July 25, 2014

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Boys basketball: Elyria’s 10-year winning streak against Parma comes to an end

PARMA — It had been 10 years and 13 games since Elyria lost to Parma. That streak ended Friday night on the Redmen’s floor as the Pioneers bowed, 67-61, in a Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game. Parma, having one of its best seasons in a long time, improved to 11-4 with the victory. Elyria fell Read More…

Girls basketball: Bench brigade makes a big difference for Elyria in win over Stow

ELYRIA — Mike Walsh knows the value of using all the players on his Pioneer roster. Wednesday, after a sluggish start, Walsh found some help from his bench players to roll away from Stow, 59-34, in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. Elyria improved to 13-3 overall and 4-2 in league play. The Bulldogs, who Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria can’t sustain solid play, drops close one to Solon

ELYRIA — By now, Brett Larrick probably figures he’s paid his dues as a head coach. Elyria’s first-year coach saw his young Pioneers let another one slip away Friday night against Solon in a Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game that won’t count in the league standings. The Pioneers lost 55-50 after playing pretty well for Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington puts scare into Lutheran West, but Longhorns survive, stay undefeated in conference

WELLINGTON — Lutheran West had to feel pretty good at halftime Tuesday night at Wellington. The Longhorns had secured a 13-point lead and appeared to be in control of their fifth straight Patriot Athletic Conference victory and sixth overall in nine starts. But someone forgot to tell head coach Tom Eibel and his Dukes. Wellington Read More…

Boys basketball: Garfield Heights gets mad, pours it on Elyria

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Apparently there is no love lost between Garfield Heights and Elyria these days. Taller, deeper and quicker, Garfield Heights took care of business Friday night in dominating Elyria 92-44 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. “One of (Elyria’s) coaches said something that was very inappropriate,” said Bulldogs coach William “Sonny” Johnson. Read More…

Boys basketball: Turnovers turn out to be big trouble for Elyria in loss to Lakewood

ELYRIA — Taking care of the basketball is always the first commandment on the court. Elyria managed to break that rule 31 times Tuesday night in losing to Lakewood, 67-57, in Northeast Ohio Conference play. “Very ugly,” said Elyria coach Brett Larrick. “We caused a lot of chaos out there,” said Lakewood coach Phil Argento. Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville downs Elyria by a point, gets first win over Pioneers since 1992

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — By now, Elyria’s basketball team should know close only counts in horseshoes and drive-in movies. Elyria saw another last-second chance to win a game slip away as North Ridgeville held on for a 58-57 decision in a non-conference game Friday. The Pioneers fell to 1-6, while the Rangers evened their record at Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria edged in Classic consolation game

 LORAIN — Elyria coach Brett Larrick pondered the question following his team’s tough 62-61 loss to Sandusky in the Lorain County Holiday Classic consolation game Tuesday night at Admiral King. “We don’t know what a fire is,” Larrick said when asked if he fired his team up at halftime after a lethargic first half for Read More…

Boys basketball: King too much for Elyria in Lorain County Holiday Classic

 LORAIN — Talk about unbelievable spurts and you’re talking about the Elyria-Admiral King matchup in the opening round of the 11th annual Lorain County Holiday Classic. The Admirals survived a furious Elyria rally to win, 72-55, to advance to tonight’s championship against Vermilion. The Sailors were 76-55 winners over Sandusky in Monday’s first game. It’s Read More…

High School roundup: Amherst girls advance to finals of Comet Holiday tournament

 AMHERST — Amherst made 26 free throws and beat Midview 49-40 in the first round of the Comet Holiday Tournament on Monday. Ashley Aponte scored 18 points and Olivia Sliman 15 to lead Amherst (5-1). Jacki Street scored 15 for the Middies (3-3). MIDVIEW (40): Phillips 1-0-3, Herwig 2-0-4, Duran 2-2-6, Laufman 1-1-4, Street 7-1-15, Read More…