September 3, 2015

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Boys basketball: Elyria downs North Royalton for sixth straight win

Elyria’s Blake Furcron shoots over North Royalton’s Sam Tamowski (25) and Nick Coberly (12). Furcron led Elyria with 21 points. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Friday’s game at Elyria High could be described simply as a nice win. The Pioneers got off to an early lead and hung on for 58-47 victory against an improved North Royalton team to improve to 14-4, 6-2 in the Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division. The win also kept alive Elyria’s hopes of Read More…

Boys Basketball: Elyria impressive in 30-point win over North Olmsted

Elyria’s Josh Lotko shoots over North Olmsted’s Kyle Wapshott on Tuesday during the Pioneers’ victory. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It’s hard to imagine Elyria playing much better than it did Tuesday night against North Olmsted. The Pioneers fed off their defense and a career-high 31 points from junior Blake “Bo” Furcron to pin an impressive 75-45 drubbing on the Eagles for their fifth straight win. No doubt coach Brett Larrick saw Elyria Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted loses big lead, but holds on to defeat Avon

Josh Hufstetler draws a foul as he makes a jump shot over Will Ybarra at North Olmsted High. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — The Eagles came away from Saturday’s non-conference game a little wiser. Both Eagles, that is, as North Olmsted held off Avon 55-53 in a non-conference game. North Olmsted built what appeared to be a pretty safe cushion at 46-25 following a 3-pointer by Matt Starcovic and a layup from Josh Hufstetler with Read More…

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…