April 29, 2016

Elyria
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Regional Girls Basketball: Taylor Hood, a coach’s daughter, leads Westlake with strong shooting, incredible ball security

WESTLAKE — Taylor Hood had a basketball in her hands before she could walk. Her father, Shawn, the Westlake boys coach, made sure of that. Hood, a senior guard, began playing organized ball when she was 6 years old — and hasn’t stopped. You could say Hood has had a lifetime of preparation to lead Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Josie Carandang thrilled to be on court, playing in regional following ACL injury last year

The biggest win in Elyria Catholic senior Josie Carandang’s career came Thursday when the Panthers defeated Padua 49-38 to win the Division II district title. The biggest personal victory for Carandang was getting back on the court and back in the starting lineup 10 months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge relies on defense to beat Rittman in Division IV district final, earn school’s 2nd regional berth

CRESTON — Had Lake Ridge Academy coach Lisa Medvetz known prior to Saturday’s Division IV district final that her team would be held to 10 field goals and that four of the players in her seven-girl rotation would be in first-half foul trouble, she might have been planning to collect uniforms and looking ahead to Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic seniors end frustration with win over Padua, school’s 1st district championship since 2011

ELYRIA — Josie Carandang and Riley Schill spent their entire high school careers waiting for Thursday — the day they could finally call themselves district champions. Top-seeded Elyria Catholic rolled to the Division II Elyria district championship with a 49-38 win over No. 3 seed Padua at Elyria High. Carandang and Schill, both seniors, were Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted rolls over Avon Lake to clinch share of SWC title, end long championship drought

AVON LAKE — It was celebration time for North Olmsted on Tuesday night. The Eagles doused their coach, Jason Frolo, with a bucket of ice water, posed for pictures and emerged from the locker room with their newly minted Southwestern Conference championship T-shirts after clinching a share of the league title with a 61-34 win Read More…

High school basketball: North Olmsted boys rally to beat Olmsted Falls, close in on SWC title

NORTH OLMSTED — The last time North Olmsted won a conference championship, Richard Nixon was in the White House, gas was less than 50 cents a gallon and Elton John had America dancing to the “Crocodile Rock.” After a dramatic come-from-behind 53-50 overtime win Friday over Olmsted Falls, the Eagles are one game away from Read More…

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

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

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…