May 1, 2016

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Lorain County Mr. Basketball: Elyria’s Blake “Bo” Furcron named top senior, provided leadership on and off court

OBERLIN — Over the past two years, Elyria senior Blake “Bo” Furcron established himself as a leader on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community. On Sunday, he established himself as one of the elite players in the storied history of the Pioneers basketball program when he was announced as the recipient Read More…

All-Ohio boys basketball: Elyria’s Blake Furcron makes second team, Lorain’s Naz Bohannon third in Division I

Elyria’s Blake “Bo” Furcron said he worked harder than he’d ever worked before last summer to get ready for his senior season. Wednesday his hard work was recognized when he was named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio second team. Furcron, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, averaged 21.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.9 steals and almost three Read More…

High school basketball: Weiss steps down as Westlake girls coach

WESTLAKE — When Westlake goes for its third consecutive Southwestern Conference next season it will be doing so with a new coach. Demons coach Chip Weiss stepped down Monday night after 14 years of leading the Westlake program. After informing Westlake athletic director Tony Cipollone of his decision, Weiss announced his resignation to the team Read More…

Schill named Elyria Catholic’s first Miss Basketball

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill has earned many honors in her high school career, including being named all-Ohio, conference MVP in both the Great Lakes and West Shore conferences and Lorain County Player of the Year three times. On Monday, Schill added one of the most prestigious awards to her collection — 2016 Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Lake Ridge drops heartbreaker in overtime, falls step short of state

MASSILLON — The last-second magic was missing for Lake Ridge Academy this time around. The Royals fell victim to a pair of last-second shots by Cornerstone Christian senior guard Ashley West, one to send the game into overtime and the eventual winner late in the extra period, as the Patriots defeated Lake Ridge 44-42 in Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge turns up the defense in 4th quarter, rallies past Hiland to make first regional final

PERRY TWP. — The ending to Thursday’s Division IV regional semifinal between Lake Ridge Academy and Berlin Hiland was so frantic Royals guard Sydney Mayberry wasn’t even sure if the game was over when she grabbed the game-clinching rebound. Much to the relief of the Lake Ridge faithful the final buzzer sounded just as Mayberry Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers under new ownership

AVON — A new era of Lake Erie Crushers baseball dawned Wednesday when new owners took over the Frontier League team. Tom Kramig and his wife, Jacqueline, through their company Blue Dog Baseball, LLC finalized the purchase from Steven Edelson, who owned the team from its inception in 2009, on Feb. 18. Terms of the Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Lake Ridge has 1-2 inside punch to go with big-time guards

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The fans who focused solely on guard play as Lake Ridge made its run to the district championship missed two of the big reasons for the Royals’ success — 6-foot-3 post Pella Baker and 6-1 post Maria Janasko. Baker and Janasko, both juniors, are each averaging nine rebounds a game for the Read More…

Girls basketball: EC rallies past Cortland Lakeview to advance to D-II regional final

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic wasn’t going to let a little thing like a double-digit third-quarter deficit keep it from a trip to the regional final. Senior Riley Schill and junior Sam Filiaggi came up big in the fourth quarter as the Panthers (24-3) rallied for a 50-44 win over Cortland Lakeview in the Division II Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Oberlin poised under pressure, beats Northwestern 74-69

WOOSTER — If the mark of a championship basketball team is how well it responds to pressure, Oberlin showed its championship pedigree Monday night. The second-seeded Phoenix withstood a furious second-half rally to defeat the third-seeded Northwestern Huskies 74-69 in a Division III district semifinal at Wooster High School. Juniors Caleb Hughley, who scored a Read More…