February 6, 2016


Boys basketball: Jacob Wells hits nine 3-pointers, scores 35 points as Midview knocks off SWC-leading Olmsted Falls

Logan Bolin, center, of Midview drives to the basket between Olmsted Falls' Victor Hitterman, left, and Kevin Meehan. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — There’s one large problem with a player shooting the ball as well as Midview’s Jacob Wells did Friday night: Said player draws a boatload of attention to himself. Olmsted Falls locked Wells down for much of the second half after he scored 21 in the first, but Wells escaped long enough to Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rolls Mentor in OT, wins 10th straight

ELYRIA — It’s been the formula for Elyria since the calendar flipped to 2016. Find a way to win. Friday, the Pioneers saw a 16-point lead evaporate under a furious Mentor rally only to pull away in overtime for a 76-63 victory. The win kept Elyria (14-4, 9-2) tied for first in the Greater Cleveland Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces role as Southwestern Conference spoiler, hands Avon loss

Avon High School sophomore DelShawn Orr (10) takes the ball towards the hoop on Friday night, Feb. 5 as he is guarded by North Ridgeville High School senior Isa Abdul-Alim.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers went hunting for Southwestern Conference title contenders this week. They ended up bagging a pair of Eagles. Fresh off playing spoiler against North Olmsted on Tuesday, North Ridgeville doubled down and decided to try and thwart Avon’s championship hopes Friday. It accomplished its goal with a 68-52 victory. The Rangers Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior Daviere Andrews comes through late to lead Lorain past Maple Heights, help save Senior Night

LORAIN — It took some Senior Night heroics from senior guard Daviere Andrews, but Lorain avoided its second two-game losing streak of the season with an 81-77 Lake Erie League victory over Maple Heights at Lorain High School. With just over 6:30 remaining in the game, the Titans (15-3, 6-1) looked to be in big Read More…

Boys basketball: Lake Ridge keeps rolling, downs Open Door

Lake Ridge Academy's Sam Waldock (33) takes the ball towards the hoop as he is guarded by Open Rood High School's Clayton Wright (32) on Friday night, Feb. 5.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After losing to Open Door earlier this season, Lake Ridge knew it had to come out strong and set the tone this time around. The Royals accomplished as much Tuesday night, finishing the first quarter on a big run and never looking back en route to a 65-49 victory. The Royals have Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted cruises past Amherst for much-needed win as senior Andy Lucien scores 1,000th point

AMHERST — Senior big man Andy Lucien scored his 1,000th point and North Olmsted got a much-needed bounce-back win Friday, dominating Amherst 75-40. The win moves the Eagles to 13-5, 11-4 in the Southwestern Conference, tied with Midview and Avon just a game behind first-place Olmsted Falls with three league games left. “When we play Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake fights, still falls to Berea-Midpark

AVON LAKE — On the classic 1960’s comedy espionage series “Get Smart,” bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart used to put his thumb and index finger extremely close together and explain, “Missed it by THAT much.” Much of Avon Lake’s season, despite a 2-16 record and a tie for last in the Southwestern Conference at 1-14, Read More…

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Girls Basketball: Firelands withstands tough challenge from Edison


HENRIETTA TWP. — The Edison Chargers’ resume isn’t impressive, but they gave a strong Firelands team all it could handle Thursday night. The Falcons made just enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 43-40 non-conference win over the pesky Chargers, who have only three wins. Keely Hall scored five points and had two Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic turns up the defense to sweep Bay, clinch share of Great Lakes Conference title


BAY VILLAGE — With poise under pressure, clutch foul shooting and perhaps its finest defensive effort of the season, Elyria Catholic rolled past Bay 47-33 on Wednesday night. First place in the Great Lakes Conference was on the line. With the win, EC (16-3, 10-1) clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Bay (18-2, Read More…