had been knocked out early in a title fight. The Atlanta Hawks sat on their stools looking dazed and confused, trying to figure out what happened during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 123-98 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read More…

New coaster Valravn plays like Cedar Point’s greatest hits, but is worth the trip

SANDUSKY — If you’ve enjoyed the plethora of roller coasters Cedar Point has offered over the past couple of decades, then there’s a good chance you’ll love Valravn. The two-minute, 23-second ride on the park’s newest roller coaster is like a medley of the amusement park’s greatest hits. There’s the comfortable seating of the Rougarou, Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: Tom Ternes turned to wrestling and made a life on the mats

Tom Ternes might have envisioned one day entering the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame, but his dreams always consisted of him leading Elyria High to glory as a standout on the basketball team, not as a superstar wrestler. “They called me ‘Balls’ because we had a basketball hoop up on our barn and that’s all Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take 9 players on Day 3, including 3 more WRs

BEREA – The Browns stayed true to form to start Day 3 of the NFL Draft. They used the first pick of the fourth round, No. 99 overall, on Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert. They then traded No. 100 to the Oakland Raiders, who selected Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. The Browns have traded four times. Read More…