December 21, 2014

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Track and field: Columbia’s Brasdovich wins four events; Keystone girls win first league title since ’94

BROOKLYN — There’s something about being the fastest girl in the Patriot Athletic Conference during your freshman season that gives an athlete a boost of confidence. Columbia’s Lisa Brasdovich has been dominant during her sophomore year and successfully defended her PAC 100- and 200-meter titles, and added championships with the Raiders 400- and 800-meter relay Read More…

H.S. Tennis notes: Area given 3 No. 1 seeds for sectionals

The area may not have a ton of seeded players for today’s sectional tournaments, but the ones they have are expected to go a long way. Avon Lake senior Alex Trzeciak is the No. 1 seed in the Division I sectional at Oberlin College, the North Olmsted senior pair of Alex Kearney and Kevin Bus Read More…

Cavaliers bench comes through in the clutch in Game 4

CLEVELAND — If Cleveland fans are wondering what the secret to Monday night’s 88-77 victory over Boston was, they need look no further then the Cavaliers’ bench play. Forwards Anderson Varejao and Joe Smith and guard Daniel Gibson sparked the Cavs during a fourth-quarter 20-12 run that gave Cleveland the Game 4 win and tied Read More…

Cavaliers: Delonte West has big game in huge win over former team

CLEVELAND — He used to make fantastic passes and knock down big shots while wearing Boston’s familiar green jersey, but Celtics fans must have been cringing every time Cleveland point guard Delonte West touched the ball during the Cavaliers’ 108-84 win Saturday night. West finished with a team-high-tying 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Read More…

Mixed martial arts: Local fighters find thrills, success in cage event

SHEFFIELD — Elyria’s Zack Goins didn’t get to spend a long time in the cage Friday night at Quaker Steak & Lube, but the 18-year-old mixed martial arts fighter was all smiles after his 27-second knockout of Kevin Powers in a 170-pound match. “I saw him loading up his right hand and I was able Read More…

Fights not limited to cage at event

SHEFFIELD — Apparently 15 undercard fights and three main events weren’t enough for some fight fans at Quaker Steak & Lube on Friday night. After Superior Cage Fighting’s “Round 1 of the Quaker Fight Series” wrapped up, multiple fights broke out and police were called in from all surrounding areas. Members of the Elyria, Lorain, Read More…

A fighting chance: Mixed martial arts event to feature debut of Elyria team

ELYRIA — Sure there will be wings and burgers on the menu Friday night, but that’s not exactly what area fight fans are going to be salivating over. Superior Cage Fighting will give Lorain County its first taste of high-profile mixed martial arts (MMA) in “Round 1 of the Quaker Fight Series” at the Quaker Read More…

H.S. Tennis Notes: Players to help with clinics to promote sport

The area’s varsity tennis players plan on building their programs this summer and it has nothing to do with improving their skills on the court. The high school players and their coaches will get together for a tennis-coaching workshop on May 18 at Oberlin College, then will hold free youth clinics in their respective communities Read More…

Family, friends, team the focus of Lorain Hall of Fame’s 39th induction class

LORAIN — The tone was set early during the 39th annual Lorain Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement banquet Thursday night. University of Toledo quarterbacks coach Ken Karchner, filling in for hospitalized Rockets defensive coordinator Tim Rose, talked about how the lasting sports memories shouldn’t be about what is on the scoreboards or in the record Read More…

Butler assumes take-charge role as Wizards pull out win, keep season alive

CLEVELAND — It was two years ago during the Cavaliers’ first-round series against the Wizards that LeBron James stepped up to Gilbert Arenas at the free throw line and whispered, “You know, if you miss these shots, the game is over.” In Wednesday night’s Game 5, Caron Butler returned the favor. Butler, who single-handedly kept Read More…