May 5, 2016

Elyria
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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…

High school basketball: Firelands girls crash boards in second half to beat Vermilion

HENRIETA TWP. — Keely Hall, Firelands’ senior post, said she and her Falcons teammates learned at halftime Monday night they weren’t playing up to their potential. This was called to their attention, she said, by coach Dave Kudela, who is a stickler for assertive rebounding. It worked. Firelands was tied with old backyard rival Vermilion Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington downs Cleveland MLK, will play Vermilion for championship of its own holiday tournament

WELLINGTON — The task was simple Monday for Wellington in the opening round of its annual Dan Gossman Holiday Classic: play well enough to make tonight’s championship game. The Dukes did just that, using a 20-0 first-half run to derail the championship dreams of Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. on their way to a 56-48 Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain looking for third straight Lorain County Holiday Classic title, but needs to get past Elyria first

ELYRIA — When former Elyria athletic director Mark McGuire, now the AD at Solon, came up with the idea of a Christmas break boys basketball tournament in 1998, little did anyone figure it would turn into an annual event. Yet here we are in year 18 of the Lorain County Holiday Classic. But this year’s Read More…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth’s Johnson too much for Avon

AVON — Jodi Johnson, undefeated Wadsworth’s 5-foot-11 guard, has scored more than 1,000 career points and is an 85-percent free throw shooter. Johnson said her foul shooting was off in the Avon gym Wednesday night and she had to make adjustments late in the game. You couldn’t prove it by what she did. The sharpshooting Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain rallies, then holds off North Olmsted

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans remained unbeaten, but they are no longer untested. After winning their first five games of the year by an average of 36 points, the Titans had to battle back from a seven-point second-half deficit in their 74-72 non-conference home win over North Olmsted on Tuesday night. Junior Nazihar Bohannon scored Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview gets first win over Elyria since 1994

ELYRIA — Cool, calm and collected. That was Midview’s mantra Tuesday night at Elyria High. “We don’t get rattled,” Midview’s Logan Bolin said after his basket in the last two seconds gave his team a huge 50-48 come-from-behind win. “It was awesome — the way we fought the entire game. They went on a couple Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst nets first win of the season

AMHERST — Sometimes a win is more than just a win, it’s a cause for celebration. That was the case at Amherst on Tuesday night as the Comets defeated Firelands 49-44 in a non-conference game. It was Amherst’s first win of the season after starting with six straight losses and the first career win for Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington wins rivalry game vs. Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Wellington’s Colton Schmidt didn’t miss often from behind the arc. Schmidt connected on five of seven 3-pointers — including all three in a big first quarter — during a 56-43 victory against Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division rival Black River on Tuesday night. “There’s noting better than a rivalry win,” said Schmidt, Read More…