February 12, 2016

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Girls Basketball: No. 1 seed Lake Ridge rolls into sectional after welcome addition of two transfers

Basketball coaches often speak about needing at least half a season to put their team together and have it playing as a unit. At Lake Ridge Academy, that was no exaggeration this season. Royals coach Lisa Medvetz had to wait until the 12th game to get two of her top players — sophomores Michaela Harrison Read More…

Girls basketball: Columbia finds plenty of reasons to celebrate with 60-29 win over Vermilion on Senior Night

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COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders turned Wednesday’s Senior Night into a celebration that lasted from before their game with the Vermilion Sailors to well after. They had plenty to celebrate, including senior Alison Schafer’s game-high 28 points in a 60-29 win. After the game, Columbia (18-3) cut down the nets to celebrate the Patriot Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview beats Oberlin to earn at least share of PAC Stripes title

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OBERLIN — Since the first day of practice in early November, Clearview seniors Juan Torres and Antonio Bennett have talked about winning the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division championship. On Tuesday, it was time to turn words into action. Torres and Bennett were two of three Clippers in double figures as Clearview overcame a 10-point Read More…

College basketball: Commodores’ numbers add up to another loss

ELYRIA — Playing back-to-back days is tough. Playing back-to-back days with a depleted roster proved to be nearly impossible Sunday for Lorain County Community College. With just six truly healthy players on the roster, the LCCC women held tough for the first half before falling to Columbus State 113-76. Playing their second game in 24 Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic gets by tune-up with Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic picked the right time to give one of its best efforts of the year. The Panthers got a pair of early goals from senior forward Will Gentry and two third-period goals from sophomore Drew Beck. In between it was the special teams that rose to the occasion in a 5-3 Greater Read More…

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High school basketball: Nails — biting or toughness — watchword in EC’s win over Holy Name

PARMA HEIGHTS — Elyria Catholic wrote one word on its blackboard prior to Friday’s Great Lakes Conference battle at Holy Name. Nails. It turned out to be fitting because when the game was on the line the Panthers proved to be as tough as nails and fans surely spent most of the night biting their Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria pulls rank, pounds Brunswick to complete 7-0 dual record in Greater Cleveland Conference

ELYRIA — It was a big night for Elyria’s wrestling team, so Nico O’Dor knew he had to get things started off right against Brunswick. One of three seniors on the team, O’Dor kicked off Thursday’s Senior Night battle of state-ranked teams with an impressive pin of Liam Wissinger in 1:12 at 152 pounds. O’Dor’s Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls holds off North Ridgeville to hold on to first place in Southwestern Conference

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Defensive intensity was the order of the day in Friday’s Southwestern Conference game between Olmsted Falls and North Ridgeville. It was the visiting Bulldogs who played the best defense down the stretch to escape with a 45-44 win. Offense was almost nonexistent in the final minutes of the game. After the Bulldogs Read More…

High school basketball: Freshman comes up big for First Baptist

ELYRIA — With the game on the line Thursday night, First Baptist turned to one of its youngest players. Freshman Josue Collazo rose to the occasion. Collazo’s layup with 11 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winning shot as the Sabres hung on to defeat Hearts for Jesus Christ 54-52 in a Lake Effect Conference Read More…