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Boys Basketball: Midview edges Elyria Catholic again, this time in OT

Midview’s Daimion Mahone takes the ball to the basket Tuesday as Elyria Catholic’s Brian Duffield (32) tries to block. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Not much has separated Midview and Elyria Catholic on the basketball floor this year. The longtime rivals said goodbye to their West Shore Conference days Tuesday with another competitive game won by the Middies, 70-67 in overtime at EC’s Coliseum. The final score nearly mirrored the 70-64 Midview victory earlier in the year Read More…

Chase Farris, Tracy Sprinkle among those honored on Elyria High alumni night

Ohio State football players Chase Farris, left, and Tracy Sprinkle stand on either side of Pioneers coach Brett Larrick during Elyria High’s alumni night basketball game Friday. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It’s always special to give another salute to the past but it’s especially exciting when a couple of those returning alumni are part of a national championship team. Chase Farris and Tracy Sprinkle were among 37 returning Elyria basketball alumni at Friday’s annual event. The two were on the Ohio State football team Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria opens 2nd half on tear, tops Midview

Elyria’s Marquise Dalton, left, and Antonio Blanton put Midview’s Jacob Wells in a precarious position Saturday night at Midview. The Pioneers got the win, 69-65. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An 11-point run to start the second half turned out to be the difference for Elyria in a well-played non-conference battle of neighborhood rivals Saturday night at Midview. The Pioneers (11-4) won 69-65 to pick up their third win this week. Midview fell to 8-8. The first half ended with Midview holding the Read More…

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…