July 25, 2014

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Boys basketball: Midview starts fast against Fairview, fades even faster

EATON TWP. — It was the kind of second-half performance Midview needed to break a three-game skid, boost the players’ confidence and create some momentum before the end of the regular season. Unfortunately for the Middies, it was Fairview that turned in the stellar two quarters Friday night. The Warriors erased a 15-point halftime deficit Read More…

Wrestling notes: League meets held this weekend

It’s the final week of the regular season and that means it’s time for the wrap-up of the conference tournaments. Locally, that means the Patriot Athletic Conference, the Southwestern Conference and the West Shore Conference will crown champions Saturday before beginning preparation for their respective sectional tournaments the following weekend. The PAC tournament will be Read More…

Boys basketball: EC wears down vs. VASJ

CLEVELAND — Elyria Catholic kept digging itself into a hole Tuesday night, and Villa Angela-St. Joseph was more than happy to bury the Panthers. The Vikings, stymied by EC’s plodding pace during the first half, were let loose during the final two quarters and ran away with a 76-39 North Coast League victory. “Our guys Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria 2nd; Mitcheff wins 4th league title

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Two pins, one technical fall and a major decision added up to Steve Mitcheff’s fourth conference championship Saturday night. The Elyria senior — who captured three Pioneer Conference titles — downed Strongsville’s David Bolger in the 112-pound final during the inaugural Northeast Ohio Conference tournament, and Zack Goins earned the 152-pound championship Read More…

Admiral King honors its past: ‘Bubbles’ Harris, Byron Gladden thrilled to have jerseys retired

LORAIN — Bubbles felt lifted and Gladden was all smiles. It was a happy homecoming for two of Admiral King’s greatest basketball players Friday night as Jim “Bubbles” Harris and Byron Gladden had their jerseys retired during a ceremony at halftime of the Admirals’ 72-56 victory over Maple Heights. “It’s an honor that you just Read More…

Boys basketball: Admiral King rolls over Maple Heights; Scott gets 50th career win

LORAIN — It was a night of celebration within Admiral King’s gymnasium. Two former Admirals legends had their jerseys retired during halftime, the seniors and their parents were recognized during a pregame ceremony and Admirals coach Mike Scott earned career win No. 50 as the Admirals rolled over Maple Heights in a 72-56 Lake Erie Read More…

Wrestling notes: Tournament time is here

The regular-season dual meets are dwindling, the postseason tournaments are just around the corner and the next two weekends will be filled with some exciting conference tournaments. The action begins tonight in Garfield Heights as the Northeast Ohio Conference holds its inaugural tournament, and fittingly there is a three-way tie atop the Valley Division — Read More…

Surprise: Admiral King takes second at Firelands wrestling invite

HENRIETTA TWP. — If somebody had asked last week what the chances would be of Admiral King winning an individual championship during Saturday’s Falcon Invitational at Firelands High School, the answer would have been zero. “We weren’t really supposed to be in this tournament,” Admirals senior Mike Daniels said. “Our coach asked them to let Read More…

Prep wrestling notes: Small teams, big issues

What wrestler wouldn’t want to be part of the Lake Ridge program? You’d have a new wrestling room — fully heated — a lock to own all the school records in the sport and have your own personal coach to help you hone your craft. It must be pretty good to be Mike Rose. “We Read More…

Wrestling: Lutheran West assistant OK after heart stopped

 If “heart” is one of the components needed for a good wrestling program, then Lutheran West should consider itself lucky it has such a strong one beating in the chest of assistant coach Harry Dennis. Dennis, who lives in North Ridgeville, collapsed during the championship round of the Joe Searcy Memorial tournament at Bedford High Read More…