April 18, 2015


Boys Basketball: Elyria rolls past Parma

Elyria’s Blake Furcron, right, goes up for a shot Friday during a victory over Parma. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever the reason, Elyria’s basketball team is on a roll again. Maybe coach Brett Larrick should consider inviting the alumni basketball players and coaches more often after they witnessed the Pioneers shellac Parma on Friday night — 77-39. The win came on the heels of Tuesday’s 33-point victory over Vermilion. Elyria improved to 11-4 Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rebounds in a big way, beats Vermilion

Elyria’s Marquise Dalton splits Vermilion defenders Ryan Barnes, left, and Ryley Miller on the way to the basket. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever funk Elyria’s basketball team was in the past two games was effectively ended Tuesday night against Vermilion. The Pioneers shot 63 percent from the field, 71 percent from the line and outrebounded the Sailors by 25 in winning 76-43 in non-conference play. Elyria ended its two game skid to improve to 9-4. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain routs rival Clearview to remain unbeaten

Rashod Berry blocks a shot by Clearview’s Antonio Alvarado in the first quarter Saturday. Lorain won 85-56. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans needed awhile to shake off the residue of Friday night’s emotional last-second victory. Through the first 3½ minutes Saturday, Clearview gave the unbeaten Titans all they wanted in front of a sellout crowd before the tide turned and Lorain ran off with its 15th victory of the season, 85-56. Clearview Read More…

Boys Basketball: Elyria learning some tough lessons

PARMA — Lessons are not only taught in the classroom but on the basketball floor this year for Brett Larrick’s young Pioneers. Elyria learned again Friday that it takes more than a few moments of intense play to win games. As it found out against Elyria Catholic last Saturday, the Pioneers repeated the feat at Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Elyria for just the 3rd time in 20 meetings

Elyria Catholic players celebrate with the fans Saturday after beating Elyria High 61-56 at the Coliseum. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — What a week it was for Elyria Catholic, and it was capped by a 61-56 victory Saturday night over crosstown Elyria High. It’s only the third time the Panthers have beaten Elyria in the 20 times they’ve met on the basketball court, but it marks two of the last three — both at Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria hits stride against Mayfield

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                         
Elyria High School junior Blake Furcron (10) jumps to take the ball to the hoop but is fouled by Mayfield High School senior Dominic Trivisonno (35) on Friday night, Jan. 16.

ELYRIA — Midway through the first quarter Friday night, Elyria already had a 20-point lead over Mayfield. That’s what happens when a team starts to jell and the Pioneers, who rolled to an easy 80-52 win, are doing just that. Elyria (8-2, 3-1 Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division) won its fourth in a row since Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview escapes Vermilion rally

Midview’s Ryan Miller goes after a loose ball over Vermilion’s Jordan Murray during Tuesday night’s game. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — If one thing was proved Tuesday night, it was that teams can never relax in the topsy-turvy West Shore Conference. Midview built what appeared to be a comfortable lead but the Middies had to right the ship in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-45 win over the Vermilion Sailors. “I thought Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria ends dry spell against North Royalton

NORTH ROYALTON — Playing at North Royalton has been a house of horrors over the last few years for Brett Larrick and his Pioneers. Elyria had lost three straight on the road to the two-time defending Northeast Ohio Lake Division champions and four in a row overall prior to Saturday night’s make-up game from Friday. Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria rallies for OT victory over Shaker Heights

Elyria’s Mariah Johnson, left, tries to control a rebound Wednesday during a victory over Shaker Heights. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It didn’t look very promising at halftime for the Pioneers at halftime Wednesday night. Down by 12 points after 24 minutes and turning the ball over nearly as many times as it scored, it appeared Elyria would fall victim to Shaker Heights in a Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game. However, sparked by senior Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria responds to coach’s halftime talk, puts away Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Blake Furcron takes to the air to put up a shot Tuesday night against Olmsted Falls at Elyria High. Furcron scored 23 points, including nine in the third quarter when the Pioneers took control. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever words of wisdom Elyria coach Brett Larrick shared with his team at halftime must have had a profound effect. The Pioneers took control of Tuesday’s non-conference game with Olmsted Falls in the third quarter and came away with a 76-64 win. “We didn’t say a thing at halftime, did we?” Larrick asked Read More…