February 1, 2015

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Boys basketball: Elyria opens 2nd half on tear, tops Midview

ELYRIA — An 11-point run to start the second half turned out to be the difference for Elyria in a well-played non-conference battle of neighborhood rivals Saturday night at Midview. The Pioneers (11-4) won 69-65 to pick up their third win this week. Midview fell to 8-8. The first half ended with Midview holding the Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls hits clutch free throws, sends state-ranked Huron to first loss

OLMSTED TWP. — After the game, Olmsted Falls coach Chris DeLisio joked about making senior forward Ryan Sosic stay late for extra free throw practice due to his missing one late in the fourth quarter. It was his only miss against 13 makes as the Bulldogs put the game away at the line to hand Read More…

High School Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic at Vermilion

Vermilion's Joby Pfeil, center, drives between James Tirbaso, left, and Ceeven Shelton of Elyria Catholic. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

    VERMILION — Elyria Catholic coach Phil Kuchta has a mental checklist of what makes a good basketball team. The Panthers crossed a lot of those things off his list in a 56-49 West Shore Conference road win over                                                            Vermilion. The Panthers have won seven straight. When asked what makes a good team, Kuchta Read More…

High School Boys Basketball: Fairview vs Wellington at The Q

Wellington Trey Bealer goes to hoop between Fairview Derek Schwarber, left, and Paul Hoftyzer in first half at Quicken Loans Arena Jan. 30. Steve Manheim

    CLEVELAND — For much of the first half Friday afternoon, it looked like Wellington was caught up in the moment. It was only natural. How often does a group of teenagers get to play in a venue that a few hours later would host some of the best players in the world? But Read More…

High School Boys Basketball: Columbia at Keystone

ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLEKeystone's Brody Kuhl is fouled by Columbia's Justin Tacchite in the second half Friday night at Keystone High School.

    LAGRANGE — Through three quarters, Keystone versus Columbia was a starters-only party. No reserve player had scored. Brody Kuhl ended that early in the fourth, and he got the Wildcats’ offense rolling when it needed it most. The freshman nailed back-to-back 3-pointers — part of a seven-point effort — to give Keystone its Read More…

High School Boys Basketball: Parma at Elyria

    ELYRIA — Whatever the reason, Elyria’s basketball team is on a roll again. Maybe coach Brett Larrick should consider inviting the alumni basketball players and coaches more often after they witnessed the Pioneers shellac Parma on Friday night — 77-39. The win came on the heels of Tuesday’s 33-point victory over Vermilion. Elyria Read More…

High School Boys Basketball: North Ridgeville at Midview

EATON TWP. – Midview remained in the West Shore Conference picture with a thrilling 68-63 overtime victory over North Ridgeville on Friday night. The Middies won at the foul line, not with a foul shot here and a foul shot there, but with the kind of foul shooting most teams only dream about — 24-of-30 Read More…

Changing of the guard: Once a scorer, Eddie Williamson now focuses on helping undefeated Lorain in a lot of other ways

Maybe it’s his role as quarterback on the Lorain football team and the relative exposure he received from that high-profile position. Or maybe it’s that he’s always been mature, and sensible about his surroundings. Whatever the reason, Titans senior point guard Eddie Williamson has approached the evolution of his contributions to his unbeaten basketball team Read More…

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters comes up huge in important Keystone win over Firelands

Keystone's McKenah Peters passes against Firelands. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — McKenah Peters was a huge factor in an equally big win for Keystone against Firelands on Wednesday night. The sophomore scored 20 points — the only scorer in double figures — and the Wildcats overcame converting only two second-half field goals by going 7-of-13 from the free throw line in their 30-26 win Read More…

Girls Basketball: Avon stays hot, knocks off Elyria Catholic

Avon's Sierra Davidson looks to make the shot against Elyria Catholic's Becky Horvath. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — There was a definite playoff atmosphere at Avon High School on Wednesday night as the Eagles hosted Elyria Catholic in a huge West Shore Conference showdown between two teams that have both been red-hot as of late. Elyria Catholic had won six straight games, while Avon came in winners of five in a Read More…