June 26, 2016

Elyria
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Division I sectional baseball: Evan Shawver shows he has the right stuff in battle of left-handers as Amherst tops Elyria 1-0

AMHERST — A pair of lefties were much better than all right Wednesday in Amherst’s 1-0 win over Elyria in a Division I sectional opener. One run in the bottom of the first held up for Amherst and sophomore Evan Shawver as the Comets got past Elyria and hard-luck junior Jamaris Cook at the Comets’ Read More…

High school baseball: Top-seeded and state-ranked Elyria Catholic has to rally to beat Brooklyn in sectional final

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky had a look of relief on his face as he came to the dugout from the third base coaching box. He had just seen his state-ranked and highly favored Elyria Catholic Panthers rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a two-run lead on scrappy Brooklyn in a Read More…

High school baseball: Midview blanks Avon Lake to capture outright Southwestern Conference title in first year in league

EATON TWP. — Midview hit the Southwestern Conference trifecta Monday night. With a 2-0 win over Avon Lake, the Middies sewed up the outright baseball championship of the newly expanded Southwestern Conference, joining the football and the basketball teams as champions in their first year in the league. Midview is 16-8 overall, 14-4 in the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: EC’s Patton made right choice en route to winning track state title

Decisions, decisions. After qualifying for both the 1,600- and 800-meter runs at the 1995 state meet, Elyria Catholic’s Jessica Patton strategized on how to compete in both distances with just under an hour between races. “I didn’t think she was strong enough to do both,” longtime Panthers distance coach Chuck Lynch said. “She wanted to Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: Adversity was no match for Elyria volleyball and basketball standout Jenn Snyder-Larrick

Long, lean, athletic and intelligent, Jenn Snyder-Larrick had it all as a junior at Elyria High School in 1997. An outstanding volleyball and basketball player, the sky seemed to be the limit for her until a freak injury occurred during a basketball game against Warrensville Heights on Dec. 10, 1997. “We were 4-0,” said Mike Read More…

Boys Basketball: Midview promotes JV coach Jim Brabenec to replace Troy DiFranco

Jim Brabenec knows firsthand the lofty expectations he inherited as the new basketball coach at Midview. Brabenec, an assistant for the Middies the past two years, will replace Troy DiFranco, who stepped down after 19 successful seasons. DiFranco was 231-187, including an outstanding 17-6 season and Southwestern Conference championship in the winter. Midview won 15 Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin won final 24 games to capture 1986 AA state title

This is the third in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams. Basketball in Lorain County was as good as anywhere in the state of Ohio from the 1960s through the 1980s. Oberlin and Clearview won state championships, Admiral King and Lorain Catholic Read More…

High School Basketball: 40 years ago, Lorain Catholic’s memorable run led all the way to the state final

Second in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams.  Jim Lawhead remembered like it was yesterday. “I was walking toward the tunnel at St. John,” Lawhead said. “John Chavers, the East Tech coach, stopped me and told me we had the best team down Read More…

High school basketball: Reichenbach’s final Elyria team won Buckeye crown, beat Libbey

This is the first in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams. It was said that Dale Reichenbach could take any five kids off the street and turn them into a decent basketball team. Well, maybe that stretches the lore just a wee Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin falls in two OTs vs. Aquinas in regional semifinal

CANTON — A little too much Jacob Paul ended Oberlin’s basketball season Wednesday night at Canton Field House in Division III regional play. Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas’ all-time career scoring leader, dumped in 37 to lead the Knights past the Phoenix 87-80 in double overtime. Aquinas (19-8) moves on to play Villa Angela-St. Joseph on Read More…