May 26, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Strong start carries Elyria past Mentor

MENTOR — Anytime you jump on an opponent on their floor for a 30-7 lead 11ᄑ minutes into a game, you’ve got to be playing well. When that team happens to be the quality of Mentor — three years removed from a state championship — it has to be considered a huge, huge win. Elyria Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls holds on to hold off North Olmsted, pull into first-place tie in Southwestern Conference

OLMSTED FALLS — It is ironic that basketball players, back in the day, were referred to as cagers, because Friday night’s toe-to-toe showdown between two of the Southwestern Conference’s best teams had all the energy and trappings of a more modern day UFC cage match. When it was over, the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs survived a Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t overcome Bay’s 31-7 second-quarter run, suffers first Great Lakes Conference loss

ELYRIA — If Bay coach Jared Shetzer goes to pick up some Powerball tickets he should probably make sure his numbers have a lot of twos in them. The second quarter has been magical for the Rockets in recent days. Bay went on a huge run and scored 35 second-quarter points for the second consecutive Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone crashes the boards to beat Buckeye

MEDINA — It seemed as though every time a shot went up for Keystone or Buckeye, Brandon Kuhl came down with the ball. The senior had a career-high 20 points and added 13 rebounds, seven offensive, and the Wildcats defeated the Bucks 65-56 Friday night to give coach Jeff Holzhauer his first win at Buckeye Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview takes hot to another level, shoots 71 percent to roll past Avon Lake for sixth straight win

AVON LAKE — There’s hot, then there’s what Midview was against Avon Lake in a Southwestern Conference game Friday night. The Middies began the night by connecting on nine of their first 10 shots and were shooting a blistering 76 percent (26-of-34) through three quarters before cooling off slightly in the fourth quarter during a Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain holds off Warrensville, stays unbeaten

LORAIN — When a team travels to Lorain, it’s no secret they’re going to give the Titans all they’ve got. Warrensville Heights was no exception Friday, pushing the Titans from the opening tip in an intense showdown. Despite the Tigers’ efforts, Lorain built a double-digit lead in the second quarter and found a way to Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville levels Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — After a back-and-forth, hard-fought first half, both Lakewood and North Ridgeville ran onto the floor for the second half having heard a halftime message from their coaches. While one team made the most of the message, the other didn’t and paid the consequence, as North Ridgeville trounced Lakewood 63-46 Friday night. For North Read More…

Boys basketball: Defense key as Wellington tops Brookside

SHEFFIELD — The fight to build a big lead was not an easy one for the Wellington Dukes on Friday. Keeping it was even harder. Defensive dominance in the first half and closing minutes, though, paid off in a 68-50 win for the Dukes over Brookside in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. “We turned Read More…

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Boys basketball: Open Door falls short against Whitney Young

ELYRIA — Playing at full strength for just the second time this season, the Open Door Patriots were a mixed bag Thursday night against Whitney Young. Somehow, despite turning the ball over 30 times, Open Door found itself down two with a chance to tie or take the lead with 13 seconds remaining. A bad Read More…