April 30, 2016

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Boys basketball: Elyria tops Strongsville, gets back on track

STRONGSVILLE — If there is such a thing as a “team ego,” Elyria High’s bruised one got a boost of confidence Tuesday night at Strongsville. Consecutive losses to Midview and Lorain had the Pioneers in a bit of a tailspin entering the new year but thanks to a stellar defensive effort and 28 points from Read More…

Girls basketball: Unbeaten Bay bashes Keystone

BAY VILLAGE — It was supposed to be a showdown. It wasn’t. The Keystone Wildcats had just one loss before Monday’s game against the undefeated Bay Rockets, but Bay took a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it, cruising to a 55-25 non-conference victory. “I’m really proud of the way we came Read More…

Boys basketball: Clippers use 13-0 run to get past Amherst

SHEFFIELD TWP. — There really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between Amherst and Clearview on Saturday night. Had it not been for the Clippers running off 13 unanswered points to start the second quarter, who knows what the outcome would have been? But Clearview put that advantage to good use in an 82-72 win Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin cruises past Open Door

ELYRIA — Open Door was, for the most part, playing at full strength for the first time this season. It didn’t matter. Donald Johnson, Oberlin’s leading scorer, was limited in the second half due to foul trouble and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. It didn’t matter. Open Door senior Ben Slater, who wasn’t Read More…

High school basketball: Keystone junior guard McKenah Peters on pace to reach some significant scoring milestones

McKenah Peters stopped the show when she drove for a layup in Keystone’s win at Buckeye on Dec. 23. Actually, Peters didn’t stop anything. The officials halted play midway in the third quarter so the 5-foot-8 junior guard could be recognized for scoring the 1,000th and 1,001st points of her career. “I was at the Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon rally falls short against Strongsville

AVON — It has been an old American tradition that young women were often sent to finishing school. The Avon Eagles may consider picking up some enrollment forms after their rally faltered in the final seconds of a 53-52 non-conference loss to Strongsville on Wednesday night. It’s not that the Eagles need to work on Read More…

VIDEO: Postgame ruckus cancels Elyria hoops tourney

Video courtesy OhioSportsNet (Caution: Strong language) ELYRIA — What was described as a large fight involving students and others outside Elyria High School after Tuesday night’s Lorain County Holiday Classic basketball game between Elyria and Lorain high schools has led to a decision to cancel games slated to be played today in the annual tourney. Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t keep up with Warrensville Heights

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic was stuck waiting for the opening that never came. The Panthers kept it close but Warrensville Heights never gave Elyria Catholic the chance to cut it to one possession, hitting its final 13 free throws and turning the ball over just twice in the fourth quarter in its 72-62 non-conference victory Read More…

High school basketball: Lorain dominates Elyria in Holiday Classic tilt

ELYRIA — Any lingering doubts about Lorain’s basketball supremacy in Lorain County were laid to rest Tuesday night at a jam-packed Elyria gymnasium. The Titans overcame a quick start from the Pioneers to dominate the opening round of the 18th annual Lorain County Holiday Classic, 78-62. Lorain was hoping to win its third straight event Read More…

High school basketball: Holiday Classic lives up to its billing as Vermilion boys beat Wellington in overtime

WELLINGTON — The final of the second annual Dan Gossman Holiday Classic lived up to that final word Tuesday night as Vermilion junior Nik Barkdull hit an 18-foot jump shot at the buzzer in overtime to give the Sailors a 67-65 win over Wellington. Barkdull’s game-winner, the first buzzer-beater of his career, gave Vermilion its Read More…