February 12, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: Shaker Heights buzzer-beater hands Elyria rare home loss

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ELYRIA — Isiah Wright may never hit a bigger shot in his life than the one that beat Elyria at the buzzer Friday. Wright, a 6-foot-1 junior guard for Shaker Heights, took a pass from Amani Redus and fired a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to lift the Raiders to a 65-62 win over the Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted keeps fast start to season going with fast start, downs North Ridgeville to stay unbeaten

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Don’t look now but North Olmsted is quietly beginning to look like the favorite in the Southwestern Conference. The Eagles are 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the SWC after downing North Ridgeville 79-71 Tuesday for their third league win on the road. “We’re playing with momentum right now,” Eagles coach Jason Frolo Read More…

Obituary: Elyria’s Doan turned Pioneers into athletic power

Russ Doan may have left the greatest legacy when it comes to area high school sports. Doan, who died Thursday at the age of 99, spent 40 years in education — 24 guiding Elyria High’s athletic department — and assembled arguably one of the greatest group of coaches the area had seen under one roof. Read More…

Boys basketball: Blake ‘Bo’ Furcron takes over late, scores 19 of his 36 points in fourth quarter to rally Elyria past Westlake

WESTLAKE — Shaun Hood shook his head as he asked the question. “Where’s he going to college?” Westlake’s boys basketball coach asked. “He should be getting some Division I looks.” He is Blake Furcron and all he did Saturday was score a career-high-tying 36 points to lead Elyria past the Demons 65-58. “The team kept Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria falls short to Brunswick in GCC

BRUNSWICK — Sometimes it’s just the subtle things that tell the difference between two evenly matched teams. Brunswick did enough of those things to hand Elyria its first loss of the young season, 57-53 in Greater Cleveland Conference action. The Blue Devils (3-0, 2-0) closed out the first three quarters by scoring baskets on their Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon overcomes big deficit, downs Midview

AVON — Through three quarters Tuesday night, Midview appeared to be in complete control against Southwestern Conference rival Avon. But a variety of things went wrong for the Middies in the fourth quarter and overtime, allowing the Eagles to overcome a one-time double-digit deficit to win 53-48. Avon improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria not at its best, beats Euclid anyway

ELYRIA — Blake “Bo” Furcron may have said it best following Elyria’s 47-45 win over Euclid on Friday to begin play in the Greater Cleveland Conference. “We were blessed to win that game,” said Furcron, who had a team-high 17 points. “That game was not supposed to go how it went. We found a way Read More…

Boys basketball: Paris Villanueva sinks 3-pointer with no time left to carry North Olmsted to 55-52 win over Midview

EATON TWP. — Paris is called the City for Lovers so maybe it just makes sense that it was Paris Villanueva who broke the hearts of the Midview Middies on Tuesday night. The Middies had just staged a dramatic rally to tie the game when North Olmsted’s 6-foot-1 senior guard took aim and connected from Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic comes up big against Midview, wins DiFranco tournament title on first try

EATON TWP. — Phil Kuchta couldn’t have been more proud than he was Saturday night at Midview. The Elyria Catholic coach saw his diminutive team win the Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament by clipping the host Middies 55-52. “To come over to this tournament and (win) with the quality of opponent,” Kuchta said. “We think this Read More…