February 8, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Michael Oliver’s clutch steal with less than 15 seconds to play helps seal Elyria win over Elyria Catholic

ELYRIA — Michael Oliver may never make a bigger play in his life than the one he pulled off Saturday night at Elyria High. With the Pioneers clinging to a precarious one-point lead and time winding down under 15 seconds, Oliver stole the ball just over the midcourt line and drove in for a layup Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria battles it out for the victory over Solon in GCC

SOLON – Playing physical took on a whole new meaning Friday night at Solon. Elyria High’s Antonio Blanton lost a tooth and Dezman Brown had his eyebrow split open as the Pioneers fought their way to a 63-61 victory in Greater Cleveland Conference play. What Elyria (8-4, 5-2) will have left in the tank for Read More…

Boys basketball: Furcron lifts Elyria to upset win over Medina

ELYRIA — Blake “Bo” Furcron and an inspired defensive effort led Elyria High to a huge 65-60 victory over front-running Medina on Tuesday night in Greater Cleveland Conference play. “It’s always good to play somebody else that’s good,” he said. “I need to play that way all the time.” Furcron, who scored 31 points a Read More…

Boys basketball: Strong start carries Elyria past Mentor

MENTOR — Anytime you jump on an opponent on their floor for a 30-7 lead 11ᄑ minutes into a game, you’ve got to be playing well. When that team happens to be the quality of Mentor — three years removed from a state championship — it has to be considered a huge, huge win. Elyria Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria tops Strongsville, gets back on track

STRONGSVILLE — If there is such a thing as a “team ego,” Elyria High’s bruised one got a boost of confidence Tuesday night at Strongsville. Consecutive losses to Midview and Lorain had the Pioneers in a bit of a tailspin entering the new year but thanks to a stellar defensive effort and 28 points from Read More…

Boys basketball: Clippers use 13-0 run to get past Amherst

SHEFFIELD TWP. — There really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between Amherst and Clearview on Saturday night. Had it not been for the Clippers running off 13 unanswered points to start the second quarter, who knows what the outcome would have been? But Clearview put that advantage to good use in an 82-72 win Read More…

High school basketball: Lorain dominates Elyria in Holiday Classic tilt

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ELYRIA — Any lingering doubts about Lorain’s basketball supremacy in Lorain County were laid to rest Tuesday night at a jam-packed Elyria gymnasium. The Titans overcame a quick start from the Pioneers to dominate the opening round of the 18th annual Lorain County Holiday Classic, 78-62. Lorain was hoping to win its third straight event Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain looking for third straight Lorain County Holiday Classic title, but needs to get past Elyria first

ELYRIA — When former Elyria athletic director Mark McGuire, now the AD at Solon, came up with the idea of a Christmas break boys basketball tournament in 1998, little did anyone figure it would turn into an annual event. Yet here we are in year 18 of the Lorain County Holiday Classic. But this year’s Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview gets first win over Elyria since 1994

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ELYRIA — Cool, calm and collected. That was Midview’s mantra Tuesday night at Elyria High. “We don’t get rattled,” Midview’s Logan Bolin said after his basket in the last two seconds gave his team a huge 50-48 come-from-behind win. “It was awesome — the way we fought the entire game. They went on a couple Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria pulls away from Keystone behind another high-scoring fourth quarter from Blake ‘Bo’ Furcron

ELYRIA — It probably wouldn’t surprise too many people that Elyria defeated Keystone on Saturday night in non-conference boys basketball play. However, the way the game unfolded certainly had to raise some eyebrows. The Pioneers didn’t have a field goal over the first 7:55 of the third quarter and had to scramble to shake off Read More…