May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Elyria holds off Vermilion, extends streak

VERMILION — That collective sigh of relief heard Tuesday night around 9 p.m. came from Elyria’s bench. The Pioneers (13-4) had to fight off the gutty, upset-minded Vermilion Sailors before prevailing 57-56 in non-conference play to scratch out their ninth straight win. Vermilion fell to 11-8. “Give (Vermilion coach) Kurt (Habermehl) and his guys all Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria dominates key stats, defeats Vermilion

ELYRIA — Free throws, rebounds and turnovers. Any way you slice it, win those categories and you’re bound to win a basketball game. Elyria dominated those three statistical areas Monday night and defeated Vermilion 59-43 in non-conference play. The Pioneers have won two of their last three and stand 6-13. Vermilion is 7-11. Free throws. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain uses big runs to destroy Toledo Scott

LORAIN — Runs, runs and more runs. That pretty much described Lorain’s effort Saturday night as it demolished Toledo Scott 83-52 in a non-conference matchup. The Titans (14-2) ended the first quarter on a 17-0 run and started the second half on runs of nine and 13 points in completely dismantling a good Bulldogs team Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria survives to beat Shaker Heights in overtime

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Brett Larrick won’t forget his 100th win anytime soon. Larrick and his Elyria Pioneers survived a rough-and-tumble game against Shaker Heights on Friday night, running away in overtime for a 82-71 victory. The win was the eighth straight for the Pioneers, 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the Greater Cleveland Conference. Bo Furcron Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Jared Aslaksen’s 2 quick goals lift Avon Lake over EC in critical league battle

ELYRIA — Jared Aslaksen had never scored back-to-back goals so quickly. The Avon Lake sophomore scored twice within 11 seconds in the second period Wednesday night as the Shoremen defeated Elyria Catholic 6-2 in the rubber match for the Lorain County powers. Those goals and the excellent work of goaltender Keegan Sullivan propelled Avon Lake Read More…

Boys basketball: Antonio Blanton’s clutch 3-pointer forces OT, helps Elyria down Brunswick, move into a tie for first

ELYRIA — Antonio Blanton has always had the ability and confidence to knock down the 3-point shot but from 24 feet away? Blanton may have hit the biggest shot of his life in sending Tuesday’s Greater Cleveland Conference game into overtime where Elyria edged Brunswick 54-52 for its seventh straight win. Thanks to Medina’s upset Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Euclid

EUCLID — After last month’s narrow win at home against Euclid, Elyria coach Brett Larrick stressed the need for his team to get stronger inside and not be careless with the basketball if it had any chance of success in the tough Greater Cleveland Conference. The message has been received. Elyria came away with an Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain uses its quickness and defense to wear down Medina, take control down the stretch

LORAIN — John Rositano bided his time Tuesday night against Medina, figuring sooner or later the Bees would wither under the pressure of playing fast against his quick and relentless Titans. Medina did just that in the final three minutes as Lorain picked up a 77-74 non-conference win in a battle of two of the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria comes undone down the stretch, loses eight-point lead in just over a minute to fall to Rocky River

ELYRIA — John Wallace scratched his head in disbelief. How do you blow an eight-point lead in the final 1:08 he had to be asking himself following Rocky River’s 49-47 win at Elyria on Monday night in non-conference play. “I called time out with 1:16 left and we’re up by eight,” said Wallace, filling in Read More…

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…