May 1, 2016

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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…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball

Live Blog Chronicle Friday night high school basketball  

High school basketball: Grasso, Firelands girls outlast Wellington

HENRIETTA TWP. — Something had to give Wednesday night when Wellington and Firelands entered its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division showdown with identical records. Something gave, but without benefit of a thriller that might have developed between teams with a single conference loss. Each entered the game 4-3, 4-1 in the PAC. But faced with Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst puts together all-around performance in win over Avon

AMHERST — The Comets team coach Kevin Collins has been waiting to see all season made its first appearance Wednesday. Freshman Kamryn Dziak led all scorers with 18 points and the Amherst defense forced 25 Avon turnovers as the Comets defeated the Eagles 53-35 in a Southwestern Conference game. Amherst improved to 6-2 and 5-2 Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted keeps fast start to season going with fast start, downs North Ridgeville to stay unbeaten

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Don’t look now but North Olmsted is quietly beginning to look like the favorite in the Southwestern Conference. The Eagles are 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the SWC after downing North Ridgeville 79-71 Tuesday for their third league win on the road. “We’re playing with momentum right now,” Eagles coach Jason Frolo Read More…