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Boys Basketball: Lorain’s run to 25-0 causes flashback to 1988 Admiral King team that won regional title

After Lorain High School defeated St. Ignatius in their District Championship game, senior Rashod Berry (3) hugged senior Devon Andrews (5). (KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE)

Lorain is 25-0, ranked No. 2 in the state and will meet tournament-tested St. Edward on Wednesday at the University of Akron in the regional. So the comparisons are only natural. Sounds a lot like the 1988 Admiral King team. Back then, Mitch Gillam had Admiral King on top of the basketball world in Northeast Read More…

Girls Basketball: Olmsted Falls’ Kerri Gasper, Keystone’s McKenah Peters named to All-Ohio 2nd team

For Olmsted Falls senior Kerri Gasper, earning a spot on the Division I All-Ohio second team was the capstone to a tremendous high school career. Keystone sophomore McKenah Peters is hoping her inclusion on the Division II All-Ohio second team will be a steppingstone to even bigger and better things. Gasper and Peters led the Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Lorain beats St. Ignatius, wins city’s 1st district title in 20 years

After Lorain High School defeated St. Ignatius in their District Championship game, Lorain head coach John Rositano hugged senior Rashod Berry (3) on Saturday night, March 14. (KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE)

  EATON TWP. — The celebration was 20 years in the making. That’s how long it had been since the city of Lorain reigned supreme in Division I district basketball. The Lorain Titans got the party started Saturday, and kept their dream season going, as they knocked out defending district champion St. Ignatius 70-62 at Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion never finds rhythm, knocked out by Holy Name

Vermilion High School's Nick Prenatt (33) jumps to take a shot as Holy Name's Nick Opincar (15) and Jack Ehrbar (25) jump to block him. (KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion senior Kyle Nader had his usual phenomenal game Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the cold-shooting Sailors saw their season end with a 65-50 loss to Holy Name in a Division II district final. Nader scored a game-high 26 points and eclipsed 1,000 points in his career, but he was the Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion takes huge lead, then hangs on for win over Bay

Vermilion High School's Ryley Miller (21) jumps to take a shot as Bay High School's Brandon Morriss (12) attempts to block his shot. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion looked to be in total control with a little more than four minutes left against Bay on Thursday night. The Sailors had a 15-point lead, and Rex Sunahara — arguably Bay’s best player — had just fouled out. Everything was aligning for Vermilion to reach its second straight Division Read More…

H.S. Basketball: Area players, coaches clean up in all-district honors

The postseason awards are starting to roll in for Lorain’s Devon Andrews and Vermilion’s Kyle Nader, although both young men are hoping their teams’ postseason runs last a lot longer. Andrews and Nader led a group of 15 local players who were named to the first-team All-Northeast Lakes district team that was released Thursday. In Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Lorain needs 3 overtimes to outlast Brunswick, stay undefeated, move into district final (VIDEO)

Lorain's Eddie Williamson hangs in the air on the way to the hoop Wednesday during a 59-56 triple-overtime win over Brunswick. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Lorain coach John Rositano said his team needed a game like the one it had just played. The Titans had not had a game where they were in serious jeopardy of losing since Jan. 23, when they rallied in the final minute to knock off Bedford. Since then Lorain had won nine Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Elyria struggles to finish quarters, loses to strong Berea-Midpark team

BROADVIEW HTS. — A few too many missed shots, a few too many missed opportunities and a good dose of 6-foot-11 Nolan Gerrity proved too much for Elyria to overcome Wednesday night at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Division I district. Berea-Midpark (21-3) closed out each of the last three quarters on a run to beat the Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone’s successful season ends with loss to Holy Name

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Keystone’s finest season in years came to an end Wednesday night in a Division II district semifinal loss to Holy Name. The Wildcats, who won 19 games, suffered their fifth loss, 68-52 before a big crowd in the North Ridgeville gym. This was for two reasons. The Green Wave shot exceptionally well Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic doesn’t back down against top-ranked Villa Angela-St. Joseph, but Vikings way too good

GARFIELD HTS. — Elyria Catholic didn’t resort to trickery or stall tactics Monday against Villa Angela-St. Joseph, the No. 1-ranked Division III team in Ohio. The Panthers came and played their game in the same tempo and style they had all season and while it wasn’t enough to pull the upset in a district semfinal Read More…