February 13, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: Amherst nets first win of the season

AMHERST — Sometimes a win is more than just a win, it’s a cause for celebration. That was the case at Amherst on Tuesday night as the Comets defeated Firelands 49-44 in a non-conference game. It was Amherst’s first win of the season after starting with six straight losses and the first career win for Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst puts together all-around performance in win over Avon

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AMHERST — The Comets team coach Kevin Collins has been waiting to see all season made its first appearance Wednesday. Freshman Kamryn Dziak led all scorers with 18 points and the Amherst defense forced 25 Avon turnovers as the Comets defeated the Eagles 53-35 in a Southwestern Conference game. Amherst improved to 6-2 and 5-2 Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic doesn’t have its best night, but still comes through with league road win over Parma

PARMA — Elyria Catholic’s Great Lakes Conference game Tuesday at Parma didn’t produce any YouTube-worthy highlights and its highly unlikely the Basketball Hall of Fame will be calling to request a tape of the action. But the Panthers were able to put the game in the place that matters most — the win column. Senior Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview loses key player to strange injury in pregame warm-ups, then loses game at Berea-Midpark

BEREA — Midview suffered its biggest loss of the night Friday before its Southwestern Conference game at Berea-Midpark even started. During pregame warmups Dimitri Redwood, a 6-foot-2 starting forward, cut his hand on a piece of exposed metal protruding from the bottom of the backboard where the protective foam had fallen away from the backboard. Read More…

High school basketball: Peters powers Keystone girls to PAC win over Firelands

LAGRANGE — Keystone’s McKenah Peters dazzled the home crowd Wednesday by putting on a one-woman show. Peters, the Wildcats’ talented 5-foot-8 junior guard, scored a game-high 26 points to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds to lead her team to a 45-34 win over Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division rival Firelands. “I’m one of Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone does a whole lot of things right in Patriot Athletic Conference win over Oberlin … for a half

LAGRANGE — The majority of Keystone’s fans stuck around until the end of Tuesday’s Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game against Oberlin, although the Wildcats did their best to disperse the crowd by halftime. Keystone held the Phoenix to two second-quarter points to take complete control of the game and build a 19-point halftime lead on Read More…

Girls basketball: Megan Williams scores 23 points but Lake Ridge comes up just short against undefeated South Range

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy’s Megan Williams and South Range’s Lynnie Ritter put on a shooting clinic in the second half Monday night as their team’s squared off in a non-league game. Williams won the battle with a game-high 23 points but the Raiders won the war, 57-51. Williams, whose final four field goals Read More…