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Boys basketball: Isaiah Walton erupts for 37 points as Elyria shrugs off second-quarter lapse to defeat Normandy

Isaiah Walton works his way inside Normandy’s defense Friday at Elyria High. The Elyria senior scored a game-high 37 points as the Pioneers picked up a 59-51 win. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Brett Larrick spent all week patching up his basketball team after losing two seniors. Fortunately for the Elyria coach, he still had a senior named Isaiah Walton to depend on. With Walton pouring in 37 points, Larrick’s reworked roster and lineup came through with a 59-51 win over Normandy in a Northeast Ohio Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst uses solid start, finish to down North Ridgeville

Amherst's Antonio Serrano drives around North Ridgeville's Dennis Millgard. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Starting fast and finishing strong is always a good formula for winning basketball games. Amherst (6-7) did just that in getting past pesky North Ridgeville 49-42 in non-conference play Tuesday night. The Comets jumped on the Rangers early — grabbing an 18-4 lead just 5½ minutes into the game — and ran Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic holds off Bay on freshman Jessie Lee’s huge rebound, putback basket just before buzzer

Jessie Lee

ELYRIA — Jessie Lee was in the right place at the right time for Elyria Catholic on Saturday afternoon. Her putback as time expired gave the Panthers a 39-37 West Shore Conference win over Bay. EC improved to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in league play, while Bay fell to 3-7 overall and 1-5. “She’s a Read More…

Boys basketball: Shorthanded Elyria finds way to down Mayfield

MAYFIELD HTS. — Adversity is thrown at you in all sorts of ways during the course of a basketball season, but overcoming it is a totally different issue. Friday, at Mayfield, Elyria faced all kinds of challenges before coming away with a 61-57 win to improve to 8-3 on the year. With its second-leading scorer Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria gets boost from AJ Johnson, rides big second quarter to win over North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville's Chad Kisel goes for the shot against Elyria's Jarred Schltz, center, and AJ Johnson. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — AJ Johnson came off the bench to provide the spark Elyria needed Saturday night. Johnson scored nine of his 16 points and grabbed four of his five rebounds in a key second quarter as Elyria won 66-59 on Alumni night at the Pioneer gym. Elyria (7-3) trailed after one quarter but Johnson’s hustle Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria gives North Royalton good fight until Bears put game away late

Elyria's Isaiah Walton drives on North Royalton's Henry Meinberg at Elyria High School on Friday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHORNICLE

ELYRIA — How do you deal with an athletic, 6-foot-8 sophomore star? That was the dilemma facing the Elyria Pioneers on Friday in a key Northeast Ohio River Division game against defending champ North Royalton. Turns out, the Pioneers really didn’t have an answer. At least not when it mattered most. Omari Spellman led the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria downs Avon Lake to take third in Lorain County Holiday Classic

AVON — Elyria’s Jarred Schultz shook his head in disbelief when told he had scored a career high 28 points Saturday in the Lorain County Holiday Classic consolation game against Avon Lake. “They were all layups,” he said. “I didn’t think I had 28.” Layups count, too, as Schultz and the Pioneers powered their way Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain edges Elyria in Holiday Classic opener

Lorain's Rashod Berry hauls in a rebound in front of Elyria's Anthony Duckett during the Titans' 66-64 victory Friday night in Avon. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

AVON — It may have been a new venue but it was everything everyone expected when Lorain and Elyria renewed its rivalry Friday night at the 16th annual Lorain County Holiday Classic. With Avon hosting the event for the first time, the Titans took control as the game wore on to beat Elyria 66-64 for Read More…

High school football: An unforgettable 1923 season for Elyria High

Members of the 1923 Elyria High offense pose for a photo during the season. The team didn’t lose a game all year, but after archrival Lorain produced documentation that showed the Pioneers used an ineligible player, Elyria was forced to forfeit its first eight games. PHOTO PROVIDED

No one could touch them on the field. No one really knows how star player Harold Dangerfield got the nickname “Dinger.” No one knows for sure how old Phil “Flip” Houserman really was, but his saga and the mystery surrounding the 1923 Elyria High football team lives on 90 years later. The team was unbeaten Read More…

Elyria’s Farris, Sprinkle won’t join Ohio State for Orange Bowl

Farris

Elyria High graduates Chase Farris and Tracy Sprinkle are spending the holidays at home in Elyria and will not be a part of Ohio State’s Orange Bowl game against Clemson on Jan. 3. But both expect to make an impact on next year’s Buckeyes football team. Farris, who injured his ACL on Nov. 19, the Read More…