June 28, 2016

Elyria
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High school basketball: Decisive loss to Medina crushes whatever GCC title hopes remain for Elyria

MEDINA — They say numbers never lie. Well, the numbers spoke loudly Friday as the Bees humbled Elyria 54-37 to eliminate any Greater Cleveland Conference title aspirations the Pioneers may have harbored. After a 10-game winning streak, Elyria (14-6, 9-4) has lost two in a row to fall out of the league race. Brunswick’s win Read More…

Boys basketball: Strongsville halts Elyria’s win streak

ELYRIA — Living on the edge finally caught up to Elyria on Tuesday night. The Pioneers saw their 10-game win streak snapped in a 46-45 loss to Strongsville. The Mustangs won it on a 3-pointer with time running out from the Mustangs’ pesky 5-foot-8 senior guard Sean Aske. The loss, combined with Brunswick’s win over Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rolls Mentor in OT, wins 10th straight

ELYRIA — It’s been the formula for Elyria since the calendar flipped to 2016. Find a way to win. Friday, the Pioneers saw a 16-point lead evaporate under a furious Mentor rally only to pull away in overtime for a 76-63 victory. The win kept Elyria (14-4, 9-2) tied for first in the Greater Cleveland Read More…

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…