June 24, 2016

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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…

Westlake bounces back from weekend loss to rout Elyria

ELYRIA — It was tough enough for the Elyria girls, who were missing their coach Monday night because of a knee injury, but the Pioneers had the additional misfortune to run into Westlake 48 hours after the Demons lost their first game of the season — a tough two-point setback at Amherst in the final Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria pulls away from Keystone behind another high-scoring fourth quarter from Blake ‘Bo’ Furcron

ELYRIA — It probably wouldn’t surprise too many people that Elyria defeated Keystone on Saturday night in non-conference boys basketball play. However, the way the game unfolded certainly had to raise some eyebrows. The Pioneers didn’t have a field goal over the first 7:55 of the third quarter and had to scramble to shake off Read More…

Girls basketball: Jayla Hall hits clutch shot as Amherst hands Westlake first loss in big Southwestern Conference game

AMHERST — The buzz was justified. Amherst and Westlake, two of the top teams in the Southwestern Conference and Lorain County area, battled toe-to-toe until the final seconds Saturday with the Comets pulling out a 54-52 win to hand the Demons their first loss. Jayla Hall had a lot to do with that. With the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic ekes out win over Clearview in barnburner

ELYRIA — The atmosphere was more late March than mid-December and the play was as physical as your normal hockey game … and in the end Elyria Catholic was able to land the last punch. Senior Jake Kuchta split a pair of free throws with nine seconds left in regulation, then grabbed his 10th rebound Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview boys outshoot shooters in win over Olmsted Falls

EATON TWP. — Olmsted Falls brought its reputation as a good shooting team to Midview’s Kubuski Gymnasium on Friday. Then a funny thing happened: The Middies outshot the shooters. Midview shot 59 percent from the floor (23-for-39) with three 3-pointers and had three players in double figures and four with at least nine points in Read More…

Boys basketball: Shaker Heights buzzer-beater hands Elyria rare home loss

ELYRIA — Isiah Wright may never hit a bigger shot in his life than the one that beat Elyria at the buzzer Friday. Wright, a 6-foot-1 junior guard for Shaker Heights, took a pass from Amani Redus and fired a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to lift the Raiders to a 65-62 win over the Read More…

Boys basketball: Anfernee Smothers’ smothering defense sets the tone as Lorain pounds Maple Heights to stay undefeated

MAPLE HTS. — Lorain’s Anfernee Smothers nearly single-handedly turned a dribble-drive Maple Heights team into a perimeter shooting team Friday night. You can probably guess how that went for the Mustangs. Smothers, the Titans’ unheralded big man, has become a force early this season and set the tone early Friday: He blocked three shots in Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin shakes off slow start, downs Columbia

OBERLIN — It didn’t take long for Oberlin to find its groove. The Phoenix opened slow, but came out of an early timeout energized and proceeded to seize control of its Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division showdown with Columbia, winning 67-50 on Friday night. The Raiders (2-4, 2-2) looked like they were going to be Read More…