February 10, 2016

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Boys basketball: St. Edward ends Lorain regular-season win streak

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LAKEWOOD — The streak is over. Lorain High’s streak of 30 consecutive regular-season victories came crashing to a halt Tuesday night under a barrage of 3-pointers as St. Edward defeated the Titans 79-62 in a rematch of last year’s Division I regional semifinal game. The Eagles (7-3) provided the perfect counterbalance to Lorain’s speed and Read More…

Boys basketball: Lake Ridge’s Brian Smith plays big in second half, leads way as Royals rally past Christian Community

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Earlier in the season, the Lake Ridge Academy coaching staff challenged sophomore center Brian Smith to play like the biggest player on the court. In the second half of Monday’s 59-49 win over Christian Community School, the 6-foot-2 Smith played like the biggest man on campus, scoring 14 points and grabbing eights Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview uses fast start to down Oberlin, take over first in Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview knew it needed to get off to a quick start Friday night in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division showdown with Oberlin, and Clippers junior Deuce Martin took it upon himself to make sure his team did just that. Martin, a 6-foot-1 wing, had eight points and four rebounds in the Read More…

College women’s basketball: LCCC downs Jamestown C.C.

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ELYRIA — According to Lorain County Community College coach Vince Granito, the most important part of a basketball game is the first three minutes of the third quarter. On Thursday, the Commodores made their coach look like a genius, starting the second half on a 10-4 run to take control of the game on their Read More…

High school basketball: Westlake girls clamp down on defense for SWC win over Berea-Midpark

WESTLAKE — There are many ways to win a basketball game. Westlake showed Wednesday that holding an opponent to less than six points per quarter is one of the easiest routes. The Demons had their lockdown defense running on all cylinders in a 43-22 Southwestern Conference win over Berea-Midpark. For a team that prides itself Read More…

Hockey: Avon Lake avenges earlier loss to EC

ROCKY RIVER — Avon Lake has been waiting nearly a month for its second chance to face Elyria Catholic. Sunday it made the most of the opportunity. The Shoremen scored three first-period goals and senior Keegan Sullivan became just the third goalie in Ohio High School Athletic Association history to record 3,000 career saves in Read More…

High school basketball: Holiday Classic lives up to its billing as Vermilion boys beat Wellington in overtime

WELLINGTON — The final of the second annual Dan Gossman Holiday Classic lived up to that final word Tuesday night as Vermilion junior Nik Barkdull hit an 18-foot jump shot at the buzzer in overtime to give the Sailors a 67-65 win over Wellington. Barkdull’s game-winner, the first buzzer-beater of his career, gave Vermilion its Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington downs Cleveland MLK, will play Vermilion for championship of its own holiday tournament

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WELLINGTON — The task was simple Monday for Wellington in the opening round of its annual Dan Gossman Holiday Classic: play well enough to make tonight’s championship game. The Dukes did just that, using a 20-0 first-half run to derail the championship dreams of Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. on their way to a 56-48 Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted takes tournament title

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NORTH OLMSTED — After two days of hockey North Olmsted needed fewer than four minutes to stake its claim to the Avon Holiday Tournament championship. Juniors Justin Malinak and Kyle Sukenik each scored two goals, Sukenik’s coming just 16 seconds apart, all in the first period, as North Olmsted defeated Avon 4-1. After winning all Read More…

High school hockey: Avon beats Falls to advance to title game

NORTH OLMSTED — When Avon’s Zach Zwierecki scored early in the second period of the Eagles’ game against Olmsted Falls, he didn’t think the goal would be the game-winner. As it turned out, the junior forward’s third goal of the afternoon provided all of the offense Avon needed to advance to the finals of the Read More…