March 30, 2015

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Elyria dart tournament hits bull’s-eye

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The bracket at the conclusion of the Ohio Vending Cabin Fever darts tournament listed Akron’s Frank Bilby as the winner of the coveted first-place medal in the Masters Division, but it was the local darting community that was the true winner of the three-day event that concluded Sunday at the Ramada Inn in Elyria. Judy Read More…

Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic fights back against Bay

EC's Cole Virgin drives in and is fouled by Bay's Brandon Morriss. Photo by Ray Riedel

BAY VILLAGE — Not only did Elyria Catholic keep its West Shore Conference title hopes alive with an 86-79 win at Bay on Friday night, the Panthers also made themselves the early favorites to win a 2016 Golden Globe in the Best Dramatic Performance category. Behind a career-high 33 points from junior Jacob Kuchta, the Read More…

Girls Basketball: Angry Keystone bounces back in big way, routs Columbia

Keystone’s Sammie Stefan drives to the hoop Wednesday in a win over Columbia. She scored 18. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Some of the most ferocious creatures known to lurk in the Patriot Athletic Conference are angry Wildcats. Columbia found that out the hard way Wednesday. Keystone, coming off an unusually poor performance Monday night at Avon Lake, took out its frustration on the Raiders, cruising to a 53-37 win in a PAC crossover Read More…

North Olmsted’s Andy Lucien becomes instant celebrity with dunk named Top Play on ‘SportsCenter’

Andy Lucien skies toward the rim Tuesday, but his dunk Friday made waves nationally. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — On Sunday night, North Olmsted’s Andy Lucien was just a typical teenager enjoying a three-day weekend. Less than 24 hours later, he was being talked about in living rooms and on Twitter timelines across the country and was the most popular guy in town. All thanks to one monster dunk. ESPN got Read More…

Boys Basketball: North Olmsted falls hard to talented Berea-Midpark

North Olmsted's Tommy Sullivan looks for an opening to pass as Berea-Midpark's Nolan Gerrity and Nick Gassman defend. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Berea-Midpark and North Olmsted each entered Tuesday’s Southwestern Conference game with one loss in league play. Unfortunately for the Eagles, on this night that was about where the similarities ended. The Titans built a 21-point lead by halftime and put it into cruise control the rest of the way en route to Read More…

Avon’s Chris Maxwell headed to Yale to play football

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Avon senior Chris Maxwell’s quest to find a college that could fulfill his athletic and academic desires led him to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Maxwell, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound tight end orally committed Monday to continue his football career at Yale University. “I visited the Yale campus last summer and I felt like Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls falls short against Uniontown Lake

NORTH CANTON — Olmsted Falls headed to the Mercy Medical Center Classic in search of good competition that will make it a better team in the second half of the season. Federal League-leading Uniontown Lake was happy to grant the Bulldogs’ wish. The Blue Streaks set the pace early, leading by as many as 14 Read More…

Girls Basketball Notes: Amherst could be poised to make run

Although the record does not yet indicate it, there is a feeling in Amherst that the Comets could be on track for another season like 2013. In that year the Comets finished 18-6 and advanced to the district semifinal. This year the Comets are 7-5 but the majority of those losses have come against the Read More…

Girls Basketball: Keely Hall keys late run as Firelands gets past Brooklyn for 9th straight win

Firelands’ Keely Hall jumps to take a shot Wednesday as Brooklyn’s Becky Crossman tries for the block. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — For more than three quarters Wednesday night, Firelands played like it was looking for a way to lose its Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. In the closing minutes, junior Keely Hall found a way to win it. Hall’s three-point play with 2:28 left keyed a game-ending 9-0 run that allowed the Falcons to Read More…

Boys basketball: EC hits triple digits in win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Elyria Catholic put up numbers Tuesday night that are usually only seen by the Harlem Globetrotters and opponents of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Panthers shot 61 percent from the field and connected on 15 3-pointers in a 103-73 West Shore Conference win over the Lakewood Rangers. Senior Ceeven Shelton set the tone early Read More…