April 17, 2014


Girls lacrosse: Molly Maloney scores 3 goals but Avon Lake comes up short following Brecksville’s scoring flurry

Avon Lake's Molly Maloney moves downfield with ball against Brecksville on Monday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Molly Maloney did everything she could to keep Avon Lake’s girls lacrosse team in the game Monday, but in the end, Brecksville was just too much to handle. Brecksville scored six unanswered goals in a 14-minute span to pull away for a 9-6 win. Maloney, a co-captain and one of seven seniors Read More…

Girls AAU Basketball: Lissy Roggenburk hits buzzer-beater to lift TNBA to tourney title in open division

ELYRIA — It was a mixed bag for local teams Sunday at the 2nd Adidas North Coast Cup basketball tournament. In the open division host TNBA pulled out a 61-59 win over Toledo Thunder in the championship game. With the score tied and 1.4 seconds to play, Olmsted Falls’ Kerry Gasper inbounded the ball to Read More…

H.S. Softball: Keystone in top form, beats Massillon Jackson to stay undefeated

Keystone's Jenny Schaffer lays down a sacrifice bunt in the second inning of the Wildcats' 4-0 win against Massillon Jackson on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone displayed all the traits of a championship-caliber softball team Friday in its 4-0 non-conference win over Massillon Jackson. The Wildcats showed off some timely hitting, scoring three runs on two-out hits. Freshman Lauren Shaw gave Keystone outstanding pitching, scattering six singles while improving her record to 4-0. Shortstop Summer Constable and second Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview breaks out the bats, pounds Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic's Emily Hastings fields a ground ball hit to left field during a game against Midview on April 9. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview’s offense is already in midseason form. Catcher Cassie Haight led the way with four hits as the Middies scored in every inning of a 12-2, six-inning win over Elyria Catholic on Wednesday in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. Midview (3-0, 1-0) pounded out 15 hits and could have Read More…

Olympic speedskater, Lorain native Kelly Gunther honored in hometown

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LORAIN — U.S. Olympic speedskater and Lorain native Kelly Gunther returned home Saturday night to thank the people who helped make her dream a reality. Gunther greeted friends, family members and supporters at a dinner at the Italian American Veterans Home. “I wanted to thank all of the people in Lorain who have been so Read More…

H.S. Lacrosse: Westlake seniors excited, expect big things under new coach

Westlake seniors Jake Bechtel, left, Clay Wichman, middle, and Paul Columbro expect a breakthrough season for the Demons under new coach Brian Stepanek. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Westlake seniors Jake Bechtel, Paul Columbro and Clay Wichman have experienced a lot in their high school lacrosse careers. They’ve had a front-row seat for the growth of the sport, been through coaching changes and seen the Demons move to Division II. Now the four-year varsity players are hoping their perseverance and hard work will Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Clearview’s Gerrell Williams, EC’s Jacob Kuchta win skills contests

Clearview’s Gerrell Williams shows off one of his moves on the way to the dunk title Sunday night. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — After making jaw-dropping and crowd-pleasing slams a major part of his game at Clearview High School, it was only fitting that Gerrell Williams won the dunk contest Sunday at the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Williams, Rashod Berry of Lorain and Vermilion’s Kyle Nader advanced to the finals from a Read More…

Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn caps stellar career by winning Lorain County Mr. Basketball

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OBERLIN — Cameron Kuhn has probably lost count of the records he’s set and the awards he’s won during his high school basketball career. However, on Sunday, the Vermilion senior won the individual award he’s thought about winning all season and the one he will never forget — Lorain County Mr. Basketball. Kuhn was presented the Read More…

High school softball 2014: Pitcher Sarah Kaya hopes to lead Clearview to first district title

Clearview senior pitcher Sarah Kaya is a returning All-Ohio first-team selection. She wants to lead the Clippers to their first district title this season. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Sarah Kaya was 10 years old when she decided she wanted to be a softball pitcher. She figured that out while watching a college game on TV. Mesmerized by the pitchers, she turned to her father and said she wanted to try that. Little did she realize that seven years later she would be a Read More…

Avon Lake downs Hawken in its first-ever varsity lacrosse game

Avon Lake’s Colin McGeorge looks to pass 
as Hawken’s Sam Woods, left, and 
Ethan Scully  look to take control of the ball Thursday 

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake knew 2014 would be a season of firsts as the lacrosse team makes the transition from a club sport to full varsity status, but even the most optimistic of the Shoremen may not have expected the first win of the year to come this soon. Avon Lake scored five first-quarter Read More…